Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back in the States

Wow! I am wiped out. It's about 5:30pm in DC and 11:30pm in Rome (the city in which my day originated). I have been in three different countries today and totally feel like that was possible. I can feel my brain is turning to mush already. Instead of posting nonsense, I'll just post when I am feeling a bit more lucid. Can't wait to share all the details and pictures with everyone.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Buono Sera

Good evening from Rome. I apologize to those of you who have been checking for updates. Bethany and I have been busy taking in all the sites. Stay tuned for posts regarding our adventures when we return to the states.

For now,

PS. We saw Britney shaving her head on MTV news in France but the commentary was in German. We just now figured out what was going on. We were super concerned.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Lunchtime Cheer

Yes, this is only my third post and I already have a cheer. It goes a little something like this...
We're the lunch crew
Couldn't be prouder
If you're gonna shush us
We'll shout a little louder!

There are no motions yet, but I was all ready to bust this bad boy out at lunch today. The "girls" and I were out to lunch today at our local diner. We were all just chatting it up and inevidably all busted out in laughter when one of the men sitting behind us shushed us. Really. He literally shushed us. At first we didn't know what was going on. We weren't being that loud. We weren't even being vulger. We were just a table of ladies having a good laugh over lunch. As I turn around (my back was to the shusher) I saw that it was a table of middle-aged men having lunch. I can only assume that we interupted some important congressional meeting that would result in world peace. Unfortunately for the world, our laughter has ended any hope at world peace. Beauty queens everywhere may now shed a single tear. If you don't believe my "world peace" theory, you may want to roll with my alternate discrimination theory. These men were discriminating against us due to age and sex. Yes we are young and yes were are ladies. Really, whatever theory you believe in, it's a diner people; it's not the boardroom. We should be allowed to have a good laugh from time to time.

Friday, February 9, 2007


I think Scarlett said it best "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." Well, I feel like that's how I have been approaching all things Europe over the past few days. Researching details like where to eat or shop are getting me all worked up. We won't even talk about the flight. Pretty much, because I can't. I just can't. It may cause a panic attack. Instead, I have been taking a few deep breaths and moving on with my day. This of course results in me being off track for planning which causes that feeling of my heart being in my throat. Due to that feeling, I have watched way too much TV, started a blog and cleaned my house from top to bottom.

My well-travelled friend Meaghan is coming over this weekend to help me pack. She will keep me on track. I have faith in her. I'm sure that I will get my act together when it comes down to the wire, but until then, I'll think about it tomorrow.

Yes, it's true...

I am now blogging. I figured this was the best time to start blogging. I'm about to embark on my first European vacation so there is qutie a bit to discuss. Stay tuned for updates on my trip and life thereafter.