Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red, white and blue ice cream--YUM!

It's July 1st. It's supposed to be 90 degrees here in the Big Apple today. Back home in Texas it's probably 90 degrees for the low. I never thought that I'd miss that place as much as I do. I remember growing up there and not being able to have 4th of July bbq's because it was so hot outside your cold potato salad turned hot before you could even eat it. We were a military family so we usually went to the base to watch fireworks. I think we must have stopped for ice cream at some point because I remember my favorite was this concoction of red, white and blue ice cream. No idea what was in it, but it was really yummy. I love being on vacation in July but it really is hot in the city. I've got some stuff to do today, inside, so I will be fine. But I do hope to get out into this heat at some point soon. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, and whatever temperature it is, I hope you enjoy this 1st day of July..sans ice cream of course. Peace xo

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Welcome to Cat Central

I was ambushed. Unarmed. Two weeks ago my boyfriend told me he was going downstairs to the lobby of our building to meet up with his friend from work who was bringing him something. I had no idea what he meant, nor did I think twice about it because my boyfriend doesn't do or sell drugs so what did I care. When he returned after about an hour he rang the doorbell and shoved this little orange ball of fur in my face. "Can we keep him honey? Can we?" See, ambushed. I already have one cat. He's 14 years old and he just got diagnosed with Feline Kidney Disease, it's a common malady in older cats our vet said, but with the proper care and diet he could live another 5 years, whew. But to ease the pain of what he may go through in the coming years including his impending mortality my boyfriend got me this kitten. That was him helping. At first I was insistent that we couldn't keep him and that my boyfriend wasn't helping. Now, 2 weeks later, I'm in love. But I'm also 3 cats away from being the cat lady. I'll have to make sure not to get upset in front of him about something for a very long time or I'll be in moo-moos with cats climbing all over me sooner than I want to be. :) Peace and kitty cat love!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

It's a new day, it's a new dawn....for me. (Insert the jazzy melody here)

Life has a funny way of circling back around to things, times and places that you'd almost forgotten. Last night I was sitting on my couch reading, (I'm really into the YA books as of late, Divergent series etc, just in case you were curious) and I remembered the smell of a lotion that my mother used most of her life, it smelled like roses and it was pink and came in this pink bottle from the drugstore that had a pretty rose on the front. I sat there reading and I could literally smell this lotion wafting in front of my nose at that very minute. Today I'm writing a post in a blog that I'd almost forgotten about...just like my mom's rose lotion, I missed this. I missed writing, and filling you in on my thoughts, desires, dreams. I'm not sure that anyone besides myself actually reads these posts but I missed writing them nonetheless. What do you miss? What are you remembering right now that you could circle back around to? Whatever it is, I hope you do. Enjoy your day! PS I found the lotion!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chocolate Cake

It's Memorial Day weekend, Happy Happy to everyone and Thank you to those who serve and have served us so well. NYC is empty, well practically, during almost every major Holiday. Most people flock to their country houses (those people I don't really know) or people fly off to some exotic locale to lay on the beach (I don't really know those people either) but I usually stay here. I like the city when it's empty. I like being able to not have to knock down tourists to get to the park for my annual Memorial Day tanning in the the Sheep's Meadow. There's something great about Memorial Day weekend, it signifies that we are deep into Spring and that summer is just around the corner.

I didn't, and I rarely make plans for Memorial Day and sometimes I get pretty sad about that... but this year the plans just sort of formulated before my very eyes and that's when I knew; I think I can call NYC home now. I have enough friends here now that plans just sorta happen...I get invited to things and all of a sudden my weekend is full. It's a nice feeling being able to finally call this place home.

I had the best dinner with 2 couples last night. One of the persons in one of the couples is one of my best friends in the world, and she is now best friends with one of her exes and her exes new girlfriend. Kudos to these girls, they rock and they really care about each other. There was chocolate cake for dessert and I was going to refrain but as we all gathered in the living room, talking and joking around I noticed that the chocolate cake was symbolic of this new group of friends....we cut slices and passed them around just like a family.

I'm so happy to finally be home.

I hope wherever you are today, fighting for our Freedom in the war, or hanging out with your family or your urban family, that you take the time to pass around the chocolate cake and spend a little time being happy...at home.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring Fling

It's finally Spring here in the Big Apple! It seems like it took old man winter forever to get the hint to get outta town! As of late it's only started feeling like Spring and back home in Texas they are full on raging in summer temps already. Amazing how 1000 miles south it's over 100 degrees and we're stretching to hit 80 during the day.

Today 3 different people came into my office and commented on how hot it was. I had my windows open and was feeling JUST fine...I'm from Texas people, 80 degrees is nothing. Besides; It's Spring!

Last night I went to the store to get some dinner and 3 sailors passed me (It's fleet week in NYC right now) and whistled. Whistled! It was awesome! I felt like Marilyn Monroe in the 50's! I wish I had on that white dress, that would have been very cool. Because, It's Spring!

It's Memorial Day weekend this weekend and everyone will get OUT of the city, and I will stay in. I love the city when it's quiet and empty. I plan on relaxing and then Saturday I'll head out to Brooklyn to spend the day with a friend, we've got a dinner to go to that night followed by my attending a Birthday party for one of my very cool Improv friends. Busy Saturday. Sunday I think I'll hang out in the sheep's meadow or take the ferry over to Governor's Island and read a book...Monday, BBQ at a friends house in Queens (with veg friendly options cause she's cool like that). All because it's Spring!

I hope you, wherever you are, are Spring Flinging, and having fun too! Unless you're in Texas...then you better reapply that sunscreen cause summer's here!

Happy Spring to you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Awakening

So yeah yeah yeah, I know I know. I've been absentia again. I've been neglecting this blog for work, grad school, love, life, and Twitter. (Shameless plug: You can follow me on Twitter at veggygal@gmail.com ) Now I know that those are NOT really great excuses for neglecting my faithful blog fans but I promise you, I will not let you down again. So here I am. Let's get started...

A couple of days ago a man sat down on the bus next to me reciting Shakespeare beautifully. For most people that might have been a problem, but for me, I happen to LOVE the Bard and listened enthusiastically at an older man's version of King Lear. When he paused, I asked, c'mon, I had too, what gives? He said he used to be an actor and he can't start any day without reciting Shakespeare for fear of getting Alzheimer's. Then he chuckled. I told him that I'd done some Shakespeare acting myself in the past and that he was probably one of the better reciters I'd ever heard. To that he smiled and bid me adieu, getting off the bus in complete fanfare, still reciting, at 79th and Lexington.

I loved that bus ride. To be or not to be...that is the question.

I hope you choose "to be" alive in your world today too.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Out with the old, and in with the new.

I will admit it. I am a very bad blogger. I don't think that I'm a bad blog writer, just a bad blogger. I write in this blog when the mood strikes me and hope that someone reads it. Not for hope that I have something profound to say but for the hope that I can entertain someone, somewhere, besides myself. (insert big lol here)

So here I am, back again, after coming across my blog when I was cleaning my bookmarks folder out. I looked through some of my older posts and laughed. Blogging does put your entire world out there for the world to see, and read and so for that, I'll keep this short because I gotta whole lotta life happening here but unfortunately you're only going to get to see a tidbit of it. (insert a Thank God here)

So, it's 2011. I'm feeling a need to write, especially about my "whole lotta life", let's hope you're feeling the need to read about that life.

I'll see ya round kid (insert a yep, tomorrow, cause you need to keep up to date with this blog since you started it...kid.)