Curious of the spectacle surrounding overnight celebrity, Geritopia caught up with Linda during a brief interval in her hectic schedule of A-list appearances and paparazzi encounters. What a scoop!
Geritopia: Why did you appear on the Blind Date Show?
Linda: They contacted me via a dumb/funny dating post on Craig's List that had included a nice and artistic photo of me, taken by an ex boyfriend. They had me audition. Then called me in last-minute one morning as a replacement for a flake. They sent a town-car, which was fun. It gave me time to do my own hair & make-up, which is left to the blind-daters to do themselves.
Geritopia: But you had your own Star trailer, certainly?
Linda: No, changing clothes was done in covert bathroom operations, etc.
Geritopia: How was the V.I.P. catering?
Linda: There was no catering...we went to an actual, real-live dinner at the Wine Bistro, which is somewhere in the valley (Toluca Lake? North Hollywood? Sherman Oaks? -not sure). I highly recommend it (but w/o a TV crew, and without my date)
Geritopia: What do you expect your next starring roll will be?
Linda: The Michael (my "Blind Date") Assassin.
Geritopia: Do you ever feel like a monkey in a cage with all the fans and attention?
Linda: It's no different than it used to be, really. There are no fans of the show, nor any of me, it turns out.
Geritopia: America is interested in the deeper reflections of its celebrities. Do you have anything to say about the current political climate here?
Linda: I hate nearly all politicians and to me, they are roughly all the same. You can hate George Bush if you want, but if you are truly enlightened/jaded, then you should hate all of them, both Republican and Democrats. I believe there is something deeply wrong with someone who actually WANTS to be president. There, I said it.
Geritopia: Who's your favorite Beatle?
Linda: John Lennon, I'd say, but mostly cuz he didn't stick around long enough to get very annoying.
Geritopia: Can you tell geritopia what you liked about your date?
Geritopia: What did you dislike?
Geritopia: Did he touch you?
Linda: No, fortunately.
Geritopia: Did your date peel off a latex mask revealing Donald Rumsfeld's head after the show?
Linda: I wish.
Geritopia: Do you think you will ever love again?
Linda: I ostensibly love now.
Geritopia: How did Roger Lodge's cologne smell?
Linda: He's like the Wizard of Oz...you don't get to meet him just because you're on the show. As far as I know, we were never even in the same zip code at the same time --in fact, I'm not sure he really, truly exists in our reality/time plane.
Geritopia: What do you think the next big thing will be in Theoretical Physics?
Linda: If I knew what that was, I might take a guess, but I don't, so I can't/won't.
Geritopia: String Theory or string cheese?
Linda: String Theory. Though really, isn't string cheese a theory?
Geritopia: String bikini or strung violin?
Linda: Back in the day, string bikini; now I'll wear a violin instead, if possible.
Geritopia: Would you recommend being on the Blind Date television program?
Linda: Only if you want to waste 8-9 hours
Geritopia: Thank you for speaking with geritopia.
Linda: It was almost fun...