Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Addiction


We see addiction every day. It's shocking how many kinds of addictions exist. It would be too easy, just booze and cigarettes. I think the hardest thing about kicking a habit is wanting to kick it. I mean we get addicted for a reason. Often, too often, things that just start as a normal part of your life, at some point cross the line to obsessive, compulsive, out of control. It's the high we are chasing, the high that makes everything else fade away. The thing about addiction is it never ends well, because eventually it is that is getting us high stops feeling good and starts to hurt. Still they say you don't kick the habit until you hit rock bottom, but how do you know when you are there? Because no matter how badly a thing is hurting us, sometimes letting go hurts even worse. - Meredith Grey
Well I did it, after almost exactly 7 years I decided it was time. I finally deleted the addiction.


Friday, December 5, 2008

So Much Better Than Twilight...



So last night I finally broke down and saw Twilight... poor poor Tyler. I had just got done with a long day of parent teacher conferences, I was so tired, Tyler was so tired. To state it kindly, it was a disaster.


I thought I would share my top 5 favorite short stories of Sams..... Every time I read his stories... I fall in love with the author over and over and over again.

5. for a second there I thought you'd disappeared
He hadn’t seen her in years. How strange it was to look upon her now, leaning into a shopping cart, comparing jars of peanut butter. She’d colored her hair for him once; she’d worn sandals like that for him once. He disappeared before he saw who she was living for now.

4. sightings
First time: walking down Freedom Boulevard in gold heels and oversized sunglasses.

Second time: bowling at Gerry Lanes in a lavender summer dress.

Last time: on the back of a Vespa, hair glowing under the streetlights, eyes closed, profile pressed into his back, riding away from me into the darkness.

3. maybe
They would share secrets. They would get married on a rainy day. They would buy a house. They would cook and clean. They would have three little girls. They would talk late into the night. They would live in London.Or maybe he’d just let her walk off the bus.

2. third date
I was looking at her through the bottom of my glass.
What are you doing, she asked.
I am looking at you through the bottom of my glass, I said.
You are so weird, she said.
I picked up my fork and looked at her through the tines. That better?
1. european sunrise
He had never seen a European sunrise before. The valley drew the pink beams of light over the houses and fields scattered there, a bowl filling with the glow of morning. Now the camera panned back to her face and she smiled. He couldn’t tell what was prettier to him.