Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Guilty pleasures

I really hate to admit it, but I went to see Transformers tonight. And loved it. I waited until half-price Tuesday to go see the damn thing, expecting what one would typically expect of a movie version of a bad 80's cartoon, and walked away entertained, smiling, chatting and feeling like I got my money's worth. Not bad. Not bad at all. A perfect end to a dreary Tuesday of blah work.

This past weekend a friend and I went on a solo weekend together (meaning we shared a cab and then didn't see each other again until it was time to cab back) to She Shan, a suburb outside of Shanghai famous for it's man-made lake and beautiful golf courses. It is also home to several large resort hotels that run 1-night specials that are an absolute dream. I spent the weekend in the nicest hotel room I've ever stayed in, with the biggest bathtub I've seen in years, and a gorgeous pool that was just the right temperature. I spent two days doing nothing. - lazing poolside, taking bubble baths, sitting in the sauna, enjoying the rainfall shower.... pure relaxation. Came back with a nice tan and a desperately needed sense of inner calm.

I know it's been a long time since I've written anything here. It's been a hellacious couple of months emotionally, and frankly I didn't think I had a whole lot positive to talk about, so I just didn't talk at all. I'm pulling through it all ok now though. Things are still a bit rocky, but the waters are calming down and at least I don't feel seasick anymore.

I'm going to post some new pictures this weekend. I've got a ton to add. I hope all is well with everyone. I've missed you. :)