I knew it was going to be a crazy couple of weeks and not only was I right, it was even MORE off the charts than I thought. So let’s see… what can I tell you…
Last Friday, Little Red “graduated” from the 8th grade. Well, we THINK she graduated. She at least walked with her friends in the awards ceremonies. The final grades should be around soon and I’m sure she’ll be fine. It was held at the beautiful Wait Chapel on the WFU campus and there was a lot of sitting and clapping and name calling. I finally turned to the Rooster at one point when I realized that the only people who should be here were the 8th graders. Then I asked Syd if she’d be upset if we skipped hers since we know what it’s like now. She was not amused.
Congrats to all the 8th grade kids for making it thru. Best of luck to you this Fall when you hit the big time. And remember… with few exceptions.. there is NOT an elevator in the Freshman hall.
Unless you’re blind and deaf and missed me telling you 5 million times, you should know that last weekend was FINALLY the weekend where I was getting to judge the Twin City RibFest. What’s that mean? Basically, I had the esteemed privilege of sitting with 7 other people for a blind tasting of 9 RibFest contenders. Most were good.. a couple were so-so, but no matter what, I was as happy as a pig in.. oh wait. I guess in this situation, there are no happy pigs. Well, thanks for your sacrifice Piggy.. you sure were good.
Next up on the crazy week was a stop at the studios of The Less Desirables show. Tim, Brian and Eugene do a great podcast of all things Pop Culture in our area and apparently, someone told them that I should be included in that grouping. I had a blast (even with the swollen face crashing our photo-opp) and was pretty pleased that I didn’t make a complete ass of myself AND kept my voice out of the top part of my throat (actors and singers know what I mean). If you want to hear the podcast, you can catch it on The Less Desirables page and if you’re in the Triad, you should be listening weekly.
Unfortunately for me, on Saturday I developed the worlds worst headache. I diagnosed myself as having either a sinus infection, tooth issue or brain tumor. I figured it was a sinus infection as I’m prone to get at least one good one a year. It got progressively worse so I headed to the Doc on Tuesday and she gave me the “it’s probably viral but just in case, here’s a script for amoxicillin”. (Check out my scary selfie that I sent to the Rooster.) I am sad to report that of those 3 options, it ended up being a dental thing. Thankfully, I have an amazing client that is a dentist and has the best demeanor which helps when you’re going into a full blown panic attack at hearing words like “angry molar” and “root canal”. He even tried to make me laugh with “you should pick which kid you want to sell to pay for all the work that we need to do”. (he didn’t really say that but I was thinking it.. ). Dr. Civils always says… there are 2 kinds of dental care prices. Cheap and expensive. No in between. Sigh. Guess which one I have?
And last but FAR from least… guess where I’ll be tomorrow??? Yep! Auditioning for the next season of The Amazing Race!! Adrienne and I are going to take a stab at it so wish us luck that we make it! Or at least that we make it thru the auditions! Or at least that the swelling in my face goes down enough to take a photo!!
So see? Now you know why I’ve been missing! What did you do this week??Til next time! Kristen