Tuesday, September 29, 2009

...just thought i'd share these: i ran across them online and they had me crackalackin up!

I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch (which you most of the time aren't even wearing) or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

That's enough, Nickelback.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what in the world was going on when I first saw it.

I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

How on earth are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

The only time I look forward to a red light is when I trying to finish a text.

Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in,' I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Example: Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said, "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse) ..ummm ...Goonies."

While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this. Ever.

I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. Do they think it's as great as I do? Probably not. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs.

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket or purse, finding their sunglasses, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I bet everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

I wonder if cops ever get mad at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

Kenya, here I come!

I just paid for my Kenya tickets.
I am freaking out.
I am so excited it's a little nuts.
If you'd seen these faces wouldn't you want to go back too?
I am counting the days:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

*merry christmas, leah*

So last Christmas Ashley wanted to paint me a picture for my gift. I gave her this picture of my favorite tree from Kenya. She finally finished, 42.5 years later (love you Pick...)! Ashley and her husband David just moved to Petersburg, Virginia. On our way to the beach we stopped by for an afternoon of catching up, and we spent the night being ridiculous and watching Season 5 of The Office (duh). Best part about the time with Ashley? Getting my Christmas Present! The first thing we did when we got home was to hang our gorgeous new pic. She did an incredible job...we knew she was good, but not this good! Isn't it beautiful? Now we have this amazing piece of art that reminds me of two of my favorite things: Kenya and Pickles :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vacation in Self Shots

In front of the Baywood B&B:
On the B&B beach:

On Virginia Beach:

Cape Charles:

Chincoteague Island:

Looking for wild ponies on Chincoteague:

Atop the Lighthouse on Chincoteague:

Kiptopeake State Park:

Before date night:

Last shot of the trip, on the Chessapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Fishing Pier:

We had such a blast on our vacation! We are extremely thankful that we had the opportunity to get away and reconnect with each other and with God's creation. If you're wonderin if we would recommend the Eastern Shore, The Baywood Bed and Breakfast, or Virginia's coast as a whole, we couldn't recommend it more! It's so beautiful and life seems so much more simple.

We were super glad to get back to our mountains, though. We were glad to see our little home and especially our little doggie and kitten!! We missed Ruby and Toots, but were thankful to have folks to take care of them...Ruby stayed with David's parents and Toots went to my Dad and Moms. When we picked them up, they had both been spoiled to death. Ruby had a new collar and was freshly bathed, and Toots had about 432 new toys!

Virginia Beach

The afternoon after we went to Kiptopeake we decided that if the sun wasn't going to find us, we were going to find the sun. We succeeded! We drove across the Bay Bridge Tunnel to Virginia Beach, and the weather was divine. We stayed through sunset and had dinner, and it was all splendid. I must say, the crowded beach and city lights did make us truly thankful for our little slice of paradise over at the Baywood.

The Boardwalk at dusk:

Good Ol' Neptune:
Look how handsome my husband is :)

David's under there! He played in the waves for hours, it was super wonderful watching him be so happy!!

This little gull was our welcoming committee. He just posed for me to take a photo shoot!

Kiptopeake State Park

One morning we went over to Kiptopeake State Park, just about 7 or 8 minutes up the road from us. David actually walked the beach up to it one afternoon when I was taking a nap. On this morning it was freezing but beautiful and completely worth the weather!This jelly was huge, the biggest we had ever seen!

i LOVE this picture:

Off the shore of Kiptopeake there are dozens of huge old ships, all lined up head to toe. I wish we would have had a panoramic camera to capture them all!
The birds were crazy over these boats.

Love him :)

Chingoteague Island & Cape Charles

Chincoteague is an island at the top of the Eastern Shore peninsula, right next to Maryland. (We actually drove up to Maryland, crossed the state line, and turned around, just to say that we've been there!) Our B&B was on the Southern tip, so it was about an hour drive up to the island. It was pretty roten weather, but we didn't mind...that's what adventures are made of, right? Chincoteague is home to wild ponies, lots of marshes and this historic lighthouse:

Are we gonna head out there?

I guess so! It was insanely stormy and windy windy windy. The wind roared so loud you could hardly hear each other talk.
We had to leave our hats inside when we walked out at the top of the lighthouse:
The trail to the lighthouse from the top:Looking for wild ponies in the monsoon:

See the baby on the far left?!?! They were so beautiful:

The waves on the shore of Chincoteague were crazy. And as you can see by our clothes, the wind was outrageous:

That wave behind me crashes into me and almost takes me out to sea as the shutter was closing, and I was soaked to the knees for the rest of the day!

Davids shirt is a great way to let you see the wind:

Cape Charles is the little town where our B&B was located: