calhobskyI’m not sure how many times I’ve seen Jurassic Park. When it first came out in 1993 (twenty years ago, my God), I’d just moved to Arizona with my first husband. He was a big BIG fan of the dollar theater (and of splitting a single Burger King value meal, or getting two soft tacos and ONLY two soft tacos, one for each of us, at Taco Bell) and I think we must have gone to see Jurassic Park six or seven times. Then, of course, there’s the number of times I’ve seen it on TV. It’s on right now. I still sit, fixated, and get emotional watching the scene where Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler see dinosaurs for the first time.

There are a ton of things – TWO tons of things – that I should be doing right now. Instead we’re hanging out, waiting for Amanda to come over and visit with us, watching a show we’ve seen a dozen times before, and ignoring Real Life.

Tonight Bill and I are going with Aaron and Michelle to the Tempe Improv to see Maz Jobrani. The Improv shut down for a while, and it looked like it was going to be closed for good until another company took it over and make it “Better Than Ever!” I’m glad. It’s the site of one of the first official dates that Bill and I ever had. Give me a little buzz and some good comedy and that’s my idea of a fun night out.

There are other things, big important things, that I want to write about right now but, out of necessity, it has to wait until next week. Consider this a teaser.

So much writing to come.