Wednesday, September 26, 2007

So I was tagged a while ago...

KeriAnn, I'm not ignoring your tag...really...I just realized it was there...you see, I'm not used to checking for comments on my blog because I'm pretty sure there is only one person who reads it once in a while. Anyway, I will now try and fulfill your tag...here are the self-proclaimed rules for this assignment
The Rules: 1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts. 2. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their 8 things) and post these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose people to get tagged and list their names. 5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I love potatoes...they are good mashed, baked and fried. I love every kind of potato except when you mix it with the dreaded evils of mayonnaise and eggs to make potato salad. Potato salad is not potatoes, it is a sin against your taste buds and arteries.

2. I love badminton...but anyone who reads this blog already knows that...

3. My life goal is to take an awesome sunset picture in every state. I already have Oregon down...49 to go!

4. My house is never clean. Well, it's really an apartment, which is even more embarrassing because it is a small space that is inevitably piled high with last weeks dirty laundry in the bedroom, junk mail on the coffee table, and dishes everywhere. Usually I manage to clean up the dishes, but I've almost given up on the rest.

5. I am a Jamba Juice expert. As many of my friends know (and cashed in on), I worked at Jamba for over 2 years, and could tell you things you don't want to know about it. Like how it's not really that great for you (unless you don't care about carbs or calories). The best times at Jamba were usually during the winter when there weren't many customers, but a lot of creative employees. Yes, I wore the strawberry suit, and yes I participated in bowling oranges for Jamba cups, and yes, I learned to juggle while working there. Good times, good times. I also had to deal with Hollie Baird trying to mooch a Strawberries Wild every other day, so it wasn't all fun and games!

6. I love Koreans. This fact is probably meaningless to most people, but it is actually a huge part of my life. I even know a few words...I can say "thank you" "hello" "I'm hungry" "I'm really hungry" "Mom" "Dad" "Holy Spirit" "glory" "get to work" and many names of Korean foods. Bryan is the youth pastor for Corvallis Korean Church, so we pick up a little jargon every now and then (even though the kids all speak fluent English - for the most part). What I've come to love about the Korean American kids is that they are so much more of a family as a whole. Even though some of them are in middle school, and some are in high school, they all hang out together, and include everyone. It's great. I've been told now that I'm half Korean.

7. I love crossword puzzles...and scrabble. Bryan won't play with me anymore...he'd rather Sudoku.

8. Favorite TV shows:
Beauty and the Geek - whoever thought of this is an evil genius, because it is one of those shows that you are kinda embarrassed to be into, but it is unbelievably entertaining to watch a geek try and make out with a manikin...and when the beauties can't even take 10% off of a price tag in their head....I just keep asking myself if these people are real.
The Biggest Loser - besides the fact that they voted out the old guy that was kicking butt, this show is also amazing because of the weight people loose, and also because of the really corny refrigerators that represent each person when they go to vote someone out. Apparently they couldn't think of anything more dramatic than a fridge light turning off to represent someone being booted. At least they could say "the tribe has spoken" and snuff out their torches...oh wait...that's already been taken.
Prison Break - I just watch this to see how they can make consecutive seasons out of this plot line. How many times are they going to be put back in prison??


I tag Samantha, because she's the only other person I know who has a blog.

Salem RiverFest



For all of you who missed out on the Salem RiverFest, I am sorry. It was a blast, and it was free, which made it 10 times better, and 10 times more crowded. The PR company I work for volunteered their services to RiverFest, and so I got some perks at the even, like getting to eat a VIP dinner back stage, getting to take pictures on stage during the Jars of Clay concert, and (Bryan's favorite part) getting free pop. Here are some photos of Sunday night, when an estimated 30,000 people showed up to see Jars of Clay and their unbelievably short shorts. Oh yeah, during the day they also had a BMX and skateboarding demo...that's what all the sweet motocross pics are from.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Last bits of Summer


So I haven't had time to update lately, so this is my month of September smooshed into one post. This month has flown by, but I managed to catch a few pictures from the "last bits of Summer" to share with you all. First, Bryan and I spent a few days at Thrill-Ville with our youth group, where they enjoyed the rides and we enjoyed some free ice cream!
Next, Bryan and I, accompanied by Kyle and Kari, went up to see if the Mariners could get a win out of the Angels (we were unfortunately dissapointed). We still had a good time in Seattle and the weather was amazing. As you can see from the photo taken from our seats, we were as high as you get at Safeco field! Kari wasn't too excited about the view behind us (glass walls through which you can see very far down), but we just focused on the game...and our family pack hotdogs and drinks!

Lastly, we took a final camping trip (with Kyle and Kari) to Florence, where we were again blessed with beautiful weather! We were in a very jumpy mood, as you can see from these pictures (even Kona - Kyle and Kari's dog). I even managed to get a tan...in September!!