My usual lively weekend plans have been curtailed by a ferocious deadline: While I do have plans to hang out with some of my girls (including an old friend in town from NYC) on Saturday night over wine & Indian pizza, the rest of the weekend I am on lockdown. Like serious, for real lockdown. I have a huge manuscript due to Justice Now/Voice of Witness on Monday (essentially, I have 45 pages of a transcribed interview that I have to write into a cohesive, first person narrative). Fortunately, I am passionate about the project and I love the woman whose story is being told . . . but my goodness do I have my work cut out for me!
Onto business as usual:
Here are some things I've been loving lately. First and foremost:
1. Behold two of my favorite things:
An NFL hottie + the Manbun
The darling Marianne (who obviously knows me very well) sent me this picture a few days ago, because she knows how dear both of these things are to me. While I never thought Tom Brady was one of the hottest in the NFL before, I sure as heck do now that he's sporting a manbun! Oh to be Gisele and make love to that sweet sweet man with the sexiest hairstyle around. He'ssofine.
2. Chocolate Bananas
Check this out:
This is my new favorite thing. I'd bought the regular Gone Bananas before at Trader Joe's (a whole frozen banana dipped in chocolate) but these bite-sized ones are so much better! They are PERFECT for a sweet tooth--delicious and relatively guilt-free (really low-calorie). I pretty much want to go home right now so I can grab some from my freezer. If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, try these!
3. Tsunami Love
This morning I got one phone call, six text messages, and a couple emails from far-off loved ones checking on San Francisco (the first tsunami wave was supposed to reach our coastline at 8:08 this morning). Thank you so much to everyone for all the love and concern. Things are fine here in California, though I am devastated for Japan as we continue to see the body count rise. It seems we've had a surge of natural disasters in the past few years, and it's heartbreaking.
Here's hoping that Eastern Japan is able to heal soon, and that its people are overwhelmed with strength and resilience.