I have been on the road for the past five days, which means I’ve heard the following phrase a lot:
“Do people tell you that you look like…Kathy Griffin?”
Why, yes…yes, they do. Pretty much every day. But especially when I am in airports or train stations or anywhere that people — gay men in particular — think Kathy might be out and about.
I think it’s the hair more than anything. I’m sure if we stood side-by-side, they’d notice I’m a good half-foot taller, eat more and curse less.
I really don’t mind. Even though Kathy’s show on Bravo is called “Life on the D-List,” let’s face it — the lady is an A-List celeb now. She’s won two Emmys and has been nominated for two more this year.
If you watch the “D-List,” which used to simply chronicle her attempts to promote her tour — you’ve probably noticed it’s morphed into something decidedly more high concept this year. Yes, she’s still a shameless self-promoter, but now she’s using her celebrity to draw attention to causes she believes in, like the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ovarian cancer awareness.
Her methods are uniquely Team Griffin, which means she is often cleaning up messes she made along the way. That’s what makes the show so hilarious.
That…and her toilet of a mouth.
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Sometimes, we attempt the impossible. And it’s only with the help of others that we get ‘er dun.
Today, those somebodies were the folks at Delta Airlines.
That’s right – I’m gonna say nice things about an airline. They deserve it…and probably don’t hear it very often.
I flew home from a business/personal trip in Kansas City today, giving myself a scant hour-and-a-half window to grab my bags, take a taxi home, get Rory Dog settled with the sitter – he traveled with me to KC – and then turn around and go back to the airport for another business trip to Chicago.
Whose brilliant idea was that?
Mine. But when the two trips butted heads, it was far less expensive to leave the plane tickets as they were…and several weeks ago, all the taxiing back and forth didn’t seem like such a big deal.
Today? I was sweating it.
But the Delta ticket agent kicked things off nicely by checking my bag all the way through to Chicago — even though I was switching airlines — giving me one less thing to monkey with upon arrival in New York City.
And the Delta crew landed the plane in NYC a full 35 minutes early! So I had a little extra time at home with Rory. Heck, I even ate lunch!
I’m writing this in my hotel room in the Windy City — exhausted, but exactly where I’m supposed to be…and there are a lot of Delta personnel ‘just doing their jobs’ to thank.
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