Saturday, October 4, 2008

Body Worlds: Part 2

Yesterday afternoon Ryan and I left for good old SLC in Eduardo (the car). We got stuck in some congested traffic on the way (2:48 in the afternoon mind you)! That had to be an indicator of how the night would progress. We get to The Leonardo and there is no parking. The only parking we can find is metered parking or valet parking. We decide to go with the first option of metered parking. Can I tell you how much I hate meters? I scrounge through Eduardo and my bag and find as much change as possible so I can meet the 2 hour time limit. Well, good to know, all the change in my possession only bought me about 42 minutes on the meter. FYI: Not enough time to go through the museum. We stood at the meter for about 3 minute trying to decide what to do. Finally we decided to just go and have the valet park the car. $5 for front door service. I can go for that. We park the car, go inside the museum and our actual time they give us to go into the museum is 4:00. Okay, not too long of a wait, I can do this. Some guy decides its okay for us to go in early. Thank goodness they let us in early? Oh no, we get inside the dark, stuffy, hot museum and there are CROWDS of people! You had to wait in line just to see bones and hearts and joints. It was like little kid soccer, you know how they all crowd around the ball? Just like that. You had to fight your way in to see anything which made the hotness even worse because now you were rubbing against some stranger and getting all of their body heat. I had to hang onto my bag for dear life as I didn't want some person to steal what little money I had to give to the valet. Ryan, cute Ryan, was taking FOREVER to look at everything so I ventured off on my own. I think that was a mistake too. Random people would start talking to me like they were my best friend: "Here ma'am, sit here (like they felt bad for me)," or "I feel just like you." Really? You know how I feel? Hot, irritable, mad I had to fight my way into look at anything? Okay, then you know how I feel.

After waiting for Ryan for about 45 minutes throughout the museum I was ready to go. By this point I was hungry and I just wanted to get away from all the weirdos thinking they were my friends because I was all alone.

I'd have to say it was a really cool exhibit. I would recommend you all go. Just be careful. It does sell out. I would either go really early in the morning or wait another couple of months until the newness of it wears off.

7 comments:

Robins Fam said...

What up Ash! Sounds like quite an adventure. I am like you in the fact that I hate big crowds and weird people. I have wanted to see the exhibit though, so maybe I will wait and go later. Hope all is well with you guys. We do need to get together sometime, miss ya at work. Hope things are good!

Brande J. said...

That is so funny! K, that would be annoying with all those people there. My mother-in-law actually went last week sometime and she bought the DVD, so we watched this weekend at her house...really interesting.

Seth and Abbie Ollerton said...

I can still remember the good times Ryan and I had in anatomy class. That had to have been one of the funnest classes ever and only because Ryan and I made it that way.
Seth

Stephanie said...

I could never go to something like that. I am sure it is way awsome and all but you see one time when I was young I went with my neighbors to their ranch they were de-horning, casterating and branding their cows the smell and the blood made me almost pass out and I puked in front of them it was embarrassing. I could never work in the medical field!

Sheesh said...

hmmm...maybe I am not that sad we didn't go... Hurray for P.J. bunco! I am so excited!

Jeanna said...

My husband really wants to see this, and I'm not so sure.

Thanks for the congratulations on the new job. I'm excited because I really don't want to work in my basement 1005 of the time, plus I'm excited to get to know new people and hopefully have some fun during the training process, skills labs, etc.

How the heck are you anyway?

Jeanna said...

Ok, that is hilarious that I put 1005 of the time when I meant 100% of the time. Goes to show, maybe QA ain't my thing! :)