It’s Been Awhile

It’s been awhile since I posted, so I have quite a bit to share. I’ve broken it into mini-chapters. Following you’ll find Christmas in September Part 1, An Umbrella Would be Helpful, Health Care Coupons and A Little Bit Famous. A new adventure is coming up and I’ll give you a hint: The post describing it will be entitled (re)Discovering Disney.

Christmas in September (Part 1)
     You may not know it, but I’m a tad obsessed with Disney’s The Lion King. I watch it all the time (and yes, I still get teary when Mufasa dies). When I saw the preview for TLK on blu-ray (out October 4th– Happy Birthday month to me!) to say I was excited would be the understatement of the century. Do birds fly? Do pigs eat everything in sight (probably?)? Then I was beyond super excited for TLK to come out on blu-ray. Then my friend told me that she saw that the movie-love-of-my-life was returning to theatres.

SAY WHAT?! That’s right, Disney’s epic THE LION KING is returning to theatres for a limited-time engagement. Yes, I will be at every showing, thank you for asking. Oh, and is there more? Of course there’s more! It will be in Disney Digital 3D!!! I have yet to see a 3D film (outside of Disney World where, let’s be honest, it’s really more like 4D, since they spray you with water at the Little Mermaid stage show and you feel like bugs are crawling under you at the Bug’s Life show (yes, Disney World is my mecca)). So it’s only appropriate that The Lion King will be my first 3D experience. After all, it is my first love (sorry, hubby).

September 16th cannot come soon enough. Coincidentally that’s also the day my Teach For America application is due. So 9-16 is my new favorite day of the year. Or is at least tied with Christmas for favorite day of the year. I’ll post Christmas in September (part 2) after my first viewing of TLK in theatres.(!!) Or when I get out of jail for refusing to leave the theatre.

An Umbrella Would be Helpful
     I can’t say I expected to be standing in the pouring rain in a bathrobe, rain boots and utterly umbrella-less.
 But morning commuters once again got a lovely look at a version of me most of the world is spared from seeing. The drowned-rat walking that beautiful collie must have been a sight to see. Then again, Charlie also looks like a drowned rat. Which must have made the whole scenario more interesting.
    The rain in Alaska is different than rain in the other places I’ve lived. Most of the time anything more than a semi-steady drizzle is called rain. So when my dollar-section umbrella broke after I’d used it 3 times (over 2 “rainy” months), I wasn’t too worried. Summer was almost over and I’d barely used it because the rain was so inconsistent as it fell.
   At 7 a.m. one morning last week, Charlie woke me up with his tummy-ache face. I put on my hot pink bathrobe, grabbed his leash and shoved my feet in to my blue and white polka-dotted rain boots. I could hear rain when I first woke up, but expected it to be the same as it has been all summer.
   Once we stepped out the door of our building I realized I should stop expecting the weather to behave as I’ve always known it to. Because as soon as I get acclimated to some aspect of Alaska life, it changes. It was actually pouring down rain. And of course Charlie has to pace a lot and find a private spot to have his issue, so I ended up standing in the rain umbrella-less for a good 5 minutes. We were both rocking the drowned rat look by the time we returned to bed (both toweled off, of course. Stinky wet dog is way worse than just wet dog).

Health Care Coupons
  While I’m not a crazy coupon lady (yet), I do print coupons quite a bit (saves a ton!). J and I were talking the other night about coupons and then transitioned into the high cost of healthcare and he said he thought there should be coupons for healthcare.
 My response: Yeah, something along the lines of Free Stroke care* (valid only Monday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., does not apply to other heart issues or anyone with known heart disease, insurance, blond hair, green eyes or long eyelashes.

Yeah, that’s all. But we thought it was funny.

A Little Bit Famous
  My friend Melissa recently started a blog (it’s great!) and I feel a bit famous. She cited me as her inspiration on both Facebook and in her blog. 2 internet mentions in one day? Heck yes! So I feel a little bit famous. Silly? Yes. Fun? Of course! Thanks Melissa!

That’s all! Hope this makes up for my little absence. 🙂

….is it September 16th yet?


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