Saturday, June 28, 2008

Taking Critical Mass to an All-New Level

First off, since coming here, I have found myself having a harder time with committing to those around me. It's not that I don't want to do those activities, but I feel like I need to feel like I have gotten a little bit further on the job hunt.

Monday, I participated in the Institute's triward activity at Gasworks Park and rolled my bowling ball down the hill. Kay did such a great job, though I did not even finish as a finalist. Oh, well, so goes life.

Tuesday, was Tuesday. I can not remember too much about that day, but I am sure it was wonderful.

Wednesday, I had my all important interview. It ended up being 2 1/2 hours! It was worth it though. I learned a lot about fuel cells. We shall see though. I really would like a job. I am tempted to go work at the video store down the street until further notice.

Later on that evening, I cooked a meal for my roommate and then we went to Karaoke. And boy, did we karaoke!!! I love it. I am finding myself constantly creating playlists in my head of potential karaoke songs...

Thursday, Imri and I took the ferry to Bainbridge and got ice cream. Yum! That evening there was a mad hatter party at my house for the previous roommates bon voyage. It was just fine. Just fine.

Friday, I went and attended critical mass with Wendy, Mikey, Hans and Ryan. It was a blast! I wiki'd "critical mass" and caught up on all the terms regarding the ride. During the ride, I took advantage of this knowledge and "corked" a cab, for the other riders. I felt so official so a part of the ride, though the cab came very close to hitting me! Yikes! But don't worry, my fellow riders took care of me. My favorite part of the ride was just riding throughout downtown and taking over the streets. Blocking everyone from the drives and walks. Its like we, as bikers, owned the world for a moment in time.

Later on that evening we went to a surprise birthday party for Matt and then we to club Havana, and danced the night away. Needless to say my legs are very sore today... :)

Today, I indulged in some cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes, which were superb. I need to figure out their recipes and then duplicate it. I am going bike riding and swimming in Green Lake. I have my swimsuit on and I am ready r-r-r-roooolllllll!!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Paper Hat Fox Trot

This last week has been a week of chance meetings. I ran into an old friend from Provo and then tonight I got see my grandparents. Seeing Gran and Grandpa has probably made my week if not my month. Also, today Imri, Hans and Megan made us a fiesta, and in order to celebrate this fiesta we made paper hats modeled after this woman:

Wendy, Nicole and I decided to take some fiesta shots with our hats on:

All and all: A perfect Sunday.

Friday, June 20, 2008

She has arrrrrrrived.

i'm here. i am a seattlite. i had my goodbye party. i accidentally blistered the hot dogs. my texas family would be embarrassed by me if they were there. international cinema rocked my garage.

Chelsea and Matt surprised me with my dream bag from my bowling alley that I had been bowling at for about 3 years or so and they also made me a giant edible cupcake! Yum!

with only 3 days left in town, i filled it all with ang. she is back from her mission and it had been almost 2 years since we had seen one another! i am sad that we did not have more time with one another, but i know out friendship is here to stay.

now, i just need to find a job. one that i want that is. i always have the option to stick with old navy, but i would prefer it to not be an option. if you know of anything, PLEASE let me know. i will be forever indebted to you!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"The Final Countdown" as performed by Europe

It is now T-minus 7 days until I will be pulling out of Salt Lake City in an over sized U-haul and making an ever fateful voyage to Seattle. Since I have an over abundance of time on my hands, I have been trying to work in a number of things I wanted to do before leaving the state:
1) Saying goodbye to Provo. Or one could call it saying goodbye to my college days. There was a gallery stroll so I was able to say so long to a lot of people. Some people weren't so sad about my leaving town:

Then afterwards, per Justin's request, we went to Red Robin. I ordered a Bruschetta sandwich, but they weren't serving tomatoes due to the salmonella but the server failed to tell me. Thanks server. Anyways, the company was still good!

2) Lagoon. This place is child's play when compared to Six Flags, but nonetheless, it was still something that needed to be done for saying goodbye. They have a childish version of the River Rapids, and I got soaked!

3) Kanye West and N.E.R.D. AMAZING!!!! So, this isn't a Utah exclusive event, but who could resist such musical geniuses. The only bad thing was that there was a no cameras allowed rule. L.A.M.E. So my only proof is my ticket stub, my souvenier shirts and this picture right before the magic:

4) I may be going on the Fun Bus to Wendover...that is a big maybe. As much as I love BINGO on buses and all-you-can-eat buffets, my sleep has overruled all lately.

5) My "See You Later, Alligator!" party this Friday. I am having a BBQ/Dance Party in my 2-car garage. I thought I would put it to some use before I leave and I will be having a couple of bands there too. All is invited!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

feeling safe but not satisfied

so i may have a job when i get out to seattle. i should be great right? well, maybe i am wanting something fresh and something new. i want to challenge myself in ways that i haven't been challenged before. i guess we can't always have our cake and eat it too, but oh how i wish!!! p.s. i have never really understood how that saying makes sense. does anyone?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

dancing in wal-mart

tonight i went to wal-mart to collect boxes, and i ended up finding myself dancing in an aisle instead. chelsea plugged her ipod into a speaker and we danced like there was no one around.

these past few days have been days of discover:

1) jimmy kimmel live is not live. that was one of my favorite parts about this show, not to mention how candid it was at times.
2) usher is everywhere. the appropriate question is, "where is usher not these days?" i saw him on the today show, jay leno and now jimmy. different outfits each time. same song. same choreography.
3) i also noticed how programed we are, as audiences, to cheer for the artist at specific parts. i wonder if the choreographer imagined the audience screaming when there was a particular dance move. their a-has are female cheers. either that or we find fascination in all the exact same parts of performances.
4) i discovered a perfect opportunity to move to seattle! i am stressed and it would be a lie to stay that i wasn't scared. i am sure that everything will fall into place and luckily have a wonderful, supportive friends here that reassure me the same thing, but it just makes it that much harder for me to leave them.
5) i love wearing rain coats! good thing i will be living in seattle is time to get some great use out of the thing.

now that i am not working, its amazing how much time i have on my hands. i wish i could get paid to do nothing all the time. i think i am really good at it. i can stay up late and sleep in. i can leave my house or not leave my house. i know, you are really jealous right?

that's it for now. i went bowling last night, so here is a little keepsake from that night: