Open Letter to My Friends

Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances.
-Jay Leno
Dear Friends,

Do you not know that I am traveling and I need lots of blog entries to read while I am spending nights alone in my hotel room? For months, you have been consistent with your blog entries, keeping me laughing, crying, and the sorts. Now, a dry spell? Please post some new content, I have an entire weekend of free time to fill here. I am pondering going to the beach, but what do you do at the beach with no friends or family with you? Help me here!

The Hypocrite

Dinner with Legend Lee Roy Selmon

Okay, so I am not actually eating with him, but I am eating at his Oklahoma-themed restaurant in Sarasota, Florida. The menu has Bluebell ice cream with the desserts, so tempting! I am waiting for my meatloaf, we'll see how it tastes. Training for the new job is going well, I already miss my family. Sarasota is just like home, but with palm trees! And, people don't use their blinkers when they drive... I am the only one!

Vacation Photos

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
-Elbert Hubbard

Feel the Burn

We are having lots of fun at our vacation in sunny California... well, except Derek who is a lovely shade of lobster red. You see, he often makes fun of my day-glow white skin and SPF 70 sunblock, but not anymore! After a day at the beach (Van loved the sand, hated the ocean) he has a blistering sunburn (Van and I are still a lovely porcelain hue).

And if you did not already hate me because my son has slept through the night since 4 weeks or the fact that I never had morning sickness, Van's first flight was a breeze, he slept the entire time. We'll see how the trip back goes... Well, we are off to the Long Beach Aquarium now, I'll check back in soon.

My Thoughts: Cali Vacation, Tornadoes & Sarah Jessica Parker

“The future’s already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.” -William Gibson
  • We are furiously preparing for our vacation next week. California here we come!

  • Derek and I both had dreams last night about experiencing tornadoes. Do you think that is weird?

  • I can't believe Michelle completed 104 scrapbook pages in one weekend. Impressive!

  • Even though I couldn't be less interested, we have been working on some gardening.

  • When you go to dinner, go with John, his weird "no-sauce" approach to pizza eating can get the whole table a relatively free meal.

  • Forget celebrity dance-offs, I challenge everyone to a type-off on Type Racer. Post your top score!

  • Starting a conversation with "so I was listening to this interview with Al Gore on NPR" does not create a willing and eager audience, especially if it's my husband.

  • I think it is acceptable for fashion icons to wear funny hats. I like it!

Scarlett Review

I still don't get it, but this music critic is calling it the "One Of The Most Brilliant Records You'll Hear This Year, Honestly."

Registered Participant 18,059

I just signed up for the mayor's This City is Going on a Diet Program. And you Bladcoxerson Weight Challenge participants thought I was out of the race!

Falling Down

Can anyone explain this to me? I must not understand. Please, do leave me your impressions!

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