Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mad Basketball Skills

Our ward's girls basketball team is awesome! Lots of height, lots of talent. One of the players turned around in Relief Society today and asked why I wasn't on the team... Well, what do you think?Lol. I can't even hit the wastebasket 3 feet from my bed! (yes I have another cold)
Last time I played basketball was with my family and it was not even 3 minutes into the game that I ended up missing 2 shots, was knocked to the ground and had 2 other people land on top of me. At FHE, we played Lightning. I think there was only twice I wasn't the first person out. Hmm. Think they still want me on the team? That's alright, I am ok with my lack of basketball skill. No one's good at everything!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

and now I know

My netflix list has lately been populated with some older musicals, "Sunday in the Park with George", "Sweeney Todd" and "Jekyll and Hyde". I had heard the music before (the pretty melodies of Jekyll and Hyde and the complicated, brilliant sounds of Steven Sondheim), but had never actually seen any of them. It was an interesting journey. I will admit to being slighty disturbed, glad that I had waited until adulthood to view them. Who wouldn't rather be brought up watching the happy dancing in Sound of Music and The Music Man, rather than a demon barber, crazy painter, or experimenting psych doctor? They aren't to be appreciated fully by the masses (probably why it was better I watched them alone-good way to scare off a date, not that I need help with that) but would be worth seeing for any other musical-theater enthusiast.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Remember the roommates

So I thought it would be interesting last night to list out all the roommates I've ever lived with. Turns out that I have 37!!! Guess that's what I get for being single for so long. I'm sure someone else will easily trump me, but I thought it a pretty significant number. Here's a tribute to the wonderful girls that have put up with me over the years.

Thanks! RachelWendiRalphieKarenJanaMistieAnnaStaceyIvy

(Sorry, I only have pictures of ones I've had since buying my digital camera)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

100 things

Kasey (who inspired me to write down my bucket list last year) passed on this list on her blog and I thought it was a fun thing to do. There may be some things you didn't know about me! The bolded ones I have accomplished.

Which of these 100 things have you done?
1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyland
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea (I'd rather not have a repeat of Rachel's experience..)
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. seen in person the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables (sadly no, I have difficulty keeping even "un-killable" plants alive)
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight

22. hitch-hiked
23. taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping (I've had my suit come off in the water by accident...does that count?)
27. run a marathon
28. ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or a sunset (are you kidding...someone hasn't?)
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagra falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michaelangelo's "David"
41. sung karaoke
42. seen the old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. visited Africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. received a prestigious award
48. gone deep sea fishing (i haven't even been normal fishing! sad, huh)
49. seen the Sistine chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. kissed in the rain (No, but I've actually always wanted to...)
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie
56. visited the great wall of China
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. got flowers for no reason
64. donated blood, platelets or plasma (they won't let me)
65. gone sky diving (someday)
66. visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check (i've overdrawn my debit account...that's pretty much the same thing)
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the Lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guards in London
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle

79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book (working on it)
81. visited the Vatican
82. bought a brand new car (1 yr old, does that count?)
83. walked in Jerusalem (on my bucket list)
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible

86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating (that would be interesting, I admit)
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone's life

90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby (sigh...I've been baby hungry since I was 18)
95. seen the Alamo in person
96. swam in the great salt lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

100. learned to play an instrument

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Snow! meets Calvin and Hobbes...

I was in a "welcome to your new ward" meeting at this time a few years ago and they asked us to introduce ourselves and tell something interesting we did over the Christmas break. I told them I made a snow giraffe with my little sister. They thought that was cute and asked me how old my little sister was. I had to reply 20, and then they got these weird looks on their faces as if it is no longer cool to play with snow once an adult. Scrooges! My family does not share those sentiments...obviously. Here's what we made with the wonderful packing snow this year! I wish you could see their faces, they are pretty funny.