Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Because of stuff

I've been MIA lately as a result of skidding through one big event to the next with no time in between to document all the good stuff that's been keeping me going and all the good people that have been keeping me sane. Many things are flying around in my head that I want to write about and share but I don't know where to begin plucking them out today. I have a couple exciting things on the horizon that I'm absolutely giddy over. First of which, a holiday weekend road trip with husby which will hopefully entail lots of time to talk, listen, and possibly even write. After nearly 6 years with him I've learned that if I don't keep myself either asleep or occupied while on the road, BD makes me take pictures of cars along the way. Is this a guy thing or just a BD thing? Sometimes it's not always clear to me. Case in point:

But I love him anyway. Sometimes he buys my feminine products and he loves me anyway. Did you feel that? My marriage just blossomed. {swoon!}

Not to leave you empty handed...

I do heart a nice indie film (just like any good wannabe hipster does) and this little video had me grinning from ear to ear:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Feeling Partly Cloudy

Last weekend BD and I went to see Terminator Salvation with some friends. The theater accidentally switched movies and began playing the short film Partly Cloudy which is shown before Pixar's Up. I'm so glad that we had a chance to see this lovely and quirky animation about where stork's get babies from. Especially right before all the crunching/screeching/crashing/bending of metal in Terminator. As of late, I've been feeling a lot like Gus, the insecure storm cloud who has really good intentions but ends up making life harder for others. My favorite part is when he has a meltdown and rains (4:10). People, this is the animated tale of my life. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here.

It might just make your day!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Lake Blanche Hike

Lake Blanche, Twin Peaks Wilderness Area, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Elevation gain: 2720 vertical feet
Distance: 2.8 miles {don't be fooled, it is STRAIGHT up}
Through the winter months, BD and I had been earmarking corners of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles {'member?} and making a list of trails we'd love to hike this summer. Utah is such a playground, BD kept saying over and over. And it's true, you know. Saturday's hike was beyond amazing. The canyon walls are green and lush, so very alive. I wish I could have bottled up the energy to snack on this coming week. The mountain streams are bursting at their very banks trying to keep up with the rapid snow melt. It was chilly and windy at the top, so I was very grateful that I had snuck a sweatshirt into BD's pack. But despite the chill, the views on top were breathtaking. Beautiful waterfalls were cascading off of Sundial Peak. I can hardly think of a more powerful sound than that of rushing water.I give this hike 4****'s! Beautiful, challenging, yet rewarding. Be sure to reward yourself with a cupcake at the top: I'm not sure I would have made it otherwise. Goodness. My freckles are back with vengeance this year. My mom always says she knows it's summer when my freckles come out of hibernating. And boy, they are awake.