Monday, December 25, 2006

The miracle of Accutain

A few months ago I started taking Accutain with recomendations from my doctor. I can't even believe how much it has helped me. I was seeing results within the first month. Picture 1 shows all deep nasty zits and picture 2 is all just scarring that hopfully I can get rid of another way.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Jordan and Cathy's Night of Fun

Friday night I was hanging out with some of my friends and by 12:30 they all wanted to go home. So as I was dropping everyone off my friend Jordan said to me "You can take me to my house but I'm not going in". I told him that I wasn't tired either so we ended up just driving around and talking. We stopped on Brown Rd. to try and rescue a run-away dog but failed cause it was surprisingly fast for being such a little guy. We then found our way over to Mill Ave. at about 2am, just as all the bars were closing and got to see all the crazy drunk ASU kids staggering out to the streets. Then we went over to Tempe Town Lake and walked around in the park till we got kicked out by a park ranger for being there after hours. By then it was about 3:30 and we still weren't tired so we went over to Riverview Park and hopped the fence into the driving range because of one of Jordan's brilliant ideas. We filled my backpack up with golfballs until we couldn't shove another one in there and then went over to his house to get some clubs. Jordan and I then headed out to Saguaro Lake and got there at about 4:30am to hit the golfballs into the lake. We did that for about an hour until all the balls were gone and then sat in my car and talked until the sun came up. At about 8am we headed for Mesa and I took Jordan home and got back to my house at 8:30am. It was one of the funnest and most random nights I've ever had. I'm so happy that Jordan is off his mission now cause he's just one of my best friends and he always has such crazy ideas.

When I got home I slept for about an hour and then got woken up so I could go hang out with my mom and sister. Then at like 4:30 I fell asleep again and woke up at 8:45pm thinking that it was 8:45 on Sunday morning so I went back to sleep again. My friend Briley called me at 9 and confused the heck out of me cause she asked if I wanted to go to a party with her. ( I still thought it was Sunday morning).

So that's how I spent my last 48 hours. I now have some good memories and extremely sore shoulders.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

21 is a big number

My birthday was last thursday and I'm now legal in all 50 states to do pretty much whatever I want. That's why I spent my 21st birthday in Utah with a bunch of LDS friends

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Everybody LOVES free stuff

I've never really been fond of Halloween. Don't get me wrong I like all the fun parties and I don't mind dressing up, its just finding something original to dress up as that gets me. Every year I go through the same thing where I wait till last minute to think of something and then its not very well put together. There was parties going all weekend since Halloween was on a Tuesday this year. Friday I borrowed a big afro wig from a co-worker for an idea that I had that fell through so I ended up putting a sweatband on it and wore short shorts with tube socks and went as a girl Richard Simmons. Saturday night I didn't even dress up when we went out.

Then on Monday night I was watching Oprah and she had a guy on that would stand out on the streets with a sign that said "FREE HUGS" and people were actually hugging him. He now has the number one video on (its really funny, you should watch it) So me and my friend Briley decided to do that for Tuesday's YSA Halloween Party. We made posterboard signs and hung them around our necks offering "free hugs"

It ended up being one of the funnest nights of my life. I wish I would have tried to count how many we got cause it was amazing. This was my favorite Halloween costume I've ever done. Lots and lots of hugs, 5 kisses (on the head or cheek), and one full handed butt grab that took me very off guard.

Even when all the parties were over and I was going into my house I got stopped by one of my neighbors that saw my sign. He and his roommates are college students that live just across the alley way. I've never actually met him before but he said that his car radio was stolen that night and he needed a hug. How could I resist?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Tsunami Squad

When my friend Tony got home off his mission in March he said that we should make a co-ed softball team and I thought it was a good idea. I called up a bunch of my friends and got all the necessary forms to fill out. We're a pretty decent team but in the last few games we always fall short of winning by one or two runs. It's pretty frustrating. I look forward to every Tuesday night when we have games cause it gives me a chance to see some friends that I don't usually get to see on a regular basis. Some are married, others live farther away, and we all get carried away with our busy lives. I'm fortunate to have such good friends that I can enjoy one of my favorite activities with. Our team name is the Tsunami Squad and we have green shirts with the picture on it. How the name came about is another long story... My favorite part about the name is listening to how many people CAN'T say tsunami.

I decided that every season if we change the team name it should have a word that people can't pronounce like rendezvous, or bjork. Any cool suggestions?

My grandad won the car naming contest with Bonzai. Very close runners up were car-y-car, sent in by Mabel, and Gary Weiner for Jill who said I should name my car after the salesman.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Here she is

This past Tuesday, October 3rd I bought my first car. It's a 2003 Toyota Camry, a ten year upgrade from the last one. I am in love with this car. It actually has working cold air and seat belts... something I wasn't used to with the other car. It drives so smooth that I have to keep my eye on the speedometer cause sometimes I don't realize that I'm speeding... Oops. I never imagined myself driving a tan car. I thought they were reserved for old people, but I bought it from a private dealer for a decent price and the color is starting to grow on me. Its definitely a girl car and I think she needs a name... any suggestions?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Rest in peace old friend

Last Monday my car officially took its last breath and died forever. I was out shopping and had finished spending money so I got in my car and tried to turn it on. It was hard to get it started so I thought "oh great, I need a new battery". So as I was driving down McKellips I called my parents just in case the car died on the way home. As I was talking to them, I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a huge cloud of smoke coming from the exhaust. I pulled over and told them to come pick me up. As I was sitting there a boy came over to see if I needed any help and then yelled a few profanities when I showed him what happened when I turned the car on. My parents took me home and we got a tow truck in the morning and sent it to Gunnels. They said that I had blown the head gasket and that it would cost more to fix it than what the car is worth.

So this has been my ride to work for the past week. The weather has been fairly nice lately so its not so bad. Plus my job is only half a mile from my house.

And thank you times infinity to Mom, Dad, and Grandma for each letting me take their car to school. I love you all.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why to get to KinderCare of coarse.

Yesterday when I got to work, everyone was talking about how there was a chicken in on our playground in the backyard, and sure enough, there was. A little black chicken had squeezed through the rod iron fence and was pecking away at our grass. It was in a part of the playground that we never use and is fenced off, so when the kids went outside they were all lined up against the fence watching it peck at the grass.

One of my co-workers, Kim, said that if I could catch it, she would take it home and keep it... That sounded like a challenge to me. So me and another lady I work with, Connie, went out on our mission with boxes in hand. By this time, our little chicken friend had moved out front and was hiding under the busses. After a few failed attempts to catch it from under the bus, I look over at Connie chasing it back over to the playground. It squeezed through the fence again so I ran and hopped over while Connie ran around through the building. Meanwhile all the kids are still lined up against the fence, on the playground side, screaming and yelling while I'm chasing the chicken with a box. Finally, after running around for a few minutes, I trapped it in a corner and caught it with my box.

It had to have been the funnest, craziest morning of work. Kim took the chicken home and now it roaming around in her backyard... Chickens are fast... but I'm much faster

Friday, September 22, 2006

Loud music and no old people

Jessica from Diamante

Chip Webb and his brother

Whit Gardner from XYZebra

McKay Stephens

Something in Portugese

Last Saturday, Sept. 16. I had an acoustic show in our clubhouse. It was so amazingly fun. These are the 5 people/groups that performed. The second to last one is my friend McKay from Utah, he came down with some other people to visit and wanted to play a show for us Mesa folks. So I asked around and found the others who would be willing to play acoustic and for free. There was a pretty good turn out, probably around 50 people, if not more. I also got some good feedback from friends saying that they think I should make it a monthly event... I'm not sure about that but for sure I'd do it again.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

She's done it again!

I don't know how it works but Leisel just seems to know exactly what I need every time I visit her. I don't mind having to sit in her salon for 3 to 4 hours every couple of months cause I'm always happy with the end result. Truly a miracle maker.

Monday, September 04, 2006

I hate cars

So for the past few months I've been casually looking around for a new car. My price range was about 5-7,000 but I wasn't in any rush to buy. I've only been looking on the internet and occasionally if there was something on the side of the road but nothing was catching my eye. I want to have this new car for a while so I want to get something that I actually like. On Friday I found out that I got a pretty decent raise so its been making me think more seriously about purchasing a car. I sat down with my dad on Saturday and he said that he thinks that if I up my price range a little bit, I'll be able to get a much better car and still be able to pay it off in a reasonable time frame. So today (Labor Day) he and I went around to a few lots to see what my options were. I decided that 12,000 was my max... pretty much doubling what I intentional considered spending. I still found nothing!!! Everything we looked at was in the 15-20,000 dollar range and there is no way I can even think about spending that much. I guess all that I accomplished to day was I found out that I HATE CARS!!!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The outcome of my decision

A few months ago I posted about my decision to stay in Arizona and go to ASU in the fall. I had no idea that it would be the most stressful decision of my life . I started my application to ASU back in June and as part of the process I had to send all of my transcripts from Westwood HS, Mesa Community College, and BYU Hawaii. This was the last step and all I had to do from there was wait for approval and sign up for classes... Not as easy as it sounds.

Somehow, my transcripts from BYU Hawaii were not making it. With in 2 months I had them resent 3 times. I was at the point where I didn't care about those 6 credits anymore and asked if ASU would just forget about them but that wasn't an option. So on Wed August 9th, I found out that the Hawaii credits finally made it in. And even now with all my information there, I still had to wait to be accepted. So again, all I can do is sit and wait. On Wed August 16, I found out that I was approved for admissions but still could not register because they didn't have my shot records... Something that could have been brought to my attention weeks ago!! So I got those faxed in and took Friday morning off of work so that I could go down to the campus and sign up for classes that started on Monday the 21st.

On Friday morning I drove myself down to the unfamiliar campus. I got pushed around from place to place for 3 hours and was still not signed up for any classes. One advisor told me that I was basically starting over because most of my MCC credits wouldn't count for anything. I was so frustrated from not getting any answers and sweaty from walking around in the AZ sun that I gave up and went home.

That night I was so depressed and angry that I went down to the temple and just sat in the grass outside for 2 hours by myself. I thought about why I was staying in Arizona, and if I should just take the semester off of school.

On Saturday I spent the day with my whole family down in Tucson to visit Abbie and Jake and to see the Lion King on stage. After the play we all went to dinner and I explained my situation to Danny and Lindsi. They agreed to come over on Sunday and see if they could help. So on Sunday we sat down at the computer and looked at my options... which were looking much better with their help and advice. I figured out 4 classes that I could take and began to register for them... but I was 12 minutes too late. The ASU computer systems were closed down already so I would have to wait until the morning.

So finally on Monday morning Aug 21, at 7am, I registered for my classes, one of which started at 7:40... but of course, nothing works out they way its planned, two of my classes were closed already. So basically now I'm a week into the semester at Arizona State University, taking 2 classes.

I hope to find out soon why I'm still in Arizona cause going to BYU would have been so much easier. Only time will tell... I guess

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Way overdue

This post is long overdue but I wanted to wait until I got some better pictures. A few weeks ago me, Katie, Deborah, and Mike Stock took a trip to California to see my friend Robert... or as I like to call him, Beto. I met Beto last summer in Hawaii and we have kept in touch ever since. When I heard that he was going to be visiting his family in Cali, I made plans to go see him and take a trip to 6 Flags. The plan was to leave on Friday night (July 28) so that we could have all day Saturday and Sunday to hang out, go to 6 Flags on Monday and then drive home on Tuesday. Well come Friday night, I found out that we didn't have a car to take and all my back up plans were falling through. I thought that we weren't going to be able to go at all. I had been planning this trip for two months and it was not working out the way I planned it. I got so depressed on Friday night that I wouldn't even go hang out with my friends, no matter how hard they tried to cheer me up. I really just layed around at my house all night.

Then on Saturday morning, Deborah called me and said that her car got fixed and asked if I was still up for going. You wouldn't believe how happy I was. I had my second chance and I couldn't pass it up. I called Katie and Mike and we all left at about noon and arrived at Beto's house at 7pm. That night we all went out to dinner, and on Sunday we went to church with Beto's family and played games and karioke all night. Then on Monday we went to 6 Flags with Beto and his 2 younger brothers, Scott and McKay... Deborah got a speeding ticket on the way to the park... oops. We stayed and played at the park until it closed and then went back to Beto's house and crashed. Tuesday we took our time getting packed up, said our last goodbyes, and then headed for home.

I'm so glad that I got to take that trip and that I have good friends who were able to go with me. I love hanging out with Beto and even though we haden't seen each other in almost a year, there was never an awkward moment. It was like we were back in Hawaii when we used to hang out every day. He's now back on the island for school. I miss him and hope that we will be able to have more times to visit in the future.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ridin Dirty

This past weekend my friends and I squished 7 people into a Toyota Corolla for a 2 hours drive to Oracle, Arizona. We all had fun getting muddy and dirty, crawling around on our stomaches in the Pepersause caves. We even stipped down into our "unmentiionables" for a little dip in the icey cold water. We all had a good time with the exception of a few cuts and scrapes and sore muscles but it was well worth it. All in all I think everyone enjoyed getting down and dirty for a change.

Next weekent... California, here we come!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Rascal Flatts

I know this is a really bad picture but it was taken from my phone.

This past Thursday, July 13, I went to the Rascal Flatts concert at Cricket Pavillion with my friends Brittany and Deborah. It was probably the funnest concert I've ever been to even though it was outside and ridiculously hot. We bought tickets for the lawn seats (back as far as you can get) but then snuck past security for some better, closer seats. Gary Allen opened for them, who is very good on his own but when Rascal Flatts came out, I seriously got the chills. They are my favorite country band. We sang, danced, and screamed our hearts out. It was well worth having a sore throat and being tired the next day at work... good thing it was pajama day at work too. It was an amazing concert... they even snuck in a little "Hotel California" and "Summer of 69" to shake things up a bit. I'm very lucky to have fun, spontaneous friends that would come with me to this concert since I had the idea to go the night before. I LOVE RASCAL!!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My name twin

I'm not sure which one is me but frankly I don't care cause they're both established women with striking features.

My name twin is is a British mum (and yes I mean mum) launching a Children's food bill to the house of Pariliment so that children every where can learn to eat healthier, not only in school, but in the home as well. Way to go Cathy, I'm sure proud of you.

ps. I know I haven't posted in a long time so this is just a filler until I can get some pictures from some trips I went on these past few weeks. I hate not having my own camera.

Friday, June 09, 2006

pinky pink pinkerson

That's what you can call me cause I officially have pink eyes... and I say eyes cause its definately in both of them. And don't worry for those of you who I come in contact with cause I'm not contagious anymore. I've been to the doctor and she gave me some drops that will clear it up in no time. This is my first time having pink eyes and its really not as bad as I thought. My eyes don't hurt or itch or anything, they just look gross. I called in to work on Thursday so that I wouldn't spread it around anymore (that's where I got it in the first place) and just basically stayed home and took naps did nothing.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

What the hair did you do?

So this is my new hair cut. I just got it done last night and I'm still getting used to it. It's a little shorter than I had originally expected but I'm pretty sure that I say that every time I get it cut. Also, the girl that does my hair had it curled in towards my face and I think that might have had something to do with my discomfort. It scares me everytime I look in the mirror but it's also growing on me.

I absolutly love working with kids because they always tell you the straight, flat out truth. Not sugar coated one bit. Some said that I looked pretty and others said I looked silly. When one four year old girl told me that she liked my new hair cut, I asked her, "Do you mean that or are you just trying to make me feel good?" and she said, "I'm making you feel good Ms. Cathy." Adults, on the other hand, are a little harder to read cause I never know if they're being sincere. Some I could tell truly meant what they said and others I knew were full of crap. You can always tell when someone doesn't know what to say when the first thing that comes out of their mouth is, "So do you like your new hair cut?"

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Trabin Fever

This past weekend I went camping with some friends and had a regular redneck white trash time. We drove 3 hours up to Pinedale on Friday night to stay in Greg Brimhall's trabin (side by side tralor cabin). We spent our time shooting guns, riding quads, and bunny chasing. I think the funnest time had to have been bunny chasing. Saturday night me, Briley, Greg, and Wyatt all got our warmest clothes on and took the quads out to some open fields. As we're riding along bunnies will just pop out of bushes and lead us on a wild chase. We never catch them or run over them but man can those bunnies maneuver.

The weather up there was amazing. About 75 degrees with a small breeze. It definately felt good to get out of the 105 degree temps we've been having these past few weeks. I absolutely love camping, especially with good friends. It was a perfect, relaxing, well-needed weekend

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Its my decision

Ever since I applied to BYU I always had this little uncertainty about it but would just brush it off cause it was so far away. Then when I got my acceptance letter, everyone was real happy for me but that feeling never went away. Then in March I went to a fireside with some friends that basically talked strait to me. I've never had an experience like it. My friends came out thinking that it was the biggest waste of time and I couldn't see why. It talked all about how life is all about making decisions and specifically mentioned the choice of going to BYU or ASU. I realized that when I only applied to BYU, I only gave myself one choice, so I started applying to ASU. I have thought and prayed about what I should do for a few months now and finally this past week made my decision to stay in Arizona and become a Sun Devil. I was finally at a point where I felt good and could start telling others about my choice. My friends were 100% supportive which made me feel even better. I got mixed reactions from my church aquaintences who all thought I was staying for a boy. And then it came down to my family where I got pretty much nothing but crap. One reaction was "You could still live in Utah and take ASU online courses" which makes me feel like I'm not wanted here. I understand that BYU is a good school and I know that I could be happy living up there because I have a lot of really good friends that go there as well. But my decision is ASU. I honestly don't have a logical reason why this is except for the fact that I feel that it's where I'm supposed to be right now. Its not because of boys, and its not because I'm afraid to move out cause frankly, neither of those are a factor. Basically ASU just feels right. Its my decision and I hope that everyone can be supportive of it

Monday, May 15, 2006

Pork check

Well I guess you could say that I'm following the crowd now. Everyone else is jumping of f the brindge and doing a blog so I'm jumping in right after. I might not post as religiously as some other family members I know but I can tell you that I'll do it more than Mike.