Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This year we had to go a lot more simple thanks to our upcoming move.
But we had a good time golfing, getting some A&W Root Beer, and seeing a movie!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Four Jobs I've had:
1. Sandwich artist at Subway
2. Secretary/Receptionist at Century 21
3. Sociology research assistant
4. Secretary/organizer extraordinaire
Four Movies I've watched more then once:
1. Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version)
3. Jurassic Park
4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Four Places I Have Lived:
1. Mesa, AZ
2. Pocatello, ID
3. Lafayette, IN
4. Provo, UT
Four TV Show I watch:
1. Gilmore Girls
2. What Not to Wear
3. The Office
4. The Biggest Loser
Four Places I've been:
1. New York City, NY
2. Boston, MA
3. Laguna Beach, CA
4. Chicago, IL
Four People Who Email Me Regularly:
1. My mom
2. Dominique (Enrichment leader)
3. Dr. Lott (professor)
4. Dr. Cates (employer)
Four of My Favorite Foods:
2. Corn chowder
4. Crispix cold cereal
Four Places I'd Like to Visit:
3. Bora Bora
Four Things I'm Looking Forward to This Year:
1. Moving to Knoxville
2. Watching Jen in the Olympic trials!
3. Christmas (hopefully I get to come back home to Idaho)
4. NOT being in school!
Four People I Tag:
1. Matt M. (you better do it Matt!)
2. Taryn P.
3. Debbie W.
4. Anyone else who happens to read this!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I love you--can't wait to see what the future holds for us!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Girl Scout troops have sold cookies as a fundraiser for more than 80 years. Now, the National Action Against Obesity has asked Americans not to buy the cookies.
The organization believes the cookies are unhealthy and could possibly be a contributor to America's obesity problem.
"When you're a civic organization you shouldn't be using junk food as a fundraiser," said Meme Roth with the National Action Against Obesity. "Do something other than pushing more junk food on a sick and fat country."
"Girl Scout cookies aren't about eating the cookies, they're about supporting the Girl Scouts," said Shannon, girl scout cookie fan. "It's a treat you look forward to once a year like a holiday."
Girl Scouts sell over 200 million boxes of cookies each year, which brings in over hundreds of millions of dollars for the organization. According to Girl Scouts of America, after paying the baker, every penny goes to troops across America.
"The girl scout cookie sale is critical to running any girl scout program today," said Teresa, member of the Tarheel Triad Girl Scout Council Board of Directors. Girl Scout leaders said they only sell cookies six weeks a year, and they do make low calorie cookies.
Fans of the cookies have voiced their opinions on the boycott.
"I think there are better things to boycott," said Justin.
"Girl Scouts and cookies go hand in hand, I can't imagine the world without them," said Shannon
What?! Are you kidding? American obesity is coming from people eating too much junk food. You can buy a box or two of cookies without eating the whole thing in one sitting. Its about personal control and moderation! Anyway, that really bothered me for some reason. The end.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Well, I was going to do the bachelorette chronicles every day, but I was so busy all week I haven't had the chance to blog at all! So, it will just have to be one chronicle. This week has been insane. I have not been to bed before 2:30 since Saturday night (when I went to bed at 1:30). At first it was because I couldn't sleep without Chris, but the last couple nights have been because I had so much to get done! I had a 10 page research paper due today. I stayed up all night and at 5:30 this morning I went to sleep for 3 hours, woke up and finished it up! Thank goodness that is over! Now all I have is finals week and I'm all done forever.
Chris's trip to Tennessee was successful. He met with advisers and and the director in charge of his assistantship. Then he looked around at a million apartment complexes and . . . . we have a place to live! Its a really nice place (from what I hear). Two bedrooms. Has lots of land around it, tennis courts, etc. It has 2 bedrooms and a simple layout, but its pretty big and I think we'll enjoy it. We are really close to a part of town that has a lot of job possibilities for me and there is a bus stop right outside that goes down to campus. And the church (the only one in the whole city) is 100 yards down the road. So its a really good location, but not down by the busy part of town and campus. I'm excited to see it and feeling ready to move soon!
Well, that's all that's been going on with us. Just busy! One week from today is when finals end and all the fun begins!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Anyway, as a new hockey fan I decided I needed a couple things: First, I needed to know the rules of the game--that was key. So I turned to trusty Wikipedia to learn all I needed to know about the sport itself. For example, there are 6 players on the ice from each team (like how I said "the ice"?): a goalie, 2 defencemen, and 3 forward positions (left wing, right wing, and centre). The 2 defencemen and 3 forwards are called "lines". To substitute they do a "line change" where the whole line is switched in for a whole new line. (Ok, most people might know that, but I didn't). And while fighting is not an officially recognized part of the game, it is recognized as a de facto aspect of the sport. The players that fight most frequently are called "enforcers" (they sometimes aren't quite as good at actually playing hockey). And when fighting all players follow "The Code", which includes only fighting someone who wants to fight back and fighting fair. Anyway, if you got through that paragraph, congrats, and if you didn't I don't mind.
The second thing I needed was a favorite team. After last nights' game that was easy: the Pittsburgh Penguins. (And I'm NOT a bandwagoner. If I was I would have chosen the Detroit Redwings, who are like the Yankees of hockey). The Pens (that's what we fans call them) are fan-worthy for a variety of reasons. Their goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury is my favorite player. In the game Monday night he had 55 saves--it was amazing. They also have Sidney Crosby, who came to the NHL at age 18. He's like the Golden Child of hockey and lots of people compare him to Wayne Gretzky (he is also the captain of the team). Finally, Mario Lemieux played his entire career for the Pens and now owns them. He seems like a really great person and does a ton of charity work in Pittsburgh. He also has young players (like Crosby) come live with him when they first get the the NHL to make sure they adjust well and don't do anything stupid. Awwww. . . he's like the daddy! Ha ha. Well, in the two days of research I've done on the Pens, I feel like they're a valid choice for favorite team. Now I just need to think of some connection I have to Pittsburgh so I feel all the more validated. Any suggestions? (I went to Philadelphia one time--its in the same state!).
Marc-Andre Fleury~my favorite player;-)Crosby scores!Well, that was a lot of stuff about nothing in particular. But I think this hockey thing will stick. Too bad the season is almost over.
Go Pens!!! Game 6 is starting as we speak.