My birthday presents from Matt arrived while we were home on lunch. I am very excited to finally have the Before movies soundtrack. Plus, Enchanted April is one of those great movies to pop in on a dreary day. Thanks Love!
Speak to me in a language I can hear Humour me before I have to go Deep in thought I forgive everyone As the cluttered streets greet me once again I know I can't be late, supper's waiting on the table Tomorrow's just an excuse away So I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own The earth laughs beneath my heavy feet At the blasphemy in my old jangly walk Steeple guide me to my heart and home The sun is out and up and down again I know I'll make it, love can last forever Graceful swans of never topple to the earth And you can make it last, forever you You can make it last, forever you And for a moment I lose myself Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world I've journeyed here and there and back again But in the same old haunts I still find my friends Mysteries not ready to reveal Sympathies I'm ready to return I'll make the effort, love can last forever Graceful swans of never topple to the earth Tomorrow's just an excuse An…
Weddings that had cheese hors d'œuvre (apparently of huge concern to Matt): 4
Weddings in a church: 2 (1 was in the church we were married in)
Outside Weddings: 3 (1 was in a barn, but that pretty much counts as outside)
Muslim Weddings: 1
Weddings where F-List celebrities (Jon Gosslin) showed up and my mom threatened to go out and give him whatfor: 1
Weddings with live bands: 3 (King Rail was at 2 of those!)
Weddings I played violin at: 2
Weddings we danced the "Electric Slide": 3
Weddings where the groomsmen dressed in drag to demonstrate how the married couple met: 1
Total number of outfits worn to the weddings: 5 (2.5 outfits were repeated. The .5 comes into play when I changed after the ceremony because my suit was TOO hot!)
Weddings where dogs were present: 1 (The Bride & Groom's dog was tied to a tree outside the barn, but that was close enough! Plus, friends brought their dog with them whom we were all too happy to pet and lov…
This past year has been rough. I started the new job just when the busy season for the job hit. With how my contract is set up, I won't get vacation time until I've been there a year. This means my vacation time will kicks in at the same time as our busy season, so I'm looking at next Fall for when I can probably take a truly long vacation.
I finally let this reality sink in and made the hard decision to truly take a break. That meant dropping both the Jamestown Community Orchestra and The Living Christmas Tree concerts. Besides the needing a break in general there also was the fact that I was going to miss quite a few of the Living Christmas Tree rehearsals due to the musical. Plus, when you're at a rehearsal for one ensemble, that's time when you can't practice for the other ens…
I found the interview to be refreshing. Here was a woman who has survived breast cancer and didn't find it necessary to always be upbeat and positive about going through the treatment process. We won't even start on the whole pink thing with ribbons, teddy bears, etc., especially when you consider that men get breast cancer too.
Just the day before, I had chatted with a friend who was PMS-ing and was feeling bitchy. We commiserated over the fact that as women, we're allowed to an extent to have a few down days a month. That we are allowed, because of natural hormones, to be a bitch. Maybe we laughed a little about this, but between that conversation and this interview, I got to thinking.
What's wrong with being angry? I don't mean to say that being angry even 50% of the …
That is some amazing chocolate raspberry cake! I'm trying out the flash on my camera. I really hate how bad pics come out on the LG Dare when using the flash. But back to the wedding, the two people on the right would be the ultra lovely Bride and Groom.
Sunday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Hooray! Yay for the Gays!
What's so important about this anyway? After all, the day has only been around for 21 years now. And why do gay people feel a need to come out? Do we really want to know all that???
Coming Out Day is more than just waving a rainbow flag around. For some, it's being honest and accepting without hate that they are attracted to and could love a member of the same sex. For others, it's taking the risk to tell friends and family the truth. And sometimes, it's not just to do all of the above but to raise awareness too.
Why raise awareness? I mean, we all know there are gay people out there. We see them on TV and in the movies. But do you have family members who are gay? Do you know if people you work with are gay? What about friends? Do you have any gay friends? If you think you don't, are you 100% sure about that?
There are some people who are gay, but just don't shout about it. …
Lasagna (lasagna carne) and a pumpkin (giala agro dolce) side at Sapore in Westfield.
An afterthought: Sapore is a great date restaurant. It's not too formal, the prices are very reasonable, and the food is good. Plus, if we had decided to linger for dessert we would have continued to be serenaded by a harpist who took up residence in the front. We'll definitely be back a lot sooner.
Well, I may have to sign an oath or something before Nick lets me plug in a playlist for 90s night at Forte again due to one stunning choice last night. I knew it would cause pain. I knew it would bring into question my taste in music and my sense of decency. I acknowledged this to the room and simply said, "It's all how you phrase it. The song has a much different meaning then!" I'm not sure that helped me in any way.
90s Night Playlist - 10/1/09
Ben Folds Five - Army Cypress Hill - Insane In The Membrane The Cranberries - Ridiculous Thoughts The Charlatans UK - Can't Get Out Of Bed Bjork - Human Behavior The Rentals - Friends of P Seal - Crazy Edwyn Collins - Girl Like You Shania Twain - I Feel Like A Woman Beck - Tropicalia Bush - Machinehead Erasure - Chorus
Dave Trusso sandwiched my set with more industrial minded songs and totally made my night when "Guilty" by Stabbing Westward came on. I have a very fuzzy copy of this song on tape somewhere and hadn'…