Flipflops in the Rain

methinks i need this…
May 9, 2008, 3:47 pm
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my new self-esteem coach
May 2, 2008, 9:26 am
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After reading Wednesday’s post, my favorite frayend Alley sent me the following note, reminding me how much I miss her and how lucky I am to have friends who know just what to say even though they’re 3,000 miles away:

“You are beautiful and talented and everybody who meets you instantly loves you — don’t ever forget that!”

I wonder how much it would cost to hire her as my permanent ego booster…?

my idea of beautiful

i have a tendency to obsess over things when i decide i like them. today’s happy obsession is the dedication page in my next literary conquest, “extremely loud and incredibly close” by jonathan safron foer. It reads:

To Nicole,
My idea of beautiful.

It’s so simple, yet it makes my whole heart smile inside.

And it makes me think of all the niceties in life that encompass my personal definition of beautiful…

(in no particular order) the word “beautiful”. bizzi. blank journals. brand new lyrics. smoothies. yoga. golden retrievers. italy. sandy white beaches. sunshine. mojitos. cozy hoodies and loose-fitting sweatpants. black and white photography. big earrings and gaudy accessories. pedicures. wine tasting. exploring. laziness. san francisco. snail mail. flip flops. enchanted. lake chelan. super duper happy pink. naptime. this picture. a good book. dolphins. people watching. forehead kisses. hugs from my nieces.

… and so on, and so on.

she’s not fat — she’s fluffy.
November 5, 2007, 9:12 pm
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This would be the lil fluffball who stole my heart five months ago. there’s a chance she’s spoiled rotten. and there’s a possibility this has led to a slight weight gain. but you wouldn’t tell a girl that the love of her life was a fatty now, would you? So from now on, when you talk about my baby, you will use the following words: beautiful, fluffy, adorable or purrrrrrrfect. Fat, chubby, huge and diet — not acceptable.

Thank you for your time. I hope we’re all clear.