Saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra tonight. Getting there was a hassle…my parents coming in from an hour north, R from half an hour south, and the four of us heading an hour west to downtown. Traffic was a nightmare (not helped one bit by the ambulance or the utility trucks that blocked off one lane for almost an entire block), so we ended up parking at a different garage – not just blowing the pre-paid spot I bought but also requiring us to walk, me in 4-inch heels – and we got there literally about 5 minutes before the show started.
But what a show. My god…it was incredible! And everyone’s reactions afterwards made the whole thing worthwhile. TSO said they’re coming back next year…if they do, we’re definitely going.
And I’ll be in charge of buying the tickets…after this and the ballet, Mom and Dad have decided I have a knack for getting good seats. I won’t tell them the secret is a Ticketmaster account and high-speed internet. :)5 years ago
for an hour and a half. I think the most entertaining thing about it will be the gossip tomorrow…apparently R was not taken seriously when he told them I’m a vegetarian and don’t drink soda or hard liquor. Which makes me wonder if they even believed I existed. :)
Ah, office parties. Fun, no? Trying to blend personal and professional lives, more often than not with awkward results. I’ll be interested to see how my company’s country-club party this Tuesday goes. Most likely I won’t be able to eat anything there…but then we plan on eating beforehand anyway.
Yet another humorous-yet-appropriate sidebar quote: “No person who is enthusiastic about her work has anything to fear from life.” – Samuel Goldwyn 5 years ago
I just found out R will not be here for New Year’s…he’s going to visit friends. And I’m contemplating keeping that info to myself and spending the evening here alone—it’s what I wanted to do last year, but didn’t.
I’m really quite bummed that I won’t be able to spend New Year’s with him…I was so looking forward to it. But I’m not going to tell him that, because I know he wants to see his friends. Nor do I want to go out and be asked constantly where he is. No, I think I’ll just stay here.
I’m also contemplating driving up to Cincinnati to see the July for Kings reunion show, now that I no longer have to worry about how R would feel about it (they’re really not his style of music). I’m just not sure I’m up to a 7-hour drive, financially or otherwise. Oh, well…I have time to think about it still. 5 years ago
I have RSVPed to the office dinner party – I’m taking R. Which should be quite interesting, as not many people in the office even know I’m dating. It feels oddly like coming out.
(Humorously enough, here’s the sidebar quote: “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” – Drew Carey) 5 years ago
and went out to dinner afterwards. Mom really got into it – she bought new outfits for herself and Dad (we got dressed up, of course). It was a lot of fun…so much so that she’s wanting to go on more “adventures” like this.
I think I’ve started something here…something fun. :) 5 years ago
I’m embarking on this goal with the knowledge that, while I love food and I love to cook, I am but one person. I cannot possibly eat all the food I want to cook. Particularly sweets – just not all that into ‘em. Nor are my mother and boyfriend. Granted, I could take the excess into the office, but maybe there’s a better way to spend my time and money.
This year, I want to try something new. Instead of celebrating the holidays by baking up a bunch of cookies, I want to see what holiday-related festivities are going on around here. Like the corn maze R and I went to – I’ve never done anything like that before. So far I’ve got a couple of ideas from a coworker (seeing The Nutcracker and going to the zoo, which apparently puts up lights). There are probably other things going on, too. And as much as my budget allows, I’m going to do them. 5 years ago