Saturday, October 31, 2009

Silly Saturdays

It's easy in the world of blogging to get bogged down in the serious nature of our own thoughts. So I dedicate Saturdays to finding silly, humorous and, sometimes, outrageous videos or articles that will hopefully put a smile on your face. Today Kali found one and posted it to her blog. It should definitely start to put you in a festive holiday spirit. Mine is along the same lines. Recently there were some young men in Utah that were fined for rapping their order in a McDonalds drive through. Really could there be a state that has a lesser sense of humor, bit I digress. That one is fine, but I like the Taco Bell folk song guys he best. . .watch the whole thing because the guy who takes the order is just as funny:) Enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weekend Adventures & Jumping Beans

It was a dark and stormy night. Beyond that, the weekend began like any other just four girl friends that wanted to get away for a night and day trip. . .off the island, that was their home. Little did they know what would await them beyond the confines of the security of their homes. The driver successfully navigated her Oldsmobile Bravada through the pounding rain, which sounded like a snare drum as it pounded against the windshield and sloshed against the rolling tires, to the ferry dock. The driver drove into her assigned ferry slot, and as time passed on the 30 minute passage the lights in the car began to flicker, the flow of air shut itself off, and the radio died. As the ferry docked other cars around them began to turn over their engines, but the only sound that permeated the air surrounding the Bravada was the gurgle and scratching of the engine as it struggled to boost it's power.

The driver's attempt to start the Bravada were futile and the girls sat amazed and were shocked into fits of laughter over the predicament that they had found themselves in.
Finally the ferry workers broke out the "big gun" and Kali was able to start her car.
See the girls in the car were Maggie, Nicki, Kali (the driver) and myself, and the reason for our island departure was to finally execute the giving of my Christmas present from last December.

For those that have followed this blog you know that over the past year I was busy setting to work on a list of things I wanted to accomplish prior to turning 30, and for Christmas last year Kali and Nicki went in on a homemade gift certificate to help me accomplish some of my goals, which included going to a new place, eating new food, meeting new people, walking 30 miles (ummm yeah not happening in the rain), and yes. . .they even offered to watch a documentary with me (which I'm sure they are happy to have missed out on).

So where did we go? To Port Angeles. We stayed with her Aunt and Uncle (my new people to meet) that night, and then we spent the next day we spent shopping. They also took me out to dinner (where for my new food I had seafood stuffed mushrooms w/hollandaise sauce).

It was a fun and silly time away with the girls. Mid way through Saturday afternoon we found our respite being entertained by Cassie's jumping beans.
What can I say? We're easily amused.

That evening before we headed back home I also found a pair of fabulous heels to dress up my black dress for our attendance at this years Handle Messiah at Benaroya Hall.
If they're not your cup of tea, to bad. I love them and they'll look really nice with my dress. Now for accessories!!!

The drive back to the Port Townsend ferry found us listening to a really nice preaching CD. It was mostly geared at a younger audience on how to guard yourself against getting involved with the wrong guy, or prematurely entering into a relationship, but I found that there were still principles that could apply to me, and that I wish I had known, or had the strength to apply to myself when I was much younger. Oh well, the point is to learn and move on.

All in all it was a fun weekend, and I'm glad we got that in before this Christmas comes around. Now for the documentary!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Marathon Email

I just completed the longest email exchange ever, or at least as far as my emailing life is concerned.

11 emails back and forth with WSU trying to explain to them that I never attended Montgomery College and that my CJ110 class was from the University of Maryland. I have no idea how Montgomery college slipped in there, or how they were associated with each other, but suffice it to say that it was frustrating to deal with. I don't even need that class to help my GPA or to prove that I'm considered in the status of a Junior in college, nor did SVC ever say anything to me about it. Never the less yesterday Kerri said they they were going to need it. Now I ask you, how am I supposed to get a transcript for a school that I didn't even attend?

Soon after that email she noticed, and read, an addendum at the bottom of the UMUC overseas transcript to which the Admin department yielded to, 11 emails later. Sigh, I'm glad it's resolved. So kind of Kerri to care about my conundrum:) Now I just need to get my FAFSA paperwork together and get the $ fronted for tuition. I hope I qualify for the discount in tuition, being a veteran and all.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

You might live in Washington if. . .

These were sent to me by a co-worker this morning, courtesy of Jeff Foxworthy. I don't think that all of them are true, but I chose some of the best. If you live in WA you know that at least these ones true.

If you know more people who own boats than air conditioners, you live in Washington.

2. If you can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and Dutch Bros, you live in Washington.

3. If you consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain, you live in Washington .

4. If you know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Abiqua, Issaquah, Oregon, Umpqua, Yakima and Willamette, you live in Washington.

5. If you think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists, you live in Washington.

6. If you buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time, you live in Washington.

7. If you know more than 10 ways to order coffee, you live in Washington.

8. If you feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash, you live in Washington.

9. If you've worn shorts, sandals and a parka at the same time, you live in Washington.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Washington.

Right now we are in the almost winter season. Welcome to autumn, my fellow Washingtonians.


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