Friday Free-For-All – 04/21/17

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TGIF! This was a busy, stressful week at work, and I am SO GLAD it’s almost over. I’m also pumped because next week the majority of my team is out at a conference, so it will be just me and Freda holding down the fort. It should be a much more quiet week, and I can’t wait.

We’re house sitting until May 2. We’re back to our usual house-sitting gig for almost two weeks. We’ll be hanging out with Annie the Jack Russell Terrier and enjoying mountain views and hot tub time. While I genuinely love living with Ben’s parents, it will be nice to have our own space for a few weeks.

Ben’s job situation remains up in the air. He was supposed to have his interview this week, but due to last week’s emergency situation, it’s been pushed back. Obviously, we are frustrated and disappointed to be left in limbo another week, but it is what it is. Fingers crossed he gets an interview scheduled for next week.

I got a haircut at a new salon this week. I’m still actively growing my hair out, but I like to get a trim every three months to keep the ends healthy. I used to go see a friend of mine, but at $65 bucks a pop, it just wasn’t fiscally responsible. I tried out a new place, and it was pretty decent. My stylist was a bit loopy, and talked WAY too much, but for the price, I was happy with what I got. And now I can stop snipping individual split ends when I’m bored at my desk.

I have a new Podcast obsession. I go in fits and starts with Podcasts. I feel like I find one I get really excited about, but lose enthusiasm quickly. But this new (to me) one is GOLD. It’s called Theater People, and it features full-length interviews with Broadway stars. For a total theatre nerd like me (yes, I spell it “re” and not “er”) it’s PERFECT. I have a 45 minute commute each way to work, and I have been loving getting behind the scenes info, advice, and inspiration from performers I admire.

Are you as happy as I am that it’s Friday?

6 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 04/21/17

  1. Amy says:

    When I read the line that you spell it “re not er” I was really confused thinking you mean the word “nerd” and couldn’t figure out why it would be “nred” and you didn’t even spell it that way?! Hahaha….it took far too long for me to realize you meant theatre. Long week? Definitely! (but, aren’t they all lately?)

  2. txa1265 says:

    Late getting to this – because we took Friday off to go shopping for stuff for our trip this summer (have I mentioned that before?). There is a nice outlet mall ~1 hour or so away, so we made a day of it! We did really well in terms of scoring deals and getting loads of stuff!

    But speaking of ‘a case of the Friday’s’ … of course since I almost never take a day off I had someone decide they needed something from me, but in order to ‘not disturb me’ they went around me to my boss and his boss … of course neither of them would have a clue, so I ended up stressed rushing off a few emails and texts from my phone to get everything covered. Ugh … especially since this is someone who I actually text and talk with about family, kids, etc …

    I follow Will Wheaton, but never listened to any of his podcasts – because I have a 5 mile commute in no-traffic-ville 🙂 But this week he put out a new episode of “TV Crimes”, which I guess looks at terrible TV shows – and they dissected one of those ABC After School Specials, a 1-hour ‘show with a message’. This one was called “The Day My Kid Went Punk” from 1987 (meaning they missed punk by 5-10 years). The show was hilarious – but it took me literally all week and Saturday to finish it! So I am not sure I will listen to more … but it was my first podcast in years!

    Just saw you IG picture of your Sunday view … so I don’t even have to tell you to have a good day! 😀

    • Rae says:

      Hehehe, yes, it was a VERY good weekend 🙂 I may have to check out this Will Wheaton podcast–I’m always looking for new stuff for my commute.

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