This has been quite a week for me. Not only did I have the honor of meeting Hillary Clinton (!), shaking her hand, and thanking her at a signing for What Happened, I was able to bring my children, two of HRC’s biggest fans. I don’t remember what I said to her, but she asked my children their names and was gracious and warm and genuine. I also had a chance to chat briefly with Huma Abedin as we waited for our signed books, and I do remember thanking her for taking good care of HRC. The whole evening was a wonderful opportunity.
Then, the next day, as I was walking up 9th Avenue in Manhattan towards a taping of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, my friend and I passed Dr. Ruth! I think I may have squealed “Ahhhh! It’s Dr. Ruth!” as we walked by. About a half a block later, we stopped and looked at each other, and clearly thought the same thing. We turned and rushed back to grab a photo with the 89 year old sexual educator. She was just as smiley as we were. We were on a serious adrenalin high all the way to 57th Street.
My final #NastyWoman adventure this week was to get a behind-the-scenes peek at how Sam Bee and her crew manage to pull off the Emmy Winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee every week. I was also hoping to see my current favorite comedic writer-performer Ashley Nicole Black. So when Sam Bee introduced her after showing her segment, I’m not embarrassed to admit I yelled out “I LOVE YOU, ASHLEY!” She heard me, but looked in the wrong section of the audience to acknowledge the outburst. But she heard me. And then she retweeted me. So now we’re besties, right?
Anyway, rest assured that I’m now settled back into my non-celebrity version of being a #NastyWoman. But it sure was a fabulous week of inspiration!