Hello, friends! Did you have a good weekend? I remembered to turn back the clocks, which in turn prompted me to flip the calendar page. November–are you kidding me??
Apropos of nothing, here’s a random list of things that tickled my funny bone last week.
1.) My gym closed down, and another one opened its doors in the very same spot. When I switched over my membership, they gave me one of those laminated cards with a punched hole, designed to
advertise their company make check-ins more convenient. I slipped it into my purse, ’cause I’m not comfortable having my buying habits on public display.
When I went back for my first workout, I slid my punch card across the counter. The trainer lifted his eyebrows just slightly, no doubt reminding himself about the "NO JUDGMENT" posters they’d plastered all over the walls. Imagine my chagrin when I realized I’d handed over my Panera’s membership card, not the one for the gym!
I snatched it back. "Ha," I said, holding it aloft. "This is why I’m here." Smart guy, he didn’t crack a smile. But I’d bet good money he’d already figured that out for himself.
2) I get to celebrate another birthday this week (along with my Scorpio sisters, and ). I’m not the least bit afraid of getting older, which is why it’s a wee bit ironic that my writing project requires me to spend a significant amount of time dwelling in the past.
3) Speaking of getting older, my voice teacher and I met up for dinner on Friday night. She chose the place: Coyote Grill in Laguna. Lucky us, we snagged a table on the patio, which gave us front-row access to a spectacular ocean view. The sunset was gorgeous; likewise, the silvery dusk.
The waitress was taking our orders when a large group of elderly couples shuffled in. They took their seats at an adjoining table, and a bit of a kerfuffle ensued. They were having a hard time reading the menu by candlelight. Laughter rang out from their corner, as one by one, they reached into their pockets and handbags. Before long, the entire table glowed blue. Clever souls, they were reading their menus by the light of their cell phones.
Happy Monday, everyone!