Tuesday, November 18, 2008

All that Jazz!

And yes, I think I'm clever because of this title!

Last night my friend Michelle called me up and asked if I wanted to go to a Jazz game with her. Her roommate and her got season tickets but Tasha couldn't go. Something about being responsible and doing homework. We got there around the tail end of the 2nd quarter and Michelle quickly educated me on all of the players we should and shouldn't like. The played against the Suns! I was torn, I didn't know who to cheer for since I have a mild interest in both. I picked the Jazz since it was home game and Michelle is a Jazz nut.
I can't believe how young the players are! One of them was born in 89! Oh yes, and I was also only 300 feet away from Shaq (Suns). While that still seems far away, most of you haven't gotten that close!

The game was awesome and was pretty even which made it even more exciting. Michelle let me keep the ticket stub for memories :)

Things I'm thankful for:
My quickly aging but durable car
Snow that melts on the street but stays on the lawns
Christmas ornaments

Sunday, November 16, 2008


There's not a whole lot going on the past few weeks. I had my wisdom teeth taken out this past Thursday. All of them had already surfaced so it wasn't too big of a deal. It took about 30 min for all four (I'm guessing because I was knocked out) and another 45 to sleep off the drugs. Except for dull pain every few hours, I'm fine.
Work has been trying my patience lately. I have an evil manager in the Bountiful office that is THE laziest coworker I've ever had. I'm not allowed to yell at him because he's my manager so I pretty much just have to suck it up. Then there's Jose. He tells us that he worked for NASA but he's been with us for a year and he asks more questions than the new guy. I don't deal well with people that aren't quick on the uptake.
Oh yes, and also Neisha. I have a roommate that's had her bf pretty much living here the past few months so I've given her 30 days notice. She's having him stay over more lately and I'm pretty sure it's just to spite.
So I was wrong, there is a lot going on, just not anything fun :)

One thing that I've decided to do since it's holiday season is leave three things I'm thankful for at the end of my post. Obviously I'm thankful family and things like that so those will go unsaid.

Things I am thankful for:
The internet
My ward
Snow tires

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Do

I gave myself bangs. I sat in front of the mirror one day and took my cuticle scissors and cut about 4 inches off. I cut too much and they're too thick, but these are more like what I've wanted for a long time but haven't been able to acheive. I watched this season's Project Runway and LOVED some of the things that Kenley Collins wore. Very 1950's. Seeing her hair made me decide to take matters into my own hands.

I voted!

This was the first time I voted for a presidential election and I have to be honest, I didn't feel any civic pride. Maybe because of the fact it was in an old folks home and I was surrounded by people eating Jell-O or maybe it was because there were no long arduous lines like I've always heard about. I walked in, got lost because the signs directed me the wrong way, found the correct room, gave them my name and then punched in my choices. I was done in 5 minutes.
I'm not even going to comment about the results.

On a better note, I ran across a few articles that I want to share. The first is a battle between the FCC and the networks. The networks want to allow the F-word and the courts have told them no. One argument that they used that I think is completely ridiculous is 'What if a "particular remark was really hilarious, very funny? Would that cause the FCC to think twice about imposing a fine?"' So it's ok to lower standards as long as it's funny. That's what the networks were trying to push.,0,5166091.story

Second is Prop 8 in California. Yesterday the people for gay marriage placed an ad that ran about 30 times depicting LDS missionaries stealing wedding rings and ripping up the marriage license of a lesbian couple.

There's a link to the video on YouTube.

1. I think it's funny that they remember to give one of the missionaries a shoulder bag but don't remember to put fake black tags on the shirt pocket.
2. I've yet to see a lesbian couple that is that attractive.

After 4 1/2 months of legal gay marriages, they have put a ban on that law and it is now illegal for gay people to be married.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Can't Sleep

I can't sleep and this is why.

Instead of going out for Halloween, I decided to stay in and have a few people over. I'm SO glad I did that! I had more fun passing out candy to kids than I have ever had dressing up and going to a party. Plus it was fun to see how excited they got when I told them they could take more than one piece. Several children turned their hand into the claw that pulls out stuffed animals and grabbed like 10 pieces! Probably because I had the good candy. The pizza guy also hit on me, which is flattering and creepy at the same time because he was 5'4" mid 30's and spoke very little english.
Megan, Jeff, and Ben (long time friend I haven't mentioned till now) came over and we watched Edward Scissorhands because neither of the guys had seen it. During the movie I was head bobbing but got a second wind (thank you mtn dew!) after if had ended. We talked until 11 and then Jeff got up and left. Ben was a good sport and stayed a while but also head bobbed while Megan and I were talking. He left around 12:30. Megan and I stayed and talked until around 2:30. Neither of us had any idea that it was that late! Poor Megan had to be up around 9 the next day and had a full 8 hours of work.
After Megan left, I cleaned up as much as my energy would allow and didn't fall asleep for another hour. I know, 3:30! I slept until 9, ate, watched an episode of Man Men and then back asleep until 2. Thank goodness for Jeff calling, otherwise I would have been fine with sleeping even more.

Tonight we hung out again and played cards and I've had waaaayy to much Mtn Dew. I really am going to pay for all of this tomorrow.

Also, I gave myself bangs today and I thought they were ok but I looked at myself in the mirror after everyone left tonight and my first thought was that I looked like a boy. I'll take pictures tomorrow so I can be an example of why people go to salons.