I think this was a case of over-anticipation. I was eager to read this for so long that when I finally did, it didn’t live up to what I’d hyped it up to be. It is a cute book. The author lists things that are AWESOME and then give a little vignette about how they come to be, or why they are so awesome. It does make you appreciate the small things in your every day life. A few of my favorites (that are small enough to share) were:
Solving the Wheel of Fortune puzzle before the people on the show. Sure, most of the time they beat you to the punch. But once in a while you manage to get in there and shout it out before they’re done buying a vowel. Screaming out the right answer is great because it means you’re smarter than three random people on TV. And since at the time you’re gorging on a plate of cookies on the couch with your eyeballs hal-drooped, this is a pretty good feeling. We’ll take it. AWESOME!
Waking up and realizing it’s Saturday. CRAP WHAT TIME IS IT I GOTTA GET TO WORK. Wait a minute. AWESOME!
Finally remembering a word that’s been on the tip of your tongue for so long. It’s like throwing a pail of cold water on all your smoking inner head parts. Gears unjam, lines start rolling and you settle back in the restaurant booth with a satisfied smile on your face and just blurt it out. “Parcheesi, that’s what it was called.” AWESOME!3 stars (Rated G – for everyone.)