Wednesday, August 16, 2006

It's hard to type with my fingers crossed.

Last night I went out--alone. It was wonderful. Even though I'm not big on shopping--the evening began at the mall where I went looking for a pair of slacks for an interview (I have an interview today!!). I had already worn the only 2 nice pair of pants I own while dropping off my resume and then a cover letter. I decided to splurge. 50 pairs of pants later--I found 2 that fit. Not to mention, they were both on sale (or maybe I'm just using that as justification?). Needless to say, the pants hold magical powers to help me get this job. I hope.

Afterwards, I headed over to the fabric store to browse without a bored husband following behind me. And then, the highlight of my evening: I headed next door to the bookstore.

Ahh, sweet books, the ambrosia of life!

It's been far too long since I've spent a healthy dose of time wandering aisles of books, smelling sweet book smells, savoring words and titles and book cover images--all while drinking coffee.

The whole reason behind going to the bookstore was to familiarize myself with some titles for the interview that I have in 2 hours! I'm a little nervous. Can you tell? I want to tell you all about the place I am hoping to get hired at, but.......... I don't want to jinx myself. All I can say is that I'll still be poor, but I believe it is a place that will make me very, very happy. It involves books and little people, and a little purple door. But there, I think I've already said too much.

Anyway, at the bookstore I found something that I've been wanting to read it since I first heard about it. There it was sitting on the top shelf, beckoning to me. I quickly reached up high, grabbed it and went to find a quiet bench to sit down and read. Maybe I'll write more about it later, but for now I can only suggest that you spend some time with this one:

It nearly brought me to tears.

I am in love with books again. I want to drown in them. I want to live in books forever.

My night out was good. And, today, I don't even have a hangover. Perfect.


Amber said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck. (And I think I might know what the job is. Then again, I might not.)

tara dawn said...

I'm so excited for you...keeping my fingers crossed as well:) I just know they'll love you...but not as much as I do! Heehee...
I'll write to you soon.

Kristine said...

Good luck!

Natasjia said...

Good luck! Little people and books...hmmm...sounds like we might have similar jobs. :) I hope your pants work magic, but I think your own color will do it all. You and Amber and I should go out for lunch/coffee/tea/books sometimes soon.

bee said...

first, GOOD LUCK. i know you'll kick ass, i know it.
second, for some reason i think you've mentioned this, or i've read this somewhere, but have you thought of writing children's books? something in how you described "books and little people and a purple door" that made me think of that. and i was just like, oooh, jessie would be

swampgrrl said...

hahaha...the secret power of pants! i used to feel that way about jewelry. like, i can get through the day if i wear the silver/hematite bracelet that was my grandma egan's. i believe that this is so true about clothes!

i too have felt the swoon of books. the sound of cracking the binding. smelling the pages. taking in the whole sensory experience. this book and the one you posted about 'painting as landscape' look so good. i'm going to amazon to take a look.

good luck!

deirdre said...

I hope the interview went well. I always think of bookstore browses as meditation - my breathing slows, heart calms, eyes soften. All the good stuff. :) Glad you got to enjoy.

liz elayne said...

falling in love with books again...this sounds like a lovely experience.

i hope the interview went really well!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you...I wanna get together and talk books soon!

I owe you an email.

Good luck, good luck, good luck! Every appendage is crossed for you.

Anonymous said...

love the book suggestion-- thank you.

AND, loads of love and energy and positive vibe going to wrap you in a cloud of winning energy for your interview.


beansprout said...

Best of luck! I hope your magic pants do the trick. I love magic pants! I'm sure you'll do great.

erin said...

i'm crossing my fingers for you - purple door - i'm intrigued!

melba said...

Sending love and positive energy your way!!

I wanted to check out your photos but for some reason (I think because we have this really strong pop up blocker) I can't click on your flicker account and then I couldn't figure out your flicker name. Let me know when you get a chance.

Jessie said...

Thanks Melba! I don't have many photos posted, but my flicker name is Spiral Serpent
here's the link: