Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I came back to Provo after an 8 month absence. Weird. Very weird. But it was fun to be with the old gang again.
On my actual birthday the gang went to PF Changs
I've been getting a little crafty (more pictures to come). I found this old trunk at D.I. and with a little mod podge glue I came up with this...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
One of my favorite parts was the giant inflatable cow outside! (unfortunately, the lighting wasn't very good for the outside shots)
This was inside the Prayer Room, where we also listened to live music -- the traditional music played in the presence of God.
We also listened to the national anthem being sung, and ate lots of curry!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
But what really makes this tour worth it is the bus driver himself.
I had the privilege of driving around Seattle with Marvin (aka Captain Fun-Tastic). Marvin was nuts (but if you ever do get a chance to Ride the Ducks, ask for him) He reminded me a little bit of Bill Cosby and he kept us (and innocent bystanders on the streets) entertained by:
1. Making us say "Cha-ching!" everytime we passed a Starbucks (it got annoying real quick...)
2. Wearing a 70's disco fro wig (the poor man was sweating profusely by the end...)
3. Waaavviinngg to eveerryyy pedestrian then tilting his head back and screaming, "I luh my job!"
4. Rocking back and forward in his seat that bounced right along with him, with his fro wig blowing in the wind...
Sooooo we cruised around Seattle and he'd blast tunes like Stayin Alive so people standing on the street corners could get their disco on (and people actually did...)
By the time we hit the water, I was cracking up. He had one individual on the boat/bus (whatever it is) particularly excited about the whole ordeal. I think he was most excited when the theme song for Sponge Bob came on. I heard this mumbling "mmuuuuddmmmuunnddermmmsseeaa," then in a loud, rather zealous voice, " SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS!" This grown, white male sitting behind me proceeded to sing the entire song without a lull of enthusiasm. I felt bad for the poor Chinese man sitting next to him, who I don't think knew a word of English!
I suppose my point is that Seattle is full of quirks, and here is yet another one.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
And some just take it way to seriously! There are milk cartons in there somewhere.
What would your entry look like?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
MY sister, Christy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTY!
Your little sister.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Instead of heading into Seattle to find the biggest crowds and the best fireworks display, we headed the other direction, the country!
There's just nothing like a small town parade. Our destination...Carnation! It's the total storybook small town: one main street with ma & pa shops lining both sides, houses with white picket fences and screens on their front doors, trucks and corn fields. (And Starbucks)
I could write a blog and a half about the great chances you get to people watch at parades...but I wont.
I felt like it wouldn't be the 4th of July unless we had BBQ, or grilled something! Well...Since we don't have either, I did the best I could. A couple months ago I decided to invest in a George Foreman Grill. This little machine has changed my life. I have found a renewed enjoyment of cooking.
Anyways I brought my George Foreman outside, plugged it in (with the help of extension chords) and fired up the grill!! While the chicken cooked I blasted Ray Charles singing America, the Beautiful, and took in the warm summer evening, the music and the chicken on the grill! Ha! With a little BBQ sauce, we had a legit 4th of July meal. (Along with corn on the cob, watermelon, and a blue cheese, pear, and walnut mixed green salad with a vinaigrette dressing)
We headed back out to Carnation for the fireworks. As we waited for the show to begin... a local band serenaded the crowd with covers of those...forgettable bands such as Blondie, Bad Company, Styx, and a few other disco bands that seem to have slipped my mind...Maybe it was the feather boas wrapped around the microphones that I just couldn't get over? Hm.
This year had all of the best elements of a 4th of July...each unique to say the least...I wouldn't have it any other way!
This was a fun one. I lived in this apartment for less than 3 months but my roommates and I wanted to do something fun. It was Spring, the weather was getting nicer and all we wanted was color! If I had more of a budget, for the wall art I would have stretched fabric over canvas boards to give it more dimension. Sometimes you just have to get creative...
Sunday, June 14, 2009
if I may, let me ramble on for a second or two about why the age TWOZERO is so great! I was just thinking about it, we should really appreciate this age because after it we will never ever be able to count our age using our FINGERS AND TOES! We no-longer have to attach a ‘teen’ to the number that defines how long we have been BLINKING. However, we are still right in the middle between 10 and 30, so I am of the opinion that it is still acceptable to RUN AROUND TOWN dressed as whatever we deem necessary, for whatever holiday (existent or not!) STILETTOS are still an essential part of our wardrobe. We’re not OVER THE HILL YET so we can still get a little cardio in here and there ONLY IF we blast the song Paper Planes and sing the lyrics wrong (even if they sound better our way!) What is the difference of making a FORT in our apartment when we’re 19 or when we’re 20?! The number twenty just sounds sophisticated if you accentuate the second T…I will stop here but if you don’t get the picture yet I’d be happy to expound!
The point is I want to wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my best friends, Camilla! Love you girl and thanks for all of the fun memories!!