Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Days Are Here Again

Wow. It really has been awhile. Almost a month. Okay, more like three weeks, but that is still a long time for me. I'm doing well, loving the new job and the new schedule (four 10's works out wonderfully!) and the new paycheck. :) Granted, there are things I'd like to be different. I'd like to earn $50,000 a year. I'd like to have all my student loans paid off. I'd like to be able to eat ice cream for dinner every night. As you all have probably guessed, none of the aforementioned will happen, or is even likely to happen within the next ten years.

Despite my lack of crazy-good salaries (I do get paid a pretty decent wage for what I do), my ever-looming student debt, and my ability to gain weight just by looking at ice cream, I have to say that I am happy. Happier than I've been in a long time. I have a great job, live in an area I love (despite the snow that has been hounding me up until recently), am hopefully moving to an area I love even more and actually look forward to each coming day.  I had the shock of my life as I was out and about the other day, minding my own business when it suddenly occurred to me that I was a) grinning like an idiot, b) whistling, and c) truly happy for what may be the first time in my entire life. I don't think I have ever been so shocked. I was even more dumb-founded when this realization led to more grinning, louder whistling, and the incessant urge to call everyone I knew and tell them just how incredibly happy I was for no apparent reason whatsoever.

Hope you all are doing well out there in cyberspace and in real life as well.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oscar Night

OK, so this post will actually not be all about the Oscars. It just happened to be a nice coincidence that it is Oscar night and I just happen to be watching them as I get ready for tomorrow.

Pretty good weekend. Went to see Jesus Christ Superstar last night. Have to say that it took some time for Ted Neeley to grow on me, but eventually I came to appreciate him. Old school and pretty impressive. Though  John Twiford  as Judas really took the cake.  I mean really. He was incredible. And, trust me, it really pains me to say that of a former American Idol contestant.

(Sidenote: Would Avatar please stop winning Oscars?)

Went to see a church youth group production of Godspell tonight. Pretty good. I forget how -even though the production is never seamless, professional, and rarely polished- the energy and excitement is so infectious from groups like that. The pitch wasn't perfect, the lighting was jury-rigged and operated by light-switch, but I had a fantastic time. I haven't laughed so much in a long time.

PS: I really want to see Alice in Wonderland. Anyone seen it yet?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday, Monday

Another Monday passed. I'm still getting the hang of Mondays again. I'm sitting here, nice and warm with a bowl of french onion soup and some good music (Dave Brubeck, anyone?). I am tired, but relaxed and maybe even happy. Looking forward to the rest of the week and excited about the yet-still-far-away weekend, complete with plans of going to see both Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell if all goes as planned.

I just have to say that the soup is a great end to a long, cold day. On the other hand, I now have a dirty kitchen that I do not want to clean up... You win some, you lose some.