What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?




Years ago, shortly after we got our first Tivo, Beloved and I were watching the first episode of Two and a Half Men, and at the end, we caught sight of something odd among the credits. We hit rewind and paused and read. It was the vanity card below -my first – and I was absolutely captivated. Here was the beginning of a personal story, a little insight into the brain of my idol, creator Chuck Lorre. (Lorre, in the event that you don’t already know, has been responsible for creating amazing shows including Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Mike & Molly, and our favorite comedy of all time, The Big Bang Theory. So if you’re interested in television comedy writing, he’s really THE guy to follow.)

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When I realized it was #108, I was heartbroken, thinking I’d missed so many. But then I discovered that the previous 107 were available on Chuck Lorre’s website. I was over the moon! I binge read them all, and I have been back for more periodically over the years. Then I kind of forgot about them. Last night, we were watching Mom (again on Tivo), and there it was again, the Chuck Lorre Vanity Card. I’m so glad I have again been reminded how much I loved the glimpses into his world. I’m really looking forward to catching up with my guy Chuck.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “Vanity

  1. These are fantastic! Thank you for finding and sharing 🙂

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  2. Those are very witty. I’ve never heard of vanity cards. Have I been missing them my whole life by not watching the end credits on TV (even though I have an OCD that compels me to watch the entire end credits of any movie I watch)?

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  3. Thank you so much for this post! These vanity cards are on and off the screen in the blink of any eye and I barely have time to read the first few words, let alone the first few lines. This is fantastic! Thanks, Donna.

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  4. Have you read the vanity cards for Big Bang Theory as well?

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  5. Great post. Thank you. So love his vanity cards and TIVO to rewind and read them. Lorre’s vanity cards are how I started blogging.

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  6. 178 is the best. 🙂

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  7. I used to read these years ago and then I totally forgot about them. Thank you

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