Saturday, August 23, 2008

Random Ramblings

So it's Saturday morning and rather than do anything productive I'm sitting on the couch with my laptop and playing Word Twist on Facebook and wondering what to blog about.  Nothing in particular comes to mind so I guess we'll just go with some random stuff as it randomly pops into my head!

First off, thanks to everyone who left me well wishes on my post about my new endeavor at Mohegan Tribal Dispatch. I spent over three hours touring the complex with Frank the Fire Inspector ("Fire God") yesterday and got to see parts of the casino and complex that I never would have even thought existed!  The best part was going up to the roof of the hotel and taking in the view.  You can see a lot from 36 stories up but unfortunately it was kind of hazy so the view wasn't as good as it could be.  Still - it was impressive!  And me without my camera - darn!

Speaking of impressive, a new British Invasion will be hitting the East Coast very soon when Claire flies into Boston on September 2nd - woohoo!  She'll be staying with Mags for a few days then making her way south to visit friends in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area before hopping on Amtrak to come visit me from the 8th to the 12th.  She insists we do something spectacular for my birthday so I'm trying to round up some friends from work to meet us at the Harp & Dragon (the closest thing we have to a pub) for the celebration of the 11th anniversary of my 39th birthday! Thanks, Erik, for putting that so succinctly!

Birthdays remind me ... while you're bopping around the Blogosphere today, if you get the chance, bop on by CrAzY Working Mom and be sure to give Tisha some encouragement.  She's reached that stage of her pregnancy where she's more than ready to give birth but her new baby girl is apparently not quite ready for her own birthday yet!  She's got everything from crib bedding on down ready for the arrival but sometimes you just can't rush Mother Nature no matter how much your back hurts, your ankles are swollen, and you can't find a comfortable position regardless of whether you're standing, sitting, or laying down!  Hang in there, Tisha - it shouldn't be long now - I hope!  Oh, and have you picked out a name yet for your new bundle of joy?  Maybe that's what she's waiting for!

Waiting ... that reminds me ... I'm trying to patiently wait until the second week of September when I'll be heading to Rhode Island to spend a week at the beach with five of my bestest blogging buddies - the aforementioned Claire, Callie from Oregon, Kai from Canada, Mo from Michigan, and the marvelous Mags from Massachusetts!  Mags recently sent us all a sample menu of what she's going to be whipping up for us in the kitchen and just this one night's menu alone was enough to make me wish September would hurry up! ...

Can you blame me for being anxious with a menu like that?  I thought not!  In addition to eating a lot of great cooking we are all hoping to take a trip out to the tip of Cape Cod one day and a ferry ride over to Block Island on another.  Somewhere in there we also have plans to haunt a local cemetery or two (Callie and Kai are fascinated with the idea of old graves) and take some beach hikes at night.  Turns out that there will be a full moon during the time we're at the beach house so no doubt we'll all be trying to get some great pictures of the moon. Either that or howling at it ... I'm not sure just which yet!

Ah well, speaking of howling, my stomach is telling me it wants something to eat so I suppose I should go try to rustle up something other than Cheez-Its!  Everyone have a fantastic weekend whether it be one that's random or organized!


  1. the menu sounds wonderful!!!

    smiles, bee

  2. Ooooo that menu sound yummy!

    Can't wait to see all the photos of your blogging get together, I'm sure you'll have loads to blog about.

  3. Oh how funny, whenever I get hungry and am to into something else... I eat Cheezit's also... then I get sick of them and get off my arse and go fix something else... What a world... I am so damn excited I am getting sick about it... Vacation...

  4. Anonymous6:10 PM EDT

    Margaritas are never optional on Mexican night!!

    Maybe even a couple of tequila shots as well! :-) (That'll warm us up for late night grave excursions)

    Can't wait bitches!!

  5. Anonymous7:20 PM EDT

    That menu sounds yum! I wish I were going, but I'll be in Wisconsin then...

    Glad you're enjoying the new place...makes all the difference.

  6. I've never played any of those games on Facebook.
    Can't wait to hear about the moon howling and Mexican margaritas. You will all be snapping pictures of each other snapping pictures! And I'm sure your night photos will be awesome at the beach.

    Can I have a cheez-it?

  7. One day I will get 'unbusy' and just visit everybody I've met while blogging. Sounds like fun. Have a great 'to do nothing' weekend.

  8. Sounds like you got lots coming up in the next few weeks. And that menu does sound terrific!

  9. Did someone say Tequila?

    It's my favorite!

  10. For someone who had absolutely nothing to blog about, you did one heck of a job on this one!
    We eat Mexican a lot and I don't think I'll ever get enough of it. I make a mean Chile Relleno.
    You guys are gonna have so much fun, I just know there will be stomachs hurtin' from the laughin'! Especially if Claire brings Olga and Willy!

  11. Margaritas optional? Yummmy!

  12. You guys are going to have a great time! Cool idea to invite a personal chef.

    I can't believe you didn't have your camera with you on Friday for your tour.

    Looking at the pic of Tisha, I pray she had that baby yesterday. Oh my.

  13. Anonymous4:19 PM EDT

    Oh you're so sweet and I'm so jealous that I'm not going to be able to make it. But, I do expect LOTS of pictures!!!

  14. Olga/Claire strikes again.. :)

    You have summed up my trip far better than I have managed to!

    You better get rounding up the folks for your birthday, drinking games ahoy!
    I have been practising drinking pints all weekend.


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