Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday Post

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LOOKING FORWARD to MAY

This week I put in a new AC.   Warners' Stellian does not have a return policy in case your AC does not fit in the wall so I ended up buying mine at Menards. 




I have also been kicking my $6 coffee habit (Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso from Starbucks)by bringing my own ice and oatmilk and pouring espresso on top. It works! I watched another car show going through St. Paul and went back to Gutty's for Comedy last night.  My son has also been going to this Neighborhood house which hosts a summer program and he has learned to play ping-pong and loves it! So overall, a fun week for sure.




Gutty's Comedy Club

We are planning to have another improv Workshop here on July 12th.








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I'm liking this book a lot.  One of the things that makes it so great is that the character Daniel, the mayor, lives in a small town and a lot of the novel is about the intricacies of that, including how the town makes it a group effort to take care of one of the elders and how everyone has numerous jobs. I should have realized this would be city/country book from the cover, lol.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday Post and fun nights of Comedy

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  The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. Join in weekly, bi-weekly or for a monthly wrap up. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme


 

LOOKING FORWARD to MAY


This week I had met with some other actors at Gutty's comedy club to take part in an improv workshop for people with disabilities.  It was two nights of fun with games like "One word story" , "Newscaster" and "What are you doing?"

A picture of my son and classmates on a field trip in St. Paul


Next week I'll be taking part in a charity fundraiser called the Mission Network held at Gutty's Comedy Club. This fundraiser is to help Veterans.

The Mission project send cards, notes and care packages to our military to let them know they’re not alone and we care. The project sends care packages year round, but offer special missions to send extra love and encouragement over the holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas). More info at https://www.facebook.com/themissionproject05



Earlier in the week, I took part in a marketing event at HUGE theater to get artists to learn about resources.  

Later in the week, I checked out the Frontline webpage for essential workers and I pumped up my son's bike tires (he still has training wheels)
A car show in St. Paul this weekend





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ON THE BLOG



"Summer Love" book by Nancy Thayer is great. I have enjoyed the intertwining story lines and find these types of storytelling structures often work for me as a reader.




Saturday, June 11, 2022

Sunday Post

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LOOKING FORWARD to JUNE


I ended up looking at a few more cars this week. I'm still undecided about what car to buy. I did improv in-person and that was fun. And I took my son to Lake Nokomis to swim.  Mostly he sat in the inner tube while I pulled him around the shallow end of the beach.


And now another ride-share story




“This big guy is dog-aggressive,” said my ride-share client (whose dog is a Burmese-poodle mix).

“How do you mean?” I asked.

“He only barks when he’s around other dogs 😠 and that’s why he’s got a muzzle. I’m taking him to the groomer.”

“He’s a Covid dog he wasn’t trained during the pandemic, and I was given to him by two past owners who were police officers.”

“They really need to do background checks on dogs because it’s like handing the owner a loaded gun.”

A picture of a dog similar to the one in story

“Do you ever get complaints from muzzle naysayers?” I asked.

“Well, if I do, I just tell them that they should hold the leash.”

“Yeah, he dragged me 30 feet on my stomach, but if I gave him back they’d just tell me to put him in the shelter 😨 and I’m not going to do that.

(an idea about this week’s celebrity ride-share flashed through my mind)

“Have you ever met anyone famous or have your friends ever gone out with anyone famous)

“Funny you should ask, because I was at First Avenue (Minneapolis) one time and the our friends went out to eat afterwards and this group of guys came over to our table and had a few drinks with us and then offered their limo for us to get home safely.

“Later in the week, I was at the Best Buy watching TV( back when they used to have their TV’s stacked together in the 90's), and I recognized the guys in the music video from the bar. They were the Jetts!”

“That’s so awesome,” I said.


My son graduated kindergarten

 Fun comedy sketches my Oozebear troupe put together (link below)



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ON THE BLOG

I started reading this book from Ari Meisel and love it! It gives a lot of strategies on how to manage your time, and take care of simple errands in a more simplistic way that can build in your routines.


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Sunday Post #amwriting #amjoy

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Minnesota Wild Hockey

 

LOOKING FORWARD to JUNE


This week's fun ride-share story


Not returning the favor and its implications

“That must be the farthest I’ve seen the seat pull forward,” said my ride-share client.

(I smile)


(a picture from improv this week. I loved this scene because the characters are high school students trying to get students to vote for them with incentives like pizza and beer.



Minnehaha falls in Minnesota
“Yes, I’m a short statured person,” I say.

(Out with the obvious)

“Well is that due to malnutrition or some genetic thing?”

“Yes, its genetic. My grandma was short and so is my mother and brother. But I think the gene has reached its end, because I’m the tallest of my kind. And my son is not short.

(I always declare that last tidbit almost as if I’m putting the person at ease)

“Oh,” she says.



A chair I bought for my son at Costco

(Som of the older buildings in St Paul, Minnesota)


As we edge closer to her home she says:

“You can drop me off at the end of the driveway. The last driver pulled into the driveway during a snowstorm and got stuck in the ditch. He then came to our door and knocked, and asked if anyone could help push him out. My husband wasn’t about to go out there and help him so he told the guy to use his roadside assistance.”

(So you didn’t help the guy who provided you a safe ride home?)



Try Improv Night(s) at Gutty's Comedy club for individuals with disabilities and NO experience necessary. Just show up and give it a try.

















I started reading books by Mark Manson. He writes about relationships as well, and what emotional needs people are seeking to be met.

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