I am still full from yesterday. No joke.

Before I head back to the couch to watch more Tivo’d episodes of Will and Grace (which is pretty much all I did yesterday, other than eat and cook), I’ll just say, for anyone who happens to be 1) in the Rhode Island area tomorrow and 2) up at 7:30 a.m. or so, that I’m going to be on Reading with Robin. I’m calling in to chat with Robin, so if you’re up, or barely awake, you can roll over and find me on your radio dial. And then, after, maybe go back to sleep. That’s what I’ll be doing, most likely. At any rate, I’m really excited. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Meanwhile, my new DSL is up and running, after a small glitch the first day. I got it set up and all was well, but then, later that night, when I came back up here, it wasn’t working. The night before Thanksgiving, when everyone in the world is either traveling or hanging out with family, and I have to call Tech Support. I get this totally nice guy with an Indian accent who very patiently walks me through resetting my modem. Me, I’m getting frustrated, and at one point I tell him so, and he is just so okay with that. I said, “You know, I really just want this to work,” and he says, “Oh, ma’am, it will. In a minute it will all be wonderful and you will be perfect.” He kept saying that, “You will be perfect, you will be perfect, just wait.” I found myself laughing around the third time and I said, “You know, that’s really nice. How often in life do people actually say that to you?” And he laughed. “Oh, ma’am, you will be perfect,” he said. Now, I know that nobody’s perfect, actually, and you shouldn’t even want to be—I wrote an entire book about that, actually—but it was sort of nice to hear this from a total stranger. And here, today, I am not perfect. But my DSL is running just fine. And that’s a good thing.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and a good dinner. And for those of you out shopping today, good luck. I can’t see HOW you do it, but good luck.

have a good day everyone!