Things I Love Thursday, May 6th ’10


Amber Valletta is frickin’ stunning, yes/yes?

G’Day, my little trollops!

I hope you’re all having a splendiferous day, and are frolicking in sun-drenched fields or something equally as commercial-for-a-medication-in-which-they-inexplicably-fly-kites-and-ride-horses-bareback-along-a-beach-and-wink-knowingly-at-attractive-strangers-worthy!   There was a freak hailstorm today in my neck of the woods, so I am frolicking safely inside my room.    It’s time for our weekly round-up of all the wonderful and spectacular highlights of our lives, so let’s spill the bucket of mush already!

* An absolutely magical reunion weekend in Toronto.  Seriously, I didn’t know how much I needed this weekend until it happened.  Some of my best girls flew in from far-flung exotic locales, and we had a long-overdue adventure.  I was also able to reunite with some long-lost dear friends whom I hadn’t seen in years- YEARS!- and it was just magical the way it all came together.  Magical!  There were themed potlucks, restaurants, dancing to the death, incredible surprises, exploring, photoshoots in abandoned historical buildings, sleepover parties, nefarious schemes, old friends, new friends, a million and one new inside jokes, a million and one old inside jokes re-told, and so much laughter that my stomach still hurts from it all.  Simply magical!  I even had the cheese dish on the train ride up!  Yeah!

* A lonnnng-overdue phone call with one of my oldest friends, Allison.  Good ol’ Al and I have been through everything together.  Even though we’re at rather different stages in our lives right now, and don’t talk as often as we’d like, we’re able to slip right back into the same conversation and familiar territory.

* My tax rebate!  The upside of relative poverty!

* Putting all work on hold and dancing around like a happy maniac to Thelma Houston’s “Don’t Leave Me This Way.”  Yup, she’s Whitney’s aunt, and is as ridiculously talented!

* Experiencing renewed feelings of energy and focus.  It might just be Thelma Houston, or it might be something deeper than that, but I’m grateful for it either way.

So there’s my short but super-saturated-with-corn-syrup-sweet Things I Love Thursday offering.  What’s making you get your groove back, Stella?  (Do not tell me that you didn’t get the reference, or Whitney will get you).

Much love,




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