Tuesday, August 28, 2007

the promised update

"I would have asked for your number, and I wouldn't have been able to wait 24 hours before calling you up and asking you to dinner, or a movie... for as long as we both shall live."

In my last entry, I said I would post if I went out with the guy from the fireside. Well, I did. He texted me on Sunday night, but of course I didn't get the text because I don't have text messaging (thank you Chris). Then he called me on Monday afternoon. We talked for a while and he asked what I was doing that night. I was scheduled to work, so it was a no-go. While we were on the phone my work called and put me on call. Suddenly I was available. We decided to go to a movie later, he said he would call. He called while everyone was over at my house (mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law, niece). So, we had a long conversation about him picking me up vs. me meeting him there. I really wanted to meet him there, much safer considering I had just met him, and easier in case I got called in to work while we were out. All of my persuasion/begging did nothing. So, he came to pick me up... in his convertible. Turns out he drives really fast and kind of dangerously. I think that is what convertibles do to people.
So we went to the movie theater, but nothing was starting for another couple hours. I had already eaten dinner, but he had not, so we went to get some food. He had a hamburger and I had some water. It didn't take very long, and he kept commenting that he thought more time would have passed by then, but it hadn't. He also kept asking my why I had to always play with something (i.e. my necklace). So, I got fed up and asked him if I was really that boring that time was passing so slowly to him. I probably shouldn't have said that, but what can you do. I am sometimes a little more blunt than I should be.
We finally went to the movie. We saw Ocean's 13. By the way, he doesn't make decisions very well, it took a long time to choose which hamburger and which movie. Luckily, it wasn't a problem because we had plenty of time. The movie was really good. I kept my arms folded nearly the entire time. He was leaning and acting like he wanted to hold my hand, but I am not really into holding hands with some guy I just met. So, I just kept my arms folded.
With about half an hour left of the movie, my work called (surprise) and called me in. So, we finished the movie and he took me to the hospital. I had planned ahead and brought scrubs with me just in case. He gave me a hug and I walked into the hospital.
Nearly the entire night the conversation was forced or awkward, but that is typical of first-date experiences. I think that having to stay up all night was a bad idea. I just got more and more frustrated all night/morning about the date, so that by the time I got home I was ranting. It would have been good if I could have gone home and gone to sleep. I have a little more perspective now that I am well-rested.
I don't know if he will call me again or not. I think I would go out with him again, just because he didn't completely scare me, and everyone deserves a second date. So, if he calls, I will answer.

If you can name the movie that the quote at the beginning is from, you get 10 points.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Weird things happen

So, last night I went to an Institute Fireside. Mary Kaye Huntsman spoke. It was pretty good. I was supposed to be getting to know the girls in my sorority, but didn't really talk to them because I was talking to a guy I met. We ended up talking about random things for quite a while. They actually had to kick us out of the tabernacle because they were trying to close up. The crazy part: he asked for my number. Weird. I didn't think that actually happened to people. So, I gave him my number. He is cute and fun and it can't hurt. However, now my not-dating streak may end, which is too bad. I was getting really good at not going on dates. I will post if I actually ever go on a date with him. I am not holding my breath right now.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm really sore

Doug said it would happen, but I am not sure I totally believed him. However, I am now really sore. It must be the 90 minute workout two days in a row, when I am not used to such long workouts, and not used to lifting. I sort of feel like jello. It is a fun feeling. Funny when I can't sit up to get out of bed. Funny when I cant even walk out of the gym because my legs dont want to work. Funny when it hurts to do normal stretching, so I can't even stretch my muscles to help with the soreness. I am laughing really hard. It is going to be hilarious when I can't pick up my babies at work tonight. Jokes on me.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


is my personal trainer. He has huge arms. He keeps up with the pretense that he is not one of those macho guys that is totally obsessed with his body. Lies. He is incredibly obsessed. He drinks those protein drinks all the time, and he takes these supplements like 6 times a day which help burn fat and build muscle. I guess all of this is okay, because he is my trainer. So today I had my first workout with him. I was pretty sure that I was going to feel really stupid and weak. Luckily, he was either really good at tailoring the workout to my level, or I am stronger than I thought I was. Needless to say, I was able to do everything I asked, and he said I did really well. He said I have really good "mind power" because I pushed through the fatigue. How can you not push through the fatigue when a huge man is standing over you. Intimidation does it for me every time. The beauty of it is I walked away feeling like I was really doing good at the weights. I guess that is why you get a personal trainer. I guess I can overlook his huge biceps. This is not what I am going for, but can you imagine!?:

Monday, August 20, 2007

New Shoes

I went crazy today. I bought a gym membership and 3 pairs of new shoes. I seem to shop like this. It is all or nothing with me. I go weeks on end without purchasing anything, then buy everything in one day. I don't know that it is a very good thing to do. Oh well.
New things:
1. 24 Hour Fitness membership
this is great because I can go anytime, which fits my crazy night/day schedule. I also went for the new member trainer deal. I get 5 sessions with a trainer. It will probably be a good thing for me. So Doug and I will be meeting bright and early (5:15) tomorrow to begin our training. I will let you know how that goes.
2. New Balance Running Shoes
I wear my current running shoes to the hospital, which means they should not be worn anywhere else. What goes to the hospital stays at the hospital. Lots of bugs, rather not subject the healthy public to what is on my shoes.
3. Black Mudd flats. They have cute flower and butterfly cutouts at the toe. They are black and have a strap over the top.
4. Brown casual Mudd flats. For some reason the Mudd shoes just fit me right. I am not buying stock or anything. Lots of stitching on these and a strap over the top.
Overall, I am pleased with my purchases. My bank account is a little smaller today, but my feet and body are a little happier. Good trade off.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Made me cry

I like to look at other people's blogs, then link to other blogs, etc. That is how I found this.
Read it.

High School Musical 2

Yesterday was the premier of High School Musical 2. This whole weekend is what I like to call Premier Weekend. In order to get ready for HSM2, I watched HSM yesterday, and listened to the Soundtrack. I wanted to be in the perfect mood for the big event. I even got my mom to watch both movies with me. My dad had no interest whatsoever. His mocking got him kicked out of the room by my mom and myself. If you remember my discussion on HSM, I didn't really like it the first time, but have come to LOVE it. Well, this one had a similar, but less dramatic, trend. When I watched it last night for the first time I thought, "pretty good, but they made this one even cheesier than the first." After seeing it again today I thought, "this is amazing, I had no idea that they could make a sequel this good!" So, I love HSM2. I am approximately 13 years old. I have found, however, that most females I talk to (of all ages) also love HSM. Some are quiet about their obsession, but most are open about it. Everyone has some sort of secret/open obsession with HSM. It is only going to get stronger with HSM2.

So now, I will give you my top 5 songs from HSM2 (subject to change with additional viewings):

5. Bet On It
Troy reminded me of Justin Timberlake in this one. Not sure if that was a good thing or not.

4. You Are the Music In Me
I love that they know the song, even though they have supposedly never heard it before.

3. Gotta Go My Own Way
I love that she doesn't just run back to him when he says he doesn't want it to end.

2. I Don't Dance
I am pretty sure they stole the first line of this song from the Trace Adkins song hey batter batter hey batter batter swing
The dancing during this song is awesome.

1. All For One
I am not sure if it is because it is at the end of the movie, or because it is just a great song, but this is the one that sticks in my head longest.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Family Search Indexing

So I read the Ensign this month, and it had an article encouraging people to Index. I have thought about it in the past, but have decided not to do anything about it. Until today. I was thinking of Sabbath appropriate activities for the day, and decided to try indexing. I actually really enjoy it. Essentially, you just type what you see. It is pretty easy. I only did 100 names, but I made a goal to do 1000 by the end of the year. You should go check it out. I may not be good at genealogy, but at least I am finally doing something to work toward finding ancestors. Happy Sabbath!

Saturday, August 11, 2007


If you know what B5 is, props to you. I had no idea that B5 was a music group until yesterday when I was listening to my High School Musical soundtrack (I know, I have the musical tastes of a 13 year old). B5 is a group of 5 brothers that sing together. From their website: "B5 does it there way, with clean lyrics, age-appropriate content, and good old-fashioned charm. Add to that, the boys' good looks, and you clearly have the recipe for the next big boy band sensation." It looks like they sing a lot of things for Disney, they have remade the Siamese Cat Song and Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf among other songs. They have a fun feel about them. They sing a song with Bow Wow called Hydrolics, which I like. Go onto itunes and listen to their stuff, you just might like it.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

nah nah nah nah hey hey hey...

This morning I woke up really really early. I'm not sure it even counts a sleeping if you wake up at 3:45. I didn't mind waking up that early because I got to see Chris, Liz and Connor. So, we all went to the airport together. Technically, I was the chauffeur. I documented the entire drive with my camera. I didn't use the flash because it would have been distracting to the driver, so the pictures are all very modern-art. We got to the airport and went inside. We even got one of those luggage cart things. I never get those, so it was really exciting. We got in the Southwest line. Who knew that it didn't open until 5? We stood there for a while until the line opened. They checked their bags and got in the security line. Unfortunately, this is where I had to separate from the group. Stupid airport security only lets passengers go past security. Chris, Liz and Connor left. I cried. I am really sad that they are gone. This stinks. It really really stinks. I don't get to see them all the time now. This stinks. I cried when we said goodbye. Then I cried the whole way home. It was probably a bad thing considering it was dark, I was tired, and I was driving a really big car. Then I got home and cried some more. I am a big baby. I am going to South Bend every other week. It is decided.
Doesnt it look like we are on 24
The freeway
More of the freeway
The skyline at 4 in the morning
Loading the luggage
Liz and Connor
Connor with Chris
The fam
To Phoenix at 06:10AMWhere I stop. Where the crying began.