Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Party tricks

Chris and I were talking some time ago about whether we have party tricks. We decided that mine is randomly reciting snippets of poetry/Shakespeare. Also, I can cross my eyes, but that doesn't seem too interesting. Do you have a party trick?? Know anyone with a great one?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Goal explosion

A follow-up to my last post about planning for and thinking about the future...this is what's happening on my wall right now:
Everything makes more sense to me if I write it in crayon and tape it to the wall in front of my face. It's helping me make sense of everything and pin down how to get what I want (what, I can't just "have it all," just like that?!).

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Being out of the city always gives me time and mental space to think. I love it. Can you tell I was happy during our long weekend in Vermont?

Last night I started working on my long-term career plan. I've been gaining more and more experience and clarity, and the thinking space in Vermont proved very productive. I'm excited and a trifle scared. But at the end of it, I will be making that face that I'm making in the snow-tubing photo!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Photo love

Wow, I feel famous! The lovely miss Amanda has posted some photos of me on her photo blog, The Walking Conch. Check out all of her amazing photos...I'm really digging these Philadelphia details.


My stand partner in orchestra is getting ready to welcome his third grandchild. The little girl is due to arrive next week! Her big-brother-to-be has things figured out. He wants to name her Lightning McQueen.

Family lore has it that I wanted to name my youngest brother Snow White. (Sorry, Steve.) Everyone's pretty glad I lost that argument, including me. Goodness, I love children.

[Edit: I just found out that Lightning McQueen is a character from Cars, one of the few Pixar films I haven't seen. While this is still awesome, I wish I still thought he had pulled that name from thin air!]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Anniversary

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! This is a fun day for me because exactly 1 year ago today, Chris and I decided to get married at City Hall here in NYC, while in the midst of planning our October bash. At the time, I said Groundhog Day was appropriate because we were going to get married again (dorky joke if you've seen the Bill Murray film). It was the day Staten Island Chuck bit Michael Bloomberg.

And it was the day these photos were taken. I made a last-minute decision on my outfit and scored $10 rings for the ceremony the day before at the Cinderella Club on 34th Street. And my parents and one of my brothers spent a whirlwind day in NY!

As we were about to get on the subway, my dad said, "Shouldn't you have some flowers?" So we ran into a flower shop under the 7 train and told the confused woman I was getting married (now) and needed flowers! The $5 white daisies lasted for AGES.
There are 6 more weeks of winter ahead. Oh, well. February 2nd will always be extra-fun for me.