Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How to spend $119,000 really fast!

Most of you know, via Facebook, that I've been in the process of buying a house. Well, here she is. Granted, she's not mine yet; I go to closing sometime next week..........unless I just jinxed myself with this post!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Shakespeare Anyone?

Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival is putting on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.  Anyone want to go with me?  Here’s their full summer schedule.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
July 30, August 1, 3, 5 & 7, 8:30 pm
(Captioned performance July 30)
One of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently produced plays. There is a strong belief that Shakespeare wrote Midsummer for a wedding feast. But its mixture of fairies and mortals with some of Shakespeare's most memorable verse makes this classic a universal favorite.
Presented by Houston Shakespeare Festival

Much Ado About Nothing
July 31, August 4, 6 & 8, 8:30 pm
Perhaps Shakespeare's sunniest comedy, audiences continue to be dazzled by the verbal dexterity of Benedick and Beatrice as they battle and charm each other and finally discover their mutual love.
Presented by Houston Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dear Prudence: UPDATE


WOOHOO!!  I got my earphones back!  I think it’s funny he spent money to ship them to me, but I’m not complaining.

Friday, March 19, 2010

One Of These Things (Is Not Like The Other)

Not sure if Big Bird still sings this song on Sesame Street, but he did when I was a kid and I loved it.  I really enjoyed taking in all the details and figuring out which item(s) didn’t belong.  Attention to detail was what probably got me through boot camp fairly unscathed; that and the fact that my mother drilled it into me that you always acknowledge your elders/superiors as Ma’am or Sir (that helped a LOT!).

Well, as of yesterday, I’ve officially lost my touch.  This is what my offices has looked like for the past year or so.


This past Wednesday I got an email telling me that I would be moving offices and that crates would be sent over to pack my stuff in.  I’ve known about this move for MONTHS now, but due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control it was delayed several times.

Anyway, yesterday morning I get to work and my office looks normal, nothing out of the ordinary.  It was a busy day and I was in and out of my office all morning.  Around 11:00 I forced myself to slow down and have lunch and that’s when I noticed…



Sadly, I remember sitting at my desk earlier in the morning (obviously, completely out of it) and “seeing” something green in front of me, but I was so caught up in what I was doing that it never clicked in my brain what I was looking at.

Side note: That move I was suppose to do this morning??  Yeah, delayed….AGAIN!  My whole stinkin’ office is packed into those stupid green crates sitting in my office ready to be moved and I get to go back Monday (took today off to go to go make peanut butter) and at least unpack my computers so I can work until they decide to try and move me again.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dear Prudence:

If you loaned something to your boyfriend, but now you’re not dating, is it ok to ask him to give that item back?  It’s nothing like jewelry or anything expensive like that.  In fact, it’s pretty insignificant in the whole scheme of things.  Ok, fine, it’s a pair of headphones.  I know, stupid.  Go buy another pair, but darn it, I want them back.  They’re really nice ones and I miss having them.  I did finally buy another pair a few weeks back, but they are no where near the quality.

Is it ok to ask for them back or am I just being petty?  I was thinking of making it easy for him and just putting a self addressed stamped envelope on his windshield with a quick note requesting the item. 

Second question.  Would it be mean spirited if I put a quick line on the above said note asking him to please treat his new girl friend better than he treated me???  HAHAHA!  Just kidding!  (kind of)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hope For The Lonely..."Shot" Down

As I was walking out of the Randalls last week my eye cought this sign and for a split second I thought it said, Singles Shots Available Here. And for that split second my world turned sunny with the prospect of being vacinated against eternal (ok, lifelong but it feels like eternity) singleness! If only it were that easy!! HA!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Little Leisurely Learning


I consider myself a fairly ok amateur photographer.  Nothing spectacular, but I love landscape photography and occasionally I produce something that’s pretty good.  I’m a firm believer in taking loads of pictures in order to get at least one good shot!

Anyway, for years I’ve wanted to be better; I’ve wanted to know what all those buttons and settings mean and how they would help me to take better pictures.  Today I took that step and went out on the internet to see if HCC had any classes and found this company, Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.  I’ve never heard of them, but the price seemed pretty reasonable so I decided to give them a try and signed up.  I’m pretty excited!!

I’ve always loved film photography, but for many years I’ve just done the point and shoot digital thing because of the ease of it.  Two years ago I bought a Canon EOS ELAN 7 with a standard 28-90mm lens and a 75-300mm telephoto lens from a co-worker and since then have used it a little with pretty good results, but it has so many different settings I was pretty much lost if I wasn’t outside with good lighting.

Anyway, beginning Jan 18 I’ll be on my way to mastering my camera and taking gorgeous landscape photography!!  And yes, I’ve already checked and they do have a Landscape Photography class.  :)

I’m wondering if I should also bring my Canon S5 IS with me to the class.  That’s the current digital camera I use.