Friday Daydreamin’-Philly Cheesesteaks

Ted: The truth is: My friend, he does this thing where he goes to airports with fake luggage to pick up girls and we followed some here to Philadelphia. That’s it, that’s all this is!
Airport Security Guard: Nobody’s that lame. –How I Met Your Mother


I realized after joining this little linky party that I really haven’t been too many places, especially with Match. We’ve been to Seattle once, Carmel, Tahoe, and Oregon. That’s it! We really need to get out there and see the world. So I was looking through some old photos of my Pre-Match days, and I stumbled across my weekend trip to the East Coast.

It was probably the most awkward trip in the world. I went to see my boyfriend at the time, Coast Guard Guy, graduate from the Coast Guard in Cape May, NJ. What made it awkward was that his mom, whom I’d never met before the trip, was my travel buddy. She was also with us everywhere. Oh, and CG and I were on the brink of breaking up, so it was awkward sauce all around. I wasn’t going to go, but the flight was so cheap and I had never been to the east coast, so I went.

Why am I daydreaming of it then you say? Well we made an overnight stop in Philadelphia and actually took some time to go sight seeing. I would love to go back there with Match and really experience Philly. I never even got to try the cheesesteaks!

We were only there for one night, but we did manage to see the rocky steps. Adrian!!

It would be so fun to go back to Philadelphia with Match and stay for more than one night, recreate all of these pictures, and not have his mom there. Well, at least my MIL likes me. This chick, on the flight told me that she was pretty sure her son was going to dump me…an hour into our cross country flight…Ouch! Just looking at them makes me grimace a little because that guy was such a JERK and his mom was such a biatch.

I also really want to see the Liberty bell and check out the museums. Too bad flights aren’t as cheap as they were back in 2007. My roundtrip ticket from California to Philadelphia was a whopping $99 bucks! True story. Now that’s something to daydream about!

Match and the Military

We enter the world alone and we leave it alone. And everything that happens in between, we owe it to our self to find a little company. We need help. We need support. Otherwise we’re in it by our self. Strangers, cut off from each other and we forget just how connect we all are. So instead we choose love. We choose life and for a moment we feel just a little bit less alone. –Grey’s Anatomy

Match and I had our first really hard discussion as an engaged couple this past week. You remember I told you Match got a new job right before our trip to Oregon? Well, they told him he had to get his gaming license to become a security guard/emt at the casino he was hired at. That meant an extensive background check. They said it would be about 3 weeks to complete, and here it is well over 3 weeks and still no start date. Match has become really anxious being stuck at home all the time, and more and more depressed and worried about money. Continue reading Match and the Military

Coast Sisters Reunited

Cristina: Why can’t you mind your own business, you know? What is your problem?
Meredith: You’re my sister. You’re my family. -Grey’s Anatomy

img_4517I can’t believe that it actually happened. Coast Sister got on a plane, and flew to my coast! Match and I decided to surprise her at the gate at the San Francisco airport. We were both so giddy that we started kind of jumping up and down and she yelled, Ahhhh!!! We must have looked ridiculous. I think both of us thought it would be a little bit awkward, just because we hadn’t seen each other in person since 2007, but it was as if I just saw her yesterday. The funny thing was, it was that comfortable for Match too. They both started joking around from the minute they met. Continue reading Coast Sisters Reunited

Punch to the Emotional Gut

Samantha: Well, let’s just say it: you won.
Carrie: Was there a contest?
Samantha: Oh please! There’s always a contest with an ex. It’s called “who will die miserable.” –Sex and the City

I swear that the exes in our lives have a special kind of radar. They know when we’re happy, and some sort of alarm goes off in their heads, and they turn up, they call, they come back into the picture just when we we started to settle into happiness.

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