i just ate a vitatop. and then a bagel. and then a brownie.
but this is not about freaking out about the carbs consumed. (lots. urp!) this is about freaking out because i don’t know what in the wild world i want anymore.
i am seriously about to have a snivelling, snottling, so not cute breakdown. i’m not really sure who i am (single, late 20′s, friendless in the city) or what i’m doing (working in a high school/chaperoning prom) or why i just shoveled a bagel in my face. because the carb consumption is really not helping this oncoming panic attack. but some chanel would certainly help.
quick! get me to chanel!
because it’s monday. and because she’s kinda awesome.
years after her contemporaries, hillary clinton has launched an official, verified twitter account with sass, dedicating her first message to the creators of texts from hillary and listing in her bio — after “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, floar, flotus, us senator, secstate, author, dog owner” — “pantsuit aficionado” (we know), “glass ceiling cracker,” and “tbd … “ (she means president.)
monday: work + senior dinner.
tuesday: work + prom.
friday: work + truckeroo.
i’m playing this not so fun game right now called “let’s not put everything in our face and chew it.” a while back i mentioned that i was on a serious fat kid binge. fat kid at a hostess going out of business sale level binge. though i have not indulged in a single hostess brand delicacy, i have inhaled, snarfed and masticated nearly every other confection on planet earth. as swimsuit season is n.o.w. i’m trying to reign things in a smidge. here are some of my favorite, sorta healthy, snacks and treats. chew on it.
the laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese. i’m a dairy girl. so i’ve got to have my cheese. and laughing cow makes my heart and my hips happy. check out the cinnamon cream cheese flavor (45 calories per wedge) and smile as your coworkers stuff their faces with bagels and cream cheese. who’s laughing now?
suja juice. they’re not inexpensive. but neither is a heart attack because you’ve subsisted on hot dogs for 6 years. on a hot day/after a workout/after a weekend bender/while skipping church these make me feel like i’m a good person again. seriously. halo in a bottle. i’ve slurped down the fuel, purify and green supreme after a quick trip to my local whole foods. p.s. doesn’t suja kinda sound like a ninja name? suja!
navitas naturals chia seeds. i’ll admit that the on-the-go packet is still hiding in my purse. it was an impulse purchase in the checkout line. who could pass up an aztec superfood?!?! and according to navitas’ website, chia seeds were even used as currency. consider me rich. their website also has a treasure trove of recipes- i’m thinking overnight oatmeal.
oh hey there lil buddy. no need to be shy. i’m seriously obsessed with avocados and have convinced myself they’re nature’s comfort food. so creamy and delish and funny looking. slice it, mash it, pepper it, be comforted.
it’s pretty easy to believe she’s perfect.
and she nearly is. she’s like 93.5% perfection.
from her pretty pumps to her impeccable clothes to her sparkling demeanor.
she’s perfect. kinda makes a girl wanna gag a little.
except for when it’s humid outside and girlfriend can’t get her head under a hair dryer.
and that, my friends, is making me feel perfectly ok about my own hair troubles this humid and rainy friday morning.
amid my mindless babbling, let us not forget that today marks the 69th anniversary of the allied forces’ landing at normandy. otherwise known as d-day, the critical attack proved the turning point in world war II. the “greatest generation” was remembered and guided by president franklin d. roosevelt in this prayer broadcast through radio on the evening of june 6, 1944:
my fellow americans: last night, when i spoke with you about the fall of rome, i knew at that moment that troops of the united states and our allies were crossing the channel in another and greater operation. it has come to pass with success thus far.
and so, in this poignant hour, i ask you to join with me in prayer:
almighty God: our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
they will need thy blessings. their road will be long and hard. for the enemy is strong. he may hurl back our forces. success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
they will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. the darkness will be rent by noise and flame. men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
for these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. they fight not for the lust of conquest. they fight to end conquest. they fight to liberate. they fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all thy people. they yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
some will never return. embrace these, Father, and receive them, thy heroic servants, into thy kingdom.
and for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
many people have urged that i call the nation into a single day of special prayer. but because the road is long and the desire is great, i ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. as we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking thy help to our efforts.
give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
and let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
and, o Lord, give us faith. give us faith in thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
with thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. and a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
thy will be done, almighty God.