D is for Dicaprio

4 Apr



My semi internet acquaintance Carrie is a completely delightful writer every day, but when she writes about Leonardo Dicpario she goes from completely delightful writer to Superhuman Queen of Excellence Whose Posts Bring In A Million Views.


Her article 13 Reasons Why The Academy Won’t Give Leonardo Dicaprio An Oscar has nearly one million views.  It’s always winning Portable and always winning life.

Reason #11: Maybe this one time an Academy voter was trying to have a quiet, romantic dinner at a restaurant in LA but could hear someone chewing really loud and Leo was at an adjacent table so he told all of the other voters “Leonardo DiCaprio chews so loud it’s so gross don’t vote for him!” so none of them vote for him anymore even though it was probably Denzel Washington.

This is the real reason #11 and the real reason I’m considering retiring the use of words completely and accepting my fate as a seamstress.

Becoming a seamstress is an ongoing joke between me and Katie.  Whenever we feel like we can’t hack it in this writing world we say, “Maybe I’ll give up and become a seamstress and make red skirts with big bows and sew a muumuu of my tears.” The seamstress thing all started on a particularly bad writing feedback day when I happened to be wearing a red skirt with a big bow  and there’s really not more to the story.

Perhaps you had to be there.


Carrie is an excellent writer, but her writing thing is Leonardo Dicaprio, you know?

Leo is so her thing I’ve decided it’s a thing now.

Your “Leo” is your burning passion that brings out the best words in your soul.  As in:

Leo, noun: creative influence and passion in life.  Reason to get up in the morning.  Only topic you should ever write about.

Carrie’s Leo is Leo.

Which led me to the inevitable question, what is my Leo?

I thought about this for all of two minutes, felt uncomfortable that I have no talents or skills in this world, and then texted Caitlin for the answer.

That’s why we have friends, after all, isn’t it?  To see us as we can’t see ourselves.  To point out the good things that get lost in the we-are-way-too-close-to-fully-understand-ourselves things.

Caitlin quickly responded, “The royal family.  And probably your friends. What’s my Leo?”

I quickly responded with the name of a boy.

She said, “I know.”

I said, “Sob sob sob.”

And then a Veronica Mars conversation ensued.

Wait, is that off topic?

Let’s bring it back around.

What is your thing?  What’s the subject that brings out your half a million page views and lights your soul on fire?

What’s your Leo?

(There’s the topic.)

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4 Responses to “D is for Dicaprio”

  1. Claire Gillian April 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Well this was a delightful, stream of consciousness post! Another seamstress here, though I’ve yet to actually sew a muumuu of tears, I’ve laid out and pinned the pattern to the cloth many a time!

    I’ll have to check out this million hit fan-post about Leo.


  2. gina April 5, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    half a million views is amazing!! so far, nothing.. but i’ll keep trying! this week its hot men!

  3. Dee April 5, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    Okay that reason #11 had me laughing and now I need to check her post!

    I don’t have a Leo. *sobs*

  4. Jen Bradlee April 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Wow…what’s my Leo? Desire. Yup, desire is my Leo. I live for it. Everything I write is colored with it. I think Loki is gaining on it though. He’s taking over as the inspiration for everything I write. Shame on him. Anyway, thank you for such a thought provoking post. ^5

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