Friday, September 29, 2006

i miss you....

Life IS better in 3D.

Some of my new favorite pictures

I'm here with Melissa right now and while we're waiting for Aaron to arrive so that we can go to dinner, I got some pictures off her camera that I've been wanting for a while. Here are a few of my favorites. On a side note, my work in Maryland is done for the week and I go home in a few days. I'm not super excited.

This first pic is of me and my 3 bestest friends. In fact, they've pretty much surpassed the friend status. They are family.

Based on what I just said about them being family, I don't know why it looks like I'm going to eat Scott, but the expression on his face is awesome. This isn't his scared face. This is a laughing really hard face.

This last picture is one for my mother. I have a family picture up in my room where she is making a similar face. She hates it, but I love it, so here is my proof that its ok to have scary pictures of yourself up for others to see.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Inspired by my other half...

I realize that my eyes are closed, but since I've posted multiple times about my "closed eyes" problem, I thought you'd understand.

I knew it was going to be a great trip

When I walked out to my rental car and saw this on the back of the car, I knew that it was going to be a great visit to Virginia and Maryland. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, I grew up in North Carolina and I absolutely love the east coast. I mean LOVE. As in...why don't I live here?

On Sunday, Mauri had a dinner in my honor; I can't tell you how amazing she is. She had a lot of my DC friends over and though the food was amazing, the company was the best part about it. This is me with Michael and Mauri after dinner. I have bug eyes to prevent my closed eye problem.

This is where I'm going tomorrow. I can't wait!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Toilet Humor

For reals. Make sure you have time to watch until the end.

I guess you're lucky

well...more so that I'm lucky. I'm in Frederick, Maryland right now which is on the border of the beloved West Virginia. My weekend is coming to a close, but I just wanted to check in real fast and tell you all how amazing it has been. I've been able to hang out with Melissa and Aaron, and Mauri has introduced me to about 500 people, ALL of which have been amazing. Melissa is family to me and its wonderful to be with her. Seriously. I love that girl. I've also loved getting to know Mauri better. Last night we sat on the bedroom floor and while teaching her the fine art of eating oreos and milk, we looked up people on lds linkup. Great times. I've been super impressed with the quality of people that I've met here. I'm going to say my word one more time. AMAZING.


Friday, September 22, 2006

out for a week

I'm heading to DC tonight for a week, so I may or may not be posting all of next week.

if i post, consider yourself lucky.

hearts and hugs


What should I wear?

Well, I decided which dress to buy long before this post was written, but I had a bit of a hard time deciding which dress to buy yesterday. I took these with my phone in the dressing room and sent them to my roommate. This is why having a camera phone comes in handy.

The first dress I tried on was purple. I thought it was very flattering to my figure and I don't have anything that is purple. Matches my coloring well.

The next dress made me look a bit too much like a hippie. Cute on other people, but not on me.
The last dress I tried on was this ivory thing. Very see-through and while it is cute from the front, I felt like it made me look preggers from the side. A dress like this is super cute on super skinny people.
You can kinda see the shoe on the left and the weird heel. It was also slightly higher than the one on the right. I'm glad I bought the one on the right since my feet are still killing me from our mile hike to the Pavillion. Ouch!
Me & Uzi at the fashion show. We had awesome seats and had a great time. I loved the dancing and seeing clothes that I would never think about wearing was interesting too. Now I'm going to quote Kristy upon seeing some of the "industrial" clothes. "Am I in Germany? Is that a Nazi or something?" Awesome show, great time. The end.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Things I'm doing

I'm not sure if I've blogged about one of the links on my sidebar: Track50. Its awesome. Basically, you enter in the name of a band that you like and the site sends you an email everytime the band has an upcoming show in your area. This site is especially helpful in a city like San Francisco that has so many people constantly coming into town.

The other day (yesterday maybe) I got an email about a Joshua Radin concert at the Independent. I've only heard a few of his songs and he kinda sounds like Paul Simon, and I like it. I'm going with Silvia to check it out...and its only $12!! I love this city. AND I love good music.

Things that I want

I saw this ring today on Outblush and I think its awesome. At only $95, its semi-affordable. After I buy a kitchen table, a sofa, and pay off my car, I just may purchase it. Its made of Italian Murano glass and according to the add, its highly resistant and won't break like it looks. I love it!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Oh yes...a fashion show.

So today when my boss told me that I could obtain some tickets to see the Macy's Passport Fashion Show this Thursday at Fort Mason Center, I was ecstatic. I've never been to a real fashion show before. And this one is big. Tickets are super expensive and the first lady of Rock & Roll will be there to host it. No, not Gwenyth. I'm talking about Priscilla.

I'm taking Kristy with me and the most exciting thing about it is that we get to dress up!! I'm thinking that I'll wear my black cocktail dress with my fur stole and do a nice curly updo on my head. Sound good? I can't wait!

Gross Poo

Kristy and I decided to do a colon cleanse when I get back from DC. My friend Tara did this a few years ago through our friend's physical therapist. Turns out that the physical therapist's daughter is one of my good friends here in San Francisco, so we asked her about it the other day and ordered it off the internet. The cleanse includes fasting for a week and only drinking broth or apple juice during that time and drinking these special things that they send you. If you'd like to check it out, click here. If you really want to be grossed out, view the photos. If I have anything like that come out of me, you better believe that there will be pics up. haha. JUST kidding. maybe.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Zundelac is back

Kristy made a hilarious top 10 list of our first week back together since she returned from her sabbatical in Utah. Enjoy. This was us just about a week ago when we were with our roommate in the hospital. Be asleep!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Why we wore jeans to the Sisters' Appreciation Dinner

So Kristy and I stopped to get gas in a city called Kings City or...City of Kings as Kristy calls it. My car was incredibly dirty after sitting under a bird filled tree a few weeks ago, so I decided to get a discounted car wash with my gas purchase. We drove around behind the gas station to get the car washed and to my amazement there was a line about 8 cars long to get your car washed. I wasn't about to throw $5.99 down the we waited.

and waited.

and my car still has bird doo on it. crap! literally.

Over the legal limit...of fun.

Last night at about oh...1 am, Kristy and I decided to go to Hearst Castle for the day. Today. Keep in mind that we decided to go at 1 am and then proceeded to talk until 3 am...and boy was that 6:30 am wake up call Earrrrlyyyyyy! We took Highway 1 all the way down there which was actually really nice. I'm just glad that I was in the front seat due to my last experience in the back seat on a windy road. Here is a picture of the lovely scenery we enjoyed for a good 4 hours today.

We got down there in one piece and immediately went on a tour of William Randolph Hearst's vacation home in San Simeon, CA. Our tour guide was very into name dropping; half of which were names that we had never heard of before. That was kind of annoying but we saw some really beautiful things on our $20 overview tour. We didn't see too much of the three "bungalows" but here are some of my favorite pictures from the day:

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Happy Birthday Jacque

I hope you check this today. You are an amazing friend and have been since we were knee high to a grasshopper. Or since I looked like a Cabbage Patch Kid and you looked like an Elf. Take your pick.
Thanks for letting me play with your hair when we were Beehives. Thank you for helping me hide the cookies in the popcorn. Thank you for encouraging me to work out by writing up extensive diet plans for me and then bringing home milkshakes from work. Thank you for leaving treats on my door when I lived in Provo. Thank you for loving me like a sister. Thank you for marrying such an awesome guy; you know I'd be mad at you if you hadn't. Thank you for having Verizon so that we can talk all we want. Thank you for having a Southern accent so that I don't forget where I'm from. Thank you for rubbing aloe vera on my burns when we went to Myrtle Beach together in high school. Thank you for trying to make Blayke and me be friends again even though she hates me. Thank you for setting me up on dates(per my asking) that made me set my standards a little higher. Thank you for setting me up on a date to go to BYU's homecoming dance when I didn't get asked to my own school's homecoming dance (even though I was on the Court!!!). Thank you for having your first kiss with a Mexican stripper in the taco bell parking lot; it is forever sacred ground. Thank you for helping me convince the delivery guys at RC Wiley that we are lesbians. Thank you for trying to like Brandon even though everyone else hated him.

jacks....seriously. you're the best. i love you.

A few more Utah pics

To put all those rumors to rest, this picture was taken. I swear...just friends.

This is a picture of the Salt Lake temple at 7am in September. How beautiful is that?! Awe-some.

Scott was trying to help me with my serious eye problem. I just can't seem to keep them open when a flash goes off. Thanks for the help. There are about 5 other pictures almost exactly like this but my eyes are shut. What would I do with you Scott?

Me and Tammy. I love you TONS!!! When she is famous for being such a wonderful person, this picture will be my proof that we are really good friends.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Something I can finally blog about

A few days after Kristy left town I received two DVD collections in the mail. Party of Five: Seasons 1 & 2. When I was in high school I lived for this show. For some reason or other I could never seem to be home when it was on. It may have been because of Mutual or work or some other random thing I was involved in, so I recorded it and watched the tapes later. I still have the VHS at my parent's house that has a few random episodes on it. I don't really know why I like the show so much. Maybe because teenagers love drama and this show was full of it. It could have been that I was so in love with Scott Wolfe that I couldn't bring myself to watch any other show. Who knows. I do know though that I was addicted. I cried at the end of every episode. What makes it even cooler these days is that it takes place in my hometown. I've noticed how they throw words around so that their audience remembers what city they live in. I love it. So back to why I can finally blog about it. I didn't want Kristy to feel like she was missing out on Party of Five parties...
Now that she's back, we can have all the Party of Five parties that we want! Let it be known that even though its 10 years later, I still think that Matthew Fox is HOT! YUM!

No real explanation

I feel like I owe you all an apology for my lack of blogging recently. Maybe I've been not blogging much because I've been travelling a ton lately which has made for some stress-filled evenings and not much time to blog. Maybe its been that the internet connection at our house SUCKS and I'm going to call the geek squad soon to fix our problem. Maybe its because I've been super busy at work and thats usually when I have time to blog. Maybe its been that a lot has been going on in my life lately other than travelling and so the last thing I want to do when I get home is get on the computer. I'll do my best to update you on my life as soon as possible. Here's a picture to prove that I was at work today.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Pictures from last no particular order.

This is me holding the journal that Scott made me. I'm totally crying.

Reunited at last. The four of us were basically family when I went to school at Utah State. I met each of them when I was 19 and we've been inseperable ever since. The last time we were all together was on my 21st birthday and I hope it doesn't take 4 more years for us to have a reunion. I think I cried everytime we had a group hug.

Peter Brienholt at the Sundance Theater. The leaves were changing color on the mountain and the air was cool...which wasn't much of a change for me coming from San Francisco, but it was fun to snuggle up with Matt anyway!

My mom gave me this awesome hoodie for my birthday and I thought that when the hood was up it would make me resemble a cute little teddy bear. To test my theory, I asked Scott what I looked like and he said "umm....a Scary Ewok?" This is me-- being a scary Ewok.

I have a picture here at work of the four of us at a Peter Brienholt concert in Logan, Utah, in our friend's backyard. I'll try and get it online today so that you can feel my sympathy in that we're getting old. AND Matt's head isn't getting any smaller.

My nephews just wouldn't seem to leave me alone. Its because I'm the CAE (Coolest Aunt Ever).

To prove once and for all that Melissa and I don't need a man to wear a diamond, we bought ourselves right hand rings. I love mine. Melissa loves hers.

On Saturday I went to the temple and had my entire family there which was awesome. Without the childrens, here's a family photo for your memory book. That's my sister Allison
on the right of me and her husband Jared.

This is Will, age 4, reading the paper when he came home from preschool. Amazing!

And finally, this is Sam, age 2, pulling his mother down the driveway of their new house in a wagon.