Thursday, July 28, 2011

Get me some ginkgo biloba

This may seem confusing but stick with me through this. 

In high school all my friends and I had a livejournal. (“El Jay” if you were cool). We were really good at it. We would all post at least every day, sometimes up to 5 times a day but we won’t get into that. Occasionally I still like to go back and look at my livejournal account. I didn’t keep a handwritten journal at the time but this website has a pretty good history of my life on it.

Fast forward to present time. I love my car. That car has been with me for years. First car I ever drove. Learned to drive in it, had my first accident in it, took it to college. The whole sha-bang. Sadly, the car is getting old now though. He's loosing some paint up top and getting wide around the middle. But the real bummer is the fact that my fog lights turn themselves on. Its gotten to the point that the only time they turn off now is when I turn on my left blinker. I found out about this because my car battery would constantly die due to the lights turning themselves on. I now have to leave my blinker on while the car is off in hopes of maintaining some semblance of battery life. 

Fast forward to today. I was at work and I thought about a specific time I went to the movies with some friends. I remember thinking I would never forget that movie but alas, I have forgotten. I can’t even remember what it was about. The only things I remember are the year and the company that I was with. So of course, I can’t stop thinking out what movie it could've been. So I turned to the livejournal in hopes of finding out.

While reading through some old entries, I stumbled upon this piece of literature from September 18, 2004. (I hope you enjoy the high school writing style)

“ok so yesterday my car battery died while I was at school so there was no getting home for Ms. Alex. Durham and I had to wait for mi madre to come and pick us up. Then we had to get Matt and drop him off at this bowling thing then get Kritter then take Durham home so then of course I missed guitar. Its ok that I missed it though because I already know my song so now he won’t freak out when I actually know what I am doing since he gave me 2 weeks…if that makes any sense.

So then when my dad came home we went and jumped my dear car and got it home. At home, we pulled some stuff apart and took out the battery and such and brought the battery to Auto Zone…(get in the zone…AUTO ZONE!!...yes that Auto Zone) they charged up my battery while my dad and I went to Subway. We got the battery back and put it in the car and it worked. But I do have a short in my ‘lights wand’ so that my fog lights randomly come on so I have to watch that”

The wiser version of myself. With my best friend...who remains my best friend. So lucky

16 year old version of myself, thank you for trying to help adult version of myself. You are so wise. Unfortunately, adult version didn't even remember that. I remember the car breaking down, but not the helpful warning. Go figure. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

4th fun...Part I

Anybody who religiously follows blogs has probably read all the 4th of July posts...or so you thought! We decided to hold off just a little longer on reporting about our holiday weekend simply because, well, we went up to Rexburg Idaho. Just to educate those who have never been up to the biggest little city in Idaho I am including a map of Rexburg in this post:

Now you may be asking yourself if this is a legit map. Well, I got it off Google Maps, so it most certainly is.

Rexburg is just a ton of nothing with four main roads that form a square (in talking to people from Rexburg I have since found out that there are actually only two main roads. Seriously?!)

Our reason for going up is because my sister Corinne went through the temple for the first time. She is heading on a mission to BRASIL!! I'm super excited for that. Anyways, we went up there to join her in that occasion. 

In front of the Rexburg temple

It was nice being able to spend time with family. The next day we went on down to Logan for the fireworks show there. All the family from the surrounding area was there. The fireworks ended late and anybody who knows me knows that I cannot stay up late. We lucked out and found a room in Logan so that we could head back down to Provo.

Olivia and Corinne were able to come down and join us for the weekend in Provo. We always think that there is not a ton to do in Provo, but my sisters reminded us that they are coming from Rexburg. We really enjoyed spending time with them and are glad that they came down, even if they had to ride back up north with complete strangers.

Also, the Next Food Network Star is on, so we are going to break this bad boy into two parts. Stay tuned. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We really want a dog...

It’s been a while since we bragged about the dogs.

This weekend we had the chance to go up the Humane Society. The weather was pretty crazy so we only had the chance to play with one dog. But goodness gracious was she adorable. I'm pretty sure if our apartment allowed dogs...or even if we thought we could get away with it...Troy would have brought this one home in an instant.

Meet Coco. 

She is a 7 month old Labrador Retriever. This dog has some spunk. We were playing with the tennis ball but then she found some tennis ball fuzz (you know that stuff that peels off the actual ball part). I almost think she had more fun playing catch with the fuzz than with the actual ball. She is super playful but also super cuddly. She's definitely a puppy though. I checked yesterday and Coco still hadn't been adopted . If she stays there much longer we might find ourselves looking for people to dog sit while we find a new place to live. Any takers?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Promise To Return...

Pop Quiz!!

The lack of blog updates from us means that…

a.     We got a dog and are now too busy throwing tennis balls that we no longer have time for anything else.
b.     We decided we hate technology and have shunned all forms of social media.
c.      I got a new job.
d.     None of the above, we’re just lazy.

If you went to high school in America then you’ll know the answer is always C. Duh.

That’s right people of the blog world, I have a job. A full time job actually. Which apparently takes up more time than not having a job. Go figure.

I’m working at a law office that is actually three different companies in one. There is a financing company, an asset protection company and an actual law office. Just try to figure out how they all mesh together; it’s quite the puzzle. I’ve actually really liked it so far though. I’ve been there since April but due to the blogging hiatus you might not have known that. So I’m basically a law genius now. What, you want to set up an LLC? Yeah I can do that for you, no problem. And yes, I’ll even get the EIN for you.

And because no blog is complete without a photo, here is evidence that I am not lying.

Surprise, it’s my desk!

In conclusion, yay for having a job but boo for ditching the blog. Therefore, I hereby resolve to do better and still do fun things even though my life is slowly being consumed by pleadings, holding companies, and blueprints.