Thursday, May 11, 2006

Oh NOooo.....


Not Chris!!!!! I admit, I was less than thrilled over his performances on Tuesday nite and I did say to several friends that if I was voting someone off after Tues. it would have been Chris...ohhhh....I'm sorry...I didn't mean it!! I was just temporarily ticked off....really, I wanted Chris to win it all...well until Elliot kept getting better and better...but I just thought he was THE ONE.....Catherine should have gone.......boooo hoooooo.....
Seriously...I did cry when they made the announcement last nite and felt terrible for my lapse of loyalty....
but I was very happy to see Elliott in the top 2...he is really very deserving...but I will have a hard time seeing any of the semi-finalist as an American Idol...Taylor is destined for a good career, he's a born entertainer.....Cat should be on Broadway and Elliott...well maybe he can do as well as Clay Aiken at least...but Chris...he's a star! I hope he makes it somehow anyway!
This morning on our Christian radio station they played a clip of Chris leading worship with a Christian rock band called Absent Element...I knew I liked that kid...:) and I'm sure God is involved in this cut from AI....He directs the paths of His kids and just maybe Chris is one of them...

On to other crisises...(how do you spell that?)
Anyway....I love shoes....I really do...I have dozens and rarely get rid of any. I probably have 5 pairs of red shoes alone....of course, like jello, there's always room for more...:)
I got these great new white espadrilles....they are so cute and go with everything....skirts, slacks, capris...awesome....one problem...I have this hip that hurts if I wear flat shoes....and I have this foot that hurts if I wear high heeled shoes (curses on this age thing!!)....what's a girl to do??? I have to get it just right... not too low, not to high, just the right angle...its really a pain, and I mean that both ways :)...especially for a shoe luvin girl like me...
and now I find that my cute new white espadrilles that felt so right in the store are too angled...too high...I feel like I'm about to topple forward everytime I wear them....and my foot hurts if I have them on for long...not while I'm wearing them but if I take them off...even for a minute...ohh the agony!
Ladies, I refuse to be relegated to the orthopedic shoe look! "Difficult but fashionable" is my battle cry! I will wear them, and look fabulous in them...at least long enough to get from the car to my desk! lol

Interesting turn of events yesterday...my son is traveling in Europe with his band and wired some funds home to me to deposit in his bank account for him...we've done this before...no problem. Not this time...he emailed saying he had sent money by Western Union and strangely enough I was to pick it up at Gaby's Music and Video store....?? weird? yeah...
I called Gaby's (yes they did exist)...they don't do Western Union...they don't speak English...they hang up on me...3 times
Uh oh, I'm getting worried...I call WU...they've never heard of Gabys...the confirmation # I have is not WU...my son has no phone with him...I can't call him up and say GET BACK TO THAT PLACE YOU WIRED FROM AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK!!! NOW!!!
My husband calls Gaby's, they hang up...he has his Hispanic friend call...in Spanish...they hang up....(this place is in a very bad part of ATL, btw)
finally hubby gets someone on the phone who doesn't hang up...he just says..."I have money there, I'm coming to get it, right now"... they say "okay". We don't know if they even understand. Everyone in Europe says.."ok...no problem". He drives there first to make sure its safe, with his policeman friend's number on his cell ready to push "call" . This place is truly a strange place, very much like stepping into a foreign country (thank goodness my hubby is used to such surrounding and how to function in them) they do have videos for sale..new and used (no DVDs at all)...they also have snacks, shoes, jackets, magazines and American IDs...all offered in Spanish and bars on the windows...scary scenario....
Someone there does speak English..in person at least if apparently not on the phone. Of course they won't give him the money..my name is on the transfer....but thankfully there is a transfer...I was fearful that my son was going to lose his money...you know?? I meet hubby there and we get the transfer finalized...I walk out of there with over $1000 in cash...hubby walking behind me like a body guard...phone in hand. I get into my car, lock all doors and drive away while he waits to be sure I'm not followed by the nefarious looking men in a truck waiting outside just as we exit the building.....very scary indeed. Needless to say...our son will get a good talking to over this one... :) Even worse...when I talked to him today he said that the place he wired from said WU over the door....you just can't be too careful, now can you??

Saturday is my nephew's wedding...perhaps you all remember my mentioning it some time ago when we were in the throes of preparing for Bek's wedding. He and Bek are 6 weeks apart in age and their weddings are about that far apart too. Whooo hoooo...Its gonna be a shindig!!
To be held at a 4 star hotel, with a lay out in some Bride magazine and with 600 invitations sent out it will be a sight to see. I can't wait! and I'm really glad it wasn't mine to plan! haha Whew! I can sit back and relax...eat up...dance my heart out and visit with family and friends I haven't seen in ages...I'm gonna have a blast. Nothing to do but enjoy...
I'm wearing a gorgeous outfit I bought a couple of years ago for a big party that I have only worn once...Its Florida gorgeous...split on the sides flame colored chiffon... pants... ? maybe sort of, very flowing skirty kind of pants...floor length of course...chiffon flame colored tank top with a white and flame sparkly jacket over top...its a knock out and just a little bright. lol....I intend to be noticed in that crowd of 600+!...lol...Seriously...I was concerned a little about the... hmmm....shall we say, loudness, of my ensemble until it occurred to me that I don't remember hardly anyone's outfit worn to Beks wedding other than the Bride's... :) all eyes will be on the happy couple I'm sure, as should be and I'll just feel like a million dollars... and that's a good thing...:)

8 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

WOW! You have a lot going on! My condolences on the shoes. That's really is a pain.

The money wire saga is a trip! Sounds like a scene from a movie.

How cool that your son is in that band touring. :)

Bek said...

thats great that the american idol winner is a christian. and shoes....i say pray for the hip and pray for the foot and ask for a healing. then you won't have a problem and you can where as many cute shoes as you want. you know when moses died, his eyes weren't weak and his strength wasn't gone. (deut 34) and we can ask for our youth to be renewed (ps 103)!!!

Just me said...

Make sure you take pictures of your flaming outfit. I know you will look great, you always do.

Donkey Cons said...

Now all of Chris' fans can blame you for jinxing him!

Kimber said...

Must say, I was sad to see Chris go...he was hoping HE WOULD WIN!

I agree with Bek - I pray God toches you and heals you :) Can't be without the ability to wear cute shoes!!!!

Glad the wire transfer thing worked out (scary) but - YEA GOD!!!

Weddings are a blast :) Glad to hear thing are well with you :)

Hattigrace said...

I was shocked and TICKED when Chris was voted off. Sorry, but I call Elliot Monkey Head, Kat is Cat Crying in the Wilderness and Taylor is a FlitterBug. Taylor belongs on cruise ships, weddings and local bars. He has a good voice, but too many facial contortions and wierd body moves. Kat would be great if she stayed out of the rafters and Elliot is a dear person, but a bore of an entertainer. Okay, that's a rant, huh? Did you see Simon's shocked face?

Shoes- you have my full empathy. I canNOT wear any heal, not even 3/4 inch. Try feeling sexy in flats? It has ruined my sense of fashion and femininity. Thank God, there are so many really cute flats, so I am not wearing granny shoes. BUT, your problem is so complicated. Oi, I feel for you.

jayjay said...

Man I enjoy your blogs Cheryl. I don't have a shoe thing because I am too far from the ground I think. AND they cost money!! Today I am at University wearing the great pair of Clark clogs I bought when I lived over there. I'm sure you'll love wonderful in the outfit, it sounds magnifique. Enjoy. Can you wear one low shoe and one high one and thus cancel out the problem?

Pia said...

i was shocked that chris was voted off. he has the looks and the talent. nothing against the other contestants but i never really thought... well, that's life.

ooh, i love weddings! i just love 'em!