Monday, June 29, 2009

Sand Hollow

Saturday Adrien and I went to Sand Hollow near St George. We wore wetsuits that gave my fingers blisters in the battle to put it on.
We did 3 dives and saw nothing but fish because the instructions to find the submerged airplane and VW bus were inadequate. But it was still fun.
Afterward we went down to the site where Adrien had her field school a while ago and hiked for about 45 minutes.
We both got sunburned and were really hot (since it was 104 degrees) and so we got McFlurries to cool us down.
It was a good day.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

L'eau

This Saturday Adrien and I will be down in Sand Hollow (near St George) for a dive trip! It's a man-made lake thing (reservoir) with fishes and a sunken plane to interest divers. This trip hopefully will get me my last 10 dives so I can get my Advanced Certification. I'll let you know how it goes later.
Note: the person in this picture is not me. Just a disclaimer.
In other news, my surfing class for the Fall was cancelled. Too bad :/

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

I know I'm a day early, but I also know that tomorrow I'll forget to post because family will be here within a matter of hours (about 7 to be more precise). So! Look what I painted for Dad for Father's Day:I'm pretty proud of myself. I like it when I do a good job :)
Also, check out these songs I really like: "Eyes" by Rogue Wave (which you might-- or might not-- recognize from 2 episodes early in season 1 of Heroes yesIknowI'manerd) and "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star



P.S. We've had 6 months of precipitation, don't you think it's time for a little sunshine?

Turn Away From It All Like A Blind Man

I don't have a lot of money (but I just got my paycheck and it was $350...which was awesome), but I like to pretend I do. Some of you know how this sometimes gets me into trouble (actually it's not that so much as the not budgeting on paper thing). Anyway. I'm really good about saving for a far-away trip to London, but I'd like to show you some things I've bought lately:
Adrien technically bought these for me, but in a way she didn't because I'm paying for her dive trip (she also owes me lunch to finish making up the difference). They were $10 at Charlotte Russe.
Yes, another pair of shoes. But I'll have you know all my shoes were black up until this point, so these new shoes are actually very good. $14 at Target.
Best for last they always say! That's right kids, I now own Heroes seasons 1 AND 2!!! I'm pretty excited. And the best part? $18.99 each at Target. This is my favorite show right now and probably will be for a very long time (that's why I bought them...) and I can't wait for season 3 to come out on DVD, though it won't be on sale :( obviously.
Now I promise I won't spend any more money...for a while.
And if you'll excuse me, I have some Special Features to watch.
Enjoy this inspirational video while I do that:

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

This is disgusting. Sick. And very sad.

...But is there hope?
In the meantime, people, pick up yer dang trash.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A need tae practice ma Scots

Last Saturday we (the girls and kids) celebrated our Scottish heritage by going to the Scottish Highland Festival and Games at Thanksgiving Point.
We saw a pipe parade thing go by...
We visited the MacFarlane tent, which holds the sept of Sproul (or Spruell), which we are. While we were in the tent it started to rain.
When we got out it was pouring, complete with thunder and lightning. We took shelter under a tent with bleachers and watched some caber toss, sheaf toss, weight throw, and weight toss. For more information on what those all are, go here.
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After only being at the festival about 40 mins (and that's a generous estimation) we sadly decided to leave. We didn't get to see the Scottish dogs. Adrien didn't get to try haggis. We didn't get to learn how to fight at the Celts With Swords booth. I think we were all sad and annoyed at the fact we'd been dumped on (literally, in Adrien's and my case...although I think Megan ended up collectively wetter) by the evil summer storm and had to leave. And, of course, it cleared up after we left.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

ABCs

Megan should really be posting this, but as we've established that I "have" my neice and nephew, and I took this video on my camera, I'm doing it. Megan-- feel free to steal this video as much as you like.
Sorry for the clicking. Focus on Nathan's funny/cute version of the alphabet instead.

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Polaroid Pictures

I found an interesting application for my computer. It makes any picture you have look like a Polaroid and it's called Poladroid. It's pretty fun to play around with. It puts a little Polaroid camera on your desktop when you click the icon and then you just drag and drop your picture/s onto it and it prints out your little polaroid (complete with sound!) and you watch it "develop". When it's done "developing", it puts it right into your Pictures folder (don't worry, it does nothing to the original file). Drawbacks: it won't let you crop or choose which bit of the original you want in the square, and it takes a while to "develop," which is annoying if you're impatient.
Anyway, it's pretty fun, and I messed around with it for a bit this morning. The product: