Archive of ‘Storytelling’ category

High Desert Tales

High Desert Tales

The first time I walked into Rose & Buster’s Wine Tasting in Yucca Valley I knew I had stumbled upon something special. It’s hard to say which is more colorful, the pastel walls with portraits of Native Americans and desert landscapes, or the delightful owners, Rose and Buster. They invited me to participate in their Narrative Night which features local storytellers and musicians. Last night I was thrilled to tell a couple stories of my own including the weird reasons I have so many names as well as my exploits as a valet parker.

Imposter

Imposter

My friend for life, Joe Holt, wrote, directed and starred in Noel, a beautiful film about strangers and the fleeting possibility of love. I would do anything to help him and for his shoot I was a general PA doing whatever anybody needed on a moment’s notice. I was also playing a small role as a nurse. I ended up leaving my costume on all day, so I would run errands as a PA, then jump back into my role as “Nurse.” I can’t begin to explain all the amazing things that happened to me as a fake nurse in LA that day. I’m writing this here as a reminder to myself to tell this story the next chance I get. Gauntlet, meet Thrown.