Monday, July 28, 2008

My Summer of Adventures...

feels as though it has come to an end.

I have done a lot of fun and entertaining things this summer. It's been eventful and busy. But for some strange reason, I don't feel complete yet. Perhaps it's because I haven't done enough camping or beach trips. Perhaps because there are some people I would've liked to spend more time with. Perhaps because I have so many adventures that I have yet to do. Perhaps it's just because I don't want to stop having exciting times. Perhaps it's because I just don't want the summer to end.

I'm not sure what the reason is, but this summer feels as though it's coming to an end way too fast. I think mainly because most of my big activities for the summer, the things I have been counting down to, are now over. My big vacation, my move. They're done so what more do I have to look forward to??

A camping trip the end of August.
A house-warming party sometime in August.
A few more beach trips - one with my family.

Yup - that about sums it up for the rest of my summer. Fall is another wonderful season, of which I will be doing many more things. But for some reason this summer just doesn't quite feel complete.

What do I need to do to fix that? What party needs to happen?

Please - I need to feel complete. I need this summer to be the most amazing ever (or at least feel as though it was fantastic and fulfilling).

Friday, July 25, 2008

My butt touching yours

That's what it would be like if we sat naked on the same chair. Sick. I don't want my butt touching yours.

But apparently Nudists don't really mind sharing places where other naked butts have sat.

I'm not sure I would want to see people naked while I'm eating, and especially not while I'm flying.

Everyone has their own quirks, but being naked publicly is really not my thing. Kudos to those who don't mind, but as for me - I think I'll keep my clothes on when I leave my house.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nobody ever wants to leave vacation.

But back to the daily grind I am.

Vacation was amazing and wonderful!! I had a fantastic time with friends and family.
I'll post pictures soon.

Strange that I had to travel all the way to Utah just to spend time with my family that lives on the same side of the country as me. Oh well - it was still nice to see mom, nephews, and Dave. I'll just have to visit more.

I also got to see Jon and Brian, who I don't get to see very often at all. And other extended family (Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) that I almost never get to see. It was great!

And I have become an official cowgirl - my horse stepped on my foot. Hehe!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Have you Ever . . .

Have you ever had a great idea.... but then forgot it?

Have you ever tripped up the stairs.... and everyone happened to be around at that moment?

Have you ever missed someone so much..... your body ached to be in their arms?

Have you ever danced.... in the rain?

Have you ever played a game of imaginations.... after you became a teenager?

Have you ever taken a drive..... with absolutely no destination in mind?

Have you ever tried to say something... but no matter how hard you tried, it never came out right?

Have you ever felt like a moviestar.... but had no where to go show it off?

Have you ever had a candlelit dinner... by yourself?

Have you ever spent a day doing absolutely nothing productive... just because you could?

Have you ever kissed someone.... even if you weren't interested in them?

Have you ever bought something... even if it was too much, just because it seemed perfect?

Have you ever gotten rid of something.... that you had never used?

Have you ever wanted to run away.... hoping to solve the problem?

Have you ever daydreamed.... about that incredibly gorgeous person you just don't have the guts to talk to?

Have you ever slacked off at work... because you just weren't quite motivated that day?

Have you ever wondered about other countries... and plan to visit them one day?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like... to be in that person's situation?

Have you ever tried something new.... but refuse to try it again?

Have you ever dreamed of doing something amazing.... but never have the guts to try?

Have you ever had a moment... that felt like it was straight out of the movies?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wedding plans....???

I've been thinking about strange things lately - - - or really just all the time.

I have a lot of friends that are getting married, or already married. A bunch that have kids, just had kids, about to have a kid, or just got pregnant. And all of it really got me thinking about things... Although I'm sure all the girly movies I watch don't help because let's face it - everyone wants a wonderful life from the movies...

But I have thought about what I kind of want my wedding to be like. And if you know me, this is incredibly unusual for a number of reasons.
To fill some of you in - I used to be perfectly content with never getting married. I also would have never even thought about my own wedding, let alone think of ideas of how I would want it. I still can't really picture myself getting married. I'm not against it at all (I would kind of like the permanent snuggle buddy and someone to kiss anytime I want) but I just can't picture it happening. Although I have decided a couple things....

I want my entire immediate family there. I don't care what it takes to get them there, I want them there. I have some friends that actually got married while a sibling was on a mission and such. I won't do that. I may not be close with my family, but I still want them there on the day that I add another person to our family.

I have also decided that I want it completely untraditional. I don't want a reception in the church, I don't want the line, I don't want the typical things you find at a wedding reception. I want it different and something people will hopefully remember. And I'm guessing I'll probably marry the kind of guy that would agree with me.

I still haven't quite decided, but I'm thinking I'm going to go with no wedding party.... You can blame the movie '27 Dresses' on this decision. But I really don't think I want to have bridesmaids and groomsmen. I wouldn't have any idea who to have in my party anyway. I have so many different friends from different places and I definitely don't want a lot of people, if I even have any.

So - that's about the extent of any sort of wedding planning I'll ever do.
I have friends, lots of friends, that have their entire wedding picked out. Or have tons of ideas... Color, dress, theme, place, etc. I - on the other hand - have never even thought more than what I've written in this post. I figure there's no reason to plan it if I don't yet have it in my future. Oh - I probably will get married someday, but until I actually know that I'm getting married, why plan it?

If the day ever comes, I'll just have a lot of decisions to make. And we all know how great I am at decision making.... Haha!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I'm not a Boy Scout ... or a Girl Scout

I am most definitely not prepared.

I'm off to go camping this weekend, but I don't even have a tent, flashlights, sleeping pad, or any sort of camping equipment at all.

Okay - I have a sleeping bag. But out of everything we would always take for family camping trips, even just over-niters, there would be a LOT of stuff. Maybe it's because we always had a lot of people. Or maybe it's because my dad always loved camping. But either way, I'm definitely not prepared enough to do some serious camping. Good thing we probably aren't doing very serious camping...

We are going rafting all day Friday and doing some hiking on Saturday. I'm pretty stoke about it. I haven't gone camping in awhile and haven't done rafting for about a year. Who knows if I'll even survive - last time I hurt myself, not seriously, and let's hope no one gets hurt this time around.

Oh - and I'm not a Girl Scout because I don't really do fun, crafty things. Nor do I make cookies or do nice things for people. HA!!

And guess what..... We are into the single digits! Only 9 more days!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Do I attract Electricians??

Apparently one of the electricians here on-site was noticing me. And then he had one of the leaders, who comes into the office, find out about me.

Yes - I live in Raleigh and yes I'm single. But I wouldn't say I'm available....

Interesting that it happens to be the electricians again. The last job was also the electrician. And perhaps the next jobs will be... perhaps not.

But it's definitely entertaining and slightly flattering to hear that someone has noticed me or was checking me out. Not at all interested, but definitely entertained.

So - it's great to get a laugh at work. But why the electricians??

Hm.... apparently I have some sort of weird quirk that attracts them...somehow...

10 more days!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Love/Hate in All Things

I love air conditioning after having been working hard out in the sun.
Or I even love it when it's just hot and humid outside and you sweat when doing nothing.
I hate air conditioning when I'm at work trying to do my job and my fingers get cold and don't want to type as fast.
And also hate when I have to wear a sweatshirt all day and am still sometimes chilled. My next office will most definitely be set up differently. Such as I will not set up my desk anywhere near the air conditioning vent.

I love having a car that can get me from Point A to Point B.
I love having a car that's almost paid for.

I hate having a car that now only blows on medium high or high, but the knob is broken so it will not change other than that.
I hate having a car I really don't like and I still have to pay for.

I love having friends that feel comfortable with me and at my house.
I hate having friends that take advantage of my kindness and hospitality.

I love having giggly fits and uncontrollable laughter.
I hate that I don't have them more often.

I love the beach.
I hate that I don't live closer.

I love my family.
I hate that it's so expensive to go visit them.

I love pictures.
I hate that I don't usually look very good in them.

I love . . . .
Hate is such a strong word, but I really, really don't like . . .