Archive for November, 2006
I’ve thought for awhile about this and have decided to start a new blog at wordpress. I decided I want to have the ability to write password protected posts and there doesn’t seem to be a way to do that at blogger as best I can tell. If anyone who reads my blog wants the password (once I implement it) either e-mail me at work (if you have that address) or ezmessage me at ezboard (jilljca). If I recognize you from the stitching bb’s or know you’re a friend that’s good enough; there are just a few things I don’t want out in the public domain these days and this seems like the best approach since it’s kept me from blogging much recently.
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In catching up on blog reading I discovered that I’ve been tagged by Karen. I actually haven’t been tagged to do this one yet so here goes! I’ll look through my iTunes library and see what I’ve been listening to lately while at work…
Here are the rules; List 7 songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre. Whether or not they have words or even if they are any good but they must be songs you’re really enjoying right now! Post these instructions in your blog along with with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.
1. “Porcelain” by Better Than Ezra
2. “Here It Goes Again” by Ok Go
3. “Other Side of the World” by KT Tunstall
4. “Divine Thing” by Soup Dragons
5. “Two Princes” by Spin Doctors
6. “We Live” by Superchick
7. “Jupiter Crash” by The Cure
Anyway I was woefully behind on that one since she tagged me awhile back. My blog reading has been sporadic lately!
I learned last week that absentee ballots can be dropped off at any polling location. I registered permanent absentee a couple elections ago but this time I didn’t mail my ballot soon enough to get to the registrar of voters’ office in time. I also gave blood for the first time on election day, crossing the seventh item off of my 101 things list.
Last week at choir practice I auditioned for a solo. Auditions were the week before but I was sick with a horrible head cold. Three other people had auditioned for the solo already so the director is going to have us sing it as a duet, alternating performances (there are three performances total). I figured it would be too late since I wasn’t there so it was a pleasant surprise to get to sing it after all! I’ve been listening to the CD at work all day (with my office door closed; it’s a little early for Christmas music) and it’s becoming familiar. I can’t wait for the concert weekend; it’s a great cantata.
I have been diligently working on Noah’s Sub, at Luke’s insistence. It’s really coming along. I finished the sky last night and just have a few animals on deck to backstitch (the lions, camels, and ram) and the bottom right corner (octopus and jellyfish). I think I really will finish it this year.
So my ten year high school reunion was this past weekend. I still can’t believe it’s been that long sometimes. Other times it seems like a lifetime ago. Gosh what an interesting experience *that* was. I went by myself and was a little nervous about that but it ended up being great. I met up with several old friends, some there with their significant others and some there solo. I had some wine and the food was good and it was in general a positive experience. There was one odd moment that stood out as an amusing story worth sharing…
I was chatting with some friends and this guy came up to me. I knew who he was when we were in high school but I don’t know that we ever exchanged a word with one another as we were in very different circles. Anyway he came up to me and said “I always wanted to ask you out when we were in high school but I was shy”. Yeah, right. So I politely asked him what he was up to these days. He replied that he was still in the town where we attended high school and “working the system” ie, he’d been on unemployment for the last three years, but that he had a lucrative side business as a drug dealer. I replied that I am in San Diego, an engineer, and that I have a five year old, am on the PTA, and sing in the choir at church. I guess I thought that would deter him but alas it didn’t. I did politely extricate myself from that conversation as quickly as possible without seeming too rude. Another person mentioned during dinner that one of our classmates had a huge crush on me throughout all of high school and I was floored. The person in question was a friend of mine and I never had any clue that this was the case. He didn’t attend the reunion, however, and I haven’t spoken with him in probably eight years as we lost touch at some point during college. I was extremely surprised, though; I didn’t think I was that clueless in high school but maybe I was after all.
It was really interesting to see how much (or little) people can change in ten years. There were several people there who looked no different from our high school days and there were others who were dramatically different. I had a fabulous time catching up with old friends but really shouldn’t have stayed up until 2am doing so. Sunday I met up with a handful of friends for lunch before heading back home.
Well, I started writing this entry earlier in the week but haven’t had much spare time to finish it up. It’s Thursday now and I’ve come down with my first head cold of the season and a fairly bad one. I guess I’ll be skipping choir tonight and hoping to get some sleep. Trick-or-treating was fun on Tuesday. Luke was a pirate. We went with two of his friends, one of whom was another pirate and the other was a builder (NOT Bob the builder, as he adamantly pointed out throughout the evening). I’d post pictures but I just don’t have the motivation to pull them off my camera. Another day, perhaps.