Well, just like *me*, at least.
The glamour quotient of chicken-keeping edged up this week. Turns out I’m not the only one up to my elbows in chicken poop.
A friend in NYC sent a link for an appearance at the New York Public Library by actress Isabella Rossellini, discussing her life with chickens on her Bellport, Long Island farm. And, of course, she has written a book about it.
Rossellini is the daughter of Hollywood great Ingrid Bergman, and has had her own successful modeling and acting career. In an oprah.com article, she spoke of her love of animals: “Something about animals amuses me. And they have a great mystery. It’s the same mystique some people might feel looking at the stars or the ocean.” Same! Let’s hang out!
Looks like her second act is successful as well. Look how happy she is in this Newsday photo:
In a cosmic coincidence, chickens went viral that day with an Instagram video post from Jennifer Garner, eulogizing her hen Regina George (yes, named after a Mean Girl!):
Last year Garner told a Vanity Fair interviewer that ““If there isn’t a Chicken Lady Day, there really should be.” I totally agree! Let’s do it!
Additional cosmic coincidence: who else remembers that back in the day, Rossellini played Garner’s aunt in the Alias television series? Maybe they’re actually talking about chickens here?
As much as I sometimes wish I had their lives (and their looks!) I guess I’m pretty happy being the Crazy Chicken Lady right here at Chez Poulet. After all, Jennifer Garner had to deal with that rogue Ben Affleck but I get to grow old(er) with the Chicken Emperor, who lets little Pippa snoozle in his jacket every day. Maybe his hen-some good looks could entice Isabella and Jennifer to come visit us!