This just in: former talk-show host Ricki Lake had a homebirth! The writer of this blog thinks she may have known this already (as the homebirthed child is now five) but had filed the information away in her brain thinking she was unlikely to need it again. What was she to do, start blabbing to people that "Ricki Lake had a homebirth, too. See, I'm not the only weirdo!" ? Admittedly, the writer had made comments to friends and acquaintances regarding her own son's homebirth, but Ricki Lake's name had never graced her granola-crumbed lips, at least not in the context of birthing options.
So the reason for mentioning her now, in seemingly non sequitur-like fashion? Well, according to the writer's source, Ms. Lake has teamed up with director Abby Epstein to make a documentary about birth, called The Business of Being Born. Various births are portrayed, including Lake's second child's waterbirth. The writer believes this documentary could be, and hopefully is, a very good thing.
In other news, writer of this blog wins Major Award. She is smiling, because she doesn't normally make money these days, and money is good. She likey money, and she may decide it wouldn't hurt to make some more sometime soon. Details to follow, if and when appropriate.
P.S. The writer of this blog does not intend to bootleg the fabulous enidd's writing style; she'll be back to First Person in her next post.