Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Operation Sweden

I've decided to start a blog. Joleen and Aubrey were the ones that gave me the idea. They told me that they would enjoy reading my blog so I promised to write one. At least I know that two people will read what I write. I plan to just write about the funny and inspiring things that happen to me and leave all of my philosophizing and whining to my journal.

I recently heard some friends planning a mysterious outing known as "Operation Boulder." They refused to tell me what it was about (even though I later found out) and I was jealous enough to plan my own operation - Operation Sweden. On Monday Megan and I braved 45 minutes on the freeway to go to Ikea to buy a chair that I've been coveting for years. Ikea is HUGE, but miraculously the first piece of furniture that we saw in the store was the exact chair that I wanted. Despite finding it so easily it took us nearly twenty minutes in the warehouse to figure out how to actually buy the thing. I now have it at home and it's great. Operation Sweden was a monumental success!

I took a girl on a date to Deception Pass (a very large bridge) on Saturday. As we were getting out of the car to walk across the bridge she asked, "Should I wear my hat?" and I told her that she should. I really had no opinion and just answered the question with the first answer that popped into my head. As we were crossing the bridge a very large truck zoomed by causing enough wind to blow my date's hat off. Together we watched it gently drift into the ocean. I didn't know how to appropriately console a girl who had just lost her hat. The first thing I managed to say was, "I can't believe that just happened." Actually, I CAN believe that that happened.