Wishing for Plinko, winning a dinette set and a daybed.
It's like that.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I popped into a little beauty supply store to buy some shampoo and the two ladies working there were deep in conversation, hovering over a list. They looked up at me and said, "We'll be right with you" before looking back to their list.
-OK, don't forget to order the 7-layer cake. You have that, right?
-Yes, I ordered it. The 7-layer cake, cotton candy, the pomegranates, I have all that.
-How about the sangria?
-Yeah, I have sangria and margaritas.
Standing at the counter waiting for one of them to ring me up, I said, "Sounds like a fun party!"
Neither one responded, so I decided to say it again. "Sounds like you're planning quite the party!"
Taking off her reading glasses and slowly making her way to the counter, one of the women flatly replied, "We're ordering lip gloss."
Jessica Martin grew up on her family’s farm in Brockport, New York. She spent her formative years talking to herself in the mirror and memorizing lines from Full House episodes. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Television, Radio and Film and that proved to be worthwhile in that she still enjoys all of those things. After living in San Francisco, New York, and Boston, Jessica has learned the importance of light layers, irony, and remembering how people take their coffee.
A fortune cookie once told her that she finds beauty in ordinary things, and she liked this. But then another fortune cookie told her that she liked horse racing and gambling, but not to excess, so she’s not entirely sure what to believe. She sort of thinks fortune cookies should stop pretending they know her so well.
Open-Eyed Sneeze is her first book.