Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flaggy Flagstaff

We live by a park. We also live by a dirt canal. . .there's a bar if you walk 30 seconds and if you walk 5 minutes you're smack dab in the heart of Flagstaff. Naturally, that can only mean one thing!

We had two episodes in one day. Jake and I had just gotten home from our classes and were relaxing in the living room when we saw our landlord's son(he's going to take over the complex...we think!) walk by with a "handicapped" man. I truly thought the man was impaired, but we found out later with what. We lock our bikes to the posts in front of our door and the man FELL right into them. We went out to see if he was okay because we still didn't know that he was drunk. We thought he was disabled! So outside the door we can hear the son laughing so Jake pokes his head out and then we learn the truth about this guy! I've never seen someone so intoxicated! He actually passed out completely! The cops were called and when they were trying to find ID they opened his backpack and found a humongous and EMPTY bottle of who knows what! The cops told us that on a daily basis they have at least 3 calls about that!!!

Since this happened on our date night, we laughed it up, got ready and headed out to the date. Our night only got better when we pulled into the parking spot and heard some guy yelling at another. Jake was so happy just enjoying the show, but there were two men that seemed to be ganging up on the one. . . and the one was gay so I was extra worried for him! We told them we'd call the police if they didn't break it up (Jake wasn't happy about me ruining the entertainment!) and the man walked right up to us, and told us matter-of-factly, that all straight guys were stupid and mean! Jake looked so offended! He's met plenty of not straight men from the places I've worked and I could see in his face that he was about to say something, so I beat him to the punch and just said, "Oh no, you would like my husband. He's awesome." So the man (who was also intoxicated, remember, bar 30 seconds away from front door??) stops, looks at Jake up and down (it was HILARIOUS!!!) and says, yeah, you're right! Then he walked away, Jake went inside and I laughed inside.

It was so perfect. Our complex is amazing though. It's small and every couple/family knows everyone else. We love it.

In other news, Jake consistently gets stopped by trains on his way to school so I get to see him on occasion. He's met a guy that is in all his science classes and is going to med school so they have study sessions every week. So far, Jake's best professor is from a biology class. She told them on the first day that she is their "Mountain Momma." He's also doing a easy, stress relieving open gym class and he gets to play basketball all he wants, which he is loving. Jake is thinking about interning this summer with a man in our ward who runs a bio lab and works on wildlife!

As for me, I have one of the WORST professors. I've never taken sociology because I never thought I'd need it for my degree, but it turns out that I do. And not only do I need it, but this professor is always high in class. . . or at least hungover. A boy I was sitting next to during lecture turned to me and said, "I'm trying as hard as I can to get a Masters. . . and he's telling me that HE has a Ph.D?" It was hilarious. I met a friend and she's in every single class of mine (except sociology booo!) and that's always nice. Plus, I've really loved all the nutrition classes I'm doing and I think I'll try to get registered as a dietitian since I've got to do all the requirements for that too.

Life seems boring, but we're not bored at all! When we think about our schedules, we both get in a wow-we-have-no-time mood, but then in real life we're going to the park and feeding the ducks that attack us, we're exploring, studying, playing. . . you name it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


There is almost nothing (activity-wise) I like doing more than going to shopping stores/centers and stalking the aisles for "professional" hair products! It's like treasure hunting to me! Once I find one of the offenders, I snatch it up and hold on to it tight. There's been a few times that I've had to ask Jake to help me hold my goodies! Now, we don't just GO out to do this. It just happens. I'll be bored and just start wandering and 5 bottles of fake CHI later, Jake finds me and sees the joy in my eyes.

In beauty school one of the very first things you learn is that product you buy at Wal-Mart, Target, Fry's, Marshalls, Ross, NOT the same as the good shtuff from the salon. It's watered down, past its expiration date (yes, product HAS an expiration date, thank you Joico) or other weird things have happened to it. Therefore, it's easy to see why I love it so much!

Today I found this.

It was at Marshall's. On sale. For eight dollars! Such a steal, right!? Wrong! My second favorite activity to complete the first is to then search the bottle for proof of validity. And guess what?? On this little bottle there were no magic words.

The magic words are "Only sold in professional salons." Nice, clean, simple and concise.

I hope that not-salon-stores keep buying the knock offs. I love my activity, but people, do not buy that jazz. . . ESPECIALLY at Wal-Mart. I've been there and seen the prices on their bedhead shampoos and the salon I worked for and theirs 1. didn't have the magic words and 2. was 2 dollars more than ours!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's cold outside. . .

It really is. Today is the warmest day we've had since being here and it's 41 degrees out there. Granted, it isn't cold today. The sun is out causing blindness but at least we're warm. I think our house is colder than anywhere. Secretly I love it though. I wore boots I bought Black Friday of my sophomore year! It was awesome!

One thing I've definitely noticed is how out of shape I feel! I went running on Monday morning and got to the top of a hill when I realized that I couldn't breathe! Something about higher elevation, yada yada yada. I'll get used to it.

Our house is amazing. Our new Toyota LOVES being here. School starts Tuesday. . . ooh and our neighbors are awesome.

Needless to say, we really like it here :)

PS. In our new car it only took a bit more than 1/4 tank of gas to get from our old place (in Mesa) to here (Flagstaff)!!!