Monday, May 28, 2007
The Winner Is....
Friday, May 25, 2007
A Baby Gift
Monday, May 21, 2007
Tribute to the Indy 500
Although I'm not an avid car racing fan, the one race I do pay attention to is the Indy 500. Growing up, the race was a staple of our Memorial Day weekend. My parents have fond memories of the race and passed them down to us. I remember going to the race at least twice as a family and the time trials many more times. (Personally the time trials were more interesting)
Last year as I traveled home on Memorial Day weekend for my brother's med school graduation, I sat by 4 gentlemen who were going to Indy for the big race. I was shocked by how excited they were. I always thought it was an Indiana thing; however, they were quick to tell me it is the BEST car race in the world. They have been almost every year and couldn't believe that I was traveling to Indiana for any other reason than the race.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Shockingly, Portland was the city listed as the least road rage exhibited. As I thought about, I realized that since moving here, I rarely hear car horns honking, people let cars merge into their lane pretty easily, and I am waved on more readily than in any other place I've lived with the exception of Indiana.
BUT you know, I still have had the rare occasion where someone yells at you (though you can't hear them) or they give you the birdie to let you know you have displeased them. So Portland still has road rage but it is definitely less.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
At the beach....
Astoria, OR : One of the new sites of Oregon that I saw on our RD retreat. We drove in on a perfect day and could see the bridge over the Columbia. It is a pretty amazing sight.
We had dinner at the Wet Dog Cafe. My hamburger was huge and I could barely walk after eating it. We had a great view of the river and mountains in the background.
Other highlights: Playing Worst Case Scenario together. I think I'd want to be with Cas or Steve if I was in trouble.
Picking up sand dollars -- learning you need to boil them, and walking the beach.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Soccer and new friends
Sunday, I had fun getting to know 2 new friends from church. I met Esther on Thursday and she invited me to dinner and got to meet her husband too. Esther and I immediately liked each other 'cause we are both from a family of 7 kids.
This week, our RD team has a retreat. Not a true retreat where you don't work but at least it is at the beach and a different scene than the office.
Friday, May 04, 2007
The best part of the cartoon... is the theme song. The lyrics are below... you know you want to sing along!
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Look Out! Here comes the Spiderman.
Is he strong? Listen bud,
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
Hey, there There goes the Spiderman.
In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time.
Friendly neighborhood Spiderman
Wealth and fame
Action is his reward.
To him, life is a great big bang up
Whenever there's a hang up You'll find the Spider man.