Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Kellie went home tonight on Idol, HALLELUIA!!!

I know it sounds classist, etc. of me, but I really don't care for or get along with stupid people. Even worse? People who *pretend* to be stupid.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Advice needed.

So, open question to everyone:

Pubes. I don't like them. What's everyone's preferred way to get rid of (or control) them? Post a comment anonymously if it's too bashful a subject for you!

More evidence I married the most perfect man EVER:

Today I dropped off Sister at Nordstrom after taking her to get her nails done and out to lunch (happy birthday, Sister!). While dropping her off, I figured I might as well look for some nice black high heels (which I've been desperately needing, since my current black heels are these horrid chunky mary-jane-esque things that only work with my slutty Catholic schoolgirl halloween costume, which I now only wear for Husband, since I no longer need it to seduce various legions of men).


So I message Husband to ask if it's ok with him if I pick up some heels, since shoes at Nordstrom are not a light purchase. His response?

(verbatim) Are they cute? Pick up a nice skirt to go with them too!

Seriously. I married the best man ever.

AND... BEHOLD THE SHOES!!! In black, of course. Oh, how I love them! I also picked up some new Reefs, since my old ones are about to kick the bucket and I figure I'll be needing them in Costa Rica.

Next on the footwear list: Some cute wedges (maybe, if I can find some that are fun and classy at the same time- a hard feat for wedges), some new canyoneering shoes (my 5.10 canyoneers are beat to hell and it would suck ass for them to break in the middle of a 6 hour long technical wet canyon), and some new sneakers (basically ditto for them).

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Important to know

The key to compromise:

Besides finding out *if* it's important, and *how* important it is to your partner, find out *why* it's important. The real why. Then compromise can start.
Hell. Getting a bad sunburn and a period at the same time sucks.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


So yesterday and today, Soulforce's Equality Ride (a tour to various religious and military universities aimed at confronting administrators and students about GLBT policies) came to BYU. I had wanted to go see events unfold out of curiosity, but completely forgot and went to work instead.

I must say, I'm a little bit confused about the whole thing. All emotion aside, BYU is a private school. Do I agree with all their policies? Not really. But the instant I decided to go there, I agreed to abide by them, knowing that if I didn't it would be well within their right to kick me out.

By law, as a private school, they can pretty much require anything they want, just like all other private schools. If they wanted all their students to wear red and hop on one foot, they could. Would everyone agree with it and like it? Not really. Is it within BYU's rights? Absolutely.

From a dispassionate standpoint, I think that both groups went about this thing all wrong.

BYU's administration should have granted Soulforce a meeting with them and showed the good example of having respectful dialogue, even if people don't necessarily agree.

Soulforce should have realized that, by abiding by BYU's public demonstration rules (which genuinely are the same no matter what group comes up on campus), they wouldn't have been escorted off campus, and they would have been able to have dialogue with the students that were interested in talking to them. Why shout out your message to those who aren't interested when you can speak out your message to those who are?

Also, it would probably help if they researched LDS history and policies a little more- much of what was stated about the church on their site is untrue, and it would seem to me that anyone runs the risk of alienating their target audience if they misrepresent that audience's beliefs.

Oh well. I had hoped this would have gone a little bit better. It would have been nice to see an open-minded and respectful dialogue from both sides.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Funny how happy this makes me...

Huh. So apparently, according to the majority of people at work, I'm most likely to arrive at work early, most talented at phrasing things in a way that makes customers happy even when they have a right to be mad, and the most valuable employee over the last four months.

Whoever thought I'd actually be *popular* at work? Or ever in my life, for that matter? Certainly not me.

It is nice to know my coworkers respect me, though. :D

Friday, April 07, 2006


Grandma W. passed away today. She led a vibrant life, full of family and friends who love her. She got to see all of her children before she died, and she was able to have more than 40 family members all tell her how much they love her. She was able to go with the knowledge that death is not the end, and we are all comforted by that same knowledge.

God be with you, grandma, until we meet again.

Monday, April 03, 2006


It's slow time at DreamJob, which means that instead of working four 10 hour shifts a week, I'm working three. I'm not quite sure what to do with myself, seeing as I now have more days off a week than I work. Maybe cleaning? Visiting some friends? Planning trips out home? Working out?


(Side note: Husband and I have decided that we're going to eat almost all our meals at home... we've been wasting too much money. Normally those kinds of resolutions don't last more than two days, but it's been almost a week and not bad at all! Score for frugality and health!)

Now what the hell am I going to do today??

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Fuck yeah!

SNOWBIRD TOMORROW!!! Mineral Basin all the way baby!!! I can hardly wait.

Also, in other news, I got a call from a headhunter yesterday. One who wanted me to relocate to Chicago. Funny, eh?

It makes me giddy to think that I actually have a *career*... one that could take me to Chicago or to Colorado or to the Caribbean! One of the benefits of DreamJob being so specialized (in a way) is, as my father put it, I'll always live and work in interesting places.

Also funny- if I had pulled myself aside as a teenager and said, "By the way, [DreamJob] will be your Dream Job, just so you know..." I wouldn't have believed it. In fact, I most likely would have said at that point, "Uh, let's try a job that involves me *not* having to speak to people or be social, because that Dream Job you just described is exactly opposite from who I am, seeing as I have no social skills and no desire to have social skills."

My, how I have changed.