Thank you. It was a wonderful day. Couldn't have asked for better weather either. Record breaking heat for that time of year, and not a cloud in the sky. It was so hot in a suit though, that pint I'm holding was the first one I'd gotten my hands on, and god was it very much needed haha. Everyone had an awesome time, my sister was positively radiant, even when drunk and making a fool of herself later that evening. I don't often give her open compliments because we like to banter with each other so much, but I told her I loved her and that I was very proud of her. She is so happy, and that makes me happy. Her now-husband is a great guy, and I can't imagine her being with anyone else. They're perfect together, and I've told them so.
I took my sister to see Avengers: Endgame last night (it was my second time seeing it but so worth it). When the movie ended we found out there was a massive storm outside. I didn't know if it was going to let up anytime soon so I took the plunge to walk through the rain to my car. I took a picture after a 15 minute drive home and another 15 of being home, and it's a bit hard to tell from the photo, but I had not nearly dried out yet.
So I realize I haven't shared a pic here since the surgery. And I want to show what the brace looks like. I had to look for a while before I found a photo of me post surgery without the brace on. (My initial search was just to find a picture of the brace without me in it)
The thing I'm holding atop the regular pillow is the brace. The second pillow is just a thing that has to be strapped to my legs while I sleep. The third pillow was borrowed from my dad to prop up my legs at the time, it has since been given back to him.
So this Saturday was the first Rose Fest at Uptown Beer Garden in Central City. Our news update anchor from one of our sports radio stations was there. She recognized me, even, and took a picture with me. The event itself was fun, a good way to spend a nice day, and she was advertising it and that's how I found out about it! So, here you go.
well, , i went on a little vacation to the LA area with my best friend for a few days so i guess it's only appropriate to share pictures!! It was very pretty, I think some pics are kinda low quality but oh well..
I will start with my face since that's what this thread is for but I'm very bad at selfies/having pics taken of me so i apologize in advance!!
me at the ocean for the first time in so long:
me in front of the hollywood sign all cliche-like and man was i sweaty it was hot af:
me back at the ocean looking way too happy:
anyway, here are some pics on the way! we drove along some of california's national parks (not thru them).
this was in or near Independence I think, along some mountain ranges:
mt whitney! the highest mountain peak in the US, excluding Alaska, alaska is OP.
red rock canyon state park, cute lil stop right before LA:
And here are pics of when we finally reached LA!
the first look:
tall tall taaaaaaaaaaaall buildings!!
taaaaaaaaaall buildings except at night!
our first close up look of the ocean!
scenic overlook over the city:
back at the ocean, except this time on the pier at sunset:
and one final picture on the way home.
i took way more pictures of the scenery than i know what to do with but these are my favorites! ty for letting me share eeeee it was a good time.