Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Small Rant, and Saturday fun!

First let me apologize, this is going to be a slight rant.

Okay, so yesterday Hubby took Little Monkey and me to town to run a few errands.  (my car is at the mechanic, so it was nice of him to pick us up!)  Since it was sooo hot and humid, a stop at 7-11 was required for slurpee's all around.  They were really good by the way!

As we step outside the store we were assaulted by incredibly loud obnoxious music coming from an uninhabited black Honda, that of course was running so that the loud music could be heard a block away.  The car was parked right next to ours.  We were parked about 25 feet from the door of the store, in the time it took us to walk to our car, and get in and shut the doors, we heard the most offensive "song" I have ever heard.  In maybe 30 seconds, we heard numerous foul words, talk of taking a gun and shooting someone in the head, or maybe just throwing them off a bridge cause that might be more fun, and some rather disgusting language about a girlfriend.  To say that I was incredibly upset about my 3 year old hearing all of this filth, would be putting it mildly!! I was seriously considering going in the store and giving the young man who owned the car a big piece of my mind. I probably would have if hubby hadn't stopped me.

So for those who love to blare their incredibly offensive music, I say this to you:

1. Please have some respect for those around you, and keep your offensive music to yourself.
2. turn down the volume, and maybe you won't have to wear hearing aids by the time you are 30
3. Think about the fact that there are children around who don't need to hear that filth!

Okay, now that that is out of my system, let me tell you I really am working on a project, it is taking much longer than I thought it would!  The end is in sight, so hopefully you'll get to see it soon.

In the mean time, here are some pictures from a nice relaxing walk hubby and I took on Saturday while LM was at her Aunts house!

These are all from the University of Virginia.  If you've seen any pictures of Virginia on line, most likely you have seen pictures of the Rotunda and The Lawn.  What most don't know, until they visit, sometimes more than once, is that there are "secret gardens" behind the lawn.  Most of the buildings on The Lawn are for first year student houseing, behind those houses, are these fabulous gardens that are ensconced with brick serpentine walls.  Awesome!
The Rotunda, from the end of the Lawn

taken from the back of one of the secret gardens

This garden came complete with a sweet old collie!

the student housing

some pretty lilies in one of the gardens

this garden was terraced, 3 levels, it was probably the nicest, and prettiest of all the ones we saw.

this was the residence with the tiered gardens
It was such a fun 2 hours, we ate Baskin Robbins ice cream, and just enjoyed the gorgeous weather!
Hope you all have a great week!


  1. I think your hubby was wise to stop you from saying anything to the person with the loud, obnoxious music. These days, unfortunately, you just don't know what kind of "hair-trigger" personality someone might have. I'm afraid the suggestions you made of better behavior would most probably fall on already "deaf" ears.

  2. I love to walk around those gardens! Glad you all had a good time!

  3. The University of Virginia has a gorgeous campus. Thanks for sharing the photos. The young man playing the music probably wasn't thinking. Kids are so desensitized these days, but they usually don't want their younger siblings listening to it. Go figure!