Friday, June 19, 2009

These are the days when it's ok to drink BOX WINE


"Baby, this is the time of our life when we'll look back and be like, 'remember when we had wild crazy sex and no cares in the world....." 

My Love says as we're both walking barefoot outside in downtown Denver, carelessly asking the to universe to give us a crack needle to accidentally step on. 

"Yeah, when we didn't have to worry about little sticky children coming into our room in the middle of the night being like, 'Daddy why are you hurting Mommy?? When we don't have to worry about making too much noise, or screaming too wildly- now, it just kind of makes or neighbors jealous. Which isn't horrible, it's awesome."

Sigh. "These are the good days."

These are the days when it's still acceptable to call Top Ramen a "meal" every now and again and to call Momma when I don't know how long to bake chicken? When old friends aren't so old that they couldn't become "new" friends again, with a little mending. These are the times when we toe the line of irresponsibility, occasionally falling off course, but it's still okay. When it's OK to smoke strawberry flavored hookah until 10pm and have sex for breakfast.

These are the days when my skin is still taut and supple, my knees don't crack and my back doesn't hurt. My body is quick and strong, able, firm and resilient. These are the days when there's nothing a cup of coffee or a glass of Cabernet can't cure. 

When I'm still rambunctious and hopeful. When my emotions don't simmer but they boil and my energy is sparkling. When I've been wounded just enough and jaded just enough to make me smart, but not bitter. These are the days when time feels like its on "our watch." When we're brave enough to throw ourselves into the lions den, and even with the lack of skill to actually fight a lion, we run at him with our bare hands anyway, because we're fearless in just the right times. (Figuratively speaking of course....unless you want to get your face ripped off.)

These are the days when we're creating our "smile lines" that one day, we'll look at bittersweet and remember when our faces we smooth, porcelain, unsullied. These are the days when it isn't depressing to eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's alone in the dark. 

When I'm still lusting, while being in love. When I'm still naive, while having lived enough to be savvy. When I'm still open, while standing for what I believe.

These are the days when we still have the freedom. We have options and possibilities, wide open doors and the moxie to walk through every single one of them, no matter what the fuck is on the other side; angry bosses, wild boars, strippers, the love of your life, or your dream come true.

.....and most importantly, for many of us, these are the days when we can still have screaming-hair pulling-wild sex...without waking up the kids. 



Your turn:  These are the days when..........





48 comments:

sid said...

These are the days when I can get away with coming to work in the tiniest little shorts ever!
These are the days when skinny dipping in 10 degree water seems like the a brilliant idea.

Jenni said...

This is awesome! I love it.
These ARE the days...

Serena said...

These are the days when I can get away with wearing short dresses on a night out.
These are the days when I can have a 'friend with benefits' and, most importantly..
These are the days I can eat cake and think about working out later lol

Ace said...

So heres the thing though. I want those days to last forever. And I would like to add the days when pitchers of margaritas on a tuesday are an except-able night out, walking across the brooklyn bridge at 2am feels a lot like magic and smoking a joint in bed with all 4 of your roommates is just about the greatest thing you can think of doing.

nic said...

I just wrote about my loud-sex neighbors this morning at 3 am. And you know what? It did make me a bit jealous...and exhausted on my way to work this morning.

Great post!

Margarita said...

What a fabulous post!!

These are the days when we can make outrageous ideas come true
These are the days we can still go clubbing like there's no tomorrow
These are the days where we can eat cupcakes for breakfast and breakfast for dinner

Allison M. said...

these are the days when my ass still looks good in skinny jeans or leggings.

And hitting up Forever21 is still acceptable at 26.

Erin said...

I love this entry! :)

amtc said...

I agree with the above...This post was amazing and very necessary for me in my life at the moment. Thanks for being awesome!

Mollie said...

this absolutely made my day. so very true. i mean,who doesn't like sex for breakfast? probably a crazy person...

miss. chief said...

aw, this made me feel so happy!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

nic- I'd like to apologize on behalf of all crazy-wild-sex loud couples. I hope work isn't unbearable today because of your exhaustion :) lol.

Herding Cats said...

These are the days I can leave the life I always knew, and move six hours away to the unknown...San Francisco.

notthelifeiordered said...

Excellent post!

These are the days when I can quit my job and travel around the world without having to worry about a family to support.

These are the days that liquid lunches and happy hours on mondays are perfectly normal.

Sebastian said...

The bad things in life were so few,
Those days are all gone now but one thing is true,
When I look and I find I still love you.

Or something sappy like that.

Poignant stuff, Chelsea. You still got it; even if you refuse to follow me on twitter, you daft apricot, you.

lovelila said...

These are the days when I can get away with traveling to another place on a whim.
These are the days when I can act silly, but not be told that I'm "too old for that." (Who am I kidding? I'll be silly forever.)

I love this post!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Sebastian- I'LL FOLLOW YOU ON TWITTER!! Now stop whining :) lol.

Sebastian said...

I'm not whining... I just thought you might care, considering it could be construed as rude in most other parts of the world.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

sebastian- I know, I'm just yanking your chain. All out of love, all out of love.

Ali said...

Chelsea, would you mind terribly if I posted this and linked back to you? This is just good stuff.

M.J. said...

Crack needle? You are more likely to be adduced by aliens. You don't shoot crack. You smoke it. It's the heroin needles you need to watch out for.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Ali- of course!! That's an honor, thank you darling!

Mj- I guess its ok that I didn't know the difference... I'm not well versed in the workings of heroine or crack. But now I know!

miss*H said...

these are the days when we can just chuck a bag in the car and go on an impromptue road trip without a care in the world...

Esq said...

These are the days when my BF and I can use the bathroom with the door open! Love that.

And when makeup is optional.

Felisa said...

"my knees don't crack and my back doesn't hurt."
Errr.. not true for me. Haha well, just the back part. And just today.
These are the days when I can make outrageous decisions that I only regret for a day. My decisions don't have to affect another human being because I am without child and without a boyfriend :P These are the days when cinnamon toast crunch is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Gina said...

These are the days when you can take 10 days off of work and spend a grand on visiting New York for the first time ever. Sure, you might be broke as fuck when you get back. But hey, you only live once.

Thank you so much for writing this because I needed to read it. You're awesome!

Jay Ferris said...

I already have 3 children, so my "these days" are in the past.... and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Jay- and believe me, I can't for "those days" someday as well. I definitely want that.

Katelin said...

love this post as always.

these are the days where i can sleep in til 12 and it's still okay and i can eat ice cream for dinner, totally acceptable.

Elizabeth Marie said...

This is amazing. Fucking amazing.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Really love this post.

Awesome Sara said...

shoot, give me box whine any day.

floreta said...

dang, beautiful write up!!

and i just had my first strawberry flavored hookah last weekend!

Doniree said...

Oh, I LOVE this post! These are the days when our freedom-to-responsibility ratios are the most desirable. Where my money is MY money and not my kids' daycare's or my mortgage.

peterdewolf said...

I adore the crap out of this post.

Hillary said...

These are the days when it's still okay that I called my mom as soon as I found out I had strep throat so she'd come over and make me homemade soup.

Joy @ BigTimeFancy said...

I don't want to know about days when it's NOT okay to drink box wine.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

joy- you have a really good point.

LBluca77 said...

These are the days when I can be as immature as I want and no one questions it.

Chessa! said...

These are the days when you can stay out until 4 in the morning, have sex until 5 and sleep until 2 in the afternoon...these are the days when you can stay in bed all day on the weekends with nothing on your schedule but relaxing...these are the days when you get home from work when it's still light out and have hours before bedtime to enjoy a nice dinner and maybe even a walk for ice cream....

love your writing...box of wine was definitely on the menu during "the days"...box wine and ramen...and sex for breakfast...and ice cream for lunch... :)

Alya said...

these are the days when I can travel whenever I want without worrying about where the kids will stay, go out whenever I want without worrying if the hubby is home alone, sleep in without worrying if the kids went to school, eat whenever I want without worrying about gaining too much weight..

your wishcake. said...

Oh, my gosh. This is the greatest post I've read in a long time. You seriously captured it perfectly - the good things, the sad things, the silly things. Totally made me realize that I need to stop and appreciate this time in my life...that I should stop wishing things were the way they used to be, and stop trying to push myself ahead to the next step at the same time.

You are my hero.

:)

La Petite Belle said...

love love LOVE this post.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

wishcake- thank you so much dear and for retweeting it and sharing with your twitter friends ;)

Jenni said...

Hi Chelsea - I wanted to let you know that I reposted parts of this entry to my blog: http://www.jenrem.com/2009/06/these-are-days-re-post.html

It has lots of links back to your site so I hope you don't mind (but if you do, please tell me and I'll remove it immediately). I just think this is such a great thing I had to share with the world! :)

Kimberly Julie said...

These are the days when I can quit my job and move to a Caribbean island completely on a whim.

These are the days when Sparx is a necessary accessory to any and every road trip.

These are the days when a long car ride inevitably means that I won't be able to keep my hands off of his package at some point.

These are the days for adventure.

notsojenny said...

oh man i wish my skin was still taught and supple and my knees didn't crack and my back didn't hurt

these are the days when i can still wear 3 1/2" pumps every single day, i know i don't have much longer (i can feel it)
and these are the days when day dreaming about the future brings goant smiles, not fear or nervousness

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