Wednesday, May 15

can't cry when we say goodbye

I smile
It doesn't mean I don't care
You've changed my life
Added points of shining light
And that radiates back now


I am so tempted to just move to Amalfi. I love love love that place. Even in gloomy rain. We could a) quit our science careers and move to Amalfi, make enough money doing whatever to survive and never ever leave, or b) keep our science careers, keep living elsewhere, making enough money to travel, invest, explore and retire (early) to Amalfi. When I see it written this way, logic tells me that option (b) is the way to go. But I still daydream about option (a).

47 things

1 I was born in Fort Knox
2 I have three younger brothers
3 I am 6 feet tall
4 My eyes changed color two years ago, from olive green to blue.
5 I broke my left pinky in two places while playing basketball.
6 I'm an excellent packer (everything from groceries to mini-hatchbacks).
7 My favorite children's books are "Pink Magic," "Skippyjon Jones," "Down by the Sea with Mr. Magee," and "Loud Emily"
8 I sing my kids to sleep.
9 My family chocolate chip cookie recipe is written on the back of the Nestle chocolate chip package.
10 I'd like to teach childbirth education classes.
11 I like rain and thunderstorms.
12 I wish I spent more time outside. My ideal house would have a large outdoor living space.
13 I prefer to leave my armpits hairy.
14 As a kid, my birthday dinner was always baked beans, ham and pineapple.
15 is my lucky number.
16 I breastfed both punks until they were over four years old.
17 My secret crush is Mike Rowe.
18 I like photographs of feet.
19 I prefer to sleep in the cold.
20 I love playing basketball, rowing, and rock climbing.
21 I like my marshmallows hot, gooey, and browned to a slight crisp on the outside.
22 Foods I miss most from the US are Mexican, Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese.
23 I play the piano.
24 46 sounds SO sexy to me. I'm looking forward to the next decade.
25 Some of my favorite movies are Orlando, Wings of Desire, Female Perversions, Pane e Tulipani, Stranger than Fiction, Dracula,Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Being John Malkovich, Minus Man, The Straight Story, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
26 Hubby was my one and only one night stand. I failed miserably.
27 I love campfires.
28 The first time I went backpacking I froze my ass off, thought about mauling my guide who was draped in fleece, and nearly fainted at the sight of the stars in the night sky.
29 My favorite smell is Muir woods.
30 Having my arms scratched turns me into pleasure jello.
31 I like shopping at Whole Foods.
32 I would love to ride an Indian motorcycle while wearing lots of black leather.
33 My ability in the culinary arts is up there with the likes of the mother in Better Off Dead.
34 I have no patience for couch potatoes.
35 I prefer pepper over salt.
36 Ben & Jerry's is my favorite commercial ice cream.
37 Muscles are my favorite seafood.
38 September is my favorite month.
39 I like to color. With crayons. In coloring books.
40 I keep my nails short.
41 I don't wear makeup.
42 I like the smell of the incense they use during Catholic Mass.
43 I believe in the spiritual nature of life.
44 I'm more comfortable talking to men.
45 I forgive others.
46 I think I am lucky.
47 For some reason, I've always wanted to visit Morocco.