Thursday, June 25, 2009

Feeling a

I have weird dreams. As random as they are though, there are usually a few constants:

ONE, if I am hot while I'm sleeping, I have a scary dream. This usually involves me running from a rapist, murderer, or kidnapper. Without fail, when I wake up from a scary dream, I find that I have way too many blankets on and I am sweating. You could say that my warm temperature was caused by the scary dream, but I am adamant that it is the other way around. My being warm causes scary dreams.

TWO, when I have to use the bathroom, I dream that I cannot find a usable toilet. The setting and the people may change, but the scenario is always the same. I run around searching for a toilet and eventually find one (or many) but they are all unusable, either because they are occupied, extremely filthy, overflowing, or more often, right out in the in front of tons of people. Last week, I dreamed that I finally found a toilet, but it was a squatter like the ones Sadie told me about from China. Except this one wasn't even a hole in the ground; it was a grate. And it was in the middle of a train station or some other crowded, very public place. This really concerned me because I did not want to leave a mess, so I couldn't go.

Ok, so 3 nights ago, I had a dream that was just way more bizarre than my normal dreams. I had a dream that I went on a SPACE VACATION. Yes, a vacation to outer space. Don't know if we were on our honeymoon or what, but Jared and I boarded a spacecraft to head to the planet Violet where everything was violet - not ultraviolet, just in the color. It was a really long flight, but the spacecraft was very roomy and luxurious. Our seats were full length and reclined back to a near-horizontal position. Also, the flight attendants gave all the passengers Kindle readers to keep us occupied. Except I don't think there were any books on them. Just the internet, which I don't think Kindle readers actually have, but hey, this was my dream. So anyway, after what seemed like a couple days, we finally landed on Violet. I don't remember actually getting out of the spacecraft, though. I think maybe we just looked out the window. At this point, the flight attendants told us to take our seats again because we were heading back home. I remember dreading the long return flight and wishing I had had more time to explore.

I was pretty weirded out by this dream, but the next night it was back to normal with a running-from-a-creepy-man-peeing-in-a-glass-room dream.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pictures of Us

I realized I haven't posted any pictures in a long time, besides the dilapidated buildings. I don't have my wedding pictures yet, but here are some honeymoon pics.

Here is my handsome husband giving a thumbs-up to the hotel in North Myrtle Beach. It was a suite on the top (19th) floor with a full kitchen and balcony. It was bigger than the place we're staying in Ohio all summer. In fact, it rivals our apartment in North Carolina.

This is the view from our balcony. On the left side, you see the marsh, which is actually a lot prettier than I was expecting and on the right, of course, is the Atlantic Ocean. I LOVE the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike the Pacific, the water is WARM and the beachfronts are clean.

There are several Ripley's attractions in Myrtle Beach. Besides the Believe It or Not museum (which was actually kind of lame), we went to the Mirror Maze. Basically, it is just what is sounds like. A maze of mirrors. In this picture, you can see 2 reflections of me, but neither of these are actually me! Props to Jared for taking this picture.
And here we are looking slightly ridiculous at the beach right in front of our hotel. We had a really good time playing in the ocean. I especially enjoyed laying on my float and letting the waves lift me up. I think I'm going to take a float every time I go to the ocean from now on. Kept me way more entertained than just swimming in the water or trying to body surf.

And here is a picture of M&Ms with our faces on them! My dad surprised us and had these made for the wedding. The bottom white M&M is a picture of the bridge next to the gazebo where Jared proposed to me.

P.S. - No news on the stolen car yet. We made a list yesterday of all the things that were in the car and it turns out we lost a LOT more than we thought at first - about $2000 worth of belongings. It didn't seem like we had much in the car, but it adds up quickly because we had some pricey things - blackberry, waterproof digital camera (which I am very sad about), bike rack, tools, several shoes, gift cards, cash. We are still hoping and praying for a miracle.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

You know what sucks?

When you move to a tiny little town in a faraway state where you don't know anyone and then you travel 2 hours to get to a city that you think might be interesting to explore and then you go to an overpriced exhibit and come out to find that your CAR has been stolen and then you remember your purse and phone and credit cards and social security card and basically your whole identity was also in the car so you call the credit card companies and talk to a bunch of dumb people who put you on hold 18 thousand times while you're standing outside in the sun getting yet another sunburn and then you remember your ipod was in the car too and your expensive cycling shoes and your husband's only church shoes so now he has to wear tennis shoes or Chacos to church tomorrow and you have no way to get home and there's no one to call because you don't know anyone so you finally rent a car which is way, way overpriced and drive 2 hours home and all you want to do is curl up in bed and finish reading Confessions of a Shopaholic which you checked out from the library but you realize you can't because your library books were also in the car that was stolen!

Yeah, it sucks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Tourist's Guide to Greenville

Should you ever decide to take a trip to the lovely Greenville, Ohio, here are some things you could do to entertain yourself. This may or may not be the actual list of what I do every day while my husband gets to go to his exciting job where he walks up and down rows of corn and counts plants (jealous!).

1. Walk around town aimlessly.
2. Bike around town aimlessly.
3. Go to Walmart.
4. Go to Goodwill.
5. Go to the library and get mobbed by employees (librarians? volunteers? I'll play it safe and call them employees) who are super-excited that they have a patron.
6. Walk around aimlessly.
7. Bike around aimlessly.
8. Take pictures of dilapidated buildings and then post them on your blog.
9. Walk around aimlessly.
10. Eat a nectarine.
*Here is where my husband comes home and our evening activities ensue.*
11. Drive up and down every street in town. This should take approximately 10 minutes.
12. Go to the "famous" sandwich shop in town and order the "famous loose-meat sandwich" which is actually just a messy hamburger that really is not that good.
13. Drive around aimlessly.
14. Go to bed early.

Who wants to come visit??????!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding and more...

I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a married woman. Everything regarding the wedding went very well, thanks to lots of help from amazing family members and friends. Even the weather cooperated! It was a beautiful day and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who came! It was great to see everyone. I don't have the pictures yet, but you can look at them here on the photographer's website. I'd especially like to point out my incredibly handsome husband.

We arrived in Greenville, Ohio last night. After passing through Dayton (which is the closest "big" city, we drove a good 30 minutes, seeing nothing but farms, before arriving at our bed and breakfast. It sure is a small town, but that's alright. I've always wanted to experience living in a small town. I'm going to go walk around downtown today and check things out. Heck, maybe I'll walk around the entire town - it's only 6 square miles.