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He Sat Down in His Overalls

I’m definitely not doing so well with this internal debate I’m having. It’s a good thing I’m so sleep deprived; otherwise I’d worry that I’d be up all night discovering that on a “midnight Tuesday you can have pizza ordered in.” Oh wait, I forgot I’m living my life in a Brad Paisley song and not one from Emerson Drive. Also, I’m not eating. Well, I’ve been forcing myself to eat, but it hasn’t been going so well. Lunch o’clock came around today and I wasn’t even hungry. I think I’ve lost a few pounds since Saturday and am trying really hard to stay hydrated.

I spent most of the day today catching up on emails and bills. I actually felt like I was making progress and I saw the stack on my desk dwindle. On my lunch break (at 2 something mind you), Batch and I went to the bank (work), Radio Shack (work) and then Costco to pick up the pictures I had printed Saturday. Most of them turned out really well. I am still amazed at the black levels in the one picture of the moon; I’d have to look at the metadata, but I’m sure it’s at a really high ISO and there is no noise in the print.

I spent some time tonight framing those pictures and some I already had. I think I’m going to stop by Crate & Barrel tomorrow after the temple to grab some frames to match the one I already have the pictures from Wicked when Krystal and I went. I’m going to expand the Wicked wall there with at least a picture of Maegan and I. I may find some other expensive frames I like while I’m there too, so hopefully I can control myself. I also need to find something to house all the pictures of Melissa. That could be nearly impossible, but I need to get it done as I promised it to her over a year ago.

I’m so excited to go to the temple tomorrow. I definitely have some questions I’d like to spend some time discussing and get further clarification on some other things I’ve been pondering and feeling lately. I’m curious what I’ll be doing, but I’m sure it will be great regardless.

I hope I can get some sleep tonight so I can manage at the temple tomorrow. I almost ended up crying myself to sleep last night. I just got caught up in praying and lost it. I was finally able to get myself back into control and then I was out minutes later. In missionary correlation yesterday, AJ challenged us to choose something to fast from for 40 days and 40 sleepless nights. I think the sleepless nights was only for me. I think I’m going to fast from sleeping in as I think that is one thing that has been setting me back lately. I have not been doing so well with reading before I leave for work and I have just been getting there later and later. Tuesday’s will still have to be the exception where I don’t sit and read before leaving, but I think with my destination in mind the exception is warranted. I will resolve again to not leave the house without reading and will help to fix that problem and let me spend the appropriate amount of time by not sleeping in so much. I think it will be hard with my current sleep deprivation, but I’m going to try. And with that note, I’m going to bed, only an hour and a half late tonight!

Wicked Trip Part 1

Wicked Trip Part 1

I think I was, for the first time in history, the last person to leave the Dowden’s house tonight, eh, this morning. I went over there for dinner and of course got to working with Sister Dowden on website stuff and the like. We eventually got to talking and that led to me being there way past my bedtime. This was even the second time this week I was home after Geoff!

I totally wanted today to be Saturday and wanted to sleep in this morning. In fact, I did sleep in a bit too much and was late to work. I think taking most of Wednesday off has confused me – or maybe I’m just that way naturally.

I should probably be sleeping. Unfortunately, I’m worried that if I don’t write about Wicked soon, I’m never going to do it! So, let’s see. In the interest of revealing more about myself than I probably should – I don’t know if I was nervous about going to Wicked, really excited, some of both or something else. I had been thinking about what I was going to wear for a week. A week! I don’t know if most girls would think about it that far in advance. I really wanted to get all ready to defy gravity. I, of course, wasn’t seriously going to wear a dress to the show. I was thinking a new shirt and tie for the evening and then just didn’t seem to have the time to make it happen. Well, I ran to Men’s Warehouse right after I got off work to exchange my shoes (they gave me a 13 EEE this time!) and to see what they had to suggest. They hooked me up with a green and black tie and we then found an olive striped shirt. Now to really show the girl in me, I texted Tara about this and she told me I was such a girl. I figured at that point I might as well let it all out and sent her pictures of the various suits I was debating wearing that night. I know, what a dork!

Surprisingly, I was right on time to pick up Krystal. I figured I was going to get some quality time of Waitin’ on a Woman. This was where I learned how punctual she really is as she was ready to go! I’m glad I wasn’t late and I managed to pull everything together in a matter of minutes. Oh yeah, I left out the part about searching for a car wash throughout the day. I had realized the night before when Jiffy Lube cleaned my windows how dirty the car was. Well, no one seems to have touchless car washes. I finally remembered the Mobil by Pat & Oscar’s and drove down there. Fortunately it was able to get most of the dirt off my car.

We had a good drive up and only hit a little bit of traffic on the 405 past LAX. We didn’t really have a plan of what to do with our extra time, so I took us to the Los Angeles Temple. I had only driven by once before (after my last time at Wicked actually) and had never spent any time on the temple grounds there. At the time Krystal didn’t think she had ever been there either, but remembered when we got there that she had been to a wedding there once. We got out and started taking a walk around. Krystal made some comment about not having my camera and I pulled out my little Nikon. I had left the big boy at home for once. We took the normal pictures and then decided to try and cause some trouble. I promise we didn’t see any signs that said to stay on the path as we decided to venture off into the trees. It was there the picture taking really started.

After an hour or so at the temple, and without getting yelled at, we headed off to The Cheesecake Factory Beverly Hills. Yet again Krystal managed to have been there, I guess for prom a few years back. It’s not everyday I run into someone who has been to a Cheesecake Factory that I haven’t been to.

OK… brain just shut off… till tomorrow.