February 2006


>I was awakened this morning to my cats breaking glass. They have finally found a way on to the counter – and from that, on to the top of the fridge, where I’ve been storing my extra martini glasses (I don’t have much cupboard space). Alas, one got knocked down and managed to smash across the stove, counter, floor, pile of dishes that were drying from the night before, etc…. So I shut Hunter and Grace in the bathroom while I spend almost an hour cleaning everything. Not the best way to wake up.

I’m spending my free time this week gathering costume pieces for Sight Unseen. I know there are only 4 people in the show, but I don’t think I had stopped to think about how time-consuming it would be to do costumes. I am glad to be involved with the show, but I won’t be doing costumes again.

>Weekend Update

>In no particular order:
- I rented “Heaven Can Wait” and “Zathura” which were both cute.
- I caught up with Ann over a couple of drinks
- I cleaned my apartment and freaked the cats out by mopping while they were awake
- I got some extra sleep
- I met up with Colin for brunch at Reggie’s
- I picked up some groceries
- I brought the cats to the vet so Grace could have the sutures in her stomach removed
- I played a bit of “Dragon Quest VIII”
- I did a bit of work for costume stuff for “Sight Unseen”
- I tried to bring my shoes in to the shoe repair guy on Charlotte Street but they were closed by 2:07 pm on Saturday afternoon and I didn’t see thier hours posted anywhere. Grr.
- I treated myself to a new purse

>Friday Feast

Choose one: moving to another state, having triplets, or never being able to eat chocolate again.
As it is, I can only eat dark choclate that contains no milk products. That pretty much limits my chocolate consumption. I like chocolate but I can live without it.

Name a news story that truly shocked you.
Recently the actor hired to play the “angry Scotsman” in the Alexander Keith’s commercial had been arrested on charges of child pornography.

What was your very first job?
Other than babysitting when I was a teenager, I started working at The Second Cup at Polo Park in Winnipeg when I was 16.

Main Course:
If you had the chance to read the diary of someone you’re really close to, would you? Why or why not?
I wouldn’t. A personal diary is no one else’s business. If there is something any of my friends wanted me to know, I’m sure they would tell me. At least I hope they would.

What’s something you’re looking forward to?
This seems like a simple question but for some reason I can’t seem to land on one thing in particular today. I am looking forward to getting over this cold/flu and feeling healthy enough to get back to the gym. I’m looking forward to finishing Colin’s painting. I’m looking forward to “The Crucible”. I’m looking forward to improving my skills in whatever I choose to do. I’m looking forward to my next vacation. I’m looking forward to growing old. I’m looking forward to spending more time with people I enjoy. It’s all about your perspective on life. I guess I essentially look forward to every single day. :-)

>Getting Better

>Much to the dismay of my cats, I’ve decided to crawl out of bed and leave my apartment and try to re-join the world of the working. I’m feeling a lot better, but still not 100%. I had an exciting new combo of cold and flu symptoms. Glad I’m on the upswing, but it may be a bit before I’m pushing the envelope again. This whole sitting up and being lucid thing takes a lot out of ya. Thanks to Colin for the awesome care package of kleenex, soup, juices, purple peeps and for loaning me “The Firm” on DVD. And thanks to all of you who called to check up on me. :-)

>Weekend of Busy-ness

>Friday I rushed home from work and grabbed a bite to eat and fed the cats. Then met up with Shane to discuss costume stuff for Sight Unseen. After that, I got groceries and did a bit of shopping. By the time I got home, it was 9:30 PM and I was exhausted. I was also starting to get a cold.

Saturday morning I played a bit of DragonQuest VIII and then headed out to the last of the Crucible auditions. We had a lot of folks out and it was a full afternoon. After the auditions, I headed over to D’Amico’s for a bit with Stephen & Sandra, Kizzy & Jamie, Brian D and Kristi. Then I ran home to feed the cats, take some more cold medications and head back out. I had dinner with Colin and Joanna at Taco Pica and then we headed over to the Wine Fair.

The Wine Fiar was decent. I seem to remember finding more wines that I liked last year. I had a goal in mind: to find some wines that I could enjoy sipping, not ones that I’d need a steak to enjoy. I found a few – both white and red. And no – I didn’t get loaded – or even a buzz on, as I had the tiniest of sips of each because I still wasn’t feeling well (despite all of the cold medications). It was pretty crowded and a lot of folks were really dressed up. I think I got about 3/4 of the way through the room before I decided to head home.

Renny called and said he was in town for the evening. He had come down from Halifax with his nephew Tracy’s band, Universal Soul, who was playing at Neptune on Water Street. Renny popped by for about 45 minutes, then he had to head out to the gig.

Late Sunday morning I met up with Renny for breakfast at Reggie’s. It was good to catch up with him, especially since I had to cancel my last trip to Halifax to go to the Tour Tech Party with him (that was the first time I’d missed it in about 10 years). I went home for a bit and tried to get a bit more sleep, then had to go meet with Stephen to go over casting choices for The Crucible. Man, what a jigsaw. (No, we don’t have things ironed out yet, in case you are waiting to hear back. Don’t worry – it’ll be soon!) After that, I went home and gamed (DragonQuest VIII) for an hour before heading over to Joanna’s for dinner. Thanks to Joanna, I had pizza for the first time in 5 years! I actually got choked up a bit about it, but then that could have just been from all of the cold medications I was taking. She made it with goats cheese (mozzerella-style). Not only that – she made 4 different pizzas and they were all different and phenominal! Thanks again, Joanna!!

Alas, my cold got worse again once I got home, and I coughed through the night and woke up with a temperature. I’ve made it into work and I managed to get a couple of things done, but I’m fading fast. It’s not easy to work when you have a temperature too. I guess I’ll just have to catch up on some much-needed sleep. That’s what I get for trying to ignore a bad cold by taking a bunch of stuff to mask the symptoms so I could keep getting stuff done. Silly me.

>Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in?


You scored as Millennium Falcon (Star Wars). The world around you is at war. Fortunately you know how to handle that with the greatest of ease. You are one of the best at what you do and no one needs to tell you that. Now if only the droids could be quiet for five seconds.

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>Friday Feast

If you were a color, which color would you be, and why?
Deep dark red – like a complex wine or port. ;-)

When was the last time you went to the doctor, and what was your reason for going?
I stopped in for a prescription refill last month. Not that it’s anyone’s business.

What do you collect?
Memories. I don’t make a point of collecting items anymore. When I was a kid I started all sorts of collections (stamps/postcards/barbies/etc.).

Main Course:
What were you like in high school? Name one thing you miss and one thing you don’t miss about those days. (If you’re still there, imagine how you’ll remember it in the future.)
I was an over-achiever who followed the rules. I miss my friends from high school. I don’t miss being a teenager.

Pretend you’re standing in front of your home, with your back towards your home. Describe the view – what can you see? Trees? Cars? A zoo? Wal-Mart?
Ashphalt street, sometimes has cars parked on both sides (it’s one-way – although there are constantly people driving the wrong way on my street – I don’t think there is adequate signage indicating that), parking meters, telephone poles, a brick building… and that’s all I’m willing to descibe on ye ol’ web.

>Auditions Tonight

>Just a remindder for anyone who is interested in auditioning for Moonchildren or The Crucible that auditions will be held at the Saint John Theatre Company office (on the 3rd floor of Brunswick Square – use the entrance for the office building on Germain Street across from Reggie’s and then head down the escalator to the mall and it’s on your right.)

If you are looking for audition material or information you can find it here. And no, I am not auditioning as I will be working behind the scenes (AD) on The Crucible.

>Poor things

>My kitties are back home today and recouperating from thier surgeries. They are awake but very sore so it makes it had to be at work today.

>What type of boots are you?


You Are Bold Red Boots

You like to put your most outrageous foot forward!