Absentee Living

November 15, 2008 at 2:05 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Wow. I apologize for being absent. I got my meds straightened out, got to spend last weekend with my mom getting a massage and makeover, and then got my hair cut and colored. I talked my husband into getting us us a 50 inch plasma television. Then today, after the spending spree, my husband’s company announced they’re laying off 6,000 people. He survived the first round of layoffs, but this time it’s making BBC World News and and CNET and all that. I think his luck may be running out.

Let me talk about my massage experience at Santa Fe Day Spa at Village at Lee Branch. It was faaaaab. I scheduleda couples’ massage for me and my mom. The therapists were calming, professional, and used the right pressure. We sat in the steam room for a while and it was great.

Then we went to Sephora at the Galleria. Mom had wanted to try Bare Escentuals so we did that. I ended up with a nice cream eyeliner from Smashbox that works nicely with my eyes. I had a mojito at Ruby Tuesday that was the second-best drink I’ve ever had (first was the chocolate cake martini in Kona). We stayed at a so-so hotel and drove around in her little silver Porsche Boxster. We ended the night with a killer game of Super Scrabble where I scored over 400 points and mom over 300 points.

Tuesday had me at Sha Salon getting my layers cut. It had been a year since a cut. We cut more layers than length and it looks great. Wednesday I went back for color and went darker. It’s fantastic. I love it. I recommend Sha Salon to anyone. Rachel is who does our hair.

Next week is Twilight, which is the Big Deal I’m waiting for. Saturday the family will compete in a cyclocross race. Fun times.

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Twilight Soundtrack

November 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm (music) ()

The Twilight soundtrack was released to stores today. After I went to vote for Bob Barr, I drove myself to Best Buy–right now driving is a little dangerous since my van is all sputtery for some reason–and picked it up. I already knew the titles on the album, and had heard a few of the cuts already. Perry Farrell’s “Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)” and Paramore’s “Decode” had been on the movie site for a while. I was most interested in two songs: Rob Pattinson’s original composition, “Don’t Think,” and the Carter Burwell composition “Bella’s Lullaby.” Wow–no disappointment there. I am quite touched and impressed by both pieces.

Each CD comes with a poster on the reverse of the liner notes. Mine is James. Eh. I am interested in how his character comes out in the movie, though.

So I have read Twilight about 11 times now, not to mention the other three in the series. I have my movie ticket, my movie friends to see the movie with, and my soundtrack. Plus an unhealthy obsession with the band Muse, which would have happened eventually given how much I love Radiohead and Arcade Fire.

Now I can no longer ignore the mess of my house. I am also knee deep in NaNoWriMo, and finding myself equally disturbed and intrigued by these characters that are coming out on the screen. My biggest setback right now is my urge to edit while I’m writing. Trying to remember that it’s a draft, the first of probably ten or twelve or something, is hard.

Hope you voted!

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