Sunday, June 27, 2010

Remember when I Turned 28 that one Time?

One year older and wiser too. At least that's what I've been told. Truthfully, so far 28 has been a lot like 27. Natalie keeps telling me to give it awhile, but she's 24, what can a 24 year old possibly know about being 28? Alright so in all honesty I'm not a huge fan of birthdays. Allow me to elaborate, I'm not a huge fan of adulthood birthdays. Birthdays growing up were awesome. I got Ninja Turtles, Ghost Busters, G.I. Joes, and I got to go to any restaurant I wanted (more than once I chose McDonalds. Yeah, I know.) Adulthood birthdays just don't hold the same luster that childhood birthdays did.

Well that all changed this last birthday. Natalie planned a surprise activity for us. She is pretty sneaky when she wants to be. Months ago we saw this commercial for an indoor skydiving place in Ogden and I was so into going. But I forgot all about it. Natalie didn't. So I woke up on my birthday and Natalie slammed a card into my hand and was like "Open it, open it, open it!!" And I was like "What time is it? Who are you." I opened the letter and it was a nice note and two tickets to iFly, the indoor skydiving place in Ogden.

After work we drove up to Ogden and headed to dinner where we were met by a, wait for it, a belly dancer. It was so uncomfortable and awesome. It was so weird and strange and fantastic. It almost deserves it's own blog post.

Back to the skydiving. It was so much fun. Oh man, if you have the opportunity I highly recommend you try this. It was freaking amazing. You step in this air chamber with hurricane force winds jetting up from the floor and as soon as you get in there you're weightless. You're flying. It's a lot like this.

To clarify, I was Keanu and the instructor was Patrick. He was all like, "You wanna live forever Johnny!?" And I was like "I am an F B I agent man! It's over!" Well maybe I didn't say that, but I was thinking it. We did get a video but I can't figure out how to get it on to my computer (Boo). So just watch Point Break and you'll get the basic idea. Natalie loved it, too. We had so much fun.
Then we came home and had delicious German chocolate cake. It's my favorite. So to re-cap, birthday was awesome, indoor skydiving is a must do, and Point Break is still my favorite movie to reference.

(This is what a birthday cake hopes to become when it grows up.)

(I know there are a lot of candles. I'm old. I get it.)

(We are certified iFlyers. Whatever that means.)

(I'm official.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm a Gleek

In my opinion, the best new TV show this year was Glee. Josh and I fell hard for this show. We are madly in love with it.

I love their music selection.
I love how funny the show is.
I love how serious the show is.
I love how Glee portrays life as a High Schooler. They do an awesome job at it.
I love the cast.
I love the real life "issues" they feature.

I never thought I was a big fan of musicals because certain ones make me feel uncomfortable. They have to be the right type of music and Glees selection is fantastic.

My favorite character is Sue Sylvester the Cheerios (cheer) coach. She is William Shuesters arch-nemesis. Their dialog is fantastic. Here is an example:

Sue to William: "You'll be adding revenge to the long list of things you're no good at, right next to being married, running a high school glee club and finding a hairstyle that doesn't look like a lesbian."

I still crack up when I remember that line. I also like her soft side. In one episode she is holding Cheerios tryouts. A girl with Downs Syndrome tries out and I totally thought she was going to be a jerk to her. She did the opposite and let her join. There was a scene later in the episode where she is having a one on one practice with her and is using the megaphone to tell her that she needs to try harder. The girl doesn't cry but has a huge smile. William is eavesdropping and tells Sue that she can't treat her like that. Sue then says they just want to be treated like everyone else. I then started crying. What a TRUE statement. Turns out she has a disabled sister with Downs Syndrome.

Since I have a disabled or special needs (or whatever the latest word is) sister I totally understood what she was saying. People with disabilities want to fit in just as bad as someone without disabilities. I thought it was really cool for a show to be brave and have someone with a disability. And even more to teach the viewers to give people with disabilities a chance to fit in.

In conclusion I really love this show. I think its fantastic. Everyone should watch it. Plus the season finale episode with the Journey number was (as Sue would say) Out (pause) Standing!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mazer (type of a small cherry tree)

May went by really fast. Like really fast. Here is what we never blogged about.

I went back to being me . . . being blonde! Life is much better being blonde. I feel like myself. I can't believe I waited this long to go back to life as a blonde.

Gnarly discovered she can open the hutch and comfortably sit on the bottom shelf. She's a monster!

Went to a SLC Real Game with Trevor, Jessie, Carlee, Zac and Eliza. It was wild. They played Mexico and I felt like I was at a pep rally at HHS. Then we all went Cody and Beths for a BBQ and Badminton.

We painted the downstairs. More photos to come later for the final reveal! How cute is this father daughter moment? Yetti loves her human dad and Josh loves his cat daughter and the xbox.

The Biggest event was the arrival of our Princess Di Son. Yep we got a Dyson and it's fantastic. Josh really loves the Dyson. Like a lot. I like it too. We vacuumed the entire house and emptied the canister 11 times. Yes, 11 times! So gross! I promise our house wasn't gross because I'm a clean freak, but I guess our floors were. Our last vacuum was not sucking enough.

I finally got my own room! Ok, not really. I am always up for a challenge to fit into small places and Josh challenged me to fit in the linen closet. It was not that roomy with me in it.

Stay tuned for June. This summer is going to be busy!