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Bun in the Oven!

March 11th, 2014 | Other Published Work, srBlog archives | Comments Off

Found this from when I was preggers in July! Guess I never hit send! (And, yes, I did find the shirt… ;)

I’m so thrilled to be pregnant and everyday is so special. Today, I was doing great, getting things unpacked and enjoying my new abode, when all of the sudden I got really tired! I laid down and two and a half hours later, I woke up to the front door opening and my honey getting home from work. The weather, hormones, activity, and how difficult it is to find a comfy position during the night all contribute to the necessity of mid-day naps!! ;)

I’m so grateful to have the most amazing man to call my own and the father of my baby. He’s super supportive, understanding, masculine and creative and is always finding ways to make me feel alive, centered and adored.

The pregnancy has definitely brought my family closer. My mom is stoked and we talk more often.

I’m eating very healthily, with a few cravings, such as: citrus fruits, pickle juice, vegetarian cuisine (I had to give up my beloved sushi!), and a major change was adding some dairy to my diet, which was previously a no-no, as I’m lactose-intolerant. Your body needs what it needs, and I’ve preferred vanilla yogurt and a few other dairy items (ice cream!) during this radical and fabulous time. And, I can’t get enough sour candy – Sour Patch Kids and gummy worms are my favorite. ;)

My honey and I had an amazing holiday in Hawaii, visiting Maui and indulging in oceanside massages, shopping in Wailea, watching fireworks on the 4th in Lahaina, even watching little kids hanging onto sheep for dear life to win at a rodeo in this uniquely cowboy town called Makawao.

I really didn’t want to leave! In fact, I was so tired and sad that I picked a fight with my man on the flight home. Luckily, we were made up by the time we hit the ground! I really love Hawaii. <3

I’m finishing up our registry at Baby’s R Us with all of the necessities, and then I will be starting a new one at another one-stop-shop. Probably Juvenile World, or Bellini.

My life has taken such a beautiful turn and I can’t express how grateful I am for the change, the blessings and the new friends I’ve made. I love how, upon acceptance of your life as a truly inexplicable journey, you can enjoy the mellow turns and righteous curves. Some, you secretly hoped for, and others you could never even have imagined in your wildest dreams.

Sending love!

Darrah

P.S.: I *really* want that t-shirt above! The model even has red hair! Oh! I got some blonde highlights in my hair yesterday. I’ve never had any color added to my naturally scarlet locks, but I’m really indulging in the levity of newness and so… I went for it. It’s fun for summer. I’ll post a pic next week.

XOX

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This is what’s up…

January 20th, 2014 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

Strawberry Me!

There I am, with my new do! I finally got the chutzpah to lighten up my naturally scarlet locks, and also go wavy. It’s so fun! I’ve been so reticent to change my hairstyle and color because 1) natural redheads are so scant – only 1-2% of the population have it 2) Everybody has told me my whole life that I “shouldn’t touch” my hair. It’s been a liberating experience to buck that advice. While I adore who I am and accept myself as fully as I can; body, mind, spirit, rebellion, traditionalism, fear, friendliness and persistent aching for repose, I am eager to embrace change often.

Speaking of change, I am now a mom. Crazy! I like being a mom so much! I feel my daughter is by far my biggest achievement. And, she’s only little still. I can’t believe I made her in my body!! I am breastfeeding and pumping (six times a day), so my time is very regimented and I have to be diligent about the routine. It’s a strange endeavor. It’s so important for me to give her this nourishment, but I won’t lie, it has me a little disconnected from my breasts. Well, how can I explain it? They just have this higher and different function than they did before. And, they’re being pulled at by a machine! That’s odd. However, I am very strong minded and I endure the minor inconvenience of it, because breast milk is best for baby. And, I am willing to sacrifice for her. :)

Earth Mama :)

So many changes are abound. It’s crazy. But, I have a ridiculously supportive man in my life, who listens and helps me to communicate better. He is very successful at life. At maintaining friendships, at loving, at being present, at being distracted by work… hehe, and he’s great at accepting me fully for who I am. We are very honest with each other, and that honesty has afforded us a closeness unrivaled. If you keep secrets from your lovers, you have barricades – walls – that they can’t climb. And, I had walls for so long. It’s nice to be able to receive love from a fine man, and know that I don’t have to lie to him for it. Because that’s not real true love anyway. And, I’m tired of pretending.

I’m trying to get the motivation lately to be more of a participant in my own life. I know that sounds weird. Especially because I’m a mom now and really, there’s nothing that requires one being in the moment more than parenthood. But, I’ve been feeling like I’m listless in my dreams of really being a writer. I’m fatigued at pushing forward and trying to sell my script. I’m sitting in the passenger seat and have lost a certain amount of energy. I would like to remedy this. I’d like to get in the driver’s seat and go! In the meantime, I’m still recovering from birth! This gnawing, this restless energy is a double-edged stiletto. I’ve always had the feeling I wasn’t doing enough. Maybe it’s what keeps me going, but it is always there, sometimes just more loud and biting.

Ideas for resolution (and revolution): waking up early, exercising, meditation, journaling more, healing thoughts, healthy juices, making new friends, going to therapy, getting a trainer, talking to trusted friends, listening better, being in nature, taking a class in an interesting subject, reconnecting with people who know me well, traveling to a state I’ve never been to, using my senses more, drawing, spending time with my daughter, and following my instincts.

Sigh. This will be a good year, I hope. I’ll let you know how things progress.

P.S.: I watched Wolf of Wall Street tonight. I turned it off early. I couldn’t bear it any longer. What a vulgar, useless movie. Shite! However, Dallas Buyer’s Club was fantastic. That and American Hustle rocked the sox off of 2013 popular cinema for me.

P.P.S.: Spent the holidays in a gorgeous big ole cabin in the mountains of Palm Springs. A li’l town called Idyllwild. If you wanna enjoy a really fantastic getaway with *no* chain stores (although, be warned, the businesses have wild hours conducive to their mood) and a friendly, relaxed vibe alongside nature galore, go to Idyllwild. :)

Sending love!

Darrah xo

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Misfits Change the World!

March 17th, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

This is for the artists, the activists, the warriors, the fighters of the good fight. This is for everybody who was unafraid to post about Steubenville. This is for Anonymous, this is for women everywhere. This is for men who love us. This is for the animals, and the babies and the butterflies. this is 4 u. From my <3. 

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NYC – If I can make it here, I can…

March 14th, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

My journey in New York with my guy was so fun! We saw four plays. Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks and Maura Tierney was my favorite! Then comes, Cinderella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Scarlett Johansson (seriously, just seeing her in a mauve slip from behind was gratifying enough, but add that raspy voice and it’s frosting on frosting). I wish I would have been around in the 80s to see Kathleen Turner do it on Broadway, but I’ll settle for Ms. Scarlett. ;)

The week was fab, with jaunts along Times Square, midtown, brunch in Hell’s Kitchen, and the sudden, charming snowfall to welcome us! One day would be clear and the next, we’d have subtle rains. Every restaurant was better than the next, with La Bonne Soupe in midtown being my favorite for tomato and celery soup. (I’m veggie, sue me!) New friends were made, shopping was done – Ann Taylor Loft was a score, along with Saks where my honey got me a new winter coat! – and all in all I just simply can’t wait to return! Below are some silly photos of me being silly! ;) xox

 

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Love As Outlaw…

March 4th, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

Found this Tom Robbins quote in an old journal…

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Pisces Seeing Red

March 3rd, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I’ve been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! Wait! I got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice
Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby’s breath
Broken hymen of ‘Your Highness’, I’m left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I’ve been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks

-Nirvana, Heart Shaped Box

Thanks to Ashley Meadows for the image!

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Bill Maher Weighs In On The Pope’s Resignation

February 19th, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

“Any enterprise that excludes women almost always descends into sexual deviancy. Whether it’s the Boy Scouts, the Penn State locker room, or on Wall Street… sooner or later, a bunch of innocent folks get f*cked. Show me any culture that’s traditionally hostile to women, and I’ll show you a culture that is screwed up. Like the Taliban, like our Military, and like the Catholic Church.” ~Bill Maher


[Pope-Ra!]

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My Mardi Gras Célébration!

February 14th, 2013 | Other Published Work, srBlog archives | Comments Off

Had SO much fun celebrating Mardi Gras – or “Big Fatty” as it’s called – at Zanzibar in Santa Monica last night. My good friend Robin and I dressed up as belly dancers/gypsies. Luckily, Robin had a costume for me that fit like a glove! I love red, and the dress was amazing. She’s a seasoned performer/music festival maven, so she easily brought over several possibilities, but this costume was by far the easiest to covet and capture!
We stopped off at a Cantina on 3rd Street before hitting Zanzibar, a westside club, for a Carnival themed, percussion-filled eve. We were mistaken for a lesbian couple at the restaurant, which we totally went with.
At the club, Robin danced her arse off (I did too) until about 1:15am. Then, I sat it out and she finished shimmying and shaking her caderas until almost 2am. The Criterion Collection film “Black Orpheus” played against a screen, filling in for any fleeting in-between moments, on one of the coolest dance floors I’ve ever experienced.
The Afro-Cuban “Brazilian Swing Tribe” performed and the dancers, like Gina Amato, doing the Samba in a glittery sequined bikini with head feather, were enough to inspire me to take a new dance class!
Enjoy these photos, Lent and anything else you’re up to!
Hugs!
Darrah xx

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Running To Crazy

February 7th, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off

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Every Single Night – Fiona Apple Vid

February 5th, 2013 | srBlog archives | Comments Off


[Fiona_Apple]

Happy Video Tuesday!

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