Thursday, February 25, 2010

Curbside Pickup Circling Be Damned!

My immediate family has been all over the place lately. Between the 7 of us, we've taken 22 flights (approximate figure) in the past 2 months. Crazy.
My dad told me about today and the curbside pickup cirlcling hater in me rejoiced. You can now accurately track flights and see their actual routes and see how many times that specific flight has actually landed on time in the past week. I put actual in italics because last night, nay, this morning, very early in the morning I did a few laps around Sea Tac waiting for Dan's flight to get in because no, Delta, his flight did not really land at 12:10 like your website said. It landed at 12:58 which is quite a difference when you're tired and waiting for your husband and anticipating the alarm clock to wake you at 5am for work. Next time you know exactly when your beloved/family member/friend/coworker arrives remember me and whisper a tiny thank you into the heavens.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Need a Read?

I will post about our trip to Australia soon but I want to make sure you know about this incredible book. "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon" by David Grann is so good, I think you should read it right now. I was captivated by Grann's recounting of the story of Percy Fawcett, a fearless explorer of the Amazon. You know when you are reading a great book and you think about it all the time, like when you're climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge or eating awesome Thai food in Melbourne? This is that book. Obtain a copy immediately!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photo Upload 101

Is there a class for dummies that don't know how to upload photos? I feel seriously retarded right now; I can't figure out how to upload multiple pictures into Picassa at one time. Oh, what's that you say? Just click the control key and select your pictures? Wrong, that doesn't work. Also, the pictures I upload into iPhoto are huge, 3MB on average. Anyone know how to make the file size smaller so they don' take up so much space? Come on professor, I need you.
I'm trying to show you more of this:

and this:


Saturday, February 20, 2010

There's No Place Like Oz!

We are back from our whirlwind tour of Australia. I will be suffering from jet lag tomorrow considering it's 11:30 and I'm still awake. I rarely stay up past 10. I'm an 80 year old trapped in a 29 year old's body.
Anyway, Oz was completely amazing. We saw a ton of beaches, climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, tasted many delicious wines and even managed to smuggle 6 bottles back without breaking a single one. Success!
I'm going to try and sleep now, pictures to follow tomorrow.

Friday, February 05, 2010

I'm Going to Australia Tomorrow!

So no blogging for awhile. See you in a couple weeks.