Sunday, May 31, 2009


We went to Lagoon on Saturday. We decided to expose ourselves to thousands of bikini-wearing, obese hillbillies at the beginning of the summer to inoculate ourselves. This picture was taken right after Rattlesnake Rapids, where we were all completely and happily doused in filthy water. But we did get to go on the Flying Aces (that one where you're in a tiny plane and you can steer it and try to run into the trees) right before they shut it down because the wind was too crazy and our cables were twisting and snapping. It was fabulous, even though Claire was terrified of every ride and crawled into a ball on the Ferris Wheel.

Monday, May 25, 2009

We Need to Travel More.

We copied this off Marianne and Kory's page. Because we're unoriginal.

101 Things

At least one of us have done the bolded items:

1. Ridden in a train - Brian
2. Slept under the stars - Both
3. Played in a band/orchestra - Brian
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower - Both
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - Brian
7. Been to Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain - Both
9. Held a praying mantis - Both
10. Sang a solo - Brian
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - Brian
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning - Both
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables - Both
19. Had a letter to the editor published - Julie
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight - Both
22. Hitch hiked - Brian
23. Taken a sick day when not really ill - Both
24. Built a snow fort - Both
25. Held a lamb - Both
26. Gone skinny dipping - Brian
27. Run a Marathon
28. Seen the running of the bulls
29. Seen a total eclipse - Both
30. Watched a sunrise
- Both
31. Hit a home run - Brian
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - Brian
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - Julie
38. Been on a draw-bridge - Both
39. Gone rock climbing - Both
40. Received a traffic ticket -Brian
41. Sung karaoke - Both
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant -Brian
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - Both
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing - Brian
49. Been a story on the news - Julie
50. Seen a wild mustang
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - Brian
52. Kissed in the rain - Both
53. Played in the mud -Both
54. Gone to a drive-in theater - Both
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class - Both
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching - Julie
63. Received flowers for no reason - Julie
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - Brian
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - Brian
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - Both
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - Julie
71. Eaten Caviar - Both
72. Pieced a quilt - Brian
73. Stood in Times Square - Julie
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job - Both :(
76. Won a contest - Both
77. Broken a bone - Brian
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - Brian
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - Brian
80. Published a book
81. Been in a cave - Both
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - Both
85. Read the entire Bible or other religious book -Both
86. Visited the White House - Julie
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - Brian
88. Had chicken pox - Both
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - Both (Brian - Keannu Reeves; Julie - David Letterman)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one - Both
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person - Both
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit - Julie
98. Been to the top of the Gateway Arch
99. Been stung by a bee - Both
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument - Both

Yay! 62 out of 101!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Real Salt Lake Game

Ha ha ha ha! We got to go to a Real Salt Lake game! It was the first sold-out game of the season (we were there early, obviously), and also the first home loss! As part of our continuous lucky streak, Xango gave out samples of their juicy stuff. I drank mine, then Rory's, and spilled a bunch on my pants.

After halftime, Josh (Rory's buddy) demanded to sit next to me. I was also too shy to buy a pretzel because I had a crush in 8th grade on the kid selling them. Truly, a fantastic time was had by all.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Huzzah! I graduated! I'm officially finished with my bachelor's degree! It was a fun day - we got to see all of our friends, and even ended up eating at the same restaurant after. It was sad since it'll be the last time we see Marianne and Kory for a few months, but mostly we're just happy that this part of school is over.

(Jill Sumsion, Me, Marianne Longenecker, and Haley Hales & Twins)