Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ye Olde Weekende - thus far

Spent last night with these lovely people at the Chamblee High School homecoming game (obviously, it's a picture from a different event, as even Chamblee does not have statues). Chamblee skunked the opposition, so much so that it almost wasn't worth watching. The company was great, though, which made it worthwhile.

Today we volunteered for the middle school's Quiz Bowl tournament. (We could also call this event Geekfest 2008.) Since this is how I spent many weekends from, oh, 1992-1998, you could perhaps call me one of them. I will contend, though, that I was much better behaved. It is sort of funny to sit in a room full of kids who get mad at themselves for not remembering that the Sudan is the largest country in Africa.

We also achieved one wedding gift and one baby shower gift. I am clearly getting old and cranky, because my new rule is that even IF something appears on your registry, if I think it's junky or overpriced, I'm not buying it! There was an incident earlier this summer where I really had a hard time buying a gift because I thought the person's china patterns were too hideous for words. I think this means two things:
  1. I am a snob, and I should get over myself.
  2. I am a snob, and I should get over myself.
Noah's Ark tomorrow - there should be some quality Roy G Bivishness for Monkey!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

32 years ago today....

These lovely people were married. I could lie and tell you that they were 15 at the time but then lightning would strike. ;) Normally, for an anniversary, one would post a picture of the married people together, but I can't seem to find one of those. Instead, I decided to post hysterically bad pictures of them from two Christmases ago. What's the point of having a daughter with a blog if she doesn't use it to embarrass you?

In any case, congratulations, and here's to 32 more. We love you!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's getting closer....

Hi, it's me. Sarah. The girl who used to blog here. I'm officially at the halfway mark of my training sessions, and next week I get to sit and listen to other people instead of doing all the talking myself. That, friends, is exciting.

Tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday, we'll be up in North Georgia at a very nice meeting facility in the mountains. Monday night's activities include a bonfire - on the first day of fall, no less. It's very exciting.

I am not advanced enough at flickr to remove the big orange square from this mosaic, so instead we'll just call it an ode to Monkey's love of the color orange. That should be sufficient, I think.

My plans for tonight include some basic Halloween decorating. Juno has arrived on Netflix, so I'm going to watch that and, of course, You've Got Mail, while I work.

Just so you know that things don't ever really change, I also have piles of laundry to do tonight. :)

Happy fall!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

And so it begins...

The training, the traveling...

Today was the first day back "on the road," as we like to call it, and things went pretty well - enthusiastic teachers are the best and totally make my job worth the (increasingly many) days spent starting at a computer screen. Here's hoping tomorrow goes well, too, since the show goes onto the road for real starting on Tuesday!

In other news, AARP has sent me a membership card - with my name and membership number on it! - and is harassing Petey. Since he is a month younger than I am, it is even worse that he's getting junk, too. HA!

If you're so inclined, you should visit Jeanetta's super cute blog to see what she's cooking up for Halloween, and enter her giveaway for a neat composition book cover!

This weekend I'll have cards and tags to show you - whoohoo!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, September 1, 2008


That most of New Orleans looks like this with a lot more wind.

That all of my Louisianans are wet & windblown but otherwise fine.

That things are much, much better than they might have been.