Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Wild Tales of Debauchery on West 9th Street

Okay, maybe not.

But I blame Jess' Dad, Pete. He's the one that made the large pitchers of Pete-aritas which are wholly responsible for my condition at present.

I swear that I thought up something useful to post this evening, but I seem to have forgotten it already.

Oh look...my bed.


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Congratulations Are In Order....Squared!

My dear friend Pete got married yesterday. I couldn't be happier....

...until he told me that I'm going to be an Auntie!! (on or about 3/15/2007 :))

I'm absolutely over the moon for Pete and his wife, Dawn. Besides the fact that they both finally have solidified the love that they've shared with one another for several years now AND have created a life in that love's honor...Pete and Dawn absolutely deserve every single nanosecond of happy that comes their way.

http://www.dawnandpete.com <--- some info about the lovely couple and photos of the venue.

Photos of Mark, Dawn, Pete and myself at said wedding will be posted as soon as I get the camera developed (I don't wanna talk about it!) Everything was beautiful, and seemingly flawless- from the outdoor ceremony to cocktail hour and beyond!

I even managed to cut a rug in my 4" silver princess shoes. And I got the boy on the dance floor.

What a wonderful evening.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Graham Nash Was Right

Military madness is indeed killing my country.

Last evening, Mom, Dad, Mark and I went on a sojourn of sorts to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. It's a brand new concert venue built right on the property where the original Woodstock was held, and it's gorgeous! I won't comment on how it took us two hours to leave the parking lot after the show was over. I also won't comment on how I didn't reach my bed until 3:30 AM and how I had to wake up at 6:45 AM for traffic court. That's another post entirely, so I'll save it for later.

Anyway. The reason for our road trip was our yearly (or whenever they're touring) Crosby, Stills & Nash concert outing...only this time we were in for a real treat since Neil Young has rejoined David, Graham and Steven for the Freedom of Speech '06 tour. While they've always been known for being a bit outspoken and left-leaning, last night's performance of new material really hit home. Their first set consisted of a few older and more well known tunes, but when they segwayed into Military Madness it was all over.

"And when the wars are over
And the body count is finally filed
I hope the man [George Bush] discovers
What's driving the people wild"

The remainder of the set ventured deeper into their thoughts on the war in Iraq, and last but not least we had a sing-a-long to one of Neil Young's newest creations, entitled "Let's Impeach the President". Google the lyrics if you feel like it; I think if I post them I'll get wiretapped and cavity-searched by the Feds.

The second set was rife with old favorites, such as "Carry Me", "Immigration Man" and "Southern Cross". It's rare that my perspective of the world changes suddenly, but sitting there with my parents and my love made the entire show a damn near religious experience as though the world suddenly made sense.

Strangely enough, it does. Talk about a revelation. I didn't even need the brown acid.

I can't wait to see them again, and I don't care what the tickets cost this time. It's not about the money anymore. It's about the principle.

Friday, August 11, 2006

I Need Good Shoes.

I mean...I have several pairs of great shoes, however they are not Starbuck's-approved. The one pair I do have for work are some $35 pieces of crap that I bought because I needed them. And I've suffered every shift because of it. Now different parts of my poor feeties (in addition to my knees, ankles, etc.) are in agony, which means that I have to cough up about $100 for a good pair of Dansko Professional clogs.

The moral of the story: Eight hours on your feet in cheap shoes is not a good thing.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Back Into It

About a month ago I suffered from a pretty nasty bout with a chemical burn to the face. I've since named it Shrek Disease- but that's besides the point. Anyway, it was discovered after a two hour trail run and the root cause ended up being the bug repellent that I used to fend off the relentless local pests such as mosquitoes and ticks.

After that experience I was pretty scared of going back in and running because I didn't want to morph into Ugly Jamie again. [It was REALLY bad...yes, I have photos but I'm still finding my way around Blogger, so ya'all will have to wait.]

So I just went back into the woods today for a long walk/run with Ginger and I feel great. I can't wait to start running again. I've missed it so.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The First of Many...I Think.

Hello Dear Readers, whoever you may be.

This blog is about the happenings of the Jamie. Who is this Jamie, though?

Well, in her various incarnations, she's been a medical office manager, an EMT, a car salesperson, a pretty piss-poor student, and a loan officer. In May of 2006, she lost her paternal grandmother and realized that there was a little more to life than just work. There were other things that mattered...like spending more time with her loved ones and completing her education.

So she left her job in banking, kept the BMW and re-enrolled at Westchester Community College, where she'll finally matriculate from in May of 2007 with an AAS in Criminal Justice. After that it's likely off to Concordia College for a BS in Business Administration.

For money, she tends to the caffeinated beverage needs of the Eastchester/Scarsdale area for a large corporate coffee company.

For love, she's got a sweet, intelligent, wonderful young gentleman named Mark, also known as 'TheTallOne' or 'The Zebra'. They've had some awesome adventures together thus far, and she's pretty sure that they'll continue on for a very long time.

For fun...well...with all this on her plate, who has time for fun? ;)