Sunday, May 8, 2011
My mother won't read this, but maybe another Rita will
Rita's now has more than 550 stores in 18 states, and two opened near me last year.
On Friday, my golden retriever, Hunter, and I went to Rita's on a "man date." I got a sugar-free pineapple ice, and I ordered a cup of vanilla frozen custard for the pooch.
And for my own Rita, I'll say this:
Rita Marcus is responsible for my lifelong love of reading and my drive to be productive before the chickens wake up. (I'm usually at this keyboard at 3 a.m.) My reading and my early-birding came together when I was in junior high school and we watched "Sunrise Semester" together on TV. It started at 6 a.m. Mom watched it to get her Master’s degree. I watched it because I liked classic Greek literature. Lysistrata is an extremely funny and sexy anti-war play, written over 2400 years ago by Aristophanes. I highly recommend it.
I also recommend reading a lot. If you read a lot, you'll probably become a better writer.