Wednesday, March 31, 2010

how 'bout not bringing on the rain? or the frizz?

The arrival of all this nasty, nonstop rain coincides with one thing.  Uncontrollable BIG HAIR.

Spring showers and summer humidity are not my friends.  I managed to get my naturally curly hair somewhat under control last year by keeping it very long and basically never going outside.  But unfortunately, thanks to last week's trip to a new, cheap hairdresser (who's inch was MUCH bigger than mine) the long hair fix is a no go.  Just in time for the start of the humid/disgustingly wet season!

I just hope we have a summer in NYC this year.  Last year was awful.  I remember in June it rained for about 21 days that month.  Send it down to South Texas!  We could really use that kind of rain down at the ranch.

What I really can't handle is inaccurate weather reports. That really drives me crazy.  Today, I read there would be am clouds/pm sun.  Well, it's 9am and Weather Channel, you forgot to mention that it would also be extremely misty.  Thanks for that.

I'm going to get to the office looking like a poodle.  Not the best fashion statement.  Oh well, at least I won't be seeing any of our clients, etc today!

I just had a thought, maybe I should look into some type of big wave perm to change my curl pattern...  Wait.  That's more money I don't have.

*written during my morning commute, too lazy to make adjustments now

can't wake the dead. or, in this case, me.

I always imagined that the older I got, the easier it would be to get up in the mornings.  For a brief, shining moment in my life this was proving to be true.  But now it couldn't be further from it.

I like to blame it on my boyfriend, altho the fact that he lives 3000 miles away keeps that from being a totally valid reason.

My alarm goes off at 6:25am and continues to ring every 5 minutes until I'm actually up.  You would think it would be impossible to sleep through that, but trust me it's not.  It usually takes at least an hour for me to realize the alarm even started going off, then another 30 minutes or so to decide I want to get out of bed.  

My old boss at The Early Show, gave me an iHome for Christmas.  I had only been using it as an iPod player, but recently I've started using the iPod alarm feature and I have to say, it really is helping.  Waking up to Here Comes The Sun is pretty nice.

I do need to get better about waking up.  I just really love to sleep.  That may never change.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

train of thoughts

I've discovered the best time for me to actually blog. During my commute. That's right, coming at you from underground!

But really, let's face it. It's totally more productive than brickbreaker. Aaaand I've already reached a high score that I know will be impossible for me to break so it's time to put my energy/attention elsewhere!

I am slightly worried that my posts will become the typical irritated New York rant. I have to be sure to keep my commuter anger in check. But I just stepped onto the platform I can already feel the rage building...

Now typing while standing/holding on is proving to be a challenge. It's just too slow! My thoughts are flying in MUCH faster than I can type. And I fear that I'm already developing carpal tunnel. My right thumb hates me.

Oh, yaaaay!!!! SEAT!

I really should be reading my book, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. It's the first book chosen by my book club and so far it's pretty good. But since I'm a cheapo I checked it out from the Brooklyn Public Library and it is GIGANTIC. Huge hard cover. Complete with a plastic cover protecter. I feel like I'm in high school.

Another book that I'm excited to get started on is my Simple Diary. My boss is so sweet, she brought it for me from her trip to Switzerland for Baselworld. It's not an ordinary diary. Each page has a spot for you to enter the date and there are a few multiple choice questions, some open ended questions, a quote and I can't remember what else. Come on. It's got simple in the name. My kind of diary.

So far I'm a fan of train blogging. It's definitely making the ride go by faster. Hmm, altho I just thought of the downside. I'll probably get really into this and then hate when I have to stop, get off and lose my train of thought.

I wish I was a faster blackberry typer!

I'm getting off at the next stop, might as well call it quits before I get too far ahead of myself!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

quote of the day

"You can't listen to what everyone else says- you just have to dive in & get in over your head, so then you can be like 'what? I cant hear you! Im under water!'"

- my new roommate, Carolyn Zentgraf