Monday, April 25, 2011

a colorful day

so i have this awesome new schedule that free up some time for me to spend with audrey.  awesome, right?
yeah, so today is like 65 degrees... pretty much the warmest day for a while so i decide to suck up my knee problems and slap on some braces, get the jogging stroller off the porch and go take audrey out.

mind you, i don't live in the nicest neighborhood so i should have taken the car over to the parkway trail and THEN gone for a jog.  instead, i decided to WALK down to the trail, jog a little, then walk back.  god what was i thinking.

either i look REALLY hot in sweatpants with my hair a mess or there is viagra in north minneapolis water.  on my way across the street i noticed a shady fellow talking to an imaginary person across the street so i decided to head in the direction of the 3 guys coming from Subway.  halfway across the street one guy goes, "my friend is in love with you."   ICK.  i slapped em with some sass and kept walking only to be honked at by another guy who licked his lips in a rather crude manner.  so, i picked up the pace and kept walking.  got stopped by 2 guys on the trail when i was walking back who were NOT simply saying "good day."  then when i got more near my delightful part of town i was stopped and then FOLLOWED by another creepy guy who decided he needed to follow me 2 blocks to check out my ass.

jesus h christmas people!

on a silly note, the parkway lutheran church had the stupidest sign and i forgot to take a picture of it.... it just  made NO SENSE.  it said:

without the bread of life you're toast

wouldn't it make more sense to say that without the bread of life you HAVE no toast.... why would you BE toast without bread....?  

that was the redeeming factor of my walk.... and the exercise and outside time with my love, audrey.

Monday, April 11, 2011


i was driving home and thinking (bad to multi-task while driving i know) about some things i would like to do that i haven't yet done and in some cases am quite frightened to do.  then i decided, even though i do not have a terminal disease and am no where near what is considered to be ELDERLY, i would make a bucket list anyway.

  1. i would like to take a ride on a motorcycle through a windy rural area
  2. i would like to learn to surf
  3. i would like to go tubing
  4. i would like to learn to snowboard
  5. i would like to go for a 10 mile hike
  6. i would like to spend an entire day laying on the beach and drinking cocktails
  7. i would like to go on every "scary" ride in an amusement park at least twice
  8. i would like to be in a pie eating contest
  9. i would like to visit some old friends across the pond and hang out for a few days
  10. i would like to watch the sun set and/or rise from every different continent
  11. i would like to eat one local favorite from every country/state in the whole world
  12. i would like to jump off a cliff into the ocean
  13. i would like to go on a long bicycle ride
  14. i would like to spend a day having someone take care of ME
  15. i would like to meet a list of celebrity chefs and have them each teach me to make one dish
  16. i would love to do all these things with audrey :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

it's all coming together

so, so far so good.  i really can't complain.

i got rehired at ACR Homes and went to meet with an academic counselor at dunwoody regarding the radiology program.  it looks intense and scary.  2 years NONSTOP FULL TIME school and then a job as an x-ray tech.  it is hard.  on paper, things are scary.  on paper, i have A LOT to do.... and on paper, there's no guarantee that i will even get accepted into the program since they accept only 10 students and get around 80 applicants.

i feel like this is MY TIME now though.  i have put so much on hold and done so much for everyone else but me.  it is going to be really hard and really time consuming.  i dont imagine the next few years to be easy or stress-free at all. 

i know it's going to be hard, but sometimes good things are worth fighting for.  now im just hoping im one of 10 that gets to start in the fall!