Monday, September 30, 2013

52 New Things: Indian Food (17 to go)

I went with my great ex-roommie Rosi to get Indian food this week.  It was soooo yummy!  I'd never had Indian food before.  We went to India Palace on Center Street in Provo.

It seemed really authentic. The entire staff appeared to be Indian.

We ordered some traditional Tandoori Naan.   It was soo delicious.  Like a really fluffy, light tortilla.  I ordered Chicken Coconut Korma, which was delllllicous. They brought it out with really flavorful rice. They brought our food out in these unique little bowls.  Everything was very unique and Indian in the restaruant.

I thought it was a little pricey and didn't look like that much food, but I had a lot leftover, so for two meals, it really wasn't bad.  You could easily split a curry dish and naan for $15.  And the service was superb:)  Now I love Indian food! Soo yummy.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

52 New Things: Saw the Lumineers at Saltair (18 to go)

We went to the Lumineers concert at Saltair!  Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, they had to stop the show about half way through the Lumineers set..:/  But we did get to hear two AWESOME opening bands, Nathaniel Ratliff and Dr. Dog. They played on the stage, but the Lumineers had to set up on the balcony for safety reasons.  At least we got to hear some of their stuff:)  They also played a new song for us, Falling.

The Lumineers, on the balcony at Saltair

Beautiful sunset over the lake

Yeah, there were some paparazzi there too;)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hogle Zoo!

We went to the zoo and it was awesome!!! I love the zoo so much.  I think my favorite was the tropical enclosure you can walk through and see tropical animals in their natural habitat.  Chris freaked for the sloth, and I also really liked the Bengal tiger, giraffes and seals. Basically, it was all cool. :)

I was so excited that the only things I managed to take photos of were the grizzlys.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What is Water???

I love this video.  It's so true.  I can't remember who, but someone said, "what screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it's supposed to be."

Life can be very boring and frustrating.  It's not supposed to be fun and exciting all the time. It's not supposed to be easy.  You give life meaning yourself.  You choose to make it fulfilling. It's all about how you think and process the world.  You do need to get away from the negative default setting.  Thinking positively is not something you're born with, it's something you learn.  Noticing those around you isn't a natural skill, it's acquired. 

One thing this video left out, is that there are things that add meaning, passion and purpose to life.  Family, friends, service, religion, hobbies. These things make the drudgery worthwhile:)  It gives you a reason to come home. And to go back to work.  And still be able to enjoy life.:)I'm going to try to be more conscious of my own thoughts and more aware of those around me.  I invite you to do the same.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

52 New Things: Had Funnel Cake (19 to go)

Funnel cake is a big deal.  I get this.  I had just never had it before.  Until now!  And all I have to say was delicious. We went to an outdoor concert in Park City and I got to try my first funnel cake!

52 New Things: Quoted in the Daily Herald & Meridian Magazine(20 to go)

I sent out a press release to a bunch of local news outlets about our new free custom pediatric orthotics program that we're starting at my work.  Someone came to do a story and take some photographs, and I totally got quoted!:)

The story was originally by the Daily Herald and also picked up by Meridian Magazine. Yeah, now I'm cool.:)
Dr. Gibson casting for orthotics at Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute

My boss, being a boss at casting for orthotics:)