Saturday, August 20, 2011

Potomac Airfield

I started flight lessons last week at Potomac Airfield in the DC restricted airspace. So far I've just been a sweaty mess trying to learn basic flight maneuvers, but it's been a lot of fun. Flying in this area presents a few obstacles due to Andrews AFB and the White House. Every time you fly anywhere you have to call with a flight plan or an F-15 will kindly escort you out of the air. I don't know how kind they are so we'll just keep calling in the flight plans. I don't really have a clue what I'm doing but luckily I have really good instructors who are braver than any normal person on earth. I don't think I would ever want to teach someone how to fly. Something about being 2,300 feet in the air with an idiot sharing your flight controls. These people are nuts! 

I'm not really sure where I'm going with this endeavor but this is pretty standard for me. I don't know what I would do if I ever had a clear plan of action. Hopefully something exciting works out and maybe I'll be flying you to some exotic location on a private plane one day. Are you brave enough to fly with me? Haha. Don't answer that yet. Wait until I pass some tests and get a license. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dirty 30

I always thought 30 would be kind of cool but then I woke up this morning with a nasty head cold, walked out to my car and found a flat tire and got the on-call phone at work. Hmmm. Soooo, it started off bad but luckily I had a friend to help me with my tire, someone to bring me this awesome cupcake cake, tons of phone calls, text messages and facebook posts, and two sweet girls who decorated my room with balloons and made me more cupcakes!
I was sad that I didn't get to spend my 30th with Corey, but was so grateful for all the people who made my day so special. No one really helped me with the excessive snot problem this head cold has given me, but that's cool. I learned how to really change a tire (not just in theory). I finally took a tire off and put a fixed tire back on. I also snotted on the tire and didn't tell the guys at Mr. Tire. Birthday surprise for them! 
I thanked my mom for bearing me and putting up with me and she was all like, "yeah, you owe me $4,500 for the C-section" so I'm going to start working on that. Just kidding. My mom is so sweet and pretends like I was a precious angel. She has been blessed with the gift of forgetting. She thinks all her children were so sweet and easy going. Haha. We were ;)
Um, I like 30 and wasn't bugged about the age but I certainly don't want to turn 40. Let's just stop here and forget about the rest. 
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