Monday, June 27, 2011

Segway Spat.

My sister is home from Greece. I am excited to have her back.

Right now, its been raining quite a bit. This means I probably won't work today, but it also means that my awesome pups are scared so, they get all cuddly.

I've been working quite a bit on getting some academic stuff done... which means I haven't been working out that much. ehhh... I know I should be jogging or something, but I just haven't been. I have, however, been painting and I started reading Vasari's Lives of the Artists. I am actually enjoying it quite a bit.

Oh, funny anecdote of the day. Yesterday I went several blocks downtown to get Starbucks for the Segway shack. I like segwaying downtown, because everyone thinks I'm the strangest thing they've ever seen. Anyway, I went and got a couple of Fraps and a latte, then rushed back so that I could help train some customers to go out on the tour.

On my way back, I weaved out of the way of this tubby kid who was just kind of wandering about. Now, I have been riding a segway for 4 years now. I know how to operate it. However, the mom of "said kid", started trying to tell me that I cut around him "too close." I wasn't in a good mood so I just looked at her and told her frankly, "Actually, it wasn't." (honestly, I was as far away as I could have been). Then she said "Yes it was too close." And I replied. "No... it wasn't" and then I turned around and went in to the Segway Shack with the coffee.

Some parents are too touchy! The segway sounds faster than it is. The top speed is 12.5 MPH so most of the bikes that weave around are going double that! Plus, the kid was pretty chubby, he takes up some space. I KNEW that I could avoid him, and so I did. Don't get angry at me for avoiding hitting your son, get mad if I actually hit him. Sheesh. Overprotective parents are a pet peeve.

Of course, maybe I was a bit rude. ehhh.... I'm not going to think about that.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Coasters Are Useful

Here I am sitting in my living room with my two best friends (both canines) while it rains heavily. It feels like I am stuck inside of a dishwasher. Like that spot on the plate that didn't get washed, that's how I feel. Everything around me is drenched and soppy, while I am comfortably tucked dry into this house.

Normally, a day like this would be perfect! Me, My dogs, Regis, Kelly, and a steaming hot cup of heavenly coffee. However, I've been on edge all week, and the source of this tension is scheduled for 10:41 am. Its my dentist appointment. At 10:20 I am going to have to strap on my chacos and brave the downpour... which will not end once I reach my leaky impala. Sigh, its not going to be good.

Hopefully, it is a "Zero Cavity" kind of day and then I can go back home to paint and read The Help.

By the way... The Help is a GREAT book. They're turning it into a movie, which is exciting to me. It comes out August 12th, right before I go back to school.

With regards to the painting I keep wanting to accomplish. Have no fear, I have stretched a canvas and prepped it.. however it has been difficult to find a good subject matter. But I think I've found something I am going to paint, so that is exciting! I can't wait to get started. I am just ITCHING to get to painting.

Well, I've got to go get ready for... the DENTIST!!! BLEEEEEECK!


P.S. I bet you're wandering what the title of this blog has to do with the subject.... haha.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just When You Thought I Was Gone For Good...

I'm back... at least for the moment. Normally, when I blog, I like to post things that are interesting or important regarding my life. However, this summer has been neither.

Here we go: I have been working... not much, business is slow I guess. So I have a grand total of ten hours to work next week. (banging my poor head against the coffee table). I think that's Gods way of saying, "Hey Angela! You should be painting and studying up on other art stuff!"

Fine... Fine...

Also, I was SICK for a solid week. It put me out. I don't think I can remember the last time I was that sick, but it was absolutely miserable. I always know its bad, when I don't want to drink coffee.

Today, I am off to the Art Museum. I love that place, and it helps that its free! Then its off to dinner with an old friend. Sometimes I just love my life. I can certainly complain about not working as much as I'd like, and about being sick... but I guess I am a pretty lucky person. I get to spend a lot of time with my family.

My mom and I have started up taking walks again. I've started running again... hopefully I can make it last. My little sister, Andrea, is in Greece. I am excited for her and jealous of her.

Earlier this week, my mom and I were alone because Dad was on a business trip so we went to see "Soul Surfer." I wasn't sure about whether I'd like this movie or not... but I honestly loved it. I really did. It's worth watching.

Well, that's about it for now.