Feeling: EXCITED! I have so much awesome stuff going on, and so much to look forward to!!! Well, I’ll get to that!
Watching: Black Butler – an anime series that a friend turned me on to. At first, I wasn’t sure I could get into it, but I always try to give TV at least two episodes. Now it’s really hit its stride, and the style and story is captivating to me!
Reading: I’ve been too busy to yet crack my copy of Caped: The Burdens of Fate, by Kerron Streater. I’m hoping for a chance to get busy with it on vacation. It’s too heavy to carry on the subway! Meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying (but not necessarily always understanding) re-reading Four Plays by Eugene Ionesco, The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead (a must-read poetry book for New Yorkers and those who love her), and have been eyeing my copy of Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector – but I’m worried it’ll bum me out big time!
Thinking about: What I want out of life. It’s pretty deep, I know. But I’m working on slowly becoming the woman I always dreamed of being. Glamorous and independent and elegant and interesting. It occurred to me the other day, after not recognizing my own reflection in the subway glass, that I look on the outside how I imagined I am on the inside. That Mulan song sprang to my mind: “When will my reflection show/Who I am inside?”
Not just on a shallow level, either. I realized I have the power to shape my own destiny, RIGHT NOW. I decided then, after always saying “I want to be one of those ladies who always keeps fresh flowers in the house,” that I would buy myself a small bouquet. Carrying it home felt like such a victory. I stopped to sniff my triumph on each street corner. It was a totally selfish act that simply made me happy. I recommend everyone try it.
Eating: Kale and tofu salads with hummus dressing. I’m going to try new dressings over the summer, as I may have fallen into a bit of a salad dressing rut. Also, this waffle with Chunky Monkey ice cream covered in whipped cream:
Looking forward to: Oh man, are you ready for this list?
Friday – the outline for my next tattoo will be done, followed by a ghost tour
Saturday – ghost tour in my new favourite neighborhood, Lower Manhattan!
July 6th – 2nd (and hopefully final) appointment for my tattoo
approx. July 19-July 24 – my yearly Buffalo vacation
July 29-August 5 – my oldest friend and “big brother” comes to visit me
for the 2nd time in 15 years of friendship!
And let’s not forget…
July 31 – I turn 29 years young!
Making me happy: Walking home from work before the sun sets. This sometimes means “limping four miles up Broadway in the rain,” because I am stubborn and refuse to let a little thing like soaking shoes or blisters deter me from visiting my “happy place“ any and every time I get the chance.