Saturday, July 4, 2009

Clearly the WRONG shoe selection

So to preface this story I have to start with the fact that I choose the wrong shoes for every occasion. For example, recently I have decided that ballet flats in a down poor, stilettos to walk through gravel at a nursery and crocks in the mud were all good ideas.....great for the outfit, BAD for the activity.

On this particular day I decided to wear flips. I guess when Kody told me that we were just going to ride in a tractor I didn't think that we were going to be out in a swampy field. So for an hour or so we cruised around the field and I chatted (of course) while Kody worked....what can I say....I will do pretty much anything to get out of working on my final (don't you worry I did my homework).

Chatting...working....and then....sinking. Yes, with all the rain over the past month this is what happened. Ahh good times. However the best part of the story...we are clear across the field and Kody tells me that I should go (he obviously supports my schooling more than I do) and you know deep inside I think this is a good idea. I really should stop hanging out with my friend and actually attempt to finish my final. So I head out. The problem. We just disc'd the field which means that it is really soft to walk on. The part of the field that we did not disc is completely overgrown with weeds. You combine this with my fear of snakes and walking through the soft wet dirt was hands down the BEST option for Eiko.

As I start walking in my flips in this dirt my favorite DC flip flop breaks. Walk two steps shoe comes apart. Put shoe back together and walk two steps. This goes on for awhile and then I call Kody at which point he says "Koe, if keep going at this pace it is going to take all day"....that is just embarrassing. He thought I was really that slow. At which point I took off my shoes and walked barefoot.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Ahhh...Twilight. I have to admit that this photo epitomizes my thought on this subject. First off, I was not a fan of Twilight, I had no interest in the books mostly because they are about vampires and the whole thing takes place in some small woodsy town and well for those of you that know me, know that I am not a huge fan of anything that is remotely scary or that would make me second guess being in the dark at my parent's house in the woods. And yet when the movie premiered I went not expecting a whole lot...what happened was the movie was not half bad and that stirred enough interest to me reading and now on the 4th book of this series.

But really that is neither here nor there....the real story that I want to tell is about the night that I went to see this movie in Montana. I live in a small town in Western Montana and movies are shown at 7 and 9 every night. You never have to guess on the time because it never changes. So...Jenny and I head off to the 9 o'clock showing of Twilight and when we walked into the theatre we find that we are the only two at this showing. So....Twilight, Edward, Bella....two hours later and we walk out of our theatre to find a note that says "Please use this door" with an arrow showing us the way to the side door. Please note that there was not a light on or a soul in site in the ENTIRE building. We proceed outside and the door locked behind us....WE WERE THE ONLY TWO IN THE BUILDING. Yes, they literally locked us inside to watch a movie and went home.....seriously. I know there are a lot of comments about us stealing the candy and such, but honestly when I got outside after watching a VAMPIRE movie to complete darkness I was not excited at all.