Thursday, May 31, 2007


Today is here. I will start with a smile, and resolve to be agreeable. I will not criticize. I refuse to waste my valuable time.

Today has one thing in which I know I am equal with others—Time. All of us draw the same salary in seconds, minutes, hours—24 Golden Hours each day.

Today I will not waste my time, because the minutes I wasted yesterday are as lost as a vanished thought.

Today I refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen. I am going to spend my time making things happen.

Today I am determined to study to improve myself, for tomorrow I may be wanted, and I must not be found lacking.

Today I am determined to do things I should do. I firmly resolve to stop doing the things I should not do.

Today I begin by doing and not wasting my time. In one week I will be miles beyond the person I am today.

Today I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. I will make a success with what material I have.

Today I will stop saying, “If I had time,” for I never will “find time” for anything—if I want time I must take it.

Today I will act toward other people as though this might be my last day on earth. I will not wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes.

-Elder John Longden
(in Conference Report, Apr. 1966, 39; or Improvement Era, June 1966, 512)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

51 questions

so some of them don't really work in a blog setting, but deal w/it okay?

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:15am! i was on time! sweet!
2. Diamonds or pearls? it depends what they're for. earrings, i like either; necklace, i like pearls better; ring: definitely the diamond bling.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At Worlds End
4. what is your favorite t.v. show? gilmore girls, sad day that it has ended it's 7-year run.
5. What did you have for breakfast? pan pancake, otherwise known as German Pancakes
6. What is your middle name? dawn
7. What is your favorite cuisine? italian or mexican, but thai is good too!
8. Foods you dislike? saefood, spaghetti, and liver.
9. Favorite Chip? bbq
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? ooo...this is hard. i love music and since i use iTunes, i have a great variety put into lists, so i just listen to my lists. :S
11. What kind of car do you drive? i don't. me and my bike are really good friends though....
12. What is your favorite sandwich? oh!!! BLT all the way!!!
13. What characteristics do you despise? needy, greedy, rude...
14. Favorite clothes? shirts from papya! i love that store!!!
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? it depends on the time of year, but i've always wanted to go to Paris
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Papya!
17. Where would you want to retire? on the beach
18. Favorite time of day? when i get to go home from work.
19. Where were you born? Utah
20. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football and basketball
21. Who do you think will not send this back? well...i'm not sending it to anyone but my sister
22. Person you expect to send it back first? no one, see above
23. Pepsi or Coke? neither
24. Beavers or ducks? gotta be the ducks!
25. Are you a morning person or a night owl? i can be both as long as i don't have to be both in the same day.
26. Pedicure or manicure? i've never had a pedicure, but manicures are super nice.
27. Any exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? no. not with everyone.
28. What did you want to be when you were little? a ballerina
29. What is your best childhood memory? being carefree
30. Piercings? ears, once
31. Everbeen to Africa or Alaska ? i wish...alaska would be tres cool!
32. Ever been toilet papering? unfortunately i have not.
33. Been in a car accident? not a big one. i've been in a very small fender bender once.
34. Favorite day of the week? friday
35. Favorite restaurant? Tucano's
36. Favorite flower? gerbera daisy for sure.
37. Favorite Ice Cream? Neapolitan or Daquri Ice
38. Favorite fast food restaurant? Wendy's
39. From whom did you get your last e-mail? my sister
40. What was the last movie that you rented? that i personally rented? i haven't in ages, but on saturday i went with a friend and he rented a movie, does that count? if yes, then it was The Sentinel
41. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? i refuse to ever max out a credit card
42. Bedtime? between 10:30 and 11:30
43. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? see #21
44. Last person you went to dinner with? hmmm...that i went somewhere with? my roommate,
45. What are you listening to right now? my keyboard, and some soft music on my work compy: Norah Jones
46. What is your favorite color? green, yellow, purple.
47. How many tattoos do you have? zehro
48. How many are you sending this Email to? one, but i'm posting it on my blog, does that count?
49. Favorite magazine? Pointe Magazine
50. What book are you reading? A Death in the Family. it's really sad.
51. Weirdest thing in your purse or wallet? weirdest?? uh...everything in my wallet is normal.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


So why is it that when I want to sleep in, I can't?? i mean really, i didn't get to bed until almost 12:30 last night, and yet here it is 7:41 and I can't get back to sleep to save my life. I feel slightly sleepy, but my body just won't go back to sleep. Not to mention my body woke me up at 4 am! Why? I have no idea. What I do know, is that it took me at least 1/2 an hour if not more to get back to sleep. so really, I haven't gotten my signature minimum of 8 hours of sleep tonight. Sundays I usually get to sleep in, until at least 9 or so! But no....sleep has decided to elude me. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I have found myself enamored in a summer crush, who has been really good at initiating progress, enough that during the movie we watched last night he put his arm around me and as he walked me back to my house he held my hand. He also gives really good goodnight hugs and is such a gentleman. lol. He's super cute and looks like he could be a surfer boy from Cali, when really he's from Idaho. Ha ha ha!!! He doesn't have a 'nym yet...I'll think of one eventually I'm sure. But for now, I will read a good book, or something. I have 5.5 hours to kill until church starts. Kill me now!!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

so i was thinking...

and you know what? thinking really does get me into trouble sometimes. i just sit around with my thoughts and before i know it i have some strange concoction called an idea. that was this afternoon. i sat all by myself at home today. my roommates went to who knows where, and here i was all alone. and as i took files off my old compy and took said compy to a vehicle in order to transport it to d.i. i thought...huh, no more old compy means i don't HAVE to have my compy on the desk anymore (i have a beautiful new lappy. :)) so maybe i should rearrange?? so, i did what any sane person does when they're alone in their bedroom. i rearranged. and you know what? i like it. i have a lot more open space, which i relish! AND i turned my desk into not only the holding spot for my compy, but also into a vanity area. :) so now i have a great place to get ready in the mornings, my compy has a sleeping spot, and my room has a big huge open square of space. Wahoo!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

100 New Questions You've Probably Never Been Asked.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My hair.

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
dark blue, with BYU written on it, GO COUGARS!!!

3. Do you like coffee?

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
that I ate my breakfast too fast, so now I feel kinda sick. Also, I find it strange that my former roommate is getting married today. Agh!

6. What’s the last letter of your crush's name?

7. Do you say aim or a-i-m?
um…why would I say such a thing?

8. Tell me about the last dream you remember?
well, in my dream my missionary had come home and moved into the ward boundaries of the Department Chair of the dept. I work for, but he got in late Saturday night, and so my Chair saw him before I did, and then when said missionary came in to my work to see me and pick me up for lunch, he saw the Chair, and said, “Hi, Bishop!” I was shocked, and the Chair was also shocked that that was my missionary. The end.

9. Could you eat your favorite food everyday for a month and not get tired of it?
um…probably not. I like variety in my meals.

10. What are you craving?
that mango salsa I had last night.

11. Do you floss?

12. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
oriental chicken cabbage salad.

15. Would you dance with me to the taco song?
I will always dance, no one can stop me.

16. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
pretty sure I haven’t.

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
how about suck?

18. Do you use smilies?
all the time.

19. How many bedrooms are in your house?
6. (that’s my house in provo that is…)

20. Have you ever met a celebrity?

21. Do you like cottage cheese?

22. What's the last song you had stuck in your head?
She’s Always a Woman to Me

23. How many countries have you visited?

24. Are your parents strict?

25. Would you go sky diving?
I doubt it. Roller Coasters are scary enough for me.

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
If he ever asked, yes.

27. Would you throw potatoes at him?
why? Just because I might not like someone’s political views, I can still respect them enough to not throw food at them. However, if I were to ever throw potatoes, they would be mashed.

28. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
the window??

30. Do you rent movies often?

31. Who sits in front of you in your math class?
I don’t have a math class.

34. Can you count backwards from 74?
I guess if I wanted to I could.

35. Where are you going to be Saturday night?
hopefully watching Spiderman 3 with a friend.

36. Brown or white eggs?

37. Like rap music?
not so much.

38. Ever taken a train?
does trax count?

39. Experienced the twin towers falling in New York?
just through the television during algebra 2.

41. What day of the week is it?

42. What was your lunch?
I haven’t had lunch yet, but I will, and it will be Tuchanos.

43 What is your best friend doing tomorrow?
being a missionary. 

45. Ever have cream puffs?
oh my gosh. Cream puffs are little balls of heaven. Mmmmm…..

46. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?

47. So, how about them Yankees?
my 5th grade teacher absolutely loved the Yankees. In fact, because he was retiring, instead of only giving one boy and girl (the best in the class) a Yankee baseball cap, he gave the ENTIRE class one. That was cool….

50. What is your bus number for school?
well, if I ever ride the buss to school it’s the 833.

51. Is your hair curly?
I have perpetually straight hair, but I sometimes try to make it curly, and sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail.

52. Last time you cried?
last semester.

53. Ever walked into a wall?
oh my yes…and got 4 stitches out of it, ask me for the story sometime.

55. Have you ever bought anything from Pac Sun?

56. Are you currently wearing socks?
in fact, I am!

57. Favorite time of the year?

59. Are you a generally happy person?

61. The next person you'll hold hands with… Will it mean anything to you?
I sure as heck hope so.

62. Do you sleep with the TV on?

63. Have you ever drunk alcohol straight from the bottle?

64. Do you think you're old?
occasionally I feel that way.

65. Are you afraid of the dark?
not really.

66. Do you like your life right now?
For the most part yes, but I am excited for the changes coming in the fall. :D

67. When's the last time you chose a bath over a shower?
I don’t remember the last time I took a bath.

68. Do you knock on wood?

69. Do you have good vision?
with contacts, yes.

70. Can you hula hoop?
yes, but I haven’t in a while.

71. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
it would take a lot, but I think I could forgive them. But earning my trust would take a lot more.

72. Do you have a job?
yep. 8 hours a day. 5 days a week. I live for the weekends.

73. Are you friends with your last ex?
not really. We just don’t see each other, our paths never cross and therefore we’re not really friends. But we’re still nice to each other when our paths randomly cross.

74. What brands you wearing?
down east outfitters, old navy…

75. Have you ever crawled through a window?
yep. On more than one occasion.

76. Do you think Anndrea Maynes is amazing?
who the heck??

77. Can you handle the truth?
usually, yes, but it can be really hard.

78. What was the most recent thing you bought?

79. How often do you talk on the phone?
every day.

80. Are you in a complicated relationship?
not anymore.

81. Do you hate more than 3 people?

82. Have you ever tripped someone?
lol…ever? Yes. Recently? No.

83. Are you sarcastic?
I try to be, and sometimes it works.

84. Have you ever slapped someone?
yes, but not recently.

85. Do looks matter?
Yes. I think looks are important, but not in a shallow way.

86. Do you use chap stick?
all the time!

87. Are you too forgiving?
I don’t think so.

88. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
nope. I don’t.

89. Do you own a gun?

90. Have you made a prank phone call?
I am too good.

91. Have you ever been in a castle?
define castle….

92. Do you like your hair?
yes I do. It’s getting super long, but I love it.

93. Do you like yourself?
HECK yes I do!!!! :D

94. Are you closer to your mother or father?
definitely my mom.

95. Do you chat on AIM often?
nope. Google talk is where its at.

96. When was the last time you kissed someone?
at the end of winter semester.

97. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red?
the folders on my desk at work, and the pen that has a rose attached to it.

98. was this dumb?
well, it helped pass time at work.

99. how many fingers do you have?
8 fingers, 2 thumbs. :D

100. guess what....?
I just won a million dollars?!?!?!?!! Oh….never mind.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

my life's movie soundtrack

{If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be? So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc).
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the Next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.
7. Don't skip songs.}

(1) Opening credits: Wonderful, Wicked, The Original Cast

(2) Waking up: Smooth (Ft. Santana), Matchbox 20

(3) First day at school: He Mele No Lilo, Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu (From Lilo and Stitch)

(4) Fight song: Holding out for a Hero , Bonnie Tyler (from Footloose) (this is perfect!)

(5) Breaking up: Harder to Breathe, Maroon 5

(6) Happiness: Friends Stick Together, Kenneth Cope

(7) Life's okay: Love Is A Sweet Thing, Faith Hill

(8) Mental breakdown: Reflection, Mannheim Steamroller

(9) Driving: You Say It Best, Alison Krauss

(10) Flashback: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Andrew Lloyd Webber (this is perfect too!)

(11) Getting back together: Good Vibrations, Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch

(12) Wedding: Whiskey Lullaby, Brad Paisley (This is a really sad song…no good for a wedding, but I promised I wouldn’t cheat…)

(13) Birth of a child: Pride And Prejudice: Leaving Netherfield, Pride And Prejudice (Original Soundtrack)

(14) Final battle: I Believe, Jericho Road

(15) Death scene: Tonight The Heartache's On Me, Dixie Chicks (not really death scene material…)

(16) Funeral song: Suavemente, Elvis Crespo (this would be the point when the funeral turns into a party…)

(17) End credits: Amazed, Lonestar

Thursday, May 17, 2007

a few fun things

so i was bored at work today and i did some of these Blogthings quizzes...lots of fun, let me tell you. are some of the results!

You Belong in Spring

Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...
You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.
Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

You Are An ESFJ

The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

You Are Grass Green

Down to earth and a bit of a hippie, you are very into nature and the outdoors.
You accept the world and people as they are. You don't try to change things.
You are also very comfortable with yourself, flaws and all.
Optimistic about the future, you feel like life is always getting better.

Kind of fun...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


my computer is here, i'm working on it now. i love it. it's pretty. and i'm a happy camper


My computer is HERE!!!! my computer will need a name, all suggestions are welcome. I'm so excited to play on my new computer! BAH!!! only 45 more minutes and I will get to see my computer! My mom is bringing it up to me after dropping my sister off at ballet. Huzzah! I am so EXCITED!!!! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

the eye doctor...

i don't know why, but i always get nervous before going to the eye doctor, but i do! I have an appointment today, just my annual check-up to make sure my eyes are okay and all that jazz. However, I am so nervous for this appointment! I mean, its not like the dentist's office where you're afraid you might have a can't have a cavity in your eye! lol. There isn't anything that I can do to prevent anything that might be wrong with my least...not that i know of. Not like teeth anyways. :S i hope all goes well...i need new contacts, i'm on my last pair and it's already been 2 weeks with them, so it's a good thing I am going to the optometrist today. :) He'll give me a trial pair of contacts depending on my eyes, and that will get me through until my new contacts come in. Granted, I do have glasses I can wear...but I'm not so much a fan. Maybe I should become more of a fan. Sigh.

It's Tuesday

Guess what that means? It means that tonight is the series finale of Gilmore Girls. Which is sad...but okay I guess. The show has had a good 7-year run, but I'm sad to see it go. I have loved this show. It makes me happy. :)

You know what else? My ward is looking more and more social each time we get together. I do think the change of the bishopric is making a HUGE difference. :) All-in-all I think it will be a good day...if only I can get over the fear of my eye appointment today...

I PASSED! My eyes are okay dokay, and all is well. I'm just trying out a new brand for ocmfort reasons. Hurrah. My fears were for no reason at all!

Monday, May 14, 2007

the beginning....of another week

today begins a new week...well many people actually think sundays are the beginning of a new week...but not for me. monday is the beginning. i'm wearing a dang hott outfit that i got @ D.I. for $9. It's super cute. so yeah. i look cute...for it being a monday. ;)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!!

So this is a shoutout for my madre...who is pretty much the coolest person ever. I love my mom. She can do so many cool things, but the thing that i love her the most for, is the fact that she is my friend, not just my mother. we have great conversations, and i get excited to tell her cool stories. my mom pretty much rocks my socks this one's for you mom. I love ya!

Friday, May 11, 2007

I love...

  • My Mom
  • My Dad
  • My Family
  • work (for the most part)
  • dancing
  • beautiful sunshiny days (especially when I get to run errands!!!)
  • chocolate (honestly who doesn't?)
  • skirts (I'm wearing my favorite one today!)
  • hanging out with old friends
  • running into high school friends
  • ice cream
  • dates
  • holding hands
  • hugs
  • letters
  • fun new music
  • weekends that have plans
  • the Gospel
  • reading the scriptures and feeling the spirit
  • MY LIFE!!!!!

so...I was just feeling really in love with my life right thus the inspiration behind this post. I feel like I've complained a lot lately to a lot of people about boys, my housing situation, what I'm going to do for school, etc... when really I do love my life right now. It's amazing. The Gospel is SO true...and how thankful I am for all my wonderful blessings! :)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

i apologize

for not being really good at updating. work has actually kept me pretty busy, until yesterday, but i was not in the mood to post. so here i am today. ready to post. :) and there is so much to tell you, I really don't know where to start. well...lists usually here goes a numbers list...

1-time that csr came and visited me yesterday. out of the blue. and then started a conversation that night with me for the first time in a long time. oh yeah, i hadn't seen him since our date a week and a half ago. i think i'm just going to try and be his friend and not worry about him trying to get into a relationship. sigh.

2- weeks since i heard from elder bass, BUT that's okay because he's amazing... ;)

3-the number of movies i watched this weekend: Freedom Writers (with CW);The Devil Wears Prada and In Good Company (which I watched by myself.)

4-um...i can't think of anything to go with the number four...sorry.

5-this was cinco de mayo, and also 'national make-out day' of which i celebrated neither.

6-the day of my first sunday with my new bishopric. they will definitely help the ward be better.

7-number of days i have owned a fish. his name is Bob (for all my bob friends out there...) he's a pink/purple Beta. And I haven't killed him yet. hurrah!

i don't think i can come up with numbers for anything else. that's pretty much been my past week and a half or so. meh. i'll try to be better at updating. :S ciao!