thinking, cooking and relaxing

no blog post yesterday.  email is seriously piled up.  cooked up a storm over the past four days. 

i have hit summer time and am so damn happy.

today i will clean my email box, write some posts, re-tool my summer schedule (too many calls all over the place that must be compacted) and figure out how i can get "the look".

when i got out here on wednesday night our friends came to pick me up for dinner.  they had the look.  the look you get after being at the beach for an extended period of time.  it is that slightly tan, discheveled look.  you look like you just woke up and you are completely relaxed.  i want that look.  it is a really good look and it is the perfect one to try and keep as long as possible when you re-enter the world in september. 

off for a cup of coffee and to complete the crossword.  it is the start of getting "the look". 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Rohan

    “The look” haha.. Like!

  2. aysha ali

    “I’m so damn happy'” Love it! but i thought fearing September passed after graduation…

  3. andyidsinga

    most septembers our family rents a house on the oregon coast for several days. My brother in law and I get to that relaxed state after a day of boogie boarding – perfect time for beers, books and snoozing afterwards.

    1. Gotham Gal

      sounds delightful.

  4. Ann

    Brilliant description! Also want “the look” badly!

  5. awaldstein

    The look for you and getting in the zone for me may be the same thing.Getting in the zone is a challenge for me.Everyone has their place that makes that happen.For me I think it’s Tulum. A couple times a year I head south, rent a house for 3-5 days, never put on shoes and find a new pace.I bet I have the ‘look’ there.

  6. mwilkotz

    I come home to Baltimore for a month + vacation every year. Not everyone’s idea of paradise but it certainly is mine. Just started the true vacation part Friday when my husband arrived and I finished up work for a few weeks and we’ve spent the weekend with friends and their children -dinner, ice cream, movies. I kept thinking about how the other women look so much more pulled together, but that I really don’t care. Must be on the way to the look.

    1. Gotham Gal

      you are on your way to “the look”!

  7. Suzan B

    Ha. I love the look! Trying to figure out how to get without a vacation this summer : /

  8. Dory

    This was a really cute post. I opened it looking for summer recipes and laughed out loud.

    1. Gotham Gal

      summer recipes coming!

  9. RichardF

    the title of this post should definitely be the look, love it. Here’s to hoping some time spent on a portuguese beach, eating local fish and drinking wine is going to get me the look.

    1. Gotham Gal

      nice way to get the look.