Thursday, January 28, 2010

Invisibility and other random musings...

Sometimes, I think I've acquired the ability to become invisible ...I just haven't figured out how to make it work to my benefit. :-)

Tonight I went to a local art museum to see their "Flora in Winter" exhibit. Each room in the museum includes a floral arrangement from a wide variety of floral "artists." A nice sight on a snowy day. Tonight was the opening, so there was supposed to be hors d'oeuvres and other such things. I was hoping to bring a friend of mine to the event but since that didn't work out, I was on my own.

Here's where the invisibility bit comes in. I head over to the main lobby and sure 'nuff, servers are walking around with food and I'm hungry. I was a little disappointed that there were no free beverages (I was low on cash), but the food looked good. Only, the servers kept walking right by me, as if they couldn't see me. I actually trailed one for quite a way before I could grab a single spring roll.

And then there was the woman walking around with roses. She too, walked right by me. Everyone else had flowers to carry, and I had to slyly maneuver myself to be right next to her so I could *ask* for a flower. That's right, she didn't offer it to me, I had to ask. Apparently, the cloak of invisibility was swirling around me tonight. Now, if I could just find a good use for this interesting talent of mine.

But I did enjoy going from room to room, looking for the floral arrangements. Some of which, were really quite clever. I actually ran into someone from my former employer. Sad to say, I couldn't recall his name. There were two men there who had very similar features and people, including me, were always mixing them up. I'm not sure which one I actually saw, but we chatted for a minute, realized we had absolutely nothing to say to each other, and quickly moved on. Weird moment.

It's been just about a year since I was let go from my last job. To do my taxes this year, I'll have to deal with 4 W-2 forms. One from the old job, one from the state for my unemployment payments, one from the contract job that I had for 3 months, and one from my current job. I have 2 of the 3 forms now. Doing taxes will be a pain in the neck. I'm hoping everyone took the correct amount of taxes so I don't have to pay a small fortune in extra taxes.

Final random musing of the night...I've become hooked on a TV show called Fringe. Sort of a thriller, sci-fi, not quite paranormal type of drama. It comes close to scaring the hell out of me, and yet I still watch it. I don't like scary shows, movies, or books. Can't quite figure out what I like abou this show. And yet, it's becoming quite a habit. Go figure.

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