It’s my birthday week, and as a lonely, bitter, childless and soon-to-be even more elderly loser, I want to invite you all to celebrate it with me. We’re spending my birthday week together right here on Current TV and my radio show.
It’s not that Mama’s misery wants company (oh, did I mention that Kathy Bates is coming too?). No, the main reason I’m partying like I’m not 99 is that I’m actually looking forward to this birthday!
And that’s because of you.
This past year has been one giant gift for Mama. “Talking Liberally” debuted on Current TV to great ratings, and Al Gore has yet to ask for a recount. The “Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour” (coming to Seattle on Saturday, September 29, my actual birthday!) is the No. 1 comedy tour in the nation, spawning both a hit CD and a documentary that airs on Current TV more often than “Lockup” does on that other cable channel. And in a brilliant piece of typecasting, the man-who’s-trying-to-kill-me-for-the-insurance-money plays the warden in both shows.
I’m a lucky girl.
I have the two most handsome and romantic creatures in my life (sorry, high-strung tour director Roland, as much as I love you, I’m talking about my dogs, not your balls). I have loving friends and colleagues whose names I would list here in full except that Mama’s memory isn’t what it was pre-Chardonnay, and whoever I leave out will never let me forget it (even though I would, almost immediately). All I’ll say is that my friends are my second family, and I’m blessed to have each and every one of you in my life.
But what I really want to say is that this is for you, all you wonderful 47 percenters out there in the dark. Mittens may have written you off, but Mama loves you.
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