Pothole O’Reilly

Those were my two wavy words to type when I ordered my 7,000th bridal shower gift of the summer on Amazon. Pothole O’Reilly. Sounds like a scruffy little pickpocket.

I was explaining this at the dinner table, and Bird said, “who is Paco O’Reilly?” And yeah, even better.

Bird has been doing this weird exaggerated Southern accent lately, and I can’t decide if I love it for its cleverness and her ability to notice and modify language, or if I hate it because it’s obnoxious and loud and usually repetitive. Both, I guess.

I’m in the middle of a huge project at work. A project which involves a lot of pressure, and a deadline, and a lot of research. And truthfully, I should be at the END of this project, but I have grown to dislike it very much and spend a lot of my work time searching for distraction. Like the Seinfeld episode where George and Jerry sit down to write the pilot. In any case. This project. Kicking my lazy, pregnant ass all over the room.

Things we have recently prepared and liked, which involve minimal stove time: Mango Avocado Rolls, Edamame Hummus. Yum on both. Go try.

Currently reading: Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. The library sent an email saying the book was overdue. So I went online to renew it, naturally. And it is ON HOLD for another patron, and therefore un-renewable. But! I am loving this book, in a sad and curious way, so I keep making reading promises and making more headway, racing to finish and return just a little bit late. This is my public apology to the next reader: I do hope you are a hopeful and disorganized library patron like me, that you use the hold list as more of a wish list, and that you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that it’s your turn, instead of sitting in your reading chair in the dark all alone, tapping your fingertips on the table until I’m done. Because dammit, I have to finish this book.


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