Today i'm going with only the menu...
Menu of the Day:
In my glass: a rather boring Waterbrook Shiraz. I swear it's almost watery. Very thin. Doesn't even make my teeth purple. I am going to pour it back in the bottle and pour a glass of viognier instead. (Brian will drink it, he drinks anything.) The viognier will go better with the peanut butter sandwich that I am eating for dinner since Brian is not home.
Music: Shawn Mullins "Cabbagetown"
Reading: i just finished a Norwegian crime novel by Jo Nesbo called Redbreast and now i'm reading another Memento like book called Before I go to Sleep. Both are good!
How many books have a i read so far? Hmmm i think this is my 5th one now. I believe last summer i may have read 12.
Best thing that happened today: It's my handsome nephew's 29th birthday (Troy's son Brian). I dropped off his present today at his dad's house. It's so fun to give him a present because he is always so appreciative and never expects anything. One of the presents was the book The Help because he wants to read it. (Like both of my brothers, my dad and me, he reads a lot.)
My new obsession: I have finally moved on from the Casey Anthony trial but now i'm watching the Tabatha Salon lady on Bravo. She's that tough looking Brit with the short blonde hair who goes in to salons that are failing because of their terrible employees and she whips them into shape. It's fascinating watching her work with arrogant lazy employees to make the company better. She's intimidating but soooo right. I LOVE Tabatha. Sarah/louie are you watching this? I could see you and Amanda thinking this is good stuff. Does anyone watch this?
What SHOULD be my obsession: Finding out what the fu*k is going on with the debt ceiling.
What i plan to do in the near future: Get an unlisted phone number. I am quite sure because of past work in the Democratic party that the Jay Inslee people are the ones who keep trying to get ahold of me. Only they never leave a message or they simply say they are looking for Jo. It's either than or it could be the Planned Parenthood people. It's usually a Seattle area code or a 888 number. If you try to call me someday and the number is changed be sure to email me. I'll try and get the word out.
What bugs me about this: i actually believe it's the Planned Parenthood people because they have my name as two names my old married name and new married name because that's what i did when i got married and continued to donate. But every time i send a check, they ask for another one almost immediately.
What pissed me off this week: Bush murder: let me explain: I have a beautiful hydrangea bush outside my door. It usually blooms late September and the flowers are so huge. The bush in bloom gets pretty big and covers part of my pathway to the door. I can have flowers in my house from this bush for a month. They are a vibrant purple/blue. People commented often if they saw them in bloom. I prune this myself each year. This year i noticed it was not bouncing back and the leaves were coming in but slowly. I came home after running errands two days ago and went outside and the condo folks had taken it out and replaced it with a prickly short bush. I hate this new plant. I used to leave notes on this hydrangea: DO NOT CUT! when i knew they were pruning. I was on this condo board for four years because i hated what they did. And i hate this new board too but i can't see myself running again right now because i will be fighting all the time with them. I decided to let this one go because i know there will be bigger battles later and i can't be spending my energy on a bush.
Book Recommendation: The Girls (about conjoined twins) includes characters that you wish you were your family or friends. I miss those characters already.
Product endorsement: Do i need to say it? ....the iMac desktop computer!