A Rose In Bloom

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

Friday, July 09, 2004

Words of Wisdom from the Wisdomless

Now that everyone I knew from my youth has decided that now is the pefect time to get married, I have been put in the interesting position of friendly marriage counselor. Not that I have ever had a problem offering my opinion on any number of topics offered up by those in my circle, but suddenly, I have nothing. If there is one topic that I am completely unqualified to offer words of advice on it is relationships, and most certainly marriage. Planning a wedding I can do, I know parties and food quantities and times of year for the best deals. But when it comes to filling out a little card of best wishes or advice for the pending married couple that is to be sealed away in a keepsake book, I come up completely empty. All I can think of is that quote everyone learns in the 7th grade, "When you love something set it free, if it comes back it's meant to be," but I am pretty sure that still only works with junior high romance and not real grown-up marriage kind of love. I have spent the last week trying to find bible verses or famous poems that will wrap up everything that needs to be said in a nice little package that I can quote and stick a stamp on and be done with but I have come up short and am at my wit's end.

So that's it people, when it comes to love and marriage, I can help you pick out the food and organize the troops, but I can not give you advice on how to do whatever you have to do after the ceremony hoopla is over and the real work begins. For that, you're on your own, better yet, you have eachother. But seriously, you can call me when you need someone to throw you an anniversary party because I can totally handle that!

Thursday, July 08, 2004

On the way home from work last night I stopped and got two of these as a treat (and because they only cost 2 for $1) Of course now I am seriously contemplating how I have managed to lose any weight at all since I moved to New York. It must have something to do with the fact that I have to walk while I eat them, usually resulting in a burnt tongue, but when you're knee deep in gooey apple filling, a burnt tongue is the last thing on your mind!

**Star Sightings**
Jaleel White...aka Steve Urkel of Family Matters Fame

...and a couple of weeks ago, Liv Tyler walking through the West Village

Monday, July 05, 2004

Happy 5th of July!

Okay, better late than never right? I spent my independence Day serving The Man at work all day (without BBQ even) but did manage to wrap up the night with the best fireworks display that I have ever seen in my life! Yet another perk of living in the Big Apple is their devotion to complete extravagance in celebrating all of the big holidays. I viewed the fireworks over the East River from my old apartment building right next to the water. From where I stood I could see three of the six barges shooting off the colorful explosives in perfect unison. As the sky glowed rainbow colors for nearly half of an hour, it was like every minute was the finally. There were sparklers that I had never even seen before...happy faces, big red apples (how clever), planets and even little hearts intertwined. And as I was standing in the middle of a crowd of jaded New Yorkers, with my mouth hanging open in a semi-permanent smile, I heard a very large tattooed native squeal out a "Dude, that was freaking cool!" to his equally brawny friend. Even though my friend winced at the idea of singing a few bars of God Bless America with me, the night was a perfect success.