You know what I saw today that made me cry?Â Seriously?Â A teacup poodle puppy.Â It was white, just like my first dog, Noelle.Â She was such a spirited and funny animal, smart as a tick and so animated.Â I haven’t thought about her much since I had to put her down in October of 2004, but today, I really felt a pang.Â And I want a puppy.Â OR A BABY.
I’m sorry; I thought I could NOT write about it.Â
I try and only write about things that are widely universal, things that everyone can relate to.Â (You know, like poop.) If it’s a personal matter, something that happens to me and only me, I try not to write about it.Â Believe it or not, I do.Â
Or if it’s something that’s EXTREMELY local.Â If it’s something that people in the Shoals couldn’t grasp, for example, I might forego it.
But, guys, I have to talk about it.Â I have to.
This friggin’ weather is INCREDIBLE.
I’m sorry if you live in Mobile or Denver, or if you’re overseas and you don’t know why this week has been so AMAZING for us here in Huntsville.Â You’re truly missing out.Â You should consider relocating.. but you’d better hurry.Â Weather like this doesn’t last long.Â Right now.Â I mean, we’ll see it again for a week in March, then two weeks in April, and the rare “cool” days in May thru September.Â But this.. ::deep breath:: AH.Â So nice.
Today is the day you will see all of the windows open.Â People in cars, people in houses, greenhouses.. all windows will be open.Â Today is the kind of day where everyone dreams of doing their favorite thing EVER. (ex. “Today is the day to be at a beach..” or “.. in the garden”.. or “at an amusement park.”) Because, quite simply, today is PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
My “today is the day to..”?Â “.. be at the park.”Â Days like this scream for me to go spread a blanket out by the Art Museum, where I can feel the spray of the fountain, and read until the sun disappears.Â It reminds me of the many days Kevin and I did this, or the Concerts in the Park the Coven would attend, or the one date I tried to have with Bryan and (instead.. woo hoo) got eaten alive by chiggers AND stood up.Â And tonight will be warm, like the night Bryan proposed to me, in that same spot.
This weather is my absolute favorite.Â It makes me gloriously happy.
I hope everyone enjoys it.
My good friend who I just met a month ago and I were talking backstage the other night, and I mentioned that he should get a Facebook and be like all the other cool kids. (You know, the cool kids that I totally mocked UNTIL I got a Facebook.) He and I started talking firewalls, MySpaces, and other whatnot, and he said, “I love it when theatre people get into blog wars.”
And all I could do was stare blankly at him.Â Because I HATE that.Â I’m all about being exposed to a variety of opinions, but FIGHTING over it is ridiculous. (Lesson learned, I told a makeup lady.Â Lesson learned the HARD way.)
In other funny and semi-related news, BoingBoing posted a hysterical article about how people transform from completely normal (although I find that often arguable) to completely assholish once they get on the internet.Â Here’s the theory in pictoral form:
Â Happy Sushi Thursday!
To-Do for 2013
* Be pregnant. Enjoy it. Make it meaningful.
* Allow some wiggle room.
* As many overnight adventures as we can fit in.
* Refocus finances.
* Post-pregnancy, get back into running.
* Read a book a month (not school or work related).
* Get the boys to play frisbee golf several times a month.
About Sarah Lena
Mom to a 5 year old, StepMom to a 12 year old, and Wife to a 40 year old, Sarah Lena is busy. She is a wrangler of rocket engineers by day, and a student and voiceover artist by night. She has an unabashed love of food, local theatre, and beauty products.