Thursday, October 15, 2009

You Know the Drill

As this post is shaping up in my head...well, it is not shaping up. It is sort of coming to me in fits and starts. Oh, there's this little bit of nothing. There's that nagging something. A total lablahblah special.

First, thank you to those who have been kind enough to indulge me in pretending that my solitary love for DwtS is not so solitary. Really very cool of you, thank you.

Oh, this morning we had an earthquake drill. It is not that I don't want to be prepared in case of an emergency, but some people take this stuff waaaaayyy too seriously. I couldn't stop thinking about the movie Heavyweights when someone mentioned how important it is to have a buddy when doing the required tasks after an earthquake -

Lars: I have them on the "body" system.
Julie: The "body" system?
Lars: Yeah, the body system.
[blows whistle and screams]
Lars: BODY!
Gerry: [holding hands] BUDDY!
Julie: Oh, the BUDDY system. just a week DR will be here. I am nervous and excited and happy and probably a million other things all at once. The honest truth is that right now it is difficult to think of much else. However, given my way of getting all caught up in my inner world, I am trying to NOT do that so much. It has to be healthier to just go about my business and see what happens. So I'm trying. You'll never meet a more trying-er person :-)

At this point I am just glad to be approaching the weekend once again. Let's all get there in one piece, shall we?


MrManuel said...

I am so excited for you that DR is almost there!

Earthquake drill? You L.A. people. I had them in elementary school, but when I taught elementary, they were no longer done.

Ananda girl said...

Amen to that! I just want to get through the weekend and out the other side. I'm back to not liking them much without one to share them with, but hey... that's my pity parade.

I am soooo very happy for you and DR! I'm counting down those days for you and wishing you blessings.

AlienCG said...

Earthquake drill, eh? The drills always seem to go smoothly, but the second the real thing hits, forget it. All hell will break loose.

I do know that you will be happy. Naturally, when a big event such as DR's imminent arrival is so close, it is natural to be nervous. All will be fine.

Churlita said...

Oh my god. I'm so excited for you. It's been so long since I've been in any kind of real relationship, I wouldn't even know what to do in one anymore. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Tara said...

The excitement is in the air, LB!! I am so psyched for you!

Pamela said...

I don't understand the photo? Is that what you want to do to DR?

laura b. said...

MrManuel: Thanks :-)
I know! The truth is, if a really destructive earthquake hits my first concern is certainly not going to be patrons. I'll be trying to figure out a way to get home.

Ananda: Not much a pity parade there. You are one of the most positive people I know.
Thanks for the good thoughts, I can surely use them.

AlienCG: You're exactly right...a drill is one thing, an earthquake or other disaster is something else.
Aw, you are such a reasonable and calming influence. Thank you, Alien.

Churlita: I haven't been in a real relationship in...forever, it feels like. I know I'll have a lot to learn and I can't wait.

Tara: Thank you. It feels good to have friends that are on our side, wishing good things for us.

Pamela: You are a twisted soul. I love that about you.

Sebastien said...

DR!!! almost there :)

Earthquake drill. Let me make this about me.

I've never been in an earthquake drill. But I did live in Kobe, Japan when I was a kid. In 95 we were in the earthquake that hit, it was insanity. Wasn't supposed to hit Kobe, people were expecting the next big one to hit Tokyo. Kind of a lot of words I could use to describe it, I saw a lot of people lose homes and lots of people lost their lives. Extremely sad.

Definitely realized certain things can never be controlled!!! but the good thing about California is that are better prepared for these kinds of things.

Anyhow, I can't remember if I've mentioned that whole earthquake experience before, but I should write an in depth post on it one of these days.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: I would like to hear more about that earthquake in Kobe. It sounds awful, but at the same time it is something very interesting.
Even though I've lived in L.A. most of my life, I have never been at the epicenter of any of the bigger quakes. But dang if we're not prepared!