Friday, February 26, 2010

Little Black Dress

Yesterday Cherie and I went to the University of Utah School of Pharmacy Gala. All of the proceeds went to the Maliheh Free Clinic that we volunteer at.

This is Greg, one of the main nurses at the clinic. This man saves many lives.

View from the top. We were on the 4th floor above Rice Eccles Stadium. Our views out either window were incredible - the mountains on one side, the city on the other.

These are just a couple pictures we took at our table after we finished eating. We felt a little bit like traitors at the U stadium in our black and red, but all in all it was a very good experience. The food was good, the company was good, and it all benefited a good cause. I am so glad that I get to be a part of such a great organization as the Maliheh Free Clinic.

Friday, February 5, 2010

i heart hole in the wall

I love, love, LOVE hole in the wall places.

For proof of this, there is a whiteboard in my apartment with all the little random restaurants that my roommate and I want to try. We do try these places out on a semi-regular basis.

The other day I went to this little bowling ally on 33rd South and about 13th East called Sue-Rich Lanes. I must say, it is the coolest little place. The owner was the cashier that helped us. We had very personalized service. Yes, the machines were probably older than I was and our ball got stuck a couple times, but it was still so much fun. I love that this guy and his wife started a bowling ally and have been able to keep it up and running for so long. I can't even imagine how much planning, time, and effort went in to starting up their little business.

Maybe I am just fantisizing about the beginning of this place, but I really like that little fantasy and it makes it so much more meaningful to support their business.

If you want to go bowling in Salt Lake, I definitely recommend hitting up Sue-Rich Lanes.

Monday, February 1, 2010

time, time, time is such an important part of this life. 

Due to a recent change in work schedule, time seems to have much less proportion than it ever used to. Allow me to explain - I work 7on/7off, Wednesday to Tuesday, 5am-3:30pm. Seven ten hour days in a row. I know that at this point you are probably thinking "wow...that is awful". But, then I get seven full days off in a row. I love my new schedule, absolutely love it. It does mess with my sense of time though. Wednesday feels like Monday or sometimes Saturday. Today, in theory, should be a Monday but it too feels very much like a Saturday. I am learning however, to not put a lot of stock into what day of the week it is so I get far less confused. It definitely makes my life interesting.

Another thought I have towards time is that it goes by so quickly. It seems the older I get, the more quickly time flies. The fact that I will be 23 in just over a month isn't what gets me. It is the fact that my youngest brother now has a driver's license and that my sister is graduating from high school this spring. Weird.

In church yesterday, one of the speakers said something like this (not an exact quote, but what I remember) "time is an investment. What are you investing your time in?" I thought that was some good food for thought. Comparing time to money kind of puts a new perspective on it. We are really careful with our money - don't spend it on unnecessary things, invest it, save it, and a slew of other things. I don't think we are as careful with our time. Do we invest it in stock that will grow and cause us to reap the rewards later? Or do we give it to mind-numbing activities that will drain us of all emotion? Is the way we are spending our time now going to benefit us in the long run? I am sure that only time will tell.