19 July 2009

Blast From the Past

Alex & Me
Originally uploaded by MarciNYC

While digging through pics online, I found this shot from my stint on Jeopardy! in June 2000.

My first thought - OMG! I need a hair cut! Yet at the time I was so proud of my long hair. LOL. I think both Alex and I look different today - and for the better.

For those who don't know - yes, I am a Jeopardy! champion. Details on my appearance can be found here and here.

And please, whatever you do, don't mention Ken Jennings to me. He's Satan's Spawn.

11 July 2009

Have You Seen Me?

self portrait - 6/28/09
Originally uploaded by MarciNYC

I've been neglecting my blog, my friends, my craft for too long.

I've been caught up in a whirlwind of social activity since returning home from Alaska the Friday prior to Memorial Day and now it's mid July and I've got nothing to show but an awesome tan and a handful of self-portraits taken under the influence with the cell phone or my new digital camera. Beach-going, bar hopping and Bantrying seem to have become my life.

I've been stressed more than usual and trying to work things through. I think that perhaps I am going through that mid-life crisis -- does a 41 year old woman really need a cute little Miata? (Oh yea, especially for beach days! But I didn't get it.)

The new me is still coming to terms with being called "sexy", "beautiful", "gorgeous." It makes me laugh at times but at the same time it gives me such an ego boost. I know I should be content and confident with myself and not relish the complements from others, but after so many years of being the 'ugly ducking' this swan is basking in the attention.

We've pretty much reached the mid-point of the summer season here in Jersey. I've been enjoying beach time with Mark and friends whenever possible. I'm tanner than I've been in years - contrary to popular belief, this Irish lassie can tan (with a bit of help from Hollywood Tans). Tomorrow we're bound for the beach - weather permitting. I can't wait - books and iPod in hand, I can hunker down for hours.

Hoping to corral my mojo once again and get back to making jewelry. Stay tuned for updates on my blog and in my etsy shop.