Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hawaii....


was great!! I must have been having so much fun I didn't have time to blog. :-) Can't believe it's been a year ago!!


Blogspot and Blackberry do not get along and I was usually blogging from my phone, especially while traveling. So no blogs about my cool trip to Chicago last summer with Amy and Carrie, two of the best friends a girl could have (I mean it Amy, not just saying it because you are the only one that reads my blog!!)! ;-)


You've also missed out on any blogs involving Charlotte (Carrie and Dan's baby)! So many pictures, so little time...


Next trip is Florida for my cousin Laura's wedding...stay tuned maybe I'll blog again before next year!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Facebook

I don't like Facebook photos...it might be because i have dial-up. It takes forever to upload pictures...if I can even get it to load the photo page!!! Oh well, I guess no one will ever see Savannah pictures.

I can't believe it is already 9:30pm. I loose track of time on the Internet! I should be balancing my checkbook, wrapping Ren's baptism gift, or sleeping. Instead I'm researching phones, uploading pictures to dress up my blog, checking email, and listening to music. Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

Only 27 days till Hawaii!!!! Aloha!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Savannah!!


Friday- Roadtrip...Savannah! Big Huskie Bucket (whatever that is...we passed it & it sounded interesting)...Tamarack (art gallery, theater, restaurant, & more in the Appalachian Mountains...we had lunch here & shopped)...West Virginia Reggae (whatever that is! it was a song on the radio that sounded 'interesting'!)...Charlotte layover!
Saturday- Tybee Island Irish Parade...Sting Ray's for seafood...City Market for shopping, sightseeing, & music
Sunday-
St John the Baptist for Celtic mass...Clary's for a late breakfast (character in 'Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil' ate here...don't remember name since I still have to read the book & watch the movie)...The Bookshop for window shopping (themed 'Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil')...Old Trolly Historical tour (saw many squares...Chippewa Square I believe was the one where Forrest ate his 'box of chocolates'; also saw the church steeple where the feather was released from; saw the bar from 'Something to Talk About' where Julia Robert's character wears her nightgown & catches charcter husband Dennis Quaid cheating on her...saw lots & lots of more important historical stuff like girl scout founder's birthplace, but I can't remember it all!)...City Market, Tappas by Ann for dinner, window shopping, & dessert! River walk (lots of St. Patrick's Day festivities going on here...bars, drinking, drinking, & more drinking...)
Monday- Slept late...got reservations for Lady & Sons restaurant for dinner then went to lunch @ Fuddruckers...took the Old Trolley historical ride off & on today...went on a steamboat historical tour...shopped @ riverfront stores then went to Lady & Sons for dinner...food was wonderful!!! Best mac & cheese I've ever had! Fried chicken, collard greens, green beans, sweet potatoes, pork chops, pepper steak over rice, galic biscuits, hoecakes, and chocolate chip brownie for dessert...Paula Deen sure knows her food! yum!!
Tuesday- St. Patrick's Day!
Parade day...sitting on Broughton & Abercorn in Irish attire waiting for parade to start...heading home after the parade.

Beautiful city, great weather, relaxing time...do we have to go home?!

Wednesday- Stopped in Princeton, WV last night. Heading for home home now.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

POP Sunday

Well, nothing too exciting today. Working in POP...doing a lot of phone number lookups and transfers. Circ sounds like they're having fun...heard music? and laughter (dm) earlier. I'm just jealous, Kathy and I don't want to be here...it looks nice outside! Home and Garden show is going on at the Knight Center. I'm so pathetic that the highlight of my Sunday is that one of the regular patrons (with major issues) said I "did good" while I was answering his reference question (which consisted of looking up the tv schedule that he had in front of him; wanted me to give him more information...like read to him the tv episode summary). Last time he said I was "lazy", hence why I was happy that this time I got a "did good". :-) To defend myself, I was trying to cut the conversation short last time, because the tv show that he was asking the summary of scares him so I was trying to avoid describing the shows to him...public libraries you gotta love them!

Oh...I guess the music was a recital going on in the auditorium...maybe circ isn't having any fun either today! :-(

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chicken Soup moment

While I was walking @ lunch earlier this week I saw a serviceman in military fatigues and it reminded me of a Chicken Soup (book reference) moment I had a few months ago. Mom and I were driving to Toledo for my cousins' baptisms and we stopped at a turnpike rest stop to go to Panera's (I love turnpike restops...much more fun than they used to be!). There were 2 servicemen in line and my mom started to approach them and the cashier even though we had already paid. I wasn't sure what she was doing as she took out money from her wallet. Here she was going to pay for their meals. I hadn't ever thought of doing this (or heard of anyone else doing it)...but leave it to my mom to think of it (she's one of the kindest people you will ever meet). But before she could complete her random act of kindness, some other kind soul had already paid the the servicemen's meals. Moments like these make me happy and sad @ the same time...sad because I tear up and happy to know that kind people still exist in the world. Oh and also proud to be an American where people appreciate the miltary and the sacrifices they make for our country's safety.

Friday, September 26, 2008

what next?!

Okay, I haven't written in awhile...haven't been on any big vacations or had anything else to write about. So probably no one will read this but Amy (thanks, Amy!!). So I've had an interesting couple of weeks.
My docter from Summit Natural Wellness Center told me of some food allergies/sensitivities that I have. She wants me to not eat these foods for 3 months. They are dairy, eggs, garlic, sugar (just to name the big ones...there's actually more...like cranberries & pecans which I don't really eat). So I have been relearning how to eat (I already was trying to do organic and avoid processed foods.)...can't believe it's only been a week and a half!

Then on Saturday I was hiking and a bee (I think) flew into my sunglasses and stung me on my eyelid!

Now I'm sitting in Tallmadge Tire and Service Center waiting for my flat tire to be fixed...I was on my way to work when I noticed a noise (I've had a lot of flat tires so I recognized the sound!!).

Okay so it could be worse...I started with the negative (must be because I woke up with a headache...shouldn't have stayed up to watch the Grey's Anatomy premiere...it was terrific by the way!).

The positive:
-I've been feeling healthier from eating better and I've lost some weight (which I shouldn't mention otherwise I'll jinx myself and start gaining again!).
-I walked both the American Heart Association Akron U walk and a hike @ the Gorge for the Spree both with my grandmother (also @ Akron U I got to walk with Uncle Larry, Aunt Pam, and Colleen...my cousin). How blessed/lucky am I!
-And last but not least the tire guy said my car will be ready in 5 minutes (had to plug the tire since it had a pin & a screw in it!).

bye for now!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 5- Last Day :-(




Sad to go...I love California! I think I was meant to live here...no scary hair(frizzies because of Ohio humidity!) Anyway, heard Khaled Hosseini interviewed. Very elequent...maybe it's just because I love accents, but really he spoke about important issues and I not only enjoyed but learned something. He said his books weren't based on his life but there were parallels. There wasn't a lot to do in Kobel (spelling?) when he was growing up (no tv, computers, etc) so family became even more important. He discussed both of his books. Kite Runner when completed he had personal satisfaction that he could do. More was expected with A Thousand Splended Suns, especially more difficult because of the female perspective.

Went back to the expo for a little bit...learned about Gale's new readers advisory database...looks good. Didn't win any Super Tuesday prizes...darn!

The closing session was an interview with Diahann Carroll. Very fun to see Dr. Burk's mom (only Grey's anatomy fans will understand!). Very interesting woman. Enjoyed it and I think I will enjoy her book that comes out in October. I think it was called The Legs are the First to go.

Now off to the LAX!