19 February 2006

Sunday Musings

And now, from the woman voted "Most Likely To Be Squished Like A Bug By A Runaway Beer Truck On Her Way Home From Church" for twenty-six weeks running...

It is 9:30 on Sunday morning. I just got home from church. Let me explain to you how Sundays work for me.

Since I don't have a POV (privately owned vehicle), I use public transit. Public transit on Sundays is completely different than public transit the rest of the week, in that buses only run about once an hour, and the trains don't run as often as the rest of the week either. On a regular Sunday, I have to get up about 8:00 in order to be ready to walk out my door at 9:00 in order to actually reach the church in time for the 11:00 service. It takes me about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to church and about an hour and a half to get home. (Church is about 3 miles from my house, in case you were wondering.) So yesterday, I got to thinking that maybe I could just take the zipcar to church. That meant going to the early service, which is only 35 minutes long, so that I don't rack up a huge bill. I got up and left my apartment by 7:15 this morning. I walked half a mile to my zipcar in 10 degree weather.

Now, I have to take this opportunity to ask... Why is it that every man that I find attractive at my church winds up being Secret Service and, therefore, unapproachable???

Beyond that... When the service was over, I hopped in my zipcar, returned it to its spot, grabbed some breakfast at Best Buns and walked half a mile home (only to be passed by a bus I could have taken from Shirlington when I got to the stop closest to my apartment). I came in and looked at weather.com. It is currently 17 degrees, but feels like 4. So, it's been a successful morning. Haha.

I was gone 2 hours, spent about $20 (including car and breakfast), saw the President and First Lady and some really nice looking gentlemen with things in their ears, got some exercise, visited with God, and didn't have to wait on a single bus or train all morning. All in all, I think it's really my best option for church, so I think I'll try it again next week. :D

Much love,

BTW, guess who discovered the ability to hyperlink in her blog and loves it with all her heart? And yes, I have been here 6 months now, for those of you who noted the 26 week thing.

17 February 2006

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer DC

For those of you who do not know, I am participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer DC event as a crew member. That means that I will be working throughout the weekend during the walk. If you are interested in donating money for breast cancer, you can do so through me and help me with my goal at the same time! Take a look at avonwalk.org or my own personal webpage which will be better developed as time goes by.

The DC Walk is the last weekend in April, and the walkers will be going 39.3 miles-- a full marathon, 26.2, on Saturday and a half marathon, 13.1, on Sunday. The event continues throughout the weekend including an overnight stay in a village composed of hundreds upon hundreds of tents.

I am participating because breast cancer is a scourge that needs to be eradicated. A woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. (And for you smart alecs out there, no it's not the same woman every time.) People close to me have been affected by it in horrendous ways. My mother-in-law (brother's wife's mom) and her mother, the mothers of two of my high school classmates, and several other friends have been diagnosed with this monster, and to be quite frank, it scares me to death. So, I'm doing something about it, and you can too.

Much love,

Save Boobs everywhere-- Support Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

16 February 2006

My first time

Welcome... to the mild, yet marvelous world of ME coming to you online for the FIRST TIME EVER!

Aren't you just so excited you could spit?? I think the guy looking over your shoulder at that Borders hotspot just wet himself for the sheer thrill of it.

So I'm not very good at checking my personal email accounts, and I'm not very regular about remembering to read Brownie's blog. But since there are so many people eager to enliven their daily grind by living vicariously through este chica, I thought I'd give in and make it just that much easier.

Feel free to check in sporadically, and I shall do the same. I hope you're having a lovely week.

With great affection,