Friday, February 8, 2013

This is how I spent my Friday night.

And I'm okay with it. As I've found out, when you're a Mama you definitely have less time to enjoy reading. This was a hard adjustment because when I love a book, I don't want to put it down. I may be exhausted tomorrow when Felix wakes up at 7 a.m. (or shudder, earlier) but it was worth it to get to read--and finish-- Mindy's book. It is no surprise I loved it.

Because thanks to her show (I know, I didn't watch The Office though I really wanted to), I love her. I want to be her best friend. Even more so now after reading the chapter Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities.

There's a part in her book about marriage that I dog eared. It's kind of sad to share it now because Mindy was talking about Amy Poehler and Will Arnett who have since divorced. Yet, the idea/message (hope) is still one that's powerful:

"I remember at the Parks and Recreation premiere four years ago, Amy was looking for her husband toward the end of the night. She stopped by me and a couple other Office writers who had scammed invites to the party.

Amy: Hey guys. Have you seen Arnett? I can't find him.

We didn't know where he was, and she shook her head good-naturedly, like "That guy," and went on looking for him. I had never heard a woman call her husband by his last name, like she was a player on the same sports team Will was on. You could tell from that small moment that Will and Amy are total pals." 

Made me smile and want to be a better pal to my husband because I love being on the same team. 

Mindy, I love you even more now. You were exactly my kind of Friday night. 


Megan said...

i am home alone on a saturday night - eating a burritto, drinking a g&t and watching documentaries - its nice to just do nothing sometimes.
I havent read this book but have only heard good things - will have to put it on my to read list :)

Zoë said...

I haven't read this book, but that was a really cute passage, even though in context it's kinda sad. I may have to pick it up ! Today is blizzarding here, so we have power right now, we didn't earlier, and who knows what will happen tonight. Friday night was pretty lazy though :)

Dawn said...

We had a quiet weekend in as well. I, too, spent a lot of time reading! I'm currently devouring an Enrie Pyle book; I love his journalism. Always.

Oh, My Darling said...

That is an excellent book! She writes in such a clever, approachable way. I tore through all of it over the course of a four-hour bus ride!

Lottie Simm said...

i love reading too and am managing a few pages here and there every couple of days.

and i love being on the same page as my husband too

browneyedgirl said...

i love this book!

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