you call yourself a mixologist? try asshole.
I read something. Well, I have read a lot of things lately. I literally just finished the first ‘chapter’ of Assholes: A Theory and I am already nose deep. If I did not have a ridiculously early flight on Saturday, I would probably finish reading the book by night’s end tomorrow. The book is written by Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, Aaron James. He is...
William Blake said “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” I don’t believe any truth should be told with bad intent, but intent to clear a path for revealing deceit. I have always had a sharp tongue. My philosophy is that people should always be aware of where you stand, otherwise you will lose your place. Sometimes a blessing and...
the wicked are only powerful when your back is turned.
life's most efficient form of torture? perhaps.
being completely exhausted, yet not being able to sleep.
sleepless in greenville.
thoughts. nightmares. sickness. another sleepless night. positive: time for journaling again.
the good & the evil.
as humans we are tasked with making decisions throughout our entire lives - whether it be from the moment we open our eyes and decide to crawl out of bed or roll over and reach around the person we love to more daunting things such as how we wish to be buried. some choices tend to be more conscious than others and circumstances may regulate ultimatums, but those which we should narrow our focus...
ridiculous and unbelievable things that really...
1. busting your own lip. the ridiculous and unbelievable part: taking a swig of mouthwash and somehow coming down w the bottle and making contact w the vanity mirror. how? god only knows. but it happened.
chile tequila & wine
for the record: they don’t pair well together. not the worst morning, but definitely uncomfortable. i’d like to thank my man friend for his generosity - buying everyone shots of tequila - but in lieu of the aftermath i might just karate chop him later on. here’s the deal: it’s been like an incredibly whirlwindish month. so much has happened. i had to say goodbye to my...
whisky fest 2012 →
done. that cake is done .. and served with over 250 tastes of deliciousness. nyc - i will see you in october. let the imbibing commence.
horrifying. i cannot even fully comment right now. ugh.
oh autocorrect, how you complete me .. and my...
what i intended to text: “stop insinuating” what autocorrect decided i meant: “stop inseminating”
as someone wise once said, “life is too long”. morbid, right? but why does it have to be. it’s something we all face - some sooner than others. it’s always been a frightening topic for me to think about and / or discuss until recently. i am happy in life and love. though not perfect by any means, happy nonetheless. though it still makes me cringe, i am at a stage in my life...
dog vs kid
fact: if i had to choose between dog puke or kid puke - kid puke all day.
New York Yankees
Last time the Yankees started out 0 - 3 was 1998. All they did that year was win 125 games … and the World Series. P.S. I was a Yankees fan before the Rays even existed. Bite me.
the last week(s) in a word: crazy. ok, let’s face it - me trying to cap anything in one word is like asking a kid not to run amuck in a toy store. unlikely. but then again, crazy does cover it. the word ‘crazy’ implies a lot of things. in a nutshell. DISCLAIMER: this post has nothing to do with politics, social issues or anything else related. it is strictly personal experience...
adult guidelines for trying to feel like a kid...
aging. we all are victims of it - unless you’ve somehow discovered never-never land. doubtful. life can be stressful and we can sometimes forget what it was like to be a kid, but i have recently discovered several ways to bring those feelings back thanks to hanging with some really cool munchkins. -jump on a trampoline. *warning: may result in achy or broken bones, but fun nonetheless. ...
Taste a ton of wine? Check. Learn from some of the best? Check. Meet some cool people? Check. Walk in the rain? Check. Eat some incredible food? Double Check. See random people I know? Check. Get a free hotel upgrade? Check. Worst hangover? Triple Check. Come home w no voice? Check. Experience life with love in a new place? Unforgettable. Successful first trip to Charleston? Absolutely.
you know those moments ...
happy accident. or was it an accident. regardless, it is happy. you know those moments - the ones where you can be doing something so simple as listening to music, but the company you are with elevates the experience to something quite extraordinary. the record stops, yet you are so enamored by the beating heart sitting inches away you do not even flinch. conversation over a glass (or several)...
what do you get when ...
.. you haven’t slept in 27 hours? … you drove 10 hours through the night? .. you’ve consumed two 5-hour energy and one café mocha within said last 10 hours? well i’ll tell you … delirium irritation headache heart palpitations the shakes road rage stomach knots a touch of anger and complete madness watching my dog come off of about 23 hours of sleep in...
thank you pre-theatre, random couple at the bar for introducing me to this site. thank you.
slow dancing & disco balls
love: after a long day of vd work, walking into a dark studio and the words “we are going to dance”. high above hangs a shiny disco ball, spinning and reflecting tiny specs of light mimicking the sparkle of stars on a clear night. from a short distance away, music - from my first visit to this studio - plays. in front of me, a tall form reaches for me, takes hold of me and we dance. a...
vd, otherwise known as valentine's day.
Let me preface by saying that I am not anti-vd. As a kid I very much enjoyed making little valentines for classmates and friends, but I believe at that time it was all just very innocent. Today vd has become so commercialized and gifts, for the most part, unoriginal. [For instance: flowers. The only person that can buy me flowers that I know came from a thoughtful place is my dad. He knows my...
The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling...– Marilyn Monroe
my wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. your dreams...– for my ❤’s
Pinky Swear, With A Kiss
If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it just for you, And, share with you, its beauty, on the days you’re feeling blue. If I could, I would build a mountain, you could call your very own. A place to find serenity, a place just to be alone. If I could, I would take your troubles, and toss them into the sea. But, all these things, I’m finding, are impossible for me. I cannot...
My new obsession. →
They are awesome.
love [luhv] - noun 1. tender, passionate affection 2. strong personal liking 3. person toward whom love is felt It seems rather trivial to look to a dictionary to define something that should be felt; defined by the deep-rooted emotion within each of us. We feel it differently. We express it differently. Love. What is it exactly that drives us to crave such a thing so desperately? That...
I. and Love. and You.
Though I have been following The Avett Brothers for quite some time, I have only ever downloaded their songs via iTunes - therefore keeping me from discovering the following “mission statement”. I have recently started listening to vinyl again. It takes me back to childhood, sitting and listening to records at home. Yesterday I, along with my cousin, wandered into a local record store....
the good, the bad & the happy
You reach a certain age and wonder if a sense of true happiness will ever find its way to you. Just when you are about to hit the bottom, before the inevitable mental re-boot, a glimmer seeps through the window to your heart and eventually reaches your soul. With the notion that everything has an expiration date, you can all but dwell on what may come. You live in the moment and soak up every drop...
We focus on fixing our bodies. We spend $40 billion a year on beauty products....– Eve Ensler