Sunday, October 17, 2010

Night at the Wax Museum

Wow, what a cute show!  It was not the story of the museum closing and the wax figures come to life, it was much different than that!  I really enjoyed the show, and the music, it was the best Young People's Theater show I have seen at St. Charles Community College.

There were lots of old jokes, kind of campy, but the kids put a new spin on things and kept it fresh.  The girls who played the little old ladies were really, really good.  You could almost believe they were in their 80's rather than in their teens.

Troyer was a great little ladies man, which ladies want nothing to do with, really funny!  Lizzie Borden was also a funny, funny character.

Good job kids! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 2 - I'll think of some clever titles soon....I promise

I am in St. Louis this weekend staying with my friends Jodi and Randy.  My godson Troyer is performing in a musical, Night at the Wax Museum.  I am here alone right now, watching the Nebraska game.  Randy and Troyer are at the theatre for the afternoon performance.  Paige left early this morning, I think she is at her sister Laurens'.  Jodi had to go into the office, big software release, problems, unfounded panic...that says it all.  I am so glad I am not doing that anymore.

The drive down was nice.  It was a beautiful day, the trees are turning, the traffic was light, and the gas prices get lower as you move south, 22 cents less!

I am not just whiling away the day.  I am looking for jobs, surfing the net, and updating this blog.  The weather is great.  Perhaps I'll take Annabelle the beagle for a walk at halftime.  I need to call my friend Wendy, I would like to see her while I am here, we need to catch up.

Yesterday, on the way down, I reached into the passenger seat of my car, and felt something on my arm.  I thought it was a fly, has been one in my car it seems like for weeks!  Anyway, it was a bee, and I was stung!  The second time in my life.  I wonder what the statistics are for the average number of times a person is stung in their lifetime.  I'll have to look that up.  I need another useless statistic in my brain.  Jodi gave me some Benadryl, but it is itching like crazy today.

Tonight I am off to Troyer's show.  I'll tell you about it, perhaps I'll take some photos to share.  We'll probably go out with the kids after the show, it is inspiring to see their dedication to putting on a good production.

I'll say so long for now.  GO BIG RED!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 1

I decided it is time to start a blog.  There are lots of things that happen in my life, and I think I will share some of them.  For instance, I am looking for a job.  I have been looking since January, sometimes harder than others, most of the time hard, right now I am REALLY looking.  I have spent many years in the information services world, and I enjoy it, it is challenging, but the hours are killers!  I am getting older, and as my priorities change, and my body wears out, I want to be a great contributor, but I also want time with my family and friends.  So, I continue to look.  I may have an interview next week, that is really positive! 

I also want to buy a home, it is about time, I am not getting any younger.  The problem is, can't buy a home if you don't have a job, and in many cases these days, you cannot find a job if you do not have a home.  There are lots of reputable work from home opportunities if you know where to find them, but if you have no home, your in a quandry.

I have been staying with my dear friends for a couple of months, and I need to let them have their home back, and I really need my own place, and my stuff.  I miss my books, and my photos, and my bed!

I have to tell one quick job application story and then I need to hit the hay.  I was at a telemarketing office applying for their call center.  I thought it would be a good interim job, or perhaps there would be growth potential, and there is, but that isn't what shocked me and made me laugh.  I was filling out the application, and there was a form called Convictions.  The page puzzled me, I read through it and it was concerning crimes for which you have been convicted.  Well, I haven't committed any crimes, so I signed it and handed it in blank.  I was called back by the receptionist, and she said, "You didn't right anything down on the convictions page".  I said, "I haven't been convicted of anything to write down, I haven't ever been convicted of anything!"  She said, "No speeding tickets, or parking tickets?"  I said, "No."  I was thinking, is that UNUSUAL!  She said, "Well I guess you should write none, then."  Does this mean that most people applying for the job had convictions!  I was flummoxed.  After the interview, where they said they would be happy to hire me, but I am overqualified and should try for a professional position in their company, which I have by the way, I was sitting in my car, and I burst out laughing.  It was so obsurd. 

I told my friend Chris the story and she burst out laughing too, we laughed until we cried. 

Holy Cow!