Saturday morning and I’m watching a frantic squirrel digging up my backyard. He just stood up to reveal his blindingly white tummy. What a show off.
It rained all night and it’s drizzly still. I went out to the mailbox earlier and was assaulted by the oppressive humidity. Welcome to the Florida non-Floridians don’t know or care about.
I just read Jancee Dunn’s But Enough About Me – memoirs of her NJ life, family and career as a Rolling Stone writer, MTV2 VJ and entertainment correspondent. It was such a cute and fun read! I love self-deprecating humor. She has a neat website too. http://janceedunn.typepad.com/
I too, have always fancied myself a sort of rocker-chic even though I am way too inarticulate and introverted to pull it off. Can you be a hipster rocker-chic if you like to bake cookies, stay home at night and watch Jane Austen adaptations and play with pens, scissors and paste? Apparently so. It’s geeky rock-chic which is in fashion now. Yay.
I find it comforting that she found Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn so warm and down to earth. Dolly Parton gave her a hunk of Velveeta and Loretta Lynn made peanut butter fudge for her. So cute.
On the other hand, nothing is worse than a self-important phoney-free spirit. I had started to read another book, The Handsomest Man in Cuba (Lynette Chiang) but I didn’t like it at all. She says she just chucked it all in – job, home, possessions to ride her little, expensive, fold-up bike around Cuba. Her breeziness seemed fake and forced. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood, I don’t know. This quote (p. 44) really put me over the edge “If worst comes to worst, a Cuban jail will make a unique and riveting chapter in my memoirs, if I live to write them. In any case, I hear heaven is supposed to be a pretty neat place…” What the hell is that? Way to be full of shit – and who uses the words “neat” and heaven in the same sentence? Well she wrote a book and I didn’t so who am I to criticize?
I have to go out on this rainy day (it just started pouring again) to pick up music for Emily for a North Port Orchestra fund raising concert. She’s off taking the SAT again this morning. I thought I would pick up groceries too but I’m not up for toting dripping plastic bags into and out of Yaris. I think I’ll make cookies, putter, snooze, watch movies, listen to music and bask in my geekiness.