Tuesday, December 16, 2008
to my chagrin, i woke up to white stuff falling from the sky. this makes sense since i fell asleep to white stuff falling from the sky as well. i love snow, but, wait, i take that back. i do not love snow. this morning was already difficult enough since i had to wake up at 6:30 so i could take an early test (i did really well by the way), but the snow made it really hard to get out of bed and walk to campus. i usually wake up around ten...or later, so waking up is a big obstacle for me. i'm going to have to change my habits since i'm taking earlier classes next semester. not too early mind you, i'm not suicidal!
ok, i've enjoyed these last couple minutes, perhaps i'll start blogging again. i would thank my readers for reading this stream of consciousness, but i'm pretty sure i am the only person who checks this site (i'm not really sure why i check it, since i never update it...and even if i did, there is nothing to check.
notice, i have been doing a lot of reading lately, as seen on my book shelf to the left. i guess that's what i've been doing with my spare time instead of doing blog-worthy things. expect an update soon enough!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
provo has been good to me these past couple of weeks. the weather has been a bit questionable, but i'm learning to appreciate what life throws me. i moved into my new apartment which i love! with my new roommates which i love even more! i have my own room and a jacuzzi right out my front door. who could complain?
classes are good. i have a professor who could be steve carell's incredibly boring and akward twin (we all know he had to have one). i have another professor that makes me laugh the entire lecture, granted its a recreation management class, so how can you not have fun? my other classes are pretty much average, so i'll stop boring my avid readers with these details.
i'm looking forward to my first football game! go blue!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
1. tiny trash can liner
2. doggy duty
3. water balloon
4. road trip rubbish
5. soggy laundry
6. ice pack
7. toiletry tote
8. kitty litter liner
9. tomorrow's lunchbag
10. care package padding
now that it has given me all these suggestions, i don't think i'll ever throw one away until i've reused it! way to be green target! and watch out for my gigantic water balloons everyone!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
become nocturnal (college really helped me with this one)
type over fifty words a minute (i don't know many people who can't...)
do the splits
go on point
do not do drugs (yes that was on my life list...)
some of the things i will never do! i'm not really sure why they made the list...
be a well known pianist (i don't even know how to play)
grow my hair until it reaches my feet (did i know myself?)
be the richest woman in the world (i wish...)
be the first woman president (i was hoping hillary would beat me to it)
be neat and organized (HA!)
climb the five tallest mountains in the world (not remotely interested...)
visit all the countries in the world (i might still do this if i become the richest woman in the world)
and photograph wild animals (listed were field mice and ants)
the most interesting part of reading this list was realizing how little i knew myself and what i thought i would be like in the future. i was totally wrong, maybe naive, or maybe just stupid.
there are still some things on the list that i would still like to accomplish, but overall, i think i've outgrown this life list. i guess i should start working on a new one...
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
the next week, me and my mom went to fisherman's wharf. we went to pier 39, and then ate at boudin. we got off bart at embarcadero and walked all the way! we kept trying to get on muni, but there was absolutely no room on any trams! by the time we were half way there, we gave up waiting for it. there was a guy making bread animals in the window at boudin! i wanted to get one, but didn't. we walked down the ghirardelli sqaure and back too, after seeing the sea lions we got on muni and headed home. there was a guy at the bart entrance handing out those new jamba juice juicies. they are really good in case you anyone was wondering.
at boudin. we had clam chowder in a bread bowl and diet black cherry soda. so good! we had to sit by the fire because it was so cold, and it was the middle of july!
Friday, July 18, 2008
with my summer camp this week we did some of the funnest things! i went to great america and six flags discovery kingdom for the first time ever! i rode a bunch of rides and got kinda dizzy--totally worth it! plus, i got paid! woohoo!
but, i also did something nowhere near anything i've ever done before! we went to this place called trapeze arts! i learned all these skills that circus people have! i jumped on a trampoline, climbed up a silk rope, spun in a swing thing, learned how to juggle, walked a tight rope and did the flying trapeze! the trapeze was so cool! my arms were so sore the next day. i would swing and then flip up and grab on with my knees and then let go with my hands and hang upside down! after doing that a few times, they said i was good enough to do a catch. i was kinda scared, but it was so much fun! i hanging from my knees and swinging and then grabbed onto someone else doing the same thing! i felt like a pro!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
So I’ve blogged about my summer jobs before, but I have a new one! Since I’m done with my stint as an official nanny, I am starting a new job with the Town of Danville. I am a summer camp site leader or something like that. I’m not a counselor, but kind of like it. I do more of the organizational and logistical work rather than the grunt work. But, I work with the teen camps, formally known as the DesTEENation Camp! Haha…funny name. I am going to be a doing a lot of fun stuff with them this summer! We will go somewhere new every day, including places like the Great Mall, Great America, Aquarium of the Bay, Trapeze Arts, Oakland Zoo, Alcatraz, Pier 39 and other Bay Area sites! I’m really excited! I haven’t been to basically any of these places since I haven’t lived here long, so I’m really excited to get paid to do all of these fun things! When I’m not going to all these cool places, I’ll be working with other camps with littler kids and the summer of service camps. I’m really excited about this job! It’s going to be so much fun!
Friday, June 13, 2008
On this glorious day in June, I had the strangest assignment ever. Today was the last day I was Alex Wick’s nanny. Sad day, but it’s been fun so I’m happy. This morning I drove to the Oakland airport and met Debbie and Alex. Then Alex and I got on a flight to Chicago! So exciting! We both slept for most of the flight with a little word search and Sudoku mixed in. There was a baby crying just about the entire flight and I wanted to die…it was so annoying! And the turbulence was a little ridiculous too. We arrived at Midway Airport right on time. We met Alex’s dad’s assistant and then he was off! Bye Alex!
I wandered around the airport for a couple hours. I bought stuff I didn’t really need. I bought a bag of popcorn to deliver to Lapondza at Ann Taylor. When I told her I was going to Chicago she told me I better not come back without a bag of popcorn from “Nuts on Clark.” I bought Bowfinger on DVD to watch on the flight home (just finished it and it was just as hilarious as ever). This is where the bad luck started…
My flight was an hour delayed. It was coming from Boston through a storm so it took longer than usual. I waited at the terminal and finally got on. When I got settled and we were in the air, my headphones broke. I’m really mad about it actually. They are really new! They still work, but the outside covering fell off. Ugh! Then, the woman next to me spilled her drink…on me and my stuff. My laptop case now has a coat of ginger ale and so do the jeans I was wearing…it’s kind of uncomfortable.
I’m usually not a superstitious person at all, but when the drink flew from the tray and onto me, I knew it had to be because it’s the 13th. I guess I can’t complain too much though. I got paid to sit on an airplane all day! Happy Friday the 13th!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
There are these really funny French guys who come to the Danville farmer’s market every Saturday morning. They make and sell crepes! And they are so good! They come from Brittany, a region in France and their crepes are strictly Brittany inspired. I’ve only tried one, which Melissa and I recreated at home the other night, but it was so good! It had bananas and chocolate with a little Chantilly on top. I think I will go every Saturday for the rest of the summer.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I took Melissa to Blockbuster tonight and on the way home, the car in front of us was throwing water balloons out their window! We saw the first victim, a runner on the side of the road. Sad… but we sped up to see who they were, we didn’t know them. We were almost home and I had forgotten about the car completely, until I heard a splash directly to the left of me. HA! They missed! And then, SPLASH! Right on! They hit the passenger side! Melissa totally got wet too! I forgot that the back window was open…sorry about that Mel…
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
when it got too cold to stay at the beach, we packed up and drove to ucsc. we parked and walked around. they have a really pretty view of the bay. after we were bored of ucsc, we went to caffe pergalesi. taylor's friends' band from berkeley was playing there. we had some vegetarian dinner and then tempo no tempo's set started. they were pretty good. i left taylor in santa cruz and started the long journey home. it took me and hour and 30 minutes to get home. i am not used to a drive like that for the beach. i hope it was worth it...do i look tanner?
Saturday, June 7, 2008
the a's have a new rally movement. they call it "trumpet time." sound familiar? if not yet, it will. they played a movie clip on the jumbo-tron, and then the chompers, the elephant comes on the screen (i was half expecting a monkey). then the words, "if you make noise, he will come" come onto the screen. i just shook my head in awe. then the elephant is shown moving around on the screen and "trumpet time" flashes all around. the a's totally ripped of rally time! i couldn't believe it. but of course, it didn't work, because it was a copy and the angels won. go angels!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
i am a nanny. this sounded completely normal to me until i was picking up "my kid" from school and somebody asked him who i was. he replied, "my nanny." it sounded so weird! but i love it! i wake up every morning at 6:30 and leave by 6:45 to get to alex's house at 7:00 (which really means i get up at 6:45 to leave my house at 6:50 to barely make it to alex's house by a little after 7:00). i make alex breakfast and a sack lunch and drive him to sixth grade. while he's at school i fill my time with job #2. i come back at 2:30 and pick him up. our afternoons are filled with after school snacks, little league games, baseball practice, and video games. it's a wonderful life.
job #2 is at ann taylor in blackhawk plaza. you should all call me while i'm at work...it gets really boring. hardly anybody ever comes in and i love it that way. i work with some really funny ladies. my favorite part of work is when crazy people come in and need you to help them find outfits. it's really not that hard to pick out an outfit for yourself...is it? i really don't have any extra skills in doing that. just because i work at ann taylor doesn't give me good taste! (although i do consider myself an excellent personal shopper). like i said before, hardly anyone ever comes into the store....but when they do, they SPEND! people who shop at blackhawk plaza are rich. they don't really care if anything is on sale. when they find a shirt they like, they have to get the shorts and the jacket to match, and after they try on the shoerts, they need those in every color. oh! we sell jewelry too? yes, and shoes. i've sold more commplete outfits in my time there than separates.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
although this was kind of funny looking back, it is not the funniest by a long shot. the other night, i was sitting on the couch and it happened. i look back after hearing my dad make a strange noise to see him letting himself slide to the floor slowly and quite gracefully. the chair he was sitting on had completely split in half, right down the middle. he sat sprawled on the ground while i laughed hysterically! he decided it was a good time to start his diet.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
POPCORN POPPING ON THE APRICOT TREE!
ok, so it's not popcorn. in fact, it's not even an apricot tree. but still, you can finally tell it's spring! the trees are blossoming and it's so beautiful! not incredible for allergies...but beautiful nonetheless. i wish it could look like this all the time!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
i don't know how big of a secret this as been, but for those of you who don't know, i've been tracking you for years. i had a tracker on my blog so i could tell how many viewers i had. it was quite a handy little thing. it could tell me so much information! when you checked my blog, how long you were on it, any referring links, your ip address, the location of your internet connection, what type of browser you had, etc. it has been amazing! if i knew you, i could probably tell who you were and labeled your ip address for future reference. but now that my stat counter is broken, i can no longer be creepy and stalker-ish...bummer. so, feel free to roam my blog with reckless abandon! i'll have no idea who were on. now you can be the creepy stalker, and i'll just provide you with endless entertainment, as always.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
you should go see it!
i'm going to have to admit...i was a little confused at times. for instance, i never did figure out where the movie was supposed to take place. everyone spoke with a different accent...kind of surprising at times. and also, main character played by james mcavoy, above, spoke with an american accent. he's scottish...so this surprised me a bit. it would have been expected except half of the cast had accents from all over the place, ireland, england, etc. so why couldn't mcavoy keep his? we may never know...it did slip through a few times. nobody's perfect.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
from the talk on the street, the movie isn't going to be like the book at all! first of all, it's set in New York, and Becky is an american. really? this is not ok with me at all. becky lives in london! she is british! and she does not look like isla fisher! i really want to boycott the movie...but i don't think i'll be able to. i think i'm going to go re-read the books now. maybe that will make me feel a little better. comments?
Monday, April 7, 2008
byu doesn't have a spring break, and i have been needing one badly! it's a good thing i get out in april or i might just have a mental breakdown!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
hiking to the top of the Y was really fun, until we started coming down. it had snowed a few days before and there was frost on the ground from the night before. we didn't think it was going to be a problem but i was practically skiing down the trail. it was no good. every step we took, a new layer of mud clung to the bottom of our shoes. it was impossible.
at the bottom of the Y, thought we could get a better picture there.
this wasn't even the worst of it...
Friday, April 4, 2008
the flowers on top of my head are the best. my mom had to fly over special to help me put my hair in a french braid!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
later, carson picked me and brittney up and then we decided to dixie cup hannah's house! it was hilarious! we didn't have coolers, so we took the recycling bins from my lobby and filled them up in the showers and longboarded them over to carson's car. amazing. we kinda got caught by claire, hannah's cousin because she opened the door to cool off after her shower...perfect timing...
we weren't aware of this and thought she had heard us or something. so, we ran away and killed some time at wendy's. when we came back, she opened the door again! we decided to go talk to her since she kept catching us! apparently, carssn had left his jacket when we ran the first time and claire was just putting a ransom note on the door...perfect timing yet again, huh?
so...i guess we were a little rusty with the dixie cupping, but we can only get better, right? so watch out provo! the dixie cups are back in full swing! and we don't plan on getting caught next time!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
NECC is an exclusive group - the No Easter Candy Club! The rules are simple:
1. Don't eat ANY Easter candy before or after Easter,
2. You can eat Easter candy on Easter Sunday, but only for a 5 minute period.
you can join the group on facebook!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
i can't stand having this many pens. and they aren't even all the same! so, now i'm just using one pen at a time until it runs out! this is a form of spring cleaning. it makes me feel like i'm getting rid of stuff but only after it's been put to good use and not wasted. (in reality, it is getting a little wasted because i'm just writing/drawing all the time just to use up all the ink, but don't point this out to me, i'll just get annoyed.)
also, i hate having a million notebooks. i prefer to have one notebook and one calendar at a time. this is a problem because somehow i have accumulated three new notebooks and an extra calendar just this year! so naturally, i must use up these extra notebooks! i find myself writing all sorts of random things down. such as conversations i happen to be having at the time, or multiple to-do lists all outlining the same day. this practice also helps in the pen issue above.
another spring cleaning practice of mine is cleaning out my contacts in my phone. i hate having people i never talk to in there! it wasn't so much a problem before when i had about 200 contacts. i could get a hold of virtually anyone i wanted! but since my phone broke, i only have a select few numbers....and if i'm only going to have a few, i better talk to you on a regular basis! hopefully i'll be able to handle this mess of a contact list until i have enough numbers to not care who is in and who is out.
i'm carrying the previous compulsion over to facebook. this week, i am going to attempt to clean out my friends on facebook. i get really annoyed when i get an application from a "friend" only to realize when i open it, i've never talked to this person in my life! just because we went to the same high school and you were trying to get as many friends as possible on your facebook list when you first joined, doesn't mean we're friends!
i realize that this is getting really long which kind of bothers me and makes me want to "spring clean" it, but i'm going to stop soon so i can resist. if i think of any other ways to spring clean, i'll let you know.
Friday, February 29, 2008
fin, "ok, i always wanted to know this"
fin, do twinkies last forever...give you twenty bucks, take a bite."
so, now i'm really curious! i'm buying twinkies tomorrow...let's see how long they last.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
so, here are ten reasons why i love chris.
(they are incredibly random, don't judge.)
1. he loves kanye west
2. he has chubby cheeks!
3. he says "get off my back" a lot and it makes me laugh
4. he's going to new zealand!
5. he gave me a goodbye hand shake
6. he was employee of the month at the canc!
7. he touches his nose all the time
8. refers to me and brittney as "you guys" forever and always
9. he dropped me swing dancing the first time we met
10. why not?
feel free to comment and add your own reasons!
brittney, andrew, chris, alli (w/blue jacket), natalie
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
(ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love.)
attraction, flirtation, euphoria, doubt, the truth
(the longer the better)
...And so you dance around it.
You draw it out. You tease towards love.
This is the pure physical poetry. It's the thrill of communicating
by give and take, the simple charm of tugging at another
heart and waiting (hoping) for a response.
It's the improbably joyous celebration of going absolutely
nowhere for a long, long time...all in the anticipation that
you're actually on your way (slowly, tiptoe-ingly) to
somewhere truly marvelous...
Never stop falling in love...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
1. it was my birthday!
2. it was unusually warm!
3. i ate smart cookies!
4. humanities got canceled!
5. humanities got canceled again!
6. i got flowers!
7. i had a lot of facebook notifications!
8. i got a case of diet pepsi!
9. i didn't do any homework!
10. i slept in till 9:40!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
my favorite part of the night was watching this gay couple dance together. they were so good! i couldn't even believe it! and i loved the short one's shoes!
my other favorite part of the night was natalie being asked by all these old men to dance. it was pretty hilarious!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
the first time, we spun to our left and did a 360 and then spun the other way and did a 180. if you haven't already figured it out, that means we were in the middle of the freeway facing the wrong direction. luckily the two cars behind us were going really slow and we were able to turn around without stopping too much traffic.
the second time, was seemed a lot more intense. we only 3/4 of a turn this time, but we were spinning much faster. we were in furthest right lane and spun all the way to the left side of the freeway! natalie maneuvered the car so we gracefully backed into the median area and waited for traffic to pass. her car wouldn't turn on though and it was a little scary. but, it eventually started and we were back on our way to provo!
and that was the day i almost died...
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
ok, i actually only have one. i attempted to think of more, but they just weren't all that great.
mike huckabee and charles logan (corrupt president from 24). do you see it?
i thought i was a genius for recognizing this resemblance, but after searching google images for a picture of charles logan, i came to find out that i wasn't the first...
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
my dad bought himself a chanter and is trying to learn how to play it. i can't wait until he can play that song! have you figured out how to make noise yet dad?
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
i wasn't planning on writing about this, mainly because it means i have to publicly admit (and announce) how disproportional my body is, but due to recent events, i just have to get it off my chest.
over christmas, my family got into a discussion about how the length of you arms is supposed to be equal to that of your height. we decided to see if this was the case. of course, lindsey was perfect. but she was the only one. my grandpa's arms were way longer and so were mine. but, on top of the lengths being off, i also have another huge problem. as most of you know, i am only 5'2''. but my legs are as long as my brother's (who is 5'9''). to compensate for this fact, i have an unusually small torso.
now that you've got the background, let me tell you what happened today. in my humanities class, we are studying ancient egypt. we were discussing a statue of the pharaoh chephren , you may recognize him as the commissioner of the sphinx.
my teacher was saying that the artist made chephren disproportional in order to better preserve it. does it look disproportionate to you? apparently his upper arms are elongated so that his lower arms could rest on his legs and not get damaged over time. she asked us all to try having our arms lay flat on our legs. i sat up straight and put my arms down, and guess what, i was the spitting image of chephren. the combination of having longer arms than a normal person and a shorter torso sealed the deal. so i make this suggestion; maybe i'm not the only one in the world who is disproportional. couldn't chephren have been the same?
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
i also went to the jelly belly factory in fairfield. it was pretty interesting. it smelled like sour apple when we drove up. i learned all about how jelly beans are made and even got a free bag of jelly bellys! i had to prove that i had gone, so i bought a jar of assorted flavors and a bag of belly flops ("irregulars"). its been fun making all the recipes on the side of the bag and inventing a few of my own.
ARF was another incredibly memorable event that i attended in walnut creek. i can't believe i went, in fact. ARF stands for the animal resuce foundation and was founded by Tony LaRussa (manager for the Cardinals). people are giving thousands of dollars a year to benefit other people's pets. the whole time i was there, i not only felt like the poorest person, but also that these rich people should be spending their time and money on something else, like saving poeple? now maybe i'm a little biased (since i wouldn't say animals are my favorite thing in the world) but really? this benefit made me laugh quite a few times.
performing at it was; Aja Vu (Steely Dan tribute band), Brian Copeland (not a genuine black man), Craig Chaquico (really good guitar player from Jefferson Starship and he stood on the seat next to my mom and started playing with his teeth), random dancers (only in the show because it was Tony LaRussa's daughter), ZO2 (random band from brooklyn), Marty Casey and the Lovehammers (who i had actually heard of before), Dana Glover (who no one has ever heard of before but was quite talented), Rob Schneider (my favorite part of the night, but was totally unprepared which probably made it a lot funnier) and Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato (former members of REO Speedwagon). It was a memorable show to say the least. i don't think i'll be going next year, but i hope Tony LaRussa's dogs continue to live more comfortable lives than most people in Africa...
Thursday, January 3, 2008
what i did while in orange county:
stayed with lindsey in corona del mar
ate at wingstop
shopped at south coast plaza
witnessed some beautiful sunsets
hit up the OC swap meet
went to lindsey's birthday party
celebrated new years eve
ate at in-n-out
...and a million other random things...
it was way fun, and i'm glad i got to see a bunch of people i haven't seen in such a long time. but, i think next time, you all should drive up to danville and we can have a san fransisco adventure!