Thursday, December 22, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Tonight we bought our fragrant tree and decorated it while crankin' the holiday tunes, and I'm feeling pretty good about life. I haven't gotten all my holiday stuff done yet, but you know, I'll find the time. My daughter wanted to watch Frosty the Snowman, but call me a mush, I can never handle it when he melts. I think we'll do a late night viewing of Groundhog Day instead. I never tire of watching that movie, ever.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I could in no way shape or form enjoy shopping at the mall...everyone was like a bunch of vultures. I think for the most part I will be shopping online for the rest of what I need...and most definitely avoiding-the mall.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Sorry Camille, but you're 'contemplating' too much here. When I go to a club or hear disco, I dance, feel the music, enjoy it, and the moment.
Friday, December 02, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
One other great thing happened-the landlord got us a new new stove and fridge,thank the Lord! Needed 'em real bad.
One of my pt jobs is up this week, back to hustling freelance, have to turn around some stuff for the Daily News in a few days' time, but I'll get it done. Hope to still help with organizing the school's Christmas party, the kiddies love it!
Just downloaded the new Madonna cd off iTunes, you get the video and digital artwork. love it. Photoshop admittedly makes Madonna look pretty smokin, b----! Great dance tunes, pretty solid all the way through. Love "Jump," "How High," "Let It Will Be," "Hung Up," natch...the "I Love NY" song is kind of cheesy...the album's music makes me think about roller skating and dancing.
GG chat -So, Luke scared me a little with that jealousy streak-I've never seen that before! It seems so unlike him... I think it's kind of cool that he has a really bright daughter, just, what a hell of a way to find out! Loved the scene with Emily and Lorelai on the plane-Kelly Bishop is fantastic. The Rory and Lorelai scene was nice, but seemed eclipsed by all the other stuff going on in the episode, but, yay, she's going back to Yale!
I think I'm going to make myself a "Faux Poes Foes" tshirt online.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Hated the first half of GG last night, loved the second. Who gives a flying .... what color Lorelai paints the house? I mean really. I realize she's burying herself in busy tasks and avoiding the real issues at hand, and questioned her own abilities as a mother, which I well, question too. I guess all moms do that. Call me horrible, but I could really give 2 cents about Paul Anka. Yes, pets are sweet, they are not PEOPLE. Never will be.
The scenes with Rory and Jess were great-refreshing, honest, the best part of the show. I was so proud of him that he wrote and published a book! You can tell they've got great chemistry, hence their real-life long-term relationship. Even Rory's scenes with Logan, while I abhored his conduct, the acting was good.
It's all got me thinking about how I'd handle the possibility of if Amanda wanted to take time off in college? Right now, I know Ian and I would seriously put our foot down about it and urge her to stay on track..but at that point, she'd be an adult...Ian left college to raise Amanda...sigh. It's hard to think about it all.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
You sit so close now,
Practically head to head with me
I’m in awe of you
Your beauty, your spirit, your wit.
These days are going so fast.
I want to make lists, make plans
And yet just sit here, with you,
To smell your baby-like breath
And remain frozen in time.
How I dreamed of this moment years ago,
Now dreaming of you-years ago.
Can’t decide which is better,
Because they’re both sacred times to me.
I love how you gulp my coffee
And think the songs ‘Cars’ is cool.
I love how you breeze across the court and shoot baskets
And your gut-wrenching belly laughs are infectious.
Dear heart, I love you so.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
So, GG chat, anyone?
I will post some stuff on our Domestic Goddesses site, but NOTHING is health-oriented, or really original per se, but some of it is tasty! I constantly seek out recipes in mags and online, and I worship butter, sugar, veggie oil, and wine in my cooking (granted, not all in the same recipe!). I figure, no one is getting off the planet alive, so, f--- it!
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Update: You can hear the song in its entirety on her web site, www.madonna.com. There's a button right on the home page, just hit 'play' icon.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
And how about Luke sitting all alone in the woods 'camping', when he wanted to be with Lorelai at the recital all along?? I could've died.
Can we all please get along? Let there be forgiveness, Friday night dinners with the Gilmore seniors, and coffee and cracks with the GG girls at Luke's Diner once more!
One question-what is the 'secret' they're talking about in the trailer? There's definitely some dark secret on Logan (as he's always been on the outs with his dad.) Maybe he's illegitimate? Or maybe his dad's paying of Yale to let his son go there?
One more question-should we take bets on if and when Lane is ever going to get horizontal?
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Then the show went downhill!
Lorelai, in an unbelievably low selfish act, decided that while she and Rory are cradling the babies at the altar (as part of their godparenting duties), as the minister prepares to baptize the children, that now's as good as time as any to escort Rory outside and scold her for giving Sookie her new cell phone number and not her mother. What the hell is this? Are you five? In the middle of your best friends' children's day, your making a personal matter a priority? You couldn't wait until after the service at least!
Aaargh! Everytime I think Lorelai is taking a step forward she takes two steps back with this infantile behavior. I know she's a young mom and all, but by now, she's like 37, so wise up, woman! Those damn tv writers piss me off!
Monday, October 03, 2005
The First Time We Met
By Amanda Sheridan
The first time we met,
the time I will never forget,
because being with you is all I need,
in my thoughts and in my dreams.
The first time we met,
I knew I was in love,
that very second I just knew,
that if you were to know me,
we would be in true love,
not the kind you see on tv,
or what you hear on the radio,
but true love is what I mean.
The first time we met,
the time I will never forget,
because if I die before you,
you will always know,
that I will be waiting for you.
So never forget,
that I LOVE you!
That will always be true!
From the first time we met.
Monday, September 26, 2005
As for me, I've taken a second part time job at a doctor's office, strictly for need of cash and its convenient location. Not thrilled about the deviation from my writing career at this point, but hell, the NY Times just laid off 500 people, so I guess this is just a tough time for writers. All of the advertising business is switching from print to online, leaving papers struggling. About the only publication that comes to mind that is flourishing is Real Simple magazine, which I love. Every month, I swear that magazine gets fatter n fatter with ad revenue!
Been dealing with my daughter now in 6th grade, giving her a little more freedom to move about, thanks to the wonders of a cell phone, but still trying to keep close watch, as this is a precious time. Grades go on transcripts for high school now. Basketball is back on, games start next month, so I'm excited. She is a treasure, a pisser and a pain in my butt all at once, and I love her madly. I'm so blessed that she's mine.
In my spare time, been enjoying the pleasures of Acquisition, and checking out the new tv season's lineup-House, Lost, and Gilmore Girls. But I can't even enjoy Lorelai and Luke's engagement, what with the massive row going on between Lorelai and Rory. It's strange how a television show can affect your mood. But Luke sure looks fine!
And this past weekend, my husband and I went to see the White Stripes, which I blogged about below. Jack is an amazing guitarist (and easy on my eyes.)
Jack White's guitar playing blew me away. He's AMAZING!!! And the chemistry with Meg on drums is palpable, they seem to have a great relationship, she sang a little, too. While I'm a fan of their music, the albums pale in comparison to their live performance. See them live, you won't be sorry!
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
This season has just seemed really sour to me...with all of the characters on a mission to make their lives more 'normal', they just seemed to have gone off the deep end. Nate and Brenda were passionate and hot when they were crazy and unattached in the first season...Dave was fun to watch when he was wrestling with his sexuality while cruising a club for action and starring in musicals in his head, Ruth was more appealing when she was still grieving for her dead husband, and as for Claire...well I have to say I do like the new boyfriend and that she left that pretentious art college crowd.
I had secretly been hoping that Nate and Brenda would finally be 'happy' together. Earlier this season, Nate seemed like he was finally getting his shit together and wasn't going to screw around, but then he had to go shag his step sister. As Nate put it, "When you make love and your head explodes, it's a good thing."
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
My husband and I have been married nearly 12 years and have a beautiful 11 year old daughter. When he's not playing, we've been known to have fun, enjoy our family, friends, the nightlife, and travel. But these days, those times seem far and few in between, partly because the money's tight, and partly because of WOW. He LOOVES Warcraft, and loves to randomly swear at his computer screen when things don't go as planned. His site is www.savagevines.com/flexbar, if you would like to learn more about his guild, Dasypygal (which means hairy-assed in old English, if you must know), or about the Flexbar tools he's created to help players customize their interface.
My thoughts are flying in so many directions-to write, to travel, to do something new. That said, my financial situation has not been the best of late, being a struggling writer and all, and thus I'm frozen in my thoughts. Family has helped out tremendously in this department, but how I wish to return to the days of complete financial independence, as I was accustomed to la dolce vita back in 2002. Gone are the days of shopping in Soho. Now it's back to a diet of Raman noodles, mac 'n cheese, and burritos. Where's my J.K. Rowling inspiration for fortune?
Monday, July 04, 2005
Saturday, June 25, 2005
In the essay, Harburg asks Duke 'what's the feeling during April in Paris?' Duke says, "I always had the feeling that in Paris in the spring, something wonderful should inevitably happen, but it never did," which helped Harburg with the lyric:
April in Paris
Who can I turn to?
What have you done to my heart?
My husband and I formally began our efforts to conceive a second child when we went to Paris, with our eight year old daughter. I was ovulating, we were in love with life and Paris, and I was certain that the timing would be perfect. Financially, we were finally at a good station in our lives. Shortly after, we took a half year break when I accepted a new position. But alas, three years later, we still have not succeeded in getting pregnant. I hope we do soon. My body aches to have another child.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
While I am a fan of some of van Sant's earlier works, ("My Own Private Idaho," "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Drugstore Cowboy,"), I can't say this new film is great. The camera lingers for painful lengths of time to watch the main character, Blake, stumble and mumble through the woods behind his crumbling mansion, swim, make mac 'n cheese, and avoid those looking for him. There are some interesting visual and sound cues, but it's just not enough to make me care about this character...(to be honest, I felt sorry for Courtney when he died, but I had no personal grievances about what he'd done, I felt it was extremely selfish.)
The link to where my review is at the right, at www.tailslate.net. Run by my brother-in-law Michael, writing reviews and doing Q&As has given me the opportunity to interview some great actors including Javier Bardem ("The Sea Inside"), Daniel Day Lewis, Rebecca Miller and Catherine Keener ("The Ballad of Jack and Rose.")
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
We meandered around the city, now to find on the block next to Bloomingdale's a Home Depot with a fancy facade. Home Depot??? When I can see a few avenues down the Plaza Hotel? It was too bizarre.
After traipsing around some more, and having no luck finding an open place for dessert, we spotted a couple with ice cream cones and salivated. "Where did you get the ice cream cones?" we asked. "There's a Mr. Softee truck parked on Lex," the woman said. Mr. Softee!! on the Upper East Side. Works for us.
We grinned and fled to Lex to grab a couple Vanilla cones that cooled our palette and satisfied our quest.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Friday, June 03, 2005
So much to discuss...
Recently, there's been two books published about women who have severed friendships, and how this impacts their lives, in many cases, it's been agonizing.
I've been dealing with this on a personal level myself, and I hate to say it, but I don't feel so traumatized by the experience...I haven't dared to ask the friend who I have distanced myself from, but I've a feeling she's alright. We were inseparable in high school and college, but once I married, we began to drift apart. We tried to keep it going for some time afterwards, but we've gone in completely in different directions, myself a wife, mother and writer/editor that has a busy schedule, and she a budding thespian. I'm very proud of her work and talent, but I've found that despite my numerous attempts to see her perform, the conversations after the show would still revolve around only theatre and not much more. Calls are nonexistent at this point, and emails far and few between. I don't feel bad about it, I just don't...feel.
Music, some new releases on the horizon, White Stripes and Coldplay next week. We'll have input then! I'm missing Jeff Buckley too, his anniversary was on May 29 (1997). What a lovely and promising voice.
Movies-Read the book "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants," then saw the film with my daughter. Quite good, but not the same as the book, alas. Excellent performances by America Ferrera. Will discuss it more at length down the line.
Television-I'm seriously addicted to "Gilmore Girls," as much as I was as a child to "Little House on the Prairie." I had zilch interest in the show when it first aired, finding the mother a bit too 'buddy' like with her daughter, and sometimes she still irritates me, but she seems better. And I love Rory, and Luke is one of the sweetest male characters on television.
Other hot shows on tv now-"Lost" and "House". Love them both. But now I have to wait till next September for new shows!!!
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Much has happened in recent months that I want to share with you. More to come soon.
Remember, life's too short for bad coffee!