Aviation Fascination

Tonight I went over to Ft. Myer in Arlington to see my Aunt who recently relocated to the area, and I was in for a major surprise upon my arrival.  Helicopter show!!  In her backyard!!!!  I love me some aviation, so in the midst of dinner when I heard the choppers start wailing, I dropped my fork and ran outside to see what was going on.

Turns out, they were retiring the Huey helicopter.  It’s being replaced with a newer, space age looking helicopter named the Lakota.  The thing is a beast.

My dad and I made our way out onto the field and got to look at the Blackhawk and Lakota up close and personal.  SO COOL.  The Blackhawk is like a giant 1993 Chevy Suburban.  The Lakota is like a 2010 BMW.  But both were so awesome to see…we poked our heads inside of them, talked to the pilot of one, and just admired them for about an hour.  The coolest part was when they left.  We stood about 60 yards from the Blackhawk as it took off, and just like in the movies, the wind nearly knocked me off of my feet.  It was such an awesome rush.  I feel so lucky to have access to such awesome things like this!  Great way to start my weekend.

I took some pictures with my cell phone and they came out looking like a hot mess, so I apologize, but, you get the idea.

Blackhawk prepping to take flight.

Blackhawk prepping to take flight.

The new Dakota.

The new Lakota.

Dakota up close.  SO COOL!

Lakota up close. SO COOL!

Me & the Dakota.  Check out the "trunk" in the back!

Me & the Lakota. Check out the "trunk" in the back!

My awkward face definitely ruined this picture, but this is me & the Blackhawk.

My awkward face definitely ruined this picture, but this is me & the Blackhawk.


Google is taking over my life…

My friends, I have some advice for you.  Get into “iGoogle.”  ASAP!

I’m a major fan of all things Google, so when they released iGoogle a few years ago, I was on that train instantly.  I loved the convenience of having all of my junk on my “homepage,” and I love all of the different add on’s you can integrate into your page.  There are endless possibilities of what you can put on your page — anything from your e-mail, perez hilton, weather, quotes, and a million other widgets.  You can customize every single thing, which really allows for a site that is created justfor you!

You can even select different backgrounds and themes from designers like Dolce & Gabanna, Jimmy Choo, Betsy Johnson, Michael Kors and more.

I live by this stupid website.  My calendar reminds me what to do everyday of my life and I love it.  Thank god for Google.

Here’s a view of my iGoogle page to get an idea of wtf I’m talking about.  :)