Posts tagged: love

The half-life of love is forever.
Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her
I mean, this is how everyone’s boss talks to them during the busiest most high stress time of the year right?

I mean, this is how everyone’s boss talks to them during the busiest most high stress time of the year right?

Here’s a rundown of who you’re looking at:

  • Born poor
  • Orphan by age 11
  • Raised by Catholic nuns while siblings were raised by family members, they weren’t able to care for him
  • Credits Church and nuns for his success in life, remains devout Catholic to this day
  • Joined the military as a teenager
  • Fought in the Korean War
  • After the service went to Illinois Institute of Tech for mechanical engineering for his bachelors and University of Chicago, where he earned his Masters Degree in business
  • Was married May 30th 1955 to a woman who grew up in a one bedroom apartment with her parents and sister in Chicago, put herself through college and was President of her business sorority
  • Moved to 57th/Park NYC from Chicago a little over 50 years ago
  • Adopted two children 1959, my mom, and early 60’s, my uncle, before having two more sons of his own
  • Bought a house in St Johnsbury, Vermont for his wife and kids to live in a beautiful setting outside of the city, while he lived in NYC
  • Took a job in Michigan, moved his family and had a house built on the lake.
  • Changed his mind, took a job another job and built the identical house across Lake Michigan, in Wisconsin
  • Was SVP for a global energy company, which currently employs my dad, just as it did my dad’s father. 
  • Personally donated millions to the Catholic Church that he and his wife have attended for at least 40 years after alleged sexual abuse victims filed lawsuits against the priest who married my parents, baptized me and my siblings, gave me, my brother and sister our first communion, confession and other sacraments (filed post mortem)
  • Went to the rehab in Antigua for heavy drinking in the early 90’s
  • Recites the Serenity Prayer several times a day ever since
  • Was diagnosed with Parkinsons approximately 20 years ago
  • Took his wife, 3 of his 4 children, son in law, 2 daughters in law, and 7 grandchildren on a trip spanning 7 countries to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary, an amazing accomplishment considering his humble beginnings and tumultuous marriage
  • Just celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary
  • Is my grandfather, the source of my last name and the reason I am not a lazy show pony with a debilitating sense of entitlement

He was put in ICU Wednesday afternoon due to a case of bronchitis that was showing signs of developing into pneumonia.  He is still in ICU and this is really hard for me, I’ve never lost a member of my immediate family and don’t know how well I’d cope with losing someone who I’ve idolized for as long as I can remember. This is where my yoga practice comes into use. Non attachment. But right now my ego is winning by reminding me of all the things I need to show him and prove to him I can do before he goes and I’m feeling attached. 

CAPS LOCK REHAB CENTER!
GPO Steal Someone Else’s Title Idea Before She Can Blog It!!

CAPS LOCK REHAB CENTER!

GPO Steal Someone Else’s Title Idea Before She Can Blog It!!

Crazy Love by Van Morrison from the album: Come Running / Crazy Love [Digital 45]

Van Morrison, Crazy Love

"She’s got a fine sense of humor when I’m feeling low down…take away my trouble, take away my grief"

Let me tell you about love-Let me tell you about love another time because I can’t interrupt this song-But I know a thing or two, or I think I know a thing or two.

I Can't Stand by Zola Jesus from the album: Stridulum - EP

Zola Jesus, I can’t Stand

"It’s not easy to fall in love but if you’re lucky you just might find someone"

Stop reblogging yourself you say? Nah. 

Hey Nigel!!! How cute and in love are he and his wife? #nyfw (Taken with Instagram at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week)

Hey Nigel!!! How cute and in love are he and his wife? #nyfw (Taken with Instagram at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week)

It’s just that you’re in California and you know my sleep schedule. Or maybe you could post more. Like all the time. Is that my fault? If it were up to me all of my crushes would be number 1, but even still you’d be #1+++ so just deal with it. 

It’s just that you’re in California and you know my sleep schedule. Or maybe you could post more. Like all the time. Is that my fault? If it were up to me all of my crushes would be number 1, but even still you’d be #1+++ so just deal with it. 

Something's Always Wrong by Toad The Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket, Somethings always wrong

My Dad just booked my flight to Wisconsin! I’m listening to music circa early 90’s, when I lived there.

I can’t wait to see my family and spend a few days on the beach in my back yard stretched out on the soft pure white imported sand.

Currently: No reading allowed, she’s pawing at me, trying to curl up on my arm where she will sleep. Love her little face.

Currently: No reading allowed, she’s pawing at me, trying to curl up on my arm where she will sleep. Love her little face.

Donate blood. 11th ave @ 27th st in chelsea. You’ll make more
Thursday May 19th, 10am-4pm 
263 11th ave, 4th floor

Donate blood. 11th ave @ 27th st in chelsea. You’ll make more

Thursday May 19th, 10am-4pm 

263 11th ave, 4th floor

I decided to go to whole foods on my way home from Brooklyn, I have to transfer from the L train on 14th st anyway, but I really had to pee. I called my ex, who lives on 14th st, to see if I could use his bathroom. I planned to run in & out but once I got upstairs was reminded of his recent acquisition. He left to go see a movie. Im still here. With this.

I decided to go to whole foods on my way home from Brooklyn, I have to transfer from the L train on 14th st anyway, but I really had to pee. I called my ex, who lives on 14th st, to see if I could use his bathroom. I planned to run in & out but once I got upstairs was reminded of his recent acquisition. He left to go see a movie. Im still here. With this.

I just fell in love with this beautiful 2 year old baby. He’s up for adoption on 23rd and 8th through the aspca, his name is Felix, he’s an owner surrender. I already have 2- I’m not allowed to have more, so go get him how! He deserves lots of love and a good home.

I just fell in love with this beautiful 2 year old baby. He’s up for adoption on 23rd and 8th through the aspca, his name is Felix, he’s an owner surrender. I already have 2- I’m not allowed to have more, so go get him how! He deserves lots of love and a good home.