Wednesday, September 30, 2009

i bid ado..

to the greatest 2 weeks of my life.

u2 with ross.

beijing with eileen.

"some blessings you only understand later on in life.."

Friday, September 11, 2009

never again

a few months ago i signed up for project 2,996. instead of focusing on the monsters that orchestrated the attacks, the goal is to remember the souls that lost their lives that day. i was randomly assigned a name: mrs. dianne snyder.

a quick google search left me with tears streamin
g down my face. dianne married her high school sweetheart, and had two children, a son and a daughter. she loved to play tennis, garden, and bake cookies. she lived in massachusetts. she was a flight attendant for 19 years. and on september 11th, 2001 she was on flight 11 when it crashed into the north tower of the world trade center.

8 years ago today, my high school principal announced that two planes had flown into the world trade center and another crashed into the pentagon. over an hour later, flight 93 headed towards my beloved washington, d.c. would crash into shanksville, pa. my immediate thoughts went to those on the planes, as my mother has been an employee of united airlines for over 30 years. my stomach sank as i tried to remember if my mom had a flight scheduled for that afternoon, and didn't calm down until i heard her voice telling me "they've grounded all planes. i'm home."

and so my heart truly goes out to the snyder family, i can't imagine what this day means to you. but i honor your wife, your mother, your sister, your aunt, your daughter and the bravery i am sure she showed as the tragic events of that day unfolded.

we will never forget.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

talk to the hand.

"you lie."

& i think that's all i have to say about obamacare.

Monday, September 7, 2009

blackberry group messenger

"ok i don't need a man. i just needed the internet. " - s. wist

Friday, September 4, 2009

meredith grey is my homegirl

"Maybe we aren't supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human. Maybe we are thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we are thankful for the things we will never know. At the end of the day the fact that we still have courage to keep standing is reason enough to celebrate. "
-grey's anatomy, season 2

Thursday, September 3, 2009

true love

with all the money in the world it would have been quite easy for john kennedy jr. & carolyn bessette to make their wedding an extravagant affair. instead, they chose the most intimate setting possible to promise their lives to each other. in my opinion, it doesn't get any more romantic than that.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the ninth month of the year.

i've always loved fall, and september is the starting point. it's the month of back to school shopping, block parties, homecomings. well, at least it was. now september is just another month. i don't get to buy new supplies for my office, i don't have a reason to splurge on clothing purchases, and i sure as hell don't live in a world where it's socially acceptable to take a shot of beer every minute for an hour, and then depart my home at 11am with a 6pack of beast ice in my longchamp, holding a mimosa in a solo cup.

what do i have to look forward to? the september issue of vogue? gee great, thanks anna wintour. you see 450 pages of profit, i see 450 pages of why my life will never be complete because the closest i'm getting to couture is watching the contestants on project runway make a dress out of a shower curtain. so guess what september? this month i'm seeing my absolute favorite band of all time in concert. and then i'm going to a little country called the people's republic of china.