Archive for January, 2007

The Perfect Birthday

Today was my birthday and frankly, it was one of the best ones that I’ve had.  And yet it was simple.

  • I slept in until 8:30.
  • I purchased my own birthday cake, instead of making it like I have for the past 5 years.
  • I received a free dozen bagels!
  • I picked up a copy of Layer Cake.  Totally appropriate for a birthday.
  • My really fussy, overly demanding, uncharacteristically rude Little Athena had a 3 hour nap, thereby keeping me free from her demanding, rude self and when she woke up, she exclaimed repeatedly, smiling the entire time, “This is the best birthday ever Mommmy!” After the hellish morning I had with her, I had to agree.
  • I was able to work out this afternoon so I don’t have to after dinner and can enjoy my Layer Cake with Thor.
  • I received a surprise bouquet of flowers from my Mom.
  • Thor brought home a usual card and he also surprised me with a most thoughtful gift the likes of which I haven’t seen in years.
  • We had a prime rib dinner with roasted potatoes, broccoli and….mushroom gravy.  This was a real treat because we haven’t had roasted potatoes or mushroom gravy in ages.  Years even.



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The Magnetic Attraction of Lip Gloss

I picked up some killer lip gloss from MAC a few weeks ago and enjoy wearing it.  It looks great and as a bonus it keeps my lips from getting chapped.  The other night, while cycling to the ice rink, I was thinking I should have worn it for the latter reason, since I was outside.  Then, just as my Inner Girlie-Girl Child worried about my naked lips, my Inner Sporty-Girl Child celebrated the lack of gloss and chided itself for not remembering to apply plain ordinary chap stick.  Inner Sporty-Girl Child hates the gloss.  I have long hair.  Not super long, but long enough that if there’s any wind at all, my hair immediately gives in to the magnetic attraction that lip gloss holds to hair.  And voila – hair stuck to lips.  Ew.  Gross.  Inner Sporty-Girl Child hates that feeling.  And actually, so does Inner Girlie-Girl Child but she’s willing to make sacrifices for fashion.  My point?  If you’re thinking about buying lip gloss and you have long hair, heed my warning! Beware the static-cling-like hold the gloss holds over hair! Or at least tie your hair back if it’s a windy day.

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2007 – The Year of 007

Get it?  007?  As in double-oh-seven?  James Bond?  Daniel Craig?  Mmmm, yeah.  Not that I’ve gone off the deep end with fantasies about Mr. Craig but I am eagerly awaiting the release of Casino Royale on DVD.

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope it’s a great year for everyone.

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