Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Random words of wisdom and an update

I got a book as a gift that has random quotes, adages etc. and I was flipping through and found some good ones:

*A common cover up for hurt is anger
*Lots of what you do does not show just as the roots of a tree
*Your reason and passion are the rudder and sails of your soul
*Can't is just another way of saying won't
*The most wasted days are those without laughter

I got the Fedex package with all of my Hawaii trip details-the contact names of everyone I need to set the trip up! The hotel looks really nice and the rate is $605 per night!

I'm really looking forward to the trip in spite of being in flight for +/- 20 hours total! It is a 10 hour flight going there and an 8 hour flight coming back. I flew to London years ago and being in a plane that long starts to wear on me, but it is tolerable.

We have been looking online about all the things to see and do there and it looks like it will be an amazing trip. I have taped a few things on the travel channel that look fun. Rick caught a show I wished he hadn't-it was something about what would happen if a tsunami were to hit Hawaii!

My friend Ginger is planning on joining us so that will be a bonus to the trip! We have had fun traveling together to Los Angeles and Las Vegas many times. I hope we can work it to be on the same flight so we can help ease flight jitters!

A few years ago, Ginger and I were flying back home from LA and the pilot was trying to land in a typical Texas thunderstorm and had to abort the landing at least three times while almost touching down. I will never forget that feeling of almost landing and then the power of the plane taking back up into the clouds with lightening and thunder all around us. It was so surreal but it was nice to have her hand to squeeze! I think her hand recovered about a month later!

I had a good January sweepstakes wise. Last year it took me until mid June to win this much! I finally lured my friend Ginger to start entering sweeps-I think it may have had something to do with the Hawaii win ;) So that has been fun being a sweeps teacher and having a sweeps buddy again. She has won a small prize already and I keep reminding her that when I first started, it took me about 6 months before I won the trip to Alaska.

I hope everyone is having a good week and that it is warmer where you are at!


letti said...

that is wonderful!! i hope you guys have an amazing trip to hawaii. :) Gotta post pics of you doing the hula, dude :)

Kris Bordessa said...

Jeff, I live in Hawaii -- if you need any tips on "must sees", do let me know. I'm on the Big Island, but have also recently traveled to Kauai and Oahu. Unless of course you're already gone!