Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunshine State

I am going back to California today and am so excited to see <~~ these people ( and of course my family too!). We are going to be there for about 10 days and I can't wait. Granted well probably do a whole lot of what we do at home, but no school and no work so that is a plus! It has been nice weather here which is surprising, but my mom told me the other day how it was cold in California... a whopping 60 degrees ( she had to wear a light jacket), I'm so excited to hang out by the pool and spa in the sun! OH how I can't wait only 4 more hours until we leave... who's excited?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I'm just going to vent because I want to scream at the top of my lungs except I'm at work so I can't. Every little thing is bugging me, I'm not sure why. It's like when someone talks to me I want to pull my hair out! I was trying to do homework but the U website kicked me off and now won't let me back in so I'm bugged about that. I'm bugged how some people just talk to hear themselves and think they aer awesome when they really aren't. I'm bugged that I am breaking out everywhere. I'm bugged that I have about a million projects due next week and then have to start all over with another semester of school, I just wish I was done. Have you ever been so annoyed your throat itches? That's how I feel right now. And since I'm annoyed that means I'll be in a bad mood and poor Joe gets to hear it. Except he's playing games tonight, so it's me in my bed yelling into my pillow ( or pellow however you want to say it).



OK, that was better now I do want to tell this funny story ( Joe doesn't think it's that funny but I do). So on Saturday a big group of us went to the REAL SL game and before we went to Chili's to eat. Well Joe sat in between me and let's call her crazy eyes( who was with another guy). SO everyone is talking and then crazy eyes says to Joe, "is this a real REAl scarf ( while she is talking to him totally feeling the scarf, which is around him, up and down). I think you needed to be there to see for yourself, but it only gets better. So I hear her talking to him totally hitting on him and I was just like no that can't be right. Meanwhile I look across the table at my friend Heather and she is totally laughing. I KNEW IT! she totally was hitting on him. Then she proceeds to tell a story how she has a brother named Joe ( while touching him on the leg) and then looks at Joe and kinda in a whisper says I love the name Joe. I mean come on crazy eyes he's wearing a ring. I was just shocked and laughing at the same time. A couple minutes later Joe turns to me and I said hows your new girlfriend and he just starts laughing. So I'm glad he saw that she was totally hitting on him too otherwise I would have just felt like i was a paranoid wife. I wish I had a video camera because she was so obvious, I mean I even caught her looking him up and down while he wasn't watching, hence the name crazy eyes.

So after much venting and a good funny story ( if you didn't think it was that funny then just ask anyone who was there and by any one I mean Joe, me or Heather because we were the only ones that caught her) I'm feeling a little better. Maybe tomorrow well be a better day, since I'm having Red Iguana for dinner..mmmmmmmmm

Saturday, November 15, 2008

REAL excited

SO it's Saturday and I'm at work, sad story... Except not so sad today because I have about 10 things due next week for school and I have finished them up. Also Joe and I along with 15,000 other people are going to the REAL game tonight. it well be our 3rd game at the new stadium and it is so much fun! If they win tonight they're playing for the MLS CUP in California the day before Thanksgiving and guess what?!? Well be there so it'll make up for Joe missing the indoor soccer Thanksgiving tournament. I'm excited that it's nice weather today and that soccer plays straight through with out any stopped time (except 1/2 time), for Chilli's, for coming home to laundry done and bed made. Yes today is a good day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The line has been crossed

Every time I see pictures like this or here of new protest stories i get a mix of sadness and anger. I'm sad that people would graffiti on our temple walls, I'm sad that people would send envelopes of "white powder" to both SLC temple and LA temple within an hour of each other( how scared must have those people been thinking they have just been exposed to anthrax), I'm sad that people could have so much hate and disrespect. I'm angry and in awe that people could be so hateful. Some may think were the hateful ones protesting on the streets. I'd say just well organized and peaceful. If you are going to get so upset about Prop 8 passing why don't you do something before the elections instead of after. I'm angry that there are people trying to protect our church ( that aren't even members)
and they get beaten up for it. We didn't do anything wrong. We stood up for what we believe in and by we I mean as an individual. Sure the church has it's views but we as people have the right to choose for ourselves. I'm sick of hearing this is the same as black and white because it's not, I'm sick of hearing that were bigoted because were not, I'm sick of our temple being vandalized, I'm sick of the "hate crime" card being pulled, I'm sick of the double standards. I am really sad that this is all happening. It's not just in California, but all of the country these hateful acts are being pulled. So yeah I'm kinda angry but am I going to go vandalize your property? NO. Am I going to yell obscenities at you? NO. Am I going to throw a fit because things don't go my way? NO. I'm going to move on with my life and let things rest the way they are.

Monday, November 10, 2008

So get off our backs...

I am sick of people saying Prop 8 wouldn't have passed if it weren't for Mormons, I'm sick of our temples being vandalized, I'm sick of all the hate people have towards us, I'm sick of all the arguing, I'm just sick of it. It makes me mad that people can vandalize our temples yet when we try to protect it it becomes a " hate crime" what about the "hate crime" towards Mormons... ever think about that? Why don't people look at the whole picture who voted and not just the ones that stick out.

Former Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City Decries Religious Bigotry in Political Ad; Defends LDS Role in California Ballot Initiative Protecting Traditional MarriageLast update: 9:26 p.m. EST Nov. 7, 2008SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The following statement was released today by Bishop William Weigand, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento and former Bishop of Salt Lake City, in response to attacks on the Mormon Church for supporting California's Proposition 8, defending the traditional definition of marriage: "Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage--the union of one man and one woman--that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia. "The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included--but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos. "Bigoted attacks on Mormons for the part they played in our coalition are shameful and ignore the reality that Mormon voters were only a small part of the groundswell that supported Proposition 8. "As the former bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, I can attest to the fact that followers of the Mormon faith are a good and generous people with a long history of commitment to family and giving to community causes. "I personally decry the bigotry recently exhibited towards the members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints--coming from the opponents of Proposition 8, who ironically, have called those of us supporting traditional marriage intolerant. "I call upon the supporters of same-sex marriage to live by their own words--and to refrain from discrimination against religion and to exercise tolerance for those who differ from them. I call upon them to accept the will of the people of California in the passage of Proposition 8." SOURCE: Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

Oh Baby

Mondays... I just hate Mondays with work and school, it's just a long day. I was just thinking how bad today sucks with 8 hours to go until I'm home, it's cold, I'm hungry and many more reason why today sucks. But then i remembered this clip Courtney showed me last night and it can just turn a miserable day right around.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day Off

So yesterday i decided to take a day off of work. And even though I didn't work I was busy all day ( much to my surprise). I thought I would have a lot of study time and just sit infront of the TV, but nope it was the opposite. In the morning I went to an elementary school until 12 to observe a classroom for one of my classes. I watched a first grade classroom and it was awesome. It's like I was back in school again. I already had a girl starting rumors about me and then made firends with another girl. SO why observing I heard one girl say, " I know Mrs. Tori, she lives by me and I always see her making out with her boyfriend". I mean come on girl give me a break I was only in the room for about 20 minutes and I already had a hater. Well then i hung out with a cute little girl during recess because she was sick. here is how our conversation went... " What's your name?" I responded with " Tori" and she says" wow that's a beautiful name". It was the highlight of my day. I felt nervous walking down the halls because the big kids scare me, I used the little kids bathrooms because I didn't want to ask the teachers where their's was and felt like Buddy the Elf when he goes to the bathrom ( you know because you are clearly 2 feet taller than the door), I ducked the whole time I was in the bathroom so no one could see me. I'm glad I made a friend and am real glad I'm not in elementary school anymore because I like not having rumors about me.

So after the school day just did my usual routine and then we went to the UTah vs. TCU game. It was great ! It wasn't very cold either ( thanks to my new jacket), considering the snow storm we had the day before. It was a lot of fun, plus we won in the last 47 seconds so that was exciting but I have come to a conclusion that football games are made for TIVO. They are so long and you just do a lot of standing around and the clock is just so slow. SO even though I am very happy we went I think I'll watch the next one at home. The only 2 sporting events that I can handle live are soccer and basketball. I know some people may think, in soccer there isn't very many goals being made...well that's true but it is 90 minutes of constent play and excitement, unlike football where there is 4 hours of game and 1 hour of play.
I just love having a day for myself adn not worrying about having to hurry everything so i can get to work or school on time. and these are pictures for the game...--> Everyone rushed the field at the end ( sorry we didn't bring our camera so it's a phone).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Winter Depression

I'm sitting here looking out the window at work and it is just pouring snow. I hate the snow, the cold, the icy roads, the unattractive paleness my skin gets, the dry and cracky hands, how I feel like I've gained 20 pounds because I have so many layers on, I just can't handle the cold. I have been in Utah almost 5 years now and winter time i get so sad. Yeah it's fun when it rains and that first snow fall to go play in it. But the problem with Utah is that there is a never ending snow fall, I could do snow 1 day not 5 months. Summer and Spring is so great it's warm the sun is out and I just can't help but to smile the majority of my days. Winter though makes me lazy. I don't want to go out and do anything because it's to cold but I don't want to just sit at home because I hate just watching TV for hours. I'm stuck in the middle during winter time in Utah and I can't handle it. Maybe if I dressed like it was summer then summer time would come, just maybe though. It' snowing harder now and miserable. Our neighbors above us go to Florida for the winter and I think I may go with them this year. Yesterday the news said it was 80 degrees in Florida, that is amazing! Sometimes I wish I was in the Truman show because they can control the weather, that would be the greatest thing ever. Maybe when I'm done with school we should move somewhere warm all year, but just as cheap as Utah. Maybe just maybe all these things could happen...yeah right only if I had the blue genie from Aladdin. So my winter depression has started, 1 day down 150 to go ( give or take).

Snow Snow go away
Don't come back another day
Stay tucked behind the clouds all year
Oh Please, Oh Please bring summer back here