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)