October 3 – Teddy for the Win!

Teddy won the President’s Race!

When I woke up this morning I had no idea of the events that were to unfold.  Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a day for the history books! I just so happened to be at the last Nationals regular season game (big thank you to Lori and Chris!) and was honored to be a spectator as Teddy BEAT George, Thomas, and Abe for the first time ever in the Presidents Race.  Teddy had a losing streak of over 500 games, and people in DC (Obama, McCain, Devine) were starting to talk about WHEN Mr. Rough Rider would ever win.

It was so nice to see Lori in DC! Love having visitors. Dude.  I need to comment on the weather.  We’re back to HUMID and hot, which means more mosquitoes.  My legs were destroyed today! I forgot the tape trick until it was too late.  My right ankle looks like it doubled in size since yesterday. Little buggers! Rooting for fall weather again…

-V

PS: Nats also won.

July 20 – We’ll hug a little tighter tonight

Rain on my window screen

“This morning we woke up to news of a tragedy that reminds us of all the ways we are united as an American family,” – Obama in remarks today.

The more I hear about the theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado, the more my heart breaks. I think about the innocent loss of life – of hopes and dreams stopped in their tracks- of the terror that those people felt, and of the emptiness that the families and friends of the victims feel now. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Aurora, and I hope they feel the love we are all sending their way.

I think the only way to, well, “feel better” is to take away from this awful event that we need to focus more on living and enjoying what is around us.   Everything is fragile so it’s not worth missing out on something important or fun because you’re “too busy” or “caught up at work.”

On the same note – I recommend this Ted talks.  He offers some very simple advice that we all should think about more.  Also, just wanted to tell all my friends and family that I love you and I cherish my time with you!

-V

January 24 – State of the Union

Mmmm homemade blueberry muffins

 

A very tasty morning, and I needed the good breakfast because it was a busy day!  Today President Obama gave the State of the Union address (which I missed because of class and have to watch later) and to play off the hype, we created a Johnny Rockets State of the Union Infographic. Check it out: http://bit.ly/SOTU2012! Let me know what you think, I had a lot of fun working with our graphic designer to create it!

 

-V