It’s been a while, yes, but I can explain…well, maybe not right now. I really shouldn’t neglect my fridge. I have been thoughtless really. Trying to fill my fridge full of summery things…Hmm…Mmmm
::eats popsicle:: Ack! BrainFreeze!
Dear Santa, Please give me a new sound system for my car. The speakers are dying. I promise I’ve been a good girl this year. I’ll even make sure to leave some cookies out for you. Love, Emily November 29 at 8:18pm
Dear Santa, My Adam West Batman bobblehead is looking a bit lonely. Please send me a Julie Newmar Catwoman bobblehead to tempt him and a Burt Ward Robin bobblehead to confuse him. HOLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, BATMAN…er…um…SANTA!!! Love, Emily December 1 at 11:40pm
Dear Santa, It’s OK if you don’t arrive at my place in time for the big day. I understand your workload. Just make sure to check out your Rally and slip me some solid stock options before year-end. Love, Emily December 3 at 1:29am
Patricia Olvera Dear Santa, I have plenty of pajamas and socks. I’ll also be fine with the option above. Keep up the good work! XOXO Trisha December 3 at 10:13am
Dear Santa, It seems that you forgot to slap a “Don’t open ’til Christmas” sticker on that package of snow I requested you to send to my friends in Houston, TX. Hmm…maybe I can convince some of them that Christmas already happened? Please advise. Love, Emily December 5 at 11:48am
Dear Santa, I don’t want a hippopotamus for Christmas. Although, now I am curious what hippo jerky would taste like. Love, Emily December 8 at 12:54am
Dear Santa, Why must I always get urges to create snow angels when the snow has already frozen solid. Please send new hardware for my brain so I may have impeccable (and more appropriate) timing. Love, Emily December 9 at 9:58pm
Jason Nelson – Elves can make that now? Man technology has really grown at Santa’s workshop. December 10 at 8:33pm
Dear Santa, Last night I had a dream that I was with David Boreanaz. We were making a crime fighting movie where he covered as a journalist and I covered as a model. It was a great dream. Can you work your little magic with this one? Love, Emily December 14 at 8:30am
Emily Fay Urban has lost her fangs again. She has lost her fangs. December 16 at 2:37pm
Daren Hillhouse – You should ask Santa to bring you new ones. December 16 at 3:01pm
Dear Santa, You must get an awful amount of letters in December. Do you ever get excited when you see that marigold envelope from Publisher’s Clearinghouse? I used to love to play with those magazine stamps. Love, Emily December 17, 2009 at 2:15am
Mary Ann Urban – You realize that since we’re all enjoying these letters to Santa you have to randomly keep them up throughout the year, right? It’s kind of like praying: why only write to Santa when it’s December and you know he’s coming soon? ;) December 17, 2009 at 5:51pm
Kristin Gibson – I think an appropriately timed, “Amen!” is called for. December 17, 2009 at 10:14pm
Dear Santa, Have you ever had deer jerky? I’ve had beef jerky, but I’ve never had deer jerky. I’ve been wondering if you’re hypoglycemic and need something like jerky instead of cookies. Maybe I can get you some of those protein cookie bars. Do you like the peanut butter ones? I think they taste the best. Love, Emily December 18, 2009 at 11:58pm
ps: I’m still curious about hippo jerky. December 19, 2009 at 1:55am
Amy Kelly Garner – What will you do when Christmas season is over? Who do you write to then? December 19, 2009 at 12:31pm
Emily Fay Urban – That is a very, very good question Amy. December 19, 2009 at 12:41pm
Dear Santa, What happens when you’re on the nice list, but then you’re on the naughty list after they’ve been checked twice? Do you have a deadline for when you check your lists? Does your PA check them for you? Please give him my number and tell him I’m good for a night out before the big day. Love, Emily December 21, 2009 at 7:34pm
Mary Ann Urban – You know, that’s a really good question. But I would assume that it’s not a PA that checks them for him, but a committee he chairs. The elves rotate terms on the committee so that they don’t remember our previous years’ sins and therefore don’t hold over any predetermined ideas for what list we’re supposed to be on. December 21, 2009 at 9:55pm
Dear Santa, I received an interesting phone call from one of your elves. He claimed that my rush-order case of mistletoe that should have arrived last month was put to better use to haze the new elves. He baked it in their brownies to give them digestive problems. Tell him to steal some other broad’s mistletoe next year. Love, Emily December 23, 2009 at 1:31am
Dear Santa, I’m so excited for you to come visit me tonight! I’ll be snuggled and warm under the tree. There’s something so beautiful and soothing about Christmas tree lights. Drive safely and save the eggnog for afterwards! Love, Emily December 24, 2009 at 7:56am
Dear Santa, Thanks for the beach vacation. Love, Snowglobe Snowman December 25, 2009 at 9:50pm
Dear Santa, Somehow I managed to miss your visit yet again! You must have been trained at that Secret Santa Ninja School. They crank out some amazing Secret Santas. All sorts of super sneaky ninja deception occurred at the various Urban households. Maybe next year, I’ll catch you. Love, Emily December 26, 2009 at 12:43am
Dear Santa, Have your little helpers ever recommended that you spread everything out during the 12 Days of Christmas instead of doing the whole world in one night? I’m still waiting on my 5 golden rings today…although I’d prefer toques. Pass the word along to my true love, will you? Love, Emily December 30, 2009 at 6:55pm
According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize is to go to whoever “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. Norway Post
This prize is about initiative, getting countries together for discussions. I find the awarding of this prize to President Obama a great compliment to the United States of America. USA needs positive recognition from other nations in order to promote life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness–basic human rights. A major criticism of this award is that results were not considered, that it is too early to tell if President Obama’s efforts warrant such an award. I say phooey to this critic. Although results don’t happen overnight, results don’t happen without initiative.
Please watch this interview with Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, about why President Barack Obama’s creation of a new climate in international politics closely fulfills the statues of Alfred Nobel’s will.
Change backed by politics and diplomacy promotes ideas represented by the Nobel Peace Prize. Ergo, it makes sense for a president with a campaign of change to present his changing ideas world-wide and be awarded for the presentation. The only thing constant in life is change.
It’s official and on paper! As some of you know, I quit my banking job right after my birthday in order to focus more on school and my future. I keep asking myself what I want to be when I grow up. I’m sure I’ll be asking myself this for the rest of my life. I closed the banking industry door to find myself in a hallway of possibilities available to people with an associates degree. I love options. I love adventure. I love figuring things out and possibly fixing them. My therapist calls me a doer. I like that.
I’ve taken some time this semester to realize that I want to teach high school. I’m in the process of changing my major to a secondary education degree. I’m not sure exactly what I want to teach, although I do have my eye on the Family Life and Consumer Science major at BYU. I like the idea of teaching home economics, reinstating basic life skills in the minds of high schoolers, promoting all things domestic. I applied to BYU this week. Hopefully I won’t have a matching rejection letter to the one I got back in 2000…but even if it happens, God will take care of me and I do have other options and plans.