Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Oh, Davy Jones.
I used to love The Monkees. I had no idea who the Beatles were until I was in maybe middle school. I couldn't even tell you who was the real band and the, ehrm, fake. The episode of The Simpson's when Marge is made fun of for liking The Monkees made me kind of wonder why people thought they were cheesy, but people are dumb and mean about cool things all the time.
Anyway, the Monkees! They were the best.
I remember that they had a TV show after preschool and kindergarten. I couldn't really understand fashion at that point, so I guess they looked normal to me. I watched it with my dad when he got home from work. My grandma would come home from work in the city as the show was ending, and that all meant that dinner was coming up soon. Mmm . . . dinner as a kid. I guess my mom was dealing with my siblings or something. I don't remember watching The Monkees with her, but I know I watched it a ton, so she must've seen it with me at some point.
But those four guys, they sang and danced, and got into pratfalls and high jinks. They were hilarious! It was my favorite TV show besides The Elephant Show with Sharon, Lois, and Bram.
I wasn't a Davy Jones groupie as a four- and five-year-old. I liked Mike's floppy hats, and Micky too sometimes, when he didn't remind me of an ape (and kind of scared me). I don't remember Peter--just that they had four guys, so I guess he was one of them.
I have to admit, that I didn't understand why Davy got all the girls. He played the tambourine at most of their gigs! I could play the tambourine! With the help of YouTube I now see that he played or "played" a bunch of instruments, but mostly the tambourine in the very famous Monkees songs.
Anyway, Davy Jones, you daydream believer, you made me a very happy kid once upon a time. Rest in peace.
Last Leap day, I was living in Virginia and was at work. I remember my coworker telling me that her nanny's birthday is Leap day, and she was turning something nuts like 18. And my coworker was thrilled to tell anyone who'd listen, as if it were her own birthday.
A lot has happened in the last four years, but it's good that we've survived it all, and so many other good things are still to come. Hopefully by 2/29/2016 there's even more to marvel at all we've accomplished and be happy for.
In the meantime, there's so much work to be done! For instance, I've not seen my desk cleared of all my projects in weeks!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hopefully it'll make me a better person and better at my religion. Here goes!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The last time I had taken a full week off was to Hawaii in October 2010. And I had brought a short proofread along too. So maybe the last real week long vacation I had was to Spain in May 2010. That was a freakin long time ago.
I woke up this Sunday morning at 6 a.m. not to pack or try to go to Target to get the Jason Wu pieces but to finish up a 250 page proofread that was mostly boring.
We started packing a 10 a.m. We got to the airport at 3. We leave at 5:30. The terminal we're waiting in is quite nice.
Hopefully it's a good trip.