Archive for May, 2008
Okay, I don’t want to… you know… dance all over the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart. But if George Clooney is really single again, I will do a dance of joy.
Not that anything would ever happen between George and me (I’m not completely crazy, after all). It’s just nice to know he’s out there, being a hot bachelor-for-life.
Here’s some eye candy:
To quote Soapdish, one of the best movies ever… “Yummy. With a spoon!”
When I agreed to go to Nantucket for this past long weekend with some of my college friends, I didn’t realize that I was agreeing to attend the kick-off for the sailing race season.Â I didn’t even really know there was a sailing race season.Â Clearly, I fail at being Preppy.
In spite of my inadequate knowledge ofÂ Preppy activities, IÂ had a ton of fun at Figawi.Â I ate a lot, drank a lot, and shopped a little.Â I got to wear a pink foam whale hat around town.Â And I got to drink out of one of the Figawi trophies!Â Â
All of this fun was enhanced by the fact thatÂ I used the weekend as a chance to try out preppy style on me.Â Â All weekend, I wore polo shirts, brightly colored tapestry belts, and pearl earrings and necklace, and I carried a Vera Bradley bag.Â I even bought patchwork madras pants!Â Â It was pretty entertaining.
I’m still sunburned and tired from all the activities.Â And am very, very broke.Â
You know what I love about over-sleeping?
Having an excuse to NOT take a shower in the morning.
I hate showering.Â Hate waiting for the water to warm up, hate washing my hair, hate contorting myself to wash my back, hate shaving my legs, hate shaving my armpits, hate toweling off, hate applying one lotion to my eyes another to my face and a third to my body, and I hateÂ hate HATE blow drying my hair.
So on days like today, when I oversleep by an hour and only wake up because Sneaky McTrickyPants called my cell, I love the excuse toÂ just wash my face, throw on some deodorant and clothes, andÂ bolt out the door.Â
I don’t know if my office-mate appreciates my smell though.
I love living in hippie-central, aka Cambridge.Â Why?
Because the BF gets things like this stuck under the windshield wiper of his Jeep:
Oh, you can’t read that?Â Well, this “ticket” says:
EARTH ON EMPTY
Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and try to have an open mind. The ticket you have received displays the facts about excessive oil consumption in the USA, which is directly related to driving so-called sport utility vehicles. By showing this information, we hope to influence the sleeping environmentally conscious people to become active and get rid of their SUV, and ride a bike for gods sake! Another thing you can do is use your large vehicle to carpool, or take the subway!! Find out more at www.suv.org or call 1-888-4-COMMUTE. After all, there’s nothing in the american dream about sitting in traffic in your car by yourself for hours on end every day!! Try another way, you might like it!
FAILURE TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR OWN BEHAVIOR IS HAZARDOUS TO EVERYONE (C)
The back of the “ticket” lists some of the negative impacts of SUVs and some websites to visit for more information.
The BF and I were pretty entertained by this.Â First off, we are environmentalists.Â We recycle, we have cut WAY back on consumption, we take shorter showers, we donate money.Â And he always carpools, takes public transportation when it’s possible, rides his bike whenever the weather is nice (assuming he has time) – everything the ticket says.Â So this ticket – which, hi, is printed on paper that will now have to be recycled – isn’t teaching us anything we don’t already know.Â And if we were the type of people who didn’t care about the gas-guzzling pollution we cause whenever we take the Jeep, this ticket would most likely end up littered on the ground.
That said, I love the idea.Â And I love that I live in a place where people care enough to do something like this.Â Even if it is a little preachy.
Things have been crazy lately – lots of family and apartment and work and friend drama – and I just wasn’tÂ able to think of anything that I really wanted to blog about.
But then I got my daily quote from Real Simple and was inspired:
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss
I’ll be back with a vengeance next week!
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