Thursday, October 30, 2008

I forgot how heavy the bar feels the second time you try to lift it...if it's been a while. It's like when you go running for the first time after a while. It's not that bad. But the next time you go it's a whole lot more difficult.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gotta Get Big

While getting big is certainly not one of my goals, it is for my friend. Because of this I got a gym pass again. Yay! I do like to workout and I always feel great after I've had a good workout. Shoot, I even like the soreness the next day...or two or three.

I used to be pretty good at working out regularly. Then I stopped (about 2 months before my pass expired). I decided that since I didn't use it those last two months, it wouldn't be worth it for me to renew my pass. But now that my gym-going friend is home, I got another pass. (And we got a good deal. Only about $15 a month!) It's so much easier to go to the gym when you have someone to go with.

I went yesterday for the first time in months. I am so feeling it today. On the upside, I'm not as weak as I thought I would be. For example, the first time I tried benching I think I lifted the bar (yes, only the's 45 pounds) maybe two times by myself. Yesterday I was expecting about the same, but I did probably 20 reps myself. I was proud.

Anyone wanna start a biggest loser competition again??

Saturday, October 18, 2008

For Laura

Here you go, Laura. This is from the Freedom Festival in Provo...not this year, but last year. It was the 5th of July. I believe. After we went to the balloons, we went to IHOP for breakfast...perhaps the wost experience I've ever had at IHOP. Our food took forever to come out, and when we did get it, it was cold. Yeah, I guess out waiter dropped the ball on that one.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Well, I guess the world is demanding to know why I'm happy. Ok, ok, so maybe they're not really demanding to know. But a few people asked. Let's are a few reasons why I'm loving life right now. I think the main reason is that I've been doing really well at making time for personal scripture study and meaningful prayer. I know, you all thought that I was a pro at that type of thing. But, it's not true. I think, like most of you, there are times when I do really well at those things and times when I don't. I feel really stupid, because I always know I'm so much happier doing it, so why not just be dedicated all the time, right?!? Yeah, I know. It doesn't make sense.

Also, it's coming on coat season. As much as I don't love the cold, I do love my winter wardrobe. Especially the coats. So, even thought it's ten times harder to get up when it's cold outside (and in), at least I have some coat-wearing to look forward to.

My family. Yes, Shannon, we are lucky to have 5 sisters. And not just that, you all are 5 amazing sisters. So thanks for that. And, although there was some drama with one of my brothers about this time last week, it's all good now (I think). So that too contributes to my happiness.

Also, I have some really great friends. They are patient with me, and despite all my crazy, they apparently like to hang out with me. Also, they will try foreign foods when we go out to eat. What's the point of going out if you're always going to get a hamburger and fries? You can make those things better at home than a restaurant can. You've got to try some good Thai food or some exceptional Indian food! Good conversation contributes to a fun evening out too.

And finally, calculus. I don't know if you've ever been the only girl in one of your college classes, but it's kind of fun. Especially when the boys ask you for help with homework. (Don't worry, I ask them for help plenty too.) But it does make you feel like you're breaking through the generalization of 'girls aren't as good at math as boys are' when you are the only girl in a calculus class.

Oh, and yeah, it doesn't hurt that my good friend is home from his mission.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I've just been really happy lately. Well, at least the latter end of the week, I guess I should say. Just thought you might like to know. Find happiness in the little things...ultimately, life is good!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


One of my favorite things is when you find out you've been singing a song wrong for years. I had this experience the other day. I was driving home from a friend's house and a Gin Blossoms' song came on, "Hey Jealousy." Don't laugh too hard, but I always thought the song said, "Hey Josie." I know, I was shocked when the radio announced the name of the song. And then I had a good laugh at myself. I know you've all done this before, except for maybe Tracy. I guess the way I sang it might not have made any sense, but I've never really paid enough attention to the song to know what it's actually talking about.

There are, of course, other songs that I've sung the wrong words to. I used to sing, "When you love a woman tell her that she is a woman." I know, it doesn't make sense. I think that's why I hated that song...not that I like it now. It's a stupid song, but the real lyrics are slightly better than my version. "When you love a woman tell her that she is the one."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's been a while

I know that I've been slacking on the posting. But, I've been doing a lot of math homework and other school stuff. So you should be proud of me! Um, as you know I recently went to Denver. To read more about that trip and to see some fabulous pictures you should link over to Sandy's blog. I can't write about the same thing. Although, you will need to check the comments to hear a little bit of what she left out.

It was a great trip, and as always, difficult to get back into the swing of things. Although a mid-week vacation is pretty fun. Even if it makes you a little late to work the day after you get back. I finally got to go to Vern's Toffee House in Fort Collins. Not that cool. The toffee is good though. But I really like toffee. Yum! Other than that little excursion, my life is pretty normal. Just working and going to school and studying.

So the other day my friend and I got a movie from Redbox. I must say that I do love the convenience of that company. Rent a movie anywhere and return it anywhere...pretty ingenious whoever thought of that. Anyway, the movie we selected (not our first choice by any means) was "The Call of the Wild." About 10 minutes into the show we are realizing that it was not exactly a quality film. Word to the wise: DO NOT rent that movie. It sucked! I don't know how it got to be in a redbox anyway. I thought the box only offered quality films. Luckily it was a free rental, that movie was not even worth a dollar.