Friday, August 25, 2006

We Did Not Make This Up

I have a friend whose story is better than mine today. I warn those of you with young children. Especially those with boys. They grow into teens. And no. I didn't get this from a chain email.


The Story

"Did you know that if you unscrew the little cap at the end of the faucet in the bathroom, and then dont shut the faucet all the way off, instead of dripping down into the sink, the water actually runs BACK along the bottom of the faucet, down to the countertop, over to the drawer underneath the countertop (which, of course, is open) fills the drawer with water, leaks out of the drawer to the floor, floods the floor including the bathmat, towels, and miscellaneous clothes and clutter that have been dropped there, and makes its way all the way through the floor to the kitchen ceiling, creating several splotches of damp, drippy brownish stuff, the wiping off of which removes not only the drippy stuff, but the paint AND the plaster?

I am not making this up."


I didn't make this up either.

This is not an email chain letter.

Though it should be.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

NxNW Theatre Company Again

No, I'm not repeating an entry.

The coolest news of the week is that we have our domain now! Of course, there's nothing on there, but keep checking. There will be soon. I am tickled to have my own nxnwtheatre email too -- but you can't have that yet. Ok. Now I gotta link it. And open a bank acct. And file all that IRS paperwork.

And my webmaster? He rules.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

To Do List

NxNW Theatre To Do:
Open a bank acct.
Get with lawyer for filing incorporation docs with IRS. (No small feat!)
Send Articles of Incorporation form to IRS.
Compile list of invitees for October event.
Gather photos/videos of past productions for event in October.
Complete financial projections for business plan.
Find scene in On The Verge to perform at event.
Do headshots for founders who don't have one.

Just Do It Now List:
Mail Zeta's registration form for Manners Class
Pay cellular bill
Call and get new cell phone for Boy Beast #2 Birthday
Make reservations for "I Am My Own Wife" (check!)
Plan "The Secret" viewing party
Schedule meeting with financial planner (check!)
Find sketch for performance at church Holiday Extravaganza
Study/Block Steel Magnolias
Send my brother his new MP3 player

Just do it soon list:
Lose 20 pounds
Audition for a show
Get a new car -- A Mazda 6 or Pontiac G6 Coupe
Headshots for Boy Beast and me

Just Do It Pretty Soon:
Schedule meeting to overhaul resume and begin a new career path
Vacation in Providence
Take a cruise
Buy a house in NW Austin
Go back to school for my degree
Write a book
(Hey! I could combine career path, book, and degree... maybe...)
Blog more frequently -- and make these things more interesting.

Now. Wasn't that fun?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Zeta Graduates Kindergarten

Princess Zeta Bear graduates with a 4.0 Summa Cum Laude in the top ninety-eight percentile of her class. She would have received several scholarships from various institutes, though her lack of opposable thumbs prevented her from filling out applications. Still, she plans on pursuing a degree in Canine Good Citizenship at either the U of PetSmart or the U of Doggy Day Out. While there, she will continue to refine her socialization skills and her studies in "staying with distractions," "maintaining a perfect recall," and "falling over 'dead'" on cue.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Down and Dirty Update

I'm so busy. I really am... and yet, I have been busier.

Here's the news for the week:

NxNW Theatre Company News:
Getting some domain names for the theatre! and and business cards, and postcards and stationery and a post office box, already!

Family News:
Beast Boy #2 started high school today and we're all very excited. Please do not tell anyone I whispered in his ear as he left today, "have a kick a** day." Now the world knows. Turns out he said it was, "boring." That's a far cry from "kick a**." Sigh.

Zeta News:
Zeta graduates from Puppy School tomorrow. Yeah. I am probably taking a camera to class. Her instructor claims she's a non-typical, laid back, "lazy" schnauzer. I can't imagine they come with more spastic personalities. But. They. Do.

Worked. Ordered my copy of Steel Magnolias. Auditions have been decided for the week of October 21... more news to come.

I get a hair do.

Wish I was back on the beach.


Friday, August 11, 2006


We've been on vacation.

Ok, we've been back for a week, but I've been busier than a one armed paper hanger and so tired when I got home at night, I just couldn't blogify.

So be it.

Here is a tasty photo of the Sexy Beast on the beach at sunrise. The Sexy Beast rocks!

I put Zeta on Dogster this week. Dogster cracks me UP! Zeta has started her own diary. She's a better writer than me.

I'm going to bed. I think I should to test drive cars tomorrow. I'm just in the mood.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Zeta's Five Months Old!

Can you believe it?

Still, she's portable, and is sitting in my lap as I type.