Thursday, August 27, 2009


RIP Sinker - She got the boot yesterday. Who called that one?

And PS I have NOT given up on blogging, I just have no time - I'm gone from home 10.5 hours EVERY DAY! (See post below)

Well... Since Ali gave up on blogging

Here is a survey that I found that Ali has been working on for like 3 months. Because she took so long, she forfits the right to take it. Here are my answers.

1. What is your salad dressing of choice? Crutons

2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Wingers or any other place with Buffalo wings

3. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? General Tso's chicken

4. What color cell phone do you have? Red

5. Are you right-handed or left-handed? Left

6. Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Half of a toothpick

7. What is the last heavy item you lifted? A TV

8. Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Yes but never on accident

9. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Yes. So I know when to spend all of my savings

10. If you could change your name what would it be? Zack

11. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? I ate like 10 hot sauce packets for a dollar each and only stopped at 10 because I felt bad for the guy who said he would pay me.

12. How many pairs of flip flops do you own? Two

13. What was the last run in you had with the cops? 48 in a 25

14. Last person you talked to? Some guy I don't know at my work

15. Last person you hugged? Ali

16. Favorite Season? Frisbee season (it lasts about half the year)

17. Favorite Holiday? Thanksgiving/4th of July/Anniversary

18. Day of the week? Friday duh

19. Favorite Month? August

20. First place you went this morning? Work

21. The last movie you saw? Tron

22. Do you smile often? Only on the inside

23. Do you always answer your phone? Yes. You never know who might be stranded somewhere in need of your help

24. It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it? My brother Matthew

25. If you could change your eye color what would it be? False

26. What flavor drink do you get at Sonic? Ocean Water!

27. Have you ever had a pet fish? Yes, at one point I had about 25 at the same time. Two tanks - a 10 gallon and a 30 gallon

28. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night, instrumental version

29. What's on your wish list for your birthday? I pretty much have everything I need so.... False

30. Can you do push ups? Yup. I took a weight lifting class 7 times

31. Can you do a chin up? Two in a row. I didnt really work on those in my class.

32. Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Excited.

33. Do you have any saved texts? One

34. Ever been in a car wreck? Yeah. A few times. One of them was when my mom got ran over by her own van.... Wierd story.

35. Do you have an accent? Nah

36. What is the last song to make you cry? False

37. Plans tonight? Pack for San Diego, go home teaching, get home taught, hang out with the fam who is in town

38. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? No I have had a pretty cushy life

39. Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Strawberries, R-134a (I recharged my car's AC), and wood. Although I didnt really by the wood. It was a wooden box that I found on the side of Smith's Marketplace that we used for a bonfire. And what a bonfire it was

40. Have you ever been given roses? Nope

41. Currently hate right now? Being sleepy

42. Met someone who changed your life? Most people I meet have changed my life

43. How did you bring in the New Year? I don't remember. Haha, no its cause it was too long ago

44. What song represents you? More like: what song do you represent?

45. What were you doing 12 AM last night? We were just getting home from friz/bonfire/recharging AC

46. What was the first thing you thought of this morning? What time is it?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday Memoirs - A Day Late

This weekend was spent in Bear Lake, at my grandparents' cabin. We played lots of games and watched movies and went to the beach. It was great to hang out with my cousins and spend quality time with them.

Things didn't go so well back in Utah County. Jed's uncle passed away on Friday. His parents will be here tomorrow and the funeral is scheduled for Saturday. Unfortunately, Jed and I will not be able to make it because we will be in California. I have never been to a funeral and apparently that isn't going to be changing any time soon.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Just got reminded of this video that Tom, Ang, and I shot in Cleveland when we first moved there, about two years ago. Check it out. I think it's pretty funny and Jed loves it too.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The List of Characters

I would have posted fotos or films today, but I don't have them at I'm going to describe some of the people I work with. So you can enjoy them as much as I do.

"Smokey" aka Rob - My trainer, breathed smoke/coffee breath in my face whilst training. Also my team leader. He's cool for the most part.

"Greasy" aka Susan - Doesn't work on my team, but is always seen around the office. NEVER has clean hair, always gives unsolicited back rubs. Probably dresses up for movie premiers.

Mariko the fake - Talks so loud into the phone, and is sugary sweet to her students - calls them "babe" and "sweetie" ALL the time. Annoying.

"Sinker" aka Jenna - Started a day after me, is never at her desk, we call her sinker because in a sink or swim scenerio, she would sink.

"Hippie" aka Nancy - Very cool girl, wears vintage clothes and eats at Whole Foods every day. Actress and jeweler - makes cool jewelry.

"Mexie" aka Dave - Personal trainer on the side, has been here for a month and still isn't "getting it". I don't think he'll be here long.

Sundin - Alcoholic. Very intelligent and interesting to talk to.

Tori - My FAV! She's so nice and we get along beautifully. I'm glad I sit next to her.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have been SO busy with this new job!! I'm gone 10.5 every day for work, and the rest of the time is spent eating, getting ready, and sleeping. But I am very thankful for a job!
I am thankful for a better income than unemployment.
I am thankful that we were able to go back to Lagoon this weekend.
I am thankful that we have family in town.
I am thankful that I get along with my coworkers.
I am thankful that my job is pretty laid back.
I am thankful that I get free massages through my work.
I am thankful that Jed downloaded the Harry Potter books for me to listen to during my commute.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Memoirs

SAT - We went back to Lagoon for the day. We were going to go to the waterpark all day, but it was too cold, so we just rode rides for a few hours.
That night, we went to see Star Trek. I loved it! And I also cried during the first five minutes. :\

SUN - We had Jed's three brothers who live in town over for dinner. After dinner we all played our Office Trivia game - so fun!
Nathan is starting a pond in his backyard and is looking for "pond plants", so we took a field trip to a pond to look for some plants. We didn't find any, but we saw some huge, fast fish and skipped rocks. Good times. :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have been so blessed recently - I finally found a job after FIVE MONTHS of unemployment!
I am thankful for my new job.
I am thankful for the fun environment that I work in.
I am thankful that I have a reliable car to make the HOUR-LONG commute each way, every day.
I am thankful that school will be starting soon...maybe. We'll see how thankful I am in a few weeks.
I am thankful that Jed and I were able to go to Lagoon on Saturday.
I am thankful that Jed's brothers (Tyler and Matthew) made it to Provo safely - they drove from WV.
I am thankful that Jed has three brothers who live in town.
I am thankful that I was able to go to Tucanos for free today! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Memoirs

Friday - I got a call from my temp agency about a job. The only thing is that it's in downtown SLC. But it is fulltime. It's been 5 months since I got laid off from Big-D. We'll see how it works out.
Jed and I went to Zupas for dinner, then we came home and played Scattergories. I won. :)

Saturday - When Emily was in town, she got some discount passes to Lagoon. So Jed and I went on Saturday. It was no Six Flags Fiesta Texas (in fact a lot of the rides were disappointing), but we had a great day together and we plan on bouncing back this coming Saturday. My favorite rides were Wicked and Spider.
Then we went in to SLC to make sure I knew where I was going for my job, and then we went to Liberty Park and walked around for a while.

Sunday - We had the Nielsens over for dinner and then we played Rummikub and I killed! I'm really going to miss them after they move this weekend.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

News Flash

I start my new JOB tomorrow!! :D

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Foto Fix

Burnett Family Reunion at Bear Lake

My Grams on a waverunner. Ow ow!

Jed, me, and David on the tube

Classic Uncle Mike picture


Em and Aidan - he was SO sick that day!

Natey on the boat

Anniversary in Park City
Canyons Resort
Riding the "people mover"

"Jamaica- we are a bobsled team!

Utah Olympic Park
Watching skiers practice their jumps into the pool

Alpine Slide

What you would face if you were an Olympic skier...

Kimball Arts Festival
"Hook 'em Horns!"

Hogle Zoo
This giraffe was 3 days old

Grandpa and the boys on the merry-go-round

Nate got the front seat on the train

Emily and Aidan on the train

Movies to come next week. I know you're dying to see them! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that we were able to spend last week at Bear Lake with my mom's family.
I am thankful that Jed and I got to stay free - Thank you Mary and Steve!
I am thankful that Emily and her boys were able to come up for a week.
I am thankful that Jed and I were able to spend our anniversary in Park City and have a wonderful time.
I am thankful that we were able to go to Grandma and Grandpa Busath's house for dinner on Sunday.
I am thankful that I was able to go to the zoo with Emily, her boys, and Grandpa Burnett on Monday.
I am thankful that I got to spend the day with Grams, Nate, Aidan, Thomas, and Molly on Tuesday.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Memoirs - Anniversary Edition

Friday - Our new radar detector came in the mail, I highlighted my hair for the first time in years, and Jed got his hair cut after work.
We headed up to Park City for our anniversary, checked in to our condo, and went to dinner. We went to Red Banjo Pizza. It was really good, and not too expensive for Main Street.
We went to the hot tub for about a half hour and it was SO nice!

Saturday - We went to the pool first thing in the morning, during the "adult swim". The pool was heated and very peaceful in the morning. We were the only ones there for most of the time.
We went on the ski lift (apparently also known as the "people mover") up to the Canyons Resort and looked around for a bit. There was a mountain biking race going on, so we sat at the finish line for a minute or two.
While we were at the top, I went in to the bathroom and left Jed on the couch in the lobby of some building. When I came out, I walked over to him and stood in front of him, waiting for him to stand up. I guess I wasn't really paying attention because the guy I was standing in front of was an old man. Jed was nowhere to be seen. So I apologized to him and he just looked at me stone-cold - no expression and he didn't say anything. It was really weird and I know he wasn't deaf or mute. So I went outside and waited for Jed, who apparently went in to the bathroom too.
We went over to the Olympic Park because we had gotten free tickets for the alpine slide and zipline with our condo. As we were walking to the rides, we walked by the practice pool for ski jumps. We sat and watched for a while - I could have been there all day. It was so interesting to watch these guys in swimming suits and life jackets doing flips with snowboards and skis on.
We went on the alpine slide first and I went slow the whole time because the last time I rode one (the day after my wedding) I was racing Jeff and tipped my sled over and got a huge chunk of skin taken out of my arm. So I was a bit nervous.
We upgraded to the higher zipline and I'm so glad we did - it's the steepest one in the world, or so the guy told us. We flew down the mountain! I beat Jed by a landslide. :)
We had dinner at Spencer's Grill for dinner. It was ok, but nothing special. I don't see us going back to that one.
After dinner, we went to the outlet malls for some shopping. I got some new tops and a couple pairs of flip flops, and Jed got some body wash and a belt so that he can wear his belt buckles that he never gets to wear.
We went back to the hot tub that night and watched Friday Night Lights.

Sunday - We woke up to the maid tapping on the door and then starting to open it. Awkward...
We drove around the ritzy areas and looked at some of the houses. A lot of them are big for regular homes, let alone winter houses. I guess that's why a handful of them were up for sale - people can't afford them anymore.
We were waiting for the bus to take us to the Kimball Arts Festival on Main Street, and this lady with a huge dog comes up and asks if we think the driver will let the dog on. And then she talked to us for a while, about weird things - and she was talking to herself. Then she realized that Main Street wasn't far and that she could walk there as fast as the bus takes. Ok lady...
We didn't know the festival cost money, so we were sorely surprised to have to shell out $20 just to look at the booths. :\ Everything was way overpriced, or so we thought. But it was pretty fun. I bought a Park City moose charm at a standing store and then I bought Tom and Jeff something that I thought they would like. My Christmas shopping is done. :)
We went to Burger King for lunch. Classy, yes. Then we drove in to SLC and went to Liberty Park. We hung out there for a few hours, reading and playing on the computer, and people-watching, until it was time to go to my grandparents' house for dinner. Emily and her boys were there, which was fun. Before they left, Jed and I took the boys down to the duck pond to see the ducks. Jed was so good with the boys - he's going to be a great dad.

Monday - I went to the Hogle Zoo with my grandpa, Emily, and her boys today. It was a lot of fun. I think the boys had a good time. We rode the carousel and the train. There was a baby giraffe - 3 days old - it was so cute!