Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Costume parts, New York and Laryngitis

Due to the diligence of Bob, a dear friend and coworker of mom, I have scrubs for my doctor costume! Hurrah! :)

Too bad that I will be a doctor who needs to see a doctor on Friday if I don't get my voice back! Very hard to teach songs with no voice. Reminds me of a year ago (minus one week) when a very sick me was part of a lovely wedding... thanking her lucky stars that she did not have to sing or speak at the event!

lastly, a comment about tonight's Ed: No, Ed! Don't move to New York! Don't sell Stuckeybowl! You'll want it back!

Monday, October 27, 2003

oh, the anticipation...

As we all know, Halloween falls on a Friday this year. This is a good thing... children will go trick-or-treating on Friday and have all weekend to be sugared up, leaving no candy or sugar left for the school week. (this means subdued children who have crashed from sugar highs). However, the anticipation of Friday has already begun and will become more frantic as the week progresses............ help!

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Neurotic miss president

ok, so this head lice thing has really gotten to me... in a mental sense, not a physical one. I feel like I have things crawling around my scalp!!! ...shiver... I was checked at work and then I've had my mom look, too... and I have gotten to the point of research and everything. Two sites that will let you know anything you needed (and didn't need) to know about my new neurosis: and Harvard School of Public Health I really crazy, or do I just feel crazy?

Friday, October 24, 2003

been a while....

wow. long time no post.
After an incredibly insane week (mostly due to the incredible outbreak of head lice found at my school... nothing makes you more of a hypocondriac than little itchy heads!!!) I was thrilled to get a call from Alisa, business girl extrodinaire. We went bowling... although not at Stuckeybowl, as I dream of! I was consistant, bowling an 86 both games. The guy who gave us our shoes was a retired instrumental music teacher and still-professional drummer. Small world!!

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Black Jack gum and Bitter Orange Soda

I went into the local 7-11 near where I work the other day and discovered that they had "Black Jack" gum in stock. This is a type of licorice gum that only comes out occasionally near the holidays. It used to be more common, I guess, when my dad was a kid - it is a memory of his childhood and we all know that if it is ever seen, it is to be bought. So I bought all that the dear 7-11 had.... all 36 packages. The guy who owns the 7-11 found me really amusing and said he was going to order more for me. Gold star for the favorite daughter!! :)
Now if we can only discover where to get Schweppe's Bitter Orange soda. You can find Bitter Lemon in the US, but the only place he's found the orange in recent years was in Italy. I wonder if they would ship it here by crate.........

Tuesday, October 14, 2003


Quick entry. Stumbled on this site in college. Rediscovered it and others like it recently. Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2003

guitars and Christopher Columbus

Happy Columbus Day! I am so happy for holidays like these, even though I was nowhere near as productive as initially thought. O well.

First night of my guitar class was tonight. Learned three chords, one of which I already knew. Very slow moving, but what do you expect from a community school with most people who have never held a guitar before?! Still, I know it will be good for me, and possibly useful for work, too. My fingers are sore!

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Dusting off the passport....

Well, one can dream!! Spent some quality learning time tonight with the Discovery channel and the trio of We Built This City shows. Saw most of Paris, all of New York, and most of London. Very interesting - from the earliest history through to the present and cool computer images showing modernity superimposed with history. Check it out. Makes me wish I was in London... better keep up with the Beast-bank collection of coins ao I can dust off the passport for real!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2003

double feature!

Went out tonight and saw Under the Tuscan Sun - very good (amazing cinematographic shots of Italy!!!!), but the book was only a loose (very loose) guide. (Still need to finish the book, which I am enjoying.) Then, I came home and watched the dvd I bought earlier today - Down With Love - which I adore. That movie makes me want to wear lots of pink and hats and gloves!

P.S. to SFD, Jr in case he ever reads this: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2003

Tiles and Hogwarts professors

Hurrah, the tiles came! Now the floor is all the same and the project is almost complete. Need to nail on the floor molding again and the doorjam and put that rubbery kickplate stuff underneath the cabinets. I am so tired of the tiling saga.

In unrelated news, Emma Thompson is going to be in the third HP movie. I heard it on the radio this am and couldn't figure out who she would be until I read this and then, of course, it made perfect sense. I enjoyed a funny thought due to the comment at the end of the article about her and ex Kenneth Branagh - could one imagine Trelawney and Lockhart as a couple?! Random thought.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Lee Denim Day

Tomorrow is Lee Denim Day. You give $5 to breast cancer research and you get to wear jeans to work. Good cause and good thing all rolled into one! Hurrah! :) Check out more about it all here.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Hurrah for Yom Kippur!

Yes, I know that it is the day of atonement, holiest day of the Jewish calendar. But since I'm not Jewish, it means DAY OFF FROM SCHOOL! woo hoo! So nice to have a 3-day weekend.
So... Was supposed to see people onSaturday, but it didn't fly. I thought I'd see Kirsten today, but she's sick. For a weekend that was supposed to be busy, it wasn't. But tonight will be cool. Mom and I are going to this "friends-of-the-library" thing for a town nowhere near here - they are hosting a night at the local Macy's. We get a fashion show, makeover (I'm going to Mac), consultation with a personal shopper and something else for $20! Yay!

Sunday, October 05, 2003

New in the sidebar....

Decided to add a new sidebar feature for books. Didn't go about making links or anything. I'm always reading so many different things at once. Technically still reading Quarterlife Crisis too.

Other thought - PRW: You mentioned someting new/cool I can do with my blog a million years ago. What was it? Email/IM and let me know or something. I also want to learn to put in pictures/images, if I can!!

Saturday, October 04, 2003

We'll take Manhattan.....

Well, thought I would be there today, possibly visiting with three college friends - Kirsten, Kate and Sonia. But when everyone seems to be waiting for someone else to make a move in terms of organization, nothing happens. So I'll most likely see Kirsten on Monday (I LOVE Jewish holidays!) for some shopping-therapy and instead spent time with mom today. Good anyway, since I still am not over this blasted cold!

PS to Smacky: Thanks for the card! It came today - you made my day! psst.... ten buck$ if you call that man Mommy!

Thursday, October 02, 2003


Watched Ed last night as always, and also West Wing. Brain was still a little too fuzzy to fully concentrate on all that went on with the latter, but at least Zoey is back alive. I didn't think she would be.

How sad that my life is all about television. I need a social life that extends beyond stupid Happy hour after work....