welp, I've decided to get back on the blogging train.....I'm not really sure why I've had such a mental block this last month when it comes to blogging....probably because most evenings I've been more attached to my phone, then to my computer. But I vow to do better.
Anywho, I was loading photos onto my computer, and these are some of the gems I discovered.
This is the night of Amy's move to Raymond, and what a night it was.....she got a flat tire.
Note how full her car is....and how we had to unload the whole back to get to the spare.
$20 for the man who helped.
Dreading the drive home going 80km/hour following her in the mini-van.
I woke up this morning and stared out at the dismal weather scene going on in Edmonton. With drab weather, I can't work. I don't like when I can't work. This led me to ask myself why I wasn't still in Dubai. This led me to check the weather in Dubai. 34 degrees. Beautiful. This led me to think about times when I was in Dubai. This led me to the "My Pictures" folder on my computer. This led me to looking at pictures of our little jaunt to Dubai. This led me to a lot of laughing as I found pictures I forgot had been taken. I thought I would share some with you.
Picture 1. Close-ups of our future husband (and I say 'our' because there will be a debate about who actually wins his heart). So dreamy. Especially in gold-sequined tops (and I pluralise 'tops' because there were multiple costume changes, all revolving around a gold-sequined theme). Picture 2. Being scammed into paying 10 Dhs for a fuzzy picture of Bonnie and I wearing plaid with shields. Winner. Picture 3 + 4. Our friend/tour guide/photographer at the fort. Open mouths were not allowed. "No good. No good." Just to prove a point, I couldn't even find a picture where Bonnie had an open mouth. He deleted them all. He also felt like he could pose us however he wanted. I don't think my father would ever be caught dead doing another pose like this one. Picture 5. One of the greatest restaurant mascots found. Someone drew him with a double chin. That isn't a photograph of someone who has a double chin- the artist consciously said to themselves, "Hey- I am going to draw our restaurant mascot with a double chin. This will make people flock to my restaurant." They also had a waterfall in the middle of the dining area. These people have it all figured out. Picture 6 + 7. Matching wife-beater-mullet-men. So hot right now. Picture 8. The new wave of fashion accessories: snakes. Just taking his pet for a night out on the town... Picture 9 + 10. Making us belly dance in the middle of the store. The best part of these pictures though is that in the second one, we can see our friend trying to take a picture of Raquel. Creepy. Somehow at the time it was hilarious though. Picture 11 + 12. "Why are you taking pictures with an old man?" "Take pictures with me- I am young." Picture 13. The belly dancing lady who wouldn't let us take pictures. She just conveniently walked in front of every picture we took- or stuck her hand over the lens. Classy.
Well, it would seem that I've lacked blogging motivation over the last few weeks. I'd go so far as to say that I've lacked motivation in general. I moved into a house on the west side of lethbridge, and things are good there. I have sweet roommates, and am enjoying a change of scenery, but I'm not going to lie, when I say I still feel just as lost as ever.
I bought this....
Which I'm pretty stoked about......It gives me something to do at least. And who knows, maybe I will go to law school.
We went down to Utah for conference, and had a ridiculously good time. My lovely cousin Joanie was kind enough to let us crash at her house for the duration of our trip. She's such a sweet heart. We're already forming plans to go to New Zealand together next spring.
Other than that, life's good. I'm still trying to decide what I wanna be when I grow up, and where I wanna live, but I'm just taking it one day at a time. For some reason, I decided now at the tender age of 21 to go through my midlife crisis, and change my career already.
I miss everyone, and I think that people should post on the blog more regularly. I have no idea what anyone's up to for the summer. But if anyone's ever in town, there's always room at my house in my empty queen size bed for you. Not gonna lie, sleeping in a queen size bed by myself is pretty dang lonely. I roll over, and over, and over, and I'm still just in the middle of my bed with way too much space. I guess there's worse things than having a bed that's too big for me.
And just in case you haven't heard, my new nickname is bonvontronald. yeah, I'm just that cool.
I'm headed to edmonton this weekend to celebrate Amy and Erin's Birthdays! Love those girls. Handball and curling will be some of the activities involved (two of my favourite activities ever).....This is how excited I am!
The only thing that could make this weekend even better would be a little of this....
So I got my haircut...and you wanna hear something funny. The #5 that seemed to be so popular, is the exact picture I showed her when I got my haircut last August...meaning, you guys already know what looks good on me... So I did it again..
And I don't know if you sensed it, but I secretly want to be Katie Holmes (minus the fact that she's married to Tom Cruise). A couple years ago, I had 2 different people tell me within a week of when Batman Begins came out, that I looked just like her.....that's a stretch....I know....but hey a girl's gotta dream.
(I might be wearing a blue shirt to match the #5 pic.....just sayin'.)
(And I didn't actually do my hair - just judge the cut.)
I know that everyone is having a tough time keeping track of my comings and goings, so I figured this was the easiest way to let everyone know. I'm moving to lethbridge...yup...true story. I never really got a temp job in Calgary, and days when I had no work lined up, it just wouldn't be fun to stay alone at my house in Calgary by myself all day and do nothing. So, I've decided to move to lethbridge. No, I'm not moving back in with my parents. I'll live with some girls on the westside, and actually Tom and Tracy will be my landlords (yay!). This means that I will be much closer to this place.
I have a deep and abiding love for Waterton. Seriously magical. When contemplating my options, and thinking that I could either spend days in May and June in Calgary, or just live in Lethbridge/Waterton....the decision soon became very easy.
The water in Waterton is freezing, but always provides a good time! (right Amy?)
Hiking is in my blood....(it's genetic).
You can see wildlife anywhere you go...yup that's a moose.
And it means spending time with family....doing ridiculous things. Like going backpacking with 2 of my brothers.
And almost starting a forest fire.
Moral of the story - I feel good about Lethbridge. Let's hope it feels good about me.
As well, I make a solemn promise on this blog so that I may be held accountable.
I WILL NOT MOVE AGAIN TIL SEPTEMBER.
But I sure will miss this....
I might have to make a quick trip up for cinco de mayo.