Friday, December 21, 2007

A holiday advertisment.

One last thing before I go....

And I'm Off

I'm trying to get through this last work day. Only four more hours before I head to Laguardia. I should be in my hometown tonight but I usually get stuck overnight in Chicago which is just sort of annoying. Not a problem though. I'm looking forward to some much needed time off from work.

Last night Casey took me out to celebrate the holidays. His family sent a gift for me of a little animal that sings my favorite scat song ever.

We went to Rockefeller to see the tree and falling ice skaters. We walked up to the rink ledge right after somebody proposed then watched them Zamboni for awhile. We never saw anyone skate let alone crash on their butt and ram into a wall. *Sigh* Oh well. Casey had a dinner reservation but he didn't tell me where so we headed downtown and walked up to what looked like a brothel to me. It was Lips "The Ultimate in Drag Dining". Dinner AND a show? It's Diva night? I get to watch a man dressed as Madonna tell my boyfriend to "Get on the floor." ? It was freakin' awesome! Casey has the best ideas. Oh, and guess what? They do brunch! Unlimited Champagne and Mimosas. (Of course I checked.)

It was a good night and a nice send off to the Midwest for 6 days. I hope my plant doesn't die. I have to go get coffee and cab money now. Later Kids.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Perfect Gift

I got an e-mail today with this link.

It is the ultimate gift but the idea arrived a little too late this year. I think next year I'll get this for everyone. Maybe I'll even start my own company dedicated to this kind of service.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tis the Season

The season for going out way too much. I had a lovely day yesterday even though the weather was a watery slush mix falling from the sky. I met NYCeCe, A, and Kelly for our annual holiday gathering. We had brunch on the UWS for a couple hours. Screaming kids crawled along the floor under tables of this very nice restaurant. It was gross. If your twelve year old is unable to stay in their chair and off the floor for a meal, don't take them to nice places. Regardless, we enjoyed our visit and then headed back to my apartment for some spiked eggnog and wine. I even put up some lights. That was about it. We had stuff to do so we all said Happy Holidays, er.. whatever and ran off in different directions.
Sunday evening I went to a theater party with A. We watched an odd burlesque show and then danced for a few hours. It was interesting. Fun.. and interesting. I felt like I was in my grandmother's basement the whole time. Drinking Pilsner and watching a burlesque show in your grandmothers basement is the closest you can get to "that cozy holiday feeling". Tonight is the night for Ice Skating. I absolutely love Ice Skating so I've been looking forward to this. Hope I don't break anything!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Against my better Judgement

Recently Gwen mentioned on her blog that it was not a good idea to post when you have been drinking. I would usually agree but for some reason I am ignoring that advice right now. I thought it only fair since I spoke of Thursday night to mention what a wonderful time I had on both Friday and Saturday as well.
Friday night I went to a catered apartment party with my wonderful/ fantastic boyfriend and two of our close friends. I think we all had a good time. It was an interesting crowd with delicious food and drink. I truly love the company of all of these people so we were bound to have a good night out.
Saturday night I saw August: Osage County with Jason. You know what... that play is damn amazing. We were both a little confused throughout the first scene but from then on you find yourself fully captivated for three hours. I don't want to ruin it for anybody but if you have the chance, see it. It's a beautiful script that I hope to read in the near future and the acting was amazing. So many other things would be worth mentioning but I won't bother here. After the play we met William at the Ritz for drinks. I didn't drink that much until I realized the bartender was an old AMDA friend and he offered a huge shot which I stupidly took before getting in a cab and deciding to blog. Brilliant. Anyway, it was a wonderful evening and I would still be out if I didn't have such a big day planned tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. I'm off to bed.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Best Winter Solstice Party Ever!

This year my company decided not to have a holiday party, again. So we threw our own last night. It turned out so much better since it was just the four of us and one former co-worker. We didn't have to mingle with the people you spend the entire year trying to avoid.

We decided to go out for Winter Solstice Drinks at Divine Bar East. It would have been perfect but they had a private party taking up the seating area and we didn't want to stand so we walked to some random joint nearby and got a table near the bar. A couple drinks later details get blurry.

We spent the morning trying to put the pieces together about what happened last night. We had delicious Tapas and a cheese platter. Chocolate martinis, french martinis, wine and something orange consistently appeared in our hands. We gave out too much information, or, maybe that was just me. We decided we all love each other. Someone drank from someone else's stiletto. We called my wife NYCeCe and spoke about lip gloss bein popin' among other things. I recall a photo shoot with underwear/ bar wedgies. A lot of us have bite marks today. Man, we can party. Surprisingly enough, we all showed up at work today! I was late and one left early (too much cheese plate) but we all came.

It was a good night and the best Solstice party we could possibly have. Happy Winter Solstice to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

And So It Is

I can't get this song out of my head and it's killing me.

Every now and then you come across a song that fits so perfectly in the moment. Then you can't get it to leave. It's haunting me.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

How do we change?

Today when I got to work I started reading the news headlines on various sites as I usually do. On aol I found the Omaha mall massacre that occurred yesterday afternoon. A 19 year old walked into a shopping mall with a rifle. After taking the elevator up to the third floor of Von Maur he began shooting. Eight people were fatally shot within minutes. After reading this story I started thinking crazy things about his lack of motive and how can we possibly protect ourselves from situations like this. I didn't get far and went back to working.

A few hours later I'm on myspace and notice a close friend from high school posted a bulletin. She said a girl we had gone to high school with and graduated with was a victim in the Omaha shootings. Three hours later another friend posted that Maggie Webb had passed away. I'm not going to pretend I was close to Maggie but I certainly knew her. We had gone to school together for several years and she was close to many of my friends. I keep seeing new responses as people realize she is gone. It's hard to watch.

As I was writing that last paragraph my mother sent me an e-mail with an article about Maggie with her high school yearbook picture. She was asking if I knew her. I knew her six years ago but I wasn't even aware she lived in Nebraska. It's a real tragedy as it would be if I hadn't known her at all. What I'm wondering most is why it takes something getting this close to home to effect us. Before knowing I knew any of the victims I read the story and thought about how we can protect ourselves. Now I'm thinking, is it hopeless? Is there anything we can do or could have done? Is this a gun law issue, health care issue, or nation of celebrity issue? Shouldn't I be doing something? I know I should be. We all should be. I just don't know what it is.