February 20, 2009

OK – I am back… have you missed me? I have been so wildly busy rearranging my life, and now, dear Readers, I have simplified and focused, cleaned my house, had a near-death experience with my neck and a snowboard, and am happily reporting back to business here on my blog. I hope you will return. :) Wednesday night, while reading “The Venetian Betrayal” in my jammies, we were transported back in time to the reign of Alexander the Great, and his adventures, his gay lover, and his death. Did you know there is a mystery surrounding the exact location of his body? Anyway, while reading we were told about how he was mummified. His body immersed in white honey to preserve it, as honey is the only food that does not rot. I was surprised at this nugget – didn’t know that about honey. How interesting, don’t you think? Did you already know that? As you might also know if you are a Snapple fan, each bottle cap is printed with a lovely bit of trivia. On Thursday morning I popped the top of my freshly chilled bottle to read this timely piece of information, although by this time I am well educated in the magical properties of honey:

Honey is the only food that does not rot.

Then, last night while dallying on Facebook, my friend J asked for some help with the creation of a poster to advertise her latest business promotion. While chatting I whipped something up and she was making jokes about how I am her nice cuddly friend, like a teddy bear. I said, like a sock monkey? And she said, yeah, you could be my sock monkey but I don’t like Monkeys. We then went off on a tangent about how monkeys like to throw their poop at the spectators in the zoo, and I shared a real-life story about the apes in the Bronx Zoo and The Poop and Geisha incident circa 1978. It was decided that I would be her sock Giraffe, because really – who doesn’t like a giraffe? This morning I went over to J’s for a 45-minute Turbo Jam session, during which J presented me with a gift of “Magic Socks” that you have to drop into a bowl of water to see them expand into a pair of real socks. Mine are docorated with a cute little giraffe! So fun, and we will immerse them later. Then off for a visit with my friend’s new baby, and a Snapple for the road. I popped the top to see this: What do you make of that? Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!

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