My first short story: Last Friday I went down to Provo with my mom to see one of my childhood friends, Brooke Bosler Robbins, who I knew when we lived in California, perform in Mozart's opera, "Le nozzedi Figaro" or "The Marriage of Figaro." Jacob met us there because he's friends with Brooke's younger brother, Jason. Brooke played the part of Susanna and has an amazing voice. I found the opera to be very entertaining. It's a comic opera and had many outrageous plot twists. Read the synopsis online if you don't believe me! It's crazy! Anyways, it was good to see Brooke and her family. Here are few pictures of us visiting her backstage after the performance.
From left to right: I don't know, Jacob, me, Brooke, her husband, Jason, Jason's date, I don't know and Kaitlyn (Brooke's younger sister)
Jacob, Brooke and Jason
Jacob, Brooke and Jason
My second short story: My mom went to "The Store" (that's really the name of this grocery store) on Saturday night to do some grocery shopping. She went The Store that's down on 20th East (there is also one on Holladay Blvd. that's closer to our house but it's smaller). The Store is notorious for hiring high school kids, in fact, that's basically the only people who work there. My mom was just finishing and was about to turn the corner of the aisle she was down to go the the checkout stands when the store got really silent. My mom had a feeling that she should stay right where she was. After a while she heard the girls at the checkout stands start screaming that they'd been robbed. At this point, my mom turned the corner and one of the girls ran to my mom sobbing and hugged her saying that the guy and put a gun to her head. My mom soothed her and she seemed to calm down.
Apparently, there had been a guy sitting in his car and waiting until there were no customers at the checkout counters. As soon as they were clear, he ran into the store and demanded the money from the two girls who were working the registers at the time, holding his gun to their heads in turn. A couple of customers got a good look at the guy and were able to give the police a description of him. I haven't heard anything about whether they found him or not. The funny thing is is that Kate wanted to work there but my mom would never let her apply because she didn't want Kate working at a place that was open at night. Sorry Kate, now you really have no chance of convincing her!