Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 5: High School

Day 5's challenge is to post a picture of myself from high school. High school was ten years ago, way before digital cameras took over film cameras. So while I have a ton of pictures from high school, they are all on film and I currently have no way of getting them onto my computer and then onto blogger. But what I can give is a photo of a photo that I took with my ipod touch.

This is me with my cat Rambo, around the end of my senior year of high school. Actually, come to think of it, this picture might actually be my first year of college. Oh well, it's pretty close, right?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 4: Best Friend

I thought it very fitting that the Day 4 challenge fell today, because today is Oscar day and my best friend and I have a long tradition of watching them together. That's sorta how we became friends--we both really loved movies. We started watching the Oscars together the year Shakespeare in Love won, and I was beyond upset that Spielberg won Best Director for Schindler's List but lost the Best Picture trophy (I've since gotten over it, because I really do love both films). It was our tradition every year. Then sadly, a year came when we lived in different states. And for seven Oscar ceremonies, from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King to The Hurt Locker, we watched them separately.

But this year, we planned ahead. Lindsay got the next day off work and she drove down here to watch them with me! It was awesome! Besides my sister and sister-in-law, I can't think of anyone better to watch the Oscars with. For this momentous occasion, I decorated my house with a red carpet, stars, a Hollywood sign, and a scattering of the Award-winning movies that I own (sadly, I didn't take any pictures). Simply put, the whole thing was awesome.

Here's Lindsay and I on her wedding day.

And this one is from my going away party before moving to New York:

Most of the really great pictures of us are from pre-digital camera days, and someday I'll get a scanner....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 3: Perfect Date

My description of the perfect date. Hmm. I feel like I'm a fairly simple girl when it comes to dating. I don't need big elaborate dates that require a lot of work. I'm really just a dinner and a movie type of gal. I guess the date would be pretty perfect if we saw an awesome movie together that we were able to discuss over dinner (or lunch). Then we'd go for a walk, maybe get some ice cream (or gelato!) and just talk about random things. At the end, when he's walked me to my door, we'd have that awkward moment that I really hate. But hopefully we have a great hug and he says something about wanting to do it again. That would be pretty perfect.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 2: Food

Day 2: A picture of something you ate today.

I LOVE almonds.

Here's the 30-day Blog Challenge if anyone else wants to do it, too!
Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself from high school.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 1: Me

The other day I was lamenting to my co-worker that I hadn't blogged in over a week. She told me that she's even worse than that at updating her blog, but said she was trying this "30 Day Blog Challenge". So I'm going to give it a try.

Day 1: A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

My day was pretty much like all the others. I got up after hitting my snooze button a few times, got myself ready, was thankful my nighttime self got my lunch and bookbag ready the night before, and headed off to work. My work is NOT exciting. But it pays the bills and allows me to go to school. So, good thing. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I leave work for two hours to go to class. I really like this class. Last week we talked about Baroque city structure and it was fascinating. We talked all about Rome, last week Venice and Florence, and today Paris, and I always leave with my travel bug just itching!

Today was also weigh-in day for our company-wide Biggest Loser competition. Mine did not go well :( I'm also taking part in my department-wide Biggest Loser competition. Weigh-in is tomorrow morning, so I'm trying to work out tonight, but am distracted by my new ipod touch. But seriously, I need to get motivated because I don't want to pay anymore money and I want to feel better. Any idea for getting motivated??

My class tonight was canceled, so I came home and spend a lot of time fiddling with my new ipod touch. I seriously can't get enough of it. I had had my old ipod for over fours years, and it was so ancient that it was only 1GB! That's about 250 songs total!

And now a picture of myself:

This picture was taken during my trip to Europe after graduating college. It's nearly four years old, but I love this picture for a few reasons. One, I'm in Rome and that is awesome. Two, those were my favorite sunglasses ever and I lost them a couple years ago. Very sad. And three, I just think I look good. And I'm happy.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thanks Coach Sloan

Coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz resigned Thursday after 23 years. It was shocking. Even now, I think it's strange. Sloan is the only coach I've known, and even though I knew it wasn't possible, a part of me thought he'd coach the Jazz forever.

As I was on the freeway today, there was a billboard, swathed in the colors of the Jazz, that simply said, "Thank you Jerry."

Thanks for being awesome. Hope you enjoy the time on your farm. We'll miss you.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


When I was preparing to take the GRE, I signed up for a Word-of-day e-mail service. Here are a few of my favorites:

ninja: a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and assassinations

procrastinate: to put off intentionally and habitually; to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done

kismet: fate

fret: to eat or gnaw into; to become vexed or worried; agitate

Panglossian: marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds: excessively optimistic

Some, when they hit my inbox, I knew were meant for me, others I thought were cool, some I aspire to be, and others I'm trying to get rid of. And I just thought ninja was cool, because I doubt that word would show up on the GRE.

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