Friday, December 28, 2007

10 Things That Rocked My 2007


1. Palm Springs

2. Anjani Thomas - Blue Alert

3. Pomegranates/Antioxidants

4. Guitar Hero

5. Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends

6. Bath and Body Works Cucumber Melon products

7. Underground Club in Paris

8. Rufus Wainwright Does Judy Garland

9. Sheer Blonde Styling Spray Wax for rock star hair

and of course ...
10. Britney Spears - "Gimme More" at the VMAs

I actually had several great experiences this year and will probably end up having to create an addendum for this post. But as of this moment, these were the standouts. Can't wait to see what 2008 has in store!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007


Just spent 7 days without drinking any alcohol at all.
This is the first time that long has gone by without a drink since I moved to LA 4 and a half years ago. And perhaps its been even longer than that.
Not that I think I have a huge problem with alcohol, but with the history in my family, I decided to see where the control lied, with me or with the drink. And I won. I even went out to bars a couple times with my friends and drank diet Cokes and still had a good time.
I want to get to a place where I drink when I make the choice to drink to enhance my experience, not to escape from a dark place or to dull the stress of a long day at work, etc.
Plus I've noticed that my energy level has improved, and I have a sneaking suspicion that if I keep this up, my body will look better than ever and thats plenty of motivation to keep it going past the 7 days.
Anybody wanna get a cocktail to celebrate? :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


So, the other day at work, it dawned on me that I am the only one of the 6 managers in my store to not be married or living with a significant other. This is not a new situation for me. I continually find myself on the outside looking in. Sometimes, I romanticize it and liken myself to the lone unicorn watching all the other animals boarding the ark two by two fretting that if I don't cut the horn off of my head (and drown that bitch horse sniffing around Mr. Ed) that I'll not make it onboard the ark and instead will drown in the flood (of my sorrow). Alone.

And sometimes its not that serious. But it does bug me. And makes me wonder what is, to continue my metaphor, the horn that I need to remove that will make me compatible to a partner? Am I too tall, too blonde, too fat, too gay, too ugly, too smart, too insecure, too boring, too much of a smoker, too lonely? and the newest option: am i too old?

One of my closest friends found his first true love in a guy named Danny when he was 26. I started dating a Daniel when I was 26, and thought it was divine providence. After we broke up, I dated another Daniel when I was 27. No such luck. And even Willie who I really started to care for at 28 moved away to the other side of the country.

My mother turned down her first marriage proposal at 25, and accepted the next one at 27.

My 10 year high school reunion just came up, and none of the girls I was friends with were there because they were at home with their husbands and children.

And since this blog started as a riff on Miss Spears, consider the fact that at 24 she is pregnant with her third baby by the man who just might turn out to be her third husband. Is she that much more of a catch that dudes are beating down her door to stick it in her? And here I thought I was better off than Britney!!!