July 10, 2007

This was on the ATM that I visited today. Now this isn’t just some ATM at a quick-e-mart, this is an ATM from LaSalle Bank a major corporation with over $100 billion in assets (I Googled it). How many people looked at that as it was typed up, approved, printed, and finally hung? Come on even an 8th grader should catch that.


I know the picture sucks. I took it on my cell phone and it took me a good 15 minutes to figure out how to get it off my phone onto my computer, so I refuse to walk back down there and take a picture with my real camera.

Something is Missing…Sunburn? Nope Got That!

July 9, 2007

I drove to Traverse City in northern Michigan this weekend to go camping. The weather up there is really nice this time of year and as an added bonus they are having a Cherry Festival. This is in the middle of cherry country, it is surrounded by cherry orchards and every shop proudly features everything from cherry juice and ice cream to cherry beef jerky (seriously). As I wander through the festival I get the feeling that something is missing. Lots of tourists? Nope. Artsy craftsy stuff? Nope. Fair food (hot dogs, funnel cakes, etc)? Nope. Oh yeah, Fresh Cherries!! I looking around for a while and I finally find a few tiny over priced cartons. Disappointed I ask where I can get a large box of cherries, the helpful reply, at the supermarket. Not exactly what I was expecting.

Oh yes, I also got a memorable sunburn. Not that it is that bad, but as Raelynn was eager to point out, I have a tan line that looks like I was wearing a bikini top. I was lying on my back reading with the book propped on my chest, which of course left a very distinct tan line right below my pecs. Awesome.

A Bitter Pill

July 4, 2007

I shouldn’t say bitter, more like bitter sweet. I have decided to stay in Detroit for one more year and finish all of my class work. This way when I move out to Loma Linda I won’t have to return to Detroit and move across the country three times. There are actually a lot of advantages to staying. First off being the aforementioned moving, also I now have the chance to grow tomatoes in the Wayne State greenhouse, I can continue with our newly developed climbing workout, and all the people I know here will still be here. As I’m sure you can tell I am still convincing myself it is the correct decision.