Wednesday, October 29, 2008

8, 8 and 8...

I got this from my friend Kim, and she said whoever was the first one to read their blog (which I guess i'm one of the first...) then they get to post this. Well I haven't posted in a while, and I thought this would be something fun to lighten the mood that i'm in (you can blame it on the elections).

8 fav. TV shows:
1. The Office
2. House (even though I hated last weeks episode)
3. The Amazing Race
4. Lost - can't wait for the new season!
5. Ghost Whisperer
6. Cold Case
7. Dancing with the Stars
8. 24 - but I thought it was done... I still like it though.

8 places I love to eat: (not in any kind of order)
1. Chipotle
2. Zupas
3. Kneaders
4. Chili's
5. noodles & company
6. Panera Bread - but utah does NOT have one! grrr it's my favorite.
7. Olive Garden
8. Costa Vida

8 things I did today:
1. Well it's still early in the morning... so I guess I woke up and showered.
2. Got to work on time... miracle for today.
3. Text Chase
4. Answer phones.
5. Try not to think about going to the bathroom, because our water at work is turned off and we have to wait till 2pm before it gets turned back on.
6. Kissed Chase goodbye
7. Was reminded by Kim that Chase and I still need to go to the temple this month. Thanks Kim!
8. Stickering Cards for our slick writer pens.

8 things I am looking forward to:
1. Register for Classes (I know that's weird, but I have been freaking out about it all week!)
2. Thanksgiving! Before Christmas=NO CHRISTMAS MUSIC BEFORE THANKSGIVING! :D
3. Dancing with Chase!
4. Having more money in our account.
5. To be in my bed- sleeping...
6. Getting an A in Chemistry and Nutrition!
7. The weekends
8. To be a mom

8 Things I love about FALL:
1. Jumping in a pile of leaves.
2. Thanksgiving
3. The wonderful smells of fall and Christmas
4. Being with Family
5. Carving pumpkins
6. Going hiking
7. warm clothes
8. Pretty colors

8 Things I WISH for:
1. For everyone to love everyone, and not get offended by what other people say for their own opinions.
2. All the dust in our house to disappear
3. Me to get into the nursing program
4. Chase's business to start picking back up
5. Get my 72-hour kit, and food storage ready
6. Being more creative
7. All our debts to be paid off
8. To be able to eat all the Gluten I want, again, without being in pain.

8 people that I tag:
Well seeing as the last time I tried doing this some people who don't check my blog didn't do it... so I'm just gonna say whoever feels like it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

St. George Retreat

So this last weekend sure was a busy one. As part of my job, I was hired by the Provo High School Ballroom Dance Team to film them all year long at most of their activities. This included their yearly retreat. This year they went down to St. George for their fall break. I took my lovely wife, Tedi, with me.

She was worried that it wasn't going to be any fun, and that all the kids were going to get on her nerves. Well, we proved her wrong ;-). We left Friday morning at 8:00 am. It was so cold, and we were in shorts and sandals because we were going straight to Zion's National Park before going to the Hotel. We didn't want to have to change.
We got down to Zion's and had some lunch at Grotto Park. The team had some team building activities and then a nice little speech by the head coach. After that we hopped onto the tram and headed up to the Narrows. Now people thought I was the crazies person in the world. Here I am, standing in waist deep water, which has a pretty strong current to it, holding a $4000 video camera.
Okay, it probably was a pretty crazy thing to do, but I got some really neat shots in the canyon.
All was going well until we were headed down the river to head back to the bus. I turned the camera on to let it record the trip down. I got to this spot where I'm standing in the picture, but going the other way, and stepped on a mossy rock and stumbled. I knew I was going down. Luckily, I had my "splash guard" trash bag set up. I slipped and went down. The camera went straight up. I rammed my knee against a rock somewhere under the dirty water, but the camera was safe and dry. When it comes to my video equipment, I value the camera more than my knee that that moment. It was pretty scary, but the entire time I had the biggest grin on my face. The best part is, I caught the entire thing on tape.
After our long day at Zion's, we finally went to our hotel. We ate dinner and watched the kids swim in the pool. Nothing else really happened, so we just went to bed. The next morning, we all felt the pain of the day before. I think just about everyone on the team took a spill while in the narrows. The first thing the team did was head over to a church building to have a 4 hour practice for their show they were going to perform later that night. During the practice, one of the girls stepped on her foot funny and ended up breaking her foot. She asked the only two Priesthood holders, Tiave (the JV coach) and I, to give her a blessing. It was a pretty neat experience. While the team was practicing, Tedi and I watched the new Indiana Jones movie. It was a pretty good movie.
That night, the team performed at the Tuachan Amphitheater. That was pretty neat. After their show, we watched the play Les Miserables. That was a really good performance done there. I've never seen it before, so it was pretty neat.
This was Tedi's favorite part of the whole trip. We didn't get done until 11:00 that night and didn't get back to the hotel until 12:00. We quickly ate some dinner and went to bed.
The next day we just drove home. The team played some games that only Ballroom Dancers would appreciate, but they were fun nonetheless. Overall, besides the lack of sleep, I think we had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What I've done...

copy and paste the 200 statements then bold the ones you have done!! Hope you enjoy it!!
1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunch box
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hostel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a camp fire
189. Kept a blog
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend
199. Helped solve a crime
200. Commented on someone's blog