Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas and stuff

i guess I'm just not so good at the whole updating thing.

right now I'm still in Colorado with the family. Erik went home on Wednesday (for work) and I stayed here to visit with them for a few more days. Christmas was really fun. The nephews are funny little guys. They both got so excited. It's really cute. They got a couple of dumb games, but they're fun to play with. I've been playing Mario Kart and "whac a mole". It was funny, too, that a few days after Christmas, Andrea was making guacamole, and one of the boys said, "mom, it's called whack a mole". They're funny little guys.

Other than that, it's been good to see the rest of my family. I don't think I've ever spent so much time with Andrea. (Especially since back when they got married I was only... hmm... how old was i? 13?) And way back then i thought she was pretty cool... but I didn't really know anything about her. And now that I'm a bit older, I've decided I like her. :o) Good Job, Jason. heh...

I also went up to Berkley and said hi to all the old co-workers. I brought my wedding album, too, and showed off the pictures. it was fun. Not everyone was there, though, since it was the day after the day after christmas, which is technically (in the working world) the day after christmas since everyone got the day after Christmas off... ramble ramble ramble...

Oh, and yesterday, Michael's car broke down... mom was incredibly worried. See, he was supposed to get off work at 2:30 (and usually gets off a long time before that) but it was about 10:30 and he still had not come home. So David, Dad, and I all went out in seperate cars looking for him. We ended up calling his boss, who is a friend of the family, and found out that he was last seen at the westminster mall, so from there we found his car across the street at Barnes and Noble.... anyway, it turns out he decided not to tell anyone that his car had broken down, but instead to walk home (about 10 miles) and not only that, but not to leave Barnes and Noble until 10:30 at night. So Jason decided it'd be a good idea to call the cops and have them help us look for him. I think he really just wanted to get his name in somehow with the police department... hehe... anyway, we found him and then we all made fun of him and told him he's a dummy for not calling.

And I've spent a little time with the Olstens and the Akinas. It's been fun. But now I've got another Holiday to think about. I'll be flying back to UT on New years eve, and then Frik is gonna... well I don't know, but he better have some good plans for us.

And then the next "holiday" is my birthday! woo hoo! ... not that it really means anything, except that I can legally go to a bar (if I ever had any reason to... and since there are so many bars in Provo...) But it will hopefully be fun. Maybe some wonderful husband of mine will take me out or something???

Anyway, I've got the eternal cold. not sure if I caught it in UT or from my sister when I got here, but I have it, so I'm trying to sleep as much as possible. hopefully I'll be able to kill it. so... I guess that's it for now. :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


People keep badgering me to post again, so I guess that maybe I will... :o)

Well... friday is the "Smithmas" party. Erik and I are in charge of the appetizers portion of the progressive dinner. We made cheeze balls and we're gonna make apple cider and little smokies. hehe...

Oh, so I applied for a job a while back that looked really good. Then I went for my interview and I wasn't so sure... it seemed a little weird. They had a group interview where we all played some dumb games then they took us out one at a time and asked us 2 questions: Why were we more qualified for the job than any one else, and besides us, if two other people in that room were to get the job, who should it be?.... I was kindof wondering if that's how they were doing their hiring. Playing Survivor so they wouldn't have to pick anyone. Well, there were 10 or so people in my little group and they were having 3 more interview sessions... hiring 5 people. My chances were not too great, but after that interview, I was kindof disheartened anyway... the people that were doing the hiring were really fake. It seemed like they were trying to be all cool and that they'd be the most awesome people to work for, but they were not very nice. Plus, the job seemed a lot more involved than I wanted to do. It was 40+ hours during the summertime, and most of that would be running around making sure the summer campers had popsicles. Anyway, I got an email a little while back and I wasn't chosen to continue in the interview process... but I really wasn't all that dissappointed (or shocked).

So I'm still on the great job hunt... I found one online (the BYU student employment website) that was for a transcriptionist (is that a word?) for the history department. I guess the job is to transcribe oral interviews. They want someone who can type 70 WPM. I took the office skills test today and I'm at 72 with 98% accuracy (and I looked at all my errors... they're the ones that Microsoft word corrects automatically. Thinks like "an dthen" instead of "and then") So I think I might have a pretty good chance.

There are others too. I'm mostly looking at clerical/secretary stuff... Where I've got the most experience, and probably one of the easier jobs. answer phones... type... whatever.

On Saturday, Frik and I are leaving for CO. We're going to get out of here as early in the morning as we can. We've been checking the weather and it should be ok. I-80 is supposed to be clear, anyway.

Well, is that enough of an update for all of you guys??? geez... :o)