Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wowee busybusy

I have been a BUSY GIRL!  I never thought I would ever say this... or it would ever come to this... but I have been too busy to even TEXT or FACEBOOK!  What!!? 

I finally have a minute to sit down and write a bloggy.  My poor bloggy has been so neglected.  After this I may try to respond to a few emails/facebook messages as well.  What a busy life.

So my job is AWESOME.  I lovelovelove it!  I have learned so much in this past week, and it's not even the beginning.  I will have so many responsibilities, it's a little scary to think about just how much responsibility I will be given.  My boss is wonderful - my first day she brought a co-worker and myself lunch, and the second day there were DONUTS for breakfast!!  DONUTS!!  Then, on Friday, she took us to lunch at Thai Lotus (so yummy, P.S.).  She has really pushed me this week to learn and to totally 100% understand everything I am doing.  I wish I could go into further detail, but I would be here forever.  But just to get it out there, I LOVE my new job.  I'll have to get used to wearing a suit every day to work, but it's nice to look professional so I'm sure it won't take long :-)

I apologize to everyone whose text/voicemail/email I haven't responded to.  It almost seems like the more busy you get, the more calls and messages you get as well.  My phone is CONSTANTLY dead.  The other day I got off work to 47 emails.  47?!  And these aren't work emails.  These are facebook emails and notifications and personal emails.  47!!  From the voicemails, texts, and emails, my battery is dead before I even get to my phone.

So I apologize for those I haven't texted back.  I get off of work and go STRAIGHT to school until 10pm, and sometimes the last thing I want to do is even look at my phone.  I just want to go to bed.

Also, Aaron and I just celebrated our 2-year Anniversary!!  TWO YEARS!  I'll have to post pictures of our Saturday climb at Phantom Spires.  On Friday, we went on a fancy date to Kitchen 19 in Harvey's up at Lake Tahoe.  We stayed up at Tahoe as well, then went climbing Saturday.  It was a ton of fun :-)
And today I visited my dad up at Donner because... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!  Old man!  Aaaaand HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANTE!! 

Ok the end!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lou and Ash

The other night, Lina and I went out.  We don't go out as often as we used to, so it was fun having another girl's night out.  Of course Lou ran into another one of her flavors-of-the-week/month etc, but I'll leave his pictures out of it!

(we started the night off at the rib cookoff)
(Thanks Lina... picture ruiner!)
(We ran into Beth!  My old roomie in Theta!!)
(Then we ran into Lainey...)
(And No-Nee!)

Fun night with the best friend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I wish you enough...

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how  gray the day may appear.

I   wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting..

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you  enough  gain to satisfy your wanting.
I  wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Pho has become my new favorite addiction!  Like I-have-to-limit-myself-to-once-a-week addiction.  I LOVE IT!  It's fairly healthy for you as well.  The Pho I go to is the one in Reno by Target.  So far it is my favorite Pho.  Their meat isn't as greasy as some other places, and they have wonderful customer service.  Plus, everything is consistent every time I go.

I usually order the #26, but my new favorite is the #31 which is Bun Ga Nuong (Grilled Chicken over Vermicelli Noodles).  SO GOOD!  It's my absolute favorite.  Aaron experiments with the menu and tries new things.  Not me.  He has had the fried rice (with brown rice instead of white) which is DELICIOUS! 

Just thought I would add a little post about my favorite addiction :-) You can access their website by clickin here.

If I could make this dish myself, I'd save a ton of money.  I'll try learning one day :-)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Balloon Races

Aaron had never been to the Balloon Races before, so I made it a point to go this year :-)  Luckily waking up at 4am is sleeping in for him!

The Reno Balloon Races are beautiful, and something everyone should see at least once in my opinion!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Latest and Greatest Playlist

This Afternoon - by Nickleback (on repeat often)
California Girls - by Katy Perry
Eight Second Ride - by Jake Owen
Sorority Girls - by Luke Bryan
All Over Me - by Josh Turner
OMG - by Usher
Solo - Iyaz
Stuck Like Glue - by Sugarland
Boys in the Summer - by Jessie James
Today was a Fairytale - by Taylor Swift
Crazy Bitch - by Buckcherry
Mine - by Taylor Swift
If I Die Young - by The Band Perry
Someone Else Calling you Baby - by Luke Bryan

I know it's not that long, but it has been on repeat all weekend!  Especially "If I Die Young."  It's my new favorite :-)

Saturday, September 04, 2010


Aaron and I recently took a trip to Colorado (8/27/2010-8/31/2010).  He was testing for the Colorado State Troopers, so we decided to make it an extended weekend and get some rock climbing in (neither of us had been to Colorado before).

I must say Colorado is WONDERFUL!  If there's any place I'd like my boyfriend to move to and reside in, Colorado would be top on my list.  Visiting would cost an arm and a leg for flights every time, but it was a wonderful place.  If I were loaded with cash-money I would pack my bags and go to school in Boulder!

Saturday - Flatirons 
We climbed both Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday we did the Flatirons (and I'm horrible because I totally forgot which Flatiron we did, lower?  Upper?  Second?  Shoot...).

It was a wonderful route and very easy.  It was listed as a classic route that everyone should try while climbing he flatirons.  There wasn't too much required as far as technical skill, but that doesn't mean I wasn't totally pooped afterward.  It's draining being on a massive rock while the temperatures outside are enough to make you sweat glisten through the cute little pink cotton tank top.  Just sayin...

Sunday (part 1) - Bastille Crack
Sunday we went to Eldorado Canyon to do some more classic rock climbing.  Aaron was hankering to do the Bastille Crack which is only a 5.7 but the problem is it's CRACK!  I had surgery in high school on my right foot, and my foot has never quite been the same.  Not to mention I just have very sensitive feet.  So crack is always out of the question for me.  It's far too painful.  It's incredibly scary (for me), I don't feel secure.  However, after waiting for 2 parties to ascend the Bastille Crack ahead of us, I managed to watch a girl (REDHEAD) climb the Bastille Crack with some ease, and some struggle, but overall she climbed it.  Naturally, being stubborn and competitive, I figured if she did it then I could do it as well.

(Aaron on the crux)
(It's a lot harder than it looks!)
(Me on crack!!)

The problem with this wall was that the rock was incredibly slippery!  When you're rock climbing, you depend on your feet 100% especially if the hand holds are minimal.  So when your feet consistently slip from underneath you, you begin to lose confidence.  This route (for me) was incredibly terrifying because the rock just didn't grip well, so I really had to focus on hand holds and feet placement. 

Sunday (part 2) - Wind Ridge

After we finished the Bastille Crack first pitch I felt uneasy about continuing on another wall for a multipitch route.  I wasn't feeling confident.  I used more effort than needed to accomplish my first crack.  I was tired.  However I was excited to do the Wind Ridge route because I picked it out (and I like to believe all of MY ideas are the best ideas).  The Wind Ridge was rated a 4 star 5.6.  Upon completing all 3 pitches, we agreed the crux was more of a 5.8+.  PAT ON THE BACK! 

The crux of the route was most definitely not a 5.6.  It was a roof with very few handholds!!  When we got back into Reno, Aaron researched comments on the route and most everyone agrees it's a 5.8 crux.  Good thing I could handle it, I'd be worried for someone who couldn't pull a 5.8 roof!  Aaron was too funny when he was trying to manhandle the roof.  He got caught in an awkward position with rock right between his legs.  
Sunday was a glorious day for me :-)

The rest of the time in Colorado we spent being tourists and seeing things in the town.  I made it a point to visit the Theta house in Boulder!!

Boulder was a wonderful city.  It was an adorable little college town and I had so much fun just walking around and looking at all of the shops and restaurants.   I loved it there!

We also visited Golden for a brief afternoon while killing time.  I loved Golden!  The downtown area was clean and alive.  There is a river/creek that runs through the city where everyone swims or floats.  HOW FUN!  I couldn't believe how many people were swimming, so I felt the water (to compare to Truckee) and it was DECENT!  Not nearly as cold, it made me wish I had a bikini on so I could jump in too.
(Aaron taking a picture of me taking a picture of 2 rainbows)

We also hung out in Denver for a brief afternoon so that we could experience the city.  We went to the 16th Street Mall which reminded me a lot of Union Square in San Francisco.  One thing I have noticed about Colorado is there are a TON of places to eat!  And 90% of them seem to be little local places (they could be chains, but I'd never heard of them before...).  So the 16th Street Mall was more of a 16th Street food Court, in my opinion.  Out of all of the places we could choose from, we decided to eat pizza for dinner!  We went to a little hole in the wall pizza joint (Two Fisted Marios... or something along those lines) and the pizza was SO YUMMY!  

(Yup, that's really Aaron eating a PIZZA)

Overall the trip was wonderful and we both had a great time.  I really loved Colorado, there wasn't enough time to do everything we wanted so I am excited to possibly have the opportunity to go back again if anything progresses with the State Trooper option!!

I got it!


...And celebrated with my favorite Bolivian Lou last night :-)  It's a beautiful day, it's a 3-day weekend, and it looks promising ahead.

I will now be an Information Security Analyst at Renown!!!  I couldn't be more happy.  It took 4 interviews, but at the end of the process I finally got the job.  I can't believe it!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


I've caught it!  That infectuous disease that must be going around my entire family.  The one where a cough sounds like an organ malfunction.  The same one that makes you sound like a man when you're actually a tiny little girl with a high pitched voice.  The one that just happens to come right before an interview.

Yup.  That's the one I've managed to catch. 


I just got back from my wonderful weekend in Colorado with the boyfriend!  So I am a bit behind on bloggys.  I have so many things changing in my life right now, some I can post about and some I would like to keep secret until I can disclose further information.  With school starting and my life taking a new direction, it has been difficult finding some time to update my bloggy... but updates will be coming soon :-) 

Fruit Leather

I adore fruit leather.  It saves me while hiking or climbing, and they're just super tasty!  I buy them from Winco for $.33, which so far proves to be the cheapest price I have found (with a good variety as well!).