Thursday, May 14, 2009


Something's up.

The weather is ish.

My list-making-crossing-things-off self is feeling sluggish. My usual sprite-like cheer has gone on vacation and left me a little impatient and grumpy. I realize a lot of it has to do with my lack of Tyson. My lack of the usual routine. I need to find a new routine - my own routine. I don't know, I think I'm allowed to lay around and be sluggish for a few days after my boyfriend leaves town for the summer. What's funny is I don't like feeling that way. I like having a lot of things to do and feeling accomplished and being social and filling up my calendar. This week I've only had the energy to work out, make dinner and watch movies and episodes of Entourage. Oh and a glass of wine in-hand. Don't forget that.

So I contacted the Seattle Girls School yesterday. I signed up to become a mentor for one of their students. I sent in the application and am set to attend the info session in early June. I LOVE the concept of the school: young women between grades 5-8 in an alternative learning environment that promotes strength, confidence and decision-making. I dunno, the remnants of my memories from those years consist of being mean to other girls and feeling really insecure myself. The program is structured so you and your mentee attend one group event each month and then arrange for at least one other meeting, hike, school sports event, homework session etc; a month also. Its designed to give the girls another adult figure to spend some time with who isn't their parents. Here's a quote from their website:
At SGS, girls will have their interests developed, their ideas tested, their hearts opened, their confidence ignited, and their idealism respected.

Awesome. What a great way to start figuring out who you are and what you want in life.

And I nearly signed up for the Portland Marathon (October 4) but a co-worker talked me off the ledge five minutes ago. The Sigh...ledge. Feeling anxious to get out and do something! At least I leave for NYC next weekend.

On another note, I've recently acquired some new readers. At least I think so. I don't have any tracking methods in place, but I passed the blog onto Tyson's family, my mom's co-workers are on board, and a recent comment from a "Chupacabra" makes me wonder just who IS reading this thing. Fun! Oh and my grandma reads it on Sundays. Anyway, I only hope I still feel the freedom to write and post stupid, mindless streaming thought sometimes. And I hope those of you who take the time to read anything I write, will find it in your soul not to pass judgment. I can be opinionated! I mean, can't we just recognize that gay rights are civil rights?! Human rights!?

And at the end of the day, I'm just happy that when my status on gmail was "Biker bitch", Tyson's mom thought it was "cute". That's my kinda gal. Wink.


Jamieofalltrades said...

I read and thoroughly enjoy all your updates! I love that you are working with SGS. I can't wait to hear more about it when I see you next week. Next time we need to get coffee and then some wine!

janna said...

I read it almost every day! Love your writing and all the things you do!