Wednesday, July 30, 2008

on the street where i live

i recently became a resident of the 9th & 9th area in salt lake (the apartment is undergoing decoration - pictures to come) and yesterday discovered that i reside in the loveliest of shopping meccas. i made this discovery along side my mom, the best shopping partner i've yet come across; she's taught me everything i know. i'll post links to the stores' sites, but you really must experience them in person. and if you are in the area, give me a ring. we can do lunch at one of the many darling cafes. happy shopping!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

a very nice letter

i think this is so important, and so true. how refreshing to read such open-mindedness.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

un petit voyage

i just got back from a little trip up to jackson hole with my mom, dad and george. we saw a lovely production of "singin' in the rain", spent a day in yellowstone, shopped a little, rode the alpine slide, went to a fair, and saw "mamma mia" in the tiny jackson hole movie theatre. (love you meryl.)

some highlights of the trip:

  • watching my dad try to wave down a semi for flipping rocks at us

  • watching austin's mad tap skills in "singin'"
  • trying to speak french to the men struggling at the gas station

  • seeing a grizzley in yellowstone

  • watching george "bouff" at the buffalo

  • breakfast at nora's

  • seeing the 1,000 pound pig

  • "the winner takes it all"

  • getting to hang out with austin, tyson and elise

  • lily & co.

    george and me with jackson's official singing cowboy

the talented leads of "singin' in the rain"
kai blakesly, ami abram, and austin archer

Sunday, July 20, 2008

ode to good parenting

i'd like to raise my glass to the parents who DON'T bring their 3, 4, and 5 year olds to the MIDNIGHT showing of THE DARK KNIGHT. and to those who DON'T prance around DOWNTOWN salt lake at 11 PM with their INFANT strapped to them and trying desparately to sleep amid the CLUB SCENES, LOUD MOTORCYCLES, and SIDEWALK CIGARETTE SMOKERS.

here's to the parents who invest in babysitters. and to the babysitters themselves. and to taking a little responsibility.

Friday, July 18, 2008

i'm a blogger. i blog.

due to the promptings of the spirit, and erin and hilary skeen, i am now a blogger. bloggess?

if you care to catch up on my life, opinions, and musings, check in periodically. i'm fortunate to have a job that allows me ample computer time, so i should be able to pop something out on a somewhat regular basis.

i'll gladly welcome any tips for an amateur.