A Rose In Bloom

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

Monday, July 30, 2007

I didn't know if I was supposed to hold her hair...
My therapist threw up in the middle of our session today.
Needless to say, I left without paying.
Sometimes even I can't believe that this is my life.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Barbed Wire is SO Last Season
Tori Spelling hawking her jewelry line on HSN:
"You know, now that I'm a mother, I look for pieces that are sturdy and safe. I don't want a bracelet that's going to cut my baby."

Monday, July 23, 2007

this entry brought to you by France, the proud constructors of the Eiffel Tire
Did I mention that I went to Vegas? Well I did. And it was fabulous. Thanks to a friend's impending nuptials and another's birthday celebration six of us spent a few days in Sin City. Truth be told, we were pretty mild by Vegas standards. Although there was the overconsumption of rum drinks and the random hook-up so I guess we actually did make Vegas proud in a group-of-southern-belles-on-vacation sort of way. The bachelorette enjoyed her blown-up decorations and a night out on the town and the birthday girl got a pretty great creme brulee out of the deal so I think we all went away very happy. Tired and poor, but happy.

The trip was exactly what I needed. The last few weeks have been, well let's just say, emotional, so a getaway with my best gal pals couldn't have come at a better time. I'm lucky to have all those people in my life. The make the bad times good and the good times pretty great.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Summer Music (Disc #2)
1. 4 in the Morning (Gwen Stefani)
2. Party Like a Rockstar (Shop Boyz)
3. Last Request (Paulo Nutini)
4. Whine Up (Kat Deluna & Elephant Man)
5. Never Again (Kelly Clarkson)
6. Everything (Michael Buble)
7. Buy U A Drink (T-Pain & Yung Joc)
8. Lost In This Moment (Big & Rich)
9. Thanks Fr Th Mmrs (Fall Out Boy)
10. I Told You So (Keith Urban)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Summer, Summer Summertime*
So I suddenly looked up through the rainy skies and realized it's July. I might have realized it sooner had I not been treading water for the last three weeks. I've lived through two separate house floodings in the last week and a half. That's two separate times the carpets have been ripped up, two separate times that fans as loud as jet engines have been left on for hours to dry things out, two separate times of using a wet vac to suck up the water. A temporary water drainage pump has been installed in the backyard, sandbags are lining the back of my house and a house that once felt roomy is shrinking around me in a way that makes a tiny New York studio apartment feel much bigger than our three bedroom suburban home. The fourth of July fireworks, which were held on Saturday the 7th due to the weather, were almost rained out again. Summer has been a real soggy, bitch.

But when I'm not cursing the weather I've been out enjoying what summer means in a life that is usually bogged down by work. So much is possible when you aren't at work until midnight and on the weekends. I've been hanging out with girlfriends, shopping, movie watching, eating too much and then trying to excercise it off. Drinking too much (in moderation of course) and looking for single, available men. Okay, that last one has been challenging but it's a fun challenge I am willing to take on.

And that's it really. I'm just here, being me enjoying my summer. Not too eciting I realize but sometimes not exciting is just exciting enough.

*Props if you sang that in your head a la DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.