Wednesday, October 31, 2007

BOO hoo-hoo

Well y'all, I had one of those bummer days. It was a bit rough, to say the least. It happens to all of us - so really, it's no big deal. It started early this morning when a bombshell was dropped on me at work. And then it just kind of went down hill from there.

In hindsight, I think I should have stayed home and lounged in my tub for like two hours, or eight.

But alas! All was well this evening when I sobbed in my box of chocolates and escaped into blogland. And look what I found! Sweet Kat had passed on the Friendly Site Award to me! Thanks, Kat! How timely .... Because, you know - I didn't feel like being so nice and friendly today, and I might even owe a few folks some apologies. So thank you. Thank you.

To no avail, however, I'm looking forward to some inspiration coming my way because I ordered a book that Sami told me about. Now y'all have heard me talk about Sam before. We've been friends for well over 30 years, so we know pretty much everything there is to know about each other. Well, except for the knitting thing - but, I've forgiven her for that.

Anyway, she's one of the funniest people I know. She just cracks me up. We can get together and literally roll in the floor with laughter! She has this gigantic fault though (in my opinion it's a fault), in that she has the memory of an elephant and can remember every little minor detail about the most ridiculous things.

I, on the other hand, being estrogen deprived and in a constant state of confusion and hysteria can barely remember last week. See - it's a good thing I blog so I can remember what I'm doing.

Anyway, Sami can remember details that astound me. And of course, most of the details she seems to keep in her memory bank are ones that I would just as soon forget. Let me give you an example of something she will say (disclaimer: this is only an example; names and places may or may not be accurate; this is to protect the innocent):
"Hey Deb, do you remember that day when we were all at the Sonic in May of 1983 and you were wearing that green shirt, and Lisa pulled up and right after she ordered her chili cheese dog you got out of the car because you wanted to remind her of our plans to sneak into the Stetson later that night, but she was trying to blow you off because she had borrowed 63 cents from you earlier in the week and she didn't want to pay you back, and then Dara decided she needed to get home so she could fake a sickness for the next day?"

See what I mean? It's just sickening the details that she can remember. Okay, let me get back on track and let you know why I'm talking about Sami. She has just started a blog, please check out Painted Groove when you get a chance. She's a great writer - an award winning writer I might add, but I'll mention that on another day if she never does. But, she is now doing what she truly loves and is quite certain that this book she mentions on her blog led her to the realization that she needed to do a gut check about where she was in her life at the time.

I'm really curious about this book and can't wait for it to arrive in my mailbox. I'm sure I'll enjoy it because I've read numerous books over the years that Sami has recommended and I always enjoyed all of them. Who knows, maybe the book will help with my daily state of hysteria...

If you read the book and end up having a reality check moment, let's discuss!
Happy Halloween!


Anonymous said...

Hey- I remember that day! Guess I'll bring you 63 cents next time I come to the farm (surely you won't adjust that for inflation). However, I have never in the history of the world eaten a chili cheese dog (being a #2 with cheese tater tots kind of girl). Good to know Sam isn't perfect.

Hope tomorrow is better.

Lavender Chick said...

My Dear Lisa, As I stated in my disclaimer, it may or may not have been accurate. I remember clearly that you are a cheese tater tot girl, it's just that a chili cheese dog sounded better (Bill Beverage prefers it), and being your friend and wanting to maintain your anonyimity, I thought I would throw everyone off by claiming you ordered a chili cheese dog. You blew your own cover!

Don't worry about the 63 cents, the fact that I have your cake plate has more than made up for it. In fact, I believe it may have only been 46 cents anyway...

Painted Groove Girl said...

OK, y'all are making me laugh and keeping me from my inspired work. This talk about Sonic is reminding me of additional details, such as the time Imelda spit on my hamburger before delivering it to the car (which I only found out years later when she married my ex-husband and he ratted her out).

Actually I'm glad I remember something even if it's all in the past. I can't remember a thing short-term, which must be my ensuing estrogen deprivation.

justabeachkat said...

I'm glad the award (and the chocolate) made you feel a tiny bit better. You so deserve the award. I always enjoy stopping by here for a visit. Hope today is a better day for you. I'll go now and check out Sam's blog and her book...sounds interesting.


Painted Groove Girl said...

Hey Deb,
I forgot to thank you for mentioning my newborn baby blog on your all-grown-up-and-accomplished blog. I hope some of your super cool blog friends will come see what's going on over here on my painted groove.

In the meantime, do you remember that night you, me and Lisa pretended we just got back from a trip to Hawaii???? hahahaha One thing you can say about us is that we have healthy imaginations, estrogen or no estrogen.