Sunday, November 29, 2009

Movie Etiquette

The night before thanksgiving I went to the movies to see Boondock Saints II, and although the movie was not as good as the first it was certainly entertaining.

I was part of a group of 5 and by the time we got to the movie the theater was packed. There were plenty of open seats but none together.

So people when going to a movie I totally understand not wanting to sit next to a stranger and leaving an empty space is ok when the movie is not packed but when it is full you should fill in so that there are empty seats on the ends.

The reverse is that when going to a movie that is not full, try not to block anyone’s view by sitting directly in front of them, especially if you are tall.

Am i the only one who feels this way?


Last night I hopped on a city bus and went downtown to shop on Michigan Ave.

I bought some cute socks at Gap and went to Nordstrom’s. They did not have the shoes I liked in my size and I needed to eat because all the meds for my hand were making my stomach hurt. So I figured pasta was a good choice.

Two people suggested Buca Di Beppo, a family style restaurant. The place was packed but they found me a table. The portions are huge and being only one person they allowed me to order off the lunch menu. I had the Linguini Frutti Di Mare. It was divine. Mussels, squid, and shrimp in a spicy red clam sauce, I even polished off an entire thing of bread on my own. The service was really good and the place a little tacky but lively.

Tonight it’s Italian again. I’m going to The Italian Village with co-workers. Hopefully it will be just as good. For now though I could really use coffee and a bagel.

Injured Thanksgiving

While everyone else was spending thanksgiving morning cooking and baking I was in the ER.

On Monday my hand started hurting, and everyday it got worse. The ER doc says it’s either a nerve or a split ligament. I also have a bone chip from what he says is an old injury. I’m thinking drunken cartwheels on a balance beam a few months ago was a bad idea.

The pain reached an all time high around 6:00pm thanksgiving night right before the family sat down to dinner. I sat on the sofa and cried. My brother who has the emotional range of a tree sat next to me and rubbed my arm and let me lean on him. I am grateful for that. My plans of movie watching and shopping were shattered and the night ended all too soon. Maybe next year things will be different.

The ER doc wanted me to see a specialist tomorrow but I’m stuck in Chicago on business until Thursday night.

BTW one handed blogging is hard.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blog Awards!

Two of my favorite blogging ladies Mrs. Misadventure and Empress Kate have nominated my blog for awards! Thank you so much.

The rules are as follows…

One lovely blog award

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who's given it to you, along with the link to his or her blog.

2. Pass the award to seven other blogs you enjoy.

3. Contact those bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award.

Over the top award

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who's given it to you, along with the link to his or her blog.

2. Answer the questions below and post them to your blog

3. Pass the award to seven other blogs you enjoy.

4. Contact those bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award.

1. Where is your cell phone: on the kitchen counter
2. Your hair: is a mess from the nap I just took

3. Your mother: is my favorite person on earth
4. Your father: is amazing
5. Your favorite food: Cheese and wine of course!
6. Your dream from last night: I don’t remember, I did not sleep very well.

7. Your favorite drink: wine and raspberry iced tea, not together of course!
8. Your dream/goal: own my own business one day

9. What room are you in: the family room, I’m watching Oprah on my Tifaux.

10. What is your hobby: I used to have many, but lately I have taken up napping instead.
11. What is your fear: home invasion and ventriloquist dummies
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: married with children?

13. Where were you last night: I went to see the Blind Side with my mother, it was an awesome movie and I needed the girls night out.

14. Something you are not: shy
15. Muffins: Are crap, eat a croissant instead.
16. Wish List items.: um…
17. Where did you grow up: Northern Virginia
18. Last thing you did: watched Russ make dinner
19. What are you wearing: jeans, my Gaelic Storm t-shirt and my red sweater.

20. Your TV: gives me something to do in the evenings.
21. Your pets: Angel lives with my parents, I am currently petless

22. Your friends: are awesome.
23. Your life: is good at the moment
24. Your mood: sleepy
25. Missing someone: yes.
26. Vehicle: a gold seabring convertible, apparently it’s a yuppie car. I don’t think so.
27. Something you’re not wearing: socks or shoes

28. Your favorite store: White House Black Market
29. Your favorite color: Green
30. When’s the last time you laughed: yesterday, today was too stressful.

31. When’s the last time you cried: last week I think

32. Your best friend: all 3 are amazing women
33. One place you go over and over: The American Café for the spinach con queso and the potato cheese soup.
34. One person who emails me regularly: my cousin with stupid forwarded e-mails half of which are untrue and I have to send her the link to prove it.

35. Favorite place to eat? Too many to name.

and the Awardees are...

Empress Kate for One Lovely Blog
Mrs.Misadventure for Over the Top Blog
Little Sarita for One Lovely Blog & Over the Top Blog
LizinDC for One Lovely Blog
MoBot for One Lovely Blog & Over the Top Blog
Devorah for One Lovely Blog & Over the Top Blog
LFB Photography for One Lovely Blog

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I shaved my legs for this???

Yesterday was Russ’s birthday.

At work all day I was having “an ugly day” I left work and went home and shaved, put on my little black dress, make up, and my favorite necklace and we went to dinner at a French restaurant in town.

I did not get a “you look nice” all night.

Next time I’m wearing jeans and we are going to McDonalds.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Going to the Cabin

It’s only Thursday and I have worked late 2 days this week, cried, had a fight, been confrontational at work, and tossed and turned for hours in bed.

I also have not had time all week to watch my usual shows and I am very backed up coming into the biggest TV watching night of the week.

So last night I did what I do best, I went home and ate cheese, tonight I will do the same and there will be wine involved. It’s amazing how the smallest things make such a big difference.

I have been gearing up all week so that I could take Friday off. I will spend all day tomorrow packing and shopping for a camping trip with some of the people I love best in this world. It should be fun, although most likely wet and I can guarantee you there will be brie and fig preserve involved. There will also be alcohol of all kinds and for better or worse probably guns, arrows, ATV’s, and a canoe. This could be bad, but I’m stoked, and so is the rest of the group.

Please keep your fingers crossed for a dry weekend.

Friday, November 6, 2009


As a huge fan of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre I have recently started reading Villette.

Last night I was reading out loud to myself in a British accent (something I usually do when reading a period novel) when Russ walked into the room. he thought I had lost my mind.

Is this weird?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

home at last

I’m back! My conference went well, and as always I love chicago. I relly can’t wait to be back in the windy city in less than a month. Although the next time I’m there I will be a lot bussier and not in the best part of town and it will be a hell of a lot colder.

What did I miss while I was gone? A lot, some of which I can’t talk about here.

The saddest news is that my Best Friend’s friend died. I met her not too long ago and my friend had said that she wanted me to meet her because we were so much alike. I have been reading all the heartfelt reponses that people have left one her facebook page and found a comment that really weirded me out. It was a girl who had the same name as one of my friends and she called her “thing 1” thats my faire nick name in the kilt shop! I even have the pewter pin to prove it. How much alike we really were I will never know.

I really feel for her 6 year old son and all her friends and family who are greiving, she was very loved and will be missed.