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21.5.11

reaching a fever pitch

Wasn't the world supposed to end today? I was kind of counting on it to get out of the homework I procrastinated while watching LOST this week. In all seriousness, if the world ended tomorrow (or today, like it was supposed to) I think I'd be okay with it. No more stress inducing homework, rude people, finances, jean shopping or bad hair days to worry about? I'm in. I mean, I don't want to die yet, but if we are all going... why not? My Mom went to a "end of the world" yard sale in Tucson yesterday. So if nothing, I got some awesome records out of this end-of-the-world hullabaloo (thanks Mom.)

Call me superficial but there are two things in this world that can make me instantly happy... a good pair of new jeans and getting my hair done. A few weeks ago my favorite jeans ripped when I was putting them on (always a self esteem booster) and there is a void in my heart that needs to be filled with a new pair. I tried on a few yesterday but I just cannot bring myself to spend $100+ on pants! Do you know what I could buy with $100?! Two weeks worth of groceries, our cell phone bill, roughly 95 kit-kats, 115 fountain Diet Cokes, and like half of a text book! ... when I put it that way it kind of starts to seem worth it ... we can eat ramen for two weeks and I don't even like kit-kats ... okay, I'm not going to buy the jeans ... but I want too.

The weeks are flying by. I'm starting to study for mid-terms, it's nearly June and the days are getting longer. Lando leaves for school at 7 and I get up around 7:30-8:00, he always opens the blinds for me when he leaves and I love waking up to the sun coming through my windows. It doesn't get completely dark until 9:30. I love the long days because it means summer is coming.

We went kayaking and canoeing with friends last Friday on an 80 degree day. 80 degrees! Heaven! I wore shorts and got a sunburn. I know I'm not (and will never be) an official Idahoan because I still get so excited when I see moose. We saw two in the river! They are so cute and comical with their big noses, gangly legs and knobby knees. I'm looking forward to getting on the river again, it was my favorite thing we've done in Idaho thus far.

Happy end of May everyone!

13 comments:

communikate. said...

95 kit kats kate! that's fantastic, and yes skip on the jeans!

i love the moose. i always got SO EXCITED to see them in WY last summer. man i miss that place. enjoy it for me. go rafting and do lots of outdoorsy stuff for me.

kasey kaufusi said...

FUN!! I love your adventures you are having I would be very thrilled to see a moose, the only wild animals i see here are nasty cats, and roosters i still giggle when i see those. running round the street like the own the place. and I cant believe 100 dollars can buy you 2 weeks of groceries!!! that will buy us like 2 days worth here!

robin said...

"i know i'm not an official idahoan because i still get so excited when i see moose".

pure blogging genius. that is hilarious.

and moose scare the crap out of me. they instill such fear in my heart... just the sight of their skinny little knobby legs...

in other news, i haven't given up on utah yet... josh has given me reason to doubt, but i still have hope.

Tahnee said...

Yay for nice weather!! And I love moose! They are my favorite animal :)

Brittany said...

end-of-the-world yard sale. for some reason, that's so funny to me. i really like GAP's new line of jeans, have you tried those lately? and moose? [almost wrote meese] i would love to see a moose!

Laraine said...

Max,Joey and Corinn and Mark and me got completely covered in mosquito bites a couple years ago whilst pursuing a moose we saw on the side of the road in northern Idaho. It taunted us, leading us on until we were covered with itchy welts and we never got close. Damn you, mysterious mooses.

iheartmesa said...

i knew it. I'm a moose.

laurice romney. said...

Really someone had an end of the world yard sale. Nice.

mindy said...

I wouldn't have minded if the world ended either. But oh well. & moose are so cool! I used to tell mike that's the only head he could put up on the wall :) haha. Love your post

Ash said...

I was really counting on the world ending too so I wouldn't have to go to work. Bummer. And a hundred bucks for jeans!?? Were they magic jeans?

I saw a moose once. I was shocked at how tall it was.

dj rae said...

a moose walked right up to our family cabin in island park, id a few years ago. we were able to capture some video of it before it saw us and bolted for the river.

bytheway, i went running up by our cabin once. the elevation difference between id and phx about killed me. i could barely go a half mile without breathing abnormally hard.

Mandy said...

Yeah jean shopping sucks. I've never seen a moose. Anything with knobby knees I like mostly though.

angela hardison said...

i hate jean shopping... and i'm glad the world didn't end.