Thursday, April 26, 2007


1. You can't easily get here from there. "There" being the Midwest. Basically, it takes a good chunk of the day in travel time; at least half a day if you are lucky with connections. In my travels back and forth to Sacramento from St. Louis, I've also been to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver. OK, so back in the day, it took DAYS to get there, but that was then, this is now. All I ask for is a direct flight.

2. When driving in downtown Sacramento, looking in your rear view mirror and seeing a train on your bumper does NOT mean you've had too much to drink and you've driven onto the train tracks. But I still find it somewhat disconcerting when look in the rear view mirror and see that a train is tailgating.

3. The Confederation of California Republican Women have no sense of humor. I'll just leave it at that.

4. Trains here have turn signals. OK, so they really aren't' trains per se, more like street cars, but still, it's strange to see a train with its left turn signal blinking.

5. I saw the Governator. From afar. I'm sure he wrote about it in his blog as well.

6. The Confederation of California Republican Women need to loosen their corsets.

7. I saw a Hindu wedding procession. Absolutely beautiful. But the hotel still reeks of curry and incense three days later.

8. I'm still finding sequins and rhinestones in the elevator days after the Sweet Adelines had their convention here.

9. The difference between the Confederation of California Republican Women and the Northern California Sweet Adelines is all in the harmony. Guess which group has none.

UPDATE: My contact lenses are still on back order with Crown Optical. I ordered those on March 15 and they STILL can't tell me when they will be delivered. Mind you, they've had my money since then, but I don't have my contacts. They have supplied me with trial contact lenses, but just don't seem to be too concerned about getting my order filled. This is getting annoying.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Good: I'm at home and it's daylight.

Bad: Raining, but still, daylight.

Good: I finally got to go pick up my new glasses that came in two weeks ago.

Bad: THEY ARE FREAKING UGLY!!!! They looked fine when I tried them on. But now that I own them, THEY ARE UGLY!!!

Good: Ummmm...... trying to think of another one here.

Bad: I'm also dizzy from wearing new ugly glasses

Good: (still thinking)

Bad: My contact lenses haven't come in yet. They were ordered on 3/15. It is 4/14. They just said, "They are on back order." One month. BACK ORDER!?!?!

Good: OK, Let's go with this: I now own two pairs of glasses, which I never have in my life. So I don't really NEED my contacts. OK. Yes, I do. I'm trying to justify here.

Bad: One of the pairs of glasses is ugly. Really really ugly.


When I bought these glasses and contacts on March 15, I spent more money than I ever have on eye wear. One month later, I own ugly glasses that make me dizzy. And no contact lenses.

Good: OK, it apparently makes for OK blog fodder.

But I want my contacts.

UPDATE: I just caught sight of myself in the mirror. I can't express enough HOW UGLY THESE ARE!!!!!