Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What to do?

When...

You spill water on a newly ordered library book (I am the first to check it out--ever)? I am going to have to turn it in and confess my deed. Do I send it with a note? Do I tell the kind older lady or younger tattooed lady that I would like to buy the book outright, because it pretty much changed my life?

Then, every time I reach the epilogue and turn the very wrinkled pages, it will remind me of that plane ride. The ride where I spilled a full cup of ice water on the book and my lap, making me look like I peed my pants. And I didn't care about other people seeing that guilty looking patch of pants, but I did care about walking around the airport with very wet, cold jeans. Which is the worst. (!) I've come a long way since high school, when I sat in a wet restaurant chair before the homecoming dance, staining my gray satin skirt. I was so emotionally fragile and nervous that I first accused my overly sweaty legs of soaking through 10 layers of tulle rather than think the chair was to blame. I spent the rest of the night overly apologetic and shuffling along walls to hide the dark spot.

So I really hope I can buy this book. Because it reminds me of how much I love being a twin, how much I love actually having self esteem (and not being in high school), and how I probably got the swine flu from the guy coughing next to me on the plane. All equally important and historic facts.

4 comments:

Kenzie said...

absolutely nothing is worse than cold wet jeans! When I see people step into a pool fully clothed it makes me want to gag. I can't wait to read that book, I love being your twin! best thing in the world.

Tyler and Megan said...

what is the book??
also...sorry about your wet jeans. and the swine flu. but mostly the wet jeans.

Orange Juice said...

Malorie,

How fun you found me. I love that you know Marissa and Stevenson! They are great! We miss them. It sounds like Oregon is treating you very well. I am so happy for you. Your blog is too cute. What book did you read? Well, I am happy we can keep in touch now!!

love,
Alexis

Malorie said...

Sorry if the link was confusing, the book was "One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to be Singular." Such a long title!