Monday, June 13, 2011

Baby Bird

The other morning I took Wilson out to go to the bathroom. I had noticed he was sniffing around in the bushes but didn't really think too much of it. I called him to come and started walking up the stairs. I heard some russling in the bushes and thought oh crap, he found a cat. I walked back down the stairs only to find Wilson with a baby bird in his mouth(he was holding it by its wing) and wagging his tail. He was SO proud of himself. I yelled at him to drop the bird and he immediately did and came over to me wondering what the next task was. I ran upstairs, grabbed a towel and came back down to help this poor little bird. He looked pretty mangeled and his tail was completely gone. I think he was probably attacked before Wilson got to him. I took him upstairs and put him in a box and called animal services. The lady on the phone asked me what kind of bird it was. I had absolutely no clue so I guessed a Dove. She sent someone out to come get the bird. When the man arrived, he asked again what kind of bird I thought it was. I told him I thought it was a dove and he started laughing at me. He said it was a baby hawk and that they are very endangered around Salt Lake. He was surprised that it never tried to bite me. I couldn't believe my goofy little bird dog caught a hawk...even though it was already down and he didnt have to do much, but we won't tell Wilson that, we will let him think he got the take down. That was my fun morning, and it all happened before work. Gotta love it!


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U2 360 Tour 2011

Last year, U2 was scheduled to have a stop in SLC for their 360 tour. It was cancelled due to Bono's back injury. There were alot of people in my office that were so bummed. They had bought a ton of tickets and were saying that if you could only go to one concert in your whole life, this would be it.
Well, they rescheduled their stop and came a couple of weeks ago and lucky for me, my boss let me tag along :)
I have to say, this was thee most amazing experience. Even if you don't like U2, the production was INCREDIBLE! All of their venues for this tour are outdoors and they sell out the whole venue, not just infront of the stage(hence the 360). They have these bridges on the stage that move so that Bono and the others can view everyone in the crowd. I don't think there is any way that I can describe this to bring it justice. It was simply amazing! So grateful that I had that experience! Thank you Ryan!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's been a while..

Wow it's been a while since I have been on this thing! My mom keeps giving me grief for not blogging so I figured I might as well. The problem is, I don't really do much. I am always working. So hopefully with summer right around the corner I will have more to blog!
I have almost lived in Utah for 2 years now, and in those two years I have NEVER been camping. Its pathetic. Utah is the land of camping and I have not been once. I don't know if you guys ever met Mark, but he is a camper. I'm pretty positive that his calling in life was to be a wilderness man. He absolutely loves it and during the summer he literally goes camping every weekend. He decided that it was crazy that I hadn't gone. So last night we all loaded up in the truck (including Mr. Wilson) and we went camping.
Now I've been camping before, our family used to do it all the time! But I have NEVER been camping like this. We quite literally drove up into the mountains and just found a place that looked good. No campground, No parking spot numbers, and no bathrooms....awesome.
We found a pretty good grassy spot right out by a river and decided to set up camp. We get out and Mark takes out this handy little shovel..I had no idea what the heck he was doing. It was dark and cold and I just wanted to set up the tent. He started digging a hole in the ground and I soon found out he was making a fire pit. I kinda started feeling like the "roughing it" camping I had done in the past was going to be luxury camping compared to this! I learned how to make a fire with no fire pit, no matches, fire starters, or wood. I felt like I was in Girl Scouts again.
After we got the fire started, we started pitching tents...try doing that in the dark...with one flash light...ya.
This morning was gorgeous. We woke up to mountains all around us and the gorgeous river. Wilson was seriously in heaven. He jumped right into the river. I couldn't believe it! It was so fun!
After we had taken everything down, Mark took me out to breakfast and we had a great time! Hopefully there are more camping trips to come this summer!

He is such a {Goober}

Willy Wilson