Next, I thought about celebrities and how, despite all the hype and hoopla, they inevitably disappoint, at least for me. For example, I caught a glimpse of Rosie O'Donnell on "The View" the other morning, and while I like her and think she is pretty funny overall, she is too loud and dominates the conversation too much, no matter who she is sitting next to. When she opens her mouth, I get a little nervous and change the channel. When I changed the channel this morning, I found the Rachael Ray show. I have been a fan in the past, but I was dismayed that in preparing a children's lunch "bento" box, she thought it appropriate to include goopy sushi candy, basically glammed up rice krispy squares, and then, to my shock and surprise, she did a segment on what kids eat for lunch, and brought in her own junk food in the form of a Twinkie! I don't have kids, but last time I checked, most parents are pretty concerned about nutrition and I would think they'd be perplexed and disappointed at Rachael's emphasis on sugar and chemicals.
Then I thought about how in the last week I had found the following unexpected items: $10 in my raincoat pocket; a Burt's Bees red lipstick in the bottom of my purse; a Tasty Delight coupon a book of stamps I'd forgotten about in the desk drawer; and a jar of "nofat but doesn'ttastethatway" chocolate sauce in the fridge that I won from a magazine. I helped myself to a spoonful and realized that while unexpected things are nice, they don't always make good blog entries and that I would have my snack and leave it at that.
For a change, I thought I would try blogging in Firefox tonight even though I had nothing particular to say. When I got the blank screen, I was thrilled to see a formatting menu await me! What joy...bold, italic, a technicolor palette of colors! All this had been denied to me in Safari. I was so inspired that I wrote about all the small things in this array of colors, font, and sizes that you see here. Suddenly the world is new again, and I'm thinking... maybe nothing is something after all. Wasn't there a tv show about this?