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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another license

This past weekend Brad's parents accepted a deal they couldn't refuse - two jet skis from the 1990s with a double trailer for a very reasonable price. So, now I have to complete the boatering safety class through the Maryland DNR. i feel like I'm studying for my driving test again except i can take this test online whenever I feel "ready." Brad thinks this should be Thursday or Friday so I can drive a jet ski on my own this weekend, but I think i really should learn about it and what's going on. So, we'll see. And weather in this area is nowhere near as beuatiful as South Carolina or Tennessee so it will be a chilly Memorial Day anyway.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Birthday has Passed

It's official - I am now 23. That seems so much older than 21 and much closer to 25 even though it is right in the middle. Brad called my friend Meghan and her boyfriend Chris about celebrating my birthday and I wa ssurprised to be going to Ocean City with them for my birthday. But first we had a company event at LIMA in McPherson Square where I had the best mojito of my life, oh and some $300 strawberry champagne. Yes, seriously. That could be the reason I slept for 2/3 of the three hour drive to Ocean City after the event. I was lucky enough to have banana and blueberry pancakes made for me on my birthday and crispy bacon. All accompanied by some pink potted gerber daises. We went fishing in the afternoon and at least Meghan caught something! A 15 1/2 inch fat ole flounder that could've fed all of us if it was 1/2 inch larger and legal to keep! It was so windy that on the way back I laid in the front of the boat and Brad snapped the boat cover over me which elimanted all the wind - glorious. After a yummy dinner of orange roughy, roasted potatoes, salad and of course birthday cake! brad and I went to The greene Turtle for some libations. We met a fun group of guys from Hoboken believe it or not who joined us in laughing the woman who appeared to be 50
in velvet pants and off the shoulder sweatshirt (very flashdance-esk) who was "dancing" as if she was on ecstasy. Oh and then the lady flashing the bouncer and believe me, she really shouldn't have been. It was a very relaxing weekend, especially since I slept until 11:30 Sunday and then napped from 12-2:30! Enjoyable. On another note, there appears to be an Alpha Chi baby boom, but definitely not of my pledge class yet, of the 2001 pledge class. Two friends that I know through other friends just had a baby girl this weekend and another is addition to those who already have a lil' peanut and those who should soon!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Myanmar Crisis

I am at a loss of words about the crisis in Myanmar as a result of the cyclone that hit earlier this week. The UN has delivered enough food for 95,000 people but the military government is not allowing the supplies to be distributed - they are sitting on the tarmac at the airport. What a waste! It seems like the government is committing genocide, that is what will happen if they don't accept help. Hundreds of thousands of people have already died and more are suffering. here is the US, Thailand and other more powerful countries who are offering FREE aid, but they aren't accepting it. Maybe the governemnt's brains and rationale got swept away in the storms too. What a shame. It bothers be every time I see updates on the news about the situation.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I know I just wrote yesterday, but last night Brad and I celebrated our two year anniversary - the day we met in Memphis. We had a nice dinner at Wildfire, a great restaurant in Mclean where I delightfully ate some swordfish, but brought most of it home for dinner tonight. Then I had him experince Nielsen's frozen custard for the first time and of course we got chocolate. It was glorious. Interesting how after this year we won't really be "celebrating" May 6th anymore since our wedding anniversary will be November 1st. Yes, we'll always remember it (especially since it is the birthday of my grandfather and two sorority sisters), but we'll essentially have a new anniversary. I'm sure he's relieved since my birthday comes just a few days later!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring symbolizes a Fresh Start

Well, for those of you who don't already know, we pulled out of the contract for the house in Brunswick (pic in earlier post) because the sellers refused to fix some major things, so, time to move on - eventually. In the meantime, we celebrated by finally buying mountain bikes on Saturday! We are both excited about our new purchase (a birthday gift from Brad) and went on a 20 mile C&O Canal ride Saturday afternoon and I went another 8 miles Sunday through DC.
I also got another great gift from him last week that was meant for the proch of our new house (we will eventually have one!): a set of two white wooden rocking chairs! We haven't assembled them yet because we don't have a place for them where we live right now, but we did peek.
Today is our two year anniversary - also the day we met. I can't believe it was two years ago that Ek introduced us in Memphis nor can I believe that here we are deciding on which weding invitation to choose for our wedding less than 6 months from now. Life moves fast, doesn't it?
Sunday after church we also planted our veggie garden for the season. It inlcudes tomatoes, red and green peppers, broccoli, squash and chives. Talk about a fresh start... :)