Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas/New years part 2

It was a good christmas. My brother came home for a couple days, I wanted to get garbage plates but we didnt have the time. Thats ok though...theyre a little bit We cooked a turkey for xmas dinner that didnt cook all the way the first time so we ended up having side dishes and desert and had the turkey the next day, haha!
My dad was afraid he wouldnt get maple sugar candy but I think everyone and their mother gave it to him, so hes set for the year.

My mom also got him this TV series on DVD called Danger UXB. Its really interesting, its about these "volunteers" for the Royal Engineers Unexploded Bomb division during WWII as they try to disarm these bombs around London.
As for me, I got a ton of chococat and hello kitty stuff, a nice jacket, some gift cards to American Eagle and Einsteins, a chinese character painting book, and...Ill just let the pictures do the talking.

Yup I was kinda spoiled this year.

Its been nice seeing all my friends again, I hung out with Meghan and Clarissa the other day and we went and got Korean food.
Last night I made kimbap and cupcakes with Karen, Wendy, Dennis, and Yuhang.

Karen made us bibimbap with the leftover kimbap ingredients.

Happy New Years Eve!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas and New Years (Part 1)

Im in ROC now! My flight on monday was delayed in JFK but no big deal. This lady there was with her toddler when the toddler ran up to me going for the iced tea i had sitting on the ground. I saw it coming so I picked it up pretended to drink it and ignored him. The mom came up and said: sorry, and thanks he was going for the drink.
Me: Thats ok, I saw it coming. I remember when I was like that way back when.
the mom: Yup hes very curious and sneaky this one...
Then she walked away. She came back up to me a minute later and said: "You know, you DO have this devious look about you would be sneaky and run away given the chance... I guess you never grow out of it!"
This struck me as an interesting thing to say to a complete stranger. But apparently I look devious!

Anyway. Ive been getting acupuncture from Leslie, fun! He put needles all down my leg, on my back, and all over my foot.
Evidence of fun.

This cut didnt look like it hurt enough lets stick some needles in it. And throw on some salt while were at it. HAHA Im just kidding, Leslie is good at this.

Ive been seeing a lot of my friends but I mostly only have pics with karen, and one with Ash and one with me, Clarissa, Meghan and Karen. I went to get cupcakes with Meghan today at the cupcake shop in town and I forgot to take a pic! O well. We all had fun at Javas the other day and well do some more stuff after xmas.

So Ash works at starbucks now so we went in o visit her. I remembered this one pic of me and karen drinking starbucks way back in high school so we reenacted it :)



Im also happy to see my kitty again!!

Isnt she cute?!

Ok shes not really evil....she likes hiding under the blanket.

And of course this is the first place I went when I got here.

And I went to the tea shop inside and had me a pot of blooming tea with some petits fours.

Also, I watched Senior National Championships last weekend. Even though it was sad since this was the first Sr Champs I qualified for (they didnt even send me my invite!!), It was very interesting being there to watch instead of a completely different perspective on racing. Landon decided he wanted to join the Sliced Skater Club and got cut by a skater in front of him in the thigh and chest...I freaked out of course. But he was ok, just needed stitches, he didnt cut anything except muscle. He got lucky. But ill never skate without a cutproof ever again. They came out with these new ones that are really comfortable and thinner and stronger than the old itchy yellow ones. All I got to say to all you skaters: Wear your cutproof. We dont want any new members in this exclusive club.

Im going to Boston on the 2nd with Karen, but ill make a post before then.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Mk. Ive been kinda lazy and there hasnt been anything going on.. But I guess so far Im walking better and I can do more exercises. Im spinning, doing some weights and lots of core. I almost have a 6 pack :) I lost 2 more lbs. Grand total weight loss since the accident=18 lbs. Once I get my strength back ill be a lean mean skating machine.

Im thinking about getting a hamster. I want a teddy bear hamster though and they dont seem to sell them in utah...Ill keep looking and if I have to go to wyoming to get one I will! Its name will be Lieutenant Booboo.

There are so many things I want to do now. Ive been planning my 21st birthday for a while now, its gonna be epic no matter what. Me and some teammates were thinking about carpooling to Vancouver and if that doesnt work out well go to Vegas.
Me and Jerebelle were just talking about skydiving and theres a place like half an hour from us that charges 190 per person, so if I have any money for it this summer were gonna get a little group together and SKYDIVE!!! Its on the TOP of my bucketlist. Which ive been thinking about more seriously since my accident. It would be a shame if I dont get to skydive before I die. Having an epic birthday/roadtrip/vacation like im planning for my 21st is also something I really want to do.
Its so weird. Ive been thinking about how horrible that crash could have been. The blade was only 2mm from cutting my artery and if it did I would be dead, theres no question. I was out on the ice for so long before they got me to the hospital.
Im insane for risking my life to accomplish my skating goals...but even after what happened I want to keep doing it. This makes it more important to me to be able to do some of these one in a lifetime things.

Ohh yeah thanksgiving. I was gonna make a post but I spent thanksgiving with my teammates at Andreas parents house. My mom was there too. (Shes going back to Rochester on monday btw). It was super fun. We played a game where we all anonymously put a piece of paper in a bag with something we were thankful for, then we passed the bag around and everyone read a card out loud and we had to guess whos it was. So that was fun, and the food was amazing. Here are some pics.

Table #1

Table #2

Jerebelle & me

Jus chillin.

Andrea & KD