Daria’s Blog

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Peace River Camping March 12, 2009

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This weekend, I am going camping for the first time in probably close to fifteen years.  From what I remember of that trip, which was also to Peace River, it was a lot of fun.  However, we had around twenty people and we drank a *lot* of beer!  Ahh.. those were some good ol’ college days…  I love you, University of Miami!   ::insert cheesy 90’s flashbacks here::

Anyway, we are going to wake up at about 4:30 am or so, to be on the road to Peace River in Arcadia, Florida.  I am pretty excited, but a little worried.  I have heard that the trees have a lot of spiders in them, and if/ when you hit the branches, they fall into the canoe. 

Let me say this, I HATE spiders more than words can describe. 

I am hoping that we are going to be able to steer the canoe well enough so that nothing like that happens, but we’ll see!

There are only going to be five of us, which will be nice, but I was hoping more people would go.  As they say, ‘the more, the merrier’ right?  I am sure it will be nice and peaceful.  Maybe I’ll bring a book.  I am definitely going to bring my camera!  I’ll have to post the pictures when we get back. 

We have to go shopping for beer and some other small supplies when I get home tonight.  Not looking forward to that WalMart trip, but whatever.. It will still be an early night for me!  If I can get to bed by about 10, I’ll be good for the drive.  Or, I’ll just sleep in the car…  I haven’t yet decided.  Wish me luck!

 

EDIT: I know, it’s been a few days, but I will be posting on my trip shortly!  I had to recover from quite a few ant bites, a sunburn and lack of sleep.  But FEAR NOT! The post will be up by the end of the week!  Thanks for your patience.

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Bike Week is Ending March 6, 2009

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[iPhone] Bike week Daytona beach on 12seconds.tv

Last year at this time, I had been on Main Street in Daytona Beach at least three times.  On each occasion, I saw something new, interesting, sometimes exciting, and quite possibly, disturbing.  Since I got my computer working again, I am going to have to post some pictures from last year.  I think most of them are *safe*. 

I plan on visiting Main Street tomorrow afternoon, but I have to bring my dogs to the vet first.  It just hit me that the vet trip is going to be one hell of an adventure.  The location is right around the Daytona Speedway, which isn’t always a bad thing.  However, being Bike Week 2009, there are events going on at the Speedway itself.  LOTS of events.  ::Sigh::  I really should have thought that through a bit better…

My goal last year was to find a woman, age 65+ wearing leather chaps.  Did I find it?  Ohhh yeah…  Not sure that was a good goal. 

This year?  I’m thinking…  I can do something generic like, the craziest bike I see all day.  Or something more specific.  But what?  A paint job with at least three skulls on it, one of which must be wearing an eye patch on its left eye.  Any thoughts?  I guess I’ll play that one by ear.

 

Introducing myself to the world! (Blogosphere, anyway) February 5, 2009

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I am happy to say, that after a lot of searching for the perfect place to begin my blog, I decided upon WordPress.com.

Why, you might ask?

Well, it seemed to be the easiest to use.  Plus, a while back I bought a book about it and decided that I should really try to put it to good use!

As of this moment, this will be my personal blog – hence the title. However, it will contain many different subjects. Hopefully, it will eventually branch out into a couple of other blogs!

So, who am I and why should you care? Well, I’m Daria (it’s nice to meet you!), and I am a novice blogger from Florida. I am entering my thirty-something years, and I guess I am going through a second adolescence. I have lots of ideas, desires and goals, but I have yet to choose how to go about putting them where they need to go in my life.

I live in the Daytona area with my fiance, (I don’t want to invade his privacy by posting his name yet, so eventually I will come up with something to call him), a roommate (same issue with his privacy), two adult Basset Hounds – Frank and Beans (I don’t think they will much care about their privacy), and their five puppies. Needless to say, it is quite a busy house on a full day!

I work full time but have dreams of working from home, being my own boss, the usual. I am hoping that this blog can help. (I will get to that in a future post.) I really enjoy what I do, but I look forward to doing more and becoming more involved with the company.  Unfortunately, the girl I work closest with doesn’t want to show me everything I would like to know.  It makes the day just drag by.. I need to find other stuff to do.

I enjoy movies and television and the like.  So, I’m sure there will be a lot of mention of different shows and comments from different flicks that I enjoy and just have stuck in my brain at the time I decide to post.

If anything, I will try to keep this light and entertaining.  I will welcome any and all constructive criticism and actually hope to receive lots of it!  I, like many of you out there, am looking to not necesarilly make a name for myself in the blogging world, but at least get a few readers who enjoy my possibly unique way of looking at things, or find comfort in the fact that I can see stuff the way they do.

Either way – it will definitely be a learning experience!