This is the third time I've tried to post this, and LJ just keeps kicking me out. I guess it's forgotten me. It's been ten days since I posted on our last night in San Antonio . . . and here we are in freezing Portland (literally, we were expecting a frost tonight), back in the thick of things, trying to figure out how to get everything done that needs to get done.
The answer? Working late at night, just like always.
I need to take a shower, because I have to be at City Hall by 8:00am for a meeting; I'm actually making my first appearance at a meeting of a sister city board I agreed I'd join, not sure exactly why. I've had a pretty poor record of board involvement over the years. I just have never had the passion to make the time, and the expectations never line up. Maybe it will be different this time, but I doubt it.
I want to post an official blog entry for work . . . I have another one almost ready to go, at least the photos.
I haven't even started sorting out my pictures or preparing an entry about Fiesta San Antonio . . . maybe this weekend.
Tonight I was longing to write fanfic, maybe because Charlie sent me an interesting drabble today. But I was just too tired. I watched some mindless entertainment TV, then fell asleep. When I woke up I started watching the extremely depressing period film, 'Jude,' based on a novel by Thomas Hardy. I turned it off before it got to the part where . . . well, I won't put any spoilers in, just in case somebody reading this ever wants to watch it. I loved seeing the beautiful Kate Winslet (and you see all of her in this, including a pretty bloody birth), and I was fascinated by the strange love between two cousins (strange because she seems to have some sexual issue), but that was all I could take. I guess this time of year I'm better off with 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,' which we watched after the board meeting (the one for our own organization!) on Tuesday night.
Speaking of movies, we probably won't manage to go to a midnite show of 'Iron Man 2' tomorrow night (er . . . tonight), but hopefully we'll get there this weekend.
This weekend is both the St. Johns Parade and Train Day, where our clown corps makes its first official appearance. It's actually supposed to be warm by then (in the low 60s, which is better than the 40s!). God, I hope so.
The first big event in the park where our new office is located kicked off today. That's Cinco de Mayo, a food-music-alcohol event with a footprint almost as large as ours. At 4:30 this afternoon a band started playing and the office started throbbing, literally. It's going to be an interesting summer, especially when you add the stages and the 'Big Sling' right outside my windows! When I left work the cops had taken over our parking lot for some of the cars they had staged for the event, prepared to deal with trouble before it even starts. People were lined up at the gates when I was driving out, despite the chilly evening.
Found out today that Jenny (who used to work for us) is pregnant again. (Good ole Facebook!)
I guess I better hit the shower . . . or write my blog entry . . . or something. Next time I post I'm sharing some San Antonio photos. I'm completely geeked out on the Alamo now!