Once upon a time I used to do lots of really spontaneous things. Now I am old and boring and I do not do so many spontaneous things. But every so often I’ll be sitting in my pajamas on a Wednesday night eating a bowl of pasta when my roommate bursts in and is like “Hey, let’s go get free pie from Village Inn.” And I’m all “Okay, let me put my pasta back in the fridge and put on pants.” So I guess I am still capable of spontaneity. Also Kevin Worthen (the president of BYU) was at the table right next to us. So we basically had dinner with him. Except that actually he left almost as soon as we got there.
The Most Exciting Grocery Shopping Trip of My Life (Complete with potential abduction)
Most people hate going grocery shopping on a Saturday because it’s always more crowded. I sort of don’t mind, though. For one thing, on Saturday they give out free mini ice cream cones at Smiths. Saturday is also the day Matt the Flirty Cashier works. Yesterday was especially good because all the things I needed were on sale. They had really great prices on strawberries, and I may or may not have bought three boxes (I did). I also won a free Shammy. I don’t know what it does? Probably cleans stuff. At any rate, it was free and now I have one.
It was nice out yesterday afternoon so I decided to walk to the store to get some exercise. This guy driving by rolled down his window and waved to me. I waved back before realizing I had no idea who the guy was. He then circled the block so he could offer me a ride. At this point, I was a) enjoying my walk b) about twenty paces from my final destination and c) pretty sure I should not get in a car with a strange man. So I said no thanks and successfully avoided a potential abduction.
Jojo Moyes tweeted me
Jojo Moyes is a really awesome writer whose books I love and she tweeted me. I don’t expect you to fully appreciate how cool this is. Just be happy for me.
Other stuff happened this week. Probably stuff that’s more interesting than the whole grocery store episode. But I don’t feel like writing about it, so I’m not going to.
Taylor Swift lyrics of the week: “You took a Polaroid of us then discovered the rest of the world was black and white. But we were in screaming color.”
Other lyrics I like this week:
“I’ll play his messages. Analyze his intonation. Please stop me there, I’m even boring myself.” God Help the Girl, Catherine Ireton
“Suppose I kept on singing love songs. Just to break my own fall.” Fidelity, Regina Spektor
“Your mother warned you there’d be days like these. But she never told you when the world has brought you down to your knees that I’ll be there for you.” I’ll Be There For You, The Rebrandts