Archives for: September 2004, 20
I saw my friend and her children on Saturday afternoon, and had a great time with the baby - she is darling, and has this CLOUD of black curly hair. Her older brother adores her and he and I had fun putting a couple of Scooby Doo puzzles together once his sister went down for a nap. Their mom and I caught up a bit and it was great to see their new apartment and hang out with them at home for a while. Her family is from India, and her mom makes her all kinds of goodies, and one of the things she offered me was fresh-made mango juice. YUM! I'd had the store-bought version, which is pretty darn good, but this was so far beyond that! I was in heaven!
After that, I dashed home to grab my directions to my friend's apartment, and immediately headed out the door to her place. We went and had dinner at a place called "The Newsroom" and I got eggs with onions and chicken sausage. Of course, it came with potatoes and bread. I generally have little to no trouble ignoring potatoes, and had a couple of bites and didn't eat the rest. The bread, however, was a different story - it was homemade, inch thick, multi-grain, and incredible. I ate it all. (bad O!) I also had a hibiscus lavender limeade, and once I tasted it, I wanted to drink about a gallon of it! So delicious!
After dinner, we went to a late showing of "What the BLEEP Do We Know?" It's a REALLY cool movie, and is a documentary about how scientists are proving what metaphysics has talked about for centuries, and the documentary parts are interspersed with fictional sections that explain some of the concepts. It was fascinating, thought-provoking, and no matter what one's beliefs, it will challenge them! There's more information about the film at www.whatthebleep.com. I'd heard about it from one friend, then another, then another, and was finally compelled to go see it because I kept hearing about it from people!
Sunday I slept late and Gordon slept even later - he's been fighting a cold and had worked late all weekend and needed to rest. He woke up around 11 yesterday, stayed up for a little while, and then went back to sleep and I woke him up at two so he could get ready for Anne to come over for a while. We had a late lunch with her - rice pasta with tomato sauce, ground turkey, and artichoke hearts. It was great for me and Anne, and all okay for Gordon except for the tomato sauce (major avoid for him, but I don't know that he'll EVER give up tomatoes completely). It was the first time Anne had ever been over to our place, and she loves it. I gave her the grand tour, and then we sat around and chatted for a while. She left to go to dinner with her father and some old friends of his, and Gordon and I started to get going on our late afternoon/evening. A friend of Gordon's called and asked if we would be interested in going to see "Movin' Out" at the Pantages - he had two extra tickets because someone had cancelled. So we quickly hustled and got ready for the theater, and headed out. I saw it in NYC a few months ago, but was glad to see it again. We had GREAT seats! Center section, middle of the house.
After the show, we went to Jerry's Deli to grab a bite to eat. Gordon ordered chicken soup with a matzo ball in it, and liver and onions. I tried the liver and onions - it was okay. Not my favorite thing, but if there were nothing else around, I'd eat it. And the matzo ball in his soup was the size of a baseball! Huge! I got a Greek omellette with spinach, feta, tomato, and onion in it. Ignored the potatoes, and did eat the rye bread that came with it, even though I figure it had some wheat in it. I'm struggling lately to get the grains out of my diet again, and it's tough!
This morning my project is to get my resume in shape and start sending out some resumes. I also need to call the temp agencies today and see if I can't get some temp work for a while, as much as I would prefer to do something else.
I'm leaning towards a job that will allow me to use skills I already have, and that will also help me cultivate skills I want to excel at - a friend in my acting class is a corporate trainer, and I've done some of that, enjoyed it, and think I would be great at it. And I also think it is something I would enjoy doing long-term even if the acting never takes off. And it would pay a far sight better than temping! So I've got to revamp my resume towards a corporate training position.
I haven't eaten yet today, so I'm going to head downstairs and see what I can scrounge up.