Sunday, October 21, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
This past weekend I went to Utah to visit my sister and my dear friend Megan. It was a very nice visit and the end of my trip came upon me more quickly than I expected. Being in a rush to complete my check list before my departure, I was left to go to the Distribution Center on my way to the airport. After my brief stop I threw my wallet on the front seat of the car so I wouldn't forget it or lock it in the trunk as I had almost done with the keys. Well, little did I know the wallet had bounced off the front seat to the floor. So when I rushed to get all of my belongings out of the car my wallet was left behind.
It was no more than five minutes later, when I was standing at the ticket counter, that I realized my wallet was gone. Afraid I was going to miss my flight I ran back to the rental agency to get my wallet but the car was gone. I found the agent who helped me return the car who then instructed me to talk to another agent. Time elapsed 10 minutes.
This agent radioed the remote location where the car was being cleaned and asked them to look for the wallet and return it. He then informed me that they were coming back with the wallet.
Elapsed time 15 minutes.
When the wallet returned to our location the agent handed it to me and asked if it looked okay. I was rather befuddled and panicked by the question considering the wallet had been out of my presence no more than 15 minutes and had only been in the rental vehical - and I was about to miss my flight. But when I looked at the wallet I immediately noticed something was wrong. My wallet was open and ALL of my money was gone! Literally all of it. Even my old and rare $10 and $20 bills that I had hidden in my wallet were gone. The only thing that was left was a $10 bill that was mixed in with my receipts.
I just can't believe this happened. The only saving grace is that I think Enterprise is going to refund me the money. I hope they do!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
We pause for a quick commercial break
This is a special treat because being on the west coast you rarely get spectacular sunrises!
But some of us needed post sunrise naps!
It was so ghetto-fabulous the paparazzi came...
Good thing we were a bunch of poseurs!
But they did manage to get a couple contraband shots! :)
But really it was just a Ridiculously good time with friends and family!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I witnessed the most incredible event from my airplane window a few weeks ago as I returned to New York from Grandkids Retreat. Flying over Pennsylvania we passed the torrential storm that shut down New York for a day. These pictures do not come remotely close to capturing what I saw.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
So,Saturday morning at the crack of dawn we made our way down Wall St. and began our trip with a bang.
After picking myself up off the ground and our car up from Penn Station NJ we hit the road.
Our first stop....
Burger King, Scranton PA!
After lunch we tried to take "The Office" tour of Scranton but we missed the bus.So we had to make our own tour. We found the old train station and Mifflin Ave.
We thought Dunder Mifflin had to be around there somewhere! :) But our search for The Office and the "Scranton Welcomes You" sign was to no avail.
We even stopped in a gas station thinking the citizens of Scranton could lead us in the right direction...we were wrong. No one had any clue what we were talking about. Apparently no one in Scranton watches The Office. I wonder if it is banned from the airwaves there...
From Scranton we made our way to Palmyra. We had a few hours to kill before the Pagent started so went to the Sacred Grove and the Palmyra temple. The peacefulness of these sites is like no where elses. Even in the midst of crowds the spirit can be felt there. It was so nice to take the time to wander and enjoy the beauty and the spirit of these sites.
Even after being at the Sacred Grove and the Temple for a couple of hours we still had time on our hands, so dinner was the next thing on the agenda. After driving around the thriving metroplolis of Palmyra/Manchester, New York we decided to place our bets on Buffalo Bills. It was good meal, fun times and I, I did my daddy proud! :)The pagent was a very fun experience. There were definitely some very cool "special effects" but the best effects were the brilliant stars shining over head.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
About a month ago I was a bit down, struggling to sort somethings out and not quite my normal happy self. But thankfully there were quite a few blessed events that helped pull me out of it and made my days brighter. The first was Target's Children's Day - a fun filled Saturday that culminated with a fantastic FIREWORK show at the South Street Seaport. That night, the thrill of seeing huge bursts of color in the sky was almost more than I could handle. I stood there, gazing in wonderment at the fantastic spectical giggling with joy, and thinking "can life get any better?"
It was especially great because I got to share the joy and joyness with my wonderful roommate Juleen!
The second great event, an adventurous trip to the Guggenheim, I also shared with Juleen. She and I got stuck walking up Fifth Ave in the middle of a torrential rainstorm. And really the highlight of the trip was sharing it with Juleen.
Third and lastly was spending a week touring around New York with my sister and her friend Heidi then spending a going week in Washington D.C. with my family
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
So, in honor of things I am really bad at and thing I shouldn't be doing I am posting a fun little game my roommate Courtnie likes to play. Low High! But I am going to play it my way! Instead of giving one low and one high I am listing all my Lows and Highs for today.
High - waking to the sound of an intense rainstorm
High - eating McDonald's hotcakes in the middle of a rainstorm
High - reading Atlas Shrugged while eating hotcakes
Low - realizing my phone was missing
Low - searching for lost phone
High - phone call from Ashley Pinney with info about lost phone
High - getting my phone back
High - MapQuesting my upcoming trip to the Hill Cumorah!
Low - being unmotivated to work on my thesis
High - taking a hot shower in the middle of a rainy day
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I am not saying that I am either strong or beautiful. It is just a beautiful thing to be able to see who you really are.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
What a beautiful day!
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday morning I went on a church history tour of lower Manhattan. The information was facinating but the sites were a bit underwhelming (no original structures still exist) except for a super-cool secret park we found on top of a parking garage. It is my new favorite hangout! I have been back three times already!