Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rock Band

Facebook Status - "The Sequel wants to "play" Rock Band. He is on Elmo guitar, The Last Episode is on drums, Baby Girl is on keyboard, so I guess I will rock out some Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
The Sequel is dragging the old Fender out, so I guess I am on acoustic and vocals. The funny thing is that Baby Girl keeps running away and The Sequel keeps yelling at her to come back and "rock with us". Ha, ha, I have no idea where TS gets his rocker moves. He dances and play the guitar like a rock star. He is too funny!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Sequel Enjoying the Pool...Today!!

The water is freezing, but for some reason my son thinks today is perfect pool weather. Then he tried to convince all of us to get in...crazy kid!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Awesome Day!

After my interview, which I think went pretty well, after all, it was my first in ten years, I headed to Tootsie's to be fitted for the dress I will wear to the TUTS (Theater Under the Stars) event on Tuesday. The TUTS event called "Elle of an Event!" will benefit the TUTS’ Education & Community Outreach programs. Yay!!

These are some of the dresses I tried on...

Ohh, by the way, I should hear something back from the interview on Friday. I will keep you all posted.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chica is getting ready for the first job interview in almost 10 years!!

The last time I went on a job interview was 1999. I worked for (company name) for a little over 7 years. I have done my own thing for 2. I am a little nervous, but excited at the same time. It is a temporary position, I will be cover someones maternity leave. I think it would be a good opportunity to get my feet wet and or at least practice my interview skills!!
I will be wearing my CD suit and who can resist a suit like that? So I might get the position on the suit alone ;)
Ok, guys wish me luck or at least keep your fingers crossed in that I don't make a gigantic fool of myself.
The most exciting part is that after the interview I get to go to Tootsie's and pick out two, yes two, dresses that I will be modeling on the following week!! I get to have a fitting and have them altered.
So, if I totally suck at least I will have that to pump me up!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Burning Down the House

Facebook Status - "The kids woke me up with breakfast in bed. Baby Girl made scrambled eggs, then I slowly realized that she had the stove on! Her excuse, The Sequel(3.5) helped her!" Ha, ha, since I was still kinda waking up when she barged into my bedroom to give the breakfast, it took me a while to realize that she actually have had to turn the stove on to cook the eggs. It was like a slow moving clock, my brain in the morning works that way. Anyway, by the time I got to the eggs they were a bit too cold.
Ok, and this is from a girl that for some reason needs some help getting dressed all the time!
I applaud her efforts and independence, but had to talk to her about the dangers of turning the stove on, especially with a little brother around.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Karaoke Anyone??

The night started harmlessly enough with The Foundations' - Build Me Up Buttercup, from there it moved to some Miley Cyrus and Amy Winehouse. The night ended very naughtily with my performance of The Divynils - I Touch Myself. The funny thing was that the song was queued twice, so people got to see my awesome performance two times!

Happiness is...

Facebook Status - "Things that make me truly happy: taking a walk on a clear night and actually being able to see planets and dozens of constellations...ahhh, true happiness." I love the sky. I have always felt a connection. When I was little, my family, would make the hour drive back home from Panama to Colon, Panama, usually late on a Sunday night. I remember that the sky was always clear, the moon bright, and I would rest my head on the back window and look up at the sky. For some reason the sky has always made me feel safe and incredibly happy!

I Am Funny Like That

Facebook Status - "Chica is laughing! Harrison spilled a drink at a restaurant, we clean it up, and then I turn around and spill my drink...the good thing is that it mostly landed on me." Cheez, the kids were going a little crazy and I was trying to get everyone situated, after everything had calmed down and I was going to start enjoying myself, I spill my drink! A mom's job is never done!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day at The Park

Friday, January 16, 2009

Spazmatics Night

Thursday was the first Thursday in forever that I was able to go out. I NEVER go out on Thursday, because the kids go to school on Friday and I really don't know how much fun I would be if I need to get up early! Anyway, because of a teacher work day (We had six days off because of Ike, I don't know what they are thinking, but that is another post all together) the kids had off Friday and I was finally able to enjoy myself on a Thursday Night.

To celebrate I decided to take my friend up on his offer to take me to see a band called The Spazmatics that plays at Sammy's, but only on Thursday night! The Spazmatics is an 80's cover band...they are amazing. The night was so much fun! I highly recommend them.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Spring Awakening

I was so excited about this, not only was I going to see a musical, which all of you guys know I love, but I was going to see Spring Awakening the winner of eight, yes 8!, Tony Awards, AND I was going to be seating ON STAGE!!

Now, I have been to smaller community theaters, like Stages, where the action happens right on you, but I was at the HOBBY CENTER, a massive 2,650 seat theatre, so I was super excited to be “literally” a part of the event.

The show was fantastic, the music contemporary, and the actors amazing. Spring Awakening is a coming of age story, set at the turn of the century, when defiance was not tolerated and sexual awareness was punishable. There is nudity involved, but it is tastefully done and within the context of the story. The only downer is the sad ending; I guess it watches the mood of the era. It completely contrasts the high energy and excitement of the first act. Overall, it was an amazing show and I highly recommend it.

My experience on the front row of the stage seating is indescribable, but I will try. I love the theatre and to be able to be so close and see the actors expressions, movements, and to see how it all flows and comes together from a different perspective was pretty much a dream come true. Something I will never forget.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

16 Random Things About Me

I was tagged on Facebook and thought that it would be a good idea to post my results on the blog.

Arrgghhh, ok, I was tagged by my dear friend Phil. Now, you guys know that I do not like doing this type of thing, after all I am a very private person, but it was requested by Mr. (last name), so here I go. If you were tag just do it, I did it!!!

Things you might not know about me…

1. I am an extremely shy person.

2. I don’t know how to swim and it does not bother me.

3. I love the beach.

4. I have a large collection of vintage Fisher Price toys and Metal Lunchboxes.

5. I wish I was more driven.

6. I dance at home by myself.

7. I sing at home by myself and I actually think I sound good.

8. I have had way too many jobs - I like that though, I have met amazing people throughout my life.

9. I started working when I was 14. I have been out of the workforce for the past 2 years and I am itching.

10. During my “woman can do anything” stage, I took a job as a stocker at Kroger. I had to be there at 3am. I was the only girl there. Woman power!!

11. I often worked two jobs.

12. I have been mugged twice and only two weeks apart.

13. I only know ONE joke.

14. I use the f word way too frequently.

15. I do not ride roller coasters.

16. I love the quote – “If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new" by Voltaire, because I think it describes how life should be viewed overall. If something does suck, well, at least it is a new experience!!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Amazing Day

It January 2nd and it is around 78 degrees! I love it.