Friday, June 09, 2017

The Cat Gods

Dogs are better than cats. There I said it. You can disagree. But you'd be wrong.

See, dogs are simple. They say, "Love me!" You love them. They love you back.

Cats say, "Love me!" You love them. They attack. 

Yesterday I got home from a meeting. I was feeling uneasy about a couple of things, so I decided to dawdle on my porch for a bit. A stray cat came by. I like fury creatures, so I bade it come nearer. I told the cat repeatedly that I don't have food. It's not my fault she doesn't understand English. She really wanted to be pet, though, and so I pet her. Sure, she'd attack here and there, but it wasn't bad... until it was. Drew blood she did. 

Anyway, that's just how cats are. There's no loyalty. You all know this. There really is no point to this post. I just wanted to point out that dogs are better than cats. They don't betray you.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I Went Repelling!

Today our ward had a ward activity where we hiked Battle Creek Falls. When we got to the falls, there were some people who were set up for repelling. They asked us if we wanted to repel. Half of us said yes. I was one of them. My friend took pictures.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Stewart Falls May 2017

Tonight I hiked Stewart Falls with some friends. I wasn't going to take pictures. Then I took a lot.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I Did It!

Today I got my recommended black belt. I had to do three board breaks and they scared me to death. I had to do flying side kick, spinning heel kick and one of my choosing. I chose to do a punch. The punching board break is my instructor's least favorite, while it was the only one that I felt confident in. I did it my first time. The flying side kick took me three times. Apparently I was kicking high, so they had to raise the board a little. Of all the things I could have been doing wrong, I'll take kicking too high. Then I got the spinning heel kick my second try. That's the one I couldn't do the last time I tried to get my recommended black belt. I tried over and over again and couldn't get it. Then my leg cramped and I gave up. Getting it on my second try means a lot! Oh I feel so relieved right now. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Party Time

Sometimes I throw a party for myself at night for no reason. 

Then I can't sleep because it's not dark enough in my room.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Crashing to the Ground in the Middle of the Night

I have a pile of stuff stacked on my kicking bag. I know, I know, that isn’t the correct use of a kicking bag. I’ll be better… maybe. Anyway, in the middle of the night, without anyone touching it, that pile went crashing to the ground. You can imagine my alarm at being woken up. “Why are things crashing around me?!” In my terrorized, just woken up state, I decided to blame it on my guardian angel and I came up with a couple of scenarios. Maybe guarding me is boring, so he/she decided to practice on my punching bag. Maybe my guardian angel is currently my Grandma B. and she got asked to dance by a nice-looking angel stud for Valentine’s Day. Then they got a little carried away and ran into my punching bag. Maybe a devil entered my room, and my guardian angel had to wrestle him to ground. I was having some creepy dreams, so I could totally believe this one.

Yup, that’s life.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving Day Two

What's different about this selfie from all that have come before? I am now thirty years old (and I didn't take a selfie yesterday - whoops).

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Today I went to a Pre-Legislative Bootcamp at the Utah State Capitol. Here, have some pictures.

We got a tour by the Speaker of the House (Utah) Greg Hughes
The following room is the Senate floor

He took us down below to show us how the whole building is supposed to be earthquake proof because the foundation rests on these rubber pillars. Sadly, I didn't get very good pictures. You mostly see our reflections. 

Look! I'm cool! I got my picture with the Speaker of the House!

From here, I took myself on a tour. 

Side view

Another side view

That's a clump of snow

One lion is fortitude. The other is integrity.


The Mormon Battalion