Wednesday, January 30, 2008

what's on the menu?

decaf coffee and a petit four, that's what i had for breakfast...the second time. it's come to my attention that i only have a few weeks before baby delivery and thus only a few weeks to take advantage of such guilty pleasures. food, the one luxury amid a surplus of "unluxuries" that i have clung to, is now facing life imprisonment. parole, however, is an option if i find myself in the jaws of pregnancy again. ok who am i kidding, as far as i'm concerned food is always up for parole and petits fours are always on the menu.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

poop and travel

this is where i step even farther out of the box, unsifted for sure. trying to make sense of it all will cost you time you surely cannot afford, so just step with me.

to poop and travel, i salute you. a devious pair for sure. a pair that in their finest hour, has dropped many to their knees. a pair that with little effort, has guaranteed themselves a spot in blog history.

so how have i come to discuss this pair with you? through the company i keep. yes that's right, my friends are shameless. our candid talks showcase what most would deem unspoken matter. but for us, these topics are commonplace and i wouldn't be a loyal friend if i didn't shamelessly elaborate on them with you.

so here we are, talking about the patterns of poop as affected by travel. this pattern, or rather lack there of, is most commonly known as constipation. and what guides us down this path of discomfort? close pooping quarters, foreign toliet anxiety, decrease in water consumption? any number of options i suppose. the key is to recognize where your struggle with poop and travel originates from and proactively seek preventitive measures. just know that you are not alone in this. and to quote a friend, i take you to a cabin outside of rome, " Swimsuits and seaside by day, cheese laden pasta dinners by night, and two dense poop babies growing in our bellies."

to poop and travel, i despise you...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

cream cheese side down

today the bagel falls. and like all falling bagels, this one too, has landed cream cheese side down. it seems i could elaborate but there's something so right about the simplicity of it all. there's no mystery, just gravity. the same gravity that grounds me, keeps me, holds me.

Friday, January 11, 2008

i was smiling when i said it

i didn't realize that your seemingly snide response was actually said with a smile, but now that you've made yourself clear I would like to take a moment to discuss this misunderstanding. communication spawning from a lack of visual contact may be the leading cause of what i lovingly refer to as "stress induced verbal bashing". it is not enough that i harbor that anger, i must now take what stirs inside me and spew words unkind with hopes of re centering. save me from this illness, this illness that will likely become a real diagnosis followed by a real drug to cure it, followed by a real list of side effects and inevitably followed by a really big lawsuit from the one person who suffered great injury as a result of taking this drug for an illness that could have been prevented if only we all understood the etiquette of non visual communication. don't just say it with a smile, say it nicely please :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008


amid the fears of pregnancy come the fleeting moments of humor where you just have to laugh at the wonders of the mind. almost 34 weeks into this experience, and the few hours of deep sleep one actually gets are saturated with wildly vivid dreams. and so it is that i have come to find out i carry the dominate gene for mermaid syndrome. yes, mermaid syndrome, and according to the doctors all of my children will be born with a shiny, scaled, green, floppy tails. and to make matters worse, i will not be able to eat double cheeseburgers from wendy's because this only increases the effects of mermaid syndrome. looks like we will be moving to the ocean front.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

the beginning

the beginning, a reawakening of that spirit that once drove me to create. a scattering of thoughts, random and real, life as i know it, see it, feel it. this is where i start. i invite you to journey through the masses that surround me and the recesses deep within me. journey to a future blind of fear, deaf to hate, light of heart and filled with laughter. i make no promises, but i aim to inspire, entertain and teach...