Friday, July 31, 2009

final friday in july...the 31st...dun dun dun....

This is post #700. Hard to believe I've made it this's to another 700+ posts and a whole bunch of adventures. :o)

1. It's time for me to move again. I HATE moving.

2. The studio; it's not a bad place for dancing!!

3. I must be dreaming, because all my dreams seem to be coming true one day at a time...

4. so far, SwingKid is the best thing I have ever known.

5. My life is simply wonderful, even with the hard parts.

6. The last time I laughed really loudly was last night while on my walk with SwingKid. he was complaining about his "pouch" that he claims to be getting.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to something festive, tomorrow my plans include most likely moving at least my storage unit and Sunday, I want to enjoy one of the last sundays in my current ward!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wishing Wednesday

today....i am wishing.

I am wishing for this:
My birthday isn't for another...7 or so months, Christmas isn't for 5 or so months...BUT if you feel like getting me a PRESENT! (which come one, if you haven't given me a present yet, this would be perfect and I would love you FOREVER) then you can purchase it here. :o)

Just be aware: "This beloved Disney Classic is now in the vault, but we still have a limited stock available. Order now while supplies last."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Furloughs, Friends (new and old!), Fortune Cookies, and Fabulous Girly shopping

ALL IN ONE DAY!!! Yes, my dear internet blogging friends, I experienced all of those things listed above in one 24-hour period. Let's start at the beginning shall we? I always think that's a good place to start. Unlike my mother, who likes to read the ends of books and then read the rest of it....I am NORMAL!!!

So...Furlough Day. Wikepedia defines it as: "a temporary leave of absence from employment, duty in the armed services, or from a prison term. It may be voluntary or involuntary."

Mine is, involuntary, which basically means I have to take one day off every pay period. I am okay with this. Yesterday, was my furlough day and it gave me a 3-day weekend! Wahoo!! :o) I liked this. A lot. Because it led to the rest of my list!

Friends (new and old) -
I met Chillygator for lunch in SLC at P.F. Chang's and she brought HiccupMel with her! I was so excited to meet HiccupMel and what not. We had a blast!!!

Fortune Cookies-
Whilst at P.F. Chang's we got fortune cookies! I love fortune cookies! My fortune yesterday read: "Enjoy the good luck a companion brings you" so...SwingKid...bring me some good luck k? :) (some of you may be tempted to add "in bed" to the end...but I suggest a different approach...see xkcd)

and last but not least

Fabulous Girly shopping!!!!

I was in a mood to go shopping, so Sister B and I headed to the great mall in Orem and did some shopping. I got an adorable new dress. It is so pretty! It's very silky and stretchy. It's kind of a sageish green base with big brownish-gold toned flowers on it. It's a painted fabric that was painted after it was made, so it has parts where it's white and just really cool. SwingKid said it makes me look 'thin' and 'narrow' and he really likes the fabric. basically, I look super hot in it. I also got a couple new flower clips and some new perfume (i got velique and a whole bunch of other little samples from the body shop because they don't carry velique anymore {sad!} ) which SwingKid also likes. Yay for smelling good!!

Pretty much last night was good. Today I went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House
with Sister B and SwingKid. I wore said new dress, and it totally matched the decor on the inside. Seriously. I could stand against a wall and be a statue and no one would know the difference. :o)

Tomorrow I have a few fun things planned, including a Zumba class, picking up something for Chilly and something fun for me in the later evening hours. whee......

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Happiness

1.Today is not the end of the world.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I can't help but think of England.

3. Zucchini bread tastes so good!

4. Sometimes, putting others first is extremely rewarding.

5. Nature is breathtaking, really.

6. Well, maybe there is hope after all.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Girls Night Out w/Roommate S, tomorrow my plans include cleanage, sleeping in, and hopefully a ferris wheel ride and Sunday, I want to relax!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I got a new look today. Thanks to the cutest blog on the block... yes, i joined the bandwagon. but only because i don't have photoshop right now and i need to find something similar. in the meantime, this will do. I like it.

It makes me happy.

Once Upon a Time...

I worked full-time at my job.

I love working full-time at my job.

I do not love being the only person in my office (when on normal days at this time there are 3 of us).

It's very quiet.

Even with music it is quiet.

sigh...only 30ish minutes before I can leave...and you better believe I'm walking out that door at exactly 5 pm.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday!! dear, sweet mother has a thing for squirrels. (don't ask)

My coworker D* showed this to me today, and it was pretty awesome. Really listen to the words as you watch. SO FUNNY!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

holy freakin' cow

OKAY if you HAVE NOT seen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince then DROP what you are doing RIGHT NOW and go and see it. Holy freakin' fabulous. SO SO SO SO good. It was even better because the people I watched it with were amazing. We sat on the very back row, but it was better than the very front row.

ALSO.....from the post below...#2 is the lie. Yes, #1 is a true fact. (and so was #3 but i already proved that to you). Sigh....hopefully it all works out.

and now....FRIDAY FILL-INS!!! Woot for Fridays!!

1. Macaroni and Cheese make a quick and easy dinner.

2. "A Great and Terrible Beauty" is the book I'm reading right now.

3. July brings back memories of fireworks, s'mores, and first kisses.

4. The fact that I am cute was obvious.

5. They say if you tell your dreams they don't come true? (A dream is a wish your heart makes anyone? too bad i've broken this one too many times).

6. I need time to think it over.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a wedding open house for a super good friend from HS, tomorrow my plans include the Int'l Peace Gardens w/former roommie A and her husband J and Sunday, I want to do well on the choir number we're singing!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

2 Truths and a Lie

Let's play a game. It's called 2 truths and a lie. I will list two truths and one lie. you decide which one is the lie. I'll reveal the answer tomorrow. :o) (it really isn't hard...i just don't know how to lie)

#1 - the place where I got my car sent me a letter telling me that they couldn't finance me and no institution will finance me. I just got a raise & a promotion which = double income plus some. I explained this to one financial institution, but it doesn't change anything b/c of my time at my job. I called the dealer to figure it out...but it hasn't been solved yet. I might have to give up Flounder on Saturday...this will be sad.

#2 - I have been running every day for a while now and can now run 5 miles w/out death. This makes me happy because I like to be in shape and it feels super to good to be a runner who goes more than just a few blocks down in cougartown. I am awesome.

#3 - My sweetheart SwingKid told me yesterday that he wants to take me on a date tonight (him planning something is a little rare) and today he informed me that he is taking me to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with his family (whom I LOVE with ALL my heart)!!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

(adjective) Tuesday...

I need something to make today AWESOME. Unlike some people (read: Sister B), I don't have the Harry Potter movie to look forward to.

How do I keep myself from getting sad from seeing said movie?

Ice cream? Brownies? Zucchini Bread?

a new book? (i am actually starting this one: Archangel today.)

a different movie? perhaps the 5th one?

So, dear readers, what are you doing tonight? Are you watching the midnight showing of what should be a fabulous movie? Or are you doing something else to distract yourself? Please share...

Saturday, July 11, 2009


So i'm bored. this little thinger has been going around on facebook, and i decided that i would take a few minutes to fill it out. because i'm bored. ;)

1. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? - Yep.

2. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? i've never had one...although my waiter at olive garden last night tried to get me w/a glass of wine...

3. What was your FIRST job? Deseret News paper route.

4. What was your FIRST car? Chuggly - 1985 Nissan Maxima

5. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? No one has texted me yet today... sad!

6. Who is the FIRST person you talked to this morning? Sister B

7. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? uh...I had two and I don't remember their names.

8. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? - Virginia to see my family!

9. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? Brooke Thomas and yes!

10. Where was your FIRST sleep over? uh.....I have no idea.

11. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? My cousin's. I was a bridesmaid.

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? took sister B to the bus and then got my nails done.

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? Yanni. ha ha ha.

16. FIRST piercing? Ears

17. FIRST foreign country you went to? Never been anywhere outside the U.S.

18. FIRST movie you remember seeing? I remember seeing Beauty and the Beast in the theaters.

19. When was your FIRST detention? - Never had detention

20. Who was your FIRST roommate? - there were 5: Chels, Vicky, Kerrie, Suzy, and Lisa

21. If you had one wish. What would it be? - hmmm....I have lots of wishes, but I would want to be able to know how things were going to turn out.

22. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? - how to play the piano - for reals.

23. Did you marry the FIRST person to ask for your hand in marriage? one has asked me. yet.

24. What was the FIRST sport that you were involved in? - i've only ever done ballet.

25. What were the FIRST lessons you ever took? - ballet.

26. What is the FIRST thing you do when you get home? - relax. eat dinner. read a book. depends on the day.

27. Where's the FIRST place you'd travel if you had unlimited time and funds? - Europe and the Mediterranean.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Don't forget my poll to the right!!! -------------------------------------------->

And guess what? I have HAPPY NEWS!!! My customer service job has offered me a full-time position (i've been part-time) AND a RAISE!!! WOOT!!! It all goes into affect on Monday. I'm one VERY happy girl.

and now...for the fun fill-ins of Friday!

1. The last thing I ate was ice cream with SwingKid (celebration!) and cupcakes with my Sister (more celebration!).

2. My NEW car!!!! is something I recently bought.

3. When it rains, it pours, but then the rainbows and sunshine come out!

4. Sister B was the first person I talked to today.

5. Hugs are one of my favorite things ever!

6. I go to SwingKid when I'm in need of extra comfort.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a surprise party for one of my favorite ballet students (shhh!!!), tomorrow my plans include watching Serenity w/Bassbob and his girlfriend and SwingKid and Sunday, I want to not bomb the musical number. i'm singing solo....eek!!!!!

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Alrighty people. Time to get down to business.

After getting some input from you, my friends, and many others...I've decided that my car is one of 3 names: Darla, Bombus Terrestris (bumblebee in Latin), or Flounder. Personally, my favorite is Flounder. (Courtney - Isadora, while being a good name, is not my favorite dancer...but thanks for researching for me. ;) )

Please vote! (notice the poll to the Right ---------------->)
Thanks! The poll will close Sunday, July 12th at midnight. :o)

Happy Voting!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

i NEED YOUR help

okay people. i know you're out there somewhere.

and i'm in dire need of your help.

as you should be aware, i bought a car on the 4th of July. (see post below)

Said car needs a name. Boy or Girl, it doesn't matter. The debate is still going on whether it's a boy or a girl so I'm accepting both names.

currently in the running: Steve, Mac, Mitch, Darla, Daisy and Bombus Terrestris (bumblebee in latin). however, i'm not sure about all those names....and really I just want more options. PLEASE leave suggestions in the comments. I would love to hear from all of you. even if i don't know you....

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Firework Day!!

YAY!!!! I love fireworks. They make my heart happy.

You know what else makes my heart happy?


That would be my new car!!! This is the cute, mellow yellow (or not so mellow...) 2008 Hyundai Accent that I am getting today. I called up the car salesman, told him I wanted the price $500 cheaper, and he said OKAY!!! I have an appointment early this afternoon to go and get the car. It's kind of a crazy thing to be doing, but then, I'm a crazy person!!! he he he. :-)

Now.... I just need a name for said car. Suggestions are welcome, just leave a comment! I'll put up a poll later next week! WOOT!!!


Friday, July 03, 2009


1. When I heard that my car failed I cried and cried and cried.

2. Laughter and kisses are the best medicine.

3. It's late, but Happy Birthday friend!

4. I try to be happy always.

5. My eyes have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

6. I wish I felt more strongly about certain things.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a night to my self...probably cleaning my room, tomorrow my plans include some sort of 4th of July festivities with Swing Kid and Sunday, I want to celebrate an anniversary!