Friday, May 21, 2010

Public Transportation

This morning I took the bus to work. To some it is no big deal while other may say to themselves "oh the horror."

The two feelings above, the indiffernce to public transportation and the "I'm too good to ride the bus" both crossed my mind this morning. No big deal, it is clean for the environment, if you don't have a car it is a great alternative, it was convinient, etc. Then the snobbish feelings crossed my mind as I stood at the bus stop and the cars zoomed by and honked at me. It felt so degrading. I felt like giving them an explanation.


Then I sat in the bus feeling awkard because everyone seemed to know each other. I felt like an intruder. I sat there reading my book and thinking.

Did I feel like I was better than the people riding the bus? Could I have gotten a ride from Leo or a friend? The answers are no and yes. I'm not better than anyone just because I have a car or because I could have gotten a ride. The main reason I rode the bus was because after telling a friend I may ride the bus she looked at me appalled and said "me and public transportation do not mix." Those words did not sit well. I look for solutions to problems and if it means that I will be honked at while waiting for the bus, then so be it. A little humilation never hurt anyone.
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

A memorable mother's day...

Happy Mother's Day to the mom's out there. Leo planned a great morning and we had breakfast at 9:15am. Then he said we could do whatever I wanted to do. I decided to take Leo's offer and we headed to Duke University to take pictures in a different venue. Duke Chapel was beautiful and my pics don't do it justice but I was battling the harsh sun. Here are a few of the best ones of Nicolas, Leo and me.

The more artistic shots are on flickr. My flickr photostream is on the right hand side of the blog. Click the link to see them bigger.

I had a great day, I hope all the mom's had a great day too.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Busy Weekend...

I felt as if I didn't take that many pictures this weekend yet I took over 200!! It was really busy but great! Nicolas 2nd ear infection is cleared up and he is a happy toddler getting into everything. Saturday morning, Nic and I ran a 5k. It was a small race consisting of 150 runners but I like these more than the races with 1000's of people. Nothing too interesting to take pictures of except I've been trying to get a picture of the sun and its rays. I think I accomplished it here.

Then we babysat Joseph this weekend and Nic and Joseph had a great time. First he showed him how cool grass can be.

Then he showed him how to play baseball.

And then Leo (being a cruel Dad) was teasing Nicolas with the bat.

I also took some cool bubble pictures but that will be for another post! Have a great week.