Sunday, January 11, 2009

a lotus grows in the mud or in a car ride...

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My daughter and I had a road trip of sorts...a quick trip to Orlando to collect money from a customer who doesn't want to part with it and while I understand that desire, they need to pay us!

My business has evolved to me spending a good portion of my day reminding people they need to pay me and me fielding calls from people who would like me to do the same! FUN!

You may wonder why I don't take either of my six foot sons with me on these collection trips, as they are more intimidating than my only daughter and the answer is simple... she likes to listen to books-on-tape (or CD!)


So, "Thelma and Louise" stopped by the library and looked for a mutually satisfying book...no easy task as she is 25 and I am not! I thought maybe the Twilight series but she wasn't interested and there wasn't a huge selection to begin with..but we did find Goldie a lotus grows in the mud by Goldie Hawn with Wendy Holden. We decided that would be a good one... as I had previously started it and not finished it, as was my prior behavior with reading books.
So, this was a good one to get off my book shelve!


This is not your typical celebrity memoir...it isn't told in a lineal fashion but more in a " I remember, one time when this happened" and then you are transported to a different time and a different place in Goldie Hawn's Life. This is not a Hollywood tell-all...no negative comments about people but just great stories about her life, her work, her travels and her family. She is truly a unique person and while I am not anything like her, I appreciate her nature and the fact that she is so funny and that she lives her life to the fullest!

The book is co-written by Wendy Holden and I liked the style of the writing and the fact it wasn't in chronological order. After listening to more than half of it on CD, and it was fun listening to Goldie narrate her story...so much fun in fact after we got back...I picked up the book and finished the rest of her story!

I, now have this terrific memory of Goldie Hawn reading to me and my daughter...I ask you what is better than that?

11 comments:

♥georgie♥ said...

Way better than 300 screaming,cheering girls! I giggled at Thelma & Louise!

Lisa said...

What kind of business do you have? I have a business and sometimes I have to collect and I hate that. I noticed other people collect their money first and charge for shipping too.

amelia bedelia said...

How fun for you to be able to spend time with your daughter. And I need to check out that book.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I love Goldie Hawn.... her laugh is so contagious and I could watch her in Overboard over and over and over again.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Diane said...

I like her, too... not a huge fan of her acting, but I've always liked to see her in interviews. She always seems so happy and her kids have the greatest things to say about her (and we all know how big that is!!).

Z's Mom said...

Pretty cool....I probably wouldn't have considered it had you not suggested it. :)

I hope you all got paid!

Jeanne said...

I love listening to books on CD. When the husband and I go on vacation, we fill the backseat with CDs from the library and just lull away the miles letting people tell us stories.

What a great way to spend time with your daughter. Mine and I usually bond while shopping and she doesn't have much time for that now that she has two little ones.

Karyn said...

What fun! And I hope you got your man, or ah, money!

Ronda's Rants said...

I did or at least a chunk of it! :)

Blog Stalker said...

The best part of it was that you are spending great time with your daughter......priceless! Glad the book on cd was good too.

Have a great day!

Brenda said...

I'll have to pick that book up from the library - it sounds interesting!