Friday, March 28, 2008

lockjaw

I have had an insane week. I did something really awesome on Tuesday and I have photos and video (!) to prove it, but I can't post about that until I get to the post office to mail the reapings from said doings to the friend that deserves them the most. You know who you are.

A couple of days ago, I slammed my finger in a drawer and it was all bloody and gross, and I had to go to work, so I cleaned it and put a bandage on it (good little nurse-to-be). But it was my right index finger, which happens to be my trackpad finger, and my flipping through file folders finger, and my shuffling through stacks of paper finger. The trackpad, most importantly, does not recognize a bandage as human contact, so I had to take the bandage off and just keep busting the wound open over and over again. It was much better today- I think I only bled once- so I decided it best if I ripped my thumb open with a rusty staple. Seriously, the pad of my thumb from tip to knuckle is ripped open. My thumbprint might not grow back right. Do you guys think I need a tetanus shot? I haven't had once since 1996 when I ripped my other thumb open with a rusty machete during the opening scene of opening night of On The Verge.

Anyway, it's late and I'm frackin' exhausted. I'm really too delirious to be blogging- I'll probably read this tomorrow and decide it was written by a drunk 3rd-grader.

Oh! Earth Hour is tomorrow night! Participate.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter from San Francisco

Nothing really celebrates our risen Lord like a Big Wheel race. (Well, unless it's drag queens dressed as Jesus, but sadly, I missed that show and therefore don't have any photos to show you.) Ashley flew in from Boston yesterday and we went to the Annual Big Wheel Easter Race. There were hundreds of people lining Vermont Street (it used to be on Lombard but apparently those fancy buggers didn't like such shenanigans and goings-on in their neighborhood) watching fools on Big Wheels crash into one another. It was awesome. Everyone was dressed up- we saw an Easter Bunny, a nun, a Jesus, a pirate, a cowboy, a cow, a gorilla, a Barbie, a whole bunch of people just wearing normal crazy costume pieces, they were riding Big Wheels, trash cans, little red wagons, basically anything that has plastic wheels. Plastic wheels which, by the way, were designed to carry a 30-lb child. There was some serious carnage. Check out the top right corner for a pile-up:


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How can you not love this city?!?!! I have to go back to work today, blech, I'm still mourning the return of Krysten and Chanelle and our eating (!!!!)-- I was so sad when they left I actually cried.
Things are about to get crazy over here but I promise to try and update more often. I've been such a slacker lately. And after I promised Karen I would be better, I went and let 2 weeks go by between posts! Anyway, I will try harder and I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend and ate lots of Peeps-- I have to get to yoga now so I can pack my bags and move downtown for my show. Have a great week!

Monday, March 10, 2008

back home

Recently I got gently chastised to post more often by Karen (whose blog you can now find in my list down in the left side-bar). Karen and I aren't very close- we are friends of friends- but I feel like we would be good friends give the chance, and I read her blog daily. I find it fascinating that our world of insta-technology provides us the opportunity to keep up with people that would otherwise possibly fall out of our lives by the mere inconveniences of geography.

I enjoyed the prod because I haven't been blogging much lately and truthfully- it's because not much is going on and I didn't think anyone was reading. I really love living in San Francisco but my life here is pretty low-key. I'm just really not sure anyone is interested in hearing "Today I went to yoga, walked through the park, and watched a movie." Truthfully? I think those days kind of rock. But they aren't very news-worthy. :) So thanks, Karen, for reading and nagging-- I'll try to be better!

So, last weekend Kristie Brooks was here and we had a blast, but stayed sooooo busy, and then I went to Salt Lake City, which was cold and everyone was white, which is a little creepy. The show went ok even though it was lots of work, and I woke up at 4am yesterday to take the first flight out- in a middle seat, thank you, new crappy travel agent. I came home to the most beautiful weather known to Northern California. It was about 58 and sunny and just... gorgeous. It's spring! We didn't really have traditional spring in Texas. I feel like it's been raining for 3 months here in the Pacific Northwest so when spring finally hit I was all "what is that shiny yellow thing in the sky?? It's soooo pretty!" Note to self: must get spring jacket; it's still cold.

Krysten and Chanelle are coming on Saturday for Krysten's bday, and I am spending the week getting ready. I went to 4 (!) grocery stores/markets yesterday- no small feat with no car; I bet I walked 4 miles!- and put in a 4-hr shift at the yoga studio. I hit the sack at 10pm, y'all and slept for 10 hours. That was pretty rad. This morning I'm going to go to practice and then run another couple of little errands before I tackle my laundry and house-cleaning. I am also planning on doing my taxes and getting my hair cut! See? Who wants to read about this?? :)

That's about it on my end. I'm working on a book review for my food blog and trying to eat well and go to yoga every day when I am home. I have a few new recipes I'm working on and other than that, life is pretty quiet. I usually equate "quiet" with "boring" but I am trying to stay positive.

What is going on with the rest of you?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

remember when...

....we worked at two separate Deck the Walls in the same teeny Longview shopping mall?

....we went to a Halloween party dressed up as one another and no one could tell?

....we drove 22 hrs straight to North Carolina and swore we would never, ever do it again-- only to turn around in 10 weeks and decide it would totally be worth it?

....we broke the Sam's Choice Cola machine at Wal-Mart and gave free sodas to all the homeless people before we told management about the mishap?

....we kidnapped Carl's bungee-jumping stuffed dog and sent him ransom notes and photos?

....we had a marker fight?

....we were featured in a staff skit and didn't even know it because we were way too cool to attend staff functions?

....you randomly mailed me 2 candy bars to my hotel in Florida with no note or explanation?

....you changed e-mail addresses and phone numbers and I had no way of getting in touch with you except the great world o' blogging?

(PS> Kristie Brooks forgot to bring me your present, but she said she would mail it to me soon!)

Dude, call me.