- I’m thankful for my family. Got to thinking about this because as you all know, it’s the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, and I’m sure his kids and family have to still be devastated. I couldn’t imagine losing a parent, especially that young. Today in LA, they played MJ on the radio all day long. It was actually pretty heartwarming knowing he will live on through his music and entertainment. I couldn’t help but to think about his kids and wonder if it’s hard for them to hear his music, a constant reminder of their dad. I know how songs can remind me of things like a relationship or a success or a person in general. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of favorite songs be put on the back-burner until I was able to hear them again and not cringe. So today I am thankful for my family for being around (yet far away) to help me through times of need and for unconditional support.
- Today I was driving into work before our staff meeting and heard that song with Eminem and Rihanna. I guess I had always heard just parts of the song, either Eminem rapping or Rihanna singing the chorus because I didn’t think the song was a collaboration. This got me a little fired up: why would Rihanna’s people think it was a good decision to let her be featured on an Eminem record? Granted, I love me some Slim Shady (so do my karaoke skills), however he’s rapped about beating his girlfriends, killing his mom and his wife. And Rihanna just got out of a abusive relationship heard around the world. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, even if the song is good.
- I found this really great quote at Barnes and Noble when I went in a few weeks ago to buy Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed. By the way — the book is amazing, but it made me freak out to think a woman could have an affair with her best friend’s fiance… and that I would be behind her doing it 100%. I’m now reading Something Blue and I have no idea how it’s supposed to turn out but I hope some type of happy ending is in order. Anyway, the quote goes as such:
I beg you… to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer…” Rainer Maria Rilke
- I love this! Before I graduated, I was confident and I didn’t know where life was going to take me because I knew I had awhile before I was set off into the world. I let myself live and I benefitted greatly from it, finding things I was good at and building relationships along the way. Now, I feel like I’m a constant hurry! I’ve told myself countless times, “you’re 23! Why aren’t you doing what you want to be doing right now?” When really I should be saying, “Kirbie, you’re 23. You’re going to have to be patient.” It’s hard when you want something so bad but it’s not happening when you want it to, but this quote begs you to enjoy the journey of your life instead of trying to fill in all the blanks. When you’re not trying, they’ll be filled in just the way they should be, with the right job, right person, right opportunity. Anyway, here’s a photo of me and Emily Giffin from when she came into the salon a few weeks ago. Don’t laugh, I’m in my work uniform.
- Carrie Underwood is getting married to Mike Fischer and I want to say that I am kind of obsessed with them both. Carrie is gorgeous, sings great songs and has an undeniable talent. I don’t know a lot about Mike except that he’s on a Canadian hockey team, he’s really attractive, he’s a Christian and he’s been quoted to saying that he “knows how lucky he is” to be with Carrie. He allegedly had a Bachelor party where all his friends drank and did stupid stuff yet he just watched and was the DD. And this relationship is all going on while he’s in Canada playing hockey half the year and Carrie is touring around the world. Talk about long distance. They get married on July 10th and frankly I know a little too much about this relationship. I should be an investigative reporter.
- Why can’t I be off work one day to see the USA play in the World Cup? Just one day?! Let’s pray perhaps they will win tomorrow (BOCA!!!) and will play this Monday.
- Ask and you shall receive: I’m getting three complimentary tickets to the Dodgers vs. Yankees game on Sunday, however I have to be neutral because Brad Ausmus is getting me the tickets and he’s a Dodger. I’m a little torn because I love my New York Yankees but I love Joe Torre a ton. Then again.. Derek Jeter. Enough said. I’m going on Sunday and as I struggle to think of who would want to join me at the game, I think about how I need to make more friends here in LA.