Oh my, I love this so much.
This is beautiful, thank you. I'm so sorry for your loss but glad for you that you got to have a friend like this. Not everyone does.
A few years ago my cousin and my best friend were both diagnosed with cancer at around the same time. My best friend lived and my cousin died, so I too know what it's like to be unexpectedly shaken out of your youthful exuberance. I don't often say it to her but I'm thankful everyday that my friend is still here.
Funny, just two seconds before I ran across this article, the television told me that Kevin Jonas' baby's birth was sponsored by Dreft laundry detergent.
My hangovers were SO MUCH WORSE when I was in my teens/20s (as opposed to now, my 30s) because I would drink five times as much, and would drink awful awful things like Zima and Bacardi 151. I don't know anyone my age (who isn't an alcoholic) who should ever be as hungover as a really young person who's an enthusiastic partier/binge drinker.
I read about this blot clot issue about a year and a half ago, and freaked out. I literally got up from my desk at work and pulled the thing out. Annnnd... Now I have a five month old baby. True story.
Sports. Cruises. Dog ownership.
It would be so easy to trick a guy into staying in this position if you just told him something sexy and awesome was going to happen at the end of the 15 minutes. Then when the time was up it wouldn't matter that nothing did because he'd be mind controlled! You could just be like, forget what I said about the sexy thing and go fold my laundry.
Love this. And now that I think about it, I am glad that I got into Fiona in the post-angst part of my life instead of when Tidal came out (I think I was 14 at the time). Tori Amos has been ruined for me because of angst association, I can't hear those songs without a flood of self loathing and awkward jr high memories, but Fiona... Fiona is pure and wonderful and brilliant because I wasn't super into her until late college.
I've lived in Brooklyn for ten years, and grilling is a VERY big part of my summertime eating situation. My friends have rooftops, yards, mini-grills to bring to the park. You can have it all! Also, a million times yes to this watermelon feta salad. So good.