I've wanted to start a blog for some time but was stuck at the very beginning. What to write!? It's easy to get caught up in trying to be original or funny, touching or informative. Should I document fashion trends? Post various photos? Satirize U.S. politics? My search continued until recently...the first Tuesday. A close someone and I found ourselves with a completely free day. We'd planned coffee with computers, a trip to the mall, a meal here and there, a Monty Python movie, and some hot toddies. We're fun as hell! Anyway...from this day, Tuesdays with Jonny arose.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4/19/11- A day to reflect



Today is packing day.  I call it a day of reflection because a year has passed and here I am, no worse for wear, boxing up my belongings again and setting off on yet another chapter.  It's increasingly evident that there's no knowing your future, there's time wasted in lamenting your past, but if you focus on the present you'll watch yourself grow.  

And now, your Tuesday:

Text #1:  "Well some mornings he is very happy to see me.  I don't call him 5 legs for nothin'.  But that's up to you.  You know just after I took that I passed a dead deer.  I could have sent you that instead.


I think we'll all thank Leslie for choosing this beast over the dead deer.  Although I bet good old "5 legs" (I'm afraid to ask) has some stories of his own!

Text #2:  "Getting serious!  I'm under par with this tab which means I can add a glorious snack!"


Getting serious is right Kaeleen.  It looks like the love child of my grocery list and a quadratic equation.

Text #3:  "Thanks to his horrible mother that missed his past 2 check ups, the poor little guy had to get 4 ginormous shots...needless to say I let him have his first lollypop."


Don't be too hard on yourself Luann...by the look on his face, the lollypop is doing the trick.  On the other hand, he may have just pooped.  Hard to tell!

Text #4:  "Yeah that's right.  I am finishing the hubs birthday cake for lunch today."
Mmmmm!!  Personally, I'm a Carvel ice cream cake fan for my birthday (just a heads up for 8/14) but Erin has sure captured a thing of beauty here!

Text #5:  "Back in Orlando at my favorite hair salon fixing the damage that ship life did to my hair!"


Ahoy Stef!  Back to yer landlubbing ways.  Be sure to rinse well and condition.

Text #6:  "Yippee the flowerz iz here"


I can't poke too much fun at Faithie this week.  She's been pulling for some nice weather and some booming nature to welcome us to Connecticut next week.  Incidentally, pictured above is Forsythia which is a genus of flowering plant in the Oleaceae family.

Text # 7:  "My Tuesday was receiving fabulous school pics of my son who's also in the mafia!  And getting kicked out of my kitchen for the very first time!!!  Woo hoo"


Some of you may have already enjoyed this picture of Jackson, future member of the Rat Pack, as his mom Regina accidentally copied everyone on my Tuesday text.  Go easy on her!  It's her first week!

Text #8:  "Watching Ken Burn's "Baseball" and celebrating David Price's 9 strike out shut out yesterday which I attended.  Peralta threw 2 additional strike outs for a total of 11.  I'll be getting my pizza later tonight"


To clarify, if you attend a Ray's game and they pitch for 10 or more strikeouts, you can take your ticket stub to a furniture store called "Kane's" and get a voucher for a free Papa John's pizza.  It's pretty much the only reason Nick and I root for the Rays!

Text #9:  "Chicago weather officially blows"
I'm not sure about the weather but Colte's form could use some work.  Try not to drop the right shoulder.  It'll help deliver your balls just right of center.

Text #10:  "Read Eat, Pray Love on the way to Love Loss and what I Wore"


Yvette, I'm proud to say that everything you said could have just as easily been in Japanese.

Text #11:  "I had my first fitting for La Traviata today.  This is my dress for act one!  It's beautiful, too bad it's nearly impossible to breathe in it.  I just won't eat for the next week.


I'm not one to spread secrets but I hear that Danielle may be a "friend" of Ernie from Sesame Street at Busch Gardens.  If that's the case I think the hot weather will take care of any unwanted dress fitting deterrents.  I layman's terms... she'll be sweating her ass off!

Text #12:  "Sorry delayed picture...my Tuesday."


I hope all this pampering was after you cleaned your apartment top to bottom in anticipation of my arrival Kathleen.  FYI, I like bananas in my cereal in the morning and I'll only drink coffee from a french press. I prefer my pillows fluffed on both sides and if you could heat my towels while I'm in the shower, that'd be just great.

Text #13:  "Hangin' with my favorite 5 yr old!"


Love the new hair Emma.  Really frames your face well!  Jess, was she still this adorable after you had to watch "Tangled" 12 times back to back?"

Final Thoughts

This was my last Tuesday in Tampa for a while.  For my Florida peeps: you've been wonderful and welcoming.  I'll miss you, but I'll see you soon.  I'm sure of it.  For my Northern peeps:  I'm just about on my way, so get ready.  For my International peeps:  keep on reading and tell a friend.  I'll be making my way to your neck of the woods too!

I have to get back to packing so I'll make this short and sweet.  Live your life.  It's up to you to find adventures, create opportunities, and enjoy everyday.  Don't get caught up on the idea of "rules".  They were all made to be broken time and time again!

Till next time...

Jonny

ps.  Did you all complete last week's assignment?  Take a second to drop me a line and tell me about it!




2 comments:

ouraugust said...

bff, we're gonna be great adventurers!

Jonny said...

we sure are!

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