Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fortune Cookie Chronicles # 1

Whenever I eat Chinese food, I collect the slips that come with my fortune cookies. I've had this idea about writing down what each little piece of paper says, but just haven't gotten around to it. I think they are often profound and absurd at the same time.  I'll try to use all of them, but only write about them sparingly.


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions.

David Gandy

Need I say more?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Missing France

OK, so it used to be that every time fall rolled around I would get blue because old break-ups, family deaths, and other such nonsense.They all seemed to occur during this season.

So, while I was walking around my neighborhood this evening, my mind drifted to thoughts of France. I realized I'm not feeling blue, but, instead, I'm longing. I'm longing for all things French. I don't need to go there soon, but I like to think about it now and then.

I've been to France twice now and I've loved my visits. I loved walking the streets of Paris, the halls of Versailles, and driving through the countryside. I actually loved the people. There was only one time when a French person was not-so-nice and that was when I tried taking a picture of magazine porn at one of those kiosks along the Seine. Whoah! Don't ever do that. (be warned)

So while this video doesn't show much of France, it does convey what I feel when I think of France. No, not stomach cramps or delirium, just a longing. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Never Can Say Goodbye

I've never been a fan of goodbyes. It always feels like a tiny part of my soul just disappears into some void and never comes back. They're not all forever, but my mind sometimes just doesn't know how to file the feeling into the proper box and put it away.

Today I said goodbye to my friend Julie and her husband Andy. She's moving to the U.K. to finally actually live with her husband after shuttling back and forth for several years between two continents. I'm extremely happy for them, but at the same time sad. I'm sad that I won't get to see my friend anymore. I'm sad that I won't get to share my summer lunches with her. On the other hand, I'm happy that she'll finally be with her husband every day. She'll be back she says. (fingers crossed!)

She's not the only friend who's moved. J.K. left New Orleans earlier this year and that was tough too. He moved to San Diego to greener, or browner, pastures. (It doesn't rain much there.) He's happy there,  and I'm happy he's happy, but I miss him too.

My mind will eventually help my heart feel better. After all, my friends are only a FaceTime call, a Facebook text, or an email away.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clueless Teenagar part 1 - Kim Wilde - Say You Really Want Me

Every once in a while I stumble across some videos that, as a teenager, I used to just LOVE. They follow a pattern of containing not such great music, but BOY do they have some good looking guys. How did I not know???

Here's one of those videos.