Smile, Wednesday #4

on September 17, 2008 in Smile, Wednesday with 9 comments by

Have you ever seen a real building on fire?  I hadn’t, until yesterday.  Driving home from the sushi restaurant,  I saw the smoke and followed it.  There is something about seeing a building on fire- its devastating and frightening, even when you have no investment in it.  I was surprised when I realized what I was feeling was fear mixed with grief.  Not an experience I want to have again soon.

On a more positive note, I did get some delicious sushi for lunch. Let me tell you why this is the happiest sushi I have ever experienced.  Notice anything missing?  SEAWEED.  They use soy paper instead and it has revolutionized my sushi eating.  Oh just the sight of it makes my internal seaweed hater gloat a little bit.

On a less positive note, hey birds- what part of “Silver Toyota Camry Roof” makes you think TOILET?  Grrrrr.  And this photo doesn’t even take into account the four or five bird “moments” that are on my front passenger window.  I wish I knew the location of a car wash.Have I ever told you that this is one of my very favorite songs?  It is.  My all time #1 can not possibly be usurped [unless someone writes a song about being madly in love with me] is “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder.  Just more info to add to your “Annie” file, things that really have no real life application or worth.

It has been a LONG TIME since a book did this to me.  Kept me up until 1:30am reading.  Made me want to read while drying my hair.  Made me find a way to read while eating lunch.  But John Green has done it with An Abundance of Katherines.  Obviously.

I feel a little nervousness writing about this book because it isn’t blatantly Christian (though there are religious themes) and it has some not church appropriate parts and language.  But, that being said, it is excellent writing.  I loved it, but you may not.  But I did.  He has another book coming out next month and I can’t wait.

I feel the need to also explain my lunch a bit.  Water to drink- I’ve given up all sodas since April 08 and its great.  Egg salad sandwich- nothing wrong with that.  Those flying pig good for you veggie chips- farmland cheddar is my flavor of choice, I believe.  And then piles of pizza dough squares- for a recipe I’m making tonight for small group.  I had to make pesto yesterday and realized that I had left my food processor in Atlanta.  DOH.  Luckily I have a friend a few blocks away and she let me borrow her’s.

Ok, off to write things that pay the bills.  Happy Wednesday.


  1. posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 3:53 PM  |  reply

    #1. Buildings on fire – horrendous. When I was in the 3rd grade our church sanctuary got struck by lightning and burned to the ground one Sunday morning. We watched it and I was scared. But I’m over it now. Except when lightning strikes. (:

    #2. Were we separated at birth? I LOVE Stevie. And if I ever call you on the phone I will sing that song because it’s perfect for that sort of thing. Also, related to ABBA, I just have to say this: Andy on The Office.

    #3. Were we separated at birth? I have a silver Toyota Camry.

    d) I was listening to “Capitol City” today and it made me think of you. Have a nice life. (:

  2. Southern Gal
    posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 5:00 PM  |  reply

    I just had my ABBA albums out the other day listening to “Dancing Queen” and some of the other from Greatest Hits. All of their songs are catchy so I end up singing them in my head all day if I hear the title of one. Since you said “Take a Chance on Me” I am now doomed.

    My mom’s absolute fav of all time is the same Stevie Wonder song!!

    I’ll have to pick up the John Green book now that I’ve completed the reading of “The Tale of Despereaux” to my 6 year old. He loved it. I hope the movie isn’t too frightening so he can see it. Don’t like to create ‘going to bed problems’ when I can help it.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday…what’s left of it.

  3. posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 6:34 PM  |  reply

    Glad you had a great Wednesday! Hope your Thursday is just as fabulous. =)

  4. posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 6:53 PM  |  reply

    thank you for the book rec. i am always looking for a good one:)

  5. kathleen
    posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 7:19 PM  |  reply

    I ALWAYS read while drying my hair.

  6. Laura
    posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 8:29 PM  |  reply

    sounds like a good day. except the bird dump and the fire. thats unfortuate.but other than that, excellent day! love you!

  7. Amy
    posted on Sep 17, 2008 at 8:54 PM  |  reply

    I <3 ABBA! and it looks like you and Nashville are becoming a really good fit Annie! i’m so glad! hey, i might want to roadtrip it down there like 1st/2nd weekend of october with 2 of our small group girls. is that good with you? i am DYING to see you! 😉 love ya!

  8. posted on Sep 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM  |  reply

    I unabashedly adore ABBA. And your blog. You make me laugh, they make me wanna dance. It’s a good combo. And Your Wednesdays make Thursday jealous. Just so you know.

  9. posted on Sep 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM  |  reply

    Katie B asked me to make you an egg salad flair. I wondered why. Now I know.

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