HOORAY!!! We're going to have a white Christmas!! It's been snowing non-stop since yesterday afternoon! and it looks as though it's not going to stop! WHOOO! ans while the roads get slippery and the dumb drivers in all of us start to come out, I have a feeling that it's going to be fantastic! To start off this next fantastic holiday week, I'm going to Idaho tomorrow morning for a Christmas dinner with all of our cousins and other family, and to spend time with my cousins at the cabin, and go Snowmobiling! WHOOOOOOOO!! Then I have sunday off! (finally it seems), and I only work 12pm-10pm on Christmas eve, and I have CHRISTMAS off!!! hehehehehe! then on wednesday, the 26th, i work from 8am-4pm, thursday I'm off! WHOOOO! and I will be babysitting my niece that day. As my sister and brother-in-law will be attending a wedding. I also plan to spend this next week with Megan. My bestest friend ever. As her parents will be out of town with her brother in New Mexico, and she doesn't need to be alone all this time. soo....I'll be staying with her, and hopefully we won't make her stitches come out of her stomach! (that would hurt!) Anyway that's all the news that I have right now. And now I'm off to train the newbies. Peace out and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
It's christmas time! whoo! It's one of the best times of the year! The love, the giving, the snow...amazing! and the best part of all is why we even have the holiday. Hence the name CHRISTmas. Let's not forget that as we celebrate and go on with our happy lives this year, or any other year for that matter. Just a thought.
Anyway, this year is already amazing! I will be able to spend the 22nd with my family in Idaho, that'll be the best day this week! I'll update more later, i am letting somebody else onto the computer. (I'm at work and we have a limited number of computers).
Posted by Stacey at 2:34 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2007
IT'S SNOWING!!! SNOW! BEAUTIFUL SNOW! SOFT, COLD, WHITE, SNOW! YAY!! It's been snowing here in Park City for two days straight now. and it is absolutely gorgeous, and cold! hahahaha! I love the snow!
Posted by Stacey at 7:34 AM
Friday, November 23, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!! WHOOOOOOO! I am just signing in to let everybody know that it's been a wonderful Thanksgiving despite work. I worked from 8-4 though my schedule was set for 8-3. It was probably the most slowest day ever! I watched two movies; The Princess Bride and Ice Age, The Melt Down! (yay). I then went through my emails, (because I have so so many) played my gameboy, (which still won't let me win) oh, and I organized my potential future apts. into categories. (i.e. Most like, cheapest, cheapest most liked, Most expensive but will try for if others are unavailable, Least liked, Roomates) all that fun stuff. Then, I went down to Megan's house for some food that she had put aside for me. Thank you for Megan!! She had saved me; Turkey, Ham, Potatoes, Corn, a Roll, Olives, Green Beans, and Yams! ooh it was delicious! and I had sprite for a drink! oh man, and while I ate, Megan and I looked through all the ads from the paper and talked about many things we had wanted to buy. Knowing full well we wouldn't. I even tried talking her into going to the mad-morning rush of Black Friday with me (I had seen something I thought was awesome, and she had seen a PSP) But, Megan is smart and instead talked me out of going. At least so early in the morning. :D I ended up going at 8 just because I was curious if what I had liked so much was as popular as I'd hoped it wouldn't be. Unfortunately, it was very popular. Which is fine, since now I can save for next year, and see how many bruises I can accumulate then. Because I must admit, how funny it is to see so many crazy people pushing their carts around, and the looks on their faces when they acquire what they set out to get...priceless. Though I'm pretty sure I'd have the same look. Anyway, it was quite fun...though it wasn't at 5. Which is still good. probably even better too, since this was my first year and I was a newbie at it. Once that was all done, I drove up to work, and discovered that nobody else was here yet (go figure). However, it's a fantastic day none-the-less (is that one word?) and I'm glad as a non-stuffed turkey that I was able to go. I'm also very grateful for Megan, and that she's the coolest friend I know. and Now, I CAN NOT WAIT! UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! :D I hope everybody else enjoyed their thanksgiving as well. Ciao!
Posted by Stacey at 3:26 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Hello? Is anybody home? Does anybody realize it is NOT Christmas? I know that Christmas is a wonderful time, and that we all get excited about it, but......IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS!!! We still have a full month to go before December 1st even comes around! So what is up with all the Christmas lights? and the Christmas music? What is up with all the stores too? What happened with THANKSGIVING?? I mean come on! It's not okay to just skip the holiday that first tried to have peace with the different nationalities on the continent we know and love as America!! I went to the store the other day, to get some THANKSGIVING decorations, and all I could find were Christmas decorations. Is it some new trend to get everything out two months early? so that when the holiday actually does roll around, there's no more decorations for those who decide to celebrate the other holidays? I live in salt lake, and last night I saw Christmas lights already up, on bushes and houses. I even saw a Christmas tree already set up with the whole shi-bang! Whatever happened to Thanksgiving? Or New Years for that matter? I mean, at this rate, we might as well have New Years decor up and selling now too, shouldn't we? It would only make Too much sense! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! It's driving me up the wall batty that greedy store owners have decided to forget about one of the best holidays around! It's insane to start decorating and selling for christmas right now! I mean halloween wasn't even over with when some of the stores were already changing the layout for a Christmas aisle! COME ON PEOPLE! WAKE UP!! I predict that some day the other holidays aren't even going to exist any more. Nope, becuse as soon as Chrismas is over with, maybe even before it's done, stores will already be setting up for next year. And it'll be another 365 days until the next Christmas with stores still covered in fake white snow! and happy candy canes...blah! I don't mean to sound like Mr. Scrooge here, but honestly think about it. Christmas has become so commercialized, that we've forgotten what it's really about. And the same goes to nearly every holiday we have. I just don't get it. It's almost as though, we don't want any holiday around that doesn't cost a fortune to enjoy. Which is really too bad. Makes us forget the little things in life that make life worth living. Happy Holidays right?
Posted by Stacey at 11:07 AM
I need to apologize to the audience of my last post. It was rude, and I had written at the spurr of the moment. It was unthoughtfull, and very immature. I apologize, for everything that was said, and for the way I felt when I wrote it.
Posted by Stacey at 10:56 AM
Monday, November 5, 2007
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THAT YOU DID A GOOD THING?? DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO THAT TO YOUR OWN SON!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD MADE YOU THINK YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT TO KICK HIM OUT INSTEAD OF HELP HIM???? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??? Why don't you love your own son? How can you not love your own son? Do you honestly think that what you did is okay? Now what happens to everybody else who's still at home? What fear have you placed in them? "I better get good grades or they'll kick me out" "I can't use the computer because if something goes wrong, I'll get kicked out" "No matter what I do, if I make a mistake, I'll get kicked out".
Please for the life of you, and the love of your family, learn from your mistake. Don't do this. It's not right. It is not right.
Posted by Stacey at 4:16 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Okay, so I'm sure that halloween blogs will be very common and original right now, but I still had to post mine. Because Halloween is a fun time! I mean what other time can you dress up and act like a crazy person and not get in trouble for it?
My family likes to make special dinners for each holiday, so every month (well, nearly every month) we have a big dinner! and it is honestly the coolest tradition my family's been able to keep! Hahaha! And most of the time, we're not so lucky to have our holiday dinners right on the actual date....but this year for Halloween, we're actually going to be having it on Halloween!! (Tonight!) and It is going to be absolutely awesome! We're going to be having Sloppy Joes, with Orange Jell-o, and orange pop, and I'm not sure what else, but it will still be cool. Infact, it will be the coolest Halloween Dinner this year! muahahhaha!
After dinner, I will be heading back up to salt lake, for a Halloween Movie Night with my friends. We're going to watch, "What Lies Beneath". I love that movie, no matter how many times I watch it, I still get tense! hehehe! *(sigh)* yeah...it'll be a good halloween. At least, I hope so. I made some candy corn for a snack too! It's comprised of popcorn, candy corn, and m&m's mixed in white almond bark. No it isn't flavored to taste like almonds. Though you think it would.
Anyway, those are my Halloween plans that are going to make this year amazing! :D I can't wait to get off work, just a half an hour longer, and then I'll be out! Oooooh!
So for today, the things that have been happening are insane! It makes it feel as though it's a full moon!! Alot of crazy activity has been going on with the whole moving offices thing....it's been dirty, and out of place with everything! Nothing is where it belongs. But it's good. Insane, but good. anyway, I have to go get changed, Peace out y'all!!
Posted by Stacey at 3:06 PM
Monday, October 29, 2007
Okay, wow it's been a while. So, here is an update on life. Megan is nearly done with ASRL. Her last day is this tuesday, (tomorrow). and then she will be done with Park City for a long time. Probably forever as far as work is concerned. As for living in salt lake, she has pretty much moved out. Her last night in our apartment is tonight. and then she will be in orem full time. In about two weeks time from last friday, the other front desk agent will be gone, and I will be the only one working....well at least the front desk. We have currently moved as well, our dingy office to our nice office. and it is cramped already! Even though it's just the office equipment. My manager will be situated right behind me, and our Gm will be in the second office just to the side and next to the bathroom. muahahaha! but she isn't moving in until she gets her door up because she doesn't trust anybody. I think she's insane.....but at least she gets the job done....well, partly gets the job done. I can't decide if she is better than our old GM or not. One thing I do know, she doesn't have the best people skills. But all in all, she is a good worker when she is focused. Just like the majority of us. so that's it for work. As for living for me....I am completely on my own until december when I will be moving in with Vicky a girl from my ward. Just accross the street (well nearly) from where I live now. I will be living with her for six months and then I will be out on my own all over again. But I will have my cat back. That'll probably be one of the best parts!! I love my cat! Granted he's not my silly dog, bu hey we can't all be goofy like she is. Tucker is silly....but he's more crazy than silly. hahaha! and he's such a brat. One of his favorite things is to walk all over my chest when I'm trying to sleep. and then when he's found a comfortable spot he'll plop down, wrong end facing me, and make himself comfortable. Even if it means biting my hand to make me move it! hahahahaha! oh he's insane. I'm not sure what i'll be doing with him for the six months with Vicky, but I'm hoping megan will be able to take him for that time, and if not....well I'm hoping my parents will be able to keep him for that little bit. (hint hint) Of course if he did go to my parents, I would have him declawed, but....I'm hoping that's a last resort (sorry). I like his front claws, hahahaha! As far as my ward is concerned, I love it! I absolutely love it! We have the craziest people ever! Which is why I belong so well!! hahahaha! oh man. A couple of my favorite people are, Stacey, Adam, and Adam. (no that's not me i'm referring to, though I do apply to my favorite's list). This is also the group of people I went and hung out with the night of our Halloween Party. Which by the way was a slight flop. There were some mix ups concerning the party so not many showed up. Anyway, that night we went out to ihop (which by the way, stand for International House Of Pancakes! It took me some time before I actually got that). and we were out till 12! it was cool. and was actually the latest I'd been out with friends in nearly a year. IT was fantastic!! and just what we needed for the night. anyway, Work is up, and I'm outta here for the night.
Posted by Stacey at 4:05 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
We went to California! YAY!!!! it was so much fun! I loved it. absolutely Loved it! We stayed in Pasadena, CA. just down the street from H&M one of my favorite clothing stores ever. (however we did not know we were so close to H&M until the last night of our trip, which was fine) because of the activities we'd done! Our first night there, was thursday. We checked into the hotel, got cleaned up and headed out to downtown L.A. We had italian food for dinner just before we went and watched the new broadway hit, WICKED. It was good. but I doubt I'll be as hooked on it as the rest of my family. I did however become fascniated with the special effects this theater was able to produce. Quite exquisite to be honest. Anyway, after the play we went back to the hotel and pretty much crashed. Since the traffic in famous california always lives up to it's reputation of being horrible and crowded, we had gotten back about 12:30-1am. The next day Friday, us younger ones stayed at the hotel while our parents went to the Los Angeles Temple. I was fortunate to babysit my niece Emma. Who was fairly good the whole time....actually she was great until it was time to go. It was around noon, when my dad called and gave the signal to take the rest of the group out to Magic Mountain! aka, Six Flags! WHOOO! which is one of my favorite places in Cali. because of the thrill! So.....here's that short story.
I had everybody in the car ready to go and I looked down for the map my dad had left me with, only to find.....I didn't have it. I raced back into the hotel, retracing my steps. I found nothing. I went to the elevator and waited quite impatiently for the machine to reach my level. While waiting I looked around me, and found on the side table, next to the telephone a bunch of papers stapled together. Relief was appreciated as I realized, "That's my map!" I grabbed the papers, double checking them as I raced back to the car. I didn't want to be late! We were after all going to have only half a day at six flags. And having been there before, I knew we'd want as much time as possible (I was right). So off we go. Tyler was assisting me with the directions. and From what I remembered my dad telling me.....I was to get on the 210 and just follow that highway straight all the way up to where they were waiting for us at the subway. Well...I got on to the 210 and drove for a few minutes, and then I started to notice names on the signs that were also on my map (imagine that) so that was good. Because I'm not the best when it comes to directions in places I am completely unfamiliar with (driving wise) Such as California. Now, the only problem with the names of the cities and with me noticing the fact that I recognized them.....I was heading the wrong direction. I was going east instead of heading north. Well obviously this was a problem. So, I got off, flipped a U turn and got back onto the 210, this time heading west. And looking for the exit to the on ramp to head north. Well, this is california, so of course they don't have signs to point out the places you need to go, at least not that I noticed. I did however know I was going too far west because I saw the North freeway, passing underneath the 210 I was currently on. Well......I got off the freeway, made another U turn and got back onto the 210 heading East! This time I was on the phone with my dad, explaining what had just happened as previously stated. Needless to say, we were both upset because things weren't going right and we both felt pressured to be ontime, whatever time that was. Finally I got onto the 210 heading North, which is where I was trying to go in the begining. *(sigh)* it was okay though because I discovered california....ha ha...mhm anyway...We finally got to the Subway where the adults were playing catch with a football in the parking lot, and everything was finally good. for the most part. Tempers were still slightly high but by the time we got to Six Flags, it was all good for sure. so that's that short story.
Another short story that happened Friday night, was the crash. No it was not us, but rather 5 semi trucks. It was about 1-1:30am by the time we were done with dinner and heading out to the hotel. And we were just getting on the on ramp to head south, when we passed a car that was backing up off the on ramp. talk about Weird! But when we saw the reason why....we didn't think it was so weird after all. Infact we followed suit! The reason; Traffic was so backed up. It was completely stopped. Nobody was going anywhere (got the picture? haha, I did) It was also completely backed up on the other side as well. So, after we backed up off the on ramp we had just driven on, we headed passed a few on ramps south, but still couldn't get on. However the next on ramp we passed, the firmen and police men were blocking it. The entire freeway was closed down. Five semi trucks had crashed and caused a fire just in the mouth of a tunnel used for Semi Trucks only. And you would think that just the lanes where the accident had been would need to be closed, but because the fire was in a tunnel as well, the state took precautions and closed the entire freeway down. Now, this was only for the area where the crash was..but because the freeway goes pretty much everywhere.....i'm sure nobody would be using it for a while. Infact we had to go all the way around and down a mountain-type road (I cannot for sure say if it was in the mountains since i was kind of asleep during this part) to the hotel. We did not arrive there until 3am. another hinderance in the speed of travel was the weather. It was raining.
Saturday morning was fabulous! We had to be up and out of the rooms by 7:30am? We were going to Catalina Island! WahoooO! It was an hour and a half by boat to Avalon. So so cool too! During the boat ride, everybody slept except me. I stood the entire ride. I love the ocean and it was fantastic to see. We were even lucky enough to see dolphines jumping through the water! That was amazing! When we arrived to Catalina Island, we found a locker or two to stuff our dive gear in. and then continued on to a Bus tour of the island! It was great! And the driver was hillarious. Thank goodness for people who can take a job that would seem so boring and make it fun. When that was over with, we grabbed a bite to eat, and Tasha, Tyler, my Dad, and I headed off the casino to go diving! I mention the casino because it's a landmark in the city of Avalon, and is next to the stairs of the diving place entry. Diving was a slight disaster. I didn't have enough weights to go under the water and stay there...nor did my dad. I also did not have a loose enough wet suit to move in. In other words, swimming was minimal. So I pretty much went snorkeling with an air tank. and let me tell you, swimming on the surface of the rolling ocean with your head constantly under the surface can make one sick. But no matter how hard I tried, I could not throw up, so I finally gave up on that. (I tried puking because it does help). But even though that was bad, being able to see what was under the surface of that water was absolutely beautiful! You can look down at the water and see just blue waves, but when you put on goggles and poke your head through the blue waters, you see the most vibrant colored fish. My favorite were the neon orange ones. They seemed so close because of their color. Tasha and Tyler even saw a school of fish. And though the visibility wasn't as good as the water in hawaii.....there was more sea life closer to the surface here. But I will readily admit, I do prefer the boat entry over the stair entry anyday. The stairs where we entered, were slippery and the waves pushed you back up everytime. This was bad for entry and for exit. But we survied and in the end, it was quite cool. When we were done with that, we met up with the rest of the family and after a few minutes of Emma playing in the sand and everybody else eatin their ice cream, Tyler and I headed off for some shopping before the boat came back to pick us up. The ride back to the mainland was deliciously perfect. We got to watch the sun set. and the colors were absolutely beautiful! So vibrant too. Once the sun was pretty much set, Dad, Mark, Kindra and I had multiple different contests to see who could keep their balance the best withouth holding on to anything. Dad kept saying that girls have better balance, which is true, but I think he did the best. We got back to the mainland and headed back to the hotel for some swimming without the waves. It was very nice, escpecially the hot tub. :) and that was our last night. On sunday, we checked out of the hotel, and headed off to church. Which was unfortunately not in session due to stake conference. So, we went to another LDS building to attend church. I've heard people say how friendly Salt Lake wards are, and how nice it is to go to church in Utah.....but This ward we attended, had by far the friendliest, most out going, members I've ever met. We were very fortunate.
We arrived home in orem at 3am. yippie! that was alot of driving! Once again, thank goodness for people who invented tv's and dvd's for the traveling families.
And that, concludes the happenings of our california adventure. For the most part. :D
Posted by Stacey at 1:56 PM
Friday, October 5, 2007
So I'm sitting here at work, and I have decided that my mouse is retarded. It rarely does anything I ever need it to. In truth I am lucky that I got to this page. Because of this hardship, I tried to get a new mouse. But of course, we don't have a specific brand of computer so the mouse from the computer that isn't currently working....doesn't fit into the computer I am currently using. Go figure right? yeah! crazy us. Anyway, I just had to comment on that. Because it's so frustrating! Every time I go to use the mouse, it never goes where I want it to go. It's almost as if there were an invisible wall on the screen preventing my lame mouse to go any further. or at least not onto the desired location. Makes it slightly hard to check people in, and do other things on this specific computer. Good thing I brought my own things to do today. Such as, my prep test for the ACT. Blech! I've already decided I don't like the fundaments of the ACT. But, since I do want to go to college, I'll do my best preparing for it. I also brought my notebooks. I am currently trying to gather all the quotes I can remember writting, in various pages, into a book of quotes. Mine to keep. My own personal book of quotes. Quite exciting if you ask me. Maybe one of these days I'll share bits and pieces of what I've composed. But I've got a long way to go before that ever happens. Anyway, I have to get back to work, and finish up. Goodness knows it will take me the rest of the night to make my registration cards. :( until my next post, Goodnight!
Posted by Stacey at 3:02 PM
Monday, September 24, 2007
Quick explanation.....the background that I have now, is obviously Mario Brothers. Duh. I found it on pyzam.com under blogger layouts. I chose this background because I liked it. No other reason. the end. oh, yeah, and because it's so COOL! lol, nerd!
Posted by Stacey at 2:32 PM
Monday, September 10, 2007
I want to know what Justice is. I found a petition online earlier today, and it read;
Do you remember February 1993 when a young boy of 3Was taken from a Liverpool shopping centre by two 10-year-old boys?Jamie Bulger walked away from his mother for only a Second. Jon Venables took his hand and led him out of the mall with his Friend Robert Thompson. They took Jamie on a walk for over 2 and a half miles, along the wayStopping every now and again to torture the poor Little boy who wasCrying constantly for his mommy. Finally they stopped at a railway track where they brutally kicked him,Threw stones at him, rubbed paint in his eyes, pushed batteries up his butt and cut his fingers off with scissors. Other Mutilations were Inflicted but not reported in the press. What these two boys did was So horrendous that Jamie's mother was forbidden to Identify his body. They then left his beaten small body on railway tracks so a train could run him over to hide the mess they had created. These two boys, even being boys, understood what they did was wrong, Hence trying to Make it look like an accident. This week Lady Justice Butler-Sloss has awarded the two boys anonymity For the rest of their lives when they leave custody with new Identities. They will also leave custody early only serving just over half of theirSentence. They are being relocated to Australia to live out the rest ofTheir lives.They disgustingly and violently took Jamie's life away and in return they each get a new life!Please!! If you feel as strongly as we do, that this Is a grave miscarriage of justice .
It then listed a bunch of names, in which I joined mine. But I can't help wondering...Was this Justice? In a form that we know not of because we aren't up there in the courtroom everyday? Is this fair? Did the two boys pay for what they did? and is it right to let them start a new life for a second chance? Or should we just let them rot in jail because of a mistake? and If we would rather them to rot, for this mistake then shouldn't we also be in jail because we've all made mistakes? Would we still consider it unjustice if we were one of those two boys? Or would we ask the judge to let us stay with our jail time? I personally believe, now that I've had time to think it over, that maybe it was fair justice. Maybe they have payed for their crime. We know nothing about what goes on in their heads everyday. Nor do we know if they are even sorry or not. But I believe that everybody deserves a second chance, Despite what the rest of the public believes. Because if we can't offer a second chance and forgive these two boys, though they may not have any direct relationship to us, for what they have done, then who are we to say that we ourselves deserve a second chance when we are facing the law? Even if it's just a traffic ticket. From the movie and true book, THE FREEDOM WRITERS, I have heard a good quote. "Justice don't mean the bad guy goes to jail, just that somebody pays for the crime" These two boys are obviously guilty, but who are we to say they haven't payed for their crime? Who made us the Judge?
Posted by Stacey at 4:22 PM
Okay, so yesterday was sunday....and I was unfortunatly working. Blah. Well needless to say, it was BorinG!!! so Megan and I flipped on the tele, (tv) and fried our brains. yay. haha, we were watching America's Next Top Model, (yes I know you don't like it, but we were too lazy to change the channel) anyway, it made me feel the need to be artistic.... and I suddenly wanted to play with some color....... well I had told myself that I would not do anything "fun" until I cleaned my room. So when I got home that need to be artistic was still with me, but I had already told Megan to help me out a bit. So, we get home, and I cleaned my room!! YAY!! now the fun part. I dyed my hair. I'd had some dye for a while now, and I figured, "why not?" So we dyed my hair. and I must say, It is quite different, but looks good. Megan then dyed her hair. And it was quite the shock when she got out of the shower. Her blonde locks now dirt brown. But it was a good shock, and looks quite good. I think alot of blonds can pull it off as brunettes. Megan for sure can. and I'm running low on food, So my brain isn't thinking clearly. and I haven't worded this right at all. Nor did I post what I had originally planned to post, but I guess that's the effect of "free-lance" writing. Haha! okay, until my next post....adios!
Posted by Stacey at 4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2007
If people keep saying how much education is important, why is it that I never see them working on getting a better educational system? Because of greed, and money. Is really what it all comes down to. In my opinion, It is worth it to us as a nation, and as a society to pay the extra taxes to help our present and future students get a good education. I know some may think I am slightly being hypocritical with this, but I am going to get me an education, there is no doubt about that. But what about those who can't afford it? Or what about those who just don't understand why school is important? Well for those who can't afford it, there are payment plans, or here's a brilliant idea, use the same taxes we are currently paying, to go to those students who actually need it! Not the roads, not the bridges, that are still working for us (such as the east bound I-80). I know it's small...and hard to do, but if there is still a chance to make it happen, WHY NOT?!?! In Brazil, school is free. College is free (tempting I know) and it's only the private school that isn't free. I mean, doesn't that help? Heck, I would love to go to a free school. I'm sure my parents would love it too, because I would GO! In Japan an average student's school day is the equivalent of our college school day, and you have to admit, those Japanese are Smart! They spend all day going to school, including their other extracurricular activities. Which makes me wonder, Why do we say education is so important if we're not pushing to prove it? I know i'm not in school, but I do know that many students aren't getting alot of attention they need. I know because I was one of those students. Yes, I am to blame for that too. But this is more of an issue. I know families like to keep their children active and into games and other extracurricular activities, it's needed socialy. But, how much time are we as a united front taking out of their time for these activities? And how much damage is it doing to their education? It's hard for a child to learn to balance so many items, why not take one off? Or why not have the schools integrate those activities into their schedules? Because at least then, the student would get credit for it. I just don't understand, so...any helpful information on this topic would be greatly recieved.
Posted by Stacey at 12:38 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I think ipods are crazy. Why in the world would somebody want to listen to their whole cd library in a week? (because I honestly don't think it could happen in one day, at least not for everybody). I think they're insane. and I am personally glad that I don't have one. Yes they are nice and cool, but.....what is the point? I mean you can only listen to one song at a time anyway, so.....what went wrong with cd players again? hahaha! YOU PEOPLE ARE PSYCHO!!! (not that I'm not either) hahahaha!
Posted by Stacey at 4:43 PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I was told I need to update my blog. So, here I am....doing just that. I've changed the colors....I forget what they were before. It seems I can never choose any that fit well enough for me to leave it alone. oh well. It's now 5:01pm and I'll be off work in an hour. I can't wait. I plan on just going home, and eating some food, and probably watching a movie. I'm just not energized today. I was late to work this morning because the brilliant people who decided to wait 5 years after the olympics were done, are now widdening the road I travel to work. Which is great, we'll have 4 lanes both ways. But it's going to take two-three years before it's complete. yay. Anyway, my ramp was closed, so I had to go all the way around, and up to 13th east to hop on the I-80. I've learned my lesson however, and will from this day on, travel up the 215, and then get on I-80. Joy! :P
It was stormy last night, and so so beautiful. I was driving home from my parent's house, and I couldn't help but be amazed at it all. The lightning would light up the sky, I could see so far! And it would light up my car! haha! The jagged edges of the lightning were quite crisp, and so wide. They were spread horizontally accross the clouds, in beautiful shapes. It's funny how when drawn, we tend to draw that awesome wonder in a zig zag shape. And it just may be that they are that shape.....but last night, it seemed like they were spelling out words...so many shapes and so many times. I wish I could have taken a picture of it. It is amazing to me, that something so great, and so wonderful should be so feared. Maybe I'm just talking like this because I have never experienced a truly deadly and honestly feared storm....but, when the sky darkens, or when the trees blow so hard they seem to be ready to snap in half but rarely do, or when the rain starts to fall......it is hard to be scared. It is almost as though the storm is comforting to me, and I don't know why. But I like it!
okay....next. It's autumn! The leaves are starting to change, and soon the mountain side will be covered in oranges, reds, yellows, and browns! It's going to be absolutely gorgeous! The air will be sweetly crisp, and you'll be able to smell the blue sky. Mmmmm! I almost can't wait. okay, well I'm going home. Ciao!!! :D:D:D
Posted by Stacey at 4:01 PM
Friday, August 31, 2007
Love can be a lie. One of the most abused lies too. People do things in the name of "love". Yet rarely do they ever know what real love is. Mainly because society has twisted that word to mean only one action and not one's actions. I know what love is. I've seen it. Love, is the bond between my Grandma and Grandpa. Love is when you can watch your spouse puke all morning long, holding their hand and being ready to help them back to bed when they're sick. Love is when you would do ANYTHING for that special person. Love is when you grow old in age but stay young at heart for your whole life, just because that's the way the other person makes you feel. Love is missing somebody even when they've been gone ten minutes. Love is never wanting to let go. Love, is love. But many times, love....is a lie. Love is the most powerful, Most destructable, most abused, and most wanted word in the world. That simple word has the power to destroy a person. It can make one feel as if nothing will ever be okay ever again. That one word can make people feel happy, to feel safe, to feel....loved. But that word also has the ability to be used. "I love you" is the most abused sentance in the english language. And many other languages if not all. Men and Women will say it to get what they want. In any regard they want. And because of its power, everybody falls into its trap. Even when it's not meant as a trap. It's what happens, because it's a big part of life. Love, is a mask. Love is protection. Love is a lie. Love is true. Love does not die, nor does it kill.
Posted by Stacey at 11:13 AM
Monday, August 20, 2007
I'm here at the library, and I must say I love this building among many others in salt lake. The building has a circular theme to it, and is designed so that those who are interested in the books can be on one side, and for those who want to get work done, but without the library crowd, they can sit on the outer but inside edges of the building. It is designed with rectangles and triangles. The square elevators are glass so you can see everything around you as you glide up and down to your destination. There are cafes, and shops on the lowest level. The internet connection is free for two hours, then You have to come back another day or re-login for more time. This building also allows you to venture onto the roof if you feel inclined to do so. There is also a park on the library grounds. Where people can sleep and talk....or walk to more stores which are also connected to the library. The basement is for the children, and has their art work pasted on the walls. Keeping one entertained for quite a while. A college sits on the north eastern side, accross the road. Meaning the library is located in a hot spot. It takes me a while to find.....but eventually I get here. Salt Lake is still so big! And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to make my way to the top of the building, I want to see the exhilirating view the roof has to offer. Ciao!
Posted by Stacey at 2:40 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This is the coolest song ever! ooh@ I love it!
Posted by Stacey at 11:53 AM
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Life is not about repitition. It is about new experiences. Everyday life. Life is about living everyday, and being able to continue your life until the next day. Life is about having the courage to stand up for what is right. And then continuing to live it. Life is about helping somebody else, Just by being yourself. Life includes Love. Because without it....What is the point of our existance? I see people. Not their color. Yes, we are different. But our differences only go as far as our personalities. And our personalitites are developed by our background. The way we were raised and our reaction to it. That is how we develop our personalities. And as far as I know, What difference does Race make? Since when does that matter? I just don't get it.
Posted by Stacey at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Posted by Stacey at 3:59 PM
Monday, August 6, 2007
Work.....I work for a Condotel. Yes, that is a word, and yes, that is truly where I work. A condotel. Now, one important fact about my line of work....and where I work.....it's busiest time is Winter. Let me say that again, WINTER (don't want any confusion). Now, I have been here nearly a year, and I have learned people (the guests) are happiest in the Winter. Why? Because there is Snow! YAY! for SNOW!! It makes the people happy. They get to ski, snowboard, tube, all those fun things. Well right now, as I am typing this the season is very much Summer. Nothing important happens in the Summer in Park City! well....we do have Lacross the last two weeks of June, and Softball tournaments (Triple Crown Softball) for the Whole month of July, and then we have the soccor players that come in the first two weeks of August. But other than that...Nothing! And we, the Front Desk Agents, get bored. As you may have been able to tell from my last entry. However, at one of the offices we have discovered that if you use a Dry Erase Marker.....you can draw on the countertops (they're made of marble or granite.....whichever) and it comes right off!! I have drawn many pictures with this new discovery, and I've written a new policy for the company as well. Which is as follows; Thank you for choosing (company name), please read the following carefully. Our policy includes the Golden Rule. If You are nice to us, We are nice to You. If you are mean or mad at us, escpecially for a situation we cannot control, our politeness will be 100% FAKE. Guaraunteed! (is that how you spell it?) Once again, thank you for choosing (company name), and enjoy your stay in Park City. P.S. We truly don't care if your unit has A/C or not, because this is a Ski town.
Now you may think that is rude.....but I, along with the other workers in this office, think it's hillarious. Mainly because our company doesn't do much to make guests comfortable....at least not in a timely manner. However we have recently gotten a new General Manager. And so far she is very pro-active. Very! and it's a good thing because maybe, we'll finally get people to do their jobs right away. And I won't be the only one "yelling" at housekeeping to stop gossiping (sounds like my last job!!) and get off their lazy butts and get their work done. hahahhaha!
Well "work" is over, adios!
Posted by Stacey at 4:11 PM
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Okay, I know I just typed the meaning of bored...but I really am bored. Today is the 5th of August in the year 2007, and I am bored. I have nothing good to do with my free time. I've already been to my usual sites on the internet, filled out about 1/2 a dozen surveys, and I have left comments on a few people's profiles as well. And so I consider myself truly bored because I have run out of all the good things to do in a morning. Now I must wait till noon (15 minutes) before I can get out of my boredom and make good use of my free time. Until then I think I will eat something as my stomach seems to be eating me. Ciao!
Posted by Stacey at 10:39 AM
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
As you can probably tell from the title, I've made a mistake. The only problem I can see is that, I don't know how to fix it. At least not without hurting myself. No, not in the physical sense. Life can be so complicated when you don't have a teacher. Of course, it would be to my best interest if I asked for help. But I'm dumb in that department. Either way, I've made a mistake. And I get to fix it....it's going to be painful, and really really hard. I'm going to have to work on it for a long long time. Probably the rest of my life (people can't drop things as easily as they preach, and I'm guilty as charged as well). oh well though, I guess that's how life is best lived. To make a mistake and then learn to get over it. ciao.
Posted by Stacey at 1:46 PM
Monday, July 30, 2007
They want to take her away from me. They want to take away my best friend. The one who seemed to read me the best. They say it's necessary. They don't take care of her. And my apartment is too small. They want to take her away from me. My secret keeper. My confidant. I could tell her anything, and I would always tell her everything. She knows me. She knows my thoughts, my feelings, she knows my dreams, all my hopes and fears. She knows my heart. She knows more about me than any other person in this world. I tell her everything. Not because she can't talk back in words, but because she doesn't judge me. She continues to love me. Like I've always loved her. When I go home, she's still the first one I go see. If I'm having a bad day, and I get mad, even if it's at her, she still comes to me and loves me. She has taught me the meaning of unconditional love. She sticks by my side, she is my best friend. She always has a smile on her face. And they want to get rid of her. It's just too much work for them. If I could have only one gift for the rest of my life, I would wish that they take the time to care for her until I am able to take her with me. If nothing else at all.....that is what I would request. She is the bridge between my family and I. The special link, between father and daughter. She would do something funny, or learn a new trick. My dad would come find me, so happy he would be. He would come find me and we'd share something in common. We'd finally have something to talk about together. It felt like it used to be. Just me and my dad. But he wants to get rid of her. He says it's something that's needed. Says it'd be better if she had a younger family to play with. I feel as though they don't care about her enough. I wish so bad I could bring her home with me, to my apartment. But it's too small. She'd get bored so fast. So to whomever gets to take her home....love her and spoil her. She will be your best friend.
Posted by Stacey at 1:27 PM
Sunday, July 29, 2007
So many people come in to the office ready to check in to their rooms when it's as early as 11, sometimes 10 o'clock in the morning. And when their room is not ready when they arrive, oh goodness! they are panic stricken!! (literally). They start to wonder if they'll ever get a room before we depart for the day. We kindly explain that check in is not until 4 pm, and that it is on Every confirmation letter regardless of whom they've booked through. See the way it works out here, is we own and manage five different properties in the kimball junction area. Each unit is individually owned. So we do not check people in and out of every unit of every property (somehow this slice of information is somehow tossed to the back of people's minds). Therefore if we are 100% sold out, most likely the unit will not be ready until 4 pm anyway. Another reason for this is because our housekeepers do not have their needed cleaning supplies in the building of the units of which they are assigned to clean. Our housekeepers have to drive their own cars to the unit, and carry in their cleaning items. Then when they are done they have to transport those same items plus dirty laundry back to their cars, and then continue on to the next place for the next room assignment. It takes approximatly 45 minutes to clean a room, and that includes the switching of the laundry. Now, please note that the estimated time previously stated is for a seasoned housekeeper who knows what they're doing. If by chance it is a person who is new, it could take an hour and half (I know because I cleaned a unit once, and somehow still missed some items that needed to be cleaned). Now, if I were to explain this to a guest as I would like to do, I would get fired. Because sometimes I just want to scream at them and say "YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT THAT WHEN YOU SHOW UP PEOPLE FALL OVER THEMSELVES TRYING TO PLEASE YOU. So you've got money, WHOOP-DI-DO!" hahaha! as you can see for yourselves, I would get fired. I will admit it is quite tempting sometimes. The best part of an upset guest, is when we have the right (where we won't get fired) to tell them to leave. Such was the case this past winter, when we had a "1st rate citizen" come into our office to check in early.
Megan and I had just arrived at the office to switch out agents, and we were lucky enough to catch this "1st rate citizen" yelling at Arthur, about his room not yet being ready. Megan went to the back of the office and then stood next to Arthur to help with the situation, while I went and talked to the other lady in the office. Soon, we could hear the guest yelling at Arthur, "Are you trying to be a lawyer or something?" (I'm not aware of what provoked this cry, but it was slightly funny since Arthur was a law student. He told me later on that he was tempted to inform the guest, that since he was attending law then yes, he was). They informed him that check in wasn't until 4, and that he'd have to wait. Our "1st rate" guest was some what okay with this bit of news, and asked to at least know the location of the units he and his friends would be occupying, so he could see how close they were to each other. The units that were scheduled for him, were not side by side, as he had requested. and that just sent him into a tizzy fit. He started screaming, and complaining like I've never before seen. Saying that He's had a long trip and just wants to go somewhere to rest and get ready to ski with his friends, but he NEEDED his units to be side by side. We tried explaining that we do not own every condo on any property that we use, but that we did the best we could with the time of year he had chosen to take a vacation. He then walked out, and came back in asking if we had another unit that he could go check out, and if it was clean as well. Megan called the housekeeping manager, and asked about the new unit, while Arthur got the keys and a map for the guest. As it turned out, the new unit was clean and ready to go. So they sent the guests on their way. The three of us went over and talked with the sales rep. from Hamlet Homes, with whom we share the office. At that time I informed both Arthur and Megan that if they had any other guests who were rude like that ever again, when We are doing our best to accomodate them, and they are still throwing a fit, then we are allowed to ask them to leave, and they will get a full refund back, because we do not have to take their harrassment. Megan and Arthur were quite pleased with this news, and stated that if they came back, they would probably tell them that. Not even one minute after that statement, those same "1st rate citizens" stormed back into the office even more upset because they couldn't find the unit they were going to go check out. Both of them tried to explain how the unit was numbered, and what to look for to find that unit. The "1st rate citizen" screamed "STOP WITH THE NUMBERS, I WANT AN ACTUAL UNIT! I MEAN I COME HERE EXPECTING A ROOM AND YOU TELL ME IT'S NOT CLEAN, THEN YOU GIVE ME ANOTHER UNIT, THAT I CAN'T EVEN FIND!! GOSH, WHO RUNS THIS PLACE HERE! BECAUSE THEY SUCK. I MEAN COME ON!! DO I LOOK LIKE A SECOND RATE CITIZEN TO YOU?!?!" My first thought was "yeah! you do!" hahahaha, but of course I kept my mouth shut. Megan calmly said to the guest, "Nobody thinks that sir, we are doing the best that we can. But we are nearly 100% sold out". And she was very polite, and I was quite proud about her attitude since I could tell she just wanted to yell back (which would have been cool, but also bad). She politely, but strongly, and almost coldly, said to the guest, "Sir if you are truly unhappy with our services then you are welcome to leave, and our manager will give you a full refund. The guest demanded that to happen, and tore up his registration cards, leaving the pieces on the ground as he left, saying how crumy our service was. Unbeknownst to him, he gave us something to laugh about.
And that is why check in is not till 4pm, and NO you may NOT check in early. We truly don't care who you are either.
Posted by Stacey at 8:45 AM
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I was asked yesterday what my plans for school are. I answered that I would post it in a blog, because these things are so much fun, and so here I am replying to that question.
My plans for school. I plan to move up to Logan, which is about an hour and a half from where I currently live. I want to attend Utah State University starting next school year, 2009. My reasons for that are; I will be assisting my neighbor from orem with her pre-school classes one last year (this one), and I plan to save up for a bit while I'm still working in Park City. It is true that living expenses aren't as high in Logan, but it's also true that one doesn't get paid too well either (which is why I'm saving :D ). My major will be Elementary Education, and my minor will be psychology. I think my minor will greatly help me with my major. At least that is the intent.
And that concludes my happy little plans for my future.
Posted by Stacey at 10:41 AM
Friday, July 27, 2007
Today is the beginning of my new blogging technique. Though I don't know what it is I will be doing, or what it is I am already doing, I am excited to learn.
Okay, so just a quick up date with my life, since this is what most blogs are for...I currently live in South Salt Lake, and I work up in Park City. Really fast just so it is understood, That is not a bad Commute! Many people think that it is a long drive, but it isn't. While it's not 5-10 minutes, 15-20 minutes is not bad at all. Of course that does also depend on the weather. For instance, when it snows, that can hinder ones' time. However that rarely happens because of the infamous "Global Warming". haha!
I do not go to school. Instead I spend my "school year" assisting my neighbor from Orem with her Pre-school Classes. It is the coolest thing I could ever do with my time. Besides the fact that it is the funnest part of my day, it also gives me experience I will be able to use when I do go to school. I want to become an Elementary Teacher. And though I know and understand that teaching pre-school is very different than teaching elementary students, I will still have the basic information I need. ie. student related interactions (very important!).
As far as my dating world extends, I date more up here in Salt Lake, than I did at home. Which has it's up and downs just as any other place. The ups....I'm Dating! (whoo!). The downs....I don't really like the guys that ask me out. Yes, I know that sounds ungrateful, but seriously, somehow I always attract the guy that is still living with his Parents!! While that may be good for him...it's not so good for me. Let me explain, when one dates, the parents aren't usually mixing in on your dates until about, oh i don't know....probably the fourth or maybe fifth! But hopefully not until the eigth or ninth! Unless! that person still lives with their parents! Now, this is not escpecially bad. If you're under 19. But I personally believe that it's best to get out of the house! okay, back on track. If a guy still lives with his parents, and He invites you over for a bowl of ice cream and a movie, or a game or whatever...that is fine. But if he lives with his parents, he should tell you. or at least warn you. It's only polite and politically correct, as well as indicating that he has good manners and is doing his best to make sure you don't feel uncomfortable. For instance, this one guy whom I've gone out with a bit, wanted me to play games with his parents by the 3rd! date!! Talk about uncomfortable. His parents are nice people yes, but I'm not ready to "close the deal". In other words...I'm Not Comfortable With This! But of course men don't ever get the hint. I guess I will just have to be blunt and tell him so. That's another down about dating. Eventually you have to tell the guy straight up how you feel about him. Either good or bad. It is because of these things that I have decided I am picky when it comes to men. I want a guy who is strong enough to carry me to my bed if I fall asleep during a movie. I want a guy who's mature to understand that sometimes girls are going to throw a fit for no reason (hormones, silly things). And much more, be able to handle that! I want a guy who appreciates the fact that I'm a nerd and Love to read! But that I'm also strong enough to stand the cold snow for hours on end, or that I can actually use a hammer. I want a guy who will hold my hand when I'm 80 and wrinkly from years of not using that aging cream that's so popular. I want a guy who will tease me, and tickle me, then laugh at me for getting "mad" about it. And I want a guy who can support me and our family, but will put our family first before his job (that he'll be able to tell the difference with priorities in that regard). *(sigh)* I want alot. I want a guy that doesn't even exist. cest la vie, or however that french quote is spelled.
And that concludes my blog for this morning (I say this morning because I might get bored with work and post another one). Ciao!
Posted by Stacey at 10:03 AM