Sunday, October 18, 2009

Me behind bars

Not much going on around here - have become most dull person in the world. Actually, maybe not THE dullest, but you know what I mean.

Mental health is getting better, but my sedentary lifestyle has become ridiculous, so I am joining the gym on Monday to get myself out of the house and exercising. I'm only out to get into better shape, fit into my clothes and gain back some muscle mass. If I lose weight, great, if not, that's okay too.

We have a tradition, the boyfriend and I, of going to the laundromat as early as possible on Sundays. We went this morning, and as usual, I feel a sense of contentment for that job done. Unfortunately *putting away* clothing is not my strong suit, so I have this and last week's clothes to hang and put in drawers.

I made and Ethiopian dish called Doro Wat last night, which we ate with injera bread brought back from Chicago by the bf. It was delicious! So happy to have the right spices to make it.

After dinner we went out to meet a couple of his friends for drinks at a "New Orleans Style" bar/restaurant. Had a drink called a NOLA Cola and it was delish. Sort of a long island iced tea flavour. Will be returning for one of those some days.

That's it for me - I'm all out of stuff to say. Breakfast is in the making, and then, maybe, putting away the clean clothes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Truly, I do

I think about posting a lot, but can never seem to get there. Right now I'm on the tail end of a Joan Crawford jag on Netflix, and thinking about starting up with Bette Davis.

I'm reading a book called Sofie's World, which bills itself as a history of philosophy, and so far I quite like it. I haven't much patience for reading, but I'm making my way through it.

Mostly though, at least this week, I feel quiet - not much to say.

So while I truly do want to post more, the spirit isn't willing.

Friday, September 04, 2009

I lied to you

I was gonna blog about each book I read this year, but my sudden aversion to blogging (and truth be told most other things which involved getting out of bed), made that a lie.

I'm alive, experimented with letting my hair go grey (which ended today when I dyed it black cherry), re-reading a fair number of books, suddenly finding myself totally addicted to cigarettes, and feeling as though I don't have much to say...

That's about it. Hopefully I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

There will be a post

I didn't write a single entry in June!

Nor did I post any pictures of my vacation.

Oh well.

Right now I'm in the midst of watching "There Will Be Blood", which is different from what I was expecting. Different in a good way.

I can't believe June is over already. Here's to hoping that July will be a slower month to move through, and that there will be more posts.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm in New York!

Haven't had much to talk about this past couple of months, but I'll have a little bit more to say when I get back from New York City. Brooklyn, more specifically, Bed-Stuy to be precise.

Things have been going well, with the exception of some unexpected thigh chaffing, which renders me unable to wear my beautiful sundresses, as thigh chaffing is nothing to sneeze at. At least, in this particular case.

Enough of that. Here's an incomplete list of what we've gone to see: The MoMA, Times Square, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens... My memory is awful, because we've seen more than that - oh, we also hung around at the Brooklyn Flea and had a tasty wood fired pizza.

I finally bought (way overpriced) batteries and I took pictures of stuff. I'll show them to you when I get home.

Today it's Coney Island, which I'm excited about. I have to make sure to AVOID a sunburn, in part because my face burned a bit yesterday. I really don't need a redder nose.

That's it, a dispatch from a destination.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

This is a blog, after all...

Okay, where on earth have I been?

Gone, daddy, gone.

Just getting the day to day taken care of.

Trying to figure out my financial future.

Doing some volunteering to combat my hermitism.

Working on getting the mouse out of my house.

Being especially moody.

Trying and failing to re read a book I loved the first time out.

Really trying and failing to get out into the beautiful weather.

Currently watching Vincent Price as Richard III, which is just bizarre.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yes, I am still "blogging"

I just don't have much to say lately. I'm focusing on my recovery. I'm getting better as the days go by, but I'm realizing that the idea that I'll feel *good* all the time just isn't true. I've had a spate of bad days, of sleeping too much, etc.

I've also been watching tons of TV and movies via Netflix streaming.

Hope all is well.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Books read in 2009: #7 Following Foo (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man)

I have to say that I found this book challenging to read, for a few reasons.
There were parts I had to skim, sections of the book I really didn't read, but I did hang on until the end, so I consider it "read".

Better known for his acting (on Law and order as resident Psych guy, as well as numerous theatrical and film rolls), B.D. Wong's account of the birth of his children (and the loss of one soon after birth) is at times mesmerizing and at others repetitive.

One of the reasons that I found this book difficult to read is that he includes well wishing email from so many people, it reminded me how small my circle of love and support is, and that just made me feel very sad (I don't get sad much these days, but I cried over this particular feeling).

Shoot, it's 1:30 in the morning!

Comedian Wanda Sykes on sex and women faking orgasm.

For the record, I've NEVER faked it.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Life and other events

My life is fairly boring these days. All of my "real" friends live far away, and I have a hell of a time making new friends now. Sigh.

So everyone and their mother has told me I ought to volunteer for something. Yesterday I looked up our local United Way volunteer line and sent out an email to the one thing I thought would provide me with human contact while not actually being scary or difficult. We will see how that pans out.

On February 28 I made a pact (with myself) to try something new for March. I'm not going to say what it is until I either:
  1. abandon it
  2. finish it
I don't want to jinx it. That's all I'm saying.

Another thing I'm looking at this month is my physical health. In many ways I am healthy. But I think I have lost some lung capacity and definitely lost muscle tone from my sedentary lifestyle.

Ugh. Oh well. I'm working on it.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Instant Happiness

These adorable kids are my second cousins. Watched this video twice today and both times felt so happy afterwards.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Books read in 2009: #6 "How to be Good"

I picked up "How to be Good" from the used bookstore as a lark. I'd never ready a Nick Hornby book, although I have seen at least one film based on his writing.

I enjoyed it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


This movie made me cry. In a good way. Now I just have to *stop* crying.