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10 March 2004 @ 09:43 pm
My friend's dog passed away...  
...yesterday. :( She left me a heartbreaking VM on my cell phone to tell me that her beloved dog was gone. :( I felt SO bad for her and I had to give Sydney several extra hugs when I came home today. Like I've said before, all this time with Sydney feels like extra time that Mark & I weren't supposed to have with her. I always think that if we didn't happen to take her to the ER the night that we did, she may not be with us today. :( I just can't imagine our lives without her in it and I just feel VERY fortunate - especially after speaking with my friend tonight. :( I just felt SO sad for her! :(

On a completely different note, today was one of those days at work that just made me want to pull all my hair out. What I can't understand is why people who were blessed with the "salesman" gene are the same people who are NOT blessed with the gene that makes them understand anything to do with computers! :P Gah!

And my Mom just agreed to go on a trip with my aunties to Japan in October. It's been a while since my Mom traveled out of the country and I'm glad that she'll get to spend some time with her sisters now that everyone is enjoying their retirement. :) BTW, she behaved herself on her recent trip to visit my grandmother and there were actually no "bakatares" yelled in her direction this time. ;) I guess they were all deflected from her and geared toward my uncle this trip. :P

And Yay! Though it probably will do me no good since I won't be able to make it up there in time to see it in June either. :( Maybe I'll be lucky and it'll extend until July.

I got my LA Stage Alliance renewal in the mail this week and I've been in a real "I miss LA theatre" mood lately (especially after getting Nick's email). I know I won't be able to make a trip out there anytime soon. I just miss the variety out there... and the people - I have to say that I've had the good fortune to meet some of the nicest theatre people around from all my LA trips!

And WHY is not Friday yet?? :P
Current Music: "I'm Nothing Without You" - City of Angels
Kayleakaylea on March 11th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
what island is you mom and her sister from? My family lives in kagoshima on the island of kyushu. I miss everyone but everytime I go there I miss here. So it's a double edged sword. :P
Sheri: Kate Monstershutterbug93 on March 11th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
My Mom and her family are actually from the Big Island - they were born and raised in Hawaii. My Grandmother was born in Hawaii too - she did leave at a young age to go to school in Japan, though. I think her family was from Hiroshima. My Dad's family was from Nagasaki (?) I'm horrible since I've only been to Japan once (when I was 16) - I really wish I could go back now when I can appreciate it more. :)

Kananigirlkananigirl on March 11th, 2004 02:28 am (UTC)
Woah your family is from Hiroshima too? I believe my family is from there too. Well my grandfather was from there I believe. I'm not too sure about my mom's side. I've never been to Japan, but I really want to go.
Sheri: Side Showshutterbug93 on March 11th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
I wish I could go there now. I really was too young when I went the first time to really appreciate it. It was just a fun outing with my school friends and back then it was more about traveling with all of them, than where we went.
Kananigirlkananigirl on March 11th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
I really want to go there in the spring. I just love Cherry Blossoms and of course Japanese food. ;-)
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Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on March 11th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Re: Nippon!
I didn't know you were born in Tokyo! :) My husband's never been to Japan, but his sister's lived there for about three years (she was in the JET program) and she loved it there. She tries to go back at least once a year. And you're right, NYC would definitely win out for me (at least right now) ;)
intootjeintootje on March 11th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh, so sorry to hear about your friend's dog. I always get tears in my eyes when I hear such news. And I always think of my dear sheltie and the day we had to take him to the vet for the last time... By the way, what is the story about Sydney?

I am just waiting for news from Into's breeder. There might be some puppies born today and I am going to visit her in April so I would get to see those puppies then. I can't wait!

And yes, why isn't it Friday yet???

Sheri: Sydney - puppyshutterbug93 on March 11th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
My heart was breaking for my friend last night. :( I know what she must be going through since we came so close to losing Sydney late last year. :(

Late last year Sydney stopped eating and came down with a HIGH fever. We took her to the ER one night when we noticed that she looked like she was starting to get dizzy. They confirmed that her liver was bad (they thought it might be liver cancer) and gave her medication while they ran a BUNCH of tests on her. It had gotten so bad that our vet told us it was hopeless, Sydney was so weak she could barely walk - and she didn't eat on her on for over three weeks and Mark & I had to force feed her every two hours so she wouldn't keep losing weight. Miraculously, about three and a half weeks later, her fever broke, eventually she started eating again and now she's perfectly fine - running around the house, eating everything we put in front of her, and just being her lovable self again. Till this day we still don't know what she suffered from, we're just thankful that we didn't lose her!
BOOM! goes the dynamite!mslauren2930 on March 11th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
I have not much to say at the moment beyond *HUGS*. it's too busy around here right now....too much work too little time. I need a weekend, and some Lord of the Rings. ;)
Sheri: Kevin 2003shutterbug93 on March 11th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks Lauren. :) I think I could use a weekend too - and some "Assassins" - but that's just me. ;)
BOOM! goes the dynamite!mslauren2930 on March 12th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
I hear you. I don't think you have to worry about Assassins as much as you are. if the Roundabout is opening the show at Studio 54, odds are they're banking on it lasting past its scheduled run (as Cabaret did in its original home). if you don't make it in May, you're probably going to be able to catch it later in the year.

and check it out....it's Friday!!!!
Sheri: Kevin 2003shutterbug93 on March 12th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
I actually bought a ticket to see it on the 21st anyway. I got scared when I talked to Kevin and he mentioned that Pacific Overtures was going to occupy Studio 54 in the Fall. :P And I guess he's a pretty good info source since one of his current cast members has been cast in it. I just don't want it to leave without me getting the chance to see it - I'm so addicted to that show!

And woo hoo for Fridays! It couldn't have come soon enough! :P Hope you have a good one! :)
BOOM! goes the dynamite!mslauren2930 on March 18th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
Hmmmm....this is interesting news. I've been meaning to reply to this for a few days now. I hadn't heard about Pacific Overtures (is this a Sondheim thing going on at Studio 54?), so now I guess I need to figure out my plans for the next two months, because if Assassins doesn't run past its scheduled run I may be SOL if I can't work something out soon. and I trust you and your source a lot. hmmmm.... thanks for the info!
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on March 11th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry to hear that about your friend's dog. She will be in my thoughts. Thinking back of the time when Sydney was ill - just let me say, how glad I am that everything turned out well and that I'm very happy that Sydney is with you.

Oh, and it will be weekend, soon. Here it's already Friday. :)

Sheri: Sydney - puppyshutterbug93 on March 11th, 2004 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks Sabine. :) I think she's still pretty torn up about it - but your good thoughts for her are very sweet! I think the more time that passes the more thankful I am that we have Sydney in our lives. I don't know what I'd do without her!

And tomorrow is finally Friday! :) Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Please give Lauser an extra big *HUG* for me today! :)