Saturday, July 25, 2009

2 Aspirations

I discovered this week that I have two aspirations... I'm thinking for the next ten years or so.

First: Anthropologie Store Designer

And Second: Ace of Cakes Designer and Sculptor

Couldn't you totally see me doing these things? Well I can.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My ward's better than your ward

So my ward FHE on Monday was at our stake president's house on the upper East side. His house is amazing obviously, and the pool and the view were marvelous. I LOVED it. The sunset was killer. The stake president barbecued steaks, made baked potatoes, salad, watermelon and rolls. Yes I'm bragging.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday Celebrations. MY birthday.

So, I found out if you go out of town on your birthday, not only do you get to spend your date of birth in a different, interesting place, but when you com back people make more of an effort to see you and celebrate. It was an intentional experience on my part. Not that I was testing everyone's love for me or anything. It goes like this: I haven't had too many memorable birthdays. The only ones I remember are when i was about 8 or 9 and my mom did an Aladdin themed party for me and she told me we could get Silly Sacks from Hardee's but when I came home from school she was making sloppy joes cause it was more affordable. I don't even like sloppy joes. The next birthday I can remember was... two years ago. Russell took me to a hill in Draper overlooking the valley (ON my birthday, that is, July 3rd, for you oblivious folk) and we had a picnic whilst the sun set. Then afterward his friends came up and gave me a birthday cake and sang to me and Russell's friend Danny smashed my face in the cake and we watched fireworks. I remember last year's birthday because I cleaned the conference center with my parents. WOOP WOOP!
So, this year I was determined to have plans for my birthday. So I went to Seattle. We ate at Blue C Sushi then went to a Dirty Projectors concert. The sushi was okay, the concert was FanTAStic.

Nikki, Meg and Ali took me to Red Iguana for a birthday dinner. The food was de-lish and the and the company swanky. I was really glad to see them. We had fun. And saw a lesbian couple on a date.

Christie K Sowby invited me to a get together at her parents house, which she transformed into a birthday party for me. Her mom made enchiladas--soooo good--and a birthday cake for me. Then we watched "Taken." Ha.

Then. lastly, my family got around to celebratin'. My brother Clifton's birthday is on July 3rd also, and my sister Stephanie's birthday is July 1st, so they kindly waited for my return home and we celebrated at Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta. I included a lot of pics of this event. All of my siblings, nieces and nephews and grandparents attended. I love them.


Saturday was a glorious day for slurpee lovers. That's right, it was 7-11. The day when mankind can enjoy cool refreshment at no cost.
Try it. Next year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here are a few pics to get you started.

I went to Seattle with my good friend Karina to visit another good friend, Deborah, June 30th and got home July 6th.
We had a crazy fun time.
Here we are at the big whale fountain thing, Puget Sound, the Space Needle and inside the Experience Music Project Museum.
More to come!