Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I just accidentally scratched my eye. Ouch.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

This is a shout out to how cool my husband is

Come see Corey in Mozart's Magic Flute put on by BYU! Performances start next Saturday and run for a week (excluding Sunday and Monday). Corey actually has two different smaller roles.

Oct 16, 20, 22: 2nd Man in Armor
Oct 19, 21, 23: 2nd Priest

With the 2nd Man in Armor role, he doesn't come out until the end of the opera - so don't leave early! It'll be worth the wait because he has a cool costume and gets to sing 3 songs (not solos unfortunately). But, you won't be able to see his actual face b/c he'll have a mask. :(

With the 2nd Priest, he makes his appearance earlier in the play, and has dialogue lines (i.e. just him speaking). This is nice because you can see his face (and know that you're looking at him!) and hear him individually speaking. Unfortunately with this one he only has one song. But this role has him (as you may guess from the title) as a spiritual leader - which if any of you know anything about Corey, well, it fits him perfectly.

They are practicing a TON (3-6 every day this week, 1-5 this Saturday, and 3-7 next week and then performances at night). Tickets are a leetle expensive (sorry) but remember that I did warn you to save your pennies in this post!

We'd love to see you there! Thanks for all your support.

PS - Operas are good places to go on dates. Corey and I held my hand for the first time during BYU's 2008 opera, Don Giovanni. :) Thanks to my home teacher Dave Stevenson for giving us tickets at the last minute. :)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Breaking a Social Norm

Have you ever seen anyone riding a bike with a backpack strapped onto their chest and a guitar strapped on their back? Well, you would have been able to check this one off your bucket list if you had driven down 700 East today about 9:45 am.

I had to ride bowlegged because the backpack banged against my knees as I pedaled. I was quite a sight to behold! Then (of course), my waterbottle fell out of the netting pocket on the side of my backpack and banged on the ground. Luckily a nice girl picked it up for me so I didn't have to get off my bike to get it (which would have been quite the ordeal). Ha ha ha. I did get some weird looks from other people walking to school.

Up until a year or two ago I would have died of embarrassment from doing this. I did feel like the man in this painting (except on a bike).
"The Burden of the Responsible Man" by James Christensen

In fact, I almost got off and just walked my bike but I decided to stick it out and ride - plus I didn't want to be late for class. The thing that really kept me pedaling one rotation after another, though, was the phrase, "It doesn't matter what other people think, it doesn't matter what other people think." And it worked - because it's true! :) At the stop light two girls made a comment about how much stuff I had (I wouldn't let myself even imagine what they were thinking). I told them it was my goal just to get to school without dying. :) And I did.

Although I can now check doing this whole bike off my bucket list, I don't think I'll be doing it on a regular basis. I'll stick to walking to school on Mondays and Wednesdays when I've got that guitar class.