Friday, June 23, 2006

Two things

1. What could possibly be cuter than a 6-year-old kid taking a shower, singing that "My name is Yon Yonson" song? (His father has taught him well.) I absolutely love the sound of my child singing in the shower, or singing whatever he wants to talk about rather than merely speaking. (Speaking is so five minutes ago.)

2. It's Wordplay mania! It opens tomorrow in about 45 cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta...I could go on and on, except I haven't got any sort of detailed list. Check your local listings, dudes. I'll be attending a sneak preview tonight with Mr. Tangerine, who has not yet seen his wife on the silver screen. Those of you who haven't seen Wordplay but plan to, and who are keen on seeing my citrusy self on screen, here's how to find me: Sit through the first hour of the movie, which is filled with famous crossword fans like Jon Stewart, and learn about how crosswords are made. When the documentary proceeds to immerse itself in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, look for a woman in a lime-green long-sleeved tee (a lighter, brighter shade than the frame of this blog). When a guy named Al Sanders is sitting in a row of chairs in a crowded hotel ballroom discussing...things, look for the brunette in a lime-green shirt a few seats down the row. (Sitting next to a blonde woman in more of a Kelly green shirt.) A little later on, you may espy Orange in Lime giving a trademark curtsy. And I pop up for an instant several other times. Then, if you're nosy and don't know my real name, you can read the credits and try to guess my name (I'm grouped with the "also featuring" crowd). I don't speak on camera, but I assure you, I am seldom at a loss for words. I like to hear myself talk. Unless it's on a recording—then I hate to hear myself talk. I like to say that the reason I show up in the movie is because it's tough to market a nonviolent movie without any T&A, and I bring some T to the table. (Although there's also a parade of Broadway hopefuls with cleavage earlier in the film.)

And if Wordplay isn't opening this week in your town, maybe it will come on June 30. Or in July.

8 comments:

Cricket said...

You hit the nail on the head. I was looking at the paper in during our fast food dinner tonight and got the local show times, delighted to see Wordplay in there. I told J that I know somebody in the movie. When he realized it was somebody online, he asked a very logical question - how will I know you? I knew of your T show at the end and told him about that, but I didn't want to miss you at earlier opportiunities. You saved me an email.

So, lime green it is. We will probably meet on Sunday.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Ooh, can I have an autograph before you're tres famous?

Ditto kids singing in the shower. Naked butts wriggling in time to "John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt". Love that.

Mignon said...

I can't wait (but will most likely have to)! Lime green T's. Okay!

Cricket said...

Yeaaaa! We saw you. We saw lime green! We saw you curtsy! We saw your name roll by! We cheered and said, "Yeaaa, Orange!," or something like that.

I was thrilled to see it at 94% at Rotten Tomatoes; that bodes well for it. My son enjoyed it, too, although it was asking a lot for an 8 year old. He just kept looking for the lime green, kind of like a long I Spy game.

JT said...

Hey, your movie is ALL over Entertainment Weekly (yes, I subscribe and read every word that isn't about "Lost.")! They love it! I definitely want to see it -- it's at the Century Arts in Evanston for those in the area.... Go Orange!!!

P.S. My kids don't sing in the shower, but Jacob has been known to make up songs while he plays with his boats in the tub. Danny just sings wordlessly and announces a song title "dat wath dah Danny Table Friday Thong!" while he's on the swings. Still cute, though.

JT said...

Hey, your movie is ALL over Entertainment Weekly (yes, I subscribe and read every word that isn't about "Lost.")! They love it! I definitely want to see it -- it's at the Century Arts in Evanston for those in the area.... Go Orange!!!

P.S. My kids don't sing in the shower, but Jacob has been known to make up songs while he plays with his boats in the tub. Danny just sings wordlessly and announces a song title "dat wath dah Danny Table Friday Thong!" while he's on the swings. Still cute, though.

E. said...

Orange in lime. I'll be on the lookout.

Feral Mom said...

Baby, you're a star. And someday I'll see your lime green glory...or Netflix will send it to me.