Thursday, August 14, 2008

Whoo...

Moving on... Six Flags was awesome, until Josh lost his phone. Yup. He lost his cell phone. At the end of all the rides, they have this little guy saying "please check all your pockets to make sure that you still have everything that you started with". Well, we get off of the Texas Giant (one of the top 10 ranked wooden roller coasters in the world (read: super fun, super fast, super jerky))
, and we both check our pockets like the little guy says. Josh just looks at me and says, "I don't have my phone." Well, goo. The seats for the next set of riders were already full, so we couldn't go check the seats. Also, he couldn't remember if he had it after the end of the last coaster we were on (Batman), so we decided to start our search there to see if anyone had found it after we left. Now, for those of you who have never been to the original Six Flags Over Texas, let me just tell you, it is 212 acres big, and the Texas Giant and Batman are on complete opposite sides of the park. Add to that that I'm pretty sure it was pushing 100* outside, and the place was full of kids and parents milling around. SO, we finally got to the other side of the park and asked the Batman guy what to do about a lost cell phone. Now (again, for those of you who don't know), Batman looks like this...
See all those little legs sticking up in the air? Yeah, your feet are free underneath you, and Josh's phone was in the cargo pocket of his shorts. Therefore, if he lost it on Batman, it was definitely not still in the seat. Well, the Batman guy said that they check underneath and around the ride every night for lost things, so if we just report it to security, they'll send it back to us if they find it. Bummer. So we went and reported our lost phone to security, gave them my number, our address, etc... By this point it was 1:30 or 2 and we were both super hot and pretty tired, so we decided to go for one more round on the Texas Giant (Titan was closed all day, by the way, I was pretty unhappy.) and call it quits for the day. An hour later, we're finally back in our hotel, both dehydrated, both exhausted from the heat, I look at my phone and I have a voicemail. Knowing what it is before I check it, I listen. They found his phone (yay!). So we turned around, parked way out in the farthest lot possible (I'm not even kidding), and retrieved his phone (yay!).
Anyway, that is the story of Josh and his phone at Six Flags.
On a totally different note, a while back I sent my sister a box of fabric from my wedding (at our reception we did a lot with textures) (she's amazing and is going to make Josh and myself a quilt with it) and included a set of fat quarters that I found and knew that she just had to have. So I get this email from her today and she says, "hey, look what I made with those fat quarters!"
She just threw it together. Behold the amazing sewing abilities of my fabulous sister :)
Ok, I suppose that's enough for one day. Before you go, though, what do you think of my blog? I gave it a little makeover. I still haven't decided if I like this enough to keep it for a while... Thoughts? Have a happy day!

13 comments:

Amy said...

I love your blog, it's really cute. I've been sorta looking around for something new myself.

you couldn't PAY me to get on those rides.....yikes!

Amy said...

I have something for you over at my blog :D

Mamasphere said...

That apron is awesome! I want to learn how to sew so I can whip up things like this and impress MY sister.

Love the new blog design!

Lula! said...

OK...
First things first...I'll be e-mailing you about my BD obsession later on today. It's way overdue, but I'm so glad you've finished so we can CHAT away! And yes--I'm rereading it. Yep.

So sorry about Josh's phone. But I have to say--if you're gonna lose it, that was way to go. I love roller coasters--so FUN! But sorry about the phone. I know, it's a big deal.

Your sister is amazing. I have a fabric fetish. Can't go into a fabric store without wanting to lie in the aisles, dreaming of the choices and breathing in the scents. I'm so weird!

I like the new blog 'do...you are supertalented.

OK, enough for one comment. Yeesh!

Debbie said...

Hi Lauren! The first thing I did when I logged on was say "She changed the layout again!" Looks good. I like it because it is easy on the eyes. That stinks about the phone and I don't wear aprons, but I'd wear that one. Fabulous.

Just wanted to let you know that the first stop on the BATW trip is to Louisiana. See you on Monday!

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

Your blog makeover is pretty!

And I wish I could whip something up out of leftover fat quarters that looked like that! Tell your sister she can make some pretty things for me if she ever gets bored, haha.

Monica said...

Hi Lauren,

This is my first time to your blog. I got here through the Debbi's travel blog.

I am originally from La. and wanted to say hi! I've only been blogging for 3 weeks or so..but having a great time (mostly)ha! Glad you had a chance to take a trip to Six Flags. I've been there many times myself!

Rene said...

Lauren -- I love the redesign!! I just finished Eclipse about 10 minutes ago and I was going to borrow the next one from one of the girls in my office but I don't think I can wait until Monday. I must.must.must.must. go to the bookstore. Of course, that would be after I got out of my jammies! Yes, it is after 11 am here but I was reading for gosh sakes...give me a break sister! I wonder if I'll run into Alice while shopping!! What?!? It's just a book...no way! ;-)

Carol said...

Loving your new design, all the pictures are just lovely.

Your sister is so talented, what a cute apron.

Do I need to read these twilight books? I keep hearing people raving about them. I am so not into vampires. Give me the lowdown.

Rene said...

Lauren -- I just finished BD and you are right! It ended perfectly!! I'm so glad because I was too caught up in this book for it to have any different ending.

Tracy P. said...

Hi Lauren! Thanks for hosting my first visit to LA! Love the roller coasters, and so glad you got the phone back so you can enjoy the memory of your day more.

Megan said...

i LOVE the new design! and, i had a blast at six flags a few years ago. oh, and that apron is amazing! she's got mad skills!

Megan

Ronnica said...

I don't do wooden roller coasters. I like to keep all my teeth in my head. =) I'll try pretty much any other, and probably like it.