Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
And I FINALLY got my new contacts. My eye appointment was March 14th - and they arrived today. Sheesh. They're gas perms...I haven't worn gas perms in...8 years (?) and WOW are they weird. I forgot how TEENY TINY they are!! and they move! All the time! And I can feel them! and I feel like they're going to pop out of my head. Hopefully I'll get used to them (again) fast. I'm so happy to not to have to wear my glasses -wheeeee! my eyes should be nice and healed by now.
What's up with me and "wheeeee" lately?
Ah well, off to edit....
Monday, April 25, 2005
My back is killing me - super tender lower left back. Ugh. The last time it felt like this I went to the chiropractor - that helped a TON - but now chiropractors are not covered on my health insurance - pooey.
I'm trying to decide what kind of new cell phone to get. Mine is 4 years old and in the life of a cell phone that is ancient. I'm thinking of going with this one - I don't really need a camera phone but it might be kind of fun. It would perhaps quell my digital camera desires for a while... I really like this one but it's kind of spendy for me right now - and I don't need one quite so 'fancy.' Man, the deals are a lot better online. But I'm going from my plan (at Sprint) to Steve's plan - we're doing the family share thingy so I guess I don't get such a good deal on the actual phone. Oh well.
We had TACO BAR again tonight for dinner! Ole! The flan is currently setting in the fridge - should be ready in time for a little night-night snack.
God, I'm a dork.
I did a little blogroll clean up today - added some of my faves that haven't been listed yet (why? I don't know!) and deleted links that no longer link to anything or ones I no longer read.
Okay - time to R E L A X and read my book - currently Alexander Hamilton - because yes, I am a geek.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
We sat down and came up with a game plan - We're going to work every Sunday for the next 4 weeks or so from 12-5. We're also going to work Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 7-10. In this time we're going to NIT PICK through the film and fix all the little tiny details. Then we're going to do that AGAIN. Then I'll run the media manager and open up a lot of free space on the hard drive. The final sound design/mix is scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend - week afterwards. So we need to have everything ready by then. J's going down to Willmar to meet up with Ty the sound dude. Yay! There is talk of reshooting the opening sequence. It's cool as it is but the cakes weren't decorated to our satisfaction and if everything works, we will just try and re-shoot it with glorious BEAUTIFUL cakes instead of the crappy ones that are now featured. *sigh* I'm not thrilled about that but I also don't want to have a crappy opening title sequence, ya know? Since it's right up front and all that.
Anyway - it's a gorgeous day - a bit cool but I'm used to that. I think I will haul the vaccuum cleaner outside and tackle my car's interior - it NEEDS it after the beating it took this weekend.
Tra-laaa! I'm off...
I've been celebrating by listening to lots of PM cd's....Flaming Pie, Driving Rain, Flowers in the Dirt, Working Classical, etc. I can't wait!
And Steve's going with me - that'll be a lot of fun!
Thursday, April 21, 2005
I've been blocked from many of my favorite 'blogs at work - including Cootiehog, AfricanKelli, Haiku of the Day and many others. This annoys me GREATLY. Hmph
Good stuff - PAUL MCCARTNEY - in St. Paul on October 26th. *sigh* I love him. LOVE love love him. I've seen him 3 times (Ames, IA '91; Minneapolis, MN '93 - I think; Los Angeles, CA '02) and can't WAIT to add number 4. Since I'm an official dork I mean, fan club member, I get to have pre-sales accessibility! Yes! Sadly - as noted in the 'bad crap' I am blocked from the Ticketmaster site at work...so Steve has agreed to help me out and get them for me. Wheeeee! I am so excited.
I'm going to attempt making meatloaf for dinner...we'll see how that works out....I'm craving it but I've never made it before. Can't be that hard, can it?
Apprentice tonight....my pick was Kendra getting fired until I realized she has immunity - who will it be? Craig? Alex? I think Bren & Tana are in it for the long haul. We shall see....
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Let me re-cap...
Friday night - kind of a bust. 'sposed to do movie-work but was flaked on...once again. Instead I baked snickerdoodles for my sweetie and watched 3 hours of mind-numbing TLC shows and being SUPER freaked out that there was a murderer/rapist in the house. Finished the evening with 2 beers and 2 episodes of SATC and 2 cats (attack cats) on the bed for protection.
Saturday - got up - nothing to do since the house was already clean, the cookies baked and my bags packed! Showered, went to the ATM for cash & the bakery for pasteries.
11:30 picked up by co-workers.
2:30 arrived in Minneapolis - in the POURING RAIN. Hiking was out.
4:00 Rain stopped. S & I were able to take a 3 mile walk around a lake in her neighborhood.
6:00 Junk food purchased and being consumed while watching MONSTER and SPANGLISH.
Sunday morning I couldn't sleep. I was WAY too excited for Steve's impending arrival. S & I went out for breakfast...where the cook forgot the bacon in my bacon and cheese omlette. Hmmm. Oh well. Steve called while we were on the way to Minnehaha Falls and I was BURSTING with joy and glee as he thought I was in Duluth and he was in Detroit - at least back in the USA! Sarah and I walked about 5 miles between Minnehaha Park and Fort Snelling. It was a beautiful day.
She dropped me off at the airport (and dammit! I forgot my pillow at her house - that sucks!) and I waited. And I waited and waited. Okay - it was really only about 25 minutes but each minute felt as long as a day. I sometimes checked my phone twice within the same minute.
As the monitors changed from "expected arrival" to "landed" to "at gate" my hear was pounding. I think I was sweating. I felt like I was going to throw up...and my omg...beating out of my chest. You'd think I hadn't seen Steve in a million years. I was waiting near the escalators in the baggage area where everyone comes down. Scanning every pair of shoes/pants (that's all you can see for a while), biting nails (which I don't even do!) and then I saw it....his bright red suitcase and his jeans and his beautiful face!! I stood there until he notice me - at which point my heart finally returned to its regular beating pattern. I haven't been so happy in ages. There was lots of hugging and kissing and smiling and giggling and touching and sighing.
I love him so much and am so happy he's home.
Absence does make the heart grow fonder...but I don't want to go through the absence part again. No thanks.
Friday, April 15, 2005
I've been keeping busy at work which is a huge plus. Time flies when you're actually doing something instead of pretending to do something while really surfing the 'net and paying bills, etc. This afternoon I'm picking up the ice cream cake from DQ for our monthly birthday celebration (cheesy, yes, I know but hey - it's cake! or in this case ice cream)...
Tonight I'm doing some movie work with J. We've got to get this thing polished off! 2+ years now already - come on!
Tomorrow I'm off to Minneapolis...my girlfriend Sarah and I are planning on doing some hiking and then eating lots and lots of yummy foods and watching movies. I can't wait. Sunday will be omlettes at Keys and then off to another hike and to the airport. 2 days! and I have Monday off. Kick Ass!!
And - my cold is nearly gone. I'm telling you - this mental thing is really working!
Thursday, April 14, 2005
The cold is still packing up and heading out which is good. I'm looking forward to GONE.
Tonight I go up to Steve's Mom's to call Steve. Yay! And only 3 more days. Yipee! Good good good.
Now if only I could decide what to have for dinner.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
I'm sure this will double-post now. Grrrr. I'll see if I can remember what I wrote.
My sniffles & scratchy throat are still around...I have informed both, however, that under NO circumstances will they be allowed to be around this weekend. They are taking threats seriously and packing and preparing for departure as I type.
More importantly I solved my weekend dilemma. Okay - Steve, if you're reading this please stop now.
Just stop...it's not that good anyway. I'll talk to you on Friday morning (yay!)...
Okay - now that he's gone...I have found a ride to Minneapolis so that I can spend some quality girl-time with one of my best friends and also be at the airport on Sunday to surprise Steve and to drive him home. I mean really who wants to drive 2 1/2 hours after being on a plane for 15 hours? No one. So, I will be there, sweep him off his feet (well, not really) but I will drive him home. I took Monday off so I would like him to be here with me - even if I only get to watch him sleep. Yes, I am that in love. Selfishly - I just can't bear to wait one minute longer to see him.
Now - time to scrub the stove. Fun fun fun.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
Steve called this morning. I was elated! I didn't think he would since I talked to his Mom last night and she said they were out of minutes on the calling card. I was thrilled when I picked up the phone and heard his voice. He misses me!! I miss him! This being away crap sucks and I don't like it. We should work to not have this happen again. At least not for eons and eons. 5 nights left. Wheeeeee!
Now, I am off to prepare a lovely "chicken mac" for dinner (family 'hot dish' recipe - one of my faves and HUGELY in the "comfort" category) and I'll be tuning into Jersey Girl at 7pm on MoMax or Cinemax, or AnotherMovieChannelIPrettyMuchNeverWatch and indulge in my own girliness. Oh and I should put the dishes away, vaccumm, fold clothes, clean the litter boxes, etc etc...ack!
Sunday, April 10, 2005
I miss Steve like CRAZY. Only 7 days til his return. Yay!
Friday, April 08, 2005
I'm off to Austin now for the Riedesel Family Reunion and my Grandma's 80th birthday party. Should be fun!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
I pray for his safe journey and his safe return and a fabulous time in between. I can't wait to hear all his stories and see his pictures and have him back in my arms.
I think I'll go have another glass of wine.
Monday, April 04, 2005
I had seen and read very little about this movie. I knew it was getting some hype. I had seen ½ of a trailer for it. So I went online and started reading some reviews to educate myself a little bit more.
I found the movie to be….interesting. I would say I liked it better than Kill Bill Vol. 1 but I found it similar in a lot of respects. Mostly the gratuitous violence bits. I loved the comic-book quality (sorry graphic novel) of the film. I had read that they storyboarded the shots painstakingly as to replicate them as close to the graphic novel as possible. This was evident (especially in the first story) and fun to watch for. I loved the gravelly quality of the actor’s voices. I thought Benecio del Toro was once again f’ing fantastic and scary as hell. Mickey Rourke too was totally transformed and interesting to watch.
Without ruining anything, the hardest part of the film to watch took place in a small cell between two people. A conversation describing recent events. My brain is obviously sicker than anything they can legally show on the screen. *shudder*I didn’t love this movie – but I thought it was great to look at and interesting to think about. It was fun to see something other than the usual mundane blockbuster crap on the screen.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Friday, April 01, 2005
1. Ruby Soho - Rancid
2. Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
3. Tomorrow Is Too Late - Martin Zellar & the Hardways
4. The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup
5. High Hopes - Pink Floyd
6. All Because of You - U2
7. San Francisco - Secondhand Jive
8. Woman - Maroon 5
9. Chip & Dale - The Gear Daddies
10. If I Fall - Aqualung