Tuesday, January 4, 2011

And The Lightbulb Went Off

I live for those "Aha" moments.  So it was to my great surprise when on my way to work this morning I experienced one.  As I walked my daily route and passed by Deutsche Bank a light bulb went - it will never be about how much I make because no amount of money (yet at times I am sure I will still complain about not having enough) will ever make me happy.  It is truly the simple things in life that bring a smile to my face - a nice gesture or watching the sun set. 

So as I write this I am overlooking Pier 17 and I am as smitten as a kitten.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Polar Opposites

Only a week apart, both sirens from the film "Black Swan" released statements about their private relationships.  Last week, Monday December 27, Natalie Portman announced that she was pregnant and engaged to her choreographer from "Black Swan" Benjamin Millepied.

Today on Page 6 the NY Post announced Mila Kunis and Macauley Culkin have called it quits.  The actress' rep confirmed that both have gone their separate ways.  How could they have called it quits when many of us had no idea that they were dating?  Well it seems the two began dating as far back as when Kunis was starred as "Jackie" in "That 70s Show."

According to a source, the couple went their separate ways months ago but decided to keep it quiet while Kunis promoted "Black Swan."  "The split was amicable, and they remain close friends," Kunis' rep said.

Kunis is stunning and I am sure will be snatched up soon!

Monday Morning Commute

Ah the Monday morning commute.  Worse it is the Monday morning after the New Year started and I have had two long weekends in a row.  Remnants of the blizzard we had last weekend are left blocking parking spaces and I can not breathe out of my left nostril, Happy Monday!! This all didn't actually effect me all that much - I faced reality and was trudging along. 

7:07 - The train approaches the platform and I enter the train.  I take my normal stance on the subway by the pole near the seats (plot to attack for a seat).  I was in my own world when it was interrupted but this beeping noise - one piercing beep every 15 seconds.  "Where the hell is that coming from," I think to myself.  I spin my head around like an owl (I am so irritated, I am pretty sure my head did spin 360 degrees), trying to locate the source of the beeping. 

I find the culprit, it is a man playing a game on his cell phone.  I don't know about you but I think common courtesy would be to at least put the device on vibrate.  But no, my Monday morning commute is accompanied by the soundtrack of this man's beeping phone.  I stare at him hoping he can feel my eyes on him and he can read my mind.  That was a fail.  My blood pressure is now through the roof, but I will not allow myself to say anything.  The result is this Monday post.  Finally, the man exits the train a stop later and I find a cozy little seat.