Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Truth

David sent me this video in an e-mail today, saying it was the perfect song for me.

I watched it, and agree with him.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Guess who's comin' home!!!

That's Right!

Returns from her mission tomorrow!!
And, I couldn't be more ready...

Welcome Home My dear Friend!
Welcome Home!

in 3 weeks life will make sense again

I just got off a conference call with 2 of the Chopplettes. I am left with a sense of longing for their company. Talking to them is so easy, and so much fun. We laughed a ton, it was really good for my soul. Sometimes I forget how much I miss having them as a constant part of my life.

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

guest appearances

This year, for one of my new years resolutions, I decided that every time I had a dream about someone I would let that person know. No matter how little I know the person, or how far from my past they are, I am still obligated to inform them of my dream.
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.
The following people made an appearance in my dream last night:

Bill Clinton
Barack Obama
John McCain
John Edwards

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

friends (new and old)

For as long as I can remember the stars have been some of my dearest friends. I could probably go on for days and days ranting and raving about the things I learn from the stars, and how they make me feel. I am not going to do that to you though. Well, at least for tonight I'm not.

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


I have to go to work right now, and I don't want to.

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.

St. Valentine's Day

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 Hoboken. The parents. The friends. The past. The swaying of the streetlights. The car passing. The present. The hopes. The break-ups. The conversations. The invention of the lightbulb.

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

Grammy Awards

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

Just for this week

I am giving up:
1. sweets
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.