Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I'm Officially Published!

Hello bloggers!

I know I never post in the middle of the week, but I do have a bit of exciting news that will only take a minute. I have officially published my first short story on Kindle!

My short story is called Cyber Stalked and it is currently available at the Kindle Store for $0.99! Click the link to check it out!

Information about it is also available on the Cyber Stalked Facebook page as well along with a link to the free Kindle Reading apps for those who may not own a Kindle.

Thanks for reading and feel free to check out these links! I also promise that this is the last time I will badger you all about it :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

This past Friday was Veteran’s Day and what better way to spend Veteran’s Day than in the nation’s capital? That’s what I did!
My boyfriend lives up in northern Virginia where he attends school and I was able to visit him this weekend. Not only was it Veteran’s Day, but it was 11/11/11, so I guess you could say I was pretty lucky J
Friday morning we went on a tour of the Pentagon. My boyfriend’s dad works there so he was able to get us in. Going through security was interesting, we had to get our hands checked for chemicals and my boyfriend was accused of dating a minor by the security guards checking IDs. Maybe one day I’ll look my age.
Next we went in to get the grand tour and it was pretty spectacular. There are so many displays throughout the hallways it’s almost like a miniature museum. There were so pictures, displays, and one of the gold plated AKs Saddam Hussein would give to those loyal to him. We also got to see the executive dining rooms, which was really neat.
Right outside the Pentagon is a memorial for all those who died in the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon as well. It is on the side of the building where the plane crashed and there is a small memorial for each person. They were arranged by age and placed almost on a timeline so you could read the names and see how old they were. The youngest was about eight-years-old and the oldest was 81.
After the Pentagon that morning, we got to see Kansas play in concert that night. They were playing with the Army orchestra at Constitution Hall. Granted, I only knew two of their songs, but I still enjoyed the concert and the other songs were really good too.
Best part of the concert though? Watching all the older people jam out to the Kansas songs. Then once “Carry on My Wayward Son” came on, everyone was standing and rocking out.
It was definitely a fun weekend and a great way to celebrate Veteran’s Day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Drinks All Around!

Have you ever had twenty cases of beverages in your house at one time?
Well, I had never had so many until this past week. My roommate is coordinating a benefit for one of the organizations she’s involved with and was able to get about twenty cases of drinks donated to her by Coca Cola.
She was super excited and I was excited for her… until we had to pick them up and bring them to our apartment.
My roommate has a two door car, which is fine for her to get around. However, stuffing it with sodas and waters was a definite challenge. We had a man help us load up from the place where we picked up the products and even he was surprised we were able to fit it all in.
The products overflowed the backseat and the trunk and once they were loaded up, we were on our own. My roommate carefully drove back to our apartment, hoping that no sodas would fall out of the cases.
We luckily got a parking spot right up front but then the worst part came. Two girls unloading a car of twenty or so packages of beverages is one of the worst ideas ever.
It would be fine if they were just the little twelve packs you get at the store, but most of them were the twenty four packed crates that weight about a million pounds.
We begin to unload and once we get inside, we must figure out where to put them. Not wanting to carry the heavy package for too long, we begin to make piles in the living room.

Hello giant crates of Coca Cola products.

So for the past week or so, our apartment has been filled with crates of water bottles, sodas, and other beverages. It took about thirty minutes for us to unload and it was one of the most intensive workouts I had had in a while.
After intricately stacking them, the water bottles took a tumble. Woops!