Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What's up, world?

I'm not sure what's happened to my enthusiasm for blogging. Lately I just browse through everyone else's blogs, check emails, argue with people on facebook and get off the computer. I think I am in a funk with the current state of the world. And it's getting cooler and rainy-er. Rainier? Is that a word? It's dark when I wake up in the morning. I don't like it.

Life has been busy. Last week, I was running around like a crazy person trying to get ready for the Alaska Ocean Film Festival--a little fundraiser for my job. There was also a big Museums and Historical Societies Conference going on all week--lots of people here from all over the state and elsewhere. There were so many activities going on that it was mind-spinning. I was nervous about the film fest, thinking no one would show up because of all the other stuff, even though we purposely coordinated with the conference. Thankfully, I didn't have to worry--we had two very well attended showings, one with standing room only, much to my surprise and delight.

The Blueberry Bash is coming up on Sunday. I decided to have a practice run so spent several hours last weekend making my entry. It might need a little tweaking, but that hasn't kept us from munching on it every day. I think Rich and I might be in the same category this year, which will make things a little bit interesting for us! I can't say what we are making since at least one of my friends is a judge and might end up with our category. No undue influence and all that.

Bruce Springsteen turned 60 today. Yo, Bruuuuuuuuce, happy birthday from one of your Jersey girls! I only wish you'd consulted me about your tour schedule so we could have crossed paths when we go out on vacation in November. :) Daniel played "Thunder Road" on the radio for me, remarking that the song came out in 1975. I was living in San Marcos, Texas, going to college. Probably had it on an 8 Track. :) It seems very long ago but that's still one of my all time favorite songs. What were you doing in '75?! (Okay, I know some of you were not even born...don't rub it in!)

9 comments:

Cookie Dough said...

I've missed your posts Gigi!
1975..I was 7, I remember my babysitter (she had 10 kids of her own mostly teens, all very kind to my sister and I even though they mostly grew up to be giant burly fishermen!) and playing outside a lot in Kodiak :)

Suzassippi said...

Funny, but your blog struck a chord with me--I've been in the same boat. Rainy for the past 2 weeks (like every day rainy, all day long rainy) and another week in the forecast, quit blogging and Facebooking, and trying to get some semblance of order back into my life.
In 1975 I was living in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. It was actually a great time in my life. There were 3 couples--all the guys had been high school friends--and we lived in Dallas, Irving, and Ft. Worth. It was like a Friends episode every weekend when we went somewhere together, often staying over at each other's houses.

Lauri said...

Happy Birthday to my darling Bruce!!! In 1975, I was living in Quartz Hill, CA.....going to every Bruce concert I could (or that I was allowed to)....God, I love that man!

Alaska Steve said...

Tell me about it - too busy to blog lately, and the weather has been pretty dreary . . . . see you Sunday? I need directions to Shawn's house . . .

Cath said...

I saw Bruuuuuce in 1978 (yikes!) He is coming to Baltimore on 11/20
You and Lauri should c'mon out - you can stay with me :)
Tickets went on sale this morning but people lined up Wednesday morning for them! Can you imagine waiting in line for 3 days ?? Overnight in the rain ?? Nah !!

Gigi said...

Thanks, y'all--your comments made me smile. I loved living in San Marcos and the college life. Had to laugh at CD being 7 in 1975--what a youngster! :) Lauri and I saw each other at the library yesterday and swore our undying love to Bruce. And considered hitting the road to follow him around for awhile. Cath, I was just checking for concert dates online because we will be out in November. We might make a quick trip to Chicago but he was just THERE, dammit! I saw the Baltimore date--would love to come but it's probably not happening this time. And, no, I don't think I could camp out overnight in the rain any more. I have very good concert karma and can usually manage to get a ticket even when the show is sold out, but don't always have the best seats that way. :) I saw him in '78 in Texas, too...that was probably my first time, then 6 more, which is NOTHING compared to the real fans, right?!

Steve, I may not make it Sunday, sad to say, but I will send you directions to Shawn's.

Bubbe said...

It must be going around...I haven't felt much like facebooking either. The rain is gone here -we were back up to 93 today, and that's fine with me. In 1975, I was 19 and giving birth to #1- Kristinn. I was also going to school in San Marcos, and it took me 7 years to finish my Bachelors' because I kept taking time off to have babies!

Sarah Durham said...

In 1975 I was a twinkle in your eye ;) You had no idea, at the time, how amazing I would be LOL!

Gigi said...

Kath, we had lots of fun going to SWT together and I certainly loved spending time with my first niece! Wow, how our family has grown since then! Sarah, you crack me up but if I'd known how amazing you would be, I would have had you sooner! :) xoxoxox