Thursday, August 18, 2005

because you can't mail fajitas...

and so began our exciting weekend down in north carolina!! whee! but let's backtrack so you don't get confused. last...friday (that'd be the 12th), vicky and i drove out to bloomsburg, pa w/ my mom to meet lisa at her house! we had some coffee and banana bread w/ her mom, said hi to her dad, met bruce (lisa's boytoy...i mean boyfriend) and then packed up lisa's jeep and left for winston-salem, NC! it was a pretty long drive...we left PA around noon and we arrived in NC about 8 hours was a fun drive though, bruce read us sex surveys from lisa's girly magazines, we played fun music, stopped at some shady rest stops, and by the time we got to winston-salem we were pretty hungry so we went to Chili's...yummm. and that's where the laugh-fest began, i think. probably partially b/c we'd be stuck in the car all day and we were getting a little delirious, and there was a sign on the wall w/ a chili's gift card, and underneath it said "because you can't mail fajitas"...and lisa was all, 'of course you can't. who would try to do that?' and then when the waiter brought our bowl of "bottomless chips", we found that the bowl did indeed have a bottom, and bruce demanded (not with the waiter present) that we be brought a bottomless bowl! many other funny things happened and by the end of dinner my stomach was killing me from laughing so hard the entire time.
so then we drove back to lisa's house, which is so nice!! and we just kind of got ourselves settled and then sat at the kitchen table talking for a while, then went to sleeeep. none of lisa's roomies were there so vic and i each got our own nice! and lisa stays in her own room upstairs (i guess it used to be the attic? she has her own room and bathroom, fancy.)
saturday...we woke up fairly early and lis and i went to the food store to get a couple things for the morning breakfast, back to the house and relaxed, had some coffee, talked, and had breakfast! then we went over to campus and lis gave us a lovely little tour of it - soo pretty and nice! all the buildings are brick and it's just so nice looking. it was super hot out and we were having dinner over at bruce's house that night, so we went back to the house, showered up, and ran to the grocery store, got the stuff for dinner and then headed over to bruce's house! none of his roomies were there either so it was just the 4 of us, which was probably good b/c we were acting ridiculous. oh but at the food store checkout line, the checkout lady heard lisa say "birthday cake" and assumed that one of us was having a birthday, and kind of had trouble, or was dissapointed?, that nobody was actually having a birthday. poor lady. then she asked us if we were incoming freshmen...i'm sorry, what? do we look 17 to you? no. and then the dude helping vicky bag our stuff struck up a conversation with her b/c she had her UVM hockey sweatshirt on, and he was talking to her about how WakeForest is in a new conference now, and then he said "my brother went to Virginia" and vicky had a completely perplexed look on her face and said, "yeah, i don't know what that means." hahaha it was awesome. so after that we went to bruce's and got dinner ready, ate out on the back deck and then headed inside for some drinking and trivial pursuit playing!!!! me and vicky versus bruce and lisa...vic and i kicked BUTT!!! i have pics from that night and when i get them on a cd i'll put them on my yahoo picture site. i know you can't wait. so after we were done w/ the game, vicky and i headed back to lisa's house (after a minor car has to be ON to go in reverse??? who knew.).
sundaaaay we wanted to go to "The Dan", which is a river. whee! so in the afternoon we all drove up there and went tubing down the river! it took about 2.5 hours and it was really fun, we even had a separate tube for our cooler, how clever! we hit a few rough patches in the water b/c it was lower than usual, but there was pretty scenery and the water was warm and there weren't too many people on the river til we got to the end, which is apparantly where people go to bathe...odd. but that was a really fun way to spend our afternoon! i enjoyed it. then...we...went back to lisa's house, showered off the river water, and...went out to dinner? i think? yes, we went to "the filling station" and that was exxcellent. so so tasty! really nice atmosphere too. then back to the house and just kinda hung out for the rest of the night, and lisa's one roomie, amy, came back so we got to meet her and hang out with her too! oh that was the night we also watched "wet hot american summer". fun day!
monday...last full day :-( sad. we went onto campus again so i could buy something from the Deacon shop - yay wakeforest t-shirt! then we went over to a pool in a nearby apartment complex...or was it the other way around...well either way we did both of those things! and then went to lunch at "the loop" w/ bruce and amy also, but that was at around 4p. then lis, vic, and i got pedicures! wheeeeee so fun and feminine! except that my pedicure lady kept looking into my soul and lisa's kept bringing up random random things to her. oh well! that was fun, and then we went over to Border's to get coffee and books! and apparantly their coffee has way more caffeine than i'm used to b/c i was bouncing off the walls. i don't know if you (yes you, person reading the blog) have experienced a really caffinated me, but it's a liiiiiiittle crazy. i couldn't stop talking or moving around or making somewhat of an ass out of myself (waving to the hot guy through the window while telling lisa "he's really cute" and then realizing that he could see me talking and it's not that hard to tell what i was saying. DAMN!) then we went to the food store again b/c we were going to make fajitas (not mail them) for dinner, but we weren't hungry at all the rest of the night, so all we had was some of bruce's guacamole dip and some chips, yum! we also played another game of trivial pursuit that night, with bruce and lisa as the winners. so we're tied 1-1 until the next rematch!
tuesday morning we got up early and packing up our stuff and cleaned the rooms we stayed in, had some breakfast, said goodbye to bruce and amy, and lisa drove vic and i to the airport :( and vic and i weren't on the same flight and hers was leaving about an hour before mine, so i had to sit allll alone in the terminal waiting for my little flight to DC, which was fine, but then the DC-Newark flight was delayed about an hour, and we were already on the runway. boo to sitting there waiting to take-off! but somehow we managed to only arrive 20 minutes late to newark, weird! and on that flight there was a girl with a little teacup chihuahua. didn't know they were allowed on planes.
so overall it was a reallllllllly fun trip i had an awesome time and i want to go back!!!!! but i go back to school next friday...eeeeeee really soon. and that's...about it for now. adios.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

19 days of summer left...

...for me anyway. back to CC on the 26th for a week of RA training. classes start exactly a month from today! and my last year of undergrad schooling will COMMENCE! wheee! so i didn't update for the entire month of july, and that's b/c nothing really happened in the entire month of july. but oddly enough my last entry was after a visit to honesdale, and that's the reason why i'm updating now! how bout that. yay twilight zone.
soooo a couple weeks ago i went down to LBI for a week w/ my mom, brother, and vicky. and that was fun, went to the beach, got a little tan, had fun. but the weather wasn't really that great, we only had like 2 really good beach days the rest of the time wasn't so good, but i still had fun. we went and saw "the island" the last night we were there - not bad, and hot ewan! it was kind of long and the end was weird but it was worth seeing. anyhoo drove back home last friday and friday night drove to vicky's house b/c on saturday we left for...
...vermont! drove up there to burlington and went out to dinner w/ her friend jess and some of her friends, that was fun. sunday we met up w/ jess on church street (pedestrian shopping zone) and had some breakfast and did some shopping, then headed down to lake champlain for some beach time! i'm not a huge fan of lakes but it was fun and we saw hot foreign guys playing soccer. yum. and vic and i played frisbee in the water, that was fun too...our frisbee skills have stayed the same since high school. i forget what we did monday. oh wait..that might have been the day where vicky, thelma, and i watched like 4 episodes of 'beverly hills, 90210' that they tivo'd from the week before and i'm totally hooked on the show again. 5pm on SoapNet!!! on tuesday we left and stopped in fair haven, VT to visit alex and went out to lunch and got chased down by a huge tractor trailer that thought we cut him off even though we didn't, then drove back to jersey!
then i decided to go out to shepatone's on thursday night and stay til saturday morning b/c i wanted to spend a day w/ her at her jewish camp and see what all the fuss was about since she talks about it NON STOP.
so thursday night we weren't really going to do anything, but then she got a call from this guy jeremy that she knows and he invited us to come out to his campsite in the middle of some cowfield. and so our night began! at like 10pm. kelly doesn't know her way around her town, and the directions we were given to get to the campsite weren't the best, so instead of getting there in about 10 minutes, it definitely took about 45. first we drove past the road we were supposed to turn on b/c jeremy wanted us to get some extra beer, so we went and did that, then had to backtrack and find the street to turn down, though we found it, turned down this dirt road and found ourselves on a cow path on someones farm. wrong way. turned around and drove back out to the main road, kept driving back and forth and going down people's driveways that we thought were roads until we finally found the right one that we were supposed to be on. then we couldn't find the next road we were supposed to turn onto, and we pulled all the way into this one person's driveway and realized that wasn't it, so we turned around and drove into the driveway next to them thinking that must be it! but no, it wasn't. and this lady comes out of the house w/ a huge ass dog and i roll down the window and explain our situation and the dog's head is practically in my lap and he's barking and i was freaking terrified. then her husband comes out of the house w/ no shirt on and i couldn't see his face but he had the appearance of a man that had just stuck his hand in an electrical socket. then kel's phone rang and it was jeremy so i was like 'oh ok that's him, we're good' and kel hit the gas and we got the hell out of there. so we FINALLY find the driveway, which wasn't even jeremy's, and he was waiting for us at some fence entrance on his 4-wheeler. so we get out of the car and get our beer out of the trunk and i turn around to hand it to kel and i hear "Who's there, who are you?????" and i turn around and see this man walking by us and i took down at his hand and see a silver object and i realize...holy shit, he's got a gun. so kel and i are scared out of our minds and we couldn't even speak, and then jeremy came over and he knew the guy and explained what was going on, so the guy leave and as kel and i are walking over to jeremy, the guy SHOOTS OFF THE GUN into the air and i almost peed my pants. i think i gave kelly the look of death like 'why did you bring me here'. so then we get on the 4-wheeler and jeremy goes 'ok now we just have to watch our b/c there's a huge bull that lives in here and he's been known to chase.' SUPER!!!!! but we finally got to his little campsite and there was an annoying girl already there, but she left around 1230 and then it was fun. we stayed there til about 2 and then kel and i went back to her house.
friday we took Rance (kel's nephew) and picked up jess, a girl that works w/ kel, and went up to Camp Morasha and took care of the horsies!! the little jewish campers had the day off b/c it was "Israel Day" so we didn't really have to do anything but we decided we'd go on a trail ride anyway and have some fun. we were joined by the one kid that helps kelly out, his name is Duhvy (duh-vee) and he was really nice and actually pretty cute and i began to see why kelly loves it up there so much! so anyway we got the horses ready and as we were getting ready to ride the sky got really dark and we could hear thunder but we decided go to anyway, and as soon as we got into the woods the thunder was right over us and kel and i got really freaked out so we decided we'd better go back, and as soon and we turned around it started to pouuuuuur and we all got completely soaked through. it was awful. but eventually we dried off and when the rain stopped we went out for another ride and that was really fun and then we put the hay out in the field and went to get some food before we headed back to honesdale. then kel and i picked up her cousin ashley and went to th emall in scranton and out to dinner at TGIFriday's! fun times.
saturday...yesterday...i got up early and drove home b/c i had to go to Toms River for my grandma's 70th birthday party! yay grandma! so that was an all day thing and fun except for the traffic on the way down. got back pretty late last night aaaaaaand got up this morning, had some brunch, and now i think i'm gonna go for a run! adios.