( Written last March 26, 2007, from my Friendster blog )
I know it’s still March, but I may not have a chance to post additional “blogs” this coming April. I expect for it to be a busy month with the year end tax filing due this April 15th, travel from north to south and back, work load that I’m dying to get over and home projects that I’ve been putting last on the list of my priorities. I need to stop procrastinating and get things accomplished.
APRIL FOOL “True Vegas” FASHION. My mother has been bugging me for the longest time to take a break and go on a trip with her to Las Vegas. So after going through my schedule, I am able to take a Friday off and drive her down south. We’d probably be meeting friends and family while we trek down LAX. I do not look forward to gambling, but I’m crossing my fingers that we’d be able to reserve tickets to watch Cirque du Soleil (either KA, Mystere or Zumanity). What if I just watch Chippendales or Thunder from Down Under? (LOL)
A FOOL FOR CATS. There’s been a decline in the number of cat shows in the region (add the dirty game of politics, no wonder!). Most of the Northwest shows are held up in Washington and Oregon area, unfortunately I do not have 10-14 hours (one way) to spare just driving in the middle of country road (no pun intended to WA and OR residents). I’ve decided drive down south is best (more politics as expected), it’s practical and time-saving (6-7 hours drive is better than 10-14, right?). Still undecided if I am going to the cat show in Pleasanton, we’ll see. Then April 13, I’ll be showing Cuddle Bug (Devon Rex) in Costa Mesa and picking up our future stud; Dave Koz (hoping and praying that he’ll sire lovely kittens for our cattery). The 21st, I’ll be flying to Salt Lake City (if weather permits), UT and the 28th drive down again to Yucca Valley. Very busy week ends!
A FOOL PLEDGED ACCOUNTANT. With the deadline for tax filing coming this April 15th, means that I need to work double time on getting our records and reporting done. I’ve been begging our director that we file for an extension, but (darn him) he wanted things done on schedule; so we can get our budget allocation for this quarter. I hope this means a salary raise for me (wish, wish wish). Nice try, but I don’t think this is going to happen anytime soon!
FOOL UNDER THE LOVERS MOON. You heard it from me, Sardonic Nell is dating again. As disparate (not desperate) as this may sound; but I met him online and then again through gay advocacy meetings. Sounds “meant to be?” — naaah, I don’t think so. We’re still getting to know each other, he seems bubbly and extroverted. The kind of person I want for now (just being real, Ok?). My family hasn’t met him yet (which is driving them crazy), but they seem happy for me.
FOOL OF CRAP. I need to rearrange things inside the house, specially the garage that looks more like a storage unit rather than a cattery (room for my beloved cats). I’m making time for it this April and I hope to get things organize in time. I’d like the cats to have ample space to play and explore. Then there’s the front yard that really needs some work done. We’ve decided to do the landscaping ourselves (the price quotation presented by the landscape contractor was totally out of reach). We would need some rolls of grass; couple potted plants, decorative stones, solar lights for the walkway and bricks for borders — voila! Actually it’s really a lot of work plus I’ll be getting my “pedicured” hands dirty, but I’m sure it will be a huge relief when it’s done. I feel like am a walking DIY person!
APRIL’S FOOL OF SURPRISE. I’m not pertaining to the month, but my sister (she’s named after the month). She finally had the courage to tell my parents that she’s pregnant for the second time (more like the n-th time). To my surprise, both my mom and dad took the news well. They seemed relaxed when they heard my sister’s revelation. I’m praying for a baby girl this time and name her LEILAH. Do I sound like an excited uncle or what? And it’s my sisters’ birthday too, April 15th. Looking forward to a Sushi Feast; either Todai or Ray’s Sushi Bar, my sisters treat (of course).
SOUL-FOOL. Mister X surprised me with tickets for John Legends concert this coming April 7th at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Corrine Bailey Rae would be performing as well. Can’t wait…