Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mr. Murooka... HELP!

Okay, since sometime last week (let's say, since Monday the 16th) I have supposedly been able to have an internet connection. But for some odd reason, I was not being able to connect. The first time, it was because of something outside not being properly connected. After about an hour, it disconnected. So I tried calling the tech line... but they were no use. So I went back into the cable company building and scheduled an appointment to have someone come out again. Well, the night before they were suppose to come out and fix it, it starts working again. I get home later that day that the guy was suppose to come out, and it is not working again. Sigh.

So after Rachel and I got back from driving up to Salt Lake this weekend (like I said, I couldn't post anything since my internet was down), I decided to go buy a new co-ax cable and try that. And, viola! So I now have the internet and if anyone wants to write me e-mail or post comments on my MySpace page (so I can check it and approve the comments right away), and you can even chat with me if I have done all my chores around the house and there is nothing to do.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Looking For My Lost Shaker of Salt...

Well, it has been over one week since I have moved down to St. George (and six weeks since I have been married). I am still getting use to it down here, but there are some things that are going to take me a while to get use to. For example, where I lived at in Salt Lake, I use to be able to drive and with in a short time, I was on the freeway to go where ever I go when I needed to go great distances away. Here, I have to take the main roads to where ever it is I want to go. But don't worry, hopefully in a month or two, I'll be use to doing that.

I still don't have an internet connection, but I will very soon (if they can get it working right). I guess it's been kind of nice NOT to have internet. I have been busy getting the small, yet important stuff, done. Like what? Well, I finally got a job last week. It's at a grocery store near by my house called Lin's, so I could walk to it if I needed to. It may not be a glamorous job, or it may not pay top dollar like at Super Saver, but it will help bring in some money while I continue to look for something better after the holidays or sometime into the next year (that is if things don't appear to be working out at this job).

What have I been up to? Well, on Thursday, I found out that Rachel and I were going to join other family members (of hers) for dinner down in Las Vegas. We were originally going to head down on Friday night to have dinner that night, but there was a change in plans and we ended up going down on Saturday night. We first went to dinner at the Olive Garden. Then afterwards Rachel and I went to Margaritaville with one of her sisters.

Bit of advice, only have the 5 O'clock Hurricane if you don't plan on driving later. Thank goodness I ate earlier or it would have hit me a lot harder. We were originally planning on checking out The Fremont Street Experience, but by the time we were done with Margaritaville, it was close to 11PM (12 AM MST). Since we were not staying the night in Vegas, we had to head home before both of us fell asleep. I drove half way and Rachel drove the other half way home... but we made it. Next time, if we stay longer, I'm not going to take chances and we will end up staying the night.

Hopefully I'll have an internet connection by the end of this week (if there is a loving God!), that way you can read more blog entries here and that I will be able to reply to anyone who e-mails me. Until next time, peace!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Oh, You Are Leaving Salt Lake, Huh...? Well Here Is A Ticket

That is right! Before I even reached 106th South, near the South Town Mall, I was pulled over for doing 83 in a 65. Stupid cop. Well, he placed it on the ticket as 74 so it will be a lower fine. Bah!!!

Well, I am now in St. George. Things are going well for those of you wondering. Let's see what else I can tell you. Oh, in case you are wondering, I am at the library writing this blog. I haven't used the computers in the library for YEARS!! So I only have a short time to write this entry before my time frame on the computer expires.

Today is Tuesday, and so far, Rachel and I have accomplished a lot of things in the two and a half days that we have been together while down here. I've unpacked all that I can. The other stuff that I need to unpack is my computer stuff. I waiting to place that in the room upstairs. It's too crowded in our bedroom for a computer desk and other stuff. Monday afternoon, my parents came up from Mesquite (where they were staying while they were down here) to take us shopping at Costco. That helped us out in purchasing a few bulk items that we needed. Then, later that evening, Rachel's mother, grandmother (and later her aunt who arrived after desert) had dinner with my folks, as well as Rachel and I. (Sorry if anything is misspelled or grammar or anything, but I am writing this blog the hard way. I'll fix things later when we get an internet connection at my house.)

On Monday, Rachel and I went and received our new drivers license. My parents were going to meet us at Rachel and my house before they headed back home, but since we were waiting at the Drivers license building for so long, they called and said that they were just going to head back. Well, after getting our drivers licenses', we later visited her mom's house so I could use the internet there to fill out job applications online. After that, we went to Target and purchased new clothes for me. Rachel, I bet, is still excited that we have new clothes for me. lol.

Today, I stopped off at a grocery store near our house and it looks like I have a job there. I'm going to keep looking, but if nothing better is offered, then I will take it for now. I have some other things to do today with Rachel before we call it a day. So I am going to end this entry for today here.

So, please know that I am doing okay and that things are going great down here. I'm still learning my way around here (it's definitely not like Salt Lake) and still trying to learn the lingo... For example, instead of saying 1st South like you would in Salt Lake, it's 100 South here... (Shudder). So that is going to be a hard habit to break.

Until next time, hit me up to let me know how you are doing too... and Peace out!

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Goodbye Salt Lake

After 26 years as my hometown, I must bid farewell to Salt Lake City.

"Time flies when you're having fun..." - OMC

To everyone, I will never forget you. Heck, most of you I know from here are on my MySpace profile (so hopefully I will not lose contact with you). And for those of you wondering, yes, I will be back to visit my family that live here in Salt Lake. As for when ... who knows? Most likely around the holidays.

Everyone is welcome to stop in and say Hi to me if you are ever in or passing by St. George. Just give me a heads up incase I am scheduled to work or I am out and about with Rachel... (You can tell me you will be in town by e-mail for the moment. That is, until I get a cell phone in the future.)

My next blog entry could be either later today, tomorrow, in a few days
or sometime next week. It all depends on when I get settled and when I get to a computer with a connection.


Saturday, October 7, 2006

Goodbye Super Saver!!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Well, yesterday was my last day at work. Yes, it was sad to know that I will never be working there again, but I guess it's a good thing because I do need to move on. To also point out, this is the first job where I have given and worked my two-weeks.

Well, around 8:30 PM, my manager told me to come pick up my cash loan from her in the office instead of her bringing it to me (like they normally do). So I fell for it and come to find out she and a few other employees had a cake for me. And as for the bottom picture, that is just a pose. We found a knife, plates and forks later on. That is just way too much icing for me to take in. Ugh!

I had another blog entry ready to be posted for today, but this came up and I thought I would share. I'll post it after I get settled in St. George.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Quick Catch Up...

Let's see... First off, thanks to anyone who came back to this site to check on things, or to see if I had actually written anything. It was kind of nice not stressing out over what to write about while trying to get ready for the big move. So, what can I tell you to catch you up about what has happened while I was away from the blog.

- I canceled the URL, 'slcblogger.com'. So it's 'ryansharich.com' from now on... or the long version 'ryan.tech-tonics.com';

- Rachel came up from 22nd to the 25th.

- Rachel and I bought a new mattress on that Saturday (23rd) which my parents agreed to help pay some of as their gift to us. Then on Sunday morning (24th) my grandparents surprised both Rachel and I by saying that they are going to buy us a new kitchen oven! Both aunts on my dad's side are going in on a new microwave as our wedding gift. How sweet is that?

- I got to talk to my new father-in-law over the phone when he came up for Heidi's (my sister-in-law) birthday on Monday the 25th. There is a good chance that I will finally get to meet him face to face sometime in mid October.

- I took Rachel to Hard Rock Cafe here in Salt Lake on Sunday (24th) night. We ordered nachos and... well, for those of you who have seen Napoleon Dynamite, you know that scene where Uncle Rico and Kip are at Big J's and the first thing that happens to Uncle Rico is fry sauce falls on his arm. He then looks around to make sure that no one saw this, then wipes it off with napkin... Okay, well, while bringing a nacho chip to my mouth, something fell off of the nacho and onto my arm. So, I did the first thing that came to mind, I looked back and forth to make sure no one saw this and then wiped it off with a napkin. Rachel saw this and started to laugh and then I started to laugh because she knew where this was from. So then she starts folding her arms like she was flexing like Uncle Rico was doing afterwards in the movie. We just kept laughing and couldn't stop. If you can't picture this in your mind, or I haven't showed you what I did (by reenacting it), I guess it would have had to of been one of those things that you had to of been there to of seen to make it funny...

- For those of you wondering and those that keep asking, my last day at work is the 6th (that is this Friday). As for if there will be a party or something...? I really don't know. It depends on when I get off of work and if I am in the mood.

- My family bought Rachel and I a photo album. So on Sunday (24th) she and I placed all the wedding pictures we had printed at Walgreen's in the book (because our Kodak printer dock wouldn't print them). Later Monday evening, we were able to print the before and after pictures on my parents new printer dock.

- I packed up most of my stuff that was in my room that I need to pack up before Rachel came up this last time. The other stuff (my clothes, computer stuff, computer desk and anything else) will be packed up on Saturday (October 7th).

- My phone will be turned off Monday night... So those of you trying to call me, my number will no longer be in service. If you want my new number to my own personal cell phone when I move down to St. George, wait a month. I want to at least know I have a job before I go out and spend money on something that I could afford by then. So if you want to contact me, you can do so by the contact page on this website, MySpace or by e-mail.

- Rachel decided to come up again this weekend (9/29-10/1) before the big move. It's really hard when you are newlyweds and you are apart for such a long time. I guess we didn't see this part being so hard for us before we got married. But it's all good. I have one more week of work and then I am off to St. George.

... Remember, after I move down there on the 8th, it may be a while before I post something again. It may take one day to a couple of weeks before the precious cable internet is activated. That is, if we do go ahead and order an internet package.

Good Morning! You Are About To Call In Sick... ~Hot Pocket~

On Saturday night, I was able to go see and meet Jim Gaffigan at Kingsbury Hall. Tristyn and I bought tickets a few months before Rachel and I started talking again and way before we even thought about getting married...