31 May 2008

Pointing Fingers

Do I blame Twitter?
Do I blame CSB?
Do I blame the ShortBus?


I mean I could, it would be so very easy. I've wanted to post this month, I really have... somehow life just got in the way. And really, who said May could go by so quickly anyway?

You may ask, "Very well Giddy, I'll buy that you've been busy, what exactly have you been up to?"

And, its very likely that I'd shrug my shoulders and say something like, "Meh. I dunno. Stuff and things I guess." But, since this is a blog, MY blog, I suppose I should actually come up with something a bit more substantial.

Tuesday night, I went to my first Newcastle rehearsal. I honestly don't know what possessed me, I'm not much of a dancer. But, CSB invited me, and I had so much fun joining in at the barbecue a few weeks ago, I suppose I just couldn't say no. I did better than I expected, and had a great time spinning in circles until I was dizzy. I can't wait to do it again.

CSB and I enjoyed a day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom last week, and while it was jam-packed with kids (graduating high school seniors, I now know why I will NEVER teach high school), we managed to have a lot of fun. And, I have to say, the new Tony Hawk roller coaster... eh... not so much. At least, not worth the two plus hours we stood in line because they shut it down three times due to "technical difficulties." The potential is there for it to be a great coaster, but, the ride is too short, and not fast enough.

So, yes, May was a whirlwind of activity. A Rush concert, a trip to Auburn for the faire, dancing, barbecuing with the family, Six Flags, taking the ShortBus for his first sushi experience, spending a lot of time with CSB, and I've been applying for teaching positions, and next week will send in my application to the CalState TEACH credential program.

I can't believe how quickly my calendar is filling for June! Pirate Festival, Fair Oaks Faire, Father's Day, more dance rehearsals... I'm just hoping it'll also include a trip to "Naughty Girl Camp."

26 May 2008


I decided Treasurelicious looked like fun... so I've been adding my own treasures to the list.

If you are interested, my list is in the sidebar (to the right...), and there is a link at the top of the list. Just a neat little widget, check it out!

15 May 2008

In Review...

Because I'm lazy...
Because its too hot to think...
Because I feel bad for not posting AT ALL for the month of May yet (technically)...
Because my heart seems to have wings...
Because I feel so behind here, and just want to catch up....

Here are a few quick blurbs, and a couple of photos, which sum up everything I've meant to say in the last couple of weeks:

1- I had FABULOUS fun actually dancing some Newcastle English Country dances. I never dance (qualifier: unless I've been drinking, or I'm alone), and it was so much fun to get up and do a couple of dances. Exhilerating. Thank you all so much, I can not even express how much it meant to me. I can't wait to do it again.

2- May Day was so much fun, the notes I have call it "The Thursday that felt like TWO Saturdays." Waking up early and taking BART into the city (that was actually only my third time on BART, so although I played it "cool," I was kinda jazzed... then a little nauseated, then jazzed again) was worth it.

The Bruno band did a great job entertaining the masses on their way to work, welcoming the sun, and generally amusing me with their antics (a fortunate side effect, not a goal).

Music in the morning, beer for brunch, sushi, a nap, then back out for the "after party," overall, it was a wonderful day, and I'm glad that they don't seem to mind including me in their fun.

3- Caine's Crossing Faire in Auburn was a great time. It was a little faire, but busier than we expected, and we were all glad that we had the extra hands... for the first time, we were overstaffed, and practically fighting over who "got" to work a few times:

Person 1: "I'll check the Toads"
Person 2: "I was just going to do that"
Person 1: "Don't worry I've got it"
Person 2: "No, really, I'll do it"
Person 3: "Did the timer go off? I just checked them and set the timer"
Person 2: "No, but its about to, how hot was the oven?"
Person 1: "Don't worry, I'll check them"
By this point Person 4 had walked into the "kitchen" and opened the oven, "anyone check the Toads?"

I did thoroughly appreciate having a booth full of 'type A' personalities. We all took initiative, and (as far as I can tell) no one really had to work too hard. Although, we were told that we weren't allowed to drink, and thus had to be very discreet about our pouring methods:

And, really, I just want to include this one... because it makes me smile in a really big, goofy way:

...yeah, it could have been a really cute picture... *snicker* boys... sheesh.