Saturday, February 28, 2009

Odd Couple Part II

So remember the treasure seekers from this post? I guess they found something. I was driving home from work yesterday and they were back. Both of them were there. They seemed pretty serious about it. From what I could tell they had actually laid out a grid on the ground with string or rope or something like an archaeologist and they were digging. When Lisa and I drove by later that night, they were gone but they had left the grid up. So do you think they found magic McDonald's mcburgler bucks or pioneer treasure??

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ABC's of Life

- Age: 24
- Annoyance: people that eat with their mouth open
- Animal: monkeys...I have a strange affinity for monkeys

- Beer: i'll pass
- Birthday: May 7, 1984
- Best Friends: it seems I have one for each stage of my life
- Body Part on opposite sex: Love the eyes and hands. I'm a sucker for strong hands
- Best feeling in the world: waking up and knowing that I can stay in bed for as long as i want
- Best weather: late spring or early fall
- Been on stage: yup, dancing, singing, acting, playing the piano
- Believe in Magic: yes I do and Harry Potter is a real person

- Candy: Kit Kat or Nestle Crunch
- Color combination: blue/green
- Chocolate/Vanilla: chocolate
- Chinese/Mexican: chinese food is my favorite
- Cake or pie: what about brownies?
- Continent/Country to visit: Europe
- Cheese: Brie

- Day or Night: night
- Dance in the rain?: always

- Eggs: occasionally
- Eyes: green
- Everyone needs a(n): a little lovin

- Full name: Kelly Casey Buie
- First thought waking up: Is that clock right?
- Food: yummy chinese

- Greatest Fear: emotional trauma
- Goals: grad school
- Gum: Trident
- Get along with your parents: usually

- Hair Color: brown/blond
- Height: 5' 3"ish?
- Happy: most of the time
- Holiday: Thanksgiving - Christmas
- How do you want to die: surrounded by family

- Ice Cream: mint chocolate chip or sorbet
- Instrument: piano
- Jewelry: i've been known to wear it
-Job?: I'm a liaison for students at Western Governors Universities

- Kids: yes
- Kickboxing or karate: i did kickboxing in college didn't really care for it
- Keep a journal?: yes

- Longest Car Ride: Salt Lake to LA, let me tell you, Nevada and California are ugly states
- Love: yes please
- Letter: i love getting letters
- Laughed so hard you cried: yes

- Milk flavor: i don't like milk, gasp, i know...get over it
- Movies: love them, i have quite a collection
- Motion sickness: not usually but it has happened once or twice
- McD’s or BK: i'll pass

- Number of Siblings: 3 brothers 1 sister
- Number of Piercings: ears
- Number: ??

- One wish: only one

- Perfect Pizza: deep dish with bacon, chicken and onion with garlic ranch sauce
- Pepsi/Coke: diet coke

- Quail: we used to have quail in our backyard. I used to love to watch the little babies run around after their mother.

- Reason to cry: any reason that makes me want to cry
- Reality T.V: Guilty Pleasure: The Bachelor, not usually but I'm hooked this season
- Radio Station: i change it a lot
- Roll your tongue in a circle: Yes
- Ring size: 8 1/2 - 9

- Song: I currently have a Sally DeFord song stuck in my's my own fault but I would like it out.
- Shoe size: 8
- Salad Dressing: ranch
- Singer/Group: right now, Michael Buble
- Sushi: bleh, between the idea of eating raw fish and the texture...not going to happen
- Slept outside: quite frequently. In fact when I was younger, my brother and i set up a tent on our balcony and would sleep out there
- Skinny dipped: once
- Sing well: i'm not a soloist but i do love to sing
- Swearing: no
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Strawberries

- Time for bed: around 10 or 11
- Thunderstorms: love them

- Unpredictable: life

- Vacation spot: anywhere i haven't been before

- Weakness: men that can sing
- Which one of your friends acts the most like you: that's easy - Lisa
- Who makes you laugh the most: Lisa
- Worst feeling: second guessing myself
- Want to be a model?: not really, although, i'm sure the perks would be pretty great
- Worst Weather?: blizzard, i hate snow. hate it

- X-Rays: i've had a few
- Exs: yes but i don't really talk to them and i'm pretty sure one is currently engaged

- Year it is now: 2009
- Yellow: Mellow

- Zoo animal: monkeys. I thought we covered this already

1.Slept in a bed beside you: absolutely no idea
2.You went to the mall with: Lisa
3.You went to dinner with: i did lunch with Ashley today
4.You talked to on the phone: Ashley
5.Made you laugh: Lisa
6.Hugged you: Ashley
7.Said they loved you?:I don't remember...sad!
8.Held your hand: romantically? I don't remember...this makes me sound very sad and depressing
9.Spoke with?: Lisa
10.You cried over: again...don't remember

Friday, February 20, 2009

Odd things I've seen lately

Oddity #1

On 7th East between 2nd and 3rd South there is a McDonald's. Just to the south of said McDonald's is an empty lot. I'm almost positive there used to be a dilapidated house there but now it's just an empty lot. I was out running errands with my roommate on Monday, it was a semi wet day, and we were driving past this once dilapidated house, now empty lot, and there is an older, heavier man with a large red and white stripped pick-up truck in the lot. Next to the truck there is a camping chair and the man was looking at the ground very intently poking around with what looked like a dark metal pole in a hole. We get closer and he sits down in the camping chair, pulling the pole out of the hole in the ground and we see that it's not a pole. No, it's a metal detector. I'm sure there is a proper term for it but we're going to call it a metal detector. Yes, the man was looking for buried treasure in the empty lot next to the McDonald's on 7th East. When we passed him on our way back home, there was another man there helping him look. I wonder if they know something I don't.

Oddity #2

I was driving to get some lunch yesterday. I went to Harmon's in Brickyard to get a salad from their oh, so delicious and fresh salad bar...really, it's amazing. I'm beyond excited that they're building a Harmon's Downtown...but I digress... My office is on 7th East and about 40th South. So I'm turning north on 13th East and 39th South, just across the street from Saint Mark's Hospital. On the north west corner there is a rather large office building and bank with a joint parking lot. The parking lot is pretty big and is usually fairly empty. As I was driving by I notice a car parked haphazardly with the front driver and back passenger door open and a woman in her mid to late twenties leaning against the hood of the car talking on her cell phone. That's not the strange part, the strange part is the two young children running wild around her. One, probably around 4 or 5 years old, has climbed up on the car and was standing on the roof of the car and was jumping. The second child, around the same age, was running in circles around the car and the woman is completely ignoring the two children.

And this isn't odd, but exciting. Today I booked my first ever cruise! I've been wanting to do something fun and exciting for my upcoming 25th birthday to celebrate a quarter of a century of me! (i'm not narcissistic, i promise!) so I thought a cruise would be a brilliant idea! I'm going with a friend from work. Her birthday is coming up soon after mine so we're doing a joint birthday adventure. It's four days with two ports. We stop in Cozumel and Yucatan. I've always wanted to go on a cruise but it's never seemed like a good time or a good idea but i just decided to do it. So we booked it today and we're going to book our day trips in the next couple of months (spread out the money so i don't go into sticker shock). We actually got a pretty good deal. I'm beyond excited! We've both been chatting over IM at work and looking at all the different things we could do.

I had a minor heart attack last Friday. I went to a movie with aforementioned coworker after work. Before the movie started I got a text message from my roommate telling me that I got an envelope from Sarah Lawrence....a small envelope. So i'm totally bummed and thinking that i didn't get in. I didn't really see much of the movie (it's okay, i had seen it before and it was a the dollar) because i was constantly thinking about the ominous letter at home. After the movie, i'm driving home and I call my sister and i'm freaking out over the phone to her. What if i don't get in? What am i going to do with my life?? Doesn't anybody want me?!?!?!?! You get the picture. I get home and after starting at the small, business sized envelope and taking several deep breaths, I open the letter with trembling hands. Take another deep breath as I unfold it. I try to skim it without actually reading it, ready to cry or jump with excitement as called for. Imagine my astonishment when I finally read the whole to realize that it is neither a rejection or an acceptance. It's just telling me that my application isn't complete because one of my letters of recommendation hasn't arrived yet. what?! I have a near heart attack/panic attack for that?! The letter of recommendation is now on it's way to New York. But dude...seriously. I may not be able to open the envelope when the real thing comes.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

For all the nay-sayers

A couple of weeks ago, at the behest of my father, I spoke with a family friend that has quite a bit of experience in higher education. After speaking with him I was very deflated and confused and questioning all my plans and interests. And then, I didn't get into U of Cincinnati. I wasn't crushed but I was upset. I doubted my plans even more. Was what our family friend told me true? I wondered if that was partly due to my research interest - the lives of Mormon women and how they fit/do they fit into the context of the feminist tradition. I've talked with many people about this, Mormons and non-Mormons alike, and most people (well, women actually) find it an interesting topic. In one conversation, a friend said the biggest hurdle between traditional (i would say stereotypical) feminism and LDS women is the simple fact that in the LDS culture and religion the idea of a patriarchal social and religious hierarchy wasn't a bad thing. And to a certain extent that's true. I think the LDS version of patriarchy is different, at least as I understand it, from what main stream society and feminism understands. It's such an interesting idea. Can a woman be a part of a patriarchal system....not only be a part of but support and sustain the patriarchal hierarchy and still be a feminist? I think so but I know many people, on both sides of the issue, don't agree.

Anyway, that's just a huge tangent...let's just get back to my main point. So I was doubting and second guessing myself and wondering, what in the world am I going to do??? Then out of the blue - validation. I was looking up some information on the Sarah Lawrence website for my application and I was looking over the list of past MA Theses topics and what do you think is on the top of the list for the graduating class of 2008? By a Ms. Caroline Bitter Evolution into Self: A Mormon Woman's Struggle to Reconcile Radical Feminism and Religion. Um...hello? I know many people, and I hate to say it - men, don't understand why I'm interested in this. My father once asked me if I actually thought people would be interested in this topic - if I could find a program that could and would support it. This just proves to me that I can do this! I'm not strange and weird and the only one that has gone through this. Reading that was like a gift. It told me not to get swayed but the many different opinions that are being pushed on me. I need to stand firm. This is something that I have been thinking about for three years. Three years! I can and will do this. I won't get into Sarah Lawrence....knock on wood!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This is for all you people tagging me on facebook...

To all you people, with nothing better to do but tag me over and over and over in your notes on Facebook, here you go! Enjoy! There is more than one "tagging" exercise here because I was repeatedly tagged in numerous notes.

Here it is, for your procrastinating enjoyment....25 Random things about yours truly.

1. I always rub my feet together when I am falling asleep. I'm not sure why I do it but I do and if someone asks me to stop, I can't fall asleep.

2. I love shoes but I never wear them in the house and always take them off under my desk. I'm not one of those strange, don't wear shoes in my house, you'll get the floor dirty, I just don't wear shoes inside 99% of the time.

3.When I was younger I used to have recurring nightmares about wolves and bears and lions coming down from the mountains and killing my family. I also dreamed about rabid dogs.

4.I can eat the same thing for lunch every single day for weeks - possibly months - and not get sick of it.

5.My first apartment after college always creeped me out at night.

6.I have a highly active imagination and any bump or noise in night can and will terrify me. I once was house sitting for a family I nannied for in College. I was working on a paper late and didn't get to bed until 2 or 3 when I heard a loud "thump" it freaked me out so much that I crawled into a corner in the room I was staying in and called my older brother, in a different time zone, to tell me what to do.

7.When I was younger, I wanted crutches. Sick and twisted, I know. I thought they would be fun.

8.I love ranch dressing. I put it on everything that could possibly taste good with ranch and some things that you wouldn't think to.

9.I organize my shoes by color and type - heels vs. flats

10.My favorite ice cream is Orange Swiss chocolate or something. It's orange sherbet with chocolate chips in it. they don't make it's sad.

11.I moved 4 times in a 12 month period...I don't recommend it.

12.I get really excited about books...especially old books and I organize my books by genre, time period and author.

13.I have worked in my current job for over 2 years.

14.I think I have green eyes but many people tell my they are blue

15.If I like a book I will read it repeatedly.

16.I love old clothes, 30's and 40's type stuff. People dressed so well and looked so classy!

17.If food has a strange texture, I won't eat it. I can't stand oatmeal or mashed potatoes because they're too mushy and I feel like I'm eating something some one else regurgitated.

18. I frequently skipped class in college if I didn't like the class (sorry mom and dad!) But i still managed at least a B, usually an A.

19.Occasionally I'll be hit with fits of domesticity and I'll clean and organize my room or make a real meal.

20.I dream of making a difference in the world. Make my mark.

21.My favorite candy bar is a kit kat or nestle crunch

22.I love the smell of laundry fresh out of the dryer but i hate folding and putting it away.

23. I honestly don't know what my natural hair color is anymore. I've been dying/highlighting my hair since high school. I used to be blond but i'm not sure anymore.

24.I rarely remember my dreams but when I do it's never the entire dream and it's always a very small thing or event of the dream.

25.Sometimes I surprise myself with my girlishness.

And here we go for number two...

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
I was at Fedex/Kinko's overnight my Sarah Lawrence application

2. Who are you in love with? just kidding. I am currently not "in love" in love with anyone. But I do love my family and my friends.

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
not that I remember but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
a couple of post-it notes on my desk.

5.When is the last time you went to the mall?
saturday. i got some jeans and a cute pair of green shoes

6.Are you wearing socks right now?

7.Do you have a car worth over $2,000?
at one time it was, but I'm not sure if it is anymore.

8.When was the last time you drove out of town?
that would have to be last summer/fall when Lisa and I went to St. George, good times.

9.Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
yes, twice in fact. I saw Taken on Friday and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Saturday night. Both were very good movies and I highly suggest either.

10.Are you hot?
no...i'm kind of cold (yes, i purposefully chose to answer that question referring to temperature)

11.What was the last thing you had to drink?
Diet Coke with my lunch

12.What are you wearing right now?
denim skirt, black leggings and a black top

13.Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
i haven't washed my car in a while but I probably should. the inside could definitely use a once over with a vacuum

14.Last food that you ate?
orange chicken...yes i went to Dragon Diner

15.Where were you last week at this time?
working from home

16.Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
yes, jeans, shoes and nylons

17.When is the last time you ran?
that's a funny question.

18.What's the last sporting event you watched?
i can't even remember and no, i did not watch the super bowel.

19.What is your favorite animal?
the kind that don't die

20.Your dream vacation?
somewhere warm with lots of museums

21.Last person's house you were in?

22.Worst injury you've ever had?
I had surgery about a year and a half ago but that wasn't related to an "injury". I don't get normal injuries...I get strange and mysterious diseases instead.

23.Have you been in love?

24.Do you miss anyone right now?
all my college buddies

25.Last play you saw?
Les Miserables...i know it's actually a musical but there was acting. Before that it was Pride and Prejudice

26.What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
i don't have one...maybe that's why i'm perpetually single

27.What are your plans for tonight?
Probably have to stop at the UPS place and at some point my parent's so my mom can shorten some jeans for me and laundry in there somewhere

28.Who is the last person you sent a Facebook message or comment?
my mom...weird, i know.

29.Next trip you are going to take?
College reunion of sorts in May

30.Ever go to camp?
we did a lot of camping as a family and i did go to girl's camp AND i even went on a Pioneer Trek

31.Were you an honor roll student in school?

32.What do you want to know about the future?
where will i be next year

33.Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
nope but I sometimes will wear Bath and Body Works White Cherry Blossom

34.Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?

35.Where is your best friend?
at this point, probably home

36.How is your best friend?
super duper

37.Do you have a tan?
that's just mean

38.What are you listening to right now?
Michael Buble. he makes the day go faster

39.Do you collect anything?
books, movies, shoes

40.Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
I think we all have a little of the gossiper in us but I don't know anyone that is a Gossiper

41.Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
Probably 6 months after i turned 16 and he hit me (with his car).

42.Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
fairly regularly

43.What does your last text message say?
"will i want to vomit on him?" and i did not make that up!

44.Do you like hot sauce?

45.Last time you took a shower?
this morning

46.Do you need to do laundry?
not necessarily but Tuesday is our assigned laundry day in our building.

47.What is your heritage?
Scottish, English, German, Norwegian (i think)

48.Are you someone's best friend?
i think so

49.Are you rich?
not by a long shot but I have enough to get by

50.What were you doing at 12AM last night?