Hi em -
here’s the lineup today - Win’s at the spa becoming even more beautiful.
Rhonda and Jen have a lot to do at the house, so pitch in if appropriate.
Day bed delivery at 3. I will want to use some furniture polish on it, then I want to put on a twin bedskirt (maybe one of the yellow flowered ones from downstairs?) andetc.
I can do all that later … I also need to put a lamp in there and plan to move flotsam and jetsom out (luggage etc).
There’s eggs, cereal, oatmeal, etc.
Nat and I both have eye MD at 3:30 , then we will pick up Win and come home.
See you then -
Have a great day! We’ll have drinks and supper at home.
1. Slipped right into my Southern accent when asking Walter, the yard guy, if “you and yours have some big plans for the holiday!?”
2. Nodded with understanding when hearing about housekeeper’s coyote problem.
3. Think I know every teenager who drives a 2-door Chevy Blazer circa 1997.
4. Depend on the fact that there is always a Carrie Underwood song playing on the radio, no matter what time of day or night.
And, strangely (or not so strangely?):
5. Am watching a movie on my mom’s DVR that is entirely in Yiddish.
Scenes-from-my-hood posted something about this a while ago, and thanks to a weird dream last night, I’ve been thinking about the alternate paths my life could have taken if I had made different choices.
In one life…
I live in Johannesburg. I work for an international marketing agency and my husband, a professional golfer, is a rookie on the circuit. We spend a few months a year in London and I’m alone a lot. I’m thinner, tanner and the lines around my eyes are a bit deeper because I spend so many days squinting into the sun on European golf courses. We see my parents twice a year, and I’m no longer afraid of flying. I have interesting ex-patriot friends that think of America as a petulant child. We holiday in the Seychelle Islands and Zanzibar and I use the word holiday as a verb.
And I’m happy. But it’s not right.
In another life…
I live in Raleigh. I’m a second grade teacher because I never switched majors. I’m getting married next summer and I have a beautiful ring on my finger. My fiancé is a banker and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. I spend my weekends at the farmers market and pushing my friend’s babies in park swings. My mom is helping me decorate the house we just bought. His mom cooks us dinner on Sundays, and we bring the wine. Every day after work, I go on a neighborhood walk with my best friend and it feels like it’s always sunny.
And I’m happy. But it’s not right.
In real life…
I’m in love with a boy whose name makes him sound like he’s in the mafia. Some nights we laugh so hard that I can’t fall asleep. Some nights we say such mean things to each other that I can’t fall asleep. He loves his job. When we’re frustrated with each other, we don’t have any doors to slam but the refrigerator one. I am writing a book. We live in an amazing and overwhelming city that pushes us too hard sometimes. But we push back. I held his hand as he held his dad’s hand when he passed away last year. One day my last name will make me sound like I’m in the mafia too.
And I’m happy. And it’s not perfect. But it’s right.
Fun exercise. I might try it. Or I might choose to ignore the lives i *could* be living and just focus on this one. Regrets suck.
“Central Casting is starting to cast for a new HBO show called “HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA” from the creators of “ENTOURAGE”. The show takes place in the world of fashion and hipsters. The show will be shooting in NYC in all the hotest and trendiest locations. The categories we are looking to cast for are:
Hipsters! Hipsters! Williamsburg types or LES.
People with great wardrobe.
Ages 20’s and 30s
Models- Female and Male
Indie Rock Band Types (let us know if you can play instrument)
Lower East Side Domincan or Hispanic types (all ages)
Hip and Trendy types with Real Bartending experience
Hipsters with Tatoos
“The Gap never stints on its holiday campaigns. This year, in addition to the cheer ads and a cheer-focused microsite, they’re adding “a four-city tour by a troupe of cheerleaders and drummers who will ‘appear in unexpected places when you least expect it,’” according to a Gap marketing VP.”—YES! (Maybe I’ll join in, since there was a time that I went to UNC CHEER CAMP.) Yep.