Thursday did, in fact, turn out to be my lucky day. I managed to find My Fair Lazy on the “New Arrivals” shelf of our library. Forty eight hours later, I was turning the last page, and My Fair Lazy had rocketed to the top of my list of my favorite Jen Lancaster books.
Not only was the book entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, like all of Lancaster’s other books, but I also came away with some life lessons.
My Fair Lazy chronicles the author’s journey from watching every reality television show out there to becoming more “cultured.” She expands her palate, learns to love theatre and opera, and steps away from the TV. (Well, she DVRs her favorite shows, but there’s nothing wrong with that!)
The book inspires me to step away from the computer screen and the Friends reruns and do some of the things I’ve always wanted to do. Some of the things on my 101 in 1001 list.
To pick up French again. To learn to use my new sewing machine. To write letters to friends. To learn to make caramel.
Yes, I’m still going to be on my computer for many hours a day, simply because that’s what my work entails. But in the evenings on the weekends? Life is too short to waste in front of a TV or computer screen.
And the best part of these revelations? I laughed my way through all the realizations.