It seems like a short week and, in a way, it was. But let me start with the fun part.
Saturday I danced at the L.A. County Fair with my drummer Ric. The show went quite well. There were a few people in the crowd that we knew and more that we didn't and they all were enthusiastic- applauding at things they liked and so on. It was a lot of fun for us and we hope the audience had fun too.
After the show, we wandered around the fair. We did some wine tasting, checked out the Flower Pavilion (where my friend Louise gave me a beautiful orchid!), looked through the Millard Sheets Gallery and visited the animals in the Big Red Barn. I especially enjoyed the friendly chocolate-colored alpaca.
Sunday I joined Vernor for a screening of "Contagion." I thought the movie was pretty good and accurate to how an outbreak would be. I love books and movies about viruses and creepy diseases, such as "Hot Zone," so this was right up my alley.
After the movie, we went to BJ's for lunch and my birthday Pizookie. I selected a new flavor- red velvet cookie, which was topped by vanilla bean ice cream and a pink candle. Yum (except for the candle lol!)
In the evening I went to my friend Mike's house for a party. I ran into a few people I knew and we caught up on life and I also made some new friends. I didn't stay too late, as I was feeling a bit tired.
Tuesday it hit me. I woke up feeling super cruddy, so I called in sick to work. In between downings of zinc, I slept. I was still feeling poorly on Wednesday, but I had a few things at work that needed to be done, so I went in for about an hour, then back home to bed. I never really got all the way sick- just headachy, scratchy throat and general yucky feeling. By Thursday I was back to normal. Hmmmm... do you think the movie had something to do with it?? I didn't froth at the mouth or have a seizure....
Tonight my friends' band Gallows Humor is playing at DBA256 in Pomona at 10 p.m. They're a mix of gypsy, folk and other genres and, from the videos, they sound pretty good. I'll see how I feel closer to show time and make my decision to go or not.
Next week it's back to hula class yay!!! And I have a few other adventures scheduled as well, but more later.
In rotation this week: David Serby, Eric Sardinas, Queen, David Bowie, Owl City, Susie Garcia and Jeffrey Bayless.
Photos we got 'em: Just a couple of animal photos from the Web that amused me.
Thought o' the week: Put it in perspective. I got some very weird news this week, but I'm not quite ready to share it other than telling you that someone in my world (not me) announced that they are getting married in five weeks to someone they've been dating less than a month. Yes, they have been friends for a couple of years, but not close friends and the whole thing seems very rushed.
The more I thought about the situation, the more it upset me, so much so that I didn't barely sleep at all last night. My concern is over finances. I'm worried that if things don't turn out well, the person in my world will find themselves in a very bad situation financially. I also want them to consider how their financial situation may change with marriage.
So this morning I gave them a call and expressed my concern. The answer back was could I help them find a photographer and someone for the flowers? When I expressed concern that things were being rushed, the response was no, not at all. Again I brought up the financial part of things and finally they listened and agreed to get some advice from a financial consultant, but they still assured me that it wouldn't change their mind. I'm OK with that. Not thrilled, but OK.
And the rushing things part, I'm trying to put it in perspective. When I have all the details on this situation, I'll share the who and you'll better understand my trepidation. In the meantime
Keep on rockin'