Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Little Known Facts About Me

Marisa tagged me. And I am procrastinating (as I watch D1), so here it goes:

Four things about me that you may or may not have known in no particular order. The directions are at the end.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Teacher
2. Bank Teller
3. Audiology Assistant
4. Retail Sales Associate

B) Four movies I would watch over and over:

1. Pride And Prejudice
2. You've Got Mail
3. Roman Holiday
4. Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea

C) Four places I have lived:

1. My Hometown. One of the top 50 safest towns in the USA.
2. Brooklyn, NY
3. Wenham, MA
4. My own little world :)

D) Four shows that I watch:

1. Dancing With The Stars
2. Any show with Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel
3. How It's Made
4. Myth Busters

E) Four places I have been: (besides the places I have lived)

1. Alaska
2. Germany
3. Norway
4. Canada

F) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):

1. Rebecca
2. Jenny
3. Matt (hah! He used to!)
4. Travelzoo, union, MENC, The Knot, and a million stupid email things.

G) Four of my favorite foods:

1. Chocolate
2. Sushi
3. Mangoes
4. Freshly Baked Cookies

H) Four places I would rather be right now:

1. Sleeping!
2. Someplace warm, like a tropical beach or the ocean.
3. The shore (even when it's chilly, it's wonderful)
4. On an adventure with Matt.

I) Four folks I think will respond (maybe):

1. probably not anyone... but here are some choices.
2. Jenny
3. Becky (although she's already been tagged)
4. Kate

J) Things I am looking forward to this year:

1. February Vacation... Disney World!! :)
2. Getting this wedding in order... FINALLY
3. Trying to get my life in order
4. Going to see Audra McDonald in concert!

DIRECTIONS: Copy the text, delete my answers and pop in your own. Tag, you're it!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Waxing Nostalgic

There are lots of great things about being a grown-up, but sometimes you wish you could go back in time for a while. There's a big part of me that would love to put on some silly costume and go trick-or-treating with friends on Wednesday afternoon, then put myself into a sugar coma with a pillowcase full of candy collected from the neighborhood. Fun stuff like that. I guess it's really just the fantasy, the fun, the utter silliness of it that I miss. The stuff that as adults we too often put aside because we don't have time, or feel to responsible, or are afraid of how we might look to the world around us. It seems strange that as we gain our independence and means to do the extraordinary, we lose our nerve to do the things we always dreamed of doing, as silly as they might have been. Perhaps we lack the courage to step outside of ourselves and get lost in "being" someone else for a little while.

At least I can still watch "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" tomorrow night. :) And I have to dress up at work... although it's not so interesting since we all are going to be the same thing. But I will be comfortable and I get to wear sneakers, so that's a plus. And heck, I'll eat some chocolate too. So there. :p

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Long time, no post.

Hey there. I know I haven't posted in a long while, but I have a good excuse... at least I think it is.

I've spent most of this fall sick. It's been really frustrating and my athsma has gone completely out of whack. They tried a bunch of different drugs which didn't work, so the doc finally put me on prednizone. It's a pretty serious steroid, and they gave me a considerable amount of it. It worked, and I was starting to feel better - oh, joy! But here's the catch... it's a drug that you can't just stop taking. You have to taper it down over time in order to get off of it again. So, we started to taper down... and then all of the things started to happen. First, I virtually stopped sleeping. I'd be up at least 7-8 times a night. Every night. My back went into evil mode, aching from top to bottom and wrapping around to the front, affecting my stomach. Basically, as I started to taper off of the drug, my body didn't like it and went into withdrawal. The sad thing is that the doctors didn't have too much they could do about it... so I suffered my way through the week. I don't remember most of it, honestly... I didn't work on Monday, and the rest of the work-week is pretty fuzzy. I did what I needed to do and then came home, really. The one highlight of the week was that I got a massage at Mezzaluna on Friday.... ah, how wonderful! The masseuse was able to break up a lot of the tension, although it did make me sore! :) I am now completely off of the pred, thank goodness, and won't ever, EVER, E V E R take it again. I was worried about taking it at all due to the fact that I hallucinated when I took some at age 16. So between these two experiences, I will not put it in my body again. Nope. Shiver.

So yeah, that's what's been up with me. So nice and exciting, eh? Woo hoo... oh, the excitement!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

tick....... tock......... tick......... tock...............

Frustrating. Very very frustrating. Take a look at the time of this post. It's not due to the fact that I've been up late to a crazy party or spent the evening on a movie marathon or anything good. It's the stupid fact that I iust CAN'T SLEEP! The past few nights have found me waking up three times each, and this is already number three for tonight... but this time I can't seem to get back to sleep. Blast and wretch! Why? I'm tired! I went to bed exhausted. I want to be sleeping. I love sleeping. But no. Instead I am awake, so I figured enough twitching in my bed - time to actually get up and at least make an attempt to beat insomnia.

The one good thing about it is that there is no work tomorrow, so that is a blessing in itself, but I don't want to be grumpy all day, either. Bah.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dancing With The Stars Quote 2:

"... it was sharp and tangy like a pickle."

Len Goodman, in reference to Jenny Garth & Derek Hough's performance of the tango tonight.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Modern Mozart?

A Video-of-the-day... thanks to Matt! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Medication, Mango Sauce and Multiple Birthdays!

Sick again. Grr. More medication, more rest. Blah. I should be at Marisa's house tonight to celebrate her birthday. But I'm at home. But I did get some beautiful flowers, mango sauce and a happy movie from my sweetheart. Yay!

By the way....

This week finds two of my friends celebrating the anniversary of the day they were born! Marisa was on the 4th and Peter is today! Happy Birthday to you both! Enjoy the year!