Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Random thought for today

As I'm shaving my legs this morning I thought of Grandma Christensen...She never shaved her legs because they never grew hair on them. Why didn't she pass that trait down?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Atlanta Georgia Aquarium


After visiting with some students from school, I decided that I really want to go visit Altanta, Georgia. The aquarium there has the world's largest viewing tank that was especially made to house the whale shark. The whale shark is the largest fish! and it is so pretty...that is the picture above. They grow up to 60 feet long! The students from my class are from Georgia so I'm having them write down a list of places to visit when I visit Georgia. I really hope Lincoln will want to go! I just love aquariums :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Intro to Literature

I'm taking a literature class this semester..decided to take it instead of public speaking. I have a hard time getting up in front of a lot of strangers and speaking, so this class seemed like a better route to go. (I have to have a communications class to graduate.)
We have read "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien and are now reading "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. I really like this class. We learn a lot of analytical/literature stuff. I wanted to post this post to tell everyone to try and read some kind of literature. "Life of Pi" is a fiction novel so literature doesn't mean boring. :) My class feels like a book club...which I'm really loving. I would also like to mention that I have never been a reader. Never! I usually read enough to get by. This class has really broadened out my viewpoint on reading. It really is enjoying! ha ha I can finish a book in little time. My words per minute have increased drastically and also my vocabulary has upgraded. There are a lot of plusses to reading more often. Who would have thought.
If you would like to get a feeling for what we talk about in class, we have a class blog (another fun assignment for my class) http://www.uvu2200.blogspot.com/ This is where the class posts their feelings about the book. After I'm done with this class I think it would be really fun to set up a blog for a group of friends to comment...like a book club online! How 21st century of us!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Today 9-9-09 Lincoln and I went to see the movie "9" at 9 o' clock. It was in theatre number ten...wish it would have been 9 ha ha. It was a really neat movie at a really neat time in history.

Also today I did my laundry at Bobbie's and played with Kaylin. I have taught her to put on lipgloss which is really nice because she doesn't eat it now. This picture is really cute. I took it today...she put her purse over her shoulder and put my shoes on. She is such a girly girl: shoes, lipgloss, purses, cute clothes, shopping! Kaylin already loves them all!

On Monday Lincoln and I went to a Blink 182 concert! It was a lot of fun. Here are a few videos Lincoln took on his cell phone. It was really loud and there were alot of people there. I only knew the lyrics to a few songs but Lincoln was able to sing along to every song. It was really fun to do this together. A couple of weeks ago we went to Wendover on a spur of the moment. We played craps and blackjack. I have never played before so it was a really fun adventure. We both had a good time. I love hanging out with Lincoln and doing random stuff! Can't wait to see what we decide to do next :)

video

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

School, School, and more school

I started school last Thursday and after going to my class I found out that alot of my assignments, quizzes, and other stuff, are all going to have to be submitted online! Aaah...here comes technology.
I didn't get internet at my house because I didn't see any value to paying another bill when I can just use the internet at school (or bobbie's or evy's). My thoughts began to change after I attended school. With going to school full-time and working around 30 hours a week, I finally gave into the Internet bug. ha ha
My neighbors in apartment 2 have wireless internet and Brit actually happens to be in my Macroeconomics class so I asked him if I could have their password and pay half the bill :) That way we both get internet but won't be paying the whole bill! Sounded like a good trade off. Now the stress of getting homework submitted on time is not part of my busy schedule. Yay! and don't worry bobbie and evy...I will still come visit! I don't have a washer and dryer yet or a place to set up quilts. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Little Bit 'O Court Experience

so a couple of weeks ago I'm at work...just doing what I usually do, checking. When one of our former employees comes through my line. (I worked with him when he was a bagger at Albertsons.) His transaction goes like it always does, me saying hi, him saying hi, talk a little about life while I grab his cigarettes he usually comes in for. Then he hands me his money (a 20 dollar bill), it caught my attention because it just didn't look right. But I thought to myself, "why would anyone want to make a fake $20!?" We have been trained to watch for 50's and 100's but not 20's. So I give him his change and off he goes. I call my manager over to take a look at the 20 he gave me. She runs our counterfeit detector marker over the 20 and it stays black...if it was real it would have faded to a brown color. To verify our marker we take it to the bank that is located in our Albertsons. They verify that, yes, it is. So the manager calls the cops.
After taking down our info the officer leaves and not but five minutes after he does. The former bagger and his buddy (also a former bagger) return to the store to get a drink. I notify my manager and she calls the officer back to our store. The officer then arrests the two in line at the checkout! The next day we see on the police report that the kid is charged with using counterfeit and his friend is charged with possession. Very crazy story...caused alot of gossip at work.

The story doesn't end there...

A little over a week goes by, so that story is old news to me, right? Wrong, I get a call from the Utah County police, they need to stop by my house to drop off my subpoena! I was very frustrated and nervous all at the same time. WHY ME! but as you have all read, I was the one who interacted with the defendant and took the counterfeit bill.

This morning was the court date. I showed up at 10 a.m. As I'm pulling into the court building I see the kid and his family getting out of their car! wow was I intimidated. Not sure what to expect and hoping they don't hate me! I enter the court room and it's his family, another family, a few lawyers, a few officers, two inmates handcuffed and in striped uniforms, and ME :) after awhile of sitting there, a lawyer pulls the kid outside. Another lawyer comes over to me to tell me that they are making him an offer and that if he takes it, I won't have to testify, but if he does, I will. So I'm thinking to myself, Please just take it! (haha) Well it turns out that he did take the offer and I was free to go!

He was charged with a theft crime (taking the cigarettes) because he kept claiming that he had no idea that it was counterfeit. So no felony and no jail time, just a little marking on his record for theft. Moral of the story: if using a counterfeit...make sure you don't know it is :) (You get my sarcasm?)