Did any of you watch "The Gilmore Girls" when it was on? I came to that particular game late but, once I was on board, I was in for the long haul. If you're familiar with the show, you know that one of the things that made Rory Gilmore Rory was never going anywhere without a book. In that regard, I'm exactly like Rory. (I wish there were other ways in which I were like Rory. Namely her impressive ability to eat a continuous stream of junk food and still be stick thin. But, I digress.) Today, oh, my, I'm ashamed to even admit this, today I left the house for work without a book. Nothing. No book. Not even a magazine. I feel naked. I feel incomplete. I feel inadequate!
How did this happen? Especially when I was just at the library the other day and picked up a literal stack of books? Especially when I'm in the middle of a book by one of my very favorite authors? Sure, you could argue that I'm at work - I don't need a book. I should be, well, you know, working. And I am! Truly. But what if something should happen? What if . . . what if I got stuck in the elevator on my way in or out of the building? I could be in there for hours before help arrived and I would have nothing to read! What if the power went out and rendered me unable to complete any work-related tasks but the powers that be decided that the staff should remain in the building just in case the power came back on. What would I do to pass the time if I didn't have a book to read?
I feel panicky. But, the good news is that it's Friday and, because it's Friday, my work day ends at noon. I can last another 26 minutes sans book, right? At which point I will take the stairs to exit the building so as to avoid any horrifying stuck in the elevator with nothing to read scenario and head straight home. Do not pass "GO," do not collect $200. At home, there are books aplenty. (And laundry aplenty, too, but a girl must have her priorities.)
Tell me, what do you never leave home without? Don't tell me the boring, routine stuff. I want to know the quirky must-haves in your day. I'm looking forward to your comments!