Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Remember this post? (The last paragraph)

My friend sent me the proof this morning.

Still funny.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'll admit it

I cried when we left Boston. It might have been the sleep deprivation and the relief that came from getting everything done, but I burst into tears as we sped down Storrow Drive on Wednesday afternoon in our hired van stuffed full of our luggage.

It was totally unexpected and I'm still trying to analyze why I did cry. When I called my mom while I was on the plane before we took off, I told her I cried and she cried from me just telling her that I cried. She told me she was crying because she was so proud that I moved to Boston and finished my law degree. My theory on why I cried is because it was a really hard place to live, but I felt like I made it home, made some incredible friends that I always want to keep in touch with, and yeah, I got two degrees in three and a half years. But it was hard and out of my comfort zone.

I will miss Boston and I have great memories there.

Why didn't I cry when I left Utah?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I will miss Boston. It's true.

Mike and I are moving next week. I can't wrap my brain around it yet. I've wanted to live in California for the last 7 1/2 years, and its finally coming true. Who knows how long we'll be there, but I'm going to soak up every minute. There are a lot of things I will miss about Boston, and I keep trying to remind myself of that these last few days. The weather has been a little hellish, especially today when Mike and I tried to walk to Bertuccis for dinner (btw, I've never been to Bertuccis which is funny since I've lived here for almost 4 years) but got soaked and gave up instead.

Some things I will miss a lot:

1. Red brick and pretty architecture. I still find myself with my mouth open as we glide along Storrow Drive and I get to look up into amazing antique ceilings and red brick everything in the Back Bay. Living in Beacon Hill for 9 months was a dream. Do you remember my private roofdeck?

2. Mike's Pastry and the North End. Each restaurant feels cozy and feels like a home cooked meal, with some of the freshest ingredients and best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Mike's has a special place in my heart. I fell in love the first time visiting my brother in Boston all those years ago. No one does a cannoli like them.

3. Seasons. There's something to be said for having distinct seasons. The crisp air of fall in New England is one of my favorite feelings. It's unbeatable. It's just too bad that winter lasts too long.

4. The Charles. I have loved running along the Charles these past four years. I will miss it alot. Especially in the winter when its frozen over, there's a light blanket of snow, and no one is out running.

5. Fenway. Mike said yesterday he's so glad that we're moving to a baseball city. Me too. I will miss summer nights at Fenway and the electricity that surrounds the playoffs. OH and do you remember this day? Yeah, that was awesome.

6. Being close to Newbury. I love the first day of "spring" in Boston where it's finally warm enough that you don't have to wear a down parka, a hat, gloves, a scarf, and a cashmere sweater. Everyone comes out of the woodwork and I'm always surprised how many people actually do live in Boston. Everyone hibernates in the winter. As do I.

7. JP Licks. Peanut butter soft frozen yogurt. Enough said.

8. The Longfellow Park building. It's such a great place to go to church. I always felt like I was going to church in the 1700s and afterwards I should have gone to a Daughters of Liberty meeting in Fanueil Hall. I was lucky to be a single and be able to go to this building instead of a rented out warehouse. And I love the ward and I loved how it changed every year, even though I felt like I had to say goodbye to friends too often.

9. Moving Every Year. As much and I HATE moving and as much as I have TOO MUCH STUFF, I am glad I moved each year that I moved here. I got to see a different part of the city each time and get new roommates each time. Looking back, each time was worth it. And each time it reminded me that I never need to buy another thing, EVER.

10. Living close to my brother. For the past few years, my brother and I got to live in the same place, and sometimes about a 5 min walk away from each other. It's been a real blessing to have a sibling close. I will miss him and our shenanigans.

11. Living in a biggish city without it being too big. I craved urban life while in Provo, and Boston provided it. I've loved living in a city and having so many cultural things around me.

12. Friends. I did a lot of growing in Boston and went through things I didn't think I could handle. I'm grateful for the dear friends I've made here and I'm sad to go. I'm still campaigning for everyone to move to the bay area.

Things I won't miss:

1. Bed bugs. Enough said.

2. Hellish weather.

3. Boston drivers.

4. Late sports start times.

5. 6 hour flights to CA

6. Being unsettled. So looking forward to unpacking and utilizing wedding presents (all in CA).

7. Parking far away from my apt. How nice it will be to walk down the stairs to my car as oppposed to 3 or 4 blocks.

8. Paying for parking for that matter.

9. The wind.

10. Undergraduates whereever I go.

11. No access to a good, cheap salad

12. Law school!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

But Bob Doesn't Have Any Pain Pills

Ok people we need your help. Whitney and I were just laying in bed and we're having a discussion on pill taking techniques.  I said that the majority of the people put the pill in their mouth first then take a drink of water while the minority (myself included) put water in our mouth first followed by the pills and swallow them together.  Whitney on the other hand says that it's about 50-50.  So we're conducting a little survey to see what method people use. So feel free to let us know if you take your pills before or after the water.  Whitney right now is bugging me telling me that this is a "poor study design" "statistically speaking" that is and says that there will be statistical bias in the answers.  But feel free to answer anyways and I'll use my awesome math skills to correct for this "statistical bias." Just kidding...but not really.  

Monday, December 1, 2008

I also heart Almost Live!

After mentioning Almost Live! I went fishing for some classic Almost Live! clips. They used to not be on youtube a couple months ago -- so glad they are not monitoring them right now. This summer I found my old VHS tapes full of best of episodes and brought them up to Seattle because Mike's family still actually has a VCR. Anyway, here are some truly classic sketches. Oh how I miss this show. Some of these are funnier if you know the Seattle area, but still funny nonetheless.

Oh man I love youtube.

Ok so I know it's a lot, but don't feel the need to sit down and watch all at once. Best to save the laughs for different times in the day.

PS. Lynwood is right where Mike grew up (mentioned in Unsolved Mysteries of Seattle and Lynwood School of Beauty). I lived in Bellevue.

I heart Craigslist

Mike and I decided to sell my old cool Target furniture -- designed by Isaac Mizrahi oooo -- before we move to CA (2 and a half weeks!). I'm going to miss the set, but I think it's time for them to go. They're a little rickety and I think one more move and these babies aren't going to make it. I posted my dressers, end table, and sectional couch on craigslist and got probably 10 emails in the next 10 minutes.

couch not designed by Isaac Mizrahi, but cool nonetheless.

How awesome is that!? It makes me think though I didn't price them right...oh well. They do look awesome if I say so myself.

Thank you Craig and your list. It is truly a thing of beauty.

PS. I also love The Soup. Mike and I watched it tonight and Joel McHale, although funnier on Almost Live! is still pretty funny.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mic Check a One Two a One Two

Is anybody like me that when they see one of these
they have to check their blood pressure?  Every time I'm in a drug store or super market and I see a blood pressure machine I have the sudden urge to take my left arm out of my coat and stick in it the cuff and get my Systolic over Diastolic.  Tonight on our way back from Whit's class we made our daily CVS stop and we both had the urge to check our blood pressure.  So we did and it turns out we are not going to die anytime soon. Wahoo!   

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hope for the Unemployed

Today started like most others, Mike and I tossing and turning before finally deciding to get out of bed. Then finally rolling out of bed around 11 AM. Only the rest of the day was different.

Today was....


Mike and I were so excited to cash in on our favorite burritos for FREE today while the new Chipotle opened down the street. While in line they had Chipotle peeps giving out shirts, magnets, etc. Some people had to freestyle rap about Chipotle for the shirts, some had to answer Chipotle trivia, but Mike and I got our shirts for doing real work...actually scratch that, NO work. That's right. We got the t-shirt lady to come talk to us after I told her you wouldn't find bigger Chipotle fans in the line. She asked if we lived or worked around the area, and I smirked and said we lived in the area (both Mike and I had super greasy hair, it was day 2 of no shower and we had just rolled out of bed 20 mins prior). She asked if we were playing hookey from work, we looked at each other and laughed and told her we were both unemployed. Then she gave us a T-shirt, just like that. We then told her we just got married and she gave us a hug. Then she preceeded to tell everyone we were newlyweds, and she didnt mention the fact that we were unemployed. HAH. We only had to wait 30 mins for a delicious FREE burrito and we even got the guacamole for free. It was grrrrreat. And we got tickets for Quantum of Solace for tomorrow afternoon. Woop!

Anyway it was awesome. Other than that the rest of the day was pretty boring...med school apps, laundry, internship paperwork, internship work, powdered sugar run to make whipped cream, pumpkin pie and whipped cream for dinner, the office, 30 rock, its always sunny in philadelphia, and the pats game. We also decided to be risky and sit on our couch which we havent done for a week after we got sprayed for a second time for bed bugs. Woo hoo! No bites yet...(knock on wood).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In Flanders Field the poppies grow...

I don't know what it is about World War II that fascinates me so much.  I love reading books about it (I just finished D Day by Stephen Ambrose and now I'm reading his other book Citizen Soldier soon to be followed by Band of Brothers),  I love watching movies about it and of course I love watching shows about it. Thank you history channel. 
Even though today is Veterans Day and it's more about World War I than it is about World War II I felt it was appropriate to celebrate today buy buying Band of Brothers on Blu-ray! I might add that it was originally $75  but it was on sale at Best Buy since it was a new release and we had a coupon for $20 bucks off so we ended up getting it for $30 bucks.  That's less than the DVD set costs at Costco. Woot! So I want to thank Best Buy for helping us celebrate Veterans Day. 

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CVS and other perks of living in the city

I have to say, as much as I like Rich, I'm very glad that he has been replaced. Sorry, Rich. Good thing Mike is being replaced as well. I just wanted to post something on here to show that Mike and I will be equal posting.

One thing that is great about our apartment is its proximity to CVS. It has been very handy for late night runs for strawberry frozen fruit bars, ben and jerry's ice cream, nyquil and 1/2 off halloween candy. It's also been good for cleaning supplies, cases and cases of diet coke and dr. pepper, milk, cereal, hangers, swiffers, and quarters for laundry. Hip hip for CVS!

The other great thing about our apartment is it is down the street from the movie theater. We had a nice 10 min walk to the theater last night to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (quite charming and a lot better than suspected). On the way there I saw a huge glowing sign down the strett and gasped. Mike thought something had gone terribly wrong, but alas, it was not so! The huge glowing sign was non other than that for CHIPOTLE, housing the most addicting burritos on the planet. I am a burrito afficiando and I love other burritos for sure, but for some reason ever since this summer I constantly crave a chicken burrito from Chipotle with black beans, cilantro-lime rice, cheese, medium corn salsa and medium red salsa and a side of guacamole. I don't understand what they put in their burritos, but I'm hooked. The funny thing is I've had chipotle plenty of times before this summer and I always liked them, but not like this. I am so excited it will be 5 mins away, although I'm sure my diet will now consist of burritos and cadbury mini christmas eggs. Oh! and diet coke, of course. Hip Hip for Chipotle!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Gang Sells Out

Yes yes I know all you single friends of mine are looking at me like I can't believe Mike sold out and became one of those snooty married people, well get over it.  I'm now a snooty married person and I like it!  
Some of you have been asking if we were going to have a conjugal (compliments of Stephen Wood) blog and in answer to your queries here it is.  I'm going to point out though that our blog will not be like those typical married people blogs where it is just the wife who post.  Also you won't be seeing any of those lame posts like "This weekend we took a trip to blah blah blah no one cares."  Our blog is going to be off the hook with our rad random wacky adventures and such.  So welcome and enjoy!