Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Anywho, my neighbor and I decided we're gonna be Super Heroes for the Halloween party this year. She's going to be Super Girl. Guess which one I'm gonna be? Tee hee . . I get to wear my new black boots.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
However, I haven't quite found that to be a problem.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I left work at the normal time, but unfortunately didn't make it very far. While going through a green light on Hammond Drive (about to cross the bridge for 285), something caught my attention in the rear-view mirror. I diverted my eyes from the road and didn't notice that the cars in front of me had come to a complete stand still. At that point, the crash was inevitable, and four cars in total were involved. Gratefully, no one was hurt. My neck hurts a bit and my headache won't go away, but other than that, no serious harm done. Of course, my car is not so happy. And neither is my husband.
Understandable, I guess. I endured the ride of shame in his car back home, and I'm now going through the annoying process of dealing with insurance adjusters, body shops and car rentals. I'm about ready to pull my hair out. I'm mad that I (of all people) forgot to take more pictures of the crash. Many thanks to Curtis for coming out to the site to check on me, and for using his nifty iPhone to take the picture above.
- I remembered to take my camera and computer out of the car before they towed it. (I did, however, forget to take my only cell phone charger.)
- I still made my class (although I ended up sitting out most of it). That probably wasn't the smartest move on my part.
- I got to ride in the back of a cop car, which was more comfortable than I would have imagined. (Interestingly enough, I learned that the Sandy Springs cop who brought me back to work not only lives in my neighborhood, but also goes to my church and is close friends with my daughter's teacher.)
- I learned that kids are totally unphased by the so-called "tragedies" that affect their parents. I don't know if Nadia even noticed the not-so-typical silence coming from the front seat, but she, much like my co-workers, found ways to amuse herself on the ride back home. She took off her shoes and socks and made puppets. Oh, to be two years old again!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Personally, I had a blast. I grew up with Sesame Street, and it will never get old to me. I found myself singing right along to all the songs, which I didn't realize I still knew. (Don't laugh . . you know you know them all, too.)
In case you're wondering, the letter of the day was J. Guess what the number of the day was.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
But just to put salt on the wound, Hans and Rich used my crappy camera to complete this masterpiece. Hans drew a partial face on the Tiki whiteboard, and Rich finished off the look.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
So when I found out that she was coming to Atlanta in November, I decided to do the cool thing and get Maya and her best friend tickets to the show. (Of course, I'll have to endure it too.)
HOWEVER . . getting the tickets was a total nail-biting experience. I'd heard that tickets for this concert sell out in 30 minutes .. . and they're currently going for $600 online. But for those who are members of the fan club, you can order them four days early (starting at 10:00 AM today). So I joined the fan club a week ago. And at 9:50, I go to log in.
I knew something was up when it took almost two minutes to authenticate. I'd gotten in every other time in the past almost instantaneously. But I finally get in and I tried to purchase tickets early with my "secret" code to use for the presale. But once I navigated to the place where you enter the code, it stalled. The field just said "retrieving code" . . Try back later." It wouldn't let me enter anything!!!! So I'm cursing at the computer and clicking it over and over. . .and meanwhile the clock is ticking down . . . it's now 9:57 and I'm freaking out. This is the only way you can get to the Ticketmaster site for presale. Finally, after the 8th or 9th time of clicking the button, the field populates with my code. I click Buy Now. Success!!!!
Oh. . but not so fast. . . . Now, I'm in Ticketmaster, and it's still showing "tickets are not available for purchase yet." It's 9:58. So I stare at the time on my computer and when it's finally 10:00, I hit refresh, and the screen populates to order tickets. So I choose some seats that I think are good (not the cheapest but not the most expensive) and click "Find Tickets". And it returns "can't find any tickets for that location."
So now I'm pissed. It's 10:01. I go back to the main screen and select "Find any location" . . and FINALLY!!! It gives me 4 tickets on the lower level . . and of course, it takes forever to process and authenticate, and it keeps hanging because I get that popup screen that says "Do you wish to show both secure and unsecure information" about 5 times. I'm scared to click too much for fear that it will screw up and lose my space in line. . but it eventually works, and we are now the proud ticket owners of four seats in the Gwinette Center for November 28th show.
Also, I need to say that Ticketmaster is such a rip. They charged me $10.90 convenience charge (per ticket), a $3.60 processing fee and a $2.50 fee to print it now! But hey -- it's done, and my kid will be thrilled. I'm sure the tickets are completely sold out by now.
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Ten minutes after I bought these, they sold out! So far, I haven't found anyone else who's bee able to get them. So I totally lucked out.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
I did have my first Bloody Mary on Saturday night, and I have to say . . not half bad! After a few of those, it's not surprising that I had difficulty getting my act together. But I had fun, got caught up on some sleep, and added the following pages to my family archive.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Thanks, Rich. Good times!!
It’s actually not required that you wear heels for the program, but it doesn’t hurt, and it definitely helps bring out your inner [fill in the blank with the noun of your choice]. And believe it or not, the ones I picked out were probably the most conservative of the choices. They had black, red, thigh-high strappy patent-leather boots, shoes that light up when you walk . . but I liked the clear rhinestones – they coordinate with anything. Hey – when in Rome . . . :)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I'm just glad the DMV didn't screw up and include an A where there's currently an O.
While taking a 10 minute trek to Miller's Ale House for lunch (fabulous, by the way), they managed to entertain themselves quite nicely with a small package of Play-Doh and my scrapbooking camera they found in the backseat.