Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #2

13 Things That Happened This Week

1) I got better, finally, after being sick for almost a week and a half and missing 7 days of work.

2) I went to see Bloc Party at the McCarren Pool in Brooklyn with Raj and Ernest. It was a fun show and the venue - a drained human-made giant, gently sloping pool with a huge stage at one end - was great. We sat around on the blue peeling cement, drank lemonades that Raj bought after accidentally waiting in the food line instead of the bathroom line, and bounced around to Bloc Party's songs. My favorite was Banquet; it's a great workout song too.

3) After Bloc Party, the three of us went to a friend's birthday party in Midtown. The lushes that we are, we shunned conversation, and instead went straight into a drinking game. My triumph of the evening was figuring out a straw game where there were four straws in the shape of a shovel and a piece of "dirt" next to them, and I had to move only two of the straws to make the shovel "pick up" the piece of dirt. What can I say, I'm a genius.

4) I spent 7 glorious hours ensam on Sunday shopping in Nolita. At Olive & Bette's I found a black dress, a turquoise top, an awesome jean skirt by Paige with the cutest detailing on the pockets, and a few james pierce tank tops.

5) I had a Julianna Margolis siting while shopping at Olive & Bette's. She tried on something in the dressing room and then made a purchase, while I appeared to check myself out in the full length mirror and covertly checked her out. She looked good, though a little too skinny. She appears to have skrunken, ala Jessica Alba and Kiera Knightly, as if someone had sucked out much of her flesh with a giant needle, leaving behind only the outlines of taut muscles and bones. I think she's quite attractive, liked her on ER and really like her on Sopranos, but she could do for a little softening of the edges.

6) Raj and I saw Miami Vice. I really dislike Colin Farrell and thought he looked absolutely horrendous in the movie. My fingers were twitching to give him a much needed shave and to cut off his hideous, scraggly, over-blowdried, badly-died hair. The story line between him and Gong Li (Isabella), who was exquisitely beautiful but hard to understand at times, was flimsy and unbelievable. Jamie Foxx, however, looked fine and did a solid job. He's a great actor.

7) I hauled my ass to the gym once over the weekend and ran 2 miles, on Monday and - with Raj's motivation - ran 3 miles, and on Wednesday and did yoga. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf that includes exercising at least three times a week. Wish me luck!

8) I had lunch with a 1st year co-worker, empathized with her struggles at the firm, and later agreed to be adopted by her as her mentor. I have a mentee now! Imagine that, plus I was actually social with someone from my firm. I hardly recognize myself.

9) I emailed with my friends, which I had been remiss about doing, and felt happy to talk with them. They are girls that I met in Law School, some of the most wonderful people that I have ever met, and I feel lucky to have them in my life. Now if only they lived a bit closer...

10) I got rejected by the fourth public interest job in a row, felt despondent, questioned myself, questioned the purpose of my life, had a wonderful talk with Raj in which he was supportive, understanding, and cheered me up immensely, decided to keep my chin up, set a departure date, and started counting down the remaining days. As of today, I have 104 days to go.

11) I saw my therapist for the first time in three weeks, since she had been on vacation, and talking with her helped me put a few things in perspective, and to check in with myself. I love her office because it smells of lavender and rosemary and always relaxes me.

12) I started writing in my journal semi-regularly again, yet another thing I had been neglecting since June, when work became insanely busy. Writing helps me process my feelings and to think through issues. I find it incredibly therapeutic and I need to remember to do it more often. It's also helpful to be able to chart patterns and emotions.

13) I watched Project Runway last night while eating half a cantaloupe. I dislike everything about Angela's clothes, designs, and rosettes. She needs to go.

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  3. Carmen
  4. Mrs. Lifecruiser
  5. Shannon
  6. Catherine
  7. Bird on a Wire
  8. Raggedy
  9. Janet
  10. Little Duck
  11. Ghost
  12. Snickerdoodles
  13. Kailani
  14. Leanne
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Norma said...

A busy week. So glad you're getting healthy again. Nice to be a mentor.

My TT is up.

Gypsy said...

I can't stand Colin Farrell. I don't get the appeal at all. Ew.

Sounds like a great week, though! And good on you for being a mentor. I suspect that could lend you a feeling of "giving back," which I know you enjoy.

My TT is up, too.

Carmen said...

i'm glad you are feeling better. That's great news!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

#4: ensam? alone? Are you Swedish?

I like to read about peoples ordinary life happenings, makes it more real in a way.

Buttercup said...

Thanks all!

Mrs. Lifecruiser, yep! Nice job spotting that.

Shannon said...

Glad your feeling better. I've got the bug now... Ugh!

cdorsey said...

Great list. Glad you are feeling better.


tbirdonawire said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Happy Thursday!

Ghost said...

Such a self-less thing to decide to do, being a mentor to someone else. I'm glad to read you're feeling better, too. Loved reading your list.

Janet ( said...

Maybe Colin will get better now that he's trying to get sober...

Mama Duck said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, wonderful list. Happy TT!

Tracy said...

Great list. You sound like you're in a good place! It's really nice to read about the way you and Raj support and encourage one another. :)

Raggedy said...

Good list.
I am glad you are feeling better..

My TT is up

Kimmy said...

Glad you are feeling better! You've had a busy week. Juliana Margolis was just fine the way she was. It's sad the pressure put on celebs to BE skinny. Kierra Knight skinny freaks me out. I can't get into the movie because I'm too concerned about her health. I'm just sad, aren't I?! ;)
Happy T13!

Happy0303 said...

I don't like Colin Farrell either. I don't understand what the big fuss is about. Glad to hear that you're feeling better! Thanks for stopping by!

Leanne said...

I'm with Mrs. Lifecruiser. I love that your list is so real, and random. It helps get to know you better! Olive & Bette's looks like a fun place to shop. I think Julianna is adorable, but sad to think that she's gotten too skinny.

Being a mentor is really rewarding, too. Good for you for lending your expertise to help someone else grow!

I can't believe Dragon Lady would just hang up on you. You've got a good perspective on it though! LOL

Thanks for joining in, it's nice to "meet" you!!