And after a day of being out and about, doing things, seeing people, it's lovely to have a day of staying in bed in pajamas, reading and dozing.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
A roasting hot day in the suburbs means a sunny, gorgeous day in the city, timed just right to meet up with a childhood friend for boba, return and exchange some shoes, meet up with my sister, go over to her place for hand rolls, give my niece some funky sneakers, and get back home once it had cooled down. The perfect city Saturday.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Yesterday was Henry's five year adoptaversary, and his sixth birthday (observed), so he got some extra sunbathing, an extremely foul-smelling salmon skin treat, and Vietnamese pork chopped up into his dinner. There is nothing easier than pleasing a dog.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
After almost a year and a half of nonstop crazy hours at work, we're suddenly in a quiet spell, and I've seen the sun on weekdays more in the last month than I had in all the time before. The craziness can be fun, but so is seeing the sun.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
As a TiVo user for almost 17 years, I've always loved the UX, but it's gotten even better now that they've added a button to perfectly skip entire commercial breaks with one press (as opposed to the secret 30-second skip Easter egg). Somewhere out there is a team of commercial lawyers who negotiated this with the networks, and for that I am so grateful.
A few of us at work who often accidentally dress the same have now mapped out simple criteria for each day (today is hoodie day, bonus points for featuring the color maroon), and it is so simple and dorky, but it makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier and faster.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Remembering our dives in Fiji last fall... I've felt that my time underwater has been easy and effortless for some time, but it was only on this trip, some 300+ dives in, that the time above water, getting geared up or down, that the rest of it has felt just as easy and effortless.
Went back to prison on Thursday to see some of my guys graduate. It blows my mind how easy it is to relate to each other, and touches my heart that they remembered me after seven months. It was like seeing old friends, one of whom even gave me a bottle of the sauce he made, that we'd talked about last time. I brought a law school friend, and he was really amazed by the experience. I thought it was a happy, lighthearted visit, comparatively speaking, but my dreams that night made me continue some of the mental and emotional exercises, and it ended up being both heavy and illuminating after the fact.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Had a 1.75 hour massage today, always a good thing on a Sunday evening after running some errands on a Sunday afternoon. And I realized that somehow, some time in the last year, this one part of my lower left back that could never seem to let go, despite all the efforts of my massage therapists and chiropractor, started cracking and releasing for no apparent reason.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Boyfriend is doing family stuff on the East Coast, which means I get the whole bed and complete latitude on the social calendar. Korean BBQ with coworkers last night, Eurovision/lunch/dinner/Super Nintendo with friends today, reading/shopping/dinner with family tomorrow... Lots of selfish fun.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
With warmer weather and longer days comes a decreased urge to hibernate, resulting in a night out with coworkers in the city last night, dinner with old coworkers tonight, and plans for next weekend already in the works.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
So in retrospect, it was a nearly perfect weekend, and it's because it had a bunch of different things: gorgeous weather, chill time with the dog and Boyfriend, books and TV, girl friends and gossip, double date cards and absurd musical instruments, returning things for refunds, overdue pedicure, incredible massage with unexpected foot crack, and steam room. Need to remember this secret formula for the future...
Sunday, April 15, 2018
It's been a while since I've had this, the feeling of invincibility, that the world is burning with a secret fire that only I can see, that everything will work out because I want it to. I know it's a trick of the mind, but I love this trick so much.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
I learn something new every time I go to prison. These guys get me right in the feels, telling me that they've talked about me and thought about me since the last time I was here, that they think I'm strong and that my strength inspires them, that they want me to meet their families...
Monday, April 2, 2018
The key to a great prank is to have enough detail and backstops that you can push it past the point of disbelief until the person is so bought into the alternate reality you've created that they might not believe anything ever again.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar on TV, and Judas rocked it. Love that show, and loved seeing all my music and theatre geek friends nerding out about it on Facebook, too. A nice break from the usual politics and inspirational quotes and awful recipes.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
When you go guest lecture for your law school friend's seminar, and feel like you had no business doing so, but your friend tells you afterwards that one of the students met you last summer when he worked for your outside counsel, and both he and they thought you were a badass.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Back at work, and the first thing I see is a new snuggly dog bed that the CEO bought Henry because he's such a dog guy. Second thing I see is a mocha on my desk from my work wife. Third thing I see is my new manager, who ten years ago first hired me into Google. It's good to be back.