Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Don't throw roses, throw CASH

Tuesdays are turning out to be rather rough days for us. And if bad things come in three, I think I may just have a nervous breakdown next Tuesday.

You may recall that last Tuesday our computer went up in smoke. A large purchase on the credit card followed.

Today, I had to take my car to the shop. Yesterday a nice dad in the carline indicated that my front right tire was low on air. Since I just had it filled 2 weeks ago, I knew something must be wrong, so this morning we took it in. Two new tires and an alignment later... a slightly smaller but still larger than we can afford purchase on the credit card.

sigh.

On a way better note: At rehearsal last night (our first with the orchestra! it was awesome!) the director came up to me backstage, and said to me in his lovely Italian accent "You are very good at the acting. I watch the whole stage..." (insert lots of hand motions here)"... and you are very good. Bravo."

It doesn't quite pay the credit card bill, but it was priceless.

39 comments:

Jennifer said...

You got an actual "Bravo"?! Whee! That is so cool. (Maybe he'd pay your credit card bill, too? Hee.)

thailandchani said...

I've had two credit card bills come in today's mail. I completely understand. :)

Family Adventure said...

Yeah for the 'Bravo!' That's the second time he's singled you out, right? Fantastic!!
I'm sorry about the bills...they always seem to pile up, don't they? I hope that's it!

Heidi

Suz said...

That is so cool! Hand motions and everything!!

Amy said...

A "Bravo" from an Italian guy is AWESOME, no matter what it's for (heh heh). But seriously, good job and break a leg and all that fantastical theatrical stuff!

blooming desertpea said...

Why do those large unwanted "purchases" always have to come in bulk??

On the other hand, compliments do make up for a lot of other crap, don't they ... :)

Kathryn said...

Ooooo. The first practice with the orchestra is always so exciting.
See!!!! Didn't I tell you that you would be the one to watch in the chorus. So awesome! Congrats!

Emily said...

Congratulazioni!

Sorry about the big bills. Let's hope that was the last of them.

Mac and Cheese said...

What an amazing compliment!

Beck said...

Yaaay!
And boo to money problems - it sounds like the week we had when our dryer, furnace and hot water tank died within hours of each other. That was an expensive week.

thirtysomething said...

Boo on the bills. Yippee for the 'Bravo'!

Rimarama said...

Wow, what a complement! That is really, really cool! Are you walking on air?

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh isn't that awesome. Sometimes something like that can make all the difference at the end of a crappy day.

amanda said...

I am so excited for you.... Bravisimo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about the bills- they never come when we can cope with them, with any luck, this is it.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

CONGRATS on the complement!!!!!!!!

Otherwise my Tuesday wasn't much better.

jen said...

you ARE amazing. Bravo, indeed. (credit card issues not withstanding) damn credit card.

WorksForMom said...

Wow, woo-hoo for you! Bravo, encore!

slouching mom said...

i wish i could see the performance!

congratulations!

crazymumma said...

I wish I could thro mountains of cash in your direction.

and...I would love to see you act.

niobe said...

I hate spending large amounts of money on things that I didn't plan on spending large amounts of money on. And I think cars are generally the worst.

the dragonfly said...

Bravo!

Sorry about the car issues. *sigh* I know all about that!!

Ciao, bella! ;)

another good thing said...

Not to be a nit-picker... but
shouldn't he have said "Brava?" AS you are a female?
or is my Italian conjugation off?
At any rate glad you are recognized as being good "at the acting"!!

Chrissy said...

Sorry about the credit card avalanche. Why does everything seem to break at once?

Victoria said...

So sorry about the tire/credit card situation. Not fun.

But...bravo! That's awesome!

Sober Briquette said...

sounds like you have it all in perspective.

still smiling?

painted maypole said...

ahhh.. he probably did say Brava. see. I don't know Italian. ;) either way, it did make me smile.

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations on the Bravo (or Brava as the case may be)! And with an Italian accent? - swoon:)

SusieJ said...

Yuck on the car. But how are those conversations in the car going? Maybe you can you tube a performance for us?

Lela said...

Bravo on your Bravo! They totally wash away the misery don't they?

Amy Y said...

Sorry to hear about the tires... When it rains it pours, eh? But hooray for some recognition for your superb acting skillz! You should be very proud of you! :)

Luisa Perkins said...

Brava, PM! But bummer about the outlays of cash.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

ah, but you saw the silver lining in the day and it sounds like you deserved it. Brava! And may next Tuesday go over easy.

Julie Pippert said...

What a compliment! That's a big deposit for the emotional bank. Sorry, though, about the financial bank. Those things are tough.

Julie
Using My Words

Emily said...

Maypole! I have excellent news for you! My washer has just, this moment, died a gooey death, replete with smoke and the finality of that terrible electrical smell. (And am I evacuating my household at the threat of a consuming electrical fire? No. I am posting this comment.)

The first thought I had was: "Dang! You were only 4 years old and had many more miles to go!"
The next thought was: "Perhaps this would qualify as PM's third catastrophe."

So, I'm rubbing pennies together and wishing on eyelashes, and other silly good luck charmy things, hoping that your third shoe has dropped.

Guess I'll be getting a new washer (and dryer?) for Christmas.

Christine said...

what a crap day!

glad the "bravo" was there for you at the end. . .

Alex Elliot said...

Sounds like a great way thought to end the day!

alejna said...

Goodness, you do get a lot of comments!

I'll just add my "bravo" to getting the "bravo" from the director. That is indeed a wonderful compliment. And how fabulous to get the compliment in an Italian accent. (My own compliments rarely come in Italian accents.)

Mad Hatter said...

Effusive gestures from an Italian director must has some street value, no?

Emily said...

Your title totally cracks me up. I haven't been around here enough lately and I clearly missed way too much!