Monday, July 27, 2009

my faves

The top ten things about my new life as a college graduate and working woman (in no particular order):

1. I work at this place. Pretty much it is a hospital in the form of a resort. Very suiting for the typical Park City resident.

2. I go to work, get off of work and get to do whatever my heart desires. It is a new found freedom that my roommates and I are rather enjoying.

3. I get to read what I want - no more of this book hiatus because I have to make myself study. It's a beautiful thing.

4.  Jack's Mannequin + The Fray = amazing.

5.  Random road trip to Idaho with my ward. Zip line and water slides were included.

6.  This next one pertains more to this week than the other 2 that I have been up here - my finger doesn't hurt anymore! It still looks like it should be on a dinosaur rather than a person, but it is painless. That is all that matters.

7.  I live in the middle of everything. Pretty much anything that I could want I can find within a 5 mile radius of my apartment.

8.  Which brings me to my next point: I love Salt Lake! Particularly downtown...

9.  New bedroom furniture! 

10. And last but not least, every single weekend is a party. Pretty much every single week day is too if I am going to be honest with you. Life is good.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

i am ready.

Two weeks from today I will run in my half marathon. 

After my run today, I am officially ready.

This next week is more of a week to let my body recuperate from 2 runs that were over 10 miles in 2 weeks.

But because I was able to do those long runs these last 2 weeks, I am ready.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

black and blue

I recently got into a fight with a door at work. Needless to say, the door definitely won. And more likely than not, my fingernail is going to be a casualty in this incident.

This is not a picture of my hand-but, a picture of my nail would look pretty similar. It is my left pointer finger and the nail is almost all completely blackish purple like the one in this picture. Also, the blood you see pooling on the nail in this picture is because this person melted a hole into their nail to relieve the pressure. I did this as well. I flamed a pin, touched it to my nail, and in it went. Seeing your fingernail bleed is definitely an interesting experience (and completely painless by the way), let me tell you. But I can no longer feel my heartbeat in my finger anymore so it was worth the gruesomeness of the procedure. I'm not going to lie, I was a little fascinated by the whole thing. And I have never lost a nail before so that will be interesting as well. That basically sums up my nerdiness in a nutshell.

Hopefully the nail will fall off soon so the rest of the pressure will be relieved and the inflammation will go down. That is what I am hoping for at least.

Moral of the story: don't smash your fingers. Especially in big heavy lab doors. The experience is pretty painful. I never even knew that my finger could hurt so much for so long.

But do not fear, I have gotten past the pain and I am now just fascinated by all the little changes that are taking place in my finger. It's kinda cool actually.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

afternoon playlist

My best friend Emily is in town. That always causes for at least a little adventure. Here is today's:

Because she rode to Utah with some family and didn't have a car, Emily ended up borrowing one of her friends. Turns out his car has a killer sound system. We always tell him to play girl music in it but he just doesn't ever listen. I don't even know why. So, because she borrowed his car today, we played the music that we wanted to - and at a really loud decibel. 

Our playlist went as follows:

1. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, High on a Mountain Top. It was SOOOO cool on his sound system! It literally sounded like we were in the conference center with all the bass and surround sound. AMAZING.

2. Katy Perry, I Kissed a Girl. So we digressed pretty quickly from Mo Tab to Katy Perry. But, we had to play this one for old times, inside jokes sake. It also happened that we were driving past the MTC right at the time this was playing. Oops...

3.  Kristinia Debarge, Goodbye. This one has a pretty funny story attached to it. We were driving down state street on our way to target playing this song (and of course singing and dancing along). We looked over at the truck next to us and the guys in it were singing along with OUR music. It was HI-LAR-IOUS. 

4.  Rihanna, Breakin' Dishes. We actually started this one pretty quietly, but then we were stopped at a light next to this guy in a nice Mustang who was trying to be all cool with his loud music and nice car. Well, you guessed it, we decided to blow his sound system out of the water with our borrowed one and turned our music right up. The next 30 seconds at the stop light he couldn't stop laughing because he knew our sound system killed his, and lets face it, it was a pretty funny situation.

5. Pussycat Dolls, I Hate This Part. We might have been blasting our music, driving a little faster that we should have been and ended up driving right past a cop. No worries, he didn't even think twice about our law-abiding behavior.

6. Beyonce, Single Ladies. This one took some effort because every time I would set my ipod to play this song it would play an Akon song - not quite what we were going for. But, eventually it worked out. We did have to drive around the block in order to hear the whole thing though.

Love you Emily.

Monday, July 6, 2009

life goes on

There are big changes happening in my life. Change is good.

I am officially a registered Medical Technologist now. 

I am an alumni of BYU - with a bachelor's degree.

I am moving to a new apartment in a new city in a couple days.

I start my new job in Park City one week from today.

Welcome to my new life. Funny how things change so quickly. It seems like I have been waiting to get to this point in my life for a long time and all of a sudden it just happened. 

Weird. Exciting. Scary. Awesome.

I'll let you know how it goes.