ďThe road to wisdom? Well itís plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again, but less and less and less.Ē - Piet Hein
The countdown is LOW, we are in the last few days before the big vacation, and thereís just so much to do!
Last night we did some shopping for M.s. (okay, and I picked up a few things for myself), and then had a nice, relaxing dinner. Tonight, I get my hair done by Ronaldo , and tomorrow night I have meetings with more than one sister - get the camcorder, get the suitcase, take care of shit at home. Friday, the company picnic, picking up tailored items for M.s., packing, running errands, AAHHH! And Saturday morning - gone.
Iím reading the Slaughter-House Five by Vonnegut, and so far, Iím loving it. The breezy writing style, the sweet simplicity of his story-telling - I see a strong influence on Tom Robbins from this guy. Itís seamless, and the perfect book to follow the 700-page, descriptive imagery and emotion-evoking Dean Koontz pleasure. I love when good combinations just happen. Kind of like Me and M.s.
Speaking of M.s., I am a hit at the office with all of these nice, new outfits heís been getting me. Yes, I am feeling elegant in these fabrics and cuts. I also like the stuff that Spider Monkey helped me pick out, so itís a nice shuffle of tastes, and itís nice to try new things. Iíve been too consistent for too many years. Speaking of consistent, itís going to be very hard for me to go to Ron and JUST get a trim. I feel like shearing it all off and drastically changing the color - an old impulse that is difficult for me to suppress. I associate hair salons with drastic changes. Trim. A trim is all I need. Really.
Everything at work is falling together just fine, and I feel fairly confident about leaving because I know that my shit is being covered. Ah, sweet efficiency. No squeaks here, I will give my office an extra squirt of oil right before I head out for a few weeks.
Iím excited for the trip! Dad called me, heís safe in Korea and I wonít get the chance to talk to him until September. Ollie emailed, heís safe as well, and on his way to Burning Man in a few weeks, along with a trove of my friends.
Me, Iím wearing new makeup, which makes me feel pretty. And I realize, sometimes itís more important for me to FEEL pretty than it is for me to LOOK pretty. Itís all about perception, and itís all about attitude. But Iíve ALWAYS known THAT. I just forget sometimes.