I have been slacking in the blog department, but such is life, right?
Here is the skinny on the past few weeks:
Ben and I took Jarom to the zoo for his sixth birthday celebration, and we had an absolute blast! The Zoorasic Park exhibit that Utah's Hogle Zoo hosted was a sight to be seen. The dinosaurs were very realistic, and the little man loved them. The dinosaurs are gone now, but if you haven't been to the zoo this summer, I recommend going. Sometimes the animals seem sad, but zoos are generally a wonderful place for knowledge, and the animals tend to be well taken care of (that's my take for those of you that are ambivalent about zoos). On a lighter note, I braved the reptile house for longer than I felt was necessary, but I suppose that is a step toward personal growth?
Aesop Rock and the Hail Mary Mallon crew performed with Kimya Dawson at the Urban Lounge, and the show rocked my world!!! Hail Mary Mallon played new music, and Aes and Kimya debuted some of their new material for an album they are working on. Watch this video to get a taste (warning, you will want to cry):
Natalie had a bachelorette party where we ate at The Garage in North Salt Lake, and afterward we all had a "few" drinks at the Marriott downtown. The burger at The Garage is delish, and their wings are pretty damn good too, for those that are interested. Her party was every ounce as fabulous as she is. Words can't express how fun it was to let loose with a group of funny, intelligent women. Alek and Nat tie the knot on Saturday, and I'm eagerly waiting to see how beautiful their celebration will be. The update that follows their wedding will likely be a verbose one. (Speaking of, check out Nat's gorgeous bridal pictures.)
All-in-all: school is flowing along nicely, the gym is fantastic (I've been choking suckas on a regular basis), Ben and I are fantastic, my friends are behaving in their usual (aka marvelous) fashion, and I couldn't be happier.
I swear, I'll update with some pictures, it's just a matter of time.