Archive for the ‘Trips and Travels’ Category

I know many of you are anxiously awaiting the SB2010 recap post… which I artfully created, however it may be a while before you see it. Unfortunately I decided to use this particular post to try out the Microsoft Word blog post creator, and I didn’t foresee having this much trouble publishing the post to my blog. So its done, and its awesome, and it took my an entire day to do, but you will just have to grin and bear it until I can figure that junk out. My bad.

On a more positive note, I have decided to finally update my “About” page, and just figured out I can add more pages to the blog so you can look forward to that and some new changes on the blog coming soon!

And… the best for last. Go check out Kelly’s blog and watch the video that she posted (or is going to post momentarily). It’s HILARIOUS. Period. End of statement. And later this evening I’m going to post a video of us watching that video, which is genuine hilarity as well. It will be worth your time, so check back for that.

Another SB teaser:

Man, I’m strong. Off to kickboxing to get even stronger so I can carry more people on my back for sweet action shots like the above.


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It’s true. I’m still here.

Sorry for my little blogging hiatus, I know you’ve all just been itching with anticipation for me to post again! I hate when life gets in the way of my blogging!

So first things first. I left you with such a cliffhanger last week!! Jen did a pretty swell job of guessing the 10 body parts that can be spelled with just three letters. I guessed all the same ones as her: eye, lip, hip, toe, leg, arm, ear, and rib. I also though of gum, and Carolyn finished the puzzle with JAW! I don’t know how long it would have taken me to get that one. Good job CM!

So obviously a lot has been going on the past few days to keep me from devoting time to my precious bloggy. Unfortunately nothing Peace Corps related has been stealing my attention… Still waiting…

I have been doing a lot of other exciting things though!

1. I got my hairs cut! Yes, all of them! And now I have bangs. Like, cira 4th grade style bangs. That wasn’t the original plan, but it happened and I’m dealing with it. I have gone back and forth a lot about whether or not I like them. Sometimes I do and keep them hanging around (haaaa I’m so punny) other times they annoy me to no end and I pin them up and outta my way. I’ll probably continue this indecisive behavior until they grow out enough to push em all to one side again. I will try to post a picture tomorrow.

2. I played my last first game of the season. In an unfortunate turn of events, we weren’t able to play our scheduled games against UF and FGCU on Saturday because it rained monsooned and our fields were flooded. So, instead we drove down to Gainesville yesterday to get out butts kicked. It wasn’t pleasant and thats all I really have to say about that.

3. I got to (quickly) see my loving mother, father and brother, who drove up to G-ville to watch us get our butts kicked. I’m so thankful to have such a supportive family that will always make the trip to watch me play. And they never complain about driving all the way to see a game, even when we lose.

4. Here’s the biggie. I decided last week that I am going to run a marathon. Yes, I know that is 26.2 miles. I don’t know when yet. And I haven’t quite exactly figured out how. But I’m going to do it. I am researching some dates for races this summer, I would like to do one before I leave for my PC service. Since I still don’t know when exactly that will be I am hoping to do it before September (when my “estimated date of departure” is). I bought a watch today (which apparently has an alarm set for 10:53pm that I can’t turn off– still haven’t figured out how to work it) so I can start timing myself on my runs and start setting pace goals as I begin training.

As I’m sure you have all been anxiously awaiting… here is your 1st health tip from your favorite health nut:

Don’t make buffalo chicken dip. Just don’t do it. Because you won’t be able to resist! The spicy buffalo flavor. The gooey creamy cheesiness. The big chunks of chicken. Its so deliciously scrumptious that you can’t just have a little bit. You get sucked into a buffalo chicken vortex of doom. Trust me.

I realize that’s not much of a health tip, but I’m preaching to the choir tonight. Its been a rough weekend. I’ve been craving chocolate and junk food like no other and the hungry beast inside of me won’t be quelled! I’ve got to find the willpower to resist! Gluten free cupcake for breakfast do not = Spring Break body!!!

Any supportive comments on this matter would be greatly appreciated and thoughtfully considered 🙂

In other news:

My friend Chris was in a bad car accident over the weekend. He flipped his truck and he and his cousin, Mike, are both in ICU at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Please keep both of them and their families in your prayers this week.

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Today has been one of those days…

where I just can’t get a grip on what day it is. I’ve been thinking it was Thursday all day. Still feels like Thursday. Maybe because I don’t have class on Fridays so tomorrow is like my Friday, which by postulation makes my Wednesdays into Thursdays?

Decided that I’m going to visit my brother this weekend! Brother Bear turns 20 on Friday (which is NOT tomorrow). I can’t believe how old he is!! When did my little Reevies get so big? He is no longer a teenager. Which, by postulation, means that I am a few years past being a teenager. Jeesh. Time flies.

Whitney.. you are SUPER old.

Its an 8(ish) hour drive to Greenwood, SC. Anyone up for quick road trip? Anyone want to lend me a car-charger for my ipod? Or a book on CD perhaps?

Can’t decide if I should apply to graduate with a BA or BS. Do I want my degree in being a Bada$$ or in Bull$h!t? Either seems fitting, considering my majors. International Affairs? BS. Anthropology? BA. Toughie.

Missed the WEEZER concert to go to 45 mintues of practice in the rain. Sometimes… I just hate you, Jimminy Cricket.

Leaving practice soaking wet because of rain, not sweat, counts as a shower, right?

The bulk section of New Leaf is going to be my downfall. Accidentally took home a small baggie of organic dark chocolate chips today. There are a few left…. I justify my actions by repeating that they were organic, dark chocolate chips.

I am looking forward to working tomorrow evening, only because I finally get the chance to wear my new black work pants. I am, however, annoyed that I will have to miss kick-boxing, and probably practice as well.

I am so looking forward to our first lacrosse games of the season, and the Well’s “One Night Stand“. Just wish they weren’t on the same weekend.

It’s frustrating that I am going all the way to South Carolina, but won’t be seeing Jen or Kelly 😦 Greenwood is in such an inconvenient location.

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To Thomasville!!

By “we”, I mean Kelly and I, and by “move” I mean we plan to move to this quaint little place after I get back from the Peace Corps and she has graduated and we are ready to open our B&B. We took a little day trip on Thursday, and we fell in love. Jennifer Darty, I don’t know why you never told us how cute that little town is!! Here is a recap of our day.

First stop: the Big Oak! As its name suggests, this is a very large, and very old oak tree on a corner near downtown,  and positioned directly across the intersection from the big oak tree is a light pole with a camera on it that will TAKE YOUR PICTURE IN FRONT OF THE BIG OAK! How cool is that? Only catch is you have to be one of the select few to know the secret number to call for your picture to be taken. We got the secret number. And we called it three times. You can go find the archive of Big Oak pictures online!

You can click on this to make it bigger, but it’s still pretty blurry. City of Thomasville obviously needs to get a ladder and clean the camera lens.

After the Big Oak adventure and the really cute gazebo we found… we went off in search of the Farmers Market that takes place on the last day of every month. We just so happened to be there on the last day of the month as well as the last day of the year. How special! After a driving in a few circles downtown, find a really cute shop called… something with a “V” i think, and a few wrong directions later, we ended up at the farmers market. I picked up a couple scrumptious looking items like a pear, an eggplant (which I have no idea how to cook) and some delicious strawberries that I already ate. I also found the Thomasville water tower and really wanted to climb it. I didn’t. Yet.  From the farmer’s market we headed back downtown. Downtown Thomasville is absolutely adorable. There are just a few blocks of little shops and boutiques, a bookstore called “The Bookshelf” that Kelly and I immediately grew attached to, a soda shop, a coffehouse or two and then there is The Sparkling Goat Cafe. The kind lady at The Bookshelf sent us across the street to the goat, informing us that the owner of this narrow yet splendid cafe made all her menu items from scratch, many of which are vegetarian. If you know anything about my diet right now you know this was very good news for me. The atmosphere was, dare I say, magical? And the food was divine. Kelly, true to form, ordered a chicken salad sandwich with a salad on the side (which had red cabbage in it! It is my favorite and Kell didn’t like it so I picked all the olives and red cabbage out of her salad. Mmmz). She claims it was the best CSS shes ever had.  Sorry Paulette. I ordered a quinoa burrito that was stuffed with red quinoa (if you don’t know what this is look it up, buy some, and then eat it. You’ll thank me later), homemade basil pesto, some black beans, corn and fresh spinach. She even made it into two small burritos for me, with gluten free rice tortillas instead of the one larger wheat tortilla! I had the vegetarian chili as my side. Are you salivating yet? We tried to control the ravenous pigs that live inside of us, and managed to each carry small portion of our meals out to snack on later. Later being the car ride back to Tallahassee.

We spent the rest of the afternoon strolling downtown, checking out all the goods in the shops and boutiques. Kelly got a cute stone charm for a necklace. I found a lot of random things I would have liked to acquire, but the food from the farmers marker was all I went home with. After that it was

We found a little park in the ghetto and squeezed a little exercise into our day of leisure.

Note the Stonehenge-esque feature in the background. How historically diverse of them. Well that pretty much sums up our day in Thomasville. There will be plenty more of those in our near future. After all, Thomasville makes us jump for joy!

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