Early in the morning, Dave and I took a bike ride to the post office and to Starbucks. We sat outside and enjoyed the pretty weather. I had an iced vanilla latte and Dave had an iced latte with a pumpkin cream cheese muffin. It was nice to just sit there and talk. ♥ him!
Sunday, Dave and I headed to his cousin's house to hang with the whole family. His uncle Russel was in town from Cali with his wife. We all went to a restaurant called Fish Camp where you eat and then go fishing. Dave and I felt bad for just catching the fish and throwing them back. It seemed cruel and unnecessary. We had a lot of fun though and I love spending time with Dave's family. They are a cool group of people.
OMG. This was taken at Lazer's Twatobahn release party. Best. Lazer show. Ever. We sold tons of merchandise and I got to hang out with tons of cool friends and family. Loved it. Such a great night. Thanks to all that came.
Today, I realized that I eat a lot. I mean A LOT. I have started to notice it a bit, if you know what I mean... It may be that I am getting older, and it may be that I now drink beer, but I DON"T LIKE IT! I have always been a small person. I actually used to be too skinny...Gross skinny. Oh, how I miss those days! I still wear a size 2 dress, but I don't want my weight to get out of control before I realize whats happening, so I am starting to count calories now. Why not? It doesn't hurt anything. I am going to try to lose 10lbs. It's an easy, doable goal. I downloaded a new app to my iPhone called "MyFitnessPal" and its really cool because it counts calories for you and you can back everything up online. Oh, and its FREE... and you don't have to have an iPhone for it, either... So, here is my photo for the day:
I didn't take this photo, but I tried.... My phone isn't as cool as Brandon's iPhone 4. I just got a regular one... hahahhaha. Anyways, this is a preying mantis that I saw on Sam and Brandon's garage last night. She was probably about to eat her mate...
So, yesterday, North Texas got reminded that we are in "Tornado Alley"...I was in class taking my test when the school alarms went off telling us all to evacuate to lower levels of the school. Our test coordinator told us just to keep taking our test because we were not around any widows or anything... Well, a few minutes later, one of the campus police officers came in and told us that we needed to evacuate NOW. So, they took up our tests and we were ushered downstairs to the lower level. (I was on the third floor before)We waited around for about 20 mins and they said it was safe to go back. I finished my test and went home. Today, I was emailed some photos a friend of a friend took from the old building in Downtown Dallas I used to work at... here they are:
Current Conditions Live Radars Official NWS Tornado Report Six separate tornadoes capped off a wild day of weather in North Texas on Wednesday, as the area reeled from the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine. Early Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed the sixth tornado. It hit Cooke County late Wednesday evening.
The first tornado touched down in the Lamar County town of Post Oak. Law enforcement authorities say the storm there destroyed one barn, damaged two others and damaged the roofs of several houses.
The second tornado touched down near the City of Ferris. Ellis County spokeswoman Diana Buckley said the twister hit around 5:30 p.m. She said it did cause some damage, but appeared to be limited to outbuildings.
One woman was hurt, Buckley said, by flying debris. The woman had taken cover from the storm underneath an Interstate-45 bridge.
The storm near Ferris careened through mobile home parks and neighborhoods, eventually ripping the roof off an apartment complex.
That tornado made its way to Seagoville, where it damaged houses and an apartment complex.
"It was just like a snap of the finger, a ripping sound," said Andrew Diggs, who saw the tornado. The twister ripped through his Seagoville apartment. He said it happened when, "I was in the process of collecting my wife's medication from the kitchen."
Digg's wife is in the hospital after complications from a stroke. He said everything else inside his home is gone, including his roof. "Everything inside the apartment is a loss."
The tornado from the Ellis County storm touched down in Heath next. Officials there say the damage caused wasn't major.
The fifth tornado formed inside Dallas, bouncing from Cockrell Hill to Oak Cliff, causing serious damage at a West Dallas warehouse before flirting with Dallas Love Field Airport and disappearing north into the sky above.
Mack Hicks, a resident in the W Hotel in Victory Park, captured the tornado on video as it literally sucked up water while ripping across the Trinity River.
Tornado sirens blared all through Dallas on Wednesday. After sneaking past Love Field, the Dallas tornado appeared to be heading north. At one point, a potential target was Presbyterian Hospital.
"Our house supervisors, along with the administrator on call, actually made the decision to implement the Code Gray, which meant we needed to take immediate action to protect our patients," said Cole Edmonson, vice president of patient care at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
That action required getting the patients away from the windows in their rooms and into the hallways. About 464 patients had to be moved.
"Is the tornado really going to hit the hospital? That's when they said it went the other way," said John Abra, one of the patients who was moved. "It was clear, so we came back to our rooms. And when you're in pain, you're ready to come back to your room."
The Presbyterian Hospital staff has practiced Code Gray many times in the past, but this was the first time it was put into action during an actual crisis.
In West Dallas, the tornado heavily damaged a building in the 400 block of Mockingbird Lane, destroying part of one wall and the roof. An 18-wheeler was lodged under a building, which was declared unsound. Officials feared that if they removed the truck, then the building would come down with it. At least one person was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. The National Weather Service says its preliminary damage assessment indicates the tornado was likely an EF-2 in strength, with winds around 115 MPH.
According to officials with the National Weather Service, the sixth North Texas tornado briefly touched down in Cooke County, near Gainesville.
Flying debris causes the majority of tornado-related injuries. Experts warn against hiding under bridges during tornadoes. Although they were once thought to be safe, scientists have found that a tornado's winds can actually intensify under a bridge.
If you are outside during a tornado, the best place to seek shelter is in a ditch or similar low-lying area. Avoid trees and overhead structures, because a tornado can knock these things down and cause injury. Tall structures also attract lightning.
If you're inside during a tornado, the safest place is in a windowless interior room, such as a bathroom or closet. Put as many walls as possible between yourself and the storm, experts warn.
The storm cells developed as part of a larger weather system, which caused widespread flash flooding in North Texas earlier on Wednesday. The remains of Tropical Storm Hermine dumped huge amounts of rain across the area. Many roads and buildings flooded.
I love the hipstimatic app on my phone. It takes the coolest photos...Today, I got home from work and I was pretty exhausted. Today was a busy day! I love those days at work though because the time just flies by. I just need to learn how to get to bed before 2am. Well, tomorrow night marks my first visit to my English class. I am pretty excited and I hope I am good in English here like I was in high school. I think I will try to write in here more often so that I can exercise my mind a bit more... Anyways...back to the photo... When I got home, I cooked some yummy chorizo, and drank some chocolate milk. I started an episode of Big Love (I am watching the first season) and then I fell asleep. I took a good one hour cat nap and then I woke up and wanted ice cream. YUM.
Today, there were tornado warnings, sirens and scary things. Today, while in class, in the middle of my test, the school was evacuated... But, luckily, nothing came our way, it passed and I was able to finish my test with a so-so grade... On the way home from school, the sky gave me this pretty little picture. Have a great day, and stay out of Tornado Alley!
Today, I went to my friend, Catherine's house and watched the premiere of Sons of Anarchy. It started off slow, but then got better. Her and her roommates went all out and had a party, complete with cake. The food was so good. Lots of little finger foods and dips. I drank beer. Everyone had a great time. I can't wait for next week's episode!
Ugh, my math homework isn't going to do itself... I HATE it. HATE. I am so ready to have all of my math classes over with. Please, let it be over soon. Its funny... I did nothing all day... napped and watched Netflix and such... But now, I know I need to do my math homework... I have done quite a bit of it... Just a few more practices to do and I should be ready for the test. Oh math, you can kiss my ass. xoxo
Here is my new hair color. I wanted to go darker for Fall. I am loving it. I hope it doesn't fade too quickly because dying it is a pain! Today, I was just super lazy. I am waiting for my besties to come over, YAY!
This was my breakfast. It was super yummy and I felt good about eating it. I am so glad that I cut out soda cold turkey. I would say that I am officially a coffee drinker now. Wow! I'm an adult now! See my cool new iced coffee cup? I love it! It's super handy. I use it at home and work now. I make iced coffee at work. I can't believe I am saying this, but I will be glad when it's cooler out. This summer has been hell. I am looking forward to Fall and the beautiful leave changes... ahhh.
I can't believe I have kept up with this blog for this long... I typically keep my interest in them for about all of 2 weeks, but this time, I have stayed true. I think that the key is to find things to blog regularly about... otherwise, you will get bored. I am sure I will be writing on here more now since I am about to start my English class. I hope it inspires me to be more productive on here... and then maybe I can get some followers... Oh well, if not, I will continue to update anyways... It's more for me....
OK, on to my photo for today...Since today is my 100th post, I will add a few photos from my day...
Dave and Spencer working on a screen printing table
Gyros House. Love that place. I had to drive Dave's car because he had mine. Later I went swimming and hung out with Maria, Kelsy, Spencer and Ricky. It was fun. Had a strange/fun encounter at Taco Bueno. Fun times.