Tuesday, October 5, 2010

on the docket....

Here is what is to come:

recap of the St. George Marathon (or as i like to call it: the hot as hell race)
Portland to see the boy run his first marathon (i WILL take pics)
New York City for thanksgiving!!!
Denver in November
Halloween in Park City
Macchu Piccu (maybe) this winter
Germany (maybe) in the spring (my sister JUST moved there)
Mardi Gras (maybe) is New Orleans (my other sister is about to move away from there)
SKI SEASON- solitude again this year
graduating in May
Ghana in the summer
moving out of town to.....?

Since there are SO many firsts on here, I will try to be a religious blogger!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

better late than never.....

my first boba tea (no relation to boba-fett)
I know, I know...three years late! But i picked up some of these funny jelly balls today at the Avenue's street fair. For those of you less in the know than I am (if you have been living under a rock) boba are fruity flavored tapioca balls thrown into a "tea". According to wiki- it originated in Taiwan. Considering some of the other inventions originating out of Asia, its not too surprising they came up with Boba tea.
review: it was tasty, but the balls really only added texture, not necessarily worth the extra dollar.....unless you really love floaties in your tea...i could go either way really. My main question is why? why put the balls in the tea to begin with? it doesnt really add any flavor or nutritional value. It originated in the 80s, as did other silly fads such as slap on bracelets and rubix cubes, i guess in that light "why" isnt really a question worth asking.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

There is a first time for everything....

This weekend in McCall, ID, I had my first ever picnic with Portland in Ponderosa State Park. We hiked through the forest and sat on the beach watching Osprey Circle. I recommend this city to anyone who loves the woods, mountains, and lake....it is just a enough mix of luxury and outdoorsy-ness for anyone. It's my "undiscovered Tahoe" where you can rent a boat for the day and waterski and then stay at a mom and pop motel for $65/ night. Not a bad deal at all!
The weekend was a great getaway- although no moose were spotted (I love moose spotting)!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

blog re-vamp

I have debated what to do with this blog....if anything at all. After much debate, I decided to dedicate this blog to my new experiences- some interesting, some boring, some gross, some delicious- because this is how I currently view my life, as a collaboration of new experiences. So I will try to blog daily.....errr.....weekly, about one new experience I had.

today for the first time ever, I re-vamped the blog (boring i know, but still a first!). I was blown away with all the options. I didn't even have to download any tricky apps or anything.

Much more interestingly: Tomorrow, I am driving up to the lovely Payette Lake in Idaho to spend the weekend in McCall. No, this is not new, I have been lucky enough to spend a quite a few weekends at this paradise; however, I am meeting a boy there (that is right, A BOY!!!), and it will be my first time there with him. This boy is not quite a first, but he is kinda new. He shall hereto be referred to as "Portland". i will let you all guess where he is from.....

Monday, March 8, 2010

today at work....

....i received this email:

Dear tenants and visitors to the Williams Building,

Building management has recently noticed unusual wildlife activities around the Williams Building property. Specifically several mountain lions have been sighted in and around the parking deck. Building management is working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources with regard to this activity however we want to make you aware of the following guidelines from Wildlife Resources should you encounter a mountain lion when entering or leaving the facility:
  • Do not panic. Most lions will try to avoid confrontation.
  • Raise your arms to make yourself appear as large as possible. Lions prefer smaller prey.
  • Slowly back away. Never run and never turn your back toward the cougar. Yell at the lion and wave your arms as you back away.
  • Do not make direct eye contact. Lions perceive eye contact as aggressive behavior.
  • If you are attacked, fight back. Try to prevent the lion from getting behind you.

If you do notice a mountain lion on property, please notify building security/life safety at 801-587-8725.

no big deal really....but do i get worker's comp if i am mauled in the parking lot??