Tuesday, December 25, 2007


normally when i think of being home for the holidays i think... family accepting you for who you are and general sense of love and acceptance...

well this year i came home with a cold and then my mother informed me of my separate hand towel that i needed to use in the bathroom and kitchen. so while the rest of my family gets to use the easily accessible hand towel conveniently located right next to the sink,

i, the "infected" one, had to use the one on the other side of the bathroom.

it doesn't sound the warmth of coming home for the holiday eh?

Monday, December 24, 2007

warren miller = free ski pass

what a good way to wrap up things up by using our free tickets from going to warren miller's flick this year. it was my first time at the canyons... i rode up multiple lil' lifts which were apprecriated b/c who really likes to carry your skiis and walk in those uncomfy boots?
here's some pics from the day... tara came up with the cuz clan but she's smiling in all the pictures so i guess we're bareable
later in the afternoon we caught up with the cak and boyfriends :) the hot hamburger was heaven sent. fortunatley there was a poser that was trying to make it in the new warren miller for next year...
there was even tender lil' love birds amongst the slopes... tender! what a great thursday

Saturday, November 24, 2007

addictions uncovered

with all the vices in the world i'm grateful that my parents aren't brewing meth in the kitchen like many other middle class peeps (oh wait that might just be the zion-like people in utah)

BUT... since i've been home for thanksgiving i was reminded of my father's addiction to coke. yesterday i found 15 cases of 12 packs in the back of his truck when we were throwing the bagged leaves there. he claimed they were on sale and wanted to get a good price. even worse they were probably on sale at the whore (walmart) but regardless...

as i began bringing them inside i already saw a stack of 12 packs in the kitchen
then i was on the prowl and discovered more in the house disgusted, i decided to add up all the cans of coke in our house and counted over 450. i would say that's an addiction.
some of them were even in hidden places.

what i think is funny is how he is so displeased dentist bill and why he doesn't have enough money to go to hawaii

years ago i received a scholarship from coca-cola when i graduated high school, i thought it was because of all my hardwork and good grades... little did i know, i probably would've had that same amount of money from my father's consumption of coca-cola in a few months

love you dad!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

off line

so our internet at home got turned off because our neighbor moved... no news till we get connected again... lo siento.

Monday, November 5, 2007


This post is mainly for my momma b/c she wanted to see my costume... because moving people took a little bit longer than expected i did get to attach as many objects on me as i wanted but it did work. i joined the party hopping with holly, danion and chris on halloween. luckily danielle, tara and marci joined up quickly. danielle's spider legs and my twirling objects got stuck a few times in our hot dancing moves but the night was a ball. the last house we went to was full of great tunes and i even got my michael jackson fix. it's well known i'm not a great dancer but i love being with fun friends and pretending.

i had to post this is myspace-ish photo... it makes me giggle and it's for my friend nolan who thinks i should wear eyeliner. unfortunately all makeup has been discontinued from my face since age 16.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

TWO nightmares on 13th

this week in behalf of halloween festivities i went to another awesome haunted house... the nightmare on 13th. it was excellent fun especially with Marci, who screamed a lot and made us giggle to just watch her at times frightened. is that wrong?
the other nightmare on 13th doesn't need much explaining. for those of you who don't know me I call wal-mart the whore of the earth because it is... she's open late at night, cheap or know as a discount, and ruins people's souls. i've stopped shopping there for awhile now because of the lack of services to their employees, poor and pathetic service and a few other main reasons. i sadly tried to go to two other stores to find plastic farm animals but to no avail, i had to go to the whore. i even called ahead twice to talk to the toy department to see if they had what i was looking for but both times was put on hold for 5 minutes and ended up hanging up and going in. (the sacrifices you do for a good costume.) i hated it the minute i walked in with it being dirty, no helpful service, and long lines. i felt my soul rotting away and tried to rush in and right out. it was awful and i wish i wouldn't have to ever go there again. but i did get my plastic animals, dang them.

Monday, October 29, 2007

warren miller

friday night was warren miller night in park city. i've tried to make it a habit in going so i can get myself pumped up for the winter because really... it could be 85 degrees year round and i'd be so happy... and could live in the red rock peacefully for the rest of my life.

but... since i'm here in da slc, i have to prepare myself for the white stuff...

all i have to say is, warren miller did a great job in the film this year. i even felt like hiking up a mountain in the snow to ski down. hiking mountains isn't my favorite thing, a canyon, any day... mountains, i'll do, in snow... i must be in a good mood. then i thought, hmmm... i wonder how much it is to heli ski. i found a new friend who just bought tele skiis and i think we're going to learn together. i'm excited. for a mere $18 i can be convinced of the delightfulness of winter. i think that's sucessful.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

my fav ride

when i was at byu i lived next door to my friend, cody, from my hometown. he introduced me to the ridge trail up in the alpine loop area in af canyon. i have fallen in love with the place ever since. ever time i ride there it's nostalgic because we used to go as much as possible in the fall before the weather turned bad. that was a great time of life... i got to know joellen well before they got married and i was just going to school full time and not working...
what i'd give...
back to the trail... i've got memories of biting through my lip there, falling on a tree root that made me cut my season short in the past but i absolutely love it.

i went about a month ago with my friend, nolan, and the colors were changing but not everything had turned...

i had a secret hope that i could go up this weekend and i'd get the tail end of the leaves but got lots of mud and patches of snow instead.

i still had a ball though

this is when i was clean...

do you see my bike? it's down there...

needless to say, i had to stop multiple times to clean out the mud so my bike would move...

i'm kinda glad i was alone because i was giggling as a kid as i slid and then was throwing mud out from my brakes and gears

it was still great. i even got a lecture on the way back up from the person i hitchhiked with that i shouldn't go alone. i did listen for a bit. but still have that invisibleness (it's a word in my book o.k.) where i think...i don't know what the big deal is. i mean it's not like i've bit through my lip when i was riding alone or got lost from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. on a trail. the person could not figure out what my deal was and asked me how old i was thinking it was justify my irrational thought. surprised at my late 20's, it didn't help the situation. unfortunately yesterday no one could go and when i want to go ride, i ride. i even made a friend out of the day that said anytime i wanted to ride that i could call her. i was just impressed that becky was in her 40's with her hubby riding bikes... i was envious of a marriage like that.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

aMAZE-ing part 3

last of the pics

levi's crack

he's in love with crack

the dollhouse

long ride out... sunday we left at 9 a.m. and got back to slc at 8:15 p.m.
hite... and this used to be the pristine skiing area
still timeless
superb trip

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

a-MAZE-ing part 2

hiking the maze...

so see the chocolate drops... to the the right in the sunset... yeah we hiked behind those...

but we did make it to the harvest scene...

i'm sorry but i'm a complete sucker for pictographs/petrogyphs and ruins

luckily levi appeased my wants to see this....

warrior man

and my absolute favorite...
the detailed growing tree coming out of the hand with animals jumping from it. it almost is a creation scene for me.

the hike out was awesome, levi was like a giddy, blissful boy and i'm not sure how many times i heard him comment on how it was the best route out of a canyon he's ever been in. he was in a trance at the maze, he couldn't get enough of the place. he even thanked the nps and sca volunteer when we saw them later on their great route.

we camped at the dollhouse that night and could overlook to the river

2 dorks