January 1st, 2012
|12:13 am - ^___^|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Current Mood: calm
September 19th, 2011
|12:47 pm - arrr!|
Ye all know what day'tis. Drink up, me hearties!
Current Mood: content
September 12th, 2011
|12:53 pm - ...|
"Soldier's Daughter" Tonic
"Use Somebody" Kings of Leon
"Pray Tell" Anberlin
"Paranoid Android" Radiohead
"Roll Away Your Stone" Mumford and Sons
Current Mood: pensive
July 18th, 2011
|09:39 am - a crap update...|
I might re-integrate this into my daily routine...maybe. I just hate that I'm firewalled at work and I never come back when I'm home.
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Current Mood: lazy
January 1st, 2011
|02:25 pm - 2011, whut?|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Current Mood: content
September 23rd, 2010
|12:08 am - awwww...|
@damonlindelof: Six years ago today. Sigh....
This show has eaten my brain and I am missing it. Today, I was also supposed to get my fuselage package, but I was not available to sign for it. Boo.
@cleolinda: THE BEN AND LOCKE (kind of) SHOW IS GOING TO NBC! IT'S A REAL THING! http://tinyurl.com/367vuc5
Current Mood: peaceful
September 19th, 2010
|05:02 pm - ye know wha' time i'tis...|
Today be talk like me fellow hearties day.
I'm watchin' a movie 'bout the deadest of dead men that tell no tales--Weekend at Bernie's. I should make the characters walk th' plank for their lily-livered foolishness.
In other scuttlebutt, I am lookin' forward to the next PotC movie, On Stranger Tides.
December 4th, 2009
|08:06 pm - crazy request...|
I kinda want this for Christmas this year. It's silly, but it's calling to me. Never you mind that I am a woman who is perfectly capable of playing guitar, contrary to what some other folks think about me.
Current Mood: mischievous
November 30th, 2009
|08:17 am - i thought sleeping on it would help...|
I really did not appreciate your attitude last Sunday. It was quite rude and disrespectful to me. I deserve better than that. I also would rather you not say false compliments to me because it is really insulting to acknowledge my musical prowess if only to ignore my direction. I am not sure what it is you have a problem with, and I can accuse you of being sexist for one. All I know is that I deserve more than this type of treatment at church and since you don't listen, never listen to anything I have to say, I thought that I would send you a letter the "old fashioned" way.
I am on the fence about really sending it to his work to have his secretary read it, but I think a direct verbal confrontation would be better, if I can at least keep my words straight. If I still feel irritated about it...
Current Mood: awake
November 27th, 2009
|10:33 am - shoot!|
I overslept and missed out on all the doorbusters today.
Okay, that really wasn't the plan, but I am missing out on some fun deals on things I really don't need.
Today will be spent snarking on New Moon, because I was loaned a copy of the book and now I am rushing through reading it while the movie is fresh in my mind. (Because I got a free ticket to that too.)
Way to go, Taylor Lautner, for beefing up. Call me impressed.
Current Mood: chipper
September 18th, 2009
|03:57 pm - links, most of which I have spammed my sibs with...|
"The idea that the healthcare plan takes away choice and freedom, people see their liberties at risk," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), the conservative Christian lobby group organizing the summit of self-styled "values voters."
And, let's just call a spade a spade, shall we?
I still haven't had a chance to really read, but I need to save it out again.
Now for funner things...
SO TRUE! Who else might fall in there? Chris Cornell.
And this totally makes me love Slash. No, not that kind of slash.
Because I actually didn't know what xkcd was talking about today, I ended up here.
YES! The patron saint of AWESOME!
Do people really submit these as beauty pageant headshots? Thank you, PsD for the nightmares that will ensue.
I have to run out and rescue my car from the shop and return this rental with the dumbass horn. I'm late.
Current Mood: rushed
August 21st, 2009
|08:40 am - i must still be rattled...|
I didn't shampoo my hair once, but twice this morning and proceeded to also step out of the shower with conditioner on my head, as if to dry off.
I am also running late to work because I am out of sorts. All this morning, I have repeating things or skipping things altogether. :(
Current Mood: confused
August 16th, 2009
|07:04 pm - Sharlto Copley? yes please!|
Ooooh, District 9. I saw it last night and I'm still thinking about the movie. It really took me out of real life and into the story and their time and place. I can't even explain it fully, but yay for this movie. One of Avonn's bro's friends said that people have been walking out of the movie and asking for their money back, but that's probably because they are silly pogues who live in my town. I can't figure out when they would have tried to walk out, but it did take a few minutes to get rolling.
Current Mood: happy
August 7th, 2009
|05:47 pm - weird!|
Okay, I've never really been a Showalter girl, but after watching this week's ep of Michael and Michael Have Issues, I am totally crushing on the guy. So much so, that I watched my State DVDs again and was silly. I will have to agree with the AV Club that this ep should have been the pilot. It was so ridiculously fun and funny to watch.
Current Mood: calm
July 15th, 2009
|12:04 pm - arrogant old dudes be bustin' minority women's chops...HA! ;)|
I've been aggravated all this morning about Old Dude #1 (aka non-3/4 aficionado) because apparently it is an EMERGENCY. He had called about 5 times in 5 minutes at my office phone, from two of his phone lines, and fails to leave a message. Then he calls my house. The VM is just, "Please call me." WTF? Leave a message about what this is about because if he is calling, it's about guitar stuff, and that's just not a big deal because I and Younger-Older Dude have had this under control for the past 3 weeks while he was on vacation. Besides, the Director told me of the new song choice, I set up the rehearsal time for 6pm tonight, and sent out the music already. If anything needs to be addressed, we can talk about it tonight. I know the piece quite well and can lead, thankyouverymuch, so there is no need for panic.
After the bazillion calls he's made to my office, he finally leaves a VM saying that he, Younger-Older Dude, and Director are meeting at 6pm to rehearse guitar stuff for the song [I've provided transcriptions and copies for] and that I am invited to join them. WTFWTFWTF?!?! All of a sudden it's his idea? AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
I'm going to show up early and be like, "STEP OFF, BITCHES! I GOT THIS!" He's going to ruin it if he does know it, and if he doesn't know it, I've got to teach them anyway. It's under control and TOO BAD SO SAD that you have not been in the loop for 3 weeks. Catch up and assume your command after this week. However, the last time I was to teach them a song that was in the hymnal, Old Dude #1 ignored me completely and butchered things. Give me a break. I'll make sure not to have a meltdown at rehearsal though.
As part of my apparently diabolical plan for a coup with this group, I am meeting with the Director tomorrow to talk about what exactly this little guitar group is about. I would hate for this to be about money, because Old Dude #1 and Old Dude #2 are lawyers and supposed hotshots and from the little whisperings, there are some touchy politicking involved with guitar playing. Who knew? One of the old ladies in our choir mentioned that Old Dude #1 is so devoted and I should be careful about hurting his feelings. Uh, okay. Never have I blantantly said that he sucked, because he can hold his own. What I have done is strongly suggest changes to songs that he does not play very well or correctly at all because it is now apparent that I am more knowledgeable. And contrary to my posts, I am not that obnoxious about it in his face. It's called collaboration and apparently, that might be considered hurting his feelings. *rolls eyes* There are all sorts of nasty things I can add to describe the situation, but I'm sure you get the gist.
I just want to enjoy playing church music well with people who like to play and improve and can take some direction. I think things changed with Old Dude #1 when he found out that I did not major in music. That seemingly totally gave him the right to discount my expertise? WTF? I studied music, but I didn't major in it, k? I hope that Director will be able to straighten out some of this bullshit because of the lack of skillz on the parts of OD#1, OD#2, YOD, and Director (he doesn't play guitar) leads to me to fill in the gaps, which I can and am willing to do. What I am not willing to do is continue to feel disrespected and all the while I am asked to lead/teach the group on unfamiliar songs played on guitar.
I know it's so ironic and idiotic that this dramaz is going on for church thingys, but sometimes, church thingys are just that--ironic and idiotic.
Current Mood: bitchy
June 29th, 2009
|09:28 am - dammit!|
One of my staff sent me a forward of supposedly the lost Air France flight. I knew what this was when I first saw it making the rounds a few years ago. ARGH!
I am now debating whether I should school her in the not sending forwards like this at work or just school her that it's totally not true. Maybe it should be both. ;)
Hurrah, Lost. Almost done with season 1 since there was a break with my visiting bro.
Current Mood: busy
June 24th, 2009
|01:46 pm - dagnabbit!|
I started an exercise schedule last week which includes running or walking for 30 mins every other day. I guess it's good that I feel the need to jog RIGHT NOW, even in the blazing sun, since I've missed a couple of days, right? I'm going to have to run when I get home later this evening.
I automatically tranposed next week's sheet music up since the original key includes a Bb chord. Horrors!
My bro's fam is visiting, and that has contributed to my break in schedule. He actually might run with me tonight.
I'm behind in uploading photos from my vacation a month ago. Ooops.
This summer is the summer to get all caught up on LOST in order to watch the upcoming season as it happens. I'm still in season 1, but these will get done.
I think my fellow alto might be getting set up with hostess's son. Did I miss a chance here? He has a dog, a boat, not a baby daddy, and knows Bb. (HAHAHHAHAH)
Man, I really want to go running.
Current Mood: bored
June 22nd, 2009
|04:41 pm - REALLY??!?!?!|
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Current Mood: funk male chauvanist pigs
|11:41 am - hrm...|
We had a choir party over the weekend, with some of the non-Bb enthusiasts in attendance, but I didn't let that ruin my fun. The hostess was great and her house was lovely. I lent her some of my folding chairs and she mentioned that I can bring my boyfriend to the party. When I didn't really add anything to that, she asked cautiously, "Do you have a boyfriend?"
I know that I shouldn't feel weird or anything in answering, but maybe I'm just working off of the asker's vibes. I shrug off and say, "No. I don't have a boyfriend." Then I get that face from people which I am not sure how to handle, and it triggers in me a need to defend myself or apologize for being single. WHY??? I really need to stop that.
She did offer up her son in the convo since he also did not have a girlfriend. I have always felt weird about people all up in my biz and trying to play matchmaker, but, hell, maybe I am at a point where I need to not be a snob? I don't know, but I guess the more graceful way of handling this would have been to offer my number to her to have her son call me? I'm terrible at these things.
During the party, I thought more and more that maybe I should have taken that plunge into opening up my social life to a nice lady who has a nice son, and as my brother humorously noted, maybe he plays Bb. hahaha But I am a social dolt, and I didn't even want to even bring this up again.
However, in her thank you note to the folks in attendance, our hostess mentioned that she was talking to the husband of our newly-married soprano and wanted to know if the new husband knew of some "nice girls like [the soprano]" for her son. The new husband said to our hostess that he found a nice girl and married her, so he probably would be no help. Then my fellow single alto replied to all that she and I were single, though we may not be as nice as [the soprano].
I was a little mortified. It could be the case that my fellow alto was playing wingman, but I know that she's not shy at all and we are in the same boat in the dating game here. And I am not nice, as in opinionated and attitude and a total bitch when the situation calls for it.
I just hope it doesn't come off as not nice. :P
Eh, whatever. It's now mid-way through the year and the (fake) resolution is still a dud. My fellow alto did suggest that maybe we try and cross-pollinate our work peeps prospects to open up our respective workplaces to each other. I think it's a good idea that might be looked at in the next month...maybe.
Current Mood: curious
June 11th, 2009
|03:42 pm - head. exploding.|
I went out to lunch and walked to get a bagel a lox on one of the hottest days ever, and I haven't been out to lunch in a long time. I take care and have a relaxing lunch, reading a weekly, when I see that there is an interesting wine event in my town this Saturday.
I can't handle it.
Current Mood: excited
June 10th, 2009
|10:37 am - wow.|
I am not really an expert at this guitar business, but I think I know enough theory to hold my own, and the old fogies at the church I sing at just won't take my direction, though they keep saying that they want me to be involved. C'mon, if I'm saying the capo at 3 matches the actual music, it's not something I am doing to be contrary. I am just letting them know the correct way, and if we need to transpose it down to not use the capo, that is fine. These old fogies just question me at every turn because I'm supposedly changing everything up and "that's not how we normally do it."
Current Mood: annoyed
June 5th, 2009
|07:06 pm - AAGGGHH!!!|
WOWSAS! - $232.1M jackpot winner
Even as a lump sum payment with taxes taken out, he gets 88 MILLION! Freaking amazing. Just the other day I was trying to figure out how to make my first million, and things are looking grim, as in, I'll be lucky to even save up 100K, if at all.
I might have to start playing this crazy Powerball. We have it in FL now...
Current Mood: contemplative
June 3rd, 2009
June 1st, 2009
|01:43 pm - oh goodness!|
This post cracks me up!
Current Mood: refreshed
May 5th, 2009
|11:12 am - this still cracks me up...|
It's years old and it still is so funny to me. http://icanhaz.com/cinco
I had some rants on politics and religion that was making me feel awful all last week, but I let it pass. Someone might again pick up grudges though tomorrow night, and then I'll get pissed off again. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
I saw Wicked over the weekend and that was good fun. It was so weird because at intermission I was thinking that the story was pretty okay to just end right there. I guess I was also thinking of the Finding Nemo musical at Animal Kingdom and how they were able to squeeze in the storyline within an hour. With the second act, I was making up backstory on my own to make it correlate with The Wizard of Oz since I was noticing how choppy the show storytelling was getting. I would like to now read the books, and, yes, I have heard that the books are not even close to what the musical was about. I'm also glad that they fixed the sound at the show, because for the opening number, I think they cranked the mix too loud that the words were intelligible.
I'd better get back to work. It seems that I have to think for other people ALL THE TIME here and I am tired and I need a break. :P
Current Mood: frustrated
April 24th, 2009
|03:20 pm - hurrah!|
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
I got some long-lost knitting mojo and churned out two new pairs of socks and finally finished the second sock of another pair. :D
Current Mood: working
April 16th, 2009
|05:31 pm - things are looking up this evening...|
So I have a Mozart show to sing in tonight, and I just got past all of the stupid workcrap this afternoon so, hurrah.
Also hurrah, I just got a couple of emails for shows this weekend that I may or may not attend. One in particular is cracking me up if only for the fact that I can be a groupie for a SO NON-GROUPIE SHOW! hahaha
I need to leave now so that I can relax. My back is killing me from stretching improperly during warm-up last night. Not even the sight of Maestro cheered me up. :P
Current Mood: devious
April 8th, 2009
|11:53 am - man! lots of fun stuff here that I am missing...|
Work is past the busy point now. I've got to file my own damn taxes instead of filing other filings for work, and then plan vacations. Also, amidst the filing rush for our one BIG filing, I forgot to pay a credit card bill of mine, and now it's up to 19% APR, with a hefty $40 late fee. Whut? I'm so mad at myself about that considering that this CC was at a 0% APR. DAMMIT.
So, maybe I'll take a tour up the east coast again this year and visit peeps along the way. More to firm up mid-week or so. I am feeling the stress physically and I need to get away to recharge. Also, I managed to gain about 7 pounds in the post-filing decompression. :P Time to start adding long walks for lunch instead of just having a fatty lunch.
I'm glad that Q1 is over.
Current Mood: drained
March 13th, 2009
|01:41 pm - GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
I AM ABOUT TO CUT SOMEONE!!!! FUCK THIS!
Current Mood: angry
March 5th, 2009
|10:20 am - shoot!|
I'm behind in reading here. Hi! Hi! Hi!
I am snickering at some hidden treasure I found this past week. Oh, silly bands of yore.
My (fake) new year's resolution is failing miserably so far because people are baby daddies.
Work is good, but busy, and I have a hankering to spend some money at IKEA this weekend. It might happen too.
I need to plan birthday stuff. Can I solicit plans and love from here? heheh
Current Mood: silly
February 6th, 2009
|07:51 am - see? chorus pics...|
Hrmmm.....I really am curious about this "violation of blahblahblah" business.
Current Mood: drained
February 1st, 2009
|12:40 am - meeting people is easy...|
Man, I must just be putting out dorktastic vibes, and they're the kind that repel people instead of draw them in. I'm not normally the most chatty person in the world, but, damn, I need to snap out of this same ol' crap sometimes and kick myself in the butt. And I want to, but what's not helping matters is the work stress adding to my dullness. I need to focus on things for serious. I think I need a good night's sleep and ease up from work junk and really enjoy my leisure time, which currently involves a silly opera and re-reading the Sandman books. Maybe it'll help my socialization skills for the short term in both work and play. Blargh. So far, the (fake) resolution is not working. hahaha.
Current Mood: drained
January 30th, 2009
|12:31 pm - stop talking about it!|
Dammit! Rockband and GH discussions eat my brain and why can't I jump in? Oh, because I'm a pogue who is unpopular and uncool.
Current Mood: blah
January 27th, 2009
|10:01 am - i meant to link this yesterday...|
Neil Gaiman got the Newbery.
Fantastic! I had read a short story ("The Witch's Headstone") that is related to The Graveyard Book. How awesome that there is more storytelling around Bod Owens. :D
And oddly enough, someone in chorus during reahearsals on Saturday was asking what I was reading. I was just reading through Smoke and Mirrors, as I have mentioned before, and I had to explain who Neil Gaiman was. I, of course, went with what I thought was the normal route of saying that he was the writer of the Sandman graphic novels put out by Vertigo, and that is basically how I first heard of him and how he is probably most known for. The guy had a blank face on and didn't know and then I felt like a dork for not being able to open this conversation up, which is normally my downfall in talking to new people anyway. Oh well. I was going to bring a copy of Sandman books to show him tonight just to try this again. ;)
Current Mood: happy
January 23rd, 2009
|04:15 pm - links!|
So totally awesome!
This popped into my head yesterday. Doo doo du-du-doo doo!
Something happened this week, and I can't quite put my finger on it... ETA: Thought so.
I really should read Coraline before I see any of this movie stuff. (Aside: I've been reading through Neil Gaiman's short stories in Smoke and Mirrors and just read "Changes" and just loved that one.)
Since I missed all of the crazy American Idol auditions this week, I read recaps. Next week, they'll be showing Jacksonville auditions. I'm going to have to record that one for later.
For scary fruit, Google buddah's hand. Eeeeeks!
PS: The sissypoop!
Current Mood: busy
January 20th, 2009
|12:55 pm - CRAZYZYZYZYZY!|
I hope the sissypoop is having a fun time at the National Mall. :D
Current Mood: cheerful
January 14th, 2009
|12:57 am - rambling...|
Well, according to my Wii Fit stats, the 4 slices of delectable pizza I had last week definitely made a difference in my weight. I gained about 3 lbs. It took a week of eating normal (not high-calorie junk) to get me back to where I was prior to the pizza binge.
I am reading on new-old news, and it's a train wreck, I tell ya. But it is so fun to still lurk and laugh at some damn fools.
We had a chorus rehearsal with Maestro tonight for Turandot, and you know how giggly I get regarding that. He must've turned his fine-tuning off since he was letting a lot of things slide, but as I overheard one of my friends, he must have set the bar low for this relatively early rehearsal in the schedule. We start staging in a couple of weeks, and I think we do okay with words and music not completely off-book, but the blocking directions are going screw folks up. I will have to cram next week to get all of the music nailed down.
I'm stuck with year-end grind at work, but that's going okay. As long as I can harp about it for 2 (million) seconds, I'll be over any stresses. That was one of the questions one of my bosses posed when interviewing, "How do you relieve stress?" I think people get confused by that question and answer it completely wrong. I relieve stress by venting about it audibly, with a, "What?!" or, "Are they kidding?" and the occasional, "Serenity now!" Then I shut up and get to work. Sometimes it may not be so short and sweet, but whatever. The workload is the only thing that really bothers me now, but it's par for this time of year. But, I should probably pick up my knitting again or write some snail mail to hone in on my attention span. When I get a bit of a hefty workload, my concentration gets shot and I am scattered all over the place. Exhibit A.
I am laughing again at aformentioned train wreck. One of my good friends is being snarky about it.
I am feeling some sense of anticipation, and it's a good vibe. However, this vibe makes me all annoyed that I have to spend most of my day toiling at the office. No matter. I may just need to manage my time better. And, heck, maybe my day toiling at the office should not be a bad thing? hahah
Current Mood: happy
January 5th, 2009
|12:09 am - grrr...|
I am very upset that my trusty lappy had decided not to hook up to the internets at all this evening. It actually stopped working after seeing the jolly elves disc my sis sent and shortly after the new year. This better not be some bs sabotage to force me to get a new lappy as it is a few years old.
I'm also annoyed at other things, but that is another story.
Current Mood: annoyed
December 31st, 2008