Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
When I do, I sometimes get the feeling that people think I am "not happy," or I only read "Self Help" books. (Just because I read "Kell's Hell" and it's in the self help... oh and "It's Called a Breakup Because it's Over," which I highly recommend if you ever find yourself going through a breakup. Swallow your pride and buy it...who cares if the Barnes and Noble worker pities you.)
The truth is, I am a happy person that lives each day to find her "happiest." Some days I choose to be a "Debbie Downer," but for the most part I try to find the positive side of things. This book embraces this theory and teaches you to find the best in life.
On the heels of the SATC 2 release, (which is tonight, WOO), I thought this quote from Kristin Davis (Charlotte) was perfect. She knows what I am talking about when I mention the "Happiness Project."
Back to SATC 2... Ivanka Trump tweeted last night that it was "terrible and a 2 and a half hour infomercial which she had to leave early from." I hope I don't feel the same way, because I would hate a movie to change my feelings for my 4 great friends: Charolotte, Carrie, Miranda and Samantha.
(Did I just admit I read people's Twitter posts? The cat is out of the bag.)
Seems like everybody that has a “noise” has their own spin on it. There’s “Pat” who always makes a “du du du” before he’s about to go somewhere outside of his office. There’s “Bob” who always likes to cruise the halls whistling...makes you wonder what he has going on in his office because he’s so happy. **
And then there’s the office sigh-er. I have been known to let out a few big sighs in my time. For me, when I am really annoyed or just been given a daunting task that I don’t want to do, it’s inevitable- I let out a big ol’ sigh. A sigh that can be probably be heard down the hall. I don’t like when I sigh, and I sure as heck don’t like hearing people sigh.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
- The most dangerous times in flight are the first 3 minutes, and the last 8 minutes.
- An aisle seat, at least 7 rows from an exit is your safest spot. Studies show that you may not be able to move more than 7 aisles in the event of an emergency.
- 95% of people involved in a plane crash live! 95%!
- You have a 1 and 35 million chance of being in a plane crash.
- Air travel is the safest form of travel. I can guarantee you, driving on 6-35 is way more dangerous than flying...although, I can't seem to convince myself of that.
I hope these fun facts make you feel more at ease next time you board a plane. I am sure I will still clam up, but mostly during the first 3 minutes and last 8 minutes.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
However, I would like to share some positive notes on being happy on a Monday morning, because I know, I for one, am having troubles with it.
I spent the night at my parents last night, so I had the pleasure of waking up to my five-year old daughter, Lucy Le. (side note: she is a dog…well, we don’t like to call her a dog, we believe she’s human, but for all practical purposes, she is a dog.)
Lucy wakes up bright eyed and bushy tailed each morning. She is so happy and excited for the day, it’s like her 4 feet can’t stay planted to the ground. She does a bouncy/bobble headed type walk.
I looked at Lucy today and said, “if only I could start each morning like you.” Bounce out of bed, scurry to the kitchen to eat breakfast, have lots of kisses to give and ready to play full force. That girl is a mover and a shaker in the morning.
So where am I going with this? I would like to share my favorite quote with the world once again: WAG MORE, BARK LESS. Dogs not only live the life, they really know how to live life.
Since I have already failed at being like Lucy this morning, I am going to start now. Might even skip to the printer.
….and on another note, I heard the best quote this past weekend: “A sponge always has to look his spongey’ist.” – Sponge Bob Square Pants. (I just loved this.)
I am feeling like a modern day Ghandi today, spreading happiness to all 27 readers.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The streets will make you feel brand new, and the lights will inspire you. I wish Dallas did this for me. LBJ Freeway by day and Downtown by night- nothing is making me feel brand new and the green lit buildings downtown are not inspiring me. This is why we go on vacation.
This past weekend my mother and I vacationed to NYC. Since nobody wants to read something about ME, ME, ME- I will give you the short version of my mini-vacation.
Arrive to NYC and head to our favorite lunch place, Serendipity. Once again, their Broadway Sundae made the trip to NYC worth it. That damn sundae is to kill for. No, I don’t mess around with the Frozen Hot Chocolate.
Got my “chocolate” inhaler from Dylan’s Candy Bar. I have yet to use it. Mostly because I have had so much to eat the past 4 days I don’t want to mess around with air…but also because I am afraid it might be disgusting and ruin my hopes of finding a calorie free chocolate fix. (The past couple of weeks I have decided I must have chocolate to go. Much like a car must have gasoline. I think I might need to be hypnotized to forget this theory.)
We shopped till we dropped into Dos Caminos for dinner. All I have to say is: WHITE SANGRIA. It is to die for. My heaven: Serendipity Sundaes and White Sangria. All you need is love? No, all you need is white sangria and chocolate. (maybe a dash of love) This is also the place where my mother called me a teetotaler, (A person who sustains from drinking alcohol) because she was out drinking me. Moms!
Saw a man drop his drawers and pee on the side of the road. I am still a little stirred up by this.
Headed to the lower west side area for a day of fun. We brunched at the Standard Grill, which was phenomenal, and their attention to detail was impeccable.
Visited the new “Highline,” which is basically an elevated park trail. Again, the attention to design and detail on this pathway was awesome. If I lived in NYC, I would want to frequent this little gem, a lot!
After stealing Mary’s friends NYC weekend agenda, I got the idea to go to the Chelsea Market. Again, another site to see. It was like a grown up Eatzis. Fresh food, a bakery even an Anthropologie. So happy we went there.
Found the Peanut Butter Co. The older I get, the more I LOVE peanut butter. I was convinced they would have the best peanut butter cookies in the world, but they were just average. Very happy I stopped by this place. I felt like me and the people in their had something in common – a love for the good stuff. (peanut butter)
Saturday evening landed us at a Broadway Show. Promises, Promises was the name. Kristen Chenoweth and Sean Hayes both have leading roles in this new musical. It was FANTASTIC. Another must-see in my book. This new Broadway play is based off of the old movie, “The Apartment.” If you have not seen the Apartment, buy it on Amazon. Worth the $13. This was one of my favorite shows- and they let you drink in the theatre. I have never been to a show where you could bring your drink to your seat. They had adult-sized “sippy cups.” They were perfect for sipping wine.
Left the Braodway show and had dinner at Toaloache. Another great Mexican place. On the way home to our hotel, we had to walk through Times Square. Thank the Lord for Sangria and Wine. This was the night of the “bombing attempt.” The crazy thing was, nobody was really that shooken up. Tourists were just standing around watching, behind the roped off area. Due to the “juice,” my mother and I didn’t think much about it and stumbled the 6 blocks down to our hotel. My sister called scared to death and we realized what was going on, was a big deal. This incident left me with an uneasy feeling the remainder of the weekend.
Fantastic lunch at the Central Park Boathouse. This is one of my favorite spots in NYC.
Dinner: hope everyone is in their desk chairs. We went to Hard Rock Café. For those that know me well, this will not surprise you. I love hard rock café. It reminds me of my youth. We were exhausted and wanted comfort food. I have to say, HRC did the trick!
Monday (or should I say best day of my life?):
TODAY SHOW. Enough said. Had my 3 seconds of fame waving like a mad woman behind Al Roker. Unfortunately yesterday morning, it was pouring down rain. I am not talking a sprinkle, I am talking a monsoon. My mother and I woke up early to go see my Today show family. We go downstairs and realize how bad it was raining. She decides to stay back, and I bundle up in my rain coat. Due to the weather, I got front row seats, right next to Lenny. After my TV debut, I started feeling a little silly being alone at the Today show and walked back to the hotel. I was a mascara mess.
Got to get back to work now, but all in all, it was a GREAT weekend! Our flight yesterday was a little drawn out though- got on the plane at 1:30pm, got into Dallas at 8:15. I was not a happy camper.
And last but not least, I would like to give a shot out to Steve Jobs. Without my iphone, I would not have been able to navigate so well around that city. Raise the roof Steve.