Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Five (28)

1. Last weekend I was in Miami. There will be an update post to come, but for now I will just tell you that I had one of the most amazing times ever. And I was on national TV.

2. There is nothing in the world quite like the sheer joy your dog has when he sees you again after a long absence. Gunner was so happy to see me walk through the door that he almost jumped out of his skin. It warmed my cold, dead heart so much that I swear it grew three whole sizes.

3. I have been in a bit of a weird headspace as of late and I can't seem to shake out of it. I may blog about some of it next week, but I don't know if I want to do that much introspection right now when I am feeling so down. I feel like thinking about it all too much might make things worse, and, honestly, I don't want to be a big downer here on the blog. I put on a great show over here, like my life is all concerts and trips to Miami and book signings and agent celebrations and fun event after fun event. And it is, to a point. That's not lies...I make it a point to do as many awesome things as I can. The truth is, though, my life is about 35% made of effing awesome, 45% normal mundane whatever that's too boring to mention, and about 20% crushing, can't-deal-with-it shit that makes me cry in the middle of Starbucks like a freak*.

So, yeah...I may blog about some of it next week. (The writing-related stuff, anyway.) Or I may just stick to updates on my amazing trip and share some new music and book recommendations and call it a week. We'll see how that goes.

4. Completely related to the above, I ate an ENTIRE pizza yesterday. Yes, ONE WHOLE PIZZA. It was a medium pizza, and it was the super thin crust, but STILL. So gross. And I wonder why my pants don't fit.

5. This Friday Five has really taken a turn. It started out so fun and positive and then it all just fell apart. Um, quick...let's do something happy-making.


Ah, yes. So much better. 

Happy Friday, friends. xoxo


* Yes, this happened. This past weekend in Miami, actually. It was a low point, even for me.

34 comments:

  1. Oh, darlin', I'm sorry for the effed up 20% shiz. *hugs*

    (but yay for the fun times in Miami!)

    I've shoved down entire LARGE, reg. crust pizzas more times than I can count. Pizza is total comfort food. And nachos. Love nachos.

    Have a fab weekend, love/Love.
    Hug,
    Lola

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    1. Thanks, dear. xoxo

      Pizza is comfort food, for sure. Why can't something HEALTHY be comfort food? So much better for my figure. Heh.

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  2. Re: #3 I can sympathize with a ratio similar to that. It's funny how the life we sometimes present on blogs, etc., focuses on the 35%, right?

    Hope you have a weekend full of the 80%!

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    1. This is so true. Cheers to an 80% weekend!

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    2. Thanks...I'm hoping I do, too. I have the dog snuggling with me and a Big Gulp by my side, so I'm on the right track!

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  3. Your post helped me realize, yet again, that life is full of surprises and that it isn't bad to express what went wrong in life as much as we express the greatness of it. Thank you.

    Perfect post...

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  4. *hug* I hope you feel better soon. I'm sure Gunner's taking good care of you in the meantime. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Thanks Kat! Yes, Gunner is being a very snuggly boy. :-)

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  5. Thin crusts don't count as pizza. They are more like crackers with toppings.

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  6. I sympathize, struggling with similar crap ratios!
    Here's to it adding up better :)

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    1. Yeah, I really need to try to shift those ratios around and get the bad stuff down to like 0.05%

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  7. Hope you feel better. Everything happens in cycles, so you must be due for an upswing soon :)

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  9. Sweet Jessica- no crying in Starbucks. That's my happy place and I think everyone should smile and become over-caffeinated there. *sending a BIG hug*

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    1. I KNOW! It should be a happy place! Everyone else was happy, which made me even more depressed. So I left and ran over to a bookstore. That cheered me up considerably.

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  10. Ooo, I think I'm going to hunt for a pizza now...

    And those puppies! Oh. My. Gosh.

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    1. YES. Have some pizza with me so I don't feel so alone!

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  11. Ack...I'm sorry about the 20%. I hope things look up. It's funny how we can blog every day and not feel able to share some of the dark side. And Jessica, there is no shame in a whole pizza.

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    1. Thank you for the validation. :-)

      I try to be honest in my blogging, but I'm always worried about coming off like a complainer. It's a tough balance.

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  12. Doesn't everyone eat (or at least need) a whole pizza once in a while? :-) Have a great weekend!

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    1. I hope I'm not the only one! Thanks, Kari!

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  13. Nobody can expect you to be 100% *Yay* all the time...It is a tough balance for the blogging world. I am also always trying to be happy in my posts even when I feel like crawling in a corner and hide. In one way it´s nice to know we´re not alone :-) Glad you enjoyed a wonderful trip in Miami and looking forward to your next post no matter if it´s on your down time or on the good things you read :D

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    1. Thanks Elodie. :-) It is a tough balance in the blogging world. I hate to sound like I'm complaining about things, and I like to stay positive, but I think it sometimes paints an untrue picture of me, you know?

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  14. I think it's the January blues. I have seen lots of people talking about it - just came out of it myself. Hopefully you get feeling better - new follower :)

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    1. Yay new follower! Thanks for stopping by Tasha. I think it IS the January blues. I always struggle around this time of year.

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  15. "...my life is about 35% made of effing awesome, 45% normal mundane whatever that's too boring to mention, and about 20% crushing, can't-deal-with-it shit that makes me cry in the middle of Starbucks like a freak..."

    I think this is ALL of us, Jess. We present the awesome stuff online because who wants to hear about the mundane, and who wants to hear about the crappy? You are SO not alone. Hope all is improving... I'll be thinking of you!

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    1. Thanks Katy. I am pretty serious about presenting an honest version of myself online, so it feels weird to me to keep the other sides hidden. Like I'm tricking everyone or something. Having an online presence can be so tricky sometimes.

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  16. Ooo I can't wait to hear about Miami!

    I'm sorry you've been feeling down. I deal with that too, more than I'd like. Whether you blog about it or not, just know that you're not alone.

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  17. Sending a hug for whatever has you down. I totally have Florida Conference envy. Can't wait to hear details. Pizza is the new chocolate for when you're blue.

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    1. Oh, I wasn't even there for the conference. It was totally for fun. :-D

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