|My friend Sarah as Rapunzel. The top of the wig was large and fluffy, |
like a blonde version of a British Palace Guard hat.
My sixteen-month-old niece, Lola, came to join the festivities. She enjoyed seeing the characters, as long as they kept their distance. She also carried around a banana for the majority of the morning, which I found adorable and endearing.
|Lola and her banana friend|
After the breakfast, Sarah asked me to go with her to a friend’s “psychic party.” I have never had a psychic reading before, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I really hoped my reading would be both accurate and illuminating. It wasn’t. At least not as far as I can tell. I tape-recorded my session so I could review it and share the highlights. On an aside, the psychic sounded exactly like Cleveland from Family Guy.
First, he told me that I might be pregnant with a baby boy. My immediate thought was that maybe I shouldn’t have just had that glass of wine. As if he read my mind (zing), the psychic reassured me that my baby will be healthy. (For the record, because I know it will be asked, I am not pregnant).
Second, he excitedly told me I am going to go to Dollywood this summer. “It sure feels like it’s gonna be fun,” he said.
Third, he informed me that I should have gone to school to be a lawyer. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that I’ve already done that.
Fourth, he told me that my best friend is going to marry a guy with amazing abs. My psychic stressed the word “amazing.”
Most importantly, he told me to stay away from bears. I think this is a good rule of thumb for everyone. We could all benefit from this sage advice.
The only other highlight of my day was quitting a game with a stranger on the iPhone app “Draw Something” because of their inexcusably bad drawings and guesses. This person drew what appeared to be a red piece of bacon and somehow expected me to guess “trophy.” This is only the second person I have quit playing against. The first time was several days ago when I drew a gloriously artistic lavalamp, only to have the person guess “lampalav” before giving up. My suspicion is that they did this just to irritate me.