Sunday, September 30, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

The song mom would sing to me as she woke me up for school. The red part
is what she would sing as she opened my blinds. It was so hard to get up in high school!

When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin' along, along,
There'll be no more sobbing when he starts throbbing
His own sweet song.

Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head,
Get up, get up, get out of bed,
Cheer up, cheer up the sun is red,
Live, love, laugh and be happy.

What if I've been blue,
Now I'm walking through fields of flowers,
Rain may glisten, but I still listen for hours and hours.
I'm just a kid again, doing what I did again, singing a song,
When the red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbin' along.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Decapitation

The piñata is a brightly-coloured paper container filled with sweets and/or toys. It is generally suspended on a rope from a tree branch or ceiling and is used during celebrations. A succession of blindfolded, stick-wielding children try to break the piñata in order to collect the sweets (traditionally fruit, such as sugarcane) and/or toys inside of it. It has been used for hundreds of years to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. (Wikipedia)

Pinata time!! Jeffrey was successful in decapitating the horse and unleashing the candy on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

They Tell Me...

They tell me I look like her. What do you think? Who do you think she is?

My Day - Sept 10, 2007

Woke up at 6:30 ish
got ready
7:35 Drove to Trax
7:42 ish arrived at Trax Station
7:45 took Trax to SLC City Center Stop. Read Family Law all the way there.
8:20 Arrived in SLC and walked to the Church Off Bldg (w my violin)
8:30 til 11:30 finished transcript for Elder Ballard. He was pleased to get it.
11:30 meeting about new visitor center kiosks
11:50 rehearsed on the lower level with AV band for Friday's social
12:45 rehearsed "Bubbly" for social
1:00 rehearsed "I'm Already Home" for Paul Miner, for social
1:10 returned to work upstairs to find refreshments for Marsh's going away prty
1:15 meeting about kiosks again
Things I have to do for that: find GA quotes about BofM, 3 Witnesses pictures download HiRes copies, pull Homefront Commercial tapes from the vault and get them to the graphic artist, find "man on the street" testimonies of the BofM, find BofM passages read audibly in about 15 languages if that exists, and find images that depict some major events of the BofM and the Bible for the graphic artist to create graphics out of for the "Timeline" portion of the touch-screen kiosk.
1:15 had to send someone else down to meet mom outside to pick up a disc for dad.
1:45 worked on kiosk stuff, downloading images and converting to .tiff format in Photoshop.
Just ate refreshments (fruit and brownies) cause didn't have time to warm up my food.
Entered my hours
5:11 Caught tracks. With my backpack and violin, and Family Law book.
5:50 Arrived at station, walked to car, listened to Bubbly on the way home to unwind.
6:00 Arrived home. Ate cereal, opened the blinds, watched commercials in the amount of time.
6:10 Stephanie arrived to edit the Food and Care Coalition Video.
9:00 Mom and dad stopped by to pick up a VHS tape of dad's.
9:30 Finished editing. Talked to Emilee, my roommate to catch up a bit.
9:40 Ciro came over to use our internet.
9:45 Ate a frozen Oreo Ice-cream treat and then some left over enchiladas.
10:00 I helped Ciro with Business Law homework. He needs the internet at our house.
11:00 Read scriptures
11:30 checked email, facebook, ldslinkup, blog
12:41 going to bed.


Monday, September 3, 2007

Working on Temple Square!

LDS Church Office Bldg, SLC. Photos by Ciro Abril
Fountain on Temple Square, by Ciro Abril

Temple Square never seems to get old. I work there almost everyday. The landscape makes working there seem very peaceful and spiritual. But that is not always true. I do, however, take it for granted. I forget that I work in a very pretty place sometimes.

When friends come to visit, I meet them down on temple square for a while. When I do, I stop thinking about the daily push to move projects through the Intellectual Property Office, and just relax and look around. It's then that I realize how pretty it is!!