Thursday, March 12, 2009

Waitress Rant


What a great day.

It was a great day because I just met Steve Dublanica from waiterrant.net. 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 buffoon...it'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!

10 comments:

Chef Green 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.

j

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.

Purple Dino Type 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 Waiterrant.com 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!