Saturday, September 27, 2008


It seems like every time we go to the Real Salt Lake games they either lose or tie, it really stinks! I promise, we've never been to a game that they've won. We must be a bad luck charm, we should probably just watch them on tv.

Anyway, Jaron won tickets to the RSL game on Sept. 19th from X96, that's the only reason we could go (he looks SO happy in the picture). So, we bundled up and hopped our bikes, we just live down the street. It just happened to rain on the way there and sporadically throughout the game, its REAL exciting riding bikes in the rain.

When we got to the game our whole row was packed, we had to squeeze through all the fatties and then wedge our skinny buns into one 'seat' because the larger people on both sides of us were encroaching on our seat numbers.
RSL scored one quickly, but then the linesman called it Off-sides, but it was WAY late and it was a BAD call. So they took the point away. Then in the second half one for their offenders broke through the RSL defence and was headed for the goal fast, a defender caught up and took the ball away just as soon as he did the RSL goalie ran right into him, taking him DOWN HARD. I'm sure they both felt it the next morning. The offender, untouched and with the ball scored. Ending the game 1-0.
Despite all the shortcomings we had a really good time, we were closer than we've ever been (which doesn't say much) and Jaron grabbed a shirt that was thrown into the stands (unused). We had a good time!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Birthday Weekend

Ok. So, for all of you who don't know, I don't know why you wouldn't, I turned 25 on the 16th of September. Instead of going out for my actual birthday (Tuesday) we had many cheap opportunities to go out the weekend before. On Friday night we went to the Symphony, it was pretty good, a lot of weird people in weird clothes. The music was great for about 30 minutes then Jaron got bored and it got hot and we lost interest until they played another song we knew. We would have enjoy it more if we were more cultured.

Then on Saturday we got free tickets from my work for the Dew Tour, we only went to the Skateboarding Finals though. It was still pretty cool from the nose bleed section. The course was really awesome, I took a picture of it below. THE cool trick of the night was if you could kick flip on then kick flip off the orange rail in the almost center of the picture. The winner, 14 year-old Chaz Ortiz did the trick a few times and also did a trick (an ollie thing) up and over the gigantic fire hydrate on the left, WAY COOL.

Then on Sunday after Stake Conference we went to the last day of the Utah State Fair with Kristin, Brandon and Carly. We met my ma and pa there too. We ate SO much: Polish Dogs, Chili Fries, Fresh Lemonade and a HUGE raspberry Funnel Cake (my fav). When you go on the last day most of the animals are already gone, but the pigs never disappoint. They are always there with the cute piglets.

Then for my actual birthday we met my parents at Chuck-a-Rama for din. I wanted Golden Coral, but Chuck-a-Rama was closer and I was STARVING! Apparently the U of U football team was too, they were also at Chuck-a-Rama, I wonder if they have to pay more because they eat more? Anyway, we talked for a bit and I had a 3 plates, yum. The scones were especially good. When we got home a present was waiting for me in the middle of the living room floor, a big box wrapped in tin foil (he said I 'hide' the wrapping paper so he improvised). To my delightful surprise tit was a sewing machine!! YAY! Now I can fix Jaron's clothes so his bum doesn't hang out of his shorts and what a cute bum it is.

It was a great 25th birthday, thanks to all of you who love me and remembered me. I appreciate your calls and wishes!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lake Blanche

Jaron and I haven't really gone out to do much recently so he planned a nice little get away for us. Keep in mind this wasn't a nice relaxing get away, this was a backpacking overnighter up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We didn't know that when the map said it was 2.8 miles it meant 2.8 miles from point A to point B, not counting the switch-backs and turns ALL UPHILL. Three hours later when we arrived it was dark and I was BEAT. We ate some pitas with string cheese and pepperoni, they were good! (We also had some with Tuna, but they were really dry and not so fantastic) The only thing that went really well that night was the air mattress that I hauled up; it was heavenly, UNTIL it stared to rain and the wind threatened the integrity of our walmart tent. I slept about 4 hours Saturday night, in between the big wind gusts.

When we woke up the next morning the sun was shining and we wandered around for a bit; discovering waterfalls, bugs and pretty lakes (Lillian and Florence). We got packed everything up and headed down just in time to miss church.
It is now the next day and my whole lower half lets me know that 3 miles up and 3 miles down with a pack is NOT a good thing. I mostly want to cry, the occasional mile jog around the complex is not going to happen for a few days. I do however, get to ride my bike to school and work tomorrow. Its a good thing its all down hill.