Going to Work Naked . . . Kind Of

The one and only way I resemble TV's Rory Gilmore.

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!

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Greg October 28, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Me too.
Jay Sykes October 28, 2012 at 03:24 AM
One leg at a time or two?
Bob McBride October 28, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Both legs go through the drive-thru at the same time. I've never tried it the other way but it sounds painful.
Luke October 29, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Her punctuation errors have been burned into my synapses for all time. Why didn't you warn me, Bob? You know how sensitive I am.
Craig October 30, 2012 at 02:23 PM
My dad once told me that being a grandparent is God's way of giving a second chance for parents who couldn't take the time to enjoy their kids. When I was young he wasn't home much, working two jobs. But when he was retired, he was a different person. I am glad I had the chance to see him stress free. He had a short fuse and ruled with an iron fist as a father, but as a grandfather he was incredible!


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