Yesterday, I receive an email from my old friend/onset nemesis Tara. She wrote: “o pass the time on set, I’m playing a game called “Blind Portrait”; I approach people on set and ask if they would like their portrait drawn by me–but it has to be done with my eyes closed. I’m quite brilliant at it. I didn’t want you to feel left out, so here is a photo of the one I drew of you. I’ve annotated it for clarity. I’ve also signed it. It’ll be worth a great deal some day. Anyway, your schnitzel stories have been boring me, so I thought this might help spice up your blog. I’m sure your readers will note the resemblance.”
Intrigued, I clicked on the attachment, half-expecting a nasty virus would be instantly uploaded onto my computer. Instead, this is what greeted me (and, possibly, a trojan virus)…
A couple of points.
1. She does a nice job of capturing my soulless eyes and mocking smile. Most photos don’t even do them justice.
2. Why am I bald?
3. My shirts are, of course, not ridiculous but very tasteful. I received many compliments from Damion in the costume department. Of course, sometimes, Damion also wears a kilt to work.
4. Not sure about the collar. Mine are less starchy, much more relaxed to compliment my equally relaxed personality.
5. Maximus is a nice addition and he appreciates being included.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to turn this blog over to Tara – actress, publicist, and most loquacious stand-in in North America (a 54 year old Belgian holds the European distinction) – by having you grill her. When I told her I wanted her to do a Q&A, she thought I was kidding little realizing that I NEVER KID. She eventually agreed but insisted I overestimated reader interest in her. Silly, no?
Prove her wrong. Post your questions for the lovely (kinda weird) Miss Yelland.
How much does Bubba love doggy daycare? THIS much –
Well, thanks to all the computer experts who weighed in. Holding the power button for 20 seconds did, indeed, force a shutdown – and when my laptop restarted, my dock and desktop icons were restored. Many thanks for your help. And, hey, while I’ve got your attention, my car keeps making this knocking sound…
I am writing this blog entry from sunny (but windy) Montreal. We made the trip in record time, shaving about an hour off the Garmin’s ETA and arriving just in time for lunch…
I finally got the chance to pass along a gift for mom, compliments of blog regular Shirt ‘n ‘Tie. He managed to secure an autographed copy of Circle of Friends signed by mom’s favorite author, Maeve Binchy. It was MUCH appreciated.
@iom666 – Thanks for the invite but I’m only in town for three days, on the West Island, and my schedule is packed with visits to relatives. I return for a lengthier stay at year’s end. Maybe then?