Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Time

Summer and I have a love hate relationship. I love the water, and BBQing, and sports, but uh the HOT temperatures I could live with being a little lower lol. Our favorite summer activities have to be going to the lake. At the lake we BBQ, take the boat out for tubing (although not looking good for this summer b/c the lakes are pretty dry at the moment) We watch movies at the drive in. It's a lot of fun.

This summer we are looking forward to going to some baseball games, and if we are not able to make it to the east coast we are hoping to make it away for a few days to Colorado springs. All of that is up in the air though so I can't tell you anything for certain. It all depends on money, Kev's national registry test, and work.

What are some of your favorite summer activities?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A thing

While watching So You Think You Can Dance I began thinking about things, literally. The contestants on the show have found their thing... dancing (duh). It's what they love and they are good at it. It made me think about what is my "thing"? Growing up I always felt split between my families, which were vastly different in about as many ways as you can think of. I have tried (and eventually quit) many things. I never had any idea who Shelly was. I used to base my likes and dislikes on the people I was around. Whether it was art, sports, music, whatever. My siblings all had their thing nailed down pretty early, and I just didn't know. I don't know why but it just was.

For being a very independent person I sure didn't know what I wanted, liked, disliked. I just knew I was going to do things myself. I tried lots of things. Some things lasted one day, others a few years. There are things that I plan to pursue more to give it a better chance. I can't say there is any one of those things that I am really good at. Some of them I am awful at, but whatever I tried!

Through trying so many different things I have find things that I like, and dislike, and am mature (HA) enough to have learned that I have not given things the chance they deserve. I really enjoyed playing softball when I was younger and played for 4 years before quitting and it was for about the stupidest reason I can think of. Family drama... really!? Out loud I blamed it on my period or something but really it's b/c of issues that went down right about the time I started high school. Swimming, I'm no swimmer by any means but I love it, I would hang out in the water all day if I could. I have no rhythm so playing music and dancing are def something I do in the privacy of my own home haha.

I think my thing is academics. I love to teach others, learn new things, and help others. I am also still looking for my fun thing that doesn't involve school or my job. I have lots of stuff I enjoy doing and am willing to try new things, and so I want to know what is your thing? What works for you? That way maybe I will learn a little something about you, and maybe find something that I might want to try!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We answered the call

Yes this is a late posting of something that happened last Friday. As most everybody knows I donated blood last Friday and this is, that story. See Shelly gets updates from the local news station sent to her twitter, they had broke a story saying that blood in the Texas Panhandle was scarce and that they would be buying or going to get blood from a different area just to prevent themselves from running out. Shelly asked me if I wanted to go with her to donate blood. Of course I don't mind giving at all if I can spare. Now I will admit I did ask how much money would we get for donating because well I thought they paid. Little did I know that it was called donating for a reason. One of those blonde moments. Anyway we went to go donate the next day and of course Shelly didn't get to, her blood wasn't good enough. So I had to brave the needle on my own. But least I did get a T-shirt out of it and a coke, the cookies didn't look that appeasing to me so I passed on them. Now why exactly am I bringing this up way after the fact. Not to look good in front of anybody, I mean it is cool and all, but to bring awareness. My cousin Adam wrote a blog about trading blood donations that he can't give and he'll do something else i.e. donate time. I think thats a great idea as he can't donate blood for reasons of his own. I'll keep donating when I can Adam, you find a way to donate time to the cancer society like we did when we were working Shorebird games. Just so you know I can't donate till July 31st their rules not mine. What do you say??? Oh and here is my proof!