korean day spa, changes, ragtime, brian williams
king sauna out in NJ: awesome. it was very reminiscent of a hamam. getting naked in a huge room with lots of random women, getting your skin scrubbed off. a series of hot tubs and saunas. you get a massage, hang with some shaved ice and coconut milk, have lunch at the korean restaurant inside. it's a perfect way to spend a day.
this is going to sound crazy but ever since that life coach told me to be "open to the possiblity" that my loans would just poof! disappear, i've felt this change in the tide kind of sweeping over my life. i've been strangely optimistic and fun things keep falling in my lap. i've been meeting random new people who are now random new friends. i think the new positive energy is actually attracting people to me which sounds weird, i know. i was told the other day by a new friend that when he met me, he felt that i should be in his life and that we'd be friends for a long time. a lovely friend of david's said she wanted to have me over for dinner and poof! amazing, intimate dinner party and plans to meet up tonight. i usually have such an aversion to new things but change is gonna come and i'm sitting here, arms out, saying BRING IT.
regarding the pork: "It's, uh, a couple teaspoons of salt and some black pepper and a couple hours of don't fucking worry about it."
wise words from michele obama on finding a good man: Look at how the guy treats his mother, what he says about women, how he acts with children he doesn't know. And more importantly how does he treat you? When you're dating a man, you should always feel good...you should never feel less than...you should never doubt yourself, you shouldn't be in a relationship with someone who doesn't make you completely happy or make you feel whole. And if you're in (such a) relationship, don't get married, and find that person who brings you complete and utter joy.
i get that i'm a recognizable person. i'm multi-ethnic, wahtever. i'll see people whom i haven't seen in 15 years and they recognize me. i'm slightly used to this but it hit a new high/weirdness factor when i went to go pick up my expidited passport last monday. the guy working the x-ray scanner conveyer belt thing says, "you were here friday. you're picking up your passport. go to floor ten, window 29." just like that. unbelievable.
am going to see ragtime. i saw it right after it opened on broadway some 12 years ago and loved it then. not sure how it'll be better than it was with audra and brian stokes mitchell but we shall see. the early reviews from my friends have been outstanding.
the love of my life, brian williams, was recently on wait wait don't tell me (again) and the interview was hilarious. not as funny as paula deen, but really damn good.