Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#295 The Convenient Stores of Speedway

I usually get comments or stares when I'm in the grocery store or at a gas station.  Last week I stopped at Speedway to get gas and this was the transcript:

Man on the other side of the pump:  "You're tall!"
Me:  Wanting to say, "No $#&^ Sherlock!" but actually said, "Yes."
Man:  "How tall are you?"
Me:  "6'6" "
Man:  "Wow!  You're as tall as John Wayne!"
Me:  I nodded and got back in the car as my gas finished pumping. 

For the record, Mr. Wayne was only 6'4".

Monday, July 9, 2012

#294 Fun with Moustaches

Megan and I went out Friday night for tacos (Roscoe's Tacos) and ice cream.  We then hit Urban Outfitters and found these awesome stache glasses.  

Friday, July 6, 2012

#293 Thankful for...covered parking!

I park in a garage at home and at work.  I met Julie for lunch today and after an hour sitting outside in 100 degree heat, my car was cookin'.  The air really started working once I pulled back into the parking garage.  I let out an audible, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh" as I walked in the front office door. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

#292 - July 4...MTV Cribs Style

I spent July 4 in style this year.  Michelle's friend invited us over to her dad's house at Geist Reservoir.  I rode my bike in the morning and met them all over there.  After I parked I assumed the stone house in front of me was the house.  When I glanced to my right I wondered, "Whose house is THAT?"  Very modern, three-car garage, nice cars, etc.  Turns out, THAT was house I was headed to.   It's right on the reservoir and also has a nice pool/patio area.  I won't go into great detail, but it was a very cool house and I really did feel like I was on MTV Cribs.  It was so nice to be in a pool during this heat wave and we even played pool H-O-R-S-E (I didn't win but I did do a reverse dunk).  After the sun went down we took a pontoon boat toward the bridge to see the fireworks.  At one point we could even see the downtown fireworks. 

I had a great day and enjoyed spending time with current and new friends.  And although I had a blast living in another world with a big house and a pool for a day, it was nice to go home to my little bungalow.  Even though it's small, it's mine, and I'm thankful for it. 

And I'm thankful to live in the USA!  Happy Independence Day!