Sunday, June 15, 2008

Go Active! Emma


My friend Graham (who is in fashion, so he should know) always says he likes my hair best when I’m working my Wild & Wavy look, which suits me just fine because it cuts about four hours in blow-dry time. But, have you seen Kathy Griffin in the new season of My Life on the D-List? If that’s what my Wild & Wavy hair looks like, then it might be time to reevaluate. I love you Kathy, but that ’do is a Don’t.

In other news, I can’t stop picturing myself as the star of a commercial for McDonald’s Go Active! Adult Happy Meal. Sometimes, when it’s the dead of winter and I’m watching Mean Girls on repeat while huddling under a purple wool afghan and eating chocolate-covered pretzels for dear life, I do feel a little lazy. But that has nothing to do with Summer Emma. I tell you what, if it’s a Saturday and conditions are balmy, then you’d better bet I’m going to be Making the Most of the Situation.

So seriously, I cannot believe there isn’t a camera crew following me around to film me riding Old Yeller past the planetarium, sprinting along the lake in a sudden shower (can you call it sudden when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning?) or attempting a single pull-up on the bar by Diversey Harbor. At the end of the commercial, they could show me cheerily holding up a plain hamburger and a fruit cup while wearing workout attire. Why must I constantly be the one to think of everything?

Things I Am Into At This Very Moment:
1. Using capitals for emphasis. See above.
2. Listening to the Vampire Weekend song Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa 100 times per day.
3. Flip-flops provided as party favors at black-tie events. Put ’em on, walk home.
4. Considering the possibility that my new neighbors might be cute.

2 comments:

Kate Brennan said...

Thanks for the McD plug! I think...

Colleen Snell said...

So were the neighbors cute?