Look at the temperature in Grand Forks today! It's an incredible 97 degrees and the clothing that Weather Pixie is wearing is absolutely scandalously SKIMPY! I truly can't remember the last time it's been 97 degrees here, and it was rare this summer for it ever to get above 75 degrees. We North Dakotans MELT in this weather. We need asbestos clothing to deal with it.
And look! I'm on theme with part of my hand. . . because I want to show off the bracelet I got for my birthday on Sunday. I am pleased to be 56 years old and Bonnie (at almost 15)along with me revels in the "oldness", or the appreciation of getting to have our life experiences. Early on my birthday, my sister Rina called me and told me an incredible story about her praying mantis adventure (a future blog post.) Doug and I celebrated by driving down to Fargo (the big city), riding a funny little neighborhood train (that's another blog!), wandering through a Barnes & Noble (oh, bliss!), going out to eat, and then going to see "Julie and Julia."
I loved "Julie and Julia"! I especially enjoyed the birthday references in it, but also the blogging! Julie blogs about her experiences of making Julia Child's recipes over the course of a year. She talks about the "narcisism" of blogging, but also the addictive nature of it and how much it can insinuate itself into your life.
Sound familiar, anyone?
Oh, and that narcissism thing? So what! A little narcissism is good for having passion about life (and yourself in it). And here's a quiz if you're trying to figure out if you are or aren't one (I'm normal, says it!): test