Blog Entries from realitybites

  1. Bourdain

    One year ago today you left us. Still sad. Still confused. I fear I will never know why you chose to go. :( My goodness, I sure would like to sit down with you and share a beer or a cup of coffee. You were one of a kind. You are missed and loved by millions.
  2. Overestimator

    I am an overestimator of people. Time and time again I give them far too much credit and place way too much confidence in their integrity, honesty, intelligence and talent. I suppose because I see the glass half-full that I am susceptible to this chronic overestimation. Not only do I give people the benefit of the doubt, I actually esteem them higher than they deserve. It’s like I'm on a Kool-Aid diet when I first meet people; but then I get to know them for who they truly are and my sugary...
  3. The List

    There is a waiting list to get an apartment in my community and that list just got shorter by one.
  4. The Plight of the Introvert

    Introversion should not be confused with shyness. Two different concepts. One can identify as a loner yet feel quite secure interacting with others both in familiar and novel environments. Shy folks feel insecure in social settings. They feel inadequate—like they are lacking the necessary skills to navigate and converse successfully. Sadly many of them are extroverted—desiring to be a part of the group. But fear restricts their agency. Whereas introverts never want to join the group. They...
  5. Sleeping in Seattle

    Tomorrow morning I am flying to Seattle with my mom! This will be our first trip there. Both of of have traveled extensively throughout the US but never farther northwest of California. We are home. Here is the link to my Seattle Pics: [URL][/URL] The trip was wonderful. We ate the best oysters, mussels, cherries, crab, and omakase I have ever had. The weather was perfect--sunny for six of the...
  6. Anthony Bourdain State of Mind

    Forgive me I'm out of practice. I haven't written much here or anywhere in the last few years. I blame it on Prozac. My desire or need to express myself out loud, in words, has been stifled. I'm just not that inspired, compelled, or motivated. I think my open-ended drug prescription has been a prescription for mild numbing of my emotions and a physical laziness which makes keeping it all inside less taxing. It is the price I pay to feel safer and saner. But don't think for a second that...
  7. Too Cute to Not Share

    My grandson Liam at 4 months with his mom.
  8. When You're Older

    When you're older you are no longer a victim of your sexual hormones--a slave to your libido. When you are older you aren't expected to look sexy but rewarded highly if you do. When you are older you impress with your strength--feel no shame for being vulnerable. When you are older you have meaningful relationships that have ripened over time. When you are older you have a wealth of knowledge at your disposal--plentiful experiences and memories to comfort. When you are older you are...
  9. My Little Boo

    Meet Liam. Born 2/8/18. He is amazing. So happy to be a grandma. Liam 0n 2/24/18. Photo taken by his aunt in Phoenix.
  10. Call it the Grooviest Movie of 2017

    ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘I, Tonya’ Screener Copies Leaked to Piracy Networks. [URL][/URL] Three of my top fave movies of the year out of 9. That is one-third. Happy New Year! Call Me by Your Name is a must see. My fave movie of 2017--by a landslide. First movie that's transported me and made me feel something, anything, in a long time. Will rearrange you and change you. Your dreams will shift. You may just want...
  11. Blogging Moz Live(ish)

    Tonight's the night baby! Me. Mom. Moz. Marquee. Leaving work at 3:30 PM. Will check into hotel in Tempe, go out for some drinks and tapas, then head to the venue. Don't need to be the first folks there. Not sure what kind of pics I'll get. Nothing worth posting on the tour thread, I'm sure. But I'll share what I get here. Soon Mom will find out what all the fuss is about. BTW, it's 86 F in Phoenix. I bet Moz is loving it!
  12. Best Birthday Ever!

    Touchdown! Airport in Honolulu. Holy Waikiki that's cold! Ok, I'm good now. Windy! Diamond Head in background. Rented a car and drove up the coast to North Shore. One of the stops along the way. Best son ever!
  13. Hawaii. Next week. Stay tuned.

    Update 2 pic: at Tiki's on Waikiki Beach Thursday 5 PM.
  14. Moz at the Marquee

    Updates at Bottom. Wasn't sure I was up for a concert after the Manchester and Las Vegas tragedies. But I have been listening to Moz's new tracks all day at work-laughing my tail off. And I am in a good mood so I decided, what the hey, I am gonna take David to see Moz at the Marquee in Phoenix on November 16. Heck he lives there and I am only an hour and half away. I can leave after work, spend the night in Phoenix, then go into work later the next afternoon. I am meeting him in Sedona...
  15. Another Bucket List Box Checked!

    My bucket list is short. One of the things is to become a grandma. Wish fulfilled. My first grandson will be born early February.