To my loyal two readers, I know I've taken a short break from posting new blog entries. My only excuse is that I haven't really done alot of reading lately, which is somewhat essential for a blog about reading.
HOWEVER, that all changed this weekend when I left my visa at a restaurant in the mall.
After a girls night out for dinner and a movie, which included a few super stoked vodka cokes, I absent-mindedly left my visa on the restaurant table because I was the only person who didn't bring any cash (yeah, whatevs). I didn't realize it was missing until the next day when I was in the middle of filling out a form to renew my passport while on the phone with my mom. Of course I was the idiot who said "omg I lost my visa" OUT LOUD while talking to her, which only sent my mother into an insane panic attack as she barked out orders for me to find it. (She's an over-reactor). This was around the exact moment that Ryan smashed a large glass container in the kitchen, sending shards of glass all over the apartment. Which was super awesome since the next day he would go on to smash a decorative glass vase.
So, in a bitter mood with only half blow-dried hair under a hat, I drove to the mall to see if the restaurant still had my visa. I was certainly planning for the fact that they would NOT have it, and I would be spending the next 2 hours in a bank lineup.
The good news was they actually DID have the card. So, I figured since we were reunited after all that drama, I should make sure it didn't suffer any emotional trauma and would need to check that it still worked. I rationalized popping into the bookstore because I was clearly short on books this month and I knew it would make me feel instantly better. And it totally did.
I'm one of those people that could literally spend days in a bookstore and not realize that any time has passed. Even on Christmas Eve when people are having near meltdowns trying to buy e-readers and last minute gifts, I wander around and barely notice the crowds. Most of the time I am that oblivious soul who has been standing in your way for the past 5 minutes, or who keeps reaching across you to grab the book you were about to pick up for yourself. Hmm...yeah, sorry about that.
I also don't even notice how many books I pick up until the time I zonk back into reality and realize I need to stand in line. I even had to leave a few behind because I was racking up quite a lengthy bill. So, while Food Inc, Eating Animals, and In Defense of Food were left on the shelves, I did pick up Medium Raw, At Home with Madhur Jaffrey, Unbearable Lightness and reFresh.
Yes... I realize they are all about food. Well, one is *technically* about an eating disorder.
Which is really only explained by my newest kitchen addition, the BlendTech Blender. Which is so intensely amazing I truely need to save it for it's own post. but you can watch how amazing it is here.
So the good news is with my stack of books replenished, there are going to be ALOT more posts for March. Yay March!
[ Get your read on! ]