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Thing #1 -- I actually met two of my job's clients in person. Well, technically, the client is the Big, Sprawling Corporation that they work for, but these two people--I'll call them Bob and Mary--are two of the point people I email and occasionally call when handling cases. Bob was recently promoted to a more managerial position, but I still deal with him regularly.

Anyway. Thanks to a profound misunderstanding, certain valuable items (a check and some tickets to a sports event) ended up not getting overnighted to the client's office as intended. (It turned out to be one of those oh-wait-I-thought-you'd-done-it situations.) Since it was my fault for making assumptions, I drove up to Boonieland to deliver them personally. No big deal for me--heck, I used to be a courier for a living. I was worried that I was going to be making a less than professional impression in my knit pants and plain pink T-shirt. Then I met Bob, who was wearing jeans, so I was fine. Bob took me back to meet Mary, just to say hello, and we all that curious moment of "So THAT'S what you look like!" when you see the faces to go with the voices you've been hearing on the phone for so long. Interestingly, the picture in my mind of Mary bore a certain resemblance to Mary in the flesh, at least around the eyes. Bob was a handsome gentlemen of African-American descent, as I suspected he was, but I didn't really want to say something boneheaded like "Hey! You're BLACK! I knew it!" so I said nothing, since it wasn't particularly relevant anyway.

Thing #2 -- Saw Casablanca at Screen on the Green in Piedmont Park. Screen on the Green really is more fun with picnic baskets and company, but I hadn't had time to find out if anybody wanted to go, so I went solo, me and a towel, and had dinner at Park Tavern nearby. Still had a good time. A local band called Y. O. U. opened up. I'm a little uncertain about their current musical direction, but they're still a groovy little band.

It had been quite a while since I'd seen Casablanca. There's no denying it's a classic film, but I'm not convinced of its power as a great love story. I won't go into details, lest there be one person reading this who doesn't know how it ends, but I'll just say that Rick's reactions to the situation seem to be more wounded ego than love. But that's just me.

Thing #3 -- Saw the play Metamorphoses with Mr. TBH at Georgia Shakespeare. (Not to be confused with the Shakespeare Tavern, where froofie works.) Absolutely amazing. The show is an adaptation of Ovid's little compilation of myths, many of which are drilled into our heads at school from an early age. (And some that aren't, though, like the one about the girl cursed by Aprhodite to fall in love with her father.) There are a few modern twists to it (Phaeton talking to a therapist about his daddy issues, for example) but the themes it explores are ultimately shown to be universal ones. The staging is fascinating, because it takes place in and around a large pool of water in the center of the stage. It must be pretty demanding for the actors to get soaking wet every night, and my hat is off to all of them. I caught the last possible show I would be able to, and I am very glad that I did.

Thing #4 -- Got a haircut. Decided to start trying to grow it out again, so Patti evened up the back and got the bangs out of my face. Pictures soon.

Thing #5 -- Spent a good portion of the daylight hours of Saturday hanging out with Mr. TBH. It was quite novel. We drove down to Decatur so he could take care of something and he took at shine to a pair of geeky-looking dollar store sunglasses that I had rattling around in my backseat. He said they reminded him of Thomas Dolby and kept barking "Science!" at odd intervals the whole time he was wearing them. They're his to keep, now. How could I resist?

Thing #6 -- Went to the Rock and Roll Monster Bash at the Starlight Drive In with big brother Sean (docwhoopee) and sister-in-law Rozana. Sean brought The Amazing Portable Bar that he built and did the same thing as last year, which was trade drinks for stories. You would be amazed what people will confess to just to get a drink. The films of the evening were some Sinbad movie that I'd seen on cable a million times in the eighties (which we watched) and Army of Darkness (which we didn't.) The people in the car next to us decided to turn their seats around and watch 28 Weeks Later instead, so we had some rather odd sound bleed from their speakers into our film experience, particularly when the big screamy chase scenes from one film overlapped the quiet parts of the other. Rock and Roll Monster Bash has never really been about the movie for me, anyway. I think this is the first year I actually sat down and watched it--the previous two years, I just curled up in the back seat and zonked out. At any rate, a fabulous time was had by all.

Thing #7 -- Went and got the address on my driver's license updated for the first time, in, like, ever. They took a new picture. I look like a grown-up. Sigh.

So that's been my week.

Today I took pleasure in watching the clouds in my little glimpse of the sky that I have at my desk.

Today I learned that a certified letter I sent the other day has been signed for.


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Jun. 7th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Was this the Sinbad film with TOm Baker in it or the one with Pat Troughton?
Jun. 7th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
The Tom Baker one. It had been ages since I'd seen it, but I remembered quite a bit, which helped when watching it in a distracting environment.
Jun. 8th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Your week sounds more fun than mine, which is somewhat unfair as I had most of the week off. I have to go catch up now! :)
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