Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Does this book make my geek show?

Why is it that the same book can make one person look cool and the person right next to that cool person, holding the same book, look like a geek?!?!?!?!

I am the geek.

I was at the store with my oldest daughter (14 yrs old). We went to the LSS for a Quickutz meeting, which we missed because I had the time wrong. I offered up Michaels as a consolation prize (mostly for me). We ended up going to TJMAXX instead. While we were heading (wandering aimlessly) to the check out lines, I found the BOOK SHELF.

I couldn’t help myself. Especially when I saw titles that I knew to be sci-fi/fantasy books. (okay, so maybe I am starting to see the geek in me) I had one in hand when a young (late teen) girl approached with her boyfriend. I saw the movement from the corner of my eye, but I didn’t look at them, I had to make sure there were enough books on the shelf. I didn’t want them to take the last one. Keep in mind that at this point I didn’t know which books I really wanted, but I knew I didn’t want to have any choices taken away either. Because you know that I NEED to read every book out there about supernatural beings.

Anyway, I heard the girl ask the boy which of the books was the first in the series. I had just figured that out myself so, I turned to her and offered up the title. She stood there in her beaten up jeans, a couple of tank tops and PINK hair looking WAY cooler than I have ever been in my life. I stood there in my Capri pants, one t-shirt and graying hair looking geekier than I ever have been (or felt) in my life.

We paid for our items and left the store. All the while I couldn’t help but wondering why that same book was cool in her hands and geeky in mine.

Guess it isn’t the book, is it?!?!?!?!?

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

1. You are WAY cooler in real life than you give yourself credit for, chicky. (snort, pink hair, it always seems so cool at the time but later we cringe - I put pink streaks in my hair once back in the day)

2. I can't wait to hear if the series is good or not!

3. You had me at QuicKutz, but I'm sorry you missed the event.

4. I wish we lived closer together because hanging out with you and the girls is soooooo much fun!

Signed, your friend Rosemary