Thursday, December 20, 2007

(Oscar) Wilde Morning

Up and at em early to try catching up on yesterday's lack of office time. Even when I'm checking email, I hate missing work. Don't get me wrong, I take every single vacation day but it is planned and my side of the street is clean before I leave. Anyhow, two days that would have been crazy anyway are now going to be on the asylum side and my Google "Quote of the Day" served a reminder as to how I seem to avoid getting too terribly stressed.

"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."

- Oscar Wilde

True story. Don't think this is a new trait either as the quote below was the one that my parents chose for my high school yearbook "ad" (is this a Southern thing or did anyone else do this?):

"Alice laughed: 'There's no use trying,' she said; 'one can't believe impossible things.'
'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'"

- Lewis Carroll

Can't say I mind a little bit of delusion... whatever gets me to Mexico by Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Okay - the brownies I posted last night are a smashing success. I tasted a tiny square this morning and about fell over. I have been searching for MONTHS for THE brownie recipe that could beat the Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix and this one does it. They are spectacular. I want to try them without the crushed cookies and see how they hold up with no adornement.
And yeah - I'm a fan of chocolate and peppermint ANYTHING.

Susie said...

Aww that quote is awesome....and it is soo me as well :)

I hate missing stuff too. Umm when I was sick when I was a kid I would lie and say I was fine, just so I wouldn't miss school. I know. Huge dork.

ToKissTheCook said...

MS: I can't wait. I still have to go to the Ghiradelli box in a crunch but those look and sound FANTASTIC!!

Sus: Not faking your way out of school is taking social to a whole new level. I had more "ear infections" and "stomach flu" than I care to recount. Mom caught on to the theatrics though...90% of the time.