Life, Family

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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]https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2013636902003444.1073741828.100000714625640&type=1&l=904e74531a[/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...
  5. 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...
  6. Too Cute to Not Share

    My grandson Liam at 4 months with his mom.
  7. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. Honolulu Here We Come!

    Update at bottom of post. My mom just asked me if I'd like to go to Hawaii for my birthday in October—her treat. Well hell yes! Let the planning begin. If anyone has any recommendations for restaurants and/or activities, I'm all ears. Other news, thoughts... Work has lost its luster but it's still challenging and pays the bills—plus extras. My mom moved out here in December. She bought a charming house just 10 minutes drive from my apartment. We have been having a blast checking out...
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. Myrtle Beach Here I Come!

    In just a few hours I will be on a flight to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Can't wait to feel the cool water between my toes and hear the sound of waves as they kiss the shore. But most of all I am excited to see my dad--it's been over ten years. Update 8/23: I am back. Had a great, peaceful, much-needed vacation. Was great to see my dad and stepmom. Their condo on the beach is to die for. Will post pics soon. Watch this space. Promised Pics: ^^^ Yikes!
  13. I am Becoming Vain!

    Improving my smile has changed my life; I am now happy to smile for a camera rather than running from it.
  14. Twelve Days Later

    Back to work. Healing very well. Smiling big!
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