Saturday, June 26, 2010

all we are saying

i am a sucker when it comes to anything that has to do with The Beatles.

you can only imagine how excited i was when i saw this staring me in the face at the grocery store.

it's my new best friend.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

buckeye state

on saturday we ventured over to ohio state territory - columbus.

here she is, in all her glory. i fell in love with her.
the place is so clean and beatiful.
kind of like pittsburgh*.

we went to the temple.

afterward, we met up with my friend,
kendall, & her husband, ryan - who are currently living in columbus.
holy crap i miss her!
McKendall is back in action.
we went to dinner at cap city diner.
this place will definitely be getting a visit from us again.

since we didn't eat enough there*,
we swung over to graeters for some irresistible ice cream.
this place was worth the drive in-and-of-itself.

*insert sarcasm here

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

strictly business

it is time to address a serious subject matter here.

bathroom etiquette.

i have worked at 2 different places in the last 6 or 7 years. at both places, there is always one person* who does their make-up in the public, business bathroom on a daily basis.
when they're leaving for the day.

do you have any idea how nerve-wracking it is to do your thang in the bathroom while a co-worker is standing 3 feet from you, putting on her make-up? and the only thing that separates you from her is a 2 inch swinging door with slats in it?


if you need to 'freshen' your make-up
every day before you go home for the evening,
there's pills for that.

*both of the above-mentioned persons are librarians. weird.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

the Sunday-night blues

the worst part about weekends are:
the Sunday night blues that assuredly creep into my body.
knowing that i have yet a whole 'nother
week ahead of me filled with work
is irrationally disturbing.

for now, i am just going to reminisce about
my awesome weekend.
we were invited by some other Dental students
to go camping at cook forest state park.

we had an incredible time with wonderful friends
that we got to know a whole lot better.

if you've ever been camping with Tannon,
you will know that his favorite part of camping
is throwing in a piece of copper, surrounded
by garden hose. it makes way cool colors in the fire.

we found joy in spending time with this little fella.
he loved Hudson and wanted to "walk" him
any chance he could.

we saw hawks. (i think?)

and i took random pictures of fungi.

bring it on, monday. i'm as ready as i'll ever be.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

brown-eyed girl

a few weeks ago maren & her husband, ryan, came to the 'burgh for a visit.
i absolutely love that they live as close as they do.

we got them hooked on our favorite breakfast place, pamela's diner.
we went for a walk/played frisbee at frick park
we ate at yummy uncle sam's in oakland
and we played fun games.

their daughter, lucy, is more like a niece to me.
i had so much fun with her while she was here!

she is absolutely beautiful. look at those eyes!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


i love memorial day weekend.
how grateful i am for those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and freedom.

tannon & i decided to take advantage of the three-day weekend
and head over to west virginia.
we have been wanting to climb ever since we moved from UT
but pittsburgh doesn't really allow it.

unfortunately, west virginia mostly offers trad climbing
and we sport climb.

we did, however encounter some of the most beautiful country we'd ever seen.
i'll show you.

the new river gorge bridge. it is the third longest arch bridge in the world.
also, the highest vehicular bridge in the u.s.

hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.