Mittwoch, Oktober 31, 2001
I never wrote that my two favorite cousins had their first baby! (BTW I am not southern, the one cousin has only become my cousin through marriage) They named him Nebuchadnezzar!* (name has been changed to protect the innocent :-)) I am extremely happy for them. In fact I was just talking with my mother about it, and she told me that one day I might be blessed with a dog of my own to take care of.... :-)
I can't wait to see the baby, I just know that he will be a cutie! And when the kid grows up- watch out NBA!
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I went to Chicago on Monday and came home yesterday. There was a meeting about a possible new position at my company. The division still isn't approved so all of this could have been for naught, and knowing my company, I am not going to assume anything. Yet, it sounds great...exciting...challenging and I hope it works out. We shall see.
Tonight is Halloween. I really wish I fit into my old Wonder Woman Underroos. Maybe I'd feel less exposed and vulnerable with a golden lasso hanging from my hip.
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Donnerstag, Oktober 25, 2001
Last week I had a cold. I must have gotten Cooties from Cooter. Of course, as I hacked and sneezed, I worried that I had somehow contracted Anthrax. Now, a week later, I feel fine. But as I sat at my desk earlier, writing why my company should adopt ACT! as a contact managerment system, I noticed a prickly rash on my left index finger knuckle. Could it be anthrax? I'm worried. Always.
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Sonntag, Oktober 14, 2001
I MET COOTER (aka Ben Jones) FROM THE DUKES of HAZZARD LAST NIGHT!!!!!!! He was performing at the Sleepy Hollow Hayride with his band aptly named: Cooter's Garage Band. They played old country songs from the likes of Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn [my favorites, although sadly, no Johnny Cash]. And he reminisced about Boss Hogg and Flash the Wonder Dog (amongst others) ! They even had 2 General Lees there, right next to the stage/cornfield! Ahhhhh, the power of a '69 Dodge Charger! :-) When he was finished his first set, I met him as he climbed down off the stage and introduced myself! I told him I was a big fan of the show and he was my favorite character. I did not let on that I really liked Enus. He told me that I had great taste! He also said that they just finished a reunion movie! Pretty cool. Just so you know, I didn't say anything about politics, since I don't think very much of him politically. I felt it was best to remain mum on that subject. At any rate, I felt transported back to those more idyllic days, watching the Dukes of Hazzard, Thursdays at 7pm...laying on my belly atop the shag brown carpeting in the TV room....and whooping whenever Bo and Luke jumped the General Lee over some dilapitated bridge. Those were the days, my friend!
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Samstag, Oktober 06, 2001
Went computer shopping with my cousin Leeann and her daughter Jessica. I was brought along because I know how to talk the computer talk and walk the computer walk :-) Well, I think what we found will work well, I just hope that nothing better turns up, then I'll just feel ghastly!
Speaking of ghastly, yesterday I went grocery shopping and I saw a girl who is a friend of a friend. We have gone out together as part of a group a few times. I was rather struck by her appearance, not because she looked more unwashed than usual but rather because she wore a pair of Mr. Spock ears. She looked up and noticed I was staring mouth agape and I realized that the opportunity to run and hide behind the pumpkin display had passed. So I went over to her and said: "Christine?" Her reply was: "Yes my name is Christine....who are you?" It was rather hard to accept that not only was she a weird slob but also retarded ..how else to explain the fact that she couldn't recognize a person that she had been with just a few days before! "I'm also a friend of Tim's," I said soothingly but refraining from being out and out patronizing. Apparently that was enough to jolt her memory, because she relaxed her face that had been contorted into a very strange grimace. She then started to sputter and spew, saying,"These ears aren't mine, they aren't mine, they are for a Halloween Party I am going to..." YEAH RIGHT TREKKIE, I BET! was about to be my reply, but instead I opted for: "Oh, I hadn't noticed, they look so natural!" As soon as the words were out of my mouth, I turned on my heel and fled the scene. Looking back, I still can't help but wonder, what the hell was she thinking-- Spock Ears???
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