Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

An Inauspicious Start to the Week

So, this week I have to go back to teaching regular camp instead of my Ravens, which I'm trying not to have grim feelings about.

I can't find the giant drop cloth with a fictional island country drawn upon it, which we use for the first day of this camp.  I've managed to lose Turgundy.  How did I lose a whole country?  It's not a small object.  It's about the size of a small corgi when rolled up (maybe a really fat dachshund).

I'm going to go see Motley Crue and Alice Cooper on Tuesday with Bosslady and Bosslady's Boyfriend.  They bought my ticket, so I'm in charge of food and drinks.  I have to turn a pork sirloin into green chile pork tacos tomorrow between camp and Pageant, and make many margaritas.

My garbage disposal has died.  My dad tried to fix it, but, like all house-related issues, it's a bigger problem than it seems.  My brother is not around to save the day- he's in Thailand.

I'm not entirely sure how to make tacos with no sink.  It's a slow-cooker recipe, though, maybe I'll just take it to work and do it there?  That'd be kind of a dick move, though- Bossman and Coworker/Former Roommate are still fasting for Ramadan.  "What's the delicious smell permeating the office?"  "Green chile pork."  "Rude."

Finding Turgundy would do a lot to quell my sense of unease.

Back into the garage to continue the search.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Middle of Summer

Well hellewwwww.

I pull disappearing acts in the summer, don't I?  Summer is overly busy for me.  Between camp and Pageant, I barely have time to eat, let alone share my life with y'all!  I miss you, though.

So let's see, what's been going on since we last met?

Still off the Diet Pepsi.  I still really really want one.  I had a Sprite about two weeks ago, but that was mostly because I wanted the cup of ice.  Haven't noticed any real effects except that I'm less caffienated.

Decided to be turquoise for the summer.

Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise, Voodoo Blue, and some Electric Banana thrown in to green it up in places.
My boy is getting big.
Yes, he's on the bathroom lighting fixture.  He's a brat.
Made this year's Pageant makeup room name tags.  We've got a bunch of Egyptian stuff in the show this year, so I went with that.  They flip up to reveal everyone's names in Classical Greek and in English.  Yes, I made everyone find their name tags without flipping them up.  I told them which ones were mine and my mothers, and made them figure out the rest Rosetta Stone style.
Mine is the top left.  My mother's is right below mine.  They roughly say RW SR EE and SN DI.
Finished a two-week experimental camp for 7th and 8th graders that we'd been planning to try for a while now.  Called it Order of the Raven to make it sound cool and exclusive and secret-societyish.  Only had 5 kids to 2 teachers, which made my boss kind of crabby because usually we go 10-1 on that, but they LOVED it (and so did their parents), so I imagine they'll rave about it and the applications will start pouring in for the next time.  I had a good time, and I was very proud of all my little Ravens.  I've been saying all along that I don't like little kids, I like the older ones, and it is indeed true.  I was very exhausted the first week (setup from 7-9, kids from 9-3, cleanup from 3-4, animals and showers and life from 4-6, show from 6-1030, dog walks from 1030 to 11, lather rinse repeat, yeah, I was trashed), but my heart was not destroyed like it usually is after camp.  I'm kind of sad to be going back to 3rd-6th graders for the next 5 weeks, actually.  Oh well.  Gotta pay the bills somehow.

The Boss and the Coworker/Former Roommate are getting married on the 30th of August.  We have been informed that the dress code is "western-Renaissance-Victorian, hats not optional."  Oooookay then.  I'm going to take the opportunity to throw together some outlandish stuff to wear in public.  I think I'm going to pull part of my Goblin/Plague Rat Rennie costume and augment it to go in a sort of Dark Mori Girl direction, but with blacks and teals and dark burnt oranges.  I'm also treating the "hat" requirement as just "something on your head."  I think I'm going to make a sort of Mucha-looking headband with great big burnt orange flowers and maybe some antlers.  That counts, right?