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So, this happens often enough that it may not be funny to anyone but me. It's always funny to me, simply because it can happen most unexpectedly.

Last night, I was helping a friend clean up her old home for a move to her new one and some men from her church showed up to help move the heavy things. One of the men looked at me and said, "Hey, do you have a sister?" The way he was eyeing me, I knew exactly what the follow up question would be.


"Is her name Marianne?"

I laughed, of course. "Yep!"

Then we had a nice chat about how he knew her, and how, completely out of the blue with no known associations, he made the connection between she and I (her and me? boo grammar).
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I was working down in production last week when my co-worker Michael came over and confessed that when he saw me down there, his first thought was "Why is Jay's sister working?"

Of course, I had my hair in a braid and I was wearing my glasses, but still...

It does amuse me, though, heh.

An update

Feb. 18th, 2005 10:50 am
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Last week I was kind of sick. I say "kind of" because it was more like a cold, with a real bad sore throat. Tuesday Matt made me stay at home. When I told him I was well enough to work, he got mad at me so I gave in, heh. Wednesday there was no game because [livejournal.com profile] dogdoolb was sick. Also when I got back to work on Wednesday, I discovered that half the shop had called in sick Tues & Wed, too. So what ever this thing is that's going around, it's not a happy thing.

Thursday Taltos and I went over to [livejournal.com profile] finari's house to play with her and Duke. It was funny watching the two dogs. In the back yard, Duke would chase Taltos around, and Taltos would be running sideways with Duke barely keeping up. They rolled around a bit, with Taltos usually on top (he has at least 40 pounds over Duke), and Taltos was growling, but I think that it was a "play" growl, especially since Duke didn't seem alarmed at all. They romped around a little inside, too. I still have so much to learn about my dog.

Saturday morning I did some shopping for presents for Matt - it was easy, I picked up the next five O'Brien books. Then Taltos and I went over to [livejournal.com profile] finari's again to go with her to the vet at PetSmart.

Saturday evening after Matt got back from class, we watched all my chick flicks - Kate & Leopold, Emma, Pride & Prejudice. Then Sunday we watched all five Star Wars movies. Hehe. Nice and lazy Valentine's weekend. On actual Valentine's Day, I spent the evening playing WoW, since Matt had class til like 11pm.

Tuesday and Wednesday I got to have lunch with my sis [livejournal.com profile] annawick and Lex, which was a load of fun. I still get a giggle from people mistaking us for the other - when she showed up at my work, my co-worker Ron was standing at the top of the stairs looking down at the door.

He saw her come in with Lex, thought it was me, and said, "Hey! Who do you have there?"

Annie, startled, replied, "Uh, is Jay here?"

Other co-workers did double takes and such, which we both found highly amusing. Later at lunch, our waiter asked us if we were twins. On Wednesday at the Thai food place, they thought she was me until I walked in the door behind her. Bwahahah!

One of the most amusing things is that as a child, I used to be greatly offended by the "are you twins" question. I mean, I was four years older and taller, obviously! And I have blue eyes and she has brown, and her hair was darker and straighter! So clearly we could not be twins!! Hehe. Funny how things that bugged me as a kid now greatly amuse me as an adult.

Wednesday evening while Matt was in class, I had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] matthius1. Since he was crashing at our place he thought he should treat me to dinner, and I'm not one to say no to free food. ^_^ I had a good time talking with him and getting to know him better.

Last night I went dancing with [livejournal.com profile] finari, [livejournal.com profile] lolafae and my friend and co-worker Anne. Well, to be honest, I didn't dance much because I'm still recovering from this silly cold and didn't want to overtax myself. But I definitely had fun visiting, relaxing and listening to the music. The playlist doesn't change that much, but I don't really mind since we only go about once a month or so. On the good side, I have discovered that I like Motley Crue. Who knew?
jaelie: (Miho)
Needless to say, I had a nice and busy weekend. ^_^ On Thursday at 8pm we headed out from Denton for a 14 hour road trip to GenCon Indianapolis. Our artist Tim decided to come, too, so we had five drivers. On the way up, I didn't have to drive at all. Sleeping while Matt was driving was no problem, but Tim's driving was a little erratic, and made sleeping difficult. That was ok for me, though, as I got about six hours. I don't think anyone else slept, however.

We arrived in Indianapolis around noon on Friday, and promptly dispersed for our weekend of fun. We had lunch with the boys and wandered around the exhibitors' hall, then Matt took a two hour nap and Matt and I had a business dinner with some possible clients. We ate at Bucco di Beppo and may I say, YUM.

That night, Matt and I stopped by the sculptors' gathering, then went to the White Wolf party.

Both were lots of fun, and I had an especially fun moment at the sculptors' gathering when Kevin, one of my favorite co-workers, had a moment of complete non-recognition. I was talking to Chaz, one of our sculptors, and was examining a sorceress sculpt. Michael told me that Kevin saw me and bristled.

"Who is that goth touching our green?!"

Michael looked, did a double-take, then muttered, "Uh, that's Jay!"

Bwahahah! I love dressing up!

The party that evening was fun - Michael went with us, and the three of us spent most of the time chatting with Rob from LW and Aaron from WW. Maybe next year I'll actually dance some, though I don't think I'll be able to convince Matt to dance with me, heh.

Saturday, we wandered the exhibitors' hall some more, then had a business lunch with some more possible clients. We spent some time with our boys in the miniature hall, and wandered some more. That evening we had dinner with the sculptors and Ron brought Wayne Reynolds and his wife Ged along, too. It was funny - I kind of expected him to be a little full of himself. I mean, he is a very successful artist. Anyway, Wayne and Ged were awesome. I got to chat with them for a long time, since they were right across the table from me. Ged and I hit it off almost immediately, and spent like half an hour discussing the merits of corsets, and the new trend in England towards pin-stripes. Ron said something about pin-stripes being the very image of Victorian elegance, and I certainly agree, even though I'm not sure if pin-stripes were even "in" during the Victorian era. I've been wanting a pin-striped corset for a while now - ever since I saw The Thomas Crown Affair with Renee Russo, who wore one in that flick.

That night, Matt opted to relax in our hotel room, so I went to the Crocodile Games party with Michael. That was enjoyable but not as fun as the WW party. 'Course, when Matt told me Aaron called him around 11:30pm wondering if we were up for a game, that may have damaged my view. I'd way rather game with friends than go to a party with strangers (not Michael, he made the party cool). I am such a dork.

Sunday morning we packed and got everything ready, said our goodbyes, and were on the road by 2pm. We got back to Texas at 4am Monday morning, and I was at work by 11am. Monday and Tuesday were all catch up, but it was worth it. Definitely a fun weekend.

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