but joined in on the fun when he could. We:
many of the songs from the original movie.
(So now I'm in the market, let me know if you have an awesome one.)
Fresh Prince, The Nanny, Friends, Mad About You, Boy Meets World, Sister Sister...
and then we had to stop because Mike was at his breaking point.
- watched the LSU vs. BAMA game. Experienced highs and lows and then highs again when we won.
Laughed every time they showed this guy and his concerned girlfriend in Overtime.
- spent our giftcards at Apothica. Love that store.
stopped them from their looming misfortune.
I'm starting to really like it here. Some days are hard but most days are pretty breezy.
I'm learning a ridiculous amount about the legal system, documents, procdures, etc.
They give me more food here than I could've ever dreamt.
If I were to never eat a bite outside of this office I probably would not lose a single pound.
I just have to remind myself that 29 out of 30 isn't bad.
Doesn't this make you so excited for the next several months?!
There were people playing bocce ball in a large park.
There were couples dancing in an open gazebo as locals played music just for fun. No tips taken.
There was a open air badmiton tournament.
Just around the corner was a band playing on stage surrounded by carnival concession stands.
(A quote from Sarah Palin's spokeswoman)
This is abuse.
Abuse of a grammatical nature and I'm sick of it! Sick of it, people!
1. People are always walking at an uncomfortably fast pace. They don't nessacarily have somewhere to be either.
2. There are secretaries, legal assistants and paralegals. They all need help with their workload. Yay?
3. Most attorneys don't have a special title like "Doctor" or "Professor". Some deserve the title of "Diva" .
4. People go out to eat lunch. Every single day. That can't be healthy.
5. Company parties are awesome. Three words: spare no expense.
6. This is not Marriott. I am not supposed to build friendships with clients. I am to be professional and short. I learned this the hard way when I responded to someone with, "Yeah, absolutely!" instead of "Yes."
Senior partner = not diggin' Alyssa because Alyssa = friendly. Apparently, that needs to change.
7. Billing bites. 3,000 Bills sent out monthly. All done by yours truly.
8. Runners and receptionists are business best friends. My runners are already looking out for me.
9. There are no mistakes allowed. Not even teeny tiny "oopsies".
10. There are more high heels around this place than a drag party.
11. This place is a real life Suits (ya know, the USA television series. What? You don't watch it? You need to. Oh, you need to.) with all the beautiful people, intelligence and power.
BYU football practice was delayed nearly two hours today after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. The head coach immediately suspended practice while police were called to investigate .
After a complete analysis experts determined that the white substance unknown to players was the GOAL LINE.
...Practice resumed after a special agent decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again.
I'm standing at the front desk of the University Park Marriott this morning, for the last time. Three years. THREE years have been spent here. I've grown and learned so much. I've made long lasting friendships and connections.
I will miss laughing uncontrollably with my coworkers.
I will miss seeing interactions between the many military workers staying here and the guests that graciously thank them for their service.
I will miss being star struck when meeting famous people (like Karl Malone, Joss Stone, Al Green, Hellogoodbye, Fleet Foxes, Kyle Whittingham and all the trainers/coaches, Willie Nelson, Ed Catmull, Erin Andrews, etc. ect.)
I will miss free lunches everyday.
I will miss my travel benefits (sorry friends!)
I will miss getting free concert and event tickets.
I will miss the many personalities of the Utah football team.
I will miss getting yelled at by tempermental guests for a variety of reasons that are not my fault. Oh wait, no I won't.
There are a plethora of reasons I had a hard time deciding to leave this wonderful hotel. If I had the time and patience I could list another 20 right now. BUT I have to be honest, I'm ready to move on. I accepted a position at a large law firm in Cottonwood Heights. I'll be the receptionist there and once I feel comfortable, they will be adding some legal assisting responsibilities. I'm really excited! I know it sounds funny to be excited being someone's secretary, essentially, but this law firm just feels right. When I interviewed with a few of the senior partners and attorneys I could not have felt more accepted and comfortable. I know this new job will bring on many opportunities.
Tomorrow, I am leaving Mike to work hard (his choice) and I'm going home with my sister for 6 days! Well, it's not really "home" to me, but rather, the new place my parents moved to. Pittsburgh, PA. I can't wait to see their new digs and the beautiful area. We're traveling up to Toronto Canada and Niagara Falls for a few days... This couldn't be better timed!
I have so much to look forward to these next couple weeks.
Wish me luck on some new adventures!
I'm going to be honest. All these announcements are making it very hard for me to wait much longer. I love love love babies and little kids. I wish someone would've told me that the goal was January-March 2012... I want my first bambino to grow up with some friends, hello!
I'm thrilled for all my friends that are expecting little ones.
It makes me wonder... when should it be my turn? Eeeeek.
Our table of 8 was full...
Mike, myself, Eric (Mike's brother), Matt (Mike's brother) & his wife Brooke & son Blake and Adam (Mike's brother) & his wife Tara.
But when I'm around the Nelson fam, it isn't so.
I like to take the backseat and just listen.
I know that I'm not a different person around them but rather taking a break and letting them be my entertainment. Make sense?
It's funny. I never dreamt I'd marry into a family more extroverted and social than my own... but I did and I love it.
No, wait. I'm not going to try justifying this... I'll just say it.
I love watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad.
It's absolutely my tv "guilty pressure" (aside from Desperate Housewives). Well, Bachelor Pad starts next month and Mike already told me who makes it to the bottom two. I won't tell you how he knows, because that might ruin it for the 1 or 2 people who read this blog and actually watch that trashy show.
SO to make up from smashing one surprise, he gave me another.
Nothing that would knock your socks off, but he brought me home flowers
and a Costa Vida pork salad. Two of my favorite things.
It's the little things, right?
So I forgave him.
PS. I never told you, but while cruising the Mediterranean Sea we had a
edge of our cruise ship. About 500 yards away. Absolutely insane.