Saturday, May 31, 2008




Wednesday, May 28, 2008


My sister Mariah is almost 15 and feels like she is now privileged to drive everywhere. My parents are kind and let her drive around the neighborhood, but not much more than that. So Mariah asked me if I could teach her how to drive stick shift. She came to the right person :) I would have to say that I am very good at driving stick and have been right from the very start. But that's off we went to the school parking lot. Brake, shift neutral, e brake, open door, switch places. Here we go. We tried the "mashing the berries" "stirring the tuna" thing, but its a bit more complicated than that. It took her a while to visualize what to do with her feet, and the car almost overheated, but she learned. She will have to practice out on the road of course, but she should be cruisin' in the stick shift car in no time. After all, she had a great teacher.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

At Last

Well after all the talent that has been coming out of Utah with Dancing with the Stars, Dance Wars, and American Idol, its official. American Idol has booked the Energy Solutions Arena for auditions in July. The world is finally seeing the large pool of talent that exists in Utah and I personally think that the judges are going to be blown away when they get here and think "why weren't we here from the start?". Another Utah hopefull for the Idol title? I think so. Start warming up Utah vocalists!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Drive Home

Well I didn't get what I wanted. I was cast as a bird girl. Which, don't get me wrong, is a great job. BUT they decided to cast 12 bird girls! So its just another way of saying you are part of the chorus. Anyway, no big loss, its better not to do it. I was a bit dissapointed, but since I had such a drive a head of me I thought I could shake it off during that hour ride. I did. And luckily there were many things that were entertaining to keep my mind occupied. First of all the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile passed me!( its hard not to notice that giant hot dog cruisin' down the road). Secondly, there was an airplane that had a Jazz banner behind it flying around by the freeway. I have only seen this done in California before, so it was fun to see the Jazz banner flying proudly in the air before the big game tonight. Then, someones trailer came off of their hitch and the deisel next to me slammed on the breaks and then started skidding twards other cars! It was the first time I had witnessed an "almost" accident or any kind of accident. Kinda scary, kinda cool. Lastly, there were probably over 30 people paragliding at the point of the mountain. Then one of them started doing these "flip"-like things and it looked like he was going to die! But then I realised it was just controlled chaos. Wheew. All in all, pretty exciting drive home compared to the usual one. And anything is better than thinking about what could have been with Seussical.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sunshine Day

I went for a walk outside today. It is seriously a beautiful day. With all the crazy weather that has been going on, I thought we would miss out on a perfect spring day! Fortunately, I could walk in the nice weather. Since its "Bubble Week" at the AF rec center, they are closed and I have had to find alternate means to exercise. I thought I would take my dog on a walk. She is always dying to get out of the house and she deserves a day out as much as the rest of us. I learned early on that the leash just wasn't cuttin' it. She would be rushing ahead, while I tried to hold on. Or linger behind and then the walking part for me wasn't really even happening. So I took off the leash. It worked so much better! I would keep my steady pace, but she could linger or run ahead as she pleased and she always caught up with me if I got too far ahead. I am sure that its not a good idea to not have your dogs on leashes, but in this case it worked. Perfectly! She would sometimes have an encounter with other dogs, but handled it with tact. Ha, she ran into a poodle and I don't think she could figure out what it was at first. Then it ran up to her and started barking and biting her and she kind of stood up on her "tippy toes" and slowly turned away like " whoa....I am just gonna leave now...". Ha, it was so funny. I liked her company and I think she will have to be my new walking buddy. We made it back safely and now she is just laying out on the stairs re cooping. It was fun! Hopefully we can go on another walk soon. :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

I made callbacks! YAY! Thursday 6-10. Good news is that I have work every other night this week, and Thursday would be the only way I could make it. So I lucked out on the day. Bad news.....its during LOST! Perhaps the LOST club will wait for me. Then we can skip through all of the commercials fast anyway. Maybe. In any matter, wish me Luck!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"Its possible, anything's possible!"

This morning I got the wonderful task of taking my siblings to go and audition for Seussical the Musical. I didn't have much of a problem with it, it is fun that they want to be in shows. So we warmed up *la la la la la la la* and practiced their songs, then we were off. Everyone at the auditions kept asking me if I was going to audition, and I politely said that I didn't think I had the time. I had thought about auditioning, because what would be more fun that Seussical again?! I didn't see how it could fit in my work schedule though. They measured the kids, filled out the paper work, and then took them away. I waited for 3 hours! I had no idea it was going to take that long. Luckily I brought my ipod and listened to all the new stuff recently put onto it. Charlie Brown, Sweeny Todd, and Kristin Chenoweth kept me company those three long hours of waiting. Thankfully. So they came out and said things went well and Brock read lines for Jo Jo (yay!). After we got home, we started listening to Seussical music and singing along. Then my mom was like "why didn't you try out?! Go do it now!" And I was bewildered because she had told me that it wasn't a good idea earlier. But after much convincing I ran to the Graham's, grabbed some music, and headed over. My audition took a lot longer but I think it went well. I sang "Find Your Grail" and they seemed to eat it up. Then danced (haha) and read lines for Mazie. They seemed to eat it up and hopefully they want me for call backs on Monday. Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hi Drew