January 17th, 2005


Musicals and Eyes and Synchro

Friday I got dressed up and went out with my musical girlfriends. By this I do not mean that they are musical, although in fact they each have some musical talents. I just mean that we watch musicals together. The four of us each bought a subscription to the Fisher Theater back in the fall that consists of 6 musicals spaced out through the season. We like to make an event of each show, dressing up and going out to a nice dinner beforehand.

Friday night was The King and I. Fun show, and boy were those children adorable! The King and I movie was one of the many musicals I loved when I was a kid, and I used to sing and act out my favorite parts with my friends. I found I still knew most of the songs; we all had to bite our tongues to keep from singing along at times.

Saturday morning I had an eye followup. I had my vision measured. Here are my current numbers:
Right eye: 20/20
Left eye: 20/25
(Here is what happens when you cut and paste: I almost ended up with two right eyes. That would be weird. My eyelashes would line up all wrong.)

Saturday afternoon my sister and I went to sign up for the Discovery Channel Fitness Challenge! I need to eat healthier, and I want to lose a few pounds. Joining the challenge meant they measured my weight, body fat, bmi, and all that good stuff for me, plus I got a bunch of coupons and information and such. Most importantly, I got a free two-month membership to a health club (Ballys)! Coolness. Now I just have to use all this stuff....

Saturday night I had sushi -- yum! And I spent some good time with friends. And I discovered a new comedian. Perfect way to spend a saturday evening.

Sunday I went to watch my ex-skating team compete. That was weird. But you know what was weirder? The night before, when I showed E my videotape from the national championships in March. Whenever I've shown people these tapes in the past, I always conclude, "So that's what I do." Because it was not just my hobby, but a major commitment. I scheduled my life around my skating.

This time, I didn't quite know what to say when it was through. "So that's what I...did. That's what won nationals. It's a big deal to me, even though I've stopped...."

But watching the girls on the ice wasn't really hard for me. Partly it helped that my knee is still sore. That might sound strange, but I would think to myself at certain moves, "That looks like it would hurt." So I didn't mind not being on the ice, even though it felt really weird being in the stands. Being one who watches, not one who does. (But that will change. I am not a watcher, I am a doer. Just need to figure out what I want to do, now that I think I'm done skating.)

I wore my team jacket, which was good because it got me into the competition for free (they thought I was a competitor, and I didn't do anything to try to convince them otherwise). But wow, I'm glad I have a decent winter coat now!! I put it on and immediately thought to myself, "Where's the rest of it? This feels too flimsy to actually wear." I've gotten used to being properly attired.

I concluded the weekend by heading out to my very first ConFusion ConCom meeting. That was great, not so much the meeting part, but the spending time with cool people part. I even finally got to meet tammylc's baby! He's positively adorable, and I even cuddled and bonded with him a bit. More time with more friends, a perfect way to spend a sunday evening and complete a (too-short) weekend.