{December 27, 2011}   Slackity Slack Slack

Well, I’ve been tweeting (follow me!) up a storm and obsessively posting shoes on Pinterest (follow me!), but I’ve been kind of quiet on here lately. I’ll be honest, a significant portion of my energy has been put into my private (read unofficial) counseling practice lately. I’ve had a handful of friends dealing with a myriad of issues and I’ve been a bit preoccupied helping them navigate some surprisingly rough waters (not to mention plowing through my own tiny bits of turbulence). Exhausting, yes, but also EXTREMELY gratifying.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming of random thoughts and recipes and whatever else passes through my brain and stays long enough to be written. You could also call this, “What else I’ve been up to this month.”

  • I got a machete for Christmas. I’ve wanted one for a long time and now she’s mine all mine. Isn’t she pretty? (see below) I’d like to see someone try and car-jack me now.
  • I’ve also been reading some great books. 11.22.63 by Stephen King was so rich and detailed and captivating and suspenseful and beautiful. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed him. Then I read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender yesterday. As in, I read the whole thing yesterday. I couldn’t put it down. It was weird and lovely and weird and bittersweet.
  • I tried (unsuccessfully) to stalk Vince Vaughn this past month. It didn’t work out, but I did find a cool bar: Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. The vibe was awesome, the mix of people was highly entertaining and the drinks were cheap. What more could one want? I mean, besides Vince Vaughn. And really, I only want him out of nostalgia, not out of any actual desire. Well, maybe a little. Or more than a little, but whatever.
  • I briefly thought my three-legged cat was dying of some rare parasite, but it turned out his anal glands just needed expressing. I could go my entire life without ever hearing that phrase again. Gross. SO glad I’m not a vet.

It’s good to be back, kids. Happy early new year to all of you.

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