Holding our breaths

Becky, Cynthia, and I are constantly looking over our backs… In fact Cynthia has gone so far as to use a mirror to look around corners… personally I think she has read too much Harry Potter. But again no one can really fault you for being too careful. We actually went so far as to find a way of locking our underwear and other drawers… The problem is we are going against Ryder and heavens knows I have never won a battle of wits with him yet… if any of ya are the praying kind we need all the help we can get… if your not… hope for the best… 

Nothing brightens your day like a little bit of trouble :)

So a few days ago I was talking with Cynthia and Becky at the lunch table… we were quite innocently eating our lunch… when we saw Randy and Joel walk in… They had impish grins on their faces and approached our table with their cheeks puffed out… and then it happenend.. right as they got up to us they pushed on their cheeks and white powder came raining down on us… it was powdered sugar… Cynthia, Becky, and I looked like ghosts…. the war was on… We were able to sneak into the boys rooms… Cynthia and Becky poked about nervously trying to think about what we could do… and the flash of genius struck… I went to the boys underwear drawers… I got a big sack and we stole all of their clean underwear 🙂 we then proceeded to the Medical area… and filled the sack with water and tossed into one of the freezer departments. It will take the boys two days to locate their underwear at least and man will they stink 🙂 or so we will tell them. 


So today was tithe day… basically like a sunday on Earth. Everyone takes it easy. If people have a certain way they want to worship whatever they worship they take the time to do so. I took a hike today up one of the nearby mountains. It was gorgeous. There is something absolutely stunning about taking sometime by yourself to enjoy everything and let your head clear. 


Its interesting to be able to look back and see how far you’ve come. It was only a couple of months ago that Cynthia and I were taking on Barry Hales to save Ryder. I also remember how excited I was to go to Europe. Oh did I have plans for the Alps. Demeter is sooo much better. I love how in life you think you’re going one way and then in the blink of an eye your headed down a path that you didn’t even know existed. Its like life is full of these secret passages and hidden worlds and outcomes. You never quite know whats going to hit ya next. 


Can I just tell you my favorite perk of Demeter? Flying is superb, pranking with upscale technology is also pretty awesome, but the winner is… drum roll please… THE MEDICINE!! I have a cold/ Sinus infection that is awful… I mean I had three different colors coming out of my nose yesterday morning… and they were all colors found on the Italian National Flag. On earth I would get a pat on the back and told (in patronizing tones mind you) to tough it out. But no all i have to do is skip down to medical they give me this stuff that goes in water and 30 seconds later I’m back up and flying. Bless mass advances in medicine. And Cynthia is my hero for tipping me off about it.


I’ve decided the worst part about training newbies is teaching them how to do the pre flight checklist. Most of them just want to rush through it. Can you imagine? Actually I hate to admit that when I first started to fly and even know I often want to rush through it. It seems so monotonous but it can end up saving your life. So in theory I think its hard to get the newbies to do the pre flight because I HATE doing the preflight… but heck if I don’t do the pre flight right it could lead to something going amiss in a few of my famous acrobatic stunts.