Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Mary Jane

Wahoooo! I went skiing on Saturday. I had a super duper, fantastic time. That is ... after the long moments of terror as I looked down the precipice of the mountain and spotted .... the toe rope.

That right boys and girls I'm a beginner, a newbie, a neophyte. And I love it! I was excited to take a lesson on Saturday but the gods conspired against us and placed us in snails paced traffic up the mountain. When we arrived, I missed it "by that much" and the wheels came off the bus. Jen and Randal offered to take me down the mountain, no problem. But all I could see was me careening over the edge - ass over tea kettle, doing my best Sonny Bono impression. The Kennedy's and McQwethy's would have nothing on me. My lower lip trembled and I could feel my face getting flushed, "oh hell no," I wasn't going down without a lesson.

But there I was, about to mount the lift of the Galloping Goose. My heart was racing and I didn't care how many BLTs (big long turns) I was about to do - THIS would not be good. As we crested the hill I could hear the voice of my instructor, "poles in hand, lift your tips, and lean forward."
Would you believe it worked? I sailed off the lift. Almost a pro and with my new found confidence I headed down the baby green run. Baby steps people, baby steps... My poor neighbor, I had worked myself into a frenzy she must have thought I was looney.

Two times down Shoo Fly and it was time to move on up. That's right folks, we went to the big boys lift, up, up, up we went. I was going to try my hand on Village way. Wish me luck...oh damn I forgot my chapstick!

The case of the light fingered lily livered wallet lifter

ARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!! I thought it would never happen to me. Sure I'm careless, sure I'm trusting, and yes I walk away from my purse in the store, at the bar, in the airport. BUT I NEVER THOUGHT SOMEONE WOULD EVER REALLY TAKE IT!!!!!

Yep, my wallet was stolen today and I joined the long list of humans who've had to make that frantic call to their bank, scramble to find challenge phrases and account passwords. Oh the horror. For chrissakes I even had to order a new insurance card, well actually I didn't HAVE to I just wasn't able to locate the second card they sent me last year.

Kudos to my cops. I love these guys. I walked into my office and saw what the deviants left behind and felt a slow burn combo of rage, horror, and absolute disgust. I reached for the phone and dialed my Chief of Police, that's right I said it, MY Chief of Police, ohh I know you're jealous... He sent my favorite officers down to take a report, settle my anxieties, and basically humor me, for let's face it, my wallet was long gone. They searched the offices, the hallways, and the trash cans around my office. They did their due diligence as I struggled not to cry my irresponsible eyes out.

So I made the calls, ordered the new cards, deposited money into my new accounts and slowly but surely all will be right with the world. But until I receive the 1st of my new cards, I think I have a right to be a little be honest I really wanted to label this post F@%k, F*C&, F@ckity , F@%ck, F*ck!!! But thought twice about it.

BTW - I just registered on let's hope it helps.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Back to the Real World

This is the story, TRUE STORY, of seven strangers, picked to live....wait, NO, that's not what I wanted to say. How about...December rolled around and Christina got to go to NEW YORK CITY!!! Now that's something. Enjoy my 1st motion picture to learn a little more, no worries my friends, I'm not dumping my day dig to run off to Cannes....

I also went to Chicago for my Birthday, yes, you can say it..."that girl gets around!" Check out these shots. Thanks to my nearest and dearest of friends Jennifer, Tony, Orest, Barbara, Jarrod, and Elizabeth.

You guys made turning 38 not so bad. As a matter of fact I'm looking forward to this new year.

I'm looking forward to the new adventures with old Christina, aren't you?