October 2003 Archives

October 6, 2003
It's gone!

Apparently, according to Sarah, my butt is gone. This was one of the unforeseen consequences of losing so much weight (another is actually losing weight from my wrist area, so my watch no longer fits very well). It's sad, in a way, since this was probably the only area I'd ever been complimented on by someone who I wasn't involved with at the time. Of course, the compliment came from my girlfriend at the time's mom, so... it was creepy.

Maybe it's better that I have no butt.

Posted on October 6, 2003 12:30 PM | | Comments (2)

October 12, 2003

We finally found a new couch! Yay! We actually found the store while looking for a different store. At this point, we were kinda tired of looking for a sofa. But it actually turned out to be a pretty nice one that should look good in our living room. Here's a nice li'l picture of it.

Posted on October 12, 2003 8:25 PM | | Comments (0)

October 16, 2003

Well, I was hoping to get the pictures uploaded, resized, and put up on the website before posting about our weekend, but that doesn't seem like it's going to happen any time soon, so I may as well just post now and add the link to the pictures later.

On Saturday, I surprised Sarah by taking her horseback riding. Neither of us had ever had a whole lot of experience (I'd only been on a horse once before that I could remember), so it was definitely... interesting. We had troubles getting the horses to go where we wanted them to or to even go at all. But we still had a great time and the weather cooperated nicely.

Saturday was also the day we found our new couch. Just have to wait a few weeks for it to get here, but it'll be nice to have a couch without holes in it.

On Sunday, we decided to take another Washington Post Roadtrip. This one took us towards the mountains. Our first stop was the Wat Lao Buddhavong temple in Catlett, VA. Not exactly the type of place you'd expect to find a Buddhist temple. But there it was. When we got there, the place seemed deserted with no one around outside, so we decided to just take some pictures and go. We felt a little odd just waltzing it, as if we were invading their privacy. And it was obviously a holy place, so it just didn't feel right. Perhaps we'll try again some time, maybe when they're having a festival or something.

We then hit the Graffiti House in Brandy Station, which was fascinating and sad. It was really awful to see such an important piece of history decaying and hearing that it was so hard for the foundation to find funds to try to repair, restore, retain, and understand the graffiti. Didn't take any pictures of that, except for the outside.

After that, we'd planned to hit the Graves Mountain Lodge, since they were having an apple festival of some sort. But there were tons of people there and we didn't get there until about an hour and a half before it ended, so we decided to just drive on.

That was pretty much the end of our trip. We drove around a bit more, enjoying the nice weather, then headed home.

On Monday, Sarah decided she'd liked the riding so much, she wanted to go back. So she called and got us reservations for the time we wanted (which just happened to be the only time they had available) and off we went. This time, Sarah got the horse that I'd had on Saturday. I got a horse that really fought me the whole way. We weren't very successful this time and didn't make it very far. The horses just refused to go. Still... we hope to go back some time and give it another go. They can be stubborn, but so can we.

All in all, a relaxing and fun weekend. I'm sure my UK fans won't agree, but that's O.K. if it makes them feel special.

Posted on October 16, 2003 11:42 AM | | Comments (2)

October 30, 2003
Pixie Stix

Finally put up the pictures for Columbus Day. Also put up the few we got for our trip to Ohio this past weekend to help Sarah's grandparents celebrate their 60th anniversary. Of course, both of us forgot to grab the camera for the actual celebration, but we got some pictures of Sarah's cousins' new babies.

Posted on October 30, 2003 9:44 AM | | Comments (0)