October 24th, 2005



Saturday was a pretty good day because I was in ignorance of the checking account.

We went out and saw Domino. I wasn't expecting a masterpiece and I wasn't expecting total crap either. I got an okay movie that kept my attention. We were in the 44-person theater which I would love to have for a viewing room. But I am low. I'll be happy one day with a widescreen tv that shows true colors. hehe

We had lunch at Ted's Montana Grill beforehand. The food was really good. Our waitress was very efficient but a little jarring. She was kinda in our face. Nothing was wrong it was just something that I noticed.

We picked up some medicine for me and got my laptop from The Laptop Guy. It was about what I thought it would be in terms of price but the service just wasn't there. By service I mean personalized service. Everyone was always polite when I was in the store or when speaking with me on the phone.

We also saw Edvard Munch but I fell asleep for some of the beginning. I found that I was more interested in the movie when it talked about his paintings and the evolution of his style. My tummy was also trying to strike up a conversation with my husband.

I think that it started acting up because I had gone so long without any food. Our lunch was around 12:30pm and Edvard Munch didn't finish until 10pm. We grabbed something from Wendy's (again not knowing about the bank account balance) and my tummy was happy once more. We were invited to stop by the horror marathon but didn't. We watched World Poker Tour Ladies Night III instead.

I'd not seen Jennifer Tilly play before. She's got a good poker face. And she won! Marsha Waggoner is one class act! She played with style and grace. I don't see many all female tables so it was great to watch the dynamics. There was little trash talking; it was all about playing poker.

Sunday night we saw Suspiria as part of the Halloween Horror series at the bargain theater. It was funny and scary at the same time. My husband says that each time it gets shown at the annual horror marathon that the audience is divided between those who love it and those who hate it. The main actress is also in Shock Treatment, the sequel to the Rocky Horror Picture Show which will show soon. Udo Kier was such a handsome young man. I still think he's attractive looking as an older man.

Last night I couldn't get to sleep due to a cough so I took some Nyquil. It knocked me out and I didn't get up until 7:15am. I have to get up early on Mondays so I can take a weekly pill before I take my other medicine and eat. Breakfast this morning consisted of Special K and pizza rolls.


So yesterday I made a calendar for November and posted it on the fridge. It's going to get stars on it for the days I make my NaNoWriMo word count. In light of the bank account situation I thought I might redo my rewards after speaking with my husband.

He got his per diem check from his business trip at the beginning of the month so the account looks better already!

Monday, monday...

Today I avoided work as much as possible. I even managed to distract other managers (and my boss) from work as well. Recently I updated an Excel spreadsheet of restaurants in the area. You know how there is nearly always one person who doesn't like a place or a certain type of food? Well, today I updated the spreadsheet with the names of people who won't want to eat at the place. One of the managers requested I had a little $ rating system so we'd know what the meal prices are as some days McDonald's is easier on the wallet than a chain steak place. So now I've got another reason to procrastinate. Everyone was still raving about my choice of the Winking Lizard on Friday. Yes-s-s-s!

I went to bed last night and couldn't sleep from having to cough every few minutes. I told my husband I'd take Dayquil and he talked me into taking the Nyquil instead. I overslept big time and didn't get to work until 9:15am. I was really tired on the way to work and drove a little slower than I usually do because I didn't want to get into an accident and because traffic was heavier than I thought it would be for that time of day. (Gosh that was a long sentence.) I probably didn't really wake up until 11am or so.

Right before the end of the day, one of our employees let me know that she needed some assistance. She was diagnosed with tachyarrhythmia in 1999 and from time to time has episodes where her heart beats too fast. I couldn't convince her to let me call her a squad but I did talk her into not driving to the hospital in case she runs off the road. I took her myself. She said that when this happens she usually ends up in ICU for a week at a time. Hopefully she's doing okay.

The funny highlight of my evening was brought to me by Pringles.

We were going to see Separate Lies tonight but will go later this week instead. I know some people would think that we spend an outrageous amount of money on movies each year. As of yesterday, my husband has seen 309 films and 269 shorts during 2005. We honestly don't spend that much though. I am sure we could write off (a portion of) the membership fees to Greencine and Nicheflix and the tickets to film festivals (he usually gets industry passes but will still pay out of pocket to see stuff) but we see nearly all of our movies in the theaters free. Either he has a pass that gets us in free, or we've been given gift certificates. His movies list combines things seen in the theater, at home, at festivals so my list isn't that long. In fact, I don't keep one.

The last day or so I've been grooving on Creativity Rules! by John Vorhaus. It's been giving me some NaNoWriMo ideas.