Monday, December 10, 2007

A little randomness

Well, so much for becoming a super blogger. Haha!!! After I started this thing I realized that my life is actually not at all that interesting. What in the world could I have to blog about. But then I figured that it doesn't really matter if some big life altering thing happens to me or not, I'm just going to blog about the small random things that happen. Perhaps there will be something interesting, perhaps not. But like it says in the title of my little blog page, this is "my reality".

So I commute to San Francisco for work. This morning it took 1 hour and 45 minutes from door to door. It normally doesn't take that long, but I've decided that unless there is a family emergency, then there really isn't much that's worth hurrying for. Anyway, once I get into the city I walk from the train station to my office. It usually takes 30 minutes or so. This morning I stopped for a Starbucks Grande Peppermint Hot Chocolate with fat free milk and no whip. Not as sweet and rich as the regular full fat kind, but much lower in all those unwanted calories. It was so yummy and hot, especially on this chilly morning. So there I am, walking down 3rd Street past the Moscone Convention Center, feeling very cool and hip with my Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate and I pass by the loading docks. There is a semi-truck stopped on the side of the road having just made a deliver. Not at all strange or uncommon. I barely noticed it. But as I pass I turn to see that in the drivers seat of this huge semi-truck is none other than your average gray haired grandma, revving up the engine, getting ready to drive her truck through the streets of San Francisco. Now if you've never driven in San Francisco or any other big city for that matter, you don't know that navigating those streets in a regular sized car can be a harrowing experience, especially during morning commute traffic. But there was this grandma not only driving truck, but driving truck in San Francisco. I was impressed. Maybe I should have been a little scared with grandma behind the wheel, but I just had this image of this sweet little gray haired grandma having a Jekyll and Hyde moment and turning into a "don't mess with me, dude" kind of person. Seriously! She was a cute little grandma. You know, the type who sit and play bridge on Thursday nights and go get there hair set at the beauty parlor every Friday. I don't know why I still let things shock me in this city. So for anyone out there who uses the traffic as an excuse to not come to they city... suck it up, man! If grandma can do it, than so can you!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Eating my words!

So, I used to be one of those people who didn't have anything positive to say about blogging. You know... posting things from your personal life on the Internet for all the perverts and stalkers to read and learn everything about you and your family so they can hunt you down and wreck havoc on your life!!! (OK, so I read one too many of those email myths that get sent around by the millions on a daily basis.) But that is not to say that those things don't happen nor is it to lessen the tragedies inflicted on those who's lives have been turned upside-down by such perverts and stalkers. My heart goes out to them. But my lovely sister-in-law, Anne, has helped me see the light. She has a blog that lately is keeping us up to date on all the happenings of a handsome little boy that is fighting to make his way in the world. My newest nephew, Hazen Alma Lee, is still in the hospital after being born 8 weeks early on August 8th. His dad (my brother, Jason) assured me that they tried to wait for the 12th but little Hazen wasn't having any of that. Too bad. He could have shared his birthday with his favorite Aunt... ME! To all those who read this blog, which right now is me (hee hee!), please keep little Hazen and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

But thanks to Anne, I have now joined the world of blogging and will be competing with Anne's sister, Heather, to see who gets more addicted to this. Happy blogging, people!