Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Boston, MA reading

The majority of the people in the audience are family, friends of family, and people from my publishing house, but it was a good experience for me. Since I knew almost everyone, I wasn't nervous, which is saying something, since I once had to literally jump up and down before a poetry reading I had in NY. At the podium. Yes! I'm a crazy poet girl! In a flowered dress even!

Anyway. I read the chapter, "Playing the Dumb Blonde," because it had the most narrative flow and the least lingo, then I took questions. All in all, it was over in an hour.

The radio show was fine too -- I hate the sound of my own voice, but my pops did a good job of making me appear like less of a moron than I am.

The hardest for me to deal with was the TV show -- I haven't been on TV since I was 8 years old, and I didn't have a speaking role then. Since all the Divas who Dine show no evidence of actually dining, I looked fat in comparison. I know I'm not fat, but I felt relatively fat. I don't know. It was weird. I haven't watched it again, but undoubtably once I get my hands on the DVD copy my parents have burned for me, I will watch it repeatedly and focus on every flaw and stutter and so on. My favorite personal moment that they kept in was a showdown where I declared one woman had "nothing" and the other woman won with a pair of sixes, like I can hardly believe it. It was funny.

Meanwhile, I've been playing lately at Absolute and Pacific. I hate the software at pacific, esp. the fact that you can't multitable, but their tables are so easy (especially Omaha) and their bonuses, esp. the refer-a-friend, is lovely. $100 bonus just for getting someone to deposit any amount? Sweet. Thanks my 2 friends who signed up! I've almost cleared it all and soon you will have your thank you drinks!


Anonymous Matt said...

Mmm, thank you drinks. Having seen the actual shooting of the show and then the broadcast, I can say that you looked and carried yourself great on the TV. So there.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Ignatious said...

awesome toby - too damn cool. should be the start of many things to come.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Donkeypuncher said...

"Wicked hot!"

Too bad the reading didn't coincide with my upcoming trip to Boston.

Keep posting the dates. Maybe one in NYC, Philly, or Boston will overlap with one of my bidness trips! I'd love to attend.

12:36 AM  
Blogger Toby Leah Bochan said...

thank you, thank you all. :)

9:23 AM  

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