Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Pet Peeve

A pet peeve of mine: when people do not use the on-ramp to accelerate. This frustrates me beyond no end, because I hate trying to merge with traffic that is going more than the 65 speed limit when I'm going a measly 50. That's what the on-ramp is for. This is general knowledge, right?

You know what else I hate? Lights that are turned on for no reason. We have this conference room at work called the War Room, for no reason I've yet to be able to find out, that every time I walk by I have to turn the light off. Why are we wasting electricity and energy on a room that no one's in?

While I'm on this kick, I also dislike when people think they are the exception to the Express 20 Item lane at the grocery store, when guys wear skinny jeans, when people pull out in front of you when there are no cars behind you, when George Lucas tries to fleece more money out of his fans, people who talk during movies (either at home or in the theater), and those who buy vowels in Wheel of Fortune when it's so obvious what the phrase/word is.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Movies

With the autumnal equinox this past Thursday, we can officially be done with Summer. While I'm a little sad to see it go, I'm excited for not only the changing leaves of Fall but the movies that also change. This was a dreadful Summer for movies, and now all those big-budget blockbusters (or not) change into meaty dramas eyeing for Oscar gold.

Last week I saw The Town, and it was awesome. Yesterday I saw Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and even though a little talky at times, was also pretty good (especially with my small crush on Shia Labeouf). The previews in front of each movie were for movies that I'm actually excited about: Hereafter, The Company Men, Life as We Know It, Love and Other Drugs. Excitement is good, and it was sadly something that was lacking this Summer.

So I say Bring it on Fall movies.

Friday, September 24, 2010

One Year

Today was my year anniversary at Myriad Genetics. It's amazing how fast the time flies. It was originally just a one-month temp assignment. I was hoping it would turn into more, and after six long months of hearing that they could/could not offer me a permanent position, I was finally offered a place at the company. I'm so grateful for this job, and how it's allowed me to support myself, buy groceries, buy a car, go to San Francisco, pay tuition, go to movies, and all that other stuff a girl needs to do.

A year go, I literally had nothing: no home, no car, no job, no money. I truly felt at the end of my rope. Now I have a home, a car, a job, sufficient money, and, finally, security. It feels good.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flat Tire

Yesterday, as Ivy, Elliett, Moses and I hopped in my car to get an ice cream cone, I heard a weird floppity sound as I pulled away. When I stopped to check what was causing it, my suspicions were correct: a flat tire. As we piled out, the kids were more than a little disappointed, and even offered numerous suggestions to get it fixed. Alas, though, a simple bike pump, despite how earnestly they wanted it to work, would not suffice.

Thankfully I have a jack and spare tire in my trunk. Although what good is the jack if the spare tire cannot be loosed free of its screw. And this being a Saturday night at 8:00, no tire places were open. So once again I had to call my brother to come pick me up, all the way out in West Valley.

I love my car, but it sure has been quite the issue for me lately. What's that saying, about it being crazy just before the calm? Or is the other way around?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Self Changes

Tonight I had some moments of self-reflection. I don't normally do this. Probably because I don't like even talking about myself, let alone thinking about myself and my flaws and insecurities and issues and annoyances. Because thinking about them means I should recognize them and do something about them. This is most definitely not my strong suit.

But tonight....well....I feel like I should do something about them. I won't get too personal and spill all my thoughts right here on my blog, but suffice it to say that I need to make a lot of changes. This obviously won't happen overnight (but man, wouldn't it be nice if I woke up a completely changed person?! And the changes stuck?!!!) These have been going on for way too long, and if I truly want to be happy and the best me I can be, then I should get started on them.

Hopefully by the time I wake up in the morning, the desire won't have been left in my dreams.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What I Did This Week

I started work on an apron I'm going to sew with my master-seamstress friend Cat, went on a random last-minute double-date with my roommate Summer on Friday, hit up the Greek Festival on Saturday with roomies and our dates and stood in a very long line to get a delicious gyro and some not so delicious other things, realized the sole reason I have my job is to learn to be a better communicator, questioned my desire to attend school this semester, discovered (or more like re-discovered) that I fret about a lot of things that don't need to be fretted about, and ate a lot of peanut butter. Seriously, it's a huge addiction right now. So that was my week.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rise and Shout

Saturday was the first BYU football game of the season. It was the perfect day for football.

The game was awesome, the weather perfect (well, it was a little hot until the sun went down), and the outcome what we wanted (BYU won). Welcome, football season.

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