Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Unknown Precipitation

I am currently in the basement computer lab of the Library a.k.a. the best kept secret of USU. I cannot for the life of me figure out why I am the only female in here.
A quick head count--there are about 20 men in here and I can feel the testosterone oozing from all of them. I feel like I accidentally stumbled upon some secret men-only fight club or something.
In my not-so discreet head count, I caught eye contact with a lot of them and their eyes told me to "get out!" I am a little scared but I am not backing down.

This morning the sidewalks up to school were treacherous. There was some kind of precipitation falling from the sky, I couldn't decide if it was snow or rain. All I know is that it made everything an ice fest-must've been freezing rain eh? I finally made it to school and got on the USU website, the one with a little blip about weather. (I don't check the weather, I don't understand people that do. Just because you know how cold it will be, or because there is a chance of rain doesn't change the fact that it will come. I prefer to just take it as it comes. Plus, since the weather is never right, it only leaves room for disappointment.) Anyway... the website classified the weather as "unknown precipitation". Oh! that's what it was, thanks a lot. At that moment I was so grateful that I don't check the weather before I leave the house. That would have scared the crap outta me. "Something will be falling from the sky, we are not exactly sure what it will be, but just be ready for anything." I probably would've left with a helmet on and then just ended up being way embarrassed all day...

Two more boys have walked in since I have been writing, and one of them was huge and most likely the president of the club. I gotta get out before I get roughed up.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Riana and I went snowboarding on Tuesday. It was my second time this season which is pretty pathetic, but it was a wonderful day. It all started with picking up a mystery hitchhiker snowboarder who had strayed a hundred miles from the resort. He was pretty cool, but the poor thing didn't have a name, or at least didn't remember it, or maybe he just didn't want us to know it, either way he never did answer out question about that. We came to find out a lot of tips about hitchhikers after we got home. Natalie's tip: don't pick up strangers. Juje's tip: if you HAVE to pick them up then they always sit in the passenger seat, he has an advantage if he is sitting behind you because that way he can strangle you both simultaneously. All I have to say about that is it the man that kills me has the ability to strangle two people at the same time he is probably Jason Bourne and I am completely fine being killed by him, plus I can't think of another person I would rather die with than Riana. Moral of the story is that he didn't even try to kill us. We got to the slopes safe and sound. It was our first day exploring all of what the BEAV had to offer and it was...interesting. Our first run was bad news. It was mogul mcgee and probably two feet of new powder, with almost no grooming. It sounds like a dream come true, and we thought so too, but it proved much more challenging. I don't think I have ever fallen so much in one run, or liked it so much, it was like falling into a cloud. I discovered that Riana cursing is one of my favorite things. It just doesn't seem natural coming out of her mouth and it is so funny to me. It was a complete white out while we were there and probably snowed fity feet just while we were there. Gentle ben and Rav were so good to us.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Banff Mountain Film Festival was yet another success. I always leave thinking I am invincible and that I am way more capable of extreme sports than I really am. I really enjoyed hearing about some crazy base jumper's theories on fear. I left with a burning desire to slackline, rock climb and snowboard. It was a good festival, a little better than last years, and I look forward to yet another celebration of extreme outdoor activities next year.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sir James

Once again, Joshua James graced Logan with his presence. It was another wonderful show. However, there were a few things that I could have done without. Number one all the people talking in the back corner. Two- getting the benches taken away right from under us. D. the fact that the max. occupancy is 49, really? not one more body can fit in there, let's just make it an even 50. 4- the part where they enforced the occupancy level and started kicking people out. 5. having to line up against the wall and being counted off a million times, watching my friends get kicked out into the cold, it was like the concentration camps all over again, it's no wonder Brett the Jew didn't make the cut. And the worst part was when Riana and I got rejected by J.J.
"Excuse me, Sir James? Do you think we could get a picture with you?" he looked up from plugging some cords in, " about in a little while?" Ah! "oh...k." awkward. Needless to say we never got the picture. But we did get this one, we were pretty shaken up from our experience.

Her Morning Elegance

I cannot stop watching this. Thanks to McKay for showing me.