Help a sister (mine!) out!

Wow busy weekend! I always look forward to the weekends so that I can “relax” but let’s be honest, I feel like I never slow down. Great news! It snowed some on Saturday, which was great because the air here needed some serious help! The pollution was so, so bad.


Of course I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday. My friend had a big party. This picture captures maybe half the actual number of people there. There was another TV set up in another room. It was a fun mix of Sea Hawks and Broncos fan. The game (as you know may well know) was boring but the food and the company were good.


I love football, but I don’t watch much professional football. This year though, I did want the Sea Hawks to win because two former USU Aggies play on the team. It was fun to see them play and win!! So shout out to Robert Turbin and Bobby Wagner. You’ve done the Aggie family proud!


Now here is where audience participation comes into play this week: my little sister is participating in the Miss USU pageant next week (Miss Science! That’s my sister!) and she needs you to watch her video!! The one with the most views by the pageant next week wins the People’s Choice award. It’s only 32 seconds, so take a gander and help her out! Please and thank you.

On another note, I did make it to the gym yesterday for a quick workout on that swishy machine that’s like an elliptical but the arms don’t move….anyone know the actual name?? It was short but intense and I was sweating bullets. I love a good, sweaty workout. I’ll be going for a run today. Can’t wait!

2 more days til She Runs. So.Dang.Excited. Stephanie and I are going to have a blast!!!

Favorite Super Bowl foods? 7 Layer Dip. hands down.

Best thing about Tuesday?

Random: asparagus or brussel sprouts? (I hate them both)


They pricked my finger

Yesterday at my work, we had assessments done for our own wellness program. I mean, it only makes sense that a wellness company would have standards for its own employees right? I was excited/didn’t know what to expect because any time I’ve ever had something like this done for the doctor I’ve never known what the numbers meant. I’m happy to report that all came in under the standard and I’m pleased with my blood work! They did prick my finger though. Ouch.


Speaking of injuries, I took off my jacket and noticed this on my arms…and no, this is not some weird way of showing off my arms. As you can see there’s nothing to show haha


What the heck is with these perfectly parallel scratches?! I have no idea where they came from. Maybe they’ll scar and I can make up some story about a fight with the bear and how “you should see the other guy”. That would be hard core.

After work my roommate and I were too desperately hungry to consider cooking (who does that?) so she talked me into going to this cute cafe down the road from our house.

Garlic burger and sweet potato fries.


Almond cake with fresh berries and vanilla sauce.


Needless to say, I’ll be going back there AOAP (as often as possible). Also, I was so full I couldn’t move, so I spent the rest of the night catching up on Parenthood and The Mindy Project. I watch Hulu so little these days that I literally have weeks of catching up to do and I’ve stopped caring so much so the shows that are still on my list are actually quite exclusive.


Also, can we talk for a quick minute about how the BLEND retreat is in Park City, UT again this year?? Guys, that’s like 30 minutes from my house! Last year I found out way too late that it was so close to me and I was sad I didn’t make it. I think I’m going to need to make every effort possible to go this year. I’ve seen some of you talking about it on your blogs and just thought of so many of my blogger friends (I know, I know…blends!) being there makes me so happy! I have a lot of pennies to save with all the fun stuff I want to do this year. Yeesh!

Today is full of lots of errands, activities, preparation for some things I’m doing at work on Monday and hopefully somewhere in there a workout!

What are you up to this fine Saturday?

Who is going to BLEND??