So, the ex saw my byline change in the newspaper, and his reaction was surprisingly mild. He called me up to talk to the girls and casually said, "I saw your name was changed on your article today." (It's a column....there IS a difference...but anyway...) I said, "Yeah." He said, "So when did that happen?" I said, "This week." (Making it perfectly clear that is was a direct result of that last-straw phone call from Saturday night.) He said, "So you're changing your name now?" I said brusquely, "Yes!" He said, "Okay, that's cool." Whatever....
I got word of an exciting job opportunity yesterday, and I decided today that I am going to pursue it. I'll talk to my boss tomorrow. I'll tell you all more later, once I've got the ball rolling. Stay tuned!
My new batch of wine is in the finishing stages right now, but I couldn't resist giving it a try tonight a little early. It's good! I was going for a pomegranate-blueberry dessert wine, and it's very close to what I was looking for. I stopped the fermentation before it stopped on its own, to prevent it from getting TOO strong and losing all its sweetness. It's actually a little bit too sweet now, so I had to cut it with some filtered water. It's definitely strong. The flavor is just what I was hoping for though. I'll certainly do it again, but I can't decide if I'm going to cut back on the sugar or just let it ferment longer and get EVEN STRONGER. I might opt for the latter. I can always cut it if it's really overwhelming, but I don't mind it being strong. I was looking around on the web to see anything about any pomegranate-blueberry wine, but I couldn't find a thing. I might be the first one to try this! Good stuff, but I'm feeling the effects after just half a glass. Hey, with all those antioxidants though, it's pretty much guilt-free, right?
Maybe the wine will make help me sleep tonight. The insomnia came back with a vengeance this week and by day four on Wednesday, I was practically nonfunctional. I finally opted for a pill last night, but I think I took it a little too late, because I was feeling awfully sluggish this morning.
I was catching up on American Idol tonight. I watched the performance episode from Tuesday and the results show from Wednesday. Did anyone else find it amusing that when the group sang Katy Perry's Hot 'n' Cold, they kept the "PMS" part but they changed the word "chick" (from the radio version - the original version says "bitch") to girl? I had to laugh at that. Saying "You PMS" was ok, but somehow adding "like a chick" would have been offensive, so they made it "like a girl." I can see how "bitch" wouldn't fly for AI, but "chick" really shouldn't have been an issue, right? LOL! Of course, I don't really get the point of the radio edit from "bitch" to "chick" anyway. I don't recall anyone having issues playing Meredith Brooks' song "Bitch" a few years ago - or now for that matter. I'd like to add, btw, that "Bitch" is one of the most awesome songs ever. Katy's tune is pretty rockin' too.
I've also gotten into a little show my footy pal and fellow Man Utd fan D turned me on to. It was called "I'm on Setanta Sports" and is now called "Special 1 TV." It stars a puppet version of Jose Mourinho (current manager of Inter Milan) as host of a supposed football call-in show. If you're a footy fan, check it out on YouTube. It's hilarious! Oh wait....I mean, It's Fantastic! Be Champions!