Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

m squared =h to the c

i was thinking about breaking this down into 7 different posts, but i don't feel like it. so, let the massive randomness begin!!!

so, one day i decided to buy a computer. you remember the accident with my last computer. this time, i went netbook. so far, i love it. no complaints. (i took this picture whilst driving. dumb i know. it almost became something very bad. all parties involved are fine.)

these are my new earings. i am wearing them again today...and i love them. i know what you're thinking. they are so cute that you want a pair. sorry. exclusive earings. why??? because my sister made them. true story. i know you're jealous...and i don't blame you. they're D(ang) cute.

i've started to eat oatmeal. on my way to work. which means i'm starting a collection of dirty bowls in my car. yes, they are still there. and writing this just made me remember i have a dirty bowl at work. note to self. take dirty bowl home from work. moral of the story: i love oatmeal.

where in the world is this picture taken? utah lake. yes. we are on the frozen lake. what are we doing???

bowling. yes. it happened. cindy was in town and had a group of friends going on this little outing. in my attempts to be more social, i went...even though it was something i wouldn't normally do. can you see the lane...with actual pins...and an actual bowling ball? this is my life. truth.

this is us attempting to take a jumping picture. by us i mean elise, me, cindy (who was in town for the weekend) and her friend lauren. we aren't the best. but i love us anyways.

elise, chance, beeth and cinda. the three on the left didn't stay for very long. 'twas cold. and we were on a frozen lake for heaven sakes. but i'm glad we went :)

don't let this shock you to your core: scott let me cut his hair. i know, i know. it was fun. i like cutting boys hair. i like to think i'm decent at it. i saw him the next day and it looked good. too good. so good that i asked him if he went somewhere else to "get it fixed". he swears he didn't. either he's a liar, or i am really good. you decide.

and last but not you ever have people in your life that get you? listen when you need them to listen. laugh with you when you need a good chuckle. talk you ear off when you want to listen. hungry when you're hungry. read the same books. listen to the same music.
in this in the same house. enter lindsey. it's sure been fun to live with cousin linds. we are two peas in a pod. and icing on the cake---she's funny. dang funny.
enter scott. in this case, does not live in the same house....but might as well. in a weird way, scott and i have discovered that we are the same person, which is nice sometimes. and sometimes when we want to eat a dozen doughnuts betwixt the two of us. yeah, bad.

and the survey says :

question. how do you feel about girls that shave their arms? i used to think it was for weird people...but i know several girls...very normal and very cute...that do such a thing. i was just thinking about it. that's all.

opinions please.

Friday, January 15, 2010


we have a problem.

let me explain. when i was young, some close family members called me gertie. (bless you, if you were one of them) as you may know, i like to laugh. heaven sakes, i don't know how i picked up on this laugh. anyone seen oklahoma?

one word: gertie. (you'll hear her in the first few seconds of the clip. "i've been right behind you the whole way" "i know...i heeard ya")

yes. i used to laugh like that....until my father lovingly told me that if i wanted to have friends i would need to change it. so i did what any respectable person would do. i changed my laugh.

well, lately i have been laughing like this. (okay, maybe not that extreme, but kind of a little bit) no, i do not watch south park. no, i do not laugh like this all the time....or on purpose. but it's still happening. it has to stop.

i feel like i finally got my laugh to be normal....and not gertie-licious, and then something like this has to happen. i need an intervention. fast.

or do i???

Thursday, January 14, 2010


this morning i peeled an orange. i don't think i was aware of the consequences of such a simple thing at the time....
the smell took me straight to soarin over california. and now i desperately want to go to disneyland.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

this year i will......

  1. learn to use, and actually use my sewing machine.
  2. listen more than i talk
  3. fit into those pants
  4. keep my glasses in cases instead of ziploc bags
  5. make my bed
  6. sell something on etsy
  7. be confident in my abilities
  8. go camping with friends
  9. try something new
  10. roadtrip to st. george
  11. call old friends
  12. drink more water
  13. be happy
  14. check my voicemails (i promise!)
  15. go somewhere i haven't been before
  16. regularly attend the temple
  17. pay off my credit card
  18. learn all the words to all the verses of my favorite hymn
  19. be honest with myself and others
  20. read a book
  21. get over it
  22. write real letters...and actually mail them
  23. bake something spectacular
  24. floss my teeth
  25. be myself. 100% of the time


last night i went out to dinner with some old work friends. let me clarify. i used to work at an eye doctors and on for my whole college career. these women are from that job.
one has known me since i was 20. heavens, she's seen me through alot...all the while being wise and loving. like another mother away from home that always had my best interest at heart and taught me along the way.
another one is basically family. she came into the picture later than i would have liked, but she's still in the picture so i can't complain. she's the one that always has a joke that's slightly innappropriate, always has something nice to say about you, and basically thinks you are the best thing to walk the face of the earth (even though i am far from it...i can't help but feel better about myself when she's around.) icing on the cake. she's from nevada, and knows the state song, which we sing together regularly.
last but not least is like a sister. people confused us for sisters all the time, which was a compliment because she is one hot cookie. last night i was reminded that this particular hot cookie is now a mother. i met her child last night, and he is the cutest thing of all time. we have too many inside jokes to count, and she helped me survive a ridiculous amount of "trials" that entered and exited my life. turtle power. so funny at my house last night. plus, we have matching glasses - which basically bonds us for life.

it's funny how i haven't seen them for so long...and it didn't feel like that. of course, there was a fair share of catching up, but i love that we all sat around and chatted like nothing had changed. everyone loved eachother. everyone was thrilled about new things. everyone was supportive. everyone laughed at others jokes. everyone was genuinely interested in what the other person had to say. and everyone was happy for eachothers successes and upcomings. needless to say, i left feeling like a million bucks. i could conquer the world. i was talented and had things to offer. i was deserving of a relationship.

i love these women.

then i went home.

guess who was waiting for me?? my lovely roommates. we had dinner together. we sat around and talked and laughed. my brother stopped by to say hi. he joined our talking and laughing. before you knew it, it was past my bedtime. dang.

tonight is my night to cook. did i tell you we are taking turns cooking meals in my house? it's so nice to sit down together and eat a real meal. at a table. with other people eating the same thing. divine. so tonight i'm making THIS ....and it will be good. and then we are going running (at the indoor track of course. bad air. dang utah)

life. is. good.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

is there something wrong with me??

i rented this from redbox. i watched it twice in 2 days. and i cried like a little girl. like, couldn't stop the tears. i'm trying to tell myself i'm just a sucker for silly chick flicks (which i am)...but tears??? twice in two days. over the same thing. did i also cry when i saw this with my best girlfriends/cousins in the theatre? yes, yes i did.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
– Mark Twain
well thank you, mark. i think i'll do that little thing.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

eat your picture heart out.

enter 2010. enter st. george. enter goodness.
i don't know that it's even worth narrating these pictures, or if it would be better for you to just look and enjoy them at face value. i'm tired, so i'm opting for you to enjoy the picture goodness that was the st. george trip to ring in the new year of all new years.

just an explanation. we couldn't get one of the 4-wheelers started, so we shuttled out to the desert and then took turns riding. am i a lucky girl, or what?

we've started a st. george tradition. well, it's been going ever since linds and i went down for ali's wedding. there is a little sushi and curry place on st. george blvd called benjas. we go there everytime we go now. all hail the curry, level 4. i love traditions.

Monday, January 4, 2010

happiest of happys

happy new year.

hope you had a fun, safe, exciting, smooch-o-rific, party all night kind of new years.

my new years was nothing spectacular. in fact, i was in a car. driving. the clock on the dash struck 12. and then we kept driving.

i went to st. george with friends for the weekend. the weather was warm(er) than provo. the food was great. company fantastic. and guess what....i took pictures with my new camera that santa brought me. since i don't have a computer, it makes it a little tricky to unload the camera and throw them on the blog. i'm working on it, and you'll get an incredible red-rock-sand-dunes-4wheelin-extravaganza post.

until then, happy 2-10.