Sunday, July 26, 2009

Where does the time go?

Today my pulse beats to The Rolling Stones's "Brown Sugar." Apropos on Mick Jagger's 65 birthday. 

I cannot believe how quickly summer is flying by. July is already gone, which means my internship ends and I head to Greece in just over three weeks. I am so not prepared! I've bought two new dresses, but I still need to shop! And hotel booking... my stomach churns when I think how we have not booked any hotels for our stay on Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. I guess we will have to be spontaneous! I plan on eating lots of fish, existing in scenes of blue and white and sun, and drinking lots of ouzo.

I love typical summer weekends... no fuss, no high heels (not like i can really wear them yet anyway), no fancy outings. Just good, old-fashioned barbecues with lots of burgers, hot dogs, sangria, beer, cake, ice cream, family, friends, and laughter. What could beat it?! Did some bbq hopping this weekend. All around good time. Probably gained about ten pounds, but it was worth it! Always, always great to see grandma and grandpa and catch up with Case too. 

2.5 weeks of work left (not that I'm counting). But instead of being excited... I'm scared! So much to get done and SO little time. Don't know how it will all get done. Could mean some late nights! But I wouldn't trade it. Got to see some of the London crew last week - can't beat 'em! Wish they came to visit every week. 

Apartment is coming along too... snagged a coffee table, giant mirror, and random tree this weekend. All in a day's work. Next steps are painting one wall of the living room (with are thinking something like burnt sienna), and getting a cute slipcover for the couch. Then we will be all set (for now). 

Just finishing up The Sun Also Rises. Love it. One of the best books I've ever read. Makes me want to name my daughter Brett Ashley. What will be next? Skinny Bitch? Again, don't judge me. Want to see what the hype is about. But I also need to read Let the Great World Spin. Met the author Colum McCann at his book reading. I love him, so I bet I'll love the book. Also might start going to some of his friend's gigs. This guy, Joe Hurley, played a few songs at the book reading and I really liked him. Would totally head over to a bar he's playing at. 

Anyway, that's all for now. Back to watching The Departed. Great movie! 

Monday, July 13, 2009


I know, I know, I haven't written in a while. But I've been busy! Just follow me on twitter for now :)