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December 5, 2003

(Clever Title Here)

I keep composing posts in my head and then not writing them, and taking pictures and not posting them. I'm not sure why. It's very strange. In the past no matter how overwhelmed or weird I feel I still blog. I don't know why this time I'm reacting differently. All the behaviors surrounding bloging I'm still doing. I'm taking tons of pictures, normal ones, strange ones, things that just kinda catch my interest. I have complete intentions of posting them, but then I get home and don't. What can I say? I'm weird!

So, what's up with me...

I went to Riverdance on Tuesday! That was incredible. I've never seen it live before. I've seen the DVD/VHS a bunch of times and I know all the music, but it was amazing to see it live.

It's supposed to snow here tonight/tomorrow and everyone is going insane. They have all these disaster plans and what we're going to do and when we do cut-ins and all this stuff. I keep thinking, "Snow is normal here right?" And it is! But apparently going nuts is normal here. I'm just adding it to my growing list of "Strange Things in Rhode Island".

I saw a skunk Wednesday night after work. It was just waddling across the road and scurried off into the bushes. Very cool.

I really do have a lot of things I want to talk about, some serious, some not so much, but for whatever reason I haven't been. Maybe puting it down like this will help break my bloggers-block. Heh, I made up a word! Or maybe other people have used that and I just haven't seen it. But until I'm told otherwise I'm going to claim it ;)

December 7, 2003

48 hours Later...

It's finally seemed to stop snowing. It's like winter just arrived all of a sudden. No easing into it. Just Boom! Snow! It's really not that cold out, just below freezing. Which means the snow is that wet stuff that's easy to pack. I'm not sure how much snow there is at my apartment, but here at the station during the 11 the weather dude measured the snow on the picnic table at 15"! I think it's pretty similar at my apartment.

I love it!

December 8, 2003

Free Stuff is Always Good

We got free fuzzies at work today! They're grey with the logo on the left breast. Very snazzy. Now I'll be able to switch back and forth between my yellow fuzzy from old work and my grey fuzzy from new work! And we got little chopper toys. Apparently if you put batteries in them they light up and the rotter spins! I'm going to have to find some batteries when I get home tonight and see what it does. I like free stuff!

December 9, 2003

Live Coverage

The indictments for The Station nightclub fire came down today. They've been doing wall to wall coverage of it all day. Of the actual shows I'm doing the 5 & 6 today so it should be interesting. Lots of changes at the last minute, flying by the seat of your pants directing. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a sort of related note... I figured out a good analogy for directing here. It's like riding on a horse that's galloping away at full speed. You can either be hanging on for dear life and end up wherever the horse wants to go (assuming you don't go flying off!) or you can be in control and have an adrenaline filled experience.

Just thought I'd share that little tidbit with you all.

December 10, 2003

Note To Self

Friday schedule change...

In at 10 for TD training.
Direct 5:30 & 11.
Done at midnight.

And a note to Syn...

I have something I gotta tell you... I'll be on tonight after work.

December 14, 2003

What a Difference a Week Makes

A week ago there was at least a foot and a half of snow on the ground. I took this of the picnic table outside my apartment a week ago today. Over the past week it has almost completely melted and yesterday it looked like this. It just started snowing again today and two hours ago the snow started collecting again!

The weather here is sooooo strange! I hope it keeps snowing this frequently. I love it! I just don't want it melting inbetween the snowing.

A Breakthrough

Gifted girls with ADD. Highly intelligent girls with ADD can be the most difficult to spot. The brighter your daughter with ADD is, the later her school problems tend to emerge. Many girls with above average IQ can keep it together academically until they hit middle school, or even high school. As their school life becomes more demanding and complicated in the upper grades, their problems with concentration, organization and follow-through are more likely to reveal themselves.

A checklist if you think your daughter may have ADD:
-- I have trouble finishing my assignments in class.
-- I daydream in class.
-- Even when I try to listen, my thoughts wander.
-- I forget to bring papers and permission slips from home.
-- I have trouble following the teacher's directions.
-- My mind wanders when I read.
-- Projects and papers are hard for me to finish.
-- I often do my work at the last minute and turn things in late.
-- I forget to bring the right books home from school.
-- I get upset more easily than my friends.
-- Sometimes it feels like I'm not good at anything.
-- I am frequently late.
-- It's hard for me to concentrate when their are people around me.
-- My parents and teachers tell me I don't try hard enough.
-- Other kids tease me about being spacey.
-- I feel different from other girls.
-- I lose track of time.
-- I have a messy book bag.
-- My room at home is a disaster.

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I've gotten as close as looking up doctors/neurologists to get officially diagnosed. I've been reading quite a lot about it and I seem to fit ADD symptoms to a T. Just going down that checklist I think I was all but maybe one of them when I was in school.

Now, as an adult type person, I'm finding myself identifying with 90% of the symptoms for adults with ADD. At 24, I seem to finally be figuring out what my problem has been all my life. I'm reading this book and on every page it seems like they're talking about me.

My mom was talking to a lady at a conference the other day that deals with adults with ADD all the time and she said that one of the best places in the country for treatment is in Massachusettes! How weird is that? I'm only 45 minutes away from the best place for what I seem to have. I know I really shouldn't self-diagnose myself, but when EVERY symptom and checklist says that I have it, it kinda makes me think it's true.

I've been thinking about it a lot. It really makes a lot of things that have happened in my life extremely clear.

December 19, 2003

Note to Self

Bank - routing number, notarize signature, mail stuff

Transfer money (paypal, statefarm)

Call State Farm: bank & tire

Call CCFCU (figure out thing)

Kia re: tire

December 20, 2003

Thank you All!!

I have, without a doubt, the coolest relatives. To date I have now gotten holiday packages from all three of my aunties, and today two huge boxes came from my parents. (and yes everything that was wrapped is still wrapped, I didn't cheat) The only stuff I opened was the stuff that said to "open now, don't wait until Christmas"

Thanks to all of them, and a little creativity of my own, I have a pretty Christmas-y apartment!

And thanks to LA for the card. You have no idea how much that made me all happy. So thanks and {{{Hugs}}} right back at ya!

December 23, 2003

Now Playing....

One Quiet Moment

One quiet moment, on a star–clustered night,
Two weary travelers knew an end was in sight;
So the soon to be mother, grasped her husband’s strong hand,
And paused to remember where the journey began.

Nine months of yearning filled with joy and with pain;
He almost had left her, but then chose to remain
Close by the woman he had not even kissed,
Who would bear him a son that would never be his.

And in one quiet moment, a woman and man
Accepted the part they would have in God’s plan;
To give up His glory, and be born as a man.
In one quiet moment. . .

They dreamed of the days they would spend with their son,
Taking walks through the hillsides and watching Him run.
And some days the fingers that had fashioned the stars,
Would reach out to hold them when the walk was too far.

They wrestled with knowing that His life would bring change;
Friends would grow distant, and shun them as strange.
Though they tried not to think it, in their hearts they were sure,
That their baby was destined to die for the world.

And in one quiet moment, a woman and man
Accepted the part they would have in God’s plan;
To give up His glory, and be born as a man.
In one quiet moment. . .

One quiet moment they could suddenly hear
Thousands of angels singing so clear;
“Glory to God, His Salvation is near !”
In one quiet moment . . .
In this one quiet moment . . .
One quiet moment.

by Bob Kauflin

I have this CD playing in my car right now. And this is one of my favorite songs off of it. It's a gorgeous CD. All accapella music, some of the traditional Christmas carols and then some other ones too. Just wonderful.

My other favorite Christmas CD is this one by Michael Card. These two CD's have been on a constant rotation in my car for the past month to get that Christmas-y feeling.

December 24, 2003

I Like Webcams!

Myself and my parents managed to get webcams set up today so I got to see them today! And a couple of my relatives (the rest of them were late and I had to go to work) And tomorrow we'll be able to open presents together! How cool is that?

Eventually I'll figure out how to have it working like a normal webcam and have it here, but for now it's working great as a streaming-video chat thing. Very fun!

December 25, 2003

Merry Christmas!


December 29, 2003

A Discovery

Now that I'm away from home I actually am interested in how the Packers do! How strange! They were on CBS on Sunday and I actually watched some of it while I was at work. And I cared! And I was excited when they won!

I've never cared one way or another about football, but something about watching them felt all comfortable and homey. And seeing all the silly cheeseheads in the stands too (We gotta find a cheesehead smilie) I liked it.

I just find that incredibly strange.

Oh, and Auntie Patty... the "family" picture is the "Merry Christmas" one right below this! If you can't see it let me know 'cuz that means there's a problem somewhere.

December 30, 2003

Well That's Cool!


What Irish Dance Step Are You?
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Found at Syn's place

Marginal Success

Well, I managed to find this one and this one but no cheesehead. I know I've seen a wedge of cheese somewhere, but that's not quite the same thing.

And Syn... there's one in there specifically for you...

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