I was totally ok with being single until I met this super adorable couple at Starbucks, the kind where they are best friends and just really enjoy each others company. That, paired with the fact that it gets dark at 4 now, has made me mopey. It also doesn’t help that I tried contacting my two closest guy friends and my brother and no one is responding. I will be glad when this moodiness goes away, it always does it’s just a matter of when :)
I am going to add “Asking for a friend” after every question I ask from now on.
"Where is the restroom? Asking for a friend."
"Can I get a large coffee? Asking a for a friend."
"Where do you want to go for dinner? Asking for a friend."
"You’re cute. Wanna go out? Asking for a friend."
"Why are you so annoying? Asking for a friend."
I think this is the best idea I’ve come up with yet.
I had a dream last night that I was on Hell’s Kitchen, and to get to the finals they split us into two groups and then we had to go into an elevator to get to the next stage, except that once we got in the elevator we couldn’t continue until we eliminated 3 of the people so that there were only 3 left. I ended up continuing, along with a blonde chick (who apparently I was besties with) and this other guy who just stood in the corner and didn’t participate in deciding who had to leave (but was super cute). Someone tried to trick another person into leaving by saying the button outside was stuck or something :P
I remember alternating between excitement & confidence (I’ve got this! I am a good cook and I’m better than everyone else) to sheer panic and nervousness (How did I get this far? I don’t know anything!!)
This is probably due in part to my nervousness in meeting my client today, but it was a fun dream! It was fun pretending to be in one of my favorite shows and wearing that much-coveted black jacket :D
Yes, I finished The Know-It-All by AJ Jacobs and I feel like I know it all! Actually no, I feel like I might know a little more, but definitely not all. It was a really good read though, and I find myself thinking of the book every once in a while (like, when Georgetown Cupcake kept RTing everyone who mentioned their Lacoste themed cupcakes, I thought of how it’s unclear whether it’s an alligator or a crocodile for the logo although it’s originally supposed to be a crocodile, I think, or was it the other way around? Ebinghaus!!) I also know coriander is just another name for cilantro.
Now, I am on to book #4 - Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris. It’s about an advertisement agency and the people who work there and it focuses on a period where the economy is bad and a lot of layoffs were happening (hmm…). The cool thing about this novel, though, is that it is written in first person plural - that’s right, it’s as if the whole office was one singular entity. It really provides an interesting perspective and so far (I’m only a little more than a chapter in) Joshua Ferris does a great job. I’m debating whether I want to go back and read A Visit From The Goon Squad at the same time, but I think I might wait until I’m done with this book so I don’t get confused.
I’m super-excited because tomorrow I’m going to a book discussion/signing for Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain’s new book! I love Michael Ian Black - I can’t wait to tell him how much I loved him as the host of Burning Love :D
Finished The Sherlockian in three days! It was really good and I enjoyed it immensely. I started readingA Visit From The Goon Squad but after the first three chapters it’s kind of depressing, which led to a mini-rant in my head about why modern literature has to be so sad all the time. I might go back and finish it, we’ll see. So instead I started readingThe Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs, a non-fiction book about how the author read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. I had readA Year of Living Biblically which I really enjoyed, so I knew I would like this one. I’m 67 pages in so far, up to “E” (each chapter is for a different letter of the alphabet).