I don’t hate Facebook’s COO because she’s successful. I just don’t want a life like hers.Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, looking simultaneously hot (in the “Hot for Teacher” sense) and cool and collected, hair perfectly coiffed, lips expertly glossed, beneath the headline: “Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Successful: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and her mission to reboot feminism.” So off and on all weekend, while I did six loads of laundry and mopped the kitchen floor and cleaned the bathrooms and pruned the trumpet vine that’s threatening to take over the garage, I got to read about how Sandberg thinks I am DOING IT WRONG.
Love’s hard enough when you’re not trying to write new songs about it all the time.
I’m mesmerized by them—and by the way she shows them off.
The will of the people? Try the won’t of the people.
So it was probably not such a great idea to drive to Long Island this weekend.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time. A quiet weekend in February. A trip with my husband, Doug, to the beaches of the Hamptons, at a time when they’d be deserted. It would be a well-deserved getaway for us both. Sure, a big snowstorm was due to hit New England, but I’d been watching the Weather Channel avidly for days before we left, and it wasn’t supposed to be bad where we were headed. The last thing I did, after we’d already loaded up the car, was recheck what was expected in the town we were driving to: No snow until after 8 p.m. on Friday. We were leaving at noon for the four-hour drive. We’d be fine, right? And if we got snowed in once we were there, well, who cared? It was a luxury resort!