29 October 2006

DC/Virgina Highlights

so (finally) here are the highlights of my trip - the real highlight was seeing gina and watching christina discover the treasures of knowledge offered and making new friends ... but these are the more tangible highlights...

i really enjoyed the monuments and memorials - Jefferson and FDR were my favorites, both were amazing men - ahead of their times

the arrival of the Iraqi PM interrupted our tour of the monuments - there was all this build-up, ten minutes of waitingfor the helicopter, then it took about ten seconds for the eit and disappearance of the motorcade

the paddleboats were definitely one of my favorites

best paddleboating quote - gina: what is that weird thing on the side of that plane... oh, it's the wing

Mt. Vernon was facinating - the laundry room made me very thankful for the advances in technology =)

we also saw the hope diamond, but after looking at all the uncut gems in the geology display it was a bit of a let down... one thing i learned - there is no way to see it all - but we crammed quite a bit into our visit...

27 October 2006

cause rachel did....

i was surprised by the accuracy of this test...

You Are a Soy Latte

At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed

At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky

You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it

Your caffeine addiction level: medium


we have internet access at home now, and i am working on the photo posts, but i am having a really bad time getting them to load, and to go where they are supposed to, and to not disappear ... so if anyone has photo posting advice i would really appreciate it... cause i suck at it... i mean really suck... oh, and give me a call if you want our new home phone number, our cells are the same... blessed be

19 October 2006

interlude in enlightenment

so the phone company - the only one in the elko area - messed up and we will not have a phone or internet until the 24th - so this post is not the pictures i planned and promised as i am grabbing some quick time at a coffeeshop .... instead of the pictures that are not ready to post anyway, i will leave you with some wisdom (?) from everyone's favorite guidebook author, Douglas Adams:

~He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.

~He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

~Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.

~I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

~In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

~It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

~It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear.

~Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.

~There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

~Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

~You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

~Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

~He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.

~Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

~Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.

02 October 2006


so i was really going to update before this but then there was the moving and the traveling and the lack of decent internet connections - the only place i can get wireless in elko is at a coffeeshop that is out by the walmart and i didn't have a car (notice the past tense there - YAY)... however, we will be getting internet some time in this next week and i should be back online - again with the YAY... that doesn't mean that i will be better at posting, but i will no longer have the copious excuses i’ve had for the past few months - i do have a ton of pictures to dump, both from my trip to visit gina in virginia and from our new place in elko - ugly orange paint will be going away - so watch for that over the next few weeks as i will be sorting and labeling as soon as i am back online...

so i guess the moral is this - please don't give up i really am planning on updating...