Thursday, May 25, 2006

A couple of things

I went bowling last week and bowled a 137, my personal best! Although not an amazingly impressive score, I'm usually happy if I can break a hundred, so 137 was a bit of an accomplishment. Exciting!

Podcasts are great. Who needs talk radio, when you can listen to things that actually interest you? Thanks to Anitza, I've discovered and subscribed to Pottercast and Mugglecast (cause keeping up with the latest in the Harry Potter world is important!). Discovery Channel and Grey's Anatomy are on my download list too, and I just love them! Podcasts are also good listening material for when you work out, and the best thing is they're free. Oh, I really do heart podcasts!

And, Happy Memorial Weekend to you all!!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt

My friend Anitza recently sent her friends, as the title of this post implies, on a photo scavenger hunt. I thought it was a fun idea, and encourage you to participate and pass it along to your friends also!

Here are
  • My Scavenger Hunt Pictures

  • And here are the instructions, per her website:
    Grab your camera or cameraphone and take a picture for each of the items in the list below. The photos must be taken by you for the purpose of this meme, that's what makes it fun! Feel free to get really creative when taking those pics and sharing them. Then post this message and list, replacing number 15 B with something that you want the next people to take a picture of. Don't forget to say who you nabbed this meme from, or who tagged you so they know you fulfilled their request in #15.  Oh, and don't post something that you will regret later, like people you didn't get permission from, or a shot of your SS card or something!

    1. The first thing I see when I wake up.
    2. My favorite spot in my dwelling.
    3. A sign that I see everyday.
    4. Something in my everyday life I never noticed before.
    5. Something I am embarrased to own.
    6. What the inside of my fridge looks like.
    7. The inside of my purse/backpack/thing that I use to carry all my crap in.
    8. Something that is alive in my home.
    9. Something cool.
    10. My transportation.
    11. Things that I collect.
    12. Something that I am addicted to.
    13. Something hideous.
    14. Something beautiful.
    15. A: Special request fulfilled for magicalobizuth: One of my favorite toys.
           B: Special request from Jane: Your favorite food.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    Oh no, not Denny!!!

    I am completely devastated that they killed off my favorite character in last night's season finale of Grey's Anatomy. Forget McDreamy, I'm totally in love with Denny! I know he was only a guest star and disposable compared to the main characters, and there was always the possibility he was going to die, but I'm soooo disappointed that they actually did end up killing him. And yes, I was bawling last night. I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff. *sighs*

    Saturday, May 06, 2006


    "She knows from recent experience that the whole world can change in what feels like an instant, but she suspects that the swiftness is really just an illusion...Things happen slow. She isn't quite sure why this understanding of the world's movement should be important, but she thinks it is...Just because things happen slow doesn't mean you'll be ready for them. If they happened fast, you'd be alert for all kinds of suddeness, aware that speed was trump. 'Slow' works on an altogether different principle, on the deceptive impression that there's plenty of time to prepare, which conceals the central fact, that no matter how slow things go, you'll always be slower." -Empire Falls, Richard Russo

    Wednesday, May 03, 2006

    Goodbyes, Walks & Talks

    My friend Francine left for a year and a half mission in the Philippines today. As a last goodbye, we went to a country bar out in The Valley on Friday night. I’m a big fan of country music, and it was pretty fun people-watching kind of night. I felt like I was in the middle of a Sweet Home Alabama scene. The night would’ve been even more fun if we all actually knew how to dance. I took a country dance class about three years ago, we learned all kinds of line and partner dances, but I’ve completely forgotten all the steps. I think it would be lots of fun to re-learn them and try it out at another country bar...So, wishing Francine the best of luck on this new adventure! I’ll miss her, but am glad she has such a great travel opportunity.

    Wendy & Kiernan and I had intentions of going for a hike on Sunday, but after meeting up for our coffee and bagel and taking a look at my hiking books, we couldn’t decide where to go. Instead, we chose to check out the nature center at El Dorado park, where there were supposed to be some walking trails. Neither of us had been there and it was local (a big plus with gas prices the way they are), so off to the park we went. We took a nice walk on the 2-mile trail loop extending from the nature center, which took us past a couple of lagoons and many native flora and fauna. It made us want to learn the scientific names and all about the trees, flowers, and birds that we saw (although, Wendy did impress me with what she already knew, especially with her bird identification.) I’m glad I found such a cool place right in our community, but hope to fit some real hiking in soon!

    Last night, I met up with my newly-engaged friend Kate to talk and hear all about how the proposal went. We don't get to see each other often so it was great catching up, the story was adorable, and I'm still so extremely excited for them. Congrats again! The wedding will be about a year to a year and a half away, so they'll have plenty of time to plan and all that good stuff...