Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And Wednesday's Child is... Oh Crap.

Like most girls, I sometimes entertain myself by imagining what names I like for my future children. The list changes periodically; new names added and others taken away for diverse reasons. My favorite name of late? Wednesday. As in, “this is my daughter, Wednesday (Smith/Jones/etc),” or “Wednesday, come on down for breakfast! You’re gonna be late for school!” Yep. It’s a beautiful name. Sadly, I’m afraid it can never be. As my dad so thoughtfully pointed out the other day, my sweet, adorable daughter would be sharing a name with this distinctive public figure:

And while Wednesday Addams is a lovely little lady, I don’t know if she’s the person I want my daughter named after.

Oh well. Maybe I’ll name her that anyway. Unless they make a remake, the Addams family should fade into some kind of obscurity, right?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012


IT SNOWED!!! And it's about time, too. This has been kind of a weird winter. Salt Lake City didn't get any snow for the Holidays; yesterday I went jogging in a short-sleeved t-shirt. How ironic is it that the year I decide to embrace the snow, the snow doesn't come until its practically spring time? Just when I was about to give up on winter altogether, this morning I woke up to see a crisp blanket of snow on the ground. FINALLY! Visions of sledding adventures, snow-shoeing hikes and snowball fights danced in my head as I sat at work today.

Imagine my delight, then, when my friends texted me this afternoon asking the all-important question:

Wanna go Sledding?


Yep, I definitely made this face.

So we went! The snow was a little melted by the time we got there in the afternoon, but we found a little corner of the park where the snow was still fresh and frolicked the day away. We had distance competitions and snowball fights. Our friend Dave even made little snowmen for us to aim for and crash through.

It was such a good time. And to top it all off, I ended the day with a chocolate shake with brownie chunks (you may think it weird that I get ice cream after playing in the snow, but trust me- chocolate shakes with brownie are delish no matter how cold you are).

And this is just an awesome video I found about snow. I relate to the cat on so many levels in this clip. My favorite part is at 1:05.