So, how was everyone's weekend?

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So, how was everyone's weekend?
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:58pm
Since we started off the board a little grumpy over the changes, we really didn't get a chance to do the little check-in.

I'm coming to the end of the semester and of my degree program. I graduate in May, if you can believe it. To celebrate, I spent all day Saturday working on my PR and the novel I'm writing as an independent study project. Today was such a gorgeous day that some friends and I went to Town Lake and walked the 4 mile loop and then sunned ourselves on the banks for a while. All in all it was a well deserved break and a lot of fun to scent spring in the air. I only wish temperatures could stay this wonderful.

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 11:36pm
We got a little nudge from Old Man Winter today in the Northeast... There was talk of a couple of inches of snow, but it seems that isn't going to happen now. Good. I'm quite tired of winter. The gardens here in Sisyville are starting to sprout, which is very exciting. (We planted a new perennial garden in the fall and are anxiously waiting how that is going to turn out. It won’t be long now.)

Today, besides doing what garden and lawn things that could be done in this weather, I managed to make pizza from scratch for lunch and for dinner roast chicken with wine and herbs with a potato and onion cake from a recipe by Jamie Oliver from the “Naked Chef” show on Food TV. It was quite good, although I can make it better the next time I do it. I’m quite impressed by Oliver. He adds a lot of flavor into seemingly simple recipes. He’s definitely one of my fav’s on the Food Network.

Tomorrow is the usual… I go food shopping and do the every-Monday errands, followed by “happy hour” with my buddies. The menu, by the way, will be salmon and julienne vegetables baked in parchment paper for me and shrimp with beurre blanc sauce for Mrs. Sisy. (She’s not a big fan of salmon.)

Bon appetite!

Sisy (God bless Julia Child and Jacques Pepin!)

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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 12:18am
Weeelll, the first post-breakup weekend went off ok. I had a few moments where I was really upset and sad, and more than a few where I was *very* angry with him, but for the most part, I feel like I'm on the road to accepting that it's for the best that it's over.

Went to see "Spirited Away" last night...highly recommend it! And tonight one of my friends had a bunch of people over for "bad movie night"...we watched "Showgirls" and it was truly horrific! I'd never seen it before. We had fun ripping it to shreds though ;-).


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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 3:54am
Thanks for asking, Artie, I had a VERY busy weekend. My newest niece (all of 10 weeks old) was baptized on Sunday and my brother (who lives in Atlanta) and my 20 yo niece and her 12 yo brother (who live in Florida) came up for the event and stayed with me. They arrived Saturday afternoon. After going to my house to drop their suitcases, we drove out to my sister's to have a family dinner with my sister and her family and my parents. We also celebrated my sister's April Fool's b-day a few days early. My nephew stayed at her house Saturday night so he could spend some time with his cousin, my sister's 11 yo daughter, who he's good friends with.

Sunday we went to the baptism, which was quite noisy as there were 6 babies being baptized, one of whom cried almost non-stop through the entire service. My baby niece, though, was an angel. She didn't cry at all and even liked having the water poured on her head (she thought she was getting a bath, which she loves). Then it was back to my sister's for the post-baptism party. Her husband is the oldest of 8, 7 of whom came to the party, with their spouses and children. Including my sister's children and my nephew, there were a total of 15 children under 13 there, 11 of whom were 7 yo or younger. And because it was raining, then snowing (yes, SNOW), the kids couldn't go outside. Fortunately, my sister's house is a good size, but it was still quite a mob scene. My nephew from Florida actually enjoyed the snow (about 1-2 inches fell) and entertained the younger kids by throwing snowballs at the windows.

This morning I'm driving my brother, niece and nephew back to the airport before I go to work. Oh, among all this, I'm working on a HUGE project for work and got up at 4 or 5 every day this weekend to spend a few hours on it before doing the family stuff.

Hope everyone else had a good weekend.


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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 7:35am
Title: Decent...nothing really noteworthy, but thanks for asking....

Saturday I woke up early to confirm that some financial transactions executed during the week had indeed taken place, and they had, so I spent a couple hours moving fundage from hither to yon, all in the name of keeping HMS GoGo & Glammie afloat. It was fairly comforting to once again see a bank balance that wasn't measured in the Me thinks that next time (and hopefully there won't be a next time for reasons to be shared shortly) I shouldn't wait so long before I take action. It was a wee, wee bit hairy there for a moment or two.

Then I went to the gym by myself, since GG wasn't feeling well (she has been battling a cold for a few weeks now, and as a result has good days and bad days). Didn't see "Constance", and in fact I haven't seen her since I introduced her to GG. My trainer noted that as well earlier in the week...that HE hasn't seen her since that day either...and naturally he spend a lot more time at the gym than I do. I fully realize it is EXTREMELY unlikely that she had been coming to that gym for months just to put the moves on me...I am sure that is not the case. But it struck both of us odd that she would STOP coming when she did. No...I don't think (well not really) that she is at home lovelorn over the loss of a possible relationship with me. I am more...concerned?...that I somehow offended her, or didn't handle the situation properly, and now she simply doesn't want to risk running into me of GG. Embarrassed...annoyed...whatever. Typically, I wouldn't give a rat's ass, but GG and I were just talking last night about how "Americans are" and if I am gonna live in this country, I should a least make an effort to become as paranoid, obsessive, and pretentious as my hosts are (did I say that?). So...I am trying to care about "Constance" because it would be the proper Canadian thing to do...and I am concerned that I may have offended her delicate Canadian sensibilities.

Ok...not really. But it is fun to pretend that I am...

Anyway...the gym visit was followed by spending the afternoon watching golf, followed by a delicious salmon dinner put together by The Glamorous One (she takes SUCH good care of me...)

Sunday I went to church, again by myself, because again, GG was not feeling well. The sermon was kinda all over the place, and I really wasn't able to "connect the dots", but a couple things were said that struck me. One...the the course of talking about "people on your level" (don't ask me to explain it) commented on how he wasn't interested in advice from people without kids on how to raise his own. This of course reminded me of you all... :-). Later, during the same...passage? his sermon he warned against taking relationship advice from people who could use some themselves. That made me think of you guys again...and chuckle.

Sunday church was followed by more golf on TV, capped by me feeling pretty happy for Davis Love III (a good guy who deserved to win), and dinner prepared by me (Steaks..."you're so good with your meat baby" GG likes to say with a sly grin...).

Somewhere mixed in with all of this I took my PC in for repairs, and then endured pain in dealing with the shop owner when I went to retrieve it, as he mysteriously could not remember exactly what he had promised to do. It works fine now, but MAN, I hate poor customer service...

So...this week is a big one. This past Friday I was contacted by Telus so that I could fill out a form authorizing them to check my references. Last week, after I met with a few more executives, I was told that this thing should have some closure (meaning an offer would be made...if an offer was going to be made) by Monday or Tuesday of this week. I'm giving it until Wednesday. I of course desperately want / need an offer, and am looking forward to negotiating same. This of course will open up another can of worms however...the immigration / work permit mess. I'm trying to not get ahead of myself however....

Wish me well!!!


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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 8:22am
sniffle, sniffle...

I've been sick since Friday morning. So I stayed home most of the weekend. The play Rozi and I are in is coming up fast. It's this coming weekend. So I'm trying to get lots of rest and liquids to be in good shape for it. We play three days in a row. Fri/Sat/Sun. Full rehearsal tonight and Wed. So I'm home sick today (as I was on Friday).



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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 10:12am

I was sick last week too. And I all too well remember what it was like to do a show when you're not feeling well. It happened to me almost every time in college. I guess I let myself get run down and the little buggers found it a good time to attack.

Get lots of rest and you'll be fine.