28 February 2005

Whole Foods Market

After visiting the chiro today, we decided to stop in and see the Whole Foods Market. She had suggested we get some organic foods for Mira, so off we went. What a neat place! The prices were kinda high on some stuff, but you get what you pay for. We ended up making wraps for dinner with some whole wheat wraps we bought and a few other ingredients, like shaved chicken breast, chipotle ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato, celery, etc. They were wonderful!
They have pretty cool samples around the store, and friendly people to help you find what you need. It's a great store and I would recommend at least checking it out.
P.S. Happy 23rd Birthday, Athene!

17 February 2005

Everybody's doing it!

Well, blogging about how their V-day went, that is. Well, guess I'm next...
Mira had been practically living in bed since last Wednesday, so we didn't do anything fancy. But he did get me a nice card and had Milly buy me some flowers, since he couldn't get out of bed to get them himself. But it's the thought that counts, and I'm happy about that. She also picked up a roast chicken from Sam's, so I fixed some salad, and we had a nice dinner at home with our guys.

In other news, we're going to a new chiropractor. Instead of just popping his back into place, she's working on strengthening his muscles so that he stays in. We had x-rays taken today, and we'll see the results of that on Monday. We might end up getting an MRI anyway, to rule out any bulging disks. His back had a couple spots that are curved to the side, so we're looking into getting those taken care of as well, I guess.

Then this Saturday, it's a day with the gals! Jess is turning 21 so we're celebrating with shopping and partying. Can't wait! ^_^

15 February 2005

Why am I so lazy?

It's just me, Kati and Von now. We are now the only ones, out of all of my friends, who do not yet have our driver's licenses. And I have a feeling that they'll probably get theirs before I get mine. I talked my friend Mel this evening, and she just received hers recently. Her boyfriend's mom is going to buy a new car soon, so she'll buy her old car. I don't know why I'm not practicing. I mean, Phil has Fridays off and is teaching me for free, so it's not like I have to pay, and we'll switch cars when I get my license, so I don't need to worry about that. I know I could have him leave his car and have him take ours to work so I can practice with Mira or Milly, but I feel more comfortable driving with Phil. He's very calm and makes it a bit easier to concentrate. (Somebody tell me to get over it! I won't guarantee it will work, though.) So why am I so lazy? I'll admit, driving still kinda freaks me out a bit. I've driven the highway maybe four times, and regular street driving isn't too bad. I can kinda imagine myself driving alone, but I'm still apprehensive. I know, I know, "So start practicing again!" Ok, ok. I will. Sheesh. ^_^

12 February 2005

Les Miserabl├ęs was great!

Met mom, Lar, and Rosie at my mom's, then Dorothy came over and we met "Shelley" at The Best Steakhouse. After dinner, it was across the street to the theatre. We had pretty good seats (middle balcony); much better than the ones we had my senior year of high school (upper balcony).
Jennifer Butt, the original Madame Thenardier on Broadway, revived her role this tour, which was really neat. My mom and Rosie had never seen it on stage before, so it was a new experience for them. The kids that played young Cosette and Gavroche (Nadine Jacobson and Noah E. Galvin, repectively) were so cute! Melissa Lyons did a wonderful job as Eponine, and Roger Seyer filled in for Randal Keith as Valjean, and pulled off his role very well.
In short: great cast, great music. Wonderful night!

05 February 2005

Phantom reflections...

I saw Phantom of the Opera again on Thursday night with my mom, Lar, and even JR! He was interested, so came along with us. He didn't like the ending, but was pretty interested in the rest of the movie.
I love Miranda Richardson (Madame Giry) in this movie! She doesn't have a spectacular role, but I love her hair in the beginning of the movie (that intricate braid is so pretty!) and she has a terrific accent! She pulls it off pretty well. Jennifer Ellison (Meg Giry) has a cute voice. She kinda reminds me of somebody, but I'm not sure who.
My husband will always be the most attractive in the world man to me. But Gerard Butler came pretty close! When he pulls Emmy through the mirror and leads her down to his lair, the way the shadows and the firelight play on his face and... and... Well anyway, that was kinda sexy. I wouldn't mind reenacting that with Mira. ^_^
And I hope they start selling the outfit worn by Emmy in the "Music of the Night" scene; that would do wonders for bedroom fantasy outfitters.
Anyway, those are my thoughts on Phantom. I wonder how long it will be before the DVD comes out...