Strange phone call

I was at work today and my cell phone buzzed (on vibrate). It was from “Unavailable,” which is how my parents usually show up. The conversation went as follows:

Me: “Hello?”
Unk: “Hello, may I speak with Ms. Steel?”
Me: “Speaking.”
Unk: “Hello ma’am. Would you be interested in going back to school to get a degree online?”
Me: “Um, NO.”
Unk: “How about in the next three months?”
Me: “I have a Ph.D.”
Unk: “Oh, okay. Thank you, goodbye.”
Click.

Me: ROTFLMAO

The Nutcracker

I went and saw the Richmond Ballet perform The Nutcracker. I’m 31, and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen it. Tickets were $20, and although I was almost all the way in the back, the seats were actually okay. Not bad folding chairs. The show? AMAZING. It was SO much fun! Absolutely beautiful choreography, the sets were GORGEOUS, it was just a visual feast! I loved every second of it!

I am going to see Virginia Arts Festival: THE NUTCRACKER (performed by Richmond Ballet) at the Chrysler Hall. Anyone care to join me? Here is my event info: sec: ORCH, row: X, seats: 29-31

I am SO excited! I’m going to the ballet next Saturday evening 🙂 yay!

I am going to see Virginia Arts Festival: THE NUTCRACKER (performed by Richmond Ballet) at the Chrysler Hall. Anyone care to join me? Here is my event info: sec: ORCH, row: X, seats: 29-31.

Virtual Makeover Day

This post is purely about vanity. I came across the best digital makeover site I’ve ever used, so I took a couple of hours (yikes) and generated a whole bunch of red-carpet makeover pictures.  These are hairstyle changes only, not makeup.  Yes, the face is mine, and is a current picture (as of today).  I always wondered what I would look like as a blonde. I can honestly say I don’t think it suits me at all, but it was worthwhile to satisfy my curiosity and play digital dress-up.  So there are three categories:

It’s a lot to go through!  I had fun.  Want to do the same? I used Real Beauty.com and, later, tried InStyle, which actually allowed me to specify my eye shape and stuff. Facial recognition software has come a long way.

Loss and New Beginnings

I’ve had my poor little blog for less than two weeks, and I lost my database entries–which means all my posts. And some of them I rather liked. So I am having to start from scratch, which I am less than thrilled about. However, my host, FatCow, has the BEST tech support I could ever dream of. My site had been rolled back within 5 minutes of the request. Unfortunately, the SQL database that stores the actual posts did not have a backup.

So, what things had I blogged about before now? General intro, which I will now have to re-create (and I hate trying to write short descriptions of myself), how we weathered the November 2009 Nor’Easter, Thanksgiving, gratitude, and simplicity. I will generally TRY to reincorporate the things I’ve lost, but I am NOT going to try to rewrite those particular posts; it’s a zen thing.

I didn’t notice the world ending, or anything exploding, and it made me very quickly get a plugin to back up that database! Another post coming tonight that is totally unrelated. This morning. Whatever.