Friday, July 29, 2005

The Toy Store Is Eating My Soul

.... or at least my weekend. This weekend is Foothill Village's anual summer sidewalk sale. This means that everyone at the toystore is working from 9 am to 8 pm, much of the time outside in the rudy hot sun. It's yucky. Today it rained- that was fun. We had to scramble to put tarps over all the merchandise so that it wouldn't get wet. The good news is that the temperature dropped a bit. Anyway, I'm tired. I hate toys. I hate sidewalk sales. I'm going to bed. At least tomorrow is the last day of torture.

Monday, July 25, 2005

One of those Weekends

I had fun. On Friday, my friend Allessa turned 22 and naturally we all celebrated with a fancy dress party. In other words, we got all dressed up and then got smashed. I got myself a brilliant dress for the occasion. I, unfortunately, don't have a pic of the whole thing so my readers will have to use their imaginations. You can see in the pic the nice polka-dotted sleeves (they actually started out long, but I cut them off), of the same material there is a ruffle along the bottom and a big freakin' bow. (that sentence was a little awkward) It's awsome.

Saturday I had a party myself. A pool party. I bought a 6' wide kiddie pool at Smith's just so I had an excuse. It was a good time.

Life is good.

I still have a boyfriend. I like him a lot. I am still fighting the commitment phobia though. If I ignore it, will it go away?

Fancy Dress Coctail Party Friday. (Allessa, Arrakis and Me)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Half Blood Prince

Yes, I have been caught up in the Harry Potter madness since day one. Before that actually - I read the first three books before they came out (advanced reading copies for the library at which my mother works). Anyway, I spent the weekend sick at home so I took the opportunity to read the latest in the HP instalment.

I rather liked it. It didn't follow the typical Harry Potter formula (Harry goes to school, Voldermort attacks in one form or another, Harry wins, everyone is happy). It had much more focus on he-who-must-not-be-named's history and was perhaps not as exciting. All the characters are more mature and I think the way it reads is also. There were a few cringable moments though. Like the last conversation between Harry and Ginny I had flashbacks to Spiderman.

I have to say that the person who dies at the end.... I heard the rumors that a faculty member was going to croak, but I never though it would be this one! Wow, that was gutsy. I'm not going to give away who it was, but WOW that was something. And the way it happened, that was kinda surprising because...... well, I can't really explain it without giving it away. Maybe after people have had more of a chance to read it I'll do a second part to this post.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

I'm Melting, Melting

It's hotter than Hades here in SLC! It was officially 103 yesterday, 100 the day before. Mon it was officially only 91 but according to the thermometer on our back patio (in the shade) it was 98 at 7:00 at night. Today it was at least 100 again. My car has no AC. I don't like this. It's too hot to walk anywhere (your shoes will melt and all the hair will combust) and it's too hot to drive anywhere (unless you are blessed with a cooling system in your automobile). Unfortunately, I haven't been able to just veg in the basement. You know, things to do, people to see.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Been a Bit

I'm afraid it's been a while since I updated this thing. To my devoted public, I apologise and I hope you will get over it someday. I've been a bit busy though really.
Somehow I managed to, more or less accidentally, find myself a boyfriend of sorts. He's not my typical type (gorgeous but arrogant and very cynical, whereas he is nice and sweet and not fantastically good looking. He's not ugly by any means, but.... he's got a great personallity) and I'm not entirely sure how crazy I am about him. I do like him quite a lot, don't get me wrong, it's just very different for me. He may be too nice, but that may not be that terrible. Anyway, the course of action I am currently taking is to just sort of play it by ear until I figure out what's going on and what I want. Also, I'm totally unused to the not-single mentality. Oh well.
In other news, I've had a musical last couple of days. Thursday I went to the first in the Gallivan Center's Twilight Concert Series. Free music good. Playing was a band called Cracker. They started out not too bad but got progressively more honky-tonk as they kept playing. Last night I went to club Ego's (dive) and saw my cynical-ex-boyfriend, Todd, play with his band. Todd is a fantastic drummer. The band could be better. It's the last opportunity I'll have to see him play as he's moving to NM in a month or so. It's also the first opportunity I've had to see him play as he's played 21-and-older venues and, as any regular readers I might have know, I have not been 21 very long. Tonight I'm likely going to Salt Lake City Jazz Festival ditto for tomorrow night. Tomorrow Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is playing - I'm quite a fan.
Anywho, that's good enough of an update for now. Ciao!