In no particular order…

  • I have another new job… well a seventeen month old new job
  • My sister and I went on a road trip
  • and we went to Epcot Food and Wine
  • and I went to visit her again at her new house
  • I barely did any theater
  • I took a seminary class
  • I preached one of the last nights of our departed Evening Vespers service
  • I had minor surgery
  • that let me gain back most of the weight
  • Ryan Bradley won the US Championship
  • Many hours of “So You Think You Can Dance” were watched
  • More youth got confirmed
  • I agreed to help with Youth Sunday School
  • so I am going regularly to the contemporary service at church
  • I cut my hair short
  • I cried my eyes out too many times
  • I took a 12 week Biblical Greek class
  • I put up a half done online dating profile… then took it down
  • I applied for about 20 jobs… got one phone interview and no jobs
  • I finally turned some acquaintances into real friends
  • Visited Lakeland to go to FTC see old friends, waive at FSC, and see my beloved drama teacher get a distinguished career award
  • I got lots of books
  • I nominated myself to be a delegate to General Conference and did not win the vote
  • I saw the first national tour of the Hair revival
  • I spent holidays at home
  • I picked up a bad YouTube watching habit
  • I got asked to speak at next year’s Women’s Retreat
  • I rode lots of roller coasters
  • I went to the PCC reunion
  • I went to my ten year HS reunion
  • I help organize an emergency cold weather shelter for homeless people
  • I got a new car
  • I had a Seder meal at my house
  • and more… can’t decide if that’s a lot or a little

A stick

April 16, 2010

Did I tell you that a tree fell on my car?  It was luckily just the bushy part and quite early in the day on a residential street so no wrecks ensued.  Look a stick….Wait!  Cars don’t grow branches.

That’s not a stick.

I rescued him…

He’ll probably grow up to be a huge furry moth.

“so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Romans 15:6

It just so happens that I drive God’s favorite car.


A little too eventful

January 22, 2009

I have to admit that I have just not been all that motivated to write lately… hum that sounds familiar. But I thought I put down a few things about my eventful weekend. I went down to visit my sister in Jupiter for a rare free weekend, and a long one at that. My car continues to act up, and finally the cooling system gave up the ghost about 20 miles outside of Tallahassee. I had to get a tow in to my mechanic, but luckily it was able to be fixed the next day while I was at work. I also had some lovely over draft charges thanks to not balancing my checking account before I left town. Duoh. And ouch…though they have only charged me 6 times even though it shows I had 8 charges. I won’t tell if you won’t.

What else… Tuesday was the first blocking rehearsal that I made it to (on Monday I was stranded on the interstate.) Eric , our director, is a little dictatorial for my taste, but I knew that going in. My favorite is the eye rolls when actors get some blocking that they don’t think makes sense. I guess that when you are doing a full length musical with ten ensemble songs in two months kind of eliminates all the time for creative freedom. Tuesday was also our dance rehearsal, which was an interesting beast because we don’t have a choreographer. We have 3 songs to dance to, the first is a turkey trot that involves walking and kicking like a turkey while in dance hold… nice. The second is a two step that we have been told to just dance to, in social dance fashion. We’ll see how that goes, the people dancing in the scene are not really the usual dance ensemble type (and I certainly include myself in saying that.)

The music in this show is also a killer and they have me singing first alto, because I choose quite a low song for my audition piece in hopes of getting the Mrs. Phagan role (even though I’m way too young with much too high a speaking voice.) I didn’t get that role just a spot in the alto section. But the crazy thing is that singing alto seems to bere little correlation to the range of notes I have to sing. I just get to sing super hard harmonies. Thanks Jason Robert Brown.

What else… I volunteered to right the first draft of a “Tenants’ Bill of Rights” for TEAM. Fun stuff, and I’m going to go to the Creative Worship Committee meeting so that I can better recruit members for it, and also work on some issues we are having with the contempary worship service. Shake things up.

So that’s what I’ve been up. Busy in a mostly good way.

Not quite this flooded

August 23, 2008

But we still canceled our party.  Apparently Lake Ella is over flowing.

I’m Magic Too

August 19, 2008

For Molly…

I happened to have my camera while I was driving (that like never happens,) and because I was obviously feeling like a daredevil, and because who doesn’t love a rocket (especially one just feet away from you on the interstate)… for your viewing pleasure

(PS. don’t tell my parents that I photo and drive.)

Dang Harry Potter

June 22, 2008

My car has many issues. It has been good to me so far so I can’t complain too loudly and we always said it only had to last five years. So only one more to go before it can really give up the ghost if if it wants to (hear that Honda.) But it’s been giving me some extra issues lately. It apparently leaks oil in like twenty places…looking at the road in front of my house will prove that. And I had to have the AC worked on and the oil pan replaced which cost me my tax refund.

One of the most annoying issues (granted not the most pressing) is the Harry Potter noise quit working. Let me explain… when the headlight alarm goes off my car used to make this cute little bell-like ding ding that reminds me of the theme music from the Harry Potter movies. So that’s the Harry Potter noise and now it doesn’t work. The root of this is the fact that my Honda doesn’t know that it’s driver’s side door is open, so things happen like the dome light doesn’t come on when you open the door.

I had become dependent on that Harry Potter noise. The Pontiac station wagon (my first car) that I drove a few months in high school, did not have a headlight warning alarm and it took me running down the battery a few times to learn the lesson. But I became dependent again. I usually remember to turn them off at night because you see that they are still on. But I still have to triple check on days when its raining… days like today.

But today when Harry left me hanging a good Samaritan helped me out. I came home from young adult group and parked my car and returned my trash barrel to the back of the house. Before I got back to the living room from the back door I heard a knock on the front. A guy riding by on a motorcycle had stopped, gotten off is bike and come up to my porch just to tell me that my lights were on. And plus it was just beginning to rain.

Doesn’t that rock… what a completely selfless thing to do. Thanks motorcycle dude.