Saturday, January 31, 2009
So...it was not as bad as I thought it would be. Not bad at all. I leeched onto group after group, working my way to the front with a 55:44.4 (PR). Check out the results here. I was so thrilled that I didn't get injured AND I made it under the hour and even more happy to see my mile time average as 8:58!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
After the movies, Drew wanted dessert [like always] (although I wasn’t hungry) and we drove to Denny’s. Ahhh… Denny’s. By this time it was snowing a lot, especially sticking/good snowball making snow. There were SO many people there holy mackrel [a phrase I started using earlier that summer from Goop] (to borrow from Daniel) and we had our brownie a la mode (v.g.) and he asked if I wanted to go home yet (of course not). So we passed the Glenwood and went up to where I don’t know. Finally, I realized it as the base area of hiking the Y [something we wouldn’t do together for the first time for another year and a half]—where you go to park (there was only one other car there, still snowing!) and it was gorgeous! We got out and peered at the overlook of Provo (most was covered in snow/clouds/fog). We started talking and he soon brought up the past activities in the last few hours and why we did them/what they represented:
-Basketball game (Football games, and sports activities we’ve attended, ie first football game we went to together where I sat on his shoulders [a random memory, I am well aware])
-The Olive Garden (This was to celebrate [our two?] month [dating] anniversary, before we went ring shopping for the first time)
-Dollar movies (first couple of dates were constant hours on end watching movies, pretty much all were at home or at the dollar theater)
-Denny’s and the Infamous Brownie A La Mode (Our first date, of course!)
-Overlook up [in the] mountains (we would have [deep discussions up at] Squaw Peak and other high areas [in the mountains])
And to top it all off, it was snowing. It COULDN’T have been any more perfect. He mentioned the present he promised me on Tuesday and took out a small envelope. He then took out a small plastic bag with the ring…and proposed a “Would you marry me?”
Yes, it was PERFECT.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I thought I had done it. Four days and eight classes and I through I could last that long without getting any paint on me. Of course, I get overeager the last day and maybe a little bit arrogant so.. I wore all spring colors, complete with a button up WHITE shirt. Yet it was the skirt that I got paint on. Funny how that works.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
After two weeks with my awesome classes, I have finally memorized my PM class and half of my AM class! It really is true, that once you memorize names of your students, it makes it so much easier to love them (not that I don't already adore those kids). Even as I am putting their "mug shot" photos through PhotoShop stamping for our Andy Warhol color experiment, I am beyond giddy to teach these kids everything I know about Pop Art, Warhol (well, at least all the kid-friendly stuff), Lichtenstein, and Thiebaud, and how they relate to COLOR! I cannot wait to have kids someday :) They are going to be so smart I just know it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Sadness for this poor girl (because only a girl would write a note like this) who was really offended by my parking job. That probably wasn't the only "terrible" thing to happen to her that day, but it must have been the straw that broke the donkey's back. I felt sad for her because maybe she has no one that loves her. Maybe she is struggling in school or in a job she doesn't like. My mind kept wandering...