Wild Snowflake ::
as most blogs go, this is the same...
my life, my thoughts, me, me, me.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
It's been over a week since I left the company that employed me for the past decade. I'm slowly adjusting to the change. Although I have quickly adapted to the sleeping until 10 bit. The 8-6 work schedule was really draining and it's like I'm catching up with those lost hours of sleep.
Right now, I'm starting to set up for the new business my mom and I will be opening up at the end of the summer (an antique/craft store), plus of course trying to find a reception hall for our wedding.
It's not that easy to find a place that reflects our personalities instead of being a generic catering place. Yes, I know you can create a lot of uniqueness with the centerpieces, etc. but still...
We finally registered at Target but haven't finished the list yet. I also want to register at Sears for power tools. Mmmm.... circular saw. WHICH REMINDS ME.... how much I DO NOT want a shower. Aside from the fact that I don't open up presents in front of people unless forced and so it would make for a boring shower for many... Has anyone ever been to one that's been fun? I haven't. And trust me, I've been to a lot. Ok, there was one and the reason it was fun was because it was co-ed and was bascially a party that happened to be a shower.
No wicker chair with tulle; everybody oohing and ahhing over stuff that was requested in the registry, mentally counting how many gifts have to be opened before their flatware set carefully wrapped by the countergal and sealed with the Macy's sticker arrives on the lap of the poor wife-to-be who had been promised a day at the spa with her mom but instead is bearing the attention of 50 women on her hair pulled in a rushed ponytail. Instead, this party was quite adult... although I do think there was that bow hat. Heck, I didn't say it was a perfect example.
Friday, June 11, 2004
Yesterday, I went to help out the Save Tillie association with what else? Saving Tillie!
Unfortunately, we didn't get to do much. Since there was some redtape stuff that needed to be dealt with and then stuff that only the welders could handle. Hopefully, Tillie will be able to be stored somewhere safe. Currently, Asbury Partners plans to have it in a fenced-in area by the Convention Center which is not really safe from criminal activity.
I did a lot of walking around. Looked across the water to Ocean Grove, recalling when Harmonytryx opened up for Ray Charles at the Great Auditorium. It was only after I returned home, that I found out that he had died. At the age of 73, he already had great-grandchildren. Lucky's poor parents will be in their 80s by the time they see theirs!
Monday, June 07, 2004
So I thought the Who put on a great show... well, that was last week. I have now decided that they put on a good show, but David Bowie? He puts on a GREAT SHOW!!!
Wow, the energy that this man exudes is incredible. He seemed like a gracious host inviting you to partake in his little trip down Memory Lane... Along with some of his newer (very NiN sounding) stuff, he even sang his first single "Eliza Jane" which was released when he was still David Jones, exactly 40 years ago. I wasn't sure what I was in for... just barely into the concert, he stopped midsong and admonished a security guard for doing his job too loudly. After he finished the song, he disappeared off-stage and I thought "hmmmm.... another Axl Rose moment" but he soon returned with even more energy.
The encore was the best part. Although it seemed more like a second act than an encore.
Polyphonic Spree opened for him. A little singsongy repetitive/Godspelly for me, but definitely held my interest.
Last night, we finally saw "Bowling for Columbine." Have to say that it was a disappointment. As documentaries go, this one seemed a bit unfocused. And although I am used to Michael Moore's banter, it got to be a bit over the top (Especially with the welfare mom "forced" to work feeding rich people. Or his asking leading questions, doing anything to get the quote he wants). The interviews with Marilyn Manson and Matt Stone did bring up some good points, as did showing how American media begets fear... but all in all, not the "brilliant masterpiece" I was expecting.
Hopefully "Fahrenheit 9/11" is better.
Thursday, June 03, 2004
Happy National Hunger Awareness Day!
America's Second Harvest initiated this observance 3 years ago to call attention to the problem of hunger in America in the hope of motivating the public, businesses and policy makers throughout the country to work to make the necessary changes to end the problem. Food banks all over the country are working to create a movement similar to the women's suffrage, civil rights and environmental movements. This year's theme is "One Big Table, because everyone deserves a place at the table." For more information, go to www.hungerday.org