Ms. Quilty is in Chi-Town!

I am meeting a fellow blogger today! It’s such a weird thing to meet someone you’ve known for years for the first time!


60F, Movies and Boys

It was 60 degrees here in Chicago today! I rented a Zipcar for 3  hours, ran errands, and drove with the windows down. I miss that. Both the driving around, and the windows down.

I also opened the windows for the first time in what, 4 months?? Luka was ecstatic! He walked around meowing, and jumping up and down off the window sill. His meow sounded like “Oh my gosh! Thank you! It’s so nice out!…I’ve gotta go check out that other window…Don’t close this one!!” It was cute.

I also saw He’s Just Not That Into You with some some girlfriends last night. It was pretty cute! However, when I we were walking out, a girl behind me said, “I’ve got to get out of here and away from all these bitter single women!” Um, that sort of ticked me off! I MIGHT have flipped her off…It was still dark in the theater though, so I don’t think she saw. Too bad!!

I am sure a lot of girls recognized themselves or a guy they’ve dated in one of the characters. Mine was Justin Long’s character…The guy friend who is always giving advice but never noticing the girl he’s giving it to. He tells her that if a guy is interested, he will find ways and reasons to see and talk to her. His interest will be overt. He will call, he will see her. Which is exactly what he does, but in his head, he doesn’t think he likes her. She reads his “signs” and jumps him…literally. He pushes her away, thinking he doesn’t like her, and humiliating her.

Then, of course, he realized he loves her. He was so busy protecting himself, he didn’t realize he loved her.

Up to the point where he realizes he loves her is basically my exact relationship with a guy here in Chicago. I actually text him last night and told him to watch the movie. That he was just like Justin’s character. We’ll see if he does it…

Meanwhile, he has text me 3 times, IMed me, and commented on my Facebook profile pic since yesterday afternoon, and he is currently visiting family in Alabama…go figure…

Why can’t I find a guy who is interested in me as much as he is, and actually wants to date me??

WordPress App!!

I found a wordpress app for my iPhone! Woot! I can post on the fly now! Granted, grammatical errors might increase, but you’re ok with that, right?? If it means you get to read my wonderful words more often??

Now I can write on the bus or train or in the park (whenever it finally becomes spring…stupid groundhog…). Good times!

Ok, time to start blogging again

I am going to start slow…we are doing well, right? Two posts in as many months…

I’ve been feeling a little bit sorry for myself this afternoon. Not for any really good reason mind you. My life is quite acceptable. It’s just not what I thought it would be. I am 8 months from 30, and pretty much nothing that I thought I would have at 30 is here. And all I can think of is Sandra Bullock’s line in Hope Floats, “You know, I always thought I was gonna be, I don’t know, special. But I’m not. I’m just… I’m just an ordinary person.”

I want to stop thinking of that line.

But that’s just how it is. In the meantime, I suppose I will just continue to play my new Wii, and work long hours. Ahh, awesomeness.

Look who’s back!

I haven’t written since June…that’s terrible. I tell you what folks…I am thinking about becoming un-anonymous. I am not sure there is anyone out there to read this thing anymore, but I am thinking about going rogue, and letting everyone know about it! I can’t decide though if I should just let everyone know about this site, or start a new one. There are some really old posts that are pretty personal. Anonymity was my friend. On the other hand, starting a new blog, with no posts, like a newbie seems so boring!! What would you do, internets? Think it’s possible to delete the private posts? I notice this little button on the side panel here, and it says, “keep this post private”…wonder if I can do that retroactively…It would take a while to find all the posts, but I think it would be worth it if I could do that. I feel like I have plenty to say, but that I’d like to share it with all of my friends. Even if that requires a little censoring, you know? Being in Chicago, and having so many friends in Dallas, it seems like I have a lot to tell them.
In the meantime, I have been very dilligent about updating my facebook page…If you want to friend me, shoot me an email, and I will let you know my real info!! 🙂

On NOT Having a Car

Strange as it may seem, after just 2 months being carless, I am starting to feel like I can’t imagine spending the money on a car that I once did. How funny the speed with which I have adjusted! Dallas is a car city. Life is built around having one, and driving a nice one. But here, in a city where you only use your car for necessities, if at all, the status that was once needed no longer exists. Of course, it’s still here, but once people know what part of town you live in, the looks you get from driving a beater or not having a car at all disappear. It’s nice! I even briefly dated a Neurologist who drove a 10 year old Saturn, and I only though, oh, nice, he HAS a car!

And it turns out I am cheap. I thought I would take many more cabs, but that’s not the case. I really don’t take many at all. Maybe 2-4 rides each week, which is the same as before I sold my car. The cost of a cab seems to be $10 no matter where you are going in this city. There was a $1 fuel surcharge added to each ride recently, and boy, it seems to tip the scales just enough to make a big difference! Given my cheapness, and my lack of car and insurance payments, I now get to sock away a good chunk of change each month! Which I love! I can promise you, I will not get another car until it becomes absolutely necessary…let’s see if I am still saying that in January, but that’s the plan right now! 🙂

All I can wonder now is how could I have spent that kind of money here for so many months! Do you KNOW how much money I could have in the bank if I had sold it when I got here?? I shudder to think.

Just a Quick Hello!

I really need to get back to writing here. It’s funny how I am in such a cool city, yet I never write about it. There are so many great little moments, but I forget them before I have a chance to write about them.

An example:

Last night, while walking home from the train, it started to rain. I whipped out my yellow umbrella (which matched my Yellow Xterra, naturally) and continued on my way. Walking toward me was a 4 year old boy and his mother. He had long curly hair, and suddenly, he and his bouncing curls came running toward me, yelling “Stop, Stop, Don’t Move! Wait right there!” I stopped, and he ran under my umbrella, stood still with a large sigh, and said, looking up at the yellow canopy over top of him, “Whew! That’s better!”

He had run toward me because in his 4 year old, silly, faux panic, he saw the umbrella and wanted to get out of the rain. It was adorable! His mother and I chuckled, and then went on our ways.

That would never have happened if I was still living a car-centric life. I love those moments.

I will do my best to continue sharing them!