Wednesday, October 31, 2007


happy halloween.

nothing spooky to post about.

halloween is my least favorite holiday.

i just don't get it. the orange. the costumes. the horror.

maybe it's because i don't like to be frightened.

the bf and i will most likely not be watching anything scary on television tonight.

but maybe we'll hand out treats!


Monday, October 29, 2007


we are back.

and i am ready to face the world.

it's been an easy day for me. and i am enjoying just getting back into it all.

my life.

the best three hours of my time in xcaret was on friday, when the bf and i rented a car and drove south to tulum. we walked among mayan ruins. gazed at lizards sunning. swam in the caribbean sea. the sand was incredible on my feet. and the bf has never looked better to me. the smile came easily. and stayed.

sigh. the recuperative powers of holidays.

we needed to hold hands in mexico. and walk to meals together. and get ready slowly. all i wanted to do was be near him. to feel him around me. that's what i needed. and i happily stole those moments.

the full moon on friday was full of promise. sometimes i don't know what that means, but this time i didn't really care.

thanks to the bf for a wonderful break.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


night before mexico.

early morning flight.

we will take separate paths there and meet in cancun.

i am looking forward to relaxing and reconnecting in the mayan riviera.

maybe we'll find each other again under the full moon on friday.


Monday, October 22, 2007


here we go again.

fighting in hypotheticals.

and feeling like strangers.

good night.


i am in love with these:

reproduction teco pottery in white.

find it here (hint, hint).

Sunday, October 21, 2007

classic bf

lately, the bf has taken to calling my legs meatballs.

someone please tell him it is not flattering.

even though i giggle every time he says it.

Friday, October 19, 2007


happy friday!

a memory of miami (or, smiami, for the smarminess):

walking on the boardwalk to nikki beach for dinner,

i heard a loud BURP.

disgusted, i turned to see the originator of such rudeness.

a typical smiami man: hairy and shirtless, looked back at me.

i turned around, with a hair toss.

and i hear: do you know how much money i have? i make a lot of effing money. wanna know how much money is in my wallet?

clearly, his under-breath tirade was for my benefit.

facing forward, i rolled my eyes.

since when was having money an excuse for rude behavior?


Monday, October 15, 2007


i woke up this morning determined.

i would walk this city on my own.

so i stepped out [sans shower].

i wanted to find hot tea and a croissant for breakfast. i ended up walking parallel to the ocean for about half an hour. nothing was open before ten. except starbucks. and i couldn't bring myself to go in.

i stumbled across a tiny bakery and ordered exactly what i wanted. i walked back to the hotel, and made my way to the beach.

breakfast on the beach.

i read. i talked on the phone. i felt myself relaxing. i smiled when the sun came out.

then i got up. this time: operation pedicure.

i found rebel salon after another half hour of walking, only because i didn't want any of the high-end salons found on the pedestrian mall on lincoln road. but i met christina, and she gave me an amazing pedi with essie's fifth avenue polish.

it is exactly the color that i feel.

on to shopping.

i tried on a pair of sandals i had eyed on my previous walk. sold. i went into a boutique and came out with a tee and a skirt. i tried on a to-die-for white dress, gauzy to perfection, sheer to nothing, but had it come in the right size, it would have been mine.

successful, indeed.

christina also let me know that i need to visit vizcaya. she said it was beautiful, so i looked it up.


Sunday, October 14, 2007


sophie is here:


at a conference for work until wednesday. even though it is cloudy, i am still reeling from the glam of it all.

happy sunday.

Friday, October 12, 2007


the shortest fairy tale ever

once upon a time, a girl asked a guy, "will you marry me?"

the guy said "no" and the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, drank martinis with friends, always had a clean house, never had to cook, had a closet full of shoes and handbags, stayed skinny, and was never farted on.

the end.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


oh my.

a whole station dedicated to me.

i don't know if i deserve it.

when i was growing up, i would have killed to be a katie or a kelly.

but a sophie?! the horror. my best friends (katie, kelly, and emily) didn't seem to mind.

i could never find the personalized sticker books, journals, or mugs. and at a time when things mattered, custom things made you a star. and help me, i was always the girl with the best things.

as i got older, i stared to appreciate the uniqueness. i grew into my name. i like the uncommonality.

except now my battle has come full circle: countless little girls share my name.

and it's tough.

at least now there are plenty of things.


it is my mom's birthday today.

55 years young.

and i would be very, very lucky to have her strength, love and charm. and her youthful look.

my mom used to wear makeup on a daily basis. and now, she still holds her head up in a way that proves she never needed it in the first place.

my brothers and i are getting her this necklace:

a heart for each of us.

her heart in all of us.

i am grateful for her every day

even though i am horrible at showing it.

happy birthday, mom.


okay, okay.

i'm an astrology-whore.

and for my capricorn october:

with venus moving so close to saturn (venus runs your house of fame in your solar chart) any new position you consider now would bring long hours but a real sense of power. it would be a role you would have to grow into to fully master all new facets of it, but that would be what attracts you so much.

and last night, the bf and i celebrated my promotion.

we went to fuddruckers.


thank you, venus.

Friday, October 05, 2007


the bf and i are going to cancun from 10.24 to 10.27.

we are staying here:

that image will save me until then.


Wednesday, October 03, 2007


had to share:

warning light on my dash came on.

looked it up in the manual.


what does that even mean?

the bf asked if i had a flat tire.

i scoffed. i'd know if i had a flat tire.

i walked around my car.

i saw it before i rounded the corner.

flat as a pancake.

*&^$ A#&^$&* #&$A(&@#.

stuck in a parking ramp in downtown minneapolis.

the bf started to drive up from eagan.

he attempted to walk me through the prep process.

i moaned and groaned and wooed is me(d).

but i calmed down.

rolled up my sleeves.

found instructions in the manual on how to change a tire.

and i changed that effing tire.

damn it.