Friday, February 27, 2009

New Adventures

What a week I’ve had. At the beginning of this month I found a graduate program that finally excited me, so... in a whirlwind rush, I took the GRE and applied. Hopefully I’ll get in. Cross your fingers! Most of my time in the last few weeks has been studying for this ridiculous exam and finishing up my app. At the same time, I found out my car was going to cost as much to fix it to pass registration as it was worth so I set out on a job hunt. Lots of life changes all at once but exciting ones, including a few other possibles I won’t mention until they are definite. got crazy but I’m happy. And yesterday I bought a new car! I LOVE IT! It’s a black Pontiac G6 hard-top convertible. I can’t wait for the sun to come out so I can put the top down (of course I woke up to snow this morning. Curses!)

Another fun adventure...I went to a cabin over Valentine’s Day with 100 other singles. It was a blast! We hung out, ate food, played games, went snowmobiling, snowshoeing, had whitewash wars, played lots of foosball, and danced the night away! Being the dance and foosball fanatic that I am, this was a great way to spend the weekend. Not to brag or anything :) but another girl and I beat two guys (self-proclaimed foosball greats) three games in a row. Champions!

What can I is good! :D

Doesn't get much better than this :)

Isn't it a Beaut! It's fantastic :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Did you know...Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than they are during the rest of they day.

In my case, however, the size is never constant. To demonstrate, I was shoe shopping the other day and found a pair of shoes I loved at half price. What could be better then that, I ask you? Unfortunately, they only had the shoe in size 10 and size 8 1/2 whereas I generally wear a 9 or 9 1/2. I decided to try them on with the hope that they would magically work. What happened is nothing short of a phenomenon. My left foot has always been slightly bigger than my right but it is not often a huge issue. This particular instance, however, the size 10 shoe fit my left foot just fine (ok, it was a bit big) and the 8 1/2 fit my right foot! It was bizarre. Of course the salesman was not cool with me buying one of each but they did offer me a discount to buy both pairs. In the end, the discount would have given two pairs of shoes for $4 less then the original price of the shoe. Not too bad for two pairs. Too bad it only equated to one pair for me so I had to pass. Tragic indeed! :)

Another fun, useless fact: A Valentine's Day party in Victorian times would find young ladies writing their name on slips of paper. The young men would draw a slip and pin it to their sleeve, which is there the expression "Wearing your heart on your sleeve" comes from.

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 Things About Me

This is going around Facebook but I thought I'd add it here. 25 Random things about me:

1. I have been bit by a dolphin.

2. I jumped off a ski lift while on a date. One of my MANY blonde and embarrassing moments.

3. I have never been stung by a bee.

4. I have been to the last remaining wonder of the original seven (the Pyramids) and have visited three of the seven new world wonders (Chichén Itzá, Colosseum, Petra).

5. I absolutely LOVE the moment when you climb into a newly made bed at the end of a long day and can finally snuggle up under the comforter and relax. On the topic of beds...mine is so tall that I have to jump into bed each night.

6. I have not very flexible- I can’t touch my toes which made dancing (something I LOVE) difficult. That's one reason I social (country, latin) dance now -requires no flexibility.

7. I always loved travel and geography so when I was younger I wanted to be an archeologist.

8. I’m a sun goddess. I live for sun on my face and do my best writing while sitting outside under the rays. I love a good sunset and will often call or texts friends and family members when there is a particularly good one to make sure they don't miss out.

9. During college I never worked, went to school or lived in one place for more than a year. I’ve always been very restless. I have been to ten different schools from elementary to college (party because we moved once and they kept building new schools every where I went).

10. I keep trying to move out of Utah but can’t seem to leave.

11. I’ve only dyed my hair once and it turned bright orange.

12. Ever since I had my wisdom teeth pulled, you can touch a certain spot on my chin and can feel it shoot through a nerve up to my upper cheek by my eye.

13. I have hitchhiked.

14. I have a weird thing about death. Often, mostly while driving, I will think about what would happen if I were to die at that moment. Then I think about how many people would come to my funeral or how messy my room is for people to have to go through all my stuff. Kind of morbid, I know.

15.I attended a prayer vigil in D.C. for 9/11 and a press conference at the Reagan National Airport shortly thereafter to discussed increased security measures they would have to put in place before its reopening.

16. I passed out at the SLC Olympics and was diagnosed with walking pneumonia.

17. My favorite ice cream is vanilla with brownie and caramel. Occasionally I throw in raspberries.

18. I start reading books but I rarely finish them. I was a book worm when I was younger. My favorites were the Babysitters Club and Mary Higgins Clark.

19. I have cared deeply but never been in love.

20. I am not a fabulous writer and don’t really love to do it, but it is my career and I am about to go back to school to get a Master's in writing.

21. Even though I don't love to write, writing a novel is on my bucket list. I woke up from a nap one day while I was home sick in 2004 and all of a sudden decided I wanted to write a book. It has stuck with me ever since.

22. I love the ocean. It replenishes my soul. I go through withdrawals if I don’t get to the ocean every few months. I really want to learn to surf.

23. I threw up while eating squash while I was little and am only now beginning to be able to tolerate it. I can’t eat pickles, and even hate the smell, because the acid stung my cut finger when I was little.

24. I don't drink soda unless there is absolutely nothing else to drink. I hate carbonation.

25. Other things on my bucket list include riding in a hot air balloon, doing a dive-aboard in the Great Barrier Reef, taking a photograph that is worthy of blowing up and framing in my house, painting a picture I can also hang in my house (even if its only good enough for a bathroom), attending an ethnic wedding.