Friday, October 24, 2008

My Parents Live 8 Miles Away Thank You Very Much.

ME: (Open door) Hello.
COX GUY: Hi, are your parents' home?
ME: ...Um, I'm the home owner.

Do I really look younger than 18!?!

Empty Nest

Every so often, when the weather is nice, we carry Jack's cage outside and let him bask in the sun and sing outside. A week ago Jack was outside when Dave saw 3 other parakeets perched around Jack's cages. It was at this point that we started to feel like less like we saved Jack and more like we sentenced him to a year in solitary confinement. Taking into consideration that he never seemed to like us much, he made the biggest mess on my floors, and the bag of food I bought for him had run out, we decided to set him free.

After sitting outside for a few days, to adjust to the new environment, Dave removed Jack's roof so he could fly away. The little bird brain just sat there, too dumb to realize that he could fly off. Dave replaced the roof, and to be honest, was forgotten about for the next couple of days. Until yesterday when I removed his roof again. After watching him for sometime, the phone rang, when I got back he was gone.

I so wanted to see him fly away, but it brings comfort to know that there are fellow parakeets out there somewhere for him to be friends with. So to where ever you are Jack, good luck, your sweet chirp will be missed, but your mess on the floor will not.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm Going to Disneyland!

The last time I was in Disneyland there was no such thing as Toontown, and the Indiana Jones' Ride was nothing but scaffolding and mortar. Dave's previous experience didn't follow too long after mine. So with a four day weekend approaching we decided it was time we go to the happiest place on Earth!

Thursday was spent driving to Cali, and since Dave had never seen a tiger, elephant, giraffe, ect. in his entire life (he later, so kindly informed me, that he didn't live as privileged of a childhood as I) we decided to take a detour on our way to Anaheim and visit the San Diego Zoo. If you haven't ever been, San Diego has an amazing Zoo. It was well worth the extra 1.5 drive.
Dave got to see his first tiger, and many, many other animals. If you would like a complete documentation of our trip to the zoo just ask. I pretty sure Dave took 3+ shots of every animal in the park. We even have video footage we could share.
My favorite part of the zoo was the panda bear exhibit. The whole zoo was peaceful and beautiful, but the panda exhibit even more so.
Did I mentioned that I like the panda's.Friday we planned to tackle California Adventure part in the morning and finish off the day at Disneyland. It was a gorgeous day and we were so lucky to not have to stand in any really long lines.
California Adventure Park was all dressed up for Halloween. I never knew you could grow candy corns!
After Soring Over California we decided to get a little buggy at the Bug's Life 3D movie.
Waiting in line at the Buzz Lightyear ride, Dave posed with his hero.
I decided that nothing makes you feel more like a kid than Disneyland at night. There is just something so magical about that place that you can't help but smile.It makes me feel so happy, that I have no shame in taking my picture while wearing a little girl's Minnie Mouse souvenir hat.After a wonderful day in Disneyland we decided we were done with all the kiddy stuff and ready for some real rides, so we made our way to Six Flags Magic Mountain. We had a great time, but after about six roller coasters, we were feeling a little shooken up. So we drove back to Anaheim. We made it back in time to check out Downtown Disney and get a bite to eat. It was a busteling place, but we had a great time. We found a great place to eat, and while we eat, we got to watch the firework show at Disneyland.
Like most trips, the time went by way too fast. I guess that just means we will have to start planning another ... :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Posting to Me

As time goes by throughout the day I often think of different things I would like to post about. While I drive my 57 miles each day, I begin writing sentences in my head, forming (what I think are) clever ways of telling, the few people that read my blog, about the things that matter to me.
Since my last post I have probably posted 6 new posts in my head, unfortunately none of them ever go posted. I posted to myself about how I was so excited that my favorite season, fall, had arrived, only to be heartbroken when I remembered that I don't live in New England and there is no such thing as fall in Phoenix. I also posted about my green beans, spinach, tomatoes, and cilantro that are growing in my garden. I thought about posting about my wonderful soccer team and all our scoreless games. Unfortunately, once my 57 miles has been driven all my drive for posting is gone, and I spend my nights trying to keep my eyes open until 9:30 rather than writing to you all.