Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Why jump put of a perfectly good airplane????


Because I can!!!!!

Yes folks, that's right, Ryan and I are planning on going skydiving with some friends in September.

I would rather not tell Grammy until after we have done it, so if the family could do that for me, it would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want her to worry.

The big day will be September 6th. We're going in Greensburg, IN. There's a few of my co-workers who will be joining us. I am so stinking excited!!!

There's another thing I can kick off the bucket list!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Strange Little Coincidence

I just found out that my step brother (yes, if you've forgotten I do have a step brother) and his wife and daughter just moved back to Kokomo from Elwood a couple weeks ago. His name is Chris.

Chris stopped into visit Mom and Will last week to let them know that he was living back in town. When they asked him where he was living, he said at "412 North McCann Street."

That's the same house where Mom and Dad and I lived when I was little!!!!! I have wanted to go back in there for years, and now I have the chance. Mom wants to go too. I just hope it doesn't bring back bad memories for her.

It was really funny when Mom was telling me. She said, "I thought my heart was going to stop!!"

She's so cute sometimes.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

WEEN in Louisville, KY (Our 4 year anniversary)

Tuesday July 8th was our 4th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than going to see WEEN?!?!?!? They were playing in Louisville , KY. It was the closest place they were playing since last October when I saw them for the first time.Once again, we got to drive through some crappy weather. It was actually beautiful until about a half an hour from Kentucky. Once we crossed the river, the sun started shining again. It turned out to be perfect for the evening.

This picture was taken while we were crossing the Ohio River. I did the best I could taking shots through the wet windows :-)
I fell in love with these orange chairs in our hotel as soon as I saw them....so of course, I had to have my picture taken in with them. I think I'm screaming "PARTY" in the picture!!!!
We stayed in a nice little Holiday Inn downtown. It was only a couple blocks from the venue, so we were able to walk to and from the show. We ate in the bar before we left and had a delicious dinner. Our waitress was named Pam. That was kind of ironic because we have a friend who is about half my size who we call "Big Pam." The waitress reminded us of our Big Pam, so Ryan wanted his picture with her. She was fun.As soon as Ryan spotted the name of this meal on the menu, it was sold. It was called the "Kentucky Hot Brown." How gross does that sound?!?!? But you know, it was actually really good!! It was smoked turkey smothered in au gratin potatoes, tomatoes, cheese, and bacon served with four big pieces of Texas toast.
My food wasn't quite so funny, but it was good!!!! I love green, so I wanted my picture with my green chicken wraps!!!! I know I'm lame...........but if you notice in the background, I had already started drinking by that time....that's my excuse!!!! After dinner, we headed down to the venue. It was called Coyotes and it was in a building in the area called the City Block of Louisville. I was really happy to see so many familiar faces in Louisville!!! Shawn Kirby and his girlfriend Monique were there, Nick and Ashley were there, and so was Clint.Clint and Ryan kept my drinks coming all night!! It's wonderful to not have to play designated driver. We all had a great time dancing, singing and hanging out with eachother.Here's Ryan, Shawn, and Monique sitting in front of the Forecastle Festival sign that Ryan ended up bringing home to hang on our poster wall. Ekoostik Hookah will be playing there, so we wanted to get the flyer at least. We won't be able to make it to the show because we will be in Portland then.This is Gene Ween belting it out. They are absolutely amazing to see live. Crazy, yet amazing!!!! Had to throw in a picture of me and Ryan all snuggly :-)Another shot of Gene. I never got very close to the stage. It's not quite the same as an Ekoostik Hookah crowd. People post their spots up front at the WEEN shows, and you better not even think about trying to sqeeze in. Where at the Hookah shows, you might find a few people like that, but most of us up front are like "hey, come on up here.....squeeze in with us....the more the merrier!!!" So, next time, I guess I'll just have to get there plenty early enough to post my own spot up front. It's not worth a fight to me.

It's always like a family reunion at show when Clint and I are together. I really miss having him in Kokomo. He's my big little brother, and I will always love him like my own brother.
This is a picture of one of the walls in the venue.
After the show, Ryan and I went to Nick and Ashley's hotel for awhile. It was about a block away from our hotel. Nick was already asleep when we got there, but Ashley was raring to go!!!! So, we had a couple drinks there and then headed back to our Holiday Inn.The after party continued at our hotel when we got back. I was obviously having fun finishing off this bottle of wine. Don't worry though....Ryan helped me :-) It was a fun night, to say the least.I never actually finished that bottle of wine, but apparently I felt like I did. Ryan has a whole series of pictures of me twirling around and him standing on the bed looking over me. We're just a couple crazy kids. Four years, and still loving every minute of it!!!!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Dog's Diary vs. Cat's Diary

The Dog's Diary:

8:00am-Dog Food!!!! My Favorite Thing...

9:30am-A Car Ride!!!! My Favorite Thing...

9:40am-A walk in the park!!! My Favorite Thing...

10:30am-Got Rubbed and petted!!!!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

12:00pm-Milk Bones!!!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

1:00pm-Played in the Yard!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

3:00pm-Wagged my tail!!!!!!!!!My Favorite Thing...

5:00pm-Dinner!!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

7:00pm-Got to play ball!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

8:00pm Wow! Watched TV with the people!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

11:00pm-Sleeping on the bed!!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite Thing...

The Cat's Diary:

...Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although Imake my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape...

In an attempt to digust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today, I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrated my capabilities. However they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.

Bastards.... There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, Icould hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again, but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privleges. He is a regularly released, and seems to be more than willingto return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...