Thursday, October 25, 2012

...and I'm back from Europe

Returned home last week.  I've had a nasty cough since so I'm falling in love with the taste of menthol again. Mmmm, the burning.

My sideburns grow unevenly. #firstworldproblems
I don't care anymore.  #growingup

I bought a two-pack of lip balm today (what's the difference between lip balm and chapstick?!).  I finished my old roll and that's quite the accomplishment for me.  I usually lose it or the dog will eat it first.

Saw these faceless mannequins in a high end department store in West London.  They are far better dressed and have more SWAG than I ever will have.

Here's a video of a washing machine in the UK:

And as long as I'm being thorough, a box of Romanian puppies:

Saw 125.9¢/litre on sunday and 122.5 TODAY! Man oh man that dropped fast in the two weeks while I was away.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Going to Constanta, Romania and Acorn Squashing Musings

Everyday I walk my dog, we pass under these large oak trees and for the past few weeks or so, acorns have been falling all over the sidewalk.  They're really green, fat, and hard to miss and sometimes I go out of my way to step on them and hear them crack and crunch under my shoes.  It makes me feel big and powerful.

The big fat one at the top is the kind I like to step on.  The bottom two have been sitting on my desk the past few days and I've been watching them slowly turn brown.
Strangely, I saw a grasshopper on the side of our house the other day, as well as a really fat, juicy looking caterpillar on the sidewalk two days ago and I refused to step on them.  Actually, it was more like I was afraid to step on them.  I don't think it's because acorns are not alive and the bugs are, therefore I'm a gentle soul and I don't want to step on them and kill them, but it's more of the fact that I've always been really scared of bugs and the thought of them squishing out all their bug guts and juices on the bottom of my shoes grosses me out in a scaredy-cat kind of way and causes me to get chills on the back of my neck and goosebumps all over my body.  Ugh it's so gross.

Oh yeah, I'm in Romania right now!  I left on Thursday, October 4th.  I'm on a missions trip with my church to partner with the Good News Church in Constanta in their ongoing ministries to their community at large.  We'll be there for a week and then I'll be in London, England for a few days on the return trip home.  I'll be back October 18, 2012.  God is so cool.  Part of this doesn't feel real yet.
Picking up our luggage in Bucharest...


Gas was in the low 130s on Tuesday, then I saw a high of 142.4¢/litre on Wednesday and then went down to 137¢/litre in the evening.  Something to do with a hurricane/tropical storm affecting oil reserves in the southeast United States a few weeks ago.

Oh yeah, on the British Airways flight from Vancouver to London, I saw Kenny Miller, Vancouver Whitecaps forward #7.  He seemed shocked that I recognized him after Wednesday's big win, haha!