Wednesday, January 28, 2009

another shout out to miss kitti

seriously, she has some awesome post ideas. and so i'm stealing another.

last summer, the women of the colonial first ward were asked to bring our favorite pair of shoes to a get-to-know-you enrichment night.* we were supposed to talk about how the shoe represents us. i had no idea what to take. i have a pair of red strappy 3.5" heels that i LOVE for a night out with the girls or to go dancing or just to feel sexy. i LOVE my hiking shoes (i think that one's self explanatory). i love my great leopard print platforms. i love my running shoes. i love my black pumas with the little nubbies on the sole. i love my red clogs. i love my black spike heel boots. and my knee-high brown spike heeled boots. and my brown clumpy boots. and i think all these shoes represent different facets of my personality. how can i just pick one?

i'm all of these things. i like to dress up. i like to go dancing. i like to sit around the house in sweats and do nothing. i like to randomly choreograph dances with friends. i like to go hiking, preferably for weeks at a time. i love to wear dresses, but when i was younger, i wouldn't be caught dead in a skirt, except at church. i love to wear jeans and t-shirts. i don't like wearing make-up** but i do cause my face currently looks like a piece of pizza with all the cheese picked off. i like the color pink, except when i don't. i love going to the symphony and rodeos and monster truck rallies and concerts and baseball games. i love playing sports (even though i suck). i love traveling. i love staying home and reading. i love making art. i love being the center of attention, until i actually am. i love to run. i love to snowboard, sew, cook, dance, sleep...

i've been called princess, a little bit granola, sweet, "worth paying money to watch on tv," preppy, artsy, blond at heart, refreshing, shy, intimidating, serious, fartsy...

i turn 29 on saturday (jan 31)^ and i think i'm finally comfortable with not fitting a mold. maybe you think i fit a mold. that's fine. we can do that mold-y stuff together and be friends. and hey, let me know if you need to borrow a pair of shoes.

*for you unfamiliar with mormon vocab, a ward is a congregation and enrichment night is when we women get together and do different stuff to enrich our lives. this often includes cookies, some kind of craft paint, and (apparently) shoes. the actual title of the program is "home, family and personal enrichment."

**except i love mascara cause i have kick-a$$ eyelashes.

^buy me presents.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

what i did at work today - part 3

9 ish am - took cab to airport
11:20 am - flew to indianapolis and actually used the airplane bathroom. (ew)
1:30 pm - stood in line for rental car (aka the BIG suv, no minivans allowed)
2:30 finally arrived at the conrad hilton.
2:31 was greeted by jd (the valet), who remembered me from my month-long stay for the trial in may and noticed that my hair is now much shorter.
3:30 pm ate lunch (this is different. i don't usually take lunch)
4ish was greeted by kevin, who also remembered me from may, noticed my haircut and remembered that i like sprite zero and plain m&ms.
4:30 ish tried to log into the sidley network. hours later, i finally have access to the sidley network.
7:30 pm went to home depot to buy shelves for the war room
8:30 pm - went to dinner at mo's, a place for steaks. (i had the tuna)
10pm back to the war room to check on the exhibit downloads. they've timed out.
12:25 am - i am now watching letterman while STILL waiting for all the exhibits to download so i can get them to our vendor to blow back in binders to give to the judge. i'm tired. and my phone doesn't work. but this hotel is pretty sweet.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

a quickie

no, not that kind! i may have a bug bite on my neck that resembles a hickey, but i'm not that kind of girl. really, people!

so. these are a few of my favorite things - today, anyway - in list form. cause that's always a favorite.

excellent songs with lovely bideos that make me cry with their beauty created by very talented artists

funny/sweet stories. ab, remember when you and lizzy went to alaska? this is kind of like that, but neither cold nor imaginary. what tipped off the authorities? "what struck us was that the little ones were completely on their own and that they had a lot of swimming gear with them"

excellent songs that make that booty shake (i just can't help it)

spontaneous friends that do silly things with you. and record them for the world to laugh at. stay tuned for stories and footage.

love you all
and miss you far-aways.

ps. this just in! (thanks, ashley) why i need to go hiking/snowboarding/snowshoeing/running outdoors/and my new excuse for my lack of self control regarding sugar (and everything else).