Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas 2007 in Pictures

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Frustrations with work...

So yesterday was my first day back at work and I come into the retail store and everything was completely empty. I was gone for 5 days and it looked like no one had touched a shirt (to re-stock them) since then. Plenty of people had purchased shirts! I was so frustrated because whenever another area of the park is needing help I am the first one to put myself up for the tours or to stand at the host desk. So it made me really upset when no one bothered to check the retail store to see if it needed restocking while I was gone.

So I just needed to vent a little bit! I will post some Christmas photos when I find the cord that allows me to download the pics to my computer!

Friday, December 21, 2007

LSAT Score

The bobsled session for tonight was canceled due to extreme winds (65 mph plus) and the biggest snow storm of the season. So I left work at 6:15 and got home at 10:15...4 hours of driving for what usually takes at tops 30 minutes. So I get home after driving all that time I check my e-mail and there is an email from the LSAC SCORE and the subject line says "Your December 1, 2007 LSAT Score" and I freaked out! I checked the email and the score was...164!! 12 points higher than my first try!! I am so excited and now I need to go to bed!

Good things are coming!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


So those of you who really know me, know that I hate being cold. So you will all be suprised that I am considering moving to somewhere even colder than Utah and Michigan.

Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Olympic games. Since I have been working with the sliding sports (bobsled, luge, skeleton) for a little while, and I have been working at the Utah Olympic Park for a while, I decided to apply for a job with the Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia. I have loved the Olympic games since I was a member of the 2002 Opening and Closing ceremonies team. That was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, and working at the park allows me to relive the experience everyday I go to work.

I applied for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Sliding Sports. I would be working with the Directors of Bobsled, Skeleton, and Luge and also with the Director of the Sliding Centre. I am absolutely enamored with the sliding sports and I think that they are the coolest things in the entire Olympics. One of the people that I work with did all the announcing for the sliding sports during the 2002 and 2006 games and almost has the job for 2010, he made a call for me *fingers crossed*. He also gave me the card of the Director of the Sliding Centre, so I emailed him directly to talk about my interest in the sports. My roommate is a skeleton athlete and her dad is a USBSF (US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation) coach so he is also going to make a call for me. I'm hoping to hear back soon.

I am still continuing the law school application process but am keeping my fingers crossed for Vancouver!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The track is now clear for....the tuna?

This is what our track crew does at the end of the season. Bobsled season officially starts on Tuesday, but we have a special training and getting ready for the season starting tomorrow, and a private group on Friday so I'm pretty excited to be track side! I took my first winter bobsled ride ever today and it was AMAZING!!


Funny, funny video...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

World Cup: Bobsled, Skeleton, and bad life decision

So last night was the final race of the Park City World Cup races. After the races are over there is usually an after party. So being as I work at the park and mainly on the track we were invited. I went with Kim Sawtelle from Patrol at the UOP and we had and awesome time...maybe too much of a good time! I'm not feeling so hot right now at work and it really really sucks! I did get to meet Andre Lange who is a German bobsled driver and so cute. He got second place in the races in Park City. In 2002 and 2006 he won gold medals in the Olympics for 2 man and 4 man bobsled! It was really cool to meet him!

It also dumped snow yesterday. I would say that we got about 2 feet of snow yesterday at the park! It was crazy how fast it was falling! It looks so beautiful out now. One thing I do like about Utah is that it will snow really heavily one day and then be completely blue skies the next which makes it one of the most beautiful places to live!

Saturday, December 8, 2007


So tonight at about 10pm, I got home from drying my laundry and decided that since the newly fallen snow was so pretty, that I needed to make something with it. So I jumped outside and made a snow man! He's so cute I named him Jorge for no particular reason... But I have been so stressed lately with the LSAT and work getting stressful, I was actually laughing out loud! Running back and forth through the house to get food coloring and a hat and just laughing! It was a great fun!

PS the green hat I am wearing...I made myself!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

LSAT: check!

Today I took the actual LSAT and I am so relieved that it is over! I did the very best that I possibly could have done so all that is left to do is wait! I have so many other things going now that I don't think waiting will be a problem, I think that the three weeks will go by so quickly! I mean heavens in 3 weeks it will almost be Christmas!

I am going to learn how to crochet tomorrow which could be fun, it will give me something to do at work I guess. This next week is the Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup at the park so Josh and I are going to be extremely busy with work this coming week, but it's going to be amazing to see. These athletes are of Olympic caliber, when it is an Olympic year the teams are typically chosen from the World Cup circuit!

We got a dumping of snow today, about 6-8 inches down in the valley which usually means about 1-1.5 FEET in the upper mountains...thank goodness Josh and I didn't have to go to work today!

Hope you are all having a great December 1st!

We don't have a mantle or anything so our stockings are set up on our bar area...