Well, I'm 22...
...That's what the cake says anyway. My Mom is one of my very favorite people in the world. She made that cake for me. :) If you can't tell, which I'm sure you can't, it is a crack in which lava is flowing on. It is supposed to be some sort of fault, but I'm not completely convinced
that it is. Maybe instead I could claim that it is a lava intrusion, or some kind of dike, hitting the surface. And the black things with the letters/numbers on them are rocks. I kind of like rocks. Don't ask me why, because I don't have a very interesting answer. Most people don't find rocks, or anything to do with rocks, very interesting. Unless, perhaps, you happen to
be rock climbing...
I met one of my heroes not too long ago...Here is Bill Nye the Science Guy and me. UVU was fortunate enough to have him agree to come and talk to us about his career, and what he has been working on, and just
al he helped get on Mars. It was very interesting! I met him before his speech while he was setting up, he is a super cool guy and really nice to talk to. In his speech he told us a lot about a sundial he helped get on Mars. (So Mars has a sundial, and he is excited about that!) The Grande Ballroom was packed, everyone wanted to see him. No surprise there though, all the students at UVU are just the right age, we all grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy on tv.
And, another one of my very favorite people in the world. Mr. Weird Al Yankovic. I didn't get to meet him, but I
bought myself a front row, center, seat. It was one of the coolest concerts ever because I knew all the songs and I was surrounded by hardcore Weird Al fans (who else would pay $125 to sit up in front? lol). During his song "Wanna B UR LVR" he came out into the audience, like he does at all of his concerts. Before he went back up on stage I reached my hand out toward him and he even held my hand singing the line, "How'd you get through security? 'Cuz baby you're the bomb." Ridiculous, I know. But that was one of my greatest memories.
This concert happened at the Utah State Fair (which is not as cool as the Minnesota state fair, trust me, I would know!) sometime in September 2011.
This next concert goes pretty far back actually. Paul McCartney came to Salt Lake City, UT! This was sometime in the early summer of 2010. I could not believe he was coming to Utah! He had never performed in Utah,
so this was big for just about everyone here! I didn't want to wear any of the Beatles shirts that I had in my closet, so I bought a Paul McCartney shirt. :)
Very possibly more blog posts about this stuff later... :D