Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Little Taste Of My Summer

Not too many words today. Just pictures! :)

More to come when I have some more time! :)

Monday, August 9, 2010


The other day, I was hanging out with my little sister, when she piped up " I'm hot" To which I replied" You bet you are, you're smoking hot!" She gave me a serious look and countered with " I'm not smoking....I'm just good looking"

Yes you are babe...yes you are.

Her hand says " I am happy"

Then are the rest of my sisters. Not that I'm bias or anything.

And their friends are sort of gorgeous as well :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Some People's Kids

Today I met two highly interesting people. And by interesting, I mean, they were missing a few brain cells. But nonetheless, it made my day.

First off we have one of your typical overly cocky, teenage boy. These types of males have a tendency to yell obscene things at you out of their overly souped-up car, through overly tinted windows. They will, on occasion, if you are lucky, also begin trying to start a conversation. If you are very fortunate, they will see that you are with your father. This will cause the boy to test out how quickly their overly souped up engine can exit the scene of the crime. After this action, the father will make some comment of how nice that car was....totally oblivious to what just ensued.

Then you have your clerks at the local fast food place, the type who have just moved from some place where English is a foreign language. The people who mistake a 'single chicken snack wrap please' for 'two junior chicken burgers, and please put on extra mayo that soaks through the bun, and the wrapper, and the paper bag'. Don't ask me how that happens, but somehow they managed. And lots of mayo plus the sun...doesn't really mix. My poor vehicle will never smell the same again.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Joys of Modern Technology

I was planning on starting a photo blog. Unfortunately my computer has decided to go on the fritz, and as of right now until September is out of commission. The part is on it's way, and hopefully it works!

But for now, I have no access to any of my old pictures, nor can I download any pictures onto my computer off of my camera.

Hopefully once September gets here I'll be able to start posting more blog posts, and start being more regular with blogging!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

People Watching

Today I was at the bank. A normal sort of errand, but today I was people watching. There was a lady right behind me waiting for the machine, and a young woman at the counter desperately pleading with the man that there must be something wrong with her account. She had nothing left. The man assured her that there was nothing he could do, and that she should check back the next day to see if it was just some mistake. I have never in my life seen a person's face more devastated or afraid. It made me want to go up to her, and hug her and tell her it was ok, but she was already out the door. As she approached the vehicle, she wiped her tears and glued a smile on her face. The vehicle was a mini-van, with two car seats in the back seat filled with two blonde-haired, blue-eyed children.
So tonight, stranger, know that someone out there is praying for you. And that's a comforting thought. There's a quote that I've read that says " No matter where you are, what you're doing, what you're going through, there's always someone thinking of you".
Another lady, the one behind me in line was trying her best to ensure that her child didn't get any closer to me that he already was. The young boy must have been around seven or eight years old, with wide, curious eyes waiting to take the whole world in. And yet, the woman had her arms wrapped tightly around him, as if her arms were strong enough to protect her son from anything the world might throw at him, no matter how small.
A mother's protection can be such a beautiful thing, how much they care about their children, and how much they want to shelter them from the terrible things this world has come to accept as normality.
Then there was the cashier at the local Safeway. I've see her several times, and she always seems determined to put a smile on at least one person's face. Those kind of people hold so much of my respect. People in the world today are all too concerned in making sure that people are making them feel good, and give little thought into how they can show kindness to other people.
If you think about it, who do you remember the most at the end of a long day? The little petty comments from those determined to bring you down, or the people who took time out of their day to do something special for a stranger. It doesn't have to be a huge thing, in the end, it's the thought that counts, and the very smallest of things can make all the difference in the world.