Friday, November 6, 2009

own up.

ok, who wrote this about me?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

signs that homeless people may be living in your backyard.

1. trash items go missing
2. new trash items start appearing
3. strange people are lingering in front of the house
4. two men are caught leaving the backyard during the night
5. the bushes start making noises
6. after investigation you find this:
confirmed--yes, there has been someone living in our backyard. creepy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I found a Halloween book at DI yesterday

It had this poem in it. And it chilled me to the bone.

-victoria crume

Not a window was broken.
And the paint wasn't peeling,
Not a porch step sagged--
Yet, there was a feeling

That beyond the door
And into the hall
This was the house of
No one at all.

No one who breathed
Nor laughed, nor ate
Nor said "I Love,"
Nor said "I Hate."

Yet something walked
Along the stair
Something that was
And wasn't there.

And that is why weeds
On the path grow high,
And even the moon
Races fearfully by--

For something walks
Along the stairs--
Something that is
And isn't there.


Friday, September 25, 2009

tis the season.

Halloween is upon us and there is much fun in the making.
I think it is a little ridiculous that I am always trying to top "last years Halloween." I have had so many great parties and costumes and topping the previous year is getting tricky.
Things that might make this year more awesome:
  • thousands of witches
  • Luke Wren possibly coming to visit
  • helping my niece with her costume
  • a party that is bigger and better than last years
  • Lily AND Emme at the party
  • Pre-Halloween Martha Stewart like dinner gathering
  • 4 or more costumes!!
There really are many great things brewing this season. I just want to eat so much pumpkin and squash flavored stuff. I was meant for this time of year.
That is all. (and this is fall)

Monday, August 3, 2009


I am going.
I am anxious.
I am going to wear my hair in braids.
I am wondering how I ever got old enough to be going as a leader.
I am missing the finale of SYTYCD.
I am already exhausted just thinking about the week.
I am hoping it will be a positive experience.

Friday, July 31, 2009

just an opinion

I just have to say it: I am SO pleased with the top 4 dancers on SYTYCD.
I feel like we really got this one right America.
However, if Evan wins the whole thing I am going to be really angry!
That is all.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


What do these 2 ladies have in common?

****they both sing the words of my soul****

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

i am sure you have questions.

Here are the answers:

1. Am I going to see Harry Potter in 1.5 hours?

2. Am I dressing up?

3. Did my mom tell me I was too old for this?

4. Do I imagine that in 30 years I will still be dressing up for H.P. events?

the job search

being a recent graduate i should be looking for a job.
good thing i have friends to look out for me.
steven recently found what might just be my dream job.
check it out here.
or just watch this video:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

i can't stop watching this

-she is my favorite
-i like him too
-this was perfect
-it gave me chills
-and tears
-truly beautiful

Friday, July 3, 2009

"that's not dinner"

sometimes i consider this a meal.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

don't give up

Bet you thought that because I haven't blogged in a while I stopped watching tv...

This season of SYTYCD is truly blowing my mind. I have chosen Kayla as my favorite. She is incredible, has perfect lines, and any girl would kill to have her legs. I just can't quite understand why she keeps landing in the bottom 3.

On a different note: I recently finished all 4 seasons of How I Met Your Mother.

Friday, May 29, 2009

morning rant

Dear Neighbors,

I get that you are doing work on your house or yard or something, but must the pounding start at 6:30 in the morning?


p.s. I feel like our night parties are not half as annoying as all of this morning noise.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

i feel so good right now

this was just brought to my attention.
it might not mean anything. but somehow it is extremely satisfying.
i feel some sort of redemption. as if somehow this proves that america isn't as stupid as i thought, and my opinion was always right.
---oh, and thanks for the info david. this really changed everything for me.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

how come i didn't know about this before?

I just heard about something that could be my perfect compromise...

The Garden Hedgehog
This incorporates 2 things I want: 1) a garden 2) a hedgehog.

Apparently, hedgehogs are good for gardens, I would just need to build a garden with a barrier, and a little home for my hedgie. And then I could happily have a hedgehog without it causing any issues for my roommates.

I feel so hopeful right now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

here it is.

I don't even know where to begin.
All I know right now is that I feel: sad

Let's face it. Adam deserved to win. America made another huge mistake. Just like last year.
I am honestly considering giving up reality tv.
And to all my friends out there who voted/supported Kris... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??
Just face it-ADAM IS SUPERIOR.

Friday, May 8, 2009

signed, sealed and delivered

or should i say: written, bound and turned in.
that is right i turned in the hugest paper of my life today.
somehow i am breathing much easier now.

just a couple more things to do and then i am finished. with school. forever.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dear Roommates,

Can I? PLEASE!!!

please say yes! please say yes!


just a quote

"There are at least 2 ways to understand what it means to have our hearts broken. One is to imagine the heart broken into shards and scattered about--a feeling most of us know, and a fate we would like to avoid. The other is to imagine the heart broken open into new capacity--a process that is not without pain but one that many of us would welcome. As I stand in the tragic gap between reality and possibility, this small, tight fist of a thing called my heart can break open into greater capacity to hold more of my own and the world's suffering and joy, despair and hope."

-Parker Palmer, A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life.

How do you wake up Lady GaGa?

----Poke Her Face----

television updates

because that is what i do best on this blog.

Adam was in the bottom 2 on Idol last night! What the eff?

Heroes was so insane this week. I always wonder why I still watch, but I can't help it.

Tommy really needs to come home on Brothers and Sisters. I am getting so sick of that story line.


Someone told me that last nights episode of Lost was going to give us a bunch of answers. They lied.

Last weeks 30 Rock was the funniest in a long time. I hope they pull through again tonight.

Mark your calenders: So You Think You Can Dance premiers on May 21st!

Lastly and most importantly: I am looking for a new TV show to start watching on DVD. I would prefer something that has a lot of seasons. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

the end.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

my best day

this is what a perfect day would look like for me:
First I would go to an AMAZING rummage sale at a local church.
Here I would find all sorts of treasures (7 to be exact) for only $10.
Then, I would get to spend an hour in the car with Cassie, Julie and Nathanial.
Once we had finally reached our destination, Olympia, Cassie and I would change into costume.
Then the 4 of us would eat a delicious lunch at a fun, quirky cafe.
While at the cafe, our waiter would tell me he doesn't believe in words like good and bad.
I would think he was crazy.
Then we would go outside and join the masses of people and draw on the sidewalk.
Then this would begin and Cassie and I would participate.
I would marvel at all of the costumes, art, and people.
Oh, and this person would meet me at the procession:
Then we would hang out in Olympia for a while.
And I would wish the procession would have never ended.
Then we would head home, and make it just in time to see the end of the YSA talent show.
Jon and Steve would win for their amazing Kanye cover.
Then I would watch a movie with a good friend.
I would close the day by writing a blog about my day.
The whole day would have been filled with magic, happiness, and excitement.
Yup, that is what my best day would look like.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

stupid america

i shouldn't be disappointed or surprised every time one of my reality tv faves gets kicked off. but, i always am. oh america, what have we done? no more anoop. this is so tragic.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

poor joke delivery

Today, I was out with four friends. At one point we had to get in an elevator. When the elevator came it was packed with about 37 or more men. It felt a little strange and awkward to be 5 girls in the midst of all those guys. We went up a couple floors then stopped to pick up 2 more male passengers. As the new travelers joined us, their was a myriad of awkward jokes being thrown around. Suddenly I felt the pressure, and I felt like I too needed to make a joke. My thoughts went something like "quick, say something about hoping the elevator doesn't get stuck with all of us in it." What I actually said was, "I sure hope I don't get stuck in here with YOU GUYS."
That was a bit of a mistake. People got a little pissed, gave me bad looks and I basically got booed out of the elevator.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How would your life be different if you were Japanese?

Whitney, after 2 years I finally know the answer to this question:

First: I would be this awesome

Second: I would play games like this

Third: I would be able to do this

chip is so lucky.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

according to lily von.

  • pandas are the new penguin
  • hedgehogs are the new owl/fashion sparrow ( i am pretty sure i started this trend.)
  • brown is the new green (this one is complicated, it has to do with people who are "green" feeling the word got to commercial so the real "green" people are now brown.)
  • vampires are the new pirate
my question: is twitter the new facebook?

a formal prediction

ok, so i'm an idol fanatic, i admit it. i spend tons of time googling contestants, and reading idol discussion boards. i have had formal predictions in my mind for weeks, but am always just a little afraid to make them public.

i have loved anoop from the beginning. at first i didn't know how far he would go. i always had him going to the top 5, and then leaving at number 5. tonight, however, i have changed my mind. i am changing my predictions and publicly announcing that i believe anoop will make it to the top 3!

that is right.
anoop, i believe in you.
do something with those eyebrows and you may even win the entire thing.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"when did we grow up, and start having adult problems"

After a long and exhausting weekend, all I wanted for my Easter Sunday afternoon was a nice long nap. After we got home from church I took the first opportunity that came to sneak away and get my nap in. About 5 minutes after I had settled into one of the beds at my parents' house the door opened and my four-year old niece entered the room. She came over to the bed and begged me to play with her, our dialogue went like this:
Me: Lori, I'm so tired right now! I need to take a little nap.
Lori: Oh no, are you sick.
this is when her fantastic imagination kicked in, and she headed out of the room to gather some pens, a hot pad, and other needed tools.
upon returning
Lori: I will be the doctor and I will take care of you. Where does it hurt?
Me: Ummmm... it hurts in my heart.
Lori: Ok, she has a broken heart.
she takes some time to think
Lori: Hmm, I think we can fix this with glitter.

I really hope she is right about that.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rx- for use on days when it is hard to smile

My friend Aimee had this posted on her blog today. It is absolutely perfect and exactly what I needed today.
These kids are awesome. I want to know so much about this family, like: who are the parents?; can the parents dance like that?; how many music videos have these kids watched?; who posted this on youtube?; what are the kids like when they aren't dancing?
I plan on stealing some of the little boys dance moves... danny, if you are reading this you better take notes on that video, because we will be incorporating these moves into our routine.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mr. Adam Lambert

I just don't know what to think about you.
The jury is simply out on this one.
I love you and hate you.
I think you are amazing but also creepy.
Sometimes you're good looking and sometimes you're not.
I am attracted by your style and repulsed all at the same time.
I love watching you, but you also make my stomach hurt.
When you sang Tracks of my Tears, I had tears.
When you sang Burning Ring of Fire, I wanted to throw up.

Did I agree with Simon tonight when he gave you a standing ovation? Yes.
Did I also want him to say something nasty? Yes.
Do I secretly hope and believe you will win? Yes.
Do I secretly hope and believe you will not? Yes.

I really don't know what to do about you.
You are the worst guilty pleasure I have ever had.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 2:35pm
Location: My house
Setting: I was sitting at the table in the breakfast nook working on homework.
Culprit: Middle aged. Curly, gray hair. male. Wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. Eating out of a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.
Suspicious Behaviors: Culprit came walking up the driveway, where he was spotted through the nook window. He then came near to the house and was peering in the lower windows.
Action Taken: I got up ran to the window to see what he was doing, then ran to the window at the back of the house to get a better view. I decided to run downstairs to confront him. In my hurry to get downstairs, I tripped and fell down the stairs.
Results: By the time I was able to pick myself up and get to the back of the house, he was gone. He most likely got scared away by the commotion inside the house

true confessions of a compulsive speeder

• I love driving fast.
• It really annoys me when others go the speed limit.
• I have been pulled over 8 times in my life and have only been given 1 ticket.
• 2 of those 8 times happened in the past week.
• The following excuses have gotten me out of tickets:
  1. I'm lost
  2. I'm really sick (as snot rolls down my face) and I don't have any Kleenex
  3. I've never been here before, so I don't know the speed limit
  4. We were just chatting and I lost track of how fast I was going
  5. It has been a long day and I was just trying to get home fast
  6. I had no idea that was the speed limit
  7. "No, I wasn't drinking. I have never drank in my entire life." "Yes, that is true. I'm Mormon." From the passengers in the car, "We're all Mormon." Me again, "Where are we coming from? Oh, we went down to see how long the line is for the So You Think You Can Dance tryouts." a brief pause then, " We're trying out tomorrow."
• My excuses are never that good. It is all about my delivery. I usually get really nervous, can't breath, can't talk and I look and sound pathetic.
• I made a New Years resolution to stop speeding- I have failed miserably
• The fact that I have gotten out of so many tickets reinforces my bad behavior.

Today I am recommitting myself
: I will not speed while on normal roads, and on the freeway I will not go faster then 10 miles over the speed limit-- Feel free to check in with me on this.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I use to feel that way

"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I use to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world." -Anne of Green Gables

Maybe I have lost my Anne, or maybe I found too many too soon, but kindred spirits seem harder to find these days.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

i am beyonce

ok. no i'm not.
• i saw her in concert tonight and it was incredible
• i am going to learn every one of her dance moves
• i will one day have a closet full of leotards and high heels
my favorite songs of the night were:
broken-hearted girl
if i were a boy
single ladies (of course)

Monday, March 30, 2009

emergency! emergency!

the hot australian construction worker has been swapped for a half homeless, smarmy tile layer. he just promised me that i am never going to leave the bathroom once he is done with it because the tile he is laying is soothing to the eye.

Friday, March 27, 2009

it is coming.

yes, it is really happening. and i am just as excited about it as you are!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

so, i just noticed:

washington's water tastes far superior to utah's. i could barely drink water out of the tap down there, and if i did i had to add a lemon to it. i have been ruined by this place.

that's right

i just paid $1.39 for the itunes video of one of last night's american idol performances. so shameful.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

mini letters

Dear Body,
Just so you know, I am on vacation. This means 7am is an inappropriate time to wake me up.

The sooner you get here the better.
Please hurry,

Dear Australian Construction Man,
Thanks for working on our bathroom, and thanks for being so dreamy. Don't worry, I'll keep coming up with excuses to talk to you till you leave.

I can't wait to meet you! Get ready for an explosion of love!
your aunt,

To whom it may concern,
I'm done.

Dear Wicked,
I'm looking forward to tomorrow night. I hope you are everything you claim to be.
See ya soon,

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

kinder magic

of all of the kindereggs,
in all of switzerland,
my roommate jill chose a carton of 6 eggs to bring home to her roommates.
of those six eggs i chose the one with this inside:

simply providential
(if you can't tell, it is a hedgehog)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

cookie dough

my current best friend, and worst enemy.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

better than christian the lion

tears were shed. my heart was touched and my life was changed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

slippery day

i fell twice in the bathtub today, and twice while walking outside, and it is only 2:30 in the afternoon.

Monday, February 23, 2009

so, i'm no mary wollenzien

Tonight we had a film competition for a tri-ward FHE which we have known about it for a couple of weeks. I wasn't really planning on doing anything, until last Thursday night when I got a crazy idea. So, I pulled out my new flip video camera (a Christmas present from my parents)and some items from my costume collection. This is what resulted:

Background: Owen is a good friend that I love to tease. He is a funny (and slightly shy) guy and it is fun to pretend that I am deeply in love with him.

The Public's Response: I was super nervous about showing the video. I was mostly afraid that no one would laugh. Fortunately I was wrong. People loved it! They laughed so hard and clapped even harder. In the end I won the big "People's Choice Award," and got a standing ovation.

My Confession: I made it a New Year's resolution to kiss Owen. When I went up to accept the PCA, I waved Owen up to the stand with me, made a brief statement then said, "I guess there nothing left to say except..." Then I grabbed his face and kissed him. It wasn't exactly romantic, but it was dramatic and I fulfilled my goal.

When I think about the night I just keep wondering if I will ever change, and if my crazy antics will ever end.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I have either experienced for myself or seen someone else do all of the following:

•Laugh until they cry
•Have to excuse themselves from church, class, and other such activities because of uncontrollable laughter
•Laugh so hard it makes them wet their pants
*Struggle to breath because they are laughing

But, I have always wondered if anyone had laughed so hard they stopped breathing and passed out. A secret part of me has hoped that at some point in my life I will somehow experience this.

Tonight, Whitney and McKay got me laughing so hard my secret wish almost came true.

I have not laughed like that since before I left Provo. Thank you ladies.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

a million miles a minute

i have so much to do and i just don't want to do it.
lost was crazy tonight and it keeps creeping in my thoughts. it always brings more questions than answers and all i really want are answers. no more questions please.
i talked to andrew gibby last night and he got me thinking all sorts of crazy thoughts about my future.
i can't shut my mind off and all i really want to do is sleep.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cupcakes of Catan

In an effort to do something nice for a couple of friends, Mark and I spent most of yesterday doing this:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

no perservatives

I made my own hummus last night. The recipe I used was fairly easy and turned out to be quite delicious (next time I'll use just a little less tahini). It made SO MUCH!!! I predict this week will be a very hummus filled week.

Friday, February 6, 2009

the morning is speaking to me

from the moment i woke up this morning i just had this feeling about today. i don't know what it is, it just feels like today is going to be a magical day. there is something different in the air, and i feel good and hopeful. i can't wait to see how it turns out.

I don't know why, but...

I just counted all of my jewels: Turns out I have 59 necklaces.

I don't, by any means, give all of them their fair share of face time (I have my favorites).
I've officially decided that I am going to wear a different necklace everyday for 2 months. This way each of my necklaces will be treated equally, and it will force me to be more creative with my accessory selection.

Monday, January 26, 2009

somebody must really hate me

I know that I have been away from the blogging world for a long time, so i hate to make my first post back about TV, but I can't help it:


First pushing daisies, now this.
Are you kidding me!?!
The people at abc must be a lot dumber than I realized.