Since my life is more than shoes...

I thought I'd share it with you

Monday, June 20, 2005

Goodbye North Carolina

We pack up today and pull out tomorrow. Wow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Add another state to the list

I've now been to South Carolina. That makes 38 states - just 12 to go. Unfortunately, we're moving away from the part of the country that I haven't been to, but now I remember why we went north last summer. It's 97 degrees today. As for our trip, we had a great time. The ocean was a toasty 83 degrees, and we stayed in the surf for a long time. I got a little sand burn on my hip from one particularly tough wave, but a good time was had by all. We ate at the restaurant attached to the hotel, and I had the best french fries I've ever tasted - a rather surprising offering at an upscale seafood restaurant. We also had some fresh Mahi Mahi, which I highly recommend if you're ever at the Fish House Restaurant on Oak Island, NC. This morning, it rained, so we didn't get back in the ocean before we headed to SC. We ate lunch in North Myrtle Beach (and I had my picture taken by none other than SC's famous Palmetto trees) at none other than my favorite restaraunt of all time: Friendly's! I didn't know they had any down here, but we tracked one down. Unfortunately, they have gotten rid of the best salad dressing ever: sweet and sour. Frankly, it was just a disappointment. The crispy chicken salad, my all time favorite, also doesn't come with crispy tortilla strips either. We'll be heading to Ohio next week, and if they don't have the sweet and sour dressing, I'm not even bothering to go.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I hate allergies

Moving to North Carolina has allowed me to experience many new things, one of which is allergies. For the first time in my life, I had a runny nose for the entire spring. But on top of this, now that the pollen has floated away, I've got new ones. Apparently I've got some sort of allergy to whatever is floating around in our apartment. This happened to me last year when we lived in our old apartment and they put in a new heater. It was terrible. Now suddenly it's back again. We have a brand new filter, and the house is it's usual "clean" state (meaning I haven't done any more or less cleaning since the winter when it was closed up). Now a runny nose I can handle, but the allergies I have now and the allergies I had in the old apartment are the kind that give you a terrible sore throat and a chest cough as if you have pnemonia or strep throat. They even thought I had strep at first, but when the test came back negative and antibiotics didn't make me better, they decided it must be allergies. I guess I'm lucky that I'm almost 24 and I haven't grown up with allergies, but it's still not fun. I wish it would be cool again :(

Monday, June 06, 2005

What's a blog?

I was listening to the radio a few weeks ago when one of the morning personalities asked "What's a blog?" Either everyone at the station was laughing too hard to answer, or no one knew because they didn't come up with the right answer. The other personality said it was something like an online journal, but no one could figure out where "blog" came from. Haven't they ever heard of Howard Dean? Either way, this was even funnier to me because Andy and I had been discussing when they would stop saying "blog, short for 'web log'" in the newspaper. We read that statement 2 days in a row in USA Today and thought that everyone should know what blog stands for by now.

It got hot

Wow. We finally couldn't take it anymore and turned on the a/c. It is so hot that when I opened the inner door, the hot air in the cavity between it and the outer door almost blew me over. I'd almost forgotten what it felt like to be so hot. This is only the beginning... 95 degrees is still to come. But I still say that when it is 80 at 9am there is something terribly wrong.