Wednesday, December 31, 2008
We have a very classy dinner. Pizza. From Papa John's. We're joined by Mike F, who incidentally, lives in Seattle, but has been in Asheville this whole week.
No sit down. No delivery. We go get it ourselves.
Then, to Walgreens for drinks. This night doesn't get any classier.
Well, it does. I actually wear a dress. I wear dresses in normal life all the time, but never for dancing. I can't dance in the dress so I wardrobe change into another dress. And then, later, pants.
Tobias tried to take a picture of me but I didn't like it so he deleted it. So, the only photographic evidence I have of being there is a teeny tiny one of me watching dancing. It's a cool shot though, so here you have it it. Happy New Year.
New Year's Day Brunch was celebrated in downtown Asheville - brunch outside.
I like 2009 already.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Learn that Adam and Teri have same size feet
See “Marley and Me” Jamie fails to cry.
Go to Experimental Music Project.
Go to REI. Adam gets really cool belt.
Go to a bar where Teri and Nate know the bartender. Bartender tries to sneak a funny face into a picture, doesn't realize we're taking a video. This really cracks me up.
See “Slumdog Millionaire”
Go to a so-so improve show at Jet City Improv.
Stop in highway for an hour during an avalanche check.
Wait to dance at Century
Go have a drink at lesbian bar
Go dancing at Century
Watch at SUV shake laterally because it’s so windy.
Go to Starbucks and get served by a damn fine tranny barista.
Go to Seattle library.
Go to “Stupid Prices”
Wait a really long time for pizza.
Go to airport.
Red Eye. No upgrades. No sleep. No JERKS.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
You know how when you’re in coach class you walk past first class and you kind of hate those assholes? Well, turns out they hate you too.
We’re laid over in Dallas.
And our flight is delayed.
So, we find some outlets a few gates away from our gate and charge up the stuff. Finally, it looks like our flight is boarding. As we hand the gate agent our tickets they make an extra beep and the flight attendant looks at her machine quizzically. “Ah, shit” I’m thinking. Something has gone wrong. We’re doing this trip on miles and for some reason I feel like that makes it more likely that something will go wrong, since I didn’t have to fork over any dollars for this trip.
Turns out, we’ve been upgraded.
You know how when you’re in coach class you walk past first class and you kind of hate those assholes? Well, turns out they hate you too.
We get on the plane and all of first class has been seated. We’re sitting on the right side of the plane and our overhead compartment is fairly full so it only accommodates my roller board. The overhead compartment across the way, however, is practically empty, so Adam proceeds to place his roller board there.
As he does, a cranky voice from the seat below booms “My purse goes there.” There’s plenty of room and Adam politely tells her so. She crows “There had better be room for my purse.” Once again, Adam politely ensures her that there is ample room for her purse.
Cranky lady is sitting by the window. Adam is standing. So, they never actually make eye contact during this whole exchange.
A moment later, cranky lady waddles out of her seat to put her purse (which is really more the size of a duffle bag) in the overhead compartment. Even though her “purse” is five times the average purse size there is still plenty of room for it. But, she’s short and she’s standing right where Adam’s roller board is so she can’t see any of the space.
She’s getting all wheezy and frustrated. She looks at Adam and complains to him about the overhead compartment perpetrator “What a ja-erk!”
She doesn’t realize that she’s complaining about Adam to Adam.
Adam says “Merry Christmas. Um, there’s plenty of space up there for your bag.”
She says “Not you, the guy who put his bag up there.” You can tell she is indignant because she thinks that someone from Cattle Class but their bag in a First Class overhead compartment. The audacity.
Adam says “That’s my bag up there.”
And yeah, the conversation pretty much ends there.
To us, this is hilarious. Especially the way she says “Jerk.”
So, since we’re in First, we proceed to drink a little too much and call each other “Jerk” repeatedly. “Do you have a pen?” “Here you go…Jerk.” “How much longer until we land?” “I don’t’ know. Jerk.”
It’s amazing we didn’t get kicked out of First. Nobody could really hear us with the jet noise and so forth but damn, did we have fun.
At the end of her flight, she goes to get her purse/duffel bag. She can’t reach it. And who does she ask for help. Yep, Adam. The Ja-erk! She says “I’m sorry about before. I’m having a bad day” (it’s Christmas, by the way).
Her unpleasantness has provided us with hours of amusement since she first uttered the word “Jerk.” As soon as well tell people the story calling one of them a jerk becomes the funniest thing you can say. In fact, we even called people “Jerk” who didn’t know the story, and they found it funny (Thanks Joelle for your good sense of humor. I think you already got the story).
Anyone else who has been called a jerk by Adam or Jamie lately, it’s a term of endearment, really.
I almost fell off the couch when the following song echoed through my computer.
I don't even know what the words mean, but, to me, it's a deeply romantic song.
For anyone reading this via Facebook, check www.jamiedrama.blogspot.com for the recording.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 12:11 PM
To: Everyone at McKinney
Subject: Any one with a free hand?
We could REALLY use your help in loading up for Urban Ministries!
We're at the bleachers….and will be headed for the loading dock….
Thank you in advance for ALL of your generosity!
And within minutes employees appear like ants, and the bags are unloaded from the bleachers.
This sort of thing helps with the holiday spirit.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:52 PM
To: Renee Jarvis
I know in the grand scheme of things my Rice Krispy treat being stuck in the vending machine isn't exactly an emergency.
But, given the type of day I'm having, I would really love my snack.
If anyone can help, that's great. I've already tried banging on it.
Within minutes, I get a phone call to come to reception.
And learn there's a Rice Krispy treat waiting for me at reception.
And then this note back from Renee.
From: Renee Jarvis
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:55 PM
To: Jamie Foehl
These are the important things in life…when we're stressed out and we can't get our damn treat!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Then, back to the Elks. Awwwwoooooo.
I can't really dance well to Holiday music. Or dance well at all, for that matter.
After Elks went to Blockbuster and rented "The Assasination of Jesse James" - I was hoping to see a scene is Northfield, MN. Instead, as predicted, I fell asleep about 30 minutes into the movie.
Friday, December 12, 2008
It was really cool to look out and see the rest of the theater. I imagined a full house and me singing Evita.
I barely made it into holiday pics. Can you spot me here?
Ok, too hard, how about here?
Twas a fun party. Even did a little swing dancing. Wheeeeeeee!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We still haven't placed proudly. Next week. Yes, next week.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
On my way to a party tonight we had to stop and get the ice. I offered to carry the ice because I wouldn't even feel it through this coat. And I didn't. It's my new armor.
Friday, December 05, 2008
It was OK. Kind of pricey. The air fries were not so good but the interesting ketchups made up for that.
Went to Dirty South Improv for a Sketch-Off and then on a bit of a whim, decided to see a movie.
My favorite part was the Taboo scene. Duh.
It was funny, in a "already done something for Friday night let's go out and see a movie instead of just going home" kind of way. I sent a note to a pal the next day mentioning that I thought it was funny and somewhat apt. She went and saw it. And hated it. I didn't think she was going to just go see it. Oh well.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
1. Started your own blog - www.jamiedrama.blogspot.com
2. Slept under the stars - Waukeela Camp on the A-Field.
3. Played in a band
5. Watched a meteor shower - Accomplished while I was doing #2.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland I was in Disneyland when I was in utero. And as a kid.
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo - I was Annie, in Annie.
11. Bungee jumped
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of
18. Grown your own vegetables - Do herbs count?
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in
20. Slept on an overnight train - From
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill - Surfing.
24. Built a snow fort - Yep, with pound cake bands that looks like bricks.
25. Held a lamb - Um, a fake lamb during a Christmas pageant.
26. Gone skinny dipping -Waukeela Camp for Girls.
27. Walked a
28. Ridden in a gondola in
29. Seen a total eclipse - Total Eclipse of the heart. And something back in elementary school.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - Who hasn’t done this? I mean, if you drive, and commute?
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise - Sophomore Cruise?
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors -
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the
39. Gone rock climbing - Done it a few times. Once as a first date.
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - Damn, I’m getting a lot of mileage out of my trips to
41. Sung karaoke – I feel the earth move under my feet.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - Haven’t done it, but I like this idea.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance -
47. Had your portrait painted - Not painted, but sketched in
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater – And even made out with my boyfriend while I was there. Classic, right?
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class – I am going to try Krav Maga this December
60. Served at a soup kitchen - World Hunger Action Group,
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - Um, a top seller.
62. Gone whale watching - Went in
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma - I donated blood. Almost passed out. Was asked not to return
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - Totally a mistake, had the funds, just not in the right place.
68. Flown in a helicopter - Yes,
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - My little Annie doll.
70. Visited the
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in
74. Toured the
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - How fast is speeding? Felt fast to me.
79. Seen the
80. Published a book
81. Visited the
82. Bought a brand new used car - Huh?
83. Walked in
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox - And Shingles.
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the
96. Swam in the
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone – Duh.
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
101. Seen a ghost.
Monday, December 01, 2008
In the intro I heard "The first African American President" and thought to myself "Huh? 1999?" And then I heard the rest of the sentence "The first African American President of the Harvard Law Review."
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
My mom, young at heart, said "I'm not dead yet! Get me out of here."
So, we found some friends and live music at the Wild Wing Cafe and danced to the tunes of Sugar, the band.
And then everyone started kissing each other. It was a wild night.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Here is Colin, whispering something to his mini artic village.
My favorite part of the evening. Adam, not you. Sorry. Diane's cake. So delicious. To hell with the theme of the evening, I did not have a mini piece.
One month until Christmas. Ho, ho, ho.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I was keen to dance because I missed Loafers on Thursday because I was caring for the ill. The ill felt better, so let's go dancing.
Of about 10 photos of me outside the dance venue, this was the best one. Alarming. I'm getting a strange look from the guy leaving the dance. Based on the expression on my face, I deserved it.
Look at my neck. That's a scarf. Not a decorative scarf. It's a "I'm cold, please keep me warm" scarf. It was too too cold for North Carolina for late November. I moved down South for a reason, damnit. Leave the chilly weather to the Connecticut-ers, thank you.
Here's a shot of folks on the inside, doing the shim sham.
Friday, November 21, 2008
After the show meander through the Harris Teeter. Get pizza. Rent "August Rush" at Blockbuster. Cheeeeeeesy. Teri's idea.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It's unseasonably warm in Denver. Earlier that day I got a text from NC. Flurries. Oh, I love the irony. Love it.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Look at me with my hands on my hips.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wendy takes me to a funky place called Kitchen for dinner. Cliff is home not feeling so well.
I miss them. They are working very hard in Boulder. The job kind of owns them, though.
Boulder is a neat place. The mountains. Dramatic. Burning red in the sunset. There is a homeless guy on Pearl Street singing John Denver. That's not very original.