Jan 2 2009, 03:55 PM
Jan 2 2009, 04:41 PM
Spending New Year's with the men I love most in the world - my bandmates.
Making my bass player wake up his six-year old daughter, whom I adore to bits, for midnight smooches.
Spending New Year's with one bandmate in particular, Soulman, who seemed loathe to be parted from me.
When I asked Soulman at midnight what he wished for in 2009, he said one word to me: "Love."
Jan 2 2009, 10:47 PM
wireless router, wireless router!
oh man, nothing like giving a pipe to the crack addict.
Jan 5 2009, 05:02 PM
People saying thank you and seeing smiles everyday.
Jan 5 2009, 07:56 PM
... and jewelry! and starbucks!
Jan 5 2009, 10:36 PM
though it's been very cold in Chicago for the last week, it's been VERY sunny, and that's all I ask for : )
Jan 16 2009, 04:53 PM
waking up to sweet kitty toes in my face
introducing a teenage girl to the joys of minor league hockey
the color pink
Jan 19 2009, 01:01 PM
blood oranges. mmmmm...
Jan 26 2009, 07:42 PM
my electric space heater on a cold day!
Jan 26 2009, 07:56 PM
Cupcakes enough said
Jan 27 2009, 09:11 PM
- Having a job that is not at a call centre, where people are super nice and respect you, don't get angry when you call in sick, and who actually call and/or leave messages regarding your well-being, and where the phone doesn't ring all day non-stop.
- The light in the winter; it's just so different than summer light and I love it, especially at dusk.
- Getting a text from Rogueboy saying that he loves me and wishes that I had been able to come to the movie with him and his best friend (and how he respects the fact that I couldn't go because I must get up at 5:00 a.m. for aforementioned awesome job).
- My two beautiful little fur babies waiting for me at the door when I come home at night. =)
Jan 28 2009, 06:53 AM
Jan 31 2009, 11:17 PM
Eating the goat cheese/cranberry/pecan/mesclun greens salad from Whole Foods. It's such a delicious combination.
Giving a big friendly smile to a cute guy at the gym who helped me out while I was weightlifting.
Spending the day yesterday watching a kickass movie and a fantastic dance show.
Feb 2 2009, 01:10 AM
raw cookie dough
lying in bed and watching a whole season of weeds in one hit
Feb 4 2009, 03:45 PM
My prof canceling class.
Having time to bust.
Feb 4 2009, 04:51 PM
Acing the job interview this morning and knowing in my heart I'm the best candidate for the job....now I just have to WAIT to hear! ARRGH!
The look of absolute adoration and love in his eyes last night, as he gently teased my about my cooking education (or lack thereof).
I will get to see him again tonight, when he picks me up after work.
This big bowl of split pea/ham (with dill!) soup from the deli down the street.
The quart of fresh green herb stashed in my guitar case, right here under my desk, for later on tonight.
Band practice tonight! How can you lose on a day that starts with a job interview and ends with band practice?
Feb 4 2009, 11:29 PM
Parallel parking on the first try!!!!
Feb 7 2009, 02:10 AM
Realizing the days really ARE getting longer!
Feb 8 2009, 04:13 PM
Feb 8 2009, 05:05 PM
Everything in my fridge amounting to an amazing salad (crunchy-sweet cabbage, grated carrots, sliced radish, fresh mint and italian parsley, apples, and raisins), eaten in the midday sun at our tiny kitchen table.
The temperature rising to above freezing! Yay! Kicking half thawed ice chunks off our front porch!
Feb 8 2009, 06:14 PM
Feb 8 2009, 08:41 PM
snow falling in the city.
Feb 8 2009, 09:33 PM
tom yum, egg drop or hot and sour soup.....
living across the street from my favorite dim sum restaurant.
loving the direction my sketches are going 24 hours later
Feb 9 2009, 10:01 PM
dancing till you sweat out your entire water supply at a rock and roll show
best friend's birthdays, champagne, surprise parties
impromptu transvestite dance parties in the living room
things that you were dreading being cancelled
figuring out what you want to do
sharing the exact same taste in music with your super sexy amazing boyfriend, cd exchanges
doing things you always wanted to but for some reason never did
Feb 10 2009, 05:28 AM
finding out that the receptionist working underneath our ceiling di-electric union repair project was *way* impressed and remarked to my co-worker who was handing me up stuff, "wow, that was a woman and she just climbed right up in the ceiling?!"
To which my co-worker said, "that's nothing, she is also in her forties"
receptionist was absolutely beside herself.
I do love those moments.
Feb 26 2009, 07:05 AM
A perfectly packed grocery bag. I often cringe watching the food I have carefully selected being manhandled on its way out the door. Last night, a young woman placed my groceries into my grocery sack thoughtfully. It was a beautiful moment.
Feb 26 2009, 01:13 PM
using all my recycled/cloth shopping bags at the grocery & hardware stores today;
it feels good to know I am doing good for mother earth.
Feb 26 2009, 04:35 PM
good hightlights, haircut, and style
thursday...best day of the week. anticipation for friday and the weekend at an all-time high
Mar 1 2009, 10:41 PM
-sex every day for the last few days
-having the week end off work
-losing 3lbs in a week
-new make up
-getting to book hotels for my trip to Ireland
Mar 2 2009, 09:04 PM
monday brunch dim sum
finding kimchi "snack packs"
an apartment finally clean enough so that i can work on my paintings
tale of two sisters
an afternoon with an old friend, and remembering why she's the shit
Mar 3 2009, 01:16 AM
Watching dance routines from MTV's America's Best Dance Crew and digging it, even downloading some songs because the routines were fantastic.
Feeling stronger in doing balancing core workouts and not realizing that I could do it at first.
foryoursplendor, you are awesome for all of those things listed.
Mar 3 2009, 09:06 PM
- getting exponentially better at drums due to practising 45 minutes every day
- letters from my boy
- being obsessed over
- new music, all the time
- only five and a half weeks of school left (busy ones, but still)
Mar 6 2009, 09:52 AM
-the fact that my kiddo still likes to blow me kisses when she's walking to school with her friends
-15 degrees celcius!
-having a best friends since age 8
-throwing surprise parties
Mar 7 2009, 12:04 AM
What!?! 15 in Toronto?
Mar 7 2009, 12:24 AM
the hockey game tonight & my fav player (#14- he has a Mohawk & a 'rowdy spirit;) in the last 5 seconds of the game.. throwing down & causing a melee on the ice, resulting in a 5 minute penalty for "Instigating."
- I know it's barbaric & I'm rapidly approaching Middle Age but- that's My Boy
decorating my front glass door w/ the flag of Ireland jell clings, and planning on hanging the Big flag from the front porch soon too. (hello: Fightin
is totally ME
foryoursplendor: where are you staying when you go to Erie?
Mar 7 2009, 09:11 PM
QUOTE(edie52 @ Mar 7 2009, 12:04 AM)
What!?! 15 in Toronto?
yeah...it only lasted a day, but it was the perfect medicine for the winter blues!
Mar 9 2009, 05:03 PM
mmm 15 in toronto at least. it was such a tease though
Mar 11 2009, 01:07 PM
getting a reply to an email from my oldest, best friend, who knew me when i was a boy in highschool, where he tells me i'm gorgeous, followed by him giving me so much shit i pee myself laughing. remembering how he was always the first one in line to support me but then give me a smart assy, sardonic comment that was much deeper and sweeter than it seemed at first blush.
Mar 11 2009, 01:09 PM
The shine in his eyes and the softness in his face when he looks at me.
Saying "I love you." (Or even just, "Love ya.")
Hearing "I love you." (Or even just, "Love you too, kiddo.")
Finally finding someone with whom I am truly compatible, and neither of us gives a shit if he is 16 years older than me.
Mar 15 2009, 05:18 PM
Yesterday I bought a black vintage 1940s tailcoat, and I know exactly how I'm going to wear it.
Mar 15 2009, 09:12 PM
whether i play it alone or against friends just giving myself over to it for a time always heards the random wandering thoughts swirling through my head back into line
Mar 17 2009, 04:49 PM
OH MY GOD. SUNLIGHT. PAST 5PM.
Mar 17 2009, 10:16 PM
Mar 18 2009, 02:08 AM
Showing up at work just before 4:30 with a bouquet of unusual flowers, for no reason, and all the ladies in my office asking what did he do to bring you those, and being able to reply, nothing, he just does these things 'cause he's wonderful.
Mar 19 2009, 09:26 AM
hearing a voicemail from my best friend wishing me luck today
great sunny days
Mar 23 2009, 06:51 PM
Listening to him talk about building this here and moving that there, and then "maybe we can even grow a garden out front, or on the roof!" And even though you suspected all his abstract discussions about renovating were about you, you finally realized it in that moment.
Mar 24 2009, 04:51 PM
finding a super cute dress for 75% off!
Mar 24 2009, 05:12 PM
wearing high heels for the first time since june 08 and not feeling like an enormous freak
Mar 27 2009, 04:55 AM
A crazy long email from him, just when I've convinced myself it's one-sided.
Mar 30 2009, 04:02 PM
A two-hour, Sunday afternoon, "it's finally Spring!" walk into town, and then back through Riverside Park, arm-in-arm with the man I love.
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