Thursday, December 16, 2004
I finally sent out my holiday cards, so you all should be getting them soon. I am gonna go drink beer and play video games now. Bye!
Friday, December 10, 2004
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Tonight we are going to see "War of the Worlds" at CityWalk. It should be neat seeing the old black and white on a big screen.
Got to go get ready for the movie. Bye.
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
I will let you all know what happens .
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Anyway, here is my summary of the weekend thus far:
Friday night once I got off work Nate and I went to city walk to see the Incredibles. It was funny, but not really my type of movie (I went cause I had a free ticket). Afterward we went to Cigarz for drinks and smokes. I think it is really odd that Universal employees don't get a discount on alchohal, but we do get a discount on cigars. I found out that the movie theatre at City Walk is going to be showing the original, black and white WAR OF THE WORLDS on December 3,4,5, and 9 at midnight. Everyone should go cause, c'mon when else are you going to get to see it on the big screen?
Yesterday we went shopping at all the vintage stores. Nate got a cool shirt. I didn't get anything. I am too picky, and stuff never fits me right. Oh well. I need to find something cool to wear before the Turkey Run next week in Daytona.
Tonight I am going to Amy's Birthday Party. I am looking foward to seeing Amy, cause we both work so much we don't get alot of opportunities to hang out, but there will be people from highschool there that I really have no desire to see. I hate having to make small talk and pretend I actually give a damn about these peoples lives. Oh well.
In case I don't get a chance to write before then, everyone have a good Thanksgiving. I will be going to Universal Studios (but not to work, I am taking Mom for the day) then I will be eating my free turkey (they gave them to employees at work) that Nate will be cooking (cuz I can't cook anything that doesn't go in the microwave). Give thanks, get stuffed on Turkey, enjoy a long weekend for all you folks getting Friday off (damn you!damn you all!). Oh, and stay away from the malls on black friday if you know what's good for you!
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
For those of you on tour who know Marcus and Michelle, they have put up pictures of their new baby. Just click
here or go to the "Nathan Robert" MSN group.
So Disney called and offered me a job today. Haven't accepted it yet though. I would like to stay at Universal. Not sure what I will do yet. Oh well. Have to give it some thought.
Anyway, LOST is on, so I have got to go. Bye!
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Friday, November 12, 2004
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Friday, November 05, 2004
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Anyway, tomorrow is election day, so don't forget to vote.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
I got a haircut yesterday, just below my shoulders. And I dyed my hair back to dark brown (have to look normal for jobs and stuff, how boring).But anyway, I had another job interview at that theme park with the Rat. Two down only one more to go. I have to go back next week for my third interview (this sure is a long process). Not sure how I am going to get there, but I will find a way (if any of you central florida folks don't have plans tuesday and want to volunteer to drive me it would be much appreciated).
Don't forget to vote on Tuesday (unless you are planning on voting for Bush, in which case forget it if you want). I am planning on voting early, since I had to reregister in a new county since I moved and I want to go early in case there are any problems.
Oh well, I need to go. I am actually going to be a goodgirlfriend for a change and do the dishes before Nate gets home from work. He cooks, I clean. That is the deal (and that way nobody ends up with food poisoning). Bye everyone. Oh and I took pictures at work, so I will post them when I get the chance for those of you who can't make it to Halloween Horror Nights.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
On a lighter note, tonight Mom and I went to see "Measure for Measure" at Orlando Shakespeare Festival. It was very good. I recommend seeing it to any of you in the area with the time. While I prefer the Bard's tragedies to his comedies, the production was quite good. The actress playing Isabella was wonderful, and Tim Williams (who I worked with on "Much Ado...") was hilarious as Lucio. Plus, who doesn't love seeing actresses billed as "Whore 1" and "Whore 2" in the program. Especially when said "Whores" come give lapdances to the elderly gentlemen in the audience. HaHa. Mom and I have season tickets to the festival and I look foward to seeing many wonderful productions in the future.
Anyway, tomorrow starts another crazy weekend at work (I swear, they should rename it "Halloween Drunk Nights" judging by our audiences. Although the laughs do get better throughout the night as the crowd gets more intoxicated.)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
So, Nate is now a godfather. Lil' Nate (Nathan Robert) was welcomed into the world on Friday October 15 at 5:30pm weighing in at 8lbs. 7oz. Hopefully Nate and I will be able to make it up to Tennessee to visit his namesake soon.
Anyway, nothing much else going on down here. Nate and I are considering looking at other apartments so when our lease here is up we can move. Not that we don't like this apartment, it's great, but it doesn't allow pets and we want to get a dog. My mom is a cat person so I have never had a puppy, all we had were cats when I was growing up. Frisky (my cat) still lives at my mom's house. But now I want a pet who will be thrilled to see me when I get home and who I can take for walks and play with. All my cat ever does is sleep and look at me with that superior feline look.
Nate started his new job. It seems to be going really well. He likes what he does, and he gets overtime and medical coverage and all that other good stuff. If only I could be so lucky. I love my job (who doesn't like to blow stuff up?) But I don't get any benefits. However I do have an interview next week with the OTHER big theme park in town (you know, the one with the Rat). I have already had one interview that went really well, so hopefully this one will too.
I have alot of friends who are looking foward to the Last Star Wars movie coming out next year. And while I intend to go see the movie, I am looking foward to seeing the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" film a whole lot more. It comes out only a week or two before Star Wars, but it has more going for it in my book. Mainly being a cast including John Malkovitch, Sam Rockwell, and Warwick Davis (you know, from Willow) as Marvin. Can't picture Mos Def as Ford Prefect, but should be interesting nonetheless.
Goodnight everybody! Sweet dreams.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
I went and saw 12 Monkeys on Sunday. I know the movie is old, but for some unknown reason, City Walk was showing a midnight showing of it (they are showing it again on thursday if any of you missed it). Other than that, all I have been doing is working. Halloween Horror Nights has begun, so we are doing seven shows a night. The later shows always do better (drunk people laugh more). Also, I dyed my hair red. Figured that since I work for Universal now instead of Disney I should take advantage of the freedoms.
Anyway, it is getting late and tomorrow is my last day off this week, so lots to do.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
And, for all you gals out there who feel alienated by all the male candidates, read the following facts, then get off your ass and be heard!
* Fact: If unmarried women voted at the same rate as married women, over six million more voters would have gone to the polls in 2000.
* Fact: 22 Million unmarried women who were eligible to vote did not cast ballots in the election in 2000.
* Fact: 16 million unmarried women were not registered to vote in 2000.
* Fact: 56% of all women not registered to vote are unmarried.
* Fact: 46% of all voting-age women are unmarried.
U.S. Census data and a nationwide survey reveal the following about unmarried women:
1. Unmarried women comprise the largest group of unregistered and nonvoting citizens in the United States.
2. More than any other demographic group, unmarried women describe themselves as progressive, and desire a government that responds to their concerns, specifically about jobs, health care, education, and a woman’s right to choose.
3. Unmarried women overwhelmingly believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction—and don’t think politicians will do anything about it.
4. Unmarried women who are not registered or who do not vote share similar values and priorities to their voting counterparts.
Women on their own can transform American politics.
Monday, September 27, 2004
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Hunker down everyone! Stock up on batteries and water, and I will talk to you after the storm.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Saturday, September 04, 2004
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Monday, August 23, 2004
Anyway, now that electricity is back on for most of the state, stores are open again and I was finally able to take my ibook into the apple store to be fixed. Hope fully I will have it back in a week or so (thank god for extended warrenties!) I just hope that I don't lose anything off the hard drive when they fix it. I can't exactly replace all my south americ pictures (I'm not likely to be in Ecuador again any time soon). Also, while my imac is cute (purple) it is old and slow. I can't even listen to a cd while playing a game or it works in slow motion.
Oh well. To all of you in Florida, email me please and let me know if you survived Charley's wrath. For everyone else, damn you lucky folks. Anyway, I need to find a job and an apartment now for me and Nate, so wish me luck!
Sunday, August 01, 2004
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Monday, June 07, 2004
Anyway, got to go now. I am hungry. El Salvadore is practically the US. They use American money, have burger king, and kentucky fried chicken. Only difference is the language. But otherwise, it is basically America in spanish, with alot of rain, and no air conditioning.
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Anyway, Guatemala was good. My locals weren't bad considering most of them had never run a spotlight before. My translator, Romeo, was awesome. So the show went pretty smoothly, even though I had to call cues in english then have them translated over headset. Loadout in Guatemala sucked. It was 11 hours, our longest ever. But we still beat the last Disney on Ice show that was there (it had a 15hour loadout). Turcks just took way to long cuz we could only load one at a time, and everything had to go down a ramp and out a long tunnel to get outside. But this week should go better. And we only have one show on the day of loadout, which is better then last week with six shows and load out in only 2days.
I need some sleep, I have lobby call for work at 7:30 in the morning. Bye.
Saturday, May 29, 2004
Sunday, May 16, 2004
Greetings from Miami. Just wanted to let you all know that my plans for the summer may have changed. One of the cities on our tour was cancelled so now we could get done three weeks early, or they might give us a different city/country. I don't know. No decisions have been made. But, I do leave tomorrow for Guatemala. And after two weeks there, I will be going to El Salvadore. But after that, it is all up in the air. Anyway, I will keep everyone informed on what is going on.
Sunday, May 09, 2004
Dwight D. Eisenhower
And tomorrow night Nate arrives. I am a little nervous about Nate coming down. I mean, on tour everything is great between us, but now he is going to have to meet my mother. And my mother is VERY, VERY Strange. I realize everyone thinks their parents are wierd, but my mother actually is wierd. Who else has the inside of their garage painted to look like the interior of a spaceship (Doctor Who's TARDIS to be exact). And while most mom's have dishes in their china cabinet, the one at my mom's house is filled with quirky sci-fi figurines and wierd movie-tie-in happy meal toys. I have given Nate plenty of warnings about my mother's unusual behavior and strange quirks, I don't think anybody can ever be really prepared to meet her. And that's not even going into the ultra-feminist rants she can go on. "A ring on the finger is a ring through the nose." I am a feminist and all for equality, but my mom tends to take things to far. (Dad, if you are reading this, you know you are partly to blame for her hatred of men. Sorry, but you know it's true.)
Anyway, I have so much packing to do. It is like as soon as I got home, my suitcase exploded all over my room. And now tomorrow I am going to have to rush around and attempt to clean it all up so Nate doesn't think I am a slob. Although, since we live together on tour, he should already know by now that I am a slob. Oh well. I have to start packing for tour anyway. I have no idea what to pack, since I have never been to Guatemala, El Slavadore, Panama, or Ecuador. Should be interesting. And hot (except Ecuador, it will be winter there).
Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.
Oh well, time for bed, I got a lot to do tomorrow.
Sweet dreams all.
Saturday, May 08, 2004
Went to the DEROOT concert last night at the Club at Firestone. Here is a pic of me and Amy before the concert last night. I wore my "My Boyfriend is Out of Town Shirt". Heard some cheezy pick-up lines (like, hey baby, need me to keep you company while your boyfriend is gone?) Amy wore something with lots of cleavage (she was broke and hoping to score free drinks). The concert was good, Deroot has come a long way since they used to be be the amateur garage band that played the Fairbanks Inn. Saw the most adorable thing, there were a bunch of kids at the concert, they hung out on stage while their parents got into the mosh pit. I did feel kind of old at the consert, especially when I saw highschool girls in the pit. Or the girl who had to have her mom drop her off outside the concert cause she isn't old enough to drive. (When did I become so old? Oh well, at least I'm not as old as Nate--haha, just kidding babe) It was Rob's (the lead singer) birthday, and his parents and Grandmother were there. As we were leaving, some guy tried to stick his face in Amy's breasts, when Mrs. Mulligan (Rob's mom) walked by and said to creepy breast guy "Don't do that, I know her mother!"
Anyway, going to my grandmother's for mothers day. Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there.
Monday, May 03, 2004
Oh well. I did put some new pics up on my tour pics page (just click above). But I can't put up more cause of the damn phone line. Oh well.
And what is with my mom not having cable? I am so sick of network tv. Commercials suck.
So TShirt Hell has a shirt that with a piture of Bush with the words "I bet you'll vote this time Hippy" on it.
I love this shirt. Definately has to be the next thing I buy.
But you know what? It is still not as cool as my thong that says "If you can read this, I must be drunk". They stopped selling that, too bad really, cause I can think of quite a few people that would be perfect for. Oh well, dr appointment in the morning, got to get to bed.
Sweet Dreams everyone!
Sunday, May 02, 2004
You Are A Professional Girlfriend!
You are the perfect girlfriend - big surprise! Heaven knows you've had enough practice. That's why you're a total pro. If there was an Emily Post of girlfriends, it would be you. You know how to act in every situation ... to make both you and your guy happy.
What Kind Of Girlfriend Are You? Take This Quiz :-)
So I am watching Alias tonight (Isabella Rosselini was awesome) when it gets to the end with the previews, and there are clips from the season finale....that will air in three weeks! In three weeks I will be in Guatemala. Damnit! That means I will have to have mom tape it and save it till I come back in the middle of July to watch it. That sucks. Fucking May Sweeps.
Anyway, so tomorrow I have to go to the doctor, just a checkup. I hate doctors. But I am home so rarely that I end up having to schedule all my appointments (dr, dentist, chiropractor, etc.) all in the same week. Yuck!
So Nate flies in Monday to visit for a week before we go back to tour. If anyone has any god suggestions on things to do, feel free to email me (he has never been to Orlando before). I figure Islands of Adventure is always a good choice (I love roller coasters). Epcot is a possibility depending on funds (Nate would like test track). Old Town for a Car Show, since Nate is a car freak. But that won't fill up a whole week. So if anyone has any other suggestions, let me know.
Oh well. I've rambled on long enough now. Bye All.
Anyway, I just downloaded the new Black Eyed Peas album, Elephunk. It is very awesome.
Speaking of mp3s however, I am very mad at Apple right now. I have always been very much on the Macintosh bandwagon. Until recently, however. I have an imac, an ibook, and an ipod. Never had any problems with any of them. Until my ipod started having audio problems. Turns out the jack that the headphones plugs into was cracked. Then the crack grew, and the plastic disintegrated. So now I cannot listen to my ipod at all (unless I play it through my computer, but that defeats the whole point of having a portable mp3 player). I had thought that my problem was unique for my ipod, till I go online and find out that lots of people have been having this problem. Ipod knew this was an issue on both the 1st and 2nd Gen Ipods, and did they recall them , of course not. In fact, since my warrenty is no longer in effect, Apple says that it will cost more then $200 to get it fixed. I can get a new 20gig ipod for only $299. But I won't buy a new ipod, especially since I may have the same problem. And besides why would I want to give Apple more of my money and reward them for selling me a defective product? So for now, Apple is on my shit list. And if I get a new mp3 player, it will not be an ipod, Apple will not be getting anymore of my money anytime soon.
Well, that is it for now. For those of you with ipods, watch out for these problems.
Friday, April 30, 2004
Anyway. Nate flew home today (he has been working on transporting all our shows stuff into containers to ship to central america). So now I can't call him. His house is in the middle of nowhere and there are no cell phone towers there. Oh well. I have his home number, but being as I haven't met his parents, I don't really feel comfortable calling. Oh well. Relationships are great until you have to deal with all the other people.
Anyway, Nate if you read this, I miss you.
For everyone else, sorry about that brief period of sappiness.
Anyway, I have more pictures I need to put up.
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Nate is coming down on the 10th and then he spends a week here with me before we go back to tour. Wow, the boyfriend meeting the mom. I wonder if he is nervous? He says he is not, but he should be. My mom isn't exactly normal. Oh well.
So for those of you in Central Florida, feel free to give me a call. I will be here until May 17th (when I leave for Central America).
I will write more over the next few days, but I am tired now, and being that I havent been home since last august. I just want to sit and hang out with my Cat.
Friday, April 02, 2004
Anyway, not too much going on. Last night we had a 3/4 tour party at a loccal bar. Free food, free beer, bad karaoke. Everyone keeps hearing what show they are going to next year. I have heard nothing yet, which means I will probably be on the same show. Whatever, It doesn't really matter to me. Anyway, I just woke up, and since this whole damn town smells like chocolate, I am getting quite hungry.
Monday, March 08, 2004
Amy made a quiz on FriendTest.com Guess what...I got a perfect score! Let's see if Alie can beat that...hahaha. Anyway, got to go, I haven't checked my email in two weeks so it is a little piled up. Bye all.
Friday, February 20, 2004
You are Ecstasy!
Contrary to popular belief, you don't want to sex everyone you meet.
You rather hug, dance, hug, suck on some candy, and hug some more.
Side effects include: thinking bad techno sounds good - and finding the creepiest people "pretty"
What Drug Are You?
More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Anyway, I am glad to be in a city without snow. I never thought forty degrees would feel so good.
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Sunday, February 08, 2004
Monday, February 02, 2004
Anyway, I put the pics from open mic nite up on my tour pictures page. Tonite the skater girls are having a pajama party, so maybe if you guys are lucky, I will take some pics of that. Hehehe. You wish, you pervs.
This week I am in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Cold Again. Free high speed internet though. So, I will surely write again this week.
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Though a victim in the past, you've learned very little from this and
have encouraged a cycle of violence in your life and the life of many you know.
You're a little paranoid and somewhat schizophrenic, causing you to promote
both hatred and hope in cycling intervals. Some of the paranoia is justified, as
a lot of people don't like you, but more people are helping you than you'd ever really
admit to. At this point, you live on some valuable property and would benefit
greatly from just giving peace a chance.
Take the Country
Quiz at the Blue Pyramid
Friday, January 23, 2004
Monday, January 12, 2004
I get tomorrow off (it is OJs turn to run power). So, I plan on just being lazy. I reccommend the same to all of you. Everyone needs a day to be lazy.
Sunday, January 11, 2004
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Oh well. It is so annoying. I am pro-union, I mean the health care and other benefits that unions work to get is great. But some of these rules we come across on tour are just too extreme. We have to hire a certain number of people, for a minimum of 4 hours each, anytime we are working. Even if we don't need them and we can do the work ourselves. So basically, they get paid to sit around, smoke cigarettes, and eat donuts.
Then there are the locals who try too hard to be helpful. They follow me around, and try to do everything for me. I told my locals to move all the crates off the ice and this One guy at load-in yesterday just follows me around while everyone is working. So I say "Go ahead and help them move these backstage" and he says "They can do that, I am working with you" So I said "No, you are working FOR me. And I want these crates pushed backstage."
Whatever, I also had a guy who wouldn't let me do anything. He would stop whatever he was doing to run across the ice if he saw me pushing or lifting or anything. I finally had to be a bitch about it and tell him that if I wanted his help I would ask for it. If I told him to do something, he should just do what I tell him to do, and if he can't do that, I will transfer him to props (Locals always hate to do props, so it is a good threat)
Anyway, I need to go to the grocery store.
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Anyway, I am in Hartford, CT. Everybody went out last night for Susan's birthday. This week should be fun, there are some cool little bars and stuff here, plus we are within walking distance of the building and downtown and eveything. It is cold, but not too bad. Anyway, gtg dye my hair, it is starting to look kinda bad (too much roots). Bye all.