Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Andrew Gallo was found guilty of Murder. I can’t believe it has been almost 18 months.

Read about it here

Friday, September 24, 2010


Last night I ran into some old friends from high school (I know I moved back to my home town area, but I’m still surprised by all the people I see around that I have known forever).

I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t live here for such a long time, or if it is because I hold onto my first impressions (judgments is probably the more appropriate word but it sounds harsh, maybe I deserve that though), but I find myself thinking everyone fits the exact same stereotype that they did in high school.

Another friend of mine and I were talking about how we hang out with people from high school that we weren’t friends with in high school and about how different we were back then versus who we are today.

I am not the same person I was then at all. Not that I didn’t like who I was then, but I’ve matured and grown, and quite honestly I barely even look like I did in high school. The difference is enough that mere high school acquaintance will barely recognize me.

If I can have such a dramatic change from high school to today, why is it that I doubt that no one else might have changed? It took a girl that I barely knew in high school telling me how different her sisters are from the people they were in high school, for me to realize that it was ridiculous of me to make assumptions about who she is today because of who she was when she was 16.

I felt terribly guilty when this realization hit me. I am going to try to avoid those assumptions and attitudes toward people I knew practically a lifetime ago. I am going to let go of high school grudges (and who knows, maybe I’ll be really mature and even let go of recent ones as well).

I just don’t see the reason to assume that someone isn’t capable of change, and I feel that every one deserves a shot and changing from who they were. I would hate for someone to dislike me now because of who I was then and I don’t want to do that to anyone else.

Perhaps this is a naïve notion, but I’m willing to give it a shot.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Man, I wish it was Friday. I spent an extra 20 minutes in bed this morning because I couldn't breathe through my nose when I woke up.

I feel like there is a balloon inside of my head that is trying to expand but my skull won't let it, creating an intense amount of pressure below my eyes and right at my eyebrows.

I'm hoping it has to do with allergies, but I just checked all the allergy forecasts and the levels are supposed to be low. Perhaps it is the dramatic climate changes.

Anyway, I'm rockin out to Jess The Facts right now.

I dig it. If you like hip hop you'll like it (and by hip hop I mean Run DMC and A Tribe Called Quest, not what you catch on the radio these days, with the exception of Kanye who seems to be going more this route recently).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cosmic Love

I don’t mean to be that person who is jumping on the new group bandwagon. I don’t typically like those types or people. I just wanted to tell you that I can’t get enough of this song right now. I loved it the first time I heard it and listened to it for about a week straight, then barely listened to it again. I set my iPod on random yesterday and this is what came.

I love how this song fits any mood I can possibly be in. It just makes me want to move!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cha, cha, change...

People are always agonizing over change and I’ve never really understood it.

I think that deep down I’m a restless soul. I can’t sit around for too long and I can’t get too complacent in life.

College was ideal for this. Just when I was sick of the same classes, the work group, my roommates, anything that became routine, it was a new semester and I began all over again.

Real life doesn’t always allow for constant change. Although I have moved three times and another move is on the way, I go to the same job every day and I do the same thing everyday, just for different people.

There is no real problem solving, no great strategizing, not utilizing my skills with a fresh new conundrum every week. I’m bored.

I’ve been craving a change. I think that’s why I ended up cutting my hair. However satisfying it was, it was a temporary fix for a grand craving.

I need change.

Stolen from Design Crush

Monday, September 13, 2010

Drama, Drama, Drama

Transitioning into adulthood isn't always a walk in the park.

There's bills to pay, 401k's to sign up for, insurance companies to deal with (which I dealt with ALL day) and countless other items that I've encountered and tried to handle like an adult.

For the most part I feel like I'm playing the role of "the adult." I find myself thinking, "Am I really dealing with _______?" Insert any adult-like topic and I've probably thought it a time or two.

What I find myself thinking tonight, "Am I really dealing with this stupid drama again?"

I remember going into college thinking I was so glad to be done with the drama that came with high school, who stole so-and-so's boyfriend and what that girls said about the other girl and who won't be nice to the girl that doesn't fit in our "group", and it went on and on at DCHS and probably every other high school in the world.

But different drama came with college (please keep in mind that I went to BYU so pregnancy scares and sleeping with friends boyfriends didn't exactly occur, at least for me and my friends). Who got kicked out of their apartment for what, who likes who in the ward, what that girl said about me to my friend, who broke up with whom, she dated him and now she's engaged to his best friend/brother/roommate/mission companion... I think I saw it all and then some.

Then I start hearing the drama that surrounds my mom's friend's lives, or my friend's family ward, or my aunt and her friend, or my cousin's friends, my distant relatives, my friend who moved across the world, or my dear sweet random almost cousin but not really even through marriage (not to be confused with the other cousin that I just referenced who isn't really my cousin either we just say that).

My point is that we don't outgrow drama. The topics of drama change and grow as we get older because the interests in our lives change, but I'm now convinced that it's everywhere, there's no escaping it.

Tonight I found myself in a drama-filled situation, where I even said "This is so ridiculous I feel like I'm in high school."

In my mind I blamed the other people involved for the drama, clearly I was an innocent bystander. Nope, I wasn't I was actively involved in creating the drama in my life.

After cleaning up the mess I helped create, I was talking to my friend about it (this is where the drama begins... I need to keep my mouth shut and my thoughts to myself). She said that she was so over everyone and their behavior.

Knowing that she was all talk (actions speak louder than words my friends) I spent a lot of time thinking about how much people talk about drama in their lives.

I don't know a girl (and I say girl because a lot of guys just don't care enough, drama takes a lot of energy) who doesn't talk about how she's done with drama. Then said girl runs off and actively participates in creating drama in her life.

Well, I'm making a change. I don't have to add to the drama of the world by engaging in drama-filled discussion. I'm keeping my opinions to myself and I'm staying out of it.

I've made my peace and I'm moving on. I will be getting my drama straight from the Kardashians and whatever ridiculous reality show E! comes up with.

I choose to channel my energy into something better, I will no longer actively engage in drama.

P.S. yes I realize this is a rather dramatic post but I had to get it off my chest without creating more drama.

P.P.S. I don't meant to sound self-righteous or preachy. I just don't want to put my energy into it any longer. Do what you please in your life, I am not about to judge you or your drama. Let's be honest drama keeps life interesting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh September

I went to the Rockies last night and I was reminded how much I love September call ups. I love the push to the playoffs that come this late in the season.
I love the beginning of football, you know before it gets freezing cold.

I just thought I would share these two little thoughts with y'all.

Friday, September 3, 2010


My weekend starts a bit early as I get the afternoon off work! But thanks to a lovely Sniagrab (you know, bargains spelled backwards) I will be working at the Denver Sportscastle on Saturday and back in the corporate office on Monday (It’s one of our biggest weekends of the year).

I’ll try to snap some pics at the Sportscastle. People have been camping outside for five days!

In my meeting this morning we learned that the Sportscastle will have 1,000 people through the door in the first 15 minutes! It's been going on since 1954. Crazy.

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead of me and I can’t stop thinking about the Taste of Colorado!

So please enjoy this Sniagrab commercial and think of me when y’all have a three-day weekend.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I feel guilty.

At one point in time this blog was completely dedicated to my love of sports and my outlet for writing about collegiate, professional and high school athletics. It’s sort of morphed into a “this is what’s on my mind today and I hope all 15 people who read this like it” kind of blog.

So, I feel the need to comment on BYU’s independence. And in case you live in a non-sportscenter world, BYU announced that it would leave the Mountain West Conference following the 2010-2011 year and go solo. Meaning the non-football sports will join the WCC and Football will remain independent (I’m still not sure what is going to happen to softball and track…)

Google it and you’ll learn all the details.

Here’s what I care to share about this:

  1. I am looking forward to some friendly competition with my family members (ahem, Justin and Eddie) when BYU goes head-to-head with the Fighting Irish six times in eight years.
  2. Holy ESPN!
  3. I miss press conferences, I miss writing, I miss knowing stuff before it becomes public knowledge and dealing with nosey media members.

Side note: I’m worried about suffering through October, I only remember how to live in Rocktober and unless there are some major offensive changes on the road I’ll be in October.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Where did August go?

I feel like the summer has just flown by. Despite it being my first summer without a “summer break” I’ve had a fantastic summer.

I hate to see the summer fade away, but I love fall clothes and colors!
Here’s a peek at what I’m lusting after:
I'm pretty sure I need some Wellies...
And I know I NEED these Warby Parker glasses.
I don't need this, I just want it. The Gap does these things to me.
I cannot afford to need this, but I need to find something less expensive that looks like it.
Anthropologie does this to me.

And I would like to be able to do this.