Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Public Service Announcement

Dying to Belong is on tonight at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Our Dinner

Frank and I enjoyed ourselves at Maple Hall, courtesy of Emily and Jayson. We only ate half our entrees so that we could have dessert. The waiter put our boxes on a nearby table. (Great. We have enough trouble remembering them when they're on our table.) As we ate our desserts, an old woman grabbed our boxes and started to leave the room. (Maple Hall has a bunch of rooms.) I looked back and forth between Frank and the woman. Frank jumped up and ran after her, saying "Ma'am, ma'am. Those are ours." "Oh", she said. "I thought I had brought those in here... I'm Sue , one of the owners here." I couldn't figure out why she was telling us her name--except maybe to us find her owners.

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday! I'm turning the corner. I'm now old enough to run for the Senate. (Now you'll have to review your Civics notes.) I've been preparing for my Senate campaign my whole life, so don't forget to vote.

Thank you for all the electronic well-wishes! Except those of you who are making fun of my age.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Birthday Present from CW

I just saw a commercial for Thursday's Smallville that features guest star (and former Superman) Dean Cain. Dean Cain and Tom Welling (current Superman) were wrestling. I'll admit: I got a little hot and bothered.

Sydney: The Eternal Optimist

Sydney is such a sweet cat in the morning. She purrs and is so happy to see us, jumping out of the window and running to meet us to get petted. Throughout the day, things piss her off (Frank? me? Rain? Phantoms?), and she ends up grumpy. She is quick to fight--us or her toys. But, the next day is a new day, and she is sure that today is going to be a great day.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

What I Didn't See in Portland

I'm back from my conference trip. I didn't get to do much site seeing in Portland. I went for a walk on Friday night, looking for Portlandia. I didn't get great directions from the hotel clerk--just that it was near 4th street and it was the second largest pressed iron statue, after the Statue of Liberty. I figured I couldn't miss it, but somehow, I did.

I'll have to visit Portland again sometime and get properly introduced to Portlandia.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Portland, OR, here I come

I'm going to a conference in Portland, OR. It's my first trip to that Portland. This is only the second conference that I'm going to all by myself. As much as I try to be a big girl, traveling still makes me anxious. I thought I would take public transportation from the airport to the hotel, but since my flight doesn't get in until 10:30 p.m. and I'm a spazz (extra z for extra spazziness), I'm taking a shuttle.

Fun with surveys

Mom went to an orientation for her new class today. One question was Marital Status. She had to raise her hand and say, "My marital status isn't listed." They had Married-Divorced, Married-Widowed, Single, Single-Pregnant, Single-Children, but they didn't have plain old "Married". She had to write it in.

Another one she had trouble with was Intelligence Level:
Below Average
Well Below Average
Pretty Butterflies!

Dad needs help with that joke. "Pretty Butterflies" was Mom's choice for the last category. Dad's was "I like bunnies". Other choices Dad came up with were "I like ice cream" and "Look! A fire truck!" What do you think?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Gratuitous Puppy Video

Tom bought his wife Karen an Australian Shepherd puppy for her birthday. Suzie (the puppy) isn't helping me make my case that Frank can't get a dog. She is pretty cute.