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 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 ) 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.)