Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Gettin My Mojo Back

I have not been feeling my mojo lately. Yesterday, I had a particularly bad walk home.

You might remember that back in the summer I stopped blogging for a while because I'd gotten some nasty emails. In one of those emails, I was called a dumpy little pudding. I laughed it off at the time because, really, while it is shocking to be called a dumpy little pudding, it is also a very stupid thing to call someone you think is trying to shark your man.

However, it is a phrase that has been haunting me in the last week or so.

That was my dreary frame of mind when I got home, and found this, like a beam of sunshine in my mailbox:


Megan's Mojo Kit/Mojo Kit for Megan


  • pins from collective(Gulp)

  • 1976 penny (found heads-up on Gladstone Ave)

  • Domino found on Elgin St.

  • Experience card

  • Light-speed Orange

  • Bicycle Yellow

  • Shiny binder clip


How did the lovely David Scrimshaw know that I was feeling like a DLP? Bless his heart, however he knew.

I have put an elastic around the very chic buffed metal case and now keep the kit in my every-day bag, so when that voice tells me how dumpy and ugly I am, I will always be able to wrap my hands around my mojo.

9 comments:

minxer said...

You couldn't be dumpy even if you tried.

susie said...

what a fantastic idea!! I'm going to make one of these for myself. but what will go in it...?

Anonymous said...

Dumpy little pudding? Sounds delicious.

Why are you getting these e-mails from total nutters? You'd think they would at least manage to craft an insult that didn't sound like a yummy dessert. Especially since you are a. anything but dumpy and b. a sexy librarian.

Don't forget it!

(Off to buy some pudding)

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Anonymous said...

To answer your rhetorical question, never in a zillion years would I have guessed that you were feeling that way.

It would be like guessing that a Ferrari is feeling like it is a blue triangle.

Asteroidea Press said...

aw, you guys. thanks.

everyone has days or weeks like that, i figure. right? nice that i can have them and have nice people say, hold up big rig, that's silly.

and it's always nice to have a rhetorical question answered. and i *love* triangles.

suge, i see buttons in your mojo kit. for sure. little mother of pearl buttons.

Anonymous said...

That is the nicest thing ever! I have to do this for my friends when they're feeling down.

zoom! said...

I read this a few days ago, and it keeps floating back into my mind. This has to be one of the most brilliant of David's brilliant ideas.

I love the synchronicity of the timing with your mood, too...sometimes the universe just unfolds exactly as it should.

Asteroidea Press said...

I know! It is a brilliant idea from a man of many brilliant ideas.

Everyone should have a mojo kit, I think.