Monday, February 23, 2009

I fell today on the sidewalk

It was a generally overcast day in Logan today, cold and wet. I was on my way to school when I slid on the icy sidewalk. At first I thought, "Whoa! I totally dodged that--" I didn't get to finish that thought because next thing I knew I was on my back. Rather than spring to my feet, I laid on the ground, assessing the situation. While I was contemplating the wet ground I heard a little voice say, "Are you okay?" It was one of the elementary school kids that was walking to school at the same time I was headed to the university. I told him I was okay and I then I thanked him for asking if I was okay. It was a vaguely embarrassing situation and slightly painful as well. It reminded me of the time I fell on my mission (okay, one of the times I fell.)
Sister Jorgensen and I had been serving together in Medina for a week or two when I fell. The road in front of our apartment was being repaired and as a result there was a good 24" drop off. This was no problem for Jorgensen because she was about 5'10" and had the legs to prove it. I'm 5'3" or so and I also have the legs to prove it although not in the same way. Jorgensen was able to easily step up onto the pre-existing curb due to her long legs. I was not as lucky. I lost my footing and almost face planted into the gravel. As if on cue a driver slammed on his breaks and said, "Jinkies! That looked like it hurt!"
I'm not sure if that is how you spell it but that guy in Medina actually said it.

Monday, February 16, 2009


This past weekend was really busy. I went to two wedding receptions, got a hair cut, sort of helped with a surprise party (although I really just attended,) visited a gallery, and drove 275 miles.
My sister Hilary and her husband, Josh, made the journey from Las Vegas with their daughter Avery. I unfortunately don't have any other pictures of family members because I found the "old" digital camera late Monday morning. It was Hil who master minded the surprise party for my Dad's 50th birthday. My brother Jordan hitched a ride with a friend and made the drive down from Rexburg. The rest of the pictures are from the Universe City exhibit. I have included a few of the costumes I designed for West Side Story.
(I have been struggling with the text and pictures on this post, my apologies.)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Universe City

Caril Jennings's gallery, Universe City, has an exhibit this month showcasing costumes from the theatre department at Weber State University. Caril e-mailed me a picture taken during the set up process:They were created for "West Side Story" for WSU's performance last spring. I was able to travel to Los Angeles to purchase fabric for the show courtesy of a research grant. It was a tough experience because I wasn't able to be in the shop a lot but Jean Louise England made it possible. I drew pictures and then Jean used her magic.
If anyone is interested:
2556 Washington Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
They are open Fridays 5-8PM and Saturdays 12-8 PM.
The exhibit runs February 6 & 7, 13 & 14, and 20 & 21.

The best bits are going to be Catherine Zublin's costumes from "The Beaux' Stratagem" which was performed last fall.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Apparently there is a shampoo shortage at USU. I can't think of another logical reason as to why people wouldn't take the time for personal hygeine. Maybe their showers are broken.

Either way, it's gross.