Wednesday, April 29, 2009

First and Foremost

-Here's a shout out to Bryan! "Hey B-man! S'goin on?"

Here are some pics of Barkley and Sisco that I took today. Also, I discovered my 401K from Allens still has three hundred bucks in it! Retirement here I come!!!!

This picture pretty sums up Barkley's whole existence. Looking over his shoulder in fear of my wrath! Mwahahaha!

I couldn't get any good pictures of the wee one. She's def which means I can't get her to look at the camera. Oh well. As always, Peace!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sour Patch Watermelons (Artificially Flavored of Course)

Well, the weekend was a great weekend. After two months of waiting the Rescue finally came! It was a blast. I drove with Nay, Bobby and Jeremy up to Trax and we mosied on up to the University of Utah. The Trax ride was interesting. An Oriental woman sat next to me and admired my cell phone. You'd think she'd never seen one! Which is ironic seeing as how it was her people that invented everything technological. (I did not mean 'her people' in a racist way.)

Anyway. Right when we arrived at the President's Circle, we started our march! It took forever, I think I heard someone say it was a three mile march. To me it seemed like twenty. Jeremy was kind enough to keep me company on our excursion and he can tell you that I may or may not have complained a lot. But I really was enjoying myself. I see complaining as a pastime. Like baseball. I told him that walking that three miles took care of all my exercising for the whole week. He told me that it did not. :( Whatever. Unless you have a degree in physical fitness Jeremy, I'm sticking to my theories.

We finally made it the Gallivan Center and set up camp. My little group and I had not eaten all day so we high tailed it over to a Carl's Jr. just on the corner. I ordered a Bacon Cheese six dollar burger. It was huge, and delicious! I'm usually not one for eating beef. But man that was one good tastin cow.

Speeches and cold rain filled our Saturday evening. Thankfully I had Nay to keep me warm. Thanks for snuggling with me Nay!!! Senator Bennet came and "rescued" us. I didn't hear his speech sadly. I wanted a hot chocolate (please see earlier comment about it being very cold.) But by the time we made it back, Senator Bennet was leaving.

So then the people began to dispurse. We left around nine-ish, took Trax back to my car then drove home. I may or may not have completely run a stop light on said trip home. Good thing there were no cars coming the other way!!! So anyway. It was a great turn out and I'm so happy I was involved with something great.

Now it's Monday and I'm sitting here eating Sour Patch Watermelons. They make my tongue feel weird. Does that stop me from eating them? No. But the good news is, is that I signed up for an Aerobics class next semester! Hotness here I come. I am going to be looking SO good. ;) That or I may die of a stroke during the first ten minutes of class. We'll just have to wait and see.

I have one more final left on Wednesday. It's biology which means I will fail, but I've come to terms with this fact and have moved on. Still no word on the score for my bird paper..........

Anywhoo. I'm off to bed, or maybe to clean my fish tank. So for now, Peace!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Today was my day off so I decided to enjoy the warm sun and put on some shorts and take a walk around the neighborhood. I took my camera and snapped some pics along the way. Enjoy!! Peace!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I. Am. Awesome.

My goal this summer? To get hot. That's right. GET HOT. I've been doing lunges lately. Ask Les, I'll just randomly start lunging around. To get food from my kitchen? Lunge! To go to the bathroom? Lunge! There isn't anything you can't do while lunging. Well, except for maybe lots of things. But the point? I'm toning up baby! It'd help to cut the Dr. Pepper from my diet, but no body's perfect.

Tremors is on right now. Is there anything better than a young Kevin Bacon fighting giant worms? I think not. I just want to run my fingers through that amazing hair of his..........I mean......ignore that.

So, how's everyone doin? Today was a good day for me. I received two letters in the mail and as everyone knows, getting something in the mail is better than Christmas to me. I love it! Anyway, I got a letter from my good friend Geraldo who lives in Brazil. I met him when I worked at Allens. He was a customer who couldn't speak ANY English and I can't speak any Portuguese, yet we made it work somehow. He became a good friend and we keep in contact. He's such a nice guy. He's hoping to come back to the US in March of 2010. Yeah!
I also got a letter from Senator Orin Hatch. That's way neat right? For the Invisible Children Rescue event we need someone 'high up' to come rescue us so I've been sending a bunch of emails to people. How cool is it that he sent a letter to me? I mean, I'm sure he sent one to everyone and by he, I mean his secretary, but it's nice that they took the time to respond. Unfortunately he can't come to the event. Oh well. :)

Another cool thing about today is that it was the Warp and Weave launch party! I got my copy of the book featuring a kick A story written by yours truly.
Isn't it a beautiful cover??? I was so happy about that fact.

Look! There is my name in the Table of Contents! How cool is that???

Look! Here is my name again underneath the title of a cool story!!

And here is me holding the book in question. With my gross fish tank in the background. And my fat fish who is way fat and should have died months ago and yet he lives.

So anyway, here's the story about the launch party. They wanted me to read part of my story in front of everyone. They called me this morning about it and for some horrid reason I said yes. What's up with that? So I get there and I'm super nervous. Leslee (she's the best!) came with me for moral support. I have this big problem with speaking in front of people. I almost pass out and my voice becomes really monotone. I think I did OK though. Les said I got better as time went on. There was this nice guy who introduced himself to me afterwards. Les said it's probably because he thought I was way hot.

On that note, after we left Leslee said it was so funny to walk into room and see it full of completely stereotypical sci fi nerds and then me. I guess I should take that as a compliment?? :)

So anyway, after I finish reading my story I sit down at my table. I happen to be on the same table as the head of the Warp and Weave department. He suddenly asks to see my book so I pass it to him. He's flipping through the pages and suddenly starts writing with his pen on a page. I looked at Leslee and was mouthed: Is he writing in my book!!! He passed it back and whispered: "we missed one."

I look down at the page, which happened to be a page of MY story and he's circled the word 'peaked' and drawn a line to the margin and written the correct spelling "piqued". And that's not even the worst! He had chocolate on his fingers and there was a brown smudge above the word he circled!!! Oh my hell I was so pissed off! I'm still mad about it. I almost threw my book at his face.

It's not the fact that the word needed correcting. I don't care, but it was my book! And he wrote in it! And smudged chocolate in it!! And then just passed it back to me like that was OK????? What the heck?????

So now that my rant is over, I'm going to go work on some Biology. Last minute stuff. When I know the score I got on that bird paper I'll let you know! ;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Concerning Birds

I have a biology paper to write. It's about birds. I was suppose to go bird watching as I proposed in the beginning of the semester. But, I failed to remember that when I proposed such a thing, it was winter. Cold cold winter. Who wants to freeze there butts off watching birds? Oh wait, there are no birds. They do that whole "flying south" thing. So here I am, thinking of what in the world I'm going to do! My paper is do tomorrow. Planet Earth anyone?
I like to take notes before I write a paper. That way when I get lost in my mind's meanderings, I can look back and remember what it is I'm talking about. So about thirty minutes ago I opened up a word document and typed in the heading: Notes of Birds. Thirty minutes later all there is on the page is one bullet point. With no point made at all.
What really is there to say about birds? There's a lot of them. They all eat and poop on cars. Some really big ones eat mice, which I have to say angers me. I have a soft spot for mice (which is why my future home will most likely be disease ridden).

**Leslee just sent me a picture message via cellular phone. She crimped her hair for some eighties themed pics Miska is taking for her class. Pretty snazzy Les! Keep it up!**

Back to birds. What the heck are they all about? What have they done for us lately? You know, I'm likin this post...maybe I'll use it as my paper. You know, the one about birds.

It's been quite some time since I've written here on this 'ole blog. Not much has changed in life other than two or three extremely important details. Like the biggest is well, my hair is longer. I'm changing it up tomorrow though. Maybe somethin somethin a little risky, maybe somethin somethin a little crazy. Who knows. All that matters is I have great hair and it seems to turn out nice no matter what I do. Is that conceited? Hmmm.

Did you know that there are over 10,000 different species of bird in the world today? Talk about some procreation with a bit of Natural Selection going on there! Huh huh? *wink wink*

Other important changes: I lied about the hair being most important. The truth of the matter is: I'm going to be an Aunt. I've never been so happy! I'm probably going to be the greatest aunt ever. Aunt Dug. Auntie Dug? Oh yes. Mark and I already decided. I'm Aunt Awesomeness. Yes, that will do.

Another great thing that happened is I am going to be a author. An honest to goodness published author. Isn't that neat? I wonder what the people were on when they chose my story. Crack perhaps?? Only time will tell. That's not true. Time will only mask the truth. Damn you time!!! Damn you!!!!

Well, now the Wee One (aka Shadow [the dog who is small and has no teeth.]) has now come into my room begging for food. Trust me, she won't leave me alone until I feed her.

I guess this will be goodbye for now. Please feel free to leave comments if they deal with anything bird related. Thanks!!!!