22 June 2010

Little Miss Motivated

current mood: not-so-motivated

Everyone has their private world
Where they can be alone
Are you calling me?
Are you trying to get through?
Are you reaching out for me?
I'm reaching out for you....
~ ‘Beautiful’ by Eminem

The past few days have been incredibly busy. I spent Friday locked in a glass room, being recorded by cameras while I took the Series 7 exam. Yay for me, I passed. Getting that giant gorilla off my back was a relief like none I have ever known. I celebrated with some peeps downtown. And surprisingly, my shenanigans did not get us arrested or even kicked out of anyplace we visited. Perhaps it helped that every person we came across was required to clap or cheer for me due to my exam success!!!

Saturday, NBF, my Niece Tibbie, and I went to KC to pick up GirlTwin at the airport. Thanks to the magic of GPS, I was able to get from the airport to Oceans of Fun just in time for black clouds to roll in out of nowhere and dump a deluge of water, lightning, and wind on us for 2 hours. Not to fear, we waited out the storm in the ridiculously rickety gift shop, where flying projectiles consisting of snow globes, sunglasses, and key chains could have very-well killed us. Luckily for us, the structure held (though the electricity didn’t). Once the wind died down a little, we hurried over to our rented cabana and took advantage of lunch service so that we would be ready to play when the park attractions reopened. Sure enough, the storm vanished almost as abruptly as it had appeared, leaving the half-occupied waterpark, under clear blue skies. We enjoyed every slide the place had to offer, which really isn’t saying all that much. Still, it was a fun day and everyone was exhausted from the frivolity.

For dinner, we went to a recommended Mexican restaurant in St. Joseph, MO. To keep the girls entertained, we decided to behave like robots. The poor waiter was terrified of us by the end of the meal. I was highly impressed with GirlTwin and Niece Tibbie for their participation with limited laughter. We wouldn’t have won any Oscars for our performances; but we could have easily done community theatre with ease.

Having GirlTwin here is such a treat and I am looking forward to the rest of our adventures over the next two weeks.

I just want to remind everyone that our Open House Fundraiser is this Thursday, 6:00 – 8:30pm at Billings Photography. Please plan on attending, supporting the Breast Cancer team, and buying some amazing gifts.

PERSONAL NOTE: I think that you are a complete and total whack-job. I don’t know how you function in the real world, because your delusions of grandeur have even astounded me. Good luck being a supah-stah!!!

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.