Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hello New Blog!

A domestic manifesto: Rules to live my life by. A public declaration of living my life as I say. Be it boring, be it mundane, it is mine all mine.

Little Lesson About Me:

a. I live in Chandler, Arizona
b. Graduated with a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 2006
c. Married my best friend on 1 May 2010
d. He still gives me butterflies after dating for six years
e. Rescued the most incredible dog, Remy, in February 2010
g. I can hear the high school's marching band from my house in the morning
h. Love to cook exotic dishes
i. Foremost passion is reading
j. Am Christian-Protestant
k. Born in Miami, Fl
l. Favorite color changes almost weekly... today it is green
m. Most of my clothes are black, grey, or white
n. Happiest when near water (feel like I am drying out in this desert heat without it)
o. First love was Clark Gable
p. Halloween is my favorite holiday
q. Will never have a favorite book, movie, singer, or song
r. Frequently listen to laughing babies on
s. I took dance lessons (ballet, tap, jazz, and/or acrobatics) until I was 16
t. Count my Lovely Mother as one of my closest confidantes
u. Love learning new things
v. Fascinated by history and anthropology
w. Desperately want to be a mother one day, just not today
x. I could live in a library
y. Get sucked in into every museum (happily)
z. Dreamy Husband and I love to see scary/thriller/suspense movies at the theatre

Listening to: "Destiny" by Zero 7
Reading: "Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest" by Steig Larsson

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rim Country

This past weekend a group of eight of us banded together to escape the crippling Arizona summer heat. We all drove to just past Payson, a couple hours north of Phoenix, and set up camp in the woods near Bear Lake. S'mores, burgers, barbecue, beers, and a spectacular campfire were for the enjoyment of all in attendance. We had target practice with a slingshot and Miller Lite can strung between two trees, played bocce ball through the woods, and played Catchphrase at night. On Saturday we headed to Bear Lake and lil' Remy and I played in the water and lake grass while the others battled games of Rummicube out on the shoreline.

It cracks me up when I think of how many things people bring to "rough it" in the "wilderness." We sleep on air mattresses, listen to satellite radio, and cook on a stove all a matter of yards from a dirt road. The rough part about it was finding a special place far enough from the camp and hoping not to run into a deer during these "private hikes" (have no fear, there were no deer).

This weekend was a welcome diversion from work, chores, and the daily grind.

Listening to: "How You Like Me Now" by The Heavy
Reading: "The Shack" by William P. Young