Thursday, February 26, 2009


This snow business at the end February just plain sucks. That's all.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I leave tonight to go see one of my best friends, Ellie, in CA. I can't even begin to explain how excited I am to go see her!!! It's been almost 4 years since we last saw each other and, let me tell ya, that is WAY too long. Due to her first baby's premature arrival, a trip I had planned to make to see her almost 2 years ago, was forfeited - but now, she's healthy, plump with baby #2, and ready for me!

Ellie's and my history is brief - but FULL of laughter, adventure, and so many good memories. We were introduced in the Spring of 2005 by a good friend of mine - Jeff, who has always been like a big brother to me (ever since we met when I was 16 and we were both employees at the fine restaurant chain of McDonalds, which I have recently given up) - anyways, continuing. The night that Ellie and I connected as friends was a night where Jeff, Ellie, and I took a trip to the cliffs on Snake River (many of you know exa
ctly where I'm talking about) for a few beers and some time to soak up the summer sunshine. Post cliffs, we stopped at my favorite restaurant in Pullman - The Emerald (VERY classy place) for delicious Chinese food and banter... When Jeff realized that it was much easier for Ellie and I to make fun of him than it was for him to make fun of us, he knew he had created a witty monster by introducing us.

Our story continues with lots of drinking, camping trips, a Cinco de Mayo I don't think either of us will ever forget (or remember too much of), living together, The Jerk, I Heart Huckabees, laughing until we cried, and our art projects. We learned SO much about ourselves and each other that summer! Sadly, Ellie had to move home to Cali
fornia unexpectedly after that summer and I haven't seen her since, but the long phone calls and emails have not only strengthened our friendship/bond, they have made me realize that it is so easy to lose connections with people, but if the connection is worth it - you make it work, no matter the distance or time.

I'm sure I'll have TONS to write about after this long awaited weekend, but for now, all I can say is that I am ecstatic to leave and the day can't move faster!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


i am desperate!!!! desperate to go to coachella this coming april - i will do just about anything to make a few bucks to save up for the trip down to indio... miss b and i have a thing for music festivals, and i've always wanted to go to coachella, just never knew someone who wanted to go as much as i did until i found b! friday, april 19th has probably one of the best lineups i've seen in a long time - and i'm dying to go! help a girl out! :)

ahhh... in case you want to donate to the 'em goes to coachella fund' - here's my paypal: :)

but only do it if you share my passion for music too - or if ya just feel like sending a girl to her dream concert!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


let me preface this entry by saying that i am one of the worst procrastinators out there. when it comes to checking things off my to-do list, i have a horrible time rousing the self-encouragement to g0 get it done right away. this goes for working out, cleaning my room, grocery shopping - you get the point. lately though, i think i've gotten better about pushing back need-to-do tasks in exchange for want-to-do tasks. this is monumental for me people! this past week has been a perfect example of this... read on.

i woke up monday morning with the usual monday morning groggies - the whole 'drag myself out of bed' attitude, feeling as if i hadn't gotten enough sleep, when in fact, i know i did. after a quick shower and day prep - i felt a wave of motivation - i got to work a half hour early, which is something that happens here and there - but not frequently, got a few things i had been putting off checked off my work to-do list, and went on with my day. after work, i got home and started making a list of things that i wanted to accomplish this week before i left town for the weekend - let me tell ya, my list was not short - mostly because i hate leaving town with a mess at home. i started with the biggest thing on my list - to clean my kitchen. i have weird little quirks about my kitchen... things like how the dishwasher is organized, how my silverware tray is organized (each utensil has it's place!), etc etc. i went about my re-organizing, i cleaned out the refrigerator, did all the dishes, and it dawned on me - wow, our floor is pretty dirty. i spent right around an hour on my hands and knees scrubbing the hell out of our floor - a work out for sure AND something not even on my to-do list! i felt a sense of accomplishment over something so trivial and necessary! so to top off my evening of feeling oh so victorious in my kitchen - i decided i obviously couldn't just stop there - so i did about 3 loads of laundry - which is something i HATE doing.

now i know it's a slow start to this whole non-procrastinating thing, but i continued my diligence on completing my to-do list last night by cleaning my bathroom and bedroom and re-organizing my closets. i rewarded myself last night by making a delicious dinner - baked chicken with a honey, soy sauce, & pineapple juice glaze topped with sliced pineapple, and stir fried vegetables and white rice... mmmm and topped off with a nice glass of reisling. YUM!next on my new list of things not to procrastinate about: exercise... sigh.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


so i took snowboarding trip #2 yesterday up to the beautiful crystal mountain. last time it was mission ridge and i certainly did not leave that mountain satisfied with my performance and certainly not victorious. happily, i can say i feel like i broke even yesterday at crystal!!! woo hoo! as frustrated as i get with myself when i'm not good at something right away, i'm doing my best to learn patience and take it step by step. down at MR, turning sideways and flying down the hill fast scared the crap out of me! yesterday at crystal, i finally got a little gutsy and worked on turning sideways - with success! it's extremely exhilarating! i can see why my friends love this sport! obviously, i'm no shaun white yet - far from it - but i'm slowly but surely improving and i can't wait to try again! i only hope that my doting boyfriend can continue to be as patient as he has been with me :) i will get better, and sooner or later, will hopefully be able to keep up with him... the speed racer that he is!

besides the improvements of my boarding skills yesterday, i have definitely paid the price!! my body hurts in places i didn't know i could hurt, i am still pretty tired after almost 12 hours of sleep, aaaaaand i think i broke my ass. despite the multiple new bruises and sore muscles, i think the falls were worth the fun :) i can finally check one thing off my list of things that i have wanted to learn how to do for years!! i wasn't kidding when i said that i was ready to learn new things this year! next on my list... golf - haha, but thats going to have to wait. i will hone my newfound love of snowboarding to where i am comfortable going up to the mountain on my own... and then tackle the greens!

as much as i would love to hang out on my couch today and be entirely worthless, today is super bowl sunday and i have to root on the cardinals... hopefully the steelers don't cheat their way into another win - like when they STOLE our super bowl! so today will be a day full of things i love: food, beer, football, and friends :) happy superbowl sunday friends, and GO CARDS!

god bless!