Monday, July 30, 2012

My absence

Lake Powell.

It was hot. 
I almost got a concussion.
I have bruises all over my body.
Wake boarded some beautiful early morning water.
Got soaked in my sleep on the roof.
But I'm looking borderline Native American.
And I had the time of my life.

I'm working on one nice video in order to sum up the whole trip, rather than extending and explaining my love for Lake Powell across 3 blog posts.
More to come!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


That's how my brain feels during work, the day before I leave for a week long vacation.
No concentration going on here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

FACT #19

Blink 182's "What's My Age Again," makes me feel old.

"Nobody likes you when you're 23..."

Whelp. The age has come and gone.

Good-bye youth.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nothing says awkward like...

Nothing says awkward like sharing a swim lane with an 12 year old chubby, Asian boy. Why mention that he was Asian? Well, he just was.

Let's start with these series of events in this order:

1-Ankle started hurting when I was training for the half marathon
2- After marathon the doctor said-Oh you have tendinitis!
3-I stayed off my foot
4- Started running again when it felt better
5-But then it didn't feel better
6-New doctor said-You don't have tendinitis, your bone is healing from a very slight fracture...maybe.
7-Doctor says- No running. Not even the mall.
8- Me- SAY WHAT?!?!
9- Doctor says I can either ride a bike or Aquajog
10-What the heck is Aquajogging?
(Running in water with floatation belt-those usually made for the water aerobics class that no one under the age of 50 takes)

So there I am, with what looks like a life jacket around my waist asking the 12 year old chubby Asian boy if I could share his lane. He kindly said yes, out of pure intimidation I'm sure.

As I proceed to jog in place in the corner of the lane, I repeatably catch Asian boy dunking himself under water for long periods of time.
Are you testing out your goggles Asian boy or checking out my butt under water?
I'm guessing that by the beginning state of your puberty, I'm going to say you were getting a magnified look at my retarded, floating butt.

You're welcome.

He left and I finally got the lane to myself. I noticed some guy waiting to use my lane and on my way back I shout "I'm almost done," across the pool.

He's thinking "With what?" As I "jog" slowly in the water towards the edge of the pool and pull myself out of the water of shame.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Strawberry Days 2012

I love Strawberry Days. I mean I cannot express how much I love that week in June. It's been about 6 years since I've moved away since I've attended anything for Strawberry Days. 
It's a week where everyone knows each other, and everyone celebrates our cute little town with pride. No Strawberry Days would be completed without the carnival, concerts in the park, 5ks, the parade, eating at Taco Amigo and having their strawberry shakes, attending the rodeo/high school reunion and consuming strawberries 'n cream.

I love it! And I miss it already, I wish it was more than once a year. A whole year is so far away. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

FACT #18

No matter how hard I try to defend my womanhood...

life and society always likes to remind me that my body still looks like a child. 

13 year old teenaged boy body right here!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Wednesday

This Awesome and Awkward Wednesday is not only a national holiday but also only filled with awkward moments this week.

+ Ran the local 5k, went to pick up my race shirt, turns out they ran out of shirts quickly. Only adult sizes they had left were 2XL and 3XL. So naturally they gave me and child's large (which fit perfectly). And don't worry I was the only, and I mean ONLY adult/child with this shirt that day. 
Figures. Ha ha, life. You're a real peach.

+Someone (Kenyon specifically. Oh hey, if you're reading here's a shout out!) looking over my shoulder at my work computer, asked me to type 3 random letters.
Without even thinking about the letters or my fingers I typed....jis.
What the heck fingers?!?!
Red face immediately.
Now everyone at work probably thinks I'm a dirt-mind. 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

park city

Crab cake sandwich from East Street at the Sky Lodge hotel.

Lunch at Silver Star Cafe, where this little baby walks around and owns the place.

After an hour-long commute to work to Park City every day, it's easy to miss some of the greatest parts of this city. I've been working in Park City for the last 7 months I have really grown to love...their food. Park City is a lovely ski town where food chains are few and far between (they exist, of course). I feel like that small town has so many great places to eat. Lately, with work I've been able to experience so many lovely lunches and dinners in town, and half of them I still haven't experienced. If you're close enough, Park City is a great place to visit not only in the winter but also in the summer.

We should do lunch sometime!

Monday, July 2, 2012


Two weeks ago I went out for nice little weekend trip to California. It was nice to relax and catch some California rays.

In a nutshell:
-I sucked every last drop I could get from Disney and used my last free tickets.
-Was at Disneyland for the opening of Carsland
-Spa day at Glen Ivy
-Got my first massage, poor person, my shoulders were full of knots
-Had lunches with the friends
-Just hung out
-Played with the little man, Eli James Frokjer
-Eli peed all over the family bathroom floor, I couldn't have been prouder of him

Oh yeah, and my best sisterwife Kathryn is pregnant with her first child! I'm so excited for her and her hubby Robbie (both my old roommates) to begin their new life with bringing another life in.
I can't wait to be an Auntie!

I will spoil that child.

All-in-all it was a great trip, and went by far too quickly. Isn't that how they always are, such a bummer.

Sunday, July 1, 2012