Thursday, May 29, 2008

just in case anyone was wondering....

...I just haven't felt like blogging in a while.

And I'm ok with that.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

a lazy list (thanks, john)

* Had a wonderful, family-based weekend. Whoda thunk that I'd have so much fun at a baseball game?

* I could bore you with tales of fabulous walks around town, fun nights with friends, great dinners, and lotsa laughs...but that would be boring.

* Spent some quality time with the Junior League and the Varsity Co-Captain. I suppose I'll have to wait another six months for a repeat.

* I learned that I do miss East Atlanta...until I spent the weekend without driving because I've moved to Midtown. Honestly: I parked on Friday after work and did not drive again until Monday morning. Wonderful.

* There were storms and tornadoes in the area tonight. Thankfully, all I saw was a brief downpour, lots of wind, and the MOST stunning, "Gone with the Wind"-looking sunset I've ever seen. No real damage of which to speak, but I'm sure the media will plague us with overblown stories of misfortune. You know, a tree down or a little hail damage to a Camaro or something.

* There will be drama at work tomorrow, and not the kind that I'm paid to create.

* Not to sound like a broken record, but....PTown, PTown, PTown....I gotta get outta here for a while...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

news flash

If you spend three or four weeks eating very well (with a healthy attitude and good food choices), you WILL feel sick if you slide for a single day into old, bad habits.

Just letting you know.

It's amazing, actually. I had no idea how much my diet affected my mood until this month, but man...I felt so weird today because of the junk I ate yesterday. Lesson learned.

In other news...well I have no other news.

(log off)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Unfortunately, I was not making whoopee last night. Instead, I watched SNL and fell in love with this clip.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

well, hello....

Gorgeous weather continues. Great eating continues. Good times in Atlanta this spring continue. More more MORE....!

I mean, I worked a lot last weekend and still managed to say hay to the gang. And spend some great time with my family. And have a fabulous dinner with the OSW at La Tavola. This spring is going down as one of my favorites, to be honest.

Maybe it's the endorphin rush. That's heard me...endorphins. I actually went to the gym today - and lifted weights. Now, mind you, I did the sissiest, pussy-boy workout you could imagine. But if you're gonna renovate you gotta take it down to the studs, ifyaknowwhatimean. Needless to say, I feel terrific. And the OSW even offered to send an ambulance to retrieve me tomorrow morning when I can't get out of bed...

And on the food front, I had an extraordinary meal today at this place. Miss Daisy and I were out running errands for work, and dropped in for a remarkable vegetarian meal: I'm renovating my body, and she's doing Weight Watchers. The place didn't disappoint. I had a Sunflower Box: a bento box full of the perfect amount of the most delightful vegetarian treats.

I predict a fabulous weekend. I hope to get to the Piedmont Park Farmer's Market on Saturday, among other things. My workload drops considerably after Sunday morning, at which point I hope to find an adult beverage or two. Then, Operation PTown is in full swing. After my upcoming birthday, that is.

Hint hint.

Friday, May 02, 2008

hurry up

I probably sound like a broken record to my friends, but I can practically taste the chowdah at the Lobster Pot already. I learned last weekend that my trip to P'town has taken yet another certain step forward (my friends finally closed on the house in which I will reside), and plans come further into focus. My work year wraps up in the next few weeks, and the weather here in Our Fair City greatly resembles that of the Cape. I'm drooling as I write.

As for the week that has passed,'s been good. My sister hosted an extraordinary event on Saturday: every year, she and her friends do a "Cook for the Cure" to raise money for breast cancer research. Having attended few of these events before, I girded myself to be MODERATE in my consumption of salt, fat, and starch and managed to come out ok ("I will not spend six weeks in P'Town in a muumuu!). This year's theme was "Gourmet Takes on Classic Southern Comfort Food." I managed to eat only one FRIED MACARONI AND CHEESE BALL!

Other than that, I worked a lot, managed to get in a little play time, and basically just reveled in this extraordinary season. I feel better than I have in long time, and I look forward to maintaining this feeling in the coming weeks.

See ya.