Friday, January 29, 2010


I had to wait a couple days to blog about this because at first it was too fresh and too painful.

I like a lot of TV shows. This is true.
Ugly Betty is different I don't just like it. I understand it.
I have felt for a long time that the writers of Ugly Betty know me.
And write just for me.
During my weekly meetings with Betty, Mark, Daniel, Willamina and the gang I find myself in pure bliss.
I laugh deeply.
And cry even more deeply.

It is sad to see it go.
It is like letting go of a little piece of my soul.
Dramatic? Sure. But, true. (see... that is one thing Betty and I have in common.)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

an effort to make up for years and years of neglectful and forgetful behavior....


These are the raw facts about David:
I met him approximately 7 years ago.
Unfortunately I was afraid of him for the first 3 years.
Somewhere in the middle of that time we once acted like we should hang out
... but we never did.
By some miracle he ended up coming to a "bon fire" that Lily and I hosted.
The details after that are blurry.

We started hanging out more.
Lengthy phone calls and conversations ensued.
A quick and perfect friendship had begun.
A friendship full of deep and not so deep talks and funny jokes.
Long walks and rollerblading...
Tandem bike rides in matching clothes
(ok that never happened... but I wish).

I trust David more than I trust most people.
I love his opinions and thought patterns.
I could listen to him talk and theorize all day long.
He is smart, clever and creative.
I love creating things with him.
Everything he touches turns to gold.
Seriously, he is great at everything he does.

I love being his friend, and I value him so much
...even if I don't read all of his book recommendations.

David, you are one of my dearest friends and I hope you have a great birthday!!

and, for your gift this year (and the only birthday gift I have ever given you):
I commit to read THAT book by my birthday. i'm kind of hoping this is so small you can't read it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

this week

i'm taking this challenge.

and thought i would invite you to join.