Monday, July 10, 2006

100 Posts Already??


Well, I can't believe it, but I've made it to my 100th post on my second blog. Most of you do 100 things about yourselves at this momentous occasion. So, that's what I'm going to do, but I'm just gonna share 100 things about this past weekend. Believe me, it will enlighten you a bit about me!!

1. I woke up early last Thursday morning to get my oil changed.
2. I got my oil changed at Walmart because it's cheap there.
3. Also I HATE going to garages, and I don't feel so out of place at Walmart.
4. My cousins Tracy and Christy went with me, so we could leave straight from there to go to King's Dominion.
5. I drove to King's Dominion.
6. I had never been there before.
7. I missed an exit that I was supposed to take to one of the highways.
8. I don't know why I did, I'd taken the exit many times before.
9. So we went on a little adventure and found a different way on a map so that I didn't have to turn around.
10. This only put us maybe half an hour behind schedule.
11. We stopped at a Wendy's to eat about halfway through the trip. This is where we discovered it was COLD in Virginia on Thursday. (Well cold compared to the lovely 95 degree temperatures we have been ENJOYING here in NC)
12. I ate a Fix and Mix Frosty despite the cool temperatures (don't get onto me, I was on vacation. There is no healthy eating on vacation)
13. I drove on to King's Dominion (no we didn't check into the hotel first. We were ready to ride some roller coasters)
14. The first ride we rode was a ride that takes you up in the air and you swing and you can pull a lever to turn these wing things so you twist around. It was fun, but Tracy wouldn't ride with us because she has a fear of swings.
15. We then rode a stand up roller coaster that I can't remember the name of right now because it wasn't much fun. Honestly, this was the slowest roller coaster I'd ever been on.
16. We checked out the rest of the park and then went to the concert for Thursday night.
17. We saw Kutless (who were pretty good in concert even though I didn't know many of their songs)
18. Then we saw the Newsboys. "I Am Free" was already one of my favorite songs. After hearing it live, I love it even more.
19. We walked through a herd of people to my car.
20. We drove to the hotel and checked in.
21. We walked to our room only to find it hadn't been cleaned. Yes, I know we should've checked into the hotel before we went to the park!
22. We called down to the front desk, and the lady told us she was there alone, but that she could give us some sheets and we could change the beds ourselves.
23. We were like, "Ummm....no."
24. Turns out several people had the same problem, so the manager was called into the hotel, and he switched us to a clean room.
25. There was only one problem with the room. It didn't have two double beds, it had one king size one.
26. They didn't have roll-aways, we called and asked for one.
27. So the three of us slept in the one bed.
28. Thankfully Tracy didn't mind sleeping in the middle.
29. Unfortunately, she almost crushed Christy to death in the midst of the night. Not really, she just rolled over on her, but Christy said she never realized it.
30. So we woke up partially rested, but still very excited for another day at the park.
31.We rode the Anaconda where we bought the picture, but blogger isn't cooperating, so I'll post it later
32. We also rode The Italian Job.
33. And a lot of other rides.
34. We rode the elevator to the top of the Eifel Tower. I wasn't sure I'd want to do this because I thought I might not like to be way up high if I wasn't moving at a high speed. Turns out it didn't bother me at all. However, Tracy rediscovered her fear of heights.
35. Tracy and I were very disappointed to find that both of the really fun looking roller coasters, The Volcano and the Hypersonic XLC, were closed. Christy wasn't disappointed because she didn't plan on riding either of them.
36. We rode some water rides and got soaked because it was hot on Friday. The chilliness from Thursday didn't stay with us.
37. We missed Pocket Full of Rocks because the lady at the concert gate told us the concert started at 6 when it actually started at 5.
38. We caught the tail end of Josh Finklea's message about giving to Compassion International.
39. After that we heard The David Crowder Band. They were pretty good. They aren't really one of my all-time favorites, but the concert was pretty fun.
40. Christy's boyfriend Josh came and joined us (don't worry, he stayed in a different room. Actually, we traded rooms with him because he had two beds, and we only had one.)
41. Next came Toby Mac. He is one of my favorites. After he was done, I was getting pretty tired of standing on my feet, but I couldn't sit down for long because...
42. The next group was Casting Crowns. If you've never seen them in concert, go. AWESOME!! I laughed, I cried, I worshipped. Just awesome! It was after this concert that my voice turned into a cracking, squeaking mess (and it still is!)
43. We went back to the hotel where we found a clean room for us, but not for Josh (but he was fine with it since he knew us, and we were the ones who had slept in there the night before)
44. We were tired, so we laid down to go to sleep not too long after we got back.
45. Tracy fell sound asleep quickly, which was good for Christy and I.
46. Because we had plotted to wrap Tracy's bed up in saran wrap while she was sleeping.
47. I really wish blogger would let me post pictures because it was hilarious.
48. The funniest part is that Tracy never woke up. We wrapped her bed with two full rolls of saran wrap.
49. Don't worry, we didn't put it where it would suffocate her!
50. And she laughed about it with us the next day, so we're still friends.
51. On Saturday morning we woke up and went to see Pirates of the Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest which is a great movie. You should see it.
52. There was a pirate ship outside of the movie theater when we came back out of the movie (our movie started at 10, which is apparently before they had the pirate ship ready, and for the record is like the earliest I've ever been to a movie)
53. Tracy had to have her picture taken beside the pirate ship. (Yeah, can't post that one either)
54. After that we ate lunch at Chili's with Tracy's college friend Angela and her husband.
55. Then it was off to the park.
56. By this time, we were all walking in a little slower (except for Josh because he hadn't already walked the park for two days)
57. But when we got inside we had lots of fun times. Christy and I skipped the Anaconda this time because we didn't think we could handle it after eating Chili's.
58. But we rode The Italian Job.
59. We also rode the water tube ride. Christy and I got soaked. I'm talking I should've worn a black shirt rather than a yellow one soaked. Yeah, I walked with my arms crossed in front of me for a while.
60. We then searched the park for a Chick-Fila because we were sick of hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken strips. We found it in the water park.
61. Then we made the long trek to the concerts.
62. We skipped most of them for Saturday because we wanted Josh to be able to ride some stuff.
63. But we got there for Jeremy Camp who made me cry with his testimony. I just love to hear him!
64. Then there was Third Day one of my all-time favorite groups.
65. The concert ended, and the last prayer was said.
66. We took one last picture, kinda sad because our much anticipated time at King's Dominion was officially over.
67. We then went back to the hotel to find two clean rooms (shocking isn't it?)
68. No jokes were played on Saturday night.
69. I think we were all way too tired.
70. We woke up Sunday morning at 9.
71. Then we packed everything up.
72. And Tracy and Josh did the checkout thing.
73. Then we went to Cracker Barrel.
74. And Tracy put us under the fake last name of Dingus. And she didn't listen well and didn't even get to hear them say it!
75. We got a waitress who didn't even have one star (if you know much about Cracker Barrel, their waiters and waitresses are rated with stars)
76. But we got all our food, and I left with a to-go cup of unsweet tea, so we were good.
77. Josh and Christy led the way in his truck.
78. Tracy and I followed them to highway 360, but then we had to make a pit-stop, so we lost them. (but it was okay, because we knew where we were)
79. Tracy bought some Skittles to throw out the window while we were at the convenient store.
80. And I bought some Gatorades (Tracy is addicted to the stuff)
81. We went down the highway.
82. Tracy threw some Skittles out the window.
83. We listened to the radio
84. And listened and listened.
85. We went 60mph
86. Then 45mph
87. Then 60mph
88. Well, you get the picture, there was a lot of back and forth in the speed limit!
89. Then we got onto 58 toward Danville, and we passed a space ship.
90. Seriously a space ship, I can't wait to post the picture.
91. We stopped and took a few pictures of it.
92. We drove more.
93. Listened to the radio more.
94. Got onto 29 S.
95. Finally got to the Ruffin exit.
96. Took a few more turns and finally pulled onto my road.
97. Carried the bags inside.
98. Laid down for a while.
99. Went to church.
100. Came home and CRASHED!

Hope you made it through my 100! If so, thanks! And I hope you know me a bit better now!

4 comments:

aggiejenn said...

WOW...I can't believe you go to see/hear all those awesome bands! I wish I could have been there. Glad you had a good time and I enjoyed your 100. :-)

Red on Head...On Fire for Jesus said...

What an awesome trip. That's the kind that you can laugh about in the years to come. Memories,whoa whoa whoa, memories. :o)

Tammy said...

Wow...what a great time you all had! Congrats on the 100th post, too!
Blessings,
~Tammy

Overwhelmed! said...

Okay, I really need to do one of these "100 things about me" posts, like you did. They're so fun to read!

Thanks for your 2nd link on my "Hooray for 100" link exchange! :)