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.