Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
What does it take to fully inhabit your life? It takes realizing how important the I that is you is to the equation. This is not about other people, it's not about changing the world in big ways, it's not even about doing great things - rather, it is about doing small things that give you life, bring you joy, help you inhabit the stories of your days, and, by extension help change the world and the lives of others around you. To fully live, you must be present in the biggest way possible. - Patti Digh
I've been really enjoying Patti Digh's blog 37 Days. So much so, actually, that I've ordered her book Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live. How fantastic is Amazon.com and the fact that you can purchase used books for hardly anything?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You’ll be happy to learn that yes, after my nap, I checked out the gym a few blocks from my home. Great facilities, treadmills with TV’s that play music videos (love that), and even towel service (love that even more).
And last night, my friend Zack – also an LA transplant and Lexus analyst – invited me to play tennis at his club in
Moving on. Amanda visits tomorrow! My childhood best friend is flying in for the week, and I am looking forward to having her here. Possible activities include:
Tea at the Plaza in dual birthday celebration
Exploring both sides of the
Possibly re-enacting our dances to Britney albums 1-3 or the entire Mulan soundtrack (minus the water ballet)
Catching up on all things familiar, etc.
On another note, Gum Tree’s website is up and running! Lori was very sweet to recognize me in her press section. Vair vair flattering. The site looks fantastic! And now that I live on the East Coast, I’m really looking forward to stopping by her husband Will’s Australian bar and restaurant Eight Mile Creek on
I hope today finds you well.p.s. Thank you to Allie for her thoughtful encouragement.
[image via is a belle]
Sunday, April 12, 2009
1. Internet/cable installation2. City parking permit3. Gym membership
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