Thursday, March 19, 2009

Grace in Small Things #4

1) This is my 300th post. Woah! That's a lot of posts. This blog has been an amazing experience, and much grace has flowed my way through online friendships. Thanks guys- you're the best! You're the reason I keep it going.

2) One of my coworkers brought a hardboiled egg in her lunch. She took it out and displayed it, calmly balanced, pointy end up, on her tape dispenser all morning. There was something about seeing that brown egg meditating amongst the files that made me very happy.

I had a nightmare last night, that Larry from Three's Company tickled me mercilessly until I was absolutely furious. So furious that I woke up angry at 3:30 am. Then I realized that I hadn't thought of Larry in about 20 years, and marveled at the bizarre nature of the human brain. When I shared my dream with my co-workers, I received two stories in return:

3) Dr. D. dreamed that there was a new trend amongst young nightclubbers: after the bars closed everyone would rush to the nearest library to read books. The libraries had to hire night shift employees to accomodate the new clientele.

4) One of the receptionists told me that when she was in high school she had a job as a cashier at a busy McDonald's restaurant. At home, she shared a room with her sister: two twin beds on either side of a window. Her sister had to wake her up at night because she would sleep-work; she'd get up out of bed, go stand at the window, and ask "May I take your order please?"

5) The roses Ken gave me are at the peak of their beauty today. They have unfurled their petals with graceful languor, each bloom more perfect than the last. Tomorrow the petals may start to brown and wilt, but there's still time left today to love them.

8 comments:

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Congrats on 300th post! Woo Hoo!!! Hmmm... I think that late night after party reading thing might catch on!!!

whatigotsofar said...

Three hundred, three schmundred. I wanna read more about Larry from Three's Company! Oh heck, anybody from Three's Company. How about a post about Mr. Furley's wardrobe?

Dianne said...

300!! Very cool, Brava!

LL Cool Joe said...

Well done, that's a lot of posts!

I couldn't agree with you more. I've loved my blogs and the friendships I've made through them.

It's been cool to get to know you recently. :) I look forward to reading your next 300 posts!

Karen said...

I love these. Congrats on the 300!

unsigned said...

300. This Is Sparta!

Scarlet said...

Wow! 300! Congrats!! Where was I when you started?? I always like to go back and reread my very old posts to see how I've changed. I've been blogging for a little over three years now, and I've had three blogs within that time.

I love your posts because you put your heart and soul into them. I hope you're around for a LONG time.

Jenski said...

300 posts - that's amazing!
Was there a full moon that night of your dream? :-) Your coworker's story reminds me of what was apparently the last time I sleepwalked - I got lost in the stuffed animals in my closet.