My Love Affair with Tea

My Love Affair with Tea

“I’m in love I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!” – Buddy the Elf. I am having a deep love affair with tea! It started sometime last week when I discovered an old box of Teatulia White sitting idly in my cabinet. And it’s since grown because, of course, I’m an addict(…)

Dance Your Cares Away:)

Dance Your Cares Away:)

Shuffling through my Facebook news feed on this morning’s walk with Gwendolyn, I came across The Jim Henson Company’s post declaring, “The Jim Henson Company celebrates the life of our friend Gerard Parkes. 1924 – 2014″ while presenting this picture: How does that not make everyone on Earth who watched Fraggle Rock smile? :) What a(…)

Hot Little Pop Tart

A dear sweet friend asked about my week of drinking. You know, the week following my 30-day abstinence from alcohol? Aka last week? My answer: I had two drinks, one Saturday and Sunday. Then Monday came. I wanted nothing. Tuesday came. I wanted nothing. Wednesday came. I wanted nothing. Her eyes grew huge with bewilderment because she didn’t(…)

Non-Judgement of Others

Non-Judgement of Others

Doing it is my golden rule, second only to owning my life. And, this week, it came up so much. Let’s begin on Thursday. I gussied up to meet a girlfriend for cocktails. And of course I had a delicious glass of wine and threw my leg into the air whilst doing so. This was before I(…)

My Dog

My Dog

Chatting along with my aesthetician and friend during today’s manicure, I heard “ba-dum!” And then something bumped against me. It was my dog. :) Assuming her rightful position at my side, she made me smile so hard. I felt so loved. I didn’t ask her to sit beside me. She really wanted to be there.(…)

The Shampoo Girl

The Shampoo Girl

I adore having my hair professionally washed. Each time the shampoo girl does it, I question if I’d enjoy a girl and girl lifestyle because it just feels so good. Then I realise it’s like the pleasure I get from chocolate. Yesterday I needed a new bottle of shampoo. Just one. Why not two, keeping one handy for efficiency(…)

The Definition of Energy

What is energy? I describe energy as a characteristic of a living being that so powerfully fills the earth with intense goodness causing observers to be strong and weak at the same time; and, with equal and opposite force, energy is a characteristic of a living being that is stale and life-sucking to all that it touches. Energy is either(…)

goldilocks, sex, and tea

He cornered me against the metal frame of an open door separating two realities. Staring at my mouth, he touched where my silk blouse tucked into a high-waisted pencil skirt, causing every part of my body to want. I remained silent as he read my soul; and I cannot remember if I breathed. “Do you(…)

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

Becky is totally my yang. Last night, I sent her this picture of my dog. This morning, she replied, “I don’t have any shoes mom.” How could I not laugh so hard? Recently I’ve become so intrigued by the studies of astrology and Chinese medicine. Why? Not only am I profiled perfectly, but I’ve been a(…)

How Many Pairs of Chopsticks?

Reviewing my take-out order to ensure she hadn’t missed anything, the new Thai girl asked, “How many pairs of chopsticks? Three? Four?” “One.” “Just one?” “Yes.” “This is ALL FOR YOU?” “Yes.” “Wow… that’s a lot. Well at least you eat healthy.” She was talking about the dinner pictured here. Remaining silent, I offered the meanest glare(…)

Inspiration of the Day

Yesterday I watched a man with no legs in a wheelchair finishing the changing of his Jeep’s tire in rush hour city traffic. He then wheeled himself to the driver’s door, hoisted himself up, reached down, disassembled his wheelchair, pulled it into the Jeep, then drove away.

Chocolate and Cheekbones

Chocolate and Cheekbones

Martinis have been replaced with chocolate and cheekbones! It all began sometime during week one of the ‘No Alcohol. One Month’ charge. Craving chocolate, I bought antioxidant bark featuring almonds, blueberries, cranberries, and cherries embedded into dark chocolate. Delicioso! And then I bought it again. And again (you remember this time!) And lots of other times. And(…)

The Armstrong Lie and Kathryn Budig’s Body

The Armstrong Lie and Kathryn Budig’s Body

“I love beating people.” – Lance Armstrong. Hitting me like a rock of familiarity, this statement by Lance Armstrong is my greatest takeaway from “The Armstrong Lie,” a documentary about Lance’s great comeback to cycling, his doping scandal, and his eventual confession. And, in response, I could think of none other than Kathryn Budig and my absolute(…)

The Crankiest Girl on Earth

The Crankiest Girl on Earth

We’re all entitled to cranky days, right? That was my yesterday. The girls badgered me about scheduling a dinner, and I simply said, “No. I’m busy that day.” Becky offered, “It’s because you can’t drink, right?” Well, sure it is. Who wants to sit around with their girlfriends sipping tea and breaking bread? Not me.(…)

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Water

As green leaves turned crimson and warm temps turned chilly this time last year, my morning ritual involved my dog, Diet Dr. Pepper, and the Powerball. Then, in December, I did my first juice cleanse, albeit just three days; but it caused me to dislike soda from that point forward. This lifelong diet soda girl suddenly wanted fresh,(…)

The Sweetest Weekend Ever

The Sweetest Weekend Ever

Shopping for chocolate at Larry’s. Shopping for chocolate at Sinful Sweets. Meeting my nephew:) Chilling with my sister. And mommy:) Kissy kissies. Starbucks. And shopping. “MOM why are we HERE on a Saturday night?!” :) Because you wanted a new blankie, Gwendolyn! Saturday night autumn outfit. Size 2 petite suede skirt, Banana Republic 2012. “Put(…)

Yoga After Riding a Bicycle

Yoga After Riding a Bicycle

Downward Facing Dog. Inhale, left leg high. Exhale, draw left knee to chin, pushing floor away with hands. Step left foot through arms, taking deep lunge, arching backward. Runner’s lunge, projecting heart forward, back straight, left hip pulling back, right hip rotating forward. Bow head, giving thanks to something, anything! Push through to hanuman. Bend right knee to work right(…)

The Alcohol Experiment

The Alcohol Experiment

I have been fantasizing. About riding my bicycle to mountaintops. About skiing the Alps. About reading books and watching movies recommended by wise, fine girlfriends. But most passionately, I have been fantasizing about October 12. The day when I shall wear this dress. And these pumps. And nothing else, aside from lipstick and mascara. Extending a(…)

Posing Nude in a National Magazine: A Review of Heft on Wheels

What a cool book! Of all the stories on “eating disorders” that I’ve read, skimmed, or at which I’ve rolled my eyes (2 out of the 3 in most cases) during the last 15 years (and I quote “eating disorder” in smart aleck alignment with my philosophy that such “diseases” are not diseases but rather very(…)

Lap 5

Lap 5

Done! The route? See National Sandwich Month:) and dinner.movie.yoga.nomartini:). How funny that on both occasions when I wrote about the fabulous lap around town, smiley faces served as punctuation in blog post titles. What a damn fab lap! And this morning, it almost didn’t happen. Emerging from our apartment around the six thirty hour, we bumped into Gwendolyn’s(…)

dinner.movie.yoga.nomartini:)

dinner.movie.yoga.nomartini:)

That was last night’s status message. Twenty-four hours later, it’s the same thing minus yoga add Sex and the City season one. It’s playing in the background as I type this. “Cupid has flown the co-op.” :) So what the hell does a girl do when there’s no martini at midnight? The answer is EVERYTHING. I haven’t(…)