April 13 09

**this post was written before I heard about my dear Shana losing her new baby Thalon. It was written before I read the tweet from Heather to her that said: @gorillabuns oh my god, I am so sorry. I hope our babies are together laughing and dancing and playing. I am shattered. It was written before I put on my purple for Maddie. It was written before I said a giant “fuck you” to the universe. Maybe we need this today; this distraction.

So, sunday nights are reserved for a night out with friends.  my nanny comes back at 7pm every sunday and I give kissesandhugs and more kissesandhugs and pry Isabella off my leg and go out and enjoy some not-kid time. because this week is Passover and we were all just wiped from the LOOOOONG seders and the gluttonous amount of eating, we opted to stay in. there was some talk of playing risk, but that never panned out. probably because they were all scared of my mad skillz from St. Lucia…


and somehow the conversation turned to our “things” during Fry’s retell of his tearing up at a restaurant in San Francisco. people, he actually CRIED because his food was that good. his THING clearly is food. there was debate over what the husband’s thing is…hockey or sex. Jack’s thing: TOYS. he truly lives by the “the boy with the most toys wins” creed. my thing: blogging (OBVIOUSLY) and all things pop culture (again…OBVIOUSLY) but when we got to Ilana, we were stumped. SHE DOESN’T HAVE A THING.

and she’s not happy about it.

so, I come to you with open arms (stop singing) and ask you to find my dear Ilana a thing. she’s taking suggestions and we *might* even try all your suggestions and document the FIND ILANA A THING SEGMENT. um, yes, that is, once i buy my new flip video camera. because, even though it’s Jack’s thing, i like me some toys too. just please don’t recommend she take up this as her thing…

because obviously, that’s what I’m recommending.

PS. do YOU have a “thing”? what is it?

  1. Um I think it’s pretty obvious what my “thing” is…travel…or maybe chocolate… 😉

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on April 13, 2009
  2. Is being drunk a “thing”? Because that would be mine. Or TV/pop culture. And blogging. Can I have lots of things?

    Also, I know it is early, but what is that photo of? And what does it have to do with Risk? So confused.

    Kristabellas last blog post..Why I Will Never Be A Pet Owner Again

    Comment by Kristabella on April 13, 2009
  3. I’m not really sure. Up until about a year ago, dance was my thing; I lived, ate, and breathed dance. It’s who I was. But as I’ve grown and moved on, I’m left without a thing. I’m trying a lot of different things right now, (blogging, baking cheesecakes, volunteering at a cat shelter,) to see which one really fits me. So far I have 3 things that I love doing, but none that I’m really good at. I don’t know, how good at something do you have to be before it can be your thing?

    Comment by MonsteRawr on April 13, 2009
  4. Collecting ducks. Rubber ducks, plastic, ceramic, clothing, bathroom accessories…

    Comment by Meg on April 13, 2009
  5. You know MY “things” – writing/blogging, photography, etc.

    Maybe she needs a camera?

    And Amen to the distraction. That’s why I posted my Easter photos. Sometimes the world needs cuteness, you know?

    Angellas last blog post..Love for Thalon

    Comment by Angella on April 13, 2009
  6. “….Hoping youll see what your love means to me…Open arms”

    Nope, can’t stop singing…it’s my THING. (random songs R us)

    and please. distract me, or I’ll never stop crying

    Lynettes last blog post..I’ll be blouses

    Comment by Lynette on April 13, 2009
  7. I think she should try interpretive dance or scuba diving. Or both…at the same time! Yeah.

    Comment by Lottifish on April 13, 2009
  8. my thing is blogging, shoes and books. I will wear black for the rest of my life if that means I can have a closet full of wonderful shoes

    Sensibly Sassys last blog post..Where The Heart Is

    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on April 13, 2009
  9. I think we should go old fashioned and make her things all about her husband. You know satisfying his every desire kind of thing.

    Comment by Dr. J on April 13, 2009
  10. Is Dr.J her husband?? LOL
    Now that I think of it I don’t think I have a ‘thing’ either. Post her list and I may try a few on as well.

    Comment by Chantal on April 13, 2009
  11. OMG! Now, I’m going “holy crap, what’s MY thing? do I have a thing? shouldn’t everyone have a thing? what if I don’t have a thing?!”
    Is blogging my thing? Hula dancing was once my thing. Not sure if it is anymore.
    Blogging and uncluttering is now my thing… I think. Will think about it more.

    I’m with you and Angella. Distraction is okay once in a while when it’s all getting to be too much. So, I blogged about my Easter bacon-weave ham.

    Comment by Nenette on April 13, 2009
  12. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Photography, scuba diving, interpretive dance and satisfying my husband’s every desire… That’s quite the list. I think I’ll start with buying myself a camera.

    Comment by Lan on April 13, 2009
  13. Being that girl that wills herself to the gym everyday. That’s my “thing.”

    Comment by slynnro on April 13, 2009
  14. Ummmmm….blogging and karaoke. Is that sad? It might be.

    Comment by metalia on April 14, 2009

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