Rhonda talbot's Blog (15)

GET YOUR KIDS OUTSIDE!

I wrote this piece for www.theexaminer.com, as am a featured columnist, so it's specific to Los Angeles but most places offer same as below.

As a parent of 9-year-old twin girls, I spend a great deal of time looking for ways to entertain them…

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Added by rhonda talbot on January 28, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Why I Can't Stop Watching THE HELP



I’m 10, have 5 siblings, an absent mother that yanked us out of our predictable home and away from my father whom I adored. However, she did not. At 28, with 6 kids, all she could understand was how she was robbed of her youth. She did not want to go to church, hang out with the other mothers, sew clothes, cook dinner, shop or clean. She wanted to march in protest lines, stand up for civil rights, hang out in the “hippy” section of Detroit and blare the Rolling Stones.…

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Added by rhonda talbot on January 4, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Hiking, Lion Poop and Dexter Rangers

 

 

“There really is nothing like a weekend getaway to the mountains. After an early morning of coffee and coffee, I decided to go on one of the many hikes this community boasted. Because I am an overachiever and think I’m a triathlete, despite never having attempted one, I headed to the most difficult trail. It read on the complex map “MOST DIFFICULT.” Well, that was for me. I set out after a little stretching.

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Added by rhonda talbot on November 29, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Something About Einstein 8_11

 

When I was eight-years-old, my young mother handed me a slip of paper with an Einstein quote, “He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned by contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.”

Why she gave this to me and…

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Added by rhonda talbot on August 7, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Hide Your Bunnies!!!!

 

I have the greatest kids...flowers, cards, paintings,  all this stuff,  but I know partially this has to do with my allowing (okay I was ambushed) into letting them get a floppy eared rabbit..... which explains the Rube Goldberg contraption their dad has been building in the yard.

 

Bunny: Fudge, is adorable...

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Added by rhonda talbot on May 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

20 More Years of Hard Labor?!?!?!?!

When in doubt, or I should say riding some kind of mini-breakdown, I call my semi-alcoholic mother.  Over the years I have figured out perfect timing before she goes in for the kill--"utter disappointment" is her nickname for me after say, 5 minutes on the phone. But until that point I find a kind of comfort, the imaginary mommy/cookies kind. Not that she was ever that person.



Despite my 15 years of wanting to live in a lovely white house on the beach, instead I have lived those…

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Added by rhonda talbot on April 5, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Bitchslapped by Tiger Mom! Damn!

I've by now heard all this silly controversy over Amy Chau's book Tiger Mom, or whatever it's called.  I happened to be at Yale for a book signing so thought I would go meet this woman.  I was wearing one of my typical but awesome outfits; straight tight jeans, a very hard to find, but perfect fitting white T, high, black boots, and a black leather jacket.

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Added by rhonda talbot on January 23, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

7-Year Old Pre-empts Tooth Fairy

I need to start out by saying I had no idea my husband kept a Blair Witch cigar box in a secret desk drawer in his office. In this empty cigar box, where one might find say, actual cigars, or old-school, something like pencils, his has various remnants of the Things. For example, Thing One and Thing Two have now lost a number of baby teeth. (They are 7.) Not only are they in the box, but tucked inside baggies, dated, cataloged and named per which Thing. There was also a baggie of blond hair.… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on December 4, 2010 at 1:34am — No Comments

From Breaking Bad to Shucking Corn

My birthdays are never typically. And never planned; or I should say if there was a “said” plan it goes awry so what is the point.





To start things off this year, I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the most talented actors working today and who also stars on my favorite show Breaking Bad. Genius level talent- check, charming- check, incredibly kind and gracious-check, handsome-check. I could go on but I might come off looking odd. Oh wait. I forgot, someone told me I… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on October 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Where is My Deployment Shoot? 8_2010

Where is My Emergency Shoot? 8-2010



I have never understood why parenting isn’t in the “let-me-dump-on-you-service business” category. Certainly parents reach the end the their rope, put up with insults, rude behavior, monumental stress,

disrespect, back talk, humiliation, a complete lack of appreciation for the

non-stop hours that goes into parenting, constant demands, being taken for

granted, as in “you’re the mom and I can treat you anyway I want. It’s not…

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Added by rhonda talbot on August 22, 2010 at 2:06am — No Comments

Where is that Emergency Deployment Shoot?

I have never understood why parenting isn’t in the “let-me-shit-on-you-service business” category. Certainly parents reach the end the their rope, put up with insults, rude behavior, monumental stress, disrespect, back talk, humiliation, a complete lack of appreciation for the non-stop hours that goes into parenting, constant demands, being taken for granted, as in “you’re the mom and I can treat you anyway I want. It’s not MY fault you had me.”





Parenting is a customer service… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on August 16, 2010 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Flattery Will Get You Everywhere And Me Nowhere....

Anatomy of a Pitch That Never Happened





Though no stranger to writing books, short stories, or screenplays, I not yet written a half hour comedy for TV and had an idea that seemed to only lend itself to this venue.





I asked an agent friend for a decent half hour so I could look at the format, 5 days later I had my own.



I gave it to her; she loved it and wanted to “take it out.” But first she needed to attach some strong TV elements since I had no TV… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on August 12, 2010 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Love is a Barrel of Apples 8-2010

I happened across an article the other day that really blew me away, mostly because it got published. It was a mother’s musings on this incredible epiphany she had and is now at complete and utter peace raising her ONE child. First, she was stoned, but let’s not nitpick.

“After I had my child, I was so overwhelmed I had to seek out a spiritual counselor.” Okay, this is where I had to continue because I am already howling. She continues, “It was soooooo hard and overwhelming. I was at wits… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on August 5, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Surpassed by 7-year olds...

http://www.thedevilstrifecta.com/2010/07/surpassed-by-7-year-olds.html ;



(I can't seem to add photos... so I attached the link above to complete this post.... thanks!)













I have never claimed to be an artist, that is, drawing, painting, sculpting and so on. Though I grew up surrounded by oils, turpentine's, canvases, paint brushes, paint cans. Our house or wherever… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on July 24, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Just East You Freakin Bananas!













On the hottest day of the summer thus far, with fires raging a few

miles away, the sky is raining soot. Since we are nearing the end of

the summer, and I have been in lock down with Thing One and Thing Two,

while trying to work in my cave of privacy, it seems we are all… Continue

Added by rhonda talbot on May 20, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

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