Did I Hear You Right?
First of all – YES, you’re at the correct blog. Looks a bit different, I know. This weekend was supposed to be productive. It was for my husband, but me? Not so much. I spent the majority of my weekend in bed not feeling well while he and his sister were clearing out their Mom’s house. The new owners take possession on July 1st, which doesn’t leave much time. Luckily, the two did great and made a lot of progress. I am feeling better now that the weekend is over and it’s time to go back to work. Isn’t that always the way?
When you’re not feeling well, a great thing to do is try out new themes for your blog. I like this one, but I’m not quite sure yet if it’s me. I’m also going to be playing around with the font size, so the answer is no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Bear with me as I try on a few themes for good measure, OK? If none of them have a good feel, I may be right back to my old familiar one before you know it.
Another great thing to do when not feeling well is to be read to. As you know, I’m a lazy reader. I’ve always been terrible about reading, even in college. I much prefer to be read to, which is why I love listening to books so much.
Currently, my husband and I are listening to the second book of the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire. But before he came home and settled in to listen with me, I was listening to one of my many David Sedaris books on audio: Naked. (just so we’re clear, the title of the book is Naked. I wasn’t naked while listening to an audiobook…see the title below? I wouldn’t lie :))
Anyway, I was reminded of having the opportunity to meet David Sedaris about this time last year when he came to our city for a reading. Let me tell you something: I stink at meeting celebrities (not that I’ve met many). I tend to do one of two things: either say absolutely nothing and stare at the ground, or say something totally and completely inappropriate.
So, I go to hear him read along with my husband and our friend Kim. David had a signing after the show and Kim bought a book that she wanted autographed. When we arrived at the front of the line, Kim handed him the book while she and my husband chatted with him about this and that. I sort of hid behind the two of them as they talked. When Mr. Sedaris opened the book he told her that in addition to signing her copy, he’d also draw her any animal of her choosing. She thought for a moment and said, ‘How about a squirrel?’
‘OK, I can do that,’ he said.
Suddenly, I blurted out, ‘Um…can you draw a squirrel with the mange? We seem to have an awful lot of squirrels around here lately that have the mange.’
He looked at me for a long moment, with this blank stare on his face. Then, he drew a squirrel in Kim’s book, and the squirrel did appear to have some bald spots on it’s body. I walked away saying to myself, ‘Really, Ellen? REALLY? That was the best you could come up with?
Ah, well. Luckily, not that many celebrities come to my town. Lucky for them, that is.