Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The problem is that I watch very little TV. I watch two shows right now - Bones and Scrubs. So, wouldn't you know, ANTM comes up at the exact same time as Bones. I do not watch TV for 19 1/2 other prime time hours, and it has to be scheduled at the same time! Bones will not be on tonight (due to an extended American Idol), so should I watch or not? Guess we will know if about 7 hours!!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I think my top choice is a cruise. You get so much bang for your buck with a cruise. You get to enjoy the benefit of changing scenery and exotic locales without moving your clothes. My current obsession is a Bermuda cruise. I found two today that seem promising. One is a 5 day cruise from Baltimore (very easy drive), the other is a 7 day cruise from Philadelphia. I'm liking the Baltimore idea because we could spend an extra day there, and I have never been. I do wonder, however, if a 5 day cruise will be enough. But will 7 be too long? A seven day cruise means 4 days in Bermuda. Will that be too much? Too many choices!
There is always a different location. I was looking at Yellowstone. Those brochures make me tired - there is so much driving involved. Then there is the whole rustic/camp thing. Let's face it - I'm a girl who likes to be pampered.
Maybe Montreal? We have been talking about that for a few years. I have never been to Canada.
Well, there will be no decisions today. The saga will continue...
I guess I shouldn't be too upset - Boston is already booked for June! But, do family visits (even to a really cool city) actually count as vacation?
Monday, February 26, 2007
Cate was gorgeous in an Armani Prive gown in gray. Reese was stunning in a blue strapless Nina Ricci. If only I have an event (and a body) that I could dress up in a gorgeous gown!
I though the show overall was pretty good. Ellen was a great host - funny, but not over the top. I thought the speeches were good, particularly Forrest Whittaker's moving monologue about achieving dreams. And Martin Scorsese! I was so glad to see him win and to see "The Departed" take home the big award (Diane Keaton looked fab giving out the Best Picture Award). I liked the surprises, too. I still can't believe Alan Arkin won, "Pan's Labyrinth" did not, and Melissa Etheridge beat out the Dreamgirls. Course, I was glad to see Melissa take the statue.
So, tonight I will watch "Fashion Police" on E! to see all the gorgeous people once again and hear the great trash talk from Debbie, Mr. Jay, and Miss Jay! I can't wait!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
1. We rented "The Departed." It was a wonderful film with great acting. I enjoyed the plot twists - it kept me guessing. It was violent, but, to me at least, the violence was in context. It made sense to the plot. We will see "Babel" tonight. I wanted to see all the Best Picture nominees before Oscar night, but I will not be able to see "The Queen" or "Letters from Iwo Jima" in time.
2. We went to our second play in the series, "The Light in the Piazza." It was good, but not as much fun as "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." I am looking forward to the next one.
3. Finally, finally finished the stupid newsletter!! I took it to the printer this morning. I thought I would be done Wednesday night, but I could not save the files to our flash drive. I freaked out. It turns out that our drive was too small, so we bought a bigger one (to be expensed) last night. So many problems with the whole thing, but now it is complete. Of course, I have to start on April next week!!
4. We went to a triathlon seminar last night. It was very interesting to hear all the tips and tricks from people who have competed and completed events. Bill will participate in his first triathlon in August. I will do my first one probably when pigs can fly.
5. Brittany is still a freak. Stay in rehab, girl!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I went grocery shopping in the morning, them straight to the nearest mall. I got some great shoes at my mecca, Nordstrom, and purchased some cute clothes at Express. I used all my coupons to get good deals from Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret (the tiniest string thongs you have ever seen, but it was free!). I met my wonderful husband for lunch, then went to two other shopping centers. I also shopped online (Banana Republic - mecca #2- was having a great sale, but I couldn't find my sizes in the store). That's a great day for me - unlimited shopping in sparsely crowded malls!!
I can't wait until October 8 for my next floating holiday!!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
After dinner, we went briefly to the mall. What a better way to spend the evening than a dinner with my guy and the mall!! I got a great dress from Banana (on sale!) for the spring. Now, I just need a new pair of cream shoes to make the look complete...
When we got home, Bill surprised me with a gift card to a spa (Yeah - pedicure!!) and as wonderfully sweet card with a handwritten note (my guys is very good with words). I gave him a bottle dryer to go with his beer kit. Not romantic, but he did like it. All in all, I had a good day...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
"Although I don't know my valentine very well yet, I have heard that she immediately jumped in and started helping the M**-** Team. My experience is that she is friendly, pleasant, and always has a smile for me. She is just the right person for M**-** and I'm sure she'll be great help to the company and a fun person to work with!"
Saturday was a day of working on the JL newsletter and finally finishing the first draft. After that first, we had another first - our first Supper Club. Three couples met at a local restaurant for out first outing. It was great fun. Our friends are very interesting and we found some previously unknown links. It was great to hang out with everyone. The three ladies in the group all met through an interior design class we took last year. Since then, Janet and I have taken 2 other classes together, and I convinced Urvi to join The League. Now, we share Supper Club as well. I love that we can still do things and have fun.
Janet and I went to an interior design seminar Monday night at a local design group. It was interesting to hear a professional talk about design. One of the biggest points was that design is everywhere - it is present in the way you dress and the way you arrange food on a plate. I like that thought.
I just wish I had a few more friends on the newsletter committee. The President sent back her thoughts today. I feel like she tore my baby into shreds. I no longer have plans for Saturday. I was so proud when I sent it out. Now, I am back to the drawing board. The last draft took about 10 hours and 1/2 gallon of tears. I hope to make the revisions in half the time without tears.
Friday, February 09, 2007
I freaked out about my committee leaving the publication of our newsletter to me. I sent e-mails to the powers that be about needing help. They put a special agenda item in the meeting on Wednesday to get help. I felt like a idiot. I have already done 3/4 of the newsletter by myself. It really wasn't hard, just time consuming. I panicked, and now I look stupid because I don't need help anymore. The newsletter looks pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I guess I should have more faith in my own abilities.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
PS - We had dinner at the Flying Saucer and I added 2 beers to my tally. I now have 15 beers out of my 200!
Friday, February 02, 2007
It is interesting that there is a musical solely based on a movie. I thought the movie was great, but I would have never thought it would work as a musical. It does. It is just as funny and charming as the original movie. So, if the tour is coming near you, be sure to have a Dirty, Rotten night at the theater.