Today was, for the most part, pretty fantastic.
So let's get right out with the obvious thing first. Let me do what everyone is doing and say:
There was an earthquake in VA that was felt by much of the east coast today. Now that we have that out of the way, can I admit something super weird? I kind of liked it. I mean, I'm no storm chaser. I don't ever want anyone getting hurt and any damage - even slight - that may have been caused is sad. Still, haven't you always been a little curious? What does it feel like? What would I do? What would the people around me do? So, there you have it. I'm a freak and I'm not afraid to say so. Mostly, I'm just grateful it wasn't worse. I heard people comparing it to Japan today. For the record, that's RIDICULOUS. For the more precise recordkeepers: the earthquake in Japan was approximately 60,000 times more powerful. So, enough about that already.
Next, I'm grateful today because I had a flat tire. No, wait. I'm serious. You see, I had a flat tire and the repair was FREE. Awesome. Always pay the few extra dollars for the warranty ALWAYS.
I had Panera Bread for dinner tonight. I haven't been there in months. It's like coming home. I wonder if I added up all the time I've spent in Panera bread how many months it would add up to be? A panini there sometimes feels a little like home - you know, like that favorite meal in your family? Like the thing you can totally rely on? This is weird and it's a chain and I'm a weirdo. We've already been over this though. I'm a freak and I'm not afraid to say so. Also, I like broccoli cheddar soup. Yum.
Next, I made a quick stop at Hancock where I bought an as seen on tv item. This was not planned. I was just going to buy some needles because I broke my last one last week. I thought I might just buy some cute little sewing kit and then have a place to keep it all together. Would you believe that a sewing kit was $25. I was having NONE of that. THEN, I found the One Second Needle. "It threads itself!". You know what else is amazing about the One Second Needle? It comes with several amazing needles AND a free sewing kit. Also amazing: it doesn't cost $25. It costs $8. Only $2 more than the plain, boring package of needles I was going to buy. Check me out. I win.
Finally, I got home and had managed to get dinner, run errands, resolve a flat tire, and be home by 9 pm with hours to spare to finish my laundry tonight. Awesome.
Also, when I got home Real Simple was waiting for me. Magazines make me happy - especially Real Simple. So, now I'm going to post this blog and go be lazy and read about 91 Classic Styles for All Budgets and Bodies. Life. Is. Good.