Archive for July, 2007

So much stuff, so little time!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

A quick recap of the two weeks since I last posted.  Well, two Thursday’s ago Bryan had his wisdom teeth removed and he is glad it is over with and does not have to worry about his mouth bothering him on our upcoming vacation.  On Friday after work I went to his house with armed with groceries to make roast beef and lots of mashed potatoes.  We went to see Transformers that Saturday night and I am surprised to say that I really enjoyed it!  This past weekend, we stayed at his parents house because we went to Civil War Days near Erie, PA and it is only about a 45 minute drive from his parents house.  So we headed up on Friday night, checked out the Civil War extravaganza on Saturday, and chilled out on Sunday.  Since the house was just built, there are several trees behind the house that needed cut down.  The tree guy showed up on Saturday and cut down most of the trees, and then he came back on Sunday and cut down the huge tree closest to the house.  It was really entertaining to watch this guy climb the tree and hack pieces off, and it was even more fun when he cut the actual tree down, but it was also kind of scary because they are REALLY REALLY tall trees and you have to trust that he knows what he is doing and the tree doesn’t come crashing down right onto the house.  All went well though, and Bryan and his mom took some videos of the tree man chopping down the trees, fun! 

We are leaving on Friday night/Saturday morning to go on vacation.  It is a twelve hour drive from here to Isle of Palms, so we have to leave in the middle of the night!  We rented a place on Isle of Palms and we have an oceanfront condo with a balcony facing the ocean.  It is about 15 minutes from Charleston, so we have also planned some siteseeing there.  I’m really excited.  We will be there for seven days and I plan to chill on the beach and swim in the pool as much as possible!  I know we will also be spending a lot of time in Charleston.  We are definitely going to the Submarine and Fort Sumter.  We also might go on a dinner cruise, take a carriage tour, and um well Bryan sent me this huge email with 1,000 links that I am supposed to read tonight, so I should probably go do that.  I also have to pack and clean, I have to work late on Thursday night so that really only leaves what is left of tonight and then tomorrow.  So I should go!  Adios!

Independence Day and Stuff

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Yesterday was another glorious 4th of July.  Bryan dressed like a human flag, wearing some flag shirt he bought at Kohl’s.  I know he is patriotic and I usually like his taste in clothing, so I think it upset him that I did not care for his new shirt.  He claimed other people bought it because there were some missing from the rack although I wasn’t buying it until we actually saw someone wearing the same shirt later and he was like “see!”.  Whatever, shirts that look like they were made out of a flag just don’t turn me on.  I tried to be patriotic in a more subtle way.  I wore a red tank top, a blue jean skirt, painted my toes red, and took my white purse.

We visited with my grandparents and I showed Bryan a lot of old pictures of me, and then we headed to my parents house.  My dad salivated over Bryan’s car for a while and then Bryan and my mom talked about movies that they share an interest in, which I share no interest in.  We went to my hometown’s annual festival and got some food and hung out for a while, listened to my dad tell Bryan horror stories about getting his wisdom teeth removed (since Bryan is getting his out next Thursday).  I don’t think Bryan took him too seriously though.  My mom yelled at my dad and called him the king of exaggeration.  We went with my parents to watch our town’s fireworks which turned out to be quite nice.  There were also quite a few people in our area setting off their own fireworks which must have cost a fortune, but we watched them for free!  Around 11:30pm we left to come back to Pittsburgh and spent the night at my house since we were both pretty exhausted by the time we got back here.  It was a really fun day though!  We are both on vacation from work today and tomorrow so I’m taking advantage of this free afternoon with nothing much to do.  Bryan is at home getting some stuff done, and I am kind of just sitting around like a bum.  I do have a lot of cleaning and organizing I should be doing.  I’ll get to it, maybe. 

I think we are going to do something this evening.  I told Bryan I would take him out to dinner, anywhere he wants!  Tomorrow we are going to go visit his parents and spend the weekend there.  We might stop at the Grove City Outlets on the way there and do some shopping and eating though! 

That is about it, 23 days until we go to Isle of Palms/Charleston for vacation!  I’m getting very excited!  😉