Wednesday, March 31, 2010

read me your favorite line

Since I was a little girl I have had one thing that I absolutely, positively, love unconditionally; reading. It can be a book, a magazine, a newspaper, as long as it contains words on a page I will enjoy it. I especially enjoy reading in the summer here in Chicago. While I do not consider the eastern most part of the city a "beach" as there is a) no ocean and b) no natural sand, I love the opportunity to sit on a bunkie and read while facing the water. This summer I will be tackling the following books:

  1. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  2. Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano
  3. Poem's from the Women's Movement 
  4. A Meaningful Life by L.J. Davis
  5. The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

i hold these truths

There are certain things I believe in: Margaritas. Capitalism. The color black. And the fact that Zooey Deschanel is the coolest broad around.

That's right. Zooey Deschanel with her cute style, her sweet voice, her big ol eyes, and her quirky manner has proven herself to rightly sit on the top of my list. And by the way,  9 out of the 10 outfits she wears in the new cotton commercial, I would rip off her body to have as my own.

 "I woke up one morning and I just knew"
 "Knew what?"
 "What I was never sure of with you."
-(500) Days of Summer

Monday, March 1, 2010

day job?

lent began just a few weeks ago and for the first time in my life, i really couldn't decide what to give up. i almost always give up diet coke as it is self admittingly, my number one vice. however i spent the month of january in a constant fast; no dairy, no sweets, no white flour, no yeast, no alcohol, no caffeine, no meat, no preservatives, nothing processed, and most certainly no diet coke. i was in constant prayer for the first two weeks, asking for the strength to overcome temptation. eventually, it got easier. however on february 1st, i chugged a cup of coffee and ate an entire block of cheese like there was no tomorrow.

so now what? i just finished the most spiritual month of my life, and i have to turn around and start from scratch. the progressive catholic that i am, has decided instead of giving something up; i am going to make an extra effort to do more. go to mass every sunday, keep my mouth shut when my words won't be kind, give a resident an extra 5 minutes to talk even if i have a zillion other things to do. and in these ever so small offerings, i will be trying to improve the spin of the world.