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Monday, March 26, 2007

Quick post

Haven't been around much lately, and won't be here much today. Been very busy at work. We're doing great things, but jeesh it's been busy!

If it tells you anything, last night I had a dream that I was in San Francisco, down by the Golden Gate bridge. It's one of my favorite bridges. I picked up a small rock, maybe weighed 3 pounds. That action started a chain reaction that caused the whole bridge to fall. I don't know how much is due to my feeling of having a lot of responsibility on my shoulders to ensure that my upcoming events go smoothly and how much is due to hearing about the earthquake in Japan, but I was actually pretty upset when I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep.

Hopefully, no more weird nightmares tonight. This always seems to be how I handle stress - really weird dreams.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Various stuff

Haven't been here for a while. We're having a bit of March Madness at work, but it will be flowing into April and the beginning of March. Just a lot of stuff going on.

1. Is it really necessary to listen to your voice mail on speaker phone at the highest volume possible with your door open? What if somebody is telling you something confidential? Do you have any idea how distracting and rude this is?

2. So, I hear that students who do their homework while on MySpace tend to see a drop in grades? Really? I never would have guessed! You mean if you're writing that term paper while talking to your buddies about that cute guy (or God knows what else) that you may get sidetracked while writing? Well, I never! Of course it's all the fault of MySpace, isn't it? Personal or parental responsbility has absolutely nothing to do with it.

3. Yesterday's weather was awesome! I wore my crop pants and a short-sleeved shirt. Today I'm wearing a skirt but am back to tights and a sweater, and tomorrow is a jeans and sweater/sweatshirt day. We are having our Wellness Walk on Saturday. If it weren't for one of my coworkers organizing it, I wouldn't go because it's going to be in the 30s. However, I really need to go to show support.

4. We are painting a huge mural next week. One of our programs has a huge (almost 100 feet) wall that has no windows or anything and needed something. So, our designer is sketching it today, with the help of some other staff members. It's going to consist of several panels of different scenes reflecting Philadelphia. We are getting clients from various programs, as well as staff, to paint it next week. I'm very excited, and scared. :) I hope I can get some press there.

5. Can you believe I'm STILL not done with Mermaid of the Pearls? I thought I'd be done with the stitching by now, but hope to finish this weekend. Yeah, I've said that before. Things have been crazy and I've been working more so haven't been stitching at night. This won't last forever, so I should be back into good stitching mode by May.

6. Tim and I are going away for my birthday, which happens to fall on Easter this year. We're going to New Hope, PA. I think it will be nice to get away for a few days and I'm taking the 9th off from work as we have the 10th off already (last day of Passover). Have I mentioned that I LOVE that we get normal holidays plus Jewish holidays?

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Rant and Rave

1. Minor rant -- I hate it when people use the snow as an excuse to leave early. I'm not talking nasty, icy snow like we got in February. I'm talking 2 inches (at the most) of gently falling, dry powdery snow that doesn't even stick to the roads because they've been treated. I was in a training class for two days and a bunch of people said they had to leave early because of the snow, and left about 3 hours early. Come on! I know some people are scared to drive in snow, but THIS IS PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA! We get snow every year, for cryin' out loud!

2. Rave -- I saw Zodiac yesterday after leaving my training on time. :) I got there just in time to get some yummies and sit down to watch it at 5PM and get home a little after 8PM and still have a little evening left. I really enjoyed it. I saw a review that said they thought it was too plodding and stuck too much to the case files, but I really liked it. It showed how they went through the process of figuring things out, finding out they were wrong, finding out maybe they were right, etc. It also showed how, years after the last killings, the Zodiac was still affecting lives in a big way. I also like a lot of the actors -- Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo.

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Monday, March 05, 2007


Tim and I went to see Ghostrider over the weekend. Funny, it was better than I thought it would be, not as good as he thought it would be. He hadn't read the comic, so at least he didn't go in wanting it to match the comic book. Somebody told him it was the best movie he'd ever seen, lol, so he thought it would be a little better than it was.

To quote Luke Thompson from E Online, "Seriously, people, if you’re going to go see a movie you know is about a biker with a flaming skull and magic chains, you forfeit the right to complain about how the plot isn’t logical or realistic." I agree completely. It's not meant to be the next Lord of the Rings or Casablanca, it's just a fun movie. I think I'm one of a few Nicholas Cage fans out there these days. Some of his movies have annoyed me, but for the most part I really like his quirkiness and thought it was great for this character. I also liked Peter Fonda as Mephistopheles and Sam Elliott, of course. :)