Friday, August 09, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Waking Up in Vegas

Thanks to Cat for recommending Katy Perry 
1) As she sings about her night in Las Vegas, Katy wonders if
she "got hitched last night dressed up like Elvis." Tell us about the last wedding you attended. My friend Barb and her true love, John. Though technically speaking, it wasn't the wedding. That was immediate- family-only. This was a small reception, and it was beautiful.
2) Whenever Crazy Sam visits Las Vegas, she stays at the Paris Hotel and Casino. Have you ever been to Las Vegas, Nevada? What about Paris, France? Yes, and yes. (This makes me sound far more glamorous than I am.)
3) Do you enjoy gambling? Have you had any success at it? Hell yes! I just won $2 in the Illinois State Lotto. Second time this year! (Let's not think about how much I spent to earn that $4.)
4) Las Vegas is served by the RTC Bus Service and the Vegas Monorail System connects many of casinos on The Strip. When was the last time you rode a bus or a train? Every workday I ride the train to and fro.
5) It's not unusual for the mercury to hit 100ยบ in Vegas in August. Which are you more comfortable in -- extreme heat or bone-chilling cold? Cold. I simply don't do heat well. Actually, I wish we could have this summer's weather all year around. It's been gloriously mild. And, while we're at it, I'd prefer it if the rain may never fall till after sundown, by dawn the morning fog must disappear ...
6) As a little girl, Katy Perry sang nothing but gospel. Do you remember any church songs from your childhood? "Red and yellow, black and white, we're all precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world." 
7) She made her film debut as the voice of Smurfette in The
(2011). Who is your all-time favorite cartoon character? Mr. Peabody. Bullwinkle is a close second.
8) Do you consider yourself a picky eater? No. As long as the food's not spicy, I'm good.
9) You receive an invitation to a party that starts at 7:00 PM. When will you arrive? 7:30. I hate to be the first one there.

2013 August Happiness Challenge -- Day 9

Today's happiness: Freedom. No, not the Thomas Jefferson/God Bless America variety, though that makes me happy, too. I'm talking about being the mistress of my own ship, being able to do pretty much do whatever I want, whenever I want.

My oldest friend is now in the air, winging her way here from LA. She sent m a text saying she was having the worst day ever -- her new boss fired her AND her bra fell apart at the airport. So, instead of meeting her at the hotel tomorrow, I'm on the phone right now, hiring a car to get me there tonight. I'll present her with the nicest bra one can buy at 8:00 on Friday night. (Yes, CVS does have everything!)

Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by the responsibility of being my own woman, of handling everything by myself all the time. Right now, I want to take a moment to enjoy the flipside. I can race out to the airport Hyatt without worrying about anything except a little extra kibble for the cats.

Food coma!

I was going to get so much done today. I really was! The day started promisingly when I took my laptop in for repair. Then, before heading on home, I decided to treat myself to lunch at Flat Top Grill -- a create your own stir-fry restaurant. A second helping was only $1, so, God help me, I had it. And a mojito, too.

Lunch ruined me for the day. I got home and took a 90-minute nap and then got very little else accomplished -- changed my shower curtain liner, vacuumed a little, did my laundry. Didn't set the world on fire, did I?