Friday, April 13, 2012

Get to Know You!

Sorry my posts have been so long as of late, but I guess that is just the way it is. So I asked my friends to give me a bunch of questions that would be good to ask someone who you want to get to know a little better, the first ones are the ones they gave me, the rest I got off a website. I think I'm going to start randomly posting these on facebook to see what people answer... you know I love things like that! Let me know what you think of the questions, or comment with some you've thought of!

What do you feel your best quality is?
When you die, how do you want people to remember you?
What do you wish was different about the world we live in?
What color are your eyes?
Skinny jeans or wranglers?
Sunset or sunrise?
Would you rather watch a movie or go jump in a river?
Scary movie? Chick flick? Funny comedy? Action?
What is your favorite flavor of gum?
How many action figures did you collect as a kid?
Have you ever killed anyone?
Are you really from Mars and are part of the Alien Protection Program?
Do you like cheese?
Would you approve of waking up with me sitting next to your bed with a cupcake in hand, and saying (in a very raspy/sexual voice) I made breakfast, darling?
Who is your favorite super hero?
What is your favorite day of the week?
If you could be anyone for a day who would you be?
Say you have a day off, money wasn’t a problem, what season do you wish it would be and what would you do?
What are the top 6 items on your bucket list?
What do you want out of life?
When was the last time you peed your pants?
Deal breakers in a relationship?
What is your middle name?
What is your nickname from high school?
When is your birthday?
Any tattoos or pierced body parts?
What's your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What do you do for exercise?
What is on your bedside table?
What was your best Halloween costume for Halloween?
If you could play any instrument, which would you play?
If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be?
Apple juice or orange juice?
Coke or Pepsi?
Are you a morning or night person?
Where is your favorite Hiking Trail?
Name a singer that you can’t stand the sound of
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
If you were a kitchen appliance – what would you be and please make the sound of that appliance?
What do you remember about your high school prom?
What is the best restaurant you have ever dined at?
What’s your favorite holiday?
Have you ever been mentioned in a newspaper?
Tell me about your first road trip in your first car
If you could get free airfare - name a country you would visit.
What is your education - do you have a college degree?
If you had to choose a sport to watch - would it be Football or Basketball
What is your favorite curse word?
What’s your favorite smell?
What’s your favorite cereal?
When was the last time you fired a gun?
Have you ever gone skinny dipping or streaking?
What is your lucky number?
Which bill do you hate paying most?
How do you prefer to get the news?
Are you right or left-handed?
Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
What is your most treasured possession?
Adult Beverage of choice?
Where is your favorite beach?
What is your favorite food?
Do you own an iphone, blackberry, camera phone or an ipod?
Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
What is your favorite junk food to snack on?
Favorite breakfast food to eat?
Do you like to dance?
Why did you split up with your last lover?
What was your favorite childhood television program?
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
What was the last concert you went to?
How much schooling have you had?
Who do you live with?
Are you a collector of anything?
Name three things you really like to do
Who are your friends? Describe these people.
What do you like to read?
Where were you born?
What jobs have you had in the past?
Have you ever met anybody famous before?
Are all people truly created equal?
Describe your fighting style: drunken master or angry monkey?
What do you believe makes a successful life?
Do you like interacting with large groups of people?
What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
Which is your favorite season and why?
What makes you laugh?
What shocks or offends you?
Do you have any pet peeves?
If you had a lot of money, where would we go on vacation?
What is your idea of an ideal boyfriend/girlfriend?
What are some of the little things you appreciate about your life?
What is your favorite kind of pie?
How is/was your relationship with your parents?
Where is your favorite restaurant?
What is your favorite part of your job?
What is your favorite movie to watch over and over again?
Best concert
What music are you listening to these days?
What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
If someone told you they saw me with another guy/girl, what would your first reaction be?
What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why?
What kind of a boy or girl interests you?
Do you like children?
Have you ever eaten any children?
If given a choice, which farm animal would you want to be? Why? Can you make the sound?
Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
Do you believe in Santa?
How much TV do you watch?
What “bad” thing did you do as a kid that your parents never found about?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend

I love when my nephew comes and visits! Andy, Leza, and Brody just live too far away down in Vernal, Ut. We don't see them all the time. But they stayed for a few days this weekend.
The plan had been to come up Friday night, spend Saturday with my family and then Sunday they were headed to Highland with Leza's family, then they would head home to Vernal. This was the plan since they brought the truck... it costs too mush in gas to go back and forth that much. But I love them so much and wanted them to stay that I sacrificed my car for a day. So they came back up and left Tuesday morning.
They didn't get in until late Friday night and then I had to work 9-5 on Saturday. They were out shopping when I got off work so I went and joined them. We all got new dresses. Then we went to Kohl's since Leza needed shoes for Brody's church outfit. While we were there we found the cutest little girls clothes and helped convince her she needs a little girl! But of course it'll still be on her time, and she said if she got a little boy again they'd have to try for another ;) (love you Leza!)
Saturday night Andy and Leza went out with some friends and left Brody in my care! I let him share my banana spilt then gave him a bath, and feed him a bottle and snuggled a little bit while he slept. Then I put him in the play pen and came back to my apartment... which as of late is very lonely and quiet! I need more friends!
Sunday I went to my own ward in my new cute outfit I bought at Forever 21 at City Creek... a red pencil skirt and a black and white frilly top. Then I wore my Christmas shoes with it. After church I had a snack... which I was very glad I had and watched a movie. I went over to the parents house around 3, where as soon as I stepped in the house Tanner started bargaining with me for some of my candy. I helped dad with some dinner preparations. About 4:30 Andy and Leza got home and I took Brody outside for a minute and let Rawley run around. Brody just loves watching Rawley and Moose. It was then time for dinner so we went inside. Easter dinner is one of my favorite meals. We do ham, potato salad, fruit salad, deviled eggs, and rolls (someone forgot the rolls this year). After dinner we went over to 1st dam to enjoy the good weather. Sadly we got there and there was a sign that no dogs were allowed so Rawley had to stay in the bed of the truck the whole time. Brody sure did enjoy all the ducks, geese, and seagulls though.
That night we watched Tower Heist, way good movie btw. I came home around 11 and realized I needed to put my laundry away before I could sleep, bummer.
Monday morning I got a message from mom rubbing it in that she had got a sub for the day and was going to spend all day with Brody. I was suppose to work till 3, but one stylist was sick and we had to cover her shift, I had to work late, and I had been planning to go to the gym. Well it was a busy morning, but the afternoon slowed down so I got off right after 4 and decided to skip the gym and just go straight to the parents.
We went and did more shopping since Leza had got some Kohl's cash on Saturday and she could use it Monday, otherwise it would have been a waste. We got Brody some more clothes and then mom and Leza got sunglasses. Andy decided to be helpfully and was taking the tag off Leza's glasses before we left the store... yup he broke them... now she had to go back and find different ones.
That night we started up the fire pit and roasted hot dogs, Brody loved sitting outside with us in the walker, until he got cold. Andy and Leza decided to go over to her parents to say goodbye. We had rootbeer floats while they were gone. When they got back it was bedtime so we all said goodbye.
It was such a great weekend!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Old Abandoned Hyde Park Mine

Once upon a Friday night, Crystal was talking to Ashley. Ashley was telling how the next night a group was going to go explore a mine, and we should join them. They were planning to go around 9ish, after the boys got back from their Priesthood meeting.
Saturday came and all enjoyed Conference. Crystal went over to her brothers to babysit her nephews, and I ended up at my parents for a bit and went shopping with my mom and sisters.
Long about 8:50 I called Crystal, since she wasn't home yet, and asked her what the plan was, she didn't know, she hadn't heard from Ashley. Alright, not a big deal, Crystal was going to come home and then we'd figure out what to do that night.
Crystal got home 20 minutes later and didn't say anything about meeting up with Ashley. 10 more minutes went by and then Crystal yelled at me that it was time to leave. Good thing I had already changed my clothes and just had to throw my tennis shoes on. We then walked across the street to Casey's apartment where everyone was meeting up/waiting on us. We got there and they pushed us out of the apartment as they were all ready.
There was 12 of us, and I can't tell you everyone as I only met a few of them, and it was dark. 5 of us got into Casey's Elantra, and the other 7 got into a Buick (i think), it had a front bench seat so 3 were there and the other 4 squished in back. The ones I know were Casey (who I'd only met once before), Brianna, Ashley, Crystal, and Trevor (who I only knew from the few times he'd reffed Crystals soccer games at the Sports Academy). Driving up to the mine was fun, we gave Casey a hard time with his driving... he was making some really wide turns, and going super slow, it was kinda ridiculous.
Once we got up the canyon we climbed out and enjoyed the night for a minute, it was a really clear and bright night, and we had a great view of the valley. We then started hiking up towards the mine, or so we thought. Casey was leading the way and then one of the other guys was confused at where we were and realized Casey had gone the wrong way. So we turned around got back to the campsite and went the other way. 
The mine has a really small opening, you had to crawl down into it, and then once inside the opening you had to crawl on your stomach to get back into the mine shaft. 8 people went in before I did, but once I got down there things changed, we heard a deep growling sound. Now get this straight... I love scary movies, not satanic, horror films, but a good scary movie, one that just gets your adrenaline going a bit, and my dad was always one to scare us, but inside a mine, where you just had to crawl through a small opening on your stomach to get into... you're trapped and it is freaky! Then we hear it again.
Of all people I start to panic, and we hurry the little ways back to the opening. I start questioning Casey about them pulling a prank on us, and telling him it wasn't funny and they should stop. He swears it wasn't a prank they were pulling, and then it sounded again. Finally everyone was down but we were spooked. The boys of course want to investigate what was making the noise, but none of us were really interested, a few of the girls bailed and Trevor went with them since he was claustrophobic and wasn't too thrilled about being in the mine. One guy who had a big lantern walked to a fork in the shaft and guessed that the noise was coming from the shaft straight ahead and we'd be fine to go down the one to the left. We kept hearing the growl and I just wanted out... Casey informed us of an easier way to get out if we went with them and we agreed.
We walked down the shaft and then they stopped, Casey was concerned and informed us that the 2nd entrance was caved in. I couldn't stand it anymore, I made my decision to bail. We all went back to the fork and I made my way to the entrance. When you think there is something terrible behind, it is super easy to army crawl back through the tight space. I made it out, and a few other girls followed me. 
Outside of the mine we were talking with Trevor and I told them that my parents didn't live too far away and there had been mountain lion problems that winter, and I was freaked out by thinking a mountain lion was in there.
The rest of the group had decided to stay in the mine and still explore, when they finally came out we could hear the growling following them, it was getting louder. One guy mentioned he wished we'd have stayed in there since it was really cool. They all got out and we started to leave, and the growling got louder. I don't know what my problem was but I was terrified, almost hyperventilating. Crystal couldn't believe me, and told me to calm down, then the growling was so loud, it had to be out of the mine, us girls screamed, and then we were running back to the car. I fell into the fence we were suppose to crawl through, regained my footing and made it to the car. I didn't care about anything else, but got myself in and locked my door. I was so scared that I was almost in tears and close to wetting myself! Many were still outside, I guess the other car was locked and the driver had lost his keys. Someone saw the trees moving and the growling was close to us, everyone started getting in our car, even so much as crawling in the trunk. Then we saw something coming out of the trees... it was a guy... apparently Josh, the other roommate who was suppose to be in Salt Lake! I love that Brianna got out of the car, ran and tackled him and poked his forehead saying 'name 10 candy bars'! And he had a bear call... a 5 gallon bucket with a hole in the bottom where you pull a wet rope through to make the growling.
The whole thing was a joke they'd been planning for almost a month.
Josh had been hiding in Casey's trunk for almost 30 minutes before any of us showed up. Casey's bad driving was because Josh was in the trunk. Casey took us the wrong way so that Josh could get out of the trunk and up into the mine before us. Casey took all that just so the prank would be a good one. Even though I was way mad at these guys, I didn't even know them, they almost had me in tears, and I almost wet my pants... they did such a good job! This was one of the best pranks I've been able to witness! And it was on the eve of April fools! 
In the end we did go back into the mine and explored because it was cool. We even turned off the lights, sat in the dark, and told a scary story about the gold rush, The Blue Mist.