Monday, April 28, 2008

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday

OK, so I have to tell you about my drive in to work this morning. I was flipping through the radio stations at jet engine speeds because I was so sick of the same old Shane Co commercials, or lame radio morning shows, and I remembered the new station that sometimes gets me in a great mood (especially to face a Monday morning). So "Movin' 100.7" is where I landed and what a great time to land. The song playing on the radio was none other than good old "MotownPhilly"! Wow! Nothing takes you back like a little BoyzIIMen!

I am sure the people stopped in traffic next to me thought I was some crazy girl that forgot to take her meds this morning. I was singing and dancing in my car, just wishing I had a copy of cooleyhighharmony in my car with me at that very moment. Then I started having all sorts of flashbacks.
If you were a devoted child of the 90's like I was, then you remember the episode of Full House where Stephanie does the dance at her jazz recital to none other than the above mentioned song that started this whole thing. Man, the drive to work this morning felt like I was driving back to 1991. Holy Cow! The memories! I think I could probably go on for days, but I will just sit quietly at my desk for now and reminisce in my own head.
I would like to know, what are some of your favorite memories of the 90's?
And always remember "2 Legit, 2 Legit 2 Quit!"

Friday, April 18, 2008

Mike's First Post

Here is my attempt at a blog post- and I am only doing it because I have the pictures to support it. On Monday we went to the Jimmy Eat World/ Paramore concert- and let's just say it was one of the best concerts of the decade! Except for the fact that we were that group of old people rocking out at the top of the nose bleed section, we had a great time. Who would have thought that on old 90's band would attract so many 13 year olds?

Paramore was good, but then I really like those female fronted rock bands (we saw Evanesence at this same venue just a few months ago). Then came the highlight- Jimmy Eat World is just one of those bands that you can sing along with every song, bang your head like you were a teenager again, and come away from wanting more.

After the concert we waited for Matt while he battled it out at a gas station rest room- then played guitar hero until the wee hours of the morning at Steph's parent's house. Great fun.

Anyways- so there. Now Paige can say that I don't contribute any more!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Peter Parker, Watch Your Back!

You are intelligent, witty, a bit geeky and have great power and responsibility.
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man

Ok, so I found this on another friends blog, and as a result of being very bored at work, decided what the heck!

Which superhero are you? If you haven't already, take the quiz.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Changes are Coming Our Way

Well everyone, it's official. Some big changes seem to be on the horizon for me and Mike. As most of you know, Mike is nearing the light at the end of the tunnel with school, well at least with his bachelors. He is graduating in Accounting and he has landed an internship with one of the "Big 4" accounting firms, Ernst & Young. (known as EY at our house). This is an exciting, yet kinda scary opportunity because it is located in SAN JOSE, CA! He is moving there for 8 weeks this summer, starting on June 25th. Yes, you heard me right, HE is moving to California for the summer and yet again I will be staying in UT. But,I am so excited for him and I think I can handle him being gone because this is going to be a great experience. (Plus we will fly back and forth for visits, the perks of being married to a Delta employee)
Now the reason I say it is scary and exciting is that when this internship is over, there is a good chance he will get a job offer, at none other than the San Jose office, and yep, you guessed right, we would be moving.
Ok so I am jumping ahead of myself. If all of this happened, we wouldn't move until probably fall of next year, but for someone who has lived here, in UT her entire life and been close to family for so long, it is going to take some time to get used to the idea. So I am starting now.
I have been doing some research on San Jose, and these are some of the pics that I found that I thought were pretty cool.
This is a jumbo chess set, set up on the sidewalk in downtown San Jose. I get the impression it is a pretty artsy city. It will be fun to check out some museums and things.
This is one of the museums.
I just love the fact that there are palm trees lining the streets downtown.
This is an old stone bridge in a park. It looks like there are so many beautiful parks in San Jose. A great place to spend a Sunday afternoon with Mike and a good book.
Ok, now this is my most exciting find. This is the Winchester Mansion, and if you don't know the story behind it, I suggest you google it. It would take me way too long to tell it, because I am so intrigued by it and I would throw in way too many details. But basically, it is supposed to be haunted, and it is in San Jose. And I am so curious about it. . .ok but anyway, google it.

So that is basically what is going on with us right now. Jusy trying to get Mike through this semester, so we can play for a minute before he leaves. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Los Amigos de Vacaciones! Costa Rica!

Costa Rica, Baby!
So, like I said before, Mike took a trip to Costa Rica with the boys. It sounds like they had a great time, with a couple of memorable experiences to end the trip. I told Mike it would probably be better if he wrote about the trip, but he said he would rather I do it, so here goes!
Their trip started with a quest for a zipline jungle tour. They got to CR and had no idea where they were going or how long it would take them to get to where they wanted to go. They ended up finding the jungle tours, but it was too late that night to do anything, so they went on a quest for a volcano that was errupting. They found the volcano, and although it was dark, they were determined to see it. One of the boys had a headlamp in his bag, so they all set out following his tiny little light. Well, they eventually found it. They said it was very loud, that it sounded like gunshots, but very cool, and the late night hike. The next morning, they headed back to the jungle zip line tours, and from what I hear, it was definitely something I need to do some time soon.
Doesn't it look like they are having a GREAT time?! They spent alot of mornings surfing, and thanks to Matt, the resident surfer, they were all given some sort of lesson and off they went. It soulds like the Surfing lessons went well, but not so much the HOW-TO-PUT-ON-SUNSCREEN lessons! This just looks miserable!

So, this is a random pic, I know, but whenever we travel, I like to take pictures of the flowers in the different places we visit. Anyway, Mike knows I love Hydrangea's, so he took this picture for me. I think this is such a beautiful flower, I had to include it in this post.
Random jungle picture
Random Iguana picture (ICK!)
This is Mike and his brother Dustin.
Mike being a goof on a suspended bridge, in the middle of the jungle.
Losa Amigos in the hostel (again ICK!). (From left Spencer Randle, Matt Metcalf, Dustin Burgin-nice hair, Dustin, Cody (don't know his last name), and Mike.)

So, something interesting that happened on this trip, besides all the sun and ocean and ziplines, probably the most memorable thing that happened was, their car got broken in to. It gets worse. Matt had his bag in the car and that was stolen, so he had no clothes or anything for the rest of the trip. No biggy, they were going home the next day, but oh wait a minute, not only were his clothes in the bag but his cell phone and his. . .PASSPORT!

This was over Easter weekend and the US Embassy was closed, therefore no way for him to get a new passport. It was stolen on Thursday, and they were planning on coming home on Friday, but the embassy wouldn't be open until Monday. I got a frantic IM from Mike, asking me to call all of these random phone numbers to see if there was anything that could be done, but none-the-less, there was nothing. Well, being boys, they figured they would just all come home and leave Matt there, and that is exactly what they did. He stayed, and surfed (which was the greatest thing in the world to him, much to the chagrin of his wife, who if she were anything like me, would be worried sick!) He eventually made it home on Monday and all is well. But most likely he won't be taking any more trips with the guys out of the country any time soon.

Friday, April 4, 2008