Monday, August 31, 2009

Dear Rain...

Dear Rain (headed toward MY Florida beach destination),

Myself and several others in my party, and friends not traveling with me, will be headed to Destin/Beaches of South Walton in the next few days. I understand the changing weather patterns and this incessant "need" for Hurricane season, but what you may not understand is how badly I need a relaxing vacation and a natural Florida sun tan. This has been a difficult year and the last time I went to the beach was in 2005, which was cut a few days short due to Hurricane Dennis.

Currently, the is projecting scattered thunderstorms until September 9th. Now, I am not usually one to ask someone to change their well-laid plans, but I thought I might go out on a limb and ask you to alter your path slightly and redirect your route toward Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, if you must continue on your quest. I know that weather patterns are unpredictable and I was hoping to appeal to your adventurous side and suggest the scenic route instead of the current plan.

Myself, and several others, (including a bride and groom), would greatly appreciate your consideration of this request. I look forward to hearing of your trip, but I sincerely do not hope our paths cross in the near future. If, in fact, they must, be gentle during your visit and quick with your exit.

Good luck in your endeavours.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

11 days!

I am so so so excited and I can not hardly wait the 11 days that I have to live through before I am on the BEACH with Bradley, the Buie's, The West's, Alicia and Alex.....

I cant believe we have been counting down to this trip from 211 days....and now, 200 days later, we have 11 days left!!!!

I have already started packing!

I plan on loading the car on Thursday with our things, Mr. Buie's golf clubs, maybe some of Lisha's stuff and then waiting impatiently for Bradley to get off work the next day.....

Hopefully he will get off early so we can get on the ROAD.....

That is all ive got to say about that subject.....I am just excited!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I cant believe its been literally a month and a half since I have blogged...WOW....

I am such a slacker, but this time I am not going to make any empty promises about keeping up with my blog better, blah blah blah....i will blog when I feel like

Life has been busy....i finished working my fourth year June 30th....had 2 1/2 weeks off and started back as an OFFICIAL Au.D. on July 20th at the V.A. in Memphis.

I work Mon-Wed and its wonderful....I feel slightly like a loser only working part time with this degree ive busted my A for.....but oh well, when im laying out at the pool on thursdays and fridays, I dont feel like such the loser any longer!

Well, sorry to say, last week, my Motorola Pink Slvr AND SIM card crapped out on me....its been a good 3 year run with "Pinky" and a solid 10 year run with the SIM card....Brad has been trying to get me to get a new phone for MONTHS and I just couldnt justify spending 200 dollars on a brand new Iphone when my Slvr did exactly what I needed it to....make calls, send texts and take low quality pictures....

Now I am the proud owner of a 16 GB, 3Gs Iphone that provides me with more than I could have ever imagined that I would use....and I use almost all the obsessed with my new phone....constantly checking facebook, twitter, TMZ...making additions to my "Lose It" program (weight loss) and always trying to stay up to date with the newest (free) apps....

Ive had the phone one week, not sure how long that will last!!!

Bradley and I, the Buie's, the West's, Alicia and Alex go to the beach in just 32 days!!! Two of my other favorite couples will be down there around the same time we are....The Doose's and The Verdell' hoping that one night we can all meet up....

Stephanie will be celebrating her 25 bday while down in hopefully we can have a big fun gathering of random people!!!

Speaking of Stephanie....on July 25th, we did the most AMAZING thing ever....we saw the American Idols Live tour at Verizon Arena (so wierd, it will always be Altell to me!)....THEY WERE AMAZING....of course, in typical Whitney fashion, my camera died right as Danny Gokey began to sing so I got NO pictures of Adam or Kris....but Steph got LOTS of pictures and i am still waiting to see them and get copies (hint hint)

I have never watched and followed American Idol, but this year I did, and really got in to it....and so seeing the top 10 perform live in the same arena was surreal to me....those 10 will never perform together, to me, it was different than seeing a band who will always perform together (for the most part)....In other words, I highly enjoyed the concert, every minute, and even though my camera died, it forced me to sit back and enjoy the concert and the performers instead of worry about taking pictures so I could remember the

I am about to start work....I am headed home tomorrow after work...I love these Wed-Sun weekends....