morning we got up early so Aric could drop me and Ashlyn off at the
airport before he went to work. My flight was delayed a bit, so I grabbed
breakfast, sat around, and people-watched. Since September 11th (and
with the added security), I realized that I've been denied one of my
greatest pleasures of being at an airport...being able to watch other
people get dropped off or picked up at the gate. It's always interesting
seeing couples or families bid each other farewell with hugs and kisses
(and tears, at times), or seeing the excitement and fanfare when picking
up a loved one. I mean, where else would you be able to see that?! I
suppose it hit a personal chord, since prior to getting married, my
long-distance relationship with Aric revolved around airports and our
bi-monthly visits. Ooooh, I remember the anticipation of an arrival
and the goofy butterflies I always felt in the pit of my stomache. As
well as the bittersweet dread of saying goodbyes. Those were
feelings we knew quite well. We
used to often
for a flight to be delayed just so we could spend extra time together.
Sis picked us up and we met up with my parents for lunch at a taqueria
in downtown San Jose. I hung out at my mom's office for a bit, then
Sis and I went shopping at Target. When I got back to my parent's place,
I unpacked all of my, and Ashlyn's, stuff. Dude, I packed a whole lot!
spent the rest of the evening hanging out with my parents, my cousins,
and my niece, Marisa.
Wil and Tony stopped by after dinner. We ended up watching MTV's 20 Most Outrageous Moments and MTV Doc: Little People (a documentary on dwarfs). Lately I've been hooked on MTV...especially MTV's Cribs. I love seeing how the rich and famous live. Well, it's late and I'm tired. But it's pretty cool being able to update from the laptop! SWEEEEET!
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