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


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mokulia Shave Ice

Shave Ice is definitely big in Utah. You can find little shacks serving them all around every city in Utah in the summer it feels like. I have to say though... I have never seen a bigger, or more busy one than this one. Maybe it is because it is so close to BYU campus... but this seems to be like the happening one.

Rachel and I went and got some after eating at the Greek food truck next door which was also delicious. I just love summer. Everything about it.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Man! Another week. They sure pass by quickly don't they?

Friday... because it was the start of a 3 day weekend, the company let us off work early. I got to leave at 2, which was awesome. Stacey had invited me over for a late lunch at his house. So I went to him place after work. He made me lunch. How sweet is that. He enjoys cooking and he enjoys sharing which I always appreciate. I ended up staying for 3 1/2 hours while we caught up on life and made plans for our next trip together at the end of the year and just laughed and had a great time like we always do.

After leaving Stacey's house I went straight over to MacKenzie's house. It was time to get together with MacKenzie, Allison and Daniel to get dinner and sodalicious and catch up on Blacklist. It's a fun little tradition that we have going. I enjoy it  not only because I enjoy the show but it is a great excuse for us all together together and catch up and hang out.

Saturday I didn't do much. I did however run 9 miles. What? I know. I didn't do that just for fun. I am training for a half marathon coming up. Last time I ran a half marathon I didn't train AT ALL. So..... I figured I should train a little more this time. That took me a couple of hours... wish I enjoyed it. Then it wouldn't seem like such a long couple hours. Anyway... I relaxed the rest of the day... not used to running that much. I did alright though, which made me worry a little less for my race.

Monday was the Holiday. Wish I would have had more plans... but I was happy to have the day off and I did spend some time outside which always makes my day better. I already blogged about it and how I spent time with a douche bag that made me feel like garbage which just fed into the depression I was already feeling... which was awesome... but let's move on from that since I already blogged about it. It was to terrible for me to repeat that.

Tuesday after work I got my lashes filled by Natalie. Sad that I don't have my trade anymore with Ali, but Natalie is great too and she lives closer. Anyway, we always have fun catching up while she fills my lashes.

Wednesday I went on an awesome date. Really handsome guy with an awesome personality and a lot of common interests. He seemed to show a lot of interest back... all touchy feely... inviting me to go camping and hiking with him. But lo and behold, I text him after the date and he still hasn't text me back so I don't think I will be hearing from him ever again. This is why it is hard for me to get my hopes up... even when the date goes well. It's probably because I'm not a size 2.

After the date I got together with my neighbor, Josh. We have toyed with the idea of getting a place together because we know we could handle each other as roommates. Both clean and easy going and love plants. Ha ha... that is good enough right? We have a similar budget... but it is hard to find anything that is cheap. This is why I want to live in a  tiny house.

So TODAY... I after work I came home to get the mail and find a surprise gift from my sister, Jamie. She sent me a passion journal to help me accomplish my goals and help me get out of my depression that I am stuck in by taking action on the things I am not happy about. Thanks Sis. Later Kyle called me and told me he had something for me as well that he got on his trip to Cali. So I went over to see him and get the gift. It was a lens for my phone! Makes it s wider angle. How cool is that? I see myself using it a lot especially on vacation. So sweet of him to think of me and get it for me. He is a good friend.  I'm thankful I have a few of those.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Roll With It

There is a cute new ice cream place on center street in Provo called Roll With it. You pick out your flavors and they mix it in the ice cream and roll it up. I can't describe it well, so I attached a time lapse so you can see the process.

We have gone a couple of times for work and I LOVE it. Also, the first time that I went the guy that made mine is Jack's cousin. Jack is the guy from New Zealand that I work out with at the gym. The guy making my ice cream had an accent and I asked him where he was from and he said New Zealand and I said, I should have known that with all the time I spend with Jack. The guy says... Jack who. And I say Jackson Kaka.... and he laughs and says... that is my cousin. Ha ha. Of course! I love all the connections.

If you ever want to try a new ice cream place, I recommend this one.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Grotto - Take 2

Since today was a  holiday and I had the day off of work, I decided that I wanted to spend some time outside. I decided to go to the Grotto again since it had been a couple of years since I had been there. A guy that I had hung out with once and had been wanting to hang out again asked if he could come. Mostly because all he was asking me to do it come over and make out and every time I would tell him no... but if he wanted to talk and get to know each other, that would be ok. So when I told him I was going on this hike he wanted to come and I decided to give him a chance. Worst. Date. Ever. I have never come back from a date with a guy feeling like such garbage. It was depressing. It made me think... is this all that is left for me out there as far as men go? He was so rude to me and put me down and told me all the reasons why I was still single... bla bla bla... I told him I didn't appreciate the way he was talking to me and then he said... oh ok, I will lie then and then started being sarcastically nice. Yeah... it was awesome. So you won't see any pictures of me and this guy together. I didn't want any. Not only that... but he walked ahead of me most of the time anyway.

That aside. It is a short but beautiful little hike with a cute waterfall at the end and I still enjoyed being outside and doing something with my day instead of staying inside the entire day. So here are a couple of pictures from the outing.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mr. Business Card

My co-worker, Candice, and I went to the post office to run an errand for our boss. We were at the table filling out some information to put in the package we were sending back for our boss. The table is in the line and faces all the stations to talk to the tellers. We are minding our own business talking to each other when this guy that just finished at one of the stations approaches me.

He gets my attention and then tells me that I look familiar and asked me if we knew each other. He doesn't look familiar to me AT ALL.. so I said no politely and told him he didn't look familiar to me. He didn't drop it. He starts asking me what ward I am in and where I work. I tell him knowing that it isn't going to help because I know for a fact that we have never met before. I continued to try and be polite although at this point I was starting to get a tad bit annoyed because I was with Candice and we were in the middle of a conversation. I told him that I get that a lot... that I look like someone that  someone knows, so maybe I just have a familiar face. Then he goes on and tells me that we are probably Facebook friends because he has a ton of Facebook friends... so he probably knows me from there. I don't know why he insists that we know each other, but I assure him that we are not Facebook friends. Meanwhile... Candice is just standing there watching this awkward conversation and the longer it went on the more awkward I was feeling.

He finally gives up and says... oh well. If you ever need a lawyer, give me a call... and hands me his business card. Mmmm.... ok? Random? Candice joked and said I probably will because I get in trouble a lot. Then he just looks at her and says... I'm not that kind of lawyer. Candice and I both just give each other a weird look and wait for him to leave.... which he finally did.

It was such an odd interaction that I didn't quite know what to make out of it. Candice thought he was trying to pick up on me. Odd way of doing it if that was the case... and I wasn't flattered.... he wasn't attractive at all. When we went back to work we told a few people what happened and some said he was just trying to promote his business. If that was true... that is an odd way of doing it.

I wasn't quite sure what to make out of it or could figure out what he was trying to accomplish... but it gave Candice and I a good laugh.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Picking up where I left off....

Friday I obviously went to work. Since we had our co-worker in from Texas, we went out to lunch as a team with her. We ate at Guru's which I am always happy to go to since they have the best sweet potato fries (which I LOVE) and after we went to a place a few shops down called "Roll With It". It is an ice cream place, but the ice cream is thin and they roll it up and put it in a cup. It was pretty rad. It is hard to explain so I may have to blog about it. But it was a nice break from work if I say so myself.

Later after work.... Rachel and I went to see a movie. We went to see the new Guardian's of the Galaxy movie. That was pretty good. I am not a die hard fan, but I like them.

Saturday I was super excited for and already blogged about... but it was Lantern Fest day. I LOVE Lantern Fest. That is why this was my 3rd time going... not including the legit one that I went to in Thailand... where the Lantern Festival started. I went over to Heather's house so that she could do my hair and make up for the photo shoot that Kyle was going to do of me and the other at the Salt Flats before going to the Lantern Fest. We figured... since we are going to drive all the way out there, we might as well go to the Salt Flats too because the Salt Flats are legit. Then it was off the the Lantern Fest we went. We cut it a little shorter than I wanted to and I didn't like where we were sitting.... I would have rather been closer to the stage so that we could hear the music since that is part of what makes it so magical. It was also quite windy so you really had to watch around you to make sure a burning lantern didn't run into you. However... I still really loved it. So guess what? I will be going to the next one as well. Ok... that is a lie. The next one is in September when I am out of the country... so I will be going to the next one after that... next year. :)

Monday I was having a hard day... so after work, Kyle and I hiked up to Buffalo Peak and enjoyed nature and a beautiful sunset in our favorite spot. Just what we both needed.

Tuesday is $5 Tuesday at the movie's! So me and my boss, and Candice and her mom went to go see "Snatched" which I thought was hilarious. I love our little movie club. I also love cheap movies. I love that they do that.

Later on Tuesday night... Tyler made another appearance. He is a mystery. I never know when I am going to see him or hear from him again. Sometimes it is two weeks, sometimes it is 4 months. It is an odd thing we have going on... I just try not to think about it. Every time he leaves I just assume I will never see him again so that I don't get disappointed or attached. I do enjoy our friendship though... he just has issues and is a work-a-holic... and a father, so I just can't expect much from him. Weird... I know. Why keep a relationship like that in my life? I don't know.

Wednesday my visiting teachers came over. We talked for hours as we typically do and we got into my issues I had been having about self worth and were all crying in the end. I am really thankful for great visiting teachers. Lindsay has helped me so much. She is the best.

Guess that brings me to today... and today I have worked and gone home and done nothing else... so.... I guess we will end here.