Friday, July 30, 2010

Confessions

Weddings are stressful

San Antonio is hot, humid, sticky

People here suck at driving

Constant traffic jams make me angry

Texas may not be all that it's cracked out to be

I never thought I would turn my back on my state

Monday, July 26, 2010

Goodbye APX

I put my 2 weeks notice in at APX on July 15....and my last day is on Wednesday. I'm so freakin excited to be done. I don't know what I'll do with myself and all the time that will suddenly be available to me.

Thursday I go to Texas for Paloma's wedding and then I come back and will have lots of freedom.

Yay I get 1 month of summer!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PBR.....peanut butter races?

Actually no. Professional bull riding.

I heard about it on the radio and flipped. I had to go. So I switched shifts with a guy on the morning shift and made it happen.

Katie, Grant, and I went out to West Jordan this past Saturday night and viewed some of the greatest displays of athleticism (or stupidity) in the business. People watching was half the fun. There were all sorts of rednecks. Guys with cut off shirts, long pony tails....

and even girls with their shirts on backwards.

My only day of summer

My only day of summer happened the day after the 4th of July. I had the entire day off, no MTC, no APX, it was glorious. I felt like I had to fit as many activities as I possibly could into this one day.

It started by being woken up at 8:30 in the morning by the parade going on outside my window. So I got up and took Andrea to the mall. When we came back someone had parked in my reserved spot and with the parade still going on there was no where to park. So I towed them. Yeah I know, I'm a horrible person.

Then I went rock climbing up Rock Canyon with some people from work. It was great. As we were walking to our destination rock I realized I didn't have my camera. That was a bummer, no pictures. I climbed, watched others climb and then had to run out of the canyon to make it back for my next activity.

Alpine sliding rock.
It took me forever to actually build up the nerve to slide down. There were tons of people there and I didn't want to injure myself in front of that many people. I finally did slide down however and the water was freezing! I would go again though and the next time I hope there aren't that many people there.

When I got back home, Andrea and I went to In N Out for a late lunch/early dinner and then to the mall again because our morning trip was unsuccessful. Then she took off back to Rexburg and I finally got to shower. My night concluded with Katie and Caitlin. We tried to go to a dollar movie but everything was sold out so we went to Target instead. I finished off my night by falling asleep on their couch watching a movie.

Why can't I have more days of summer? Oh wait, I know the answer to this. It's because I have no life.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nothing good happens after midnight

Last night after I got off work at 10 PM I was feeling a little down because sometimes I feel like people don't like me....so I went to hang out with one of my few remaining friends. We decided to go to Rock Canyon Park to look at stars.

So there we are, laying in the back of my car looking at stars and talking. It's after midnight and at this point we're the only car there. We're looking at stars, I'm kind of falling asleep when a car pulls up and shines it's headlights on us. We turn around and see it's a cop car. The nice policeman steps out of his car and comes over to us shining a flashlight in our faces as if the headlights weren't enough to have sufficiently blinded me.

This nice policeman (who I now believe saved my life) proceeds to ask us if we had seen a man wearing a black and white plaid shirt.

We look at each other, "No we haven't. Should we be worried."

Cop: "Well if you happen to see him call us immediately."

Us: "Should we leave?"

Cop: "Well technically you're not supposed to be up here after 11."

It's about 12:30 at this point.

Us: "Ok we'll leave."

So we hop out of the back of my car. Close it up and start to drive away. The policeman gets back into his car and starts scanning the bushes with his spotlight. Then he finds the man he was looking for. Black and white plaid shirt man walks out of the park with his hands raised, cop gets out of his car and cuffs black and white plaid shirt man. We drive down to the bottom of the park and see 3 more cop cars there.

I'm pretty sure we might have been murdered had the policeman not shown up just then. We had been in the perfect position for black and white plaid shirt man to walk up to us and slit our throats.

Sorry that's a little gruesome. I don't actually know why they were looking for this man but really? 4 cruisers? I guess this is why they say nothing good happens after midnight.