Thursday, August 28, 2008

Too Tired to Drive

I am so exhausted( I know I keep complaining about this, but bear with me till the play opens :) ) , it's literally getting dangerous. My driving skills are getting terrible and it's bc I have no reaction time and I am just not paying attention. Unfortunately in Atlanta, there is NO public transport to speak of so I am stuck driving myself everywhere. I am seriously considering the option of a nap in my car at lunch.

It's just till the 5th... but this not going home at night after work is getting old. I've barely seen Doug and Reilly or my bed! Last night I got 6 hours of sleep, but that was my own fault. We went and saw Rod the Bod at the new Ampitheater in Atlanta.

He was awesome, I loved every minute of it. But this ampitheater is about 45 minutes from my home with no traffic, so I rolled in about midnight. Why is it that performers have to have an opening act and that opening act doesn't go on till 8pm? Rod is in his 60's( and still looking good I might add) but you would think he would want to call it an early night.

Then what did I do( I'm such an idiot) I signed up to win concert tickets for Friday night!!! It seemed like a good idea at the time( too much wine) but now I am hoping I don't win. Friday is the ONLY night I get to be home. ONLY one. WHY would I want to go out to another concert???? Because it's one the DH would really like to see, that's why.

Reilly is at daycare today for the first time in weeks. We're having someone out to get rid of the roof rats(yay) and I assumed Doug would not be able to work at home with him barking at the exterminator all day long.

On a happy note, the rain is gone. So it's sunny and happy here in Atlanta Land today.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Catching up

I know, I know, I haven't posted in ages. But I have been SOOOOO busy between looking for a job( now working a contract job) and the play, who has had time to do anything??

So here's a little update:

On the play - it's going so well! It's going to be hysterical, if I can get through these last 2 weeks without killing any of the cast members! The play is so funny, but they keep cracking themselves up. So I didn't get home till 10 last night bc the rehearsal ran so late. Reilly does not know what happened to me! Poor guy has hardly seen me at all. Thank goodness for a 3 day weekend. Although I'll either be at rehearsal or building sets. Speaking of sets, DH has been a godsend and has practically built 1/2 the set on his own. He's spent 2( soon to be 3) Saturdays at the theater helping. Actors aren't very good at power tools :).

Then there's work. It's going ok. I'm tired, my brain is tired, from having to learn new stuff. Then I have to run from work to rehearsal and get home at insane times at night. But it's only for the next two weeks. Then we open on the 5th. And it's only Friday's and Sat's for 3 weekends. Woo hoo!!!!

That's it for now. I am still waiting for my new blog design.... the time passes so slowly!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sharing the Love

Robin Curry of Raising Fisherman has blessed me with the Sharing the Love award.  She knows I have been going through a rough patch and I really appreciate her sharing this with me.  The purpose of this award is to raise awarness about organ donation and to share the love around the web.  This award should be passed on to blogs that make you laugh, smile, or just uplift you in some way.

I am passing this award on to some pretty wonderful people out there:

Angie of Angie's Spot
Natalie of Knatolee's World

An Update to the Update

I was offered the position that I interviewed for this morning.  It's contract, meaning if I don't work I don't get paid :).... but it's more money, so it's ok for now.  It will probably go permanent, we'll see....  So I start on Monday.

Just an update

Nothing is really going on around here.  We're still gearing up for the play in Sept and in fact we built the set on Sunday.  DH came with me to help and he was a Godsend.  Thank goodness he was there or we'd all be in trouble!

But I guess we are getting old, bc by the end of the day, neither of us could move very well :)

The job hunt is still on.  I had a good interview this morning and one last week, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Other than that, we're pretty boring for now :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Meme Tag from Angela!

Angela has tagged me, so here it goes!

A meme is basically a list of things about me (hence the name). The stated subject is "6 UN-spectacular things about me." Now here’s a subject that could go on forever (but I promise it won’t, LOL!) And it comes with few rules, as follows:

1. Link the person who tagged you - see above!
2. Mention the rules on your blog - here they are!
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours - This is where it will get interesting, below!
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them - see below!
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged - This is the fun part!

So let’s see. Six “unspectacular” things about me:

1. Like Angela I have never mastered the stick shift. Yes, I am just that uncoordinated. It's amazing for a person who can do complicated manouvers on a horse that require using all 4 limbs separately, I cannot for the life of me hit the clutch and shift at the same time.

2. I will buy any kitchen gadget that comes my way. Anything. I think I own half of William Sonoma. Seriously. I am fascinated by kitchen gadgets. I always assume that I will use that piece of equipment sometime in my lifetime. Even if I only use it once, I feel justified.

3. I am a soap snob. My husband bought me soap from a parfumarie in France a MILLION years ago and I refuse to use any other kind of soap. Fortunately he goes to France frequently enough to where we haven't run out yet, but I am NOT above begging friends who are going overseas to pick up a case for me. When he comes home from France his suitcase weighs a ton( bc he better have no less than TEN bars of soap in there) and it smells lovely. I will even( if it comes to that) have it shipped to me.

4. I will buy anything in the world for my dog. I will go to doggy stores and PetSmart and catalogs and buy treats and toys and whatever I think it takes to make him happy. I can't help it, he's spoiled.

5. I am a reality show junkie. I watch anything from Gene Simmons( my FAV), to Kimora Life in the Fab Lane, simply out of fascination. I can sit there for HOURS watching these people's lives and not get bored. And yes, I watch The Girls Next Door and Denise Richards.

6. I am a child of the 80's. I love the music and the movies and the tv shows. I still watch Magnum PI and Miami Vice. I go to Poison concerts. I have more 80's music on my IPod than anything else. I loved Thriller.

So I am now tagging:

Janyne, Robin, Ginny, and Natalie.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Didn't everyone want to be Jesse's girl?

Another weekend, another concert.  It seems to be an eighties theme this year.  First Bon Jovi, then Poison and last night, Rick Springfield.  I was not a huge fan, but it was an enjoyable concert.  But what a PITA to get there!  

We live in Marietta GA.  The concert was at some venue in a small town called Peachtree City.  The venue is an outdoor ampitheater( very small) called The Fred.  I took us an HOUR to get there.  It wasn't that it was all that far( 50 miles) but it was raining and no one in GA can drive in the rain.  ARGH.  So we got there thinking that we had totally missed the first 30 minutes of the show.

We pulled into the parking lot and had an extremely difficult time finding a parking space.  Why?  We didn't think we would, especially since it wasn't sold out, but lo and behold the parking lot was filled with GOLF carts!  Peachtree City is a "golf cart community" and people can drive their carts everywhere.  So of course they took them to the concert.  It was quite a sight I have to tell you....

When we got there, the concert hadn't started bc of the rain, so we breathed a small sigh of relief.  The rain had stopped by the time we got in, so we found our seats and got ready for Rick.  But no, he had an opening band.... and well, that's all I am going to say about that.

Rick finally came on, after a snafu with his mic.  How many roadies does it take to get a mic to work???  I mean REALLY people!!!  So 45 minutes after the opening act closed, he finally made it on stage.

It was a good show, he played to the crowd and even came down into the table section to mingle with everyone.   It was entertaining, but all I could think about was how late it was getting and how I really hadn't had enough to drink :).

We finally got to my house at 12:30 and the boys were watching Robot Chicken.  They had entertained themselves quite nicely all evening.  Boys night out as it were.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A New Look

Well I've done it. I've asked Eight Crazy Designs to do my blog for me( curses to you Angela :) ).... Angela's looks so great, I couldn't resist.

She won't be able to get to me till Sept, so we have to wait a bit for the new look... but I am very excited about it.

So stay tuned!!