These days, as you've noticed, my Fridays are any day of the week I have a moment to get to the computer.
Eleven years ago I met my husband on Match.com. At the time, it was pretty new -- and I didn't tell my family I'd met him online for a couple of years. (They would not have approved.) These days, dating websites are pretty common. Sure, people can misrepresent themselves -- but they do that in person anyway. It's our job to suss out the gold from the dust. The next generation is using dating apps for the phone, like Tinder. Pics of people in your area who are registered show up on your phone. You swipe the screen one direction to connect with them; swipe the other way if you aren't interested. Sure it's initially superficial to make a decision based on looks, but the trick is to chat with them afterwards and see if it could be a real connection. I love the idea that people are finding new ways to meet. It beats waiting for a friend to introduce you to someone or standing in a bar feeling awkward.
Why do I need seem to need an iPad mini, an iPhone and a MacBook? Packing to go away for a few days, I realized I can't leave home without any of them, each for a different reason. Please, don't invent any more technology. I don't want to find out I need something else...
Looks like a summer of Blockbusteds -- starting with The Great Gatsby (Leo DeCaprio) in May, After Earth (Will Smith), Man of Steel, World War Z (Brad Pitt), White House Down (Channing Tatum), and The Lone Ranger (Johnny Depp). No dearth of star power, but the movies aren't hitting home runs. What was your favorite BIG movie? (Here are a few biggies: Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers, Star Wars, ET, The Lion King, Toy Story, Juraissic Park, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Iron Man, Twilight, Home Alone.)
In Little Italy last night with my elementary school friend Ellen and our husbands, and realizing we've known each other since 5th grade - more years than I want to count. We walked home from school with lunch boxes swinging, dreamt about boys, shared high school lunchroom tables. Such a treasure to have her in my life. Got a friend like that?
My newest art obsession, born of influences by Carla Sonheim, Michael Hague and Maurice Sendak. I can't stop drawing and painting.
There will be more...