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Treadmill licking; stylish jeans; other important stuff

One of the things Tobey likes to do is squeeze his little body in between the space between the treadmill and the wall and then lick the treadmill. (I tried it once, didn’t see what was so great about it.) He was doing this just now and I looked over and our eyes met and I’m pretty sure he looked back at me with a look that said, “I’m sorry, but I have to do this.” Other things he has to do? Eat Kleenex, come running when he smells turkey (even if he’s asleep), bark if he hears dogs and occasionally try to seduce computer chairs.

In other news, yesterday I went on an audition held at the building where Chelsea Lately is taped and it was the single most fashionable place I’d ever been. Every single person looked like they had a stylist. Some were in jeans but the jeans were in saucy color and looked brand new. My jeans are just in regular colors and look medium old to acid washed.  Ok I don’t really own acid washed jeans anymore but you get what I’m saying. I did once own an entire denim outift that was white with black polka dots. I looked like a Holstein.

Now you might be thinking, “You? Looking like a cow? STFU,” unless you know me well or have known me over the years enough to know that I used to be fairly bovine. Sometimes I like to hide this fact because I’m worried if people know I used to be fat they will then look at me now and think, “Oh yeah, I see it!” however I’m also still mentally scarred enough from all the years of being the fat kid to think it might do me some good to just say it instead of trying to hide it.

Also something which started in New York which always amused me is people thinking I must have it so easy because of how I look. To me this is sort of like if someone got mad at me for being a small Asian woman. I would hear the words but wouldn’t take them in because the person being described just isn’t me. I also occasionally get, “Oh, like you’ve ever had trouble getting a boyfriend?” as if I was the prom queen. Some day I will dig deep into my past and barf photos and stories all over you. Look forward to that day!

In other, other news, I just wrote back to a message I received on Facebook and now I’m receiving all sorts of replies which is making me realize the message I responded to was a group message. I didn’t realize this. That story had no point.

Also yesterday after the stylish audition where I forgot that wearing dresses to an audition gives the mic guy nowhere to hook the mic battery pack so you’ll end up essentially getting naked in front of a room full of people while they search for a place on your undergarments to clip the thing, I went to Teresa Strasser’s book reading. I met a lot of very nice ACS fans who said a lot of very nice things and now I have a big head and am a total dick.

Perhaps you are wondering what Adam said to me on my first day on the job? So I’d auditioned the first week of January and found out I got the job over the weekend and was to start that Monday. Monday rolls around and I’m sitting in the studio and Adam walks in and I wave and he sees me and then says, loudly, “That’s Alison?” I’ve been giggling about this ever since. [Do I need to explain that he was making a joke? Pretending they’d hired the wrong person? I think it’s clear however maybe the italics don’t really get across the exact tone of voice.]

Did I have anything else to tell you? Ummm… Ummmmmmm….. I’m going to be on The Film Vault this week… um… and I haven’t been able to individually respond to everyone who’s said really nice things to me but I just want to thank you all.

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  • Puttie

    You are fantastic on the ACS. AND YES you might be the Dona Quixote of Treadmills.

  • Puttie

    You are fantastic on the ACS. AND YES you might be the Dona Quixote of Treadmills.

  • boinkity

    Alison, I am totally stoked that you wrote this blog! I was actually wanting to write you an email to ask you why you are still so insecure about your past chubby-wubby self. I hope you realize that as your loving and faithful fans, we only care about your health (both physically and emotionally) and comfort with who you are as a person. Also, some of us think that you are just as sexy (if not more so) with a fuller figure. We just don’t wanna see you fall over on a windy day.

  • Aww, thanks!

  • mugby

    I don’t think you tweeted this blog post. Or I could just be blind and/or illiterate. I do feel your pain. I used to get called all the fat names you can think of and get hit in the head with flying textbooks on the bus. I’m an excellent dodger now.

  • Matt

    Very happy that you’re on ACS as a 10+ year listener back to Loveline. You’ll already very good and I expect you’ll become great as the crew works with each other over weeks and months.

  • Heapoftears

    poor Alison is about to get mobbed by her new fans. YAY!!!

  • boinkity

    Alison, I am totally stoked that you wrote this blog! I was actually wanting to write you an email to ask you why you are still so insecure about your past chubby-wubby self. I hope you realize that as your loving and faithful fans, we only care about your health (both physically and emotionally) and comfort with who you are as a person. Also, some of us think that you are just as sexy (if not more so) with a fuller figure. We just don't wanna see you fall over on a windy day.

  • Aww, thanks!

  • mugby

    I don't think you tweeted this blog post. Or I could just be blind and/or illiterate. I do feel your pain. I used to get called all the fat names you can think of and get hit in the head with flying textbooks on the bus. I'm an excellent dodger now.

  • Heapoftears

    poor Alison is about to get mobbed by her new fans. YAY!!!

  • That’s going to be my halloween costume!

  • boinkity

    She better get used to it because I have a feeling she will soon be mobbed everywhere she goes

  • That's going to be my halloween costume!

  • boinkity

    She better get used to it because I have a feeling she will soon be mobbed everywhere she goes

  • Puttie

    That would be a great costume! Perhaps Tobey would be a great Sancho Panza if you paint in the mustache.

  • Puttie

    That would be a great costume! Perhaps Tobey would be a great Sancho Panza if you paint in the mustache.

  • Kml1123

    hahhahahahahahahahahah

  • Kml1123

    hahhahahahahahahahahah

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