31 March 2011

Last night I had a nightmare that I'd gone on a trip, unpacked in my hotel room, and when it came time to leave and go home, I couldn't fit all my stuff back into my bags. What was weird was that everything I couldn't fit were accessories—bags, belts, shoes, sunglasses—and every time I thought I had gotten everything, I'd open another closet, door, or drawer and see things I'd forgotten. In my dream I almost missed my flight and was so stressed out about the whole thing I woke up.

28 March 2011

This is what's on my coffee table right now.

My laundry card, the new J. Crew catalog, iPad, and cup of warm water (I'm on a juice cleanse for the next, oh, four hours) on top of a great story I pulled from the NY Times magazine last week about how this person wrote a screenplay by gathering you-can't-make-these-up true stories from friends.

09 March 2011

Here are some things I think about.

· If I had a fashion show, what the runway music would be
· How I will look in July
· How many bottles of Pellegrino one person ought to consume in one day
· Ankle boots or pumps?
· Which Apple store will be least busy this Friday
· If I were to stop using plastic bags, how would I dispose of trash down the chute in my apartment building?
· The screenplay I haven't written (yet)
· Whether I should even bother writing another book
· I should really go get my eyes checked
· How I can go somewhere warm
· How I can spend more time in Oxford
· Egypt
· Whether hauling a laptop around is damaging my new handbag
· This zit on the left side of my face that won't go away
· There are a lot of things I need to do in the next 48 hours: like laundry, work, prep a presentation, deliver a presentation, pack
· My cuticles are dry
· I'm thirsty.

04 March 2011

On Whole Foods.

Things that are different about Whole Foods in Chicago (vs Whole Foods in NY): the coconut water craze doesn't seem to have hit here yet (read: there aren't many varieties available); no papaya; much smaller fish section; much larger meat section; lots and lots and lots of varieties of kettle corn—like, at least five different brands; bulk buy cereals, nuts, dried fruits, and other yummy stuff (good); bags have skimpier handles; no plastic containers at the salad bar; they don't use tape at the register so if you have a container that might open, they just put it in a plastic bag and, well, when you get home it's probably opened; they don't have vegan-no-oil choices in the prepared food section; the parfaits are different (i.e. smaller and made of custard). Good news is that 1L bottles of Pellegrino are much cheaper here—$1.69 vs NY's $2.29+. Oh, also no Volvic. But I got some Naya, which I haven't seen anywhere outside Canada since, like, 2004.