Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Laugh Your Butt Off This Friday Night

The amazing comedy improv troupe that I manage, The Q City Players, are performing this Friday night at Cincinnati Ballet Tech in Montgomery. Here are all of the pertinent details:

When: THIS Friday, April 3rd
Where: Ballet Tech Cincinnati 6543 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45213
513-841-2822 for questions
Why: Because we're funny and you'll love us
How Much: Only $5 a person (pay at door)

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show will begin at 8pm. Please be considerate of the performers and arrive before 8pm. Besides, you'll get a MUCH better seat that way!

The shows are typically PG-13 (at their naughtiest. haha) so young children may not appreciate the humor as much as the adults might.

The show runs about 2 hours with an intermission. You may purchase snacks during this time.

If you've never been to an improv show before, think about the popular tv show, Who's Line Is It Anyway? and that will give you a better idea. So grab a friend and meet us down in Montgomery, OH this Friday. You won't regret it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


so I've been toying with/meaning to write this blog entry for, um like 2 or 3 weeks now. I kept wussing out. But then I read my buddy Chris Day's blog yesterday http://drivingwithoutmirrors.blogspot.com/2009/03/lets-confess.html (I wish I was cool enough to figure out a simple link, but I'm not) and it spurred me on. If Chris is willing to be take a risk and stick his neck out, then I am too.

So, here are my confessions. I'm guessing someone else out there might feel/deal with some of these same issues... I believe that there's healing and freedom in confessing. At least I think/hope there is.

* I have an issue with over eating. I eat when I'm happy, sad, bored, tired, nervous, scared, whenever. Sometimes I get really upset about my over eating problem and then I eat more because I'm so upset.
* I don't really diet because I don't ever think I'll look any different.
* Sometimes I have trouble with the way that I look. Actually, I almost always have trouble with the way I look, it's just that sometimes it gets really bad. Sometimes I feel that I look like a monster.
* I wonder if my friends think I am a slob who eats too much. I wonder if they consider me their 'fat friend'.
* I recently found out that a good friend wears the same size clothes as me. I don't think she's fat. So I'm confused on why I think I'm so horrendous some days.
* I weigh more than most of the men/friends in my life.
* I think I am a bad wife.
* I have a bad temper
* I expect an e-mail/phone call back immediately after I've sent one. I realize this is ridiculous, yet it still irks me
* It really bothers me that I am mediocre at some many things. I have trouble pin pointing something I am excellent at.
* I don't think any employers would ever want to hire me
* I have weird hair that grows out of my neck sometimes. This bothers me.
* I don't yet understand what it means to be a wife and a Christian and go after your own dreams.
* I hate people telling me what to do.
* I want everyone to like me. I don't really understand why some don't.
* I feel like a failure when people don't tell me how much they love me. This is petty, I know.
* I'm jealous of how talented my husband is.
* My church encouraged us in the beginning of '09 to pick one point in our lives that we would change. I figured I should lose weight, but I didn't pray about any of it. I was terrified to hear God say that I was fat. That would have been too much. So I just didn't do anything. I at least kept coming to church. But I hated that series.

I could probably go on and on for another 10 minutes, but I won't. This should be enough ammo for you to judge me/hate me with. haha. sigh.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

There's something that I really want to blog about but feel like it might be a bit inappropriate or maybe just a tad rude. And with the amount of tack that I have... maybe I shouldn't.

Well, what the heck... here's the politically correct vague version. There are rules set up for a reason. Everyone should learn them and work together as a team. Learning more than one character is a good idea. Agree and accept will take you a loooooonnnnnggggggg way. Just because you can cuss and talk all dirty doesn't make you an "adult" and certainly doesn't make you funny. The people I have surrounded myself with are not only incredibly witty and intelligent but naturally funny and truly work hard as a team. And because they follow the guidelines laid out for them, they look good as a group.

I have a very funny friend who I wish would become a Jedi Knight. Or at least a Wookie.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

lovely day

anybody remember Out of Eden?

Anyway, today was amazing. I was busy last night so I went to church this morning. It was really awesome. Normally I freak out if I have to be quiet and focus on "prayer" but this was really amazing. Brad and Isaac did a wonderful job.

Anyway, so I totally enjoyed the celebration, saw a ton of friends that I normally don't see on the weekends, went home and just enjoyed being with Isaac. Nothing special, just ate leftovers and slept a bit on the couch. Then he woke me up and we went out. It felt like one of our old date nights - where it didn't matter what we did, it was just nice being with each other. I wore jeans and my Conner Pep Club t-shirt I got back in 1997. I had already washed off my makeup and the ugly zit that has formed next to my mouth was in clear view. But I didn't care. I was with Isaac. We dropped off some movies at the library and then drove to Hamilton and walked around Big Lots for a while. Then we ate from the dollar menu at Sonic and eventually ended up at Jungle Jims. We agreed on $10 a piece and came out pretty good.

This may sound like a ridicoulous way to spend an evening but I'm telling you I was so freaking happy. It's nice to be able to come home to somebody you love and not do anything special, but still know that you're very important. That they want to spend time with you. To be in the same room as you. To eat meals with and laugh with. That's a really nice feeling and a great way to end the weekend.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A little more snot, a little less fever

I was really kinda whiny yesterday, wasn't I? It's amazing how attitudes change when you fever finally breaks and you've had a full 24 hours of rest. I've been on antibotics for a full 24 hrs now, so I'm no longer contagious. I cough a lot more today and I can't quit blowing my nose (so please don't hold my head - or shake it) and I still sound like a she-man. But I've done a couple loads of laundry and I did do the dishes. But most everything that I have put at the top of my "super important, can't wait another minute" list has been put on hold. I feel kinda bad for that. But at the same time, putting everything before my health and sleep probably put me in this position. And I'm not complaining about any of the things I took on. I took them on because I believe in each of them. I'm really excited and happy to be a part of them. I just need to rearrange some priorities a little. Scale back on some and I've already dropped some others. It's a weird juggle. But as I've learned several times over the past weeks, I have to sleep and quit eating so poorly. Who am I kidding - I will probably always eat poorly. I will probably always be really fat. But that's another blog for another day. But I do tend to eat my way thru stressful situations, whether it's for the caffine or simply something to do with my hands or for the sheer comfort.

I'm not sure if I'm had a true night off in 4 weeks. I come home from work and work on side projects. My lunch breaks on spent on side projects. I love my side projects. I just have seemed to cram them all together. Silly, confused me.

As a side note, for those of you who were wondering about the pee incidents at work - they seem to have subsided. I must have raised enough stink. lucky me.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sick a roo

i am sick. i feel like crap. weird chesty cough thing. i sound like a she-man. super achy. fever. i haven't been able to cool down in like an hour.

i had to drive to mason this morning to head to the doctor. the doc thought it was the flu. i didn't. they swabbed my nose and made me wait about 20-30 minutes to get the results. i think i might have fallen asleep, except i was so achy, i kept moving around. turns out, i was correct-a-mundo on the no flu thing. so the nurse told me they didn't know what it was and that the doc was giving me a rx for a zpac and some chest medicine.

i don't have time to get sick. but it seems as if God has some other plans. sometimes i don't listen very well.

isaac's cousin is coming in tomorrow. normally i would be excited about this. but i feel so crappy that i'm not. maybe i'll feel better by tomorrow. i'm not cleaning the house, though. he's 18, so he probably won't care.

i've eaten ice cream and had a cold washcloth on my head for like 45 mins. i can't cool down. argh. mainly i'm being whiny. it's been nice to just chill out for most of today, though.