Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Finding a Happy Balance

Oh! Good things are happening!

Prior grievances are being fixed by the universe! Thanks, universe!

I believe I have figured this one out. I convoluted the letters a little, but I think it comes from the Sergio Mendes song that I downloaded for free from the card I got at Starby’s. It’s kind of catchy.

And remember this? The book has reappeared. It was unearthed under a bunch of crap that had been frantically cleaned the morning after I got home from Miami, upon sudden realization that PEOPLE would be appearing at our doorstep momentarily. So I am happy, happy, happy to have my book back, especially since I am leaving for another business trip this Sunday and need further reading material.

So good things are happening, despite the fact that my most recent book group was shanghaied by a Mary Kay rep who neither read the book nor belongs to our group but was invited by the host… and while o.k., I like makeup, I felt like it was a bit of an underhanded thing to do, to take advantage of a captive audience like that.

I realize I’m a book snob. I’m o.k. with it. Everyone else seemed to enjoy learning about facial cleansers instead of discussing Tom Sawyer’s summer break escapades, so I am trying to get over it already.

I have also started eating grits again, as a shout-out to my southern heritage. And also as a conscious decision to avoid over-processed cereal as I am turning into a fanatical hippie. I feel the two paths may diverge at some point, but for right now I’m walking the deep South meets tree-hugging/chai-swilling balance beam. Unlike the American girls at the Olympics last night. That was painful to watch. But I love the Olympics, anyway. Something about that Dum Dum, Da Dum Dum Dum Dum music makes me tingly.


AJ said...

Wooo hooo for finding lost books! :)

meno said...

The Mary Kay thing leavs me speechless. Good thing my fingers still work. :) That is outrageous.

Diane said...

Do u have any Irish in ya? Steel cut or Irish oats are good for ya too!

Glad u found the book!

linds said...

1) mary kay omg-wtf-bbq. that's all i have to say. :(

2) i called ya last night cos i was aimlessly wandering at the bookstore and i was wondering if you knew what our next book is!

3) have much fun on your next trip and i think the 24th would work for me. i should probably just email to work out the details, but for now i have to run to work! :) bye!

linds said...

o, ps I am a huge food hippie. I will cook you dinner sometime for inspiration!

Christie said...

Are you talking about the gymnastics ladies? I watched that and cringed the whole time! How did all 3 of them manage to step out of bounds on floor exercises. That stuff is beat into you in practices.

I just checked out 10 books from the library and have 2 that just came in. I need to get crackin' but I have way too much to do.

Wickedly Scarlett said...

Um, if a Mary Kay consultant shows up at my book club tomorrow I'm gonna be PISSED! I've always dreamed of joining a book club and have very specific fantasies about how the meeting will go, and in none of those fantasies is an overly made up woman forcing me to put on pink eye shadow.

Nick, Holly & Maren said...

ok, i'm just hoping no one saw my 'please take an avon catalog or two' last month as obnoxious! I'm so not into doing, like, demonstrations (and hijacking our book club!), but i don't want to be the one everyone rolls their eyes'd tell me, RIGHT?