Monday, October 29, 2007
As you can see, they were very happy to be there and clearly they got dressed up for the occasion.
I was a bit sad for them since so few recognized who they were. Some thought Dwight was just a "computer nerd" and Angela was just a "librarian"...they even started singing "Hot for Teacher" despite Dwight's objections...
The party got out of hand at that point and the cops had to be called .
As you can see, the cops in Virginia are very different than the cops in San Diego. Not sure how they get all of them to dress like that, but I bet Steve might not have left the SDPD if he got to wear outfits like that for work each day!!!
Luckily for everyone at the party and with the help of an off-duty pimp, Dwight and the Madam Police Officer were able to finally subdue the ruckus, return an escaped prisoner to his cell and Dwight fulfilled his duty as Volunteer Deputy Sheriff and Assistant to the Regional Manager.
Friday, October 26, 2007
A quick change of clothes, we grabbed 2 forks and headed out the door. Food Lion was beckoning. We had a hankering for some Ice Cream.
10 mins later we are standing in the frozen novelty aisle staring...holy moly batman, how many flavors are there? Root beer float, snickers, checkered, Carmel Pretzel, cookie jar, M&M's, Twix, fried ice cream and a whole host of other frozen tempting treats to satisfy. We settled on two old friends:
Proceeded out the door, into the car and we drove to our next destination...the top of the parking structure.
Across the street from my apartment complex is a 5-story parking garage...the views are pretty nice and at night the roof is empty. So that is where we went...and proceeded to pick out cookie dough pieces and munch on Oreo Cookie ice cream. I felt like I was a 5 year old getting a treat.
In case you are wondering, Ice Cream really does taste better when eaten with a fork.
Congratulations to Josie and Damien on the birth of their new daughter Cassie. Two of my favorite people bringing a little one into the world...
Rain on the East Coast is very different from the rain I am used to San Diego. There seems to be a lot more of it...it comes down very hard...it is warm when it rains. How weird.
Next week, we should see more of this from Jonathon Papelbon, the Red Sox closer. I expect them to win 2 of the next 3 games and celebrate another World Series win. Now that is what I call a celebration! Paging Michael Flatley.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Steve, Stacey and the girls are out of their home...or maybe they are back in. You can follow their experience here. Stacey even put some pictures up.
If you are interested in road closures, evacuation orders, and general happenings in the SD fires, here is a constantly updated blog from SignOnSanDiego...makes me wonder how Sarah (she works for SignOn) and Dan are doing.
While we are at it, I mentioned yesterday that I had some things I was reading and put links, but I provided no information...So if you scroll down, you will see the first link is...oh you can probably figure it out on your own...I trust you. You can handle things, you are smart!
I found this today as I was sipping my second cup-of-joe...a little bitter after sitting in the french press for a couple of hours...The link is a constant running of pictures being added, in real time, to blogger.com. I guess the story behind it is:
PS...HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET OWENS!
You were wondering why I was up at 5am. It was to run. I can hear what you are thinking.
Yes, I am fully dressed as I am writing this. Stop asking questions and read.
The world is a little different at 5am.
It is still dark outside (the lack of street lamps here is a bit disturbing)...the coffee cart lady is not as chipper as she is at 8am (I also notice that her facial tick is not as pronounced)...their are not cars driving by with any regularity (although I love to see the vacuum truck drive by and suck up the leaves)...
It is quiet.
No birds chirping, no horns honking, no ferry boat steam blows...just quiet. It is nice. The quiet is nice.
I recommend it once in a while. Not everyday. And not necessarily to run (that makes it hard), but just once in a while, go to bed a little early, set the alarm for 5am, get up, and go spend sometime in the neighborhood. You might be surprised at how quiet it is.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Praying for all of you back home...OC, SD, LA...looks like it will be a long week.
Edit at 1134am Eastern...here is a link of resources and discussion about the fires in SD.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday morning started with a 10-mile run along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Pretty cool place with ice-cream shops (What, I got hot), 7-11's (dude, a slurpee at mile 6 is imperative), and fried fish places (c'mon, you don't expect me to run 10-miles without a snack, do you?). I actually was surprised at how well I held up. I figured that I would be close to death at the end, but it turns out I still had energy to go see Tiki the Turtle given her freedom.
Tiki, a turtle barely alive...Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology; we have the capability to make the world's first bionic turtle. Tiki will be that turtle. Better than she was before. Better, stronger, faster.
Okay, so she was not really the Six Million Dollar Man, but the VAB Aquarium did rescue her from the clutches of death back in July, nurse her back to health, then returned her to the sea on Saturday. It was a pretty cool thing to see this 325lb turtle being pulled out of the truck and released. If you have any interest, you can read about Tiki and she can be tracked here.
Saturday night also had me out on the town at a charity function with the VA Beach Aquarium. While not really the fancy type (I preferred my fried grouper and catfish lunch over the cold coconut encrusted chicken dinner), it actually was a lot of fun and gave me yet another excuse to wear my new suit and fancy Allen Edmonds...you know, the shoes that make me dance really well.
Sunday had church, a trip to the pumpkin patch for my 30lb pumpkin, and then over to some friends for Sunday night football and Game 7 of the ALCS. Good times were had by all and, despite ending after midnight, it was very fun to stay up late and watch the Sox advance.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Queue Jeopardy music.....
What is his job or a woman, Alex?
That is correct sir.
For the record, I did not change jobs. ;-)
And since just about everyone I know lives 3000 miles away on the left coast, this seems like a great way to document my time and share it with those who want to live vicariously through me or something...So check back from time to time...I will update at least once per week, probably more often, at least at the beginning. I will make sure there are pictures regularly. More than likely this will be terribly boring for anyone who stumbles across this, but if you have lasted reading this long, then maybe the rest will be fun.
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