Friday, August 28, 2009

space issues.

I am running very low on virtual memory on Local Disc (C:)

this means that all the pictures i have taken: of devils kitchen, and the church picnic, and the rodeo, and thermopolis, and yellowstone and every other fun thing that i have done since i got to WY... are stuck on my camera. my poor little computer does not have enough space to handle them all. i have started contemplating secretly uploading my pictures onto alexs computer. mark says i have issues. he leaves on monday. maybe by then my compy will have caught up with itself and finally opened the Disk Cleanup feature i clicked on an hour ago...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

interesting and different.

There are just some things...

...big things like a friend's new apartment, or a wedding, or the world's biggest truck stop;

...interesting things like windmills, an 80 ft tall dinosaur, and an elephant slide on the side of the highway;

...unique things like happy water towers or gas stations like you thought only existed in movies;

...or epic things like important historic figures carved into a granite mountainside...

that you just have to be willing to travel to see.

not so different.

Indiana was rainy. it was also flat and full of corn fields.

Illinois had great clouds. it was also flat and full of cornfields.

Iowa took forever to drive across. it was also flat and full of cornfields.

South Dakota had a few mountains. but it also had areas that were flat and full of cornfields.

Wyoming also had great clouds and was flat where there were no mountains and i think i even saw a cornfield or two.

And here i though there would be a lot of interesting and different things to see on my drive across the country...

grand opening.

even though i hadnt made it to wyoming yet, i opened the trunk of my car to see if there would be any way that i could make more stuff fit. there wasn't. surprisingly though, the only thing that i had to leave behind was the french horn (which never really belonged to me in the first place). the rest of my stuff PLUS a duffel bag of marks stuff (and mark too!) fit into Gretchen with no real problem. the only question left was whether or not Gretchen would make it...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Gram: "Well girl, you're loaded."
Me: "Yeah, I just wish it were in the monetary sense of the word."

Monday, August 10, 2009

spiritual gifts.

a couple of weeks ago i visited a new church. lakeside community church of the nazarene. they were very nice people. their pastor was not there that week, so they watched a video by Louie Giglio. i like him too. they made me feel very welcome there, and invited me to come back. they even bribed me a little with an awesome gift bag.
unfortunately, i wont be going back because i am leaving E-burg on thursday evening to go to Maryland where i will pick up my boyfriend and head out on an almost-spontaneous road trip to Wyoming. i'm planning on staying there, and he will catch a plane back home after a few weeks. he has yet to buy his ticket. i think he is giving himself a safety net in case for some reason or another he decides to leave earlier than he originally planned. i think that he should commit to something - either buy the ticket and stay the full two weeks, or just dont buy a ticket at all and stay indefinately. but thats just me.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

no thank you.

you know you've hit an all-time low when CareerBuilder starts suggesting that you would be qualified to be a Shift Manager at McDonalds.