Tuesday, June 24, 2008

happy birthday to me

Yesterday was my 21st birthday, and what a birthday it was. The first thing I did to celebrate was start training for a new job. Oh the joys of working two jobs. If only the pay in Utah didn't suck so bad.  After work, me and some friends went to Trafalga to play miniature golf and ride go-karts. Here's a picture of some of the people who came.

Of course we had to get a picture with my future roommates. This fall, Jenny, Kaity, Caitlin, and I will be living together. I will still be in Chatham, but a different apartment and a different ward. Woot.

We waited for like 40 minutes to ride the go-karts, and right before we were going to go, it started raining (sprinkling, really) and they refused to let us go. Even when I told them it was my birthday they wouldn't let us. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. Stupid Trafalga.

To console ourselves, we played a round of miniature golf. We played in teams, and my team consisted of Spencer and me. Together we were team sweet-as. And we definitely were sweet-as.  We may not have gotten first place, but at least we weren't last. 

Hopefully 21 will be a good year full of gambling and drunkenness. And Trafalga.

can you say green?

This last weekend, my friend, Jessica Wu (simply called "Wu") got married in the Seattle temple. We've been friends since freshman year in the dorms, so I felt it appropriate to make the thirteen hour drive with some other freshman friends to support her and say goodbye (Wu and her husband are moving to Wisconsin. To me, Wisconsin's appeal can be summed up in one word: cheese. But seeing as Oregon has an abundance of delicious cheese, thanks to Tillamook, I can't say truthfully that Wisconsin is appealing at all to me. But to each his own). On the way to Seattle, we had to drive through part of Oregon, much to my pleasure. I greatly enjoyed seeing the color green; Utah is sadly lacking in trees and other greenery.

Being the good friends that we are, Nicole, Kaity, and I put together a wedding night package for Wu, complete with all the necessary items. Wu got a good kick out of it.

Wu and Justin looked so happy when they came out of the temple. Wu was absolutely gorgeous, and seeing her tear up almost made me cry, which is saying a lot. Yea for Jessica and Justin Yan!

This picture is of all the freshman friends, plus Jessica's other bridesmaid (on the far left), and her other friend Jen (to the right of Wu). I was so happy I could be there at her wedding to support her and see her start such an exciting chapter in her life.

And just in case you were worried that there wasn't a candy out there that involved the bathroom, now there is! Behold Sour Flush candy, complete with a candy plunger that can be dipped into sour dip in the toilet bowl. Life just doesn't get better than this. 

Thursday, June 19, 2008

babies make good friends

I babysat Lulu last night so that Kelsey and Tyler could go on their weekly date. My Wednesdays usually go a little something like this: I call Kelsey sometime during work, and ask when she is going out with Tyler, when she's picking me up, and what she's making me for dinner. I let them think that I babysit so that I can spend time with Lulu, but really I just want to be fed. But really, who could resist this fatty? Not me is the answer.

This week was a little different, because Kelsey brought Lucy over to my place. We did this because Caitlin and I want our nieces to be friends. Bella (Caitlin's niece) is 11 months old, making her Lulu's senior by 2 months. But looking at the two of them, you would never guess it. Lulu could definitely take Bella out.

Sadly, Bella and Lulu didn't really know what to do with each other. Mostly Bella cried and poked Lulu while Lulu sat there taking Bella's stuff. I think we're off to a great start.

All in all, a great night with Aunt Amy.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

BBQ + carnival = good times all around

We had a barbecue for the office I work at on Saturday, which meant free food, which meant that I definitely put it in my planner. I'm all for free food, especially when that free food includes hamburgers. As you can see, I work in an office dominated by girls. This makes for interesting conversations on days when there isn't very much work to do.

After the BBQ, I went to the Springville carnival that was, surprisingly enough, in Springville. I learned that at the old age of 20 (almost 21!), my body does not like being thrown and spun around on carnival rides. After going on three of them, my head was pounded and I felt nauseous. And yet I would still go on them again. There's stupidity for you. After we felt sick enough to throw up from going on carnival rides run by suspicious looking carnies that didn't seem to care about our safety on these rides, we went to Orem to watch the firework show. It was actually a good show, and we were so close to where they were setting them off that our eyes stung from the smoke afterwards. All in all, a good Saturday night.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

How to have a great night

If you're ever bored, follow these simple steps for a sure way to have a great time:
1. Get out your eggs
2. Boil them if you want, or if you don't want a dozen hard-boiled eggs, leave them be
3. Get out your markers
4. Color eggs with said markers
5. Color as many as you want, until you have a plethora of colorful eggs

6. Drawing friends and relatives is always a sure way to enjoy the experience

7. Be amazed at your coloring skills! And look, by now I'm sure you've forgotten that you had nothing better to do than color all those eggs in your fridge. Consider it a success!

Always give in to peer pressure

Lately it seems like everyone in the world has a blog. My sister, sister-in-law, cousins, friends, etc all publish their day to day lives on the internet. And, being one to go with the crowd, I decided to join them. Why not? Actually, this is more for my mom, so she can keep an eye on me and enjoy the crazy things that I do and then forget to tell her about. Plus, I'm bored at the moment, and this is giving me something to do.