Life's Ups and Downs

Monday, August 27, 2007

Free Drink Anyone?

Let me start by saying, "Lesbians LOVE me!" Did I get your attention?

I attended a happy hour Friday night for a co-worker that is moving to Houston. We went to Sue Ellen's, a local lesbian bar. (Yes, my co-worker is gay.) I was more than a little shocked when the bartender began giving me free drinks every time I "bought" a round. Between 14 and 16 free drinks and shots AND she began bringing beers to me at our table too! Woo hoo!! Now I know that if I ever break up with my boy, I will be a hot commodity in the lesbian community. I did better there than I ever have at a straight bar!

It's good to have a back up plan.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


I had my first rehearsal last night and let me tell you, it was AWESOME!!!!! The show is hysterically funny. The read through took us about 2 1/2 hours because the entire cast was laughing so hard. I am so, so, so happy that I'm doing it!

My character, Barbara, is the "sexy" wife. That's going to be a little hard for me to play because I am the absolute least sexy person on the planet. Dorky, yes ... sarcastic, absolutely ... sexy, laughable. Maybe that's why I was cast in the role. It is a comedy after all.

Not too much else to say. I'm tired and I have lines to learn. I hope you are having a great week!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 20, 2007


Thanks to Get Off My Lawn and his post on going to a community event, I auditioned for a play last week. It's the first time I've auditioned for anything in a couple of years. Well, I guess I still have at least a little talent because I got the role!

I have my first read through with the cast on Wednesday. I must admit, I had forgotten how much I enjoy being on stage so this is a very exciting time for me. I know I'm going to be exhausted with working full time and rehearsing as well but I think it will be worth it in the end.

The show is called Run For Your Wife and it's about a taxi driver in London that has two wives. He tries to save a little old woman from muggers and ends up getting hurt himself so he has to go to the hospital. He gives the hospital one wife's address and the police the other wife's address and then spends the remainder of the show trying not to get caught. I play one of the wives, Barbara. The play is set in England so I'm going to have to brush up on my English accent and it's a farce so the whole thing will be fast paced and, I think, really fun.

If anyone is going to be in DFW around the end of September, come on out and see the show. Don't wish me luck ... tell me to break a leg instead!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

And the Award Goes To

I have been given the Inspirational Blogger Award from justawriter for the My Soldier post that I wrote. She has informed me that I need to pass this award on to 5 bloggers that I find inspirational. There are quite a few of you that I read and find wonderful for many different reasons so it's going to be hard to pick just 5. Please don't feel left out if I don't include you in this list. If I'm commenting on your blog, I think you are fantastic!

Here are my 5 selections in no particular order:

1) Mrs. D - I have known this woman since my early 20's. We used to do shows together, she drove me to the courthouse (through downtown Ft. Worth after a tornado ripped apart the city and all the roads were blocked) so that I could file my divorce papers, and she is one of the most beautiful people I know, inside and out. She actually got me started blogging! Mrs. D's blog started because she and her hubby were having infertility issues. She still blogs about that but also writes about her life in general. She's a talented writer and she has an interesting life.

2) Lindsey - I love Lindsey's blog! She is one of the first that I started reading. Lindsey writes beautiful posts, full of emotion and heart. She's also the one that got me started with Soldier's Angels, one of the most fantastic organizations on the planet!

3) Backwards Ande - I met this lovely lady on my recent South Dakota trip. She is married to someone that will always have a special place in my heart. I spent quite a bit of time during my trip with their family and she was gracious enough to make me feel welcome when any other female would probably have been a complete and total jealous witch. Backwards Ande and I are becoming very good friends and have been blowing up the internet with the mass e-mails that we send each other. She's the only person I've met that can keep up with me in that department! She is a busy mom of 2, wife, and new blogger. Her posts are always full of fun family stuff and great pictures. I adore her and you will too!

4) Tree - This guy is busy! He's got an online science fiction story blog and the picture blog that this post links to. Tree is really, REALLY funny and always leaves comments that make me smile! You gotta love a quick witted man!!

5) Get Off My Lawn - I am a reasonably recent reader of this blog but I enjoy it, never a dull post. Get Off My Lawn recently posted about attending community events and actually inspired me to go to an audition for the first time in a couple of years. I had forgotten how much I enjoy being on stage so I thank him for that. I'll be sure to let him, and you, know if I get cast!

So, these are a few of my favorite bloggers. There are so many more that I read and totally enjoy. I wish I could figure out how to add a list of them to my blog but for the life of me, I can't! OneHung has promised to walk me through it if I e-mail him so I may take him up on that.

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Would Rather ...

I would rather have a toe jam smoothie for breakfast every day this week than go to work tomorrow!

It was a long week last week and I have a feeling it's going to be a long week this week. Long and hot, with temperatures over 100 every day. Ugh! Wish me luck. I have a feeling that I will be a sweaty, nasty, tired grouch by Friday.

Hope your week is a good one.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think men will ever fully understand the bond between girlfriends.

I am lucky enough to have four women in my life that, I know, would willingly walk though fire if I needed them to. They've made me laugh, they've listened to me whine, and they've been rock solid through major upheavals in my life. These women would help me bury the body before asking what happened.

I spent the day with my girls today and as we were talking and laughing and just spending time together, I realized that I am one of the most blessed women I know. Not everyone has the kind of friendships that I am fortunate enough to have in my life. I know they're going to kill me for this picture but it's the only recent one that I have without anyone else in there. Sorry!
Cheers to the most intelligent, amazing, talented, and freaking awesome women I know! Ladies, you've got mad skills!! That's just the way you roll.
Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Help Me!!

I have the unfortunate duty of attending a family gathering on Saturday where, I am sure, that I will again be accosted from every corner on my marriage and baby free state. I am dreading it, oh how I am dreading it!

I think this time I am just going to say that I can see myself licking the boil on a hunchback's butt before I do either one. Do you think that is gross enough to get my point across?!!

Happy Wednesday!