A Rose In Bloom

Better than I could be. Not as good as I’d planned.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

I truly wish that birthdays could last for weeks at a time. So that each person could fully soak up the joy and fun that all birthdays should contain without feeling rushed to capture it all. Last night I helped celebrate the birthday of one of the coolest women that I have ever met at a multi-birthday house party out in Brooklyn. From start to finish the bash was an awesome event. Now I will openly admit that I love celebrating my own birthday (and so do you!) because it gives you an excuse to be just a little bit selfish, I mean it is your day after all! But I really think that helping someone else celebrate their day makes me the most happy. Watching my friend open up my gifts to her last night easily made my week...first she got a little teary eyed at the card and the CD mix, but then totally made all of the painstaking effort worth every minute as she opened up her PYE t-shirt and literally ran around the room screaming and singing while we flashed her our matching shirts!
(It was entirely too much fun..oh, and the cake I made was a hit too!) Honestly, after last night I can't wait to help celebrate the next birthday!

** Star Sighting**
Savion Glover
(grabbing a drink at the table behind us at Acme bar in the east village)

Monday, February 23, 2004

Operation selfish spending was a complete success! And I feel absolutely zero guilt about spending a large sum of money on myself...I deserve it damnit! And so do you, so go out and get yourself something pretty!

In other news, I am greatly dissapointed in each and everyone one of you, but mostly Rachel because she usually catches all of this kind of stuff. So I just realized that I have been misspelling a word on my blog for ages and no one has bothered to point it out to me! In my way-too-wired computer mind I have been using the word 'site' as in website instead of the word 'sight' as in I see you, on all of my entries everytime I talk about a celebrity 'sighting'. The funny thing is, each time I wrote it, in my head I was thinking, "man, that looks weird!" but I never got it until this very moment as I was preparing to share another story. Now listen, for those of you who caught it and never shared, shame on you! And if you never shared because you chose to make jokes and got secret pleasure each time I wrote it and snickered slyly under your breath at your desk with every passing entry, then double shame on you (with a wink tossed in because I think I would have done the same thing!)

So, with my new-found knowledge I proudly present to you a new...

**Star Sighting**
Ann Curry
(news anchor for The Today Show...paying for her food next to me at the Au Bon Pain on Union Square)

Friday, February 20, 2004

I am no longer a poor, frustrated soul. The weeks of waiting have finally ended and the crazies at the financial aid office have deposited my refund check into my dreary bank account. The result...a weekend of selfish spending and modest bill paying. Let the revelry commence!

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Jealousy...not a good color on me!

As much as I love those moments in life when you come to some amazing realization about yourself, today is so not one of those days. After long denying it, I have finally allowed myself to see that I can be a very jealous friend. I am not proud of it, but sadly I am really good at masking it. But ignoring the wound doesn't make it go away...My New Year's resolution (better late than never, right?) is to really work on that.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

"February is spontaneous and joyful."

That is my horoscope for the month...and I am totally embracing it!