Monday, June 23, 2008

officially, we're homeowners!

been waiting for this day my whole young-adult life.
{too bad I was drugged up on claritin D and non-caffeinated tea during our closing}
this was probably a good thing, otherwise i'd have been dancing on top of the attorney's conference room table.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

officially, an adult.

i've slowly been unsubscribing from a lot of newsletters and discount deals which used to give me convenient but unnecessary excuses to do a lot of frivolous shopping. this last one was a hard one to give up, but cannot recall the last time i've even stepped into an H&M just to browse the lucrative sales rack.

we're closing on our condo on Monday - thus, unless it's socks or underwear, i no longer have an urge or reason to buy frivolous things if only to keep me warm in -20 degree weather, or some kind of revolutionary fabric to protect me from the depleting ozone layer with cotton that contains SPF 1000.

congrats to us, but sorry'll have to love me as I am [for now].

PS - in the meantime, i find this fashion blog (where i won't be shopping) to be quite helpful in rethinking the clothes I already have.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

early present to me

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes... But in the intervals, almost unconsciously, and with no desire to shine, the whole material of life is turned over and over ideas are struck out and shared, the two persons more and more adapt their notions one to suit the other, and in process of time, without sound of trumpet, they conduct each other into new worlds of thoughts.

totally forgot i bought this a year ago as an 'early' birthday gift to me.

so sue me!

just a lil preoccupied still

will be trying my hardest to digitize and upload this photo slideshow of my lola's 87th birthday this year. {watching this w/ my mother in my non AC bedroom Sunday night and holding her as she cried again is the moment that replays in my heart every time i'm tempted to be mad with her.}

August 2000

Found this little cheat sheet, given to me by my sister-in-law back in August 2000 on the verge of her marriage to my oldest brother. While it brought me back, way think of what I was like and what 'love' meant to me back then, I fast forward to the present and throw and overflowing embrace around all that my life is this moment.

Hope you enjoyed that Back To The Future moment as much as I did.

Friday, June 6, 2008

usually i can handle it

it's been a busy few weeks in my world and i'm craving mundanity right now.

I'm here in minneapolis for a conference i've been kinda craving for the last few years of my young career.

Despite the exhaustion, this food is making me sooooo happy right now -- and note, the yellow fruit w/ my meal.

I shall spend the duration of my evening prepping for my short presentation Saturday afternoon.

PS - I can't ignore the amazing indian buffet for lunch yesterday either - only to be completed by an amazing lassi.