Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trolloping Tractors Tragically Trash Tracie's Trainers.

The good news is that I have an insanely awesome job that I start tomorrow! I'm terribly excited for it.
The bad news is that I spent a good portion of the last 24 hours throwing up.
The good news is that I feel much better.
The bad news is that I'm a pirate.
The good news is that I'm a pirate.
The bad news is that when someone rides a longboard, they get asked a lot of questions, much about legitimacy. Why do they care? It's a mode of transportation. Weirdos. Country Bumpkins. Goons. Silly Cindys.
The good news is that I'm meeting millions of people. Literally.
The bad news is that I just lied. Not literally.
The good news is that there are attractive men living in my building.
The bad news is that they scare me, so I will likely be mean and sarcastically witty to them in an elementary school way to show them my interest.
The good news is that I'm just a baby, so it doesn't matter, anyways. Friendship!
For other news, visit bbc.com, but it's not nearly as riveting as mine, sorry!
Thank you, and good night.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Deep Breath

Guess what, everyone?

Life is super scary.

I have an entire summer before me.
I have no idea what it holds, and I'm quite nervous.
As I am essentially by myself for the first time, I've felt a lot of insecurity lately. My best friends have all left, and I need to find new people to love.

There are 48,174 people in Logan.
And I plan on meeting at least three of them everyday for the next three months.
I'll look at the library, the CVTD (bus), the store, church, my building, everywhere!
I will learn their stories, fall in love with them, and tell them how appreciated they are, and write about what I've learned from them here.

I want to find a better friend within myself. I need to better acquaint myself with me and my Heavenly Father. These two important relationships have severely suffered in being constantly surrounded by stress and the comfort zones of good friends.
I'm determined to make this seemingly lonely summer turn into one of the most lovely I'll ever have.
As my co-worker Chelsea, always says, "Friendship!"
Here's to breaking comfort zones!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

California 2011, again!

So as an outrageously super lucky (and frivolous) girl, I went to California the past week with my neighbor and his friends! It was totally an impulsive decision, much to my dad's disgust, but I had an amazing time!
The only downer of this trip was the lack of Dole Whips. Those who know me can understand my deep sorrow at this. But I got over it, thanks to this:
And nearly replaced it, with THIS! Coconut Fudge ice cream, at Marianne's in Santa Cruz!
 And luckily, I have this fabulous beach body, which fabulousness was amplified ten fold by this flattering wet suits! Truly, though, surfing was one of the most amazing things ever! It was so dang fun, but so hard!

 And this, dear friends, is my uncannily well fashioned pal, Jeffrey William Lunt. Who doesn't love a good plaid on plaid combo?

The gorgeous Monterey bay!

 The Pier with amazing clam chowder in sourdough breadbowls!
SO SO SO good.

 This was a gorgeous beach we stopped at while on our way to San Francisco on Highway One.

The whole gang! (left to right)
Preston, Jeff, Ashley, and myself.

 And because we didn't take pictures surfing, I thought I'd give you an image as to how good we were.
Better than this guy.
You better believe it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

In the summertime, when the weather is hot...

Stars and garters, all. It's summer time, already! Enormous plans! I'm so terribly excited! I'm moving in two weeks into an apartment with three mysteries, into a place with my OWN bedroom AND bathroom!!! Almost too great to handle! I've been job hunting all morning to part time along with my fabulous ICON job, and I'm so excited! Along with the new setting, I have some new goals:

  1. Run the half marathon in August.
  2. Make an insane amount of new friends, especially to adventure with, since I'm losing my current ones to the gospel! I guess I'll allow it...
  3. Get my emergency fund of 2000 to sit on.
  4. Get a library card!
  5. Thoroughly explore every cents worth of mountain within ten miles. I WILL become a mountain woman. Plus showering. And makeup. I'm far too vain.
  6. Drench my Book of Mormon in highlighter.
  7. Get a few new freckles.
AND I get to go to San Jose and San Francisco this Friday for a week! I'm going to explode in confetti if one more happy thing occurs. Luckily, I have finals to prevent explosion. Thank the stars, right? To be continued!