Friday, October 29, 2004
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Me and my harvest...pumpkin picking in upstate New York!
Yay! I now have the stuff I need to post pictures to my blog which will be so much more fun and interesting. Anyway, here is a little shot of my weekend trip to Wilken's Farm outside of Peekskill, New York, just an hour train ride up the Hudson. The changing leaves were beautiful and the apple cider and apple cider doughnuts were amazing. It was a great way to celebrate autumn in New York!
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Here's what they say...go ahead, read slowly and really take it in...then remind yourself that even being friends with a "Downer Date" is probably an unfruitful venture for which I will not protest if each of you chooses to withdraw your friendship tokens from my bag...I am officially never taking an online quizz again. I will just have to find other ways to waste time at work...perhaps readng this book will help!
Hate to say it, but you could you use a class in Dating 101. And the first lesson you need to learn is how to have a more positive attitude. Excluding those few dud dates (and, face it, everyone experiences a few of those), dating is supposed to be fun. If nothing else, it provides an opportunity to try out new restaurants, wear a new outfit or go a movie you've been dying to see. No one's asking you to plaster on a fake happy face or to act unnatural, but do try to show some enthusiasm for getting out and meeting men. And maybe even practice making the first (or second, or third) move once in a while. You have nothing to lose and, yes, everything to gain.
Think of it this way: If someone who hardly knows you rebuffs you, it's certainly not a negative statement about you as a person. One thing to keep in mind, though: Being optimistic and open to intimacy is one thing; being desperate and needy is another. Besides scaring guys away (and fast), neediness blinds you to what a guy is really all about, plus it saps your self-confidence. And more than anything else, you need to be happy with yourself to be a great date.
Monday, October 25, 2004
For the last couple of weeks I have insisted that it has been colder in New York than it usually is this time of year. Not that I have that many years on which to base my research but I swear that it wasn't even chilly in New York until Halloween, but this year we have been chillin in the 50s for weeks now. My friends all think I am crazy usually just reminding me that it is the end of October. Well, this morning on the news before work, the lovely weather girl spoke the words I have been longing to hear..."Now let's see the report on this November-like weather we've been having, hard to believe it's been this cool for October..." That's it! That's all I needed! A little validation in the form of a peppy weather girl! Thank you channel seven!
Friday, October 22, 2004
Somewhere, in the deep darkness of a fall New York City night, there lurked a group of people banned together by beer, belt buckles, stetsons, and the lure of a steel guitear. From the ashes of punk bands and indie rock fanatics, the doors of Irving Plaza opened and the sounds of boot heels and yee-haws exploded as the music of Robert Earl Keen found its way to the city that never sleeps. As for me, not only was I there singing along to Gringo Honeymoon and Merry Christmas From the Family, but I was belting it out from the VIP section upstairs. Yes, thanks to a very generous friend who's step dad happens to be the drummer for Robert Earl, who hooked her and her friends up accordingly, I got a piece of home that I had desperately been missing! I am almost certain that all of the Texans in New York were standing side-by-side in one room down in the village. I know that they were all Texans because each young man was dressed in his best Texas gear: jeans, boots, and a nicely washed button down shirt--or an Aggie shirt--and twirling their ladies around with all of the two-step abandon they could muster. It sort of reminded me of a wild night at the Pike house in college dancing with Pi girls on the fireplace, yeah, good time, but I digress. All in all it was a fantastic night and really helped my little Texas soul to a much needed dose of home.
And the best part, which I saved for the end because that's where best parts go, is that when the concert was over, our VIP badges got their mojo working and before I knew it, I was standing face-face-with Robert Earl himself, shaking hands and swapping stories about the state that we all call home. He was funny, gracious, and has a super laugh...it was the perfect ending to the perfect country night...via New York City. I'm still sort of glowing from the whole thing...indeed The Road Goes on Forever...
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
(Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer)
Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed? Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They're conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that's okay, because you're very choosy with your affections anyway. You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.
Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You're already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there's no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so. You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.
Monday, October 18, 2004
Thursday, October 14, 2004
pinklady_uk99 (1:02:02 PM): i'm having pudding for my lunch dessert
elly_p_richards (1:02:24 PM): yummy
elly_p_richards (1:02:36 PM): it's no baskin-robins ice cream cake, but it'll do
pinklady_uk99 (1:02:59 PM): we so gotta get one of those....maybe this weekend....who cares if it's not an occasion!
elly_p_richards (1:03:34 PM): yes we do!
elly_p_richards (1:03:43 PM): the cake is the occasion
elly_p_richards (1:03:52 PM): "what are you celebrating" they'll ask
elly_p_richards (1:04:00 PM): "an ice cream cake" we'll say
pinklady_uk99 (1:04:38 PM): that was good....like a children's book or something
pinklady_uk99 (1:04:54 PM): "The Girl Who Celebrated Cake"
elly_p_richards (1:04:59 PM): I AM a writer
elly_p_richards: let's get it on!
elly_p_richards: marvin's on
pinklady_uk99: i am NOt that kind of girl!
pinklady_uk99: but i appreciate the offer
elly_p_richards: smarty pants
elly_p_richards: remember though, there's nothin wrong w/ me lovin you!
elly_p_richards: ...if the love it true!
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Meanwhile, upon returning home I was greeted to a bathroom without toilet paper and two sick roommates who apparantly are cool with dirty asses. I have been informed however, that it is my turn to buy the toilet paper which, of course, completely justifies not buying any while I was away for four days...or doing any dishes, but that is a whole different blog entry altogether.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
In other news...I finished the crossword in the New York Metro....I am officially brilliant!