Saturday, July 3
Cross the road to the Gap, try on a bathing suit and apparently within the last 5 minutes I've transformed from strong confident woman to pudgy dumpling with low self-esteem.
Briefly wonder whether Nike dry-fit leggings and a tank top (with built-in bra, suitable for medium impact workouts !) are appropriate beach wear. Probably not. Damn.
Wednesday, April 28
Now can we all just let it drop and get on with our lives and the rest of our overflowing inboxes, or will the original offender apologize to all, followed by a handful of good humored "don't worry, it happens" replies, also addressed to a few hundred people ?
Thursday, March 25
Wednesday, March 3
That point when you've worked all day practically without a bathroom break, but you still have 29 items on your to-do list at 6:30 p.m. ?
When you receive a new email every 4 minutes on average, so you barely have time to read them all, let alone act on them ?
When you think fuck it, it won't all get done no matter how hard I try, so I might as well just play Mafia Wars on Facebook, even though all those Zynga games are kind of pathetic ?
Monday, February 22
Wednesday, February 17
And if it's too late and you have gone down that unfortunate route, at least try to keep the fiddling with your hair, glasses, etc to a minimum so that the contrast is not so glaring. Thank you.
Wednesday, February 10
Friday, February 5
The good news is they also offer Pilates so at least once a week I'll be able to take a class where I'm not the totally uncoordinated newbie.
Met with a trainer today so he could show me the ropes and he asked, as they do, what my goal was in joining the gym.
"Be able to eat more and weigh less" just got a blank stare, until I said "No, just kidding, I'd like to improve my cardiovascular fitness and maybe gain some muscular definition". Then he nodded approvingly and suggested a routine for me. But honestly, eat more, weigh less. Isn't that why everyone joins a gym ?
Monday, January 4
No more waking up from a nap and thinking, hmmm, must be time for another meal soon.
Speaking of which, back to eating more reasonably, instead of having leftover foie gras for breakfast.
Back to drinking "everyday" booze instead of the treasures of my uncle's cave: Margaux, Pomerol, Volnay, Pommard, Ruinart, and Laphroig Quarter Cask.
Tuesday, December 29
wearing white coats. I'm just happy that after months of slow
performance and sudden freezes, someone from the FNAC helpline finally
admitted that yes, it could be a hardware problem, and that they would
indeed repair or replace, instead of telling me to do yet another
clean install and implying that I "don't know how to use the Mac".
Actually that wasn't implied, that was actually said out loud. Right,
so for instance all I've got running are Safari and iTunes, out of the
blue the computer freezes and won't respond to trying to force quit
the programs, the disk utility warns that the hard drive is failing,
and it might be my fault because I don't know how to use a Mac? Wanker.
Anyway, here's hoping it gets sorted, and thank goodness we were
obsessive about backing up files!
Monday, December 7
Monday, November 23
Sunday, November 22
Then went out for dinner to a fondue place in Montmartre that serves wine out of baby bottles. Yes, it's a bit of a tourist trap, but it was more fun than expected. I had last been there when I was a teenager, believe it or not, and it hadn't changed a bit. Even the waiter was the same. He used to be a metal worker and started working there 21 years ago, is retiring at the end of the year. Crusty and irreverent and funny and intolerant as only an old-time Parisian waiter can be. Plus, I scored a phone number. I've still got it baby, whatever "it" is.
Friday, November 13
I'm not sure what is more pathetic, that some people would actually spend that much money on a case for a phone (global financial crisis? what's that?), or that this is the topic for my first blog post in 2 months.