Monday, May 24, 2010

quote of the day

"if we almost keep the commandments...

we almost receive the blessings of the gospel"

Saturday, May 22, 2010


yesterday i had the morning off so i decided to take a trip to bozeman.

nothing in particular to pick up, just wanted to do something so my day wasn't a complete waste.
i ended up with way too many purchases (but some very worthwhile ones), including some vintage salt and pepper shakers i wanted for only $4.

what i learned:

-i love. LOVE. antique stores
-im not allowed to shop in bozeman unless its for groceries...or when i am a home-owner and need to decorate my vintage/antique-styled home

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

a few of my recent desires...

a loCket. to put a cute pi-chur in

more PICTURE frames. i recently found a box of old photographs. i want to put them in old frames on the wall.

Vintage saLt & pEpper shakers. Don't know why. Just know they'll come in handy.

50's SWIM wear. i think my body was made for this era of clothing.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2-Day Date

Because of my recently torn ACL, and my recently engaged friend Tiana, a trip to Utah was needed even though it has only been a week since I left.

I had an appointment to pick up my knee brace at 8:00 Monday morning at the doctor's office in Logan and the next day was Tiana's bridal shower in SL. In need of a driving partner, I asked our fellow Yellowstoners Jake, Sean and Drew if any of them would be interested in accompanying me. Jake said he needed to get some things from Bountiful, so what we referred to as our "2-day date" began Sunday after church.

We drove down to Logan Sunday night and stayed with Aunt Kristan and Maria. It's always a pleasure going to their house! She made us great food and provided us with great conversation :)

The next morning after my appointment we departed for Bountiful. Jake and I went our separate ways to complete our errands for the day and headed back up to West that evening, with a break for a picnic in Idaho Falls. Beautiful scenery and good sandwiches. Our night was topped off by a speeding ticket (ahem) and lovely music for the drive home. Thanks Jake!

Friday, May 14, 2010




Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm feeling especially Aries today...

The spring equinox, March 21, is the beginning of the new zodiacal year and Aries, the first sign, is therefore that of new beginnings. The young ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic and full of energy. The Arian is a pioneer both in thought and action, very open to new ideas and a lover of freedom. They welcome challenges and will not be diverted from their purpose except by their own impatience, which will surface if they don't get quick results.

They are much concerned with self, both positively and negatively - self-reliant but also self centered (sometimes) and concerned with their own personal advancement and physical satisfaction. Their immense energy makes them aggressive and restless, argumentative occasionally, headstrong, quick tempered, easily offended and capable of holding grudges if they feel themselves affronted.

In your personal relationships Arians are frank, direct and candid, and make enthusiastic and generous friends. You are liable to have a high sex drive and make passionate but fastidious lovers. There is, however, a negative side to your associations with other people. You can easily be irritated by slowness or moderation in your companions and, though yourselves sensitive, ride roughshod over the sensitivities of others. The intensity of your sexual urges can drive you to promiscuity and a Don Juan-like counting of conquests of the opposite sex. It can also trick you into early unwise marriage which may end disastrously. Arians are highly devoted to their children, even to the point of laying down their own lives, so that they might live. You will not find a more defensive and loving parent in all the zodiac.

  • Action
  • Coming in first
  • Challenges
  • Championing Causes
  • Spontaneity
  • Waiting Around
  • Admitting Failure
  • No opposition
  • Tyranny
  • Other peoples advice ;)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

car trouble

It wouldn't be a proper trip to Montana without some sort of setback in regards to my automobile.

On the drive up here, I was simply going along when suddenly the two-lane road merged into a one-lane road almost out of nowhere, due to construction. Once I realized the predicament I eagerly pressed on the brakes only to find a huge trailer on the right side of me, and huge orange cones on the left side of me. Panicking, I tried to refrain from hitting either. I planned to break until the truck passed me, but unfortunately I didn't have enough time or space and my left rear-view mirror managed to hit a cone on the left of me, and it popped the glass off.
I am very lucky that this was the only harm that was caused. When I got into town I took my car to the dealer and he estimated the price for a new piece of glass, and a back for the mirror on the OTHER side of the car (which I chipped off after hitting another car a few months back). For both pieces it will cost me about $250. Which is generous, because he is doing labor for free and giving me ten percent off. I probably bring the worst luck upon myself out of anyone I know...sigh...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

here goes...

I arrived to Montana yesterday around 2 pm, welcomed by a brisk Montana wake-me-up breeze (and I thought Logan was bad). Every time I come here it feels as though I never even left. I'm looking forward to the adventures brought to me this summer through work, a new apartment, and new roommates.
Today was my first day back at the front desk of Hibernation Station and I'm mentally preparing myself for the experiences ahead of me. With working the desk 7 am to 3 pm Monday thru Friday and waitressing at Wild West 5 pm to midnight the same days, it's going to be difficult to not get burned out but I'm convinced I can handle it! The money will be worth it. I'm looking forward to some visitors also ;)
Since Facebook is now blocked at our front desk computers, I'm sure I'll be more thorough with my blog this year. I know you are all excited.