Thursday, August 23, 2007

walking in memphis

i am at the beginning of a series of work trips and i thought it could be fun to chronicle my work travels.

here i am on a cool august day in dc (WTH?), headed into the airport.
please note that i need a haircut and that my hair didn't handle the misty rain too well.
also note in my left hand: cute briefcase from tunisia.

we are in memphis to hear about religious health assets mapping
and to visit some community health centers.
this is a painting in the nurses' station of "christ community health center"
it is a cool modern/urban take on the parable of the good samaritan.
i think it is really cool

there was some press at this site visit and they really wanted to get some photos of us
luckily i looked so awesome (??)
we are feds and we are here to help!
elizabeth, me, and mike

we went to dinner after the site visit to rendezvous, famous for ribs.
this is my boss mike costigan - he is super excited about his meat!
gary gunderson is to his right and that is burt waller's shoulder
i should have taken more photos of the awesome people at that table

this is my dinner
what a HUGE mistake!
i rarely eat meat, but when i fall off the wagon
it is always with a real splash
i ate some pork shoulder and some ribs ...
it was good, i am not going to lie, but i have been paying for it ever since
it is now 20 hours since i ate and i still feel nauseated
i will never do this again
(i say this every time)
the word of wisdom tells us not to eat meat*
i am going to try and be more obedient!
travel is so tough on my body it is crazy.
i could really use a run today and i think i am going to do a juice fast.

from the doctrine and covenants 89
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.

1 comment:

andi,andi,andi said...

They should sell life size posters of their painting to raise money for the clinic. That thing is bigger than your house!