Did you know that on a phone keypad MOM is spelled using the numbers 666? Did you know that I wrote a book about how my mom embodies that revelation? I wrote it as her Christmas present and you can get it on Amazon (below).
Don't get me wrong- I love my mom! She has taught me so much and is so interesting, but damn is she FUNNY and I have tons of stories to prove it. Much of which is in the book (above), but there were a few moments that I didn't get to write in the book so I figured I would write them here as a cheap (/free) Mother's Day gift. Happy Mother's Day Mom- let's be real, you're the only one who read this! ?
Mom's Best Friend
My mom doesn't have too many friends. She has a few close friends and she considers her clients her friends. One day, my mom was going shopping in Los Angeles and she spotted a celebrity! As is typical of someone her age, she knew the face but couldn't place this celebrity's name. So being my fearless and irreverent to celebrity culture, she went up to the woman and said, "I know you're famous, but I don't know your name. My daughter would kill me if I saw you but didn't say hi. Who are you?" Turns out it was Olivia Wilde! My mom is unfazed by celebrity culture, but was willing to embarrass herself for me because I love it. Now, whenever Olivia' Wilde is on TV, we talk about how she is mom's best friend. Who knows- maybe Olivia Wilde uses her side of the story as a dinner anecdote.
Mom at the Museum
I live in New York City, a city with culture everywhere and I try to soak in as much art and music and theater as I can. When my mom visits, we usually go shopping and watch a Broadway show. On one visit, we decided to go to the Guggenheim because the exhibit was featuring an Iranian artist (if you don't know why that's important- read the book!). There was a piece of artwork there with words in Farsi so I asked my mom what it said. She started translating the words and before long, a crowd started forming around us to listen to her. I remember feeling so in awe of seeing her, as was everyone else! How often does a crowd form to hear your mom speak a major art museum?! I don't think many people get to have that moment of feeling like your parent is a superhero, but I felt it then. And the more I learn about her, the more I am amazed at who she is and where she's come from.