Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The picture is coming... I took a few this morning, didn't like them. Who knew that me without eye makeup looks strikingly similar to The Albino from "The Princess Bride" ... hmm.

My hopes are to post a right before I go out for New Year's Eve tonight, and then the morning after. I might sleep in my dress & hot pink tights just for effect.

Christmas has brought me a plethora of new reading material. Mostly fiction. And now, thanks to my sister who gave me this book, I am "that girl" on the 2 train laughing out loud and shaking her head/nodding like she has some sort of inside joke with the author. Yeah! That's me.

The book is hilarious. All short essays. Very easy to relate to. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that we haven't worked with or for the exact same people. Granted, I've never had a 40 page manuscript thrown at my head, but I have been the tampon restock girl.

Luckily laughing at my book probably wasn't the strangest thing that people heard on the subway this morning. Oh no, it had to be the train conductor...

(I feel like I'm in middle school listening to the morning announcements.)

"This is an express 2 train going to Manhattan, for changes..." blahdy blahdy blah.
(I remember having this conductor once before. Yes, it all starts to come back to me, both middle school and the last time I was on this train.)

"So Brooklyn..."
(I love how he addresses all of us as 'Brooklyn', like we're on one big team; like how my boyfriend addresses the masses in traffic, "C'mon guys! We have a green light, what are we waiting for??!")

"So Brooklyn, this is the last day of 2008, let's make it a good one and let's be kind to one another. Aiight?" (Thanks Mr. Luskey, and keep our hands & our feet to ourselves?)

As I was leaving the train, I swore I heard the lunch menu as the doors closed. "For lunch today there are chicken patties & tater t.."(bing bong).


  1. Bah! Where has you blog been all my life? U funny, Ash. btw, I also play for the Traffic Team. (Bing bong!) gotta go...

  2. did you click on plethora? click on plethora.