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11 February 2008 @ 09:46 pm
I just found out...  
...that I may not be able to attend my state's caucus on Feb 19th. :( I have a HUGE seminar at work that's ending at 6:00 pm and I would have to be in my district (which is an hour and a half away in evening traffic) by 6:30 pm in order to register. BIG boss will probably not let me leave early because A) by law, I don't think he has to - it's a caucus, not a primary and B) he paid $35,000 for our guest speaker at the seminar. :P Still hoping that it's possible that he'll let me go, I mean these caucuses are important, by the time we in Hawaii vote in the primaries (Sept) the nominations will have already been decided and yes, we have a measly 29 or so delegates, but I would like to be there to support my candidate.

In puppy news, I found this in the paper. It's been a while since we've been puppy hunting, but this could be potentially good news. I'm going to call them tomorrow. :) Please wish me luck. :)

Finally, I've decided on my last show for my upcoming LA theatre trip this coming weekend. Due to cahwyguy's review of "Orson's Shadow" at the Pasadena Playhouse, I found out that Scott Lowell (Ted from Queer as Folk and featured in my icon) is actually in the show and even though cahwyguy's review wasn't a rave, to see Scott Lowell on stage is enough for me to buy a ticket. Haven't figured out if I'm fan-girly enough to attempt to stage-door the show afterward... We'll see. :)

So, my theatre schedule ends up looking like this:

Saturday, Feb 16th (mat): 1776 @ Crossly Theatre (to see Leslie!!) :)
Saturday, Feb 16th (eve): Twice Upon a Time @ Redondo Beach (to see Misty!) :)
Sunday, Feb 17th (mat): Orson's Shadow @ Pasadena Playhouse
Sunday, Feb 17th (eve): Thrill Me @ Hudson Backstage (to see Nick's work!) :)

Hope you all are having a great week - I'm off to read your entries and then get my butt further kicked in Scrabble. :) HUGS!
Current Mood: draineddrained
Phenomenull: mercedesangelphenomenull on February 12th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)

OUCH on that puppy price! Holy Geez!
Sheri: Sydney Dogshutterbug93 on February 12th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the price is pretty standard here. Sadly there are very people who breed Shelties out here and with our very strict quarantine laws, it's nearly impossible to bring puppies in to the state. We're kind of stuck in that respect... :P

I'm calling them today! Please wish me luck that the two haven't already been sold!
Deb: Deb & Sunnysb186 on February 12th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Though Sunny is 10 years old, I'm thinking those prices are pretty similar to ours here. We purchased Sunny as a "non-breeder" for $600 in 1998. If she had been purchased to breed, she would have been $1200. I'm not sure how much the males sell for.

Sheri: Sydney Dogshutterbug93 on February 14th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
The prices here are pretty close to the add as well. I once went out to see a woman who was selling sable merle sheltie puppies for $400 and the four that she had were gone before I even got there! BTW, I love your icon!! :)
Debsb186 on February 14th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
Who wouldn't want a Sheltie! :)

And thank you! :D
Phenomenull: mercedesangelphenomenull on February 12th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)

I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to hear how it goes! Good luck!
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on February 14th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Sadly, they only had males left, and they were blue merles, and one tri-color. Mark & I were kind of looking for a sable white, or a sable merle - and a female. Also, the lady wasn't too friendly... I asked her if I was calling at a bad time and she said, "Yes... but what are your questions." Bleh. So the search continues...
lindasings on February 14th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Buy two and start breeding. At these prices, you should be able to quit your job in no time!
Sheri: Sydney Dogshutterbug93 on February 14th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
Haha!! VERY true!! My very own retirement savings plan! ;) Just kidding, of course!
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on February 12th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I think your boss should definitely let you go to caucus, and by the way, what was he thinking of to have a long meeting on that day? My boss did something similar - we're supposed to be on retreat, out of town for several overnights, during the election in November! She told us to be sure that we vote by absentee ballot. But I am not willing to miss the election and made my position clear.

Meanwhile, I also think your boss should hire me as I'm an excellent speaker and could always use a trip to Hawaii and a nice fee! ;)

Good luck in the puppy search!

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 12th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping he'll let me leave early, but I'm thinking he probably won't... This seminar has been talked about and planned for months and the speaker (the famous Ed Slott) only comes once a year for us. I think he'll flip if I told him I had to leave early. :P Besides, he isn't sympathetic to my political party... :P

Meanwhile, I also think your boss should hire me as I'm an excellent speaker and could always use a trip to Hawaii and a nice fee! ;)

Heehee!! Great idea - we'd love to have you come here! ;)

Thanks for the good thoughts on the puppy search!! We're very hopeful! :D HUGS!!
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on February 12th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Regarding my review: Note that a number of papers liked the show, so this could be a YMMV. We didn't hate the show; but it also wasn't one of the best shows the playhouse has done either.

So we'll see you Saturday afternoon. We'll call you in the morning to see if you want to coordinate lunch -- I think I still have your cell #.
Sheri: Scott Lowellshutterbug93 on February 12th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I generally don't let reviews (either in papers or from others) change my view about the shows that I'm about to see, I go in with a pretty open mind. This show, though is all about Scott - sad to say - and my fan-girly nature. I'll admit it. :)

Sadly, I'm not too sure if I'll be able to make a lunch as I fly in on Saturday and need to check in, etc. before the show. I do hope that you will stay with me afterward to see Leslie - she's a sweetheart.
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on February 12th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Sure, we can spend some time together afterwards. I do know that nsshere is having some friends sleep over the night before, so that might work out best.
Deb: sunnysb186 on February 12th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh Sheri! That's so exciting about the puppies! :) Good luck!

Sunny's 10th birthday was yesterday. We were talking last night about getting a 2nd sheltie... don't know about the barking x 2, but with all this space at our new place, we're thinking that it might be good for Sunny to have a little friend to hang out with.
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on February 12th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Deb!! :) We're hoping that it all works out! :)

And how exciting for you!! A second sheltie would be wonderful for you - especially now with all the room! Sunny would just love a companion! :D
Deb: Sunnysb186 on February 12th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
And butt kicked in Scrabble? You're great!
Sheri: Addicted to Scrabbleshutterbug93 on February 12th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Haha!! Thanks, but you're far too kind! You've been kicking my butt for quite a while now. :D
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on February 12th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
I think your boss should let you go earlier and I hope he will do it. And puppy hunting - Good Luck! :) I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Big hugs to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on February 12th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hopefully he will let me go, but I have a feeling that he won't - he's not very sympathetic to my party. :P He hasn't said one way or another yet, so we'll see...

And thanks for the good puppy thoughts! I'm calling them today - hopefully things work out. :D Big HUGS to you!!
ajayne on February 12th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I am glad you're looking at puppies. :)
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on February 14th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! The search continues, however... :P
ajayne on February 14th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Aww. Sorry to hear that.. But the perfect puppy will find you.
lindasings on February 14th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
1) The Caucus.
No big deal. It's not as though you cared about any candidate

2) Orson's Shadow
I never saw it, but I have a CD of it as a radio play and really like it a lot! Have fun!

3) Saturday
Hooray! It turns out I may get to see you! I've been very iffy about planning anything. I've got surgery next week. No big deal -- it's on my shoulder. But my arm will be in a sling for about a month, which means no driving, so I've been cramming everything I could into the evenings prior to the operation. Anyhoo... as soon as I found out Twice starred Misty, I scheduled it for my only open date: this Saturday night!!
lindasings on February 14th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Sorry -- the website didn't print my oh-so-cute smiley after my #1 comment.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 14th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Heehee!! No worries, I know that you know how I feel about Obama so I mentally added the smiley face there when I read it anyway. :)
Sheri: Misty Cottonshutterbug93 on February 14th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
YAY!!!! I'm SO excited that I'll be seeing you!! :) It's been such a long time since I've seen you - SBW, I think... :( Oh my, I remember you speaking about your shoulder surgery - and not being able to drive for a month. :(