Updatey

Dec. 5th, 2013 09:25 am
ghost_light: (Helping Hand)

I really did plan to write an update, but time just got away from me yesterday.

 


Hello and  welcome new people!  The friendzy is still going strong, you should definitely check that out below.   I will be reading more and commenting today (since Little Boss has the day off - muahahahaaa!)

 

I haven't spent much time working in the crawlspace.  [livejournal.com profile] lonelydumptruck has been going strong on the vapor barrier and filling odd holes he found dug under the foundation on one side.  Our best guess is they had to be dug to get at pipes to fix a broken one?  Mommie has a carpenter-friend who is going to come help us bang this out all day Sunday.

 

Most of my energies have been going to the real estate mail out and little tasks like washing out all the tins for cookies.  The catchphrase this holiday season is Debt Reduction, so we're going to be making all the presents except for our parents, Boo and Kenzie.  Neither of us are crafty, so food is the word.

 

I have at least two ribs out of joint, the hokey pokey rib and one behind my left shoulder that's sending flares all the way to my ear.  Luckily Dr. Buddy can squeeze me in this afternoon, but I have a feeling this will put a damper on skating for scrimmage tonight. I'll probably still go to help as a non-skating official.

Brrrr!!

Nov. 22nd, 2013 09:28 am
ghost_light: (WTF)
My user pics packages expired and I've been putting off renewing them but I really miss some of my winter icons right now.

Winter has come in like a fucking bear. We've been in a deep freeze made worse by the fact it's always cold in the Warehouse of Misfit Toys.  We're currently under a "wintery weather advisory", which translates as "prepare for ALL the shit."

The original forecast was that it was supposed to warm up last night, dump a metric fuckton of snow, keep warming into sleet, then frozen rain, re-freeze and go back to snow.  All between Midnight last night and Midnight tonight. 

I had such high hopes.  The temperature had gone up 10 degrees while I was at rehearsal and 8 or 10 flakes of snow were gently wafting down.  I so, so hoped it would have the worst out of its system by the time I woke up this morning.   But, no. Just the same 8 or 12 snowflakes blowing around.  I didn't even have to scrape my windshield.

Nope, it had to wait and start pissing down rain when I got to work.  You can actually  HEAR it freezing when it hits the ground.  This bodes so ill for driving and having an audience at the show tonight.

Grrrr.

Miscellany

Jun. 27th, 2013 12:51 pm
ghost_light: (Bliss)

It's been a crazy-social week here at The Hidden Fortress!

 

Monday night my dear friend Erin from my days with Ye Olde Youth Theatre came over.  She moved away a few years ago but has been back to help her Dad through a major health crisis.  We sat and gossiped and told stories about the old days, had a nice mostly-leftovers dinner and then went for a walk around Lake Spenard for as long as we could stand the bugs. 

 

LonelyDumptruck
joined us for dinner, then headed off to work on an increasingly large project fixing the shower in the master bath.

 

Tuesday night we went over to

 

MonkofSilence
and PoisonDartFrog's for dinner and hanging out.  They made an amazing cashew chicken and we brought The Big Lebowski, but we ended up talking the evening away instead of watching anything.

 

Lori-O is out of town, so we invited Dad over for dinner last  night.   I have had an idea for shrimp and dill...something, so I made up my own boil, created a sauce and made tacos!  I'm not usually an Improv cook. I'm a Find a Recipe, Follow It Slavishly and Fret Over Screwing It Up cook, so I am deeply pleased that my experiment actually worked.

 

Randi's birthday is Friday and LonelyDumptruck is going to make gumbo for her party.  Tonight Randi, Jay and possibly Dad are going to come watch him make it or, as we are affectionately calling it, they will be attending LonelyDumptruck's Gumbo School.  I need to run a few errands and stop in at the Real Estate office, then I will probably be auditing Gumbo School.

 

ghost_light: (balloons)

In points, because Lazy Ghost_Light is Lazy, since the last time I bothered writing:

 

I survived my first shoot!  Filming the teaser for the T.V. pilot went very well overall!  There was still confusion with paperwork, but day-off I transitioned into being First Assistant Director and that was awesome!  I got to be the one in charge of the little clapboard and yell "Scene 1, take 8!"

 

The shoot ran late, so I didn't go to the roller derby test-up.  To be totally honest, I was pretty set on blowing it off anyway.

 

My neck just kept getting worse. Luckily Dr. Buddy was back in town and able to fit me in twice.  The first appointment he was outright appalled at how bad my neck was.  Everything was pulled to the right and he was really worried I'd ruptured one of my herniated discs.  Not the case, thank Zod, and it's been MUCH better since.

 

With my neck torqued, I blew off open skates and, like the rest of the league, the special outdoor training Shocker set up for us.  I also decided not to go to the first ever State Tournament in Fairbanks even though I would have gotten a ton of solid reffing experience because they were seriously under-rostered, but I decided that mostly because it was in Fairbanks.

 

That's pretty much the old news.  New news to come!

Both Ends

Feb. 3rd, 2012 08:56 am
ghost_light: (Geo & Ghost)
Really long but productive week. LonelyDumptruck's back is doing a lot better. He even put in a couple layers of flooring before Rodney came over to work on the Brr-lesque.

I headed over to the real estate office to work for a couple hours when I was finished with The Misfit Toys. We are working on a huge mailout so it is a lot of printing, stuffing and stickering. Luckily, it is just the exact level of brainless that I like. Mrs. Real Estate and her daughter worked on it with me Tuesday night. I introduced them to Brainiac: Science Abuse, so one of Miss Real Estate's jobs became finding us good clips to watch while we worked.

Tonight I am going to see The Muppets with userinfoGeolinguist, his stinky sister and stinky nephews. Rodney is probably coming over to work with LonelyDumptruck, so life will stay busy.
ghost_light: (Critters by color_full)

So. 

I caught a cold. I was really sick Thursday and Hella-sick Friday, but not bad enough to call in.  The reception desk is right next to the Germophobe's desk and he was NOT pleased that I was there.  I know he complained/tattled to the Big Boss because as soon as he walked in, the Big Boss greeted me with "So I hear you're not doing so well!"  Ten minutes later he had the Lead Toy come down to take over the desk and make me go home.

So I went to the post office and then bunkered in for the day.  The Misfit Toy Christmas party was Friday, so I agonized over whether or not I should go.  On one hand, it's a cold.  On the other, I did get sent home and the Great Puritan Work Ethic says too sick to work = too sick to play.

We met

 CrownWench

for a drink at Roadhouse and then stopped by the party for a little bit.  It was nice, though we got there so late we missed the drink tokens and the tickets for fabulous prizes.  Invisiboss won a new tv.

Saturday I House Managed for one of the ATY Christmas shows during the day and we had the Brr-lesque Christmas party that night.  I was feeling shittier, but rallied, and even played some of the games.  I was first out at musical chairs and got a cash payoff for complaining that I deserved a consolation prize.  (turns out they did that for the Boy Who Kisses  JDawgsPI last year, so I won't feel bad.)  I creamed everybody at a memory game and won a Look gift certificate and was still asleep on the couch by 10:30 while LonelyDumptruck watched 
Boardwalk Empire.

Sunday userinfoGeolinguist and I went shopping for his sister and then we met LonelyDumptruck at Beartooth for White Christmas.  I'd never seen it before.  Next week they are showing Santa Conquers the Martians and we're all hoping to meet up for that.

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ghost_light: (Critters by color_full)

So. 

I caught a cold. I was really sick Thursday and Hella-sick Friday, but not bad enough to call in.  The reception desk is right next to the Germophobe's desk and he was NOT pleased that I was there.  I know he complained/tattled to the Big Boss because as soon as he walked in, the Big Boss greeted me with "So I hear you're not doing so well!"  Ten minutes later he had the Lead Toy come down to take over the desk and make me go home.

So I went to the post office and then bunkered in for the day.  The Misfit Toy Christmas party was Friday, so I agonized over whether or not I should go.  On one hand, it's a cold.  On the other, I did get sent home and the Great Puritan Work Ethic says too sick to work = too sick to play.

We met

 CrownWench

for a drink at Roadhouse and then stopped by the party for a little bit.  It was nice, though we got there so late we missed the drink tokens and the tickets for fabulous prizes.  Invisiboss won a new tv.

Saturday I House Managed for one of the ATY Christmas shows during the day and we had the Brr-lesque Christmas party that night.  I was feeling shittier, but rallied, and even played some of the games.  I was first out at musical chairs and got a cash payoff for complaining that I deserved a consolation prize.  (turns out they did that for the Boy Who Kisses  JDawgsPI last year, so I won't feel bad.)  I creamed everybody at a memory game and won a Look gift certificate and was still asleep on the couch by 10:30 while LonelyDumptruck watched 
Boardwalk Empire.

Sunday userinfoGeolinguist and I went shopping for his sister and then we met LonelyDumptruck at Beartooth for White Christmas.  I'd never seen it before.  Next week they are showing Santa Conquers the Martians and we're all hoping to meet up for that.

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ghost_light: (Thanksgiving)

And lo, it was good.

 

Thanksgiving was pretty laid back.  Mommie sent over a massive bowl of stuffing (Grandma's recipe) Wednesday night so we cooked that along with the turkey.  Because we do everything Alton Brown says, we skipped brineing the turkey this year and, instead,

 

LonelyDumptruck
butterflied the bird and used a dry rub.  I think it was our best turkey ever.

 

He also made cranberry sauce, as is tradition, and I roasted sweet potatoes with orange and made carrots roasted with Chinese 5 spice. The carrots had good flavor, but a really gritty texture.  I think I am going to cook the spices in the butter and then toss the carrots in that instead of melting the butter, pouring that over the carrots and adding the spices.

 

Sometime between starting the turkey browning in an insanely hot oven and learning how to turn off the fire alarm, the oven got turned off instead of down.  That wasn't discovered for a hour, but it ended up working out fine.  That gave me enough time to prep the veggies and the last person was just walking in as things came out of the oven.

 

It was a small group, for us: Mommie and Eddie (who brought rolls, appetizers a pumpkin pie and bread pudding)  Jay (King of Mashed Potatoes), Stephanie (apple pie) 

 

LonelyDumptruck
's step-brother (another apple pie) and Geolinguist (pi...no, wait, orange satued kale.)  Jenny came over after her family dinner and grazed a bit.

 

Everything was great and it was just about a perfect amount of food.  We did have to take a walk around the neighborhood between dinner and dessert.  There was a great deal of wine and beer too.  Mommie and Eddie brought over a new board game, What's Yours Like, and we played a few rounds of that. 

 

Geolinguist and I planned to go to the last show of The Muppets, but it was across town and we were having do much fun we just decided to stay in instead.

 

Friday I was supposed to work all day, but the phone only rang once in five hours so Little Boss sent me home.  I finished the dishes and braved Wal-mart to buy a birthday present for Boo. 

 

After that I met

 

CrownWench
at Roadhouse and LonelyDumptruck met us there when he got off work.  We were planning on going to see the Lead Toy's band at Koots, but we ended up having so much fun just hanging out that we never made it there.

 

Saturday was kind of a mixed bag, emotionally.  Late morning was Boo's fifth birthday party at an inflatable playground.  We weren't able to stay long because Saturday afternoon was the funeral for one of

 

LonelyDumptruck
's cousin's sons.  There was a memorial after the service, but we opted out of that.  Instead we bunkered in for a while and  LonelyDumptruck started the turkey stock.  We went to pick up some supplies to dress up leftovers and LonelyDumptruck picked up Skyrim, so that was his day.

 

After dinner

 

Geolinguist stopped by to pre-function before we made another attempt at seeing The Muppets.  We made it this time and I am so glad we did!  It wasn't perfect, but it was a great Muppet Show.   I can't believe there was only one original Muppeteer on the movie, but there were only a couple instances of wrong sounding Muppets and they cracked a joke about that.  The plot was paper thin, but we laughed through the whole thing.  Camilla and the Chickens singing Fuck You....I seriously could not breathe.

 

We stayed up until 3 or so watching Mythbusters, so I slept in a bit on Sunday. 

 

LonelyDumptruck
played Skyrim and I played Sims until Brr-lesque rehearsal.  I made bacon and turkey hash for dinner and we watched most of our Sunday programs.  Speaking of...holy shit, Walking Dead anyone?!?

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ghost_light: (Thanksgiving)

And lo, it was good.

 

Thanksgiving was pretty laid back.  Mommie sent over a massive bowl of stuffing (Grandma's recipe) Wednesday night so we cooked that along with the turkey.  Because we do everything Alton Brown says, we skipped brineing the turkey this year and, instead,

 

LonelyDumptruck
butterflied the bird and used a dry rub.  I think it was our best turkey ever.

 

He also made cranberry sauce, as is tradition, and I roasted sweet potatoes with orange and made carrots roasted with Chinese 5 spice. The carrots had good flavor, but a really gritty texture.  I think I am going to cook the spices in the butter and then toss the carrots in that instead of melting the butter, pouring that over the carrots and adding the spices.

 

Sometime between starting the turkey browning in an insanely hot oven and learning how to turn off the fire alarm, the oven got turned off instead of down.  That wasn't discovered for a hour, but it ended up working out fine.  That gave me enough time to prep the veggies and the last person was just walking in as things came out of the oven.

 

It was a small group, for us: Mommie and Eddie (who brought rolls, appetizers a pumpkin pie and bread pudding)  Jay (King of Mashed Potatoes), Stephanie (apple pie) 

 

LonelyDumptruck
's step-brother (another apple pie) and Geolinguist (pi...no, wait, orange satued kale.)  Jenny came over after her family dinner and grazed a bit.

 

Everything was great and it was just about a perfect amount of food.  We did have to take a walk around the neighborhood between dinner and dessert.  There was a great deal of wine and beer too.  Mommie and Eddie brought over a new board game, What's Yours Like, and we played a few rounds of that. 

 

Geolinguist and I planned to go to the last show of The Muppets, but it was across town and we were having do much fun we just decided to stay in instead.

 

Friday I was supposed to work all day, but the phone only rang once in five hours so Little Boss sent me home.  I finished the dishes and braved Wal-mart to buy a birthday present for Boo. 

 

After that I met

 

CrownWench
at Roadhouse and LonelyDumptruck met us there when he got off work.  We were planning on going to see the Lead Toy's band at Koots, but we ended up having so much fun just hanging out that we never made it there.

 

Saturday was kind of a mixed bag, emotionally.  Late morning was Boo's fifth birthday party at an inflatable playground.  We weren't able to stay long because Saturday afternoon was the funeral for one of

 

LonelyDumptruck
's cousin's sons.  There was a memorial after the service, but we opted out of that.  Instead we bunkered in for a while and  LonelyDumptruck started the turkey stock.  We went to pick up some supplies to dress up leftovers and LonelyDumptruck picked up Skyrim, so that was his day.

 

After dinner

 

Geolinguist stopped by to pre-function before we made another attempt at seeing The Muppets.  We made it this time and I am so glad we did!  It wasn't perfect, but it was a great Muppet Show.   I can't believe there was only one original Muppeteer on the movie, but there were only a couple instances of wrong sounding Muppets and they cracked a joke about that.  The plot was paper thin, but we laughed through the whole thing.  Camilla and the Chickens singing Fuck You....I seriously could not breathe.

 

We stayed up until 3 or so watching Mythbusters, so I slept in a bit on Sunday. 

 

LonelyDumptruck
played Skyrim and I played Sims until Brr-lesque rehearsal.  I made bacon and turkey hash for dinner and we watched most of our Sunday programs.  Speaking of...holy shit, Walking Dead anyone?!?

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ghost_light: (Le Tired)

We had the final family gathering at the 'Burner Family Compound Friday night. Jay has moved into our apartment with his girlfriend and her daughter. Dad and Ila's apartment has been rented to a young couple, so they moved over to Jay's old apartment until the single mom they rented that apartment to took occupancy last night and they moved to a hotel. It was very bittersweet and low-key, just pizza and spending time together.

After saying good night we went to Koots. Our friend, BMac brought up a San Francisco punk band, The Grannies, as part of his wedding celebration. The play dressed as old ladies. Really.

Our friends, Double Aught, were one of the opening acts. It was their last Anchorage show for at least a year because one of the guys is moving out of state. We thought we might miss Double Aught, but everything started really late and each band got an additional 10 minutes so we got to see every act and The Grannies didn't take the stage until after 11.

We were both getting tired by that point, but LonelyDumptruck rallied
with a vengeance and spent most of the show out on the floor. I found a nice little pocket right on the edge of the floor where I could be ready to push or be pushed, but nobody messed with me so I was just able to skank, headbang and stomp as much as I could. Of course, that wasn't very long, but it was still nice to get down with my gimp self.

Saturday we had his-and-her weddings. I was actually a bridesmaid for the arranged marriage of one of the Misfit Toys. It was really nice, though the maid of honor (I think the woman who arranged the match) decided that she and the bride did not need to be there for the pictures before hand and that they would just arrive at 3 for the ceremony. Yeah, she was well-liked for that. She took a real shine to me, though, and I heard all how long she has known the bride, everything she did for them that day and all about the food she made for the reception. She even came by my table to explain what each dish was and to see how I liked it.

LonelyDumptruck, meanwhile, was at BMac's wedding in a park near the water which had a circle of love made of flower petals and a squadron of flower girls. I heard a train went by early in the reception so they got to moon a whole car of smiling, waving tourists. I slipped out of the Misfit Toy reception after the first toast and headed down to stand in the rain with great friends and listen to live music for most of the night.

Sunday we slept in some and I puttered around playing Sims and sending audition notices for the next show I am stage managing. LonelyDumptruck's rehearsal was cancelled so we went downtown to BMac's post-Nup BBQ.  If any of you are thinking "Wait a tic, a part the day after an outdoor wedding?  Isn't that just a sneaky way to get people to come down to help move the tents and tables?"  You would be correct!

It was really laid back.  Most of the guests were family or members of the band.  We talked Rodney and Stephanie into coming down for a while, then we all went to get Mexican food.  They wanted to play Assassins Creed after dinner, so we all went to our separate X-Boxes (or in my case, the computer) and I played Sims while they figured out the multi-player game.














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ghost_light: (Le Tired)

We had the final family gathering at the 'Burner Family Compound Friday night. Jay has moved into our apartment with his girlfriend and her daughter. Dad and Ila's apartment has been rented to a young couple, so they moved over to Jay's old apartment until the single mom they rented that apartment to took occupancy last night and they moved to a hotel. It was very bittersweet and low-key, just pizza and spending time together.

After saying good night we went to Koots. Our friend, BMac brought up a San Francisco punk band, The Grannies, as part of his wedding celebration. The play dressed as old ladies. Really.

Our friends, Double Aught, were one of the opening acts. It was their last Anchorage show for at least a year because one of the guys is moving out of state. We thought we might miss Double Aught, but everything started really late and each band got an additional 10 minutes so we got to see every act and The Grannies didn't take the stage until after 11.

We were both getting tired by that point, but LonelyDumptruck rallied
with a vengeance and spent most of the show out on the floor. I found a nice little pocket right on the edge of the floor where I could be ready to push or be pushed, but nobody messed with me so I was just able to skank, headbang and stomp as much as I could. Of course, that wasn't very long, but it was still nice to get down with my gimp self.

Saturday we had his-and-her weddings. I was actually a bridesmaid for the arranged marriage of one of the Misfit Toys. It was really nice, though the maid of honor (I think the woman who arranged the match) decided that she and the bride did not need to be there for the pictures before hand and that they would just arrive at 3 for the ceremony. Yeah, she was well-liked for that. She took a real shine to me, though, and I heard all how long she has known the bride, everything she did for them that day and all about the food she made for the reception. She even came by my table to explain what each dish was and to see how I liked it.

LonelyDumptruck, meanwhile, was at BMac's wedding in a park near the water which had a circle of love made of flower petals and a squadron of flower girls. I heard a train went by early in the reception so they got to moon a whole car of smiling, waving tourists. I slipped out of the Misfit Toy reception after the first toast and headed down to stand in the rain with great friends and listen to live music for most of the night.

Sunday we slept in some and I puttered around playing Sims and sending audition notices for the next show I am stage managing. LonelyDumptruck's rehearsal was cancelled so we went downtown to BMac's post-Nup BBQ.  If any of you are thinking "Wait a tic, a part the day after an outdoor wedding?  Isn't that just a sneaky way to get people to come down to help move the tents and tables?"  You would be correct!

It was really laid back.  Most of the guests were family or members of the band.  We talked Rodney and Stephanie into coming down for a while, then we all went to get Mexican food.  They wanted to play Assassins Creed after dinner, so we all went to our separate X-Boxes (or in my case, the computer) and I played Sims while they figured out the multi-player game.














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ghost_light: (AHHH)

If Grumpy C walks through the  office carrying something brown and announcing "We got lunch", don't ask to see it.  It is not a gift card.

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ghost_light: (AHHH)

If Grumpy C walks through the  office carrying something brown and announcing "We got lunch", don't ask to see it.  It is not a gift card.

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ghost_light: (Brilliance)
Or: The Reason Nobody Likes Me

Germophobe: I'm tired of doing time card corrections. Invisaboss, I'm not fixing your time anymore. You're just going to work and wonder why you aren't getting paid.

Ghost_Light: (absently) Because paychecks are for closers.
ghost_light: (Brilliance)
Or: The Reason Nobody Likes Me

Germophobe: I'm tired of doing time card corrections. Invisaboss, I'm not fixing your time anymore. You're just going to work and wonder why you aren't getting paid.

Ghost_Light: (absently) Because paychecks are for closers.
ghost_light: (Stunt Double)
Long day. Lonelydumptruck was home sick so I snuck home for a map before my dentist appointment and dinner after. My teeth were so great the dentist thought my x-rays were old instead of ones taken today.

I will pay for today's slack tomorrow. School show, then I need to stop by Mr. and Mrs. Real Estate before they leave on vacation and the Big Boss asked me to ma'am the front desk at the Warehouse of Misfit Toys for a few hours. Then I have to drive across town to get the photos for the lobby for opening night. Oh, and feed the cats on the other side of town. @whee!
ghost_light: (Stunt Double)
Long day. Lonelydumptruck was home sick so I snuck home for a map before my dentist appointment and dinner after. My teeth were so great the dentist thought my x-rays were old instead of ones taken today.

I will pay for today's slack tomorrow. School show, then I need to stop by Mr. and Mrs. Real Estate before they leave on vacation and the Big Boss asked me to ma'am the front desk at the Warehouse of Misfit Toys for a few hours. Then I have to drive across town to get the photos for the lobby for opening night. Oh, and feed the cats on the other side of town. @whee!
ghost_light: (Stunt Double)
Well, I opened my mouth and I'm up to 5 part-time jobs.

The Big Boss at The Warehouse of Misfit Toys called. They are getting behind on data entry again. He asked me to come in for a couple hours a day a couple times a week. Tuesday was my first day back. It was actually nice, all of the good parts with none of the bullshit. People were happy to see me. Almost everyone who quits ends up back with the Misfit Toys at some point and one of the guys who came back a few months before I quit greeted me with "Wow! That was a long vacation!"

The Brr-lesque went very well last night. I was is a shitty mood going in, but that was all my lack or prior planning. Everything that could get fucked up was not only fucked up but fucked right in the ear there for a while. I bought new heels a couple nights ago and fangs, since I am the Trampire. Last night I finally decided to go buy the corset I've been eying all month, then I changed my mind and didn't even try it on because of the price tag. Then the combination of LonelyDumptruck encouraging me to just buy the thing already and realizing the price probably included the matching cape and skirt sent me back to try it on. It took two people to get me into it, but I was in love, so I bought it.

Then I ripped a hole in my stockings with the rhinestones down the back seam. And one of my new heels broke putting it on the first time. And without the added height of the heels the cape I borrowed was so long that I spent the first hour telling people they were standing on my cape even when they were five feet away from me. And I realized the skirt was not going to fall the way my old reliable skirt does so one bit would be a little too risque even with my spanky pants. And I forgot to put my fangs in. And the corset wouldn't stay zipped up because the zipper bent. And we had some light and sound gremlins.

But you know what? The show was fucking amazing and the audience loved me.

I get staked in the last scene, being a trampire and all, so I have an elaborate death where I fling myself all over the stage. I kept putting out an arm asking for help from each part of the audience and, when no one would help me, I flipped them all off and just fell over. A bunch of my cohorts at the Warehouse of Misfit Toys were there, so Tuesday will be a fun day when I go in to work.

We had the first reading of This Is Where We Came In today. It was so awesome I actually got teared up twice. The theatre has so many things going on we might be rehearsing in my living room this week, but the show is going to be marvelous.

Also, my computer picked up another nasty virus. Basically all we could do was turn it off. LonelyDumptruck's picked today to reject its video card. He got it working again, but the screen is a bit headache inducing. I do have my phone, I just probably will not be reading a much for a while.

That's about life here. How are you?
ghost_light: (Stunt Double)
Well, I opened my mouth and I'm up to 5 part-time jobs.

The Big Boss at The Warehouse of Misfit Toys called. They are getting behind on data entry again. He asked me to come in for a couple hours a day a couple times a week. Tuesday was my first day back. It was actually nice, all of the good parts with none of the bullshit. People were happy to see me. Almost everyone who quits ends up back with the Misfit Toys at some point and one of the guys who came back a few months before I quit greeted me with "Wow! That was a long vacation!"

The Brr-lesque went very well last night. I was is a shitty mood going in, but that was all my lack or prior planning. Everything that could get fucked up was not only fucked up but fucked right in the ear there for a while. I bought new heels a couple nights ago and fangs, since I am the Trampire. Last night I finally decided to go buy the corset I've been eying all month, then I changed my mind and didn't even try it on because of the price tag. Then the combination of LonelyDumptruck encouraging me to just buy the thing already and realizing the price probably included the matching cape and skirt sent me back to try it on. It took two people to get me into it, but I was in love, so I bought it.

Then I ripped a hole in my stockings with the rhinestones down the back seam. And one of my new heels broke putting it on the first time. And without the added height of the heels the cape I borrowed was so long that I spent the first hour telling people they were standing on my cape even when they were five feet away from me. And I realized the skirt was not going to fall the way my old reliable skirt does so one bit would be a little too risque even with my spanky pants. And I forgot to put my fangs in. And the corset wouldn't stay zipped up because the zipper bent. And we had some light and sound gremlins.

But you know what? The show was fucking amazing and the audience loved me.

I get staked in the last scene, being a trampire and all, so I have an elaborate death where I fling myself all over the stage. I kept putting out an arm asking for help from each part of the audience and, when no one would help me, I flipped them all off and just fell over. A bunch of my cohorts at the Warehouse of Misfit Toys were there, so Tuesday will be a fun day when I go in to work.

We had the first reading of This Is Where We Came In today. It was so awesome I actually got teared up twice. The theatre has so many things going on we might be rehearsing in my living room this week, but the show is going to be marvelous.

Also, my computer picked up another nasty virus. Basically all we could do was turn it off. LonelyDumptruck's picked today to reject its video card. He got it working again, but the screen is a bit headache inducing. I do have my phone, I just probably will not be reading a much for a while.

That's about life here. How are you?
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We went to see Cake at Mooses Tooth Thursday night. We really lucked out, the weather has been shit all month and Thursday afternoon the sun finally came out to play. The concert was great, everyone was talking about how much better it was than the last one. It seemed short even though it was about the 2 hour mark and they didn't talk endless like last time. There were a lot of songs from their upcoming album.

Friday both Big and Little Boss were out of town so I got to play my podcasts nice and loud. I love podcast Friday. We were supposed to go to a going-away BBQ for one of lonelydumptruck's co-workers who changed her mind and decided not to go away but didn't tell the boss. She went through all the motions of cleaning out her desk and when the boss comes in tomorrow morning, she will be sitting at the boss' desk wearing a ribbon. We ended up bunkering instead, which was very nice.

Saturday lonelydumptruck went to work for a few hours. I was going to spend the time beating my head against some ATY work but, by the time I got up, the boss lady already had the form I needed to
create waiting in my mailbox so I played Sims instead.

After some dinner and video games, we walked down to the annual Spenard Art Party. Every year they set up a little trebuchet and charge $25 to fire a decorated melon at a large thematic target. This year was The Spenard Voretx, which appeared to be all about how Spenard is taking over all of Anchorage. It was wild. I got pictures and video but I'm too tired to walk over and get the phone to download them tonight. We also saw a mama and twin mooses walking there. One of them was quite close to us walking home but, thankfully, decided not to start anything with us.

We were going to go to the first night of Brr-lesque Idol Saturday night, but Frank called while we were on the way to the party to see if we were up for driving to Girdwood to see the Grannies. Who doesn't want to see a punk band who dresses up like old ladies play in a restaurant? It was a really awesome show and I got the last tank top from their 2005 tour for free. I love having new under-brace clothes.

I house managed the opening shift this morning and lonelydumptruck hung out with Rodney. I planned to knock out the rest of my ATY work but I keep getting thwarted. First I left the power cord for the laptop at home, then the laptop decided to start acting up (it might be virused) and now my printer won't print one of the pages I need to copy for the school district to hand out on Tuesday. I finally just walked away and spent some good couch time with lonelydumptruck. He got Kick Ass from the brand new Red Box at the Quickie Mart. It was good but not as funny as I expected it to be.

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