Thursday

I accidentally put on too much perfume this morning, and I am dying. If I didn’t have my own office space everyone else would be dying too. Also, it’s three o’clock right now, and I felt like it should have been three o’clock five hours ago. The day is creeping by.

Now it’s almost nine o’clock because I was unexpectedly interrupted with a shit-ton of work that had to be done–get this–after I had been twiddling my thumbs all day with nothing to do and right before I was preparing to leave for the day. Annoying.

Also, can we talk about how Friends is no longer on Netflix because I don’t feel like I was given an opportunity to really mourn that decision. Now when I want some background noise or some guaranteed laughs, I have very few places to turn. Obviously there’s Seinfeld. God help you all if Hulu ever removes it. I’d be one sad and raving lunatic. And yes there’s The Office, which I quote daily and also love. But The Office is a totally different vibe from Friends, and more often than not I’m looking for the Friends vibe. This is like that time they took Everybody Loves Raymond off Netflix and I had nothing to wash the dishes to. I spiraled pretty hard for a week. I’ve been too busy to spiral over Friends, but it’s coming.

Okay, is that enough crazy for one blog post? See you next time, kids!

Bisous!

Time

Guys–it’s the last month of another decade. How crazy is time, man? That bitch just keeps marching on, and so do we if we don’t want to be trampled. I’m not really in a reflective mood right now. I’ll just say that, for me, in this decade the good outweighed the bad. And that’s a win.

I’m trying to plan a last minute holiday trip, but it’s difficult because a bunch of hotels are already booked, restaurants already reserved, etc. It’s annoying. But I’m excellent at planning fun trips, so I will not be deterred! For the last several years, if I spent New Years Eve in Atlanta, I had dinner at Bacchanalia. That always had to be booked a year in advance, and that’s only Atlanta. Think of the best restaurants in more glamorous cities! But honestly, this is my fault for waiting until the last minute. Evidently, life isn’t challenging enough for me already!

Guys, even though it’s December and ohmygod how did we get here again so fast, I’m really happy I can drink peppermint hot chocolate and watch Home Alone every day. Also Die Hard. Listen, I’m not going to wade into the debate about whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not, but I will tell you that I loooovvvveeee to watch it at Christmas. Repeatedly. I also love a good sequined dress and December is really the only time it’s easy to wear something like that, you know? Give me all the sequins and all the glitter and all the egg nog and all the vacation time. ‘Tis the season.

I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday, and I hope in this passing decade the good outweighed the bad for you too.

Bisous.

“I Just Took a DNA Test…”

I went to Music Midtown yesterday and saw Lizzo. LIZZO! I live and breathe for Lizzo. You guys know how I feel about Tracee Ellis Ross and Joanne the Scammer? That’s how I feel about Lizzo. I admit, it’s not the most cohesive group of favorites but what can I say–the heart wants what it wants.

Anyway, I saw Lizzo and I danced and sang the whole time and it was everything. Then Cardi B came out, and I did the same thing. I knew the words to every song and so did every single person around me. That’s a good time, kids. My body is sore and my voice is hoarse today, but it was worth it!

I received my order from Pattern, Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care line! I just got it yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to try it, but I think I will tonight. The only thing that can stop me is me falling asleep early and that’s a real possibility.

I bought two big mirrors for my place, guys! I’m really growing up and conquering my (completely rational) fears, right?! I bought one from Home Goods and the other from a thrift store. Might have to give the thrifted one a little love before I put it up, but that’s okay. I’ll be able to say “I’m restoring a vintage mirror” in conversation! That may sound extremely pompous and pretentious, guys, but I’m saying it anyway. In every conversation. Gonna find a way to sneak it in.

Okay, I’ve gotta go catch up on my beauty Youtuber videos for the week. I looovveee watching people apply makeup. I think it reminds me of watching my mom do it when I was younger. Speaking of my mom, I told her I was going to come over tomorrow and she told me to make sure that I’m not dressed like a pimp when I do. That’s what she calls it when I wear snakeskin boots or anything with fur or leather pants. I keep a straight face when she says ridiculous things like that, but I really do find it hilarious.

À bientot !

On the World Stage

You guys–I don’t mean to sound self-important but–I’m performing on the world stage. I’m not trying to be arrogant. Dems just the facts.

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Ok, I just imagined saying that to my grandma and I felt a big slap in the back of my head and came crashing back to earth. I’m okay now.

It’s my first work trip abroad!

We started off in Berlin, and now we’re in Reims, France.

F R A N C E. Pinch me. I had lunch today with two Italian dudes and a French woman. What is happening? Who am I? Not gonna lie–I was sweating profusely the whole time. Glad I didn’t wear my natural deodorant (that’s a story for a different day!).

I don’t really have a bunch of time but I just wanted to drop a few photos (and a hastily cobbled-together video) of my hotel and stuff!

 

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Pretty cool, huh?! There’s a lot of English being spoken in our crew but I want to get back into my French headspace so I can communicate and practice as much as possible while I’m here! Keep your fingers crossed for me that I keep holding it together and don’t humiliate myself!

À bientôt !