New sheep! New sheep! New Sheep! (Do androids dream of electric sheep? I don't know, but my computer does!) I am so excited to be away from my computer for 5 minutes, just so that I can watch my screen-saver again.
Also, I realized tonight that I don't know if the house I am moving to has internets or not. So I may be absent for a couple days (until I get to Utah), and then absent again for a few weeks once I come back to CA for school.
I'm now trying to cook enough food to last me until Monday. I'm also debating cooking brownies. But I think I'm just about done packing? I've got towels, bedding, and printer (and food) left to go, but only one more box. Which means I probably need to buy another one or two Monday morning.
Tomorrow I get to go to costuming before work, otherwise I would go then. Not excited about this. My account is frozen right now because... it just is (long story. Ask me in person if you want to know) and I had a button fall off of my shirt the other day when I was changing into People clothes. And I need that shirt tomorrow. If I had a needle, I'd sew it back on myself, but all my needles are in Utah, so we are out of luck.
ALSO: If you see me after July 3rd at 2pm, prepare to be surprised.
I don't know how many of you knew this already (hopefully everyone by now?), but I'm done at Disney as of tomorrow and am moving out of my apartment on Monday. So today I have mostly spent boxing things up that I won't need between now and Monday. I'm also trying to get all the rest of my stuff gathered into one or two general areas, which means I kind of need to know where it's at, right? So, it would be nice if, say, my food stayed in the same place it's been since January when I first staked my claim in the fridge. That way, come Monday, I'll be able to throw all of it into a few grocery bags without digging around the refrigerator and head straight over to where I'm going to be staying for July.
Oh, but guess what. Nothing is where I had it anymore! Sometime between last night when I cooked dinner and this afternoon when I went to make lunch, Every. Last. Thing. that I own in the refrigerator had been moved. I know exactly who the culprit is. And I very passive-aggressively found all of my foodstuffs and put them back where they belong.
My Stuff we do not touch. Unless we are given permission, My Stuff is to stay exactly where I put it. I appreciate that the kitchen is clean, but things already had Where They Belong, and now they Do Not Belong where they are. This is causing me almost more anxiety than a dirty kitchen.
My Stuff had better stay put between now and Monday.
Oh, yeah. And I still have a weird rash from last weekend.
And then there's my experience. Happily, I did not lose my teeth. But I did go skydiving! Yesterday at 8 am my Felix came and picked me up for our next Big Adventure. We then proceeded to drive to my Kyle's house to pick him up. The Trifecta jumped out of a perfectly good airplane at about 10 am yesterday morning. Best. Thing. Ever. Kind of I was worried about losing my shoes (when you're falling at 120mph and your shoes aren't tied on, it's a valid fear) but they stayed on the whole way down, landing and everything.
The view, while being very... brown, was still incredible. I have never seen that much sky/ground so uninterrupted. You could see for miles! We jumped from 12,500 feet, so it only makes sense. My Tandem person pointed out LA, Anaheim, San Diego, and a bunch of other directions to me. It was kind of overwhelming, really, but so worth it.
I'll post pictures as soon as I get them from my Felix.
I can now cross two items off my list of Things I Want to Do Before I Die: Work for Disney. Go Skydiving.
First Utah Temple to be visited: St. George. 2 more to go!
I am not good at these jumping shot games. But, to appease Felix, I post this picture, anyway.
On Tuesday, I was still trying to get the hang of taking these jumping shots. This was the first attempt. And I love the expressions on Kyle's and Felix's faces!
Sitting outside the Brigham Young winter home.
This is before we had even gotten to Utah. We stopped in Baker for some breakfast, because we were all hungry. Here Kyle is showing us a beautiful brochure featuring Sky Diving in Vegas. He tried to convince us to go on Saturday on our way home, but it didn't happen (however, we are going to be jumping out of perfectly good airplane in 5 days and counting).
Bob's Big Boy!
Everyone needs a picture with Bob's Big Boy.
Even me. As I'm talking on the phone.
Wednesday, June 3:
Me being totally clueless. I really had no idea until, oh, last week when Felix gave me his pictures from his camera.
Scenic Point on the way to the Grand Canyon
Kyle and Felix admiring the canyon.
Felix faced one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet and lived to tell the tale: Donkeys.
The DMV is in Hurricane, which is on the way to the Grand Canyon. We stopped, briefly, in their parking lot.
And, oh. The Utah Tax Commissioner's office is right next door.
Once upon a time, the Road Trip had to come to an end. We were all sad about this, because none of us wanted to return to work just yet (and so I called out 2 days in a row. Go me!).
First there was saying goodbye to Mom, Dad, and Drawly. And then Drawly ripped a hole in my shirt, so I had to put on another shirt. I felt like I was playing Chilly's "Challenge the Outfit" game, because I wouldn't normally pair green with black, but, well. There was little choice.
First stop: Lost Wages! I mean Las Vegas! I actually despise Vegas with nearly every fiber of my being, but since Kyle and Felix put up with me wanting to see the Joseph Smith movie, I consented to stopping with them in Sin City. How Ironic.
When they discovered I'd never eaten at In 'n Out before, we had to stop there for lunch. The picture above is me trying to drink my chocolate shake.
Here are my thoughts on In 'n Out. I still don't see what's so fabulous about them. The burger wasn't extremely greasy like most fast food burgers, but it was also a little flavorless (let's not talk about how I don't like anything on my burger). Dad, your hambiggers win out big. Moral of the story: I will not go out of my way to eat there again, but I won't avoid it, either.
After eating, we went down the Strip for some... I don't know. Sight-seeing?
And here is an interesting sight I saw in Urban Outfitters. I'd tell you the story behind it, but... It's better this way. We also stopped at the giant M&M store. For being a giant M&M store, you'd think they'd have peanut butter M&Ms, right? But, no. M&M FAIL!
Shortly thereafter, it was back on the road. Poor little me was tired, so we pulled over and I switched places with Kyle. Thankfully, he did not crash my car OR get a speeding ticket, so all was good. And then we learned that Felix took a picture of me sleeping. I didn't wake up until we got to Corona! This is how tired I was.
I know. You've been waiting for this. For two whole days! How can I do this to you? Don't I understand that the suspense is killing you? Well, turns out, I do understand. But it also turns out that I'm a working bunny again (alas) and feel exhausted by the time I get home. Sometimes, though, bribery works in getting me to blog. I don't know what Chilly bribed me with, but she did, and so here I am, blogging about Road Trip day 4.
The last day in Utah.
The day we all cried (okay, not really).
The day we had homemade ice cream for dessert after dinner (yes, really).
The day we stopped appreciating red rocks because They Are Everywhere! (Maybe? I'm not sure. Ask Kyle and Felix.)
First stop, though, Silver Reef. The only place in the United States that silver was discovered in Sandstone (please drive carefully). Do not try this at home. Probably don't even try it at Silver Reef. Probably part of the wall fell down when Felix got down. Oops.
Hooray mining towns! (Also, now I have the Ghost Towning Bug again.)
We also learned there was a cemetery out there, but then I got turned around and missed the road and, well, there was Kolob and Real Hiking to get to. Starting the decent to Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyon (part of Zion National Park). Look how pumped and ready to go we are!
About halfway through the hike (halfway to the turn-around point, anyway) there is this old, abandoned cabin/log home. There are still rusty cans of food and a bed spring in there. Cool deals. Kyle giving a display of strength. He can rip signs out of the ground! Felix and I are superheroes. Basically. The obligatory jumping shot of the day. The trail was not crowded. Like at all. But every once in a while someone would pass us going the other way, and sometimes we would ask for a group picture. "What a nice man that hermit was. I didn't even know I had a hermit! " I mean... What nice people they were. Do you see the face in the tree? The tree was imitating Kyle. Or maybe it was the other way around.
There were a lot of bugs by the creek. Especially spider bugs. HUGE spider bugs. I am glad that they didn't try to bite me. I'd rather not be bit by a spider this year; I think last year's spider bite was good enough for a lifetime. Now Kyle is a superhero! Felix parting the Red (sandstone) Sea. We were teasing him that he looked like an Old Testament Prophet because he had his murse and a walking staff with him.
What I drew in the mud at the end of the trail. Awww, how sweet.
Also, it took me one hour and 5 minutes to get this post publishable. This may be a new record.