01 November 2010
01 October 2010
06 July 2010
I present, the new apartment...in all its glory...
actually, since there are many pictures I'll be lazy and just give you a link to the pictures.
one moment, here it is: http://picasaweb.google.com/jeremy313/NewApartmentAndOtherPicturesOnTheCameraAtTheSameTime?authkey=Gv1sRgCP26r63ckemMTA#
(for some extra fun, count how many pictures Bridget managed to show up in. She is continually around every corner. )
Something else we thought was worth mentioning. So last week, we went to TacoTime. I had never been before and thought it was something like Del Taco or Taco Bell. I walked in and saw that their burritos cost 3 times as much as TB and thought that was weird. Anyway we ordered and their food was ACTUALLY good. Surprising even. So, I just wanted to give the Draper/Sandy TacoTime a shout out for having edible food. It was really fresh and tasty.
We took Bridget to the fireworks in Sandy and she behaved very well in a crowd of thousands. She wasn't spooked by the fireworks either. Perhaps she was just distracted by the roasted chicken bones she was permitted to pick clean after I had picked as much as I could.
I have been promoted from Order Picker to Production Order Picker Team Lead and will soon be hired on as a full-time employee rather than just a full-time temp. It is quite a promotion as my title gained three whole words and I now have underlings. :) My supervisor told me that as an Integra-Core employee I would have "bennies."
"What are bennies" I asked, intrigued.
"Benefits, you know, so you can start a family." he said with a wry grin.
"Oh, yeah, I guess its about time for that, right?" I joked.
"Yes...it is." he responded as he walked away.
05 June 2010
11 May 2010
The batteries and motors
If you want to see other big stuff I've made:
01 May 2010
Yesterday I went to Petco (it was actually Petsmart) in Orem because that is what I do when I'm craving animals. Because it was not Saturday, I did not expect there to be dogs at the store (C.A.W.S brings in dogs to have adoptions on Saturdays and I go...a lot). My plan was to hold some cats and maybe a few rodents, then migrate to Ross and think about buying a purse suitable to hold both work stuff and clothing for a trip to the gym on my way home. However, I got distracted when I fell in LOVE with this:
We have a dog!!!
Her name is Bridget. She is currently staying in Jeremy's wonderfully kind grandparents' backyard with their two other dogs. She is fitting in just perfectly and loves having friends. George, a 6-year-old male dog who turned out not to be neutered, loves having her there. Maybe too much... But it's working out.
I took her today to get her rabies vaccination and to get her licensed. She was great in the car and stayed and waited for me when I ran a few errands later on. She didn't destroy anything and was super excited to see me when I came back. I took her on a run/walk afterward. I bought a "gentle leader" for training and walking purposes, but she really doesn't pull. She still has lots of command-learning to do, but we love her already.
The owner came by and popped his head in today randomly. He's never done that. Of course, it was when I was in the shower and Jeremy was holding the dog. We're not ALLOWED to have dogs. He thought our apartment was the vacant one, as two couples have just moved out of our building, and he wanted to fix the refrigerator (which isn't broken...). WHOOPS! I called him after I was done cleansing myself and explained that Bridget wasn't actually living here. He said that was perfectly fine that she had temporarily visited and thanked me for letting him know. So we're good.
To further our adventure, we introduced Bridget to the rats. They sniffed each other curiously and were just fine. Flower didn't even get scared. Later on we introduced her to Sam and Michelle. They didn't get scared either, but Michelle did get very excited :) It made me happy.
26 April 2010
Second of all, I thought it was worth mentioning that my lover and I finished college. Look how cute we are!!!
It was super fun. Both of our families came. Activities consisted of dinners, two lovely beautiful bike rides with my parents and I, going to the graduation ceremonies (duh), a tumbling birthday party for Caitlin, hanging out at our apartment, RUNNING A HALF MARATHON, and more. I must say that racing through the Thanksgiving Point tulip gardens, golf course, and past a bunch of moo-ing cows was beautiful and wonderful. The weather was exactly perfect, and I got a free stretch/massage at the end.
Jeremy loves me. He bought me a scooter! Isn't she beautiful!?!?! It's a blue 2006 Yamaha Vino 125cc. I LOVE it and I'm even legal driving a motorcycle now. I never thought that would happen. When we first got married I promised Jeremy that he would never own a motorcycle due to their dangerosity. Now I can't really talk. I expect he'll have one in a few months.
So we're done. I start my job next Monday. Jeremy finds out next month whether he gets into Washington Medical School this year or needs to reapply next year and makes a job decision accordingly. And it's summer!
16 April 2010
01 April 2010
I'm PREGNANT!!! I'm so excited. We just found out on Monday. It will be the first grandchild for both of our parents. Adrienne, my sister, and my parents are thrilled. We were going to call Jeremy's parents to tell them the news, but we realized they were on a cruise out of the country and therefore without cell service... so we figured that we'd just announce it this way since we know they read our blog. Let's just say I'm expecting a few phone calls. Maybe if it's a girl we'll name her Camila...haha. Too bad our health insurance through BYU expires April 26th thanks to graduation! Lol. Something will work out though. It always does.
In other great news I had a job interview for Quality Control Manager at VMI Nutrition on Tuesday that I feel went really well. I'm hoping to get it! I should find out in two weeks. I feel like this will be a better deal for us than Nestle anyway, even though I was pretty bummed about missing that opportunity. We could move to SLC and get a pre-trained year old lab puppy, and Jeremy could work doing the same research that he's been doing for his professor. Maybe we could even end up with a DISHWASHER or WASHER AND DRYER!!! I'm really excited about the prospect of working for them if they choose to offer me the job. I hope they do. They even offer DENTAL and 401K matching up to 4%. Even if I only end up putting a few thousand in, I have over 40 years until we will need it and by then it could be a LOT more. Of course, we are still hoping that Jeremy gets into St. Louis. Either way, I'm sure what is supposed to happen will and I'm looking forward to May when we have a better idea of what that is. I must say that the waiting game really sucks! I'm happy though that at least things are moving forward, going well, and that we are almost done with school :)
Just think. In 9 months we could be real people!
07 March 2010
1) A leash for the dog I am going to run with soon (i.e. when I get a dog). I would of course want purple or black. You may click on the picture to link to the site if you're curious. That way I can look like a dork but still at least get to use my arms!
2) HUGE containers to store flour and sugar and such. Like the containers Barbie has.
3) Good makeup. Nice makeup. Including concealer, foundation and eyeshadow. I have no idea where to start. I buy the cheapest stuff I can find at the grocery store. It's just not doing it for me anymore.
4) THIS sexy running skirt in fuschia with THIS matching shirt of course :) I'd go medium.
5) A chocolate lab/pointer mix like this one of course. Yes, I know that's not possible JUST yet. In 3 months maybe, though?
I think that's enough fantasizing for one day.
01 March 2010
I saw the woman I want to be in 5 years as I floated back down the trails of melting snow at Rock Canyon. She was a blond hiker in shining pigtails--athletic and cute dressed in black flared hiking pants and with a hat pulled over her braids. In front of her were two of the most beautiful dogs I had ever seen. She let me pet them and further feed my hunger for a dog. One was a full grown Alaskan husky. But her puppy--oh her puppy!--was bred part wolf part Siberian husky. That would be my dream. To partially own a wolf. However, that dream does not fit well with my other dream to never live in a climate cold enough that a dog like that would be happy. A retriever will have to do.
Today I will sign up to run through fields of tulips with my husband for (hopefully) 20 minutes less than two hours on April 24. I sure hope it's sunny that day. It will be our first race as official graduates of Brigham Young University. A very long victory lap. Looking forward to it.
11 February 2010
25 January 2010
My dad used to say that squirrels were nothing more than glorified rats with furry tails. I used to see that as an insult to squirrels. I now see it as a compliment to rats. I really think that people would not hate my little rodents so if their tails didn't look like snakes. Maybe I should glue a few feathers on and solve the problem.
21 January 2010
The writeups are somewhat long, but If you've read any of my posts here, you'll know that when I write, I tend to have a lot to say.
Anyway, this short week has been pretty busy. I've been up early all week and have been in the research lab at 8:00 am a couple of times. Dr. Woodbury asked me to be a team leader so I've been in and out of the lab a lot. I enjoy it though. Also, I've been working on three presentations. Each class I'm in has either a grant proposal or review paper at the end of the semester so they have us doing paper presentations or writeup every couple weeks. Today I got up at 6:00 to write a literature summary on the links between microcephaly and human brain evolution. Tommorrow I have a 40 min group presentation on the molecular biology method of immunoprecipitation and a research paper that employs it. After that's done I have a solo 20 minute presentation in lab meeting about the dynamic nature of lipid-bound synaptobrevin. Thats three paper review in less than that many days. By the way, I think my major is really, really cool. This last semester will be a lot of work, but now I can see how it all comes together. I like that.
This is what we study in the lab. Right now, our team grows the proteins we need in e. coli colonies. Soon we're getting a new circular dichroism machine and I'll be splitting my time with that and the regular team stuff.
06 January 2010
I made it small to fit on this narrow blog frame. Clicking on the picture will link to the larger picture in a different window. It may help you concentrate better.
It is important that you do not use the flash for both photos. For best results put your camera in manual mode, so the exposure and settings to not change between each shot. For tips you do this your self visit this webpage:
I hope it works for you.
1. Click to get the larger picture
2. Cross your eyes (maybe stare at your finger a few inches in front or your face. The third photo will appear but will be out of focus. Then try to focus on the image with out uncrossing your eyes. This may be uncomfortable, but I assure you it won't cause any lasting damage. You may need to move towards or away from the screed to get it right)
3. Focus on the third apparition between the two original photos. Don't leave the mouse cursor on either of the images, that will be very distracting. It should pop, and you will see very distinct layers in the photo(s). It doesn't look quite natural, but it is cool.
4. If needed, move both hands a few inches in front of your face, to isolate the middle image.
5. Enjoy the scenery of our apartment. Try making one yourself. Its cool.
(obviously, I am focusing my energies on my classes for my last semester right...?)