Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Review

Books Read:
Dystopian Literature Kick
We- Zamyatin
1984- George Orwell
Handmaids Tale- Margaret Atwood
Mild Embarrassment
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- JK Rowling
Incredible Embarrassment
Twlight- Stephenie Meyer
New Moon- Stephenie Meyer
Other Books Read
Diary of a Young Girl -Anne Frank
Number the Stars- Lois Lowry

Concerts Attended:
Beach Boys
Frankie Valli
JoDee Messina
Barenaked Ladies
Girl in a Coma (twice!)
Joan Jett
Better Than Ezra
The Dollyrots

Places Visited:
Salt Lake City/Ogden/Davis County, Utah (visits with Steve and Sundance Film Festival)
Austin, Texas (Girls Rock Camp Alliance)
Grand Canyon! (with Nevada Social Studies Teachers)
Chicago, IL (with Steve and the Archer fam)
Washington DC (Girls Rock DC and visiting Natalie!)

Austin, TX
March 2009- Girls Rock Camp Alliance Conference

Grand Canyon- June 2009

Salt Lake City, UT
July 2009- me and Steve with the band, Girl in a Coma

Salt Lake City, UT
July 2009- Tracy Aviary with Briana and Steve

 Chicago, IL- July 2009

Washington D.C.- August 2009
Smithsonian Museum of Art with Natalie

Washington D.C.- August 2009
Girls Rock D.C. Party with Natalie and Emily

Girls Rock D.C. Counselor Band
August 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dollyrot Love

Dear Dollyrots,
Thank you for autographing this guitar for Girls Rock Vegas. You guys played an awesome show and were super fun to hang out with afterward. Steve and I had a great time at your show and we are totally going to DVR your January 15th appearance on The Price is Right! Kelly Ogden, you are a great role model for young women.
Love, HeatherBay

Monday, December 07, 2009

Letter to a Pervert

Dear Pervert,
Could you please not post gross comments on my blog? Yah, thanks.
Love, H

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Holiday Shopping

I have a surprisingly small number of people to shop for this season. There's my mom, of course, and Steve. That's pretty much it. My mom and I are going in together on some kind of gift for my grandparents. And sure, I've got some random friends and coworkers to shop for, but that's pretty much it. Making a conscious effort to no longer communicate with selfish, hurtful relatives has not only been good for my self-esteem, but has also been friendly to my checking account. Since I won't be spending insanse amounts of money on people who love to chip away at my self-worth, what should I spend the extra money on?
A.) cruise or other such vacation
B.) downpayment on house
C.) credit cards and student loan reduction