Friday, July 29, 2011

Don’t Make Me Sing

It’s my best friend’s wedding weekend. I’m told there will be a band for the reception tomorrow night, so my dancing shoes are polished and ready to go.... But I hope they don’t make me sing...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Confessions of the Month


  • I "unfriend" people on Facebook on their birthdays if I don't recognize them. If I woudn't talk to you in person, I definitely won't on Facebook. So, "Happy birthday. It was nice to never actually know you. Bye." I hope all of you readers survive "The Purge".

  • I recently watched A Knight's Tale. And cried. Multiple times throughout.

  • I've read every single magazine in Metropolis Salon. I'm talkin' every. last. one.

  • The girl at the Sno Cone stand by my house knows me by name.

  • I've had 3 different nightmares about my students revolting on my first day of teaching.

  • Celine Dion's "Power of Love (Cause I'm Your Lady)" came up on suffle. And I belted it. Twice.

Friday, July 15, 2011

What if I did pageants?

Actual conversation with my sister.

Subject: What if I did pageants?
Length of conversation: Entirely too long
Result: Abs are sore from laughing so hard

This conversation prompted a series of questions:

WHAT would my talent be?
Is dribbling a basketball considered a talent?
If dribbling a basketball was my talent, what would be the appropriate outfit?
But really, what if you have a talent like.... equestrian horseback riding?
Could one show a video of one's horseback riding?
Are all talents limited to attempts at singing and dancing?
What talents besides these are really conducive to fitting on a stage?
What if you're an artist?
Would someone with actual artistic talent be in a pageant in the first place?
Is graceful a word I would use to describe myself...?

Conclusion:
The thought of me doing a pageant maybe shouldn't be as funny as it actually is. But hey, at least I got a good ab workout in.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

It’s a Praise Thing

New workout regiment... It’s a praise thing.

Friday, July 8, 2011

El Ataneo

As a lover of both the written word and of Latin American coffee, El Ataneo was clearly one of my favorite places in Buenos Aires. I could have spent hours in this theater-turned-bookstore. The theater was built in the early 1900s, and I believe it served as the first movie theater with sound in Buenos Aires and also held many live Tango performances. The former stage was converted into a cafe, and the balconies now serve as small reading areas.

In other news, I don’t know if I’ll ever return to Barnes & Noble.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

the cutest thing

I just died from adorableness.