Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Friday!

Gotta love a short work week!

I'm reading a book called A Total Waste of Makeup by Kim Gruenenfelder. It's pretty funny and really easy to read while doing cardio at the gym. I love having my iPhone because time in the gym goes so much faster with the help of apps like Pandora and Kindle.

Anyway, there was a point to telling you the above information. The book is set in Los Angeles, and it's narrated by a movie star's assistant, Charlie. She has to do all of this ridiculous stuff for her boss, all while trying to understand men's behavior and dissecting her love life (which is mostly non-existent). Throughout the book, Charlie gives tips and advice she'd want her granddaughter to know...things like:

When you get really depressed at how unfair the world is, remember: half the planet didn't get a clean drink of water today.


Don't be jealous of anyone. I guarantee you, if everyone walked into a room, and dumped their problems onto the floor, when they saw what everyone else's problems were, they'd be scrambling to get their own problems back before someone else got them first.


There is nothing more painful in life than to be invisible. Try never to make anyone in your life feel that way.


You should never have a job that you hate so much you think "Thank God it's Friday" every week of your life.


I can especially relate to the last one :)

TGIF! Have a fun and fabulous weekend, friends!


DSS said...

Clearly I need to add this to my reading list!! I love these little quips/quotes :) Especially the one about dumping problems on the floor. Isn't it funny how the grass does look greener so much of the time? But when you stop and think, the grass is so bad right where you are!

Mary A. said...

MUST read this book!

I do find that some of the most helpful life lessons can be found on the Shit-my-dad-says website.

Just in case you needed a little salt with your pith!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I loved that book!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Aw, I love all those little quotes. Such great advice! I actually had this book on my 'to read' list. I'll have to check it out!

Laura said...

I love that advice! Thanks for sharing! Although, with the last one I think that no matter what job i have or how i much i love it, i will always look forward to Fridays. This is the first time in my life I've ever really liked by job, but I still love the weekends more. Work is work.
Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend :)

Beach Belle said...

I absolutely loved that book and the ones you chose to highlight here. Good reminder to look at the bigger picture. :)