Friday, August 25, 2006

have you been eating my make-up?

i've now declared my brain officially dead. there's not a creative spark left. nothing. gone. it's been blocked. i have nothing intelligent, funny, interesting, opinionated, and/or useful to write about right now. let's just do a quick check-up on my very unexciting, yet fulfilling, life: keeping my life interesting: check
feeling (generally) fabulous: checkapalooza
reading good books: chek-ov
reading paper on bilateral kalman filtering: checkman-kalman
understanding paper on said topic: no such check
listening to good tunes: checkin-chopin
taking care of my super-dry skin: check-cema
getting enough sleep: check minus-the-no-doze
ingesting food on a regular basis: half-hold-the-check-in
eating indian food tonight: double check-urry
family doing well: check-a-rama
in good company: here-a-check & there-a-check
alive & breathing: last time i check-ed

i just have one complaint...that blasted phone at work keeps ringing...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

early '90s memories

part 1

a few weeks ago, i was leaving work on my lunch break, and, for some odd reason, the song "home on the range" popped into my head. huh.

"hooome, hooome on the range..."

and then 2 seconds later...

"hoooome, home at our school, where the swiss stake make everyone drool. where dissecting mice can be awfully nice..."

uhhhh...brain? did you just have that memory? in all of 10 seconds, did that entire "saved by the bell" episode run through your head? every scene from zac pretending to play guitar and sing his new, cool, rock 'n' roll school song to his tragic demise when the whole gang gives him a glass of lemon(?) water (or something) that ruins his voice so he can't sing his hip version at the big competition because, to his shock, screech's dorky version of "home on the range" got the same number of votes as his rad & really cool song? oh dear...

part 2

so last night, i was watching "unbreakable" with matt, movie #2 in our shyamalanathon, & at the beginning, the words "west philadelphia" appear on the screen. & immediately, my mind does this:

"iiiiin west philadelphia, born & raised, on the playground is where i spent most of my days. chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool & all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school..."

not wanting to reveal my inner dorkness & keep my dignity, i kept this to myself, although i was secretly quietly jamming out in my head to the fresh prince, when matt starts chuckling. i turn to inquire, & he says, "...born and raised..."

i'm glad i'm not the only one.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


have you ever tried to find that delicate balance between living your life and living your life? there's the part of your life that makes your stomach churn when you really let yourself think about it. you can't escape living this life, but you try by living each day as it comes to you and not worrying about the tomorrow or the next day after that or next week or next year. it doesn't matter. it can't.

so here i sit. feeling like the majoriy of my life has been thrown into utter chaos and dismay, with little direction and no earthly clue where it's heading. and yet, there is happiness i find, joys i can't overlook. people who help me, whether they realize it or not, to live my life while living it. to live each day as it's own and feel content to walk the uncertain and unknown paths that lay before me with confidence and faith.

balance. it is in the quiet moments of my day that i feel balance. and embrace it. this is one of them, when i don't fret, when i simply surrender. and breath.

life is great. at least at this moment. and i feel refreshed. and full of life.

Monday, August 07, 2006

happy birthday, aidan christopher!

i'm an aunt...again!

say hello to my eleventh nephew! (well, technically, he's my seventh nephew, but eleventh in the neice/nephew line.)
congratulations, mikey & camille!

update: here's my brother mikey, newly big-brother aaron, and aidan:

Tuesday, August 01, 2006