Tuesday, July 31, 2007
most written in my head. none sent. what’s the point?
Thursday, July 26, 2007
To my Well Meaning Friends: You Must Chill
Yes, I understand that you’re doing it out of concern for my happiness. But here’s the cold, hard truth: in spite of whatever your opinion may be regarding whether or not I “should” have gotten myself involved with His Royal Highness, I did. And I am not ready to move on and “get over it” simply because he’s been on the road for, what, three days now?
Also, I am not available to pair up with seemingly any single guys you come across. Not your aggressive coworker, not your friend-who-has-a-crush-on-you, not your sister’s optometrist’s cycling buddy, not the guy at the bowling alley whom I do not find remotely attractive, no matter how many times you ask me. CUT IT OUT. I didn’t even want you setting me up with anybody before I became otherwise entangled. This is not a better time.
I know that you want me to be happy. But please, let me be sad for a bit. I won’t crawl under a rock and die. I promise.
Currently listening :
By Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Monday, July 23, 2007
summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Whew, that was one hell of a week. Long, but in a good way. Jack came to visit me and Erin and Tim (a trip that I’d been looking forward to for MONTHS), and it wound up being the same week that Tim and Erin had to move into their new, fabulous apartment. The move, over a few days, was relatively painless and full of laughs, which is not to say that Erin and I haven’t been comparing bruises. And really, I had just been pricing out a new paint job for my car anyway. In the meantime, the scratch on the hood is a reminder of Jack’s all-too-short visit. :)
But I digress. We actually all met up for a camping trip last weekend at Turquoise Lake near Leadville, because what better way is there to greet a flatlander to our state than to trap him at 10,000 feet for two days? The lake was beautiful, though our attempts at fishing were greeted by all the trout belly-laughing at us. This was my first time camping with this group of people, and I can’t wait to do it again. No roughing it for us; we were still making icy blended drinks on the second night. Sunday was a return drive to Denver, and reuniting with Jessi, Dave, and Scott who had all been unable to camp with us. We celebrated Scott’s new apartment (and the loss of my best-ever roommate) with sushi, mini golf, and Dairy Queen. And margaritas. And Wii. I honestly don’t know how we packed it all in to one night!
The rest of the week was a blur of sleeping late and moving boxes and drinking beer and running errands (Jack did a FANTASTIC job clearing out my back yard, and I promise to properly finish the pathway per his instructions) and meeting for cocktails and dinners and driving for what seemed like hours searching (in vain) for Spade L Ranch beef rub and bowling and playing Wii and generally just hanging out with friends whenever possible. Seeing my friends freshly through someone else’s eyes reminded me of just how wonderful my circle of friends really is.
to my friends: I haven’t known most of you for long, but I know that you are a genuinely special group of people, and I am thrilled to be surrounded by your love, support, encouragement, and tequila. Thanks for being there.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
little ditty ’bout Jack and Erin
“You’re wearing a ‘Hooters’ t-shirt and suspenders?”
“I’m making a statement.”
“What are you trying to say?”
“That I’m here to make friends.”
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
so of course, I thought of Erin
Cube monkey: My brain is unlike that of any mortal! It consists of witchcraft, spells, and ideas for pastries that the world has yet to see!
Overheard by: Emily
via Overheard in the Office, Jul 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Some incredibly generous friends donated their time and muscle to me this weekend, and together we built a pretty fantastic deck in my little back yard. There is still landscaping work to be done, but it’s a whole new world out there now.