Tuesday, August 23, 2011


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.


  1. Ok, you left me a voicemail the other day saying that only I could write an email that referenced both Rufus Wainwright & Willy Scott and have it make sense. However, you beat me. Only YOU could write about an earthquake (in a nonchalant manner, mind you), a flat tire, cheesy veggie soup, a Second Needle, laundry and Real Simple and have it make sense. This is why I love you!

  2. 1. It was a very nonchalant earthquake.
    2. I maintain that there are less people who can talk about Mr. Scott and Mr. Wainwright than experience a random day of commonness like mine. Not just anybody had the opportunity to hate the clock with us and Mr. Scott.

  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! So glad you started. :) I got the full warranty on Lou - and I wasn't sure if I should, but now I'm glad I did since you reminded me that I should always get the warranty. :)


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