Monday, February 13, 2012

Lasso the Moon

Since as long as I can remember, I've been in love with George Bailey.  Most Christmas Eves have consisted of watching "It's A Wonderful Life".  He's the perfect man.

He's Funny.

He's Scrupulous.

He's the Life of the Party.

He's Sporty.

He Sings (Badly).

He's a Good Friend.

He's Romantic.

Valentine's Day is this week, and God knows I hate this holiday.  It's like any of those holidays that tell you what to do, how to behave, and who to love.  It's the holiday that's just plain mean to single people.

But for George Bailey, I'd celebrate anything including February 14th.

I've been dating, Gentle Readers.  I met someone nice.  He's also good-looking.  And he has a job.  And he lives about 10 minutes from me.  He the kind of guy who resembles 2012's version of George Bailey.  I've thought that from our 3rd date (we're on like Date #8... and I do so love the number 8).  Needless to say, I'm intrigued.  Tonight he asked me what I wanted.  He asked for me to respond with something physically impossible to obtain.  I instantly thought of my favorite scene in "It's A Wonderful Life"

"I want you to lasso the moon."
"Done," he said.

Because of that line, I've loved George Bailey.  Because of all the pictures above, I've known what I want.  Because of George Bailey and Mr. Darcy, I've never found someone to live up to my impossible expectations.  Thanks to these characters and my delusions of what I want, I'm single at 33.

"I want you to lasso the moon," I replied.
"Done," he said.

Ok, Mr. Modern Day George Bailey... hit me with whatcha got.  Let's see what you can do.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Who'da Thunk It?

I got an email today with the subject:

Final race instructions for your Princess Marathon Weekend!

And here was the body of the email (or at least the important part):

It's almost time, Joy!

Running shoes packed? Frogs kissed? Good. 'Cause in less than a month, it'll be time for the 2012 Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend! So we're back with final race instructions, including how to download your race waiver, tips on getting around and more. See ya real soon!

I totaled 10 miles on Saturday.  I was sore Sunday.  But Monday I was back at it.  And tonight I was out in Astoria Park.  I have 2 days of rest.  Then I'm in the home stretch.  

I still can't believe this is where I am.  It's February 2012, and I'm running a half marathon.

Who'da thunk [insert random period of time] ago I'd be here?  I imagine in addition to the quick projectile vomit that occurs after a race for me, there will be some emotions.  The kind that pour out of my eyes.

2012 seems to be going my way so far.  I'm healthy, I'm happy, I'm diggin' work, I'm liking dating.  I didn't, however, like the number I got when my waist was measured for my running tutu, but at least I'm running.  March will inevitably consist of lowering that number.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Better Than Horoscopes

I love this test.  I like to believe that life really is this simple.  Which one do you apply every day?

What Does Your Lipstick Shape Say About You?

Slant close to the original shape

This reserved gal abides by the rules, is a great follower, doesn't like too much attention, is a little self-conscious, is schedule driven, and may occasionally want to attract attention with dyed hair or new outfits

Rounded Tip to a Point

This loveable lady is family-oriented and domestic, often labeled a "doer," can be stubborn over little things, exaggerates, and needs people around

Rounded Smooth Tip

This easy-going peacemaker is even tempered, steady, likeable, and generous.  She is gentle, feminine, and has a deep need for harmony.  Everybody feels at ease in her company because she has no rough edges.  She's a marvelous lover, a fantastic cook, and a loving wife.  Everything is planned as she leaves nothing to chance.

Flat Top

This born diplomat is to the point and has high morals.  She is very dependable and quick-minded, loves challenges, and is careful about appearances.  She has a carefree disposition, is eloquent, and has a lot of friends because she is such a good listener.  Women rarely find her a competitor, but men rarely consider her a sex object - no matter how gorgeous she is.

Sharp Angle Tip

This Powerwoman is opinionated, high-spirited, argumentative, and outgoing.  She dislikes schedules but loves attention.  She is selective of her friends, self-confident, well-balanced, conscientious, and has a love for detail.  She has a perfect memory, doesn't bear grudges, and is often uncontrollable.  Bam.

Flat Top Concave

This emotional detective makes friends easily and is inquisitive, adventurous, complex, and exciting.  She is sensitive, thoughtful, and reserved.  Her passion flourishes undetected, and in her dream world everything is much more beautiful than in reality.  She looks for closeness, understanding, and friendship, but quite often she is disappointed. Big romantic words, poems, and charming lyric poetry feed her passion.

Sharp Angles - Both Sides

This daredevil with a big ego is spiritual, curious, imaginative, mysterious, and very sensual.  She loves life and surprises and couldn't care less about conventions.  She always goes her own way and seeks out attention in the process.  I admire this girl so much...

Last but not least (can you tell which one lives in my makeup haven??)

Sharp Angle Box Curved Tip (of course there are 97 adjectives)

This awesome (I added that one) creature is enthusiastic, energetic, talkative, and helpful.  She loves attention -- both giving and receiving.  She gives the benefit of the doubt to everyone, and this doesn't always work out in her favor.  She is very funny (take that Selbs) and her friends adore her because of her precise loyalty.

I found this years ago Cosmo magazine -- ya know, the one I've had a subscription to for nearing 20 years... dear god I'm old.  But the variety of sources (I'd never steal anyone's words without giving props) came from here, here, and here... obviously.

And just for kicks here's a sampling of mine.  The "sharp angle box curved tip" is quite drastic...