Happy Monday, y’all.
I would like to share with you five facts from my weekend and then I would like to ask three questions. You may or may not be interested in this line of thinking but I am pleading with you to stick with me because it’s Monday and because you’re the kind of person that doesn’t abandon a girl at the second paragraph.
Okay…so the things and the questions:
Fact #1: My grandson is, quite simply, too much. Oh, how I love him. He turned one on Saturday and his mom and dad threw him a Luck of the Irish birthday party. Here’s the dapper boy now:
I made little Shepherd’s Pies in little green top hats and my co-grandma, Cathy, made corned beef sandwiches. It was a feast fit for a bow-tie-wearing boy and 30 of his closest friends. So fun!
So, question #1: Ethnic food. What’s your favorite to eat and cook? I feel in a bit of a rut and I need to be inspired toward more exotic cuisine. Extra points if you link a recipe.
Fact #2: I did several radio interviews last week for the book and they were, in a word: terrifying. Seriously, you guys, I speak to lots of people in my regular life, but there’s something about speaking to lots of people over the phone that makes my stomach react violently while my knees shake. All the hosts were just delightful and professional, so they are not the problem. I am the problem. I and my radio-related anxiety disorder. However, I think I’ve found a good trick for staying calm and the trick is: pacing. I pace when I preach (the camera people usually hate me by the end) and so it makes sense to pace when I talk on the phone to a broadcast area of six million people (gulp.) Here’s a link to one of the interviews with the amazing Nancy Turner (thank you, Nancy!) at the incredible Moody Radio in Chicago so you can listen and send me tips and helpful hints and such. Just kidding. I think tips and hints might increase my anxiety.
Fact #2: James Bond/007 was an orphan. I had no idea! Skyfall also taught me that you can kill a man by squishing him with your leg while also treading water. Amazing.
Fact #3: Still on the subject of Skyfall, I’m pretty sure there’s never been a creepier villain than Javier Bardem.
Question 2: Who (whom?) do you think is the creepiest ever movie villain? (Aw, man, I’m watching this while I’m blogging and I don’t want to spoil anything but…it’s sad.)
Fact #4: I read this blog post on social media etiquette and it resonated. In fact, it made me want to clap and wave a flag and dance a little in the privacy of my own home because…yes. Just yes.
Question #3: What is your biggest social media pet peeve?
So that’s it. My little weekend update. I hope yours was fantastic. I have a whirling dervish of a week ahead which includes three speaking gigs and a chance to wear a sparkly dress and dangerously high heels (oh, don’t you worry – there will be pictures!)
Have I mentioned recently how thankful I am for you? Your emails, messages of hope and life and funny jokes? You, friends, are lovely, and I would squish a villain with my leg while treading water for you. Truth.