Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This makes me smile

{slc} currently 39 degrees ::: not smiling
{orlando, fl} currently 85 degrees ::: smiling

see you in -- 3 -- days sunny florida
[yes] people
another trip
i'm escaping this cold weather

just got my pedicure

Sunday, October 24, 2010

mountain faces

<< it's about time i blogged about this >>
5 girls + 4 presidents + 3 states + 2 days driving non stop + 1 trip to s.dakota
and you get a great time
you have to have code names on a road trip like this.
these were my travel buddies.
:: miss genuine ::
relationship status: single
but odds of a guy getting to take her out... slim

:: miss team-playyya ::
relationshi status: single
always lookin to mingle

:: miss unique ::
relationship status: newly single
needs a man to sweep her off her feet

:: miss vivacious ::
relationship status: looking at rings
discussing possible dates for the wedding... sorry BOYS

tess [from photo above] calls us the dream team.
and that we were.
it all began with one girls dream.
she wanted to take a roadtrip with {4} other girls.
where should they roadtrip to?
the answer: mt. rushmore.
random ..... yes.

:::::: here are some frequently asked questions ::::::
1. what do 5 girls do in the car during a ten hour drive? [each way]
they sing to classics from every genre
they perform monologues from plays like wicked and moulin rouge
they choose to sing songs in a round
they dance
they talk about deep topics
they laugh
they tell fortunes through cards
they play bop it
they play the top 3 game
they stop at every place they feel like snapping a photo

2. why do girls take jumping photos?

because it is fun.
because we are good at it.
because you can never have enough jumping photos.
3. why do girls like to match their clothes?
it reperesents their crew or clique.
it poses for a great conversation with anyone that you meet.

4. why do girls randomly break out in song?
because it's funny.
life should be a musical.

5. what exactly did we see?

we saw mt. rushmore.
we were in the black hills.
we saw crazy horse memorial.
we visited the wind caves.

6. how many hours does it take to get 5 girls to the top of the highest peak in S.D?
it was 3 hours roundtrip.
we were at the highest point east of the rocky mountains to france!!

7. how many times would you think you'd get pulled over on the way to s.d?

8. how do girls come up with poses for their photos?
lots and lots of practice

it was a great weekend.
it was random but south dakota exceeded our expectations

Thursday, October 21, 2010

it's her birthday

i love this girl



happy birthday

Friday, October 15, 2010

please add my face to the mountain

-- acting upon sudden impulses

: : : pack up the car : : :
we are going to mt. rusmore this weeked
yes we take [random] trips
{5} of my favorite people

Thursday, October 14, 2010


you know you eat at :: zupas :: too often.....

when you walk in
and you instantly notice that they have changed the styles of their booths

i go once [sometimes twice] a week
delicious every time
whatever you try ---> you leave happy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

red rock weekend

i had a red rock weekend that was filled with lots of fun and adventure. i went down south where the livin is different than northern utah. it was just lukas and i. who is lukas?? (i like to think i may have a blog stalker or two that doesn't really know who that is) here is the guy.

off we went on friday. road trippin. by the time we got to moab it was dark. this was only a slight obstacle when setting up our tent.
his job: set up the tent
my job: supervise.. what us girls do best
we obviously didn't take note of all the campers and trailers around us. we set up camp. the next morning we woke up to find out we had to move to where the tents were [supposed] to be. yea we didn't get that memo the night before.
his job: load up the car and move campsites
my job: pack our picnic

after the slight relocation we then went to arches. i have never been to this national park. i figured if i am now a resident of utah than i needed to see the unnofficial "sign" of utah... the big utah arch. we spent the entire day in the park. {10} miles. hiking. walking. climbing. adventuring. it was [so fun]. i love mother nature. everyone else loved it too. the park was pretty packed for october. but here is the thing. it was not packed with utans (i think i made that up but just go with it) or americans. we figure we saw more people from out of this country than from the u.s.a. the germans. the french. the aussies. the englanders. the chineese. the japanese. all in attendance to see arches national park. i especially loved it when lukas spoke to the germans. i thought it was so cool.

we saw many arches. taking photos at every one. the red and orange rocks of southern utah always amaze me. i always leave southern utah in awe because i love the sandstone. we made the trek to the big arch and got plenty of pictures at it. it was much bigger than i even imagined. it was so worth it.

we had wonderful weather. i see a trend in my recent travel patterns. i keep traveling south. anywhere south of SLC. i am trying to latch on to the warmer weather. i just hate saying goodbye to it. this weekend we were engulfed in 75 degree weather, just right for hiking and tromping through arches. we covered the entire park. we were exhausted by the end of the day. [i am speaking for him too]

tid bits from the weekend:
this kid had a birthday.
so naturally i love celebrating so i surprised him with cupcakes. we all know my obsession for cupcakes so i don't know if i like them more than he did.

we roasted hotdogs. you can't camp without a fire and a dog roast.

we played our fair share of games. one was kind of like trivia on cards. and i dominated. he hasn't learned that i am a [gamer] as emo calls me.
some funny stories:
i think i had been in the sun too long. or i am just weird. but i chose to go with the too much sun excuse. throughout the day i kept pointing out "things" i saw. like the cute little deer drinking water, that turned out to be an old tree/stick. or the bus that i saw from way up at the arch that only turned out to be a large rectangle boulder. or how i was so positive i saw a kid crouching over in the distance but it turned out to be a pile of stacked rocks. everytime i was so sure of my eyes. so finally i caught on that my mind was playing tricks on me. as the sun was setting we were driving out and i pointed out in the distance "ah ha! see that one? over there. i almost just said that looks like a man bending over to take a picture. but i didn't because i caught myself being wrong." lukas replied, "that's because it [is] a man bending over taking a picture."
and we laughed and laughed and laughed.

i guess i like taking a lot of photos. but girls... dont we all? so there was this couple from england that took a photo of us in the morning. we were out and about in the park and we ran into them at this other point. i felt werid but again i smiled and asked if they would take yet another photo for us. they were nice and did. later in the afternoon we were at out last hike and as we were going up the path the s.a.m.e couple was coming down. we had seen and met so many different people throughout the day [in my defense] and the man jokes and says hey want me to take another picture of you two? i turned red as the rocks around us. lukas just laughed. i stuttered and i think managed to say um no. who knew i kept asking the same people to snap a photo of us? not me.

we had a great time. i didn't want the weekend to end. i didn't want to return to work after being ALIVE in mother nature! it was beautiful.

i am in this photo above. see me?

we took a detour and also went to canyonlands national park. it was near moab so we thought [why not] see another one of the usa's beauties?
again i was impressed

after canyonlands it was time to go home. it was time to leave the red and orange dust behind. back to the north.
his job: drive us around from place to place. site to site.

my job: read the map and be a good copilot


but what i really did was sleep. just like sleeping beauty.

bye bye arches. you really impressed me. talk about great first impression. i {will} be back don't you worry.

Monday, October 11, 2010

that's what friends are for

to be happy
when you are happy
--------- a special thank you to my friends

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

a compliment

"your fire for life spreads to me every time i am with you
i LOVE it"

--amy j. ivins

Friday, October 1, 2010

thistles.. roses.. sagebrush

all part of the [scottsman]
true blooded aggie
what can i say
aggie blue runs deep in my blood
as well as everyone else that attends usu
i don't think i can ever express the love i have for that place
(i have talked about this with syd and emo)

. . . tonight . . .
home football game
gotta be there
i am so ecxited to be in LOGAN
wouldn't want to miss it

wouldn't it be great to beat byu
and see that blue [A] light up