Sunday, February 27, 2011

Two Dreams:

Okay, last week......I had the plague. It was not awesome. Being sick brought on some pretty strange dreams during the week. I present YOU (The Audience!) with these two-

Thursday Night:

I had a dream that Poseidon was a woman. She was chasing after me and trying to drown me because she wanted to steal my lungs. She wanted human lungs so that she could kiss Ethan Hawke.
Female Poseidon carried a picture of Ethan Hawke around with her everywhere she went. It was a pic of him during the "Reality Bites" days. I kept trying to tell her that he didn't look like that anymore. He had gotten older...and might not be to her liking.
She called me a liar and sent water demons after me. She actually sent some pretty scary stuff after me.

When I first woke up, I felt like I had a nightmare. It took a while for my breathing to even out. And then I thought more about the dream and thought it was really funny.

Friday Night:

I had a dream I got a job working for Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tico Torres. (I have no idea why they were working together. I don't even know what my job title was in the dream. But, if they do get together for something......maybe I predict the future! Also, yes, I dream about famous people all the time.)
They gave me a hard time. All the time. Most of the dream was them making fun of me and telling me I couldn't handle the job because I was too disco. Joe Perry was the worst. He wasn't nice at all.
Well, I got really discouraged because I felt like I couldn't do my job right with all the hell they were giving me.
Then my dad showed up to visit me at work one day. He had dreadlocks.
"Wow, Dad. What are you doing?"
"I came to visit you at work!"
"No, I mean your hair."
"Oh. Parade me in front of your boss. I came to show them you have rock n' roll in your blood."

My dad is awesome in real life too.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yo!

First, COUNTDOWN

Moving: 14 Days
Wales: 24 Days

Second, WORDS

I like trivia. Random trivia is one of my favorite things. But, what I seem to be good at....celebrity trivia.
People will call me to ask random celebrity things! I love it.

Here's an example from yesterday:
Phone rings............
Me: Hello?
Person: Hey. Did you watch the award show on Sunday? The music one?
Me: No.
Person: Oh. I wanted to know the name of a song. An actress was singing it with a man dressed as a bird.
Me: Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green. The song is called 'Forget You.' Well, the edited version.

The conversation went on from there, but I will spare you the details.

Example two:
Phone rings.......
Me: Hello?
Person: Hey. What's the name of the guy that was in the movie with John Travolta?
Me: Which movie?
Person: The one with the airplanes. They are in Arizona or Utah or something.
Me: Christian Slater. That movie is called 'Broken Arrow.' That wasn't a very good movie. Christian Slater is hot.
Person: Thanks. You are weird.

Call it a talent, blessing, curse, oddity, illness.........I love it. And thank you for calling to use me as your random celebrity catalog!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dream Land

I dream of living in a world where people chew with mouth closed. And in this dream land of mine....people don't talk with their mouth full.

Doesn't that sound like a wonderful world?

Sometimes it surprises me that people don't realize how rude that is.........I know that the world is full of rude people and rude habits. I have some rude habits myself. But, in my dream land.....chewing with your mouth open and talking with your mouth full: BANNED!!!

Let's go live in this dream land of mine............WHO'S WITH ME????

NOTE: If you know me....you know there is much more to this subject. Maybe I will write a longer blog one day explaining the issue. But, for now, just know that I have a dream land. Come crash on my dream land couch!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Water Edition

It all started on Tuesday night. My room is not well insulated. In fact.....it's horrible. I live in the upstairs bedroom and I have a bathroom up here. Well, Tuesday night is was so cold in this room that I went to bed with gloves on to stay comfortable.
Wednesday morning I woke up and had no water in the bathroom. Pipes frozen. I emailed two people that work in the front office. One responded and said she would submit a work order.
I went to work, came home and showered in Katie and Becca's shower downstairs. Nobody from the apartments came by.
Thursday, I went to work and I went online to submit another work order. The other girl responded and said she would submit one too and she would get back to me by the end of the day.
I came home to this:


I had gone to the store to get fun cereals and milk. I was going up the stairs with two gallons of milk, three bags, a space heater and a Bose speaker. My hands were FULL! 
The lady that lives downstairs followed me up the stairs telling me that her bathroom was getting wet and the carpets were getting wet. I kicked the front door. Nothing. I kicked the front door again. Nothing. The lady kept telling me to do something. So, I handed her two gallons of milk and opened the front door. 
It sounded like it was raining inside. I told the lady to follow me in and I took the milk back from her. I could see Becca in the bathroom bailing out the floor. There were mixing bowls all over the floor and water was coming down hard from the ceiling.
The lady told me to do something. I resisted the urge to slap her. 
Becca came out and told her we called the emergency line. She said she had too....and then she went away. 
So, Becca and I did some bailing together. Next door neighbor came by to warn us. "I think someone's pipes burst. Our bathroom is flooding."
I laughed like a crazy person and told him we knew. But, thank you for warning us.
I thought of the emergency water shut off. The rain stopped. We watched 'American Idol' and the emergency people finally came. 1 hour and 45 minutes later.
They have to call a plumber. No water. No bathrooms. 
We watched 'Bones,' packed up the cats and drove to the Banks' for the night. 
Woke up the next morning to this:


I told you this weather was crazy, right? So, we were stuck. Since I was at the boss residence, I still got to work for the day. Katie and Becca shoveled the driveway and they made their way home around 3pm. 
The plumbers were there! They fixed one pipe. Then said the other one was too far back. They had to some back tomorrow..............(I found this out after I was already half way home. Driving 20mph in the ice and snow. Only SUVs were driving the actual speed limit)
We went to use the restroom in the gym. Katie went to work. Becca and I walked back to the gym at 10pm to use the restroom one more time. The fire alarm was going off and the fire department was there trying to get into the main building. 
Pipes burst. Sprinkler going off..........flooding...........
So! They came back on Saturday and fixed the other pipe. Said they would be back in 20 minutes. They turned the water back on, told us we would have hot water in about 45 minutes and they left.
The ceiling started leaking again. Katie turned the water off. Becca went to look for the men...............said they would come back tomorrow.
So, here I sit, waiting for them to come back again. And hopefully this time it will work. It is Super Bowl Sunday..........so, I sort of wonder if they will try very hard to get here. 
But, I'm trying to keep a good attitude and I'm trying to keep hope alive!

My goodness, Winter, you can be cruel!

Leah

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hey, Weather, STOP IT!

Welcome to February!

So, the ground is covered in snow today. This weekend I was wearing flip flops....and today our office is closed due to weather. No wonder everyone is always getting sick in Texas. This is crazy!

Of course, the weather has been crazy all over the country this winter. So, I guess I shouldn't give Texas such a hard time. I shall blame Mother Nature. She needs some peanut butter cookies, hot chocolate and a good movie. That will make her feel better...and then, in turn, she will be nicer to us!

In other news, I've started packing. Slowly. A very little bit over the past two weekends. Packing is not fun. Even a box at a time!
I've made myself put some stuff in a pile for donations. Nothing is harder than saying goodbye to books.....
I've always loved purging. But, for some reason, the books are the hardest things to see go. Even when they aren't my books! When I help other people clean out rooms, attics, and storage units......I hate to see the pile of books grow!
Maybe I will grow out of it. But, I'm not going to hold my breath.

I'm waiting to hear back from some clients via email. I may make the trek into the office today. I woke up this morning thinking, "I spent half my life in Utah! Bring it on, Snow! You don't scare me!!!!" And then I went out and looked at the iced over parking lot and I thought, "Ummmmmm. YOU DON'T SCARE ME! But....other people driving in all of that do." So, I came back inside to hide near my email.

If you are in Texas, be safe! If you are anywhere else, be safe! If you are on a beach...YOU ARE A JERK! But, I hope you will have a frosty beverage in honor of all the people feeling frosty at home.