Thursday, May 31, 2012

Best Shots of Vienna :: The Group

Okay. This post has been in the workings for quite some time now. I had to dig through all of my photos from Vienna to make sure that I found the perfect ones for this post. I had to hand-pick my favorite shots of the members of my group. I thought it would be a lot easier than it was. I spent hours just deciding which ones I liked best. Not the ones they probably would love the best, but the ones I loved the best. Some were quite flattering. Others, well... not so much.

I tried to keep it to one or two pictures per person. Some I would like to post ten, which I still may do in the future. So, for your viewing pleasure, we will proceed alphabetically.


Probably the coolest and kindest person I know. 


That one time she fell asleep on the bus and nobody woke here up. haha!

This is one of my favorites for so many reasons. 


Always so happy. Always smiling. Always having a good ol' time. 

She always has her vogue face on. Not many people notice it. Beautiful.

It is impossible to take a bad picture of this girl. I tried to find an embarrassing on, but there just aren't any.


One of my favorite people ever. There are so many great pictures of her that I wanted to put up, but had to settle with these ones. Love this girl to death.


Working hard and working her new Italian leather.

Jarom & Andrea

She can work it just fine without her husband.

"What's that? Oh, I'm pretty even when caught off guard."


The pretty princess that always has the perfect pose.


Had to get one with the Ferrari driver.

Super sweet. Super nice. Wasn't ready for my itchy trigger finger.

I think I scared her a little when I took this.


Amazing pianist. Models beaches on the side.

Gentlemen, you can find her in a practice room deep in the HFAC.


She always has a face for the camera.


I love this picture. I don't even remember what she was doing. We had some good times together.

Stuart & Kathryn

The pointed fingers. Trumps every dance move I know.


My roommate. Also one of the brave men to travel with so many beautiful ladies. We had a hard life.

There you have it! My study abroad group. I love them all so much and I miss them a lot. We need to get together soon! Waffles, anyone?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Secret Birthday Admirer

Yesterday happened to be my birthday and it was a fantastic day. Let me recount the details of my day.

I got a lot of practicing in. Yay!

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"Umm... Why are you celebrating the fact
that you practiced on your birthday?
That sounds pretty lame to me.
You should have done something fun and exciting."

"Well, it was a lot of good practicing.
I wouldn't expect you to understand.
You're always too busy doing dumb stuff like
researching how to build your own carbon fiber components."

That is legit research.
You'll thank me later when we have an
awesome car with beautiful carbon fiber parts."


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I went to the India Palace with my dad. Mmm... All-you-can-eat Indian food. That was the best.

I went to the Brick Oven with the rest of my family (not everyone will eat Indian food). I had an awesome chicken artichoke pizza. It disappeared pretty fast. And I had lots of root beer to drink. So good.

We took a cake over to my grandparents house so that we could celebrate with them. They were pretty happy and excited we were there.

To top off my day, I received a thing of balloons with a snickers weighing them down. Hmm... Sound familiar

The difference being, I know who gave them to me last year. I have not the slightest idea from whom these ones came. There was a note on the door that said they were delivered to my neighbors, seeing as I wasn't home at the time, but there was no note. Nothing.

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"You should get on that.
Find out who it is.
She's probably pretty cute.
You could get working on that dating
thing I've been pestering you about."

"I don't know, man. 
I haven't dated in a while.
I'm probably not good at it anymore."

"Who are you kidding?
You never were any good at it."

"And why do I even talk to you?
Go away now."

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So, readers, if you have any leads, that would be helpful as I would like to thank said "secret admirer" for the thoughtful balloons. If it's a guy, forget the "secret admirer" part, but I have a feeling it wasn't a guy. Just a hunch. 

And last, but not least, I ended with a nice Insanity workout session. The quest for the summer 6-pack is still on. And I'm closing in on it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Solar Eclipse

There was a solar eclipse yesterday that could be seen in Utah. I was pretty excited about this and wanted to get some pictures of it. It was pretty tricky to get the pictures to come out, but eventually, I managed to figure it out. They really look a lot like shots of the moon, but that aren't. Well, they are, actually, shots of the moon, just with the beaming bright sun behind it.

I hope you enjoy some of these shots. Well, you better enjoy them because I sacrificed my vision for these ones.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I love Sundays

I get pretty excited for Sundays, because I get to wear this.

My new favorite suit.
I don't know why I wait for Sundays to pull this out.
I should just wear it every day.

But if I did that, it wouldn't make Sunday such a special day.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Denver Zoo

This last week, I went on a trip with my parents, my brother and his wife and their adorable little girl to Denver to visit with family. It was a ton of fun. We had a good trip over there and everyone was happy. Just check out my little niece. So adorable.

For one of our days there, we decided to head to the Denver Zoo. It was really cool and a lot of fun for my little niece. We saw some cool animals that she just loved it. I did start getting quite warm outside and she eventually got tired. Here are some of the fun things we saw!

All ready to wander around the zoo.

With daddy looking at the cool animals. 

Pretty happy to be seeing fun things, especially the monkeys and penguins.

The zoo was a lot of fun. Even more fun with my family and the cutest niece in the entire world.