Welp. Florida was the best thing ever except for maybe a tropical storm decided to show up?
BUT. I got some quality beach time before that happened and who doesn’t love a tropical storm?
(Probably people who are seriously injured in them?)
But when you’re safe, they can be fun and the power went out around 11 pm and I learned how to play the card game ‘Hearts’ by candlelight.
(Speaking of Heart(s), one of my earliest memories from childhood is playing with my brother Paul in a room that was maybe kind of like an attic? It was summer and sunlight was streaming through this attic window catching all the dust mites and maybe Heart’s “These Dreams” was playing on the radio downstairs? Mom? Can you clarify this?
Speaking of, my mom has always made clear that she can’t stand the band Heart because they are devil worshippers. Anyone besides my mom, can you clarify this?)
Anyway, back to the card game Hearts:
New Thing I Learned About Myself!
I am TERRIBLE at Hearts and I am especially terrible when people have NO HEART OR SOUL and decide to continually dump the Queen of Spades on me which, if you know Hearts, means certain death. I’m not saying WHO this person was who had NO MERCY but I might be dating them. MIGHT BE. I ended the game with approximately 800 billion points so I did what any normal person would do and pretended that in Hearts, the most points wins!
(The opposite is of course true.)
But who cares? It’s a tropical storm and I just got a thousand points! I win vacation!
THESE DREAAAAAAAAAAAMS GO ON WHEN I CLOSE MY EYYYYYYYYYYES!
Hm. What else?
In Florida, I drank a lot of coffee and wine but not at the same time, sat on the beach and near a pool, rode a bicycle all around, cooked up some delicious food and played cards terribly.
So, basically I need to go back on vacation as fast as humanly possible because it was amazing.
EVERY SEEEEEEEEECOND OF THE NIGHT, I LIVE ANOTHER LIFE!
That’s it for now.
This weekend, I’m going to see the new Wes Anderson movie, rehearse some improv, go to a birthday party in Brooklyn, meet Alayna for brunch and then stare at the wall in a stupor because THAT IS A LOT OF STUFF.
But, fun stuff.
I like summer a whole lot.
(Plus my new sandals.)
(Plus the person wearing the shoes behind my sandals. What.)