Thursday, March 12, 2009

Waitress Rant

What a great day.

It was a great day because I just met Steve Dublanica from Not because he's a New York Times bestselling author, or because he's been on Oprah, or even because he interviewed me for his next book "At Your Service." It was a great day because he inspired me to start writing on my web site again.

I love writing, I really do. I find beauty in words, and I love relating my experiences, and turning the most mundane tasks, like delivering a drink, into something amusing or interesting or frustrating or even controversial. But sometimes I just get so damn lazy, and before I know it days turn into weeks, weeks into years, and years into who the hell was cocktaildoll - oh yeah, didn't she used to be waitress in Vegas into bondage or something?

A few minutes after meeting Steve I felt it was time to put my foot in my mouth so I said, "So, you decided to fly all the way from Jersey to Vegas to meet your female counterpart in person, huh?"

He took a sip of his vodka martini (dirty - oh, yes, he likes it dirty), then said, "Well, not exactly."

I said, "What do you mean? You posted on my message board specifically to meet me."

I have to say, he restrained himself really well because I would have reached out and patted me on the head and said, "There, there, you over-egotistical's not all about you."

Instead, he said, "I had already planned out my Vegas trip and announced on my blog that I was looking to interview people for my next book. So I when I got into town yesterday I was standing around at Paris when this girl walked up to me and said, 'Hey, you're Steve Dublanica!' We started talking and she said I should get in touch with you, and I said I'd never heard of you, so she gave me your web site, so I went back to my hotel room and tried to e-mail you, but your e-mail doesn't work, so I was really frustrated, then I found your message board, and posted on there, and here we are."

All I could do was stare at him blankly.

"So you'd never heard of me? Seriously?"

He said, "No. I sort of skimmed through your site. You should really update it."

OK, maybe I'm exaggerating. But just a smidgeon.

An hour interview turned into a five-hour chat about life, relationships, goals, and how his mom recorded American Idol over his interview with Oprah. That sucks.

Thanks Steve!


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous that you got to meet Steve! But at least this turn of events led me to your blog~which is also rockin'.

Good thing that you're feeling all inspired to write now, because I'm going to have to follow your work, too.


jeff said...

Well, you definitely beat him up to post about the meeting - he's just posted about meeting the gal from Seattle that tipped him off to you.

-a- said...

Its good to meet you - I found you from Steve's blog. Keep writing and entertaining us who only visit the city of sin - I'm finally making the trek in June (yay).

cd0103 said...

Okay- that was pretty funny-- read Steve's side of the story on his site. Adding you now to my RSS.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cocktaildoll,
I can relate to what you said about loving to write and making mundane task something amusing or interesting or frustrating or even controversial. I have been working on a book for a few years and a friend of mine told me about and said that I should start a blog to help with my book. After reading his blog for a while and then reading his book it really inspired me to finish my book. But also like you my blog entries suffer from lack of attention. All I can say is to get back at it, it's never to late to blog!
Goodluck and I'll check back from time to time to read all the new post I know that you are going to write.

Kimberly said...

hahaha I would have loved to see the look in his face when you asked if he was serious about never hearing about you!

Have a great day!:)

Michael said...

welcome back, always love your insight.

darkmark90 said...

You look so cute in that photo. ;-)

Tiki said...

OMG, I am that girl he talked with!

:-) I'm so glad he was able to meet you Dolly!

Cocktaildoll said...

Tiki - thank you so much for telling him about me!