yesterday's activities

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.

  1. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Up up and away.
    Head to gym, walk 3 miles on threadmill, while watching the funeral of the Riverside Police Officer.
    Continue to watch the talking heads about this entire situation that unfolded.
    Cancel skiing - certainly not a good day to go to the hill.
    run errands of this, that and the other.
    Start reading manual for new learn more than I know.
    DH and I have heart to heart talk.
    DH realized in that talk - VALENTINES DAY....ok, he never really celebrates that this was surprising.
    DH also speaks about all the upcoming trips he would like to take....which overwhelms me to the point of zoning out.
    Really? I can talk about one trip at a time....not 3.
  2. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    catching up:

    Massive interpersonal controversies and issues, changing day by day
    Lessons, gyro, rolfing
    A friend comes in from out of town on Tuesday, and we are doing all kinds of Stuff, so I'm gonna be AWOL for awhile
  3. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    NURDRMS, that is one hella nail polish. I feel a trip to Sephora coming on...
  4. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Word to the wise: the polish is beautiful. But it is also an absolute [W]ITCH to get off! And it is not smooth. I love running my fingers over my nails when they're polished, just because I love that smoothness...and this was definitely a tactile disappointment.
  5. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    I know glitter polish is a bear to remove, but I love it for competitions; easy to apply, sparkly, and chipping it off afterwards is therapeutic.
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  6. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Work from home in the morning. DH had asked me to take off part of the day, or work from home, or something, so that we could have a nice V-Day evening together. And then he spent yesterday on a long sales trip. Grumblecakes. Oh well.

    Work in the morning. Then do laundry, exercise, do more laundry, piddle a bit, and then get ready to go out.

    Meet DH at a nice restaurant nearby. Discovered Moscow mules! Om nom NOM! I'm currently on a ginger beer kick. I was really kind of hoping they'd have Black Seal rum, so I could have a dark-n-stormy, but no luck. But the Moscow mule was exceptionally tasty--like a light, summery cross between a dark-n-stormy and a vodka tonic. Nibble on tasty fries whil DH takes forever to decide. I try a sip of the beer he ordered--a Brew Dog/Flying Dog IPA which is absolutely wonderful. I hate beer...but this was incredibly yummy. Very, very floral tasting. Have fantastic dinner, and dessert. Conversation veers to DH's work situation and I (very nicely) kind of tear into him. Sometimes, he just needs a kick in the pants.

    Home. He shows me pictures of the three-legged cat at the vet office he visited today. I WANT!!!! I seriously, seriously want. Squee over more pictures of kittens. Beg for kittens. Give DH puppy eyes for kittens. Promise other things for kittens. No dice. DH is a jerk. ;-)

    Cuddle, Z.
  7. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    @j_alex--I'm excited for you that you have a long-distance friend coming to visit! Hope you have a great time. :)

    Give V-Day gifts to Child.

    It's ONE BILLION RISING today, the worldwide day of action to protest violence against women and to commit ourselves to renewed actions. (

    9:08--Leave Westminster and drive to Shady Grove Metro. GPS first refuses to acknowledge the Metro, and also refuses the street address I gave it. Call Husband and get a slightly different street address, which works. (I more or less know how to get there, but not the last bit.)

    10:21--Arrive. There are parking spaces that are reserved from 2-10 AM. Does that mean anyone can take them after 10 AM? I decide that it does. Sweet.

    Train to Farragut North.

    Meet one of favorite college friends for lunch at Chop't. My salad has beets, goat's cheese, chicken, and walnut pieces in it, and I have to say I had forgotten how yummy walnuts are.

    ONE BILLION RISING DC! There were speakers, posters, and dancing! Very diverse group: black, white, Asian, old, young, disabled, able-bodied, gay, straight, trans, men, and women. (Yes, there were more women than men, but men were reasonably well represented.) NOW, Amnesty International, Code Pink were all in the house, as were many unaffiliated individuals like me. The weather was cooperative--it was probably in the low 50s and sunny--and the event was energizing. I took photos which you can see on my FB.

    Home on Metro. This was less fun. First, I had trouble re-loading my SmartTrip card. Then, for some reason, I felt motion sick, even though I had not on the way in.


    Husband gives me a V-Day gift, some fancy chocolates...which of course I share with him.


    8:50--6.2 miles on treadmill, jogging at 6.2 mph pace. (That's an improvement over my 6.0 mph pace at the beginning of the year; trying to improve pace slowly but surely....)
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thurs...teach oldies those folks...mani/pedi day, which takes way too long....home to lunch ...continue to put out fires at work, and end up going back there to cover a class that someone in crisis forgot to teach, but not before meeting dtr at train to give her the keys to dh's car so she could road trip to her bf, and taking time to search for her water bottle, and also not before cooking; beef short ribs with new potatoes and sauerkraut in a barbeque sauce, pork chops baked with diced mango, celery and rosemary, a broccoli cheese noodle bake, diablo pinto beans and dinner rolls.....arrive home just in time to pick up dh who now has no car, eat dinner, exchange cards, have a glass of wine or three, skip the dessert of carrot cake and butter pecan ice cream and go to bed
  9. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    150 times two.. carry the three... divide by seven....

    okay i gained 6.2 lbs reading that post!! that sounds delicious!!! and you clearly have mad cooking skills!!

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    An additional word to the wise...the polish is actually clear with red and silver glitter in it. Either the model has about ten coats of this polish on her nails or the Gettin' MIss Piggy With It polish is applied over a base coat of red.
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Thanks for clarifying that. All the top hits in google have that red base coat color. But, when I went back and googled again, I found some that were apparently over a clear base coat, some that were over purple, etc. Groovy. That makes Miss Piggy more versatile.

    In case I don't "see" you again, congratulations and best of luck with your promotion party weekend. :)
  12. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Mine was applied plain, two coats, and I remember it being plenty pink.
  13. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Maybe there are different shades. *shrug*
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thx...I should clarify that the food was for dh...I had one strip of beef, half a pork chop and a spoonful of the beans
  15. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    Not a lot.

    Wonderful young lady has put together a Valentine's Day surprise for everyone. When I get to work, there's a Valentine's Day card and a little heart-shaped box of chocolates on my desk. This girl is young -- maybe 26 or 27? -- a single Mom of a six-year-old cutie, living a thousand miles away from any family. And she has time to make Valentines for us. This is what women are, to me. Invincible. Selfless. Kind.

    I go over and thank her. She says, "P. You keep saying things that make me cry inside." I make a joke to dispel the emotion of the moment, but I think, "You keep doing things that make me cry inside." This girl is something special. :)

    Make your own taco bar fund raiser at work. Junior Achievement. For once, I just buy lunch. No hassle. No running around. No care and feeding of crock pots. Feels pretty good. I do, however, donate the use of my crock pots to the team. Thank God for crock pot liners. Wish I'd discovered them sooner. That's all I'm sayin.

    Gentle confrontation with troublesome lady on my team. She wisely chooses to go with apology and plausible deniability (sp?) We'll see how things go, from here.

    DS carries through with his Singles Awareness Day plan and gives away candy bars. I have it on good authority, however, that some candy recipients were girls. *gasp* There's hope for him yet. :)

    Other stuff.
  16. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Not especially much of anything. Realized that hair and tanner may be a problem for Indiana Challenge next week--I can probably get away without the hair dye, but tanning is going to be a problem as I should probably not be dousing my skin with chemicals ("real" tanning is out, as I've already had one biopsy in my life for a mole and don't need more, never made I like looking ten years younger than I am.) Not quite sure how I'm going to get around that. Went shopping to get ingredients for most midwestern casserole in the world (chicken, eggs, soup, mayo, celery, pimiento, though I'm substituting oyster crackers for potato chips for the crust and I threw in curry power, because I put curry powder in almost everything). Visited Doggy Jail (as I call the county shelter.) Nothing really spoke to me, sadly, though I'm assured the adoptable dogs are there until adopted so I don't feel entirely guilty.
  17. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    Take Out Of Town Friend to Gyro; we use two sessions of my package, she and I both go through a whole range of gyrokinesis and gyrotonic stuff, and I throw in some pilates, too; a good time is had by all, including my gyro teacher
    Lunch of salad
    Home; try to nap, no go
    Get into long argument on FB re: waltz timing; go figure
    Theater in NYC
    Home; z
  18. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    And now for the $64,000 question. What kind of soup? *grin*

    As far as tanning goes, wow. I think you're right. Tanning might be iffy, when you're still trying to work your way through a skin thingie. Good luck with your decision. :cool:

    Addendum to yesterday: Read Romeo and Juliet Act III with DS. Can't decide whether this is fun (Saying would'st and banish-ed and stuff like that is totally fun!) or really crappy. The printout of R&J that DS was given has the play written in Shakespearean English on one side of the page, with a modern translation on the opposite side. Seriously. Kids today are too stupid to get into the flow and actually read Shakespeare? TDNWMH. At. All. But we have much fun, making up voices and being the Friar, Juliet, Romeo, the Nurse, and the Capulets in turn. This is almost as fun as when I used to read DS books when he was a baby. :)

    Today: Took the day off to get some rest. Up the same time as always, to drive DS to school. Cuss and fuss through the entire process, resentful of the unfairness of it all. Inner voice grumbling: When I was DS's age, I got myself up,fed, dressed and across town (a 1.5 hour commute) to get to orchestra rehearsal by 7:30 every morning. Why in the heck can't he walk to school and let me sleep late one stinking day? Etc, etc and so forth. AKA pity party. Then I realize that I choose to drive him to school for reasons. Whether they're good reasons or not, they are my reasons and, as my illustrious father always says, you pay your money and you make your choice. I choose to drive, so I need to shut up about it. Me to self: Drive or don't drive. Just stop your whining.

    Most of the day: Noodle around and work on projects at home, interspersed with lounging. Muy enjoyable.

    Also watch The Crimson Tide on AMC. I'd never seen this movie before. Wow. Star-studded cast. Denzel. Gene Hackman. Rocky Carroll. James Gandolfini. Viggo Mortensen. And many more. Okay movie. Great cast, IMO.

    Afternoon: DS has news. One of his dear friends from elementary and middle school is in town for a week. The friend, L, moved to GA while DS was with his father last summer. The boys haven't seen each other in months. There is much rejoicing in the land. DS, his BFF, and L used to be three peas in a geeky little pod. It's good to see them back together.

    To dollar store for more felt tulips (I really get on my own nerves; I keep forgetting how many decoration thingies I need.) My decorating scheme implodes. The tulips, butterflies and Easter eggs are all sold out. How is this possible? Come up with a back-up plan on the spot. Cardboard magnolias. Yeah. That works.

    Buy a giant pile of groceries. Seriously. How much can one boy eat?

    Just out of curiosity, order Chinese food. Same order as always. $26.50 today. Cracks me up.

    Now: Straighten up a bit.
    Later: Watch Bill Maher.

    Zzz early, I hope. Long weekend ahead. :)
  19. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Cream of chicken. I debated using cream of mushroom as I already had that, but I've never made this recipe before.

    Needs more salt. But I probably didn't add enough.
  20. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it would be good with a toasted bread crumb crust, as well. :)

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