Friday, May 31, 2013
I'm Sexy And I Know It
Whoever thought it was a good idea to hold the proms of the two biggest high schools in Arlington on the same night should be tarred and feathered.
But it won't be by me. I'm too tired.
While three designers spent two days assembling 100's of corsages and adding the requested ribbon colors, ("Blue, light blue, like a swimming pool?". You mean teal? "No, blue". "Gold like an Oscar dress, gold") I did all the other work. Which is in itself plentiful and is usually done by myself and two other designers.
So at the end of the day I was unusually tonguetied when one of the owners asked me what I was going to do to relax tonight. Cook a delicious dinner he wondered aloud? Maybe, I said.
But first, I told him,I was going home to read the the last 50 pages of the godawful new Dan Brown book "Inferno" he had passed on to me.
The only reason I bothered to read past the first chapter is that I am such a fast reader I can process junky writing as quickly as an Olympian athlete can metabolize calories.
But these were empty calories indeed.
And rather than a delicious dinner I scrambled some eggs with a chicken sausage, added a bit of cheese and toasted a whole grain english muffin which I washed down with lashings of cold water. It's 90degrees here.
Now I'm going to beg the kittens to come inside, take a cool shower and go to bed with an ice pack and an Elinor Lipman book "My Latest Grievance"
For tomorrow is another day and another prom.
But it is the first Saturday of the month and will start at 7:00 am at the local flea market.
So tell me,what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious weekend?