Thursday, June 11, 2009

Things I am excited for......

- Starting my new serving position at a new restaurant!
-Trying the Chinese food stand after work today!
-Seeing my family on Sunday!
-Going to sleep tonight!
-Changing into sweats!
-Drive to Bozeman at 4 a.m. on Sunday!
-Meeting the new foreigners that are coming into town!
-Having the night off so I can finally clean my room!
-Deposit money at the Yellowstone Basin Bank and get my complementary cookie for the day!

WOW! Life! Is! Exciting!!!!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Reminds me of.....

Sunday through Saturday each week, there are millions of little things that resemble my life. I see a car drive by, drink a bottle of water, listen to a song on my iPod, brush my hair, the list could go on. Within these events that take place each day, I am reminded of the same things for the same actions. For example... Most songs on my ipod remind me of something, whether it was what I was doing the first time I listened to the song, or a person it reminds me of. This concept also applies to little things like chewing a stick of gum or tying my shoes each morning. So here it is . . .

Merry Happy (Kate Nash): When I hear this song, I see the marbley purple countertop in Snow Hall 406. The iHome plugged in with this song playing, Talia told me who was singing.

Irish Cream: Each time I see this stuff or use it in my hot chocolate, I think of my dear dear friend Ryan Miner- now serving a mission in Chile. It was after a day activity for Homecoming dance in high school and we stopped at a gas station on 5th south in Bountiful for a hot chocolate. He raved about that Irish Cream. Ha.

Chewing gum in church: Lauren Nickl was the new girl in about 3rd or 4th grade when we were sitting next to each other in church. I popped a piece of gum in my mouth on a fast sunday and we discussed that chewing gum should be considered breaking a fast because the flavoring would be lost and digested over time. ha. So now, every time I chew a piece of gum in church I am brought back to that moment.

James Taylor: No matter what song or where I am ANYTHING James Taylor reminds me of my dad. I picture myself in the back seat of a surburban and my dad driving the family across America, being the only one awake in the car. He is singing along (every word), looking for wildlife on either sides of the road, with a cup in his left hand for spitting seeds. Every time. :)

Headbands: Natalie Sargeant. She pulls them off so well and has well earned the nick name in my family and among my friends as "headband girl." Every time.

Lonnnnnng receipts: About three years ago my mama pulled out a receipt from Fred Meyer that was (no joke), probably three feet long. I couldn't help but laugh when she spread her arms apart holdin both ends to examine her purchases ha. Every single time I see long receipt, I see this.

Poker Face (Lady Gaga): Andrew Hales and Jennifer Frost. They both love this song. So I think of them- every time.

Having to blow my nose... in the shower: I can't remember how, but one day this came up. My friend Nate Naegle made such a good point- blowing your nose in the shower is totally ok. It makes sense but doesn't seem right for some reason. Every time I need to blow my nose in the shower, I think of Nate.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

BLT? Club? PB&J? Reuben?

As I was getting ready to head into work this morning, I remembered that within the last week or so that I have forgotten to bring a lunch into work everyday. So rather than giving up $15-20 on lunch, I took a couple extra minutes to make a sandwich and tin-foil-wrap a yogurt (lovely trick learned from my mother- keeps it cold). As I was spreading the mayonnaise and slicing the tomato, I realized that I have eaten a hefty amount of sandwiches lately. Something about the vegetables and meat between bread is very satisfying. Which is why the question dawned on me- What is the perfect sandwich??? Or more like what is MY perfect sandwich. And so, here it is.

BSF's ideal sandwhich:
Bread: Sourdough, White, or Baguette - toasted.
Black Forest Ham (Boar's Head preferably)
Cheese- Sharp cheddar, provolone, swiss, harvati.. No american, thanks.
Avocado- Completely worth the extra $1.50
Spinach or Lettuce
Light Mayo- and light on the light mayo
Bacon sometimes

"Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine, I like sandwiches I eat them all the time, I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch, if I had a million sandwiches, I'd eat them all at once."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Good to be nineteeeeeeen

Well yes the day finally came, the day of my birth this year. June 2, 1990 at 7:22 p.m. (same time that president Lincoln died). This birthday is shared with a few friends that I have: Natalia Smith (girl was friends with in elementary, probably haven't seen her for 10 years or so), Matt Mackay (friend from my home ward), and Mike Wright :) one of my good friends who is soon to be leaving to Jamaica (mormon missionary ha)! So- Went home to Bountiful for the weekend- somehow miraculously got 3 days off of work! Woo! It just was awesome slash perfect slash really nice. After working a couple of jobs, I rolled into btown around 1 in the morning and got to give my papa a hug and kiss before he left the next morning on a business trip. Next day was a sunday. Oh my mother is an angel. Made me my favorite breakfast- biscuits and gravy- then we did some church, went to Jim Allred's farewell (tear tear), then .... the Birthday dinner! New York Strip Steaks, pineapple (fav fruit), delicious spinach bread sticks, salad, potatoes. oh my. Then had the family and good friends over for dessert. home made triple layer chocolate/vanilla cake! Lucky girl, I know. Went boating the next day with the boys, hung out with corrine and mom on the actual birthday, saw the weirdest movie with my mama (The Brother's Bloom), ate at the Pub (french onion soup = divine), did some shopping and just relaxed . Was sad to leave, but you gotta do what you gotta do. After my long drive home I was very happy to enter into the double wide and see my room mates safe and snug in their beds. So- as of now there's not a whole lot to be unhappy about. Life is good and I have everything I could've asked for. Sigh of Joy. Now back to work.