analyze that

i had a dream the other night that i was hanging out with ellen degeneres.  i stopped by her office where she had been doing some pro-bono counseling work and she invited me to have lunch with her at the mexican buffet upstairs.  she had no trouble getting her food, but when it was my turn at the buffet, they were all out of plates. and tortillas.  it took forever to get more plates and tortillas and i was feeling so guilty about making ellen wait for me.  i was also feeling nervous and shy because we were new-ish friends and because she’s ellen. she was being really polite (and funny! she was so funny, you guys!) and had fans to chat with but i just felt more and more awkward as i waited for a plate. and tortillas.  the dream ended before i got my food.


josephine told me she had a dream that she was teaching a duck to swim. they were in the duck’s pond and she was showing it how to flap its wings and swim.  then when they were done they snuuuuuggled up together under a blanket and went to sleep.


i’m done with the book that made me neglect the baby — the third hunger games book — and adequately-attentive parenting is the restored norm.  i’m on the lookout for a new book, perhaps one without bloodshed or mutant killer animals.  any ideas?

2 Responses to “analyze that”

  • Meg Says:

    I just read a review of Please Look After Mom. It sounds good — I want to read it. Or, I have a suggestion of something a little more … well …

  • Erika Says:

    The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and the subsequent 11 books (by Laurie King) have been keeping me happy the past 5 years. I highly recommend. Which is to say: if you read them, the neglect might resume, but you’d have some fabulous new imaginary friends…:D so ya know, a trade off.