Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Hopefully Technoratti will do a better job than Google, which still doesn't pull up my blog in search engines, even though it is a Google run platform...sheesh.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Not only is the frame too small for my queen sized bed...but its too large for my roommates full sized bed...hmmmm. But Joe tells me all is not lost...he can fix it. And I believe it because:
1) he has made square rails fit into round holes
2) he has made a once thought to be solid wood antique bed look like a damn good replica of a solid wood bed
So I am entrusting my newly painted, slightly irregularly sized bed frame back into the custody of one Joe Mayer for modification and rehabilitation. And hey, if it doesn't work out I'm still out less than $200 and I get to write a creative craigslist post ;)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Shortly thereafter, Joe returned. And by that time, I had painted the other side of the head board, the flip side of the rails and footboard, and it was time to call it a night. But not before taking a few minutes to chat and enjoy the fruits of our labor...
Oh and pose with silly sunglasses...I'm such a dork ;)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thank heavens Southwest has a quick, cheap, direct flight to Phoenix. Vaya Con Dios my friend. Until we meet again.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Normally my trips are full of watching tv or sleeping or baking pies or shopping but this time I didn't want to do any of that. Well that's not true. I did some sleeping/napping and I didn't really do any shopping because I'm broke, but that's besides the point. What I really wanted to do was spend some time talking to them - so I did. That generated not only some hilarious twitter posts but I also learned some amazingly, mind blowing things about my grandparents that I never knew before.
So here is my composition on What I Learned On My Trip To Nebraska by: Natalie Tejeda
Finally found my grandparents at the Omaha airport. I walked right past them. Doh!12:48 PM May 22nd from TwitterBerry
Just found out my grandparents got married at the "hitchin post" in Las Vegas 58 years ago! Scandalous!!1:14 PM May 22nd from TwitterBerry
They knew each other 3 months before running off to Vegas to get married. They left my great grandpa a note and eloped!1:16 PM May 22nd from TwitterBerry
That was in 1951. In those days it was quite controversial for a white girl to marry a hispanic man. When they returned from Vegas my Grandmothers father was furious and had sold her car as punishment. However he later came around and he and my Grandfather became good friends.
All the corn fields are full of seedlings. My GPA says by July they'll be knee high1:46 PM May 23rd from TwitterBerry
Time for the Sunday grandparents ritual church then lunch.9:49 AM May 24th from TwitterBerry
Hot damn GPA is flying through town like we're not going to get a seat at church! Services don't start for another 1/2 hour and we just parkd10:03 AM May 24th from TwitterBerry
Things are getting serious gma just made a beeline for the front door. I'm confused b/c the parking lot is still empty10:08 AM May 24th from TwitterBerry
@guerra2100 4th pew and meeting the whole congregation practically. I'm the mysterious visitor/granddaughter from Texas10:32 AM May 24th from TwitterBerry
Man what a rushed schedule we are on. No time for chit chat after church. GPA must be hungry. We're off to the upscale "chances are" restnt11:42 AM May 24th from TwitterBerry
Just passed a cattle ranch. Seriously what are they feeding them cabbage?1:48 PM May 24th from TwitterBerry
Having fun talking with GPA about his ww2 days on the USS lunga point. His ships yearbook is way cool. He even has a tattoo8:16 PM May 24th from TwitterBerry
My Grandfather has worked many jobs in his lifetime. As a young boy he set up pins at a bowling alley. As he got older he was a caddy at a golf course and eventually played on the golf team in high school. He joined the service when he was 17 and wanted to be a pilot but was too tall. After the Navy he worked in several automobile factories before joining Hughes Aircraft. Both he and my Grandmother retired from Hughes.
Overheard on the porch: gma: oh a bird shit on the window GPA: yeah we have some birds that really drop a load gma: this is big poo!8:54 PM May 24th TwitterBerry
I have never, EVER, EVER heard my grandmother utter a swear word in her life before.
Overheard in the car: gma: I forgot my glasses. Gpa: you don't need to see6:06 AM May 25th from TwitterBerry
You know I have never heard them have a serious fight. I'm sure they have but I've never heard them have it out. They've chided each other or picked a little bit but I've never heard them call each other names or belittle each other. I once asked them the secret to a marriage lasting so long and they said a few things 1) you just don't quit 2) *jokingly* Grandma's too old to run away now 3) they also said look for someone who you know will be there when you're old and grey, and who would be willing to wipe your a** for you if you couldn't (thanks for that Grandpa)
As I walked down the ramp toward security and my departing flight at the Omaha airport I looked back to see my G&G Tejeda, standing there with tears in their eyes. They watched and waited as I made my way through security. I would have been just fine if they had just slowed down the car and let me dive roll out at the curb but they insisted on parking and walking me in.
That's the difference between us and them. We're so fast paced, so self centered, is it convenient? Yeah I'll drop you off. Yeah I'll pick you up. Call me when you're outside.
How often do we make the effort to go to the door at a friends house? Or do we just call and say "I'm outside." How often do we just do ten circles around the airport or wait in the cell phone waiting lot instead of parking and walking in to meet our friends and loved ones?
They were willing to wait for me when I arrived in Omaha and see me off when I left. They went the extra mile. Just like their marriage, just like their jobs at Hughes, they gave it their all. It's amazing what you learn when you're not even trying to learn anything.
So am I going to give up my cell phone, my fast paced life, become a nun and move to BFE...come on...lets get real....look who's writing. But maybe...just maybe...I'll slow down a tad, call them a little more often, ask others how they're doing and remember its quality not quantity that counts.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
(916): you need to stop dating girls with the same name as your mother...or stop drinking so much...I don't want to see this
(412): She just called and asked if i would be part of the intervention she's planning for you