tinker - 2006-01-27 22:17:07
This is my first visit (found you by way of BluePoppy) - great writing! Thank you for the laugh, I really needed it!
meepers - 2006-01-28 04:02:33
You should DEFINITELY start ordering Indian food...but other than that, it sounds like regular Married Life to me. Just throw in a little hanky-panky (meaning: no yoga pants) and all will be well.
Elizabeth - 2006-01-28 12:11:02
Brilliant as always, Molly. It's all about balance. Routine is deeply comforting. But ruts are tiresome. Trying something new takes effort and energy (and all those youthful types tend to suck up all the energy and effort)--- but I do think it's important to be aware of the slide into middle age--- try to ward it off as much as possible but accept which part of the slide is just damn fun.
christina - 2006-01-28 20:36:46
Elizabeth sent me and I'm so glad. I loved this post--for the humor of it, and for the relevancy it has to my life. I am SO like that about habits--I'm as fickle as they come. I like my same old same old, but then I like to be random too. I think it is about balance. Comfort is important and so is habit--but when I catch myself not wanting to do something just because 'we never do that' I jump in just for the sake of it. I'm with meepers, Indian is great. And no yoga pants--no anything for that matter--makes for delightful sleeping attire in my opinion. :)
Sarcomical - 2006-01-29 01:25:29
okay, if YOU are in a rut, i am in a damned techtonic crevice. ;) but honestly, i think that the fact that you are AWARE of the rut is in itself proof that it's not a bad thing. there's something almost zen-like in patterns, and i have a strange feeling, my dear molly, that you have no problem tearing it up when you really want to, so i don't think you're in any danger. ;) p.s. i think jen and i are going to the city this spring for our annual delush meeting; maybe we can meet up (oh GOD i'd be so nervous to be a dork with you).
Caroline - 2006-01-29 10:24:28
I think routine is good and comforting- you just can't let it take over. Then, before you know it, you're wearing mom jeans and seasonal sweaters. Don't worry, I vow to never let you stop doing weird/fun/ill-advised things every now and again. Also, as a fellow covered-head-to-toe sleeper, I say wear footie pajamas if you want to.
Emilie - 2006-01-29 14:01:33
If I could find adult-sized footie pajamas, I would be the happiest person on earth.
melati - 2006-01-30 16:20:56
First off, you are not a pig for ordering a raspberry scone and a latte for breakfast. i say this because, of course, I had a raspberry scone and a latte for breakfast this morning. and second of all, the sashimi plate is what I order too!!! Usually to make up for the fact that I had 56 kinds of simple carbs for breakfast.
Emily Ann - 2006-01-31 13:08:36
This was a great entry! I can so relate to this...the bodega I went to for 2 years would make me egg whites on wheat toast every morning, without fail. After being away from work for 2 days due to a cold, when I came back the guy that made my sandwich every morning was upset because he made my order for 2 days--and I never showed up! Anyway, when I left that job, I informed him this would be my last egg whites on wheat from his store and he replied, "this one's on us." And I stood there in that bodega on 25th and 7th crying. It was so comforting yet sad because I didn't even know his name and yet he knew my schedule and my breakfast of choice--and I never bothered to even ask his name.
PaintingChef - 2006-02-01 10:01:05
I don't know, I kind of like knowing that on Friday night my husband and I are going to walk into our favorite dive Mexican Restaurant and the first time our waitress comes to our table she is going to have my jumbo margarita on the rocks with no salt and Patrick's jumbo frozen margarita with salt in her hands and a bowl of cheese dip will be close behind. Like Kent said, it's comforting... That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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