Saturday, February 28, 2009

room service in chicago

i was in chicago at a convention this week, and i rocked my health. no alcohol, no sleeping pills, not even cigarettes -- no nothing. and when my brother, nephew and colleague went out for their gi-mundo dinner, i stayed in and got room service -- tuna sandwich, salad, soup, sparkling water one night and a chicken sandwich, with accessories, the next. tasty and containable. and not a glass of red wine in sight. really, really helped.

room service felt fancy and special. i called my friends, watched American Idol (the definition of a train wreck. i even turned off the sound at times but was still glued), and stared out at the glorious view.

still, i came back from chicago kind of down. PMS (with the pimples to prove it) brings the blues.

i spend way too much money, i'm not in dream work, i don't know how to put air in my tires.

BUT i can change how i go forward. time to stop the cash hemorrhaging. time to dream about dream work. and at nearly 45, it's time to learn how to put air in my tires.

BUT i don't want to learn to cook, i don't care if my apartment's messy, and i don't want to stop coloring my hair.

a good start.


  1. Oh, honey... You should NEVER stop coloring your hair. why look ten years older than you are when you don't have to?

    Glad it was a good trip, and you felt content.

    You deserve all the best life has to offer, and not a single iota less than the best, remember that.

    Much love,


  2. Glad your trip was refreshing. And learning to put air in your tires is an excellent skill to acquire

  3. I tried to get them to put "Aveda Level 6" on my drivers' license under "hair color," but they wouldn't go for it.

    I'm impressed, btw--- having recently moved from Chicago after living there for many years- it strikes me as an ED survivor's worst nightmare-- everything is centered around food and alcohol! Good for you for treating yourself to the luxury of room service!

  4. No good knowing how to cook if your hair is not looking good. I go to the hairdresser's every 4 weeks and intend to do so until I die.

    Well done on your being healthy. Day by day, you should be proud.

  5. karen: i don't why i feel like i should live an austere life sometimes. imagine if gray dingy hair were all the rage? your 25 year old clients would be racing in for dull, course silver highlights. youth really is wasted on the young.

    gaining back: a good start is a very good thing. i've been doing pretty well since back in jersey.

    danielle mari: where are you now? i always think of you in chicago. i must have missed something. when we were there, it rained. and rained. and rained. the view was beautiful -- as is your hair, i'm sure

    linda: i truly believe that a good hair day trumps all. fear of frizzies is a great reason to stay home in a storm.

    i am being healthier. plan to continue!