Friday, December 31, 2010

A Bloggy Year In Review

[Filched from Dani at Postcards from the Mothership.]

The first sentence of the first post in each month this year. (And this year I'm actually doing the first sentence. Unlike in other years where I've misread the instructions and done post titles.)

2010 in bloggy review:

  1. It wouldn't be New Year's without the meme of review in the form of the first line of the first post of each month in 2009.
  2. By patching a pair of otherwise perfectly good jeans.
  3. That I wasn't on the highway when the engine broke on my old car.
  4. How to stop holding a grudge.
  5. Because my character's surname was Damon.
  6. Just because you drive an SUV and were running late, doesn't diminish my right to make a full stop at a stop sign to ensure my safety before I continued.
  7. The audition went well.
  8. It's been over 6 years since I've had more than 3 consecutive hours, child-free, in my own home.
  9. I am grateful for my most recent audition experience.
  10. While I'm pleased as punch when you offer me audition opportunities and short-term paid work contracts, I'm confused by your concomitant generosity with The Sick and especially The Laryngitis.
  11. That when I went to fill my car tires up with air, that I followed someone who hadn't used up all of their paid time and I got to fill them up for free!
  12. I've meant to get back here before now, really I have.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Today I Am Grateful

That there was a strong glass windshield between me and the rock the truck wheels in front of me hurtled toward my face at some potentially fatal speed.

Otherwise, that would not have ended well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

Will all the free time I've had on my hands lately (*cough* *cough*), I found myself hooked on Sing-Off. My favourite group, Street Corner Symphony finished second last night. Here they are doing two numbers I could listen to again and again....

Come On Eileen

Down on the Corner

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Has It Really Been A Month?

I've meant to get back here before now, really I have. (Those of you who know me IRL will be scratching your heads as to why I'm here doing this instead of everything else that is supposed to be getting done. Don't scratch too hard -- it's bad for your scalp.)

What's been on my mind:
  • I've said to the universe twice since my last post, "I'm happy to take money for doing something I like to do, but I WILL NOT RUSH AND STRESS MYSELF OUT TO DO SO. If that means I don't get the $$, then so be it." And the universe spake unto me, "Miche, just tell me when you can be ready and whether or not you accept personal cheques." Nice.
  • I'm behind on all things Christmas. And instead of staying up all night and trying to pull off a minor miracle, I'm just redefining how things will get done this year. Like no fancy baked good gifts for wM's teacher this year.
  • I'm grateful for my health and the health of my family and friends. No matter how dysfunctional and disjointed, I'd feel much worse about things if they weren't around. Sometimes I need to be reminded about that.
  • I'm not sure if I've given up on the acting dream, or whether I'm just letting it nap for a bit. Timing and schedules et al aren't aligning themselves in a way to make things possible. I thought I'd be more upset about it. I'm almost wondering whether or not it's time to let it go.
  • We may be hosting a new food allergy in this household. One of the biggies. More on that when things get medically confirmed.
  • I'm grateful for truck drivers who let me in front of them.
  • I'm grateful for car breaks that work.
  • I'm grateful that all the rain we had on the w/e wasn't snow.
  • I'm grateful that wM's school is awesome and so are all of the staff in their own way.
  • I'm grateful for a kitchen full of food, shelter to call our own and heat and running water.

And now, I must get on with life.