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Blog you all from the flipside!
1. The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass -
I just read The Golden Compass and these are books 2 & 3 in the trilogy. If you liked Harry Potter, chances are high you'll like these books too...although I haven't seen the movie yet so can't comment there.
2. UGG SlippersI would never buy UGG boots but I can easily get myself vested in some Ugg Slippers. I rent the basement of a house in Seattle and while spacious and lovely, it's not exactly the warmest floor in the world. These babies would not leave the house but I see some serious warm tootsies in my future! Sign me up! I get cold feet.
3. Solitaire Diamond Pendant
Do I really need to explain why I want a diamond? I am girl. Tiffany's has some nice settings but I prefer the way this diamond can move around on the chain and is set off in it's own setting. (I will also take diamond earrings. Don't feel locked into the necklace!)
4. Samsung LN-S4096D Flat Screen TV
Highly rated by CNET Reviews. I also want an XBox 360 and Guitar Hero (seriously, I rock) but I'll take the TV first. Kthnksbye.
5. A 2008 Audi TT - RED. Convertible.
I leave in 2 weeks to go home for Christmas and then straight on to Oz after that. Let the countdown begin!
I had to PUSH MYSELF so hard to finish that one little baby mile. I wanted to stop at about .35 and give in. ONE THIRD OF A MILE. Instead, I cranked the iTunes to one of my most 'pump it up' work out songs, slowed my pace, and tried to think about being in a swimsuit on the beach in Australia in January.
It helped. I made it...at a pace of just above what I think a normal human walks. BUT I DID IT!!!
I am so tired. I am so so so so tired. I didn't want to get out of bed. I didn't want to get dressed. I want to take a nap right now. I've had a grande coffee and a diet coke and am now trying sugar. This is so so sadcakes...plus it means I need to keep doing it cause I can't let one mile get me down! I shall rise above!!!
ONE FREAKIN MILE. Ugh.
It was a long learning weekend...
Thanks for the drunk dials team!
For a grand total of $60.00.
Now, I like Ben Harper as much as the next guy but $60? Seriously?
If you do the math, that's roughly 1/3 (30%) of the cost of the ticket in additional fees...for Ticketmaster to run my order through an existing software program and for me to print the ticket myself. Do they really have SO MUCH overhead on selling me a ticket to Ben Harper that they can justify $14.50 in additional costs?
To be clear it's costing me FOURTEEN DOLLARS TO PLACE AN ORDER ON THE WEB AND PRINT IT MYSELF.
According to Ticketmaster: "If you don't want to use the Ticketmaster convenience, you could get in your car, take time off from work, drive out to the box office, buy the tickets, drive back to work," he says. "What Ticketmaster affords you is the opportunity to buy tickets off-site via phones, online and ticket outlets -- and there is a cost associated with that."
Um, actually it IS cheaper and easier for me to drive to the Paramount and buy tickets at the box office then pay $14 in "convenience charges"
Eddie Vedder? I'd very much like to sign that petition now.
I am looking forward to #5 almost as much as #1. Go figure.
(yes, I know this is the Library and not the MOMA but I didn't have any photos at the MOMA, OK?!? Geez!)
Of course, the 'cutting edge' response required that we immediately share the below photo and question if everything old is now new again?
Dudes, what say you? Is the Don back?
They've got corporate sponsorship people.That was until Margaret came into the office this morning telling the tale of listening to NPR on her morning commute. Apparently, they featured a young boy today whose parents make him donate 1/5 of his $5 allowance to a charity every year. This year he chose NPR and when the interviewer thanked him for his generosity he was apparently very cute and modest in a little boy way that just makes you grin a little as you listen to the radio in your car.
Photos on Flikr. Recap later but some notes are in Twitter or you can go here for the highlights.
Not included in the list are the evening activities plannned and coordinated by Mr. Ride, Cherry as they are assumed to be top priority.
What I Learned This Weekend should be interesting on Monday.
Photos (and more) next week!
And in Husky news:
* Spider location still unknown and last night I woke up with a shot and sat straight up in bed out of a dead sleep because I dreamed a bigger hairier spider had just done the same thing
Deal with it peeps. The vocab is sticking!
Thanks to all for the lovely send off yesterday. I will post more photos soon and photos of Rome when I get back.
Fine settimana felice tutto and ciao bellos!
Adding photos to Flickr as well because they can run but they can't hide...
Sidenote: Just for you my pretties, I added Twitter to the side list so you all can follow my every move now...you know you like to watch.
Following my very enjoyable (and dry!) Gershwin evening in Regent's Park last night, #2 on the list of London Loves should shock no one: The West End theatre scene or "Theatreland" as the tourists like to call it. I LOVE the shows. I love the drama, the comedy, the music, the dancing. I love seeing famous actors doing what they do best and having young unknowns surprise me. I love the magic of it. I love a night out being pushed to think about the world in a way I haven't before.
Within the few square miles around where I work in Covent Garden there are over 40 commercial theatres and several more non-commercial theatres including the Old Vic, Trafalgar Studios and the National Theatre. Any night of the week (except Sunday) you can see Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Wicked, or Billy Elliott. You can see Orlando Bloom in "In Celebration" (not recommended), Patrick Swayze in "Guys & Dolls" (recommended), or the Royal Ballet performing Swan Lake. I know all the discount websites. I'm on the mailing lists. Suz and I divide and conquer. Sitting next to her at work helps:"What are you doing Thursday night?"