Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Walkin' in the Rain

The most I've done these past few days is take the bus out to Johnnie Brock's to return a cloak that I rented for the opening weekend of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and the SC. that meant that most of my day has bee spent either on the internet or watching TV.

When I woke up this morning I had a different plan in mind. If I didn't still have a sore jaw I would take a walk and get myself prepared for the "Komen Race for the Cure" that is going on this weekend. The extent of my exercise lately has been biking to work which while it is exercise (a full 7 1/2 mile ride each way) it's not working the muscles that I would use for walking-at least not in the same way. As it was (and at the time of this post is) raining, I needed to wear my red waterproof jacket. I will tell you this-it is definitely worth the $60 I paid for it (and that was a children's version of it-if you are a gals' size four or below go to the kids rack in REI, you'll fit an XL easily).

While I was out walking and listening to my soundtrack of "Journey into Amazing Caves," (all of the songs are from the Moody Blues, I started kind of noticing the details in vines and what not. Part of my loop included walking on an unpaved section of Grant's Trail between Pardee and Watson. Along that section I got the feeling that I temporarily could notice the past in the surroundings. There were wooden crates that made me think of hobo villages and buildings that at one time must have bordered the boxcars that brought steel and wood from elsewhere.

I'm actually looking forward to this weekend although it will be as busy as can be. I'm supposed to be at work about 1pm which would definitely be after the race, but I'm scheduled to work until 8pm. You can bet that going to be tiring. On Sunday I'm supposed to be fitted for the my bridesmaid dress for Dad and Kathy's wedding. I've already gotten the invitation for both John and I. It's definitely going to be different. This year is definitely a year of changes. I wonder what more is going to happen.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Today is a lounge day

Why is that you say? Well earlier this morning I got my wisdom teeth pulled. Can't say that the first part was all that pleasant. Hope to have a better day tommorrow though. Sunday after work John and I went to pick up my race materials for next Saturday's Race for the Cure downtown. Hopefully I'll be feeling good enough tommorrow or Wednsday to get a little practice in. I'm hoping to beat my time last time (about a 13 min/mile).

Work has been hopping. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, the SC is showing "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." I worked the midnight showing of it and it was fun! I took off from work a little before the time I would normally have and went over to Johnnie Brock's to check into their dungeon for a cloak to wear with the "Prof. Mac Gonagall" witch hat that I would be wearing that evening. Unfortunately someone that worked at another movie theater had bought all of their cloaks a few hours before I had gotten there. So instead I ended up renting a cloak instead. I wish I could buy it off of them though. Hopefully I'll feel good enough tommorrow to turn it in so I can get my deposit back. I don't have enough money otherwise. That evening I went around with my manager to talk with some VIP's that were there for a preview of the "SPACE" exhibit on a Segway. That was fun, imagine a bunch of bigwigs drooling over what you are riding/driving! After that I helped with making sure the kids that were in line for the movie were getting the goody bags with activities and whatnot. Next thing I know, it's time to call numbers __ through __ to line up for the theater for the 12:01am June fourth performance of "Harry Potter 3!" I was even among the first people to see it!

The next day at work all of the shows were sold out, in fact they sold out the day before. It seemed like there were a lot of people willing to pay the money to see it. Hopefully this runs under August, which is the end of the run for us.

BTW, if you are curious about prices for it- it's $12 for per adult ad $10 per senior (60+) or child (2-12). I know this is more expensive that the standard theater, but in general it is right on par for IMAX screens.