good signs

Have you entered my audiobook giveaway on Twitter yet? If not, no worries – you have one more day. Here’s how to enter.

Okay, writing that just now made me think how weird it is that we use the word “enter” for giveaways. I’m picturing the giveaway as a room in which people automatically appear once they’ve entered with a popping sound effect. “Look, so-and-so has entered the giveaway!” Guess I’m in one of those bizarre word moods. Next I’ll be saying “purple” a bunch of times until it doesn’t sound like a word anymore.

I’ve been known to get like this after visits to the doctor where they take blood.  I do not do needles. Not at all. I have so much respect for everyone in the health profession, especially people who take blood. Sensitive people like me are a pain. The nurse did an awesome job of distracting me while I was taking deep breaths and not looking at the blood. She talked about how fresh the fruit is in Jamaica. Dude. How did she know I’m obsessed with fruit? She’s that good! She’s so good that now I want to go to Jamaica and eat the fresh fruit.

Speaking of fresh fruit, I finally hooked up with some real tomatoes (as opposed to the impostor tomatoes that are currently taking over supermarkets nationwide). Yes, I was so happy to see them in the midst of our tomato crisis that I almost made out with a bunch of New England vine ripe ones right there in Whole Foods. I am not opposed to PDA. “A Day in the Life” came on and I was transported back to the Paul McCartney concert, waving my arms to the “ah-ah-ahhhh” part. At the concert, not at Whole Foods. Then I came home, made a tomato and muenster cheese sandwich with mayo on rye, and enjoyed the classic taste of summer. It’s a good sign that these tomatoes taste like tomatoes. Hope is alive.

Without hope, it’s hard to stay positive. We have to keep hoping that our dreams will become reality. Like how I hope When It Happens will be made into a movie soon. You guys have told me how the book played like a movie when you read it. Which makes total sense. As I was writing it, I pictured every scene like a movie. I had a Knowing from the start that it was meant to be a movie. Back then, the book was actually called Trust. My initial plan was to do one-word titles. My friend Jim and I used to walk down Central Park West on warm nights, summer breeze and city lights all around us, visualizing Trust becoming a movie.

Then Trust became a movie.

As if I didn’t already heart Ross enough, David Schwimmer busted out with this absolutely gripping film that just blows you away. I’m taking it as a good sign for When It Happens. And if Liana Liberato wanted to play Sara, I would be one happy girl.

Best of all, I have my peaceful homelife back. I forgot how quiet facing our little courtyard in the back was until the construction work ended. And I finally remembered to look up (as John Dalton advises) and notice that our building’s exterior is gorgeous. I’m not sure the constant noise was worth it, but this place is all sparkly happy now. I’m taking that as a good sign, too.

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4 thoughts on “good signs

  1. I’m so glad to hear that your quest to find some real tomatoes has been successful. I’ve been craving fruits lately. If I get off my lazy butt and go to Whole Foods tomorrow, I hope to buy some yummy, delicious fruits. I was also given a gift certificate to Farm Fresh To You (http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com) and really should take advantage of that and get some organic veggies and fruits.

    • Thanks for the link – they look awesome! It’s so important to eat up all the delicious fruit and vegetables in the summer we can’t get during the rest of the year. Love to get my antioxidants on 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh susane!!!! When it happens as a movie?! Wow. When it happens as a movie WITH liana liberato as Sara?! Double wow! I am sooooooooo excited and my fingers are crossed that that really happens (mostly just it becoming a movie)! I love Liana liberato- she is such q gorgeous girl and I loved her in “safe harbor”!!! Soo cute and im so pumped! I will be that person to buy the first tickets for when it happens when (and if) it comes out!! Ahhh! So exciting!! Hahaha well thats all!!! Xoxoxo

    • Let’s hope the Universe feels all of our positive energy about a When It Happens movie. I’ve already been sending out pink bubble wishes for 15 years! I have a Knowing this movie will happen 🙂

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