Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oh hey boy

I dont even need to use names in this post. We had a ward FHE and it was a lot of fun and I met lots of cool people in the ward although I'm starting to realize I know way more guys than girls. Like on Sunday when I was looking around the room, I could tell you every single boys name and besides my room mates like 3 girls. SAD. I have to definitely work on this. Anyway I met this boy, and his name is boy. Not really but we have this funny joke. I was like oh hey are you a girl? I mean I wasnt even trying to be rude he just was in front of all the girls, and girls always get to eat first and such. I mean just one of the perks of being a girl and anyway I think I offended the poor boy so he thought it was only fair to insult me like 17 more times until we were even. Super nice boy. And then we were just going back and forth and he was being so cute, he was like

T: "I'll be across the room and be like oh heyyy girl. Is that okay? Will you respond?"
C: "For sure, but only if you respond when I say oh hey boy!"

Then the bishop started giving the lesson and I realized I wanted some hot chocolate so I asked "boy" if he could get me some hot chocolate and he mouthed now? and I was like okay in a second and he smiled and then he crawled over on his knees and got me hot chocolate. He was pretty much the cutest thing. I really like this boy...along with like 3 others but "boy" is still way cute. I really hope you don't read this boy.

Makes me smile :)

*sleeping in til 1 when Its a gross cold rainy day & i have nothing to day.... whoops

*pink and orange gerber daisies

*FALL and everything and anything that goes with it. "punkins" hayrides corn-maizes haunted houses the colorful leaves apple cider/hot chocolate.I have to do all these things every year, its definitely my favorite :)

*cute text messages from cute boys, especially when you wake up to them

*taylor lautner and anyone who looks like him, no really

*taking pictures

*rocking out to GOOD music in the car, singing and dancing so loud

*soccer players

*anything that makes me laugh

*hand holding, a lot

* when people (really just boys) play with my hair


*cheesecake and reeses

*sales, i actually love them

*arms, arms and more arms

*sporting events

*being around my family

*falling asleep to the sound of rain

*oh did i mention soccer players?

Is chivalry dead?


Dear confused boys everywhere,

In Utah there is a whole new level to chivalry then lets say at home, in Maryland. Here all the boys open the doors for you and not just doors to stores or anything but your car door?! WHAT. The first time a boy did this for me, I was like what are you doing? Sorry I am not used to such well mannered boys, I am super impressed. I feel like at home boys will ignore you or be mean to you unless they like you but here the boys are like this with everyone which is kind of confusing because you can't ever tell if someone likes you and at home if a boy holds the door for me I'm like wow he must like me and here i'm like oh you too? Okay well thanks, thats really nice i guess although i know you don't like me so please don't be nice to me unless this is going somewhere...
just kidding its really nice boys :)

I think its the little things that count, like when i'm at work and the guy insists his wifes order be taken first and I silently approve of this little gesture. Or when boys let girls go first in line for food its just so cute. There are times when I'm like society is so doomed because look at these boys, were they raised at the zoo but I am so hopeful being out here with these boys. Also TWICE, not once i was with boys and they offered up their jacket to the girls they were with that they thought were cold. They didn't even think about it/worry that they would be cold they just did it. 
The one thing I'm not a fan of out here is boys who don't get your number or ask you on dates. Okay "hanging out" isn't a real date boys and we are not falling for it. There are things such as free dates boys...hikes or picnics..etc. The whole girls like bad boys thing is kind of true i'll admit it but its more looking like a bad boy rather than acting like one/treating me bad. You're looking like a tool not a baller, you're acting like a chick why bother? (Thanks Kesha for these wise words) Please know there is a difference...

Sexist jokes are not funny. Nor will they ever be. If you act like boys are better than girls and repeatedly say things to this effect, then goodbye. I'm pretty sure this isn't very "chivalrous....

A common deal breaker/non chivalrous move is to treat the waitress/cashier/whoever is waiting on you bad. The girl will totally notice, if she likes you she will try not to notice but sadly she will and she wont be able to forget about it. If you are a boy who has made this mistake and then shortly after your girl dropped you then *ding *ding this was your problem. Good thing i helped you out here boy. You are so very welcome.

It is also not very chivalrous to ask a girl out over texting. Who taught you this? (no really who)Where did you learn that it was okay to do this? I honestly don't know how this is okay...i have nothing else to say on this i'm just baffled here boys...

Finally, and most importantly. GET IN GOOD WITH THE FRIENDS. If you are a chivalrous dude, you will treat her friends awesome. I have seen guys treat the friends bad and I'm like well it really is a bummer, i thought you were a keeper but now i know I wont see you again. It really was nice meeting you for 10 seconds though, work on this for the future.

Non chivalrous boys will be super jealous of you and try to say its lame but....
In the end, if you're chivalrous you'll get the girl & they wont, so no worries :)

I really hope chivalry doesn't die.
-A concerned citizen

The many faces of sizzler

I got a job pretty fast out here and i absolutely love it. I have met so many fun and interesting people and also learned a lot from the different types of people. I don't think i can really generalize the customers...but i will anyway. 90% of them are old people and this is great because i loveee old people or so i thought, until i started working at Sizzler. Now i see a whole new side of these so called "cute old people." Now i hear them complaining about our prices and telling me i must have rang their order up wrong (nope sorry i didn't). But just kidding I still love them, I really have this weird love for old people, especially couples.

There are some customers that stand out to me that I still haven't forgotten. A couple weeks ago this old couple came in and they were the cutest ever and the he gestured to his wife to order first (brownie points for you) and she ordered and then he looked at me and said "I'll have the exact same thing, if its good enough for her its good enough for me." Then he held her hand as they walked away and after 40 something years they were still so happy in love and it was the cutest thing ever. Most older couples who come in seem so annoyed with each usually one has hearing problems and ill say something and they'll be like what? and the wife will be like yell it and seem so annoyed and impatient and i'm just like you do realize he is your eternal companion right? This could be a long life for you two. I hope i end up being like the first old couple :) Then there was this couple who came in this past week and the wife wasn't all the way there i think she had Alzheimer's or something and he was like helping her and it made me so sad. I started to like cry...right there in the restaurant...super embarrassing but i feel like that would be so hard for him and i wish i didn't remember them as much as i do. Oh so one thing i do when i work is whenever some guy comes in wearing a cowboy hat i always go "are you a cowboy?" so excitedly. I don't know why i do this but i think its because my room mate is so in love with cowboys that her love of cowboys has somehow rubbed off on me and anyway this couple came in and i asked this question and i informed him i was going horseback riding soon with this boy from my ward and he was like
"oh is he your boyfriend?"
 "Nope i don't have a boyfriend"
"Oh well you're gonna have so much fun! Just be careful when you let them out, you know how they can be..."
                               "the horses or the boys?"
For some reason he thought this was so funny and his wife was like oh shes a smart one. They were so personable and nice and gave me all this advice and told me stories about their ranch. They were some of the nicest people i have ever met. And then one of the last people that stood out to me when working was this one lady and she was like hi i'm not from around here so i don't know if i'm gonna do this right and i was like no worries ill help you out and then i was like where are you from? and she was like Pennsylvania and i said NO WAY i'm from Maryland and she got so excited and then we started talking forever and long story short she gave me her business card and told me she was gonna set me up with her son hahaha. She took my name and made me write down her sons name.

"Even if you don't like my son, he has really cute friends, trust me"
..."i hope you don't think this is weird or i'm crazy, I just think you two would be cute" 
Hahaha no worries I don't, I am way forward too, you're good. 

Anyway I love my job and the fun people I get to meet each day, its definitely never dull :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dear picketer, you are rude.

So I got ahead of myself in blogging and skipped a week. So before this fun weekend of Heathers birthday and the Haunted forest I went to Salt Lake and saw conference in person! It was seriously one of the coolest experiences. I drove up with Dahl to meet the Connors and go to it and it was so fun. Well besides the fact that there were super rude picketers picketing our religion. Umm hi, you are rude. I don't stand out and picket whatever religion you are/hate on things I know nothing about. They were like "Mormons aren't Christians" and so on and I'm just like how does it feel to not be educated? Please do research if you want to insult us, so you can do it properly. K thanks. I was just annoyed that they put a damper on such a spiritual experience. But anyway I got in there and it was so pretty and being in the same room as President Monson and all those great leaders was so cool. So after we went to the Saturday afternoon session of conference, I then went to dinner with Heathers family and then while the men were in priesthood session, we went to Desert Books. It was RIDICULOUS. Does anyone else know that women all flock there in large numbers dragging their children and all. It was so funny. I was commenting on all the women shouting and screaming out things to one another. There were so many women, you couldn't even move. The women were like pulling the kids along through crowds of people, and jerking the babies around like they were dolls it was unreal. So anyway then we left Salt Lake and I came back home.

My room mates and I also recently discovered that there is a Sonic within walking distance. AMAZING. I seriously love Sonic and we didn't have one super close to my house in Maryland and now there is one right around the corner. After finding this out my room mates and I went twice in one week, sad. This is when we met Logan and ruined all chances of ever returning to Sonic. Sike, I mean returning as caitlin, larissa and heather because we forced Heather to leave her number and we made things awkward. Whoops. Didn't mean to. I guess we learned that this isn't such a good idea.

Another fun thing we did that week was go to my friend Jacks Poetry Reading! Now let me just brag for one second, Jack and his super cute room mate Conner both wrote this poetry book together and they are in the top 25 of American 20th century poetry books! Check it out: There Will Be Fire. I totally think everyone and anyone should check out the book There Will be Fire because its so good and I totally got to go through the poems one by one with one of the authors. I'm pretty special :) Anyway the poetry reading was really legit even though its not really my scene, although i guess it could be but it was my first time. It was way cool and I'm going again this Thursday!


Such a perfect weekend!

This weekend was perfect. So on Friday, I went to the BYU mens soccer game with Heather and Jack and it was really fun. I think I was getting a little too into the game because these Weber fans in front of us were the epitome of obnoxious and when it comes to soccer I just cant keep my mouth shut because some of the calls were ridiculous. But they ended up winning 2-0 so it was such a fun game to be at and cheer for. I plan on going to as many games as possible because I love soccer and i love soccer boys...but then again who doesnt? So then after that christine heather and i met up with CL and we went to a bonfire up in the mountains and it was so pretty. It was also freezing but we wont dwell on that...the best part was the stars. I havent even really been up in the mountains since I've been here and I need to. I mean Maryland doesnt really have mountains so I think I need to take advantage of the mountains while I can but now its getting too cold so in the spring I need to go hike the Y and Timp. so if youre interested let me know :)

The next day, saturday October 9th was my best friends birthday, she turned 19!....again hahaha. I had to work a double that day though so I couldnt go to Tacanos for her birthday lunch and I was super sad because I keep hearing about this place and it was heathers birthday...Not cool. But then I got off super early so the boys all picked me up from work which was super nice, CL, ryan, danny and steven. Then we went to Coldstone where Heather works and got everyone to sing to her. It was so fun. After that we went back to Winnies place where we were all getting together to surprise heather. She thought she was closing but she got off early and then we all surprised her. Thennnn we went to the Haunted Forest! Okay let me first say Fall is one of my favorite times of the year because there is so many fun things to do and at home my family and I always go to "punkin patches" and they have hay rides and we always go to a scary place and its seriously so much fun. So when I heard we were going to a scary place I was so excited because I love doing things like that. We went with a huge group of guys and girls and these things are only fun if you have an awesome group of people/super cute boys. Of course CL thought it would be funny to come up behind us and tickle us. Not okay, i hate it when people tickle me, especially in places like this where i am more inclined to pee my pants. Finally to end the long happy birthday we went back and sang to heather and had cake. I hope you had the best birthday :):)

So sunday roles around and i was super excited because I bought the Cauuutesst boots ever...and i wanted to feel the spirit and grow...obv. Anyway it was fast and testimony and i love those sundays because i love hearing peoples testimonies and then Eric taught the lesson about Jonah and the whale and it was super good.

me "hey eric dont call on me or ask me to participate okay?"
eric"will you give the opening prayer?"
me"are you joking...did you not just hear me"
eric"tanner will you give the opening prayer?"
me"wait i thought i was doing it, i was joking i really wanted to"
eric"this lesson is perfect for you"
me" and why is that"
eric" its about jonah and the whale"
me" are you calling me a whale eric?"
eric" (laughing) NO. i'm just saying jonah didnt really seek do what he was asked to do"

So Eric gives the lesson and then after it he come up to me and hes like
"so are you feeling guilty now?" 

why yes eric, i am thank you.

So then theres this cute boy in my ward who will remain nameless and we all got a ride with my room mate Larissas boy Garren and in cues Beautiful boy and Garren calls him over and then beautiful boy being so nice is like does anyone need a ride? and Larissa is like caitlin do you need a ride?! and im like no thank you. And then i'm like christine you can totally go with him and Larissas like NO christine you left something in my car. Wow this whole thing is just getting awkward guys..
Larissa " you will thank me for this later, trust me"
I did. She was right.
So then BB has to wait for his friend so heather and i sit and talk to him and hes seriously so nice and he remembers everything we talked about last time. Oh btw i met him like a week earlier when he drove me to my ecclesiastical endorsement and i had to run in and change into church clothes and i was like ill be super fast no worries. I'm sure he didn't believe me though, because i'm a girl...

me" okay im ready"
BB" wow really, i'm impressed!"
good :)

Then he opened the car door for me and apologized about his car being a mess(it wasn't) and we had so many things in common we both speak Spanish and play/like soccer...ya know all the super important things in life...Anyway this is how i know him and then on the car ride home heather and i were super funny, we always are together because we play really well off each other and she was being such a good wing man. Thanks! Then they dropped us off and spencer invited us to come play games at their apartment and as he shook my hand he was like woah and im all freaked like uh what?! and hes like oh i thought this was your left hand and you were engaged for a second. Seriously this has happened like three times, i need to consider no longer wearing rings...

Anyway then we went to ward prayer and then headed over to the boys to play games. It was super fun, we played catch phrase, a game i love and then some super awkward games where you basically embarrass yourself. Im not super into those games but I played anyway. And then we brought heathers cake over and sang to her with them, they were so cute. But then they started playing signs so i rolled out and hung with jack for a while. Then as he was going in Bryce BB and heather came out. They were helping her carry things home and they were like so heather told us she made this cake. what?! Heathers like i did not! But then they started laughing so i knew they were joking because i made the cake and they were just teasing. So then they came into our apartment and we showed them how cute it was and hung out with them for a while and it was way fun. So basically in summing it up, the weekend was perfect :)