Monday, December 29, 2008

This Part Of My Life Is Called...

..."In Between." I'm on my way somewhere, I'm sure of it.

Photo: Source

The alarm went off far too early for my liking this morning. My new memory foam pillow from Nood isn't helping the "early to rise" routine at all- but it has been enabling me to sleep better than I have in years. I can't stop raving about this thing, it's incredible! (good call, Shawna) Plus, I'd been spoiled and sleeping in as late as I wanted for the last five days while on Christmas vacation. Today, it was back to reality. And boy, was it harsh. I'm not sure exactly what it was about today, but it completely defeated me. I felt near tears right up until I left the office. I'm very grateful for my friend across the country who may be a little nuts, but is a constant source of support, can always make me laugh, listens to me vent and only sorta makes fun of me when I get all emo.

Photo: MTV Music on Flickr

After work, I felt like I needed some retail therapy to help cheer me up. It was almost like my car drove itself to Holt Renfrew. It must have known that it's Boxing Week and the 50% off sale was still going on. I hadn't really planned on checking the sale out (since what you don't know can't hurt you), but somehow I ended up there anyway. It must have been fate. I may have purchased a DvF dress that I don't really need, but I love, love, love it (and how does one really gauge necessity, anyway?) It's simple and basic, but really quite elegant. It was also rather fitting, seeing as though I got home tonight just in time for the series premiere of what is clearly going to be a new obsession in my world, "The City." In this spinoff to MTV's "The Hills," leading lady Whitney Port has just started working in PR at Diane von Furstenberg. How could I not love this show? Whitney basically has my dream life- well, my dream job in my dream city, anyway- oh, and my dream wardrobe. I could do without the Australian though- he's not my type. I noticed mixed reviews of "The City" via my Twitter feed tonight, but personally, I thoroughly enjoyed it (even if I did keep looking for Lauren and then realizing that she's still in LA. Duh.) This new Olivia character is a snob and a half... a stunning, snobby nightmare- which will, without a doubt, create some entertaining drama.

It looks like I have another weekly MTV addiction on my hands. With the show's focus on friends, fashion, love and nightlife—and with her caramel locks and joie de vivre—Whitney just might end up being NYC's newest "it" girl. If she ever needs somebody to fill in, I'm available.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

I recorded it but haven't watched yet! Sooo excited...

tracy.lee said...

So after I got through the first 8 minutes of the first episode I realized it wasn't so bad (even if I wrote a tweet saying it was crap). I don't like Jay either, he reminds me of a slightly cleaner Justin Bobby. But I hope the Hills comes back soon, I miss it already *sigh*

Jessica said...

I have to say I enjoyed last nights episode of the CITY. It is deffinatley going to be one of my newest guilty pleasures.....
Great clothes, music and of course totally enviable lives!
However I have to say I found the concept of this being called a "reality show" a bit much.....It really is produced like an episode of sex in the city!

But over all love it!

Jennifer Stoddart said...

@Jessica: Oookay...you're right honey, it may be a tad overproduced, especially being that it's supposed to fall into the "reality" category. It definitely feels way more scripted than The Hills.

peterdewolf said...

The only thing I found even close to watchable about The Hills was Whitney. Still, not sure I could bring myself to watch this new one.

I blame it on me being a grown-ass man.