I didn’t get out of bed until almost 10 this morning. After watching three back to back episodes of The West Wing, I went to the library and the grocery store. And now I am ready for a nap. I’m beginning to think my doctor might be right about those low iron levels. I did buy some red meat at the store today and I have frozen spinach ready to be mixed into spaghetti sauce and stew (yes, even at 29, there are still some foods that I have to sneak into my meals. Picky Eaters, unite!). The goal is to feel more like a person and less like a log in a few days, but for now, I’m sadistically enjoying the lethargy. That’s what Saturday afternoons are for anyway. Amen.

I haven’t been reading much lately, so I was desperate to get to the library to borrow something that wasn’t a magazine or blog. I didn’t get to the library today until about 15 minutes before it closed, so I just went to the nearest shelf and grabbed a couple of books that looked like they could deliver. I like to think this is the library version of saying “yes” to a date you might not otherwise consider, but are so desperate for attention that you agree anyway and it turns out to be twue wuv. Or you get saddled with a sad nerd who lives in his mother’s basement and won’t stop writing on your Facebook wall. I don’t know. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all, amirite?

Here are my dates for the next three weeks:

The inside book jacket promises me “a collection of nine unforgettable stories — strikingly original, fiercely funny, and quietly heartbreaking — portraying a group of cultural misfits attempting to navigate mainstream America.” Well shucks, you had me at “misfits.”

Can you believe I’ve never read anything by Anna Quindlen? I feel like she is one of those authors that all the cool kids are reading, but as usual, I am late to join the party. There were a few other of her books on the shelf; I probably just picked this one because I thought the cover was pretty. The vintage vibe spoke to me. I feel like I need to insert a joke here about judging a book by its cover, but I’m coming up dry. Pretend I said something hilarious and start LOLing, thanks.

Have a good rest of your weekend, and don’t forget to eat your vegetables.

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