Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I was going to put a friendship song here but I thought of this completely obscure Beck tune. D,K and I hung out all weekend with various friends, some new and some old and all wonderful. I was excited to introduce D to some of the amazing people I've been spending my time with lately. It was the first time we were all together with our collective crews and it was like we had spent every weekend together. The kids swam and ran around the backyard while we all got to really know each other.
The hours flew by and while we arrived separately we left a family. D was thrilled to finally meet some of my support team and marveled at the lack of stress and drama the day had. I love these women and their husbands were a perfect match for D. While I've been looking for a new guy pal, he has as well. I think a few of these new friends fit the bill perfectly.
I look forward to a fun summer, free of rain, fog and drama.
Friday, May 27, 2011
My 30 Day Song Challenge is over. I have to admit, it was fun, although I did feel some pressure to remember to post a song every day. I think my list describes me perfectly, I was honest about my selections. The last pick was a favorite song from this time last year. While I'm pretty sure this song was around a lot longer I chose it because it reminds me of last year. The good and the bad of last year. Actually, it used to remind me of last year, now it reminds me of seeing the band with D last month.
I can't believe it's Memorial Day weekend already. In a few weeks the school year will be done and I will have K home with me until September. I can't wait to have her with me all day. I can't wait to sleep late, have picnics on the beach and spend time with friends. I especially can't wait to take her to her jobs without the evil eye from the school principal!
I'm looking forward to a different kind of summer. A stress and drama free few months, something that we haven't had in a long time.
This might be the set list:
day 01 - your favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy5KBc1czYs
day 02 - your least favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc
day 03 - a song that makes you happy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGYE2DD56Eg
day 04 - a song that makes you sad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c98qdFQF7sw
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYHDfJDPDc
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LanCLS_hIo4
day 09 - a song that you can dance to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUF-IlF1UW0
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RByvzmmEFiQ
day 11 - a song from your favorite band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5qrW032H4
day 12 - a song from a band you hate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoW3bqnr7tw
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WtmW-lfeE
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiVDzTT4CbE
day 15 - a song that describes you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5yQ8JJ8R9E
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8D2yqgQ1U
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKL6WuiTlgk
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWG9xPWsg_g
day 19 - a song from your favorite album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn1t6l7UUPc
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rCNiiNPxA
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1p_NHFd8jM
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-UvQYAmbg
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuZo7pLnL7c
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zYOKFjpm9s
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvcohzJvviQ
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-plLIxHMsI
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ENf4VEhI40
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPpYEkv6BM
day 29 - a song from your childhood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwjNBjqR-c
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKEu3EmBCzQ
Of course this is just the list, I am way too lazy to copy over my witty remarks about each song. If you have a question, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll give you my reasons for the choices.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I suppose this would have been better yesterday, I just found it, sorry. The good news is that most of us were not raptured.
I'm really glad because this has the possibility to be a great weekend. Also my birthday is coming up and now D has to buy me a present. He put it off just in case :) D and K are out to breakfast so I have a few minutes of peace and quiet. I spent most of that time on Facebook making sure there were no friends who had woken up zombies. I thought I might have been a zombie this morning but it was only a lack of caffeine, one latte and I was better. My hair however remained in zombie form but a few minutes with a flat iron solved that. I guess some coffee and hair products need to go in my emergency zombie kit. I should call the CDC.
Wow, I don't think I've ever seen the word zombie so many times in one paragraph.
As soon as D comes back I am taking K to the second day of shooting for her new favorite client. They did a gorgeous shot of her toothless smile yesterday that might end up a cover shot, too bad I have to wait months to see it!! After the shoot we are all going to an awesome party with a collection of musicians that will be playing throughout the night. Gotta remember my camera, maybe I can get D to play his guitar.
Tomorrow is a big fundraiser for K's school, an event that we dread but always enjoy. I think they should just collect all our money and then let us enjoy the day. Sucking it out slowly is just annoying.
Cool weekend aside, I have many things making me happy lately, I'm so glad I won't be missing them:
Summer's coming and I get to spend the days with K
I survived my MIL visit (just wanted to say that, not really relevant here, just bragging that I didn't kill anyone)
New friends. I have made some amazing friends and I can't wait to enjoy the summer with them. I even have a potential new boy bestie (he's gay so no annoying wife to deal with!)
Vacations. Not sure where we're going but trips to NY and Florida are in the works.
Parties. I have vowed this summer to host a series of get-togethers. Now that I am free of emotional vampires and other evil creatures I can have enjoyable parties with friends that are looking to enjoy the summer instead of sucking the fun out of it.
Date night. I will be looking forward to many of these this summer.
The list can go on but D is almost here and I need to leave.
Friday, May 20, 2011
So much going on!! Mother-in-law reacp to write, jobs and more jobs for K, men screwing housekeepers, Barry and BiBi going head to head and of course the biggest thing: The end of the world.
I hate when events come up so suddenly. I didn't have time to plan an end of the world party. I was too busy driving around Los Angeles. I am so not ready: what do you wear to a rapture? Is it BYOB? Can I bring a guest? Are kids allowed? Honestly, I need to be more prepared for next time.
Tonight I need to find a copy of Night Of The Comet, the best zombie movie ever. I really hope the rapture doesn't happen, we have so much to do this weekend. K is working for her new favorite client, the $1 flip flop sale is happening at Old Navy and we have a huge party to attend.
I'd love to write more but I'm off to take K to work. Even with impending doom I still have to drive to Hollywood.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
So yesterday I had to get a mammogram. I had my yearly pap last month and my doctor told me to stop putting it off and just go. It was no big deal. Sure, easy for the man without boobs to say something like that. He gave me a piece of paper and told me to go.
So I went.
I wasn't going without K though. Luckily the only time I could get was the afternoon, after school. D suggested I drop her off at his office, which was really nice. He also offered to come for moral support. I declined both letting him know that while I appreciated the offers I didn't really want to do the extra driving. The truth is, I wanted her with me. She's like my lovey, you know a item of comfort that babies tend to carry. While I wasn't worried about the pain (I'm tuff, remember) I was worried where my mind was going to go while I waited. The OCD makes me immediately think of the worst possible scenario. There's nothing I can do about that, except carry my lovey and think about good things.
The traffic wasn't bad, which helped my mood and there was valet parking at the imaging center (only in Beverly Hills, right?). I checked in and had a brief consultation with a super cool woman. Then we headed into another room where I stripped to the ugly robe and waited. K and I sat there and played Pig Rush on the iPad. She sat in my lap and didn't get annoyed when I smelled her head, a habit I've had since she was born. When it was time for me to go in she kissed me and told me she loved me. She also told me that she hoped my boobies weren't going to hurt.
The mammogram itself was easy, not a real pain, just some discomfort. The tech I had chatted with me the whole time and we were done in record time.
Not once did my mind wander to the dark side, not even when the tech told me that it was possible that I would get a call because something looked suspect on my film. First time screenings tend to raise an eyebrow but it's all normal.
I drove by D's office to say hi and to grab a treat for K and I and then we came home. Not once did I google breast cancer. It was actually a non event with even traffic and parking cooperating.
I never had a lovey when I was a kid and neither did K. She did have Mr. Bear, he went with her wherever we went but that's because I made her take him. I thought maybe it would be comforting to have something to hold, not realizing that she already had something.
She had me.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Be back a little later. I'm currently doing the 30 Day Song Challenge on Facebook. Today's was a song that no one would expect you to like. Nina immediately came to mind since I seem to have the reputation of being an Indie Rockr Chick (which is true). I have listened to her my whole life and will always play this when the mood strikes. Yes, David Bowie does this song as well but Nina blows him out of the water.
See you soon!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day to all the women who selflessly give themselves to the children in their lives.
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband D, without him, my participation in this holiday would not be possible. Sorry you had to share this day with me. I hope it was fun ;P