Hey Kids! Did you miss me? I know you did. You may ask yourself, "Well, how did I get here?" Oh, no; wait. That's the Talking Heads. YOU may ask yourself, "Where's Laurie Ann?"* I'm still here, melting like the rest of you, except for the kick ass A/C in my new car, whose name has been changed to Sandy**, btw. So, why haven't I posted? Mostly because I had nothing to say, but partially because I spent the first few days of the week in a state of stomach-churning apprehension and the rest of the week busy as all get-out.
So here's what's been happening in my little world:
- I went to Team Trivia on Monday and totally choked. There was a question-- "name the three types of Irony." My teammates all turned to me, the go-to person for all things writerly and grammar related, and I was all, "Um, there are three?" Fortunately, our newest teammate, Ian, came to the rescue. Then I missed two music questions, and I worked in a record store for crying out loud! I am so ashamed. We still placed second, but we missed first by only 1 point and I can't help but feel responsible.
- So, while I was busy drinking and choking, the car dealership called and said they had to talk to me about my contract. I started panicking, as those of us with crappy credit tend to do, and thinking "they're going to take my car away." No, nothing like that. It was all good and I still have a car. Phew!
- Last night, I saw a play at the Mark Taper Forum with my friend, the lovely Denise (aka MonkeyGrrrrrl). It's called "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," starring Chris Pine, and it was very funny...and bloody, but mostly funny. We went to the Meet & Greet afterward, but it was sadly short of meeting and greeting. They did have Guinness, so all was not lost. Plus, it was just nice to hang out with Denise.
- There's a new Trader Joe's by my house! Yep, that constitutes excitement in my world. Seriously, though, it's walking distance away. Color me happy.
That's about it, folks. I have nothing exciting planned for the weekend, either, so expect more scintillating updates next week.
*Do you remember that TV series "Amazing Stories"? There was a segment called "Family Dog" and in it the daughter says, "Where's Mary Ann?" When I typed that, I heard it in my head in the voice of the little girl. Here it is. It's 6 minutes or so, but well worth it.
**because I bought her on the 4th of July, but not in Asbury Park.