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06 September 2007 @ 05:13 pm
I started the first part of this post a while back, then never posted it. This is from almost 2 weeks ago. Oops.

I had a pretty good weekend. I met up with some lovely ladies from the nashville girls community at the park on Friday, then went to this fall TV kick-off thing for darcyzero's work. It was fun - free everything! There was a chocolate fondue fountain, and very yummy cheesecake. Thanks for inviting me, Tiffany :)

On Saturday, Daniel and I competed with his work (Plumgood Food) in the Nashville Dragon Boat Races. We raced in these long canoe boats that seat 22 people, with a guide in the very back and a drummer in the front keeping pace. It was super fun! We finished last out of 4 in our first race, then 2nd, then finally 1st in our last race. We still were among the slower half of the teams there. But it was fun. Although very hot, being out in this 100+ degree weather from 8-3:30. We just drank a lot of water, and had some of the great food that one of Daniel's co-workers had brought for everyone.

Back to the present:

It rained twice today! Ok, it wasn't a lot of rain (this afternoon I felt literally 2 drops), but still, water fell from the sky. Other than a decent storm over a week ago, it's been a dry, dry summer.

I have cutie nephews. All the ladies wanna date 'em.

Last and least, a meme:

NerdTests.com says I'm an Uber Cool Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!
24 August 2007 @ 11:02 am
This has changed since I took this test in college. I thought it might have, since I'm no longer in that structure of study all the time and try to learn as much as possible mode.

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Daniel will love that my title on this site is called, "The Mechanic" - http://www.personalitypage.com/ISTP.html

Description of my personality, with some personal observationsCollapse )
17 August 2007 @ 11:44 am
My dear friend Melissa was in Peru until right before the earthquake hit on Wednesday. She took a trip to Peru last week and this week to do some videoing for 2 non-profits. Because of some errors with the airline, she ended up taking an earlier flight, which ended up being the last one out of Lima before the earthquake hit. Who knew? There were almost 500 killed and 800 injured. Very sad. I'm having dinner with her tonight, and I want to give her a big hug because I'm glad she's ok.

Rufus Wainwright on Tuesday was much, much fun. Indian food before was yum yum yum. Rufus had 2 wardrobe changes - he cracks me up. He came out in a suit with stars and stripes on it, then, an Austrian schoolboy outfit, then a drag outfit (hat, black jacket, bright red lipstick, sparkly jewelry, black hose, and stiletto heels). He sang some Judy Garland songs, and "Hallelujah" (with Buckley's extra lyrics) with his sister (?). The last song before the encore was 14th Street ("why'd you have to break all my heart, couldn't you have saved a little bit of it?"), and each band member made their exit at different times (Rufus, electric guitarist, drummer, bass, horns, & banjo) while the rest of the band kept playing. It was cute. Then they came back out for the encore, which ended in a jazzy/horn/Broadway-type song with him and the whole band dancing. It was so great! I had only seen him as an opener, and this was sooo much better than anything I had seen from him.
07 August 2007 @ 06:26 pm
I did indeed go to James Morrison's in-store performance last Friday with Kristin. It was a really nice way to spend a lunch break :)

And then after dropping Dylan off at home (he'd been at my work playing his Harry Potter game), Susan, Kristin, Barb and I went to see James along with Ben Folds and John Mayer. A very awesome night of music. Ben was great, but I noticed that not a lot of folks in the front were standing up. At one point I was the only one in the first 5 rows standing up. But everyone clapped and hollered loud for him, so I guess they were just saving up their energy for Mayer? Debbie (docoboc), who is such a considerate lady, observed the rocking-out of me and Barb during Ben, and approached us. She had taped Ben's set and thought we would want a copy since we were clearly fans of Ben Folds. What a sweetie! Ben's set really was fabulous - I can't wait to hear it again.

John was great as well. I felt fortunate in that, even though I decided to only go to one show this tour, the one I went to was such a standout show. He looks very happy and healthy these days, and he was really having a lot of fun up there. During the encore I asked Barb what song she thought would be the last song. I told her, "I think he'll close with 'Neon', or maybe 'Who Did You Think I Was', but I really hope he does 'I'm Gonna Find Another You'. Well, before the last song, he joked about playing Neon, then went on to do a tease of 'Who Did You Think I Was', then went straight into 'I'm Gonna Find Another You'. Heh. When I was a more obsessive fan, I used to be able to guess which song he was going to play next by which guitar he was using, but now apparently I can still do it even without memorizing the guitars.

And this made me laugh:

03 August 2007 @ 10:41 am
"I know that it's a wonderful world, but I can't feel it right now.
I thought that I was doing well, but I just wanna cry now..."

I do believe I am treating my self to a James Morrison in-store this afternoon.
Current Music: James Morrison - Wonderful World
29 July 2007 @ 07:39 pm
Well, the final book in the Harry Potter series came out last Friday. Much excitement. We went to a book release party at Davis Kidd. It was quite elaborate, all kinds of games, contests, lots of people in costumes. We didn't participate a whole lot in that, as Dylan wasn't super-interested. Daniel and I, although finding it amusing, weren't intent on jumping in there and participating in all of it either, so instead we hung out in the kids section and the music section. Dylan got a little magic kit and some Garfield books, so he was reading those. I read the book for most of Saturday. Dylan would come show me magic tricks. He was so excited about all of them, and it was just a simple little magic kit. Who knew?! It was super cute.

I put off reading the final chapters until Sunday morning. I just wasn't ready for it to be over yet, even though I really wanted to know how it all ended. The book was a lot of what I expected, but some nice surprises and mysteries in there, and some really touching, heart-wrenching moments. There were also so many funny moments. She fit so much into those 700+ pages. Some things did seem a little confusing or a bit of a stretch, but after going back and finding out the reasoning for them, I get it. I'm re-reading it with Dylan - we're on Chapter 16, I think.

This book had swearing - I don't remember any in the other books.

The rest of my thoughts are underneath a cut below to avoid spoiling anyone who hasn't read it.

We saw the movie IMAX/3D-style on Thursday. It was worth it just for the sound. But the 3D was awesome. I totally petted a thestral, and Dylan grabbed Dumbledore's nose.

Yesterday we went to Jackson to see my family and my new nephew Lucas. He's a pretty calm baby, and slept for most of the time. Dylan showed everyone his magic tricks. We went to Chuck E. Cheese, and Dylan and Drew (niece) got a bunch of tickets from games and redeemed them for various prizes. They had a good time. This morning was brunch with family, including Daniel's Mom. I think Dylan has found a friend in Drew - he was pretty excited when he found out that she was going to be at brunch :)

Daniel is a really good father. He has patience when mine runs out. When Dylan gets to whining and complaining, he knows how to work with him to get him to calm down and stop complaining. It's also been nice to watch them have so many good times together, after being separated so much in the past year+.

Favorite quotes and moments from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.Collapse )
16 July 2007 @ 09:59 pm
Lucas went home from the hospital last week. He is doing great now! I'm so thankful. Hopefully I'll get to see the little guy again next weekend.

Went to a Nashville Sounds game on Friday night with some friends, and again on Saturday night with Daniel, Dylan, and Daniel's Mom. Dylan's best friend Jacob and his parents were there, and the two kiddos got to run around the bases at the end. laney895, I saw your boyfriend. ;)

Yesterday we were going to go see Harry Potter at the IMAX since it had 20 mins. of 3-D scenes, and we needed the 3-D glasses to watch Spy Kids 3-D. But it was completely sold out. Dylan was disappointed, but we played Glow Golf (glow-in-the-dark mini-golf) and went to the Aquarium Restaurant instead. Even though we had a great time, he was still occasionally complainy about not getting to go to the IMAX. I pointed out all the things we had done instead at the mall (he got bubblegum from a machine, we got a science kit for really cheap from this store that was having an 80% off sale, the mini-golf, and the Aquarium restaurant). He can really get a negative, whiny attitude sometimes, so I'm really trying to teach him to see the positives that can come out of something unplanned or bad that happens. He's a young-un, so he's got plenty of time to learn what even some adults haven't. The best part of the weekend for me happened after we got home. We were getting ready to get the stuff out of his science kit and see what trouble we could get into with it when he said, "You know what, Sarah? I really love you." ...heart...melting...straight...into...my...soul.

This morning he was again pouty and whiny and not wanting to get ready to go to camp. I was telling him things to emphasize the positive, and listing things that he had to be grateful for, and the last thing I said was, "and also, just look at your hair. You are having a totally awesome hair day today!" His bed-head hair was every which way. But it got him distracted from his whining and negativity for a bit. Daniel's Mom actually came to me before she left to tell me how good she thought I was with Dylan. That made me really happy. Things really have been going well with him here. He's such a great kid. His Mom and Dad have both done a wonderful job in raising him.

Well Daniel is wanting to spend some time together now that Dylan has gone to bed, so I'm out!
13 July 2007 @ 02:35 pm
Well I haven't really posted a lot about Dylan being here. We've been having lots of fun.

Last weekend we went to denaturedlunacy's and uwue's wedding. It was very beautiful - at Centennial Park. They even jumped in the pool at the reception! We had left by that point, though. Congratulations again, you two :)

We also went to lunch at a hot dog stand that used to be Daniel's bus. Yep, he sold his old parts bus that was taking up space in the yard to this guy, and he made a hot dog stand out of it. Dylan was so cute when he was telling them that the bus used to be his Dad's. The hot dogs were great - all beef, turkey, or tofu - and several different toppings choices.

That afternoon we went to the science museum. I had never been, and it really is great. Daniel and Dylan rode this one thing called the BlueMax, a sort of flight simulator. You can turn upside down and every which way. Dylan wants me to go on it with him the next time, so I can get spinned around I guess.

We read this book about a dog called Marley. The original book was adapted for children's reading. Ohhh, the book was so sad towards the end. I was trying to read it to Dylan and I kept crying, choking up, having to pause and stuff. But it really is a wonderful book that any kid would love. And it ended sorta happily.

I've also been able to spend some time with friends. Gone walking with Melissa. Ate dinner with Barb and our friend Daniella who was up from Birmingham for a wedding she was in. The wedding was at the Ryman. It was filmed for some TV show called "Platinum Weddings". Fancy schmancy. Ate lunch with other friend Melissa (from college) who is in town. Got to see her kiddo Austin. Such a cutie :) And tonight: Nashville sounds baseball game with Kerry, George, Kristin, Amber, and Melissa! Fun times.

Oh, we saw the new Harry Potter movie last night. I had pre-watched it so that I could warn Dylan about the scary parts, and it was much better the second time around. It was great both times, though. Definitely different than the other movies, and some of the characters really have aged more quickly than others. Daniel and Dylan both liked it a lot. Here are some more thoughts I wrote about the movie if you want to read them.Collapse )
09 July 2007 @ 07:12 pm
Well, a lot has happened since I posted last. Lucas was born on 7/1/07 at 9:33 AM, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. Mom Becky is doing great, but unfortunately little Lucas has been in the NICU since a few hours after he was born. It looks like he is doing much better, and hopefully will be going home later this week. My sister has been able to stay at the hospital, which has made it much easier for her to breast feed. We have all been pretty worried about the poor little guy, but it seems he won't have any adverse effects from it all.

And now, some pictures:Collapse )

These were all taken before he went to the NICU. You can even see in the picture with me that his skin doesn't look good.
01 July 2007 @ 08:20 am
My sister is having her baby! I'm off to go be there :)
22 June 2007 @ 03:25 pm
I have become obsessed with Harry Potter.

Someone help me.
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
13 June 2007 @ 05:48 pm
There's no denying my Hufflepuffiness now, since every sorting test I took put me in Hufflepuff.Collapse )
25 May 2007 @ 05:27 pm
Well, I went to the walk-in clinic today and got my toenail removed. Fun times.

I was such a wimp when the doc came near my toe with the needle. My friend Melissa went with me, and I was squeezing her hand so tight. But then my toe was numb - yay. He barely had to pull to get the nail off because it was already so loose. And I got caught up with my tetanus shot.

Here's hoping my toenail grows back in right.
25 May 2007 @ 09:30 am
Apparently I don't like the toenail on my second toe on my right foot. I was walking up the concrete steps to our house on Tuesday, and I tripped and my toenail ripped off. OUCH! I guess that one was the main one affected because it tends to grow faster than the others and was sticking out more. Good thing it grows fast since I have to grow a whole new one!

Actually, my toenail is still hanging on by a thin layer of skin at the cuticle. So I could pull it off, but it would probably hurt a lot and expose the open wound even more. I've been putting antiseptic on it and occasionally some antibiotic ointment and wrapping it in gauze. I hope it heals ok and doesn't get infected.

Hmmm, I just googled, and apparently I am supposed to go to the doctor, and it probably needs to be removed. Ick.

On another subject, our Lost Season Finale party was a good time. There were 6 people total, which was the right amount for seating in the living room. Everyone brought food, and one couple affixed the Dharma label to everything they brought - hilarious. It was all people who are really into the show, so it was fun to talk about our theories and questions, and "oooh!" and gasp at certain scenes. Too bad we gotta wait until January for a new episode.

Oh, also I have lost some weight in the past week or so, which is good. I've just been eating a little better and I was walking more until I hurt my toenail.
21 May 2007 @ 12:46 pm
Hey Nashville friends: Daniel and I are having a "Lost" Season Finale party at our house on Wednesday. Wanna come? Email me for more info!
16 May 2007 @ 05:27 pm
Saturday my sister Becky and her husband Andy decided to make a trip to Nashville. We had a good time - went to the mall, Panera, played board games, and had a nice breakfast the next morning. Lucas is moving around a lot inside of her - I never realized babies move so much in the womb.

My friend Janette in Alberta had her baby Cassia Rain on Monday! She was due on Daniel's birthday, but decided to hang out a little longer before coming out.

We've had a lot of good rain recently, which is good, and it's also kept things at a nice temperature. I really enjoy being able to be outside without shivering or sweating the whole time.

The pets are doing well. Due to a chain that's only wide enough to let the cats through the closet door, the dog has stopped snacking on fresh cat poop from the litter box (yep, she was doing that - YUCK!), so that's good. Holly doggie has lost weight, and so has Mya. Holly from more exercise, and Mya probably from the stress of living with a dog. I, on the other hand, have gained. Back when I stopped having migraines, I started gaining, and then with what bygeeves called my "happy relationship weight", I'm not fitting too well into my clothes anymore. I'm trying to eat better and exercise more, so we'll see how that goes.
10 May 2007 @ 08:32 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY visibleink!

Look, I made you a cake:

09 May 2007 @ 04:40 pm
Everything went reasonably well with my grandfather's visitation and funeral. Got to see a lot of family I hadn't seen in a while - many people met Daniel for the first time. And my grandpa is now happy and pain free, and with my grandma :)

My Dad put together a really nice picture show with some music my Mom picked out (it was her Dad). Here are some of the pictures he used, along with some things he said about each of them.

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07 May 2007 @ 07:46 am
This picture that Daniel took with his cell phone makes me laugh. I am making a silly face - nothing unusual. But then if you look closer, Dylan is reading a book about poop. Nice.

It's sad when your house is so dusty that Tigger thinks a dust bunny is a cat toy.
06 May 2007 @ 09:29 pm
My grandpa died last night :(
05 May 2007 @ 09:16 pm
My grampy is not doing well. His kidneys have shut down, and he is pretty much in a coma :( I will have more to say about him and everything later. Right now I haven't done much toward processing it all.

Wednesday night we went to see Patty Griffin at the Ryman. It was a great show - I really love her, and it's been a long time since I've seen her. She was so cute - she had on a shiny black sleeveless skirt, a black pencil skirt, and red high heels. With her red hair, she was a cross between Bonnie Raitt, Grace Adler, and Dorothy :P I wanted her and her band to rock out more, but it was still quite enjoyable.

Work has been a little chaotic - they are renovating our offices, so we have all temporarily relocated to other places. I've been hanging out in the cafe. It's quiet in there - occasionally the 2 French Canadian guys that are building our organ will come in and have a "tea break". Oh, speaking of the French Canadian organ builders, the other day at our wedding shower, Jessica was talking about needing to replace the catalytic converter in her car. One of the guys thought she was saying "Catholic converter". He had this worried look on his face - I think he thought we were going to convert him...heehee...I have actually enjoyed the change in venue, even though it's been a hassle lugging all my files and laptop around. And I'm looking forward to having a different, renovated office when it's all said and done.

I asked Jessica to tell me more about the cake she and her daughter made for us for the shower. She said the bottom layer was white cake with a middle layer of apricot ginger gelee with apricot pieces and walnuts and blue icing. There were white chocolate shells and starfish on top. It actually started out to be shaped like be big island, and it represented water and the beach represented by the shells. The middle layer was shaped like a heart with rose petals lining the edge. It had white icing representing Daniel's and my white attire. It was white cake with a white chocolate ricotta and macadamia nut layer (sooo yummy!). The top layer was the same as the bottom layer (white cake with a middle layer of apricot ginger gelee with apricot pieces and walnuts and blue icing), with the blue icing representing the Hawaiian sky. There was also white chocolate flowers, representing the flowers in my hair and our leis. So yeah, they did an awesome job.

We had some flooding in our backyard from the creek last night due to a rain storm. It didn't make it up to the house, so everything was okay. It got really close to the other side of the duplex, though.
Current Mood: tiredtired
24 April 2007 @ 09:12 pm

How cute is my nephew? And it cracks me up that he was so interested in playing with the baby doll. I thought he was too young to get that concept. He also looked so excited to be eating his veggies! </sarcasm>

Another earth, yo. Check it out. It's interesting, but kinda scary, too.

I got a surprise visit from my lovely friend Kerry today, freshly back from France. I like surprise visits from friends. And selfishly I'm glad she's back, for at least a little while. I've missed her the past year and a half.

Daniel cut his beard really, really short tonight. I've never seen him in person with such little facial hair. He won't let me take a picture.
20 April 2007 @ 11:04 am
Dylan was with us this past week (well, Friday to Wednesday). In some ways it's gotten easier, his living in MA - everyone knows what to expect now, and he's adjusting better to making the trip (although he doesn't really like flying). Things also go much more smoothly because Daniel and I have become a great team. In other ways it's harder - I've gotten a lot closer to him, and it hurts more when he leaves.

He got to spend a lot of time with his Mimi (grandma). She's retired now, and she stayed with us 3 nights. They had fun making paper boats and floating them in the creek. We also played lots of games and did Napoleon Dynamite Mad Libs. I also helped Dylan set up an email account. He thought it was so neat - he sent an email to his Mom, and he and I got on different computers and chatted on gmails' chat thingy. I had a talk with him about the internet, and told him that he should never give any information about his name, where he lives, goes to school, or anything like that to anyone, and that he really shouldn't talk to anyone he didn't know. His response to talking to people he didn't know was, "Why would I want to do that?" Heh. In time, he will see.

We also went to Jackson on Saturday for a baby shower for my sister. It was so nice to see my family (all 4 sisters together), even if it was only for a short time. Everyone had a good time - Dylan enjoyed helping me make chicken salad sandwiches ("being 8 now is so great - I can help make sandwiches and use the microwave"), and he liked playing some of the games we had (match the animal to its offspring, finish the nursery rhyme type stuff). Drew, Mason, and he liked playing with the helium balloons a lot (no, not sucking in the helium air ;) ). Becky is looking so good - so beautifully pregnant. It still amazes me that a woman can grow a human inside of her. I never got to see Sally much when she was pregnant, so this one is more tangible to me.

Afterwards we headed down to Bolivar to stay with Mimi for a night. And the next morning we had a birthday party for Dylan (a week later than his bday). He was a little complainy about the number of presents he got, and the cake wasn't the kind of cake he wanted, but we just moved on from there and didn't dwell on things. My parents got him a piggy-bank type jar that counts the money as you put the coins in. I started him off with some coins for it, and he kept asking if we had anymore coins to give him. Eventually he came up with the idea of doing some task to get coins as a payment. I think we are going to try that this summer - Dylan helps us out with child-appropriate tasks around the house, and he gets coins for his effort. Jessica at work suggested using poker chips, then letting him cash them in once a week or so. That way if we don't happen to have enough change at the time, we have time to get some.

With Dylan being here, I hadn't watched much about the VA Tech shootings, just read stuff online. When I finally sat down on Wednesday night to watch TV coverage about it, they were showing all the pictures and videos of the killer. Nice. Let's just create more potential mass killers by letting some messed-up kids fantasize about doing exactly what he did.

My sister Sally got her masters at VA Tech, and she taught there while her husband Chris got his doctorate. Two students that she had taught and one professor she knew were killed :(

So to not end on a downer, here's a funny video with kitties that I saw on Nashville Feed.

11 April 2007 @ 02:10 pm

That's the thunder outside my window.

On Saturday Daniel and I went out to celebrate our one-month anniversary. Thanks to Daniel's boss, we were able to go to the Melting Pot. It wasn't as good as the last, and only, time I went. I think if I go there again, it will just be for dessert - the chocolate portion of the meal was great.

I know I still need to write about our hikes in Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, including the one to the lava. I just haven't had the time. We have spent so much time organizing everything in our place, and cleaning. It's taken FOREVER. But it needed to be done, especially since tonight we have our first house guest. My sister Sally is staying with us on her way to our parents.

And I am sooo excited because it means I get to see this guy:

06 April 2007 @ 05:12 pm
It was just snowing outside. In Tennessee. In April.


I just got back from seeing Blades of Glory with Barb. Loved it. I always love Will Ferrell.

I'm all moved in. Last Saturday was the last day. There are still lots of boxes at our place, but my goal is to have them all gone by the end of the weekend.

It's weird. I've lived in the same part of town for 6 years. Now I live really close to my work, which is great. I could even walk or bike here if I make the effort. I remember one day I was driving to work. I got to a 4-way stop. And when I looked at the vehicle on my left that got there the same time I did, I looked up, and it was my Daniel.


I've also lived alone for the past 6 years. So it's taking some adjusting! But we'll get there. We're getting there.

Dear Kristin, will you hate me if I'm too much of a wimp to venture out tonight for Will Hoge.


I think I'll just suck it up.

BTW Amber and Robin, Will is engaged, and with child! It's a boy!
28 March 2007 @ 06:39 pm

My Mom has a myspace.

You wish your Mom was as cool as my Mom.

P.S. How cute is this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epUk3T2Kfno

28 March 2007 @ 11:42 am
Ahhhh, rain. We have needed you. Helping things grow. And my blue car was looking green from all the pollen.

I've sold my couches, kitchen table & chairs, and coffee table & end tables. I ♥ Craigslist.

Monday night Daniel, Alex, and I went to thisCollapse )

I really enjoyed it and appreciated the opportunity to go. The stories were compelling, engaging, sad, and sometimes humorous. But it wasn't as balanced as I thought it was going to be. It was more swayed to the liberal side, and although I found myself agreeing with most of the comments and ideas, it wasn't very challenging to me, and most of it was stuff I had already heard before. It was just a first reading, so I'm sure it will go through many edits before it's final. I hope to see it again when it's officially released.
22 March 2007 @ 10:52 am
Spring truly sprung right on time this year. Yesterday was a really nice day here, and today is shaping up to be one as well. I ate outside for lunch and dinner. Daniel brought me lunch and we ate at a picnic table here at work, then I met Barbara after work at Portland Brew for a sandwich and chit chat on their porch. When I got home, Daniel and I walked Holly doggie, then later we watched Lost.

Speaking of Lost, what a great episode last night! I thought he was speaking metaphorically about the magic box, but I guess not :0

And speaking of Holly, the pet transition is going okay. The cats are still freaked out, but they are moving around the place okay without too much fear. Holly has a healthy fear of cats (having gotten scratched a few months ago), so she keeps a good distance, but when they're in motion, she can't help but chase them. Tigger has been sleeping on the other side of Daniel at night. Traitor! Actually I think it's because his side of the bed is harder for Holly to get to. At least that's what I tell myself when I am crying myself to sleep while they spoon :P Mya has been being her usual grouchy self, and has been staying in the "safe zone" a lot. The safe zone is the spare room, which has a baby gate thingy so Holly can't get in. The cats' food, water, and litter are in there. So yeah, it's taking a little time, but all will be well eventually.

I forgot to mention that my sister is having a boy! He's due July 7, and his name is going to be Lucas.

Oh look - I am capable of posting without putting a single picture in it.
13 March 2007 @ 03:46 pm
Ben Folds is opening for John Mayer?!?!

Have I died and gone to heaven?
01 March 2007 @ 06:35 am
Well I've been so busy with my various lists of things to do that I haven't posted about my weekend.

Barbara, Kristin, and I went to Lexington, KY to a wedding/bachelorette thingy for me hosted by my sister Susan. allilm and bygeeves were there, too. I got some really good (i.e. naughty) stuff. They were so sweet to do all they did. I have great friends. Thanks ladies! Then we headed over to Mayer's show at Rupp Arena. It was a fun show - the crowd was really into it, and we got a good setlist. The next day was brunch, and manicures/pedicures/etc. for whoever wanted to get something.

Here are some pictures:

Me and my seester

19 February 2007 @ 05:27 pm
I keep trying to quickly check my email and stuff while listening to this, but it keeps cracking me up...

11 February 2007 @ 09:04 pm

There is going to be a movie with Will Ferrell and the dude from Napoleon Dynamite. With figure skating. Be still my heart.
Lost last night was so good. Even though I've seen all the episodes, I appreciated the recap/discussion with the producers the hour before. I hope they continue to be this good. Sometimes if an episode meanders too much, I lose interest.

Last night was also Donna the Buffalo, which Daniel and I were just too lazy to go to. I had really been looking forward to it, but am just feeling overwhelmed with lots of stuff to do and wanted to stay at home in the warmth and be a couch potato.

After work I met with someone who manages condominiums - I'm going to start helping with their books each month - doing reconciliations and tax forms/reports. Yay money. And something I can do from home.

Monday night was John Mayer in Huntsville. I had a great time with Barbara, and we met up with allilm, bygeeves, and uabneurorn. The opener was Soulive, and they brought the funk! I was kinda disappointed that Josh Rouse had just finished his round of shows opening for John, but Soulive made up for that and more. I would definitely recommend checking them out if they tour near you. The only problem was the bass. Ever go to a show and the bass is just so deep and loud, that you feel...injured afterwards. It was kinda like that. My breastbone was vibrating.

John and his band were all dressed in either a black shirt/dark pants, or white/black/grey stripes. I guess it was Folsom Prison wardrobe theme night for them? Our seats were on the 2nd row to the right of center - great seats :)

The setlist:
Waiting on the World to Change
Good Love is On the Way
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Bigger Than My Body
In Repair
No Such Thing
-- encore --
Your Body is a Wonderland
Why Georgia

I was really glad to hear Clarity and Why Georgia. I enjoyed the people who were around us - that's always nice because one asshole can sometimes ruin a show.

Here are some videos that someone took:

Slow Dancing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZleJZUy75Y
Good Love Is On the Way - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIR1-4ycbU0
YBIAW - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaRN1OqRvWo
Intro to NST - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX579_QDSZo
NST - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tghHPbmJeqA
Gravity - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdvzlrohV7Q

Overall a really good time at a show - one of the top ones, for sure. I was supposed to help Barbara stay awake on the way back, but I kept falling asleep. Sorry about that, Barb!
30 January 2007 @ 04:00 pm
Some of my favorite John Mayer blog posts:

John Mayer Wins A Dundie (The Office).

Jif Peanut Butter Spreader. This one's a classic.

Words to Live By (AKA 'The Tao of MySpace')

His suggestion to resolve the Grey's Anatomy Isaiah Washington scandal. Had me cracking up.

Oh yeah, my friend Criss in NYC sent me this text - "I just saw Will Smith free style and sing Summertime on the set for his new movie that I'm an extra in. PS - I also saw him carry a midget." I love her and her PC-ness.
29 January 2007 @ 03:54 pm
I also spent some time with friends over the weekend - Kristin, Alex, and I went to see Gabe Dixon and Dave Barnes. I had a really good time. I wish Gabe had played longer, as I enjoyed him more than Dave. Gabe came out for the last song of Dave's set and they did a kickin' version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered". Josh Hoge must be the falsetto back-up dude these days, as he was singing BGVs for Dave on a few songs. Another plus was that there weren't very many smokers at all in the crowd - my lungs and my sinuses were thankful. When we first got there, and the line was really long, and it was cold outside waiting to get in, I was thinking, "I wish we would just go get coffee and hang out and talk", but I'm really glad we didn't. It was a fun time.

We also all signed up for the Mocha Club. Go Team W! If you wanna join our team ($7 a month to help orphans in Africa), I'll send you some info.

My sister sent us pictures today of her baby pooch - I have a feeling come July I'm going to be taking a lot more trips 2 hours west of here!

Oh yeah, I also went to see this exhibit at Plowhaus Artists' Cooperative. And Pan's Labryinth was a good movie, although a little too graphic for me.
17 January 2007 @ 11:37 am

I, too, am someone who has left the Southern Baptist church. I am really grateful for my parents and the loving church environment I was in growing up, but I no longer identify with the SBC's social practices, and I haven't in a long time. Daniel and I have been visiting several churches over the last few months to find one in which we are both comfortable, and we haven't been visiting any Southern Baptist ones. One of the reasons is that I want to belong to a church that permits women, men, and GLBTs to serve in positions of leadership, not just straight men. It sends a message of exclusion with which I don't identify.