Jul 24, 2009 by Krysta
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- I went to Vegas with 2 of my best friends. We stayed in the amazingly beautiful Bellagio hotel, partied until the sun came up, and drank cocktails by the pool in the amazing desert heat. Oh, right... I celebrated my 23rd birthday while I was there.
- I took photos of my cousin at her high school graduation. She looked so gorgeous, and as I stood amongst the hundreds of excited graduates, it dawned on me that I am in fact 23 years old and that it's been 5 years since I was in high school. My sadness over this realization has yet to pass.
- I celebrated the birthday of my amazing country on Canada Day by heading out west to hike in the mountains with Ryan and his parents. The views were incredible, the boyfriend was sweet, and we had ice cream not once, but twice. The next day it hurt to walk, particularly in my butt. Turns out climbing mountains is great exercise.
- The day after our mountain adventure, Ryan and I celebrated a month of dating. While it seems to have gone by so fast, the fact that we've been friends for so long makes a month seem so insignificant in terms of time.
- I headed to the Calgary Stampede with some good friends, winning stuffed toys, eating greasy food, and going on rides that made our stomachs flip. Great times were had by all.
- I stood in my front yard watching a funnel cloud make its way to the ground. I'm afraid of thunderstorms... tornadoes far surpass that fear. I called my mom telling her I was probably going to die, and texted my boyfriend in attempt to make him feel guilty for being in the mountains rather than there to die with me. Who wants to die alone?! I didn't die. In fact, nobody did. It was terrifying, none the less.
That's about all that has happened, but I anticipate much more to come as the summer goes on. I don't have a free weekend until mid-August. I'm exhausted but having an amazing summer, despite the unfavorable weather conditions. As I type, there is yet another tornado warning in place for my city. And here I am, at the office, alone. Great, I'm going to die at work! That is so not the heroic ending I had visioned.