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one of the many perks of living in utah is PIONEER DAY. every 24th of july, everyone gets school and work off to celebrated the brave men and women who crossed the plains to settle in this beautiful land. some people think it is a stupid holiday and there is no reason for celebrating it, especially since it is only celebrated in utah, seeing as how we have a very strong passion for our ancestors and genealogy. but i don’t know what they are complaining about. not only do you get work and school of for the day, but there are fireworks too! and who doesn’t love fireworks?
anyway, i didn’t have to go to work friday to celebrate the glorious holiday season which has been so nice so far because we all know that long weekends are the best weekends. so let’s start with thursday. to kick off the weekend, i found out that my best friend jennifer kerr has mono and will not be returning to utah on sunday as previously planned. which is really depressing. we’ve already passed our two week record of not seeing each other and now it will be more than the five weeks we were prepared for :( sad.
then i got home from work and, after extensive research, found out that my roomie leah has up and left the state for california without notice. no note. no text. nothing. the way i found out was from our friend katie who lives on the other side of the country. there goes our wonderful fun-filled weekend together. i was also very very hungry and was planning on going to dinner with leah. boo.
so, after throwing a fit to like 5 different people (keep in mind i was starving, so i blew my loneliness way out of proportion because of it. hunger does not so pleasant things to me. ask jen or brian), i settled on the couch and read for a bit, waiting for my newfound love, so you think you can dance, to start. meanwhile i got reassured by my other roommate, sarah, that she would come home as soon as possible, which she did while i was watching sytycd. after the show ended (why did jason have to go?????), i received a very apologetic from leah and emron & james came over demanding that we go and eat somewhere which i was all for, seeing as how i’d only had a pop tart all day. so we got some cafe rio- yum- and went back home to watch a movie. this is what the boys came up with:
yes. we watched ‘gattaca’ (a very very good movie made in ’97 with jude law [a good reason to watch it in and of itself], ethan hawke, and uma thurman) outside. it was pretty fun. after that sarah and i went inside, talked for a bit, listened to some music, and decided that ‘battlefield’ by jordin sparks was our new song. then after reading a little bit i went to bed.
(sorry this is so long. i hope it’s entertaining. feel free to stop reading at any time)
the next morning (friday, pioneer day) i kept waking up early, like 8:30, 9:30 despite the fact i had gone to bed at like 3:30 but thats around the time i usually get up so i made myself go back to sleep. then at 11 i finally got up and decided to go downstairs and watch ‘twilight’. sarah joined me shortly and we watched the movie together. here are some select quotes that we thoroughly enjoy:
“feature’s dead, angela. don’t bring it up again.”
“you should put YOUR seatbelt on.”
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“i’m the one with the wicked curveball.”
“it’s just a scary story.”
“my monkey man.”
“what’s up, arizona? how you likin’ da rain, girl?”
oh, we also decided to document everything we did, so this picture was taken a little later but whatevs
after that we decided it we should go swimming, or just settle for hot tubbing since we have one here at park place. so we got dressed and went to the hot tub. well, we were banking on it not being hot cause it usually isn’t… but it was. and it was pretty hot outside despite the threatening clouds overhead. so we went to find james to see if he wanted to come swimming slash if he knew where we could go. we walked over to campus plaza but there were a bunch of people on the pool so we came back home, got sarah’s car and went over to alta apartments and swam there. again, these pictures are after the fact (notice it’s dark) but you get the idea.
well, while we were swimming sarah decided that she wanted fried ice cream and, given my previous sushi outing with the brutsch’s and my father, i knew exactly where to get it. the sushi place on center street. well, we figured that that wasn’t really a pioneerish thing to do so we decided to change pioneer day to ASIA DAY. yes. it was settled. it was asia day. we thought of what we could do that was asian… well in twilight, eric yorkie was asian…
so that fulfilled our asia quota with movies. then with swimming, we figured that the asians in america had to get here somehow right? most likely by sailing across the pacific… close enough. plus didn’t asians come up with fireworks too? it was just too perfect of an idea to pass up. so after we swam we came home showered and by then we were starving so we decided to go to thai evergreen which is right by wal mart in orem. it is one of my favorite restaurants here. sooo good. we ran into michael robertson, our friend, neighbor and EQP, when we were walking out of our apartment and when we asked how his holiday was going, he said he’s rather be working cause he was so bored. what?! that is no good, so we made him come with us. it was very yummy and satisfying.
after that we went home and laid on the couch for a bit cause we were so full. then we went to a girl’s who we don’t really know surprise birthday party that we weren’t really invited to but really, no one cared. so we documented our stay there as well:
after this we split and went to get our fried ice cream at demae (thanks lauren!) it was very very good. jess and james came with us too which was lots of fun :)
after this we retraced our steps, taking pictures at the pool and whatnot. then we came home and checked out the new moon sneak peeks. AMAZING! then me and sarah and jess watched ‘the stepford wives’, with nicole kidman, matthew broderick and the united glenn close and christopher walken [‘sarah, plain and tall’ anyone?]. pretty entertaining…
then jess left and sarah and i sat outside for a bit with james. it was raining and it smelled good. i think we missed the fireworks although i’m not sure if they even had any since it was stormy. but while we were sitting on a bench by our front door looking at the sky, sarah out of the blue said “has that tree always been there?” there’s a huge tree behind park place that has in fact always been there. we decided to document that moment and question and took a picture of sarah’s discovery of the tree (except you can’t see it very well… whatevs).
we were so tired from our long and busy day (granted we didn’t leave the house until two but still…) and we were about to head inside when we saw our friend brady and then just talked to him for a while. this is brady:
at about 12:30 we decided to turn in after our long day which is kind of funny for a friday night since curfew is extended to 1:30 but we were too tired to care. so we went in and went to bed… well i read for a bit but too long cause i was so tired my eyes wouldn’t stay open.
wow. that was a very long post. maybe even longer that the 4th of july one. what is with these holidays?! i guess i just too much fun to pass up blogging about it :)