Thursday, December 20, 2007
Dear Family and Friends,
This year has been an eventful one for the Fabulous Five. We have had our ups and our downs but all and all we have had a delightful year.
Cassidy moved here from Connecticut in September to join our cozy apt and immediately started searching for a job. It was such a blessing when she landed her dream job working on the musical RENT, which will be showing in Vegas in the spring of 2008. Rumor has it she will be singing a very touching solo about AIDS.
Erika has been working hard teaching for America. She is so busy trying to get her Masters degree, teaching and going to Championship fights that we don't get to see her much. We are really proud of her for losing her first adult tooth this past year when she was in a brawl at one of the BYOB Teach for America parties. The teachers of America sure know how to party.
Amy has been busy this year working hard to keep her secret identity as a Casino robber a secret. She hides this well by pretending to lose jobs occasionally, and living in a modest apt with 4 other girls, so people think she is poor. But her fancy car is a dead give away.
Liz has been eating, drinking, breathing, and living soccer. And when I say "soccer" I mean she is actually having a secret affair with David Beckham. Posh Spice is in for a run for her money, because Liz is super hot. So let's hope this next year holds for her a bright future as Mrs. David Beckham.
Myra has been working for Triple Five a.k.a. The Jewish Mafia this past year. She quietly sits at her desk pretending to be a receptionist. But little do people know she is actually working with her secret agents (that dress up as Rabbis) to rule all of Las Vegas and some day hopefully the whole world.
Merry Christmas from our dysfunctional home to yours!
Love The Myra
Friday, December 14, 2007
Recently I have considered joining Mary Kay, Pampered Chef or Some Jewelry party company to make some extra money, but I have decided to go with a different route. Instead of asking you all to attend a party, you don't want to go to, and buy jewelry or products you don't really want, but feel obligated to buy, because you are my friend and want to support me, I have decided to ask you to just send me $15-$20 a piece(sorry for the really long run on sentence). This way I will get 100% of the profit, not just some small portion of it, and you can still feel like you are being a supportive friend without having to waiste your precious time at a party you don't want to be at or have to buy something you will just end up throwing away or using as a white elephant gift. Your support is much appreciated. You can send me a personal check or money order to(sorry credit cards aren't accepted at this time):
299808080999 West Cockroach lane
Las Vegas, NV 89666
Myra Mayall Bybee
Friday, November 30, 2007
- Go to a Christmas parade of lights-of Houseboats on Lake Mead.
- Watch the LDS Christmas Devotional.
- Listen to Sujan Stevens Christmas cds box set.
- Take family Christmas photos with roommates in ridiculous sweaters and turtlenecks.
- Write a Christmas newsletter.
- Go to the live Nativity.
- Watch It's a Wonderful Life.
- Roast Chestnuts on an open fire
- Go to the Cactus Garden that is decorated with lights.
- Buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.
- Drink hot cocoa a lot.
- Eat finger foods on Christmas eve.
- Open gifts.
- Give a lot of Christmas toasts.
- Eat muffins and drink hot cocoa on Christmas morning.
- Go around a circle telling each family member what I love about them and cry.
- Spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear.
- Play monopoly.
- Help people.
- Eat fudge.
- Have a Christmas eve sleepover with siblings.
- Find snow to play in.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
6.I make a goal to exercise in the morning almost every night, and I never actually get up early to do it.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
We had a fun Halloween. We decorated our car for our FHE trunk-or-treat. We got second place, although we deserved first place. Come on people, we had a pumpkin bum!
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
And I know I haven't posted for awhile, but I am going to be better. Hopefully tomorrow I will get a chance to post some photos from Hawaii and Halloween, because as you all know those two things go together. They both start with H.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Do you remember this. Megan, Cassidy and I laughed for an hour when we first saw it. Here is my take on it:
Boo exhaustion from not sleeping at night! Hooray long weekends!
Boo mean boss! Hooray having a job!
Boo creepy Rabbi's that hit on me! Hooray all the Jewish holidays I have off!
Boo classes on Thursday nights when I should be watching the Office! Hooray VCRs!
Boo nosy mailman! Hooray hour long lunch breaks!
Boo condescending to call me "honey"! Hooray elevating me to "The Myra"!
Boo people who don't like jokes! Hooray sillyness and laughter!
Boo Las Vegas peter pans! Hooray BEFF/BFFs!
Boo empty toilet paper holders! Hooray Brownie Fudge Sundaes.
Boo people who talk during favorite TV shows! Hooray The Office!
Boo Heidi and Spencer! Hooray Lauren!
Boo no one will come to our socially unacceptable party! Hooray awkward affection!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Maybe the reason I love this Radiohead song, is because I can relate to it. Maybe this driving phobia is also the reason I didn't get my drivers license until I was 23.
p.s. I didn't choose the actual music video for this, because it is a little too violent for me.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
1. Cougar eat crew supervisor (Subway, Sugar n'spice, Tomasitos and Scoreboard Grill)
2. Diamond Maker at Mega Diamond
3. Receptionist at Triple Five
Movies I Can Watch Over and Over:
1. About a Boy
2. Raising Arizona
3. Love Actually
4. Movies made by my roommates, my family and me.
Places I Have Lived:
1. Fruitland/New Plymouth, Idaho
2. Provo, Utah (The U.C.)
3. Chicago, Illinois
4. Las Vegas, NV
Shows I Enjoy:
1. The Office
2. The Hills
3. America's Next Top Model
4. The Office
Places I've Been on Vacation:
1. Europe (England, France, Switzerland, and Italy)
2. New York, Boston, Rhode Island, and Connecticut( same trip)
3. The Keys, Florida
4. Washington, D.C.
1. Massiman Curry(or any curry with coconut milk in it)
2. Brownie Obsession from TGI Fridays
3. Red Robin's French Fries and Fry Sauce
4. Coconut Shrimp (from Red Lobster)
Websites I Visit (almost) Daily:
2. the blogosphere
Body Parts I Have Injured:
1. My collarbone (my sister pushed me down and I hit a large rock)
2. My toes from wearing the wrong shoes (ingrown toenails)
3. Wrists from typing/writing etc.
4. gouged my hands working on linoleum cut prints....I seriously haven't had many injuries in my life. That is why these are pretty lame!
Nicknames I've been called:
4. The Mya (this weekend my 3 year old niece said "There is the Mya" while pointing at me, I love having my name be made into a title!
Now I Get to pick 4 other Blog buddies to do this! Tag your it!
2. Amy Stevens
4. Mindy (and reveal to us your secret blog!!!)
Friday, August 03, 2007
1) When I have a crush on a boy I am not very good at hiding it. Like if I see him and am not expecting it, I usually turn a bright shade of red. But then again I also turn red over the most ridiculous things;If I feel at all uncomfortable or awkward the redness comes out!
2) When I really don't like someone I am not good at pretending I do. This is difficult when I have to interact a lot with someone that I don't like. I try really hard to pretend that I like them, but I am lousy at it!
3) If someone says something rude to me, that actually hurts my feelings, I am not good at faking that it didn't bother me.
4) When something is really funny, but it is inappropriate to laugh, I usually can't control myself and I just lose it! This can be really embarassing to myself and others. One time on my mission I was at a dinner appointment with my companion, two elders and A couple that were members from their ward that I hadn't met before. The woman started telling us about her dead mother-in-law and how sick she had become before she died (oh I just started laughing here at my computer all by myself). She then said that her mother-in-law used to be sitting at the table eating dinner with them and would just fall over out of her chair. For some reason I pictured this in my head and almost busted up laughing. As I am sitting there trying to contain myself, I kept coughing to hide the fact that I was smirking. Then as I think I am hiding it pretty well she asks me "Are you alright Sister Bybee?" And I lost it! I started laughing uncontrollably. I felt awful. Here I was a sister missionary, and I was laughing at her dead mother-in-law! This is just one of the many times that I have lost it like this. If something is funny I have a really hard time hiding it.
These are just a few examples of the many ways in which I am terrible at faking it! So I guess I will just keep on keepin' it real!
P.S. You guys should really do a google image search of keepin it real. There are some hillarious photos on there!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Cassidy and Christine picked us up from the airport and we drove straight to Manhattan. We hurried over to NBC studios to stand in line for the Conan tickets. Cassidy already reserved some for us, but you still have to stand in line and get an assigned letter. We were so worried about making it on time to Conan and we ended up being the first in line. We got our assigned tickets and then were told to leave and come back at 3:15. We just chilled in the NBC studios, taking lots of photos as we waited.
The main guest star was Kevin James and at one segment in the show Conan tells him he has his third grade teacher on the phone. As Kevin James is talking to his teacher, I keep thinking it sounds a lot like Adam Sandler. Then all of the sudden they show Adam in the red hallway we had seen as we came into the studio. He runs into the studio and down past us in the audience. After he had ran through and left the studio Cassidy and I both had the same thought, that we discussed later: "My mouth was open the whole time and I am going to look ridiculous on TV!" We checked later that night and we were definitely on TV(go here and you can see us), but luckily we were kinda blurry. I was on TV again, twice in one month....maybe it is a sign that I am supposed to be famous.
Wow! Wicked was soooo amazing! I loved it. I want to go
On Saturday we drove to New Port, Rhode Island. As we hit the bridge to the city I knew it was going to be beautiful. We walked along the cliff walk they have along the cost there. There are tons of mansions along there also, but I was mostly fascinated by the shore and cliffs. We also found Narnia while we were there. I just walked through these bushes and I was there. I really can't describe how great Narnia was, so I will just leave it at that. We walked around the quaint city for a bit and also ate some great seafood on the port there. Here are some more pretty photos.
By the way I am fascinated by rippling waves, especially ones with the sun shining down on them, so I really liked this harbor.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday morning we woke up early(well early for us) and drove to Boston. We met up with Cassidy's friend and ate some good food in Harvard Square. Harvard is a really pretty campus.
There is a statue of Harvard that you are supposed to rub his foot for good luck. We all rubbed it and I feel luckier now.
After this we started the Freedom tour. Which is a really cool thing to do in Boston and it is free. You just follow this red line all around the city(part is brick and part is painted). It takes you to all the historical sights of Boston. It is actually kinda funny that at times I actually felt like I needed to stay on the line. I kept catching myself walking the line and had to laugh at myself.
One of the first places we stopped was the Granary Cemetery. It is this really cool old Cometary. The headstones are really jagged stones, and they actually have skulls and crossbones on them, and really cool looking Gothic angels and such. Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and the Boston Massacre victims are buried there. We were all really fascinated by this place.
Along the way we saw several old churches, an old bookstore, and school house. Just the streets of Boston are so cool. I love the architecture and all the red brick. It just feels so quaint even though it is a big city. It is so rich with history also. I loved it. We stopped at the old state house. In front of this building was the Boston Massacre. It is marked by a star in the middle of the street. I just love how all this history is squished in the middle of these tall sky scrappers.
One of my other favorite parts of the tour was the old north church. This was where the two lanterns were lit to tell Paul Revere the British were coming. The church was really cool inside. They pews were in boxes(as you can see Amy and Cassidy were sitting it one). The reason for this was to keep the people warm. They also had the oldest working clock and organ in America in there. It was a cool church.
One other thing I loved about Boston was that in the North End the streets are actually lit by gas-light lanterns. I thought that was pretty cool. I really love Boston and will have to go back there again someday to spend more time there.
Monday night we went to a birthday party of Cassidy's friend Emily. It was in a building in downtown Boston, so that was fun. We actually ran into some people that were in a ward of mine and Amy's at BYU. The world is small when you are Mormon.
Tuesday Cassidy, Amy and I got some Manicures and boy they looked good. This was my second Manicure ever and I am starting to wonder if I should make it more of a regular thing. We then hurried off to the airport to fly back to Las Vegas. It was such a great trip, so it was hard to have it all end!