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October 28th, 2008

Love's Labour's Lost -

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So I finally watched the musical Kenneth Brannagh version. It's really fun. :)
S: Fire drill B: Yep, it's chilly outside, but it could be worse. They're just annoying.

October 16th, 2008

NYC

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I just (okay on Monday) got back from a long weekend in Manhattan. I was there for a fan luncheon for Eden Riegel star of the webseries Imaginary Bitches, and who is now back on All My Children playing Bianca Montgomery, Erica Kane's daughter.

I wanted to eek out as much time as I could so we (my brother and a friend went with me) took very early flights and got to our hotel by 3pm on Thursday. My friend wanted to see Avenue Q so we did the lottery and got front row tickets. Christy Carlson Romano is playing Kate right now. The show was great. Then on Friday we went shopping and walking around Greenwich Village and Soho, and then stood in the TKTS line so my friend could get a ticket to Equus. Then I got a Nathan's philly cheese steak for dinner. Yum!
On Saturday was the luncheon.
I ran the video camera for the luncheon so I didn't get to interact too much with Eden or her husband Andrew Miller (creator, writer and director of Imaginary Bitches and of whom I am also a huge fan) or any of the other BAMmers who were at the event. The atmosphere was very informal and even though I had never met anybody in the room before that day I knew most of them from fan message boards. I loved that I felt like I could be myself with these people. I didn't have to be "on" or concentrate on not saying off the wall things. It felt like the annual Christmas Day Zombie Movie Viewing Party that my friends have each year. It was that confortable and welcoming. To me at least. Afterwards a group of us went to hang out at a local pub. It was great. I didn't feel like I was tagging along or that I might be getting a little bit annoying. I have a tendency to be too much sometimes, I know this and will try to keep myself in check when I feel it becoming noticable. I never felt like that with this group. Maybe part of it was that I was generally calmer while I was there. Manhattan has always felt like home and maybe that affected my whole demeanor. I don't know. But I know that I never once felt like I had to keep myself in check, or pull back the entire time I was there. After the pub we went to the hotel bar where a couple of people were staying and stayed there for a while. Then we went to Sbarro in Times Square for pizza. The next day a group of us met up and went to the Sports Museum after having brunch in the financial disctrict. Then we walked through Battery Park and took the train back up to meet a group for dinner. We had amazing Italian "family style" food and giant desserts! Then we took lots of pictures and went back out to let some of the others take some pictures in and of Times Square. I Went back to the hotel and packed getting to sleep about 12:30am then I got up at 2am to make sure the rest of my group was packed and ready to leave for the airport. We wanted to get there by 4am for our 6am flight. I landed back home at 12:07pm and went straight to work, then to my mom's to pick up my dog Luci, then I went home and work on an Imaginary Bitches fan video in response to a posted call for such videos back in September, but with the costumes for "World of Mirth" which opened while I was in NYC and then the luncheon and not to mention actual work work I hadn't had time to make a video until after I got back. But now it's done and on my YouTube page.

So things are slowing down a bit and I can actually breathe a bit. I really needed that trip and it's done me a giant world of good. Like Jupiter sized not Mercury sized. Lots and lots of good.
I'll post a link to some pictures once I get them scanned in.

October 9th, 2008

Avenue Q front row center!
Flight delayed. :(

October 3rd, 2008

Okay, our vending machines here have a history of not giving change, taking money and giving nothin etc. So we always have notes on the machine from people who lost money, then our veding liason goes around and gives the lost money back to people.

I just got back from the breakroom and there was a note on the vending machine that said, "Took 120.00 for 2 cans."
1. Who walks around with $120.00 in smalls that are fit for vending machines?
2. How does one even get $120.00 into a vending machine before it gets full and stops accepting money?
3. Our drinks are $0.60 a can, so the intended amount of $1.20 is actually the right amount that should have been charged.

Now obviously this was an error, and not a huge, bad thing. It's just something humorous to break the monotony of the work day, and gives me a little something at which to poke a little harmless fun. It was one of those double take moments where you think, 'Wow $120.00 that sucks. Wait! What?!?' 
 

 

October 2nd, 2008

You know the plastic box with all of the letter dice? Well they just pulled us into a meeting at work and said that our supervisor was going to have different responsibilities, and that we are getting an acting supervisor. It's okay, because I really like the acting supervisor. But they are changin structures, reporting status etc. If they shake it enough do you think we can spell out "Giant Raise"?  Hehe. Probably not.

September 22nd, 2008

A weekend of "firsts"

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I played in the company softball tournament for the first time on Saturday. And in that tournament I played Catcher for the first time. It was very cool, but my legs are killing me still. Then last night I was working on costumes and was told by the pizza delivery guy that I reminded him of the girls in his home country of Morocco. I have dark blonde hair and blue/hazel eyes. But I take it as a compliment. Either I look exotic or he was hitting on me. In which case he shouldn't have tried to get me to sell (probably fake) Coach purses with him.
And then later that night I was sewing at my machine and still had the zipper foot in,  even though I wasn't sewing on a zipper, and my finger got too close to the needle and I sewed part of my finger. :) Okay, not really sewed part of it, but the needle caught part of the skin on my finger tip. It didn't go past enought layers to bleed though. It was cool! Even if that makes me morbid.

September 16th, 2008

Random thought

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You know those little "pots" of "fingertip moistener" used in offices? They save people dealing with lots of paper work from having to lick their finger or wear the annoying rubber fingers. So anyway. I'm completely fascinated by the logistics of these little cakes.
Okay, not really, but they're working on some part of the building here at work. Sometimes it sounds like a stomach growling and sometimes it sounds like there is a large whale inside the walls. At least they've alread fixed the pipes in the bathroom so that it doesn't sound like buckling steel everytime someone turns the faucets on.
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