Monday, March 29, 2010

Rough Week

My boyfriends Grandma died. I'm so sad. She was such a cool lady, and I'm here for him, but we're just all so busy. He's helping move 3 different sets of people this week including all of his Grandma's things. I'm helping our mutual very good friends with all the packing and what not, and will be watching my GodDaughter while her parents are getting all the big stuff into their new house, which is even closer to mine, so that part is cool.

Watching a neat jazz documentary with Dad. He just ran out to get the very last pack of cigarettes. Then I'm quitting. That's the plan anyhow. I gave up soda and haven't had any for a Month.

And hey I've been a vegetarian since I was 12.

I'm pretty good at giving up on stuff if I decide too. I just have to convince myself that cigarettes are the factory farm of my lungs.. or something. I don't know.

Just checking in to see how ya'll are doing.

I'm getting a lot of info ready for the next charity auction I'm going to be working on, getting the base work down at least. Going from there.

My son is probably going to need medication for his adhd. He's having such a difficult time. He's SO smart, but he just can't seem to sit still. He's at a 2nd grade level for reading and nearly a 2nd grade level for math, and he's turning 6 in a couple of months. Socially though, he's behind, because he just can't sit still and understand his space vs. others space.

Any Mom's out there gone through this? I'm so torn about my options.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Theatre is a huge part of my life.

All I ever wanted to be my whole life was an actress.

I had everything right in line to be one too, but then I got sick, and then my Mom got sick, and so I came home to Minnesota from New York.

Then I got knocked up.

Then my Mom died.

And here I am.

I wouldn't trade my son for the world. He's the best part of my life and I'm so grateful my Mom got to hold him before she died, and that I have pictures of the two of them together.

I really miss performing though.

I work with a community theatre, and perform there and have had some really fun roles. I also serve on the board of directors and will be teaching theatre education this summer, which should prove to be really fun.

My son has inherited my love for theatre and is in a production of Oliver! right now, and I've also joined the board of directors for the childrens theatre that he's performing with.

I've worked on the administrative side since I was 18, doing non profit work, mainly in fund raising and silent auction work.

I just really miss being on the stage more then one show a year.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you still doing that, or any part of that?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Random Monday

Every now and then when I need an excuse to not do something I go to wikipedia and click the random article button on the left hand side until I find something interesting. Here's what I found today:

Stan Bolovan is a Romanian fairy tale collected in Rumanische Märchen. Andrew Lang included it in The Violet Fairy Book.

A version of the tale also appears in A Book of Dragons and A Choice of Magic, by Ruth Manning-Sanders.


Stan Bolovan's wife was sad, though they were prosperous. Finally, she confessed that she was grieved that they had no children. Stan visited a wise man and begged him for children, and ignored his warnings about feeding them all. He returned to find his wife delighted: they had a hundred children. Soon, they found they could not feed them all, and Stan set out to find food.

He found a flock of sheep and hoped to steal some, but a dragon stole animals and milk from the flock. He asked, and the shepherds promised him a third of the flock if he rid them of the dragon. He met up with the dragon and said he ate rocks by night and flowers by day and would fight. He set a contest: he squeezed buttermilk from cheese, and the dragon tried to squeeze it from a rock, and had to own he was better. The dragon offered him service with his mother, who would pay him sacks of ducats.

The mother set them to trials: her son threw a staff as far as he could, and then it was Stan's turn. First, he told the dragon he was afraid that he would kill him with the force; then he claimed to be waiting until the moon got out of the way, at which the dragon, who prized the staff as his grandfather's, threw it back instead. The mother then sent them to fetch water, and Stan could not have carried the skins she sent, but when he said it was too much bother and threatened to carry the stream instead, the dragon carried them for him. The mother then sent them to gather wood, and Stan started to tie trees together, declaring he would carry back the entire wood, and the dragon brought back wood for him, before he uprooted the forest.

The mother told her son to crack open his head in the night. Stan hid under the pig's trough and was not harmed. They gave him gold to go away, which he could not carry, but he said he wanted to stay in her service, because his friends would be ashamed of him, to carry so little; they urged him to go, and he went on the condition that the dragon carry back the gold for him.

He did not want to go all the way home with the dragon, so that it would not know where he lived, but his hungry children came running, and were so hungry they shouted for the dragon's flesh. It dropped the gold and ran away.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Party Like a Rockstar

I have a party to go to tonight.

I'm kind of freaking out.

It's possible I made my brunch orange juice into a Screw driver as I consider my options.

What would inspire such stress you wonder?

Oh, my closet.

Figuring out what to wear to a party called "Party Like a Rockstar". My boyfriend is going to be here in under an hour. I still haven't showered. Shaved my legs? Hah. Crap.

What in the world do I wear?

It's a duo birthday party for some friends of ours. I took one of our friends whose birthday it is to RENT as her birthday present a few weeks ago and she seemed to really like it.

Now being someone who not only loves RENT but knows members of the cast and has performed in workshops of the show you'd think I'd have some rockstar worthy apparel. Not so much. That's what costumers are for and I don't have one on salary. haha.

The sad part is there's probably total rock star'y clothes in my closet, I just don't know how to put them together, and if it was anyone elses closet I could totally help them but since they're my clothes it's like I go blind. Ugh!

I know I want to wear jeans. That's as far as I've gotten so far. Crap crap crap.

Oh, and I bought a shirt at Walmart yesterday ( don't hate. it was a dollar!!) and it has the union jack on it, so I think that might be a possibility except that it's a miley cyrus shirt so if anyone else went to walmart and saw said union jack shirt i'm screwed. lol. this sucks. haha

All right. Off to battle the terror of my closet after I slam the rest of this orange beverage.

Friday, March 12, 2010


TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

Grab your current read.

Let the book fall open to a random page.

Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page,

somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting

your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book

recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!

Here's mine from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. My first time reading it on recommendation from a friend. Liking it quite a bit so far, even if it is a little irreverent. Sometimes I think we need a little of that. So long as we're grounded in our own religion, and aren't doing anything terrible to one another, I don't see anything wrong with it. Anyway, here's my two sentences:

" In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand book seller, he used very means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours -- he was incredibly good at it."

-- That's something I can relate too a little. I have a small book store on Amazon just to help ends meet when I have books I've finished, or when friends pass on their college textbooks to me to sell for them. Frequently there are books I would rather keep on my shelf then post. lol. Sometimes I consider describing them a little less then wonderfully in order to keep them a bit longer, hoping I'll have time to actually enjoy them. Usually just leaves to positive feedback for the book being in much better condition then described. ;)

What are your Tuesday reads? Would love to read 'em :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I feel a little betrayed that so many spammers are now using sify as the end part of their email addresses instead of yahoo or hotmail or whatever else they used to use, because I automatically think science fiction and think "Oooh, Star Wars!" or "Battlestar Galactica" or "I love Spock!" Or something equally geeky, and then I'm always slightly devastated when it's a discounted offer for cialis. I would have far preferred a discounted spice shipment from Corellia, a visit from Firefly's Doctor or some cool blasters. Alas.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Late to the game, but I went to Avatar today and absolutely adored it.

I was surprised by all of the liberal themes though. As a relatively liberal person myself I had no issue with it, but with how wildly successful the film has been I was wondering how it is that either people have ignored those themes, or haven't noticed them or what's going on? Anyone, anyone... bueller?

Oh and also... Unobtanium? Really, James Cameron? That's the best you could do on that?

Everything else was pretty darn genius, but Unobtanium? lol.

Watching American Idol. So far not impressed at all with the guys. Liked 2 of the girls yesterday. What's happening with this show? And Ellen basically just goes along with everything whoever in front of her says.

I miss Paula. :(

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Hey everyone.

Looking at a number of new job opportunities and entering contests in record numbers thinks to a lot of insomnia. ;)

Thinking about beginning to review books here and maybe other items too.

Working on 3 hours of sleep right now though, and waiting for a very Ben-heavy LOST and looking forward to it.

My munchkin is on Spring Break this week so things have been a little crazy around my house. It's fascinating to me how much harder it is to keep my house clean the more time my kid spends at home. lol. c'est la vie. ;)