Thursday, July 20, 2006 

101 days and counting…

I’m going on 5-day cruise to Mexico. We depart at the end of October and have been promised a great Halloween party on board. I love having something like this to look forward to! Everything seems to be falling into place and some of my favorite people are coming with me. It’s going to be so much fun. I’m giddy with excitement just thinking about it.

Earlier this week I was thinking that it’s about time for a vacation. I have worked the last 10 days in a row and put in over 80 hours of my time. That may not sound like much compared to some of your work schedules but I’m burnt out. Mexico is just what the doctor ordered.

The pressure is on to find a great Halloween costume so please let me know if you have any ideas.

Saturday, July 15, 2006 

Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years

In the second show of the season, the roommate and I went and saw Fiddler on the Roof. I’m pretty sure that every high school, college and community theater group has performed this musical at some point. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen it. But I love the story and I love the music even more!

This excursion downtown was not quite as eventful as last time. Nobody yelled at us during intermission or tried to scam us out of five bucks on the street. However, I can’t seem to do anything without coming back with some sort of story. It keeps life interesting.

We parked across the street from the police station this time so there would be no chance of someone trying to scam us. If you live in this part of the country then you know how hot it’s been lately. It’s been about 500 degrees here with 1000% humidity. That’s a slight exaggeration but I’m not far off. So our short walk to the theater was actually a little excruciating and walking into an air conditioned building never felt so good.

During the middle of the first half of the show Lindsy fell asleep. She’ll deny this but it has to be true. One second she was leaning back in the seat looking relaxed and the next second she jumped forward and kicked her leg out. Hmm…doesn’t that sound like she was sleeping and had one of those falling dreams? It was hard not to laugh. Then, during intermission, the couple on my right threw an M&M at me. Who throws M&M’s at a musical? Classy people…real classy!

The second half of the show seemed to be going well and I thought we would make it through without incident. Have you ever been in an audience and found something particularly funny only to realize you’re the only person laughing? That’s me. I vividly remember the exact line from the show that set me off. I’ve been told that when I’m struck by something funny my laugh can be somewhat loud. I, however, like to refer to it as a big, appreciative laugh. And there I was…the only one laughing. Laughing really loud. Good thing the show was almost over.

Next up…Godspell. I’ve heard that the show will be like Cirque and have been promised aerial acrobatics.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 


You may remember my theory about a conspiracy against me at work. If not, you may need to click here to go back and read about it.

(not actual picture of my plant but very close likeness)

I had finally gotten over my paranoia that someone at the office was out to get me. I had come to terms with the fact that I was simply going crazy and nobody was trying to set my office on fire or kill my plant. But now, I realize that I was right all along...

I had a long weekend over this past 4th of July holiday and I wanted to make sure that my plant didn't die while I was gone. It's special to me because I got it at my uncles’ funeral several months ago. My office does not have an outside window (I'm still a few promotions away from that). So I decided to move my plant to another office to be near a window for the weekend. It needed some sunlight while I was gone. A coworker of mine also did this so our plants could keep each other company. Great idea! I'm so starting to get my green thumb!

Well, I had a great weekend and reluctantly went back to work the following Wednesday. As I walked in, I was only looking forward to checking in on my plant and bringing it back to its rightful place in my office. I walked straight to the office where I had left it...and it was gone! SOMEONE STOLE MY PLANT! My coworkers’ plant was still there but not mine. Of all the things someone could have taken, why my plant? There's a huge stack of cd's in the office down the hall from mine. Surely those are more valuable.

I guess I should just suck it up and get over it. It’s a plant. It’s replaceable. But still, it’s the principle of the thing.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 

Happy Birthday America!!

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. It tops my list...even above my birthday and Christmas. I cram as much fun and excitement into this holiday as possible. This year, our country's 230th birthday, was no exception. It was off to the lake for the weekend and then back into town for a big 4th of July bash.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Let's see how much these pictures are worth...


the party...

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