Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Then, I heard Courtney move on the blow up mattress next to me and I remembered that Courtney was here!
And I knew it was going to be a very good day.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
like write papers,
and all I can think about is the fact that ABC CANCELED Pushing Daisies today.
The show is:
It is truly so sad to know
that such a beautiful world of fantasy and imagination
is coming to an end.
Now that I got that out, maybe I can get some papers written.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I dressed up as a bee:
I was planning a different costume but gave in to peer pressure and at the last minute decided to be a bee with all my roommates.
We all did our own version of a bee:
Our house had a big party. We probably had over 130 people attend. People had a good time, and we danced hard. Lily came up from Portland and told fortunes the entire night. Our guests couldn't get enough of her. On several occasions I had people come up to me and say "who was that? she was good, she was real good."
Overall it was a successful Halloween season and we only have 354 days till next Halloween. I am already making plans for my costume!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
my proof ( a text messaging conversation we had today):
me: I am writing a paper about you right now.
Lily: about me?!
me: yes mam, it is for my multicultural class.
Lily: what was the the assignment exactly?
me: well, there were three multicultural experiences we could choose from, one was to spend the weekend with a family of a different ethnicity and I didn't have time to do one, so i just wrote about the weekend I spent with your family a while back.
Lily: can i have a copy? or is it racist? if it is racist I don't want it
me: it is totally racist. i am afraid to give you a copy.
Lily: fine. i still kinda want a copy though. i thought i wouldn't want one if it was racist, but i do.
me: ok, i'll see what i can do.
Lily: maybe just delete all of the racist parts before you send it.
me: I'll try really hard to take out all of the times i call you oriental.
Lily: and chink...
me: EXACTLY! I almost said that in my last text, but was afraid I would offend you.
Lily: i can't wait to read it. i love when people consider me a multicultural experience.
me: you were the best I could think of.
Lily: i'm honored
me: and privileged.
Lily: i owe you
me: you are kinda famous now
Lily: i need to hire a bodyguard and stylist
me: you have actually needed to do that for a while
When pepole ask us how we met. we often reply: "magic." And i can't think of a statement that could be more true. Our souls were meant to find each other.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
oh and this guy keeps trying to talk to me and be my friend on LDSLinkup. WHY??
Why can't I just have normal male interactions?
Maybe I choose to hangout with so many gay men because I can't handle the heterosexual creepiness.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So far one person has added me to his favorites list, he's 57. This should be awesome.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
It amazes me how much I enjoy TV these days, sometimes I think I may have a problem. The other day Megan asked me how many full seasons of television shows I have watched since living in Seattle.
This my answer:
-Ugly Betty, seasons 1 & 2
-Lost, seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4
-Alias, season 5
-Brothers and Sisters, season 1
-Heroes, season 1
-Project Runway, season 4 and currently watching season 5
-American Idol- most recent season
-So You Think You Can Dance- most recent season
For a grand total of 13 full seasons of TV in a year. Wow, that is kinda scary, and I am not exactly sure how I have done it. Hard work, I guess.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I am officially BLOND.
As of right now I am going to say that blonds have approximately 23% more fun.
ps. macs are more fun too.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
As I drove in the rain this morning these are some of the thoughts I had:
- I am so glad my windshield wipers work again.... Whitney is still blessing my life long after she has left.
- I am in love with hot car driving. The only way to survive the cold is to turn the heat in my car to full blast.
- I am so happy that Kanye and Estelle finally made the top 10 in America's Top 40.
- I am so grateful for my friendship with Mark Stoelk. After all of these years I never knew it could get better, but it has. He is the greatest joy in my life these days, what would I do with out him?
- I am so blessed to live in Seattle.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
#1: I was homeless for a while
#2: Don't have the internet at my new home
#3: I have so much to do that blogging makes me feel guilty
sorry, I'll do better.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Even though I think the books are ridiculous, a part of me loved being there with so many people excited about reading. The store was full of people in full costume, bubbling with anticipation. Regardless of what the book is, I am glad that so many people can be so excited and energetic about the series.
A group of girls I know got the book at midnight, then got in their car and headed up to Forks (the town where the book takes place). They are going to camp out there all weekend in a tent, and listen to the book on tape together while they read along in their own copies.
It seems slightly crazy to me, but maybe a small piece of my soul is just a little jealous of them. I guess I wish I could have been that excited.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tonight I changed one of the settings. The new lucky occupant of space #5 is (drum roll)...
congrats mark, you deserve the honor.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Did I mention I am extremely excited about this!!!
November 21st, I'll be there... in my cloak.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I couldn't stop thinking about some of the videos, so I have decided to share. These are my top 3:
Friday, July 25, 2008
I can't believe this happened.
Did we really kick off the very best dancer on SYTYCD this early in the season?!?!?
I am honestly more heart broken tonight than I was when David Archuleta did not win Idol.
I already miss you Will!!! You deserved to win.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
At one point I remember frantically calling all of the video stores in Provo looking for a specific disk. I even think that we may have driven all the way out to Springville or Spanish Fork to get that disk. Later the general manager for the nearest Hollywood Video moved into our ward. When he first met me and Lily he knew we seemed familiar, moments later he said "you are the Alias girls."
Our obsession ended midway through the 4th season, as the series seemed to be going down hill fast. We decided it just wasn't worth the dedication anymore, and we gave up.
Ever since then, a part of me has always wondered how it all ended. I wanted to know what happened to Sydney Bristow, and to agent Vaughn. Over the years I have asked around to find out what happened, but I was never able to get a clear answer.
A little a while ago I noticed that Justin owned the 5th season. After noticing I asked him to tell me what happened. He suggested that I just watch the 5th season and find out for myself.
So I did. I watched the 5th season of Alias in 5 days. It feels so good to finally know. I have all of the answers I ever needed. I feel a sense of peace and closure. I had no idea it would be this fulfilling.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I realize that some people may not know what running charades is, so I thought about typing up an explanation. Then I just felt lazy, so I googled it and was surprised when I found this perfect description.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
- David Cook was AMAZING. He really puts on a good show, and is ruggedly handsome.
- Brooke was finally able to redeem herself in my eyes. In fact when she puts out an album I might actually buy it.
- Carly's performance was touching and powerful. She has such an incredible voice and is a great performer.
- Ramiele's outfit was too sparkly and it prevented me from paying attention to her music.
- Syesha failed to impress me.
- Jason Castro was not boring, and he still has the prettiest face I have ever seen on a male.
- Kristy Lee Cook loves Seattle and loves to sing God Bless the USA.
- Michael Johns never stops being attractive, and I still think he got kicked off too early in the show
- Chikezie was a bit on the boring side.
- David Archuleta stole my heart all over again. It is a little upsetting how quickly he walked right into my life and then walked right out. How can one person be so lovable?? I kinda want to shrink his head and hang it from my rear view mirror, oh shucks, I think Paula thought of that first.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Maybe I was holding out for things to change. Maybe I thought things would go my way.
I never wanted this.
I feel sick.
I want to cry.
I want to scream.
It all seems so final now.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
To celebrate May Day *tomorrow this place is offering free gelato from 11-1. Free gelato is way better than a 31 cent scoop at Baskin Robbins!
Unfortunately, during that time, I will be deep in the middle of a busy day at Evergreen Manor. Shucks!
Free gelato is almost enough to make me want to skip the internship.
*i wrote this at 12:26 am, so it i s technically already May 1st. If we are being technical the event is actually happening today.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
So many things about this picture seem so unreal. In all honesty the picture leaves me questioning many things:
3rd- Is that Damon Schmidt I have my arm around?
4th- Could that actually be David Bassett?!?
5th- Did this really happen??
Friday, April 11, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
These are my friends responses:
Erin: Dude... old news. I saw the pictys.
Mark Johnson: Even though it is April Fools Day, I still could believe it.
Whitney: Yea! I get to throw your baby shower!
Collin: You wish.
Lily: Hey! Whaddya know! So am I! Let's try to have our babies on the same day! Mine is gonna be half black. Yours?
Mark Stoelk: April Fools!
David: Oh, you totally had me! That's not a joking matter. I take you getting pregnant very seriously.
What a fun day!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
He is truly living his dream. It was strange being there. I found myself oddly jealous of him and the life he has chosen. I don't think it is because he is an animator (that hasn't been a dream of mine since I was 14), but I think it is because he is doing something extremely amazing, and he is honestly happy and satisfied with what he is doing.
Truthfully I am really happy and satisfied with the life I have chosen. However, I am a dreamer, I always have been. I dream of doing so much more with my life, helping so many more people, and making the very most of the gifts I have.
Sometimes i wonder if there is something more, something I haven't yet discovered, and sometimes I find my soul searching for that extra something that would make me wake up every day and pinch myself, because I would be living my dream.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
seattle to san diego
Day 2: Spent the morning exploring Portland. Discovered the most perfect humus. Watched Lily get hit on by a 45 year-old Greek man. Drove through all of Oregon and was amazed by the beauty. Checked into the Redwood Hostel.
Day 3: Fell deeply in love with the Redwood forest. Finished a book. Had my breath taken away moment after moment as we drove down Highway 101. Arrived at the Ryan's. Had some of the greatest conversations of my life with Brittany and Erin. Once again, feeling happy and content.
to be continued....
Saturday, March 8, 2008
This is the worst possible time for this, I feel like it is going to ruin my life, and my grades. And, somehow I feel powerless and willing to let it do that.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Today Cassie (one of my roommates), our friends Danny and Jason, and I all went to the market. It was really enjoyable, we wandered in and out of local bread and cheese vendors, saw a sign advertising the sale of woolly pig, and safely avoided talking to the woman who wanted to educate us on global warming.
As we were wandering through the market I saw a table strewn with the following items:
I had a couple moments of severe confusion. It all looked so familiar, yet it was the wrong place and the wrong time. I looked up to see a sign advertising baked goods from Prague.
My heart jumped! I was so excited and I knew instantly I would have to temporarily abandon my goal to not eat sweets.
As my stomach started to grumble and my mouth started to water, I slowly became aware of the fact that there was a gruff looking older woman standing behind the table.
I immediately and tactfully asked her where she was from, when she replied Prague, I switched over to Czech. I wanted her to know, that I speak her language and love her country. We spent a good amount of time chit chatting about nothing and becoming immediate best friends.
Her eyes lit up as she spoke Czech and spoke of her home. My guess is, that my eyes lit up as well.
It felt so good to be speaking Czech again. I don't get to speak it much, especially with a real authentic Czech Babicka (grandma). After talking for a while she gave me her phone number and told me to call her anytime I wanted to speak Czech. She then proceeded to give me a free piece of apple strudel.
The strudel was delicious, it tasted so authentic. I could have sworn that it was Sister Brouskova in Zlin that had made it.
The whole experiences filled me with warmth. It made me a bit homesick for my mission, for the country, and mostly for the people I loved there. It reminded me of how kind, genuine and giving Czech people can be. When I talk about Czech people I often emphasize the hard exterior they use to keep people at a distance. Today, however, I was reminded of the warmth they give the moment you are able to break through the hard exterior.
I love those people dearly. It amazes me what kind of impact they had on my life. I don't think I will ever get over my love for them. I imagine that even 30 years down the road, speaking to a Czech person will bring the same warmth.
So, I left the market today with a warm heart, a piece of strudel, and a phone number for a new friend. I think I will probably call her. The way I see it, everyone needs a Babi in their life. Who knows, maybe I will get some more strudel or maybe I could even talk her into making me some svickova.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
MARY JANE WOLLENZIEN
Returns from her mission tomorrow!!
And, I couldn't be more ready...
Welcome Home My dear Friend!
In 3 weeks Erin and I will be going on a Chopplette tour. We will be starting in Seattle, driving down to Portland to spend some time with Lily, then continuing down the coast to Brittany's house in San Jose. We will then head south to San Diego to end our journey at the Heimback's (Becky and Kim's).
I am always excited to be around those girls, and to hold them in my bosom.
I feel so blessed to have such good friends.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This morning I ran across a bit of a problem. What am I suppose to do if I don't actually know the person, or if I have no way of contacting them?
I've decided that making it public on my blog will have to do.
Needless to say, the dream was slightly political. I was at some sort of a rally/debate. The details are a little blurry, all I know is that everyone was cheering for Obama, and Bill Clinton shook my hand.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I think that one of the hardest things about this whole Seattle move, has been the loss of these dear friends. Because Seattle is almost always cloudy it is nearly impossible to see the stars. I miss them a ton. There are nights I would give almost anything to be in Southern Utah, amidst the red rock and brightly clear night sky.
I imagine I will always miss the stars and what I am going to say next does not in anyway decrease the love I feel for them. I just hope they will not take it personally.
Here is my confession: I am falling madly in love with the clouds. I know it doesn't make any sense that the one things which prevents me from spending time with my dear friends is now becoming my new obsession.
From the day I moved here I have had my breath taken away on a regular basis by the beauty of the clouds. However, I have not allowed myself to admit it. The other night as I was heading south on I-5, I couldn't take it anymore. I had to give into them, I no longer had the strength to resist their power.
The clouds here are perfect.
My relationship with the clouds is new, fresh and exciting. I look forward to all of the things I will learn from them, and all of the experiences that await us.
But, like I said earier, I sure do miss those stars, and probably always will. They are my constants, I will always love them, and I know they will always be a part of my life, even if we can't be together at this time.
Friday, February 15, 2008
But on a more positive note: We got a new roommate a couple of weeks ago, and I just found out that she owns Dr. Mario!!! The quality of my life is about to go up by 45%. Knowing that this wonderful little game is waiting for me when I get off work will help the day go by much faster.
Now all I need is a Courtney to move to Seattle and all things will be right.
I know I am a bit late in getting a Valentine’s Day post up. However I didn’t want to end this day without saying how much I love it, and how much I love LOVE.
Today was the perfect day. I celebrated the traditional ways by eating a heart shaped pizza and writing love poetry with Lily (via text messages). I was also able to have a wonderful moment of a love infused roommate rescue mission. Then I finished the day off by humiliating myself at a Karaoke bar.
I love this day because it gives me an excuse to focus more on loving others. I believe in Love; whether it is true love, neighborly love, or brotherly love. No matter the form, it has a deep power that lies within it. I am trying to understand this power better and to use it more often.
I want to love more. I want to love deeper. I want to love openly.
I also want to find True Love.
I bought a book full of love stories to celebrate the holiday. The following quote is from that book. I think the quote is beautiful and hopeful. I love the way it describes the process and nature of Love, and how it finds us.
Maybe fate’s arithmetic is so diffuse that it’s not arithmetic at all.
The lights. The sleeve. The park. The taxpayers of
It is the miracle of all these things coming together that constitutes love. The orchestra has been assembled . . . and now it plays.
It doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn’t have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn’t have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third date.
It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirit.
It just has to be . . .
--David Levithan- How They Met
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I love that Daft Punk made a surprise appearance. This is their first live television performance, and as far as I know, also the first time showing footage of Daft Punk actually playing on the controllers inside the pyramid. They are touch screens!! It's blowing my mind.
It would have been so dreamy to be there, someday I will see them perform live.
Monday, February 11, 2008
2. saying OMG and WTF
3. speeding and aggressive driving.
I feel like this will be a really good way to exercise control over myself and my life. Not that I am Catholic, but it is kind of like a mini Lent. Actually it has nothing to do with Lent, I just think it will be good for me.