Monday, September 7, 2009

Change Is In The Air

While I naturally love having Labor Day off, it's bittersweet because it signals the end of summertime. No more white shoes or pants. No more weekend trips to Robert Moses State Park's beach (not that I'm ever in town to go anyway.) No more tank tops or flip flops or bikinis on the back porch. And, aside from the chill in the air and the changing leaves in Central Park, the most significant difference for me as summer turns to autumn... my self-imposed rule that I can have no Mister Softee vanilla soft serve cones with rainbow sprinkles after Labor Day. Like white shoes, it just doesn't seem right.
My baby sister turned 16 today and I'm having a hard time accepting that she's so grown up. I was kinda hoping she'd stay little forever. I should have seen this coming when she outgrew me about 5 years ago. Mehhh. It's also my great grandma's 91st birthday... her genes are the reason I'm a shrimp in a family of Amazons. Happy birthday, ladies!

Saturday marked my three year anniversary at WS. Unfathomable how quickly it's passed, and how wonderful it has been. I've recently been put onto a new account and shuffled some of my responsibilities, so I'm adjusting...

Saturday also marked the start of football season, and I was giddy (like couldn't sit still at my desk!) all week long leading up to game day, fist-pumping when I'd read a Gator-centric story on ESPN.com or gazing longingly at my rapidly accruing makeshift desk-shrine to Tebow. I just can't even put into words how much more I love and appreciate college sports now that I'm a few years out. Ridiculous that I ever took my season tickets for granted. Ridiculous. Then again... I was there for the Zook years. Mehhh. All hail, Florida, hail.

I have asked new roomie Jorel to stop taking me to New Jersey Target in his car whenever I ask. If you can believe it, I've actually saved money living in NYC by not having access to a Target. Yesterday I bought knee high orange and blue socks (why?), a headband with a big black flower on it, some nifty boots, lip gloss, fake flowers for a vase in the kitchen, Fiber One Caramel Bars, Love Actually on DVD, and some other crap I can't even remember... to the tune of $122. This is a change that needs to stop.

There's already a notable chill in the air here in NYC. Wonder what other changes are in store this fall?

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I can't believe how fast the summer ended here. Not that we had many super hot days, but it seems like it got really chilly overnight and it isn't supposed to get hot again anytime soon. Sigh.

I hear you on Target! They just opened the biggest Target in the country here in Brooklyn and it's addicting, haha!