ilona the pest

insecurity + narcissism = awesome!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

back from the abyss

i've returned! sorry for the long hiatus. i was in new york for a few days, taking the NY and NJ bar exams - both hellish - and then i spent about five days relaxing in the sweltering heat of rehoboth beach, delaware (my childhood annual vacation spot) with the bf and his family. that was really fun. i got to spend time with an adorable baby and an adorable grandmother, among others. we played skee ball, went on the "haunted mansion" ride at funland, took an "old time photo," ate hard-shell crabs, and drank gallons of birch beer (the official soda pop of the beach). but i spent most of my time eating caramel corn from dolle's and candy from candy kitchen, and reading racy literature (Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, etc.) and racy memoirs (Pimp by iceberg slim, etc.). i don't know why i'm such a pervert. i haven't had time for fun reading in so long, i had to go for the smuttiest.

here's me doing karaoke at the beach the day after the bar exam ended. it's bette midler's "from a distance." (i am going through a seriously passionate light rock phase.) sorry it's a little off-key - it was hard to hear the music. the audience was actually very enthusiastic, though you can't really tell from the video. lots of people were singing along. i think they especially liked the "god is watching us" part.

yesterday we flew back to SF with a brief stopover in new york. in the 115-degree heat, i experienced my second-ever NYC celebrity spotting: america's next top model's nigel barker.

i am the world's biggest ANTM fan, so it was very exciting. i think he was possibly even checking me out.

but that may have been because i looked sort of freakish compared to all the other pretty and sophisticated ladies around, though - i was wearing short shorts, a loose-fitting t-shirt, pink sparkly flip-flops from walgreens, sunglasses, and my big white hat. not to mention the fading henna tattoo of an anchor, on my arm, that i got at the beach.

but my bf said he was totally looking at me, like, several times. i really don't think of myself as the kind of girl that people would notice like that - you know, a pretty girl or whatever. so it was quite an unexpected thrill.

p.s. i won't know whether i passed the bar 'til november, so i'm just putting it out of my head until then. from a purely statistical standpoint, i probably passed. but who knows.


  • At 12:25 PM, Blogger jk said…

    just add some boots that ensemble and you could be a model!

  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger ilona said…

    aw, shucks. a very short model, though.

  • At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I dunno, from the looks of that model guy he was probably checking out your boyfriend...

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger ilona said…

    i see what you mean. but on the show he's constantly hitting on the 18-year-old (female) models. it's a little unusual in the fashion industry, i know, but he's definitely a hetero lech.

  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger jk said…

    if eva diva can do it, so can you!

  • At 4:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Pud's a lucky guy - you're very pretty.


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