Monday, November 16, 2009

Stayin' Alive (but barely)

I have so much to tell you. Where do I begin?

I would like to, first and foremost, complain about whatever hurricane decided to work its way up the eastern seaboard this weekend. Um, hello? Did it not get the memo that I was coming to town and had requested sunshine and blue skies for the photographing?

Apparently it did not.

Which is precisely why the rain and I can no longer remain friends. We had a tepid love affair to begin with, but I have cited irreconcilable differences and vow never to be in the general vicinity of the rain again. Stupid, stupid rain.

I also would like to tell (and show you) all the beautiful people I got to take pictures of this weekend. But I cannot do that just yet. Hours and hours of proofing and edit work will have to happen first. Trust me on this one, though, it's going to be good. Philly is home, not only to the delicious cheese steak sandwich, but to some very beautiful people, as well. And I was lucky enough to be wielding a camera around some of them.

One thing I probably won't be telling you about is a little incident that occurred on the Turnpike when a certain Bee Gees song came on the radio, and oh yes, I did.

I got jiggy with it.

Very, very jiggy.

And to the little old couple driving innocently on a Sunday morning, mucho apologies, for the spectacle you had to witness. But, honestly, can anyone sit still when Stayin' Alive comes on in the car? Ah ah ah ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive. Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother...

There I go again. Sorry.

Lastly, I will take this opportunity to curse the universe once again for timing my return home with Chase coming down with the swine flu. I don't know what it is, but EVERY. SINGLE. TIME I decide to get on a plane and go somewhere by myself, I come home to a sick child. Why? WHY? Further proof of the universe hating me can be found here, here, and here.

Well, as they say, there's no place like home.

[And there's also no place in this home to fit the mounds of laundry waiting for me either. Stupid, stupid laundry.]

22 comments:

diane said...

I got jiggy just reading the words...stayin aliiii-iiii-iii-ive doo doo doo du dooo...

Sorry the piggy came while you were gettin jiggy. Oh, that was so bad.

Anna said...

That same tropical storm spent 5 days here. Stupid, stupid rain. It's gone now, so hop on another plane and come see us. I guarantee the sick child will be better when you return.

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Chase has swine flu! Argh!
I'm hoping you were able to enjoy a delicious cheese steak sandwich while you were away... and I'm looking forward to seeing your amazing work! Good luck with the sickie.

Terra said...

My girls have been getting jiggy and driving me crazy with that song for 2 weeks! IT was hilarious and cute at first...now it is, well...just plain annoying!!

Lauren in GA said...

Diane's jiggy piggy comment is fabulous.

I am so sorry that you came home to the swine flu...and mounds of laundry...that's just insult to injury...

I cannot tell you how much I love that you were were getting jiggy to the Bee Gees. I know that couple enjoyed the view.

You make me laugh. Welcome home ☺.

Musings of a Housewife said...

I'm so sorry Chase has the flu! And I can't WAIT to see our photos!! SQUEE!!!!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

L-O-V-E the BeeGees -- you go girl! Can't wait to see those pictures! Hope Chase is back to perfect in no time!

Katie said...

Man I have missed reading your humorous words ... I too, cannot wait to see the wonderful pictures. Hope Chase gets better soon!

Miss T said...

I think my mother passed on the Bee Gees love to me.

Can't wait to see all the photos!

And I do hope Chase feels better soon.

shilo said...

I know what will cheer you up. Because I know how much you need some newborn loving, I have arranged for Dylan to be born on Wednesday morning. I had to pull some strings, but you are worth it. :)

gab said...

And today, of course, the weather was absolutely stunning.

Stie! Can't thank you enough for the great great visit and the gorgeous photos. You are truly chockful of talent (and stamina...that was one crazy weekend)!

I will call you tomorrow to discuss:
#1--Your birthday.
#2--Chase's prognosis
#3--The photo eye candy you created
#4--Plans for next week...wahoo!

Thanks so much for coming! It may take awhile before you feel like doing it all over again...but the guest bed's got your name on it. Anytime!

Jessica said...

Poor you. Sheesh.

Do you think that the old couple who watched you "jiggying" put a hex on you? Probably.

Melissa Walker said...

If you want to run away again--come to Chicago! I love seeing your photos, especially when I know the ones in the pictures! I so admire your talent! and Happy Birthday--I hope you have a great day and get to do something fabulous!

Lauren in GA said...

A little bird named Gabi told me that it is your birthday!!!!

Happy, Happy Birthday, girlie!!!!

Dalene said...

We miss you already. I decided I want to live close to you just so we can hangout (and so we can always have fantabulous updated family pictures). You would not believe the weather we are having this week.

♥Shally said...

I know I already mentioned it on FB, but...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

That being said,

1.The Bee Gees are awesome. I'm with you. You just gotta DANCE when you hear that song! :)

2. SWINE GO AWAY!!

3. Laundry makes me angry inside...

4. I am jealous that you went anywhere by yourself. The only place I go is the grocery store. At eleven-o-clock at night. :*(

Zana said...

happy happy birthday to you

hope it was a fantastic one too

& you better not get the swine flu

or else we would all be missing you

luv zanadoo :)


suddenly got in the mood to rhyme

June Gardens said...

You know I'm not gonna fault you for loving my Bee Gees. Yes, they are my personal Bee Gees.

Tristan said...

Glad you are back and glad you had such a good time! I can't wait to see all the photos and hear all the details!!

Tristan said...

Oh, and LOVE that song!

Tara @ Feels like home said...

Rain or not, we had so much fun and the photos are just amazing. Thank you again! :)

Chatter said...

Can't wait to see the photo's! Sorry to hear Chase is sick. Poor guy (you knew it was coming :)