Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I already miss him so so so so much. This ought to feel like cake, seeing as I didn't have him around for a solid two years. But lo and behold, I want him here, to hold me, to smile at my quirks, to make me constantly laugh. But I'm also super excited for him to have these opportunities and to show these schools how great he'd be. He's such a great person, I know he'll do a fantastic job whilst interviewing. And I'll do a great job fretting and watching sappy romantic movies :)
Good luck sweetheart! You'll knock them out of the park!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sean drove us safely and awesome-lookingly up to Salt Lake. What a stud!
My three favorite things were thus:
1) They somehow were able to preserve all the blood vessels and remove all the other parts. It was so intricate, sometimes the circulation was so dense that it just looked like fuz. They did this with a bunch of organs, a few animals, and the neatest was a head. You could see the layer of vessels for the skin and then within there was the vessels devoted to the brain. It was so neat, you could tell where the gyri were from the gaps in the dense vessels. I love the brain.
2) There was also a display of the brain and some peripheral nerves. I loved it because it looked so simple. And neurons are so NOT simple. They do such complicated, delicately balanced things. But they look like meaty string. Do I sound like a dork? Probably. Man, I love the nervous system.
3) Belly buttons. Really. Every full body displayed had a different button: some tiny, some like a trumpet mouthpiece, all different. I love belly buttons.
I was nervous about going because I thought seeing all the blood stuff might make me woozy. Or faint. It's been known to happen. Maybe I'll tell you about it some time. It involves... blood and fainting. But there wasn't any actual blood at all at the exhibit, just the stuff that contains it. I think it's flowing blood that gets to me.
Afterward, we tried out a bakery I've been eyeing for a while, Paradise Bakery and Cafe. Boy I'm glad we did! Super yummy! I had a chicken walnut sandwich on Molasses Bread. And it came with an ooey gooey cookie! I officially recommend it.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
4. Buffers- I'm almost embarrassed by this one but hey, it made me happy, who are you to judge? I'd bought one of those nail buffer things a while ago, and woah, did you know they actually work? Shiny nails sans polish! Amazing! But the buffer (you call it a buffer, right?) I bought was the retagularish kind that had a nail file on two sides and whilst buffing, I'd always slip and end up scratching the very nail I was trying to smooth! Poor, poor planning. So I bought a new buffer. WITHOUT a nail file attached. Now I have shiny AND unscratched nails. Too perfect!
6. Relief Society lessons- I gave my second relief society lesson, the topic of which was revelation. I think it went so much better than my first lesson. Firstly because I've got a little more experience, and secondly, way more friendly topic. My very first lesson happened to be about dealing with death. Talk about intimidating. The problem, I think, was that in order for people to feel comfortable discussing their experiences, they needed to feel very safe and completely at ease. But I was a new teacher, adjusting to a new calling, without having had past lessons to establish a safe evironment within my own lessons. They'd really need to trust me to share such emotional stories and I hadn't had the chance to earn their trust yet. So it was mostly me talking and sharing quotes and asking questions that a few people would mercifully answer after some awful stretch of silence. This time, I had tons to thought questions and knew exactly where to lead from point to point and everyone was vocal. I loved it, I felt great about it. Happy me.
7. Organization- After living with a messy coffee table for a year, I decided I couldn't take it anymore. It's not the whole table that's messy, it's the shelf underneath the top surface. It was full of pens and papers and wii remotes, etc. So we bought baskets. Now it at least has the appearance or orderliness. Except for that pile of papers in the middle. But it's not visible normally, so there.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So, our car got towed.
It happened last Saturday and I'm still coming to terms with it. And it was for a dumb reason but I don't know what to do about it. We had parked by the Cinemark Dollar Theater- for those of you who are familiar with it, you know that stretch of curb in the back that's continuous with the parking lot, behind that line of other buildings? We parked there, right behind a red zone. I'm acutally very paranoid about parking in the wrong places and checked all around to make sure there were no signs that said it was illegal to park there. I spotted none. But there was one, in the red zone itself, on the other side of where we parked. I hadn't even thought to check there because it's a red zone- a red zone sign's going to tell you that you can't park at a red zone, right? Not this one, it stated that no "non-stall" parking was allowed. Blast!
It's funny, we had so many chances to NOT see the movie: the showing we wanted to attend was sold out, we decided not to go to the other dollar theater but buy tickets for a later showing at the one we were already at, then at the later showing, the fuse kept bursting but finally worked. It was my punishment for going to a movie instead of finishing up my church lesson. Pricey punishment.
I want to be mad at someone but I don't know who. Whoever decided to put that sign in the stupid red zone. But who's that? Sigh.
Friday, September 12, 2008
We've been celebrating a bunch of "firsts" anniversaries, recently. It was five years ago last week that Sean and I first met. I was sitting alone at a cafeteria table when Sean sat by me and we had our first little chat. Blooming love. We celebrated that anniversary by going out for dinner, walking the mall, and seeing a dollar movie. As Sean put it, it was "in memory of the things we always do!"
Friday, September 5, 2008
I think we've mostly gotten rid of our arachnid problem but the flies just won't go away. And they just gave me a reason to deepen my hatred of them. One little bugger landed on the bathroom mirrors and I automatically tried to slap it to death. But something strange happened. Something small and somewhat white fell from underneath my hand.
I instantly knew what it was. I'm not sure I've ever made quite this gasp of horror and shock. I looked at my left hand and, yes, one of the diamonds from my engagement ring had popped out.
Sean came running in confused. He's quite an expert at all my gasps (spider finding, forgetting something, injury, etc.). This one was new. And when I told him, I think he might have made the same gasp. We started hunting. Wouldn't you guess where it ended up? On the sink drain. When we moved in, there wasn't a stopper so we bought a mess cover thing. I think if we had a regular stopper, the diamond would be lost! But as it was, it got caught in between the drain and the cover. Man, were we ever careful retrieving that puppy. (Please don't judge my sink, that's as clean as it'll get, dang it)
So my diamond is saved. But I'm still mad at the fruit flies.