Friday, July 25, 2008

You're it!

Four random things I like about my (future) husband:
1. Adventurous
2. Compassionate
3. Good conversationalist
4. Spontaneous, or does that go along with adventurous?

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Care provider at day program for adults with developmental disabilities
2. Temp working with adults with special needs
3. Dry Cleaners
4. Sylvan

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. Amelie
2. The Prestige
3. A Knight's Tale
4. Life is Beautiful

Four TV shows I watch:
1. The Office
2. Lost
3. Pushing Daisies
4. MI-5

Four places I have been:
1. Egypt
2. Bolivia
3. Israel
4. Amsterdam

Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. My dad
2. Cook's Illustrated
4. Church people

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Peaches and Mangos
2. Snap Peas
3. Homemade Bread
4. Indian

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Greece
2. Turkey
3. Spain
4. Italy

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1. Family reunions
2. Living in London
3. Living in London
4. Living in London

Four People I tag:
1. Everyone
2. Already
3. Has
4. Been Tagged!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Minnesota, fare thee well!

I have fallen so behind in my blogs, and lots has been going on. My last few days in Minnesota were awesome, it is sad to be gone. I got to go to Minnehaha Falls which was lots of fun and beautiful (Two-person carriage-type bikes are sweet. Especially going down grass hills.) I had parties with my friends when I should have been cleaning, cleaned when I should have packed, and packed when I should have slept. It all worked out though and Sariah and I safely made the eighteen hour car trip to D.C. Even considering how we got lost (only momentarily), drenched (just Sariah), pulled over (no ticket though), and killed tons of bugs (the car definitely could use a wash). Man, I am really loving the use of parentheses tonight! To those concerned, Winston made it to D.C. just fine in his makeshift home and is loving Ruth's apartment. So am I.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oh, what a weekend it was!

This was my last weekend in Minnesota, and it was a great one to end on! I didn't get to go to the concert I wanted to cause it was 95 degrees outside with 70% humidity and it was supposed to storm. Not ideal conditions for an outside concert. Leslie, John, and I did have a fun party that night, and there was a killer cool lightning storm. Saturday I went to the family goodbye party the ward had for us, we played football and I actually caught the ball and ran with it! Like three times! Whoot. Then, I went to a friend's goodbye party, you know, cause I hadn't had enough of parties. There were people breathing fire, a blind-folded guy under mistletoe, and spinning basketballs. Yeah, we Minnesotan Mormons really know how to party. I am actually getting pretty good at spinning a basketball on my finger now, only took an hour to figure it out. I would be happy to show off for you next time I see you. Today was the sad day of the weekend. I had to say bye to some of the greatest people. I will miss them lots, especially June Russell. She has been my Minnesota grandma and is wonderful. My family finished the day by walking our beloved lake. "My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky..." ~William Wordsworth. My mom and I recite that poem every time we walk around Neil Lake. It was lovely and I am glad I will be here a few more days so I can still enjoy it. I would post pictures to make this post more fun, but we packed the cords to upload stuff from the camera. Bummer. You will just have to imagine the craziness, beauty, and randomness of the weekend. Or I could draw you a picture and send it to you, but that will cost you.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

No more cake, the movers took it all

I haven't posted anything in about a week simply because there is nothing exciting to blog about. The movers came and took the last of our stuff today ad most of the week has been preparing for that. Friday and Saturday are packed with activities and goodbye parties, so I will have plenty of blog material after the weekend. For entertainment I have been reading and searching for music. I am dying to find some new bands to fall in love with, any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A little bit of bragging

I'll try to give you guys the short, yet exciting version of this story. On Monday I went to the single's ward FHE (first time, yay!) and Mark was there. He plays for the Timberwolves and is pretty cool. He had brought one of his championship rings to FHE and was letting everyone check it out and I think I was the only girl there who knew what it meant and thought it was awesome. When I gave it back to him I told him that it was on loan and I expected him to return it. I went back home and was telling the fam about how cool it was and they were all just talking about how dirty their teeth were and how badly they needed to brush them. (People who don't know me too well: I am OCD about my teeth and when people talk about dirty teeth I need to go brush mine.) But I was still on a championship ring high that I didn't really notice. Finally Leslie just told me to go to the bathroom and the ring was on the counter. You will have to ask Les about details but I guess he came over and told them to give it to me. A photoshoot, lots of oogling, and ten hours later Sariah and I went to drop it off at his house. We were all talking and basketball came up (big surprise) and I told him how Andrei Kirilenko is my favorite player. He asked Sariah who hers is and she had to tell him she didn't really know basketball. When we were leaving he said he had to get us something and ran out of the room. When he came back he handed Sariah a pair his old shorts with a T-Wolves logo and gave me a huge shoe. Yeah, it's a signed shoe from AK-47! Mark is friends with him and asked Kirilenko to sign two pairs of shoes for boys at the camp Mark has. Mark figures Kirilenko would be happy to give a fan from Minnesota one of them. Now I need to find a rotating pedestal for it.

The championship ring. Lakers won two years in a row which is why it has two hoops.

Me fashioning the awesome ring. It was huge!

Check out the awesomeness of that shoe! So cool!