Tuesday, August 18, 2009

what's going on

matt is working hard at his job at no more mortgage. i'm working hard trying to find a job, probably not hard enough. matt says i need to bug people everyday to get a job i want.

matt has been listening to books on audio and so far he has listened to glenn beck's common sense, 5000 year leap (a book i had to read for my econ class this summer), 1776, lone survivor and just started count of monte cristo (there may be another book or two, but i can't remember). we started listening to lone survivor on our way back to utah from colorado after he finished 1776 and it is really good. matt even said it made him want to live in texas. it's a true story about a proud texan who becomes a navy seal and during a mission in afghanistan he is the only one to survive. the largest loss of elite soldiers ever and it is very well written.

my mom is coming to town today! woo hoo!

i finished summer term last week (hallelujuah!). i'm glad to get economics and statistics out of the way.

last night at sushi (yamato sushi restaurant in orem, BEST sushi we've had so far and great service: miso soup, salad and ice cream, all on-the-house) our very nice server confirmed all my fears about looking really young when she asked:

server (to matt): "is this your sister?"(referring to me)

matt: "no, this is my wife."

server (to me): "oh, you look to young to be married. how old are you?"

me: "i'm 22."

server: "0h, i thought you were 17."

the sad thing is i thought that when you dress up and wear more makeup you look older, not in my case...it was my first time to wear a headband in probably 3 years...and it could've been the flower on the headband that defined me as a girl who is not old enough to be a legal adult. also, people who meet me or my sister for the first time, automatically assume she is the older one...so it's official, i feel 17 and i look 17. which will be good in the future right?


  1. Loral your restuarant story gave me a good laugh :) I unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it I guess) have the same problem! I am pregnant with a second child and have been married for over 5 years and somehow people still think I'm in High school. I haven't figured that one out yet, but I know we'll be grateful for it in the long run! My little sister that also looks very young got the children's prices everywhere we went in Europe a few years ago. She was 22, but apparently she still passed for about 13. So, I suppose it has it's advantages even now :) I think I get more comments when I'm pregnant, though, because they think I'm WAY too young to have children or they think I got married because I was pregnant. Makes for some pretty funny (yet slightly awkward) conversations. So, be prepared. When you're pregnant it gets a little worse :) You're beautiful and don't let anybody give you a hard time! :)

  2. hahaha, thats hilarious. i think you look your age. but oh well!! and i'm definitely gonna have to try out that sushi place!!

  3. Hey Loral, I just found your blog and thought I would say hi! My blog is kellyandbrittany.blogspot.com if you ever want to take a look. I feel like people are always looking at me weird because I look young. Hopefully it will be beneficial in like 10 years!