Friday, October 31, 2003


What a wonderful day... potluck at lunch, co-workers children trick-or-treating in the office, and me dressed in my PJ's, wild hair, smeared make-up, as a "hangover". Pretty funny.

I wish all of you a wonderful Halloween and be safe!!

Thursday, October 30, 2003


?? Which Angel Or Demon Are You ??
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Going For A Promotion at Work...

And redid my resume'... tell me what you think:

Resume 2003

To sit in a cubicle and stare at a monitor for
eight hours, occasionally looking attentive
when approached by a superior.

School: Very Expensive
Major: Not Important
GPA: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Produced daily itinerary of television programs
to watch. Duties included changing channels,
avoiding infomercials, and staying tuned after
those "important" messages.

Using various tools such as credit cards and
borrowed cash, I managed to combine groups
of unpaid bills into one monthly bill that
goes straight to my father.

*On/Off Repair Method

*First Place in Miller Lite Funnel Tournament
*Said Toast at brother's wedding
*High Score on Theta Chi's Pin Ball Machine

For further references, contact my mother. For positive
responses, please pose all questions as though you're
considering me as a law school applicant.

Friday, October 24, 2003

This is My Blob

It serves no purpose other than to show you what kind of mindset I am in on Friday at 4:30 pm.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Adopt your own useless blob!

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

And The Polictics Begin

I am starting to believe what Lorene has been telling me all along about the way I handle situations through rose-colored glasses, trying to make everyone happy and look for the positive. I got a rather rude reminder of that today at work.

Our computers went down yesterday, due to a large cement truck getting its’ crane hooked around some AT&T wires. We lost our computers for the better part of 6 hours, but we made due. This, by effect, put everyone behind in their work, including me.

So, I come into the office today and go to the central desk to turn in some reports. The central desk is manned by the wonderful Lori who sorts it, batches it, balances it, and just accounts for it in every which way. She looks stressed, the computers being down put her a day and a half behind in her batching. I ask her if there is anything I can do to help her, since I have 30 minutes of discretionary time I won’t be using today. Relieved, she gives me a few batches and asks me to run 10-key tapes on them. Wow. Takes about 2 minutes per batch.

I grab all her batches and go around to the rest of my team and ask if anyone else would take a couple of minutes and 10-key a batch. A single, solitary batch. Only one person agreed to. One of the other ladies, who professes herself to be quite the LDS member says, “We are behind in our own work, you know. We don’t have time for that.” I turn to her and say, “We are a team, aren’t we? If it takes 2 minutes and helps us all out, don’t you think it’s worth it?” Needless to say, she didn’t help.

I keyed 10 of them. It took me all of 20-30 minutes. For me, it was worth it since Lori needed the help and she would do the same for me (she has, in fact). If her desk is bogged down, we don’t get our work, and our stats suffer. And all I could think while keying was, “Just wait until YOU need help.” I am not gonna forget this “little” thing. Especially since they were yakking most of the time anyway. Too busy talking about the Ward...

Oh, and as I type this, the one co-worker who was willing to help asked me to change the toner cartridge in the printer, since I am wearing black and she is wearing all white. Loud enough for everyone to hear, I said, “Sure, I’ll be happy to help YOU out. You let me know if YOU need anything else.”

Lorene, you need to teach me the basics of Bitch 101. I just might need them.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

I Got Her!

Lindi now has her own blog... she's starting it up now and hopefully she will keep her journal online. That way, everyone will know what a fabulous wife I am... WHATEVER!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

And The Two Became One…

The Wedding was amazing. I was a little stressed over some issues with the reception center, but it all worked out in the end. (By the way, did anyone steal a fire extinguisher? Just asking… argh… since we are all apparently still in High School according to some people…stupid, stupid, stupid…)

I walked down the aisle to Heather Headly “If It Wasn’t for Your Love”, escorted by Lindi’s father... to find Lindi, Deanna and Lisa in black tuxes. My Attendants, Lorene and Jennifer wore black lace tops and pencil skirts, and looked beautiful carrying bouquets of wildflowers and sunset roses. Sarah wore a beautiful Ivory sleeveless top with long flowing burgundy skirt, and Jessie, the flower girl, was beautiful in her ivory dress.

I was amazed at the sanctity and beauty of the ceremony. It touched us both to our souls and it felt like the life-changing event it was supposed to be. The best part was that I didn’t mess up the vows, plus I was able to stop crying about half way through. Good thing, too, since Sarah needed my handkerchief! My sister gave the scripture reading, and did a very good job as well. We were told numerous times at how beautiful the ceremony was, and I quite agree. Our pastor, Rev. Karen Winkel, is amazing, and her words were eloquent.

The reception was enjoyed by all, and was quite wonderful! Sooo many people and sooo much food! The menu consisted of cold smoked turkey and sole, cheese, fruit and veggies, rolls, hot smoked brisket, hot smoked Black Forrest Ham, mashed potatoes, garlic rosemary potatoes, pasta salad, baked macaroni & cheese, green salad, éclairs and Mexican wedding cookies! Wine, beer and lemonade rounded out a beautiful spread. There were times at the reception when it was standing room only, and we still had food left over!

The toast, given by Lindi’s brother, was heartfelt, and spontaneous, as he told us I was a welcomed member to their family.

Our wedding cake, covered in flowers, was a memorable moment as a piece of chocolate cake fell down the front of my cleavage (and IN!), which then turned into a smash-fest in Lindi’s face. Hey, it was called for…

Our First Dance was to “She” by Elvis Costello, and thanks to our wonderful friends mocking it in the background, I am sure one of my wedding pictures has me flipping someone off… The Father/Daughter dance took a new twist when my brother-in-law Ray stood in for my father, and nearly made me cry with his words of love and encouragement… then people came to me, pinned dollars to me and danced… and KJ promptly stuffed $20 down my cleavage… (My breasts were involved in everything somehow!)

We were shooed out of the reception center at 9:30 to a waiting black limosine, complete with red carpet and rose petals! Instead of rice, our friends were given bubbles, which made it magical… Inside the limo were drinks, including sparkling cider… and a privacy window! *wink*

We had the limo take us to the Paper Moon, since one of our dearest friends was putting on a drag-show benefit for the AIDS foundation. She escorted us in, sat us at the front of the club and then performed “From This Moment” for us, while we enjoyed a spotlight dance in front of the entire club. I have never heard screams and cheers like that before, from the minute we stood and took the stage until we left. Rhonda is a great woman and a fabulous friend. We had brought a box of bubbles to the club, so we were surrounded with bubbles from friends, and even strangers. After our dance, they congratulated us, and each performer who went afterward came to our seats, kissed my hand and congratulated us both. When the show was over, we all got up and danced, although my feet were aching by this time. I had women asking Lindi if they could dance with me, putting money in my dress, and we had a great time.

We ended up leaving at 12:30, taking a cab back to the Wyndam, to find chocolate covered strawberries and Sparkling Cider waiting outside our room! Our room was on the 12th floor, wonderful view, where we spent the next 2 days enjoying sunsets and sunrises together and talking about the rest of our lives.

We couldn’t have gotten through this without our wonderful friends, who all pitched in to help in any way they could. The reception center was cleaner when we left that when we got there… The presents and all the supplies were taken to TWO households, and we were able to get everything taken care of on Sunday. The generousity of our friends is incredible… some highlights: Gift cards to Target in excess $200, cash (of course) a 4-slice toaster, electric griddle from my sister, food processor, beautiful bath towels and a cleaning caddy (Thanks Toni!! You ROCK!!), an electric wok from The Newsomes and Hunters (MY favorite…), cutlery, silverware, glasses, cloth napkins and place-settings, a special package from Jenn Bunker in Cali including kitchen towels and original artwork created by her to match! We were very, very spoiled, I couldn’t even tell you how much it all is appreciated, especially those thoughtful things…

There were some friends who were sorely missed, but thought of... Jeffie, Dez, Krysta, Loriea, Jason... just to name a few... but we felt your presence and your support.

And now, back at work… Lindi still has another 6 days left of vacation, so she’s trying to put our home back together.

BIG THANKS TO JENNIFER HOFFMAN for her unresting devotion to us, helping with every detail and being the support and confidant during the craziness, LORENE for the Tagamet (really), the support, and the sounding board, DEE for the beautiful guest book/scrapbook – you’ve received a ton of compliments on your work – and for the “something Blue”, and for, well, everything… LISA AND DEANNA for the support and help you gave to Lindi, and for the limo!!, SHANE AND CHET for always being there, for stepping up to help and for the gorgeous fall centerpieces (what a wonderful talent you have Shane), DYLAN, TONI AND ROB for the set up, the clean up, the laughs and just *knowing* that you are there for me, no matter what, My Beautiful Sister DENISE for your support and love and keeping me sane, which is hard… and for the reading (you did a great job)…


It wasn’t a wedding.

It was an event!

And I am happy.

Friday, October 10, 2003


Things at the reception center went well, even though not as planned. I owe my friends a great debt of gratitude for their efforts to keep me sane whilst being pulled in every direction.

The ceremony will be beautiful, Lindi's father is my escort down the aisle, my sister is doing the reading, my dress looks gorgeous... I can't wait.

I have a hair appt at 2, and I have a couple of errands to run before then.

This is the day of my dreams, and I am blessed.

It's wonderful to be in love on your wedding day! Even as in love as 15 months ago...


Thursday, October 09, 2003

In My Inbox...

Goin to the chapel and your gonna get maarrrieeeddd....going to the
chapel and you gonna get maarrriieeddd....going to chapel to the chapel
of loooovvveeee............


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

3 Days and Counting

While I have a quiet moment to myself, I am reflecting on everything going on around me. So much to do, and so little time, but everything has it's place and is going to work out great.

And as I look over to the edge of the bed at the beautiful woman lying there sleeping, I can't help but feel blessed over and over again with the fortune I received when I found her, and the treasure I am going to receive when I marry her.

This by no means is meant to imply our marriage will be perfect or above flaw. But it will definately be one rich with love and understanding, a true partnership, and a fun adventure. I know I will enjoy spending my life with her, even when we fight.

I see her and she sees me... both in the ways I want her to and in ways I cannot imagine.

I can see an adventure ahead for us.

I can see having children with her.

I can see us grow old together.

And if the cake falls over, my dress rips, the food is cold and the beer is warm, it won't matter. Because I will be married to the person who doesn't complete my soul, but compliments it.

It can't get better than that.

"The person we love doesn't make our lives. Loving them does."

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Thank You, Lorene…

for that wonderful summary of my life for the past couple of months.

I do apologize, between moving and wedding and the job search, I just have not had the energy to blog, or eat, mostly. But things are looking so great, and I am happy.

The wedding is a mere 8 days away and I am thrilled with how everything is turning out. The universe is continuously blessing me with people stepping up and helping me with the details. The generosity of my friends astound me sometimes.

Jennifer took me to Begas for my bachelorette party… and boy, did we party. I can’t really list details, but it involved dinner at Spagos, a Vegas show and lap dances. I am definitely going back to Vegas!

I did start a new job at the U in accounting, and the environment is wonderfully positive. It’s the first time I have been “out” at work, and it is freeing. The benefits are amazing, and the pay isn’t bad. One of the great things is that as an employee, I get free UTA and Trax, anytime. The bus comes right by our new home and takes me within ½ block of work. It’s gonna save a lot of money on gas and wear and tear on the old beast. I am pleased.

Our new home is working out great. It’s a little tight with 3 women in it, but we are making due. Thank god it’s a duplex and we don’t have to worry about tons of neighbors. The neighborhood is generally quiet and we even have a fenced yard, which makes things really nice.

Not sure if I will be able to blog before the wedding, but I will try. Love to all and wish me luck that I don’t fall, trip or get shot (We are getting married in Kearns, right Lorene?)