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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Random thoughts

Apparently my blog is not as popular when I am on vacay in Las Vegas for the summer. I think I'm getting about half of the comments than I get when I write from Alaska. Apparently Alaska is more interesting than Las Vegas...who knew?

I found out today that one of my old friends from high school who used to be the biggest jock and 'ladies man' (player) is now a GAY MALE PORN STAR. How weird is that?

The high school that I went to now has gates and metal detectors all around the perimeter. I also heard that there were some race wars or something like that during the last few weeks of school this year. I wonder if any of my old teachers still teach there. I wish I would have thought to stop by while school was still in session.

I also found out today that my mother is GETTING MARRIED. The date is set for Aug. 1st. She wants me to be their photographer. Crazy!

The housing market here in Vegas is at an all time low (just like most other places). My best friend just bought a $200,000 house for $70,000. I'm so excited for them cause it's their first house. They will be able to raise their family in a house rather than an apt. And it's got a pool.

I wish I was in a position to buy a house right now. I've seriously been considering buying a house in Ft. Wayne for when we move back next year, but I've promised Avery that we'll move back to Van Wert so that he can go to high school with his friends. I recently heard that Van Wert School District just cut like 30 teachers, so who knows if I'll even be able to find a job when I move back next year.

It's crazy hot here. So hot that I dont even want to go outside anymore during the day. In fact...

Record Report

Statement as of 1:00 am PDT on July 1, 2009


... Record daily and monthly high minimum temperature tied for Las
Vegas...
The morning low temperature in Las Vegas on June 30th was 89
degrees. Not only did this tie for the warmest daily low
temperature... but it also tied the warmest low temperature ever
recorded in June... also set on June 30th. This record was previously
set in 1994.

I booked our flights back to Bethel the other day. We'll be back on Aug. 6th just in time for a few days to move into our new place before my first day of work on Aug 10th. Now I just have to get on the phone and make arrangements for our new place.

Less than 4 weeks until I leave Vegas. My friend, Kassia, is flying out and we're going to drive back to Ohio together. Can you say ROAD TRIP?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Summer surely is flying by for you. I've loved reading about your Vegas adventures and memories.

Keep posting. We've been extra hot here too but not that hot. Raining some this week.

Edna

KuskoMama said...

I'm enjoying reading! Hope it cools down there soon. I have a similar story about a guy I went to high school with... kinda eye opening. I hope you don't get some weird search results from those "keywords" in your blog though, lol...

So you have one more year at LKSD?

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

I'm reading! I'm here! I don't always have time to comment, but I'll try to do better!

I cracked up at the gay male porn star--oh, the irony! And I'm seriously considering moving to Vegas--$70,000? Seriously? WITH a pool? That much here would be a tiny little shack in a bad neighborhood, and the only pool would be a sewer puddle in a drainage ditch.

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

I'm reading! I'm here! I don't always have time to comment, but I'll try to do better!

I cracked up at the gay male porn star--oh, the irony! And I'm seriously considering moving to Vegas--$70,000? Seriously? WITH a pool? That much here would be a tiny little shack in a bad neighborhood, and the only pool would be a sewer puddle in a drainage ditch.

Kassia said...

ROAD TRIP BABY! I have been following your blog too, just haven't had time to comment much.
Can't believe your mom is getting married...???
I miss you girl...see ya soon.

Anonymous said...

Alisha - Have you found a new place yet? Just curious. I've only found 1 on firstclass and the city water situation sounds kind of sketchy for that place. We're ok where we are for now, but a 3 BR would be nice eventually!

Enjoy the rest of your summer! I'm headed to the east coast, then driving to Juneau for an art class for 2 weeks before my Bethel return.

alisha said...

anonymous...I dont know who you are unless you sign your name at the end. I think I know, but not sure.

Tamara...I cant comment on your blog. It wont let me. I've tried several times. Just FYI. Also, the pay scale for teachers here is pretty decent and they are always needed here.

Edna...thanks for being a loyal reader. I hope things are going well for you.

Kuskomama...It's ridiculous that we've never met. We should get together sometime during the next year. Yes...one more year is the plan, but with the economy the way it is...who knows?

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

Alisha--thanks for letting me know. One other person has told me they have that problem too. I have no idea what the issue is, but I'll try to work it out.

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