March 5th, 2005

Sydney - couch

Sorry I haven't been around much lately...'s been an odd combination of a sudden lack of any type of motivation and having to study for a new licensing exam for work. :P

My BIG boss told me the other day that our home office is pressuring him to get someone in our office Series 53 (municipal securities principal) licensed by the end of April! :( This is the same exam that I'd mentioned in an earlier post - how someone else in our office had been designated to take it a couple of years ago (but never did), and how it suddenly got pawned off on me. :P My BIG boss made it clear that I needed to take AND pass the exam by the 30th of April! :P UGH!

In order to ensure that I pass, I could either 1) give myself two chances to pass and take one exam at the end of this month (and if I fail) take it again before the end of April (since I have to wait 30 days between exams) OR 2) I could study up until the end of April and have only one chance to pass it (albeit a better chance...) I've decided to go the two chances route, which means that I'll have to take the exam on the 28th - unfortunately it also means that I only have a little more than 20 days to study and I just got the book yesterday! :P If this alone doesn't make me gain about 10 pounds from stress-eating this month, I'll seriously be surprised. :P

In other non-work related news, it's time for Sydney's once a month vet visit this morning. She's been a little better about going to the vet recently and will actually wag her tail when the vet assistants come up to pet her. We're very lucky that the vet's office that we go to has a team of very nice workers. The last time we were there they told us that Sydney had been voted "Sheltie who most looks like an ottoman" :) probably because of the cute fur on her hind legs that tends to look like a bed skirt. ;)

Speaking of Sydney, Mark & I have been noticing that her fur has been turning white in several areas. The tips of her ears have been turning white recently as well as the fur around her muzzle... I didn't know that dogs have to worry about white hair too. ;)

I'm off to catch up with all of you and try to get in some studying before Sydney's vet visit. Hope you all have a nice Saturday! :)
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    "Edelweiss" - Kevin
Kevin as Billy Bigelow in "Carousel"

Because I hate studying and because cahwyguy urged me to do this. ;)

  1. Total amount of music files on your computer? Wow... I'd have to say at a rough guess, about 500 or so in iTunes. All of them musical theatre songs and most of them from cast recordings that I love.

  2. The last cd you bought was... "A New Brain" on Amazon (which I just love!). I also recently bought "Gunmetal Blues" (the Laguna Playhouse cast), "My Life With Albertine", and "Martin Guerre" on my last trip to the Virgin Megastore in NYC. :)

  3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message? "You Should Be Loved" from Side Show - it's a constant in my rotation of favorites on my iPod, because I love the song and because Norm Lewis has the voice of a God. :)

  4. Write down five songs you often listen to or mean a lot to you.

    • "You Can Always Count On Me" from City of Angels - Not only is this one of my favorite musicals, but I love this song because it's hilarious and it's so me! I could've easily be Oolie/Donna through most of my life. :P "I'm one of a long line of girls who choose the wrong guy to be sweet on. The girl with a face that says welcome that men can wipe their feet on." :P

    • "I Want It All" from Baby - this song encompasses what most women these days feel. They want families, they want careers, and want to lead exciting lives. I like it because it's a fun song, but there's a lot of truth to it and I can really identify with some of the lyrics...

    • "Colors of Paradise" from Spitfire Grill - I don't know why, but I was really touched by this musical and at the end when the reprise of this song was sung, I was literally in tears...

    • "I'd Rather Be Sailing" from A New Brain - as stated earlier, Norm Lewis has the voice of a God! But this song is also such a touching love song (at least I interpret it as one) - I love it. *SIGH*

    • "This Is Not Over Yet" from Parade - this song is so uplifting and full of hope and the moment that Leo really realizes what a treasure his wife is. I love this whole musical, but this song is one of my favorites (and even nicer when Kevin sang it at the Mother's Day Concert a few years ago.) *SIGH*

  5. What new music are you really excited for in the coming year so far? New cast recordings, mostly. If I mention the one I'm really excited about, I'll get laughed out of my journal so I won't mention it. Let's just say that it I know it was recorded and I'm still waiting for word from Kevin about its release date. ;)
I'm also supposed to pass along the torch to five other people who I want to answer this meme and state why I did... But I couldn't just pick five people because I'm interested in all of your answers. :)
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