Friday, June 26, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth

Words to follow, as I am still on vacation...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


And I ran with Spiderman. How cool is that?!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a living...

My day began at 6:30am yesterday. I drove my little car over to UVU Fleet Services and traded it for a Toyota Prius for the next two and a half days. It took me a couple of minutes to figure the p thing out, but once I realized that this hybrid gave me a free pass to drive alone in the commuter lane, my heart was instantly lost forever. I cruised up I-15 feeling cool and green.

I pulled into Layton at about 9:13 and found my way to the UACRAO folder stuffing extravaganza. I am the recruitment track chair for this year's conference, and so it was my honor to be able to take an extra day off work to help prepare for the conference. Our project took about 2 and a half hours and then I was free to go. I had all of Layton at my fingertips and I was determined to enjoy it !
A great adventure to have when you are in exotic Layton is a movie adventure. This is because there is not much to do in Layton. After much deliberation, I decided that as long as I was going to take myself out to the movies, I should probably go and see a movie that I would end up seeing by myself anyway. (If you would prefer to think of me as a hip and cool person that is not actually a former geek, please skip this section.) I picked Star Trek. I used to come home everyday after school and watch Star Trek: Next Generation. I have probably seen every episode. I have also seen a good chunk of Deep Space Nine and enough of the original series and Star Trek movies to be super excited about this new flick. I think I have about zero friends that also super excited, so at 1:35pm I found myself in a theater with 12 other super geeks and we all had a wonderful time.
When the movie was over I was very responsible and went for a run. I may be in Layton, but there is a 5k coming up on Saturday that has my name written all over it. I am still crossing my fingers that I will live through this experience.

Dinner came next, and I had a date! Me, Bostons Restaurant and my love, Cormac McCarthy. I finished reading the The Road not very long ago, and I loved it. (I am not sure what I am saying about myself here, divulging my love of sci-fi and dark literature. Oh, well.) Anyway, I went out to dinner and brought No Country for Old Men. This is an intense book people! I sat at the restaurant for at least an hour. I am sure my waiter was entertained that I was buried in the book and had to come up for air every time he asked if I needed anything. It's all good. I left him a good tip.

After dinner, I stopped into the Sephora in Ogden. Sephora is a magical place. It is like a Toys R Us for big girls, or a Home Depot for women. There is only one Sephora in Utah, it is located in a JC Penny in Ogden. This means that it is actually a mini Sephora, but it will do until I make it to the full size one in Anaheim in a couple of weeks.

Well, by this point in the day it was getting dark outside. Some of this had to do with the fact that it was getting late and the huge storm that was rolling in might also have had something to do with it. I headed back to my cozy little hotel room and settled in for the night. I cozied up in my lovely Hampton bed (totally the best hotel bed) and popped in La Vie En Rose. I have wanted to watch this movie since I saw Marion Cotillard accept her Oscar for Best Actress. Her performance is PHENOMENAL. I don't know that I would say the same of the movie, it was disjointed, and long, but she was incredible. It would have been criminal had she not received an Oscar for this performance.

And so ended my long Layton day. I really, really, love my job.