Saturday, August 30, 2008

San Fran

I know this takes planning ahead to a new level. I booked our hotel rooms for the Fillmore Jazz Festival next 4th of July in San Francisco!

I am posting this in hopes that some of my friends will be booking hotel rooms too! I am giving you almost an entire year to plan :) Stay's only five blocks from Fillmore.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

We're not what people?

The other day I managed to stab myself in the eye with my mascara brush while getting ready for work. Completely blinded all I could do was yell for Shawn...well the screech I made when I did it may have alerted him. My eye would not produce a tear for anything just dry dry dry so I couldn't get the massive amounts of burning mascara out.

I asked Shawn to bring me some eye drops. He replied in all seriousness....we're not eye drop people. Which made me laugh hard enough to bring the needed teardrop. And he's right I don't believe I have ever in my life purchased eye drops.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


It is a five hour drive to visit my parents which I made this weekend. After going past Sherman, TX about 45 minutes from house there just isn't much. Between Sherman and my parents it is pretty much 4 more hours of gas stations (that you might see on a horror movie set) and a few fast food places but mostly nothing.

And there is a great need for coffee on these trips. Not the stomach ripping gas station coffee but a nice civilized non fat white chocolate mocha or on a hot day a non fat iced caramel macchiatto.

To my great delight sometime last year a Starbucks opened in McAlister, OK and exit 5 off I-40 (possibly Van Buren but I am not sure it is actually in the city limits.

To my great despair today I found out the Van Buren store had closed and the McAlister store is set to close the end of September.

I found great comfort in the Starbucks green (which is now sometimes brown). Not only for the coffee but for a reasonably clean restroom. I am mourning the loss of my comfortable starbucks but I must figure out what to do before the next trip because I have actually been frightened in certain locations that I tried to stop for coffee or a restroom.