Say – hope it’s a happy one! And here‘s a little special something for you. * * * Jennifer Weiner’s publication day haiku absolutely cracked me up. Hee! * * * Speaking of Jennifer Weiner, I went to the mall today specifically to buy her new book (In Her Shoes), which I got for $12, due to my $5-off coupon. Beat that, Amazon! Not only could I not use my Waldenbooks coupon at Amazon, but I would have had to pay for shipping, AND I would have had to wait for it to get here. So not only did I get it cheaper, but I got it NOW, and I can’t wait to dive into it. On my way back out of the mall, I walked through Dillard’s and checked out their perfume. I saw the new Jennifer Lopez perfume (never gonna call her J.Lo, nopenopenope), which I had smelled in a magazine last week and thought I might like. I sprayed some on my wrists and kept on going. Oh GOD, does it smell awful on me. I don’t get it, ’cause it smelled really good in the magazine, but on me? Gag city. Ah well, I have plenty of perfume already. * * * I bought a packet of almond M&Ms today (actually, I bought two – hush up, I’m allowed to have junk food on Fridays), and after I ate lunch, I opened the M&Ms and found this: Where are the yellow and red ones?! Don’t they know how much I love yellow? Bastards! It was like a sign, like the M&Ms were trying to tell me I shouldn’t eat them. But I did. And DAMN were they good. It’s just WRONG that 12 M&Ms are 200 calories. At least almonds are good for you, even if they’re wrapped in a scrumptious candy coating. * * * Thanks so much to everyone who gave me framing/ matting advice on the cross-stitch picture. Of course, your opinions were so diverse that I still don’t know what I’m going to do! I ended up not taking it to the framers today because when I was looking at it in daylight, I realized that there’s a big-ass stain across the top of it – as if I’d spilled half a damn can of Coke on it, blotted it, and thought it would disappear. So I have to deal with that before I take it to be framed. I probably should have mentioned that once I have it framed, I’m not keeping it – I’m auctioning it off on eBay, because the Southwestern theme isn’t really in our decorating scheme (if we had one, that is). I bought the kit because it looked like it would be fun to do – and it was, even though it took more than 6 years to finish! Now I’m thinking that I should just sell it unframed, so whoever ends up with it can frame it to fit in with their decor. Time for another poll! (Poll has been removed) * * * 1. Would you say that you’re good at keeping in touch with people? I go through stages – sometimes I do really well, and sometimes I just kind of let it slide. 2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why? Email, because it lets me control when I communicate – I mean, I can sit down and email when I’m ready to, and get as in-depth as I need to. 3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it? I used to have yahoo messenger and AIM installed, but I uninstalled them when I was reformatting my hard drive, and never got back to reinstalling them. I hardly ever used them, anyway. 4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away? Far away – I don’t really have any friends in the area. 5. Are you an “out of sight, out of mind” person, or do you believe that “distance makes the heart grow fonder”? It really depends on the person and the situation – when Fred and I were falling in luhrve, the distance probably added a certain romantic attraction to the situation (until we met in person, and the distance only became painful), but there have been people in my life who just kind of drifted away because of the distance. The physical distance between the ex and I – he was in the Navy – surely only contributed to the emotional distance between us, even though I’m pretty sure that the only reason we were able to stay married for so long – 8 years – is because he was gone so often and for so long.]]>