Looking Back on 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

I have spent the past few days going through my room at home and packing to return to New York. As I rummaged through old college things and unpacking here in New York I have realized that this has been quite the year.

I finished my last semester at BYU in April. I completed all my advertising classes and the one remaining stats class that I had been putting off for several years. It was a great way to finish my time at BYU. I had my capstone class, which was so much fun. I had an amazing group and a fun client. Much to our surprise and delight, we won our section of the competition. YAY! I had amazing roommates that made my last year at BYU something to remember.

I technically graduated in August, but I walked in April. My parents and sister came out to see me walk. It was nice because they helped me pack and load up the car. I’m one lucky girl. My Grandma and one of her friends also came to the graduation. We went out to lunch and had a little photo session. Good times. After the ceremony we took a few photos, jumped in the car, and didn’t look back.

My parents took me to Disneyland for my graduation gift. We drove there from Provo, stopping in Las Vegas along the way. It was fun to spend some time with the fam before I headed our for New York. After two days at Disney my parents dropped me off at the airport and I left for my internship in New York. I remember being very excited, yet very nervous at the same time. It was a dream of mine to live in New York and it was finally coming true.

When I got to the airport I discovered that the airline had lost my luggage. I started to cry. I was just so stressed-out because all my closes were in there. I had nothing. I didn’t really know where I was going and the lady was mean. Luckily they found my luggage before I got in the taxi. I was relieved that they found my luggage but nothing can explain how I felt when my phone started ringing and it was Sarah. “Where are you? When are you getting here?” From the minute I arrived at International House, Sarah and I were practically inseparable. I really enjoyed my internship days. Sarah and I played everyday after work. We went to shows, museums, shopping, and central park. Good Times! I was truly lucky to have Sarah.

After my internship Anna helped me get a job at Wunderman as a freelancer. I’m really grateful for this experience. I learned a lot at Wunderman. If it wasn’t for this short little experience at Wunderman I probably wouldn’t be here in New York still. I really owe Anna. She also helped me get the job at R/GA. I love my job at R/GA. I’m learning so much and have an amazing great team. I’m truly blessed.
I have lived in four different apartments this year: one in Provo, International House, a little place on west 104th and now my current place of residence. I hate moving. I really hate moving in New York. Luckily I had my parents help in Utah and Korts help this last time. I hope I don’t have to move too soon.
Well, this has being a very busy year, but very exciting. With graduating and my fires big girl job, this has been the year to remember. I have two truly amazing roommates that make my time here in New York ten times more enjoyable. I don’t know what I would do with out them. With the big city at my doorstep I’m sure that next year will be just as great. I just hope.

Send out Search and Rescue…I’m LOST!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

There are very few shows that have had such a large impact on my life as to cause me to drop everything to watch them. You know the shows that you go crazy over and throw a temper tantrum if you miss. For some reason recording and watching it later just isn’t enough. You have to be there live and in person when it first airs. I can think of only three shows that have had such a powerful influence in my life. That would be Power Rangers, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and LOST. Power Rangers and Dr. Quinn are of the past, but LOST is alive and thriving in the exciting pastimes that are my life.

I am a first season LOST fan. I wish I could say I have been since the beginning but I only started watching on episode 10, Raised by Another. I can remember that episode so well. I have been addicted since that very night, converting several loyal lost fans along the way. From roommates to family members I have created a loyal LOST legion.

Now it is time to prepare for the fourth season. Will any of the questions be answered or will a hundred more be raised (in true LOST fashion). Sarah and I plan to watch the first three seasons before the next season starts on January 31. (I’m not sure how I feel about this because it’s on a Thursday and usually Lost is on Wednesday.) That will give us a month to watch three seasons worth of LOST. Can we do it? With our busy schedules and living in a city that beckons for us to explore, will we find the time? I think yes. Anything for LOST!

My family and I are trying to watch all of season three so that I can take it home with me. With my sister and mom both working I don’t think we are going to find the time. I knocked out five of the 23 episodes last night. We’re going to do our best to finish it. I love the thrill of it all!

If you want to kinda catch up on what LOST all about you can watch a video on abc.com that sums up the first three seasons in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. It’s wild! http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=index

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

(I like this picture because in most picture we have of Grandma she is looking away from the camera. Now we are all looking away but she isn't!)

I got to fly home on Christmas Eve to spend a week with my family. Kari picked me up at the airport and we went out to lunch at one of our favorite places. I told her before I came home that there were three things I wanted to do when I was home. They were to eat crab puffs, get a Papa Murphy’s pizza, and a Burgervillee cheese burger. I was able to achieve two of these goals the first day.

We spend Christmas Eve with my mom’s family. It was good to see everyone again. One of my cousins lives in New York too but we’ve never met up. We finally swapped phone numbers so we can get together for brunch. My favorite! This family tradition is always the same. Pizza, conversation, presents, and then we leave. Of course Peter and Uncle Scott keep us entertained with singing and jokes. I always laugh when I’m with the Olsen family. We then went home and opened up our pajamas. I’ve always loved the tradition on opening new pj’s on Christmas Eve.

Our Christmas morning was delayed a bit because Kari had to work. She got home at around 9. I was glad because I still had to wrap her present that morning. Dad was acting like the paparazzi again, taking annoying pictures while we opened presents. Oh dad! We then had an amazing breakfast and started getting ready for the Anderson family to come. Christmas day is always my favorite part of the holiday season, because we always have so much fun with this side of the family.

Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Susan and her family (my two favorite cousins and their husbands) and Janice and Cody Ward came to have Christmas dinner with us. Grandma walked through the door and then instantly started handing out presents. I love it! There is no waiting in this family. Grandma gave us some of her jewelry this year as our gift. It’s so beautiful.

We had a nice little addition to our Christmas party this year. Aunt Susan brought her dog Newman. Oliver didn’t like him too much, but he was fun to have around. He’s a nice little addition to our family. We always have a good time with the Andersons. I just wish I could see them more.

These next few days will be fun. I’ll be working from home and going and visiting friends and family. It’s the perfect way to spend the last few days of a rather exciting yet tiring year.

Never have truer words been spoken!

Friday, December 21, 2007

One of my favorite movies is “An Ideal Husband.” It’s so witty and there are some classic quotable lines in it. I could watch this move over and over and still find something new. Some of my favorites are:

Lord Arthur Goring: To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Countess: Aren't you going to congratulate me?
Lord Arthur Goring: Congratulations.
Countess: Aren't you going to ask what for?
Lord Arthur Goring: What for?
Countess: I've made a great decision. I've decided to get married.
Lord Arthur Goring: My God! Who to?
Countess: That part is yet to be decided.

Lord Arthur Goring: I'm sorry, Father, but the truth is, this is not my day for talking seriously.
Lord Caversham: Well, what do you mean, sir?
Lord Arthur Goring: I mean that I only talk seriously on the first Tuesday of every month. Between noon and three.

My Favorite!

Lord Arthur Goring: I am glad you have called. I am going to give you some advice.
Laura: Oh pray, don't. One should never give a woman something that she can't wear in the evening.

I love this movie! There are many more, but I can’t put the whole script up. Rupert Everett, I want to marry you!

I'll take one of those please!

Monday, December 17, 2007

My roommate showed this to me last night. It was a nice little treat! I don't know what it is but I swoon at the idea if a hot men's a cappella choir. I would date any one of these men. The song is funny too.

Roommate Christmas Party!

Friday, December 14, 2007

My roommates and I decided to have a little Christmas get-together this Friday night. We had Rice to Riches and Papa Jones Pizza. It was my first time having Rice to Riches and I will confess I love it. Dang it Leah! It’s just one more thing for me to be addicted to. Great! We had a little gift exchange and then ended with what we do best. Roommate photo shoot! We ended up taking 83 pictures in about 15 minutes. That has to be some kind of record. If you want to see some of them you will have to go to my facebook page. There are way too many to post here. We had a good time with lots of laughs. I love these girls.


Leah got a girl talk jenga game. I thought it was perfect because she loves games and she loves playing truth or truth (that’s truth or dare without the dare). This is a nice little combo of both. She also got a beautiful necklace that Kort made. Kort also gave us hand lotion

Kort received a really cute clutch from Leah. I gave her “The 20th Century Art Book,” thanks to my Barnes and Noble discount! She really loves art and there were so many books to choose from. I just hope she likes it.

I got scrap booking paper and stickers! Kort knows the way into my heart. I loved the paper. Good job Kort! She also told me where she got it. Yay, now I have a place to get emergency scrap booking paper. Leah gave me a Leah original. A picture frame with a mate that holds multiple pictures, but she colored in some of the picture spots. She said my walls were very blank and I needed to decorate. Thanks Leah!

Movie of choice: “While You Were Sleeping”

I love these nights were we can sit around and talk and have a good time. We need to do it again sometime.

I can’t believe I’m doing this! Sorry!

Tagged by Anna

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. I think this was about the time that my family was moving to La Center. It really sucked because my dad was building our house and we had to live in his shop with no insulation or heater. It was very very cold!
2. It was my first time playing volleyball. I really liked my coach. I also started playing basketball. Good times.
3. Going to school. I got my first locker…I was so excited.
4. I started babysitting
5. Doing what I do best, causing trouble and reeking havoc

5 Things on my to-do list today
1. Go buy my sisters Christmas present.
2. Go to the gym during lunch
3. Buy some socks…I really need more. It’s getting way to cold out
4. Go hangout with the roommates for our little Christmas get-together
5. Take a nap…I’m not sure when that’s going to happen

5 Snacks I enjoy
1. Apples and peanut butter!
2. Fruit Snacks
3. Cheez-its
4. Any thing with a chocolate peanut butter combination
5. Gatorade…is that a snack? I don’t know but I love it!

5 Things I would do if I were a Billionaire
1. I would go to Europe. London would be my hub because I want to go there so bad. I would travel all over
2. I think I would get as many apartments as I can in different cities. One in New York, one in London, Las Angelou, Portland (for my moms sake), and any other place I decide I wanted to travel.
3. I would arrange for a private day at Tiffany & Co and invite all my friends and shop until we drop.
4. Similar to the Tiffany’s experience I would rent out Disneyland and invite all my family and friends.
5. Wow, I wonder how much this will all cost. We’ll if I have any money left over I would start handing it out on the subway.3 of my bad habits:1. I assume things too quickly2. Thinking I’m always right…I hardly ever am3. Being too selfish…are these habits?

5 places I have lived
1. Canby, OR
2. Battle Ground, WA
3. La Center, WA
4. Provo, UT
5. New York City, NY

5 Jobs I’ve had
1. The best job ever – the BABYSITTER!
2. Girls Scout Camp Councilor…I was that for three summers and then the arts and crafts master the last year. It was fun but I don’t want to talk about it.
3. Student Supervisor of the Weekday night custodial crew. Wow what a title. Love it! The crew is what made it fun.
4. Wunderman….The data freelancer
5. R/GA…Making websites better one analysis at a time.

5 Things people probably don’t know about me
1. I have a fascination with the British monarchy. My favorite is Princess Diana, but her sons come in a close second. I love reading about the history of the family. I would love to meet the Queen.
2. I played volleyball in middle school and first two years of high school. They asked me to continue onto varsity but I decided school work was more important. Yeah, I’m regretting that now.
3. I sang in my high school jazz choir. I’m not that great of a singer but I think my teacher felt sorry for me.
4. I have the largest ‘N Sync collection ever. I have all the marionettes, games, fruit snacks, jewelry, blankets, clothes, and posters, posters, posters!
5. I'm a day dreamer...People can be talking right to me and I will be looking right back at them, but my head is a complely different world. I really need to stop this.

I tag Alison, Christine, Kelly, Melissa and Brenna

I Love My Job!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I have the best client ever!

Attack of the Marshmallow Stuffing Roommate!

I’m a very peaceful person. I really try to avoid confrontation at all cost. Life has so much drama as it is, why create more? Right? Well, I was sitting on the couch in my living room preparing to create a little book/card thing for Leah’s little party. I know, I know I’m a saint! I always try to serve my roommates to the best of my ability. While trying to figure out how I was going to create
this little treasure with the limited utensils that I have I was attacked by Leah. Armed with a marshmallow she threatened to shove it up my nose. Plugging my nose, I fought her off. Unfortunately she decided that the marshmallow to the nose wasn’t necessary, but any opening would do. That’s when she tried to shove it in my ears.

You may not know this about me but I’m a fighter. I may be big but I’m scrappy. Leah failed miserably. Not being able to take defeat she shoved the marshmallow down my shirt and gave up. I don’t get it. Everyone says that Leah is soooo sweet. They just haven’t lived with her! I live in terror in my apartment. All is well and then Leah will strike. It could be anything from a tree hug or jumping on me while I’m sleeping. Kort does it too, but I’m certain the Leah is the ring leader. I have my eye on you Leah! I’m one girl you’re not taking down.


Sunday, December 9, 2007

I went to New Jersey with Kort on Saturday for a youth center dedication ceremony. Kort had volunteered at the church with her youth group when the center was first being built. She helped dig dirt and carry it out of the churches basement. She told me that there were areas under the church where a person had to crawl, but that they had removed all the dirt. It has been several years in the making but they finally finished it. It was so great! Everyone was so excited and you could see that a lot of work was put into it.

While I was there several people came up to us and asked Kort if I was her sister. We thought it was funny the first time that it happened, and by the eighth time it happened we were laughing so hard. Kort and I sisters? Do we look anything a like? I just thought it was so funny that so many people asked about it. What do you think? Could we be sisters?

Flaming Christmas Cards!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Our December enrichment activity was to get together and write our Christmas cards. Sounds like a fun time, right? On our way to the activity our quite snowy walk was distributed by the annoying sounds of a fire truck honking. Covering our ears, we quickly tried to walk past it. To our complete delight the fire trucks, yes trucks there were two, stopped right in front of the building we were suppose to go into. We watched as four firefighters rushed the door. We didn’t know if it was safe to go in or not so we asked the man in the truck. He just nodded as if there was nothing wrong and said sure.

Leah and I climbed the two sets of stairs to find that the firefighters were going into the apartment where enrichment was supposed to be. Lucky us! We stood at the door and looked down the hall at several firefighters looking up at a carbon monoxide alarm making an annoying noise. Making our way past them we wandered to the end of the hall to the women infest living room. Everyone seemed in high spirits. Can you blame them! We all sat and waited for the firefighters to turn off the alarm. I think they enjoyed the outing as much as we did because they all took turns coming down the hall and peaking into the living room. The diagnosis was sampling: Get a new battery!

HAHAHAHAHA! The firefighters laughed about the whole thing and left. I decided that a pic of the fire trucks in the street was necessary and started taking pictures from the window. To my great surprise all the firefighters in the truck started waving and then one pulled out his camera phone and took a pic of me. I hope he treasures that one! What a way to start enrichment! God bless the firefighters of New York! You’re Hott! I LOVE NEW YORK!

What's Wrong With a Bet Between Friends?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I’m not a betting girl. I bet on random things every once in awhile but it’s not a favorite past time or anything. I just think little innocent bets can make life a littler more interesting. Like when I entered a bet with Anna in June about dating. Let me explain…

Dating is a hard thing in New York City. There are more women then men, and the men who do date all date the same circle of girls. I’m lucky that I learned this early in my New York career. I have accepted the fact that I will probably date very little while living in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite sad about it, but I have learned that this is just the way it is. While talking with Anna and Sarah about this, Anna disagreed with my lack of dating. Sarah understood completely and totally took my side, but Anna was 100 percent confident that I would date out here. Thanks but yeah right ANNA! What man infested world are you living in!

That’s when we decided to make things interesting. We decided to bet on my love life. We laid out the rules and what was at stake. Whoever lost had to buy the other person dinner at the Russian Tea Room. I’m down with that! This is one bet you’re going to loose Anna! With the beautiful rules I can still date and win. Win win for me!

If any of you read Anna’s blog the other day, you will notice that she put a post up dedicated to me. While Sarah and I think that this is cheating, there is no stopping Anna. And to tell you the truth, I don’t think it will help her cause one bit. Keep trying Anna! You’re going to need all the help you can get. I’m already planning on what I’m going to order.

Sad But True...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Many of you know I have a little obsession with Tiffany & Co. I would call it a passion more then an obsession, but whatever. I love everything about Tiffany's and have started quite the collection of Tiffany treasures. During the summer after my senior year of high school I made a goal to visit every Tiffany's in the US and buy something at each one. Luckily my parents support me in this crusade and have funded many of trips.

Now I am pleased to announce that I visited my 14th Tiffany's! My family and I ventured down to Wall Street to visit the new Tiffany's. I was so excited! I bought a cute snowman Christmas ornament. I love it! One of the ladies there tried to get me to buy a $450 cashmere scarf. The sad truth is that I really wanted to get it. It was so cute. I tried to talk my parents into it, but they said no. I wonder why? If I hadn’t just paid off my credit card and loved the feeling of being debt free, I probably would have bought that scarf. We decided to go to Canal Street and get three for $10. That will have to do until I can get the Tiffany one. Just kidding!

I have 57 Tiffany's left! Seriously! Tiffany's needs to stop opening stores. When I started there were only 57 Tiffany's in the entire country. It makes my goal a little more challenging, but more exciting. You'll have to wait in great anticipation for the next post that will reveal my next Tiffany experience. Maybe I will splurge and get the scarf. I doubt it!

I just got elfed!


Operation Parental Units Visit was a Success!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Well, the fam has come and gone. I think they had a good time playing in the Big City. I was most worried about my dad, but I think he enjoyed himself. Going to Yankee Stadium really made the trip for him. He also loved Central Park. He went running almost every day. My mom, sister, and I woke up on Friday to find that my dad was missing. We called and found out that he left early in the morning to go walk around Central Park and take pictures. That man really loves that park. He bought a Yankee coat and hat and wore them for most of the trip. He was so cute – The little tourist.

Mom and Kari had a good time too. It was tough for Kari because she can’t eat wheat so we had to be a little careful of where we ate. I felt bad because sometimes she didn’t get enough to eat and was hungry. She was a good baby-sitter for me while I was at work. She kept the two parental units in line.

One of my favorite parts of the whole week was the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mom and I got up early in the morning to get seats so we could see the parade. It was worth it! We had such a good time and great seats. Luckily the parade thing turned out well because we got our dinner two hours late. I felt bad, but it all seemed to work out in the end. We went to a movie and then Kari, mom, and I made Christmas cards. My dad didn’t know why I was making cards. He said I didn’t have anyone to send them to.

The day after Thanksgiving was long but fun. We walked across 34th Street and then up 5th Ave. We thought it would be supper busy, but it wasn’t bad. Macy’s was the worst part, which we figured would be. It was worth going in, because my mom got a beautiful nativity scene. She was so happy.

We didn’t get to see Grease or Wicked because of the strike. I’m so mad! We did get to see Mary Poppins, which was good. We tried the Young Frankenstein lottery twice but didn’t win any tickets. We ended up seeing two movies to help pass the time. Poor parents! They came across the country to spend $11.75 on a movie they could have watched at home. They didn’t complain.

We had a good time and I hope they come back to play again. It’s always fun to have the family around; especially when they pay. I love my parents. I can’t wait for Christmas. My dad made the comment that it has been a whole year since I’ve been home. It has been too long.

Dear Santa,

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I hope you had a great year and didn’t give the elves too hard a time. Thanks for the great gifts last year. You always know just what to get me. You’re the best!
I’m sure you already know, but I have been a very good girl this year. I’ve played nice with my roommates, been kind to my sister, called my mom as often as I could, and I have been to church almost every Sunday since coming out to New York. I know I dropped the ball on my dad’s birthday. I promise to not forget next year. You know how it goes. The last semester of school was tough and it slipped my mind. Other then I that, I think I have done all right.
I have thought long and hard about what I want for Christmas and I think I have come up with a great list for you to start with. (These are not in order of importance).

  • A puppy – a basset hound would be preferred but not necessary
  • A new apartment with no cockroaches – Please!!!!!!
  • A trip to London 
  • Season tickets to the New York City Opera or the Knicks
  • World peace – I know I asked for that last year but I have to keep trying
  • A hot Italian man that loves to cook – heck any many that loves to cook – who am I kidding any man would be great
  • A chance to be a guest star on the TV show Lost – that would be way cool
  • A knight in shining armor – armor is optional – A prince will do too
  • The world’s best cheesecake
  • Tickets to Legally Blond on Broadway
  • Sexy Shoes – You know what I like!
  • Picture frames – I need more things to hang on my walls and spice up my room
  • “New York Minute” – I haven’t seen it but I love Mary-Kate and Ashley
  • Cute gloves, scarves, or hats
  • Jewelry – something fun
  • Something to put my makeup in
  • Nice socks – lame I know, but would like some really cute ones

I think that’s about it. Does that help? You know I will like anything you give me. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season and don’t get too stressed out. Take a break every once and awhile, and go easy on the elves. Thanks for everything!

Merry Christmas,


I don’t know why but this movie is 10 times funnier now that I live in New York. I can’t wait for my mom to bring it so I can watch it in preparation for the Christmas season. I love it! I love it! I love it! I love it!

Mom and Dad are coming to town!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mom, Dad, and Kari will be coming to play with me in the Big City. They will be arriving early Monday morning. I’m excited to see them, but not to have to wake up early. I have to work for three of the days that they are here, but I think Kari can baby-sit the parents while I’m away. We have tickets to Wicked and Grease; unfortunately they are both on strike. I hope they open by Tuesday. My parents have never been to New York before, so this should be very interesting. These are the kinds of vacations they take. I'm a littler nervous to tell you the truth. I just hope they have a good time and are entertained. I’ll keep you posted.

Site of the DAY!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ok! So this Gabe person sent out another email containing more links. While I wasn't overly impressed this time around there were a few that were fun.http://producten.hema.nl/ - I thought this was really creative and fun. Make sure you watch the whole thing. It takes a minute once you click on the link. Just be patient.http://www.angry-gram.com/ - I tried this one out on Anna. I don't have headphones on my computer at work, so I didn't get to hear the end result. She seemed to like it. Here are the TV spots http://www.burgerking.co.uk/tvads/index.aspx
http://itsredagain.com/ - I don't know how I feel about this.http://www.attwheredoyoulive.com/ - I had some fun with this one. I don't think I would ever buy a shirt, but it did keep me entertained for about a minute.I didn't really care for the others. All I know is that I look forward to the emails I get from my company. Today I got to vote in the first ever annual Sexiest Man in Advertising contest. Good Times!

Battle of the Umbrellas

Singing In The Rain - The best video clips are right here

I’m from Washington. I am use to the rain. I didn’t watch “Singing in the Rain” in Washington, I lived it. While I do complain about it from time to time, I enjoy a stroll in the park in the rain now and then. Unfortunately, New York City is not as fond of the rain as I am. It seems like every time we have a heavy rain storm everything stops. The subways stop working and cabs are all taken, and everyone runs for cover.

On my way to work the other day I got off the subway and made the tree block walk to my office. It was gently raining and I decided that an umbrella wasn’t really necessary. As I made my way down the sidewalk I was completely over taken with frantic people and their weapons of destruction, their umbrellas. The sidewalks aren’t very big, and when there’s construction going on they are even smaller. People didn’t really seem to care and just brushed right past, not minding if they take an eye out with their umbrella. There’s just not enough room for all these people and their scary umbrellas.

It’s dangerous out there. I made a dash for the street thinking I would be safer against a car then the umbrellas. I watched as people rammed into each other and just exchanged nasty looks and then carried on their way. I enjoyed watching this, when I was not apart of it. I confess that the idea of walking in the rain now stresses me out. The only bright part of my journey was a woman with a clear umbrella that had pictures of cats on it. I must come up with a battle plan. I can’t live all winter like this.

Sick Again! Quality New York Moment?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Last Saturday I went shopping with my roommate. Good times, right? While trying on coats at Old Navy I suddenly started to not feel well. I told my roommate that I probably needed something to eat and would be back in a few minutes. Unfortunately food was not what I needed. Feeling like I was going to barf, I made my way to McDonalds to use their bathroom. There was a line of like 15 people and I couldn’t wait. After throwing up in the stairwell at McDonalds, a garbage can in the street, and a garbage can at the subway-stop, I made it home. I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life. And this was just the beginning. I spent my whole Saturday on the coach with Gatorade and a bowl nearby. After relaxing the rest of the weekend I thought all was well. This morning I went to work feeling fine. I was at my computer working when it hit me again. This time it was worse. Luckily my two sweet bosses took good care of me. I ended up going home. What’s wrong with me? Most people think that it’s food poisoning, but the only thing I had to eat on both days was Cheerios. I can not tell you how devastated I would be if I couldn’t have Cheerios anymore. I promised my boss I wouldn’t eat them for awhile. A co-worker thought it might be the milk. I don’t know, but I don’t like it. I hate being sick.

No…I’m Not Endorsing Coffee

Friday, November 9, 2007

Do you want to know what my weekday mornings are like? Well this is the best way I can show you. With the exception that I’m not a man, I don’t shave, and I don’t drink coffee, but you get the idea.

I love this commercial! Ok, I promise I won't post anymore videos for at least a week.

Did You Know This?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

One thing that most people are surprised to hear is that my favorite movie of all time is Rocky. The first one is preferred but there is a special place in my heart for the second, third, and forth. As for the fifth, I don't want to even comment. I did see Rocky Balboa and thought it quite good, but not as good as the first one. Why, you might ask, would a girl that has a DVD collection of the greatest chick flicks of all time claim that Rocky is number one in her life. There are so many reasons why but here are five.
  1. It has the sweetest little romance story. Quiet, shy, petshop girl gets swept off her feet by a guy who would do anything for her. Rocky treats Adrian like she's the most beautiful women in the whole world. What women wouldn't want that?
  2. This is the best classic underdog story. Rocky a poor, southpaw fighter who gets a chance to be the world’s heavy weight champion.
  3. It's funny. ''Take her to the Zoo!" Enough said.
  4. Amazing music. I turn on "Gonna Fly Now" and can run forever. It's the kind of music that just motivates you.
  5. SPOILER! One of my most favorite reasons why I love this movie is that Rocky doesn’t beat Apollo. That's what makes this movie so great! Rocky realizes before the fight that there is no way he is going to beat Apollo, but it doesn’t matter. All he wants to do is go the distance. No one had ever gone the distance with Apollo and that's all Rocky wants to do. And in the end he does, and he also gets the girl. What a man!
Can anyone tell me what Rocky movie this clip is from? Yes that's Rocky and yes that’s Apollo training him. What parallel universe is this? I don't know, but I love it!

Real quick! I know this is a long post. Here are some reasons why I love this clip.
  1. The cloths! Only one word can describe. SEXY!
  2. The running in the sand footage that is strategically places through-out the clip
  3. The song. You know I love it.
  4. Paulie gets pulled into the pool. I hate him!
  5. The fact that it ends with Rocky and Apollo frolicking and splashing in the water. You know you are watching a quality movie when it ends with two grown men playing in the ocean.

Site of the DAY!

Everyday at work I get emails from some guy named Gabe with the subject “Site of the day:………’. At first I just ignored these emails and put them in the trash. I thought nothing of it until yesterday when I got one that said “Site of the Day: It's FREE!” Being a person that jumps at the chance for anything that’s free I decided to read the email. The only thing there was a link.

Not being overly busy that day and this was an official office email, I decided to take a look. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I quite enjoyed my little break from work. Is anyone else disgusted by the fact that there was no wiping or washing of the hands? That’s sick. Man I love advertising! Only in Europe do you see this kind of stuff. I need to move.

I decided to go back and find all the Site of the days that I have deleted to check them out. My favorite is the hungry suitcase. These are just a few. Just a little fun sites to keep you entertain for a second or two.


i heart nike

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

So my new client is Nike. After spending a large portion of my day looking at their many websites, I have discovered so many things that I want to buy. This is not a good thing! They have so many cute closes and way cute shoes. I have most definitely turned loyal to Nike. I figured it would happen when they put me on the account, but I didn't know I would fall in love. No now I have the inner struggle to decide if I should spend my money on cute sports apparel or on other things like rent and food. Tough times for me!

Wilma, Betty, or Pebbles?

I know that this is late, considering that Halloween was last Wednesday, but I thought it was fair to show the pics of the three roommates together. I thought our costumers were good and that it would be a no-brainer who we were suppose to be. Unfortunately we were asked several times throughout the evening who we were. Leah, (Wilma) was asked if she was Pebbles and I (Pebbles) was asked if I was Betty or Wilma. Seriously people! This shouldn’t have been a problem! Didn’t we all grow up on Flintstones? Wasn’t it one of the cartoons of choice? They’re classic! Isn’t it easy to tell that Betty wears blue, Wilma wears white, and Pebbles the one with the bone in her hair. Maybe our costumes weren’t as good as we thought. What do you think? Ok Leah and Korts costumes were better then mine.

Even though people were having a hard time guessing who we were, this didn’t deter us from having a good time. Yes, I will admit that I did leave earlier then Kort and Leah, but I did stay longer then I was planning. It was a great party, and our hostesses did an amazing job. First New York Halloween down and I hope several more to come. I’m already thinking of my costume for next year. What will I be? We shall see.

Does this look like me?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ok. I made the big move to my new company and I love it. I have the best team and the best client. I know I have only been working there for a week, but I know I made the right decision. I made it through orientation, which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. The hardest part was writing the little bio they need for the new hire section of the company news letter. They gave me the option of giving them one of my pictures or using the picture that’s on my id. Thinking that not very many people would read it, I decided to just use my id picture. Be completely honest. Does this picture look anything like me? Who is that?

Oh well. Not too many people commented about it. Oh, and a special shout-out to Brenna who helped me write my bio and make it less boring. She’s the best. She should start her own blog.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

This year my roommates and I went with the Flintstone theme for Halloween. My roommates have red and black hair so they were perfect as Wilma and Betty. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be Dino or Pebbles. As you can see from the pictures I decided to be Pebbles. We had a lot of fun making our costumes and getting ready. Kort had to work so she didn’t get to go to the Halloween dance at church on Saturday, but we’re hoping we get to dress up again for Halloween night. We shall see. The dance was a lot of fun. We even ran into a Bamm-Bamm at the dance. How fun is that?

Other fun facts to know and tell:
1) I changed jobs and I’m now at a new cool company. Last week was my first week and I really enjoyed it. I think I’m going to love the work that I do here a lot more then my last job, but only time will tell. I do miss the people at my other job.
2) I went on a little trip with my roommate last weekend. We went to New Jersey and volunteered at a church. Kort goes there every weekend. I really had a lot of fun. It was nice to get out of the city for a little while.
3) I got a new calling at church. I’m now a member of the enrichment committee. I’m not surprised. It should be fun. I love enrichment.
4) I’m watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while I’m writing this and I have to confess I truly love this movie. It’s a classic.
5)I went to see the Drowsy Chaperone and loved it! I would recommend it to anyone that loves to laugh. It was really funny.
Well I think that that’s all the latest news in my life. I really need to start writing more. I always forget. Leah also took better pictures of our Halloween costumes and I’m sure we will get good ones with Kort. I’ll post as soon as I know.

Broadway: Hairspray - For Hairspray!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

While walking home from work with Anna, I casually made the suggestion that we should try to win Hairspray tickets sometime next week. She wanted to try and win that night. I brushed it off until we got to the uptown 1 subway platform and saw that it was packed. The sad truth is that when it rains in New York everything stops, and it was raining hard. Anna looked at me and said we should try for Hairspray. I looked down at my phone to see that we had 10 minutes to get from 42nd up to 51st. I didn’t think we would make it, but decided to try anyway.

Now this shouldn’t have been a hard thing, but it was raining really hard, I didn’t have an umbrella, the sidewalks were very crowded, and I was in four inch heals. Trying to weave around the many tourists, we slowly made out way uptown. There was no way we were going to make it. Anna had to go to a teller to get the money and we were several blocks away. I decided that running was the only way. So I started running, which wasn’t very fast because I was in heals. There I was on Broadway running in my business cloths in the pouring down rain. I soon lost Anna, but figured she would go get money and I would at least get our names in for the lottery.

I arrived at the Hairspray theatre drenched with makeup dripping down my face. It was 5:59 and I was on time. Unfortunately we had forgotten that the Thursday performance starts at 7 so the lottery was at 5. Too bad! I was so upset. I was tired and soaked for nothing. I found the driest place I could and waited for Anna to show up. When she made it to the theatre I told her that we missed it by an hour. Anna was much more determined then I. She walked all that way in the rain and she was going to see the show. She walked into the box-office and told the man our story. He took pity on her and sold her two tickets at the lottery price. Victory! I love Hairspray! It has to be one of my favorite plays and if I had to I would run in the rain for it again!

Oliver! Satan in feline form

Monday, October 8, 2007

I was cleaning my pictures folder on my computer and found that I have over a hundred pictures of my sister’s cat, Oliver. I'm constantly getting emails from my family with pictures. You would think they would send pictures of them doing fun family things together. No! They are all of the stupid cat. Sometimes I'm lucky and I get one of them in the picture, but that is very rare. Oliver is the focal point in their lives. They all think he is the sweetest thing ever, but I know the truth. As baby of the family, I'm a little jealous of the all the attention they are giving him.

Big Decisions Cause Tough Times in the City

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Remember how I talked about having a job interview this week? Well, everything went very very well and they offered me a job. After thinking about it for awhile I realized this company would be a great move for me and I know I would enjoy my time there. Unfortunately I really like the agency I’m working at. I have a great boss and my coworkers are a lot of fun. My current agency offered a counteroffer (because they hadn’t hired me yet. I was just working freelance). Now I’m faced with the decision of choosing between the agency that would be good for me and probably would love and the agency I really like now and feel comfortable at. I hope I don’t sound like I’m complaining. I’m totally grateful that I have these two job offers, but I’m afraid that I’m going to make the wrong decision. I don’t want any regrets. I told both companies that I would have my decision by tomorrow. While I’ve thought about it a lot, I still haven’t reached my decision. I don’t know what I’m going to do.

Other then the whole job situation, this week has been very relaxing. Nothing truly exciting has happened. The most interesting thing I’ve done is go with my roommate to go pick up boxes from UPS. Unfortunately, UPS is out in the middle of nowhere. And when we finally walked out there my roommate was disappointed to find that they had sent her boxes back. While some would call this a waste of time, I really enjoyed our little outing. It’s always fun walking and talking with my roommates.

"Start of Something New"

Sunday, September 30, 2007

I guess you can say I'm one of those people that move to New York and then claim it as their own. I know I'm not a native New Yorker, but I really wish I was. I love it here so much and can't imagine living anywhere else. I'm living a childhood dream here, and having the time of my life.

I come from a small town in Washington (yes very small, there isn't even a stoplight). I enjoyed my small town experience, but knew that I would love the big city more. My parents really don't like that fact that I'm so far from home, but they are very supportive. I'm lucky to have such great parents.

I've been in the city for five months and have done everything stereotypical that one can do in New York. The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Broadway plays, and the works. And to tell you the truth, I have loved every minute of it. Unfortunately I have already become annoyed by the many tourists that happen upon the city constantly. I now have a trained eye, and can spot a tourist a mile away. I know that's not very impressive, because tourists stand out and basically have the Sims diamonds over them as they play in the city.

As I look back on photos from the past five months, I've realized that most of them come from the subway. What is up with that? I guess it's because we spend so much time traveling that it's one way for us to be entertained. I mean who doesn’t like taking pictures of themselves. Luckily I spend so much time with Sarah, because she is the master of holding the camera perfectly to get everyone including her in the picture. I think I will post all my subway pictures over the next few weeks. It will give you something to look forward to I guess.

It looks like it will be another busy week at work, but I'm also interviewing at another company this week too. I'm really nervous. I don't have a lot of experience interviewing, and I really want to make a good impression. I'll keep you updated.