Tuesday, March 29, 2011


My laptop will be arriving at the end of the week, when I will continue with my Blog Challenge (well, hopefully. Honestly, I write blog posts in my head all the time and this not having a computer thing has really been a downer). Right now I'm in the Marriott Library, gearing up to write a paper for one of my classes.

I just wanted a place to document the excitement I felt today. I left work early to meet with a professional who works for the UTA to ask for his help with a project I'm doing for my GIS class. I get really excited when I think about the future and all the things I'll get to do. He said he doesn't make a lot of money, but he enjoys what he does at the end of the day and goes home happy. That's all I really want. I truly get excited when I talk about planning and transportation with people. I currently hate my present work scenario, and can't wait for the day when I actually enjoy my work.

I also had a seminar class tonight. Our speaker was a member of the City Council (or something like that) and his whole presentation was on making downtown more transit, pedestrian and bike friendly. We talked about the new light rails, bike lanes, trails, increasing public transit. It's so interesting to me and I can't wait til I get to actually do it all for a living.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

On Hold

So my laptop has finally gone kaput. And this time I think it's for real. Within minutes of turning it on, it switches to a blue screen that says something to the likes of, "Your computer is totally messed up, so we shut it down." I am in the process of buying a new one, but I'm sorta a procrastinator and don't know when I'll get around to it (because, well, I don't have a laptop at home to browse laptop selections! Oh, the irony.) Maybe this week.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 9: Last Purchase

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 8: A Song

Just one song to match my mood?!! When I listen to songs, I tend to always find a way for it to relate to my life. Or to a way I was feeling at some time in the past. As for how I'm feeling right now...I feel tired after a long day of work and then school. I've recently discovered Jeremy Messersmith, and I love his song, A Boy A Girl and A Graveyard. It's sort of a melancholy song.

When I'm not feeling sad or tired, I really like this song by The Naked and Famous. It makes me want to get up and dance.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 7: Perfect Wedding

Well, I guess most girls think about their wedding day long before it happens. And I'm not going to pretend I'm any different. So while I have thought about it, I have not thought about the specifics. It's more of a feeling I expect to have, being surrounded by my family, extended family, friends, and my new family, extended family and friends. Of being with a person that I love and feeling supreme happiness. I want to feel like the luckiest, prettiest, happiest person on Earth at that moment. Because life is hard, even when you're married, and I want that one day to not have any worries or concerns, but just to be enjoyed and celebrated.

And I guess I have thought about a few of the specifics. I'd like to have my reception either outside in a lovely park (like the Gallivan Plaza in downtown Salt Lake) or at the Union Pacific Depot downtown. I'd like to have a live band and a really rocking reception, where people dance the night away and really feel like it's fun!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 6: A Pet

I'm supposed to put up a picture of an animal I'd like to have as a pet. In a world not constrained by size or location, I would love nothing more than having an elephant for a pet. Or at least as a mode of transportation. Since I live in Salt Lake City, where there isn't exactly an abundance of elephants, I guess I'll settle for the stuffed elephant I've had since I was little.

My picture in my last post is me with my cat, Rambo. I got him from my friend Holli when her cat had kittens. I named him Rambo because he was so rambunctious as a kitten. I hadn't had him too long before I had to leave for college. It was sad to leave him, but I'm sure he could care less (you know how cats are). Through a series of sad and unfortunate events, Rambo was lost. It was too sad to continue looking for him at the Human Society in Pocatello, so I just accepted that he was gone and hopefully living it up somewhere else.

When I was growing up we had a dog named Max. I still get a little sad when I think about him. We found him at the Humane Society when we were living in Bountiful. My sister claims she's the one who found him, but I know it was me. We named him after the dog, Max, in The Little Mermaid. My family had Max for over ten years. I loved him, and the day we put him down was one of the saddest days of my life. I cried all day.

Pets are awesome, and I look forward to the day when I can have one again.

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