Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sara B Larson, Guest Blogger

We're pleased to announce that Sara B. Larson is going to guest post for us tomorrow. She's a writer who's represented by Hannah Brown Gordon at Foundry Literary + Media.

Sara's incredibly gifted and kind. Not to mention a fantastic writer. Check out her blog, she'll inspire you. http://sarablarson.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Lesson in Manners

Question of the day.

Is it polite for someone to ask if you are a part of a harem? I ask because that's what happened to me a month ago.

At first, I thought, this topic has nothing to do with chasing your dream but then I realized-it sort of does. You know, working toward your dream can be consuming. You give all your efforts to an idea that is going to impact people's lives. So when the time comes for super-silliness, treasure those moments.

Okay, so back to the harem bit. First off, I was stoned out of my mind from dental surgeries. I was so bored, I went shopping at a wholesale warehouse with my mom and step dad. Which could be a yawn-fest but not with me involved.

For exactly one hour, I made a mega store fearful of me. I knocked over two displays, broke an indestructible kitchen knife and got mistaken for a modern day polygamist.

First off, what polygamist wears leather leggings and Uggs? And I don't blame the super slow cashier for thinking I grooved on something different. Because honestly, I look nothing like my mom and step dad. I am carbon copy of my father, minus the eccentric.
So, when the cashier, who reeked of bacon, asked if my step dad was one of those men who had 50 women, I nearly choked on my gum.
And then, she proceeded to embrace my step-dad and say, "Hugs and ladybugs!"
Seriously, where has decorum gone in this world?
Oh well, at least I had a good laugh before throwing myself back in my dream.