Week in Austin - Kyle was supposed to work in Austin last week to be in the office with some of the summer interns at his firm. We decided to all go and rented a house for...
Thursday, October 28, 2010
So, here is a story that some of you know, but some of you don't. Recently I have been asked about this experience by a couple of my siblings, and I thought it would make a pretty good blog post.
When I was about 8 or 9 (we lived in a trailer park), there was a vending machine near the manager's house. Being the sugar addict that I am, I would often buy candy from the vending machine. This particular day my brother, John, was tagging along with me and my friend. He was begging me to buy him something too. I kept telling him no. He had his own money. Why should I buy him candy?!? When I got to the vending machine, he was still right by my side. I put my money in, and as I pushed the button of the candy I wanted, he pushed what he wanted too. And then, a miracle happened. My candy came out, and so did his. Wait, it gets better...someone had the idea to push the coin return, and I got my money back.
We weren't stupid. We continued putting the money in and pushing as many buttons as we could at the same time, to maximize our buying power. By this time, my sister Sandy had joined the fun, and another friend, Joey. (We fondly referred to him as yellow teeth...weren't we so kind?!?) Within a few minutes, we had the entire vending machine emptied. Best day of my life! We divided up the candy and each had a bag full. I remember walking around the neighborhood living up the moment. I started my candy binge with one of my least favorite kinds of candy, a nut roll.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Fall break was fantastic this year! Sam and I went to Washington D.C. to visit my sister and her family, and of course, to see the sights. My parents went with us, or we went with them, but we bought our tickets first, so they went with us. It was so much fun! We did so many things and I loved it. I won't bore you with too many details, but I'll try to post some pictures...Sam's pictures (I didn't take many myself). If you ever go to D.C. I highly recommend going to Mt. Vernon, getting tickets to go up the Washington Monument, and hitting Arlington. I love the changing of the guard and there are some cool things to see there. We walked around so much that my legs were sore a couple of the days (and I consider myself to be in pretty good shape).