Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Only the atypical

Thanksgiving is here and I want to write a blog. As I thought about it I realized that I didn't want it to be the normal stuff. I didn't want to just write about how I am incredibly thankful that God has blessed me with the best family on the planet, the most wonderful friends anyone could ever hope for and I have abundant food and shelter. So I am writing a list of the random things I am thankful for:

~children's crafts, like handprint turkeys and pink elephant ceramics
~that I can dance like an idiot to Daft Punk in the car, by myself
~weddings, because they are the reason I have a job
~the feeling I get when I put on a new pair of socks
~fresh flowers from someone I love!
~you tube videos that people with way to much time of their hands make
~travel books
~that I live in an era where I can be obsessively in contact with people
~my sister's job, because she always has great stories to tell me and make me laugh
~salad, peanut butter, jell-o box cheesecake
~souvenirs from foreign countries
~microfiber blankets
~people that have the kind of laughs that are contagious
~love from Jesus & relationships

Saturday, November 22, 2008

confessions of an eavesdropper

I have to admit, I listen in on other people's conversations. 

This is quite bad for me currently, considering I'm in the middle of a lovely little coffee shop, mildly caffeinated, trying to write a paper (my first of the semester I might add), and my ipod is out of battery.

Sometimes I feel guilty for being a typical product of my generation for wanting to just plug myself into my own personal jukebox and cut myself off from contact with other people. However, when I am trying to be productive it is really what is best, because it prevents me from being totally distracted by the people around me and their conversations. Not to mention, other people probably don't like being listened too...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Embracing Arizona

I recently decided that I need to embrace Arizona more. Honestly, I don't plan on living here for long so while I'm here I should probably take advantage of the things Arizona has to offer. Here are the two of my most recent Arizona
 adventures:

This past weekend Seth and I went to the Ostrich Ranch that's between Tucson and Phoenix. First, did you know that ostriches live between 50 and 75 years? Second, this place is some of the best entertainment you can get for $5. You get some feed and some nectar. You can feed the donkeys, the miniature sicillian donkeys (which i love and now want one as a pet), the ostriches (which are terribly mean so mostly you throw the food at them) and the lorikeets (which flock to you - literally, they sit on you). It's phenomenal. I laughed the whole time we were there.

And on Veterans Day I did a hike to Romero Pools! The hike itself is 5.5 miles in Catalina State Park. It's actually kinda pretty :) Getting out of the U of A area is really nice and I love spending time with people in nature. 






Anyone have any other ideas for things to do in Tucson?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

just a bit nerdy...

I have a new life goal. I have to warn you, it's pretty nerdy. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it.  

I want to compete in the Annual Crossword Championships. 

This comes from my latest Netflix rental of Wordplay. It's a pretty awesome documentary about crosswords, the people that make them, the guy that edits them for the NY Times, different random people that do them (i.e. Bill Clinton & Jon Stewart) and the Annual Crossword Championship. I was inspired. 

So yeah, I already added it to my life goal list which means I should definitely start doing more crosswords than the one in the Daily Wildcat...