Monday, April 18, 2011

Look Who Came To Town! (I even included pictures)

A few weeks ago, my old roommate from college, Elissa and her sister Kirsten came to town for a visit. They were came in on a Friday night, and left the next Wednesday. We had quite the visit in between. The point of the trip was to see the cherry blossoms down on the Mall, but we definitely got a lot more than that done.

The girls spent the first day at the Bull Run Battlefields (after missing the bus to get to the Metro downtown). Friday night we stayed the night at the JW Marriot. I wasn't that impressed. I even tried their $75 robes. My robe is much nicer.

Saturday we did more walking than I care to remember. We saw all of the monuments, the former Italian Embassy (it was practically in Maryland!), the Library of Congress, and even went under to all the tunnels that connect the Library and all of the House office buildings. This doesn't even touch the surface of your trek!

Sunday was church day, and then that evening, we were off to.....

Monday was spent in Philly. We spent the night at a Residence Inn Sunday night, and I must say I thought it was much nicer than the JW Marriot. Maybe I'm just too simple. Philly was fun. We saw the major historical sites and of course got a Philly Cheesesteak!

Tuesday was mostly stuff in town. We spent a lot of the day in Falls Church going through cemeteries. We were looking for the grave of Edgar Alan Poe's doctor when he died. Apparently he was once mayor of Falls Church. We also went to Arlington National Cemetery. We saw the big stuff there and also stopped at my grandpa's grave. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam. Now we have a pass to drive through the cemetery, and we don't have to pay and park in the Visitor's Lot!

All in all it was a fun trip! It's always fun to play these girls. I don't get to see them enough!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Where Has The Time Gone?

So it's been almost two years since I last posted. I wouldn't be surprised if I no longer have any followers, but that' okay. However, if there is anyone out there instead of writing a long post to try to catch up on the last two years, I'll just post in list form. I guess only time will tell whether or not I keep it up. So without further adieu, here is my last two years.

In February 2009, I started a temp job working in an HR department at a hospital, hired permanently in June 2009
Completed two 10K's in Richmond
Traveled to Utah twice
Went to New York 4 times
Made a trip to Denver
Played at the beach a few times
Bought a brand new car
Earned my PHR in June 2010
Passed the record of the time I've stayed in one job since college
Got promoted at my job after two years (okay it’s not happening for three more weeks, but it’s effective in April)
Grilled food on a grill myself for the first time (did it twice in one summer)
Served as Activities Chair in my Ward
Currently a Gospel Doctrine Instructor
Spent some time in Boston and Salem Massachusetts
Got a season pass to Kings Dominion
Worked hard on getting a good tan last summer
I saw two friends leave on missions, one join the army, and too many to count get married.
I took by brother out to school at BYU. He graduated from High School in June, and I got to play the part of mom when I took him out there.
I was set apart as a Temple Worker at the Washington DC Temple (I did that previously before moving to NYC)
I gave 3 or 4 talks in Sacrament Meeting
Saw Diddy’s Car he was riding in.(That’s not really much of an accomplishment)
Attended 7 concerts
I’ve played basketball through church and play with a group regularly.
I took up Zumba!

Okay, so I’m sure I’ve done a whole lot more in the past few years, but I can’t think of anything else right now. My goal this year though is to try to write on here more.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


So I haven't posted anything for a while. I will have to post an update, but I'm getting ready for bed so I will do this quick Tag. I was excited to see that a friend tagged me a few weeks ago when I was playing catch-up on my blog reading. I'm still way behind. As usual, I'm not going to tag anyone else so just enjoy my info.

I was tagged.
Here are the rules:
1. Post rules on blog
2.Answer the 6 questions with 8 items
3.Tag 8 people-Not going to do it.

8 Favorite TV Shows:
1. The Big Bang Theory
2. Boston Legal
3. The Office
4. Lost
5. American Idol
6. Boy Meets World
7. Scrubs

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Went to Work
2. Went to the Temple
3. Watched American Idol
4. Watched Lost
5. Watched CSI NY (obviously, Wednesday is a big TV watching night for me. My tv watching comes in spurts, and right now it's in the higher end. Sometimes I don't watch at all.)
6. Read scriptures
7. Forgot my dinner at work
8. Learned more about the Mexican drug cartels which I grow more and more fascinated with everyday.

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. The weekend
2. Going to NYC in a few weeks
3. Seeing Elissa
4. The Law of Consecration
5. Going back to school
6. Seeing my grandma
7.Chik-Fil-a (I don't even know how to spell this) opening near my house.
8. And my little brother wants me to write, returning to Heavenly Father, which I have to agree with.

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Serendipity
2. Big Daddy Diner
3. Angelo's
4. Brooklyn Diner
5. Taco Bell
6. Johnny Carino's
7. Long John Silver's
8. The Shake Shack

8 Things I Wish For:
1. To have a theme song play everytime I walk into a room.
2. All of the seasons of the shows that I want on DVD
3. To learn how to write music so I can write movie scores
4. To travel whenever I want
5. My dad to join the church
6. Happines
7. To achieve all my goals
8. I wish to go to the festival...

8 People I Tagged:
8 no ones

That is all because that are the friends that we have that blog.

Friday, January 16, 2009

At 5 In The Morning, People Walking To The Bathroom, On The Train, Look Drunk And Confused

This is what I observed as a I took am Amtrak train from NY's Penn Station to DC's Union Station at 3AM last Saturday. This was my return train to my home, and I'm now living in Virginia again.

Anyone that reads my blog regularly knows that I had been living in NYC working as a nanny. I haven't written too much about the actual position, but let's just say it was horrible. Once I got used to it, I enjoyed the city life, but I hated my position. So when I was home over Christmas, I really thought about what would be the best option for me. If anyone has ever seen my decision making style, you would know that it's a most stressful event for all involved. In the end, I decided that I needed to remove myself from the situation. So when I got back, I gave my notice on Monday January 5, 2008. I told them that I would stay until the 23rd of January or the 30th at the latest. Well last Thursday, the 8th, my boss told me that they found a temporary person, and I could leave on Friday, and that is how I found myself on a 3AM train headed to DC.

So now I'm back in Virginia. I miss the city a bit, and maybe I'll get a chance to return one day, but this is where I am for now. I'm back in the job search and living at my parent's house again (hopefully temporarily). I'm beginning to sense a pattern with myself.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'd Like To Take This Opportunity To Thank You Tube

So a few years ago( Who am I kidding? It's been almost 4 years since I've been out of college so it has to have been at least 5 years and not just a few.)they would show in theaters before movies. My roommate, her sister, and I loved it. I tried finding it a while back and was unsuccessful. I just thought about it tonight and thought I should look it up on You Tube. I don't know why I didn't do that before. Well I found it, and ladies and gents I present to you, Deluxe 247.

It's Deluxe Son!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I Don't Mean To Toot My Own Horn...

So the apartment building I live in is doormen on duty 24 hours a day. I love all of the doorman and guys that work downstairs. I have a lot of fun with them. In fact two of them the other day invited me to their rap fight. They were joking, but the one had asked me if I had any Biggie or Eminem on my IPOD. I said no, as that is way old school, but I don't think they realize that I have a secret love for rap and the hip hop culture, but I digress.

So all these doormen range in all sorts of different ages. There are younger ones a little younger than me, and then there are some old enough to be my grandpa.

Recently I feel like there's this secret game of who can get in Laura's pants. OK, so it's not that serious, but I do have several admirers. Plus if they were playing that game with, the only getting in my pants is a party where all would have the opportunity to try on my pants.

1. The first one is the guy that took me to the hospital when I blew my face off. He is definitely too old for, but he was interested to know if I called my boyfriend to let him know that I was in the hospital. He also passively tried to get me to take a dance class with him. One of the maintenance guys was teasing him one day while talking to me because he thought he was trying to impress me.

2. Another one of the guys (he's a doorman/maintenance man. Some of them rotate posts) kept asking questions to find out whether or not I was single and informative questions. I must admit that I was excited because I had a mini crush on him. One day, he finally asked for my number. Sadly, we still haven't gone out. I was out of town for a few weeks, and I guess maybe he lost interest. I'm too nervous to ask him why we never went out.

3. The next guy is one that I see all the time during the day when I'm downstairs doing laundry. It's like he just woke up one day and realized how beautiful I am. He referred to me as beautiful one day, and the next day he decided that we had never properly met (this isn't true, but I'm used to meeting people several times and not remembering that they met me. It's one of the curses of having a good memory.) He treats me very well now and always engages in conversation which he never did before. He also enjoys teasing me. I'm kind of intrigued my him.

4. The last one I'm not sure about. He just started yesterday. He's really tall and kind of dorky, but I'm a sucker for dorky. I don't really know him enough yet so I don't know for sure his style. However, he winked at me several times today when I was walking by. Like I said, I don't know him well enough so I'm not sure the purpose for his wink. It's kind of cute because it's an odd wink, but I can't place my finger on why. It just seems kind of random , and there's nothing provoking the winking (except of course extremely good looks, warm inviting smile, and my sexy hello.) I'll see how this winking progresses; I could just be getting a head of myself.

Either way, I find myself feeling pretty good about myself when I fraternize with the building workers.

But Seriously, can you blame them?

Monday, December 15, 2008


I love good, caring friends! It makes me happy.