Thursday, June 28, 2012

"I'll Have What She's Having"

I was so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nora Ephron.  I've grown up as a woman loving and, sometimes, living her movies, her books, her articles and her interviews.  Since "When Harry Met Sally", this amazing lady has written the dialog of our lives.

“Harry Burns: You realize of course that we could never be friends.
Sally Albright: Why not?
Harry Burns: What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
Sally Albright: That's not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.
Harry Burns: No you don't.
Sally Albright: Yes I do.
Harry Burns: No you don't.
Sally Albright: Yes I do.
Harry Burns: You only think you do.
Sally Albright: You say I'm having sex with these men without my knowledge?
Harry Burns: No, what I'm saying is they all WANT to have sex with you.
Sally Albright: They do not.
Harry Burns: Do too.
Sally Albright: They do not.
Harry Burns: Do too.
Sally Albright: How do you know?
Harry Burns: Because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.
Sally Albright: So, you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?
Harry Burns: No. You pretty much want to nail 'em too.
Sally Albright: What if THEY don't want to have sex with YOU?
Harry Burns: Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.
Sally Albright: Well, I guess we're not going to be friends then.
Harry Burns: I guess not.
Sally Albright: That's too bad. You were the only person I knew in New York.” 

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
Nora Ephron

Thank you, Nora,

Clutter Diva

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

Oh how I love a good cup of coffee in the morning.  My favorite way to make my coffee is using a french press.  Since moving to Lafayette, I have been subletting my friend's furnished home while my belongings have remained in storage back in San Antonio...including my french press.  Last night my good friend, Anna, gifted me this precious mini-french press (isn't it the cutest?) and this morning I am enjoying my cup of Community Coffee just the way I like it.

Ummmmmmm, life is good.

Here's to a great Monday,

Clutter Diva

Monday, June 18, 2012

It Takes a [Facebook] Village

 Four days ago my coworker, a single mom of a 6 year old, posted the following on Facebook, "We all remember those days of getting picked on for some reason or another, Diego is getting it for his name, so in order to prove a point to him, that the world is much bigger than 3 little kids, please like this comment if you like the name Diego :-) just some positive affirmations for my sweet son."  Within a few hours her Facebook post received 121 likes and 36 wonderful comments like this one, "Diego.... when I first heard his name....I. said to myself "wow! What an awesome name to grow up with! Nobody else will have it. I have a funny middle name...Kamil. People used to make fun of me And call me camel. I use to hate it. But now I am very proud of it! Because I know why my daddies chose that middle name. It's middle-eastern. And I feel really special to have it."   According to Diego's mom, Heather, his happiness and confidence grew with every buzz of her cell phone signalling another post or "like" coming in.  It makes me happy to know there are so many caring adults who will take the time to bolster one child's self esteem.  I'm posting this blog to my Facebook page as well, so if you would like to comment or "like" the name Diego, please do, and I will pass along your responses to this special little boy and his awesome mom. 

Have a wonderful day,

Clutter Diva

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hey, Pretty Lady!

What a great weekend!  While helping a friend with her garage sale on Saturday I looked across the tables of knick-knacks to see a very pretty young woman, who looked strangely familiar, rummaging through the treasures.  As she walked up next to me I realized who it was!  It was none other than Andrea Veron of Andrea Veron Interiors, author of the blog All The Trappings.  I have been following Andrea's blog for a couple of years.  She has been so kind as to follow my humble blog as well, and upon learning of my move to Lafayette we vowed to meet for coffee.  Well, the last year has been a wild ride for us both and that coffee never materialized...but, I knew in a town as small as Lafayette we were bound to bump into each other, and so we did.  As I expected, she was as sweet and charming as could be.  She and her darling husband, Ken, are now running the family restaurant, Cafe Vermilionville, which will officially become my new "hang".  As I said, what a great weekend!

Pretty Lady, Andrea Veron