Friday, December 17, 2010

going to south africa


you know you're going someplace cool when you take more drugs than sunblock.
south africa has been on my bucket list forever.
we leave today and get there who knows when.
we're all a bit under the weather but my guess is the minute that sunshine hits us we'll be feeling great.
i've decided to leave my computer at home so i can really disconnect and relax.
that also means i won't be blogging for the two weeks i am away.
see you in january.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

damn, it's cold.



i need to see images like this.
ones that help me channel warmth, sunshine, happiness.
because now, when i step outside, it just totally sucks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

some things never change...



i was standing in line waiting to use the bathroom at exercise the other day
and i overheard a conversation between two girls.
i've been out of the dating world for a long time
but based on this conversation
doesn't seem like much has changed.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

ugh...it's winter.



i hate the cold.
and man, oh man is it cold here.
december is usually mild.
not now.
now it's brutal.
as i'm walking down the street in my fur hooded, down jacket i think to myself..
i'm not really cold. it's all in your mind. just smile and act like you don't care..then you won't be cold.
that bullshit mind game is usually good for two blocks.
then some wind comes whipping around and i'm thinking...
how bad can florida be?
what's worse than being perpetually cold for a good 3-4 months is 3pm.
3 pm is when it gets dark.
i could get into bed, turn off the lights and call it a day.
that's how dark it is.
all this is beyond depressing.
i hope to perk up by the weekend.
i may have to double up on my vitamin D.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010



it's always like this.
just when you think everything is working
it isn't.
wouldn't it be nice to always feel like you feel when you're in one of these exercise classes
where the teacher assures you if you could only breathe
it's all possible.
for that 45 minutes you feel like it's all good.
and then...

Friday, December 3, 2010

we're all a little guilty of this...



i am the first to admit that i have done a bit of regifting in my day.
you get a clunker....you pass it on.
it's sort of like the ultimate in recycling.
i stopped regifting when i received something and tried to return it for store credit.
the clerk looked at me and could barely contain himself.
he said they hadn't carried this particular item in years and therefore could not give me a credit.
it was pretty humiliating.

Thursday, December 2, 2010



i woke up this morning feeling like i had swallowed a bowling ball.
the latkas were delish last night but i'm not sure how many more i can realistically consume.
of course i ate way more than i should...but don't ya have to???
of course we lit the candles last night and exchanged gifts.
honestly, i never know what to get the girls.
at this point all they really need is a good sat tutor and about ten more hours in everyday to get everything done--
neither of which can be wrapped and placed on the mantle.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

happy hanukah....



gotta love a holiday where you get to eat fried potatoes and jelly donuts.
and where you and your 16-year-old girls get gifts like sexy lingerie---thanks sister!
christmas may be flashier and with better songs...
but hanukah goes eight days!