Friday, June 08, 2007

5 things this week

1) Last week my car was in the shop getting fixed (from my accident a few weeks ago). They had told me they would need about 4 days and it would be approx. $1300. Well, they kept finding stuff wrong with it, so it ended up being 8 days and $2400. I paid my five hundred deductible and brought Johnny home. Needless to say, I keep a good distance between myself and the cars in front of me....and my car insurance has gone up. Oh well, such is life.

2) So I've been taking a jazz class this semester which I have loved. Our "dance recital" is tomorrow. I don't know if you have ever been to a dance recital before but it can be torture. Imagine 2 hours of girls up on stage in their tutus or tap shoes (depending on what class they took) dancing to bad music and forgetting their moves. My roomates wanted to come and see me but I told them not to. First, because of the above reason. And second, they are charging $10! HUH?? They should be PAYING people to come. I mean, maybe I'm being too harsh. Parents love to come watch their kids dance for 2 minutes on stage and take pictures and video. But I'm afraid if my roomates come, they'll have to sit through the 2 hours of that before my group goes on. So I told them to save their money and I'll do my dance for them at home. And even though I am bashing dance recitals, I AM really excited. It is a thrill to dance, no matter where I am.

3) I think I have "Threequel-itis": Spiderman 3, Shrek 3, Pirates 3. Crap, crap, and crap. Come on, Ocean's 13...don't let me down.

4) At work, our summer interns are here! My intern is John from West Virginia and he is awesome! Yesterday we went out to lunch to talk about the college group this summer and then we went boogieboarding. SO FUN! The sun was out, the waves were perfect...and then to make things even better - an otter swam right by us!! I had made a joke to John how I wanted to see a dolphin or an otter come up to us, but I wasn't serious. 30 minutes later, we're out bobbing on the waves, waiting to catch one in...and this otter pops out of the water 5 feet away from us!!! We were so stoked/shocked! I have never seen an otter so close to shore or so close to ME! He was so cute! He was swimming in and out of the water, flipping, turning, chillin'. Complete and total highlight of my week.

5) I found my new favorite video. It's entitled "Mother's Day".


rené said...

i LOVE cute...and that video? hilarious. :)

Smarshie said...

Yeah Rene! I am so glad you love that video. Here's another one by the same guys you can check out:

the_a_team said...

Wow sounds like you had a fun week! You should put a clip of your recital on here! Spiderman 3 and Pirates 3 were awesome! Can't wait to see Ocean's 13! I love watching movies during the summer at the drive in! So much fun.

Smarshie said...

Hey Amanda. I had so much fun at my recital. I WISH I could show the clip of our dance, but I don't think anyone taped it. Bummer.