Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And they lived happily ever????

Once upon a time, there were two girls, Michelle and Andrea.

Andrea decided to move to Texas and her wonderful (and brave) friend, Michelle, volunteered to tag along and help. Andrea's other very gracious friend, Trish, volunteered to store all of her belongings in her basement. So, on the day before the big move, the three beautiful girls, with the help of two trolls, transferred all of Andrea's furniture to Trish's castle. Andrea and Michelle then decided to tackle the feat of packing the rest of her belongings in her carriage. After several frustrating and long hours, the two girls realize that not everything will fit in their car. So, they decide to call it a night and try again in the morning. The next morning, the two girls were able to get more in the carriage, but a few items had to be left behind.

So, the girls set out on their journey to the mystical land of Texas, one very cold morning. For a couple of hours all goes well. The girls pass through the land of Muskogee.

Here they visit a beautiful castle..

and observe the strange native tongue.

Soon after leaving the land of Muskogee, weird things began to happen. The musical enchantment feature in Andrea's carriage suddenly stopped and silenced ensued. Michelle and Andrea were very perplexed. After a few minutes, music began again. The girls were relieved and began to dismiss all thought of an evil curse, but soon the suspicions returned. A little further on, the music stopped again as well as all other enchantments. The girls were now passing through the land of McAlester and decide to stop and get help. Andrea contacted the AAA and they agreed to send out a knight to rescue the two girls. Loyd, the knight in shining armor, arrived on his galliant steed.

Sir Loyd was wonderful. He helped figure out what was wrong with Andrea's carriage and transported the two girls to a place where a magical wizard could repair it.

After inspecting the carriage, the wizard agreed that he could repair Andrea's carriage. However, the wizard was unable to find all the parts required. So, Andrea and Michelle decide to rent a larger carriage to tow Andrea's smaller carriage.

Andrea was very hesitant about driving such a big carriage, but was willing to give it a try!

Finally, the girls arrive in the land of Killeen. The journey that was to last 10 hours, lasted 15. Andrea has settled in and Michelle has flown back to her native country. The surroundings are very different and will take time for Andrea to get to used to...

But at least the neighbors are friendly! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Note to Self

If you lock your keys in the trunk...

Here's what you should do:
Stay calm. Open driver's side door. There is this magical button behind the steering wheel that automatically opens the trunk. The owner's manual calls it the "trunk release". Problem solved!

Here's what not to do:
Laugh hysterically with your friend and say, "Oh no! What do we do??" Then crawl in the backseat and attempt to lay the back seat down. When you can't figure it out, ask her to get in the glove box and get the owner's manual out for the car that you've owned for the last 4 years. Look up "back seat" and realize that the button to release it down is also in the trunk. Then climb out of the back seat and sit in the driver's seat and mindlessly chat with your friend for the next 15 minutes or so. Then, suddenly notice the magical button mentioned above. Push it, look at the friend in utter amazement and burst out laughing because you've literally just locked yourself inside your own car.