Friday, July 30, 2010

Miscellaneous; or It's Friday, right?

*When are 2 inch inseams on shorts ever okay?
*I've been living in this house for 4 months and I have just realized that the bell tower across the parking lot plays music.
*Grape Gatorade tastes like purple PixiStix.
*Crenshaw melons ROCK!
*The lady at the grocery store was right, I am fortunate. I can quit my job to study for the GRE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Library. Day 2...

After day one, I arrived at the library armed with ear plugs to drown out any literacy students who may or may not have been practicing out loud deep in the stacks of nonfiction. Today. I encountered a little bit of a problem. Instead of student literacy issues, I found myself flanked on one side by a highly tatooed 30 something man with an ipod blaring loud enough that I could hear it and HIM singing along with his punk music three chairs down. On the other side I had the nearly 30 something married man, complete with personal fan shaped like a flower and pot. Whirring. Endlessly. It was ridiculous. They were both on Facebook for the most of the time...except for the time they were on LDSmingles.com. Really? And people wonder why I'm a hermit most of the time. Oh well. Right now, I have one focus. GRE. August 13th. That's it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Guess where I'm spending the next 3 weeks...

Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself,
but most of them were written for him.
-Harry Emerson Fosdick

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Art.

I've always classified myself as an appreciater of art more than an artist. This is why I can tell you I went to the Ben Folds concert last night. He was accompanied by the Utah Symphony. Fantastic. I loved it. As my friend and I left the venue, we discussed why we love concerts. It gives people (be they musically talented or not) the opportunity to gather with others who feel the same way and appreciate a musician and their music.
I don't know if it is something about Ben Folds fans...or maybe fans of the Utah Symphony...but this was the BEST TRAFFIC EXPERIENCE that I have had in a really long time. People filed in one at a time so both lines of traffic continuously moved. I saw two police officers. Total. They were both on motorcycles. More than a mile apart from each other. There was even contruction. Absolutely amazing. City of Park City. I salute you.
In addition to music, I have appreciated more art this weekend. I have a friend who is a highly talented quilter. She does beautiful and amazing work. She called me on Friday and asked me if I wanted to try something with her this weekend. I said sure and resulting from this project, I have a new art form and goal.
We dyed fabric.

I know. It looks like I'm stewing sea urchins, but hey-I ended up with some really cool fabric. I now have a goal to make a quilt out of fabric that I dyed myself. Hold me to it. It'll happen.