Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Your patience is appreciated.

Kindly continue to wait for the upcoming post that will feature a photo of.....

(dum, dum, dum!)

My coworker, Jimmy Carter, and myself. Need I also mention that we will be standing beside him as he sits on his BIKE. That is correct. Jimmy Carter, greatest humanitarian alive, rode his BIKE from his house to Plains High School to meet a group of Japanese students and welcome them to his hometown. My sweet coworker (who, I should mention, is 7 months pregnant) thought she was going to cry.

He is just as cool in person as on TV, folks. Even the local media people, who film & interview him all the time, kept saying things like, "I can't believe he rode his bike!" The Japanese kids were so cute. They sat very politely & listened to him speak, and the minute he was done, got out their cameras and started snapping. (I was only slightly jealous of the cameras.)

Pictures also to come of the Rhino's visit to Atlanta. His mother was kind enough to bring him up here so that we could play with him.... I did have a heart attack during the visit, when of his own volition, my husband got the child out of his car seat. The Rhino emerged unscathed, undropped, and in a good mood. (Miracles do happen, people.)

The Summer Shade festival rocked, and from it, we brought a new friend home to live with us, in our very tiny (but growing!) Collection of Agrarian Folk Art. Lindsey named it that while we were waiting on the artist to return to his booth so we could pay him.

In other neighborhood news, an orangutan briefly escaped from his enclosure over at the zoo this weekend. We only live a short walk away, but the little dude didn't even get out of the zoo itself. They had him tranquilized & back where he belonged in about half an hour. I was disappointed that I didn't get to see a big, hairy, orange ape walking down the street.

However, since I did get to see the nation's 39th president ride his bike down the street, I don't think we can count the weekend a total loss. :)

Who's coming to visit next?


Anonymous said...

I am excited to see pictures of you and President Carter. It was good to see you and Lindsey this weekend! Hopefully we can do it again soon, but the next time I will give Ryan a good stern talking to before we come! :)

Monkey said...

An orangutan sitting on your back deck watching the squirrels play in the trees...now those pictures may have topped President Carter...but good ole' Jimmy on a bike will do!

Malady said...

OH my gosh! That is too cool! I can't wait to see the photo!