A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Keys On Main - Take 3

If we don't have anything going on Saturday night, we love going to visit my neighbor/friend, Jed rocking out as a piano man at Keys On Main. It's always a good time.

Stacey and Ian had both never been and had been wanting to go, so we made it happen. We had a blast. It's hard not to when you are there. The crowd is always fun and the folks at the piano KNOW how to please the crowd and get them involved. It's just fun. It's fun to see Jed at work too.

Since we are friends with Jed, I just have to let him know I'm coming and I get put on the list to get in for free and he lets me request songs for free because he comes and hangs out with us on his breaks and he also gets us drinks for free. Isn't he the best? I'm sure he also loves it when his friends come and support him at work... so it's a win win. It's like VIP treatment. Which is awesome. Also I have been hanging out with Stacey a lot lately... I forget because I don't really watch Studio C... but he gets recognized a lot. Even at the piano bar in SLC. People stop him and want to chat and take their picture with him. It's weird hanging out with a local celebrity. But cool. I have to say I have pretty cool friends... and we have a good time.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Origami Exhibit

In our last legal meeting, the head over legal thought it time we had a little activity and suggested we go check out the BYU museum's latest exhibit that he thought was pretty cool.

Typically, museums are not my favorite thing... but part of this latest exhibit was origami... which is my thing since I have been folding cranes since I was in 3rd grade. The exhibit was cool, but sadly not very big. I finished before everyone else, but I found the room for kids where there was instruction on how to build your own origami. It took a while... but eventually everyone figured out I was in the best place and joined me.

We all folded different things. I went for the Panda first... but thought it was kind of dumb, so I went back to what I do best... the crane.

After we finished at the museum we went to the Wilk building and at the very top of that building there is a restaurant which is a buffet, but it is very good. Yummy salad bar, etc... that is where we ate lunch. The room gives a great view of the mountains, especially after the fresh snow.  It was a lovely 3 hour break from work. Never mind getting paid to go play and eat.

Friday, February 27, 2015

6 Years

Today is my 6 year anniversary at Novell. Can you believe it? I really can't. I never thought I would be there that long. Not that it has been a bad thing... just had no idea what life would hold for me. Last year... on my 5 year anniversary, I wrote all the things about my job that I am thankful for. I'm still thankful for those things.

Today when I told my co-workers it was my 6 year anniversary and we should have treats... my co-worker, Jamie in the legal department, she said... we have treats! Ha ha.. it was just by chance, but I was still happy about it anyway.

Here's to 6 years. Who knows how much longer I will be at Novell... but I'm thankful for the time I have been there so far. Even if they are going to kick me out of my office and into a cubicle in the next 6 months.....

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 260

I have been feeling SUPER crappy this week. I hate being sick... I feel so gross. Seriously the only thing I have been trying to do is get extra sleep. NyQuil has been my friend this week. I can breathe... I can be thankful for that.

My friend Nathaniel interviewed me again tonight. The first time he interviewed me he was doing a project on the Bachelor. This time he is doing a project for Mazda... so he was interviewing me on my thoughts and feelings of why I like my new Mazda... which I do. So I had lots to say about it. The interview took over an hour and I felt like it went really well. I had a lot of good things to say about it. I had to find 5-7 pictures about how I feel about my Mazda... surprisingly that wasn't hard for me to do.

This last weekend was a fun friend weekend. I hung out after the Talent show and on Saturday night with Lindsay, Becky, Tom, Stacey (from Studio C) and Ian and Allison (just Friday night) and it was so much fun. I finally feel like I have a group of friends again. I know I have always had a lot of friends... but not a group of friends that actually thought of me and invited me to stuff. It's nice... to feel like I have a group of friends.

Speaking of friends, my friend Jed teaches Institute, which he does an excellent job at, and he was teaching on talents and asking me if I would share my talent of photography. It is always a compliment to be recognized for your talents. It made me reflect on how far I have come with my photography skills over the last 5 years. It's pretty cool, and I'm glad it is a skill I have learned and gotten better at because it will come in handy a lot in my life and lives I come in contact with. It is also a talent that I have really come to enjoy and take pride in... especially in my travels. Even though I know I'm not the best, I am satisfied with my work most of the time. Which is good enough for me.

No dates this week. Not that I wasn't asked. I was. I guess it's true, when it rains it pours. I was supposed to go on a second date this week and some guys wanting to still go out with me, but I have been feeling crappy so I have been staying at home. I guess there is a guy that wants to go out with me that knows one of the guys that was on the yurt trip. He saw the yurt trip pictures and asked him about me and wants to take me out. Weird... since I don't think I look great in those pictures... but whatever. I just want ONE of these dates to turn into something. THAT would be nice. Going out on a bunch of first dates it's really all that fun. Going out on dates is better than no dates though.

I had a dentist appointment this morning. Already that time again. Seems like 6 months passes so quickly. It's funny because I go in there and the dental hygienist asks me what I do to keep my teeth healthy. I'm honest. I say I brush once a day before I go to bed. Some people would think that is gross. I have always thought it was fine. She then asks me how often I floss. I say it goes through phases... I don't floss as often as I should... that is for sure. I actually don't know how often I floss. I really should work on it being more. I feel like I'm terrible while I am confessing this to her. Then the dentist comes in and looks at my teeth. He pokes around a bit and he says "Your teeth look great. Whatever you are doing, keep it up!" Ok then.... will do! ha ha. That about sums up my trip to the dentist every 6 months. That and talking about my molar that never surfaced the gums... we talk about that every time like it's new information when it has been that way my entire life and I have been going to the same dentist for 5 years.

My dad went with me to Young Chevrolet to figure out all the issues that I had with them. I didn't get all of the money back that they screwed me over, but I did get over half. So that is good. Thank goodness my dad is awesome. So thankful he was willing to drive up there on Saturday. He is good to me. Always has my back and willing to help me out. Both my parents are. I'm really thankful for that. It's nice to know that someone always has your back, especially family. Hopefully the saga with my car is over. Now I just need to worry about paying it off. Hopefully it will be that much faster now that some of that money is taken off.

So I haven't gotten into another show since I finished Parenthood. I have been watching random movies and staying on top of shows that are still running and such. Well... I did find this show on Netflix called "The Travel Bug" which I was drawn to... because well... that is basically me. It didn't take me long to watch it because it only has two seasons on Netflix and the first season only has like 6 episodes. I was most interested in episode 5 in Season 1 because my next trip is going to be there... but they were all interesting. By the end... I got ideas of where I wanted to travel and what I wanted to do. I also may have developed a crush on Morgan, the host of the show. He's young and cute and single and loves to travel... AND that adorable accent doesn't hurt either. I maybe started following him on Instagram ... which his Instagram is private and he doesn't have that many followers, and he accepted me. SO.... yeah. ha ha. I maybe also wrote him. Pathetic I know. The teenage girl came out of me. I guess I have a thing for fun and adventurous guys. Guess what though? He wrote me back and started small talk. Maybe he will be my new pen pal crush. Anyway... time to choose another show. That one was unexpected... it just showed up in my recommendations on my Netflix.

So I guess that is all for me this week. I am hoping this next week will be better ... like not being sick anymore. I guess I have gotten used to my office and being on the 8th floor, so there is that. We are coming up on Quarter End, so it will get busy soon. Not a bad thing. Busy is good... as long as I have energy and am not sick... this week I have had ZERO energy. Anyway... that is all I got. Later.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Well.... I thought that I was in the clear and that I avoided it. Not so. I am sick. Hopefully it doesn't last long and I can catch it before it gets out of control... right now I just have no energy no matter how many sleep I get. I guess I have been around a couple of people that have been sick, so I don't know why I think I would be immune to it. Here's to hoping it won't last long.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Forever Besties

When I was on my date last Thursday at the sushi place they gave us fortune cookies at the end. This is what my fortune cookie said.

I don't usually have fortune cookies that come true, but this one seemed pretty possible, I just didn't know who it would be. Well... all of the sudden B-Rad is in town and I get an email from Steve asking if I could get together for lunch. Of course I would! I would do anything for those boys, plus I had been dying to meet the babies. It's always good to spend time with these guys and their wives and kids. Time passes, but when we are together, it's like time goes right back to where we left off last. We of course were missing Nate, but maybe we will be all together again soon. Get's harder when we are all living in 3 different states, but the states at least are all next to each other this time. We have shown over the years that we make things happen. :) Love these boys. We are forever Besties.