Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Outer Banks

Going to the Outer Banks...

WAS SO MUCH FUN! Okay, for those of you who don't know, the Outer Banks are essentially a string of islands in North Carolina. We stayed in Nags Head, which is right by Kitty Hawk where the Wright brothers flew their little plane! It was cool! Okay, I'm a nerd, I know. We drove by the place where they flew the plane! We didn't go sight seeing while we were there because we were too busy laying on the beach acting like BUMS the entire time. Seriously, we went to eat and went to the beach and that is about it. It was wonderful. And being lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the ocean.... oh my gosh it was so great. I highly recommend. It'll cure anyone's insomnia I bet. We lucked out because the beach right outside our hotel was not super crowded, so we got a good spot each day. It didn't rain one time the whole time. I tried lobster, crab, tuna, and mahi-mahi while we were there. Those of you who know me well will know that this is a really big deal. I am just now trying out seafood because I was always too chicken before. I really liked all of it except the mahi-mahi was a little strange.

Unfortunately, I received some bad news when I got home: my sister doesn't get to come live with me for the month of August. I am currently very pissed off at Georgetown because they accepted too many people for rotations so they couldn't accept my sister. It sucks. Obviously they don't understand that she is going to be a world famous surgeon some day and they would have been lucky to be able to say she did one of her rotations there while she was still a student. We were really excited about it too. The pricks ruined our plans. :( So I guess instead we are going to figure out a time when she can just come to visit and party with me. Hopefully it will be soon.

On a final note, I would like to say that I witnessed a CRAZY person today. I was driving home from the bank, stopped at a red light. This guy got out of his car and pounded on the driver's side window of the chick that was in the car behind me. Then he started screaming, I am assuming obscenities (my window was up because it is hotter than hades here), and flailing his little crazy-man arms around. I was seriously shocked and it scared the crap out of me. People need to chill out.
Our view from our hotel. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Footprints

FOOTPRINTS

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.


When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.


This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it: "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."


The Lord replied: "My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."


written by Mary Stevenson

Monday, July 11, 2005

Home Depot

HOME DEPOT


Three couples went in to see the minister to see how to become members of his church. The minister said that they would have to go without sex for two weeks and then come back and tell him how it went.


The first couple was retired, the second couple was middle-aged and the final couple was newlywed.


Two weeks went by, and the couples returned to the minister. The retired couple said it was no problem at all. The middle-aged couple said it was tough for the first week, but after that, it was no problem. The newlyweds said it was fine until she dropped the can of paint.


"Can of PAINT!" exclaimed the minister.


"Yeah," said the newlywed man. "She dropped the can and when she bent over to pick it up I had to have her right there and then. Lust took over."


The minister just shook his head and said that they were not welcome in the church.


"That's okay," said the man. "We're not welcome in Home Depot either."

Friday, July 08, 2005

Clever Title of This Post

Okay, so I never post anymore. What the heck is up with me. I guess I am really busy. Actually, I have been trying to think of something clever to write that will be of interest to the general public and I have been experiencing a case of writer's block. So I guess I will just post about my life. This is essentially my soap box, right? Things with work are going pretty well. I am thinking about a job change in the near future though. I will have fulfilled my 18 months that are expected of me in my current position in November. I'm still not sure if I am going to adhere to that considering most people in my office do not. I might just stick around until my trainee is certified. I have my eye on another position, now I just have to find out about it. Oh and wait for an opening. And I guess I should probably get my resume updated even though I despise doing that. The problem is that I really don't like changing jobs, because then you have to re-experience whole process of feeling like an idiot because you have no idea what the hell you are doing. I really don't like feeling stupid. I am so bored in my current position though, I don't know if I am going to make it much longer. It might be time to move on to bigger and better things.

My sister is coming to stay with me for the month of August hopefully! She is still waiting to hear from the people at Georgetown about it but I am so excited already. It is going to be awesome. And she is going to apply for residency programs out here too! Yay! It would be so awesome if my sister ended up moving here. Even though she will probably be insanely busy and have no time to hang out with me whatsoever. But when she does....I will be waiting patiently with martini in hand.

Well, I have started weight training again. It had been a loooooong time since the last time I weight trained consistently. I guess I am back into it full force. My only problem is that I really hate being at the gym for a long time. Especially during the summer. Considering today is a cloudy rainy mess I guess I don't mind. It is nice to go back to Bally's and see a lot of people that I haven't seen in a while. And I must say working out at a gym with a bunch of other people can make for some interesting people watching. As I have discussed with Jody many times, there are some weird people that go to our gym. Just a few: huge guy with black and yellow striped spandex shorty-shorts (I'm talkin' short, people. Like package-could-fall-out-any-second-short.), old guy with giant '80s sunglasses, and guy with the tiniest legs ever that wears black spandex pants. Currently there are two things that I would like to say to people that come to my gym:

1. Put down the phone. You are not that important. Unless you are the president you really don't need to bring your cell phone into the gym and talk on it the whole time. Although if said cell phone will prevent you from talking to me about the inane details of your work-out or offering me tips, please resume.

2. Putting the treadmill at an incline is a great way to make your cardio workout more challenging. That is unless you hold on to the handles and end up being perpendicular to the damn thing anyway. Think about it.

I'm sure there will be more to come...

Other things that are new in my life...

Joe bought a new vette that is the most gorgeous car ever. Which makes sense since he is the most georgeous guy ever. :) See pics below. And we are going to see Toby Keith on Saturday! Yeah concerts! I love them. :0)