Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is sweaty, disgusting, but very satisfied me and my friend Camille at the end of the race. The additional cheesy look in our grins is probably part delirium and part anticipation that now we get to end our droughts from Dr. Pepper (for me) and Diet Coke (for her).
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported me. Next year I'll be hitting you all up to come ride with me!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
R: “Okay girls, we’re in charge of the Sunday Sacrament Meeting for the rest home. We need VOLUNTEERS to help”
YW: whine, complain, “we did that last year”, moan, moan, moan, “old people,” whine, “gross,” grumble, grumble, “I spoke in church at Christmas”, blah, blah, blah, “not it”…
R: “We can do this one of three ways. You can sweetly volunteer to do what you want to do. You can take the chance and draw a card from my hand that will say what you will do. Or I can go all Nazi on you and dictate what each of you will do.”
I suddenly realize I am sitting next to our German foreign exchange student.
R: “Oh, um, what I meant is you that won’t have a choice and I’ll just tell you what to do.”
YW: “Yea, go Nazi on us! If we don’t do what you say will you put us in a gas chamber?”
The foreign exchange student’s face turns red and gives me a well-deserved scowl.
R: “I shouldn’t have said that… what I mean is…”
YW: “I like the Nazi way! Are you going to kill our families, starve us…”
Yes, this would be one of those times at church when varied and inappropriate curses run through your mind…
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
To back up, yesterday I got a ton of starts and plants from my neighbor to plant in my front yard. Given that we’ve been focusing on the back yard, the front was starting to look like a pathetic wasteland that would be used in a public service announcement about serving your poor elderly neighbor… Oh wait, my yard was already used for that earlier this year. (Stay tuned to a commercial break near you.)
Anyhow, I was digging in the front yard last night until after dark. I wasn’t able to get all of the plants from my neighbor in the ground and had to temporarily put them in big containers until I could plant them this morning. So I got up early today and was planting along and a few plants in, I caught the unmistakable smell of cat feces. I figured I had dug into an area where a cat had made a deposit, grimaced and continued on- silly cat. Then I realized as I was planting the next few plants that those stunk like cat pee too. All of the plants in two of the large pots, which smelled like flowers last night, now emit cat pee! A cat sprayed my plants last night! And this left me, gagging and planting pee-tainted plants! Did I mention that I opted not to wear gloves this morning? Yep... damn feline.