Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Question: What is Kirk's new nickname?
Kirk has been super busy all year working on becoming a "real" artist. In July he approached an Art Gallery with some of his work and we were so happy when they accepted him to the gallery for representation and asked him to prepare to do a show in November. His show was up in the gallery all during the month of November and sold very well. He has now been asked to prepare for another show in March! (the gallery's website is:www.artonegalleryinc.com) Of course in the meantime he's still an attorney by day, but by night he is usually standing in his studio with paintbrush in hand. It has been great! (Kirk's art website is www.kirkhaysart.com)
Question: Is Lezlee ever going to do anything besides sell bras on the internet?
Answer: YES! (and for those of you who didn't know, yes, Lezlee does sell bras on the internet)
Lezlee has been accepted to Bachelor program at BYU which allows students to finish (most) of their degree from home. Her degree will be in Psychology, which is what she always wanted to do. She just finished her first class and got an A! Finishing this program will be a step towards being able to attend Graduate School and finish her Masters in Psychology/Counseling. She's still got a long ways ahead of her but it feels good to be back on track.
Question: Would Holden drive an old car?
Answer: He better be driving an old car, that would explain the monthly car mechanic bills!
Holden lifguarded this summer and will be going back this year. He taught swim lessons and this summer he may be working as the Dive Coach. It was a really great experience for him. He actually really liked teaching swimming lessons to the little kids. He used the money he earned to buy a 1972 Buick Electra we like to call the Hulk. It's actually a really awesome car and it's his favorite color, bright green. He is HEAVILY involved in Speech and Debate right now and loving it. So that brings the total number of extracuricular activities he's been involved in up to ...oh don't know like 124? He will be a senior next year which is freaking his parents out! After that he's planning on college and a mission. Yikes. Girls are also a rather large part of his life as one might imagine!
Answer: He is around here somewhere reading last I checked...and by that I mean if you are looking for Brennan just look for the books because that is where he will be. He asked for 50 books for Christmas and that's all he wants. Weird? Yes. Are we proud? Of course! He keeps us laughing with a rather Chris Farley-like sense of humor. Brains and Humor you ask? Of course! Look at his parents! What else did you expect?
Question: Is Jordan as sweet as she looks?
Answer: We plead the 5th. However we will say that she is an amazing little girl with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Does she ever just veg out and watch tv for a while? No! Do we wish she would sometimes? Yes! She is either talking or doing, doing, doing. or talking. and talking. You get the idea. She wants books on being a surgeon for Christmas because she's discovered a website that teaches you how to do surgery geared towards children. We are in the process of hiding all the sharp instruments just in case.
WE MISS EVERYONE AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!
Love, the Hays Family
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Lezlee, you're an Observer!
This means you're one of the more kind-hearted people around. You are unusually intuitive, and you probably understand yourself, as well as others. That also means you're a good mediator — though you may prefer to spend more time on your own than most.
You are better equipped than many to steer your life in the right direction. Understanding more about the components of your personality will reveal unique information that even people like you might not realize. And the better you know yourself, the more confident you'll be making decisions that affect your life.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Six things no one sorta' doesn't know (well or most people anyway):
1. I'm terrified of birds...particularly blackbirds, ravens, seagulls, starlings and pigeons.
2. I fall asleep during chase scenes in movies - they bore me to death.
3. People blurt out personal things to me all the time - complete strangers, I have a certain affect on people.
4. I hate it if I hate someone and have to figure out a way to feel sorry for them instead so I can let go of the ill feelings.
5. I keep people's secrets pretty well.
6. I love to go the movies alone, and usually won't tell my husband or best friend if I do it - it's a SECRET.
That's all for today except:
Why do I over-commit myself so much where church is involved? I always feel this compulsion to say yes to everything and I feel terrible if I have to say no. And I think it's because I get easily annoyed with the people who say "I'm too busy, I can't" because then 10% of us end up doing 90% of the work and it's always that way. But I never want to be in that 90% who does the 10% of the work. But they're probably on to something if you think about it.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
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Picking Raspberries on my grandpas farm, early in the morning while in high school, he let me keep all the profits from the sale of said raspberries and the other main job benefit was that I would occasionaly see the boys moving pipe walking past with their shirts off and their wonderful summer tans displayed.
Information Desk girl at the College Campus (BYU Idaho - aka Ricks) where I basically worried mostly about looking cute every day because it was a great place to be seen and show off my fashion sense. Disemenation of information was actually only secondarily important. Actually flirting with co-workers and passer-bys while still trying to seem professional in my heels and skirt was second, disemenation of information third.
Worked for a complete hard ass as a secretary for 3 years and hold the record for working for that particular hard ass. So I feel sickly proud or like a complete massochist, I'm never sure exactly which.
Made shaved ice from a "sno shack" over one summer. Favorite flavor? (cause I sampled all 35 of them baby) mix some Tigers Blood and some Sour Pink Lemonade. You can't beat it. That didn't even seem like a real job. Except when you had to use the ice pick on the big humongous block of ice, I thought ice picks were made up devices used in movies to murder people. But they are real and they are sharp and they are hard to use and the COULD most defintely kill someone.
Four movies I can watch over and over:
Let's start with a John Cusack movie and see if they all turn out that way or if I can come up with something other than my JC obsession:
1. Grosse Pointe Blank, love John, love Martin, love the premise, never gets old even though I now know every single solitary line of the movie
2. Pretty In Pink - cheesey yes, but 80s awesome, totally. And I still want to be Molly Ringwald and drive that damn Carmen Ghia. My parents very well might have ruined the 80s for me by not buying me that car. Never get sick of it.
3. The Graduate. It never gets old. I notice new nuanced lines every time I watch it. Benjamin at the bottom of that pool...doesn't everyone feel like Benjamin at the bottom of the pool half the time?
4. Amelie. Greatest film ever maybe. So gorgeous, so oddly uplifting. Makes me want to live in Paris and you could even watch it with the sound off and it would satisfy over and over and over, but with the sound on and the Yan Tiersen soundtrack, you can't go wrong.
Four places I’ve lived:
West Yellowstone Montana
Salt Lake City Utah
(that's not an all inclusive list but that's 4)
4 TV shows I've loved:
6 Feet Under!
Four places I’ve vacationed:
Tough to list just four but
2. Rocky Point Mexico
3. San Francisco California
Four of my favorite dishes:
Pastas - especially Farfalle With Chicken from Cheesecake Factory
My own fried chicken
Panda Orange Chicken
Kiddy cereals...esp, Captain Crunch, Apple Jacks & Honey Smacks with skim milk!
Four sites I visit daily:
Mindsay (secretive lair of JC fans)
Go Fug Yourself
Four places I would rather be right now:
Vegas baby (preferably the spa at the Mandalay)
On a warm beach, white clean sand, diet coke at hand, licorice, bad magazines, good books, comfy chair, cool clean ocean water to dip in whenever I feel like it.
Bed, sound asleep having really great, non-anxiety dreams.
London, just exploring.
4 Books I highly recommend:
1. Life of Pi
2. Catcher in the Rye (and if you come back and tell me you didn't like it I will probably not ever see you in the same light ever again, also you have to at least imagine that you're about 19 while you're reading it)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird
4. The Bell Jar
There are teenagers who look like they just don’t quite know where they fit into society yet. Or maybe even where they will fit into society. And that’s interesting to watch. Because you just wonder, is this kid going to turn into the next Bill Gates or is this kid going to wind up in some sub managerial role in a small firm just content to enforce the “rules” of the office. Like Dwight on “The Office”. There is a group of five boys roaming around who are probably 13 or so and I just realized one of them is a girl. Her legs are shaped slightly differently from the boys and ilook freshly shaved, f you look really closely you can see that she has prettier softer features. Not like a pretty boy but like a girl who is trying to just hang with the guys. Her hair is the same length as all her guy friends, but all her guy friends have should or chin length hair. She’s wearing skater clothes, baggy sweatshirt, cutoff jean shorts and skater shoes in black. It’s so easy to miss that she’s a girl. She blends in so well. But not in that butchy tomboy girl sort of way, although I’m sure she considers herself a tomboy. But more in a, this is my comfort zone, kind of way. For now, for this little bit of time, I am a chess nerd. Later she might be a raving beauty. But for now, she hangs out with the guys and plays chess and probably skateboards. And I heard her make the comment “I should make a documentary called ‘The Freaks I Hang Out With’. Which made me smile.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
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Random thoughts: I like the babybel cheese that's covered in wax and the way the wax unfurls when you pull the little tag. Ingenious.
I like being alone in the house.
The perfect time of day is about 10:58 pm.
The worst time of day is about 5:00 pm
Hard licorice is still good.
Tranquility is difficult to find but on those rare occassions when you do manage to capture it they are memorable and great. Times I remember as tranquil:
Sun Valley Idaho in 1981 w/ Alicia
The spa at the Mirage w/ Shannon the year 2000
The pool at the Mandalay Bay 2003
A hottub at a hotel in Salt Lake City when I was about 16 years old, by myself under a starry sky.
Mexico, always in Mexico, on the beach with my licorice.
Stolen moments in the car when it's cold outside but the sun warms the entire interior of the car. Sometimes I won't get out of the car when it's like that. Like a cat.
Sunbathing in my backyard between the ages of 13-17, the smell of Hawaiian Tropicana Suntan oil in my nose - or Baby Oil.
Love's babysoft perfume circa 1981.
Scotland in the ruined Abby's.
Bubble baths and one in particular when I was 17 and realized I was 17 - like really KNEW I was only 17 and that I was free, free, free and I would never be that free ever again. That was the moment I realized childhood was about to end, but I remember it fondly.
Curling up in the fetal position and falling asleep when you don't mean to.
College Campus'. Always feel tranquil on them. Every time.
Under a tree in provo utah, writing.
On my bed in my room in provo utah, writing.
These moments are not to be confused with happiness or bliss - those are very different states.
Monday, February 20, 2006
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