Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day

I have thought of many different ways to celebrate this day that only comes once every four years.

My mom suggested I propose. Supposedly on leap day it is kosher for girls to ask their boyfriends to marry them. However....I have no boyfriend to propose to so I vetoed that suggestion quickly. But, since I'm a nice person I thought I would post this happy video telling you how to propose. ha ha ha.

Other things I thought I would do today, that I actually did do...I leapt during ballet class. I sat outside enjoying the sunshine while doing my homework. And now that the sun has gone down I am sitting in my living room watching my favorite show ever, and working on the rest of my homework.

The final thing I will be doing today is attending my ward's "Awkward High School dance." I am so excited to go to this. It is going to be SO much fun! Our FHE group is going to go as gangstas. It is going to be one sweet ward activity. AND it's a dance party...I love dance parties!!! :-) Happy Leap Day y'all!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I saw the most atrocious thing today. I was walking on campus and I passed this girl wearing a really cute outfit with some adorable black "ballerina" flats. Then I saw the atrociousness...she was wearing white socks! GAH!!!

Honestly, how hard is it to get some black socks?? I mean, socks aren't that hard to find. I don't mind if guys where white socks with their black pants and black shoes because 90% of the time you aren't going to see them. However...with girls it's a different story. Ballet flats do not cover up the socks you wear, and even though you are wearing pants that come down...I'm sorry...but no. please, for my sanity, don't wear black pants and black ballet flats with white socks. it's just not acceptable.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Your BIGGEST dream come true...

Have you ever dreamed of being nobility?!?!? I know I have. There were many times that as a little girl that I would pretend to be a pretty princess. Well…now all of your dreams of being nobility are about to come true.

The micro-nation of Sealand, is having a contest in which you can become a baron or baroness of Sealand. All you have to do is answer three easy multiple-choice questions and could be nobility!! Think of the possibilites!!!

I laughed for 5 minutes straight as my roommate told me all about this contest. THEN she proceeded to enter the contest. I kid you not. By the end of next week I could have nobility for a roommate. I think this could be kind of cool. I mean really, what could be better? Everyone would have to do what she said, because she's nobility. We would get the best seats in the theater...because she's nobility. If you didn't comply she could say, "off with your head!" ha ha ha!!!!

the crazy thing, is that this is real. These are mini-nations that have declared themselves a country of some sort. Many of them have their own laws, money systems and passports. I am going to make my own nation. It's going to be a very happy place. There would be grass everywhere, and it would be a requirement to walk barefoot through it, because that makes people happy and my country would be all about being happy. The color yellow would be the nation's official color, with the official flower being the gerbera daisy. lol. what fun we would have in my country. so much fun.

the things one finds when we're ignoring all homework....

ha ha ha. Best thing ever. :-)

Monday, February 25, 2008


Purses are one of the coolest things in the world. I love purses. I have many purses. Purses are kind of like shoes...a girl can't get enough of them!! I have the sweet purple one my mom made me. Then I have my newest purchase of a white purse with pink sequins and the green m&m on it. However, there is one downfall to purses. They always seem to be bottom-less pits.

Remember my dream from ages ago on Mary Poppins? She had a cool bag, not really a purse, but a bag, and it was bottom-less. However, that was a bag not a purse.

No matter the size of my purse, whether it be big or small it always seems to be that I can never find anything in it! I buy a smaller purse thinking that it will be easier to handle and find htings in. Negatory. So then I buy a bigger purse thinking with all the room I'll be able to find the things I need. Negatory. It doesn't matter the size, style, or type of purse, it automatically becomes a bottom-less pit when it is dubbed a "purse."

I wish I knew how to fix this problem of bottom-less purses. I really do. I love purses and really enjoy getting new ones...but I hate trying to find things in them. Any suggestions??

a Poll

Okay y'all. I'm doing a little poll for a project that I am working on. I am trying to brainstorm all of the BYU "clich├ęs" that abound on and off campus. Please leave all suggestions in the comment box. ;) Have a great day!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

awe struck

August Rush is an amazing movie. I just saw it for the first time at the dollar theater and I was blown away by its amazingness. This movie was just incredible. So much of the ideas about music that was represented are thoughts that I have about dancing. I believe that dancing can come from anywhere at any time. It is inside of me waiting to get out. The music of August Rush spoke to me like nothing has touched me before. I sat there itching to get up and create movement to go along with the emotion that was happening inside of me.

My director said this morning during our rehearsal that motion creates emotion. That really stuck out to me. I believe that is true, that the motion we as dancers do on stage does create emotion for those in the audience, but I also believe that emotion can create motion. Many times my choreography is created based off of emotions that I am feeling.

Take for example the piece that is premiering in my March show, the working title being "Delight in Life". This is because I wanted something that would depict my joy that I have in life. I love life and wanted to share that with the audience.

Anyways, back to emotion creating motion. During the movie August Rush I felt emotions running through me stronger than I have felt in a long time. Ideas started flowing in my head for pieces that I want to choreograph.

I've decided that my senior project is going to be incredible. I want it to be that way, so I will create it that way. My only dilemma is that I have so many things that I want to do to make an impact on the world that I don't know what to use for my crowning achievement. I want to do a comedy ballet, but I've also come across several artists and a ton of music that truly speaks to me that I could choreograph to. I know that whatever I do will end up being the right thing and it will be an amazing experience. I am excited for that moment. It will be awesome. Much like what I am feeling now: awesomeness.

So the moral of this post is to go and see an inspiring movie: August Rush. I know it touched me, let it touch you.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Well....I found a date for tonight. Finally. It was quite the ordeal. I had asked an old friend of mine, but alas, he had plans. My dad was going to be my date...but he got sick. I then called 3 other friends, 2 couldn't go and one didn't answer. So then...I decided to call up my friend flippin' and ask him if he would be willing to go with me to ballet in concert. he said yes, so off we went. the ballet was incredible. truly incredible. if you have the opportunity to see it before tomorrow it! my breath was taken away so many times and i truly was impressed by their performance. My favorite were the Antony Tudor pieces. So good.

so after the ballet we made our way to get some ice cream and had a lot of really good conversation. It's funny how being honest is so much more fun than trying to think about what you are saying and trying to make sure you don't make a fool of yourself. Truly...I am a firm believer in jsut being yourself on a date. The true you is going to come out eventually...why not make it come out on the first date so that there are no surprises later? own personal rant for the day.

Anywho, one of my favorite parts of the conversation went like this: so what are you not anti?
"I am not anti ______" man...those were fun. the best one was the one with the triple negative. I don't remember what it was but it was something like "I am not anti not ______" greatest thing ever. and if my mind was functioning better I might remember...but I definitely won't remember in the morning, it's late, and i have rehearsal at 7:30 in the morning. ha. I should go to off I go. Ciao my friends.

awkward moments

chillygator sent me this link today which led me to this fantastic comic...enjoy my friends!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Redefining Service

So I got a pin today that said redifine service. Please follow the link. Honestly, it's incredible. We can change BYU culture! My friend flippin' posted about dating awhile ago. He mentioned how dating in Provo and BYU has become stagnant and people are expecting soo much from it. I believe this. I believe that with all the advances of technology people are so focused on listening to their iPods, talking on the phone, or whatever. We need to unplug ourselves, be human, and try to meet people. The little movie that I linked to redefine service is incredible. Service doesn't have to be as big as organizing some huge humanitarian movement. I mean, that is service, and it's wonderful service. However, service is also something as simple as smiling at someone on the street, saying hello and getting to know someone new. Reaching out to that person sitting next to you in Biology. Honestly people! BYU has been known in years past for being super friendly and people knew other people and it was one big huge network. What happened? Technology. Media. People would rather sit at home than go out and meet new people and do new things. Why sit at home at night doing nothing productive when you could be getting to know someone and helping them become a better person.

It's late and these thoughts are somewhat jumbled, but please. visit and let's help this movement take flight. It's incredible, and I am pleased to say that I have pledged to be a full supporter. If I can do it, you can do it. We can change!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

“Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases” - Chinese Proverbs quotes

So I was thinking about kissing today. The subject matter sort of just came out of the blue. (I tend to have a pretty random thought process if you didn't already know that.)

So kissing...As I thought about it today and talking about it with a friend, I've always wondered what people think of me when they kiss me. I mean, how do you know if you're good or not? I have had people make little comments here and there, but I've never had someone say "Oh my gosh you're an incredibly good kisser." Or something like that. Nor have I had anyone give me pointers. I mean kissing is one of those things I just do. I didn't really learn how to kiss. So how does one improve? Do you ask your current kissing partner what they think? Do you go to past boyfriends or lovers and ask how your kissing rates? What's the proper protocol? I'm truly curious. Any suggestions oh blogging world?? Do you call those old flames up and ask? Forget about them and wait for your next lover to come to you and ask them? What would you do??

And if you were ever wondering, the following is pretty good advice if I do say so myself.

If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt. ~Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Missing the Warmth

I miss the warmth of Vegas. A lot. Walking to school in 20-degree weather was not in any way, shape, or form pleasant. Lucky for me it is going to be about 40 for the next few days...but that is nowhere near the beautiful 74 degrees I enjoyed while in Vegas.

I am ready for the semester to end, or at least ready for it to pick up speed so it can end. I figure I have a little less than 3 weeks until my birthday (which will be a party), 2 weeks after that until my show, and 3 weeks from that until the end of the semester.

I can do this. I can handle the rest of this semester. Change is coming, and I am much ready for change...I just have to wait a little bit longer for that change to happen. However, I sense that it is coming and I am so anxious that it is hard to be patient for said change to occur. [sigh] Sometimes I wish I could just skip the hard things and just live through the happy things, but then I guess that wouldn't really be me being tested like I'm s'posed to me now would it? Okay...enough of this feeling sorry for myself. It's time to be happy again. :-D I will do this, and I will be happy. Now to convince the snow to go away...

Monday, February 18, 2008

Vegas!! Part 2

Sigh. Warm, warm weather. I love you a lot. Truly, I do. So Sunday afternoon after we attended church we made our way to the Las Vegas Nevada Temple since we figured that would be a good, wholesome activity for a Sunday afternoon. As we approached the grounds, we really, really liked the warm weather.
The Temple was GORGEOUS!!! It was seriously so pretty.

I found myself a new boyfriend at the Vegas Temple...
we got along very well, and we enjoyed each other's company for the few minutes I was there. ;) lol. Honestly though, the palm trees were so pretty. Sister B, mom and I all loved seeing green things around us. I miss that part of Vegas already. I am not happy with mountains of snow still on the ground. We also went and chilled in the jacuzzi Sunday evening (that was really nice). Today was spent shopping and going to the M&M World as well as the MGM hotel. Pictures below. We had a blast shopping and found some fun things to bring home with us. Sadly, we left Vegas mid-afternoon and I got back to P-Town late this evening. I have to go back to school tomorrow. Yuck. Not excited. least I got a vacation!!!

The Green M& it!

The MGM Lion habitat. This was incredible. Pretty much I walked underneath 2 lions sleeping. Really, really cool.

This is a shot of the mall we went shopping at. It was a HUGE mall, and even after spending over 2 hours inside, we definitely didn't see the entire thing. However, it was really, really cool.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

VEGAS!!! Day 1

So last night my mom, Sister B and I all left for Vegas for our mini-vacation. We checked into our hotel at 8pm and i'm not joking, it was 61 degrees! See:From the Hotel we went on to visit the Fremont Street Experience. This was freaking incredible!! Everyone who goes to Vegas really should go and check this out. The main part of the Fremont Street Experience is the $70 million light canopy and 540,000-watt sound system. See how cool:
And for your viewing pleasure...a video of the sweetness we saw!

As well as seeing sweet things on the LCD canopy screen above us, we also saw many other cool things, including the Riders of the Thunderdome! These guys were incredible! My favorite part was when all three motorcycle riders were in the 15 foot diameter cage and were going 35 miles per hour!!!! So cool...don't believe me? Watch the sweet video...

After the Fremont Street Experience we made our way to the Bellagio to watch the fountains. This was so pretty and 10x better than i thought it would be! I loved every minute of it. :-)

Pretty much last night was Awesome! Stay tuned for more Vegas fun including palm tree coolness, the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, and our major cool shopping trip that is going down tomorrow. :-) Rock on y'all!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008


Whenever I go to a restaurant I tend to drink. A lot. Like, more than normal. Minus that one time I drank 5-2o oz bottle of liquids in one day. On a normal basis I usually drink like 2 water bottles or so throughout my entire day.

However, when I go to a restaurant I drink A LOT. Take this past weekend for example, when I was at my favorite restaurant ever (aka Los Hermanos) and during my hour and half or so dinner I drank 2 full glasses of water and 1 full glass of strawberry lemonade. This is quite normal for me when I am at a restaurant. :-)

I have wondered why this might be. I think part of it might be because of the straw. I mean honestly...straws are just SO cool. My favorite restaurant to get a straw at is California Pizza Kitchen. They have the cool straws:But then there are these freaking incredible straws:

However I did like it at T.G.I. Fridays when they gave me a pretty sweet colored straw.

Perhaps I should invest in some sweet straws and maybe that would help me drink more water on a normal business....something to chew on, or suck on as the case may be. ha h ha

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Editor's Note:
This is to all my friends from all wakes of life. I can't express how much you mean to me, but I will do my best!

Dear Friend,

Thank you for being my friend. You are fantastic. I am so privileged to call you my friend, and I don't know what I would do without you. You have been there for me in so many different ways. You have been there when I have cried, supported me during the hard times, and celebrated with me during the happy times. Thank you for always being willing to spend time with me, even though you might have had a better offer at other times. You rock my world and I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me.

Today, I hope brings you some sunshine, happiness, and joy. You deserve the very best in life and I want you to be oh so very happy. Don't spend today bitter that you may not have a significant other to shower in lavish gifts and your love; instead, spend today thankful for everything you do have. Enjoy your time in this place in your life and love others, life, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you so much for being my friend, I love you!!

Much love from your dear friend,

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Okay, I have two really "deep"-ish posts I am working on; however, I am currently being swamped with everyday life things that keep coming up that I don't have time to finish either one right now. However, they will come later this week, if life will calm down that is. In the mean time, enjoy this interesting list of 50 things about me that my friend sent me.

50 ODD things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT
OUT! Learn 50 things about your friends, and let them
learn 50 things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Um…I’ve never tried blue cheese; however, I tend to like cheese…so maybe I do?

2. Have you ever been to Yellowstone Park ?

3. Do you own a gun?

4. What are your favorite songs?
oh geez…I have lots of favorites. You can refer to here and here for some that I have posted in the past.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
yes. In fact, I posted about it once.

6. What do you think about hot dogs?
I actually like a really good hot dog. It has to have been roasted, none of this microwave business, and I have to have at least relish and mustard to put on it. I love J-Dawgs…

7. Favorite Christmas song?
Oh man. I love Christmas songs. “I love I Saw Three Ships,” “Breath of Heaven” (by Amy Grant) and “Mary, Did you Know?”

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Water or orange juice.

9. Can you do push ups?
For the most part, yes.

10. What are you listening to right now?

Right now, I am listening to “Defying Gravity” from Wicked. Love that musical…anyone want to give me tickets for my birthday? :)

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
I love my pearl necklace and the earrings my mom made to go with it.

12. Favorite hobby?
Dancing, reading, singing in the shower, and running through the grass barefoot.

13. Secret weapon to get the opposite sex?
Um….am I supposed to have a secret weapon?

14. Do you have ADD?
Um, no. Well, maybe sometimes. Wait, what was the question again?

15. What one trait do you hate about yourself
Uh…I try not to hate myself, that leads to not good things. I have things that I would like to go away…but that’s not something I am going to put here.

16. What's your middle name?

Sorry, that’s another thing I’m not putting up here.

17. Name 3 thoughts you are thinking at this exact moment...
1. I don’t think I can think of 3 thoughts all at the same time.
2. Now I can’t think of anything else.
3. This is a stupid question.

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday
1. First of all, I am broke until payday.
2. Although, technically the pointe shoes I ordered on Sunday went through yesterday, so I guess that can count.
3. I did buy a granola out of the vending machines with my Student I.D. card.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
1. Water
2. Vitamin Water

3. Orange Juice

20. Current worry right now?
Making sure I get my piano assignment due before Tuesday, getting caught up in Physical Science, my aching body, getting my choreography clean for our show in March, oh and where I am going to live for the next year.

21. Current hate right now
The snow.

22. Favorite place to be?
In bed.

23. What did you do to bring in the New Year?
Cherry Cordial Chocolate kisses. Yum.

24. Where would you like to go?
Out of Provo. Away from life. On a vacation. Like that’s going to happen…

25. Name three people who will complete this?
Marisa (which I promise to complete yours…eventually), and anyone else who reads this and feels like it.

26. Do you own slippers?
Yes…they are yellow. And fuzzy. And more like socks than slippers, but I LOVE them.

27. What shirt are you wearing?

My burnt-orange (I think it’s actually called cider) long-sleeved lace down east shirt.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?

I have never had the opportunity to sleep on satin sheets.

29. Can you whistle?

30. Favorite color?
Purple, teal, and green.

31. Would you be a pirate?

32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
lol, whatever I put on my iTunes list to listen to when I am in the shower.

33. Favorite girl's name?
My favorite is Embyr

34. Favorite boy's name?
Hmmm…boys names are hard for me. I don’t know if I have a favorite right now.

35. What's in your pocket right now?
My lip gloss and a pony tail holder.

36. What made you laugh last?
My roommate last night.

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
Uh….I really don’t remember what they looked like.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
I haven’t had anything horrible but I have had injuries that make life difficult. Like when I sliced my finger open in August.

39. Do you love where you live?
Yes and no. I will be moving in April.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?

41. Who is your loudest friend?
Um…usually I am the loudest. ;)

42. How many dogs do you have?

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
I don’t know. If they do, they haven’t made it known to me and I am very much in the dark.

44. What would you do if you hit a deer while driving?
Scream. Freak out. Call my mom.

45. What is your favorite book?
I can only pick one?? I really liked Expecting Adam and The Count of Monte Cristo.

46. What is your favorite candy?
Milky Way Midnight.

47. Favorite Sports Team?
BYU Football!!! (duh!)

48. What songs do you want sung/played at your funeral?
I have no idea. I think I want Come Thou Font, and something happy and about sunshine. Maybe the Lord is My Light or There is Sunshine in My Soul?

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night?

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
I want to sleep more, but I need a shower so I can do my hair. Ugh…It’s Wednesday….

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

best friends

what exactly is a best friend? according to a best friend is: the one friend who is closest to you. I have had many close friends in my life, and more than one best friend. One thing that I definitely want though, is to marry my best friend. I think that my husband should be my very closest friend. The one in who I want to confide everything to and be with all the time. I remember my best friend from elementary school. We did everything together. We told each other secrets, played every single day, and just enjoyed each others presence. Thinking about my best friends (my best girl friends that is) made me think of what my best guy friend should be like, aka the guy I marry.

I have had a lot of really good guy friends in my life. There are the ones that are always there when I need a hug, or a shoulder to cry on. I have the guy friend that I can always call for a date, knowing that we both know its not going to go anywhere, but that we just need to get out and have some fun. Then there are the guy friends that I want to date. However, since we are "friends" these boys seem scared to try and take it to the next level because they don't want to ruin a good thing. BUT isn't what everyone wants is a "best friend" for a companion in life? So why not try and take your best friend to that level? It frustrates me to some degree that the whole being friends thing first seems to stop some people. [sigh]

I guess I just wish I could meet some people, who become my really good friends, and then we possibly date and stuff. Wouldn't that be really nice? Because truly, one of the requirements of my husband to be is that he is my best friend. He has to be someone I can truly talk to, confide in, and feel like he is truly listening to what I say and responds accordingly. I have a friend who is like this. It never ceases to me how well we can talk to each other and discuss our lives. It's a great thing in my mind. He rocks. However that's all he is is a friend. Part of me wants it to go further but at the same I am not ready for something like that right now. I just got out of relationship. A really good one at that. So now, here I sit wondering where my life is going, what I am doing and how I am going to meet someone that can truly make me happy and be my best friend. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Have a great day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

soical networking craziness

So I was on campus late one Friday night with two people: BC and JW. So I run into VW...who happens to know JW. Which was oddly funny, but cool at the same time. Well it hadn't been 5 minutes when I run into BC2. Who knows BC from a job they had on campus together. It was freaky. Well, about 5 minutes later i run into my Twin, JH. I freak out, we hug, chat for a minute, and then JW, BC, and BC2 join us in our conversation...and it turns out BC2 knows my twin JH!!!! How freaky is that? In a matter of 15 minutes I ran into 3 good friends of mine that were somehow connected to people I was currently with. It never ceases to amaze me how people are connected.

It's truly incredible to me, and at the same time it makes me really happy. I have recently begun to realize how many really good friend I truly do have. I love having friends. There's just something about having people who know you and know what you need so much of the time. It pretty much rocks.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

300th Post!!!

This is a HUGE milestone. Ever since post number one back on February 10, 2005. I have posted here and there, sometimes regularly and sometimes not. As I realized that this big milestone was happening, and that I could make it happen on my 3rd year anniversary of being an official blogger, I have been brainstorming what this post would be like. So, to celebrate my 300th post and 3rd year of blogging I have come up with 100 things in 3 different categories that I want to share with you. 100 things about me, 100 songs, and 100 movies. So sit back and enjoy!!!

100 Things About Me

This is pretty much the awesomest list ever.
  1. My mom is one of my best friends.
  2. I am a daddy’s girl.
  3. I am the oldest.
  4. I’m a ballerina.
  5. I LOVE ice cream.
  6. I really enjoy grocery shopping.
  7. I like to go shoe shopping.
  8. I really like Jell-O. In all forms. Yum.
  9. My birthday should be a holiday. I really, really like my birthday. It’s March 7th in case you were wondering when you could send me presents…
  10. Spring is my favorite season.
  11. I sometimes wish I was an ice skater.
  12. I have really cool friends.
  13. I am extremely optimistic.
  14. Being sad is not something I like to do on a normal basis.
  15. I LOVE dark chocolate. Especially Midnight Milky Way candy bars.
  16. Big, fluffy snowflakes reminds me of being in a snow globe, and is the most romantic thing about winter. Seriously.
  17. I enjoy scrapbooking.
  18. I have a fish named bob. He has been alive for 9 months. Go me.
  19. I love my job.
  20. Gerbera daisies are my favorite flower in the world.
  21. I love the colors purple and teal.
  22. I am learning how to play the piano. It is awesome.
  23. I want to be a choreographer when I grow up. Speaking of which, I have a piece that is going to be in my show in March. Don’t miss it.
  24. Music speaks to me.
  25. I like to dress up in pretty dresses.
  26. I dislike spaghetti. It’s my least favorite dish in the world.
  27. I have never had a date for Valentine’s Day. [hint, hint]
  28. I really like having a date for my birthday…
  29. I don’t like seafood.
  30. I have a crush on House. Sigh…isn’t he so attractive? And did you know he’s really British? Don’t believe me? Watch this clip
  31. I’m a sucker for British accents.
  32. I work with someone who has an Australian accent. This is pretty much as cool as a British accent. My boss rocks.
  33. I have never been to Disneyland.
  34. I only watch scary movies when there is a boy to hold my hand.
  35. I suck at bowling.
  36. I LOVE taking pictures. Of everything. Thank goodness I now own a digital camera.
  37. I am a sucker for princess Disney movies.
  38. I am also a sucker for Disney music. I really like to sing to it.
  39. I like LDS romance-fiction novels.
  40. I love classic cartoons from the old days. Like Talespin, Darkwing duck, Duck Tales (woo oo!) and of course Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers.
  41. I like change. Truly I do, change is a great opportunity to grow. Even if change is hard, it isn’t usually a bad thing.
  42. I like getting my picture taken.
  43. I secretly want to be on America’s Next Top Model. Mostly because I like getting my picture taken. lol
  44. I like bright colors.
  45. I love the Nauvoo temple. I want to go inside someday.
  46. I love to read and have loved to read since I was in the first grade.
  47. I like to sing along with songs I know. Even though I can’t sing.
  48. I love making new friends.
  49. I tend to do crazy things.
  50. I also love the Mount Timpanogos Temple. Pretty!!
  51. I have a thing for cows.
  52. And sheep.
  53. And pigs.
  54. All because of this great children’s book: Moo, Baa, La La La.
  55. Sometimes I like to French-tip my fingernails…and I like that I like it.
  56. I have a thing for post-it notes.
  57. I have a bigger thing for paperclips.
  58. I met my best friend in ninth-grade biology.
  59. I tend to always know what the weather’s going to be like…what can I say? I like to plan my clothes for the next day!
  60. I secretly like the color pink.
  61. I hate biology.
  62. I hate science in general. Yuck.
  63. Mondays are my favorite day.
  64. I am a true blue, dyed in the wool, cougar fan.
  66. I like to play ultimate Frisbee. A lot.
  67. I am a scrap booker.
  68. I like dangly earrings.
  69. I tend to like things sparkly. The more sparkles…usually the happier I am.
  70. I like to stare at the stars.
  71. Camping is one of my favorite things to do in the summertime, even though its been a while since I’ve had the chance to do it.
  72. I am thrifty shopper. D.I., sales, you name it…I like it.
  73. I enjoy good smelling lotion. Like Love Spell, black raspberry vanilla, and Japanese cherry blossom.
  74. My favorite spice is rosemary.
  75. Growing up I loved reading Nancy Drew. I wanted to be like her.
  76. I have a thing for Nutella (except for right now because it’s lent)
  77. I swoon at a boy in a good looking suit and tie. [sigh] best thing ever.
  78. I love wearing the colors teal, green, and blue. My closet consists of mostly these colors.
  79. I love little kids. So much fun! I want to have a family one day.
  80. I like to play with play-doh.
  81. I love teaching ballet.
  82. I like walking on the beach barefoot. I would say holding hands with someone while doing that, but since I’ve never done that, I can only use my dreams as a basis. However, I imagine that it’s really nice.
  83. I like toe socks.
  84. I also like fuzzy socks.
  85. I only wear one ring at the moment, and that’s my CTR ring.
  86. I like to climb trees.
  87. I’ve only played in the ocean once, and it was one of the best things I have ever done.
  88. Even though I grew up in Utah, I have never been skiing, or snowboarding for that matter.
  89. Also, I hate cold weather…even though I grew up with it.
  90. I love country dancing.
  91. I like the feel of new contacts on my eyes.
  92. I like to daydream. Daydreams are happy, happy things.
  93. I like Sun Chips: Harvest Cheddar variety.
  94. I do not like Ranch dressing on my salad. For dipping veggies yes, salad, no.
  95. I really like it when a guy puts his hand on the small of my back. Also, when a guy holds my hand. Something about it makes me feel safe, and I really like that.
  96. iTunes is my best friend. (well…pretty much.)
  97. I am not a pet person. Besides bob the fish of course.
  98. I am lots of fun when I have 800 mg of ibuprofen running through me. Just ask my mom.
  99. I enjoy road trips. I am thinking I’ll need one of those really soon.
  100. I love and relish running through the grass barefoot.

100 Songs - This is a combination of my top 100 songs from iTunes and favorites of mine. I LOVE music, it's a very important part of my life.

  1. Weeping - Josh Groban Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  2. Whiskey - Lullaby Brad Paisley
  3. I Loved Her First - Heartland
  4. Remember When - Alan Jackson
  5. So She Dances - Josh Groban
  6. If That Were Me - Melanie C
  7. Mary's Song (Oh My My My) - Taylor Swift
  8. Stand - Rascal Flatts
  9. Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
  10. On My Own - Les Miserables
  11. Kiss The Girl - Samuel E. Wright
  12. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Herman's Hermits
  13. The Bridge - Elton John
  14. I Won't Say [I'm In Love] - Susan Egan, Cheryl Freeman, LaChanze, Vaneese Thomas, & Lillian White
  15. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
  16. Calling You - Blue October
  17. Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
  18. If My Heart Had Wings - Faith Hill
  19. Come Thou Fount - Freddie Ashby
  20. I Think I'm in Love With You - Jessica Simpson
  21. Picture To Burn - Taylor Swift
  22. My Immortal - Evanescence
  23. Small Enough - Mindy Gledhill
  24. Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  25. Circle Of Life Carmen - Twillie & Lebo M.
  26. Prayer Of The Children - InsideOut A Cappella
  27. I Heard Him Come - Jeff Goodrich
  28. Alegria - Cirque du Soleil
  29. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  30. Swing Swing - The All-American Rejects
  31. Nothin' Like the Summer - Carmen Rasmusen
  32. Jesus, Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
  33. A Little Fall of Rain - Les Miserables
  34. Like a Lighthouse - Michael Webb
  35. Garden Walls - Mindy Gledhill
  36. Passenger Seat - SheDaisy
  37. What Hurts the Most - Cascada
  38. Dream On Texas Ladies - John Michael Montgomery
  39. Just Beyond The Riverbend - Judy Kuhn
  40. Me and My Gang - Rascal Flatts
  41. Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift
  42. I Need Thee Every Hour - April Meservy
  43. God Help The Outcasts - Esmeralda (Heidi Mollenhauer) & Chorus
  44. As Long As You're Mine - Idina Menzel & Leo Norbert Butz
  45. River God - Mindy Gledhill
  46. Son of Man - Phil Collins
  47. Stay Beautiful - Taylor Swift
  48. Piano Man - Billy Joel
  49. Holding out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
  50. Complicated - Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  51. Room With A View - Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  52. There Will Come A Day - Faith Hill
  53. We'll Bring The World His Truth (Army Of Helaman) - Hudson River School
  54. Candy - Mandy Moore
  55. Someone Searching - Mindy Gledhill
  56. Beautiful To Him - Rachel Thibodeau
  57. Un, Dos, Tres - Ricky Martin
  58. Great Spirits - Tina Turner
  59. You Say It Best - Alison Krauss
  60. A Whole New World - Brad Kane & Lea Salonga
  61. A Great Memory - John Michael Montgomery
  62. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  63. I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
  64. Cold As You - Taylor Swift
  65. Whats a Girl to Do - Bat For Lashes
  66. She's Always A Woman To Me - Billy Joel
  67. Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy Joel
  68. Walkin' in Memphis - Lonestar
  69. Complicated - Avril Lavigne
  70. My Maria - Brooks & Dunn
  71. You Were Mine - Dixie Chicks
  72. Girls And Boys - Good Charlotte
  73. In Her Eyes - Josh Groban
  74. Beauty And The Beast - Walt Disney Music Company w/Angela Lansbury
  75. Be Our Guest - Walt Disney Music Company w/Jerry Orbach as Lemiere
  76. Reach For Me Now - Cirque Du SoleiL
  77. What About Me? - David Bass
  78. Me and You - Fall Out Boy
  79. Machine - Josh Groban Feat. Herbie Hancock
  80. Defying Gravity - Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Ensemble
  81. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables - Les Miserables
  82. Shadow of the Day - Linkin Park
  83. Save the Last Dance for Me - Michael Buble
  84. Trashin' the Camp - Phil Collins
  85. Our Song - Taylor Swift
  86. Say OK - Vanessa Hudgens
  87. Arabian Nights - Bruce Adler
  88. You're The Inspiration - Chicago
  89. Tailor Made - Colbie Caillat
  90. Top Of The World - Dixie Chicks
  91. Stacey's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
  92. My Front Porch Looking In - Lonestar
  93. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu
  94. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T
  95. Tied Together With A Smile - Taylor Swift
  96. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) - Alan Jackson
  97. Starts With Goodbye - Carrie Underwood
  98. Pocketful of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield
  99. Over You - Daughtry
  100. How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty
100 Movies

  1. The Little Mermaid
  2. Casablanca
  3. Ever After
  4. Enchanted
  5. Toy Story
  6. Toy Story 2
  7. Singles Ward
  8. Return to Me
  9. The Rescuers
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  12. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  13. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  14. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  16. Hotel Rwanda
  17. Cinderella
  18. Sleeping Beauty
  19. Snow White
  20. Pinocchio
  21. How to loose a guy in 10 days
  22. The Wedding Planner
  23. Maid in Manhattan
  24. Remember the Titans
  25. Miracle
  26. Batman Begins
  27. Spiderman 2
  28. Shrek
  29. Shrek 2
  30. Monsters Inc.
  31. The Terminal
  32. The Absent-Minded Professor
  33. Flubber
  34. Patch Adams
  35. Ready to Launch
  36. Treasure Planet
  37. Pete’s Dragon
  38. Mary Poppins
  39. Nanny McPhee
  40. Lilo & Stitch
  41. Mulan
  42. Rudy
  43. Glory Road
  44. Lion King
  45. Lion King 2
  46. A Cinderella Story
  47. Bridge to Terabithia
  48. The Emperor’s New Groove
  49. Monster House
  50. The Incredibles
  51. The Holiday
  52. Gone With the Wind
  53. Ice Princess
  54. Harry Potter #1
  55. Harry Potter #2
  56. Harry Potter #3
  57. Harry Potter #4
  58. Harry Potter #5
  59. She’s the Man
  60. Phantom of the Opera
  61. Brother Bear
  62. Sound of Music
  63. Wimbledon
  64. The Wedding Date
  65. While You Were Sleeping
  66. You’ve Got Mail
  67. A Walk to Remember
  68. Princess Diaries
  69. Princess Diaries 2
  70. Ella Enchanted
  71. Happy Feet
  72. Ice Age
  73. Flushed Away
  74. Madagascar
  75. Tarzan
  76. Hercules
  77. The Princess Bride
  78. Beauty and the Beast
  79. Ratatouille
  80. Finding Nemo
  81. Hairspray
  82. Aladdin
  83. What Women Want
  84. Sweet Home Alabama
  85. The Parent Trap
  86. Fantasia
  87. Fantasia 2000
  88. Anastasia
  89. The Fantastic 4
  90. Jungle Book
  91. Peter Pan
  92. Ocean’s Eleven
  93. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  94. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  95. Love Actually (edited)
  96. Music & Lyrics
  97. Under the Tuscan Sun
  98. Monster-in-Law
  99. Night at the Museum
  100. Uptown Girls

Monday, February 04, 2008


Lent begins on Wednesday. I have a few friends (shocker, I know) who have been asking around and are wondering what people are giving up for Lent this year. Lent is one of those Catholic holidays were people give up something for 40 days and nights. So....people who are not Catholic still like to celebrate by giving up funny things, or good things, or something. Tangerine explains what some people have done, and what she might do.

This, along with a conversation with chillygator, got me thinking as to what I might do. I've always told people there is no point in doing lent...because I'm not Catholic. But, I think this year I could maybe do something....the question is what? What should I give up? What do I want to give up? I've thought long and hard about this....and I think I'm going to give up.......Nutella. It's really, really good. I love it, but it's expensive. And I shouldn't pay the $3+ to buy a small little container every time I want it. So...Nutella...I must say goodbye to you. I will eat you tomorrow, and that will be the end...until March 23rd. When Lent is finally over. I shall miss you my love....

P.S. I promise I am not disappearing from the blogging world. It will be a couple of days before I post again, but when I do, it's going to be a doozy. Expect something fantastically wonderful

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Someone told me the other day when I mentioned I was on a codeine cocktail for this awful sickness I have, that codeine tends to cause hallucinations. The first thing that came to my mind was the fact that I believed that because the afternoon before when I had stayed home from school and work I had slept and during that deep sleep I had a crazy hallucination. It was so real. In this hallucination the sun was shining and a good friend came over and just held me so that I could feel better. I woke up and watched him leave and told him to not be afraid to call me so we could hang out again. It was a nice hallucination, one that I thought was real. When I woke up, I honestly had to think if it had happened or not.

The other hallucination happened this afternoon. I was watching President Hinckley's funeral and I fell asleep. So in this hallucination I was sleeping and my phone started vibrating and my roommate decided that it would be a good idea to put my phone by my head it bothered me so bad that I picked it up and threw it across the room. It stopped vibrating. Then it started again, and this same roommate put it by my head again. This time I yelled "No, don't do that, it hurts! I don't want it!" I proceeded to make it stop vibrating and threw it again. When I woke up with a start the first thing I did was look to where I had left my phone on the table, it was still there. And it wasn't on vibrate. So I asked my other roommate if I had said anything and she said no. So at least my hallucinations don't include vocalizations.

These hallucinations have been so real to me! It's been incredible, truly incredible.

Have you ever had hallucinations? What have they been like?

Friday, February 01, 2008

reason #598 why i hate being sick


Especially right now.

I have turned down 3 dates in the past 24-hours because I am sick. THREE DATES!!!! That never happens! And as my mom said when I called to tell her, I'll probably not get asked out again until April knowing my luck.

Argh! The sad thing is that they were all with boys that I really like and would have loved going out with. And I had to turn them all down. [sigh] I hope I get better soon. This stinks.