Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Pinky & the SnakeShakers

We're having a research meeting on Saturday. I knew when I took the job that we'd do this 4 times a year, but I really, really thought they'd give me some notice (at least, more than a couple of days!).

Luckily I'm not working at my OTHER job Saturday night, but I am volunteering for what is billed as "The World's Largest Garage Sale". Of course it's not, but it does benefit charities here -- and one of the charities is an animal shelter, so I'm there from 12:30 to 4:30 (if I volunteer where I can't see any animals, I won't take any more home...this is a good thing. It wouldn't take much for me to be the eccentric cat/dog/lizard lady). But the original plan was to shop the sale from 8:00 to 12:00 with Bev and just make a day of it. So, no old junk/treasures/gewgaws for me. Instead I get to go to Java Dave's, drink really good raspberry iced tea and avoid the pastries even though someone else is buying.

It will give me a chance to get to know these guys I work for a little better -- seems as though all they do is run from one hospital to another.

However...since I'm working Saturday...that means that I can take an extra long break on Friday and see Pinky and the SnakeShakers -- who despite the name, are not a snake handling cult. Check 'em out -- http://www.snakeshakers.com/music.asp . "Good Girl Gone Bad" is one of my favorites...and they'll be playing downtown, about 10 minutes from where I work.

Since Bev's off that day, I bet I can talk her into going with me, even though she's the biggest homebody I've ever met. She's of the opinion that if you can't find happiness in your own backyard, you're not going to find it. And since she's found it, why go anywhere else?

Today I am grateful that I managed to recover this post after Blogspot developed an error while posting. (hey, less frustration is good, right?)

7 comments:

Keeefer said...

Jodie,
You may not be able to see animals without taking one home, but what about shakesnakers?
It could be the start of a bizarre and wonderful collection of music makers. Today it maybe that you take home Chris Henson, but soon you will be finding space for such crooners as Barbra Streisland, Cat stevens and maybe even the perpetually gyrating hips of Tom Jones. Can you imagine the din? not to mention the chaos. ne'er a mug of coffee or glass of wine may be set down less the arthritic snakey hipped ones butt sends them hurtling across the room. Plus the constant need for new windows when the FBI turn up every few hours to arrest your new 'cat'. Take my advice, stay in your friends back yard and adopt ants. They may not be cute or indeed cuddly but after all when you get bored you can have hours of fun with just a magnifying glass.

Gone Away said...

,oO(Who can possibly follow a Keef comment?) Let us not forget the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band, the Monkees and Herman's Hermit Crabs. Oh, we could build you a menagerie all right...

Rhodester said...

I never never NEVER compose my post in the little window that blogger provides. Instead, I write it up in my email program just as though I'm going to send it to someone, but I don't. It has a spell check, and when I've finished it I save it as a draft before I copy/paste it into the blogger window.

You can do the same with a WP program, I just happen to use my email because I always have it open and it's the quickest/easiest.

Bottom line is.. if blogger loses it in transition, just copy/paste it again.

Jodie said...

I'd take Cat Stevens home anytime. But I draw the line at Snoop Doggy-Dog...

Rusty said...

A simple taste test will show...

Oh. Wrong channel.

Jay said...

Good luck with that. Oh, and hopefully blogger will stop screwing all of us over.

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