Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stream of Thought...

I was out of the house by 5:30 am this morning, which means I was forced to arise far earlier than anyone should ever have to. Nothing is right at 4:45 am. Nothing. 

So here I am at work, unable to fully concentrate on any one thing because the dull ache of tiredness resides behind my eyes rendering me incapable of thinking on a productive level.  However, I do seem to have a consistent stream of random thoughts, which are not necessarily connected to the other, and in an effort utilize this little blog space of mine to share my thoughts, no matter how irrelevant, I am going to list them here. In no particular order:

-I have a penchant for Moleskin journals off all sizes, and while doing some morning blog reading I came across this one which I now covet.

-I will also continue to covet an in-home inversion table.  The idea of being able to hang from my ankles and strech my spine make the knots in my shoulders relax just thinking about it.

-I find myself desiring to learn how to take pretty pictures of pretty things. I have no idea how to use a camera aisde from pointing, clicking and zooming (and I am a photographers daughter! the shame!) but should I learn on a film camera or a digital? Help...

-I think having two frisky one year old kitties is somewhat akin to having a toddler in the house. The constant need to explore, knock things over and put undesireable objects in their mouth can be trying at times. Except a toddler doesn't look at your with a furry face and no ability to understand what you are saying. But then they get all cuddly on you and you forget you had to yell at Stanley who was chewing on the metal end of a power cord.

-I recently got a burger from the NYC Buger Joint, The Stand which is supposed to have some of the Big Apples Best Burgers, and I am here to totally debunk that theory and tell you it's all lies.  My burger was totally underwhelming, chewy and not seasoned. The fact that it cost $12 only added insult to injury.

-To me, I will know I have succeeded in my life when I can end each day with a glass of good wine and a plate of some nice cheese. I think this goal is attainable.

-I wish I did a better job at keeping up with a day planner, I am sure it would help make me a better person.

-We still haven't done our taxes, crap. Although between the two of us I think we have over ten w-2 forms, which still confuse me despite the number I have had to fill out.

-We recently began making bread in our shiney, new bread machine. However it appears to be flawed in all it's shiney-newness and we have to send it back. Blast.

-The idea of making my own greek yogurt intrigues me, although I wonder if after you spend the money on yogurt and cheesecloth it really saves you any money?

And with that, my time here at work is wrapping up. Isn't being inside my mind wild and fanciful?  Clearly I spend a lot of time thinking about food, which may be something worth looking into. Also I thought I would share with you this little fun fact about my time here in NYC so far,

I have encountered a grand total of five celebrities since I moved to NYC: Goldie Hawn, Mariska Hargatay (she is super nice), Maggie Gyllenhall and Peter Saarsgard, and Emma Roberts (niece of Julia Roberts, and all she did was make out with her boyfriend the whole time. Very uncouth).  I will let you know if I ever encounter the ULTIMATE in celebrity sightings...Sara Jessica Parker. I heart her.


  1. Lady, you just put my 6am mornings to shame, well - into perspective, let's say!

    Great blog here, I'll be back!

  2. 4:45? That is dreadful. Your list...your post, very entertaining. I hope you got a cat nap in at some point. :)

  3. i just ran into jennifer aniston this week. very exciting. now interested in homemade greek yogurt and an inversion table, all aimed at making life better, of course.

  4. I love your writing, Blair - very easy to read, soulful, and entertaining. I agree, a glass of nice wine and a wedge of fine cheese to close each day is a worthy aspiration. As for photography, I found that a new camera and lens (Nikon D90 and Sigma lens with macro function) made taking pictures feel worthwhile again after a years long hiatus from photography (and now I want an even better fixed length lens, sigh). I've also thought about the straining yogurt, making my own Greek yogurt - worth a try, I suppose. (:

  5. You totally made me laugh in the midst of research paper-grading you-know-what. THANK YOU! You are adorable, so fun, creative, and both amazingly down-to-earth and super special. I know you are technically my sis's best friend, but girl, your blog makes me feel like you are my dear friend too! Thank you, sweet Blair!

  6. I've been thinking about trying to make Greek yogurt too-go figure! I'm sure it would be much cheaper than buying it. Cheesecloth is cheap! Whoever tries it first must blog about it--deal?

  7. Wow, I love the Moleskine journal you linked to! I've long been a fan of theirs, and recently bought their reporter's tablet for my boyfriend to jot down his song lyrics. I believe they stoke one's creativity. :)

    You've got a great blog here...I'm enjoying your writing!

  8. Yes, make your own Greek yogurt. You can just use the fat free stuff and it works perfectly. We use coffee filters to strain our yogurt but I'm sure cheesecloth is much better since you don't need to throw it away afterwards.

  9. Another great post--you're on a roll!