04 July 2008

bits and pieces

Happy 4th of July!

This post is an attempt to keep my promise to my one devoted reader (Hi Paul!) to be a better blogger. You'd think with all this "free" time in the summer and being home in the Chicago burbs for the week would get me to blog more.  Because it's 2am, I am short on insight and patience to write a more coherent post so here are some random tidbits for ya:
  • Fireworks displays should be set to classical music, not crappy contemporary radio rock. Just got home from the annual July 3rd fireworks on Lake Michigan with some high school friends....There's just something not quite right about watching fireworks with Bon Jovi playing in the background.
  • I miss my grandma. Last Friday, June 27th, was what would have been her 96th birthday. It's so hard to believe that she's been gone for a year and a half. My family had a little gathering over the weekend during which there was lots and lots of food and memories shared. The fireworks tonight made me miss her even more because we used to watch the BG fireworks on Memorial Day from our front window and doorway. I hope I never forget how Inang's face would light up with every explosion.
  • I'm kind of proud of myself because today was my first 3-mile run - and I didn't die! In fact, I didn't even walk! For the last 5 weeks, I've been running and it's so amazing to be able to notice a real difference in my endurance. The greatest miracle of all - I am actually liking running! This is really a huge thing for me, considering I used to say that my own personal version of Hell would consist of me running forever.
  • My brother, Walter, is running for a seat on the Champaign County Board under the Green Party. He is very passionate about local issues and wants to bring a fresh voice to the table. I hope that you can take some time to check out his website http://www.votewalter.org and consider making a donation to his cause.
It's off to bed before Part 1 of 2 in the next installment of Weddingpalooza...Christine and Brian's wedding. Check out their website because it is the most freaking amazing wedding website I have ever seen. http://www.christineandbrian.org - Yes, dot org, bitches~!

1 comment:

Paul said...

I am uber impressed that you went ahead and made a posting after returning from the fireworks.

Again, it was so nice seeing you, and I am glad we had the opportunity to spend a little time together this summer - the next time you are in though, we'd love to have you over for dinner (I have been pretty ambitious in the kitchen lately, and I would love to try my hand at some Filipino cuisine. We will have to talk recipes/technique sometime soon. Take care!