Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snapple Facts

I loved Snapple Facts, they used to be on the bottom of every lid and I used to get Snapple just to get the fun facts... so I thought I would share some that I have found recently! Also playing Trivial Pursuit (with Great company) recently I realize I need to learn a couple more random facts to even play that game... seriously!

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

All porcupines float in water.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

The average person laughs 15 times a day.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

Taken at the "Girls with Glasses" Kate Spade party @ the ALT Summit that I got to go to with Padgett! It was so much fun...
Thanks again P!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Years 2010

I had a really tiny little party at my place for New Years!

I hung up cute decorations...

And Shane made a bunch of really good appetizers...

Had some really funny noise makers... and we played some fun games.
Good times had by all!

2010 Wrap Up

Before I move on to 2011... There were some things I thought I would recall before it was too far past!

Had a very successful 1st Game Night at my new Condo! Games... I love any and all!

Spent a great day at the San Diego Wild Animal park during Thanksgiving in San Diego! It's not Africa but it was fun for the mean time until I can get back there!

P made a new friend!

William and I teamed up to make a Sandcastle during the our 1st Annual Pilgrimage that Padgett and Bland organized.... it was so funny! I so wish I had the picture of William flipping the burger.

On the way down to the beach for the Pilgrimage with our directors explaining the rules!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A quick look back at 2010!

- Started my first semester at the University of Utah.
- Had to relearn how to study all over again!
- Celebrated Shane's 29th Birthday.
- Tried all the new classes they start at the gym for the New Year, Hot Hula.. was hilarious.
- Had a fantastic Valentines Day.
- Vacationed in San Diego with family for Spring Break!
- Struggling through Biology but loving my nutrition and ESS classes.
- Competed in my first Triathlon with Shane and Tim.
- Started job #2 with Ann Taylor Loft.
- Had another successful Race for the Cure.
- Celebrated my 28th Birthday in Wendover, NV!

- Finished my first semester back to school with flying colors... whew.
- Started my summer semester, had the best class yet... Emergency First Aid.
- Threw an amazing Baby Shower for Tonya, a Pottery Barn coworker.
- Shane's sister, brother-in-law and niece came to visit from Texas.
- Spent a great weekend up in Midway, UT at a little cabin.
- Shane left for 3 weeks to travel to Cambodia for the National Guard.
- Christi had her new baby Keira!
- I went home to Jackson Hole for my 10 year High School Reunion and got to spend some quality time with one of my oldest and best friends Sara!
- Went to a fabulous wedding of two of my favorite Pottery Barn coworkers!
- Vacationed again in Jackson, this time with Shane, Toby and Hannah.
- Finished summer semester of school!
- Took an unexpected trip back to Camden, Maine for a funeral, hard but always good to see family.
- Started my hardest semester of school to date, oh Anatomy!
- September 10, 2010 became a proud owner of my own CONDO!
- Cheered Shane on at the Salt Lake City Half Marathon.
- Became totally overwhelmed with everything!
- Started packing up my apartment.
- My mom and sister came down to visit and help me move into my condo and shop for new furniture!
- Traveled to St. George to watch Shane and Tim run the St. George Marathon.
- Padgett, Me and the Chamber of Commerce went to China!! First off Beijing...
- Then Hougzhou...
- Then Suzhou...
- And finally Shanghai!!!
- Had the annual Simmons Meeting in SLC so once again got to hang out with lots of family!
- Made the final push and offically moved out of my apartment, October 31, 2010!
- Drove to Las Vegas for Virginia's Bachelorette Party!!
- Flew to Houston to be in Virginia and Cramer's Amazing Wedding!
- Celebrated Padgett's 25th Birthday!
- Got to go to San Diego for Thanksgiving with the whole family!
- All the while struggling to get through school, mostly Anatomy.
- I got to put up my first Christmas tree and decorate my brand new house!
- Made it through all my finals and passed all my classes!
- Hung out with Shane's family while they visited.
- Ice Skating!
- Went back to Jackson for Christmas!
- Back to Salt Lake for a successful New Years Eve party at my condo!

Such a crazy year! But lots of fun and can't wait for what is to come!
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