Monday, September 26, 2005

Quick take on last month

The past month has been a bit hellish-we found out recently that two of our close friends each lost a parent. Then two other friends are getting divorces!
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.)

White Stripes Live-A great night

On Saturday my husband and I went to see the White Stripes at Keyspan Park in Coney Island. It was a beautiful evening outdoors and we had a few brewskies in preparation. Granted, I hadn't been to a concert in three years (Coldplay, 10th row!), so I was excited for anything.

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

Out of the mouthes of babes

"I owe my ass an apology."
-My daughter's classmate Richie, after attending a roller-skating birthday party.