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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Rocks

I am proud to be an American. Not that I am not reminded of that everyday my husband puts on his uniform but this past Tuesday was such a beautiful day. I don't care who you voted for or what you think of Obama.. but he has brought the country together in a way I have never in my life seen or thought was possible. He has made being the president a "cool" thing to do. Over the past 8 years Bush evolved into a person who was not overall seen as "cool".. not to say that the president is supposed to be cool -but Obama just is. However he is obviously respected.

The occasion was Historic on so many levels beyond the color of his skin. It was amazing to see the streets and the Mall in Washington D.C. knowing Obama is the reason they are all there. Over a million people flocked there not to witness it just to BE there when it happend. Only so many people could see it and according to CNN reporters of you saw the parade there was a slim chance that you also saw the inaguration. There are people of all races and of all religions looking forward to his presidency. It is amazing that he - son of an imigrant and a citizen - can be elected to the most powerful position on earth. He is the first generation for his fathers side to be born an american citizen and now he is the President of the United States of America! How amazing is that?! (random fact: I did learn from Wikipedia that he is related to Bush..) I teared up so many times when I saw all the people. It was amazing to think that all those people, even some I am sure who came from out of the country or who are not american citizens wanted to be there. I am so happy my brother Joshua got to experience it all first hand. (also jealous) I hope he took tons of pictures and will soon post them to facebook for all to see. I believe he was elected because he is going to make a change. I truly believe he will and already think he has made change. His speach told people to get off their butts and do something. I don't know if he has always been about that, but he is saying it now. He is prompting people to get out in their communities and make a difference. He and his family are what the country needs especially knowing the hard times that are ahead of the country. So many things to do for him. He has the eyes of the world on him and I think it is important for him to stress the fact that he cant do it alone.

I think the country got into the mess its in because of the I deserve the "American Dream" attitude. People bought what they couldnt afford.. or were "tricked" into it. STOP buying things you cant afford America! Not that I am a poster for it or anything.. but I am not hundreds or thousands of dollars in debt over my head! Happiness is something you have to work for its not given to you. You may deserve it, but you have to earn it. Anyone in any situation can find some joy in where they are. Find it and go from there. I am so excited to see what Obama brings to the country.

Before when Europeans asked where we were from saying we were americans would most likely lead to talk about Bush and that was not always plesant. I look forward to their responses to that same statement now because not only are the eyes on him I think their hearts are behind him. I heard a few horns honking on the night of the inaugaration here. (That happens often after big games and also weddings often here = for joyous events!)

Did anyone see the movie W.? I felt bad for Bush.. if thats how his life has been his whole life.. that sucks if his parents couldnt recognize his own accomlishments. He did mess up a lot but still. NO reason to BOO him at the inaguration. How rude.. that was just horrible. I dont care if what he did that was wrong or not. Shame on those people. He will live with his choices for the rest of his life, I dont think a booing is going to make it any worse for him.. it just made you look bad. Tisk Tisk.

My first Spin Class

They offer these Spin classes at the rec centers here. So I got brave yesterday and a friend and I went. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was super hard and I was sweating like crazy.. but before the class the instructor told us you burn an average of 600 to 800 calories in one 45 minute class. SOOO I just kept thinking about that. To my surprise when I woke up this morning the only thing that hurt was my calves, but they had already hurt the day before. AND my butt didnt hurt from the seat like I thought it would. So it makes me think I didnt work very hard.. then I think back the class and how I wanted to pass out. I am actually looking forward to the class tomorrow. So point of the post.. go to a spin class. They are cool. AND you dont feel that silly when the instructor tells you to image yourself in a race and you are in 5th place....then he makes you go up a hill.. ha.. ok well.. go to a class.
Also.. my cousin in law is super crafty and I am so jealous. She has so many cute ideas. If you are ever bored and need something to do there are tons of posts on her page to give you ideas. I hope she doesnt mind I am going to post her page here. She has been featured on a few craft websites anyways so I think she will be ok with it. Plus you can see my cute cousins in a few posts.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


How do you figure out what you will make for diner? I use I love it. You can type in what you have and it will pull up recipes that use those ingredients. You can search and search.. its awesome. It can take up almost as much time as looking at other peoples pictures on facebook. You know you do it too.

The internet is amazing. Josh (my younger brother) just bought a slingbox for himself and he gave me the password to sign onto it. I can watch all 9999 channels my parents have - when he is not signed on. It is also awesome. A slingbox uses the internet to send the satlite tv you hook it up to to any computer there is also a small remote you can use too that shows up on the screen. Amazing technology. The only downside is that when we watch it its the middle of the night.. soo there is lots of infomercials.. and my mom has the child lock on so it blocks out shows like Family Guy and CSI. Other then that its great!

It snowed yesterday. The snow had started to met the day before and there was still some left on the yard. The patio had all melted and yesterday morning there was some freezing rain then by lunch I hadnt looked outside and was shocked when Tony came in to tell me it was snowing! IT was GIANT snow. The biggest snow flakes I have ever seen. I tried to take pictures of them.. but they just blended in with all the snow on the ground. I am way too random for blogging..

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

So I neglected the Blog for a while.. The trip is over and I am back home with Tony. The trip ended with me getting food poisoning from Taco Bell.. which I had been craving for about 2 weeks when the base we were at didn't have one. I was sick from 6 am till that night the day before I left to go home. I was in bed the entire day so sleeping that night wasn't that easy. More so since I had watched a show on people doing illegal things and getting put in jail in other countries. I was worried I would get stuck at the airport. I knew that in Korea we had to get a stamp to be in the country longer then a month and I hadn't done that for Japan so I was starting to worry that I would get questioned at the airport. So on top of having to get up so early at 3:30 am to catch my 4:47 train to the airport.. I wasn't that tired because I had slept all day and now I was worried about missing my flight due to being questioned! Sounds funny now.. but at the time I had to keep talking myself out of thinking it!!!

Tony picked me up from the airport with flowers and a cheese pretzel for me. It was the Monday of the week of Christmas. So we had a few days at home before the big holiday. We had wanted to do something but we ended up just staying home. It worked out better that way we got to call family and talk to everyone. We got lots of nice gifts from family and each other. So we had a wonderful second married Christmas together. Things were nice when I was still jet lagged I would be tired around 9:30 or 10 and be up on my own at 8! It was a little crazy since Tony was off he would be in bed and I was just waiting for him to get up. Now things are back to "normal" with me not being tired till late and having to force myself out of bed in the mornings.

Since I have been home we had Christmas, New Years, and this past weekend we had our first trip of 2009. We went and stayed at the military resort called Edelweiss. It was a very nice trip. We also walked through a gorge. It was cold cold cold. I will try to post pictures later. I have been bad at that on here. I am much better about posting pics on Facebook.