serendipitous reflections

Saturday, November 28, 2009

December right around the corner

As the last post indicated, we've been a little busy. And now December is right around the corner. Wow. Before you know it we'll be writing 2010. Where are the flying cars? That's what I want to know.

Jeni and I had our 14 year anniversary last week on Wednesday the 25. It's amazing to think that 14 years can go by so fast. It really does feel like just last year that we were married and on our way to Amelia Island for our honeymoon. We always said we'd go back for an anniversary, but that hasn't happened yet. Maybe next year. Who knows?

We went out to do a little Black Friday shopping, but our first stop was a dud, and we weren't really excited about many of the other stops, so we decided sleep was better. The sales will still be out there. They always are.

It's an amazing day for South Carolina, and the leaves are calling. Time to do some yard work.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

In the blink of an eye

And poof, just like that, it's November 12 ... Jeni's play is into it's second week and for the most part the "producer" part of the play is done for the time being, but that doesn't mean Jeni's not busy at it. She always finds something to keep her going. Yesterday was one of the crew's birthday, so we were up celebrating before the show, then watched the first scene before heading home to work on some promotional mini-flyers to take around today at lunch. Always staying on the go.

Same Time, Next Year opening night
The cast and crew of Same Time, Next Year ... with a two actor show, it's easy to get everyone in one picture. In the back are Chip (George) and Vicky (Doris), and sitting in front, from left, Pam (Producer), Frank (Stage Manager and yesterday's birthday boy), Jocelyn (Director) and, or course, Jeni (Producer).

We had a 50th birthday party for Barbara before she left for Japan with her mother for two weeks.

Yummy chocolate cake
Jeni made this amazing chocolate cake, and her classic coconut cake, both of which were great that night, but better as breakfast the next two mornings.

Office window treatment
We also hung the window treatment that Mom made for us just before the party. It looks really good and is a nice touch on the office. I have absolutely no vision for fabrics or curtains and leave this all up to Jeni's eye and Mom's sewing machine. But it makes such a difference to have something hanging over the windows.

We also hung curtains in the dining room. We've been struggling to decide how to do it, and decided to just go with some curtains from Target for the time being, basically to have something for Barbara's party and then once we decided, we'd put the "right" ones up. But as it turns out, we bought the "right" ones the first time. It seems we were looking for the wrong thing the whole time, and when we bought the ones from Target (love Target), it worked out. Who knew?

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, so get your lucky whatever's out ...

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Hectic start to November

November is starting off pretty hectic. Jeni is producing Same Time, Next Year at Workshop Theatre and it opens on Friday. She's also doing props, and anything else they need, while also serving her role as interim director of the theatre. So right now she's spending more time there than home.

We got so busy that on Halloween we didn't even get a chance to carve our pumpkins, and that's a big deal. But things'll have to slow down eventually. But we did have about 50 trick-or-treaters, so that was nice. Just not as many Tootsie Rolls left over as I would have liked.

The treadmill and I haven't connected lately. It's been about a week and a half since I was on it last. It's my fault, although I'd like to share the blame with the treadmill somehow. I had the best intentions this morning, but the time change has somehow managed to make me MORE tired instead of giving me more rest. Go figure.

I taught a juggling class tonight for an improv group at Workshop. The female lead in the show teaches the class, but had rehearsal tonight so I stepped in. There were about 12 or 14 kids there, in a warm tight space (oh, the smell of sweaty kids). There were a handful who really showed potential. I'd love to get them in a smaller group and teach them some cool stuff. I pushed their skill levels, teaching them a lot of partner tricks. There was a lot they couldn't do, but I wanted them to have at least attempted the throws with me there so they had some kind of muscle memory of the pattern. Hopefully I'll be able to work with them again soon.

I looked up the old Star Wars Holiday Special online today. It was one of those things that came on when I was a kid, but then as I got older I somehow convinced myself that I had made the whole thing up. So I'm happy to see it resurface online like everything else does -- even if it looks a lot worse than I could have ever imagined.

A reference to the Star Wars Holiday Special was made on one of the comics on this page, but not this really cool one here. I have to say, I can't imagine the work that went into this one. (This is the one that referenced the holiday special.)

OK, this post is getting way too long now, and I'm not really saying much, so I'll end it here.

(OK, I wanted to post something else here that was funny, so I could end it here instead, but had nothing funny to post, so instead you get the concept of a funny-haha.)

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