Grits Etiquette and Four Other Things


Hello! Bonjour! Buon Giorno! Hey!

Suitcase unpacked and re-entry complete – for now. Haven’t written in so long, my fingers are confused by the keyboard. Am trying to put thoughts in order, but if you know me, you know that’s not going to happen. Where to begin … think I’ll start with grits.

  1. During a visit to beautiful South Carolina, I was informed when to eat what color of grits. Apparently, you eat white grits for breakfast, yellow for all other meals. I’m sure that knowledge will get me a hot cup of coffee exactly nowhere, but just the same, facts are facts.
  2. Started reading a bit again. Read James Cain’s Mildred Pierce; am thrilled I didn’t have a daughter like Veda. She would be the fictional poster girl for birth control. Am so very late to the party reading Like Water for Elephants bySara Gruen; never picked it up before because I thought it was an animal story instead of the fascinating people story it is. Of course, there are a bunch of animals, but am enjoying these pages. Picked up a copy of Monster in River Oaks by Michael Phillips. It is the sad but true story of too much money and con men. While I give the author an A for effort, the writing and the lack of crucial information leaves me cold.
  3. My neighbor friend, who has some challenges, is hilarious. Yesterday, she told me that her last boyfriend told her he wanted to use Allegra  so she had no choice but to show him the door. I know she meant Viagra, but did not pursue the conversation any further as we were hollering back and forth in the courtyard. And it would be TMI.
  4. I swear, as long as I live, I will not understand people. You think you know them and then, poof, you are holding your head in your hands. Can’t explain it well myself, but the following quotes do the job in my book. “A true friend stabs you in the front.” (Oscar Wilde). “Ever wonder why we sling our shields over our shoulders and onto our backs when the women come running to greet us?” (Robin Williams). And last but not least, “It’s never your enemies that get you. It’s your own people.”(Anonymous). Over and out.
  5. I have a new addiction. Peepsters. Made by the Peeps brand, these yummy little devils are marshmallow crème covered in dark chocolate. I think they are only produced for Easter, so if this sounds good to you, you better get to the store, pronto!

I’ll be signing off now. I have to clean my entire house, room by room. Suffice it to say I am not accomplished in this area. If I get started now, I may resurface … in 2012. Or not.

Later. 🙂