Thursday, January 29, 2009

What I'm Reading Now.....

Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she's wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer -- whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems -- could they be right?

Leigh, a young star in the publishing business, is within striking distance of landing her dream job as senior editor and marrying her dream guy. And to top it all off, she has just purchased her dream apartment. Only when Leigh begins to edit the enfant terrible of the literary world, the brilliant and brooding Jesse Chapman, does she start to notice some cracks in her perfect life...

Adriana is the drop-dead-gorgeous daughter of a famous supermodel. She possesses the kind of feminine wiles made only in Brazil, and she never hesitates to use them. But she's about to turn thirty and -- as her mother keeps reminding her -- she won't have her pick of the men forever. Everyone knows beauty is ephemeral and there's always someone younger and prettier right around the corner. Suddenly she's wondering...does Mother know best?

These three very different girls have been best friends for a decade in the greatest city on earth. As they near thirty, they're looking toward their future...but despite all they've earned -- first-classtravel, career promotions, invites to all the right parties, and luxuries small and large -- they're not quite sure they like what they see...

One Saturday night at the Waverly Inn, Adriana and Emmy make a pact: within a single year, each will drastically change her life. Leigh watches from the sidelines, not making any promises, but she'll soon discover she has the most to lose. Their friendship is forever, but everything else is on the table. Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off.

Check it out if you can!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Hip Tranquil Chick

So I have this nasty habit.

I'm constantly trying to find some kind of..balance to my life. Something to make me centered and calm and filled with clarity.

In my quest I've tried a lot of things and bought a lot of things.

Tonight in the middle of tossing things around the place looking for a book to lend a friend of mine, I came across one of the books I bought in the pursuit of happiness.

Hip Tranquil Chick.

Don't laugh. can stop laughing now.

I did skim the book when I bought it. Kind of. So I started reading it tonight..and thought I'd share it with you. :)

See for yourself what you think of the Hip Tranquil Chick Manifesto..


Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Guilty Conscience..


You see..a I met the most incredible person during fashion week.

And we started a thing.

And now..I can't stop.

And I feel so horribly guilty.

You see..I've been seeing the same person for years now. Someone who knows exactly what I want without me having to say it..someone who always makes time for me..someone who's really a part of my life.

And yet..

I'm seeing someone else. And I feel terrible about it. And not only do I feel guilty, but I know I'm going to get caught. And even that thought hasn't stopped me.

I don't know what to do anymore.

I can't let go of the old..but heck if the new isn't outstanding (and worth the risk!).

So someone tell me..

How do I tell Eva I've found a new hair stylist?!?!

Confused and guilty,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Holding Hands..

So I was watching Superstars of Dance tonight while I tapped away at my laptop and finished up some proposals.

You see..Ireland was up for group dance.

Their duets and solo acts were both eliminated tonight, and it was just the group left - if they lost, the entire Irish team was going home and would have zero representation in the contest.

The dance started slowly..and built to amazing levels. And then I saw it. The lead dancers held hands at one point. You could see the excitement and the fear and the whirl of emotion in their dance.

And I loved them even more for it.

You see..I believe that for the most part, we can extend our hands and there will be someone there to hold it. To share in our..whatever. Our sorrow, our joy, our hurt, our healing, our love and our loss.

I believe that..while sometimes the hand we hold may be different, and the role we play may vary..the sentiment is always the same. The beautiful side of human nature.

As human beings, we cannot fight the urge to hold each other up when we fall down. We cannot fight the urge to try and heal where there is hurt. And the urge to lean on someone when we feel hopeless? It is also infused with the courage to open yourself up to someone and share your vulnerability.

It's a whole shit load of emotion, you know. More than I can ever scratch the surface of.

I dunno..

Maybe it's the hopelessness that's been wafting around me like a fog obscuring my view of the outside world and the plight of others that made me appreciate these two dancers supporting each other and offering support in a moment when only they could understand what they felt and what was at stake.

Something about them holding hands for that brief moment reminded me that..things, no matter how they go, aren't as bad when you have someone there to hold your hand and help you through it.

Sadly, Ireland lost..and the entire team went home tonight.


They still have each other, eh?


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dear SL..

Please let me in.

I feel..scared..standing at the door..knocking..

And nobody is answering.

I'll be good..I swear.

Please let me in.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Witchy Woman Designs Hunt!


Check out the following. :) You know my feelings about WWD - now you can see it's not just because I'm in love with the owner!




Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm So Excited..

So, it's been ROUGH lately.

:) And I needed a massive pick me up. So.

I bought shoes!

Also! My cousin and sister and I have booked a cruise to the Bahamas in May. :) Three nights, four days..pure relaxation.

So. I eagerly wait for May to roll around, and by eager..I mean..I'm crossing the days off on my calendar as we speak. LOL!



Sunday, January 11, 2009

What a Weekend..

Have you met BusyBee Beaver? Well, if so, this Saturday was her RL birthday! The big 4-0! I kid you not. So, her boy toy, Mr. Soderstrom and I threw her a little surprise party at the Sweet Escape Bakery. Below are some quick snapshots I took.

Here's the sign Ehric made for the party.

Here's the birthday girl shaking her groove thang!


Another shot of the party.

It was a great party, and I'm really thankful to have Busy in my SLife. :) She's a pretty darn nifty lady.

So, this week's been insanely long and hard. Both physically and emotionally. Backlash from the bad economy has finally hit home. Layoffs have started, and while my job is safe (for now?), those around me aren't that lucky.

So Saturday was spent at the office going through desks of people let go on Friday and trying to make heads or tails of the situation.

My girlfriends and I ditched the guys for the afternoon and headed to the movies to guessed it..

OMG. The movie was great! It was the perfect way to just..let go and enjoy myself. And remember that my life doesn't revolve around work. Or my obligations. To quote Kate Hudson's character, "'s okay to not have it all together all the time."

Just have to remind myself of that. Constantly. LOL

Anyway. :) I'm getting ready to crawl under the covers and pretend tomorrow won't ever come - because I don't want to go to work. And it's funny. Up until recently, I never really felt that way. I love what I do for a living..when I get to do it. But the excess crap? The corporate disregard for human beings..and total indifference to what they're doing..boggles my mind. And makes me sick.


That's me today, kids. :) Not so pretty today. But still kinda me.

We'll see who I am tomorrow.



Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Finally a new blog post. Good lord, I've never been this sick before.

But that's neither here nor there. I'm just gonna play healthy. :)

SO! Since we last spoke, the lovely Mikki Freschi has opened her own clothing store, Licks! By Mikki!

Exciting, no? :) Here are some quick pics!

Moo and I made ourselves at home on Mikki's couch.

The lady herself - Mikki Freschi.

Visit the Licks! shop at Marco Isle! You won't be sorry!

Also! I did some shopping - thanks to Parker for letting me know there was a 50L sale at Pixel Dolls! And Ayn for letting me know there were 10L items hidden amidst the 50L items.

I did some minor shopping - but being unable to sit up has kept me off of SL mostly (shhh..sometimes Bliss is just parked somewhere and I'm laying on the couch).

I also had the pleasure of attending TWO of Busy Beaver's gigs. :) And I realized that I totally need a Western Chic outfit to go to her country gigs.

So we did a group line dance (don't worry, my outfit will be better for next time).

Uhhhh..the last few days are mostly blurry..

OH! Being home sick did have ONE high point - I was able to catch Nina Brandenburg live at the Savoy on Tuesday. :) And thanks to Iso I now have a Savoy Fuckery tag to show off.

Also ! (insert happy sound) Bev's back from vacation and she was missed. :) Happy to have her back making trouble with me.

So, here I am writing the grocery list with Borday. :) And also signing off on this blog.