Monday, June 30, 2008


I resign from my 7 things blog posting after one attempt. I still continue to strive to do something new every day, but have resigned to the fact that I'm the only one who finds these things interesting. Besides, who else would find anything interesting about a young man leaving a card on my door, bringing me roses, helping me bake, bringing me treats, and dancing with me in my living room - all on different days? Yeah, pretty uninteresting.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


What is it about water games that mean flirt like 13-year olds? Seriously folks - it just a balloon filled with water - thank heavens the water is cold...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Last night at FHE I took a new friend with me and talked with quite a few other new friends, one of them being Mister B. Sometimes folks stick around when you will talk with them simply because they know no one else, so I figured this to be the situation.
Well, somehow Mister B. gets my number (I didn't give it to him) and starts texting me about how I was giving off the vibe that I want him.
WHAT?!? I've been trying for 27 years to give off this vibe and all of a sudden someone I wasn't giving it to picks up on it?

Monday, June 16, 2008


What is it about "Carnival" that is synonymous with "Freedom to walk around half naked?"
Likewise, how does "Carnival" equate to "all weirdos come out come out wherever you are!"?

Friday, June 13, 2008

7 Things

I've decided I want to try something I have never done before each day. I've also decided to keep a record of that right here (lucky you!).
Now, for my first ever list of things I've never done before that I done did now:
Saturday June 7: Rode Trax in downtown SLC
Sunday June 8: Sat by a friend at my new ward during Sacrament
Monday June 9: Went to the SLCC institute building for cross-ward FHE
Tuesday June 10: Wished my friend of 4 years a happy birthday on the correct day - last year I wished him on July 10...sheesh.
Wednesday June 11: Played ultimate frisbee with my new ward at a park in SLC
Thursday June 12: Had two catches, a throw, and scored a point all on one run in my Orem Ultimate Frisbee league game
Friday June 13: Typed a list of things I've never done before!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Slapstick Routine

I left my apartment this morning carrying: A large open bag of trash, my gym bag, my purse, my water bottle, 1 container of blackberries, 1 container of strawberries, two CDs, and a fiber bar. That right there should give you a chuckle.
I have to climb three flights of stairs and walk about a half a block to the trash, then to my car, which is why I loaded up - one trip is nicer than two!
Things started going south the second I tried to lock my door. I had to let go of the screen door to reach in and grab the handle of my door to lock - BAM I get hit in the back. I head towards the stairs, *Pop,* the top comes off my water bottle. I reposition my load, pick up the cap and step onto the first stair, another stair - things are looking good. Third stair? I, in slow motion, see my strawberries slipping but have no hand to grab them with. They plummeted to their doom. I bent over to pick up the three survivors in their container and the top popped off my water bottle again. Of course, this means the water started spilling out everywhere and all over everything. So, I pick up the top, put it in my mouth, scoop up my little berries, and trudge up the stairs. I finally, and very precariously, make it to the trash can whereupon I almost threw my keys and purse in. I set everything down on the sidewalk in front of the bin and reorganized myself before making it to my car.
What a morning!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bathroom Snacking

Ok, so I walk into the restroom at work the other day and there was a Starburst wrapper on the floor by one of the toilets. Now, you tell me - WHO in the name of all good things sanitized SNACKS in the PUBLIC BATHROOM?!?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Ah, today I got a good laugh remembering the time when:
1. Dad let the dog out
2. Dad let the dog in, but the cat ran in too with a bird clenched in the kitty jaws of death
3. The cat let the bird go
4. The cat chased the bird, the dog chased the cat, my dad chased the dog
5. Let hilarity ensue
Seriously, picture my 5 foot 6 inch red-headed dad running around after all of these crazy animals - it is a definite LOL moment. (oooo baby, look how cool I am speaking IM!)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Did I Reject Him?

I'm taking a poll. The Indian guy at the local gas station gave me a free piece of chicken once that resembled a fried baby chick - even with feathers sticking out. My co-workers and I laughed and simultaneously wanted to vomit before throwing that thing away.
This guy used to ask to see my beautiful smile every day and watched me the whole time I was in the store. Creepy, I know.
Since the "chick" incident, however, he hasn't paid me any attention - ignores me, doesn't look at me when I pay, even sent me out of the store today to get my drink somewhere else because he didn't want to refill the machine!
So, is it, in some culture, considered a proposal if they give you a fried baby chick? Did I reject him? :-) What do you think?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

25 Things I Love About My New Job

1. I love the people I work with - they make me laugh every day
2. Very yummy free soup and salad for lunch every day
3. Catering on Fridays
4. Foam soap
5. Pretty toiletry cart with fake flowers in the restroom
6. 5 stalls instead of 1!
7. "Hobart" the salad holder
8. Dress code explicitly forbids spandex
9. Dress code informs us that "business casual" is not license to dress "inappropriately" (gone are the days of going to the office in my bikini)
10. Dress code forbids exposing underwear
11. No open-toed shoes unless appropriate with the outfit - call the fashion police!
12. I don't have to order supplies and do all the mailings
13. I could work 4 ten-hour shifts instead of 5 eight-hour shifts if I really wanted
14. There is a supply warehouse
15. LOTS of people work here - many of them young females
16. Little rugs in front of the toilets (although they do get removed occassionally)
17. Did I mention (this deserves two spaces) FREE yummy lunch?
18. They pay half the cost of my gym membership
19. Toilet seat covers in the restroom
20. Gym 5 minutes away
21. The Indian guy at the closest gas station gives me free food that resembles a fried baby chick
22. Assorted lotions available for use in the break room
23. I've been part of interviewing and hiring people (the first one after only two weeks)
24. They sent me to New York City for a business trip!
25. I don't have keys to the building, so working until midnight is not an option - YES!


When did I become this lady who lives on her own in a "big girl" condo?

When did I become someone who owns furniture and gets a rush from entering a decor store?

When did I start going on business trips to New York City and work with people from Yale?

When did all of my friends start becoming husbands and wives with three children?

When did I become a "boss?"

When did "bills" become a swear word?

Random Memory

I am a picky meat-eater who is often asked if I am a vegetarian due to the extent of aforementioned pickiness. Suspicious meat is a big no-no (bones/carcass? No way! slimy? outta here! jugulars running through? puke fest!). However, I do love a good burger. Mmmmm....
How did I get to be so picky? I was at the Golden Corral (were we not asking for trouble right there?) with my family when I was no more than eight years old. My mother was eating a steak next to me and when she went to cut into it, blood squirted out and filled her plate. I was traumatized - this situation became the beginning of the end of my care-free love affair with meat.