Saturday, April 26, 2008

me me me

Just got back to my room after an awesome run along the waterfront in Seattle. This is one thing I really love about running: anywhere I go I can see a good chunk of a city relatively quickly by running it and then going back to walk cool parts I scoped on the run. I also like seeing new places from those two different points of view / paces.

This has been a crazy week. Started out quite tense and harried with final preparation for a big photo shoot with many many moving parts, produced and directed by moi. Then two days of shooting in Atlanta. Thankfully / miraculously, the images exceeded all my expectations and I could not be happier with the results. Lovely! I had to leave the shoot early Thursday and rush to the airport to catch a flight to San Diego, by way of Las Vegas. Barely made it. Managed to get to my hotel by 2am. Photo shoot that day in downtown San Diego with a real live San Diego Charger linebacker. When he walked in, he was looking a little scruffy and the point of this shoot was for him to look polished and well-coiffed, well, as well-coiffed as a 6'4" 310 lb dude can look. So I put any fear aside, walked to the scary liquor store a block away and bought a can of shaving cream and a razor that looked like they had been in stock since the late nineties. Then I proceeded to ask the dude to shave. I realized that that was something of a turning point for me. Probably even a year ago I would have been too timid to ask, but now I just want it how I want it! Either I am becoming a b-i-t-c-h or a kick ass art director. After that shoot wrapped, I flew to Seattle, getting into my room at 3:15 am and have free time until my shoot with a real live Seattle Seahawk on Monday afternoon. Hmmm, weekend getaway on the company... I could get used to this! Weekend in Seattle Starbucks consumption tally: 1

Sunday, April 20, 2008

biker chic

Yesterday was the day! I have been thinking about getting a bike since I moved to Atlanta over three years ago and I think it just took one or two mentions from the bikers in my life to put me over the edge and do it. So, say hello to my new baby! Unfortunately, it had to be special ordered since I needed the smallest size (shocker) and I won't get to enjoy until May since I have a crazy week this week and then go to the West Coast for 5 days for work.

So when Brett (one of the aforementioned bikers) and I were talking to the guy at the bike store, he kept saying the bike had Deore brakes or shocks or something (I kind of glazed over during the technical portion of his spiel, knowing B was listening and understanding) and I totally thought he meant Dior. I was like, hmmm, that's a little weird, but so very biker chic! Then when I saw the spec sheet on the bike, I noticed the correct spelling and chuckled to myself. A very Tera moment.

In other sporty news, I scored a spot in the Nike women's marathon in San Francisco October 19. I am not even going to pretend that I'm not totally intimidated by this. I mean, at a 5k yesterday, I was feeling like death so I can't imagine that times 8. Yet. My sister is doing it, too so at least that will be motivating and super fun at the actual race.

Happy Sunday! It's a gorgeous day here.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

technology, scmechnology

why why why do DVDs NEVER play all the way through without a glitch? I am finally sitting down to watch the Constant Gardener, a movie I have had lying around from Netflix for seriously, 5 months. And of course, it is skipping and getting stuck and causing the viewer great frustration.

Speaking of movies, did anyone see There Will Be Blood? I loved it, but I couldn't help feeling like I had missed something. I read a few reviews online and they all confirmed that that's how you're supposed to feel. But still.

Any movie recommendations?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

my mantra

When I am stressed or in an uncomfortable situation, I have a little mantra that I repeat in my head. Goes like this:
It's only temporary, it's only temporary. The fact that I'm writing about anti-stress tactics probably says a little bit about my state of mind right now/this week.

Anyway, if you find yourself stressin', say it to yourself. It'll help. Believe you me. Mark my words. Word.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

ahhh, springtime

This was not today, but it was another particularly lazy, lovely Sunday afternoon. No, today included many many boring things, like taxes and swiffers. Oh and a $206 trip to Target. Seriously, what is it with that place? But I also booked a trip to Syracuse today for a college friend's wedding and it occurred to me that I have not seen said friend in almost 6 years! But it was comforting to see her handwriting on the invitation and realize that some things will never change. Now most people would not be overly excited about a trip to upstate NY, but I am meeting my mom there for 2 days of shopping at Carousel Mall! What? Still not sounding fun? Oh well, at least they have a huge Forever 21 there. With vanity sizing. Peace out!

Oh, and just so you know, I do own and wear other shirts.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

shame on me / a new leaf

I feel bad. I have been a very skimpy blogger lately and I do so enjoy reading everyone else's musings. I think part of my problem is that I was far too specific about the content of my blog and I have tried to keep my posts to dating, design and decor. And I don't necessarily have much to say on those subjects daily, weekly, whatever. So I hereby re-dedicate this blog to me, my bad self. Heh. Soooo, the good news is that anyone who cares will now be reading more from me. The bad news is that it likely will be boring. But, the thing I love about blogging is that it is a selfish endeavor, as I admitted to Leah a few weeks back.

Feels good to be back! xo, T