I visited a mall for shopping purposes for the first time in a long time today. Reminded me why I don't spend much time shopping in general. Funny thing--if you find such things funny--they were holding auditions for The Biggest Loser at a 24-Hour Fitness in said mall. From a distance, I couldn't figure out why so many very large people were standing around a fitness center. Perhaps it was some sort of protest? Of what I couldn't imagine, but this being California, anything is ripe for protest. I had to walk past to see what it was all about and that's when I saw the sign. Other than that, my trip was very unproductive so I ended up at the Borders across the street. Curious as to whether they had the updated A Million Little Pieces with its author's and publisher's notes, I picked up a copy. It wasn't in there. But before I could reshelve it, a lady who appeared too eager to help a fellow Oprah Book Clubian asked me if I had heard that it was all "a pack of untruths." Really? I asked. And she told me that the guy had lied to Oprah, had made it all up, that Oprah laid into him on her show, and that she, the lady talking to me, had returned her book for a refund because it was all just so misleading.
Thanks, I told her.
She then said that if I wanted to read something really good I should pick up the new Stephen King. He knows how to write a good book. And off she went.
To make this day complete, I witnessed a wreck on my way to the grocery store to fetch myself a frozen pizza. Well, I didn't really witness it as much as just drive up on it, and since I was the first on the scene, I felt compelled to stop and offer assistance. It didn't appear that anyone was seriously injured, though one woman had taken a pretty nice blow from her air bag. I waited for the cops to arrive, gave them my vitals, then finally made my way to Ralphs for my dinner.
So how was your day?