Thursday, April 30, 2009
For the amazing people who know what the first Saturday in May means to me, this will be a review. For the people who have no idea what the first Saturday in May means, I'm sorry, but Tennessee has apparently gotten to you.
So what is special about this day?
Umm HELLO!?!??!? It's the Kentucky Derby!!
"The most exciting two minutes in sports!"
If you did not already know, I am from Lexington, Kentucky. My grandparents (on moms side) have lived in Louisville, Kentucky (home of Churchill Downs). So, as you can see, the derby is a big thing in my family.
My mom, brothers, and I drive up to KY and spend 3 days or so hanging out with family and friends and watching the derby. It is really amazing!! One of the best things about heading home for the derby is seeing my 91 year old great grandmother watch the derby. She yells "Go, go go!!" at the television as the thoroughbreds race around the bend for the final leg. And she is always the first one to place bets on the horses. Heck, we're all yelling 'go!' at tv at some point. Anyway, we always have a lot of food, because that's how it's always been in my family. German and Italian bloodlines make for some hungry people who love to cook!!
So you may not hear from me for the weekend, depending on how busy I find myself!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It's crazy awesome.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
just starting to see how many i really took!! The grand total is....................... 1,092!!!!
Can you believe I took close to 1100 pictures?? Geez!!
Anyway, while I was on the trip, a lot of really cool stuff happened! Of course, there was the stuff with Bob, but I also went OCD, permanently damaged a historical document, saw a dead hobo, and further increased my knowledge of the people around me. I'll tell you a few stories-
I will start with the OCD thing. Ok, so on the trip I came up with the grand idea of buying a postcard or two everywhere I went. Postcards cost about 40 cents on average, so it was obvious that I wasn't going to go broke buying a lot of them. So, everywhere I went, I started to get a few postcards. A few postcards turned into 5, then 6, then 12. Well, I really only bought three 12- packs, so it wasn't that bad. Anyway, in the end, I came home with (and I kid you not) 67 POSTCARDS!!!! And people kept teasing me about being OCD!! Haha, well I guess I can't blame them!
My next little experience was at the National Archives which is where the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation, etc are stored. Before we went into the Archives, Mr. Danner lectured us about the rules of the Archives. The number one rule? NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY OR YOUR CAMERA WILL BE CONFISCATED BY THE GUARDS. Well... I followed the rules. A good reminder to keep the flash off was the guards that were posted in various placed. As I walked through the line, I turned my camera off. When I reached the Declaration, I turned my camera on and took a picture of it. Can you see the mistake? I DIDN'T TURN THE FLASH OFF!!! I realized my mistake as soon as I clicked the capture button. The flash went off once, but before it could flash again to take the picture, I yanked it down and covered it with my hand. I'm pretty sure the guard, who was standing literally 3 feet away, saw it go off. So what did I do? I shot off and got my butt out of the National Archives. I did NOT need my camera to end up in the hands of a guard. Geez!!
There really wasn't anything interesting about the dead hobo. He was stretched out on the steps of a lamp post or something in front of Union Station. I'm not just saying he looked dead. He WAS dead.
Monday, April 27, 2009
For the great Gloria- Yes, on this blog I will finally please your grammatically correct thirsty eyes. No more all lowercase posts or titles. No more 3 sentence posts. Everything will be as you have requested!!
For the amazing Jordan- I'm not sure why you chose Unrestricted Dreams over Common Sense, but hopefully this will suit your style of blogging!!
For the (no comment) Allie- I don't think you really cared about the style in the first place, but I have planned on this one being more optimistic! Haha, and by the way, you are both AMAZING and GREAT!!