Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dear California,

Thank you for the 75-degree weather. I thoroughly enjoyed running outside on Christmas Eve and getting a sun tan. I really appreciate it when mother nature helps me multi-task.

Thumbs up Golden State.
Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dear Can I get an Amen?

Read it.
You'll love it.
If you don't: watch Friday Night Lights.
You won't regret it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dear I couldn't resist,

I don't post much re: my feelings towards the opposite sex. Mostly because I've been told on more than one occasion that I'm bitter.

I'm not bitter (as you all roll your eyes and think, 'right val, right').
I'm just protective of women everywhere and I want women (and men) to realize they can do better and achieve a higher standard.

Just read the article below...if you know me then you know why I'm posting this.
If you don't me...well...you know me a little better now.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/04/opinion/bennett-men-in-trouble/index.html


Monday, September 19, 2011

Dear Microsoft Updates,

Are you really necessary? Say on a scale of 1-10?
Because I feel like you occur really frequently which makes me think one of the following:

a) The software I originally purchased is faulty.
b) You want to take up space on my hard drive causing me to run out of room, leaving me with the only option of buying an external hard drive so I have more storage capacity that will only end up being consumed by more Microsoft updates.
c) I'm a nerd for even caring about this at 12:19 in the morning.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dear for the LOVE,

You.
Have.
GOT.
To.
Be.
KIDDING.

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/ghostriderspiritofvengeance/

I'm not promoting the movie.
Nor am I promoting the trailer.
I encourage you to save yourself 2.5 minutes and think happy thoughts instead.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dear Lake Powell,

I am in love with you.

Dear Batting Cages,

Since when did I become a closet softball junkie? I could spend hours - HOURS - at Mulligan's in Murray (and no, that's not the name of a pub in South Jordan).

I'm shopping for a bat.
I MUST get cleats.
And possibly gloves?

I mean, I'm playing on a city league team in the fall. So I need to get the gear, right? Look the part? I mean we all know 80% of enjoying a workout comes from wearing a smart outfit.

I wish I had tried this sport in my youth - because I clearly haven't kept up with the whole cheerleading bit - I could be making the big $$. Trust me, I'm not THAT good, but I'd like to believe with the proper training added to a healthy amount of pressure from my father and coaches, I would have developed into a softball phenom.

PLAY BALL!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dear Olympic Park,

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme...who needs Cool Runnings when you can ride an actual bob sled (sans ice; my kind of bob sled).

I went for work and it was a blast. One of the few team building activities I'd recommend.

Next up: the skeleton!

Me and my client contact - she looks super hard core, I was going for the friendly bobsledder look.

The winning team! We came in first, just barely over a minute. I was so excited!

I'm in position 4 (the very back) - it was rough, but awesome!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dear Urban Retreat Salon & Spa,

Thanks for the facial that was mediocre.
Thanks for the massage that hurt like - - - - but did the trick.
Thanks for the masseuse who was able to multi-task and get a few texts in while she worked out the knots in my neck.
Thanks for not responding to my email re: the awful experience.

As a paying client, I really appreciate all you've (not) done.

XOXO

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dear Self-Evaluation,























It's pretty straight forward...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dear from the mouth of babes,

I've decided to take my nieces and nephews out on a date when they have a birthday. They get to choose the activity (within a set price range) and I get the chance to spend time with them one-on-one. It's a win-win, but I really feel like I am getting the better end of the deal.

Here are a few of the things that have been said while out on these dates.

Berlin, 4 years old
1) I think I'd rather have a toy than see a movie.
2) Let's go home and play with the toy. I can be Belle, and YOU can be the horse.
3) My mom is going to say, "This toy is awesome. Way to go Berlin!"

Kemry, 5 years old
1) My favorite color is the rainbow...with a little bit of brown.
2) I really need to have ice cream. I'm exhausted.
3) Best! Ice Cream! Ever! (said about a DQ cone dipped in chocolate)

But I think the best part is when I arrive to pick them up. Both these girls shrieked, yelled and giggled with delight. It melts my heart.

So for those of you who are out of state, know that when I see you and your children next I will be making up for lost time; just accept it and know that I will be taking my nieces and nephews out on a date.

Dear SLC 2012 Half Marathon,

I look forward to improving my time and finishing with my iPod functioning the entire race.

Bring it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dear Crunch Time,


I'm counting down the days on ONE HAND until I run 13 miles...resulting in lots of mixed emotions.

But I'm mostly excited.
And petrified.
But mostly excited.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dear Long Time Coming,

I am in the UK...and might never return.

Can't wait to do all that Noelle has planned.
She's the best.

Here's to having the time of my life.

God save the Queen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dear 8 miles,

I've never run that far before ever.

Here's to doing new things every day.

Next long run = 9 miles.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dear Self Indulgence,

I don't give in to you...practically ever.
But this time...it's really hard to put up a fight...







Dear 2011 SLC Marathon,

I'm back...but this time not for the 3.14 miler...but the 13.1 miler.
With my sisters running beside me, I'm pretty sure we'll take first, second and third place.

Watch out.

Oh and your price plus processing fee is ridiculous.
People who procrastinate shouldn't have to pay more $.
That's absurd.