Monday, June 25, 2007

Timing Destiny?

Perfect timing? Strange timing? Is everything about timing? You know, our lives could end if we were simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Or, we stumble upon serendipity and great things happen thereafter. Is the Universe aware of our existence, one person in this enormous world? Is she watching after us and playing destiny with our lives? Or is it all timing?

Thursday, June 14, 2007


After five years of doing this work, I just now realized we have one of the strangest jobs on Earth.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Your Spot

This site is fun. You take an extensive survey and it compiles a list of 24 U.S. cities that fit your lifestyle/what you're looking for. It also gives you information and photos of each city. I belong in Oregon or California. Imagine that!

My top 20 cities:

Eugene, Oregon

Corvallis, Oregon

Charleston, West Virginia

Fredrick, Maryland

Cape Cod, Mass

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Baltimore, Maryland

Valencia, California

Santa Barbara, California

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Medfored, Oregon

Bend, Oregon

Santa Cruz, California

Ventura, California

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Danbury, Connecticut

Palo Alto, Cali

San Bernadino, Cali

Honolulu, Hawaii

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Shooped De Duped

I'm not sure if I'm being duped. My analytical skills are so often "too analytical" and my intuition is usually right on. Must. be. careful.

Marj in the Opera House

Lastnight I went to my friend Marjorie's voice lesson. She sings opera and is quite phenomenal. She is a soprano and it amazes me that a human voice can reach such a high pitch without their voice cracking or being lost in the process. I don't have a "trained" opera ear, but I know that she is one of the best singers I've heard. Hands down. Last year, I attended two of her recitals and was in complete awe of her. She has such incredible stage presence and her voice was, in my opinion, the best up on that stage. She is so passionate about her art and it shows when she performs. I think she is going to do great things with her talent. She and her teacher were talking about stecato (sp?) and all these foreign-sounding words. It was fascinating to hear them talk opera and music notes and listen to her teacher critique and give feedback. That takes alot of self-assurance to stand in front of someone, sing your best, and then have them critique you. I give mad props to Marjorie. She is such a wonderful friend and we don't see one another often enough. We had wine and ports and dessert lastnight, after her lesson and talked about life. It was so great. I love my life in Chicago. I thought I would never say that.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


About a week ago, Nate, the character from "Six Feet Under", and a girl from my high school, Beth, appeared in one of my dreams. My friend Andrea was present also. Beth, whom in "real life" I have never had a conversation with or was friends with, just simply a girl in the halls, wanted to date Nate. I can't remember the details too much, but I know that, in my dream, I wanted to date Nate, but he liked her.

Anyway, the reason why I find this such a significant dream is because I woke up and I was asking myself "Why the hell was this Beth girl in my dream?" I hadn't seen her for probably seven years, and she was never apart of my life. A couple days later I was on a plane, commuting from Chicago to Omaha. I look over and guess who is sitting in the aisle across from me?


I had to do a double take because I was floored that she was sitting there. But it was her. It was one of those situations where I wanted to say something to her, but I thought she would find it a little creepy that I tell her she was in my dream the other night. I don't know if she even knows/remembers who I am.

I told Gabriel about it and he said "You two were meant to meet. You should have said something to her." And I agree. It was so strange. Maybe I'll see her in the future and be able to find some answers as to why she was so present in my dream. And then sitting 5 feet away from me a couple of days later. Maybe it's a coincidence? But my dreams have foreshadowed in the past, so maybe there's more to it.

Sunday, June 3, 2007