Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Wisdom of Cyndi Lauper

In a few months I'm flying to Seattle to run the Northwest passage race with a few friends from college. In preparation, I decided to leave a quick motivational comment for my friend Jodi on her facebook page, and then I discovered her recent blog post, which I would like to share...thanks JODI!

"....It was during a dramatic scene of Celebrity Apprentice that Cyndi revealed that nothing happened for her until she was 30. She said, 'Sometimes life begins AFTER you're 30.' A quick Wikipedia search confirmed this. Cyndi Lauper was 30 when her breakthrough album was released, resulting in a previously unprecedented (for a female artist) 5 consecutive Top 20 singles. The multi-colored hair, outrageous apparel, tassel bra worn OVER her shirt, her romp with the Goonies and the release of her iconic anthem of "girls having fun" were all done by a woman 30+. Hurrah!! Not that I have aspirations of becoming a pop icon or that it would even be a possibility. If anything, it validates my current behavior and future desires to adventure and experience life and new opportunities. So my friends 30+ or close to it, enjoy this video with the thought in mind that most likely ALL of the women in this video are over 30. So dress up, run wild, dance while cruising the sidewalk, pursue your dreams and be free because I don't think we should ever grow out of wanting to have fun nor actually having it. Middle age .... bring it on!!"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"That is the funniest thing I've ever said"

Forget about Green, forget about Passive Aggressive notes, forget about anything else I've ever claimed this blog to be about.

For today (and every other day really) I'm going to post about something that just struck me as funny. (Most bloggers figured out this was the way to go in about 2003, I'm slow.)

Last night I was talking to my mom about our upcoming trip to Vegas. My mom, dad, sister and I are going to Vegas for my birthday next month. We reserved one room because its a condo and all four of us can comfortable fit in it. But turns out my brother wants to come also--woohoo! So after my mom tells me this she says, "And if he comes we'll just get another room. So Dad and Erik can have one room and the girls can have the other" I pause for a minute...and say "Yeah....orrrrr.....?" And it hits her "OHHH, or your dad and I can have one room and the kids can have the other!" and then she burst in to laughter. She hadn't even considered the idea of staying with her husband. She couldn't stop laughing and then she said "that's the funniest thing I've ever said!" I'm sure it wasn't, but it still makes me laugh thinking about it.
VEGAS CREW 2010!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Salt Lake Scavenger

The other day Dana and I were talking Apartment Therapy:

Dana: I wish we had a Salt Lake Scavenger like the cities on Apartment Therapy.
Kim: Well we should do it.
Dana: Yeah? How?
Kim: On a blog.

So here is the first attempt. As you can see, it doesn't have Dana's touch yet. So stay tuned.

We're going to class it up and start regular postings very soon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Passive Agressive Notes

Today, while reading one of my favorite blogs , I realized that I work with the passive aggressive queen. She really has made it an art form. I'll post her emails here occasionally. Here is the first of many:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Most of us need the eggs

I happen to love Annie Hall, its one of my favorite movies. I think this is primarily because I think Diane Keaton is wonderful, independent and delightful but also because it has some of the best lines. I used to think that this made me a bit strange, but as it turns out my lovely friend Lynze loves Annie Hall also...that's probably why we lived together for so long. Love you Lynz!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Week of Living Cheaply

I read in Time last night that the recent recession has folks embracing the green movement and volunteerism like never before. Apparently, financial hardship makes us want to do the right thing, who would have guessed.

So in a movement of my own, I've decided to try out a week of living cheaply. For Joel Stein that meant only buying things on sale (this was a bad idea, turns out just about everything you could never need is almost always on sale.) For me it means, only buying things of absolute necessity. Things that fall into the absolutey column, well, the only ones I can think of are food---for both me and the pup and gas. I'm sure as the week goes on, I will find others, but most definitely not on the list are clothes/accessories/shoes and decorations for the condo. I'm also going to try to find some areas to trim the fat ie my $140 cable bill, bye bye HBO.