Thursday, September 25, 2008

Things I Am Rationally Afraid Of

1. Signing a mortgage during the single worst week possible.

2. Cirrhosis.

3. Looking for love in all the wrong places.

4. Termites.

5. Writing memoirs.

6. Letting my babies grow up to be cowboys.

7. Low-rise jeans

8. My tendency to crave things I find at ABC Carpet & Home

9. Sarah Palin

10. For some unforeseen reason being unable to fully enjoy the glorious experience of Willie tonight at Rockefeller Center (Oh, no, wait. That's categorized under "irrational.")


Blogger O'Reilly said...

Palin makes my top 10 list too. It's the witchcraft thing and the certainty that god is making a way for her. Infallibility has disorienting effect, a faulty premise that leads to regrettable consequences.

10:51 AM  
Blogger KB said...

I was recommended your book by a friend and I LOVE it!
Are you planning to write another?

7:50 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

I firmly believe that God is making a way for Sarah Palin. But then I believe that God is insane and has it in for me and everything I hold dear.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

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11:30 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

My only comment.

Why is Sarah Palin Number 9?

11:34 AM  
Blogger EB of SpiceDish said...

Isn't she truly terrifying?

5:49 PM  
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7:06 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Doggone it, now, I'm fixin' to hate on Sarah Palin, here, but I've had four too many pints of IPA to make a rational point.

Darn it.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Designative said...

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8:12 AM  
Blogger Mary Elizabeth Williams said...

I am rationally afraid of all those things. And bears!

Since you're about to become part of the homeowning society, can I send you the galleys of my memoir, Gimme Shelter (Simon & Schuster, 3/09)?

You can email

Good luck!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I just finished reading your book. It was witty, candid, both hysterical and sad at times but oh, so human. I loved it. Thank you for sharing your quest for purpose and meaning and doing it with such flair. (You inspired me to write my first comment to a blog.) Your determination and stick-to-a-tism makes you a winner. Congrats on your new house and much happiness in the future.

10:05 AM  
Blogger marina said...

even i, in a little town lost in France, i'm afraid by Sarah Palin...
Well, i just want to say you (with my very very good english)that i really loved your book. I'm waiting for the next...
A French's women who never cook like you or Julia C.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Joy Logan said...

Palin is for sure on my list too!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Renovation Therapy said...

I live in fear of tripping on the subway stairs and knocking my teeth out on that skanky-ass floor.

1:29 PM  
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Blogger Jordan Hatten said...

We all have some fears, it's okay. I will continue reading your next posts. Good luck with them!

2:18 PM  

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