Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stuck In Boston!

I'm writing this post from a lonely hotel room in Boston. I've been here since Tuesday and was enjoying my stay until Friday afternoon. Back to back snow storms have been pounding the Northeast and has brought air traffic to a complete halt. I wish I had a camera to show you what it looks like outside, but suffice it to say, its miserable. I did search the internet and found some pictures:

That is just the storm from Friday. Currently the second storm is pounding the region, dumping even more snow on the ground. My mother called and told me that Boston Logan airport has been closed with delays reaching 225 minutes. My original plans had me leaving Friday afternoon, but due to the weather, my flight was re-booked for Monday morning.

Luckily I am not interacting with anyone during that time, because I only brought enough clothes to last me till Friday. Nothing is worse than wearing unlaundered clothing. Well I take it back, one this is worse, and that is watching that BYU game last night. That is the only bright spot of this delay, I was able to get out of my hotel reservations in Las Vegas, and didn't have to watch that blunder known as the BYU football team. I'm not even going to discuss the game or it will just get me all worked up.

Since our company was aquired in a buy out, we've had to switch from the ever enjoyable per diem food budget (where they give us a fixed amount for food and we get to keep what we don't spend), to a more conservative receipt tracking budget (we have to turn in all receipts for food and that is what we are reimbursed). As such, I feel like I have to spend the full recommended amount to justify things. You can imagine how much you can spend at a Wendy's when your budget is $25 for dinner. I don't mind this when its only a few days worth, but its almost been a whole week, and my stomach is feeling it! I'm definitely ready to go home and enjoy a "normal" meal for once. Also, its all about the gym next week!

So we are approaching Christmas and the joyful holiday season. This will be the first Christmas we've spent as a whole family in many years and we are very excited about it. The number of presents under the tree won't be as large as before (tickets to disneyland just aren't very big), but its the time together that will be the best present of all. I'm also greatful for this season to reflect on the birth of Christ. I've been reading the Book of Mormon and am currently in the section when Christ visits the Nephites. Such wonderful counsel and teaching in those few chapters. Its so enjoyable to read those words and feel the Spirit. I've particularly enjoy the Lords prayer in behalf of the Nephites and how real his words were to his Father.

Well that's it from me here in snowy Boston. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Christmas!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cool Base Jump Video

Well its been a very long time since I've added anything to my blog. There is so much to update, that I'll save that for another follow up blog. I just came across this crazy video that I thought I'd post.. If you are a little scared of heights, this video might freak you out a little..

wingsuit base jumping from doubleA on Vimeo.


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