Sunday, January 18, 2015

January is Flying By....

My no-clothes-buying January seems to be going by rather quickly. I figured it'd be tough to not shop, but at this rate, it'll be a breeze. I guess I cheated a little tiny bit, but I make the rules, right? I did buy a space heater, and I am loving it. 

After my vertigo weekend (which I blame partially on dancing for a bit at The Moose with Trevor), I stayed in and took it easy. No work on Monday and Tuesday, though Holly came over Monday night and helped me walk over to Cafe Trio for some dinner. She also graciously took out my garbage. I have good friends. As long as I kept my head looking forward, I was okay for dinner. It had been days since I had eaten real food, and that spaghetti and gigantic meatball was so good.  

I attempted to go into work on Wednesday and Thursday, though I had a cloudy head and couldn't concentrate. Is that what smoking weed is like? I left early both days to go nap. Meghan came over Thursday night after helping Holly with wedding stuff, and we had Hires burgers and sweets from Gourmanside, and then came home to make a dance playlist for Holly's wedding. 


The true test of vertigo recovery - would I be able to dance at the wedding? Meghan and I got the party started and I didn't fall over, so I took that as a great sign. Holly and Brandon are the sweetest, and I will definitely be crashing their place in NYC once they get settled in.


The other best part of this wedding - seeing some of the best ladies from my Phoenix days. I feel like I just started to get to know them as I was moving to LA, but I'm glad we have these occasional reunions. It's just so nice.

 The wedding was at the Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park, and this flower idea turned out so well.

The happy couple and me, with laser beams through our faces.

Gold sequin tableclothes, awesome.

Phoenix friend Eric is in Utah now, he came up to complete the reunion.

Meghan and I rocked that playlist and got people onto the dance floor. Young and old were getting their groove on.

The next morning the Phoenix ladies hit up the Belgian Waffle for some breakfast. Interesting crowd, decent food, wonderful company.



 My hair was gross that day, I tried a sock bun. I guess it worked? After breakfast we saw The Imitation Game, which I thought was excellent.

Sunday was Stake Conference, the first one I've attended since I moved here. I have a small stake, and I kinda like that.

Monday after work I hopped back onto the treadmill to see how much it'd hurt after not training for a couple weeks. Ugh. I struggled. This Ragnar Relay in February is going to be tough. I hurried after that run to City Creek to meet Celisse for dinner. It'd been over a month since I'd seen her, and we had a lot to talk about. Then we hit some stores, cause she is a great shopper. I found some $100 sunglasses that I ended up paying $6 for. My favorite pair broke recently, this was a stellar sale, so I broke my no shopping rule. Then I went into J Crew and saw I sweater I'd been thinking about for weeks. It was also on stellar sale, and with 1 left in my size, it was a sign. I bought it, too, and people like it. Good buy.

I continued marathon Monday - PJ and I went to Urban Lounge for Zola Jesus. I don't know a lot of her stuff, but she put on a great show, and I loved her outfit.

I've been watching Arrested Development a bit lately, maybe inspired by Lucille Two's vertigo. This happened, and I laughed.

Goal for this week - finish my 2014 Favorites Top 50 list. This was a good reminder from Katie.

Tuesday I had the Young Women over to my house, and we had a cozy evening of games and hot chocolate. Wednesday was book club. I finally finished All The Light We Cannot See, after our December book club date got moved. Only three people came, so it was more chatty about life than chatty about the book, but I'm always glad to go. I'm hoping to read more books this year, and I just got a stack out yesterday as inspiration. Goodreads had a goal setting for how many books to read this year - I said 12, one a month is good, yeah? Then some of my friends are planning to read 100. Umm...

Thursday night I attended a Midsingles Religion Class that is starting for the semester. Another goal is to be more social and meet new people, and maybe this is one way to help. I love seeing old friends here, but I've found it difficult to meet new ones. Maybe I don't need new ones, but mixing it up is always good. The instructor is really great as well. He and his wife spoke briefly at a fireside last week, where I also saw Tad Callister. They all took a more academic approach to their messages and lessons, which I'm really appreciating lately.

This weekend was Velour's 9th anniversary, which meant that all my LA band friends were here to play. Haleigh flew in Friday, so I picked her up at the airport and we had a good catch up and dinner on the way to the show. I'm so glad I had the most wonderful roommate in LA. Meeting online didn't lead me astray.

I was stoked to finally see Sego play. They've got some rad sounds going on.

TMTF is always good.

This girl is so great.

After a couple hours of chatting late into the night with the gang at Velour, Marcello rode home with me and crashed my guest room that night. I got up to go to boot camp, but the time had been moved up and I missed it. Grrrr. Guess that just means I can eat croissants earlier. I still hadn't tried Tulie across the street, and I needed some pastries.

It was a really nice day, so we walked up to Gilgal to see all those strange sculptures.

We chatted Oscar films, and I had to laugh over this Benedict Cumberbatch text. His name is so ridiculous.
Today was the first day I've been to 9am church and surprisingly I didn't hate it. I went to bed at a decent hour, so that helped, but that might not always be the case. I taught the lesson in YW's today, which went okay. This is the first time I've had a teaching calling, so it's been interesting. After church I went down to see Haleigh and Brandon again and catch some NFL playoffs. I'm not super into the NFL, but it turned out to be a great game. Go Seahawks! Saw a beautiful sunset on the way home, and I'll call this a great week. 

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