Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Running and Life


I've been running alone quite a bit lately and even if I listen to the funnest, loudest, rockiest, pump- upiest music ever I get bored and want to walk so bad it kills me to keep running. THEN I started listening to episodes of This American Life instead of music and I now I can run as far as I want without getting bored. I always thought I needed music to pump me up while I run but it turns out I just need a good distraction. It's like a miracle drug. And speaking of drugs, this week's ep called "Tough Love" about a drug court in Georgia is SO good.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Game Day


I've said it before. I'll say it again... I'M A UTAH FAN. But I couldn't help cheer for James Fredette and The Cougs last night. It was pretty sad they couldn't pull it off. Although I am happy we didn't splurge on $900 flights to the game and at least we had good game day food while we watched. I'm an expert in seeing the positive in everything! What else can I say?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Only Pic


Made a quick trip to Vegas last weekend with these lovelies (plus two more). The weather wasn't quite what we expected but we made up for it with food, shopping, and dancing to 80's cover bands. Vegas is becoming the only way to get through the winter around here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wedding Cakes & The Bach


My cute friends brought a wedding cake for the big finale on Monday... I wish you could see the toppers better. They were personalized for B, C and Em. BTW, ATFR was a little out of control. Poor Brad chose the one that's not into him.

1st Time


At Rio Tinto... Perf night to be outside.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3.14


For the big night I made the easiest pie ever and it turned out pretty yummy.

1. Make choco instant pudding
2. Mix whipped cream in w the pudding
3. Put mixture in a pre-made crust
4. Refrigerate for an hour or more
5. Cover the top with more whipped cream when you're ready to serve

Easy peasy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

12 hour sunday

today after working for TWELVE hours AGAIN i came home, caught up with friends, while I waited for Fab5 to record, turned on the tv to watch it, and it DIDN'T RECORD. the second run was on so we watched the last half and i was DYING over it. mostly because i totally remember that time-out. i remember all big moments in sports from that time... how could i not, i lived with peter....duh.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mini Biebs


*notice the shoes

12Hours Thursday


After working for 12 hours today I'm just wanting to watch Idol... But I'm missing Simon and I don't understand how JLo's never heard "Come Pick Me Up???"

Hairspray Wednesday


Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Near Death

I had to take Ron to the airport early, early today. After the crazy amount of snow we got last night (I missed The Women Tell All because of the stupid snow) I wanted to take the Xterra, but it was snowed in (it doesn't make sense, I know) so we were cruising along in a big fatty car. After some careful driving (hmm.. playing each other in hearts on our phones) we made it to airport. When Ron got out of the car he reminded me to drive slow since that car doesn't do so hot in the snow. So I was cruising along I80 and I hit a patch of snow and started to spin. I barely missed the two cars next to me and continued to do a 360 across the entire freeway. When I finally stopped spinning I was perpendicular to the road and my drivers side was facing the on-coming traffic that had slammed on their brakes to avoid hitting me. While I was spinning i knew i was going to die and there was nothing i could do about it. It reminded me of the Vegas Bowl when i was in the tunnel when the jets flew over and i thought a bomb went off in the stadium. I knew i was going to die right then, but somehow i made it out of that one alive too. I guess I'm a pretty lucky girl.

Monday Snow Day Soup


It is a blizzard today and I wasn't working so I decided to try this recipe Tia gave me for soup. It's super yummy and pretty easy.

Chicken and Wild rice Soup
2 boxes Uncle Ben's long grain wild rice (quick cook method)
1 C. flour
1 C. butter
1 Chopped onion
2 grated carrots
6 C. water
2 C. half and half
3 chicken bouillon cubes
5 C. cooked chicken

Prepare rice according to directiosn. let this stand while preparing the rest of the soup. Brown butter, onion, and carrots until onion and carrots are soft. Beat flour and water together so flour is dissolved and nto chunky. Add to onion and carrots. Add half and half, bouillon cubes and cooked chicken. Add prepared rice mix and warm in a crock pot. Serves 10.

Monday, March 07, 2011

"Here Comes the Sun"


We did a mid-week trip to Vegas last week. Are sensing a trend? I think I've been there every month since moving back. But Vegas really is the perfect way to get through the winter. This trip it was the perfect no-temp temperature. We were out at the pool the whole time and never got hot or cold... Perfection. We also hit up "Love" which I have been dying to see for years... Um, I basically loved it. Ha. AND there is a Dos Caminos in Vegas now so we felt like we were back in NY enjoying some fresh guac... Heaven! And then to top it all off... We made it back for skiing on Saturday! Holla!!

Lucky


Lately I really feel so lucky to be around for fun little things (like a dinner party of four for my mom). That's what life is all about and it's even better that so many of our people live in the same place. Here's to little birthday dinners that are no biggie!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Other Days


When I'm not social working it up I spend my days with these two. They're pretty cute.