I think I missed a day and I can't believe it. I'm sorry.
I'm traveling with my daughter to Salt Lake City. I brought her here to
watch Young the Giant tomorrow night.
But it made me think about visiting capitals.
How many State Capitals have you visited? Have you ever taken a tour of
a actual capital building? Where is your favorite?
I have been to several capitals but mostly in the West. However my
favorite memory is when I visited the US Capital with two of my high
school girlfriends. Clinton was still President. I actually got to
almost meet Al Gore. My friends and I got lost in the Capital building
and when we stumbled around a corner we were swarmed by security. But
they were super nice and allowed us to hang out waiting to meet VP Al
Gore. However he was too busy to stop and talk but he did pose for a
I choose the stairs. Especially at the airports or metro stations.
They are usually free of pedestrians and I typically get to the top or
bottom before everyone else does anyway. I say this but I need to
preface I'm usually not carrying a big bag. If I have a heavy bag or
lots of stuff in my arms, definitely taking the escalator.
My office is on the 3 floor and I take the stairs up and down every
time. The elevator is so slow, I just don't have the patience for it. I
think 4 floors would be my cutoff. Anything more than 4 floors I would
need to take the elevator on a regular.
Depends on the year. Sometimes in Idaho the rain is really cold. But
Yes, have here.
I want to tell you a story about dancing in the rain.
In 2015 my husband and I spent a few days in Palm Springs on vacation.
When we checked into our room the hotelier said, "it's supposed to
rain tonight and we have fixed your roof but let us know if it starts
I just laughed because in my head I just knew it wouldn't rain. After
all we were in the middle of the desert in the heat! That was why we
vacation there, for the heat and the pool time to relax.
Nope it started raining after we went to bed and I woke up with a
waterfall landing on my pillow. I ran down to the front desk to let them
know. So they started moving things around. My husband and I just left
and went shopping. We trusted we would have a place to sleep when we got
back. Well it didn't stop raining all day, which meant they couldn't fix
the roof. We got moved into a huge suite since that was the Last room
available. We were treated like kings! We just embraced the rain and
danced and swam and drank wine under the eve just listening to the rain
hit the pool water.
I walked into my meeting the other day with my pen in my pocket and just
my phone. My business partner asked me where my folio is? and followed
it up with where are you going to take notes about our discussion.
I just waived my phone and said, "we pay a lot of money to have
this device, I'm going to use it to take notes."
I have been taking notes on my phone for years but I guess it's the
first time this particular individual watched me.
He was impressed especially since I was able to email him right away
about what we talked about and what actions needed to be taken moving
I still make lists, but they are usually in my "notes" on my
iPhone. I delete the item when it's done or bought. I have a running
Christmas and Birthday list for my family. Every time someone that I
typically buy a present for mentions to me that they would like
something or wish for something I type it in my notes. Who knows maybe
someday I'll stumble upon a cheap one for them and gift it.
How about you? Is your phone to text, call, and personal entertainment?
or Do you use it for more than that?
My husband hates using his phone and absolutely loves to write
everything out. (he also has fabulous hand writing)
We go to our friends place and play poker every Valentine's Day.
My husband is a florist and works a gazillion hours starting this coming
Monday. So he likes to just relax on the evening of Valentines. In fact
our friend is a massage therapist so she gives him a quick rub down
while we all play games.
It's great then he just naps in the spare room while we all act like