Saturday, January 31, 2009

Random Thoughts

First of all, this is where I want to be at the moment.

Now on to some random thoughts. Why do I tend to attract old men at my work?? Old men are always coming in, telling me how pretty I am, or making other random comments. The other night, I helped set up for a basketball game, and this old man who was a referee was like hitting on me. When I asked him if there was anything else I could do for him, his response was "well, if I were 20 years younger I could definitely think of something!" CREEPY!!! Then tonight, this guy that I see all of the time said something interesting. He is like in his early forties maybe. Anyway, he stopped me in the hallway at work today and said "Emily, come here! I have to tell you this. Every time I see you, you get hotter and hotter! I mean, what's going on? Are you getting taller? Well, keep up the good work!" What is that?? How do I respond to that?? "Uhh... thanks? I guess?" Anyway, these are just some random thoughts. I really do want to be in Disneyland right now. I love it there!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Typing Test

This is a typing test that I found on my cousin's blog, and I decided to try it. It's a lot of fun!

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I figured that it would probably be good to let everyone know what happened on my "30 minute blind hang-out" at Iceberg. I met him there, and he was pretty cute, and taller than me, so I figured it wouldn't be too bad. After we got our shakes, we sat down and started talking. Well, I was doing most of the talking. It seemed like he was really comfortable with silence, and I couldn't handle it. So I would give him chances to ask questions or make comments, and he wouldn't do it! He did ask me a few, but I was the one that was driving the conversation. When I looked at my phone, it was 10:00 and I was surprised because we passed the 30 minute mark. I wanted to go home, because it really seemed like he wasn't interested, and I wasn't interested in trying to drag on the conversation any longer. Anyway, I went home, and the next day his sister in law talked to me and asked me how it went. I told her that he was a nice guy, but that he didn't really talk very much, so I assumed that he wasn't interested. She told me that he was interested, and that he would probably call me again. Maybe if he talked more, I wouldn't mind going again, but only if he talks! I mean, seriously, we didn't know each other. He could have asked me anything in the world :)

School is going fairly well, although it has taken up all of my extra time. I wake up early every day, teach piano, and work two days a week. I have a communications class that seems like it will be pretty intense. He keeps talking about English 2010, and it has seriously been 5 years since I took that class. I don't remember ever learning about Ethos, Pathos, Logos stuff... So hopefully I can figure it out! I am also in the Singers, and we have a lot to do this semester before our competition in Europe. Last weekend, we had our "retreat", which was a lot of work. We sang all night Friday, and all day Saturday. We even had a recording session on the Monday after. Needless to say, my voice was pretty dead. But I love being in Singers! It is so much fun, and I can't wait to go to EUROPE!!! I am already brainstorming about how in the world I am going to fit in my concert attire, and some other necessities into one suitcase AND have room for souvenirs. Any ideas??

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


There are many awkward moments that we have in life. So why are all of my awkward moments happening so frequently now? I was in an uncomfortable situation the other day on TRAX, when I saw someone who was definitely not expecting to see me. I tried to be as normal as possible, asked him how his classes went, what he's up to, and got one word answers in return. He didn't even smile! Soooo awkward.... I saw this person again today. Awkward.

Awkward moment number two happened when a guy called me last night. This guy got my number from someone in my ward. We talked for a while, and he finally just said "well, I don't know how many blind dates you've been on, but I've been on like a million. I've found that the best way to do it is to hang out for like 30 minutes, and if we like each other, we go from there, and if we don't, we can go our separate ways..." So I am supposed to meet him (he's not picking me up!)at a place next week to see if he approves of me. I sense another awkward situation coming while I am standing there, looking around for someone that I don't even know, wondering "so why am I doing this dating thing again??"

Awkward moments. Can't we live life without them? Apparently not!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Car Trouble in Downtown SLC!

Okay, I have to post about this now before I forget how good I feel... and before I actually have to pay for my car to be fixed. So today my friend Annie and I were going to visit my dear old friend Melissa and her little baby. I was soo excited that I would finally be able to see her! Well, everything was going smoothly until I got off the freeway and entered downtown SLC. We were driving next to a truck, when all of the sudden my car started making a REALLY loud noise... The only way to describe it is when you think of a quiet neighborhood and some teenager drives up the street and has one of those really loud, and I mean REALLY loud cars that moms just shake their heads at. My car was roaring! At first I thought it was the truck next to me. Anyway, I pulled over, and tried to call my mom- no answer, my dad- no answer, my friend the mechanic- no answer, and my sister- who said sorry and proceeded to tell me about sippy cups that she bought. No offense, Amy, but at a time like that I didn't really care to hear about it. Annie ended up calling her dad and their mechanic just happened to be a few blocks away from us. I was worried that if we went there, I would have to pay an enormous amount of money. My friend John- the life saver, ended up coming with his car, just in case we needed a ride, and drove my car to the mechanic place and basically took over. Thanks John! I had no idea what I was doing.....

John prepared me for the worst by telling me to say goodbye to my car if it was an engine problem, because it wouldn't be worth fixing. I prepared myself for the worst. The mechanic turned on my car, revved the engine, and said "you have a hole in your exhaust pipe". Yay! Just a little hole in the exhaust pipe! I don't have to say goodbye to my car after all! I can't explain the joy that I felt, seeing as how this is my baby, my first car :) Annie and I had an extremely cold drive, because the mechanic said that we could get Carbon Monoxide poisoning if we didn't drive with the windows down. We made it home, ate some soup, and I called my mechanic friend who said that he would call his dad to see if he could fix it. Hooray!

Now for the blessings! Basically I am very grateful that Annie was with me, and that her family's mechanic was so close. I am also grateful for my friend John, that left work to come and help me out. And I am so, so grateful that it will hopefully be an easy fix. So many blessings! And I am very proud that I kept a smile on my face the whole time :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Family Time!

So this post is dedicated to my wonderful family, and all of the good times that we have together! We have done some pretty fun things like playing games, sledding, talking, laughing, you know, just hanging out. I am so grateful for the wonderful family that I have, and I honestly don't know what I would do without them. Here are some pictures to sum up my break.

My nieces found my snorkeling stuff that I got in Hawaii. They really enjoyed it!

We took our traditional Sisters picture

I took my niece sledding for the first time. She loved it! Amy put on Travis' snow boots to come out and take pictures, but that was it :)

The most important thing about being together as a family is laughing. And we did plenty of laughing! I love the holidays!

For New Year's Eve, my family got together and played games. Has anyone ever played the game "BANG!"? It is a really fun game! We also had fondue. It was so yummy! I don't have any pictures from New Year's Eve though.

I am also very grateful for the opportunity that we had to celebrate our Lord's birth. I hope that in the future I can do more to remember the birth of our Savior during this wonderful time of year. I hope that everyone had a great holiday!