I requested today off (I get three days like that a month, now, at work), so I knew I wasn’t working today… but since I normally work on Mondays and I wasn’t working today, it felt more like a Sunday. Hmmm…

I was in the middle of a weird dream when our house phone in the hallway outside of my bedroom rang and woke me up. (My dream was pretty lengthy… I was in this school-esque location that was a hybrid between the street in downtown Akron that the Main Library is on, and the Ohio University campus. And somehow I became aware that there was going to be an explosion at 11:00 am in one of the main buildings. One other person – someone from my high school biology class who I haven’t spoken to since probably junior year of high school – was also aware of the impending explosion. We didn’t know if we should tell anyone else, because we weren’t sure if the explosion was actually going to happen. So, we went about our business. I was then in some sort of classroom, writing responses back to fan letters [they weren’t fan letters for me, though]. Someone came in to ask me questions, but none of them were about the explosion, so I didn’t say anything. Then, I was walking through the campus-y area and, sure enough, at 11, there was an explosion. All of a sudden, the sky turned gray, and it was like it was night… there was rubble everywhere and some windows had blown out and there were small fires everywhere. It was like a war zone. Everyone was told that they could pack one bag before evacuating the area. When I went to my room/dorm to get my stuff, the phone rang and I woke up…)

So, I climbed out of bed and left my bedroom to walk upstairs when I saw my mom heading for the garage. My dad was at the doctor’s and forgot something he needed, so my mom was heading out to deliver what he forgot.

I poured myself some cereal and settled in on the couch next to Yukon. She usually bolts, but she stayed with me for the next 40 minutes while I finished watching The Wiz.

When my mom got home, we Wii sported for a bit, then got ready to run errands. We ran to a store so she could get some new pants and some shirts, then went to the library b/c she needed some books on tape for when she visits my sister this week. I got a couple more books and a couple movies (The History Boys and What’s Up, Doc?). I had wanted to rewatch What’s Up, Doc? for awhile now, so I was super excited that they had it! I started watching it during lunch. It’s such a great screwball comedy… I love Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus, the plaid overnight bag in the film is gorgeous… I want one like whoa.

After lunch, I went down to my room to try and make some new playlists for mix CDs I need to make before I go visit my sister. I didn’t get to far, as I got sidetracked reading something… whoops.

My mom ducked her head in my room to see if I was up for some ping pong. Yeppers…

I actually won the first game we played! That NEVER happens! I don’t know how I did it, but I totally won the first game. I then lost the rest of the 10+ games we played, but I still won the first one! So, I was happy with that. I also hit my mom on the head with a ping pong ball and it totally knocked her over… it was pretty funny. She was fine, and everything, but we were laughing so hard we had to stop for a few minutes.

We took a break so my mom could plant some flowers. I kept her company and worked on my playlists while she gardened. I have to make a couple more Broadway mixes, a new Glee-mix, a “current” music mix, and then a couple Darren Criss mixes. So, I have a lot of work to do before I leave ๐Ÿ™‚

We ping ponged some more and then when my dad got home, we all made dinner together. We made salad with chicken, hard boiled egg, spinach, pickle, tomato and cheese… yuuuuuuum.

Now we’re watching Dancing With the Stars. It’s guilty pleasure night. And the show opened with Hanson singing “Mmm Bop“… which was totally my jam in the 7th grade. ๐Ÿ™‚ So far only two couples have danced… and both couples danced to songs that I love. (“… Baby One More Time” and “Don’t Stop Believing”) I love a lot of guilty pleasure music… it’s not guilty pleasure music to me, though. It’s just cheesetastically awesome music that I proudly listen to very loudly all the time.

Well, I’m gonna watch the rest of Dancing show and then I might head to bed. I have to be up early for work tomorrow. Boo…

But, tomorrow is Glee Tuesday (YAY!!!!!!!!!) and Darren Criss will be doing a live Q&A w/Billboard.com, so I should be home in time from work to check that out. Woot woot. But I’m super looking forward to Glee, “Born This Way”.

Have a good one!