Monday, June 22, 2009

Darlin' In My Wildest Dreams, I Never Thought I'd Go

Here is a school bus with a jet engine.

Well, kids. I still have one day left on my vacation, and I also have a ton of stuff to do. I'm sorry if I haven't been very good at keeping up with blogs, but I've had a lot of fun and great experiences with running and hanging out with my girls. I promise to get back to the blogs starting Tuesday.

Here are some girls with corn dogs.

Friday night was nice and mellow. I watched two really long and depressing movies. There Will Be Blood was interesting, and there was some blood, just not as much as I imagined.

Here is the deck that Big 10 Rentals set-up for us.

Saturday, I woke-up early for me. I drove the girls a few places, and then met my friends who were driving me to the Air Show in the Quad Cities. Stinky decided not to go. She opted to go to the Wapello County Fair to see some country singer named Jimmy Wayne (I think?). I kept asking her if that was L'il Wayne's brother and she rolled her eyes at me. Awesome.

She got to ride a camel at the fair. Don't you fret. I'll be posting that pic tomorrow, for sure.

Our friend who hosted the air show, had the best set-up for adults and children. This inflatable slide held the kids' interest the whole time. As you can see here, the planes were a little loud for the youngin's who didn't have ear plugs. They were a little loud for me too, and I thought I lost most of my hearing at hardcore and metal shows.

Here I am documenting my stupidity....Again. I was insane about applying sunscreen every hour or so, but forgot my feet. I have to say, the sunburn pattern with these shoes, is pretty cool.

It was very hot at the air field, but the kids were smart enough to keep cool by bobbing for water bottles in the ice.

My friends were really impressed with how big the propellers were. There was a LOT of power in those planes, and best of all, there was a guy named Sargeant Swinger. We might have to make a habit of going to more air shows in the future.

The Blue Angels flew for the finale. It was cool, but so loud and most of the interesting stuff seemed to take place directly in front of the sun. My friend G., joked that it was sponsored by the Eye Care Clinic of the Quad Cities.

After we got back from the Quad Cities, I took a nice little nap. Coadster had spent the day giving tours of her high school to the class reunion of 1989, and then went to her dad's house, and Stinky was at that fair, so I had that luxury.

After I woke-up, I got a couple of calls from people asking me to meet them out. My friend K., took myself and the girls I went to the air show with, to a karaoke event.

I finally got my friend G. to participate. She always claimed she couldn't sing, and to that I said, "Hooey!" We started off singing "Harden My Heart", by Quarterflash. We wanted to sing "Papa Don't Preach", but they didn't have it. Instead, we sang "Like a Virgin" and G. started the song by saying, "I love reality" into the mic.

I headed home around midnight, but G. told me they didn't get home until 8 am. They made a very early morning trip to Perkins before that. I am such a lightweight.


Ananda girl said...

Had to laugh at that bus... I've had a few students I'd like to send off in a bus like that! Ha

Sounds like a great weekend. Everyone looked so happy. That is so nice.

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Tara said...

Looks like another one of those fun weekends! I haven't been to an air show in such a long time. When we lived closer to the lake we could hear the jets zooming around, though.

I probably won't be posting anything new for awhile due to extreme lack of motivation, but I will still be online - blog visiting and Facebooking.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

NoRegrets said...

Those women look realllly happy to have those corn dogs.

mighty jo said...

you sure know how to make the most of your time off!! fun!

Remiman said...

Looks like fun.
If I stayed out 'til 8am, you'd have to take me to the ER instead of home.

MrManuel said...

I LOVED There Will Be Blood.

Cord dogs taste like hot dogs wrapped in paper towels.

I have never been to an air show and they have them around here all the time. One day.

Never done karaoke at a bar. Done it at a friend's house and whenever I play Rock Band, but not in public.

laura b. said...

I knew you'd make the very best use of your time off! I mean corn dogs? Check! Movies? Check! Air Show? Check! Karaoke? Check! I'd say life is good :-)

Churlita said...


That bus would have been perfect for most of the kids I went to high school with too.


That was the first air show I had ever been to. It was pretty cool.


And what girl wouldn't?

Mighty Jo,

I try. There are so many things to do. I'm just sad i can't do everything I want.


I'm right there with you. I don't know how they do it.

Mr MAnuel,

I loved corn dogs when I was a kid, but I can't eat them anymore.

I liked There Will Be Blood, but didn't love it. I think it lost a lot being interrupted every half hour to go pick-up or drop-off one of my girls.


Life is great when I have extra time off. It's pretty damn good even when I don't.

thisnewplace said...

I ahve never been to an airshow but always wanted to! we had the blue angels in california come alot. years ago.