Friday, February 29, 2008

A little Extreme!!

I just got back from a quick walk to the campus post office and on the way there and back I noticed a man, standing on one of the granite blocks that line library walk. This gentleman was trying very hard to proclaim his message of salvation to all who were stopped in front of him. His message was, in a nutshell, if you don't love everyone, you are going to h-e-double hockey sticks. This gentleman was not the usual type I see out there. This was a very well dressed, academic looking older gentleman. Below him, on the walk a younger college student was quietly trying to share her message. While the gentleman was loud and confrontational, the girl was quiet and just talking through the man. The gentleman pointed to the girl saying, she didn't love him so she was not going to be saved and told all the boys in the crowd to not marry a contentious woman like this girl, all they would get was "nag, nag, nag, nag." I found this display of religious fervor, a very interesting display of contrasts. While both of them were, in my opinion, a little off in their interpretation of the Bible, it was an interesting display of religion on a pretty cynical, liberal campus. These moments are what make my job fun.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What are parents thinking?

I just walked to the UCSD bookstore on my break from work (yes people I'm at work typing this post, but my boss is out of the office and didn't give me anything to work on last week, so 3 days of no work!), and saw something that has baffled me for a while. Why do parents think it okay to take their young children into a coffee shop and buy them little coffee's? It seems like such an irresponsible thing to do, to start training a 9 year old that he/she can't make it through the day without their caffeine in the morning fix. Not right. Sorry little editorial, I just saw this episode at the new coffee shop in the bookstore and needed to vent it. Another thing, UCSD bookstore is so trying to become like Barnes and Noble, they just added a Perks coffee shop, and then you can go browse the rows of books arranged in pretty little shelving units with eye catching paraphenelia all around! So marketing savvy!

Seinfeld situational comedy

So I had a Seinfeld moment yesterday. I was walking into Family Home Evening and noticed a casual acquaintance of mine walking into the building in front of me. A little history, this girl and I worked at the temple together for at least 6 months, she occasionally attends my ward also. So as I'm walking up to the door, she holds it open for me and says "Hi Sarah!" Ummm...

I think that she has been calling me this name for about a month now. I haven't really heard her say my name until last week actually. Before I think I missed it, or you know how you assume they are just saying the right thing and don't hear it when they say the wrong thing, your brain tricks your ears into hearing the correct word. Well, I feel like she's spent too long of time calling me the wrong name, that if I corrected her now, it would be awkward. She'd probably think, "Why have you been allowing me to call you the wrong name all this time?" But my thought is, I saw you in the temple every week for 6 months, with my name badge on, how did you miss my name? Anyway, I'm not sure how to tell her my correct name. I'm afraid that she will call me Sarah in front of other people that know me and they will correct her and we will have what could be another awkward situation. I'm trying to remember how George fixed this, but his solutions tended to make it worse...

Another side note, this morning while walking into work, a man ran by me in spandex man-pris. I've never seen that before and have to tell you, it just doesn't work. Men should not wear capris or spandex and definitely should not combine the two.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I just realized that my blog is incredibly pink and for some reason, my ability to change my font color is gone, so sorry.

It's that time of year again, when the stores are filled with the red hearts filled with candy, florists invest in more than usual amounts of red roses and we who are single attempt to get through the day by giving it another name, like "Friend Appreciation Day" or something to that effect. I looked up the history of this romantic day and found this, check it out sometime:

I think my favorite legend was the one about the Roman soldiers and how they made better fighters if they were single, but St. Valentine was against mandated singleness. Hmm...lesson here?

I'm not really bitter about a lack of a special valentine on this day, actually it has never been that big of deal to me. It was just another possible day to get little decorated cellophane bags filled with candy and a cute little ditty on a card. Never really was much more than that. But as I get a little older, I think it would be fun to make it mean something more, so maybe one day it will. So instead, tonight, I will be together with a group of my friends, eating dinner and decorating baked valentine delights to pass out to all of those in the same boat as me!

It's an interesting idea that we need to set aside a day to tell people we love them...maybe we should do that everyda

Monday, February 11, 2008

I love 80 degree weather in February!

I'm sorry to anyone outside of San Diego who reads this post. But I can't help it. This last weekend was one of the most beautiful ever! After a couple weeks of downpours, flooding, mudslides, running in the mud (I know I don't have much complaining to do, some of you are dealing with RIDICULOUS amounts of snow or tornadoes) San Diego out did itself and let loose a weekend of 80 degree weather! It was SOOO nice. I went out running for an hour on Saturday, and got sunburned! It was great. Then last night, I went down to the beach and just walked for an hour after sunset, just a relaxing, beautiful night. Today looks to be just as nice.
So here are some pics from my life lately. I figured I'll leave the political posts alone for a while, there doesn't seem to be anything to write about now that Romney is out. I just don't care anymore!
Two Saturday's ago, i went up to Shelley's house for her birthday. We went to lunch at a little place called Apple Dumpling, up in Oak Glen, a mountain side town. Good times.(I have a picture of the two of us, just didn't get it uploaded correctly.)
Notice the fog, clouds and how it looks all cold, yup that was about 1.5 weeks ago.

While there, I got to play with Mariah, such a cutie! She smiled for me:

This last weekend, I got to go to a bridal shower for a friend, so here are some pictures of a few of us. One funny little moment at the shower. There was a lady with a little baby girl, who was probably about 8 months old. This little girl kept squealing and laughing at a little baby boy in the room. But the little baby boy didn't really get excited back. He just sat there with his mouth open, looking like, "hey, what are you expecting me to do?" Typical, guess it doesn't change much as you get older;)

Then yesterday morning, as the sun was coming up, I looked out my window and saw this amazing view of the temple. Yup, that's right folks, this is the view from my window. Notice the gorgeous sky and how it just looks warm! I love this weather!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I've been tagged...

A-Z Tag

A - Attached or Single: Single

B - Best Friends: a lot of GREAT friends, i can't choose

C - Cake or Pie: Pie

D - Day of choice: Friday

E - Essential Item: Chapstick

F - Favorite Color: Purple or Blue

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Bears

H - Hometown: Concord, CA

I - Indulgence(s): Cheesecake Factory, shoe shopping

J - January or July: July

K - Kids: like them, but have none yet, yay for nieces and nephews!

L - Life is incomplete without: sports

M - Marriage Date: well if i have to choose one now...September 5th, just cause, i like late summer, early fall.

N - Number of Siblings: 5, 4 sisters and 1 brother

O - Oranges or Apples: Apples

P - Phobias or Fears: fear of heights

Q - Quotes: "She's hard to get close to...there's a wall there."-Cronk

R - Reason to smile: I live in San Diego, near the temple and beach, what other reason is there!

S - Season: Summer in San Diego, not the biggest fan of 100+ weather elsewhere

T - Tag Three Friends: Allison, Brigitte, Julia

U - Unknown fact about me: well, i'm not sure if there are many unknowns...i apparently stick my tongue out when i'm concentrating. I really do think better when I do that.

V - Very favorite store: when I can get in there (and afford it)...Ann Taylor

W - Worst habit: biting my nails

X - X-ray or Ultrasound: X-Ray

Y - Your favorite food: BBQ chicken

Z - Zodiac: Virgo

primary confusion

I caught the end of the Super Tuesday results shows, for most of the results I was in Business law class, going over leases, what fun! So it was a little disappointing to sit down and see that Romney only was able to carry a few state primaries and caucuses. I guess I don't understand the politics in this country. For the most part, I would prefer many options in my choice to vote for president. I actually feel that having many candidates to choose from up until the party convention is healthy. Why push out candidates who may have good ideas and keep them from bringing up issues? I guess I'm just discouraged by the lack of good candidates. Up until the primary, I was pretty undecided about which candidate to choose. Once I did choose, I again realized, I didn't really like any of them, so choosing the lesser of three evils is what it came down to. There just doesn't seem to be a candidate that I can rally around. So, here's to the ultra-right conservative, the liberal-conservative and the flip-flopping conservative. May the best man win!