Monday, July 26, 2010


Been super busy and no time to post (not much too post worthy has taken place anyway). But for sake of updating, I'm sharing my two favorite videos from our Brazil trip.

Dia's Video of the Toilet Flushing

Water swirls in the opposite direction south of the equator, so Dia filmed it. Maybe you had to be there, but WE found it HILARIOUS!

Jason's Video of Our Ride Down From the Christ Statue

If you listen close, you can hear some commentary in the background. The laughter was more nervous than anything...trying not to think about the fact that our lives could come to an end around any bend. Brazilian Driver + Winding Mountain Road = Recipe for Disaster!

Friday, July 02, 2010

An THIS Is Why I Will ALWAYS Be Single...

This picture was taken on Sugar Loaf Mountain by two cute guys from New Jersey who were also traveling in Rio. Sarah titled this picture "Worst Flirters Ever" and pointed out that at least she SPOKE to them (though I did have to point out I spoke...I told the guy he didn't have to take a picture with my camera, I would just get a copy of Sarah's. Pathetic, I know). They were nice. The one who took the picture tried to chat with us (his friend was a male me...he didn't speak either). They even seemed to follow us around a little...but eventually gave up.

I wanted to talk to them, but part of me was self-conscious because Terry (our trip sponsor) was close by. But really, when it comes down to it, it's just the way I am. Generally it takes me FOREVER to warm up to people. It's not that I don't want to talk to people...I'm just overly guarded around people I don't know. It's so rare for me to be chatty with someone right off the bat. I have no idea why I'm that way and I really wish I wasn't. I try not to be, but I'm rarely successful at overcoming it.

So people...this picture is all that came from our encounter with the cute guys in Brazil. But look at how BIG my smile was. Ha! Yep, I will be single forever.