Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gardens and Encouraging Internet Network Titles

Summer break! I currently on my break, and have been for about two weeks. It's been SOOOOO nice. But, I've had some unpleasant things to deal with:
1) I don't have any internet at the apartment. I had been stealing from a network entitled "Steal Me" all semester. It was amazing. But Steal Me up and moved away over night at the same time I started break. So I've been sitting around in my apartment with no internet AND no cable (but that's not new), and only two PBS channels to entertain me (thr
ee if you count the all Spanish channel). It's been pretty lame at times, but I discovered Blockbuster's wii rentals, which is totally amazing.
2)BLEMF. The Bloomington Early Music Festival. It's a little lame (sorry, BLEMF). Well, maybe BLEMF is not as lame as is my involvement with it. I did a repeat of the Cantata 161 concert last night and am signed on to sing a Vespers concert on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Everything about this concert is a mess. And I feel bad about it... But I'm not very enthusiastic about participating in a hot mess, so the experience is pretty bad. This is my second experience this year with putting together a Spanish Baroque concert in less than a week. Which is weird...


I've also had some great developments:
1) Got a church job at Trinity here in Bloomington. I've lusted after the job for a while, and now I feel really priviliged to be singing there! Yay to a new church home!
2) I just planted a garden with my friend Elise! We're both first time gardeners, so we don't know much... But it's so exciting! We planted tomatoes, peppers, green beans, lima beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, and flowers. Brian is determined to prove to me that the cucumbers will not survive. And even though I think he's right (I don't think the majority of our plants will survive), I'M determined to prove him wrong!

3) My birthday is coming up, June 4th. Get ready.
4) I dyed my hair blonder.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Love Affair With Jimmy Stewart

Yesterday was pretty terrible, so I decided to spend tonight by myself.  I ate homemade steamed pork dumplings and drank a Gewürztraminer while watching Harvey.  

I've always been kind of in love with Jimmy Stewart, and watching him while tipsy I couldn't help but feel a little sentimental.  

I suppose that's also why I love A Philadelphia Story so much.  Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart in the same movie.  I always finding myself fighting the entire time with who I love more, and that's why it works for me.

On another note, Mark and I decided he'll be coming for my birthday (and his) either later this month or in the first few days of June, and staying with me in Indiana for a few weeks.  I can't wait.  I also can't believe it's been so long since I've seen him.  Apparently he and Oscar are wearing red dresses tonight to a party in Portland.  It's sad he couldn't have borrowed my red and white polka-dotted tulle dress.  Although I'm not sure he'd fill it out quite as well as Ed:

I guess this was his birthday last year around this time?  Ah, the memories of being drunk in the old place...