Thursday, December 29, 2005

Merry Christmas... a little late!

To all of my dear readers (all four of you!) I hope you had the Merriest of Christmases and that there was much joy and laughter and good times had by all. :)

My Christmas was lovely. I was invited to Christmas Eve dinner with Matt and his family - we went to Mt. Fuji, which is as much of a dinner theatre experience as it is a great meal! On Christmas day Matt joined us at home, where there was a frenzy of traditional turkey and everything. Santa seemed to think I was good this year - I found some lovely things under the tree, such as sweaters, pajamas, gift cards (for B&N and the gas station!) a gourgeous pair of earrings and a gramaphone that will be interesting to play with!

I spent Boxing Day in Belmar - kind of strange to be at the shore in wintertime, but it has its beauty in solitude and quietness. Relaxing and skeeball (yes, there was an arcade open on the boardwalk!) were priorities, and I even had time to curl up and watch Jersey Girl, too. A good movie, and filmed in the town that someone I know grew up in! ;)

Now I'm being called on to assist in hosting a New Year's Eve party... should be some fun! :) Any ideas, readers??

Monday, December 19, 2005


I am in awe of people who are photography-gifted. I wish I was, and would like to be. Maybe someday. Anyway, while reading Michelle's blog (I connect to her through the Woods) I stumbled on someone that she reads... FunkyPancake. Basically a photo blog, there are a lot of interesting pics from this guy's life in London. I love it, and am quite jealous all at the same time! I'm adding it to the sidebar - it's too cool not to keep checking in on!

It's things like this that make the internet fascinating to me. :)

Friday, December 16, 2005


Pictures of the Day: yes, there are two today. I promised such pictures a long time ago, and they are finally here. Sometimes things just take me a little longer than expected, but I get them done!!

Photo #1: Apple Picking. Warwick, NY, 10-16-05
A fun day to be sure. I posted about it, so if you want to go through the archives, you can find out what we did. Yay for apples!

Photo #2: The pie that I made with the apples. Home, 10-25-05
Mmmmmm.... yummy. A delicious pie, if I do say so myself. It was enjoyed, still warm, with vanilla ice cream. I loaded that baby with apples, so it was overstuffed and oh, so good!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Princess Ida Weekend

Yes, this weekend was the show weekend. Both performances went well, although I tend to think that Sunday's performance was better! It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. Friday was stressful at work - there was beautiful snow falling like crazy in the morning, which meant that we were dead... but as soon as the sun came out at lunchtime, so did all the people... in droves. We were so amazingly busy all afternoon. I didn't get home until almost 6 because I was elected to run work-related errand after I left... and I didn't get to leave until almost 5! Ahh!

But yeah, Ida was good this weekend. I had a fan club worth of people on Sunday, which was lovely and surprising and perhaps a little overwhelming, too - but in a good way. There were flowers and hugs and lots of good things, including cookies! Pictures will be coming - I took some on a digital, so hopefully I can get them up faster than with film. :)

Friday, December 09, 2005

Photo of the day

Now that I have the ability to scan pictures into my 'puter I have decided that I will try to post a "Photo of the Day" once a week. I don't know if it will be the same day every week or if it will vary yet, but I will figure it out as I go along. :)

P.O.T.D. Subject - a small creature named TurtleDuck on vacation in St.Georges, Bermuda, September 2005.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

And it's begining to snow...

Just a few random fragments:
1. Work has been crazy this week. One of my coworkers has a concussion and another was just diagnosed with mono, and one is on loan. This leaves the few of us that are left going crazy.
2. Sent out a resume today. Will report if anything interesting comes of it.
3. In a few moments, I'm off to dinner with Marisa. Hurray!
4. My show is this weekend. If you live in the area and want to come, let me know. I need to sell some tickets!
5. When am I supposed to finish my Christmas knitting?
6. Went to a cool place on Tuesday night - Reality Bites. It's something like Chunky's, but less theatre-y and more restruaunt-y (but with big flatscreen tv's). We saw The Cutting Edge (it is winter sports movie week) and I had pesto pasta. Cool.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Snaps to the funny, the technological, the helpful

Kudos to the guy who played Norman in the one-acts at Ramapo this weekend. I thought he was very good... and cute! And yay for cheap live theatre! The $1-per-act price was easy on the pocketbook. Gotta love college-student prices!

I now have a regular computer setup in my room again. As some of you may remember, I've been using the laptop since the new computer died, but through the wonders of modern technology and the people who know how to use it, I am up and running again on a desktop. And now I am learning a new technological thing - burning CDs! I was learning to download CDs onto my desktop when the last computer died, so I lost all of that hard work, but I was able to pick that up again and add to it the concept of burning. I feel so accomplished! :)

My resident technological guru spent a great deal of Saturday hooking me up again and succeeded in overwhelming me by also cleaning off my desk (a great pile of junk with a few pieces of needed stuff in the mix), scanning a bunch of my pictures into the computer, and even fixing my toilet... most of this done while I was at work! Amazing, and so handy! I baked some special brownies as a token of gratitude, which he selflessly shared with others instead of eating them all himself. Impresisive!

Picture of the day:
The subject of this post at the Paulinskill Viaduct, June 2005.