For the most part, I hang out by myself and I am ok with that. I do not always like talking out loud, so that means I am not a big fan of being social. I really spend quite a lot of time by myself with no human interaction.
I like my friend Sabrina the Human because when I am with her she just talks and talks and talks, so I do not have to say anything. I like her for a lot of other reasons, too, but I said that to her the other day and it was funny. Normally I do not actually get to see Sabrina the Human that much but because I am currently obsessed with the Beck Center production of American Idiot, and she lives right down the street, I get to see her a lot. Here is a picture of us laying on the cement in the parking lot because it was a nice night and it felt like the right thing to do.
Some of the people that I sometimes require attention from include: All Of The Animals, my brother, Dan Folino, Billie Joe Armstrong, Robert Downey Jr., Dave from Half Price Books and Amiee Collier. Two of those people are local actors who I really like, one is related to me, two are super famous and will not actually ever pay attention to me and the rest are All Of The Animals. There are a lot of people who will happily pay attention to me whenever I want and this is not to say that this list of people is somehow better or more interesting – possibly more elusive. For once I do not know how to explain something.
But anyway, my brother is busy and he does not like to text, so we go weeks without even saying hi to each other. I sometimes text him a lot of things and then he tells me I text too much. Then sometimes he will text back “Hi” or I will say “Hi this is your sister remember me?” and he will say “What? Who is this?” and I think that is very funny and then that is how I know he loves me.
Animals really tend to pay a lot of attention to me because I carry treats with me at all times, but not all of them like to be grabbed and squished, which is what I prefer. I take what I can get.
Dan Folino is very accepting of my chronic need for attention, and I told him this even though I was told I should not inflate his ego more than necessary, but I consider writing to Dan Folino via Facebook message to be like writing to God – sometimes he grants you a reply and you live in his glory, and sometimes you just talk and know in your heart of hearts that he is listening and just does not have the time to respond. For the past year, since it was announced that Beck would be doing American Idiot and that Dan Folino would be in it, I have been very needy in my attention. I have offered All Of The Advice since I am clearly the expert on Green Day and how Dan Folino should best be showcased. I even insulted Dan Folino twice by accident and he granted me his forgiveness because he knows I am basically a social moron and that I did not mean to insult him. One time I said he looked like a predator though, and I felt really bad about that one. He does not look like a predator.
Amiee Collier is extremely nice and she has a dog named Buckley who is excessively cute, so she sort of falls into both categories – the need for attention from All Of The Animals and the Amiee Collier fandom. She puts up with me, too.
Billie Joe Armstrong and Robert Downey Jr. are not my BFFs yet, but I am not giving up hope.
Dave from Half Price Books only sometimes pays attention to me, but again, I take what I can get.
I also like when I get attention at work, if I do something particularly good or smart. That is always good attention.
And recently, my obsession was highlighted because – bear with me on this – I really believe I am invisible. Not invisible like magic, but I do not believe people notice me or see me despite the fact that my hair is currently bright red and has, in the past, been purple, blue and pink. I still think people do not notice me so I thought nothing of the fact that I was in the audience of American Idiot for basically 5 or 6 out of the 7 shows they have done so far. The cast is very young, so I will be referring to them as “kids”. By this I mean I am legitimately old enough to be their mother. One of the kids, Kyle Burnett, came up to me after one of the shows and said he thought I might be a figment of his imagination because he kept seeing me and no one believed I was real. He was sweet as all get out and I wanted to adopt him to become the twin brother of my already adopted work daughter, Xena. Anyway, he has been doing a vlog for the Cleveland production of American Idiot, and it is really cute – he interviews the cast members and shows some behind the scenes stuff. So you should go check out his videos here. Start with the first one and go in order.
If you are in Cleveland, go see American Idiot. And if you happen to know Billie Joe Armstrong or Robert Downey Jr., please let them know that I would like some attention.