Thursday, July 21, 2005

What's Goin' On?

WE WANT TO MOVE!!! We're fed up with our neighborhood! Not only have we had ***6*** attempted/sucessful breakins between our two cars since April, there was a pipebomb explosion in the mailbox across the street this week. We don't feel safe and we want a change. So if anyone sees a house within the $125-150K price range (preferrably in Murray, Midvale, or Taylorsville) let us know. Driving around for a few hours yesterday we only found a select few for sale.

We also got a new car. Three breakin's with the Acura was enough. So we traded in our Integra and got a Honda Accord. It's a good change for us....4 doors! It also has security system, moonroof, power everything, A/C, and we owe $4k less on it...and it will be paid off 2 years sooner. Too bad someone has already tried to break in...two days after we bought it. At least there was no damage and the alarm scared them away.

I've been at my new job at LDS Hospital for a month now. I am the administrative secretary to the chairman of pathology, Dr. Geyer. He is the best boss I have ever had! He always jokes that I am the "Brains and Beauty of the Operation." Not only to I get interesting and mind engaging tasks. but I get occasional downtime that I can do whatever I want. He's also working on a promotion for me already....I can't complain at all. :)

I also decided to go back to school. I'll be taking 6 credits at the University of Utah, Modern America History 1945-2002 (evening) and Cross-Cultural Communications (online). It looks like I'll be a History major, since that's the quickest degree I can get. I only need 29 history credits for the major, but 61 credits for the I'm thinking I'll minor in Art History. I with the U had a Humanities major, but I think I'll really enjoy history. I'm still working out the financial aid, and CLEPping out of French credits (the U isn't liking my credit from Ricks) but I think it'll be a good step for my future.

Viva Voce starts on Sept 1. I'm really excited...I've missed it this summer. We've got a free concert in November at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, working on a new CD project, and are going to be a featured choir at ACDA in March.

We're also going to Cali for Labor Day. Taylor's cousin just got married so we'll go to his open house, take a trip to San Diego, and spend time with the fam. Our new car will be nice for the trip, since we took the Acura last time and it was pretty crowded.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Latest and Greatest

California trip was awesome! Rosie and I loved Disneyland, the weather was great, the bachelorette party was fun and the wedding is over (Lissy and Tyler) I'm back to reality, but it shouldn't be too bad....

...because I got a new job!

I will be a medical secretary at the Lab at LDS Hospital. I will be the assistant to the director of Laboratory Services for Urban Central Region of IHC (LDS, Cottonwood, Alta View, and TOSH) It's a little pay increase, but I have a feeling it will be a big respect increase. I've been begged at PHB to work some evening and weekend hours for overtime. If I work only 6 hours per week, that would score me $400 in OT. So I'll probably do that for a while.

Taylor is only a few weeks away from his Private Pilot Licence. He is preparing for his check ride and is so busy studying and making flight plans. It's nice that he is so motiviated.

Steve pled guilty in court. The punishment for a 2nd Degree felony is 1-15 years. His sentencing is in late August. It will be so nice to have this overwith.

Harry Potter is coming out so soon! I'm way excited!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Born on February 5th...

You are dignified, spiritual, and wise.
Always unsatisfied, you constantly try to better yourself.
You are also a seeker of knowledge and often buried in books.

You tend to be philosophical, looking for the big picture in life.
You dream of inner peace for yourself, your friends, and the world.
A good friend, you always give of yourself first.

You are expressive, original, and independent.
Your talents lie in your artistic abilities:
creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art.

You would make an excellent:

Actor - Art Teacher - Book Editor
Clothes Designer - Comedian - Composer
Dancer - DJ - Graphic Designer
Illustrator - Musician - Sculptor

The worst career options for your are
conventional careers, like bank teller or secretary.

With a birthday on the 5th of the month you are inclined to work well with people and enjoy them. You are talented and versatile, very good at presenting ideas. You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel. You tend to be very progressive, imaginative and adaptable.

Your mind is quick, clever and analytical.A restlessness in your nature may make you a bit impatient and easily bored with routine.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Memilies (Memes from Emily's LJ)

List your six current favorite songs
Do you have any idea how impossible this is for me? Maybe my favorite six dozen songs....
1. Maybe I'm Amazed...Paul McCartney
2. One...U2
3. Posession...Sarah McLachlan
4. Something...The Beatles
5. In Your Eyes...Peter Gabriel
6. Hands to Heaven...Breathe

Honorable Mentions:
Hand Me Down (Matchbox twenty)
She (Elvis Costello)
Push, Angel, Answer(Sarah fave female vocalist)
Hella Good, Don't Speak (No Doubt)
Walk On, Miracle Drug, City Of Blinding Lights, With or Without You (U2...favorite group)
You Wear Flowers (Peter Breinholt)
Daughters, Not Myself, Love Song for No One (John Mayer...current favorite male vocalist)
Fields of Gold, Desert Rose (Sting)
(You've Got It) The Right Stuff (NKOTB....seriously)
Dream Big (Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)

I must also add that the new Coldplay album, X&Y is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

The Film Meme
1. How many DVDs/Videos do you Own? Before Taylor...about 60/70. After Taylor...about 150/120.
2. What is the last DVD you bought? The Incredibles...I think. No, it's probably the Saved By the Bell season 1-2 box set that I got for my b-day.'s been a while since I've bought any DVDs.
3. Five Movies that Mean a lot to you....
UHF...Wierd Al, must I say more?
Better off Dead...The movie Taylor and I quote Everyday
West Side Story...Great music, great dancing, oh so many Jr High Memories
Short Circuit...the movie that was seen in the Watson household in the 80's more than any other
Legally Blonde...I don't know why, but I laugh uncontrollably each time I see it.

Friday, May 20, 2005

May Updates

Steve didn't get married on May 7th. Apparently it was postponed, but I hope that Andreina learns the truth about him and gets out while she can. Court is on Thursday, Rosie and I have both received subpoenas (from prosecution and defense) We met with the DA on Monday and it looks like we just get to sit in a conference room for a few hours. I'm not looking forward to it, but it's one step closer to Steve behind bars.

I just renewed my car registration. Since my car is a 2000...I didn't have to pay for emissions and inspections. Yippee!

I applied for the AR Provider Affiliation position at work. I've wanted this job for 2 years but it hasn't been in the cards for me. Maybe now is the time. I hope, I hope, I hope.

I started the South Beach diet last week. So far I've lost 5 pounds. I just got back from the gym...elliptical and weights. I worked so hard I'm jittery. But that's part of the weight-loss fun! Taylor has lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks from working out and SB diet. I sooo want to be in shape. I have so many cute summer clothes that are just 20-30 lbs away. *sigh*

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Interview from Wahlee_98

1. What is with the Verizon guy, anyway? It started out as a joke with some of my coworkers last year, as I was boy-hopping. They said that everyone looked like a geek. We would go to Fazoli's at lunch, and there were always hot guys with their Verizon nametags on (since their building is just around the corner from IHC) One time I came back and was talking about the "Hot Verizon Guy" and a few coworkers thought I meant the "Can you Hear Me Now?" guy. I can't remember the whole story...but I was telling Dan (who I was dating at the time) about this...and he thought it was funny and made the icon for me. I don't know how to make them I just keep it.

2. What do you miss most about living in Tualatin? What do you like most about living here? There are a lot of things I miss about Tualatin. Trees, my old friends, family, ward, no sales tax, being 75 minutes from the ocean, rain...but I have to admit that Utah feels more like home now. I like the strength of the church, the mountains, and being so close to family. Taylor hopes to turn me into a Californian... but I don't see that least for a few years.

3. Rosie wants a pet. What do you get? She really really wants a bird. When she can clean up after it and be responsible...I'll consider it. Taylor wants a long-haired dauchaund (However it's spelled)

4. What's the best book you've read lately? Take Me Home by Dean Hughes.

5. We need to get together this weekend. Are you free? Yes! I'll call you!

In other news...Steve's getting married May 7th at the Westminster Institute Building. That's the same night as my Viva Voce concert at Waterford Hall. If you are given the choice, please come to my concert.

Both of our cars got broken into last week....they tried to hotwire them but did not succeed. We had them in the shop and it was very inconvenient. I am so happy to have my car back, but even happier that I just changed my deductible to $100 from $500 per car. That would have been $800 more that we didn't have. Curses to you Honda-snafuing villians!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Finally Connected

We got internet! I am finally connected to the real world. Although I have to admit I am disappointed that I don't have any friends that IM me anymore. I can be logged on to MSN for hours, send a few greetings out, and have no replies. *sigh*

I am majorly bummed right now because some hooligan broke into both of our cars. They tried to hotwire them, but did not succeed. They were towed yesterday, and the repair show said they will try to have one of them done by Friday. We are borrowing my parents '89 Dodge Caravan (The THUNDERWAGON!) but it is a basket full of nightmares in and of itself. I'm glad I changed our insurance deductible from $500 to $100 per car...only $200 out of our pocket will be a do-able. The estimates on the Civic are over $1000 (because they have to replace the cruise control system) and the Acura will be around $900 (depending on parts) At least our cars weren't stolen, like the neighbors Civic was.

Shocker news!!!!!!!! Steve is engaged!!!! How on earth his fiance can forgive the fact that he is on bail for two first degree felony charges? I am innerly trying to decide if I should meddle. Warn her or something.

I am off to the gym. I am so un-motivated to be there, but I must. Then I have a Viva Voce rehearsal with the men. Our concert, Wind in the Willows is next Thursday night April 28 and another in May (I can't remember when) I'll post when I can remember.

Friday, April 1, 2005

April Fool

I thought about just letting my LJ sit and waste away in the internet black hole, then decided to post an update.

My 6 month anniversary is on April 8th, and I met Taylor on April 10th last year. The Baja Fresh we met at is now closed...any empty hole in a strip mall. So we can't reinact that date. But the Sting concert is on April 11th, and Taylor promised to make it an exceptional night. I am excited.

My family is on Oregon for an 11 day family trip. I am jealous. Rosie is vacuuming up hundreds of ants on their kitchen floor that have appeared since my fam left. One just bit my toe.

I got a perm for my birthday. It is super frizzy today. No amount of gel, creme, spray or smoother will tame it. But my shampoo makes it smell like peppermint. mmmmm.

I have a new supervisor at work named Patzy. Barbara was forced into early retirement (aka fired) team goal are exceptionally high, but the negative daily oppression is gone. It will be an adventure.

General Conference was excellent. It is such a blessing to hear the words of a living prophet. I realy liked Elder Nelson's talk too. Actually they were all good. Too bad Taylor had to work through the afternoon sessions each day. He's working at a bookstore at the airport called Simply Books. He thinks I need to read a book called "The Busy Woman Syndrome."

Viva Voce concerts coming up in a few weeks, stay tuned! I don't have the internet at home anymore. Taylor and I decided it was ridiculous to both have cell phones and a home phone...when the only thing we ever did with our home phone was use dial-up internet. I go through daily withdrawls. It's tough.

Work is more lame than ever. I could complain for hours...but I won't.
Finances stink. I could complain for hours about that....but I won't.

Christmas was awesome. We spent a few days with Taylor's family in California. The weather was warmer than Utah, but that isn't hard. I really can see myself living there.

My big gift was STING tickets!!! They aren't great seats, but that's what happens when you wait a month after the tickets go on sale. April 11 couldn't come any sooner.

I've gained weight since the wedding. It's depressing. My fat clothes are getting to small, this must be changed. I've so far exercised and eaten my "five a day" each day this year. Grrrr.

Yesterday there was another pre-hearing for Steve. I wasn't there, so I don't know what happened...but there is another one next week. All his info is on the district attorney's website. Ah, what fun things you can find online.

Rosie got her ears pierced. It's sooooo cute!

Viva Voce started up for the Spring season yesterday. I was so happy for the holiday break, but our season repetoire is quite entertaining...a Children's Program.

Hmmm....any other updates? Can't think of any.

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