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


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 342

Happy Birthday to my sister Lori! And my nephew William. For once, I get to spend their birthday with them because they are in town. Guess what Lori wanted to do for her birthday? She wanted to come work out with me and my personal trainer. On my least favorite work out day... Cardio Circuit. Yep! I mean, I know she is super fit and loves to work out... but that IS NOT what I would want to be doing for my birthday.

After the work out, we had a party for Lori and William at my parents house. Fun little family party. I will blog about that later. I didn't get too many pictures because I wasn't thinking about it until after the fact... but I got some.

Let's backtrack to last weekend though. You know... where I left off last.

Saturday I went on a hike with Daniel, which I already blogged about... but what I didn't blog about is that we also went to lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings and then we went to the movies in the comfy recliner chairs. We saw Sully... which I didn't know much about... based on a true story. It was great. Tom Hanks always does a good job.

After my day with Daniel, I hung out with Hillary. We ate at CHOM and then still wanted to hang out so we sat at Rita's. We were just chatting and minding our own business when a guy comes in and sits at the kid table next to us and then starts making conversation. He said he was waiting for someone. I asked if it was a Tinder date. He said yes. I was so excited to see someone else's Tinder date in action. Before the girl got there, he came to sit with us at our table. We could tell something was up with him. He told us he was high on sleeping pills. Now I was even MORE excited to see this Tinder date in action. This guy was pretty weird, so we couldn't imagine what girl would meet up with him at 11pm. When she showed up, Hillary and I were both surprised how cute and normal she was. We saw them buy their stuff and then take off. Maybe 15 minutes later he came back in a sat with us and told us how she felt uncomfortable and took off. SHOCKER! He said, she thought I was going to rape her or something. We said... no, I'm sure she felt uncomfortable because you are high on sleeping pills and acting weird and saying weird things and not remembering what you say minutes after you say it.  He started going off about this and that and then started crying and we told him he should probably go sleep it off. We were laughing about this guy for days. Later Hillary and I both ran across him on Tinder. We both swiped left.

Sunday before heading to my parents house, Hillary and I met at the bottom of Provo Canyon and we went to have a picnic in the mountains and enjoy fall. It was a lovely day and found a spot that not many people were at... until golden hour... then everyone showed up to take family pictures. We always have a great time when we are together though. I will blog more about that later. I hope it happens again before it gets too cold.

Monday after work and my work out with Josh, I went to my good friend Nicole to get my hair done. I went DARKER. I have had lighter hair for so long now that it was kind of a shocker to go so much darker... which I used to do all of the time. I will get used to it, and it was time for a change and only appropriate to go dark for fall, but yeah... I will have to post a picture.

Tuesday after work and my workout I went over to Hillary's house to watch Zootopia with her and her kids. I hadn't seen it yet and they had it so the kids were excited for me to come over and watch it with them. They are cute, and a lot of fun.

Tuesday I also had my first melt down at work in.... a long time. I don't remember the last time I cried at work... that was work related anyway. Why did I have a melt down? Well... Jen has been working with us on our team for about a year now and still couldn't do the job if Paula and I were not there. They have been debating letting her go which has been a little bit of a battle between Paula and I. I'm pretty sure they are going to let her go. Then yesterday, Paula told me she put in her 2 weeks notice and was going to a different department where she is BFF with the manager because she feels like people on our new team don't like her. OMG... 40 something year old woman going on 13. She gave me no warning and she has pretty much screwed me over. If I would have done this to her... she would be overwhelming pissed at me. I have been trying to play it cool... but when talking about the logistics of it with my boss... I started to cry. I didn't know why I was crying except that I got mad and worked up over it and broke down and had to go for a walk after. I think because no matter if they keep Jen or not... I am screwed and have to cover everything by myself. Do 3 people's jobs by myself. Paula knows this. If they keep Jen, I will have to help her with everything and fix mess up's plus do my own work. If they let her go, I cover everything for who knows how long, then when they do finally hire someone else, I will have to cover everything, plus train the new person. It's going to be a lot. I'm trying not to think about it... just take one day at a time. I need a raise.

Then that leaves yesterday. Yesterday after work and my work out with Josh, I hung out at Hillary's house again and then found out Lori and Billy were back from Hawaii, so I went over there and they wanted me to bring the movie Hook because Lori's kids are super into Peter Pan. So I did and hung out with them the rest of the night. Sure if fun to have them in town. I don't get to see them or their kids very often so it has been nice.

So I guess that is it! Another week gone!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scout Falls

Saturday Daniel and I had some one on one time and went to hike to Scout Falls together. We both wanted to get outside and do a hike and had both never done this hike before.

It had some pretty views during the 4 miles round trip. Fall is definitely in full swing. I enjoyed the views more than I enjoyed the falls. Probably because the fall's have died up to more of a trickle. See?

Great view of the mountains though. Loved being out and having some long overdue one on one time with Daniel. He has really become a dear friend over the years. I will have to try this hike again maybe in the spring or early summer when there is more of a waterfall. Even still, it was a beautiful day to be outside and enjoying the mountains.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Hillary and I wanted to hang out yesterday so she suggested going to the new burger place in Provo across from Sodalicious. I always love trying new places AND I love hanging out with Hillary, so I was down.

It was pretty good. I went the healthier route and got my burger wrapped in lettuce, but still. I like when a burger place has healthier options. You can get salad there as well or get gluten free buns and such. Anyway... it is just another burger joint, but we liked it. I would would choose it over other burger places, but I wouldn't say it is my favorite place ever. I would go back again though.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

RIP Luna

I was so sad to come home and find my Beta, Luna dead in the bowl. I didn't see any signs that anything was wrong. Didn't even last an entire year and my cousin Dave even bought it from a Beta Breeder in Utah. Purple Rain came from Walmart. That just goes to show you... it's all luck. I loved them and took care of them the same. I'm sad Luna didn't last longer. He was so pretty. I sent a picture to Dave with Luna in the toilet and we had another fish funeral via text. Glad I have someone to have fish funeral's with.

Time to get another Beta or give it a break? I like having one, but maybe I will wait a month or so. We shall see. Until then... Rest In Peace Luna. You were a good fish.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Pink Clouds

The other day I looked outside and had to grab my phone and take some pictures. Look at these clouds! I didn't use a filter, I didn't even alter the color at all. The clouds were really that pink. It was beautiful.

I know, I know... I'm crazy for sunsets. People laugh at me because I care about them so much and hate missing them. It's true. Deal with it.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 341

Weekend started with a workout after work of course... but after that, I had a date with a guy that I had been talking to online for a while. I thought his name was Ian... but it's actually pronounced Eye-N... yep. I think that is the first person I have ever met that pronounces his name that way. Despite that... he was a sweetheart. He knew I was dieting, so he brought veggies to cook for me in my house. We had great conversation and he told me I looked even better in person than my pictures. That is something I like to hear. And although we had a great night... he lives in Ogden and I will probably never see him again, because.... that is how online dating is. They meet you and then move on to the next girl they can get excited about. Your excitement is now gone... they have met you, the mystery is over. But hey... maybe this guy will surprise me.

Saturday I blogged about already. It was Grant's baptism and I spent the afternoon hanging out with the family at my parents house. Then that late afternoon/ evening I hiked with Lacy to Brighton Lakes.

Sunday was the usual. Hung out with the family. Always a good time. After leaving my parents house this guy I have hung out with before wanted me to come hang out with him again... at Camp Williams. I felt a little weird about that, but I went with it. Showed up, showed my ID and said I was picking up a package from Sargent Powell... but really Sargent Powell and I were just going to hang out and chat... probably because he is working the night shift and has to stay there and is bored. I was curious... So I went. I have now seen Camp Williams at night. Not what I expected.

Monday Lori and family got to town. So after work, leaving a little early so that I could go work out with Josh an hour early so that I could leave to drive up to Salt Lake to get my lashes filled by Ali one last time before she has her baby.... after getting my lashes filled I drove back to my parents house to hang out with Lori and Billy and Leila (which was the only child still awake by the time I got there) for a couple hours before all of us needing to go to bed.

Tuesday was another busy day. From work, to the personal trainer, to Brick Oven (not to eat but just to hang out) for my friend Lindsay's birthday celebration and then later that night I hung out with Tyler... who I have hung out with several times, but he in very inconsistent and I never know when I will see him or hear from him. We enjoy each other when he does come around though. Always interesting and deep conversation, mostly me acting as therapist. I go into that roll a lot for some reason.

Wednesday after work and the gym... I ate dinner and watched the sunset... which is happening earlier and earlier everyday and I don't like it. After the sunset Stacey came and picked me up to take me out for a treat. He wanted to show me one of his favorite places for a treat that is also healthy... since he knows I'm eating healthy. Bowl of Heaven. It's Acai bowls! Yum! I loved it and will for sure be going back... guilt free. But of course it was just nice to spend some quality time with Stacey. We always have the best time.

After I got home from that, my neighbor, Josh, had run into me that morning as we were both running off to work. He said he hadn't seen me in a while and we should hang out and he had the night off. So when I got back from Bowl of Heaven with Stacey, I called Josh and he told me to come over because he had rented Legend and I should watch it with him. I had never seen Legend. I didn't know what it was or how old it was or who was in it. Turns out it was one of Tom Cruises earlier movies in the 80's and it is..... interesting. We ended up fast forwarding through a lot because it was so long... and so weird. It made for a good laugh though. Good times with my neighbor Josh.

I guess that leaves me with today. Work... gym (my life is so exciting) and then I had a date with this guy Mark. All I will say was.... it was a very short date and the least exciting of all 5 of my dates this past week. I can count my outing with Stacey a date right? He paid so... I'm counting it. Anyway... eventful week. I need some sleep.