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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

End of November...novel is not done.

Ok. So there is the big news about the Pope's opinion on gay priests.
I have a question about priests. Aren't they supposed to be celibate?
So wouldn't that make them neither gay or straight? I'm just curious. So if you are a priest or a nun, you remain celibate and are therefore "married to the church" so you shouldn't have ANY sexual urges of any kind.
I'm just asking...anyone have an answer? If you respond and say that it's impossible for humans to have NO urges, I disagree. There are many people out there who have no interest in it. And if you think that it's impossible to ask that of someone, then I agree maybe the Roman Catholic church should change it's rules about priest and marriage.
I think that they should encourage family and faith. Like some of those other religions out there.

They say you shouldn't talk about politics and religion in polite company. But I think that makes things more interesting. And check it out, I'm updating my blog for those who wanted an update. At least it gave me a topic to discuss. :)

I do apologize for not updating.
I blame the following three things:
1. New boyfriend. I tell him all the interesting things in my head. And he talks back. Which is way more interesting than a blog.
2. I'm tring to write a book. I was supposed to have 50,000 words by the end of the month. I'm not even close.
3. I'm trying to get through my pile of reading. I'm actually reading 2-3 books at a time on an effort to get through all of it. :)

Ok...I'll write some more later.

Ok, it's now later. Not that you can tell by my post.

So remember my post about Oprah for President?
Apparently there is a fan club out there that would like her to win the Nobel Peace Prize. oprah4peaceprize.org

Crazy huh? Go sign the petition. :)

Remember in my same post I think I might have told of my support for Hillary Clinton if she were to run for president as well. Well, someone I know who I thought was a fan of the Clinton's is against Hillary for President because she "lies and hides her lifestyle". Apparently this person thinks that Hillary is a lesbian, and shouldn't be condemned because she is a lesbian, but should be condemned because she is married and "hides" her true life. I disagree. Who cares if she is or if she isn't? We have way more problems in this world to solve.
Like over 2000 American soldiers dead in Iraq. And homeless and hungry people on our VERY OWN SMALL TOWN STREETS. And how about all of the kids with no parents?

Besides, it's none of my business or your business what someone does when the bedroom door is shut. (which in my opinion is where all of that "gay" and "lesbian" stuff actually happens right?)

I mean, so we are okay with someone in office who is straight, but "hides" his true life by not admitting he has to have his toes licked or he isn't attracted to his wife. Who cares? I don't. Anyway, I had to ask this person "who said Hilary is a lesbian?" and the person replied that they had insider information. I told this person that if they had insider information, then someone else must have it as well, which would mean it would have been leaked all over to the National Enquirer by now....

Besides that I have one other point. I don't blame anyone for keeping any of their private sexual attractions a secret (yes people, it should be private, I don't know why if you are gay or lesbian your life is all of a sudden someone else's business) It's no one's business.
And why would I not blame someone for keeping it a secret if they were gay or a lesbian? Because the rest of us make it so hard for them to live a normal, not persecuted, no feelings hurt, normal life. If I were a lesbian, I might be too afraid to discuss it or be open. I might be in the closet. Married to a man. Having his children, and all way too afraid to be me.
Simply because we can't accept people for who they are.
Sometimes this world stinks. But then I stop and remember, it's only the people that stink. :)

So...enjoying my blog updates yet? haha...I know I have a few lurkers who are happy I finally updated.

But who are you? Do I know all of you?

I should post a picture.... I'm going to post pictures of internet lurkers.



For now you can have this one his name is Mickey. I'm pretty sure he isn't an internet lurker. But he is definitely the best dog ever. He unfortunately passed away a while back.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

November Rain

November....it's here already, can you believe it? Today is a typical Worcester November. It's rainy and it's cold and people have started to get crabby.

They definitely need to listen to some good music, sit under a mood lamp thingy and relax.

So I haven't updated in a while. I'm moved into my new place. I am living with two people, Cate and Ray. Ray has a cat named Eilan. I think that's how it's spelled. Eilan's name is Celtic for "Independence". Cool name I thought. I'm still living in Worcester, I just moved to the other side of town. The bedroom is a little bigger than my old one, but I had to move everything I owned. Which I found out is a lot. I went from an entire apartment to one bedroom.
Not all of my stuff fits. :(
Ray and Cate already have everything, so they didn't need any of my stuff.
I'm subletting here because their old roommate moved to Boston, so I took his place. The rent is cheap and I'm only stuck until May. So in May I might move again. Or I might renew a lease at this apartment. Or maybe I will try to buy a place again.

So what else is new? Work is the same. I'm not doing any theatre stuff right now.
I am sponsering my friend Cate to get inducted into Alpha Psi Omega. That is the Drama Honor Fraternity at WPI. It's a little bit of a big deal to get inducted. I never sponsered anyone in before, so this is a bit fun for me too. Cate was extremely excited to get in.
My friend TC also got in. He was excited as well. I think that both people will be great additions to AYO.

What else is new? I have a boyfriend. His name is Anthony. We have been dating for about a month and half....and so far so good. :) He's a real sweetheart. A real nice guy. So few of those left. He's very smart, ambitious and a hard worker. And he says all the right things and also does all the right things. Actions speak way louder than words.
He's younger than me, so I'm robbing the cradle, but younger guys are cuter. :)
And for those family members who want to know, he is Italian. With a little French, but his family doesn't talk about the French. :)

Want to know anything else? Let me know.

A few people have asked me about my "secret" from a previous post. I'm sorry I can't write about it still. But if it's just killing you to know, send me a private email and I promise to write back and tell you what it was.

What else? Oh yeah, I'm not writing as much as I could be on my blog because I am trying to write a novel. This month is National Write a Novel Month. There is a website for it and everything. So I signed up. Our goal is 50, 000 words by the end of the month. I'm not even close. I only have 3000 words. And I have skipped writing a few days. And have I mentioned that I don't have a plot? And my character isn't named yet. But at least I am writing. I'm getting it all out.

I was also thinking about writing a political piece about why our generation doesn't seem to care that our friends are getting killed in Iraq. I don't care if you support the war or not. But it seems our media is covering the wrong stories. That our generation is talking about the wrong things and discussing the wrong news. I might write about it.
Ummm...that's it for now.
I'll try to update better. But it might be hard while I'm writing the book this month.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I'm alive...

Hello ...I'm alive.

In the middle of moving. Lots of stuff happening.

I'll update. Really. Soon.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Wacky Weather

It's been raining a lot here. Some parts of New Hampshire and Western Mass needed to be evacuated. Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis. Do you think that Mother Nature might be pissed off? She's starting to kills us off by the thousands.
Be nice to your earth. Be nice to your environment. And plant a tree or something.

In other news.
I had the wierdest dream last night. Not ready to share yet. I'll write about it later.
I was a bird.

One last note:
OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!

Did you see the news? They caught some criminals. She should be president.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

La Dee Da

I didn't know what to call this post, so I called it LaDeeDa.
I just said "I don't know where I am going to live, ladeedaaaa!" Found it amusing and made it the post of my blog. So, that's what this post is about. I don't know where I am going to live. Today is the 9th of October, and I am supposed to be out by the end of the month.

I have a lot of choices, it looks like a renter's market out there, there are literally TONS of apartments available, all over the place. I could probably name my own price on a few places.
I'm looking for the perfect apartment. I didn't realize that I was such a snob about these things.
I don't like anything too old or outdated. I don't like anything dirty and not maintained.

I can't afford any of the gorgeous three-bedroom places because I have no roommates.
I could *maybe* afford a two bedroom and look for a roommate, but I probably won't get a new roommate until the spring.



It's out there. My home. Somewhere. Just need to find it.
I'll post more later this week.

Oh...we had the going away party for Martha. It was fun. Here is a picture:

That is Martha with her friends Cindy and Steve. We went to Cindy and Steve's wedding last year in Montreal, it was a beautiful wedding, half french and half english. I actually wrote down some ideas for my future wedding based upon stuff they did. Not that I want to get married or anything. :)

Soooo...what else?? Don't know. Want to know more about the party? Just ask!

Thursday, September 29, 2005

More posts...

so someone told me to post more here. If you want me to post more, leave me a comment. ;)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Peanuts...

Ok, gave the peanuts a second try.
I'm definitely allergic. This sucks. Sad face.

Mrs. Warren's Profession opened tonight, and I thought we did a fantastic job! To all of you who are able to go, go see it. Riley Hall. 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. I play a lead...I know you want to see it.

For those of you who can't...contact me for another option.

Does anyone read my blog? Does anyone who doesn't know me read my blog? Leave me a note...let me know you read my ramblings.

If I get comments, I'll be more likely to write.

Oh yeah. I have a great uncle who is a writer. He has encouraged me to write a story.
So I will. I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Three Posts in One.

Heya...
So one of you guys out there has actually redeemed the other stupid one.
It's amazing how impressive intelligence is.

And why is it that when you finally meet someone cool, all the other guys start coming out of the woodwork. It's interesting.

Ok, so I wrote a lot today.

11:00am
My Ode to Red Bull
by Danielle K. LaBrecque
(and yes this could be the worst poem or ode ever written. I don't care)

My friend TC wrote about you in his blog,
So I felt the need to write in my own special thanks.
Oh Red Bull, how I love thee.
You keep me awake when I need a boost.
And now you are even being made SUGAR FREE!
Some of my fondest memories are with you and Vodka.
But alas, I can no longer drink, I must have water.
Last weekend I went dancing, and I had you straight.
Mmmm syrupy caffeine goodness, You kept me up very late.
I had so much fun with Cate.
We went looking for trouble, on Morgan 2nd.
And we didn't find any.
But we kept going until 3:45am.
And now today, on Tuesday, I can't stay awake.
My co-workers are amused.
I went to buy myself some caffeine.
(Have I mentioned I work with Dunkin Donuts)
I don't like coffee, and I must drink diet soda..ewww.
I found my beloved Diet A&W Root Beer.
Hurray!
I sit down at my desk and take a satisfied chug.
Glancing at the bottle, much to my dismay I see:
"Caffeine Free"
Lucky for me, Sugar Free Red Bull was on sale.
And I bought myself two.
Oh Red Bull, how I love thee.

12:00pm
I bought some peanuts for me to snack on. A nice healthy snack. Lightly salted. Peanuts made me slightly itchy. Not a good sign. Maybe I am now allergic to peanuts.
Yay. Good thing my allergy is only to non-cooked foods.
I like peanut butter way too much to ever give it up.

So caffeine. I have been thinking about it a lot today. It makes sense.
I drank Red Bull. I work with Dunkin Donuts.
I have even considered starting to drink coffee.
We will see.

Caffeine - the legal drug. And why is it a legal drug? People are addicted to it, like they are cigarettes. Or even alcohol. So why are some things legal, and other's are not? And why was alcohol banned and then brought back? They definitely did not cover this enough during my high school history classes. And I went to a tech school, I didn't take history in college. Maybe they cover more then...I'll have to do some research.

How do they decide which items are illegal and which are items are legal? Who decides, and based upon what factors?
Is it the money grubbing companies? The conservative politicians? How did we decide that coffee(Caffeine), cigarettes, and alcohol were okay and marijuana, ephedrine and others were not?
Don't they all cause similar problems? It's interesting.
I take a more libertarian point of view on things.
Control yourself. Respect yourself. Everything in moderation. Just like chocolate and pizza.

Mmmmmm. Pizza. I love pizza. Here is something that I would definitely say I am addicted to. But I can quit cold-turkey anytime. It can cause high blood pressure, cholesterol problems (pepperoni!), and massive weight gain. Yet...I can have as much of it as I want.

Cigarettes. They cause cancer. There have been how many studies on this? It even causes cancer in people who DON'T smoke them. And again, I can have as much of it as I want. I could really go on and on and on about this. But instead, I think I'll go find a pizza.

Anyone care to join me for a smoke, coffee, or drink? ;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sssh....it's a secret.

So I have something to write about. Except, I can't write about it. That's the thing with a blog. Like I previously wrote in my last entry...a blog is a great place for you to publicly voice your opinions...but that also means anything you want to talk about that certain people can't read about...well, you just can't write about it.

So yeah, I have a secret. And I can't write about it. Maybe later.
In the meantime....if I have to stay in the Worcester area, I don't think that will be such a bad thing. I seem to have more to say...but I don't know.

And boys are dumb. No offense to all of my wonderful guy friends.
But there I said it.

And oh yeah, I got to talk to the Texan today. Am I smiling? Oh yes.
Did I flirt? Maybe a little. hahaha...am I moving to Texas? Not likely.

There seems to be a handful of nice guys in the northeast too. I'll try my luck here before I give up and move to Bush country.

hahahaha.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

I had a title...

...and I don't remember what it was.

So I am always thinking of posting stuff, and then I put it off. Like I put everything else off. And then I don't post. In any case, here are a few things I wanted to write about:

1. Katrina - wow, that really is horrible. Today is September 11, and I just keep thinking about all of the disasters our country has been facing. I think our troops need to be here. I think we need the help. And while we are at it, let's start feeding our homeless. Especially the helpless, like the children and the mentally disabled. You know what I like about blogs? You can post whatever you want. You don't need to be a writer, and it's out there. Grrr.
That's about all I can say. Oh yeah, and there is an article on Slate.com about the whole Katrina thing...and voicing opinions that are not as popular as the mainstream. I have to say I agree with the man who wrote it, the editor. I agree that re-building New Orleans might not be a good idea. Anyway, I wrote him an email saying that I appreciated his honesty in his article, and that I was glad I could always count on Slate to have articles from writers who were not afraid to voice their opinions, no matter how unpopular. Anyway, within hours, he had written back to me. It was short and simple, but I was amazed I got a response! It simply said "thank you so much."
I guess he must have been receiving a lot of hate mail.

2. Next thing I wanted to write about. I have been reading some other people's blog's. Or live journals, or whatever you care to call them. It's an interesting way to "spy" on people's thoughts. But I like it. :) If you read mine, and you want to be linked at my main webpage, let me know. It's easy to add you. Just click on the link on the main page that say's "I want a ride." Or something like that. I forget what it says.

3. Third thing I wanted to write about. I still don't know where I am moving. No idea what I am doing. Have an idea for me? Let me know.

4. Mrs. Warren's Profession...two more weeks about. I need to memorize my lines. I need help. And motivation.

And one last thing. I have been talking to someone online almost every night for the past week or so. It's been really nice. I like saying goodnight to someone. I just thought I would get that out. So in case that person is reading this, I appreciate your friendship and late night conversations.

Lalalalalalala. And that is how I will end this post. I feel like I forgot something.
I suppose I could just post it tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

All We Ever Find

So my favorite song of the moment is Tim McGraw's "All We Ever Find". It's kind of a sad/romantic song, but I really like it right now. It isn't my typical type of song...

So my friend TC told me today that he finally read my blog. He think's I'm putting on a great big act. My parents tell me I'm too cranky. My dad specifically mentions "too edgy".

Once upon a time I was a really nice sweet person who never got upset or over-reacted about anything. She's still in there folks, I promise. She's a total sucker for romance apparently.

Where did I get it in my head that being soft, sweet and nice and romantic was a sign of weakness? And why am I so afraid to be weak? And why is being weak bad?
I guess what I am trying to come to terms with is that I don't have to be tough all the time.

And there. I made a post about my feelings.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Latest news and Mrs. Warren's Profession

Heya..

So what's new? I still don't know where I'm living. Martha is still moving.
I auditioned for the MWRep production coming up in a few weeks. The show is Mrs. Warren's Profession. I got cast as Mrs. Warren, and a few people I have worked with before are also cast. I think it's going to be a great show. There is a new girl, a freshman, who has been cast as Vivie, the lead. That is pretty rare for a freshman. We actually kinda look alike which will be good since we are playing Mother and Daughter.

What else is new? Nothing and everything. I have made this blog more of a place to write down things that are going on in my life, and a lot less about my feelings. But right now the only thing changing is how I feel about stuff.

I really want to talk about it (my feelings) but I'm not sure what to say. And I'm convinced I would bore anyone who had the patience to pretend to listen. Things I want to talk about? My feelings about Martha moving and about me moving. My thoughts on admitting how I feel for a change. My feelings AND thoughts about the Texan....and how we talk a lot less now.

Blah. Can you believe it's Friday night at 11pm and I'm thinking about going to bed?
What next, waking up early and exercising on a Saturday? Hey now....that's an idea!

Oh...and one more thing. Because if I post it here, I'll have to do it. I'm starting South Beach again. At the latest Monday. At the earliest Sunday. (I need to go grocery shopping) And someone remind me that I need to become a health nut and change my ways of eating.
For my own health. If anyone wants to do South Beach, or the diet, or the exercise with me...just let me know. It could be fun. Really. I swear. How about just throwing around a football?

One last thought. My roommate and her boyfriend are way too cute. Really.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Picture for you...


Here is a picture of my two best friends. I thought you all might like it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Boo!

So...I meant to write here on Tues and Wed. So now it's Thursday and I am writing.

On Tuesday I had two things I wanted to write about, but since the news was so crazy, I think I didn't know how to write it. Or how to react quite yet.

So Martha is moving back to Canada. Her last day of work is October 14, 2005. She gave her notice. I'll be throwing her a party on October 8. Send me a message (or leave a post at my blog) if you would like to go.

I'm going to miss her. That's the simplest way to express how I feel.

In the meantime....I have to move. Any ideas for me?

Oh yeah...and the things I wanted to write about on Tuesday were the really gross things I learned about food in my Serve Safe exam...which is an exam for restaurant managers.
I found out sushi is not fish. That's the only non-disgusting thing I learned.
Send me a note if you want to hear more.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Want to go fishing?

So my roommate Martha has some friends from her home (Fredericton, Canada) visiting us, which means that Martha and I bunked up in my bed so that we could get everyone a bed.

Apparently at one point during the night I said "Want to go fishing?" She woke up and said "huh?" and I repeated the question, "Want to go fishing?"

I was sleeping, it isn't the first time I have talked in my sleep. I wonder what I was dreaming about?

I had just come home from Vermont...and I had a blast. It was just me and my mom and dad. And the crazy neighbors of course. I got my laundry done, washed and waxed my car, went for two long walks, kayaked down the other end of the lake, went for a boat ride (a few of them) and went in my dad's SuperCat sailboat thing. I also went fishing with my dad (maybe that's where the dream was from) but we didn't catch anything. We did see some beavers splashing in the water. And we did get pulled over by the State Troopers on their boat. Totally weird, I had never seen them on the lake, but my dad says they are up there every weekend.

The neighbors took me out on their boat, and I watched a few people wake board. I think I would like to try it, it looks much easier than water skiing. I got to nap in my hammock and got to drink beers by the campfire on Friday and Saturday.

I also got my butt whipped at foosball. Sam and I tried playing against John. We were all a little tipsy and he still managed to beat us. We were playing as a team. He was playing on his own.
He creamed us.

I'm going back to Vermont in two weekends, trying to get some friends to go. The neighbors are having a party with their company...it's going to be loud and fun. I plan on having a foosball tournament that weekend...maybe someone can beat the just about undefeated champions John and Martha. (4th of July weekend they were nearly unbeatable...but Dan and I got them once)

Let's see..what else to update? Not much...I still have lots of Worcester Tornadoes baseball tickets if people want to go...just send me an email!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Take me out to the ballgame!

Heya...it's hot and sticky. It just rained, but didn't cool off enough. The weather man said it would be in the 70's tomorrow...I hope they are right.

In any case, I have extra tickets to Worcester Tornadoes baseball tomorrow night.
Thursday, July 28th. 7pm. I have a LOT of extra tickets. Want to go? Want to bring friends?
Free tickets. Contact me.

Monday, July 25, 2005

New York is done....now it's time to relax.

So I am back from NYC. It was hot, dirty, and lots of fun.
I was at a souvenir store buying some items for my roommates and I was considering buying myself a sparkly tank that said: "I [heart] NY". But then I thought about it, and I decided that I don't love NY. I don't even like NY.
For example, we were walking through Times Square and it was so jam-packed with people that you couldn't even walk down the sidewalk. All I thought to myself was why would people want to live here? Nuts. Oh, and the Dunkin Donuts I went to was disgusting.

Good things about NY? Being involved in professional theatre...very cool. Getting dinner(really good pizza, my favorite), wine, free champagne and good conversation with TC and his family. Having fun with my friends and having a little too much to drink each night. Which for me is like three drinks.

So now I'm home, theatre is done for a while. What is the next project? Grad school. Can you believe it? I never thought I would go back, but here I am...I'll keep you updated. Not too much happening yet.
Ugh. Tired and sticky. I hate hot weather. I'll write more tomorrow.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Summer Show is done....New York is next!

So the summer show, Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin, is done. It was a lot of fun, and I had a blast working with everyone on it.
There were a few things that caused problems, but it worked.
On Friday night I managed to accidentally stab my hand with a pin and started bleeding, about 30 seconds before going on stage. SO...I cleaned up the blood...got on stage....and realized I had forgotten a prop I needed backstage. Lucky for me, there were some napkins on stage and I was able to use those to improvise. I feel like such a dope for that one.
(the prop I forgot was a folded up drawing)
Saturday night a shirt that I change into on stage was missing...we ran around trying to find a new one. Lucky for me Josie saved me and she had one. I got it about two seconds before going on stage. It worked. But now I feel like a drama queen. I'm gonna stay away from acting for a bit.
So the New York show is next. We are having a free preview show at Riley Hall on the WPI campus Monday night at 7pm. (July 18)
It's free, there may be some free food and schmoozing. :)
Come check it out.

Umm...what else. Can't remember.
Oh, and for the person looking for something specific on my old posts, check out the Happy Mother's Day post.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Theatre....it's dramatic.

So...how's it going?

I'm involved in two plays right now. The first one I'm acting in starts tomorrow night.
Thursday, WPI at 8pm. Riley Hall.
It ends on Friday night, so you'll need to catch it quick.

Next weekend we are in New York City. Performing Cat's play "Passing".
It's my directorial debut in NYC. I don't really expect anyone to go. :)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

JULY!?!

Wow, here it is...July. :)

So I had some health stuff bothering me and that was distracting me. I'm fine though so far nothing to worry about. I had surgery last Friday and I was pretty loopy. My friends and my sister found me hilarious....apparently I need to be happy more often. :)

We had our 4th of July celebration up in Vermont and lots of friends and family stopped by. We partied with our neighbors that we met last year. We also had some new neighbors that were really nice...and they like to party more than us. They are going to be a lot of fun in the coming years.

I also had an old friend (boyfriend) from the past stop by during our fireworks on Sunday night. It was really nice to see him and I was really glad that we were able to catch up and talk. Hopefully I will get to see him again while we visit Vermont.

Oh yeah...one more thing about the 4th. We had one rocket accidentally end up in the bonfire...and it went off...lots of fire and sparks and people running....it looked cool but scared the crap out of my sister. I'm not sure if my dad will be doing fireworks again next year.

So what else? New York play is coming up...come check us out in New York City. And if you don't want to go there...go to the WPI Summer show. July 14-16. It will be fun.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

June 11? wow

Time sure flys....

So..what did I promise to write about? First off I need to write about Lynsay's wedding. I went with my friend TC and we had a great time. He won the centerpiece after a hilarious game. He made me dance to a few slow songs which was nice. It's been awhile since I had danced to a slow song.
We had a great time talking about our past loves and possible future loves. There was a gorgeous rainbow and I got some great photos of it. I would post the photo here for you but I haven't learned how to shrink the pictures yet...and it gets bulky in the blog.
Soon, I'll have a photo section on the webpage.

Another thing I need to write about....my trip to Chicago to visit "Smokin' Joe". Joe and I have been friends for almost 3 years or more and he moved out to Chicago 2 years ago. I had been promising to visit him for a while, and finally on Memorial Day weekend I did go visit.
Chicago was a nice city, but I am not a city girl. I was really fascinated with some of the buildings and I took a TON of pictures. One of the best photos I got was of the ferris wheel while we were waiting in line. I was standing in line at the Ferris Wheel on Navy Pier (a tourist trap if there ever was one) and I just looked straight up. With the sun shining through I thought it made a great photo. I had it as my background on my desktop for a while, it was really nice.

Third thing I need to write about...Big & Rich concert. I had third row seats and I am now forever spoiled by it. I was SO close to them. I was screaming just like a little girl. :)
At one point John Rich came over to our end of the stage. (I was there with Martha, my Mom and Dad, my cousin Lauren and her friend from school) Martha knew that I was crazy about John Rich and I was completely frozen with him standing there. She gave me a shove and said "Dani! Go!". I went over to the stage and he grabbed my hand and winked at me. All this week I have been so in love with cowboys and John Rich. I want a cowboy.

So those are the past three weekends, and I finally feel like I am caught up and can now talk about current events. :) Last night I went to my first Worcester Tornadoes game, it was a lot of fun, I'm glad I got some season tickets and that my friends and I can now enjoy the games.

Well, there is more, but I won't bore anyone with it. :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

blah.

So I was going to write last week, but I honestly just didn't know where to begin.
On Monday I was going to write about the fabulous and fun weekend I had with TC at my friend's wedding. But, it was really hard for me to write that day because I was so upset.
And an upset post just didn't seem right after the "name my husband" survey post.

On Monday I found out that a guy I fell for last year had died. He died a few months ago, but I only just found out on Monday. I was pretty sad about it all week and it prevented me from writing about the weekend. I dated him from January - mid-March last year. I can't even begin to describe my feelings for him or how I feel about it now. I just keep crying every once in a while when no one is around to see. And I never cry. It's almost like my upset feelings are pouring out....I bottle them up way too much. I think this just put me over the edge....and out came the rain/tears. On top of that, Friday right before I left for Chicago I got sorta-bad news from my doctor. Nothing I haven't dealt with before already (like five times) but I'm sick of it. I want it DONE. NOW.

Well, now I have two weekends to write about....and I will. Later. In separate posts. Wedding weekend and Chicago weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Survey says...?!

I now have a survey on the front page. You can choose the name of the guy I will marry.
If you are confused, check out my blog entry from May 18, 2005.

Tell your friends to vote....such geeky fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

My future hubby's name is Chris...

....or Tom, Jeff or Tony.

My mom called me yesterday to inform me my future husband's name had to be Chris. She got this theory based on a weird coincidence that my mother's family happened to do in the 70's.

See if you can follow this. My mom and her siblings.
Ron - Older Brother
Kathy - Older Sister
JoAnne - Younger Sister
Rick - Younger Brother

Ron married a Cathy
Kathy married a Jim (then later Larry, she follows her own rules apparently)
JoAnne married a Ron
Rick married a JoAnne

It made it quite confusing for us cousins growing up...."Hey Uncle Ron!" ....."which one?".
So apparently my cousin Tom has decided to continue this tradition. He is pretty serious about a girl named Danielle. Since his sister Sarah is dating a guy named Chris, my mom came to the conclusion that I will marry a Chris. I pointed out that if I was going to follow the "rules" that technically his name could be Tom or Jeff since those are my male cousins names. (I only have a sister). And I said since Sarah isn't married, but is serious about Chris and that counts, then my sister's serious boyfriend Tony could also count.

How hard will I laugh if I actually do marry a man named Chris, Tom, Jeff or Tony?

Did you follow all of that? :)

Monday, May 16, 2005

C is for cookie. And commitment.

Why oh why am I so afraid to commit myself to something (or someone?).

So I put a deposit down on a condo...and have felt a little giddy and sick to my stomach ever since. I decided to go with the Fremont Lofts where my friend TC is also purchasing. I know it's a good idea and a good investment, I'm just nervous. www.thefremont.com if you want to check it out.

I had a pretty good weekend, and I didn't have any success finding a date for the wedding, but lucky for me I have good friends and TC decided to go with me. TC had a party Sat night and Tom and I went out on Friday night. I ran into my Irish friend Friday night. He asked me to call him but I don't know why...he never calls me. Men are so weird like that.

I also got to talk to a friend I haven't had a good long talk with in at least two years. Went to college together....we were good friends, but I had no idea how well he really knew me.
I'm glad I got to talk with him though, I got to walk down memory lane and think about the past. Which left me thinking all night and even all day today. In fact, it made me think of someone in particular.

Ever wonder if you met the right person for you but it wasn't the right time?
I'm a firm believer that there is more than one person out there for you, but that you have to meet that right person at the right time for you and for them. I'm hoping that next time I'll recognize him. I think last time I didn't recognize him...but that's okay...I wasn't ready.
Now I'm ready...but now I'm too busy....New York, Condo, Health. I need to work on that first.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Come fly with me...

Come fly away!

I have found a favorite new artist. His name is Michael Buble (boo-blay; it's french). You might have seen him on the Starbucks commercial....that is where I found him. He's like a combination of Frank Sinatra's sound and Elvis's sex appeal. I love it. He has a concert coming up in Boston...I might go.

So I looked at more condo's yesterday. One was a repeat place, and Martha agreed that she liked it as well. It would need a little work but it would look great once I do some work on it. It is also in a very good area. I liked another one, but I also managed to fall down the stairs. Lucky for me Martha was ahead of me on the stairs and she caught me about halfway down. I was literally falling head first feet up in the air, so I probably would have seriously been hurt had she not braced herself and stopped me from falling any more than four stairs. Lucky for me she is always there when I need her. :)

So...conclusion is, found two places I like...but nothing I love. Bummer. This condo purchase thing is hard work. In other news, I am still putting together some people for New York, contact me if you are interested. And...I need a date for a wedding and a concert coming up.
Maybe if I posted a really cute picture of myself people would want to go. :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Start spreading the news..

..I'm leaving today...I want to be a part of it...New York, NEW YORK.

So the play I directed will be performed in New York City. This is going to take up a LOT of my free time. Expect me to be busy. I'll think about checking email.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Hey baby...what's your blood type?

Ok, so no one used that line on me today while I waited in line at the lab.

BUT, someone did try hitting on me at the lab.

I was waiting patiently in line to get poked for the 2nd time in three days, (I am now covered in bruises, who else bruises while getting blood drawn?) when this guy asked me "so how was the Elvis special?" It took me a minute to realize that he was reading my planner, in which I had noted that there was an Elvis special playing this week.

A little creepy...the man is reading my planner while hitting on me while waiting in line to get blood drawn for reasons we don't know yet about each other.
I had a nice conversation with him about our ailments. But it was creepy.

Although when I walked away I wondered if it would have been different had be been good-looking and closer to my age. Is this a sign of desperation?

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you wished your mother a happy mother's day and did something nice for her. Something to keep in mind for older generations...flowers are nice, but gift certificates to restaurants and movies are nicer. Something they can use is always nice.

But if you need to kiss up to your lady always use flowers. :)

So I haven't looked at too many more condos yet, but I have gotten my pre-approval and narrowed down what I am looking for as well. At the rate I am going, I will never find a "used" place that I like, and I am probably only going to buy where my buddy TC has already purchased a condo.

On Friday it was confirmed that I have PCOS, this is something that I have known for a long time, but for some reason I need the doctors to believe it with all sorts of fun poking and prodding tests. For those of you who don't know what PCOS is, it's the leading cause of infertility among women. Go to PCOS.org to find more info.
I have a ton of options in front of me right now for treating it, but the main thing I need to do right now is lose weight. So no one is allowed to say anything if I start losing weight or if you don't think I am eating enough. I'm trying to be healthy so I can be a mom someday myself. It's actually very fitting that this happened Mother's Day weekend. I have been thinking about the whole motherhood thing and adoption and what it will all mean to me.
I do know one thing, I would like kids one day.

So this weekend my friend TC and I helped throw a party for our friend's birthday. It started with a Murder Mystery Dinner that her boyfriend put together. We had 8 people and we all got dressed up and played out our parts to see "who done it". It turned out that the jazz singer character that I was playing was also a hired assasin. I was supposed to kill the guy, but I accidentally got the wrong one. :) It was A LOT of fun. I am definitely going to do a few of these murder mystery dinners. After the dinner we had some people over and I managed to stay up until 6am. Most people had left by 3am and then we (TC, Remby and I) stayed up until about 5am. Remby went home and then TC and I did Tarot card readings. It was eerily accurate. TC and I stayed up and talked about what it meant and what is going on in my life. All in all it was a very emotional weekend for me. I don't cry, but I did about four times this weekend.

A fun quote from the weekend:
JR: "We can go back to my place."
DL: "Don't you live with your parents?"
JR: "I have my own room."
*laughter*
JR: "It has it's own bathroom off of it."
DL: "Well that's a bonus!"

:) too funny.

Monday, May 02, 2005

My old posts

So last summer I decided to make a webpage and started a blog...but I only wrote in it for two weeks. Anyway...I decided to post that stuff here with the real dates in case anyone was interested.
It's funny looking back at when I wrote some of the items...especially about the Texan. Yeah...it's May. I still talk to him. :)
And one more note, that cat's name is now Princess. And here is a picture of her:
Oh yeah...and wearing jeans to work? Looks like those no brainer fashion magazines worked. I hardly ever wear jeans to work. :)



SEPTEMBER 1, 2004

Can you believe it's September already?

My roommate would like me to mention that we got a cat. Her name is Lyra.

She's cool for a cat. :)

I went out to dinner with Tom, he has some great unique ideas. One of
these days he needs to write them down. We discussed men and women
driving. I am going to write a book someday about how nine times out of
ten it seems to be a woman driving that ticked me off. On a cell phone or
in a van or SUV or a truck. His theory was that men have more driving
time on the road. Something like that.

So I got to purchase my furniture for my new office at work. Fancy
schmancy stuff. I'm psyched.

Oh yeah, and I need to make a list of cool pick up lines. I said
something to Tom and he said I should use it as a pick up line. And it's
actually Martha's idea. And inspired by my dad. :)

I leave you with a quote from my dad: "Get in the boat!"
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August 30, 2004 almost 11pm.

Second day of my new job! My new title is: Director of Information Systems and Training.
sounds impressive huh? I like it. I also get to pick out my own desk and
chair. I think I like the massage office chairs...
The Texan left town this morning. I will miss him. More than I thought.
It has definitely given me something to think about. He was a really really nice guy.
I'll write more about work later...so much to do, so little time.
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August 26, 2004 8:38 AM


It's my second to last day at my temp job. I'm going to miss the folks here. Not just the co-workers but the clients as well. They are really very sweet and nice people.


My roommate and I partied like rock stars once again last night. We have so much fun together. My friend "Smokin Joe" was in town from Chicago so we decided to have a BBQ. It was a blast. A bunch of the guys came over as well. We probably stayed up a little too late but it was worth it.
I had a "revelation" last night while at the Dive. I'm probably going to end up marrying one of my friends. I have so much fun with them, it just makes sense.
My roommate had a revelation as well. She's bigger than most girls and is really intimidating to the girls banging on the bathroom door. They were banging and yelling at the door even after she said "one minute please".
After she whipped the door open, they flattened themselves against the wall and said "oh...umm..we didn't think anyone was in there."
My roommate's response?

"Yeah"
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August 17, 2004 10:30 PM Sex and the City is on...

When my roommate gets home from work she likes to watch TRL. This week on TRL they had a girl on who is going to speak at the Republican Convention in New York City. (The DNC also had a speaker she was around 11 years old).

This girl looked old enough to vote.
Anyway, the VJ or the Host, or DJ, whoever it was asked her why she was supporting Bush.

Her response?
"I feel strongly about education and Bush is going to lead us out of Iraq"

Umm, hello?
BUSH LED US *IN* TO IRAQ!

Yeah, I'm voting for Kerry.
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August 17, 2004 Noon

So I was thinking about having my own webpage. My own domain name, Forums,
blogs, etc. I thought it might be cool. Problem is...I don't really like to share. I don't want anyone to steal my writing or ideas.
But I want to write and maybe even let other people share my work.
It's a thought...
And bonus, it would be good practice for me to learn some skills I may need in my new job.
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August 16, 2004 8pm


There is a furnished corporate rental apartment above mine. Currently there are some guys from Texas staying there. Martha and I met them and hung out with them this weekend.

Tonight while on the computer, I can hear them on the porch. Then all of a sudden I see two Miller Lite cans tied to a string or rope of some sorts being dangled above our balcony.

Martha and I yelled out "What are you doing?"

The reply? "Fishing" (in a nice southern Texas drawl)

Martha and I cracked up.

It's definitely one of the most creative ways anyone has ever caught my attention. :)
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August 16, 2004
Here is the start of my blog. I have read a bunch on the internet, and I thought maybe I should start one. Maybe no one cares what I have to say.
Maybe someone out there will be so amused with my witty stories and articles I will get offered a writing job. Maybe not.
In any case, I thought writing this might be fun.

Today is Monday. I have two weeks left of my temp job before I start
working at my new "permanent" job. I am pretty excited about the new position. I am going to be learning a lot. And they pay well. And I GET TO WEAR CASUAL CLOTHES TO WORK!

Yay for jeans!

Maybe I will become a fashion plate. I was invited to a purse party which is basically a party where a woman is illegally selling knock off designer purses. Not illegal to buy, only to sell.
In any case, I don't know anything about brand names. But for some reason I started to pay attention. Probably because I haven't been using my brain all summer at this temp job. So now I am reading fashion magazines and paying attention. Maybe I should be a designer. HAHA!
I did buy myself two purses.

(Two! Who knew you were supposed to have more than one? Because I didn't...I'll tell that story another time.)


I'll tell more about my new job once I start.

Comments? dani@gweep.net
Copyright© 2004

Is it May already!?

Wow..so I realized when I got to work today that it is already May. For those of you who don't check your calendar, next Sunday is Mother's Day. Do something nice for your mum.

My realtor had to cancel looking at places today, so I will have more updates tomorrow. And I still can't get those other pictures posted. But the pictures won't really be important until I decide to buy a place. Don't worry, I'll be sure to post those pictures.

I'm not going to write much today because I need to run errands. And clean my room. And find something to wear to a Murder Mystery Dinner party. Sat. Probably going dancing after if anyone is interested.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Condo Shopping & A Bachelorette Party

So I went and looked at my first condos yesterday. I was a little shocked at how people treated their homes. My sister and I joked all the time about my parents (my mom) showing us how to shut doors and watch the corners when moving items. But now I know why....some of the places I saw were just awful.
The convent was the first place I looked at...and it was really nice but too small. One person may have been more comfortable in it. It was all remodeled and gorgeous. I really liked the kitchen, it had cherry cabinets...here is a picture.


The next place I looked at had really high condo fees, and I didn't know why. The place was disgusting. It had something (liquidy brown looking junk) on the walls, and the carpets needed replacing. The place itself was on the top floor and had skylights and a LOT of water damage. It looked like a bunch of college kids had trashed the place, left the skylights open year round and just let the weather inside. Also...this place said no pets allowed. I told my realtor that my roommate's cat wouldn't live there or step foot in there anyway. She's a very clean cat.
The next place I checked out was actually next to my apartment complex. This place is gorgeous. The landscaping and building are first class. The building is an old schoolhouse and features brick walls and hardwood floors. I saw three different places here, but I only liked one of them. It had a small kitchen and some work is needed in the place, but it was really cute and different...and that is why I liked it. I tried to attach some pictures but it didn't work...



I'll try again later.

I'm looking at some more places on Monday, more updates from my search at that time. :)

So...Saturday night. Lynsay's Bachelorette party at the Charles Hotel in Boston. WOW. It was so much fun. How much trouble can 12 girls possibly get into? Well...here is a summary of the night. 12 girls, no strippers, started drinking at 6pm, didn't go out until 10:30pm, 3 cabs, 1 girl threw up in a cab, we leave one club because one girl went for cigarrettes and they wouldn't let her back in, no other club on Landsdowne Street will let us in because they have all heard about this one girl. Yes. That is right. We were blocked from every bar and club near Fenway. We leave to go to another bar, girl who puked in cab? GETS THE SAME CAB TO THE NEXT PLACE. This was pretty funny. They won't let us in the next bar either. Back to the cabs, we end up at the Foggy Goggle. Which is dirty, gross, and full of college guys. Yes guys tried talking to us all night. No, none were successful. It was strictly a girls night and a night for Lynsay and so much fun. We made it back to the hotel where one girl decided to try sleeping in the hall and the elevator. She might have tried flashing us. I think we stopped partying around 3am by cutting into Lynsay's cake...it was a good cake. I took about 70 pictures. I'm not going to post any here. Maybe I will later. :)
Oh yeah, and I want to steal all of Raina's ideas for when I get my bachelorette party. I guess I should try dating if I want to get married.

Friday, April 29, 2005

My First Blog Post

So this is my first blog post. What is it? (for my family and friends who don't know) A blog is basically a journal or diary that you write in every day (or whenever you remember) except that it's online and anyone can read it.

It's actually a nice way for people to keep up with their friends without calling them. Something I am very good at. Not calling people. Maybe I should call someone.

So what is new with me? I have decided to buy a condo. The first place I am looking at tomorrow used to be a convent. My roommate said "we will never get married if we live there." I thought it might guilt me into going to church.

I keep playing around with this, please forgive me for wierd items.