Every so often, my mind gets overloaded with thoughts, ideas and images, and some of them just “have to get out.” I like to think of it as mental purging (it’s not bad, it just is…) Here are five random things plucked from my head today – enjoy:
1. The 2104 Winter Olympics in Sochi
The Olympic Games have come and gone – I didn’t watch one minute of them, in my own personal protest against Russia and their egregious stance on LGBT rights. Thing is, it didn’t seem like anyone else was really talking about them, either. Sorry, world athletes, for not acknowledging your achievements but I really just couldn’t support the games.
2. Men’s Felt Boot Liners
For more than three decades, my Dad worked as a heavy equipment operator, burying communications cable for United Telephone of Ohio. In my youth, I remember him putting heavy boot liners like these in his winter boots to keep his feet warm and toasty as he worked outside all day in the cold. Now that I am an old person, my feet are always freezing. I want a pair of these to wear around the house as slippers. And maybe to work, too…
3. Cheesecake. Any Cheesecake (but especially Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake)
I am on a life-long journey to release the “thin, happy and healthy” me I have trapped inside. Most days, the journey is a little challenging; today, my mind has been obsessed with cheesecake – especially cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. I think the slice I love is called Adam’s Peanut Butter Bliss. I.Want.It.Now.
4. The Perfect Design Client
I have quite a few really great design clients at the moment but wish I had one, filthy, filthy rich one – like lottery winner rich – that wanted me as her personal, on-call designer. She would never question price, always agree that my taste was “superb” and we would go – on her dime – to Europe to look for really modern furniture because, in her words, “Europeans know all about great design. You, and Europeans.” And she will have a kick-ass, I’m-rich-as-Hell, country club name, something ridiculous like Aurora Smythe-van deGroot. (She hyphenated her last name after she wed her Dutch billionaire industrialist husband, Jakob van deGroot).
5. A fabulous spa weekend with my husband
This has been a very full and busy year so far for my Beloved and me. My design business is growing (hooray), my Sweetie is consumed with schoolwork and classes (sometimes hooray but sometimes BOO!) and after five and a half years of uncertainty and worry, we were finally able to get off the gay binational couple roller coaster in late January when my husband’s green card arrived. The past two months – and even before that – have been a bit exhausting, mentally and physically. I’d like to go away for a super-indulgent spa weekend with my guy, and enjoy healthy, organic food, massages and mud baths, mani’s and pedi’s – the whole shebang. He deserves it, and I do, too.
So there you have it, five random thoughts/wishes for today. Thanks for reading – it helps to “empty out the old noggin” every now and again. I recommend mental purging to everyone.