Hello Laziness – “Bonjour Paresse” sounds so much better!

September 7, 2021

Do you like the movie, Love Actually? I can’t link it in a reblog but I bet you know where you can find it – IMBD, for one. This is the link, although as I say, I can’t formally link it but you can copy and paste it – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314331/ . <<< This will be the last link I share, as it simply gets jumbly and confusing! (Haha! To be even MORE confusing, the link worked when I clicked it. Oh, technology, you so funny!)

The movie has nothing to do with this book but the story I’m about to tell DOES. Stick with me for a moment…

My mom is doing some heavy-duty organizing and in her travels, found a second copy of the film, which she and everyone I know LOVED to pieces.

She asked if I’d like it.

Well, here’s the thing. We had it and got rid of it. Why? Well, two reasons. As much as we loved the premise – the airports, the sister and brother story, oh… actually … EVERYTHING BUT the story about Alan Rickman, who just happens to be one of my fave actors of ALL TIME – and not just from his turn as Snape in the Harry Potter series (you see my problem with links now – and I hope you’ll forgive me for not linking, as I usually do!).

Anyway, Alan Rickman’s storylline is about infidelity and I hate it – everything about it. My husband didn’t like it either.

So, as happens once or twice a year, I go through stuff and remove those things that either have no meaning or are just in the way. I call it a purge – and it most certainly IS THAT.

I will tell you that I told my mom thank you, but no thanks. Then, I started thinking about the movie… about how good it was… and how I live too much in the past. So, I let her know I’d changed my mind. She will be sending the movie and was also pleased to hear I’m not letting the past creep in to ruin a perfectly beautiful movie.

All that to say, I got rid of this book in one of my purges, along with about 15 others. The reason? I was running out of room in my library. You know, the room with the BOOKS in it.

And now I regret it. It’s not that it was (is) a fabulous book… but it was okay and I might have changed my mind.


Maybe I don’t need all these books? Say it ain’t so!

But then again… what do I know? Not much. LOL

Yep, it happens time and time again – with books, clothes, music – and people, like on Facebook. Friend, unfriend.

Note: They don’t appreciate it when you try to ask them back into your life after you’ve kicked them out, I’ve found.

But I digress. Or maybe not. Maybe this all matters very much, indeed.

It’s one of those days…

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Hello Laziness by Corinne Maier is a hoot! Or maybe, I should say “huée”. (That’s hoot, in French. Look at me being all cosmopolitan.) The thing is, this book was a bestseller in France, then Spain, Italy and Germany. Was it ever a bestseller in North America? Heck if I know. But maybe it should be!

My “work Bible” (Work Would Be Great If It Weren’t For The People) is irreverent but under it all, she knows (and you know) you gotta work hard to get ahead, along with learning and implementing office politics.

This book is just irreverent. And funny… in a snarky kinda way, which will either crack you up or make you want to toss it in the garbage. I’m serious about that… this is the kind of book that invites strong opinions, me thinks.

Many of the same subjects are covered…

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  1. Love Actually is one of my wife’s favorite movies and even challenges It’s a Wonderful Life as the #1 Christmas movie. (I do prefer the latter). The infidelity part is only a small side to it though. I think the main idea is that you have to find your one true love and sometimes it may not be who you think.

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