Monday, October 15, 2012

Who's your Daddy?

My life is a pretty funny story. This weekend just added another passage. I went on a date with one of my friends Friday night. (Shocker I know.) Well, we were waiting on the other half of our group so my date and I needed to kill a little time. Where else would we go but Broulim's?

"Bri, do you trust me?" 
"Of course."
"Do you get embarrassed easily?"
"Well, I...I don't think so."
"Then give me your hand."

Then he took my hand and walked towards the registers. As soon as we were within earshot of the people there, he threw my hand and yelled, "What do you mean the baby's not mine?!" My face got so red and I started laughing so hard that my whole body hurt. The people around us were all watching with open mouths. Completely insane. But I loved every second! It's not every day that you get to make a ridiculous scene in a public place. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Watched Over

I was brushing my teeth tonight, getting ready for bed when it hit me. Heavenly Father is watching out for me! A lot. I can see it especially in my school work. Last Thursday, I came home from school and for some reason had an insane urge to do all the homework I could. In only a few hours I was a couple assignments ahead in all of my classes. The weird thing was that somehow, I had plenty of time to do all of this school work before I had to be at work. 

I didn't really think anything of it other than noting that I wouldn't really have to do homework for the rest of the weekend if I didn't want to. But I wasn't planning on not doing any homework. I really wanted to get even farther ahead over the weekend.

Of course, I woke up feeling incredibly sick on Friday. I skipped my two classes and stayed in bed most of the day. Needless to say, no homework was done. Not a word read for any of my classes. Saturday found me not getting any school work done either between working and running errands. And of course, I don't do homework on Sunday. Anyway, I started to panic a little bit about half way through the day because I was sure I had some assignment due tomorrow that I had neglected while I was on a homework break. 

But no. When I had my insane burst of motivation I got everything done that is due. Heavenly Father knew I would get sick and that I wouldn't feel like doing any homework so He helped me get enough of my work done in order to be ABLE to take the weekend off to rest. He knew exactly what was ahead of me and He made sure I was prepared. 

I am incredibly blessed. Heavenly Father loves me and knows who I am. He knows exactly what I need and want. It's not just me either, He loves everyone on this planet with an all consuming love. He knows each of us, our names, our favorite color, our biggest fear. Not a single one of us is alone. Incredible. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I touched a camel!

It's Monday night, and that means FHE. Tonight was so much fun! Our group went to a local straw maze and just had a blast. This particular maze had a couple of really cool animals that we were able to take pictures with and just enjoy petting. 
I love this picture! It's like we're laughing at each other. Such a silly camel.
And yes, this is a baby kangaroo named Rudy. Adorable!
Of course we all split up once we got in the maze and the straw cut off all noise so silence was almost loud. I made an alliance with my two roommates Robin and Emily and one of our FHE brothers Gui. Of course, we got lost countless times and went in a ton of giant circles. But guess what?! We were the first ones to finish. Yeah, that's right. Maze couldn't keep US in. 

Gui, Emily, Robin and I after the maze

Our group about to get all sorts of lost.

Spiritual High

This last weekend has been one of some insane spiritual highs and I love it. Feeling the Spirit is an incredibly empowering feeling. At this moment, I feel like I can do anything simply because Heavenly Father is holding my hand every step of the way. He wants me to succeed more than anyone else, ever. 

I've been thinking a lot about how the internet has made it so easy for us to touch the lives of people we've never even met before. This weekend, I've been touched by a woman I've never met, but will soon. Her story has deeply touched me and through reading her thoughts and story, I feel the Spirit. I want to do that for someone. She has no idea the impact her words have had on my life, nor will she ever. Or the countless other people who know her or who don't know her but perhaps stumbled upon her blog. 

Heavenly Father is there. He is real. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. I know without a doubt that He understands our struggles, doubts, fears, and anxieties for the future. But the amazing thing is, He will help us overcome all of that. The love that my Father in Heaven has for me is something I will never comprehend. I don't need to. It's not important for me to understand how it works, only to know that it does. 

I'm not a huge David Archuleta fan but this just makes me happy.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I'm a little drunk on you, and high on summertime

Summer is nearly half-way over and I hate it. I love the heat and the sun and the water. With all the students gone for the break, it's like a ghost town here. I miss my friends but I'm lucky to have a local best friend. Meaning, she's here just as much as I am.

We're kinda silly
I seriously lucked out with this girl! We have so much fun, it's ridiculous. At the end of the break we're going to Washington for a little bit and that is going to be an adventure for sure. We're both ready to go... like yesterday. 

Besides Rach, some of my other friends live around here still so we have some fun as well. 
Mesa Falls with Jared.
This her! We make random trips to the mall.

So basically, what we learn from summer is how to pack as much as possible into one day and love every second of it because it won't last. Soon the sun will go down and a new day will start, a day closer to the first day of school or work or something else. Yuck

Friday, June 22, 2012

River Adventures!

It was a GORGEOUS day here in Rexburg and a few of my friends put together a trip to a local river for some fun. They rented some kayaks, paddle boards and tubes.

Me, Dan, Janelle, and Cam on our way to the river. 
Janelle and I in the truck, ready to float!
The river

Oh yeeeeeah!
We love the sun!!

I started out on a tube but eventually switched to a kayak and I fell in love. It was an awesome work-out but it was incredibly fun. But I did have a little adventure with my kayak. I found that I really liked going over the rapids. Hopefully, I'll be able to go again soon and experience some better rapids. 

We came up on an old bridge that only had the stone pillars left and I saw that the best rapids were on the far side so I started paddling over to it. I thought that I was clear but somehow I slammed into the stone pillar on my side and the river's current tipped my kayak sideways and water was rushing on me, pinning me to my kayak. I was in shock, stuck, unsure of what to do, clutching my paddle. Eventually I realized there was nothing I could do to get myself out with the kayak so I kinda rolled off and grabbed my life jacket that was under my legs on the way. It was incredible how fast that water moved.

The guy that was just ahead of me is a life guard and he immediately went into that mode. I struggled over to his paddle boat and assessed my injuries. My leg was scratched up and bruised and the bottom of my foot was slightly cut and there was a little chunk of skin missing on my hip.

Eventually my kayak dislodged itself and was caught by another of our party and I got back on. It was quite the experience.

Now I sit here on my bed burned to a crisp...looking like a tomato. Basically I love my life and the experiences that I have. Whoop!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Split Second

There are billions of people on this earth at any given moment. The chance of meeting a specific person out of those billions is nearly slim to none. It's incredible to me how through a series of random events and occurrences we meet certain people. Circumstances really have to be just right to meet people. Minute choices that we make can change the course of our lives.
It's so difficult to wrap my mind around just how much our lives are interconnected as humans. The webs of our lives reach around the world and have changed people, have changed us. How has my life, my personality, my help changed the course of another life out there?
Our lives really are made up of instances, split second decisions really. It's a lot of pressure if you think about it.

I'm pretty addicted to this song by the way.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Life Lessons Through Film

I'm pretty sure I've told y'all before that I'm a projectionist at work, meaning I work with the digital projectors as well as the film projectors. Sometimes, things just don't work the way they are meant to work and a few days ago one of my projectors had a little accident. 
All that black stuff on the floor is a cute little movie called The Lorax. When I saw this mess when I went to check on the movies I nearly had a heart attack. I'd never had to deal with any real film issues before so this was pretty new to me.
To fix this tangled mess of a movie I had to patiently sit on the floor and feed the film onto the correct platter with the rest of the movie. It was a boring, tedious, tiring, at times even a little frightening Of course there were also moments when the film would simply slip through my fingers, doing exactly what it should but then it would catch and I would have to follow the film into the mess and work out the tangles. When the last little bit finally slid through my fingers, the relief and happiness at being done was almost too much for my little self.
As I was sitting in church today, it hit me, life is just like that tangled mass of film sometimes. There are times in our lives when we're just scooting along no problem when suddenly we get off track and things just seem to pile up and it seems like nothing will ever be the same. There are times when we must look to our Heavenly Father for that extra help in unravelling a particularly difficult knot in our life. Eventually everything will work out though. There are a few eternal truths and that is one of them.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Oh, Hello there officer...

I'm not one to break rules. I follow logical advice. I don't go exploring in places that it's obvious that they don't want outsiders. I'm cautious, so what. Well, those natural character traits of mine have been tested over the past couple days.
Looking back the story I'm about to relate is pretty funny and I'm going to enjoy telling it but at the time I was beyond anxious.
So, a friend of mine wanted to show Rachael and I something on campus so he had me drive back behind a building by the agriculture equipment. We turned off the car and started walking away when suddenly Jon stops, putting his arms out to signal us to stop as well. He then frantically tells us to get back in the car. Once back in the car and trying to calm down, Jon explained his sudden desire to be back in the car, a security car had just backed out of the building we were parked somewhat behind. He tells me not to turn my car on and not to do anything but I'm really just wanting to get out of there. Even though, now looking back we really weren't doing anything wrong or bad so we probably wouldn't have even got in trouble. There's just something about authority and darkness that freaks me out. So I make a decision, turn on the car and suddenly my headlights flare into life. I reverse and get ready to get out of there and the security guard is standing in the middle of the road waiting for us.
From the backseat Jon is coaching me, "Okay, Bri, just let me do all the talking. I can handle this, it's going to be okay." As I press the button on my window I say, "Alright, Jon. This is all you." But here's the thing, as soon as the window was coming down, I freak out and start talking a million words a minute, making up some story about being lost and just wanting to get off campus. Believe me, I was mortified by every word coming out of my mouth and how scared I sounded.
Now, let me tell you something else about last night that just added to everything. Gale. Force. Winds. Strongest wind I've ever been in, in my life. The dust was even thick enough that you couldn't see for very far. Just seemed to make everything that much creepier.
After dropping Rachael off, we made our way out to the cemetery just because we could. Once we were out there (after getting lost once) it was pretty late and the wind was adding a giant chill to the air, we turned the car off so that there were no lights at all. Luckily by this time I wasn't waiting to see some crazy man. Jon suggested that we go lay down on top of a plot. If it hadn't been so dang cold I would've wanted to stay a little longer because the stars were so bright. So gorgeous. You could see every one of them. I miss that. I love the stars. But two seconds out there and I was shacking with cold. So we left.
Basically, my weekend was an adventure. Perhaps one that I didn't want at the time but one that I'm glad to have had.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Call Me, Maybe?

People are so creative and silly. I've come to the realization that people have an affinity for creativity if they just let themselves. The reason for this sudden idea comes from a fun encounter from a few days ago. So, I spend a lot of time on campus, just sitting there reading or doing stuff on my laptop. Well, the other day I was doing just that and I was watching music videos. I happened to watch this one
and just as I was finishing it and moving on to the next music video on my list when a young man dropped a piece of folded paper next to my laptop. He walked away before I could say anything. Of course I opened the paper and it said "Call me, maybe?" His name and number. Funny much?!
Of course with the cleverness of how he went about giving me his number, I text him so he'd have mine.
We went out last night and it was really fun. There was a Dance Battle up on campus that we decided to go to (totally incredible by the way, the students here are so talented), went for ice cream, and played some ping pong. He and I have backgrounds in tennis so it was an interesting experience. It's been a little bit since I've gone on a real one on one, declared date, with a guy who called me to set it up, who picked me up and opened all my doors. It was refreshing :)

On a totally unrelated note...The Hunger Games has been released! I went to the midnight premier and holy was AWESOME! I loved every single second of it. They really did an amazing job with this adaption. Casting was spot on in my opinion; the actors really nailed their parts. Especially Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, these two actors completely and utterly made you believe in the reality of their characters' existence and I loved every second of their screen time. I saw it twice in a ten hour period and still want to see it more, that's how good it is. Everyone should find the time to both read the novel and watch the movie.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Who's your daddy?

Last night, as I struggled to fall asleep I was thinking about the men I've dated and am dating and I came to a realization. I have the BEST dad in the world. I mean, I've known that for ever but it really hit me last night. My dad has provided the perfect example of the ideal husband and father. Growing up, I never saw him angry with my mom, never raise his voice or become impatient, instead he was endlessly kind, generous and patient with everyone in the family. I can still remember him rocking me to sleep at night when I was no older than 6 and the silly songs he would make up as I was trying to catch those Zzz's.

My dad always thought of my mom before himself and I never really realized that until later in my life. When my mom needed a new car, my dad was fully supportive and even though he wants a new truck let my mom go find a new car. He dutifully provided for every small and big need that any of us needed. He made it possible for my mom and I to do all sorts of really fun things.

Basically, I know that's the kind of man I want to end up with, someone who is so extremely selfless and kind, generous and hardworking, patient and spiritual. You all might think you have the best daddy in the world...but you'd be wrong. Sorry, that's just the way it is in all actuality. My dad trumps all other dads out there. The end.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snowman, Mommy, 2000!

It snowed a while's snowing now. Ever since the very first snowfall, I've wanted to play in the snow but something always got in the way or else I just didn't feel like it when I had time. The other night, I was with a friend of mine and as we were driving by this park around 11 at night, the snow was calling my name; it was just so perfect, untouched, this gorgeous expanse of flawless white. I looked at my bud and asked him to stop the car so we could go run around in the field. Sadly, we didn't stop.
A few nights later though, I was able to get him to go with me to make this giant snowbaby. Oh, did I mention that it was uh midnight when we did this? Yeah. Most spontaneous thing I've done in awhile and I LOVED it! Although I didn't do very much of the work (he basically did everything except for packing snow around each section), I still take partial credit for this huge masterpiece. Sadly, the next day when I went by to check on Ted  (the snowman) there was a big ol' stick in his chest. So sad. And now he's completely toppled over. I'll make another some time.

On another note, my mom is in town! She leaves in the morning but it's sure been fun. I love having my mom around, I'm lucky to have such an incredible woman as my mother. Fortunately for me, she's coming back in just a few weeks. She doesn't like the weather though...

Oh yeah, we've reached over 2,000 pageviews! Not that big of a deal but I'm excited. Whoop!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Musings of a Food Poisoned Mind

I had my first experience with food poisoning the other day and let me tell you, it is NOT fun at all. The way I felt, death was a serious possibility. Though I did learn something from this experience that you should all learn, never make a promise to yourself when you're sick. It's not smart.

As I was laying in my bed, contemplating the choice that had landed me in that very place (to eat some fast food) and I made a very rash vow. I said to myself, "Bri. Do you like feeling like this? Ha. You are not ever allowed to eat fast food ever again." At the time, I was all for not eating fast food again but right now I'm really cravin' a cheese burger. Basically, I'm not going to follow my little proclamation.

On a totally unrelated note, I had a really good night last night. People here in the Burg are so silly, I am in awe of the things that young men will do to put a smile on someone's face. I went to some new friends' apartment last night and they were sitting around their living room listening to smooth jazz, while checking the stocks on their iPads, while dressed in dark wash jeans, button down shirts with sweaters over the top and suit jackets and dress shoes. I couldn't take any of them seriously, but I loved it none the less. Funniest part of the whole thing was the fact that I had been considering inviting one of the young men over that night but I had decided against it just because I didn't know what we would do or whatever. But when I checked my phone I had a text from the same young man asking me over. Crazy coincidence eh?

Well, happy President's Day to all you blog readers out there. I hope it's full of shopping, relaxing, and or productivity for ya.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ASL, Coincidences, Letters, and Shooting

Yesterday was Tuesday, which means that I had the opportunity to go to devotional. Normally, I sit in the upper levels but this time I sat in the hearing impaired section with a friend of mine who is an ASL student. It was an incredible experience. Not only was the devotional particularly good, but I couldn't keep my eyes off of the signers translating for the deaf students around me. Sitting there I realized that I wanted to be able to do that too. I decided that I have to take ASL next semester, I desperately want to learn how to use my hands and facial expressions to communicate with the people who are unable to hear, like I can. 

Somehow, I think I was supposed to be sitting in that very spot on that very day to come to the realization that ASL is something I really want to learn. My sister made a comment a little while ago about coincidences. She said that she's realizing more and more that there really are no such thing as coincidences, everything happens for a reason and works out for a reason. The people we meet, when we meet them, the experiences we have, when we have them. So true. I've always believed that but it was just something that I really needed to hear right then. Things really do happen for a reason, even if I don't realize it until much later or maybe even if I don't ever figure out the reason. Sometimes, I'm not supposed to understand why someone was put in my life because it's part of their story, not mine.

3 stamps...that's why my first letter never made it.
Also, I got a letter yesterday, all the way from AFRICA! Jealous? One of my friends is on a mission way over there and I couldn't be more happy for him. It's beyond words to watch a young man change over the course of two years through letters. I don't even know how to describe the difference I see in the missionaries I write to.

Last little tidbit for all you readers, I went shooting yesterday. Yeah. I know, I'm turning into a little Idaho girl. Not exactly sure how I feel about that yet. But I had fun so I guess I'm somewhat okay with the idea. I have to say the best part was the smell; it was like fireworks. Awesome I tell you. Hopefully, I'll be a great markswoman someday. We'll see about that....

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

Okay, I ended up going to Woman in Black. Not alone though. THANK HEAVEN! I think I would've been beside myself if I had gone alone. One of my old roommates, Jenny, was nice enough to go with me. We had a blast freaking out both because of the movie and because we were in the mood to be scared. I'm ashamed to say that I spent a good majority of the movie hiding behind my coat, though I didn't leave the theater! I'm hoping to see it again before I leaves the theaters.

Right now, my brother-in-law has a bunch of friends and family over for the Super Bowl and holy dang it's loud in here. But I love it. And the food.....YUMMMMMMM! I live for this kind of finger foods. I don't really care about the game at all simply because I feel like the sport is boring but the commercials are awesome! I love Super Bowl commercials. They're ridiculously clever. It's too bad that companies don't try this hard on all of their ads; though I would probably have a lot less money if they did.

So, the half-time show was real good; if you missed it then you probably don't care, but it was good, in case you were wondering. Madonna was kinda freaky but she had some good people show up to help her out (LMFAO!!!!!! Nicki Minaj and Cee-lo Green).

Side note: I would really like to see LMFAO in concert. The end.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's...the Woman in Black!

The past few days have been a bit rough on me but I think I knew after the amazing weekend I had, it was just a matter of time before I hit a low. My life is just that predictable. Haha

So, this movie, Woman in Black comes out tomorrow and I desperately want to see it. At first I thought of a couple of guys that could go with me just so I wouldn't feel so vulnerable watching a scary movie. But neither came through. So I'm going to go alone most likely. I can see it now...I walk in, find a seat, some attractive males sit in the vicinity of my seat, something scary happens in the movie and I freak out, they laugh at me. Yep. It's going to be epic. Please refrain from becoming jealous.

Okay, so I'm sitting here listening to Beyonce's "Best Thing I Never Had" and I'm simply in awe at this woman's strength. Although I know that she's not always independent and strong like the lyrics of her song suggest, but still. I want to have that kind of strength and confidence in myself but you know what? It's hard sometimes. Knowing you're better than how he treats you and walking away. It can be done but it isn't very fun.

I've also found myself listening to more Adele than I have in awhile...hmmm...I'm going to leave you with one of my favorite songs from her.
Simply gorgeous.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brad and Basketball

I touched BRAD PAISLEY! I'm so happy that I decided to splurge a little bit and bought that ticket. Such a good decision. Rachael and I had a blast in Utah this weekend, but the concert was probably our favorite part. At first we weren't too excited about our seats but when Brad came down the aisle by us we felt like we'd won the lottery.

Basically, we had really good seats.
Unfortunately, Rachael and I got lost countless times on our trip. Lucky for the pair of us, we were both pretty level headed about getting lost and figuring out where we were supposed to be.

We also got lucky enough to get a couple of tickets to the BYU/St. Mary's basketball game. So ridiculous. One, BYU wasn't sinking any shots. Two, the refs were really bad. By the end of the game fans were throwing things on the court and chanting "Worst refs ever," I was pretty embarrassed of the students.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Sunday has become my favorite day of the week this month. I seriously love those three hours more than I ever have before. It amazes me that I can have a horrible week full of ups and downs but when I walk put on my Sunday best everything seems not to matter anymore.

Yesterday's church service was particularly good for some reason. I got a lot out of it and took so many notes, it's ridiculous. But I love to take notes at church now. I remember watching my dad take notes and thinking it was so weird. Now I understand.

We had a full house with another family over for dinner and then just hanging out. I love that kind of atmosphere. Unfortunately, I missed a really good opportunity to invite a new friend over for this really scrumptious dinner my sister had made.

Hesitation needs to die. I need to seize more opportunities.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Alright y'all, I seriously LUCKED OUT with my job. I don't know what I did in the past to deserve such a fun and awesome way to earn money. Not many people can say that they love being at work but I know I can. Of course it wouldn't be nearly as fun without all the hilarious people I work with and for.
Some of us on Halloween. We've gained some new blood since this was taken.

I may complain about having to go to work but once I'm in the building I'm in a better mood than I was before I arrived. It never fails.

Recently, I was trained to be a projectionist, you know, those people who start your movies for you? Anyway, there is a LOT more to that job than I thought. Did you know that when a movie is shipped to a theater it isn't even put together? The projectionist builds the movies and makes them ready for viewers.

My first experience building a movie completely solo went less than smoothly. I, of course, made some mistakes. Actually, just one, over and over. Long story, short, I built the movie backwards and realized it just as I was about to finish. I had to go back and redo the entire thing. Took forever. At least I know exactly how to do it now and will have no problems in the future. Edison was right when he said that he never failed in his attempts to create a light bulb, only learned how not to make a light bulb. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Goal Setting

Alright, it's the new year and it's time to set some real and manageable goals for 2012. I'm not into those goals that are wonderful but out of my reach (Walk the beaches of Africa, go swimming with sea turtles, save someone's life.) Nah, I want to set some easier goals, littler ones that I can handle.
So here's the first one,
GET HEALTHY! I recently signed up on (a budgeting website) and I realized just how much  money I spend on fast food. I know it isn't good for me and it's eating up my money that I could be spending elsewhere or saving. Exercise is a big part of this goal as well, luckily, my sister is a crazy exercise guru who's got my back. Some mornings she'll wake me up to do Turbo Jam with her.
Second one,
Read the scriptures. I don't just mean a verse here or there but meaningful reading. Marking up the page as I go. That's the way I like it.
Third one,
Get out of my comfort zone. I spend way too much time in this little bubble I've created for myself. I need to practice confidence and put myself out there a little more. Hopefully, I'll meet some more people along the way and add to my wonderful BYU-I experience.
Forth one,
Forget about the hurtful things guys (and girls) have said about me or to me and start living my life for me. Stop worrying so much about pleasing everyone around me.
Haha, a few people will know why I posted this.
Those seem pretty good, I'd think. Now let's see if I actually work at them.

As Yoda once said, in a galaxy far, far away, "Do, or do not, there is no try." What a wise little green fellow.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Uprising

So, this is going on tonight in SLC and you have no idea how bummed I am that I have to miss it! This looks ridiculously fun. Next year, nothing is going to stop me from going to this. And I will be decked out in all white and ready to get painted.

Watching this video has made me wonder about perhaps going into event managing. We'll see I guess.

Have a great weekend, readers!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Coldplay/Mormon Message Mash Up

My sister found this really cool thing today while she was looking for material for her Young Womens' lesson. I thought it was amazing and I totally loved it so I thought I'd share it with you all.

Play both of them at the same time.

I've been lucky in my life, having the priesthood with me every step of the way. Having such an amazing power in my life that I can use to gain insight, comfort, protection, or guidence is such a blessing. Someday, I'm going to meet a man that honors this gift he's been given and I'll be one happy girl.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Here Comes 2012

Happy New Year!!! It's been awhile since I've written anything; life just seems to get in the way of this little hobby alot. But I'm back now. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year's Eve.
I've been looking forward to New Year's Eve for a few weeks because I had wanted to go to this party/dance in Orem. As it turns out, I didn't end up going out there. Luckily for me, a good friend of mine asked me to go to Jackson Hole, WY with him, along with some of his friends. It was exactly what I needed. A break from everything. Just sitting there listening to these guys' stories was a perfect way to pass the time on our trip to Jackson.
After we ate, we needed to find a party to crash in order to bring in the new year. We drove around this tiny town, trying to find something...anything. Harrison Ford has a house near this town so we joked about trying to find his house and just walking into one of his parties or something. We got so desperate that we followed a cop and then sat in a parking lot watching as he stopped a random car. Yeah.
Our group in Jackson after dinner.

Eventually we found a party at this ski resort/lodge There was a band playing that was somewhat talented and maybe 20 people bobbing their heads with a drink in hand scattered about. Pathetic. But we hung around just to watch the wasted people and wander the lodge.
Happy New Year!!