Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Usually by the time I wake up on Tuesday mornings, I have recovered from whatever trouble I got myself into over the previous weekend. And so I get up early and head to yoga. After yoga I swing by the farmer's market and pick up whatever veggies strike my fancy and head home for a shower and breakfast.
Tuesday are the days where I work from somewhere in the city (besides my kitchen table) which helps me feel less lonely and forces me to actually wear real clothes during the day. I don't usually schedule calls and, therefore, end up getting about 150% more work done. Then I head home and cook whatever it was I picked up earlier in the day at the market.
It is usually a good day. Today it was a great day.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I never really thought about it before, but I get WAY too many magazines. Here's the list:
- Business Week
- Revenue 2.0
- Real Simple
- Southern Living
- Jane (going out of business)
- Business Traveler (Thanks, Delta)
- Redbook (no clue why but it has really good recipes)
- Ski Magazine (Thanks, Deer Valley?)
Making this list got me thinking about all of the information I consume. On top of all of these, my Netvibes tabs are full of feeds from over 45 blogs that I read religiously.
It's no wonder I usually feel like my head is going to explode.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Last night I went to see Forbidden Broadway. It was amazing. And I'm not just saying that because it stars Hunt's brother, Jared. It was truly amazing.
The show is a simple, yet brilliant roast of all of the Broadway shows from Avenue Q to Jersey Boys. No show is safe from their witty and (most often totally justified) ridicule. While every scene was hilarious, two of them - The Lion King and Grey Gardens - were so hysterical that I laughed so hard I snorted...oh wait - no, that was Hunt! I'd give more details, but don't want to spoil anything for those of you who want to see it. Because you HAVE to see it!
Check out the details on Socialight!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Trip back to Athens GA, bringing sexy back at JT, Court's new fantastic roomie, Kevin K being back from LA, seeing Ratatouille, eating arepas twice in a week, finishing Harry Potter, and a fun-filled Saturday which included - lunch at Caracas, The Simpsons, a failed trip to PS1, Water Taxi Beach, exploring Queens, a nice walk, and a yum dinner at Atlas.
Being one of the few that missed the Daft Punk show and discovering that "my bar" had become infested with a douche crowd while I was away.
This is going to sound weird. BUT I think the thing worth noting and applauding is the fact that a year ago this week I officially got out of my relationship with Either/Or...for good. There's something powerful in loving someone so much and feeling like you can't imagine your life without them, yet still having the strength to walk away from them. And I did that. I walked out. A year ago. And I am 987 times a happier, nicer, more sane person because of it. YAY!
What I've been listening to
The VanMega August 2007 Mixtape
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I've been at my parent's house for 4 days now and am pretty much bored out of my skull. But I'm well-rested. Last night I slept for 11 hours. The night before I slept for 9. It has been good to detox from the past three weeks of debauchery. I've got nothing else but the hotlist.
Seeing Grey Gardens before it closed, Arepas (otherwise known as the best thing I've eaten in a really long time) from Caracas, impromptu Mojito Crawl, Cuz's new job, visiting with High School friends, hanging with mama, and not drinking for five days.
Not drinking for five days
Having my BFF in town for a long weekend. It was a great time, although I was a little grumpy from serious lack of sleep. But she put up with my grumpy ass and we laughed for five days straight.
What I'm listening to
Someone gifted this song to me on iTunes
They sent it from an email address I didn't recognize and signed "Guess Who."
Dear Guess Who,
Thank you for the gift. You reminded me that I love The Fratellis and this song, in particular. I have listened to it about 500 times. And even though it was driving me crazy trying to figure out who sent it, I'm just satisfied knowing that someone would think of me when they hear it.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
EVERYONE has seen the Prison Thriller video. It still makes me laugh out loud thinking about it. And this one isn't bad.
I'm amazed that this is real or even legal, but I don't care as long as it keeps me entertained.
I have some questions:
1. What genius thought this up?
2. Who gets to choose which songs are performed?
3. Do they take requests?
4. How long does the choreography take?
5. How does one go about getting arrested in the Phillipines and end up at that prison?
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
These 15+ writers make great use of blogging software to give whatever and whomever a heads up that for some reason they need to get it together – or tighten up. Every once in a while, someone gets a high five for being tight, but it’s usually just a series of hilarious and often cynical rants. A few of my favorite include:
- Cherries need to tighten up and Lose the Pits
- U.S. Mail
- VP Finds New Way of Ignoring Iraq Disaster
- Dear Wilco,
- Lardbucket Republican tight-ass surprisingly loose with facts
Thanks for creating a bright star in a blogosphere full of mostly crap. Just knowing that the stupid people/companies/etc I’ve encountered may be called out and ripped open on the TUP has made sucky experiences a bit more bearable.