Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The CZ Life

I thought a good way to begin my blog is to give a short history of my life….a sort of everything up until now.  I don’t think it will be very long because, well let’s face it…I’m slightly boring and I know no one will read this if it is too wordy.  Who’s got time for that.

So, I was born June 21 19...(mumble…mumble…mumle) to two amazing parents.  Dad was still going to school and they already had one adorable little girl who continued to act like an only child for at least the first year and a half of my life.  She thought I was like a mild cold…ignore it long enough and it usually just goes away.

But I didn’t go away and we were joined soon by my sole brother.  We lived in Logan/Providence area….I was young, obviously, and remember little more than a short incident involving a cat, a mailbox and an early less on that the former doesn’t like to be trapped in the later.

We moved to Grace Idaho where Dad had a lovely job at the high school.  I have fond memories of Grace.  A few close friends and what I like to consider an early cause of my chronic distrust of boys.  My best friend through the first couple years of grade school…let’s call him Timmy…was a swell kid and we played a lot together.  When I learned we would be moving I solemnly approached him and shared my sad news…his response was a blank look and a “Oh”.

Thatcher Utah became my home and I we had been joined by two more lovely little girls.  I survived elementary school and learned many things growing up on the farm.  Things like…how to turn a tight corner with the hay wagon, how to spot a rock the size of a golf ball from 300 feet, and how fun it can be to startle cows while they are standing on slick manure….ah, the good times.  Oh, and the youngest little girl entered our family, too.

Middle school and high school were…endured…thanks to the patience of friends and family as I grew through my “emotional phase”.  Promptly at graduation I moved to Logan to get a job before starting school at Utah State.  Well, I couldn’t find a job for a good 6 months…well, I found jobs but they were HORRIBLE.  Finally after applying 3 times, I was hired to shelve books.  Which was a great job with great people.

Somehow I ended up a Bachelors’ degree in Finance and the ‘library’ bug.  Don’t know how it happened…but I was off to earn a masters’ degree in Library Science at the University of Washington.  Living in Seattle was really great.  I lived with and met some amazing people who I am grateful to remain close with.

And then I got my job at the Library and here I am.  Okay, so that kinda skips over the last 10 years.  I’ve had several jobs at the Library and now have a really super position working with the best staff a girl could ask for. 

Well, I’m sure that’s more than anyone wants to know…but I thought it was a good way to begin this little blog.  Hopefully, more interesting stuff is to come.


Cynthia said...

So thanks for mentioning how stusk up I was at 1.4 years old....I'm so glad you're blogging. I love you writing "voice". I look forward to reading more long and wordy blogs...

Cynthia said...

I meant "your" - "your writing voice"....I'm typing w/ one hand and holding a baby who's not tired w/the other.

Joe said...

I think that I've earned a bit more than half a sentence in there... you should have added something about the whole "blow up your nose" incident that assuredly had a large impact in the person you are today.

Jenn said...

So, how come I didn't get an email announcing the birth of your new hobby? Were it not for my standing over Joseph's shoulder while he checked his email, I'd never have known this place existed. I guess since Joseph only got half a sentence, I won't complain about getting absolutely zero know, cause gaining the one and only sister-in-law you'll ever get on this side of the family isn't memorable or anything ;) That's alright...I'll forgive you because you recommend good books to me (most of the time) and you let my children hang all over you at family gatherings so that I get a break from their whining for a while.

Welcome to the world of blogging.

Shelley Family said...

I loved your witty writing. For a person who claims to have a boring life you make it sound exciting with lots of humor. Maybe I should have you write a blog for my life and then it would seem so much more fulfilling!!!! It was great to hear your news. I will look forward to your next blog.


Michaelynn said...

Carla! Welcome to blogging. Its fun and addictive and I can't wait to read more of what you have to say. Its weird because I was just wishing yesterday that you were blogging so I could read it. I always love getting your emails with your "story of the day." Your very first post was absolutely wonderfully Carla-style. I'm still giggling and I can't wait for more.
And since everyone else is mentioning this, I'll just say that I was a little dissapointed that I received no mention in your post. I mean, as your absolute favorite person on the planet who has given you enormous entertainment and spent countless hours "studying" with you in the wee hours of the morning, I should have received some kind of mention, right? I'll just chalk it up to first blog nerves and jitters. Kind of like when you receive your first Oscar and forget to mention me in your speech. I understand.

Dave and Mel said...

You are conforming to the crowd.....good for you!!!
By the way did your boots come?

Jessie Walker said...

You are a pro already at the blogging world. Glad I can keep in touch with you besides the casual text message ever four months. One thing I know for sure is that your blog will never be dull! Thanks for sharing you life history, I learned a thing or two about you.

Jeff said...

Carla, why didn't you tell me you had a blog? Good thing you can't hide anything on the internet. I totally found you.