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* Yesterday afternoon, [ profile] doomsey and I went to see the play, "The Sins of Sor Juana," at the Goodman Theater. My in-laws really liked the play and told me that I was going to enjoy it, but neither [ profile] doomsey nor I were very impressed. I think part of the problem is that I'm familiar with her history and her writings and I didn't feel as if the play really did her any justice.

* After the play, [ profile] doomsey and I went down to 79th Street to get dinner at Yassa, a Sengalese restaurant. I ordered what I always get when I go there: Maffe. is that good that I only order that and nothing else when I go there. *drools at the thought of eating her leftovers Wednesday night*

* My crappy neck muscles have been triggering more headaches / migraines. I had another one last night and wasn't able to go out on my walk.

* This evening I went for my usual walk and saw what I thought were three squirrels climbing a tree. The thing is, they were a little bit too big to be squirrels. I turned on my little flashlight-- great for avoiding skunks and getting hit by cars in general-- and saw three young raccoons blinking down at me. So cute! Too bad I didn't have a decent camera.

* Speaking of walks, I'm down between 15 and 20 pounds thanks to all the exercise I've been getting. Whee!

Reposting this here because Twitpic is being flaky:

Cosette likes to sit with her paws crossed, just like a little lady...

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Here's an article on how the Cajuns living near the Gulf have been affected by the oil spill. Very sad. (Link via [ profile] rm)

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* Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change -- This is a big deal because the curricula in Texas schools often affects those of other states. If I were a teacher, I would refuse to teach that shit, and I would teach my students the correct information. If they were to fire me for it, so be it. I wouldn't want to work for a district that would enforce that bullshit. (Link swiped from [ profile] foresthouse)

* Tarleton professor cancels performance of plays, including controversial 'Corpus Christi'
-- So the drama professor canceled the play that had a gay teenager whose life mimicked that of Jesus because of all the threats both he and the school had gotten. The right-wing in Texas is usually nucking futs, but it's been crazier than normal lately. (Link swiped from [ profile] tx_cronopio)

* Went to to the Goodman to see The Johnston Flood this evening. Dinner was at Petterino's. We ended up waiting there a long time for our check because their server crashed. Didn't get home until after 1:30 in the morning. Oh...and my mother-in-law may have accidentally glutened herself; she ate one of J's olives stuffed with blue cheese. Blue cheese is bad because the mold that's on it is usually grown on wheat. Oh well...if she did gluten herself, we'll know by tomorrow...

* it late. This is the second night in a row where I've gone to bed after one. Monday morning is going to be painful.
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* Last night, [ profile] doomsey, I, and select friends and family went to see "The Long Red Road," directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, at the Goodman Theater. Long story short, the play was about a family with very serious issues. [ profile] doomsey thought it was over-bearing, but I loved it. On our way home, he asked me if people were really that crazy. My answer? Yes. After the play, we went out to dinner at Reza's, a Persian restaurant. The food was lovely, but once again, I ended up sick to my stomach during dinner. Maybe I shouldn't have tried drinking that mojito. I ended up drinking about a quarter of it and giving the rest to [ profile] judygs and [ profile] emygination.

* Oh yeah...when we got out of the car at the restaurant, we saw a couple that looked like they were going at it near the door. Really people? Get a room 'cause we really don't want to see that. There was a party in one of the rooms, and we figured that they were attending said party.

* How to Hang 10 Shirts in 10 Seconds -- I'm going to have to try that some time. (Link swiped from [ profile] popfiend) [I tried it while doing laundry this afternoon. It works!]

* How to make a Starbuck's Fakeuccino -- I used to love drinking Starbuck's Frappuccino's until I stopped being able to handle caffeine. I'm half tempted to try this using decaf coffee. (Link also swiped from [ profile] popfiend)

* Paper Rater -- I wonder if this works. I'm going to have to try this sometime.

* I went to google to look up what snowdrops were and where they bloomed, and found a lovely knitting pattern for a snowdrop shawl by chance. God, I love the internet...

* This picture of a tiger amuses me greatly. He looks like he's going to go batshit in 3...2...1...

* And while we're on the topic of photography, I'm really itching to get back to the zoo to take more pictures. Maybe later this month.

* He Who Casts the First Stone -- An organization that calls themselves Repent Amarillo targets a swingers club. And the town of Amarillo does almost nothing about it. Pretty damn frightening. (Link swiped from [ profile] ginmar)


May. 10th, 2009 10:32 pm
nekosensei: (Default) it Sunday night already? I had a pretty good time this weekend. On Saturday, [ profile] doomsey and I went with his family to see "Rock 'N Roll" by Tom Stoppard The play itself was okay, but I didn't like it as much as the one we saw last week. I did, on the other hand, enjoy the music. After the play, we went to Reza's downtown. I think that's one of my favorite places to go to after the plays. They have a good selection, and the food is always delicious. I know this must sound boring, but every time I go there, I usually end up ordering zetsche polo-- a rice dish with saffron and currants-- on the side. Very yummy!

Today, [ profile] doomsey and I visited [ profile] forestdruid's mom to pick up some tomato seedlings she had for us. We also got a quick tour of her garden, which is beautiful. She's put a lot of time into it. For awhile now, [ profile] doomsey and I have been considering buying a tree for a part of our yard that used to have a shed on it when the previous owners owned the house. Said section has always looked somewhat barren. After talking with [ profile] forestdruid's mom, I think [ profile] doomsey and I decided that we would plant a Japanese maple there. I've always thought they were beautiful trees.

In the afternoon, [ profile] doomsey and I celebrated Mother's Day at my parents' house. We left in the late afternoon, and met up with [ profile] doomsey's parents for dessert. Afterward, we watched the last episode of Dollhouse. I thought it was amazing, and I hope that they pick it up for a second season. [ profile] doomsey, however, is more pessimistic about the show's chances than I am. It'd be a real shame if they canceled it. It always seems like the television studios cancel the shows that are intelligently written...

And it looks like I've been neglecting my dragons again. Please click on them so they don't croak!

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Friday night was [ profile] bmtstandard's birthday. We went out to dinner at Amada's Cafe, a Mexican-Cuban restaurant, to celebrate. Since [ profile] doomsey hadn't been sleeping that well, we dropped him back at home. Then, I went back to my in-laws' house to watch the debate.

Saturday was my birthday. (Yes! I made it to 32! Go me!) We also so happened to have play tickets for that evening at the Goodman. We watched Turn of the Century with Jeff Daniels as the lead. It was a cute show, but [ profile] doomsey didn't enjoy it very much because he doesn't like musicals. *raspberries in [ profile] doomsey's general direction* Afterwards, we had dinner at Reza's, one of my favorite restaurants downtown. Of course, I had to get my favorite entrees there: fessenjan-- chicken with crushed walnuts in pomegranate sauce-- and zereshk polo-- a saffron rice with raisins and currant berries. Very yummy!

On Sunday, [ profile] doomsey and I went over to my parents' house to celebrate several birthdays: mine, my mom's, my dad's and my brother-in-law's.

Last, but not least, many thanks to the people on LJ who wished me a happy birthday on Saturday! I really appreciated it!


Mar. 9th, 2008 08:59 pm
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Saturday, [ profile] doomsey, his family, J. and K. all went to a play at the Goodman called "The Trip to Bountiful." Afterwards, we went to Rosebud on Taylor street for dinner. They served us way too much food. I don't think I managed to eat a quarter of what they put in front of me.

Today, [ profile] doomsey, his family, and I went to Joshua's birthday party at [ profile] jharter41's house. There were a lot of kids there. It was loud, but also a lot of fun. I managed to teach Rayna how to do the salsa and an Irish jig. I couldn't jig for very long though because my lungs still suck.

I'm exhausted. I haven't been sleeping well for the past two nights, and to top it all off, the time change is kicking my ass. Also, having to suck on my peace pipe use my inhaler today didn't help things either. It makes me really jittery at first, and sometimes it makes me crash afterwards.

I think tonight is going to be an early one. I'm going to take some Ambien and go to bed.
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I don't know anymore...

I've got two really annoying things going on. My neck sprain is acting up again. My neck hurts and sometimes I get this buzzing feeling in the back of my head. I wish it would stop doing that. I do the exercises that my physical therapist gave me this fall, and that seems to be helping a bit. The second problem is that I think I have a kidney infection or something. Almost every day, my back starts hurting (right around the kidneys) sometime between 1:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon. It really hurts like a mofo until I take Tylenol. Then, it goes away and doesn't show up until the next day. That's weird. I have no idea what's going on with that. The doctor did a culture last week, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet. She says that it takes four to five days. I hope she'll have something for me by tomorrow otherwise I'm going to fucking scream.

Yesterday I did good until I went to a play at the Goodman with my husband's family. Earlier in the day, [ profile] doomsey and I went grocery shopping. I drove for the first time in a month actually. Then, during the second half of the play, I kept feeling like I was having a hard time breathing / getting enough oxygen. This was probably around ten o'clock. Then, I got really winded heading over to Peterrino's for dinner, which was in the same building. Everybody seems to think that my asthma was acting up. After we got seated, I had a *major* panic attack...most likely brought on by the asthma attack. It was awful. I was afraid that I was going to pass out and end up getting hauled off to the closest ER. (That would have really sucked since we were celebrating [ profile] judygs' birthday). Luckily, that didn't happen. I took a Xanax, my inhaler, and lots of water. That seemed to work because things got better after that. I still don't understand quite what happened yesterday. It's possible that I'm coming down with a cold since my throat hurt when I woke up and my nose was stuffed up a bit. I'm feeling a bit congested now actually. That would make it difficult to breathe. I also may have overdone it yesterday since we were out until midnight and I hadn't had a nap.

I don't know. I'm frustrated. I just want to cry right now. From what I've been reading, it's going to take three to four months for me to get my breath back again. That and the cold, snowy winter we've been having is making things difficult. This is definitely THE WORST WINTER EVER!!! Hmm...maybe I need to migrate south for winter this year.


Jan. 20th, 2008 11:19 am
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Two nights ago, I dreamt that David Bowie was touring again and that he was coming to Chicago. [ profile] doomsey and I went. He was starting to sing his first song when the dream ended. It was good to have a cool dream and not the weird anxiety dreams I've been having.

Yesterday, [ profile] doomsey and I went to my niece's first birthday party. She got a lot of gifts this year. I felt bad about not being able to bring anything since [ profile] doomsey has been busy with work and taking me for tests. There was a store we wanted to go to, but with the way our schedule has been, it didn't work out since they close at 6:00. My mom and sister both told me not to worry about it and I could get her something when I was feeling better.

After the party, [ profile] doomsey, [ profile] judygs, [ profile] bmtstandard, and [ profile] emygination went to see a play at the Goodman Theater. It was called "Shining City" and it was a very well written play. Before the play, we went to a Great Street restaurant in the Renaissance Hotel. The food was out of this world. The restaurant was pricey, but not too terribly expensive. I ordered the lobster pot pie. It was delicious! And it had a lot of lobster in it.

All in all, I have to say that I was glad to get out for awhile, even thought it was colder than hell outside. I just made sure that I wore a scarf to keep the cold air out of my lungs.


Nov. 11th, 2007 06:48 pm
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This weekend has been pretty busy. On Friday, I had physical therapy and afterwards I had to take the cat to the vet. I also picked up some much needed file cabinets from a freecycler and shopped for office supplies. We had invited [ profile] judygs, [ profile] bmtstandard, and [ profile] emygination over for dinner, so [ profile] doomsey and I stopped at Chow to Go and picked up a bunch of food. The neighbor's son was doing a fundraiser for his school, so we bought pie from him and it was delivered this week. We didn't realize, however, that it needed to be baked since both [ profile] doomsey and I have been so busy lately. So...after dinner...we put the pie in the oven and then went downstairs to watch Ratatouille.

Yesterday, [ profile] doomsey and I went to the hardware store and then grocery shopping. That evening, we went with his family, J, and A. to see The Cook at the Goodman Theater. That was one damn good play. We had planned to go to a Moroccan place for dinner last night (the name of the place escapes me at the moment), but when we pulled up, we discovered that they were closed. We tried another place, but they were closed too. We ended up at Sabri Nahari, a Pakistani place, instead. As always, the food there was excellent.

I didn't do anything interesting today because I've been working like mad. We're approaching the end of the semester where things get busy busy.
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Friday, I went to the doctor to get a flu shot, but we ended up talking about my neck. Originally, I thought that my doctor said it was a sprain because of the lack of evidence that there was something wrong with the vertabrae. Actually, she noticed a problem with the curvature in my neck. Basically, my neck lost its curve (in other words, it isn't a curvy as it used to be) and that's usually caused by a ligament sprain. I guess the ligament pulls on the spine when it's screwed up and makes it look weird. She also told me that that seeing a chiropractor was a bad idea, and she talked me into physical therapy. I called up the place she recommended and managed to get an appointment on Friday. I have a feeling that I'm probably going to play hell finding time getting appointments for this place because it looks like they don't have any Tuesday / Thursday appointments any time soon.

Oh...and yes...I officially have no idea what I'm doing... Not that I ever had any idea of what the hell I'm doing...

On Saturday, [ profile] doomsey, his family, and I went to Reza's for dinner and, afterwards, we went to Passion Play: a cycle in three parts. [ profile] doomsey seemed to think it would be a good idea to make me sit through a play that was almost four hours long. By the way, it wasn't a good idea. In fact, it was a very bad idea. I took Ambien, but I didn't get enough sleep last night. I tried to sleep in, but [ profile] doomsey thought it would be cute to wake me up. *glares* Today, I was feeling like shit, but ended up working on stuff anyway because it had to get done.
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On Saturday, [ profile] judygs, [ profile] bmtstandard, [ profile] doomsey, and I all went to see Mirror of the Invisible World at the Goodman Theater. This particular play was a Mary Zimmerman play about a man with seven wives from various different countries: Greece, Russia, Persia, Morocco, China, India, and Turkey. Each wife told a story and imparted some words of wisdom to her husband. Like most Mary Zimmerman plays, Mirror of the Invisible World was very excellent. Lots and lots of color and great acting. I do have to add that two actresses that had been in the original play at the Goodman Theater ten years ago were in this production as well. The Indian wife still looked the part, but the Chinese wife was way too old. She looked silly in some of the outfits they put her in too.

After the play, we went to Taquería Tayahua in Pilsen. If I remember correctly, the food was traditional Mexican food from the Zacatecas region. For an appetizer, we got quesadillas de nopales, which are quesadillas with cactus fruit in them. I had never had cactus before and I have to say that it was very good. I got the smoked pork chops and [ profile] doomsey got red snapper in garlic sauce for dinner. The food was most excellent and I have a feeling we will be going back there.

Today I had really good timing. [ profile] judygs and I got back from the doctor's office and the drugstore and, about two minutes after I got back, the Terminex guy came. He was a bit early, and it's a relief I made it there in time. He knocked down the wasps' nest. He claims that the nest was in our window and not the vent. What was in the vent was a stick of some sort. At any rate, he took that down too just to be certain. We also asked him to take a look at our house again because the carpenter ants had made a reappearance. He told us that the first person who came out made a mistake. This guy said that, if the ants weren't gone in two weeks, to call back. The next guy who came out said that the first guy was saying the wrong thing. It actually takes a month, and that if we still see them in a two more weeks, then we should call back and have them come out again...


Jun. 5th, 2007 10:07 am
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Not much to say. T, [ profile] doomsey, and I went to see the Dollar Store Show at the Hideout Friday night. We grabbed a quick dinner and went to see a band, Sybris (don't know if I'm spelling that right), play at the Subterranean. They were pretty good actually.

On Saturday, [ profile] doomsey, [ profile] emygination, [ profile] judygs, [ profile] bmtstandard, one of [ profile] doomsey's friends from school, and I went to see "In the Continuum" at the Goodman Theater. It was an excellent play. Afterwards, we went to Greek Islands for dinner.
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Lately, I've been feeling unmotivated when it comes to posting. I read and I comment, but I haven't really felt like posting. Hmm...weird.'s what's going on with me:

On Saturday, [ profile] doomsey, [ profile] emygination, [ profile] bmtstandard, and [ profile] judygs went to see a play at the Goodman theater called Rabbit Hole, which was about a couple who had lost their four-year-old son in an accident. It was very sad, and I should have thought to bring Kleenex with me since I'm such a sap. Well, the guy sitting next to me heard me sniffling during a really sad part of the play, and he handed me two napkins. Yeah...I!

On Sunday, [ profile] doomsey and I went to my parents' house for more corned beef and cabbage. Did I mention that I *really* like corned beef and cabbage? My sister had also brought a nice mead wine, which was strong but very tasty. I also got to spend time with my niece.

Not much happened this week. On Wednesday, I went to anime night as usual and then ended up staying up until two in the morning reading LJ. Lately, when I get behind on my friends' list, I get really behind. Today, I slept in a bit this morning since a) I went to bed late and b) I kept waking up last night. I know for sure that I woke up at about four in the morning and heard a nice thunderstorm rolling through. That and it was pretty windy. Today, I played with the Karaoke machine for a couple of hours (I'm actually surprised that I still have a voice left). Then, I headed over to the dealership so that I could get an oil change and have the 60,000 mile maintenance work done on the car. It took about two hours or so, but fortunately I had brought a book with me.


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