Friday, July 21, 2006

Linky Love & Leaving

I am starting this post with a hello and I am sorry I am such shit and I haven't called you back since July 4th shout out to my girlfriend, the very lovely and talented Annmarie. Annemarie, for those of you not lucky to know her, is not only the prettiest girl in the world, but she is also smart and funny and will kick your ass if you piss her off. I would hate her for her beauty if I weren't scared of her.

We have been friends since we were a mere 14 years old and there are many a photo of us in genie pants and sporting Aqua-Netted hair lurking in her mother's house. Also, I belive in Reeboks and scrunchy socks. C., introduced us. I am modifying the statement I had here earlier in which I slagged C. off in a very unfriendly manner. It simply wasn't very nice. I haven't spoken to her in many years, and I don't like how judgemental I sounded. She was always a fun girl and although Annemarie and I have our own opinions of what happened within the friendships, I don't want to take away or taint the great memories I have of spending time with her by simply being arch and flip.

Now, Annemarie, who has recently remarried the very hunky and sexy Alejandro, has a big fat job for MAC and is very nice and gets me all sorts of lovely discounts on all Estee Lauder owned brands which is why I practically bathe in La Mer. I do nothing back for her, except apparently blow off her phone calls and make her drink too much once a year when I make my yearly sans enfants trip back to NY.

This being said, Annemarie, I love you and your family and most especially your understanding of my secret hate for giant sectional sofas and why the word, "butter" can make my whole day.

Also, Hugh loves you simply for your movie star good looks, so I have to keep you around as part of my nice wife deal.

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Now, I want to share some excellent linkage with you. Jen, from Stay at Home Motherdom, has made the jump to Club Mom and, now that she is rubbing elbows with Amalah and Lena and Kristen, she may not want to be my friend anymore so I am here to tell you (cause I am sucky-upy in that way) to go to her blog, read and comment like mad people. Jen is the mother of 2 children and is in the waiting process for a referral for a daughter from China. She is also sober and her honesty about it makes me love her even more. She gives good blog, people.

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Finally, people I am off. The house is packed up, the dogs are at the kennel and I am forced to stop obsessing and freaking out about the house. I have no greater worries for the next month than, "Did I put sunscreen on the kids?" and "Where should we go for dinner?"

I am bringing my laptop with me so look for blogs with aloha.

Oh, and yes, I took the job.

I am now a writer-for-money.

For a new magazine.

Holy Crap.

50 comments:

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Wow, congrats on the new job! Can't wait to hear more. Hey maybe you should write about the lifestyles of all these weird bloggers you know... heh.

jennster said...

what?!?!! you got a job writing for a magazine?!!!! DETAILS WHORE, DETAILS!!!!
have a great time in hawaii and i will miss you terribly!
ps- tell your friend to send me free mac stuff.. especially the new lipsticks from the viva glam (the pam anderson line).. thanks! lol

Melissa said...

COngrats on the job. Have fun in Hawaii. I am happy to hear you are taking the computer.

Michelle said...

Hey, have a great time! Have a Mai Tai(or two) for me! And congrats on the new job. How cool is that? I would still love to get together for a drink when you get back and school starts, if the offer still stands. Alooooha!

Stephanie said...

And what magazine is this for anyway! Can't wait to hear all the details..

Joannah said...

Congratulations! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii.

Oh, The Joys said...

Look forward to hearing about Hawaii in your posts and congrats on the job.

carrie said...

A magazine??? Way to throw that in at the last minute and serious congratulations are in order!!!

Aloha!

Carrie

carrie said...

Oh, and don't drink tooooo many rum cocktails out of coconuts until you have bathed the kids in the coppertone!

Carrie

Mega Mom said...

Holy Crap. Congrats on everything. Your friend sounds lovely. I will miss you.

Even though I know you are visiting "family", I'm still hating on you a bit. Sorry m'love.

Recovering Wino said...

Hurrah! You took the job! I am so excited for you. I knew you would!
I am going to have to rub elbows with you someday, Ms. Magazine Lead Writer.

And you get discounts on La Mer? No fair!

Thanks for the plug. I love you to death!

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Hey Congrats! What's the new magazine?

Have fun on your trip.

Lisa

mollymcmommy said...

holy crap, amazing, amazing, i was waiting to hear if you took that job! awesome :)

and aloha....thats means hi and bye too huh?

can i say i'm jealous again?! LOL!

m

Lisa said...

When you get back I'm going to have lots of questions for you regarding the adoption of your daughter!!!

Have TONS of fun!

Mommy off the Record said...

Congratulations on the new writing gig! That's fabulous--but you must tell us WHAT magazine. Deatils, details...

Have fun in Hawaii!!

Lena said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew it!

Congrats!

Now go celebrate in Hawaii and email me offline for some girl love.

Pattie said...

You are the third blogger I have read in the last two days that is going to Hawaii. Are you guys having a secret blogger meeting out there? :0 Aloha!

Oh, and congrats on the writing job. I think that is great!

Ninotchka said...

congrats on the job! can't wait to hear more about it. happy trails!

Pendullum said...

HAve a great trip...
What a lvong tribute to your friend..
I would love to see the pic of the aquanet hair and the scrunchy hair...
Looking forward to reading about Hawaii...
And WHHHHHHAAAAAATTT magazine????
Looking forward to reading about that as well...
Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Another medium to read you in.YESSSS!!!

Nicki said...

As a secret annmarie worshipper, and one who enjoys the NYC trips, suck up more I can go back when my babies are a bit older. When did she switch to MAC? When is she visiting? She is way overdue!!!
Aloha, and happy flying!

Welcome to the world of part-time workers!

ananyc said...

You’re way too kind…

As a true New Yorker, the don’t-piss-me-off attitude comes with the territory. You’re version of being aggressive with someone, on the F train for example, is apologizing loudly for the second time while rolling your eyes to the 5 foot tall man you bumped into. So funny.

My sexy husband (seriously, you should see him now with his long hair and a tan) is in Argentina and I’ll be joining him there this weekend.

That’s butta, not butter. Make sure Hugh pronounces it incorrectly!

Anywho, I love reading your blog. The way you write is exactly how you verbally tell a story, so as I read your funny entries a sit belly laughing out loud. I feel like I “see” you with every new entry you post. (I read them all.) You will be an asset to the magazine for sure – YOU CAN DO IT!

Enjoy Hawaii, say hello to your mom. Miss you – love you!

P.S. Here’s what my Dad says anytime I mention your name, “Who?... oh, Kristin, she’s a good looking gal, how’s she doing?”

Jenn said...

Congrats.....and hoave a great time in Hawaii

J.D. said...

I can't wait to see where this job goes. Get me one too :)

Have a good Hawaii!

I guess I need to get to lookin' at Annemarie...

Teresa M. said...

Holy Crap - never heard of that magazine. (*wink*)
Congrats to you! I'm anxious to hear about it. Heard of you via Cheeky Lotus. Enjoy Hawaii - post pix when you are back.
I REALLY urge you to post the picture mentioned in this post. Must see picture!

Painter Beach Girl said...

have a great time, drink some guava juice and whatnot...congrats on the writer gig and how great to have such a good old friend!

Mel said...

Oh, yeah, bay-bee!
Come on! Dish! I know you wanna...
I am thrilled for you. Holy crap is right!!!

kim said...

thats fantastic kristin!! im so happy and excited for you !!
and im so jealous youre going to hawaii *whines*

Angry Dad said...

Congratulations on the new job. Can't wait to hear the details, but I bet we'll have to buy it via subscription - unless you're going International on us! Viva Eva Las Vegas!!!

Have a great trip!

mothergoosemouse said...

Congrats!!! That is fantastic news - I'm so glad you took the job and shared the scoop!

Kim M. said...

Congrats Woman! Great news.

Also lets see a picture of you guys in Reeboks ( I had banana Yellow high top Reeboks).

Her Bad Mother said...

Congrats on the job!!!

(And, on having such wonderful friends - MAC women and ClubMom bloggers... who's rubbin' the good shoulders, really?)

Gen said...

Holy crap! Huge Congrats on the job and have a wonderful time in Hawaii - I can't wait to see your articles...so are you going to use your real name or will you have a super secret pen name?

I will be crossing my fingers that your house will be perfect when you get back :)

Nikki said...

I'm so green right now it's not even funny. I look like a bumpy zucinni. LOL

Congrats on the job. I'm glad you took it.

Grow girl, grow.

Lisa said...

OK. Seriously. La Mer, Hawaii, and writer job mentions all in one blog post! If I didn't know any better I'd think you were trying to make me crazy. ;-)

Jenny said...

A writer-for-money? You rock! Which magazine? I'll totally get a subscription. Unless it's porn. Because I probably already have it if it is. Hee.

Also, scrunchy socks! I miss scrunchy socks.

mamatulip said...

Congrats on the job! And have fun in Hawaii...bring me back a lei! And a hunky, buff man!

Kevin Charnas said...

I fucking hate blogger. I'm going to try this again...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't wait to hear all the details! I hope that you and the kids are having an incredible time and I'm going to look forward to beating the crap out of you at the end of August for not taking me with you.

Damselfly said...

This is so fantastic! Write on!

Heather said...

Congrats on the job, and hope you have a blast in Hawaii. Somehow, I don't think that'll be too hard. We put the dogs in a kennel for a weekend (nice one too) and I felt so bad I almost cried. It sounded way to much like the pound. I doubt they even noticed.

Teacher lady said...

If I'm not too late, and you are going to Oahu, you MUST have a Mai Tai at the bar at the Hale Kulani hotel. I used to live in Honolulu and that bar? Not just for tourists for a reason. Also, love your blog. Thanks for letting me crash the party. (Or mele, as they say in the islands ;-))

InterstellarLass said...

YAY! Congrats on the new job! I want to be a writer too someday...when I grow up.

Have tons of fun in Hawaii! Come on I wanna lei ya!

Kristen said...

Congrats on the job and have a GREAT vaca!

Los said...

One can get used to sectional sofas, much like a well-worn-in (out) pair of boxer shorts ... don't know if that's a good thing or not.

Ann said...

congrats on the new job. What's the name of the new magazine. Too cool, hot mamma!!

Domestic Chicky said...

Woohoo! Congrats mama on the big writing job! Can't wait to hear all about it!

I used to live in Hawaii- well, for about 3 months anyway...say hi for me! LOL

Wicked Witch said...

Congrats on the new job.

krista said...

A Writing job! YAHOO!!! congrats!

lildb said...

congratulations on the new job, doll! also, have a lovely time in the islands. :p

Bonnie B said...

Congrats on the job! I am so jealous.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

So glad you got a job, good luck, no need to explain why you have been so busy:).