Monday, June 16, 2008

It's a Southern Thing

(Kitty) I'm out visiting my brother Michael and my sister-in-law Kristy and having a great time with them! This is the first time I've seen Michael since he gave me away at my wedding 18 years ago! And I've never met Kristy - even though they're about to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary! It's also the first time I've been back in South Carolina since I left Parris Island and the Marine Corps in the fall of 1987.

On every trip, you need at least one small souvenir, and Saturday night the three of us found the perfect one for me. Michael and Kristy really enjoy stock car racing and they took me to a local race on Saturday night. I told my Bible study before I left California that I was going to a stock car race and they just laughed - it's so outside any of our experiences! So on Saturday, Kristy bought Moon Pies that we ate after lunch - the wrappers got us $3 off the race admission. (They're soft cookies with marshmallow covered in chocolate. Yum!) Then at the race we saw a t-shirt - Moon Pies and RC Cola, It's a Southern Thing, Y'all Wouldn't Understand. LOL!!! So I bought the t-shirt, and we decided I'd wear it to Bible study on Wednesday and bring along enough Moon Pies for everyone!

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Beach Boys!!

(Kitty) Last night, I went with my friends Doug and Marlene to see The Beach Boys live in concert! What great fun! It was fantastic to see the real, live Beach Boys perform just a hundred or so feet away, playing a ton of songs I know by heart. But there was something kind of strange and vastly amusing about seeing a gray-haired 60+ year old man flirting with dyed-haired 50+ year old women crowding the base of the stage. LOL!

There were a total of seven people in the band last night, one of which I think is a son of one of the Beach Boys, but only two of the guys were originals. Didn't matter that much to me because they were good - and one guy sounded sooo much like one of the missing originals! In any case, they all looked like they were having a great time, and Doug and Marlene and I were having a great time, so I guess that makes it a success! LOL!

Here are some pictures I found on the Internet since we weren't allowed to bring cameras.


Saturday, June 07, 2008


(Kitty) Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I made some changes to the blog so that you can post comments easier now. I didn't realize that the earlier settings made it impossible to post a comment if you weren't a Google user. To avoid spam, I changed it so anyone can post a comment (I can't remember but you still might have to type in the strange verification letters), but then I see the comments before they are posted and I have to accept or deny the post. This way, hopefully we can have a little bit more of a two-way conversation but without the extra comments posted by strangers about erectile dysfunction and winning the Irish National Lottery. LOL!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Race Pictures

(Kitty) Here are the pictures we took after our Memorial Day 5K race. We actually look pretty good for after our first race. It's not even been 10 days since then and already John ran his first 10K today. Not a race though. We're training now to run a 10K (6.2 miles) in mid-August in Santa Barbara, and then the Pasadena Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in mid-November, and according to our training schedule we're already supposed to start running 5 miles on our "long" day. Today we did it! Hurray! But because John is taller and faster and in better shape, he still runs ahead, then back to me, then runs ahead, then back, the whole time. So he figures he definitely ran at least 6 miles today! LOL!!

Kitty and John after The Brentwood Run, Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dwight and John after The Brentwood Run