July 13th, 2008

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Progressive Dinner

Tom and Marilyn mistressmarilyn went to the Progressive Dinner tonight. I have photos of Marilyn from before she left, which I'll need to post. Her outfit was fabulous.

I helped Tom shop for a shirt (he ended up getting four really nice ones). Then he, sister Sue and I went to lunch together (Friday), which was really nice.

It sounds like they have a very nice time, from what Marilyn related. I'm so glad! I was really hoping they'd end up having a blast. It was a lot of good people (I think I know most of them), so it should have been great fun (going by the people alone).

I guess the party bus was too small for the amount of people, however. Tom -- being the total gentleman that he is -- had to stand the entire time (!!!). I wasn't at all surprised that he did that when Marilyn mentioned it, knowing him the way I do. And I guess it was too hot on the bus, too. That sucks, considering what people paid for this dinner -- but it sounds like nobody cared all that much.

It sounds like the food was good -- and everyone liked Tom. (How could they not?)

I'm looking forward to talking to him tomorrow (or soon) and hearing what he thought about it... (He and I talked on the phone twice today.)

In Other News...
  • Marilyn and I need to work tomorrow and Monday on Pinnacle Award-related stuff. (It's not fun to have to work on what should be days off, but we knew this would happen, so it's okay. We'll get it done, even if we are down to the wire on it... sigh...)
  • Marilyn did take the DVR of the movie and get it on a VCR tape -- and tonight I converted that to a DVD. So that's one thing done, anyway! (The quality isn't all that great, but it's good enough. But as usual, going from tape to DVD did improve it quite a bit -- but the digital/DVR thing had a lot of drop-out, I'm afraid.)
  • We've really (really) been enjoying our back yard so far this summer! I need to share more photos soon. I think it's probably the nicest we've ever had since living here!
  • We want to go and see "Wanted" again. And can't wait for the new Batman movie to open! (There's going to be a midnight showing next Thursday. I think those are such a blast!)
  • I haven't shared about my new bench yet (!!!), so hopefully I'll do that soon. (Tom got it for me. Isn't he sweet?) I love it!!!
  • Well, it's after 1 a.m. and I think I'll head to bed now...
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Busy Day -- Work

As I mentioned before, Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I have a bunch of festival work to get done in the next two days (well, today and tomorrow). So we've been busy today.

For those interested, here's a photo of what Marilyn wore to that Progressive Dinner (with Tom) last night:

(This is the small version.)

You can see the big version Collapse )

Anyway, I'm so glad she and Tom had a good time last night.

I didn't get up until 10 a.m. this morning (!!!), if you can believe that. I've started working out again (finally), and I was tired and sore both last night and this morning. (ouch) I know how that goes -- I'll be really worn out for the first couple of weeks, then I'll get used to it and be fine. I'll still get sore (of course), but I won't be so damn tired...

We're taking a break right now. I might catch a quick nap before we go back to work. Sounds good!

It's full on summer here, and we're LOVING it! Sunny and HOT. But the local wild fires are burning like crazy. We're expecting a cool down, but it's bringing some wind with it, so it's not going to help all those fires. (sigh)

While out today (to get Starbucks), we filled the gas tank -- to the tune of $60 plus. (yikes) And we have a small car! I can't imagine how hard this is on people with big cars.