Monday, September 22, 2008

HD, football, and friends

Guess what I'm doing right now? I'll give you a hint:


Did I ever mention that I freakin' love sports and I spend a lot of my time watching them? I think I did (see here, here, and here) : )

Oh man, the Jets just scored.... Thats ok we'll get it back...

AND we got HD so now I get to watch all my boys (Chargers, Lakers, and the Angels) on our 65" TV in HD. Can life get any better? Just so you know, you are all invited to come over anytime!

In other news, I got to have lunch with my great friend Syanna on Saturday. I haven't seen her since we got back from Europe (I, II, III, IV)! That's way way too long to not see one of your best friends. It was a lot of fun catching up with her.

Some sad news: Samantha left me : (  I love Sam! We have had such a great time working together! She is getting married soon and decided that she needed to spend more time at home with her friends and her fiance. I don't blame her but I am really going to miss all the good times we had together. I complain a lot about my work.... And I have reason to. But the reason why I have stayed so long is because of Sam. She is the one that has kept me sane through this last year and I am so grateful to her for that.

Oh yes! The Chargers just scored again.... they are up 10-7! Its only the 1st so we'll have to see if they can hold it!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I solved it!!

I did! I solved the mystery of the Mormon wedding announcements! Why do members of the church send out wedding announcements with pictures in them when nonmembers don't? Well, I did it! I solved the mystery of the pictured (is that even a word?) wedding announcements. Are you ready for it?

Unlike the real world, Mormons only date for a few months (3 is the average) before they get engaged. This leaves very little time for you to introduce your significant other to all of your friends and relatives before the big day, which means that most of the time those people won't even meet the love of your life until the wedding day (or close to). So Mormons send out wedding announcements with pictures so that we can know what the person looks like before the happy day.

On average, nonmembers date for a longer period of time (a few years...?), which gives their friends, families, and significant other time to meet one another. So when the proposal comes, the friends and family have met the significant other and they don't need a picture of them. OHH!

Does this make sense? Is it all coming together now? 

While we are on the subject, I don't like kissing pictures. First of all, if I haven't met your fiance then I would like to see his or her face in the picture so I can know what they look like. Second, I know you kiss and thats great; however, I don't need to see it. Third, Since Mormons usually invite everyone they've ever known and everyone that their parents have ever know to their weddings, it is nice to have a picture where you can see both people properly (not too close up, not too far away, and not a profile shot) so everyone can know what YOU look like now (since it could be YEARS since you've seen each other). 

Don't get me wrong, I love wedding announcements, I love putting them on my fridge, I love knowing where and when you are getting married... I just wrote this because it was on my mind (since I have been to at least 10 wedding receptions so far this summer). 

P.S. My roommate hates it when you put where you are registered at on the announcement. It doesn't bother me very much but its something to think about.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oh wait... what?!

Remember when I hiked the Narrows? And I hurt my foot? Well, its been three weeks and my foot is still rolling and hurting. I finally went to the doctors. Guess what?! It's not broken... well I could have told you that. I was referred to a specialist who told me that I either (1) really strained my tendons or (2) I tore my tendons. So what now? The specialist told me that I need to do exercises and stay off my foot for a few weeks. If I am not betting in about 6 weeks then I have to go back and get an MRI to check and see if my tendons are torn. To fix this I would need surgery. 

After being told all of this I started getting nervous. I'm more injured then I thought, I can't hike if I'm injured, if I can't hike then I'll lose my job! After leaving the doctor I went to tell my boss what the situation was. 

I expected this:

Instead I got a compliment! My boss told me that if I was someone else then he would have sent me packing. But instead he told me that they really need me to stay at work because I am a hard worker and they like me AND they are willing to compensate my injury! How awesome is that? I like being in the field and I like hiking, but I can't risk doing more damage to my ankle. So, my boss is going to send me into the field for a few days and then I can work in the office for a few days. I think this is going to work!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Good new and bad news

Good news: I got a job offer
Bad news: I didn't take it because they didn't offer me enough money

Good news: I get to stay in UT and be close to my family and friends
Bad news: I get to stay in UT... at my current job

I'm sad that the job didn't work out. I would love a change; a change from my current social life, a change from archaeology, a change from my job, etc. I want to figure out what I'm suppose to be doing with my life. Should I even be an archaeologist? My life is wasting away. I was told that I had the potential to do great thing and I am going to find out what those things are. 
So how am I going to do that? Get another job? Go back to school? 

I wish I could just leave. I should just take out a huge loan, go travel the world, and search for the meaning of life.  Anyone wanna come? Or loan me the money?