Saturday, May 31, 2008
He was my designated co-pilot, kept me company, and was in charge of video production!
I kind of forgot about some of the scenery - well, minus the train tracks since he took Amtrak back home - but seeing some of the run down towns and homes reminded me of the conversations that we had about what those people do for a living, where do they go to have fun, etc.
The 'rest area' made me laugh because I forgot about how scared I was to go in there - they had signs warning you not to leave the toilet seat up because of racoons coming up through the holes in them! Talk about having stage fright.
Thanks for putting this together, Rza! (And I guess thanks for making me stop in Salt Lake City at Wal-Mart to buy Modest Mouse - I thought you were going to punch me in the neck if I didn't actually stop so you could buy it on it's release date.)
Glad I did :)
Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Yesterday I had to say good bye to my little car pool buddy from work. I was sad.
We rode to work together for almost 7 months and became to know and learn about one another, and sit next to each other in our little cubes. He made fun of me when telling stories...for example, when I would say, "Mom called last night." His reply would be, "Our mom or YOUR mom?" I guess I was supposed to say 'My mom called me last night.' Or he thought it was funny to say, "Hey is mom giving us pop for supper tonight?" Oh, you funny guy...He made a big deal about taco pizza and thought it sounded like the worst meal ever....same with tator tot casserole - until I made it and he liked it!
He was the little brother that I never had and made me listen to music that I would never listen to and a morning sports radio talk show that I became addicted to hearing every day.
I'm all about chasing dreams and grabbing opportunities that present themselves and that's exactly what he's doing... I'm so proud of my little friend!
He's off to become an umpire in a midwest league/division after attending umpire school in FL back in January. This is his dream job - how cool would it be if we could all do what we had dreamed of doing as a child? I'm so happy for him and will miss his laugh and the way he would say, 'Uh...hey, man' in his fake southern accent. Kid had a big heart and I'm fortunate enough to have become his friend within the first week of working at our company.
Showing off the skills
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Windy Lindy,
Happy Birthday to you! :)
I hope you have a great birthday, mom! Too bad I can't be there to split a tasty treat from DQ with you...I love you bunches and will see you in a few weeks! WEE HOO!
Again, happy birthday!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Happy Mother's Day, Hot Mama!
I would do (just about) anything to be with you to celebrate today! At least I'll be with you soon and you know I'm always thinking of you :)
A year has gone by and you've done nothing but shown your continual support, love, and affirmation in all that has been thrown my way while we've been apart. Thank you for sharing my tears, laughter, and stories over the phone, email, and through cards and letters.
I could never have asked for a better mom - you have given advice, counsel, and heartfelt understanding in ways that I wonder if I could do in return... you are an inspiration, a role model, a caregiver, and comedian... you are my true Frother :)
You are the perfect example of what sort of mother, wife, and woman that I want to be - you are the backbone of the family, you have faithfulness that will be rewarded, and an outpouring of love towards every person you meet.
As I have watched you over the years, I see so much of Grandma Ar in you and a smile comes to my face (like right now)! What a true embodiment of how love radiates in a humanly form... the stories that you tell of her and the 14 years of memories that I've kept of my own, show how you have continued her legacy of sorts... thank you for being a great example!
I hope you have a great day, mom, and always know that you're on my heart and being loved and thought about daily! Happy Mother's Day - I heart You
Your Sweet Baboo