Friday, May 29, 2009

Pretty sweet

Most of you have heard me complain about my job and how I hate working until 7 every night but the truth is that I have a pretty sweet set up here. I love being able to work in the District President's office. I love being able to talk to missionaries and I love working with the District Presidents. They are awesome men.

Tonight President Olsen and I are the only ones left to close up shop. Usually when they go to dinner they'll ask me if I want anything and I always say I'm good. Well tonight he went to the cafeteria and came back with dinner for me! How nice is that? I'm so lucky I get to work at the MTC with good, wholesome, caring people.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial day weekend

was blissful....just blissful.
The weekend started off with camping up American Fork Canyon on Friday night. It was so awesome to go up there with just Emily, Meagan, and Jacqueline. We are so awesome because we don't need boys. We set up our own tent and campfire.Saturday we awoke, had breakfast by the river, and then hiked up to Timp Cave. We didn't actually go in cause it's kind of expensive. So we trekked up 1.5 miles and then back down just for the heck of it. We then had a picnic with our leftover food before heading back into civilization. Jacqueline and I decided after being boys and getting gross while camping we wanted to be girls again so we got dressed up to go to dinner on Saturday night. We went to The Olive Garden with some friends and had a scrumdeliumptious dinner. Then we went back home and played a little knock-out (which I'm awesome at).

Sunday was a chillaxing day.

Monday Jacqueline and I had a craving for pizza. Not Little Caesar's pizza, but good pizza. We drove around trying to find a pizza place but they were all closed for the holiday :(

We did however get to go see Terminator Salvation! One movie crossed off my list (see previous post). We also went to celebrate Nikki's 21st birthday over at Shannon and Josh's place. They had a fondue party for her.

It was such a nice and relaxing weekend. Too bad it's over, but it's only a four day week so hooray for that!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Movies I HAVE (want) to see in 2009

1. Star Trek - because who doesn't want to look at Chris Pine for 2 hours.
*mmmm....I could stare at this picture for hours*
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - because who doesn't want to look at Hugh Jackman for an hour and 40 minutes ;)3. Terminator Salvation - because who doesn't want to look at Christian Bale for 2 hours (hmmm...I see a pattern emerging. Kidding, that is not the only reason I want to see these movies)4. Night at the Museum: Battle at the Simthsonian - because the first one was hilarious
5. Angels and Demons - because Alyssa told me I should
6. 17 Again - because it actually looks funny7. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - because I'm a girl
8. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - because I actually liked the first one and am secretly a 10 year old boy 9. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - because I love Sid and am secretly a 5 year old kid10. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - because I've seen the rest
11. Fighting - because Channing Tatum is hot12. The Proposal - because Sandra Bullock is awesome..... and so is Ryan Reynolds
13. G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra - because I just saw that Channing Tatum is in it and who doesn't want to look at this!
mmmm.......YES PLEASE!
14. The Post Grad Survival Guide - because that'll be me in April 15. New Moon - because I'm slightly obsessed
I'm betting good money this list will increase throughout the year.

Absolute boredom

I'm so completely bored at work........everyday! I have done absolutely nothing today...ok maybe a few things but not enough to make me feel like I did anything of worth. I'm sick of the computer. Sick of the internet. Sick of facebook and yet I can't keep myself from sitting at a computer on facebook for HOURS each day. I need to find something to do while I'm at work all summer before I go completely crazy. I've tried reading for my independent study class but I can only do that for so long before I start falling asleep and I cannot fall asleep here, no matter how much I may want to.

So I need to find something to do.....and this is where you come in. I'll take any and all suggestions.

On the upside :) I'm going camping this weekend and hiking up to Timpanogos Cave. Hooray for me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I love my apartment

I absolutely love my new apartment. It's so big and spacious. I have to keep finding new things to add to it doesn't look so bare. I've gotten really good deals at Ikea and DI.
I got the wreath from Tai Pan Trading last year. It may not go with the whole decor but I had it so it's up. The curtains are from Ikea. The candle thing I got from DI for $3 and then I just spray painted it black. The dish chair is Kelsey's but we're holding it for her during the summer. For her birthday present I recovered it. I'm still not actually done. I haven't sewn up the bottom but I'm taking a little break. It's time consuming when you have to do it by hand.
The picture frame I got from Big Lots for $25. I checked everywhere else and those types of frames are expensive! Now I just have to print out pictures to stick in there. I'm still thinking about what to do with the wall behind the dish chair. Any suggestions?

I love this painting by Emily Woods :)
It's the focal point of the room.
I really like this display. I'm going to add something to the spots that don't have anything because it still looks kind of bare. You can't really see but we have a fish! Andrea bought a really cool looking crowntail beta and named him Spike. I think she should of gone with Krull the Warrior King, but that's just me.




The kitchen is still kind of bare. I got the vase and flower from Ikea. It's super cute. The kitchen is so big I don't know what to do with it. I got the dry erase board that's on the right wall from DI for $5. It's in perfect condition and magnetic! I was really excited about finding it. Looking at this picture makes me want to do a window treatment. It'll add something to the room I think.

I know this is unlike me, but what can I say. I've really gotten into this type of thing lately and I figured since I'm going to be in this apartment for a year, I might as well make it home.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm a big deal....

at least in my head.

So time to update.

The weekend of April 25th, I went out to Colorado for Kelsey and Steve's wedding! It was fun and really really nice to get out of Provo. What wasn't nice was the freaking cold weather in Colorado. So anyway, I was a bridesmaid for Kelsey. We got a super nice hotel room for cheap. I love hotels.com! It's the bomb.com.

Then I came back to Provo and moved! I won't say where in case there are any creepers out there (you know who you are). I love my new place. Absolutely love it! It's not the ghetto like the Riviera. Not a place-full-of-memories-that-I-would-like-to-forget like Carriage Cove. Not a hell hole like the Branbury. And bigger than Nelson. My ward is way fun too...but that just may be because I've actually met some people and participated in activities.....who knows....

I got down to my Texas roots and went country dancing with people in my ward last Wednesday night. So much fun. I got really dizzy though from all the spinning. Trick to country dancing for a girl is to be partnered with a dude that actually knows what he's doing so he can just throw you around.

The following night I hit up the Quarry again, this time with Katie. I love love love climbing. I don't know if I'll ever do it for realz, as in climbing a real rock, but climbing fake walls is fun and a workout! These are the times I wish I was rich enough to do stuff like this all the time, but alas I cannot for I am not rich.

And guess what?! I'm totally going to Vegas to celebrate Katie and my birthdays. Once again, thanks to hotels.com we got an awesome deal on a hotel situated on the strip. Now we just have to plan activities that don't involve alcohol.

Side note, it's summer time (well almost)! I love not having to take classes, although I am taking an independent study course, but I can totally adjust that to my party schedule. This is the best time of the year. Like seriously.