Friday, June 01, 2007
SAME OLD STORY
The Huz won an award last night. When the Parakeet got home from seeing a play, sometime after eleven – he walked to meet her at the station and then opened the door to a completely clean apartment! He is the greatest. Now the weekend will not involve cleaning. Always the sign of a good weekend.
They were both extremely tired. The Parakeet went around the house shutting off lights and such. The Huz set the alarm. She saw it happen.
So what a surprise it was to wake up at 7:03. A good half-hour after she should have left. AACk. Again – at least it’s been a few months. Too late to drive – wouldnt be good in traffic.
So, she got on the el. At 7:30, she called the office to walk one of the other clerks through the program that matches trades. The rest of the el car loved that, “Okay, now look down on the bottom, do you see a tab that says SnP detail, click on that, Ok now…go over to your left….what heading do you have?”
Surely it was obnoxious.
It did not escape the boss’ attention that the Keet was not in the office until about 7:55, but she had made sure the work was done.
Friday, June 08, 2007
like a bee
The Parakeet has been busy this week.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
The Huz and the Parakeet often buy store brands. They keep the CVS rewards card on their keychains. They don’t often “splurge”. BUT they LOVE the Kleenex Viva Paper Towel. This paper towel is so absorbent and strong that when some other paper towel sneaks into their house, the Huz flies into a fit. Especially if he’s trying to clean the bathroom.
The Viva paper towel can hold food. Lots of food. The Parakeet has held fried pieces of yummy in the towel while the oil drips through. Tonight it was chicken. But, Seriously. It’s like buying a roll of cloth.
The Viva showed new strength today, though. The Huz is devoted to the laundry, nearly as much as the Viva towels. He takes responsibility for the clothes getting washed, folded, and put away. This usually happens while the Parakeet goes to the grocery store. The Huz is hardly EVER in a grocery store.
Today, the Parakeet came home from the grocery store and the Huz was putting away piles of neatly folded clothes. He was eager to tell her though – that a Viva had made it through the washer and dryer intact! He found it in a pocket of his pants IN THE DRYER. He unwadded the towel and – yes, my friends, not one tear.
WHO CAN BELIEVE THESE PAPER TOWELS?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Jeff citations were June 11th. The Parakeet borrowed a little blue number from boutique Minton and paired it with a sparkly headband from that cute little store CVS, you know the one – on the corner of Lawrence and Damen. Darling. The Huz looked absolutely dashing in his suit and tie. Quite a pair.
It was really a fun evening. Something made the bird think of High School Drama Club and their awards banquet at Ruth Chris more than once but in a good way. Seriously.
The past year has been an exciting one for the Parakeet theatrically. She has gotten to do work with friends new and old that simultaneously challenged and encouraged her. Who knew it was possible? No, she’s not that cynical about art yet, please. If you know her at all, you know she’s much more a “make lemons” kind of girl.
So, The Sparrow really cleaned up and her most beloved Hatfield & McCoy took one home as well. Electronic Baby wasn’t eligible or you know there would have been some of that action, too. Wink. Wink.
People are a big priority for the Parakeet; her friends and family. The people she works with. Taking care and showing compassion to everybody is something she really strives to achieve. So, after four years in Chicago, she is more than honored to have TWO Jeff Citations for Ensemble. Because it recognizes the inherent collaborative nature of theater. Those awards recognize working together. And working together is something for which we could all raise a drink.
Friday, June 15, 2007
The Parakeet turned down a callback because she didn’t want to do a play where she had to talk about some yucky stuff. And it was suppose to be funny. And it isn’t funny to her; the raunch mixed with the blaspheme. Some people are upset. Some people don’t understand. Apparently, she wasn’t professional enough about her decision. Live and Learn. So as much as she doesn’t want to do a play like that, she also doesn’t like people being mad at her. It doesn’t feel nice.
Oh, this f*ing business!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007