Monday, July 27, 2009

Missing the Midwest Already

  1. Farm fresh produce stands - I have enjoyed the best peaches and cream corn on the cob while living in Iowa for six weeks.
  2. Spending almost every weekend with my midwestern family and friends - It'll be hard not seeing my baby nephew until April. Thankfully, we'll get to see our lil' niece Leah in December.
  3. Enjoying happy hour at Sonic Drive-In - the cherry limeade is something very special.
  4. The midwestern nice - just the other day, I was in a store and was just about to pay when a woman came up to me and asked, "Did you spend over $50? I have a coupon if you did!" That nice Minnesotan lady saved me $12!
  5. The North Dakota weather - normally, people are not appreciative of the North Dakota weather, but June and July are the exceptions for me. It ranges between 70-85 degrees with limited humidity. Beautiful.
  6. Empty highways - I love to drive in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota where you can go for miles with just you and few other cars, usually Buicks, on the road. Set the cruise and go!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Favorite: The Little Couple

I haven't met a reality show that I didn't like. However, most of the people who are on reality television walk the line between emotional instability and uncontrolable narcissism. These labels do not apply to my new favorite reality television family, The Little Couple. I love them. I wish they lived near me so we could be friends. Seriously.

Jen is a doctor and I can only hope that I have a doctor like her someday. She is so kind and warm to her patients and the families. Bill is the sweetest husband who makes coffee and dinner for Jen.

Of course, my hope and expectation is that Jen and Bill will not go down the same road that their TLC peers Jon and Kate Plus 8 went down. Ugly. Ugly. Ugly. I have faith that Jen and Bill have their heads on straight and have a clear vision of their life together.