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Gail Forrest

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http://www.gailforrest.com
Gail Forrest is a comedy writer and stand up comic. She studied at Second City in Chicago and has performed at Pretty Funny Women and Flappers in LA, as well as Second City to name a few. She has a published book Gonepausal on Amazon about women in midlife and is working on a new which includes men and promises to be just as funny with even more insights on aging.

Remember When Parking Included Making Out?

Parking the car has become too complicated.  Where will I park keeps me home, resistant to eat out, visit friends, or shop.  Making out in the back seat or contorting yourself to have sex is history as there is now nowhere to park. The meters with which I grew up...

Dogs, Better Than All the Rest

Dogs have been life savers to me. After two husbands, and countless relationships I have concluded my dogs have been easier and more fun to be with than any man. I understand you might feel that way about your cat, but I don’t have one. Truthfully, I would not...

The “Joy” of Cooking

I am domestically feral, especially when it comes to cooking. I walk into my kitchen and immediately start sweating. Looking around at all the appliances I’m confused and disoriented. The stove is completely enigmatic as I try to translate all the crazy little symbols on top: upper oven, lower,...

The New Cancel Culture: Air Travel

“I’m leaving on a jet plane” the old Peter, Paul and Mary song rang in my brain as I was preparing for my big trip to visit my grandson in SF. Regardless of the brawls breaking out on planes I needed a break from my monotonous, isolated life and...

Pro Age? Fuhgeddaboutit

“Pro Age” is all the rage. I have no idea what “pro age” means but the words are repeated in women’s magazines, FB sites, Instagram, and Twitter. I am still confused as it remains ambiguous. There is no clear definition even in a Google search. Is it embracing age...

Confessions of a Social Media Dinosaur

There is endless attention being paid to the effect of social media on teenagers these days. I sympathize with them and the stress it creates in their lives. Hold on a sec. What about my anxiety? I feel like a dinosaur on its last legs trying to navigate what...

Two for the Road and a Small Dog Named Tulip – Hello LA

Road trip! What a great idea. I had claustrophobia from the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures of Chicago and needed out. Every day the urge to flee heightened. And the clothes I put on to go outside put my brain on high alert: leave immediately and without the down...

How Meteorologists Have Ruined My Life

Is there more to life than meteorological conditions? Not in Chicago. It is 24/7 breaking news in the winter. And when did the weather report become a dramatic reading?  Are weather people frustrated actors still bemoaning they lost the role as King Lear or Lady Macbeth in high school?...

Confessions of a COVID Neurotic “Larry David, Call Me”

I flunked taking a COVID-19 rapid test. Show me a piece of paper with instructions on it and I’ll show you a person unable to follow them.  I became panic struck when my neighbor sent me a text that she had a sore throat. Oh no, not a sore...

Call Me if You’ve Slept Thru the Night in the Last Two Years

"To sleep, perchance to dream"... hold on Hamlet, you wacky Prince of Denmark, if you could fall asleep why can't I?  I had mother issues also but not as serious as yours.  My Mom wanted to know what I was wearing, where I was going, with whom, and most...
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