Thursday, November 20, 2008

7 Random Things

so a couple weeks ago, i was tagged to post 7 random things about i guess i'll do that now. I'll try to think of things that you already don't know.

1. (a) I was born in Selma, California on December 26, 1980. (b) When I was born, my lungs were way underdeveloped and I couldn't breath and was all blue and purple and they had to rush me to another hospital for treatment. (c) Since I was born on December 26, I was put in a stocking when they were finally able to release me to my parents care. (d) that stocking has been used as my Christmas stocking ever since then.

2. My unoffical nickname of "quiet" goes back to highschool when I was working at Sonic. They other employees called me Silencio.

3. A few years ago, I moved up to Arkansas with my brother and sister-in-law in search of a job. My sister-in-law worked at Del Monte at the time. The very first Walmart store in Bentonville was having a grand reopening. Lots of the companies that sell products in Walmart had their mascots show up. Since my sister-in-law worked with Del Monte, they were going to send a couple people dressed up at Sweetie Pea and Fuzzy Peach. I got the job to dress up as Fuzzy Peach for a day and walk around Walmart. The costume was huge and very very uncomfortable...and I was the only costume without arms. I ended up scaring some kids and making some cry. Maybe there are pictures out there somewhere.

4. My grandparents lived on a lake most my life. We would go swimming a lot during the summer, but we would never swim under the doc that led up to the boat. When we were younger, we were told there was a troll that lived under the doc. When I got older, I was still nervous any time I got near the doc. I knew that there wasn't really a troll under the doc, but I just knew that something would hurt me or grab my foot and bite me. If my grandparents still lived on the lake today, I still won't go under the doc. I just know there is something there that doesn't want me to live.

5. I was always the 2nd fastest in Elementary school. During every field day, I would do the 50 yard dash since I was fast. My friend Guillermo would always bet that I would win.....and every time, I would lose by a hair to Aaron Matthews. Guillermo always believed in me though...sorry to let you down Guillermo.

6. My other grandparents live in Missouri. They do not have a septic tank, but they have a septic pond. We always called it The Lagoon. As kids, my siblings, cousins and I would take turns flushing toilets in the house and the rest watching the flushed water flow from a pipe into the Lagoon. Sometimes it wasn't just water if you know what I mean....we also did some bad things that got us into a lot of trouble like throwing our grandparents garden vegetables into the lagoon to see if they would float or sink....squash floats...but I know my grandpa wanted to throw us in the lagoon for that.

7. I've always had destructive habits. All through school I used to chew on my wooden pencils all the way down the lead...i would have wood chips all around my i started using mechanical pencils...after a while, started chewing those until they broke. I would also chew pens and pen caps. I also chew apart styrofoam cups and tear up napkins. I have done these things a long as I can remember. If it's able to be destroyed, I will end up destroying it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Five Years in the Making....or Six

hello all you who still come back to my blog every once in a while just to see if I've uttered a single word in OVER A YEAR!!......Oh My Gosh....a whole freaking year?!!? geeze.....sorry..that even caught me by surprise when i just when back and looked at my last post.

So yeah, things in my life this year have not really been blog worthy too much....and when something did happen that was blog worthy, I probably wrote about it on Facebook and not that's that....but now i tell you something here.

Since I was a young child, I was blessed by parents who knew the awe and beauty of nature....and many of my vacations included going to the mountains of colorado and california and wyoming for some good old camping. Not hard core roughing it....but not luxury RV w/tv, shower, bathroom. We camped in a cozy little pop up trailer......but that's besides the point. We had still gone to more places and seen more mountains and drove over more summits and dangerously narrow passes than most people ever will in there lifetime. I gained a huge appreciation for nature and wildlife. I also loved preserving those memories in photographs.

So ever since I started to think about my future, I've always wanted to live in be right there in the mountains so close to all the granted, i had never been to colorado in winter, but I was always was certain it couldn't be THAT bad. So here I am in dallas, tx. It will soon be approaching 6 years since I graduated college which is both frightening and sad. Throughout all those years, I've been saying "Some day i'm going to live in colorado.". My friend Jeremy has even lived there a huge part of that time and has tried his best to persuade me to come.....promising adventure, fun, friends, women and booze....and even a chance to spoon. (i made that last one up...or last two or three)....but he did his best.....but I always had excuses not to go. Although my excuses have been valid in my opinion, I have finally made a mental step in going. This won't be easy for me though. I love my church family at Skillman Church of Christ. I also have great friends both at Skillman and Prestoncrest Church of Christ. The thing I will miss most however, is being so close to my family which includes my 4 nephews. I love all those little guys. I have a ridiculously good looking family.

So how do I move to Colorado while still being able to visit friends and family fairly easily???? WORK AT SOUTHWEST AIRLINE!!! that's my goal. My very specific goal is to live in or around Denver at Southwest Airlines.....and hopefully be a ramp agent which are those people you see outside the plane driving your luggage or directing the plane into the terminal or doing other important stuff for your safety and the safety of your belongings. One kink in this specific plan is that the economy sucks right now and Southwest will be hiring a lot less than usual....but I fear not. I do believe I will get this job......but my plan as of now is to start out with a very specific job search. If a few weeks go by and nothing seems to be coming up, I will expand my search to other airlines (i prefer southwest cause they are stable, i am friends with several of it's employees, and i feel like i have some loyalty to them even though I've never worked for them).....I I still get no results, then I will look into any job in the Denver area that will get me by until something at Southwest opens up. Now this plan is stricty an ideal situation plan. I do have stuff to consider with my life here in dallas. I am in a lease that I need to find some info on about subleasing or breaking the lease....I need to watch my financial situation and know when it's smart to move. I have projects to do....and I have family to see.....and of course I have to get a job in Colorado first...cause I can't afford to live there without a job.

So, this is my goal for 2009....unless something amazing comes up between now and 2009.....but I am hoping to be in Colorado by June at the latest. I am for real. My mind is made up.

a list of why colorado is good for me
1. I feel at peace in the mountains.
2. I love nature
3. It has 4 seasons
4. I love photography and Colorado will definately help my photography hobby get a boost.
5. skiing
6. when the icecaps melt, i will be safe ;)
7. it will be one step closer to me owning a huge genuine wooden lodge/cabin in the mountains where all my friends and family can come and enjoy life.
8. I like earthy girls...but not hard core tree hugger...just a little granola (I also like Texas girls which is why i'm so late in coming to colorado.....but it's time to move on)
9. adventure
10. gold mines