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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More Keys to the Universe

Keys to the universe are no-fail items or activities that always, always either do what they are supposed to do or always, always make me happy.

1) Pepto Bismol. When you eat like a freak, the way I do, it’s a wonderful thing to have around.
2) Gel nails. They last two weeks and cost the same as a regular manicure.
3) Atkins Endulge chocolate caramel candy bar. Tastes just like a Snickers but is only 2 grams carb. See item #1, however, if you eat more than one!
4) Fage yogurt. It tastes like sour cream (mmmmmmm) but is no fat and only 3 grams carb. a serving. You get it at Trader Joe’s.
5) Putting on belly dance costumes.
6) Book contracts.
7) My push lawn mower. Works great, needs no stupid gas, and my boys can mow the lawn with it without injury, knock wood.
8) Working out with R. Always full of laffs and gozz about town politics.
9) The Middle East in Cambridge, of course.
10) Catmint and sedum. They grow anywhere and look pretty.
11) Kissing any one of the following faces: Nat, Max, Ben.
12) Helping a parent whose kid is newly diagnosed figure things out
13) Realizing my children have good senses of humor
14) Ned’s poetry (it is rare but it is incredible)


I’m on those gel nails. You speak so highly of them.

Done, sister.

— added by Drama Mama on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Drama Mama,
Let me know what you think of them!
I love your blog, btw.

— added by Susan Senator on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 11:57 pm

Just thought I’d let you know that Kim Stagliano gave me a copy of your book, and I enjoyed it.

I saw many similarities between your son’s behaviours and my own.

— added by John Elder Robison on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 1:33 am

I was a fan of the gel nails, before children….now I am a fan of trying not to bite my nails….
I am trying to find Fage yogurt…cannot get it here in Austin, Tx.
You are a better person than I with the belly dancing…I would not do that to anyone (show my belly).
I would love to write a book..someday.
I prefer Alka-Seltzer.
I have a lawn boys…neighbors.
I am also a huge fan of Atkins Endulge…also a big fan of lo-carb.

— added by Mom26children on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 8:00 pm

We all know there are more important things in life than perfect nails, so don’t worry! Give yourself time to do what you need to do.
Fage yogurt is Greek yogurt, if that helps you find it…
The way to write a book is to just start. Don’t think about the 300 pages you have to fill. Just write the one page you can and see how it makes you feel.

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, May 25, 2007 at 6:56 am