Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hawthorne could make a story out of this material.

Or maybe Edith Wharton. But life lately has been a round of family visits, eating, and shawpin.

And there just doesn't seem to be much to say. Not until I recover from the visits.

I mean, it's OK to have visitors. The problem with visitors isn't the extra laundry and cleaning. It's that you have to pay attention to them. You have to listen to them talk. And you have to talk to them. That's tiring enough, but you also end up changing the way you behave to adapt to their idea of what's fun. And so, because my sister is a shop-o-holic, I've been going shopping.

Now, internet, if you are interested in hearing the tale of our trip to Best Buy, WalMart, and Barnes and Nobles, let me know. It sounds dull to me, but then, my idea of big fun is taking pictures of other people's vanity license plates. (And if I'm not doing that, I'm sitting around in my pajamas drinking caffeinated beverages and reading your blogs.)

I'll tell you one thing you might not have figured out.

When I was at Barnes and Noble, I bought

some clip art.


  1. Clue me in - what's "shawpin"? Oh, never mind, I think I just got it. Duh.

  2. You are incredibly nice to have so many guests, including family. Me? I would have been ever so nice and made their hotel reservations for them.

  3. One the benefits of being a misanthropic recluse...

    I don't get many visitors, and am often times unaware when I neglect the visitors I get.

    This may explain why my sister hasn't visited me in more than 13 years.

    She forces me to visit her throwback to the 50s ex-urban bizarro world so I can watch her play tennis and play Bunco with the girls.

    It's like the Stepford Wives crossed with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Mind-boggling.

  4. You get kudos from me AND extra beverages. Guests whose idea of shopping is WalMart and Best Buy???!!! At least if they drag me to Bendels or Bloomies or Soho shops but WalMart?? Where does she live that when she visits family she needs to go to Walmart. You're a saint. We need to introduce her to my 15yr old son. He will not even enter Walmart because according to him, "....the people in there scare me" Please let me know which caffeinated beverage I can send you. And your clip art is very Poppy and lovely.

  5. I had to visit. Who can resist someone called "poppy buxom?"

    I have had many visitors in my time. And continue to do so. Because I insist on living in some of the most desirable places in the world.

    But when I was in Southern California, I finally had enough of people dragging me to Sea World and Disney Land! When they'd visit, I would say, "You are welcome to come and go as you please." I would usually add, "Now, you are here to visit me and my life. You can join me in living my life. When I visit you, we will do your life."

    Many visitors have left saying, "Wow. That was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation I've ever had."


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