Sunday, August 31, 2008

High School Daze

1. Did you date someone from your school? I MARRIED a boy from my school. Though most of the boys I dated were from good ol' LHS. I think I might have dated 1 or 2 from SV and MC.

2. What kind of car did you drive?
A 1985 gold Buick Century.

4. Were you a party animal? Depends on how you define party animal. I had a lot of fun with my friends and we had parties, but I never "pa

5. Were you considered a flirt? :-/ You know, I have no idea. To some, yes. To others, no.

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Did Orchestra in Elementary, Band in Middle and Choir in Middle and High School. I had all my bases covered.

7. Were you a nerd? There is no past tense abou
t it. I'm STILL a nerd.

(Senior Halloween Howl)

8. Were you on any varsity teams? I'm not really into sports. I played with the idea of track, but people with my voluptuous build probably shouldn't run as fast as they want their track athletes to run. I did go to State in Drama though. Theater was my sport.

(Shakespeare Drama Competition)

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? No. I only went to the principles office once in my whole life. I think some friends and I wrote a mean note. :-/

10. Can you still sing the fight song? I can sing the school song, not the fight song. "Neath the crest of Wasatch Mountains..."

11. Who were your favorite teachers? Stu Howell. He challenged my thinking in ways no teacher had before him. Probably helped paved the way to my current political views as well. I also loved Brother Harris in Seminary. He was loving and kind to all of us kids, and a great teacher to boot.

12. Where did you sit during lunch? I think the only time we ate in the lunch room was the first half of freshman year. Then we roamed the school looking for friends, boys, or drama. Once we got drivers licenses we went out to lunch.

13. What was your school's full name? Logan High School

14. School mascot? We were the Grizzlies! The good ol' Crimson and Gold!

15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with? I went my junior year with Russ actually. :-D I can't remember on anyone else. Wait! in looking through my pictures, I went to Homecoming my senior year with Jim Hansen. The pictures didn't turn out of us together, which sucked.

16. If you could go back and do it again, would you? I was just talking to my friend Josette about this. I think if I could still have the husband and family I do now, I wouldn't mind going back knowing some of what I know now. I would have studied more, been less prone to being unthoughtful to others, and did I mention I really should have studied more. ;-)

17. What do you remember most about graduation? I remember walking out of the ceremony with my now brother-in-law Ben and seeing various friends on my way out and chatting with them. I remember feeling such affection for so many people who had been in my life those 4 years. I really enjoyed HS.

18. Where did you go senior skip day? We didn't have senior skip day. We had Lagoon day and it was optional if we went or not. Me and my friends spent the time making a video for my friend Ryan. It's turned out to be quite the little treasure, commemorating our last days of HS.

19. Were you in any clubs? I was in L.E.A.F. (Logan Environmental Action Force), Model U.N., Thespian Society (the Theater club), Play, and others, but I'm getting old. I can't remember. Boy, by the looks of that, I was a "damn liberal" before I ever realized I was.

20. Have you gained some weight since then? *cries*

21. Who was your prom date? I went to junior prom with Ryan Harris and senior ball with my brother in law Ben. Russ was on his mission at the time, and I really wanted to go. Ben being the kind of friend he was, agreed to take

(Junior Prom)

22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Well, we're actually approaching our 15 year next summer. I didn't make it to the 10 year, but if I can get some of my friends up here for the 15, I'd really like to go.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Breaking Dawn, with Breaking Dawn

I'm terribly behind in my blogging. Facebook is an addiction that is hard to kick. It's so easy to post pictures, chat with friends, play games... it's sucking my life away. But I digress...

I wanted to document the final installment of the Twilight series. This was the book series that got me through my Post-Potter Depression, and probably inspired thousands of stay at home mom's to start writing. It also caused me to seriously consider a girls only road trip to Forks, WA. ;-)

Nan, Jo and I celebrated by making shirts for the Borders book release party (with the help of Uncle Sid's transfers). Morgan wanted to go with us, so we were bad and let her stay up with us for the party. All of the girls in our family are Jacob fans, except, surprise surprise, Melinda. So our shirts reflected our preference.

I'm hoping that I am correct in thinking that I read some where that this was the end of the story from Bella's POV, but she was going to write from the perspective of other characters in the books. I hope so.

I'll be honest, I was a disappointed in the book, but I kind of knew I had painted myself into a corner by prefering Jacob to Edward. There was basically no way for it to end well for me. But I'm still a fan and here's to more books in the Twilight universe.

Edit: Actually I'm going to amend the above statement. It COULD have ended well for me. I would have been fine with Jacob/Leah and no imprinting, in the books, ever. What ever happened to free agency I say? That's as dissenting as I'll get (publicly) because I still love Stephenie Meyer even if I didn't love this book.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blast from Limber Pine Hikes Past

I was looking through some of the pictures I acquired from my dad recently and look what I find! My last post was of a Limber Pine Hike, this one might as well be too. Holly, you might recognize the little girl in the pictures with us. ;-)

It's amazing how time flies. I can somewhat remember this. Now I have kids this age, or older! I'm glad I've got cousins. They've always been some of my very best friends. In spite of my current presidential preferences. ;-)