Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Right Now - Hump Day Edition

Wednesdays are good and hard - hard and good. In one sense, VICTORY! You're halfway there. In another, GUH! Two more days to get through. It's a silly little day and I'm especially tired tonight - so it's a double whammy.

My brain is empty, so here's a peek at what's going on in my living room right now:


The stars of "Arrow" - dayummmmm.
-David is watching "Arrow" and I'm listening in and turning frequently to catch glimpses of the lead character's abs and/or his "blue steel" expressions. It's a little bit corny-cheesy but I think the narrative is interesting and it's definitely full of fun action. A perfect "popcorn" television show, as David calls it. (And lots of cuties, too!)

-I'm drinking red, red wine from a plastic, plastic cup. The picture of class over here.

-I've got my legs up on the dining room table next to my laptop as I type. Beside them is a sloppy stack of papers covered in numbers and scribbles - the fall out of the "family budget meeting" we had a few hours ago. I reeeally hate numbers and hate them even more when the numbers are...less than desirable. It's gonna be a cruel - cruel summa - now the money's (going to be) gonnnne.

-My toenails and fingernails are TOW' UP FROM THE FLO' UP. I don't know who I am anymore. Once upon a time, I kept my nails and toes painted in bright, fresh colors weekly, sometimes multiple times a week. I don't know where that woman went but she ain't here no mo'. I'm going to try to do something about that this week so I can get back to feeling all fabulous and successful and shit.

-Today was another soggy, rainy day in a string of three days of nonstop rain. It felt gloomy and gray and blah but I found a few things to be truly grateful for despite the crappy weather:
Fav couple of all time??

     -I just got to watch one of my all-time favorite episodes of "Sex and the City" - episode 11 "Domino Effect" from season 6, part 1. So much fun drama with Steve and Miranda sensing old feelings emerge, Charlotte having a personal breakthrough with her journey trying to conceive, Samantha finally opening herself up to Smith, and Carrie plunging herself in and then out again of the never-ending "Big Dance." I love how everyone gets even play in the episode and has equally amounts of "stuff" on the line. Carrie's closing remarks are so simple yet poignant. "It was a shift imperceptible to anyone but me. But I knew Big's heart had closed again. Maybe it would reopen in another five years, maybe it wouldn't. But I knew myself well enough to know that that's not enough."GAHHHHHH 

    -An hour-and-a-half phone conversation with my big sis never feels like a chore. The older I get the more I realize what a TREASURE my siblings are - they are everything to me. (And since they are basically the only ones who read this blog: I LOVE YOU BEANS!)

     -My building has a parking garage so I was able to avoid the onslaught of rain and get to and from work relatively dry - not everyone is that lucky.

     -I was reminded today that IT CAN ALWAYS BE WORSE. A close friend of mine who was born overseas and is not a U.S. citizen had her identity stolen recently and cannot work in the States right now. Not that she can't FIND work, she literally CAN'T work right now. So hard. She is my hero for not giving up and deciding to make the best of it. And also the reason why I have no excuse to whine about what's going on with me right now. It can always be worse, people. Sometimes it sucks to hear but it can be the thing we need to hear to snap us out of our pity parties. PERSPECTIVE, man

-Roo is sitting at my feet tootin'. I can't tell a lie.


1 comment:

DoshTate said...

Thanks to this blog, I realized it was Wednesday :) Part of my afternoon "ritual" these days is checking which SATC episodes are playing every afternoon on E! (I do have HBOGO and could watch them commercial free...but that's too simple). I just watched this episode last week and had the same reaction. That final line, and the look of heartbreak and futility, is so raw and wonderful. And also, #teamSteveforeva.