Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Kind of Town

"My baby takes the morning train."

That's right. Tomorrow morning, Nevada and I are boarding a train to Chicago to see Rina. Drinking, laughing, shopping and eating shall commence.

Can't wait. I love trips with good friends, where the only thing on the agenda is to enjoy one self.

These women have been here for me through some messy life things. My dad's cancer, my skin cancer, day in and day out at an ad agency antics, and everything in between.

"Some people come into your lives and quickly go. Others come into your life, leave foot prints on your heart and you are never ever the same.

Looking forward to a few days with people who make sure I'm doing ok and always have my best interest at heart, and mine in theirs.

Wow! This is sappy. :)

Happy Weekend.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Strike Out

Today is a company sponsored bowling party in Dearborn to celebrate an award on some of our work.

Free food, beer, and pizza. I don't know that I'll be particpating in the bowling part of the afternoon.

I bowl like I dance, which is to say awful and laughable. I think the last time I went bowling it was about 15 years ago with my mom and Shane on a Sunday morning.

We had Bloody Mary's and for some reason, my thumb kept getting stuck in the thumb hole and making this odd popping sound.

And the last time I was hanging in a bowling alley, Karlene and I decided to go there to see if we could meet any men. It was not to be.

As soon as we sat down, Karlene says:

"The cutest guy here doesn't have any teeth."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Older Brother


Nobody asked you to do it
Feeding me peanut butter and cornflakes
Through the crib rails
Before mom got up-

Sharing luke-warm fruit cocktail
Out of the can.
Sticky, syrup
Dripping from our hands
Saving the cherry till the end-

Defending my honor
Against a giant named Billy
Ruining your white Converse
You’d bought with paper-route money.
Splashed muddy brown.

Giving me a white cross necklace
Decorated with pink roses
Was even sweeter than
Strawberry Shortcake’s hair,
And my favorite present on
My 7th birthday.

Hugging me
With warm arms
That bent like Silly Putty

Sitting quietly
About nothing

That was

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Last night was awesome. There is something so liberating about hanging out real friends, where anything can be said. You won't be judged. Mocked perhaps.

But at least it will have an undertone of love attached.

The only down-fall to my night of revelery was that it wasn't a Friday. It was a Wednesday and now I'm having a long work day.

Still, it was worth it and I'd do it all over again given the chance.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I See!

I did it. Lasik is done.

This week my eyes are recovering and for the most part, it's fantastic. Occasionally up close, things look a little blurry. But the doctor says that's normal and considering without contacts everything in my life was blurry, this is a bonus.

No other news to share, so I'll go back to work while listening to my ipod and sipping on my Diet Dr. Thunder.