Late nights, early mornings. My life. Good Morning!
Today is a great day to send someone good mail. What’s good mail? Well, it’s mail (snail mail) that isn’t a bill or an advertisement or a bunch of bad news. Got a college student in your life? Send a care package. Haven’t talked to your college girlfriend in a while? Send her a cute card. The recipient will be so happy and you’ll feel good too.
It’s nice to give.
On February 18, 2011, my beloved Toni Morrison turned 80 years old. I’ve loved Ms. Morrison for almost my whole life. I read “The Bluest Eye” when I was about nine years old. An avid reader even back then, I already had several books in my growing library, but “The Bluest Eye” was the first non-kid book I’d read.
I devoured it in a day.
Just saying hello because I MUST blog everyday and I didn’t do a “Good Morning, Sunshine” this morning. Boo. Still working on what I want this blog to be. I’ll find my stride soon. You should pop in from time to time.
I missed you! I did! I did! My blog is back, baby. These past couple months have been all types of crazy. I think posting regularly on my blog again will be a good thing. I was just reading over a couple old posts and I actually made myself smile. I need to get back to my blog. Hopefully, my beloved readers will join me.
By the way, what do you think about the new theme? I love dark wood, so I thought it’d be cute.
Do I even have a blog anymore? Geesh. I’ve been working almost literally around the clock. I’m working on a couple big non-writing things while still trying to write regularly. Not getting much sleep. In order for me to maintain some level of sanity, I had to re-adjust my schedule and to-do lists and this blog just didn’t make the cut. It’s a temporary thing though. I’ll be back very soon. Very soon. I won’t commit to a date, but I’ll be back.
Below, in no particular order, are a few careers I’ve considered through out my life with varying degrees of earnestness. Of all of these, I think archeology is the only one that I would seriously consider taking up later on in life. Seems like such an interesting and exciting job. You have to be creative, detail-oriented, organized and diligent. Sounds fun! What jobs have you considered pursuing besides the one you have now?
1. Enthusiastic Volunteers
I voted in the NYC primaries on Tuesday. This was the first election that NYC did not use their decades old lever machines. They were about 50 years old. Anywho, we have fancy schmancy scanner things now. They aren’t actually fancy. Most other municipalities have had them for about 10-15 years. But anyway, I put my ballot in the scanner and the 70-something-year-old volunteer at the polling place clapped and said “Very good!” She was adorable. They didn’t have “I Voted” stickers, but that kind of made up for it.
2. White Wine
I’m a red wine kind of lady. Merlot, pinot noir and malbec are all right up my alley. While in Portugal, I got hipped to green wine, which is basically white wine that comes from a particular region of Portugal. It’s cold, fruity, slightly effervescent and awesome. When I got back home, I decided to give white wine a real shot. And you know what, I like it!
I’ve been living in Harlem for a few years now and I still discover new things all the time on my little walking expeditions. I love that it really does have a village type feel. Strangers speak to you on the street all the time. Sometimes they’re selling something, sometimes they’re trying to get a number and sometimes they just want to engage you. I love Harlem. Sure, the ummm romantic overtures are occasionally more harassment than civil interaction, but those that tends to be few and far between, for me anyway.