Tuesday, August 17, 2010


my beautiful, perfect car is gone.
yesterday while driving back up to montana after a weekend in salt lake, i got cut off by a trailer. i am lucky to come out uninjured, but my car flipped. it was totaled. i ended up clear off the side of the freeway.
i am devastated.
pictures to come.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


just had to post about one of my new favorite montana activities:

huckleberry picking.

thank you, nature
love, melissa

Friday, August 6, 2010

let's go for a walk in the rain

lovely afternoon thunderstorms make for great walks. rachel, ben and i took advantage this past week...

we attempted to venture to kiwi (review found on the blog "femalefoodie" by brooke shoko), however, it was closed. rachel ditched out, but ben and i continued to venture on over to see miss shoko at one of her places of employment: Canyon Street Grill. Here are some photos of our delightful experience there:

and of course....

service with a smile. thanks brookie!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

lately i can't get enough of....

"whether we like it or not"

sam adams. he's good. check it.

eminem. strange, i know. but for some reason i love his new cd

bon iver. impeccable.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

front dest duties

beginning at approx. 6:53 am

unlock door
turn on inside lights. turn off outside lights
clock in
....make coffee....bleh
sign on to computers
check email
check facebook
open blinds
take off sweater
answer phone
read employee communications book.....
take keys from outgoing customers
apply chapstick
continue to facebook

7:03 am

answer phone.
make more coffee
facebook, facebook
fill up an ice bucket
take keys
answer annoying questions
check clock. cry a little
put sweater back on
look at blogs
greet a customer...then a few more
shut the office door
give a breakfast recommendation

8:37 am

make a blog post
answer any questions as quickly as possible
print an invoice
stare out the window
look at pictures on my camera
spider solitaire
greet a customer
get up. shut door.
pull the days' departures
read my texts
answer phone call...then another

10:24 am

put keys away
answer phone
once again, SHUT door
count the hours i have left...
look at schedule
contemplate suicide
count my cash
ice, ice, ice
damn coffee...
greet a customer

11:46 am

almost done
spider solitaire
traditional solitaire
send a text?
scratch an itch
recruit housekeepers to keep me company
online shop? perhaps
think about getting off
answer more questions
put away more keys
look at blogs. again.
shut. door.
take a reservation

12:34 pm

start to see the light
count the till
make a cash deposit
print balance report
print receipt of credit card machine
staple together
start to get anxiety...

1:00 pm

and thats my short shift.

god bless...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thanks Robert Frost

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

Just saw the movie. Enjoyed it for what it was. Love this poem.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 14th...

...is the perfect day to wash your car.

yesterday i spent two hours scrubbing the outside of my cute little bmw. the sun was shining, the breeze was blowing, the scrubs were scrubbing, the vacuum was sucking, and my car is now nice and clean :)