Random Realizations

November 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM (Funny, Help, Real Life) (, , , , , , , , , )

With the exception of catching a cold, it’s been a fantastic week. Fun things to do, plenty of excitement and opportunities to wear high heels. And along with my trend of expanding wisdom with increasing age, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve discovered over the past seven days. Maybe some of them will be helpful.

  1. Birthdays are awesome, especially when your kids make you cards.
  2. With chocolate inside.
  3. It is possible to survive a week without diet Coke.
  4. When staying in a chic hotel with exciting on-site nightlife, you have to expect drunken hotel guests.
  5. Who are incapable of moderating their voices in quiet hallways.
  6. At 1:25, 1:54, 2:17 and 3:20 am.
  7. While lying awake silently cursing rude hotel guests, it is possible to forget all semblance of manners or empathy or respect for human life.
  8. Children get tired-and-cranky exponentially faster when playing at other children’s houses.
  9. A good playdate can last for eighteen hours, but requires devoted host parents. (XOXO)
  10. The best possible time to run into people from your past, say, college, is when you are decked to the nines in an expensive dress, killer shoes, hip jewels, and freshly-straightened hair and out for a date with your cutie-patootie hubs at The Four Seasons.
  11. No matter where you order it, shellfish-over-pasta is just shellfish-over-pasta. Lesson learned.
  12. However, it is possible to do some very exciting things the next morning with french toast.
  13. It is possible to still have things to talk with one’s husband about for nearly a whole day, even after seventeen years.
  14. Chic young things at swanky, hip bars in boutique hotels spend too much time on their cell phones texting people who are elsewhere and not enough time enjoying their surroundings.
  15. Although they seem to enjoy their fifteen-dollar vodka-and-tonics plenty.
  16. Thirty-nine and cancer-ridden means that four cocktails over the course of an evening, even with food, will result in a hangover.
  17. Irrespective of the quantity of water consumed during the same evening.
  18. Hangovers are quickly dispatched while lying in a pouffy hotel bed watching TV and eating salt-water taffy for breakfast.
  19. Coughing at night is more annoying than drunken hotel guests outside your room.
  20. Divorce can be avoided by sending the coughing party (me) to sleep in the guest room.
  21. All drivers who are not me are complete and utter morons.
  22. Especially when I’m running late.

I hope I have enlightened you with some of my new old-woman wisdom. I’m home from chemo and off for my daily kip. If you need me, I’ll be in my office.

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  1. Ruthann said,

    FAVORITE.POST.EVER. And number 14 is one of my biggest pet peeves….people in general spending far too much time on their phones while having lunch, dinner, meeting friends, etc….off my soap box. Have a good day!

  2. WhiteStone said,

    I have noticed many of those same observations myself. You are a wise woman!

  3. Caroline said,

    hahahahaha. Too funny! I hope you had a great time away with your hubby.a

  4. adele said,

    Such a cool post. esp loved lucky #13 — seventeen years! now that’s impressive on a birthday and any other day.

  5. Patty said,

    What a whirlwind week of discovery you’ve had! Sounds fabulous, hangover and all. Happy Birthday!

  6. Mr. Wonderful said,

    You forgot #23: when you discover that you forgot to give your son his birthday card two months after his birthday, give it to him anyway. He probably will enjoy it more now than on his actual birthday anyway since the presents are the only thing they pay attention to on their actual B-days.

    It was a great week. Love you.

  7. Maggie said,

    I just love your outlook and your wonderful way with words! Glad you had a good birthday!

  8. Sue Mellusi said,

    Awesome post, Sarah!

  9. Nancyspoint said,

    Sarah, Very entertaining post full of good observations! Sounds like overall you had a terrific time. Except for the cold, and the coughing, and the noisy people. But, the important thing was enjoying time away with Mr. Wonderful! Happy birthday!

  10. Beth Dunn said,

    Lovely list! Happy birthday

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