Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's not just a Mitsubishi

I would like to tell you all of a wonderful story that involves cars, Transformers, a guy, and best friends.

I know this has nothing to do with the wedding or Germany, but it's a funny story none the less and has to be told.

About 2 months ago after I came home to Colorado, my best friend and I driving in my car, downtown, windows gaping, the summer wind blowing our hair. Now you have the picture. Let me reverse in time for a split second.

Transformers has been one of our favorite movies to see together. After we saw the first one, we came out of the theatre feeling like little boys, naming our cars Hiloptus Prime and Jestumble Bee...something like that. We were pretty excited to say the least. We never did get Transformer stickers for our car....then the secret would be out and we couldn't have that. No one could know of our new obsession.

Now that you know that information let me continue my story. So we are driving down Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs. Wind in hair, so on. We come to a stop light, and we're laughing about something irrelevant and probably something only the two of us find funny. Then we audibly hear a car drive up next to us(must have been the double diesel special engine that only Japanese cars carry.) Up high in our 1998 Ford Explorer we look to the left to find a bit of a treasure. There was a guy in his silver, souped up, low rider Mitsubishi. Little decals of black on the side, an oversized spoiler, and blinding rims. Now, when I think of a Mitsubishi, especially one that is souped up, a couple things come to mind in regards to what this person is trying to do. Actually just one thing. "This will impress the ladies for sure."

Here we are....diamond in the ruff. My best friend and I have always loved interacting with different people, and making them think a little bit. She is especially good at this. So we decided to ask him a little question. She leaned a bit over me, and politely asked him to roll down his window. He looks over, smirks, and said... "yes"
"Yeah hi, I was just wondering....Is your car a Transformer or is it JUST a Mitsubishi?"
He replies arrogantly, "Uhhhh...It's not JUST a Mitsubishi"
"Oh so it's JUST a Mitsubishi, ok then thanks for your time"
He tried to say something else "Can I have your num.....", but our window was already well on its way up. Away we drove, and continued on our way to the movies or something.
I know we may be the only one's who think this is funny, but funny it is, and I thought maybe you would delight in it. I think we proved our point.

I love you best friend, and I miss you.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Current Events

I think it's about time to update all of you on the happenings of the current events. I arrived here in Deutschland about 5 days ago, and so far it has been the best 5 days of my life. I am so excited, and so ready to be married. I couldn't be happier.

Now as for the events. We went biking yesterday. After throwing a fit to Christoph that there was no way I would be wearing a helmet that would make my head look like an orange on a toothpick, we soon ventured out on our 2 hour journey through the forest. I can't even describe how beautiful it is here. So simple and fresh. The scent of the beginning fall days were filling our lungs as we sped by the local Germans, the goats, the angus, the ducks, swans.....and so on. Farmers are tending to their sheep, and livestock. It is a zoo out here. I can't believe how many living creatures are dispersed along the Swabian hills. We came across a couple of goats, so of coarse I had to stop and try and feed them through the fence. This was so much fun until one growled at me for trying to touch his horns. I was done after that.

So all in all, it's breathtaking and I can't even believe I am living here now, and am going to be for the next who knows how long.

My parents are coming here in exactly a week. So it will be then that the Germans and the Americans finally meet face to face. Oh how I wish I could just video tape the entire thing. It will be entertaining to say the least. Christoph and I are in eager expectation of what's to come. I have a feeling they are going to get along just fine. Our parents are pretty much the same. It's like one side is a red delicious apple, and the other is a gala apple. They are both apples, and both delicious, but they taste different, and come from completely different places. But all in all they are still apples, and staying in the same bowl will be no problem at all. How do you like them apples?

I would love to write more, but there are potatoes to be boiled, and colliflower to be washed. There is pretending I am living in the 1940's and walking through the forest. Passing the old lumber houses, and farms. It's not hard to try and imagine because of all of the old houses, and simple lives, cooking your own food. Then you get into the city, and you remember you are in the modern world again.

One time Christoph said he was head over toe in love with me, thinking this was the expression. I prefer this much better than head over heels. It's so much more personal.