Friday, July 18, 2008

Why I haven't been blogging.

I don't blog because I'm too busy watching the Tour de France.

Oh hey there, Christian Vandevelde...

(If you're wondering what happened to Kim Kirchen, it turns out, I am very fickle.)

Friday, July 11, 2008

God Bless AmeriCorps

Today is my last day as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

Things I'm going to miss about my time as a VISTA:

- Chloe and Sasha, the office dogs.

- Coming in when I want.

- Convincing people that all AmeriCorps VISTAs are required to salute when they see an American flag.

- Leaving when I want.

- Getting paid ($4.50 an hour, but still) by the US Government to google image 'cute baby polar bears'.

- Blogging at work.

- Having 'Defend the Constitution from all enemies, domestic and foreign' in my actual job description.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tour de France

I've never really watched the Tour de France before, but I started watching it this year and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! I suppose it doesn't hurt that I generally enjoy watching any sort of sporting event, but seriously! The Tour de France is awesome! I contemplated waking up and watching it at 5 am, but then I realized that it is rerun several times throughout the day. All of this awesome summertime television (Tour de France! America's Best Dance Crew! Wipeout! American Gladiators!) could make it difficult to go outside and enjoy the actual summer if I wasn't so awesome.

Also, I am kind of in love with Kim Kirchen.
Go Team Columbia!
What language do they speak in Luxembourg?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Red, White, and Blued

Yesterday, I celebrated the holiest of holy days to AmeriCorps members, Independence Day.

To quote Kyle Raden, when asked if he was red, white, or blue:

"I'm all of those colors, because I am as American as fuck."

This is how American I am:
First, I had some coffee at Starbucks, a major American corporation. Then Nicole, Rachel, and Carolyn tricked me into going to to Walmart (Don't worry, I didn't buy anything there). Then we went to Red Robin for lunch where we ate overly large portion sizes of food that had been made with partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. Eventually, Jodi and I made it down to Zuanich Park to watch the fireworks.

The fireworks were awesome. Nicole and I made sure to salute whenever the fireworks were red, white and blue. After one particularly spectacular red, white, and blue firework, Jodi announced, "That one was like an American planet!" Yes it was, Jodi, yes it was.