Monday, November 28, 2011

Home for the Holidays

I had a GREAT opportunity over the Thanksgiving holiday. Not only did I get to stuff myself silly, I got to take care of two little doggies without homes.

I volunteer at the Humane Society of Utah and for the holidays they ask the volunteers to take a doggy home because they don't get as much TLC over the breaks. I took home Sammy the 1 year old Chihuahua/Yorkshire Terrier mix and Gretchen the 6 year old Dachshund.

They were the most exciting guests I could ask for over the holiday. They followed me around like I was their mother duck. So cute.

Gretchen is a bundle of energy that everyone can love. She's adorable. She loves all the attention you can give her. She only held still for about a second while I took this photo of her sleeping

Sammy is a timid little guy but once he warms up to you, he'll be the best companion you've ever had. Sammy loves to have his belly rubbed and to cuddle up on your lap. He is a sweetheart!

If you are interested in one of these little guys contact the Humane Society of Utah!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dumb Facebook Posts

I feel like Facebook makes most people look really dumb even though they try really hard to look cool on it.

Albums of only you

I'm sorry but your album of 100 webcam pictures of yourself is not flattering... and it never will be. It just proves that you are slightly vain and like to take too many pictures of yourself. Get a significant other or a pet, then people can at least comment on how adorable you two are together.

To the girl on TRAX who takes pictures of herself on her phone for a solid hour every day: You pull the same "blue steal" face for every picture. Are you expecting one of those pictures to look better than the other?


Everyone seems to have an opinion on politics which rocks my socks off. I love politics and enjoy reading your opinions. It just really bothers me when someone says something "related" to politics, when really they just want people to comment on their post. Forgive me for not taking you seriously when you say, "Occupy Wall Street is dumber."

Vague emotional posts. 

I feel like Facebook is kind of like asking "how are you?" to random people. If someone were to respond with awful, I wouldn't know how to respond.  Similarly, I don't know what to say when you post "Life is so hard" on your Facebook. I'd like to read about your big events, humorous thoughts, insights and such. A vague post that says "so exhausted" is just another way of getting people to post on your wall. Please, elaborate people. You can't give me a sneak peak and then not explain it!

World, keep posting! I love to read about it! Just, you know, be wise in your posting. Moderation in all things.

I just think this is funny.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Downward Facing Dog

I'm a lucky duck. I've got an amazing boyfriend who is willing to go along with my whimsical cravings and sometimes even more whimsical behavior. While riding the train home, I told the amazing Justin Nelson that I was excited because my long awaited yoga DVD was supposed to arrive that day.  I then told him how much I was craving pizza.  What did Justin do? He bought a pizza, changed into some over-sized gym shorts and did 40 minutes of yoga with me. Best boyfriend ever.

I wish I had documented the experience as it was quite hilarious. Alas, I didn't take any pictures so this will have to suffice.

First of all, if you haven't tried out Rodney Yee's yoga DVDs, you're missing out. I'm new to yoga and this tough but manageable.  Plus, I can't afford to spend $125 a month for in person yoga lessons so paying $10 for a DVD is awesome.

This is the DVD I got. It's great.
Yoga quite literally knocked Justin's socks off. He was so impressed with it that while in the downward facing dog pose, I heard "Oh no! My sock!" Thud. Sock, off.  Any yoga-like meditation that was happening ended in that moment with riotous laughter.
The downward facing dog: Justin's favorite pose.
We thought we looked like hot stuff. But I'm sure we really just looked like a tangle of spaghetti noodles.

This is what we thought we looked like 
This is what we actually looked like
Needless to say, I will strongly encourage Justin to be my yoga partner... forever.  Never fear Justin, with me and Rodney, you too can do this:

And just because I'm a little vain, I just want the world to know that I did yoga with my brother in front of Stonehenge.
My Warrior One pose could use a little work but still, this is cool.