Monday, December 24, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
With that out of the way we still had a few hours on the meter to kill and decided to wander around. It did not take long before we found something of interest, a shop selling men’s punk rocker style kilts (I think that’s what you could term them as anyway). Finding the manikin in the window pretty funny, I told Anna to pose next to it. Then just as I was about to take the shot, a man sporting the same outfit as the manikin ran out of the store yelling, “halt!” Anna and I both thought for sure that we were in some sort of trouble. Surprisingly he threw his arm around Anna and cheesed it up for the photo before retuning to the store. Highly entertaining!
The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering in and out of shops, eating the best sandwiches ever, getting drenched in the wonderful
OK, ok, I know it's been a little while since Thanksgiving. However I am at last ready to blog about it. Thanksgiving and the few days before were wonderful! I was blessed to celebrate in St. George with some of my extended family. I got to spend time with my mom and dad’s parents, my great aunt and uncle, and my mom’s sister and family. There was much fun game playing, delicious food, and some slightly out of hand napkin folding. I loved it!
Then if this was not enough, the day after Thanksgiving two of my good friends from school, Nick and Stephanie came down and we left on a weekend whirlwind trip to
Our log (which Nick claims is not funny anymore) included items such as our gas tank overflowing and running down the side of the car, Steph getting hit on by multiple strange men/promising to return for them some day, and much more. The real highlights though were probably all of Saturday: going to the beach with our wonderful hosts
Monday, November 26, 2007
I just got back from THE MOST AMAZING weekend! However, I am too tired tonight to do it any justice through blogging. So I am posting this picture from a couple of weeks ago instead. I found it tonight while I was looking for something else and decided I that I like it. It has that pretty golden light that I love so much.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday was a big day at work, the boss' birthday. Everyone was required to dress up - hence my adorable pigtails. There was lunch and cake, cowboy poetry, hysterical songs, superimposed pin the tail posters, and yes even a mechanical bull. I bet you are all considering quitting your current jobs to work where I do now...
Saturday, October 13, 2007
While Stephanie and I were in the planetarium today I feel like I learned so much!! We got to watch a super cool 3D IMAX too. I left with this desire to google everything when I got home. You can all call me a nerd if you want, but this is for you Stephanie. Answers to some of our most pressing questions:
Q: What is the average age of a star?
A: “Many stars are between 1 billion and 10 billion years old. Some stars may even be close to 13.7 billion years old — the observed age of the universe. The oldest star yet discovered, HE 1523-0901, is an estimated 13.2 billion years old.” - Wikipedia
Q: Which parts of the space shuttle actually make it back to the earth, and which parts fall off where?
A: A yummy way to learn or if you prefer a slightly more advanced explanation
Q: Is Pluto techincally still considered by scientists to be a planet?
A: The word is "no" as of August 2006. However, for
Q: 3D movies are the best!! how exactly do they work?
A: “The technique usually involves filming two images simultaneously, with two cameras positioned side by side, generally facing each other and filming at a 90 degree angle via mirrors, in perfect synchronization and with identical technical characteristics. When viewed in such a way that each eye sees its photographed counterpart, the viewer's visual cortex will interpret the pair of images as a single three-dimensional image. Modern computer technology also allows for the production of 3D films without dual cameras.” - Wikipedia
Monday, September 10, 2007
(this is made out of sand!)
I turned 22 and my mom and I went to the glass museum where: I learned all about Chihuly, determined that I must blow glass at some point in my life, and came away with a great t-shirt that says “nice glass” on the back…
(Ok, so this picture is out of focus. However, it was the the best I could do considering that I snapped it right before the security guy was coming around the corner. You can't take pictures in there and this giant glass web took up the entire room. It was too amazing not to capture!)
Shortly after my birthday I traveled with my dad to
Besides slave labor I also traveled to
Unbelievably, I only took five pictures the whole time I was in
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Today I got to visit with one of my favorite people from school and finally meet her fiancée. We met in Ellensburg and wandered around catching up. It was fun! Probably more for my friend and me than it was for her fiancée, but he was a great sport.
While we were wandering around the unfamiliar town, we were drawn to this interesting house. Apparently the artists that live there have been working on it for 27 years. There are over 10,000 bottle caps, thousands of reflectors, and tons of so-weird-its-fascinating art. It was what we termed to be, “out of control.”
as was this mural...