Monday, October 10, 2011

October Outing

In my last post, I credited a good friend with getting JanetWorld back in business.

That prompted an early morning call.

"GOOD FRIEND?" he yelled. "GOOD FRIEND?"

Okay, I'm sort of exaggerating. It wasn't early--well, it kind of was. 9:30 on a Sunday morning. And he didn't yell, not really. He was teasing me. And he can tease me because he is a good friend. You know.

*clears throat*

I told him I was going to out him in this post, tell the world who is responsible for nagging encouraging me to open up JanetWorld again, and he said: "Janet, I know I can trust you to be discreet" or some such nonsense.

Discreet? Since when was THAT part of the deal?

Okay, here we go, being discreet: he's Music Guy.

Actually, when we first met, years ago, he had a guitar in his hand. He's always been Music Guy. But now Music Guy is part of JanetWorld.

Music Guy is the official nagger encourager for this blog.

Okay, enough about him. Let's talk about me.

Here's what I've been doing: cooking. In an effort to expand my culinary art, I took out the crock pot (which I swear I've never seen before but whatever) and made some deliciousness.

But not before trying to slice off my fingers. It's probably just as well I don't have the Ginzu knives (although as Music Guy very aptly pointed out, if I did have them I could cut some bathroom tiles, resole a shoe, and then slice a tomato paper thin). My decades-old knives don't cut through my fingers any better than they get through a squash. If I had a Ginzu knife, my kitchen floor would be littered with Janet-body parts.

So, in the interest of personal safety, I've decided I'm never cooking anything that requires me to get into a squash. And I'm not buying a Ginzu knife. It's probably best for everyone. Especially me.

By the way, I appreciate the comments and I wish I could respond but for some reason Blogspot is not letting me post on ANY blog in the comments section. I don't understand it. I've been nice (well, pretty nice) (all right, I've been okay) (tolerable) (nobody's sued me) (yet) but it seems to reject me. I'm trying not to take it personally, and please, I don't want you to either.

I hope everybody gets out and tromps through the leaves before the city says they have to vacuum their yards. I'm all for tidy, but honestly, this is fall! It's a lovely, noisy season--the sound of dry leaves skittering through the air and across the ground is wonderful. So quit reading this, post a quick comment saying hello to Music Guy, and go outside and kick some leaves!


Kacie said...

Hi, Music Guy! :) And I just got back from a long walk with the dog in the Fall leaves (and frost), and it was absolutely lovely. Now I'm having a glass of wine and putting a long day of grading papers behind me, while I wait for MY guy to get home from school.

Love and miss you! XXOO

Janet Spaeth said...

Kacie, I can't wait for our guys to meet! They're both singers, guitarists, and loving, caring people!


Janet Spaeth said...

HEY! It worked! I can comment now!

Ladyslipper Book Reviews said...

I too would love to meet Music Guy. Unless of course you are afraid to introduce me to him. Hummm, maybe you're right. If he starts meeting your friends you never what may happen. :) Let me know when you can talk again. Patty

grahamthomas said...

A blog! How cool is this?! Hello Music Guy...Janet is a very special person, but you know this.
I love your writing, friend. Makes me laugh. I'm happy you're happy. "skittering"...great word, I could so picture the scene. My trees are cut down, except for the pine and the photocarpus..leaves like little knives - not the same. Here's to Fall... :)

Janet Spaeth said...

GrahamThomas, thank you for the compliment! You are quite the writer yourself--but I have to confess I can't figure out who you are. User names!!!

Patty (aka Ladyslipper Book Reviews), of COURSE you will get to meet Music Guy! You have to!

And Music Guy does read all of this. He's just very non-bloggy, preferring to let me do it. But he does comment in emails to me. HE DOES EXIST! HE DOES! HE DOES!!