Monday, May 24, 2010

Its Raining

Its raining... again. I thought the saying was April showers bring May flowers. Yet here we are on the 24th of May and its raining. Shouldn't it start feeling like summer now? I guess I should just be glad that its not snowing. Which I am glad for that.

In the last few weeks: dance parties, moving, saying temporary goodbyes, Mother's day,more rock climbing, as always music, Family Time Capsule, old school Nintendo and some good movies.

May 8th marked the end of the semester here in Logan Utah. And to celebrate we threw a dance party. Pretty much awesome. Seth knows how to DJ a party for sure. Last time we had a dance party we got busted by the cops for the noise ordinance. The best part was the cops looking in the window trying to see the (non existent) alcohol and drugs. Ha ha. We were just a bunch of Mormon kids listening to loud music. It was pretty great. But alas. No cops this time!
Was a great party! Matt and Bryce made many many smoothies throughout the night and at the end of the party Matt informed us that we had consumed a pound and a half of sugar as a whole! A little excessive if you ask me.

I'm all settled into my new apartment. its pretty awesome! Living alone is pretty much the best! I thought that maybe for a little while I would be nervous to be totally alone at night but its not been bad at all! The only thing that sucks right now is my landlord decided that early May would be a good time to turn the heat off. Which maybe would have been fine if it hadn't been raining every night for the last week! My apartment has been freezing for a week now! Not very fun in the mornings. Oh well, hopefully it will all be over soon! Bring on the hot weather!!

The only thing I hate about summer is that for the last three years the starting of summer has also been the starting of goodbyes. Every year I make all these wonderful friends and then when summer gets here they think its okay to leave Logan. Thankfully this year the goodbye is only temporary. Matt, Bryce and Seth are going to Canada for a week and then Matt and Bryce are taking off for Europe for a good month and a half. And then in July Seth is leaving for Alabama for a month for ROTC training. I will be going to St. George here in a few weeks, but only for a a few days. Should be good. Hopefully lots of sun and pool time.

Mother's day was pretty good. Rather mellow this year seeing as Mandy is in Alaska right now. (miss you Mandy) But as always it was good to see the family! Mom got the measuring cups that she asked for and some good bath salts and of course flowers! All of which she greatly deserved! Thanks for being an awesome Mom, Mom!!

The more often I go the more I love Rock Climbing! It has become a regular thing for me now and I expect to go at the very least twice a week. I feel like I'm getting better, which is a great feeling.
Operation "Celeste buying lots of music" has come to a slow. Music is expensive. Though it will still continue, just at a slower pace.

My family and I recently put together a time capsule. Not to be open until 2020. This project was more fun than I had anticipated! Which shouldn't have surprised me! My family is one of the fun families of the world!
We each filled out a questionair that Mom made for us and we went around and each shared our answers and then after that we all contributed items we thought we would want to remember or see in ten years! Lots of pictures went in and small keepsakes! I look forward to April 2020!

Played super old school Nintendo with Hilary and Michelle last night. It was pretty much the highlight of my weekend! We had a lot of fun! After we watched Mulan and of course sang along to the songs ha ha. All in all a very good Sunday.

The last couple movies I have seen in the theaters are "Iron man 2" and "How to Train your Dragon". I enjoyed both, though I think the first Iron man had a stronger storyline. But it was still worth my time. Robert Downy Jr. is very attractive. Just wanted to throw that in there.
"How to Train your Dragon" was very cute and fun, I would love to go see it again!

Well there you have it! Until my next need to blog!
Celeste

Monday, May 3, 2010

Phew

I can breath again. The last few weeks have been crazy! Go go go all the time! I have a love/hate relationship with that.
Valley Dance Ensemble's performance went very well. Lots of positive feed back! Thank you to all who came to support your local performing company! This years show was called "moveable parts". Brilliant if you ask me. Ten points to Suzann who came up with the name. We had children's classes as well as adult classes who showed different pieces of work. And of course the actually VDE company. Which consists of Suzann Brown, Ember McDaniel, Tessa Evans, Lori Caily and me, Celeste Nelson.
There was an after party of sorts, which included some killer good food and lots of good people with lots of good things to say.

Getting ready to move, again. This time to my very own studio apartment. The landlord is letting me fix the place up. Painting the walls and stuff like that. I've put a very pretty blue (Neptune blue) on the main wall. looks great! Getting excited to have my own place to take care of. I even have my own porch! woo hoo!

Work is finally starting to pick up. Which is good cause I hate it when everything is done and I'm caught up on everything and there is still five hours left of work. The only good part of that is that I can read my books. Currently in the middle, well actually the last few chapters of "to kill a mocking bird" love it so far. Excited to finish it! Next book on my list? "The Book Thief". Been wanting to read it for some time now and I keep hearing about it from my sisters and how great it is. So thus, I shall read it.

Super excited for this summer! I hope to have a lot going. Starting with a camping trip later this month and then a trip to St George! And nothing is planned for the rest of the summer but that's good! lots of free time for last minute trips and such! I hope this year is a hot one! I'm extremely sick of this cold weather. Its just not good for my well being. Talk about the winter blues. sheesh.
I'm also planning on going to A LOT of concerts this summer. Hopefully starting with Paramore, Relient K and Fun. Then with any luck 3oh!3. And after that Imogen Heap and lots of others!

I'm working on building up my music collection. It was impressive before, but I'm sad to say that most of my collection was burnt Cd's. Which made me a hypocrite. I personally feel that if you enjoy a certain band or musical artist. you should support them. BUY their music. don't steal it from them. Thus begins our journey into Celeste's totally paid for music collection. Its already well on its way. Though I'm not even half way through yet. Buying Cd's is expensive. But in my mind, worth it. Totally worth it. So if anyone is looking to get me a gift, music is the way to go with me!
I also feel this way about books. As much as I love the library, I like having my own personal library. I find it hard to give back a book after I have read it and loved it. I feel that it deserves to be put on my shelf in hopes of being read by me and my family for many years to come. After all, I did love it.
I have a hard time with the idea of the new "kindle". Which is like a big ipod for books. You can read the book right off the screen and the device holds a crazy amount of books. But where is the joy is turning the pages? Maybe I'm just crazy, But holding a book is a wonderful feeling.

Well! Until next time!
Celeste

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