i have been putting of blogging for a few weeks now, but i guess i just need to get it over with so then it won't be a lurking thing for me to take care of. funny, when did it become a chore?
i have been spending my days in front of the laptop telecommuting for work and so far i think i've decided it has more pros than cons-i'm no longer spending two plus hours in my car or dropping hundreds of dollars on gas. i must look at the bright side on this, b/c working for my bossman has always been a challenge.
last two weeks in a nutshell:
*turned the big 2-7 last week and did not enjoy it. seriously, how is it possible that we are almost 30? my birthday was pretty chill, but blake took me to a yummy dinner in downtown where i had plum and buttermilk ice cream...strange, but good.
*joined a movie watching club on meetup.com and got free passes to a prescreening of the duchess. i loved the scenery, music, costumes and at first i wasn't totally in love with the movie, but now that some time has passed i've decided i really enjoyed it.
*went a saw another movie named vicky christina barcelona by myself at the art theater last week and i loved it. i love woody allen, spain is beautiful and i want to visit there some day, and i totally love seeing a good movie by myself sometimes.
*blake and i went to the counting crows and maroon 5 and i still think adam duritz is one major hunk! the guy from maroon 5 sang a couple stevie wonder songs and now i love him too...both groups were fantastic!
*Campbell’s what? seriously, i have made over four pots of soup in the last few weeks and i don't plan on stopping anytime soon. i think homemade soup is delicious and its great b/c it makes hardly any dirty dishes!
*i had a chipmunk squeaking in my chimney on thursday and i was so worried the dang thing was going to get it in and that we'd have national lampoons in real life. my kitty has now been obsessed with fireplace since this incident in hope that her chipmunk friend will return
*thursday TV finally started! hooray! i can't believe survivor is taking place in the middle of africa with wild animals roaming, the office is amazing and i loved michael's facial hair (does anyone know why meredith's face was red), ugly betty is a breath of fresh air, i still love grey's anatomy, and after 15 years of watching ER i still love it and it made my cry my eyes out...why must they put all my favorite shows on the same night? thank goodness for the DVR!
*i got blake tickets to the portland jazz orchestra for his birthday earlier this summer and last night was the first concert in the series. the concert was in a beautiful building and the group was pretty good, but the concert went on for far too long! they did have a singer come and sing with them on one of my favorite songs and the man's voice was pure butter! if you have never listened to the john coltrane and johnny hartman CD i highly recommend it...it is one of my favorites in my music collection.
*tonight we’re off to the symphony to hear beethoven’s 9th and i can’t wait, i’ve never seen the full 9th preformed before and I think it should be an amazing experience
*tomorrow I’ll venture to the farmers market and i’ll get my last peaches and strawberries of the year. last week my peachman told it was the last time we’d see him for a several months….ha, i have a peach man! what am i going to do with no summer fruit? It has been so yummy and now the unexciting fruit of fall is here…maybe apples and pears will become my new favorites but i need to not get my hopes up.
next week ju is coming so i’m sure i’ll get some great posting material out of that trip and i can’t wait to see her!