I woke up this morning thinking that I had been in a 6-car accident the night before that was all my fault. It took me a few moments to realize that it was just an intensely vivid dream that hadn’t occurred at all. While there was enormous relief in that, I think it is also disturbingly indicative of my state of mind when I also thought, “Crap. NOW what am I going to blog about today?”
Yah. I know. I must be one of the few weirdo’s out there that compose blog entries in their sleep. It was a totally fantabulous entry, though, so I feel the disappointment is justified!
Fortunately, I do have stuff to blog about. Yesterday was Mandi’s 29th birthday. Mandi is one of my bloggity friends that I met for a slumber party, along with Jen, a few weeks ago in Salt Lake. She has been trying to get home to Atlanta since last Thursday, but she’s been stuck here WITHOUT LUGGAGE with her whole family having the stomach flu! Poor thing.
I’m big on birthday’s, and since this is the age she intends to be for the rest of her life, it’s a big birthday for her. So, I drove down to Ogden to meet up with her and Jen to celebrate.
We ate at the Olive Garden and after getting lost in “The Hood” trying to find the movie theater, we saw the movie “No Reservations“. It was a pretty good chick flick, but I drove Mandi crazy because the score had lots of opera. I was a pesterer know-it-all, I’m afraid. “That’s Madame Butterfly!” “La Traviata!” “Gianni Schicchi!” Etc. etc. (Like anyone cares, Loralee!!!!)
One of the best things? The trailers for this film. It totally reconfirmed that I must see THIS movie and I am beyond uber, UBER-excited for this film. Watch the trailer. It looks freaking hilarious. I can’t wait.
Best of ALL? I got to go to TARGET! It saddens me to know that the closet target to me is on Riverdale Rd (Like, an HOUR away). I got the cutest shoes. See those boats on the far left? Yah, those are my hefty size 10′s, baby! I’ve been looking and looking and was close to dropping $100 on this pair, and found these really cute brown sneaker flats for $14! I love the cute bows on them. I heart you, Target. I really, really do!
Happy Birthday, Mandi! I REALLY hope you make your plane today!
Even though it was midnight, after I left Mandi and Jen I met up with another bloggity friend, Rachel, for coffee at the Ihop on 12th. It’s open 24-7, you know. Rachel and I have many similarities. She’s a musical theater major at Weber State and we think a lot alike. She was in rehearsal all day so she was dead tired, too.
The IHOP experience was interesting. There was only one waiter and one cook, so we ended up getting our coffee and toast on the house. I didn’t expect that. I also didn’t expect that the waiter would sit down and talk to us for 30 minutes about Fresno, how he couldn’t drive and interject comments about my love life, so I sorta feel like I earned the coffee anyway.
This month has pretty much been the “Meet my bloggity friends” month. First I met up with Heather. I originally met with in June with Kerfloppy, Manda, and another Sarah. (You remember, the day that I tried on “Ginormous Boob Enhancing Shirts” at the teenybopper store, Forever 21). Heather and her sister-in-law Sarah, were so lovely. They took me away from funerals and ICU units in Phoenix for a lovely dinner and luscious desserts and shopping.
Then there was “Wee Annie” and “Wee-er Peanut”. Annie grew up in the valley that I live in and it turns out that we did a musical together 10 years ago! She was just sixteen and I was 23. It was a musical rendition of “Jane Eyre”. She played Jane’s friend, Helen, who dies (She dies really well, just so you know) and I was a the psycho-alcoholic, Grace Pool. It was really fun meeting her for lunch and her little Autumn is so flippin adorable.
I guess I’ll sign off before I ramble on too long.