Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why are you single? Why doesn't a nice girl like you have a boyfriend?

Well, let me tell you why.

Friday I had a lunch date with a nice gentleman. British/Greek descent, ex-rugby player, current architect, nice guy. First date. Lunch. So there we are, enjoying our meal, when he says.. Do you believe in past lives.


I say, no, not for me, but you know, fine for other people. Who am I to judge.

He starts telling me about his past life that he remembers. He was an Army Colonel, he had to retake the trenches in this battle, he got shot 17 times, oh, and he was German.

I say, World War I? He says no, II.

Yes, folks, in his former life, my date was a Nazi.

The end.

And yes, that IS why I am single. I won't even bother retelling the story of the date who took me ot the food court for dinner and then wanted to watch porn back at my place.

Now mind you, these are people I have spoken to on the phone, these aren't random crazies that are blind dates. So clearly, they have learned to wait to show the crazy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day

How many people, I always wonder, take the time to treat Memorial Day with the respect it deserves. We always go to all the cemetaries in town and place flags and flowers on the graves of those who have gone before. Does it mean more to us because we are a military family and we understand the price soldiers pay? Or does everyone understand how important it is? I don't know.

This year I will not be going home for the holiday so I will miss out on the flowers, flags, and stories. The stories are the best part. Remembering, laughing, crying, and laughing some more.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday weekend.

My love and thanks to:

Uncle Jerry, died 1997, Col. USAF Retired
Grandaddy, died 1984, Col. USA Retired

And to every other soldier who served for our country, my thanks, gratitude, and undying appreciation.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

The first

I always start off with the best of intentions with blogs, then I see something shiny and wander off. We'll see if I have changed any or if this is yet another blog in the existing series of failed blog attempts.

Of course, I think I can do more with this blog, like upload greeting cards I have made and crap like that.

This weekend, I have to do research. I can not TELL YOU how much this irks me. I was under the impression I was done with my thesis. Sadly, I had the complete wrong impression. Some day. Luckily, I love my topic. Actually, I guess that's not really luck because why would you write your thesis on a topic you didn't love. See, I am not bright, but at least I recognize my not brightness.

So, why, you make ask yourself (go ahead, I'll wait) would I start a new blog if I fail oh so oftenly (see, SO not a word) with the others. I did it for Alida, she is on a *whatever*, which is not to be confused with a journey, and I thought, well this could be fun, I will whatever with her. So here I am and there you are and hopefully there are also cookies.