EINSI have a coworker who has essentially started treating me as their glorified secretary for when they don't want to have to participate in meetings. I'm over it. It was one thing asking me to play stenographer, but something else entirely when you are too lazy/busy to drag the phone across the table and dial the number yourself... for the meeting you scheduled.
Let's just say it was no heartbreak for me to have to miss my regularly scheduled meetings while I am in DC. #notsorry
ZWEISpeaking of being up north. I'm staying with Teh MD-AR and commuting to DC for the 2 days I have meetings. That will be spectacular. But this beauty made up for whatever hair pulling the commute will bring:
|I even had to selfie with the tree, on principle.|
For 3 years, while I was stationed in MD, I always wanted to stop and take "good" photos of this tree since it is absolutely gorgeous. Each year I said I'd do it, and then 3 years had passed and I never did it and I was crushed. To make matters worse, Teh MD-AR has these photos she had taken at The Tree and I'm just so jealous every time she shares them. Well, dammit, I was on base yesterday as a surprise visit for Teh Soccer Mom and Teh MD-AR and I saw The Tree's sibling when I was making the turn to go to their office. I then had to detour through a parking lot to go check the status of The Tree.
IN FULL FIRE MODE. WIIIIIIIINNNNNNNN. There were some leaves missing from the top, but for the most part, beggars can't be choosers. Sadly, I didn't have my DSLR with me, but my cell phone isn't horrible quality and it will have to do.
I want this tree in my front yard.
DREIWe hit up the fair on Tuesday night. It was everything you'd expect.
Each time I go to the fair, I realize that I'm getting older and Old Megan doesn't handle things that Youthful Megan happily enjoyed. I'm talking about you, spinny, g-force ride that made my neck and back ache and almost made me vomit. In fact, I think I'm outgrowing the spinny rides, which is super depressing.
Instead of getting wallet raped, we just bought a $20 wristband so we could ride whatever, whenever.
I did have a blast on the go really high ride... until we got to the end and I couldn't breathe. This was due to having big boobs and the harness not being a variable distance away from the body. In fact, I even pulled my boobs up through the middle of the harness to help alleviate the weight on my chest. When the ride stopped, I was trying to catch my breathe and couldn't. I was almost to the point of having a panic attack, I was already talking myself down, when the ride guy finally released the harnesses.
We definitely took advantage of bumper cars...
|Teh German's determination.|
|The both got me at the same time.|
|I needed revenge.|
Then we rode the swings.
|This was very definitive of mostly NO.|
|I have no idea why he was looking so depressed.|
|Mr. Golfer and Roux's Humom|
We had to ride the ferris wheel at sunset for the photo opportunity.
A few more rides after the ferris wheel, where I really cemented that "I'm no longer youth" status, we made our way to the bull riding ring. Teh German had never seen live bull riding, so I was glad for him to experience real "American Cowboys" since that's the stereotype of Americans overseas.
|He's so cute when he's eager to see something.|
We didn't stay long for the riders. The opening ceremony took over 20 minutes and we were standing since we had arrived late, aka Megan didn't realize the stands would be full so early. My bad. Mr. Golfer and Roux's Humom had left after the first ride. Teh German and I stayed for a handful more rides, then we deserted our borrowed hay bale (to give us some height to actually see into the rink), and headed towards the fried oreos that I was insistent on.
After acquiring fried oreos, we walked through the photography exhibit, which is always one of my favorite things about the fair. I like to use it to get ideas for where to shoot what. After we wandered through the photos, we headed home since it was almost our bedtime.
VIERFrom the phone:
|Heh. Hehhheh. Hhhehehehe.|
Of course I had to take a photo of this while we were at the fair.
Even though the smell of grease from this stand made me nauseous.
|Sunrise on Thursday morning from CHS to DCA.|
|Get a greyhound, they say.|
Greyhounds are majestic, they say.
They have never met Olive.
FÜNF10 things that made me happy this week:
- Easy travels to DC.
- My east coast tree being in full fire bloom.
- Going to the fair in CHS for the first time with Teh German.
- Our first Halloween at Teh Ville handing out candy.
- Riding Bagheera to work Tuesday and Wednesday, even if it meant no dresses.
- Being able to put the 10lb pillow in my luggage without worrying about my suitcase being overweight.
- Time to read/audiobook in the afternoons, while in transit, and while flying.
- Nips from Olive because she's so excited to see me.
- Teh MD-AR and I being roomies again (even if it's just temporary) and both of us trying to figure out where Meri and Phil are since they aren't constantly following us around (since they are in SC with Teh German).
Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.
Linking up with these ladies since it's FFFFRRRRRRIIIIIIDDDDAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!