Day 17 – breakfast club

8 Sep

I’m currently reading a book called ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett. It’s a book about life in the early 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi and journeys the paths of three women (two black maids and one white spinster who I am finding myself having way too much in common with) who come together to form a movement to forever change the racial prejudices that exist in their town. One of these three women, the white girl, is an aspiring writer. In her pursuit of this dream, she was offered some advice by a Senior Editor at the prestigious, Harper & Row Publishers in New York – “when writing, don’t waste your time on the obvious things. Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.”

I thought this was interesting advice to give an up and coming writer. Advice I didn’t particularly like. I feel like it’s quite a simple task for anyone to come up with a laundry list of things that bother them that may not bother anyone else. What is so insightful about that? It seems to me just another way to fuel the cynic in ourselves and the culture in which we live. So I’m going to take a different approach on this and share something that I really enjoy, perhaps more than the average person.

I love breakfast. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think about is breakfast… it actually makes me excited. There is just something about two slices of perfectly toasted whole wheat bread – one slice with a hard poached egg, the other smothered in natural peanut butter – and a giant mug, the type of mug that takes two hands to hold it, of warm, medium strength coffee that just makes me so content. And I like to take my time at breakfast. In an ideal world, breakfast would last at least an hour and I could catch up on current events in the paper (by this I mean sports and entertainment), read some of my book, do devotions and pray. It really is the perfect way to start the day. On the contrary, if for some terrible reason I don’t get my morning breakfast and coffee, bad things happen. Which, unfortunately, one of my friends can attest to when she traveled with me for a week during my road trip.

Do you know what else I like? Commutes. I like commuting to work. I like the time between leaving home and arriving at work when I can just listen to music in my car and sing along at the top of my lungs. To me, it’s similar to a pre-game warm-up for a basketball game, but instead, it’s pre-work mental prep.

I’m curious, are there certain things that others thoroughly enjoy more than the next guy/gal?


2 Responses to “Day 17 – breakfast club”

  1. vanessaironman September 9, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Yes. Eating pizza while watching TV. To me, this is THE ULTIMATE. Probably because we were never allowed to eat and watch TV in the same room when I was growing up. Stuart thinks I’m obsessed with the idea of eating while watching TV.(and she is) adds stuart…

    • Jamie Born September 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

      hahaha… that’s awesome, i love it! it’s true, there is just something about eating while watching tv that is such a novelty.

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