Friday, October 16, 2009

And so it goes...

I'm sick... again. I hate being sick. I know I am not alone in this feeling, but I REALLY hate being sick.


Many of you may not know this, but I am an avid Billy Joel fan. I think I get it from my mom... she would always play Billy Joel on the long drives to my grandparent's house during the summertime. I've had the song "And So It Goes" stuck in my head for about a week. One line that I love from the song is:

"And this is why my eyes are closed
It's just as well for all I've seen."

It really has nothing to do with my mood lately, but I really like the song. ;)

I experienced something yesterday that made me more aware of how different I was brought up compared to a lot of the kids "nowadays."

So I was at a gig. The band I play with was asked to play at a church function for a Young Single Adult group. We got there, and they were the rudest audience I've ever played for. I have been performing for 15+ years, and I was appalled and embarrassed at their behavior. They were EXTREMELY loud, drowning out any sound from the in-house PA system, they walked in front of our dancer--almost knocking her over, and they overall were very disrespectful. We ended up cutting like 8 songs out and leaving early because they were so loud and unmannerly.

I know I need to just get over it, but I was so surprised and offended at their behavior. I would never think to be disrespectful to someone who was performing. I guess a lot of my offense comes from the fact that they were members of my church.

Anyway. I'm over it. lol. That was easy! ;)

My friend Susi is going to Europe for two weeks. What am I going to do for two weeks??? If anyone wants to hang out, I'm down in Chinatown. Well, not really. I'm in St. George.

I'm thinking about purchasing a camera. I want this one:

It's a Sony Cybershot DSC-W290. I'm pretty excited. :) Have any of you had any experience with this camera??? Let me know, good or bad.

Something else that was fun... I went to a performance of the Flying Karamazov Brothers. They were HILARIOUS, and quite amazing jugglers! Check out their website HERE. They're pretty awesome. Doesn't the blond guy look like Tom Green?

And now, I leave you with the lyrics from "And So It Goes."

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along

I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break

And this is why my eyes are closed
It's just as well for all I've seen
And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh life, how you entertain me.

So, funny story...

A couple months ago at work we had a golf tournament. Susi and I were categorizing prizes, and my job was to make the post-its that indicated where the prize was going. I made a post-it for the losing team, because they receive toy sand buckets every year. Susi, being the mastermind that she is, stated, "we don't need a tag for the losing team, we already know what they get." Being the perfectionist that I am, I had already made up the tag, and stuck it to the first thing that I saw, which was the backside of Susi's computer monitor.

Now, most people wouldn't see the problem with this because the back of their monitors usually face a wall of sorts. However, Susi's office layout calls for the back of her computer monitor to face the area where clientele of the Chamber sit to visit with her.

Back to present day...

A potential Chamber member came in today to talk to Susi, and he saw this on the back of her computer monitor:

Lol... Of course, he took it off and asked Susi if she knew it was there... Aw, man. Good times!

I think I'm going to start getting into photography now. Not to toot my own horn, but I take some pretty cool pics... Here is a sampling of the most recent ones.

lol. I know... I am possibly the most amateur photographer ever... but I'm learning! :) Alohas!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hungry for more!!!

Hello all!!!
Every year, I volunteer at the Huntsman World Senior Games. This year I am a Shuttle Driver. :) Last year I found out how awesome driving a shuttle for a bunch of international senior athletes could be, and I decided to do it again. It starts this weekend, and I'm pretty excited! :)

Also this weekend, is Oktoberfest here in St. George. The New Promise Lutheran Church is putting on an event, and it looks like a ton of fun! They're going to have authentic German food and an Oompa band to play some polka! WOO HOO! A pic of Susi and I with the Oompa band in 2007. You could say we're the groupies for the band. ;)

I love the fall!