Shoes Solve Many Problems
I’m not the kind of person who gets depressed. No, I am far more likely to get irritated and/or angry too quickly for any other emotion to set in. Ali and Maya can attest to this, as can a slew of slow left-lane freeway drivers and the numerous obnoxious kids who hog the park’s spinner. So it is unusual that I was feeling kind of sorry for my hair and myself this weekend. I have to say though that all of your very kind comments, plus Ali’s constant reassurances that I don’t look like a boy put me in a much better mood!
Other things that improved my lackluster mood this past weekend were…
An excellent Italian dinner at Locanda del Lago.
A delicious brunch at The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica.
Another pair of gorgeous shoes from my mother-in-law. Just because.
Indian food at a new-to-us restaurant in West L.A called Electric Karma.
Memorial Day lunch at my parents’ place.
And I also had a great time answering the last few questions from my Formspring account. These are the last of them!
Q: Any advice on success? (I’m a college student getting a BS in Marketing and minor in psychology ) and also whats your favorite non-fictions books? (BTW -LOVE YOUR blog, the humor is pick me up in the morning!)
A: First off, your compliment just made my Wednesday morning, so thank you for that. Secondly, I’m not sure I am qualified to advise on success as I am still trying to achieve that myself, but if there is one thing I can’t emphasize enough it’s that you should pursue a career that you LOVE. Looking back, I really wish I’d gone a different route instead of choosing the more stable/realistic path because I believe I would be much happier and further in my career now.
My favorite non-fiction book include The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (although her subsequent books are not nearly as entertaining), and Slave by Mende Nazer. I could not put this last book down, and to put that statement in perspective, I was in labor while I was reading it.
Q: Are you religious? (How) does this play a part in your daily life? You look like such a fun parent! Love your blog!
A: Thank you for the compliments! I am fairly sure Maya doesn’t consider me much of a fun parent now but I do hope she does eventually.
I am fairly religious in some ways, i.e. I fast during the month of Ramadan and I pray regularly. But I also wear things that I probably shouldn’t. I try! I have to work harder than most because both my brother and Ali demand that I do prayers on their behalf. They are THAT lazy.
And my brother is going to kill me for writing that.
Q: What is the craziest thing you ever did in college?
A: For some reason I have a feeling my brother asked this question. He wants me to admit that I got a tattoo during my college days, and even though I’ve sworn up and down numerous times that I do not have a tattoo, he doesn’t believe me.
The truth is that I was almost as boring back in college as I am now. The worst thing I ever did was wear a few things my parents wouldn’t have approved of. There were also few months during my junior year where I smoked a few cigarettes here and there. I have no idea why I did it but I am really glad that habit never stuck. All I can say is that if Maya is even half as boring as I was then I will be a happy mother.
Q: Does your kid drive you crazy?? Your posts make it seem that way sometimes. 🙂
Yes, Maya does drive me nuts! But please take my sarcasm and complaining with a grain of salt because I am prone to exaggeration and I have little patience in general. The truth is that Maya is a really good, smart, loving kid and I love her to death!