I am no domestic diva. Not even close. Tonight, it was nearly 6:00 by the time the girls and I got home from dropping Marcel off at university and everyone was hungry. For supper we had spring rolls, scrambled eggs, and raw veggies. Odd combination, but it worked and the girls loved it. In my defense, at least the spring rolls were hand-made, bought from a farmers’ market.
I am quite proud to be friends with Linda and Michele today. They show up to help out with all kinds of things I ask of them – they’ve catered meals, helped with some writing projects, babysat my kids when we were in a jam, and today they helped stuff envelopes for a massive mailing we’re doing at work. Not only were they gracious enough to show up, they’re the interesting and fun kind of friends you love to introduce to your coworkers to prove what a cool person you really are for having friends like that. (I’m quite fond of their sister Yvonne too, but she wasn’t there today.)
My children are upstairs fighting when they’re supposed to be clearing the table. I’m choosing to ignore it. Here’s hoping no blood is shed.
My new favourite show is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I watch very few other shows with any kind of regularity (except maybe Amazing Race and occasionally Corner Gas, the greatest Canadian show on TV), but I’m totally hooked on this one. It has some of the smartest writing I’ve seen in a long time, the actors have the amazing ability to be both funny and serious on the same show, Matthew Perry has great comic timing, they have cool guest appearances (Sting!! Does it get much cooler than that?), and they actually treat Christianity with respect with a strong and funny character who reflects the kind of fun and real Christianity I want to be part of. For one of the best monologues in recent television, check out the following clip…
One of my favourite lines… “There’s always been a struggle between art and commerce. And I’m telling you – art is getting its ass kicked!”