I will now reveal the geek within.
At 13 years old, I had my first crush..on Dick Cavett.
Like me, only not 13.
What a weird child I was. I was so in love with Dick Cavett that I would sit up until 1 o’clock, after the Tonight Show and watch a parade of broadway stars and comedians grace his stage. He had wit, he had style and he was about as big as a garden gnome.
He might actually have been my first husband.
He was my mister.
When I was in grade school, I used to run home to see his afternoon show, after he was cancelled on late night and, now the geek comes out, I would go back to school and say this: “Did you see the Lunts on Cavett today?”
My classmates, who were still playing with marbles, thought me insane.
I realize now that I am old for my age.
But he made me feel like I was 13 again.
13 going on 70.