Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Tag! I'm it...

Thanks to Sukie, I am now going to rattle off all these facts about me. :o)

10 years ago: I was 10... hmm... I was just starting the 5th grade. My teacher was Mrs. Pillow and I remember that she loved whales, so I made a pillow with a whale on it for one of my projects....

5 years ago: I was 15. I was starting my Sophomore year in highschool, feeling all insecure about myself but pretending I wasn't (like most highschoolers) I had a couple of "good friends" who ended up using me... and I was running around Horizon High like a chicken with my head cut off planning different activities and going to millions of classes.

1 year ago: I had just moved in to my first apartment, but it wasn't real living on my own b/c my dad still filled up my bank account when it got too low. I lived with some of my dearest friends and looking back on it... I loved it, even though we had some of the hardest times of our lives in that apartment.

Yesterday: Went to my Physical Science class and fell in love with my teacher (he's real old and cute). I love taking the Elementary ed requirements b/c the classes are so... well, elementary. My teacher gave us all a bead at the end of class and asked us how it changed colors in the light. And we played with RC cars and sails. And in my elementary education gym class we were skipping, running, walking, and will be hula hooping and jumping/hopping next class period. :o)

5 snacks I enjoy: hmm... This is actually kindof tough... Oreos, Cheddar Munchies, cold cereal (It's not just for breakfast!), fruit snacks, and juice. (does juice count?)

5 songs I know all the words to: Well that's just about every song in the world. At least everysong on FM 100 and whatever the oldies station is in Utah (not by choice--we're forced to listen to them at work). So... My heart will go on by Celine Dion, Live like you were dyin' by Tim McGraw, I think we're alone now by Tiffany, Suspicious Minds by Elvis, and... I wanna hold your hand by the Beatles.

5 things I would do with $100 million: Buy a house, buy a new wardrobe, buy a car, pay tuition, send it to Louisiana.... (I can be charitable in my fantasies, can't I?)

5 things I would never wear: short skirts (I'd be afraid that everyone could see straight up when I'm walking up the stairs), 5 different shades of green in one outfit, colored contacts (I think they look wrong and unnatural and creepy) A shirt that says, "Perfect" or "Spoiled" or "Worship me because I am wonderful".... blah blah bleh... of those spandex bicycling outfits that makes girls look like misshapen bananas.

5 favorite TV shows: The 4400 (SO SO SO Freaking good... ahhhh...) What not to wear, Friends, ... The 4400 and the 4400.

5 biggest joys: teaching something new to someone, sleeping, eating good food, doing nothing with my friends and family, and fixing or organizing somthing that was a huge mess or really screwed up and then looking at the finished product. Especially if it's something inside a company or organization that will help it to run smoother even after I'm gone.

5 favorite toys: My awesome tomato slicer from bed, bath, & beyond, my ipod, My Kitchenaid cheese grater (coolest kitchenaid attachment, guaranteed) My air conditioner, and an awesome digital camera I'll have some day.

5 people I tag: Everyone's already taken... hmm... Chaelomen, for 1... Berserk (you been tagged?? ) Meryl, Frik, &.... Frik's buddy??? Wanna Play, Devie?

Saturday, August 27, 2005


so I just wrote a whole post and it disappeared.... So if this doesn't flow well, trust me the first one was better.

I don't even know where to start anymore... I guess I went hiking through the night with Frik, Sarah, and her friend Virgil. I almost died. We started out at 2 in the morning so that we'd be able to see the sunrise from the top of the mountain. I was exhausted. A word of advice: if you have been almost completely sedentary for the past 4 months and very close to that for the past 2 years, don't take on timanogas with some avid hikers. We started out so fast that within the first 10 minutes I was completely winded and my trachea was burning from breathing so hard... my heart rate was higher than it's been for a while and my body was screaming at me, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME!!?!?" At least frik was there to stay behind with me when I gave up. It was fun, though, and the scenerey was beautiful. I was glad to stay behind b/c Frik and I had some good conversation about why Collective Soul is the greatest rock band in history... heehee...

Other than that, it seems like everything else I wrote in my original post was pretty meaningless... I went to a farmers market today and then came home and crashed (hadn't slept all night or the day before...) I love my bed. Jenny gave me a feather bed mattress topper for a wedding gift and this was the first time I slept on it. It's amazing. That and we got some pretty pillows at Kohls so our bed looks really nice.

I also cut Shauna's hair today. I think it looks nice. I want to go to hair school, if only to know how to cut hair. I don't think I'll ever end up working in a salon, but it'd be fun anyway. Then we went to see the fantastic four (we being me, Frik, Shauna, James, and Lorna) I thought it was good, despite all the bad reviews. It was , of course, very unbelievable and incredibly stupid, but if you don't mind that it's fun to watch and I'm glad we went. (It was only a dollar, so it can't be too much of a waste) :o)

That was my day today. Oh! I almost forgot! While Frik and I were coming down the mountain, we saw 2 guys running up! How crazy and in amazing shape do you have to be to run up a mountain trail? Then about 10 minutes after we got down we saw them running into the parking lot! And we told Sarah and Virgil about it and they had seen the crazy runners at the top. I couldn't believe it. In about 4 or 5 hours, I'd guess, these 2 guys had run up and down the whole mountain. That's a 14 mile hike at about 12,000 miles (at the top). They must be nuts...

Friday, August 26, 2005

More school

So, I changed my whole schedule around and I'm taking a bunch of freshman classes that I should have taken 2 years ago. All of them fill requirements for both GE and Elem Ed... and all of them have fatty expensive books. As far as the whole teaching thing: I have toyed with the idea of being a teacher for... well.... 5 or 6 years, probably. It's the one thing I keep going back to after all my major changes. If I were teaching, it'd be 5th-8th grade... some age where they're older and not as... hmm... well, I don't want to do daycare, and High schoolers are too set in their ways, so I'm shooting for middle school or late elementary (ya know, the easily influenced ones...) The biggest thing is that I've decided that I want to finish my degree in 2 years so Frik can start going to school. After all, he is the one who wants to go and I can't keep holding him up... I'll only have to make enough for rent and food (and entertainment stuff) since his tuition is paid for by his father (and an incredibly understanding university...) So the teachers having low salaries won't be a huge issue. Especially after he graduates. :o)

So...You know what movie I love? Mona Lisa Smile. I think it makes a lot of sense. If you haven't seen it, you should. And I love the characters. Especially the skank. :o)

Thursday, August 25, 2005

what decade does your personality live in?

quiz brought to you by lady interference, ltd


It's funny, b/c I am married, but at night time, I'm single... Sarah spent the night over here last night (Frik was at work) And tonight I'm just hanging out alone. k, So I'm really NOT single at night... but it is kindof weird anyway to have my girlfriend over for a sleep over.

I'm thinking about hiking Timp for the sunrise tomorrow... so leave tomorrow at midnight and be up there for the sunrise on Saturday. Sarah and some friends of hers are going and i think it'd be fun.

I got my books today... I have to say I'm not really excited for class. I'm mostly scared b/c I have done so poorly in the past and I really can't afford to do that again. I don't know what to do. Part of me wants to just go part time and go find a real job (I can't work on campus unless I'm full time student). I've been thinking about handing in my resume to some insurance agencies around here... Well, ok. here's my predicament: I have to have 9 or more credits to be eligible for employment. Also, taking between 9 and 16 credits costs the same amount. So I feel like if I'm paying to take 9, I might as well take 14 or 15. But that's when I get scared. I don't want to waste money. I just don't know what my motivation is to do well... I guess just so that I don't waste money... But that's not motivation, it's just a stressor.

grr... I know I'm smart, I just don't have any direction. No motivation to go to class. In High school, I was supposed to do my work and study so I could get into a good school... Now I'm in a good school and what am I supposed to do? I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Every major I momentarily choose turns out to be boring or hard or just not me.


What do I want to do with my life??? I guess that if I can figure that out, then be able to choose a major, I will have reasons to want to go to class and do my work and stuff. But right now, I just feel like sitting around and being lazy.

snap out of it....

I guess I'll go clean up the apartment. :o)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Wedding Gifts

k, so we went out shopping and returning today... after all the hustle we've got a few duplicates, some of which we have no idea where they came from, and some that we are just so sick of returning that we'd rather give them away.

so... what I've got up for bid right now (already gave a few things away, sorry...) are 2 rollingpins (wood... both are pretty nice) and a set of silverware (looks like it's from 1982). Maybe David's interested in that? Since you only had 2 spoons and 1 fork last year... hehe...

lemme know if you suddenly realized that your house is short one rolling pin.

Besides that... Frik and I went to kohls today and we got a few really good bargains. We got a 50 piece set of dishes (service for 8) that normally sells for about $100. We got it for just over $15... it was on clearance and 3 pieces were missing (2 coffee cups and a serving platter) so it was like...85% off b/c of all that. They're not bad, too. They're just plain white with some cute little round bumps along the edges.

We also got a micro suede duvet and sham set for $30. yipee!

Anyway... I saw my 2 old roommates today. We were all 3 in our old apartment for what is most likely the last time, since we have all moved out now. The last of us was moving today. It was sad, even though the upkeep there was bad and the managment was (to say the least) incredibly incompetent and we definitely all had hard times there... But I guess that looking back, you can pretty much miss any time of your life. Even high school. And we all know how much that really sucked, yet it's sad that we can't go back.


But I'm in a happy place now. I guess that's the thing to do: make sure that even though you can't go back, you wouldn't want to leave where you are now. yep.

That's it. I'm gonna put my pretty dishes away. Love you all!! (except of course those of you wackos who I don't know.)

Sunday, August 21, 2005

umm... post number 1

This is my post. My first one.
I'm watching Law & Order SVU right now and eating leftover pizza. It's creepy but good. (the show, not the pizza)
So I've started this blog at the suggestion of Sukie, her reasoning that my family is all in CO so I might as well let them read about my life. I think it's a good idea, and I've been toying with it for a while, so here it is.
I guess an introduction (even though hopefully everyone reading this already knows me): I'm married (as of 1 week and a day ago) and currently have an infatuation with USA's "The 4400". If you wanna start watching it, you've really got to see it from the beginning. Lucky for you all, I own season 1 on DVD. (or it's only $11 or $12 on overstock)
In case anyone's wondering, it comes on right after Law & Order on USA (aka now), which reminded me of just how great it is.
My husband and I.... I'll call him Frik...hehe... went to his uncle's for dinner tonight. It was nice. We had Alaskan Halibut and weird little flat peaches that were incredibly tasty. mmm...
umm... otherthan that, Frik was not up to church at our ward this morning, since he collapsed as soon as he got home (8:15) and our ward meets at 8:30, so we went up to AF and churched with his family at 2:00
That's about all I've got right now. I have a headache and I want another piece of pizza. FYI: Pepperoni & Green peppers from Papa John's is a winner.