Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cookies & Cream Wasted

Lazy Sundays are my favorite. Especially when we're snowed in and I don't have to feel guilty for sitting at home all day. (I'm sort of a homebody. Ha.) I was actually incredibly productive today, from the comfort of my big comfy couch. I finished my entire 'restaurant use package' for a class, which included a complete menu design, a coaster, and a napkin for a restaurant of my choice. Of course, I chose Emily's. =) Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the menu, so I created mine 100% from memory. I think I did a pretty good job at remembering, actually. Hooray for a photographic memory (and, okay, I guess my 4 summers of waitressing there didn't hurt...)

I also created some facebook events for upcoming DSU Live events - Open Mic Night on Wednesday the 23rd, and Battle of the Bands on March 25th. I sent out a couple emails, and I threw together a super duper fast graphic for the BOTB. Then I ordered pizza and ate some ice cream and edited photos and, currently, updated my blog. Yes for Sundays.

142/365: Cookies & Cream ice cream + Baileys, hint of caramel. This is a perfect treat! I'm sure everyone is completely aware that I'm not much of a drinker. Alcohol is just not something I want to waste my time/money/brain cells on. But when something THIS perfect comes up, I have to accept. Yum! (Brian called this "Getting cookies & cream wasted.")

Last night we spent the evening in Sioux Falls with Dustin and a few of his friends. We were originally going to go tubing at Great Bear Recreation Park, but ended up changing our plans last-minute and attended a Sioux Falls Stampede hockey game instead. We all agreed that it was a good decision. We had a blast! First, we got pizza at Valentino's, which was an experience in itself, with Dustin's friends along. Crazy kids...

Anyway, the game was great! We won by 1 goal. Two of them were made within about 30 seconds of each other. Pretty amazing stuff! The arena was packed, and the crowd was insane, which made for the best hockey game experience. Here's my favorite shot from the game:

131/365: I was very impressed with my camera last night. Thanks to Brian and the Christmas gift lens he got me, I was able to zoom in pretty super close from 20 rows up. I do love it! Of course, there could be improvements, but this still makes me happy. =)
140/365: My last-minute, before-bed, phone photo for Friday. Lame, boring, noisy, but oh well. It's a photo.

 On Thursday we went to another of Dustin's games. It was an intense game. Scores were back & forth, neck & neck the whole time. We ended up losing by one point. It was sad, but the game was fun to watch and the team did great. Here's my favorite shot:

139/365: Dustin being awesome. That's my brother. =)
Here are some more cool photos from his game:

Here's Sam shooting a free throw.
Here's Dustin waiting for a free throw rebound.

All caught up now! Tomorrow is a holiday so no school. I'm not sure there would be school, anyway, with this weather. Ha....Woke up in the middle of the night to some super loudness out my window. Turns out it was thunder! Thunder! And rain and lightning and all sorts of summer goodness. ...Then, only a few hours later, it was snowing. Blizzard conditions! I do enjoy this weather, for some silly reason. Thunderstorms and Blizzards in the same day. Only in SD...

Brian and I are looking for some spring break plans. We've both got some ideas, but we're not really sure if they would work out. Anyone have suggestions??


  1. Awesome - what lens did you get? I love your blog :)

  2. Thank you! It's a Nikon 55-200mm. =) So much fun to play with.

  3. Spring Break ideas, eh? Well, you know Travis and I are going to Orlando. He's never been, but this will be my 3rd time down there. I'm really excited to take him there! ^_^

    Are you looking at staying around here? Or in South Dakota, anyway?

  4. I don't think we're concerned with staying in SD. Pretty much open to anything, within reason. Haha...



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