Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer, sex, city

The kids get out of school tomorrow, therefore for all practical purposes IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! We're going to the pool, then heading to the Mexican restaurant with a bunch of friends and staying up really late tomorrow night, just because we can. I don't want to be overly optimistic, but I do feel like I'm coming out of the shadows I've been in for a few days. Or weeks. I'm happy about summer, not worried about the past, gonna buy a new car and write my diss, I'm looking forward to the new job, only smoking one or two ciggies a day, and I just might head off to the beach by myself pretty soon if I can find some money. I guess sometimes you really have to let yourself live through bad stuff and fears and sadness and it will eventually pass. I sat and cried for about three days, and once that was over it was all gone. I think most of this was leftover crap I never dealt with from last year. Anyway, I'm back to normal. Big sigh of relief.

Okay, the Sex and the City movie comes out a week from tomorrow. I've been thinking about the show, and how much I adore it, and came up with a few of my favorite episodes:

-The episode where they go to the wedding of the character played by Nathan Lane, and Charlotte and Harry dance together and you realize that she really likes him...that whole episode is very sweet.

-The one where Smith cuts his hair all off cause Samantha shaved her head after she started losing her hair to chemo. He loves her...

-Another one - when Miranda's mother dies and the girls all show up and as she's walking out of the church she sees Steve and Aiden came too....that part always makes me cry.

-One more! The episode where Carrie meets up with her old fling, played by David Duchovny, and it turns out he lives in a mental institute.

OH and look! I found the perfect Carrie quote for me this week:

Later that night I got to thinking about the x-factor. In mathematics, we learn that x stands for the unknown, a+b=x, but what's really unknown is what plus what equals friendship with an ex. Is this an unsolvable equation? Or is it possible to transform a once passionate love into something that fits nice and easily onto the friendship shelf? I couldn’t help but wonder... can you be friends with an ex?

I wish I had their gams...any of them. OH how I love this show...counting the days till the movie! I am so excited about this I can't stand it. Discuss.


caryl said...

I've never seen a single show! I know! What's up with that? We didn't have HBO when the show was new and now I don't want to come in in the middle with the reruns. I have to start at the beginning. (I'm weird that way.)

I'm very good friends with an ex, but the only reason it works is because it wasn't a passionate love affair. We had a great time when we dated but I can't say that I was hopelessly in love with him.

Now, the guy I WAS hopelessly in love with, I kinda hate and don't want to be his friend. What I'd like to do is PRETEND to be his friend, remind him of what a great woman I am, maybe flirt a little until he's just got to have me and then turn him down. Yes, (*rubbing my hands together*) that's my evil plan.*maniacal laugh*

Chicken & Waffles said...

Summer, ah, summer! Your post got me in the mood for the long languid hot days of my favorite well as for the SATC movie. I can't wait for either one!!

caryl said...

I avoided mentioning summer because I don't want to be Debbie Downer BUT I hate summer. I used to love it up in NY, but down here in Texas it's excruciating.

Nobody goes outside. Everyone hides inside with the air conditioning. NO exaggeration- you can get yourself all dolled up to go somewhere and wind up with flat hair and pit stains just walking to your car.

Summer is our worst season. You hunker down and hope to just get through it.

Julie said...

Hey...I'm in Atlanta. There's no way you can tell me you have it worse.

The key, Caryl, is SWIMMING. All day, every day. Then shower and stay inside.

And thanks for the love advice. I'm just gonna play it by ear. Can't say for sure if I can do the 'friend' thing or not, but I guess I have to at least try..

caryl said...

Swimming? a bathing suit? Are you daft? When they make one with capris pants, I'll wear it.

Jennifer said...

Hi, Jules!

My favorite episode is the one where Carrie f-a-r-t-s while she's in bed with Mr. Big and how he slips a whoopie cushion under her at dinner later to recreate her horror/mortification. Congrats on the new job! Agnes Snot, right?

Julie said...

Jenni! Just realized that was you leaving that comment. Yes, it's Agnes Snot, and if I can just get the tenure-track position next year I'll be set for life.

How's UGA?