Monday, September 22, 2008

Oh Dear Ol' Davis High School!

Good times. Val tagged me. I have been holding off on posting this because I have some awesome pics from the glory days, but I guess I can add those later.

High School: Davis High

1. Did you date someone from your high school: Yes-I did. The most memorable would have to be my rock-star husband (although short lived), with his bleached blonde hair, parted down the middle.
2. What kind of car did you drive? : Well, the car that I was given to drive was driven to school the last day of the semester, before Christmas break and then totaled during Christmas Break. Needless to say, I didn't get a car until I left for college three years later.
(This is the car, although mine was brown and the license plate read "DARTS". It was a hand me down from my sister.)

3. What is your most embarrassing moment in high school? I think I had quite a few, but one would have to be falling out of a jeep wrangler on a date with a guy I really liked. For more details, please refer to 100 things about me.
4. Were you a party animal? I don't think so-unless any of you out there would like to object.
5. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? I would have to admit that I was in sophomore girls choir, and we were TERRIBLE! :) I did date somebody who played the bass guitar in the Jazz band (Yeah, honey, I am talking about you). Also another person I dated played the clarinet in the band, his sophomore year, although if I had known that, I probably wouldn't have dated him. :) (And I hope all if you reading this know I am not actually that shallow)
6. Were you a nerd? : Unfortunately I would have to say yes. When me and all my girlfriends got together, LOOK OUT! We never knew where the night would take us! I just remember lip synching at Lindsay's house with wooden spoons and spatulas.
7. Were you on any varsity teams? : Just soccer, but come to find out I wasn't that good (an unfortunate fact I learned after sitting out the entire first game of the season.) I made the best of it though, and if we were killing the other team, I got to play. :) So I was a part-time varsity player, but I had some really good times on the sidelines. (I hope that some of you remember what I am talking about when I say "Dog Pound!" Who let the dogs out?)

8. Did you get suspended/expelled? : No, but that would have made a good story-maybe I should have tried a little harder. . .
9. Can you still sing the fight song? : "Oh When the Darts, go marching in, oh when the Darts go marching in, We will all stand together and cheer them, when the Darts go marching in. Fight team! Fight team! Fight! Fight!" (Ha! Now it is stuck in your head, too.)
10. School Mascot? Dart-man/Dart-Woman (You go girl! Yes, Dusty Lindblad, I am talking to you!) Go Darts!
11. Who was your favorite teacher? Man I loved Ms. Coburn. She could make any subject exciting, but I loved my AP psych class. Also I loved this guy. . . Mr. Mike Navidomskis. His classes were so entertaining. I even aimed for poor citizenship so I could attend his U make-up classes. Ok, just kidding, but unfortuntely I did have to attend one of them. Most entertaining U make-up ever. Sure as heck beats janitorial work.
He was alway tying flies during class. Looks like the hard work paid off-although that is one ugly fish!
12. Where did you sit during lunch?: Outside Bowman's or in an over-crowded Spanky's. Or the favorite, Lindsay's kitchen, and maybe getting too comfy and not going back for our next class. 13. Did you go to homecoming and with who?: Yes, I had two experiences with homecoming. . . Junior year, Preston Croxford
Senior Year-Mike Burgin, yeah you heard me right, although at that time if you had told me that we were going to get married, I would have have said "Come, again?"
14. If you could go back and do it again, would you? I loved high school! I would totally do it again, but I would have put a little bit more of an effort toward the school part. It would have saved me work in the long run.
15. What do you remember most about graduation?:Skipping out a little early on the all night party (apparently we missed the big sing along to that one graduation song), but swimming at Lindsay's until about 6 in the morning and then heading to work at 8. Good times!
16. Where did you go senior skip day?: Barnes Park. . .that is about all I remember, all though the original plan was to have a Ferris Bueller day. (Museum, fancy retstaurant, Cubs game-I mean Bees).
17. Were you in any clubs? : Pro-Schola! A-T-T-A-C-K! ATTACK! Also, I think that fashion board counts, and you can't forget DECA.
18. Have you gained weight since then?: No comment.
19. Who was your prom date?:

Junior year-Ryan Wicknick

Senior year-Spencer Lloyd

20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?: Yeah, if we even have one-I would like to know whatever happened with our 5 year?
21. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?: None-I had a great time! Ok, I guess I would tell myself to take school a little bit more serious.

Now I want to know more about your high school experiences-
Steph, Jacy, Erin, Morgan, and anyone else that reads this.

P.S. I had so much fun digging through pics at my mom's house, that I have decided to devote an entire blog post to old pictures. Coming soon to a computer near you!

Friday, September 12, 2008

We're Goin' Back to Cali. . .!

Well, everyone, I guess I can break the news! It is official-Mike and I are going back to California. He has been offered a job with Ernst & Young, an accounting firm that has an office in San Jose. They also have an office in Salt Lake, just putting that out there to put my mother's mind at ease. We are actually really excited for the change. Now I have been a little bit hesitant about putting this on here because he doesn't actually start work until September 2009. He has another tiny little obligation to fulfill before he can officially join the working world of public accountants, so we do have a year to get used to the whole idea.
This is the San Jose office. I wish you could see the surrounding area, though. There is a park across the street and the Museum of Technology (plus many more, spread all throughout the city) across another street, and then a cute little shopping district with restaurants and things just past the park.

I just want you all to know how proud I am of Mike. He has worked so hard to get to where he is. Also, he has wanted to move back to California (he lived there until he was 12), ever since we got married, but I was always way anti. I thought I would stay in Utah my whole life, and I was ok with that. I have finally gotten used to the idea, and am actually very excited (sorry, mom). This is a great reward for all the hard work Mike has done for the last 4 years. Love you, babe, and I am so proud of you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sweet Summertime

Well, since autumn is quickly approaching, I thought I might need to chronicle the rest of our summer. As we all know, San Jose was a destination of choice this summer and I tried to get in as much as possible while I was there. On my last trip out there, we finally made it to the Winchester Mystery House. WooHoo! I was so excited. It wasn't at all what I thought it would be though. I was expecting a haunted house type thing, but it ended up just being a tour of a strange house built by a strange woman. Now don't get me wrong-I loved every minute of it, and it was totally worth the time, I just thought it would be a different kind of tour-ya know 'tell a scary story about the seance room and then close the doors and turn out the lights' kind of tour.

Then, on our way home, we took a little detour out to Monterey to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I am a nut when it comes to the oceanic world and anything having to do with it. So needless to say I was like a kid in a salty, blue, water-filled candy store! We had to visit all the exhibits and see a show and take tons of pics.
The Jellies!This was like a waterfall type tunnel thing that was supposed to show the ferocity of waves, or a tide or something or another, but I honestly don't remember what. It was cool anyway.
This was just in front of one of their ginormous tanks. They have people that get in the tanks in scuba gear for feeding and for cleaning the tanks. Hmm-maybe I should put my scuba certification to good use. (Or maybe I should just go on a good diving excursion.)
Mike touching a sting ray.

We had such a great time driving out of our way 60 miles south on coastal highway. Beautiful scenery, and well worth the time. Next time we will head north to the Redwoods. (Or maybe it will be a weekend road trip. . .)