Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I've been without a computer at my fingertips for blogging since the middle of December, so I've been going to the library (geek!) and using Jennie's computer (mooch!). Well, this past week, my friend Brenda went home for Spring Break so she lent me her laptop. Hallelujah! It's been great to be able to blog whenever I want. So, I was in the shower the other day and I had to shave my legs. Anyone else hate shaving their legs as much as I do? Well, it was taking forever. Why would it take forever, you ask? It should be just zip, zip, you're done. Well, I hate shaving so much, that for most of the winter, I don't shave at all ... maybe 2 or 3 times throughout the winter. Gross, right? But I never wear shorts during the winter and it only sucks on those rare occasions where all of a sudden you get invited to someone's place that has a hot tub. So, can you now understand why it was taking forever? Slow process. Anyways, so the scene's been set.
You know you're addicted to blogging, when you're in the shower shaving your legs and your first thought is, "This is taking too long! I only have the computer for a few more days and I have to utilize every moment of it catching up on my favorite blogs." Blogging is now cutting into my shower time.
Some of you may ask, "Why don't you get your own laptop?" And believe me, some of you HAVE asked, and this is my answer. I don't know if you remember or have read back to the beginning of my blog about why I started this blog, but it was because I was planning on going away for a year to travel the globe. Well, I postponed that trip, and in April I'm really going to start thinking about whether or not I'm going to go on that trip this December. If I do end up going, why would I buy a laptop and only use it for a few shorts months and then be gone for a year? By the time I get back, there will be new, improved models out and so I think I should wait until I get back, or until I decide whether I'm going or not. Does that make sense? Aaah, but some of you may say, "But if you buy it now, you could take it with you on your trip." True, but I don't want to. I'm already worried that someone's going to try to steal my camera which I can hide in my pocket, so I don't want to have to worry about a laptop, too. Plus, most of the places that I'm wanting to go, I'll most likely be staying with friends who have computers, so I won't need my own. AND, when I travelled through Indonesia, we were hiking in the back woods through some rice fields, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and all of a sudden we saw this little hut with the words INTERNET painted on a piece of wood, so you can pretty much have access to a computer anywhere.
Whenever someone new asks me why I don't buy my own laptop, my friends start laughing now because they've told me a million times to buy one and I go through my whole schpeel (spelling?) above and they just shake their heads at me. I thought they were just having fun and being silly, but when I said to Bren and Jennie the other day, "Ok, you guys like to laugh about this, but when it really comes down to it, you understand why I'm not buying one yet, right?" they said, "NO!!!" I was surprised and now here I am blogging about it to get my blogger land friends opinions. Should I buy one now despite knowing whether I'm going away or not? Help me decide!!!
That was a long post about something that's not really important in the grand scheme of life, so if you made it through reading all of that, thanks! :)
I took today off to make my move to my new house sitting place and clean the old one, so I best get my butt in gear!
P.S. Did you see that it's only 2 weeks until my sister comes? Yippeeeeee!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Where did the road go? I don't know if you can read the little sign on the back of the stop sign, but this is what it said:
Hmmm, you think? :)
I couldn't remember the name of this thing, but it caused me to use these, which I've also forgotten the name of.
He looked just like that, too. There was this weird red glow behind him and he gave me this look like, "What the heck are you doing?" Ok, he didn't look exactly like that and I didn't get a picture of him. Tara and I stood outside talking for awhile and we watched him and his wife/girlfriend look for a movie. It was also funny to watch people come out of the store whispering to each other, "Are you sure that's him? Yes, I'm sure." So there you go. Celebrities go to Roger's video and rent movies, just like us. I always have my camera with me so when I went back to my truck, I pulled it out, but I thought they were still in the store so by the time I had zoomed it, I looked up and they were already walking back to their truck and were too far away, so I took this pic of them driving off. Believe me or don't believe me. I know it was him.
I also sat beside him on a Westjet flight from here to Edmonton once. I was trying to be clever and think of something to say that wouldn't make me sound weird or creepy and then he sat down, put his shades on, bent his head down and fell asleep. Alrighty then. Maybe he was mad that he had to sit in the middle seat and that I got the window seat or that I didn't give up my seat to his wife/girlfriend. Or ... maybe he was just really tired. So, again, celebrities fly economy class, just like us.
Friday, March 23, 2007
This was by far my favorite spot. I believe when Tiffany emailed me about the place, she said, "You better grab the chair with the ottoman in the corner right away when you get there because you won't want to leave that spot the whole time you're there." And she was right. It was the perfect place to sit and read, then look up to stare at ...
Just down below the bluff on the beach is this cute little picnic area.
It was raining when we arrived (big surprise), so we decided to take a drive around and we saw some amazingly gorgeous houses. How people can afford these places, I'll never know (but we were a little afraid as we drove onto their yards that men with machine guns would come running out to us ... drug dealers! Ok, we have large imaginations). As we drove around, the closer we got to the water, we would see these signs everywhere.
Monday it was raining again, so we sat in our respective chairs and chatted some more while watching this eagle soar about 10 feet off the end of our yard. It was very cool. It was quite windy, so he floated in one spot for awhile and then would dip down and pull back up again. Beautiful. We had seen a rabbit in the yard the night before and were hoping that rabbit was safely tucked away from the eagle's prying eyes.
We were only there for 2 nights, but had a great time. Thanks Tiff, for hooking us up and for coming and hanging out for a couple of hours. We had a great time chatting with you. Bren even said, "We talked ALL DAY today. Guys could never do that." So true. We girls do love to gab.
Goodbye for now, sweet, little cabin. We will definitely be back. How's the May long weekend work for you?
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Congratulations MEI senior boys team! See you at the BCs!
So, last weekend 7 of us girls took off for Seattle. As we neared Lynden, we saw a billowing of smoke in the sky. When we got closer, this is what we saw.
"What's going on here?" we wondered. "How could this have started?" We stopped and watched for about 5 minutes. We could feel the heat from our car. It was interesting to watch the fire move throughout the building and it seemed like the tiny streams of water were doing nothing. We were all in awe and then someone pointed this out.Hee Hee - Ok, so it was controlled. Even though it was a training exercise, the firemen were still doing a great job.
Off we headed for lunch at Taco Bell. Yes, you could say we made a run for the border. You probably wouldn't say that, but you could. We had our cheap, yummy meal that we would "pay for" later and I noticed that on the sauce packets they had different sayings. I showed this one to Jennie. I don't know if you can read it or not, but it says, "Will you scratch my back?" I was just showing it to her because it was funny, not because I was asking her if I could scratch her back, and she made the funniest, scrunched up face I'd seen her make. It was like she was recoiling from me as if I'd asked her something vile. I looked at her and said, "What?" She said, "I hate having people scratch my back." Aaah, Jennie, you're so cute. Learn something new about your friends every day.
Onward we went and did some shopping at The Alderwood Mall (the best/biggest mall in Washington I believe). If you have a chance to go there ... do. It's great. The stores that are a MUST hit for us are See's Candies and Sephora, but of course there are many other great stores there as well. The shoe section at Nordstrom's is always good to check out as well ... salesmen are always dressed to the nines ... oh, and the shoes are nice too. ;)
From there we went to the Mercy Me/Audio Adrenaline concert. I really enjoyed the concert even though I didn't know a lot of their songs. I knew a lot of the chorus', so that was good.
Here are the lovely ladies. From left, Carmen, Jennie, Karen, Natasha, Colleen and Brenda. I'm taking the picture. Thanks for a great weekend, girls!
By the time they got to this song, the tears were flowing for me. This song is called, I Can Only Imagine and it talks about the first time we see Jesus face to face. Amazing to even think about it. I believe I will be falling to my knees and not be able to speak. Listen to this clip and follow along with the words below and you'll know what I'm talking about.
Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine