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Friday, August 26, 2011

Things That Have Happened Since I Posted Last

1. I survived a particularly exhausting week of work right before an awesome vacation.

2. I traveled across the country where I
a. ate tasty taco truck food at 2 AM (5 AM my time) after a 9-hour day and 6-hour flight
b. had a super tasty picnic in the park by Lake Merritt where geese began to encircle us like a Hitchcock film
c. helped the bride with important last minute tasks like seating lists and copies of directions
d. saw friends I've known for 10 years, drank wine, and giggled late into the night
e. got an updo that took 2 hours to make
f. donned a superfabulous purple one-shouldered dress
g. literally hiked through the woods to get to the stunning redwood photo site
h. read part of a poem in one of the most beautiful weddings at one of the most beautiful locales on one of the most beautiful days of weather ever
i. made a speech that made the bride and party cry and laugh at the just the right times
j. did NOT get drunk and danced for about 3 1/2 hours until late into the evening (seriously, first on the dance floor)
k. traveled to Los Angeles where I played for three days with a 5 year old, his 4 month old brother, and his two amazing mommies.

3. I returned to work after my vacation and began a serious search for a new visual art instructor, which has required several 1/2 hour phone interviews and, so far, three over-two-hour long interviews and demos.

4. At the same time, I put up the first play ever to be performed at work, with 10 weeks of sporadic attendance from the kids and three hours in this last week of rehearsal/costume making/set dressing.

5. I survived our end-of-summer event, which involved running a Spelling Bee activity in the morning, organizing the afternoon, two showings of the play, a flash mob dance to this song, and the summer award winners throwing pies of whipped cream into staff members' faces (not mine).

Now I am bracing myself for Hurricane Irene, which really means I am going to sleep early with no plans of leaving my bed this weekend except to play games with my cousin and maybe do my laundry.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Emma Stone and Christina Hendricks aren't natural redheads either.


Even the expression says, "Something is afoot here. I hope it isn't lice."


3 1/2 hours later, I am a new woman.

And newly addicted to getting my hair professionally dyed.

Because I'm worth it!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Overheard at Work, vol. XVIII


Five weeks into summer and I am so tired and ready for my vacation next week.

Some days, it literally feels like the walls of the place are going to come crumbling down.

Good thing these kids are so fucking funny.

It means I can leave on a Friday night, after a rough week, and remember exactly how much I love my job.

"I have hard thingies."--a nine-year-old boy, referring to the resilience of his testicles, as his friend shot Bay Blades(?) at them.

"I'm bringing Sesame Street swag back."--a fourteen-year-old peer leader, commenting on his trendsetting Elmo shirt.

"You look ugly without your glasses!"--an eight-year-old boy, being brutally honest as I rubbed my eyes one day. When I protested, he said, "I'm sorry. I just had to say that!"

"She called me stinks!"--a peer leader, pouting after I told her she stunk at Hangman.

"What's your favorite thing to draw?"--an eight-year-old girl to an eight-year old boy, who was uninspired in Creative Writing and Drawing.
"Nothing...GUNS!"--his response.