While the entire city of San Diego, California was powerless for 12 hours yesterday, what was I doing?
I found all the candles in the house, I put batteries in all of the battery-operated lights my family laughs at me for having, and in the radio so we could find out what the heck was going on, and finally put the battery-operated fan in my 93 yr. old grandmother's room because we were also experiencing a horrible heat wave. (I am the disaster-preparedness expert in our home.)
THEN, I went to my pitch-black bedroom and fired up my Nook Color, with it's awesome back-light and I read until bedtime.
Today is my 55th birthday. If that wasn't bad enough, my granddaughter really put it into perspective for me. After a 5K walk with my girls, we met my family for lunch. The server took my order and my gbaby piped up and said "My G needs the Senior Discount today.... she's really OLD!!" My 93 yr old grandmother laughed so hard I thought we were going to have to call 911.
The least they could have done after that humiliation was deliver Gale to my table to share in our joint birthday cake!
Thank you for all the wonderful Birthday wishes and V-gifts. I feel loved by LJ!! I would have attempted the head thingys to thank you all by name but I'm OLD and I still can't remember how to do it.
A Mom's Promise: I will stalk you, freak out on you, lecture you, drive you crazy, be your worst nightmare, embarrass you in front of your friends, hunt you down like a bloodhound, because ... I LOVE YOU ♥ When you understand that, I will know you are a responsible adult. You will...never find someone who loves, cares & worries about you more than your mom. ~ ♥ REPOST THIS IF YOU ARE A MOM ♥
Put ♥ this ♥ on ♥ your ♥ LJ ♥ if ♥ you ♥ know ♥ someone ♥ who ♥ has ♥ or ♥ had ♥ cancer! ♥ All I wish for in 2010 is a CURE! ♥ I pray for the cure of cancer. ♥ 93% WON'T Copy and Paste this, will YOU 4 just one hour?
Since I have no idea how to make a cut (fake or otherwise) I will keep this pretty short.
I saw "Falling For (Gale) Grace" in San Diego tonight. I went alone (pathetic, I know) and got there early enough to meet Fay and stayed after to listen to the Q & A. When she was asked where we'd seen the leading man before, several people shouted out "Desperate Housewives" and one young girl shouted "Queer as folk". I thought I might try to approach the obvious Gale fans but everyone stood up at once and I couldn't find them. I just KNOW someone with our addiction to Gale had to have been there. I wish I had an "I LOVE Gale" T-shirt.
So, Gale on my TV screen and Gale on the big screen, all in one week. Priceless. (OMG he was gorgeous.)
BTW, she announced that she would be back on November 7th for what sounded like several(?) screenings at the Flower Hill Mall in Del Mar (North San Diego). That theater is about 2 miles from where I work.
If you get a chance to see FFG, GO! Even if you have to go alone. I had my bag of popcorn and pretended that my f-list was sitting by me, and tried not to squeal out loud. The ladies of the San Diego Cinematic Society seated next to me figured out I had a "thing" for the leading man.
My kids cannot believe I went to a movie by myself. I truly felt like "Gale's Cougar" tonight. Jackie, (SP), you were right!
I've made it very clear (see icon) what I wish I could have unwrapped as my gift. Or should I say "Whom"?
I need to thank some wonderful people for my icon and my new LJ header, but I still don't know how to post that little head next to an LJ link thingy! I hope that made sense.
As soon as hansardgal (ooh, that only took me 5 minutes, but there is no head LOL) comes back from her much deserved vacation, I will ask her to tell me everyone ( I know Sexy Pumpkin and Furriboots helped) who made my pretty things possible. I don't want to forget anyone.
It made my Birthday special. As did all of you!!!
(The "Gale's Cougar" and "Born to be Gale's Cougar" came to me when my 8 yr. old granddaughter asked me if I was a Cougar because I always have that MUCH YOUNGER MAN on my computer wallpaper. I nearly died laughing, and then I got inspired. I mean come on, we share the same birthday AND he's only 13 years younger than me!! Oh well, I can dream.
This is hansardgal posting to let B's flist know that B has been extremely ill but is now on the road to recovery. She is concerned that people may defriend her because of her long absence, but she was under strict medical orders and was unable to spend time on her computer. I hope B's friends will be understanding about the situation.
MY BRAIN HURTS... but not as much as hansardgal and sexy_pumpkin's must. These wonderful ladies have spent countless HOURS teaching me about LJ. (See the pretty Userpics!!! See the Banner! ) SEE THIS ENTRY!! They have laughed with (AT) me, and because of them I can even do this!
Not doing anything else until I PRACTICE! I don't want to embarrass them.