Monday, June 30, 2008

People amaze me

Over the weekend I went to Centennial Beach with the 3 boys that I was watching for a few nights. They were 5, 3, and 9 months old. I loved going to the beach!!! I could stand in the shallow water and hang with the boys or we could head to the HUGE sand area and play. It was a great set up since I had my hands full.

At the beach they provide some of those tall umbrellas. A few announcements came across informing the guests that since it is windy, they recommend that all umbrellas be closed. Of course, there were those that didn't listen and remained open.

While I was standing in the water I saw this huge umbrella begin to fall. A life guard went running over to make sure no one was hurt. The umbrella top had flipped open the wrong way so now 2 life guards were trying to bend the bars back in so that they could close it down. The lady who did not listen to the announcement continued just sitting there watching these guys struggle with this umbrella for 5 minutes. I could not believe the audacity of this lady, she just had this smile on her face and continued to be a spectator.

Don't you think, since you were responsible for this problem that you would help? I don't understand people sometimes. And for some reason this lady got under my skin. I wanted to say to her "Get off your lazy, arrogant *** and help fix the umbrella (ella, ella, eh, eh)!!!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2 things

Thing #1:
The other day I was going out and was looking for something in my closet to wear. A few months ago I bit the bullet and bought some fancy jeans, you know jeans that you could wear with nice boots or jeans that you can dress up. What is interesting about this is that I usually only buy things that I need right now or if I don't they have to be on sale and these jeans fit neither of those categories. I forgot I had them and was so happy to find them in my closet. The little things in life that put a smile on my face.

Things #2:
I was out for a walk the other morning and ran into a family whose son I had tutored. As we recognized each other and talked for a second, the son came to the door followed by their big lab dog. The little boy opened the door and to my surprise, the dog come charging at me. Now I don't mind dogs, but as I saw this huge dog coming at me I was a bit nervous and was preparing myself in case she jumped on me. Instead of jumping when she got to me she slobbered all over me. I am totally grossed out by this, why did this lady think it would be ok for her dog to bolt out and then drool all over me??? I don't think that animal lovers get non animal lovers.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Don't get it

If there is an EMPTY dishwasher next to the kitchen sink...why is it so hard for people to rinse off their dirty dish(es) and just pop in the dishwasher instead of letting it pile up in the sink?!?!?!?! With all of the different roommates I have had, I have never been able to figure this out.

Friday, June 13, 2008


I love this time of year because there is so much great stuff going on. All of the festivals and outside activities are getting on their way and I cannot wait to partake in them. A few that I am looking forward to are Ribfest, Taste of Chicago, Navy Pier, dancing in the park, going to some baseball games and barbequing. I am ready to have FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

As requested....

Well blogger totally put these pictures in the wrong order, so I will tell you about this fun time from the end to the beginning. At the end of our time, they dip you into the ocean. We were in there for a few seconds to get refreshed before being brought back up into the air. Ashley and I are at our max height in these two pictures. It was so peaceful and relaxing to look at the blue/green ocean and mountains!!! Lastly, Ashley and I are just being pulled up into the sky. They let out 600 feet of rope, we just kept going and going. It was really smooth sailing. I have always wanted to go parasailing and am so glad that I fulfilled one of my goals!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Our Family Trip

What a treat it was to be away. And to be honest, the time did not fly by, which I have to say was awesome. We were able to soak up every minute.

We flew into Puerto Rico a day early and hung out. After a 2 mile walk in the sweltering heat, we arrived at the shopping to find out we only had 30 minutes to shop. It was so sad considering I had blisters on my feet from the journey. Despite that it was nice to see San Juan and some of the cultural aspects of it.

The following day we boarded the ship. It was awesome!!! There was rock climbing, mini golf, a great workout facility, pools, hot tubs, ice skating, bb courts, movie theatre, casino, shopping, and much more. There was always something to do. We stopped at 4 wonderful islands where we shopped and hung out at the beaches: Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas. I enjoyed parasailing and being the passenger while my sister FLEW on the jet ski. We had no internet, TV, newspaper, or phone and it was absolutely wonderful. There was a ton of food to eat, great evening entertainment, and a very hospitable cruise staff that went out of their way to help us.

I was thankful that our family had a great time. I will post pics once I finish getting them all together.