Friday, May 29, 2009

je m'appelle....

so. i'm pretty much a girly girl most of the time. ask my friends, mom, heck - ask SwingKid he knows I'm a girly girl. (but he likes it)

anywho...i'm a girly girl, and as such I've thought of kids names for my future kids since i was like...5. Here's my confession - girl names come so easily for me. boy names? not so much. in fact, i've never been a fan of having to pick boy names.

in fact, i've already picked my first daughter's name. it comes from a book. it's the name of a dragon. but it's pretty. but i won't tell that to you here. you might steal it, and i can't have that. not when i've dreamed of that name forever.

however, i was sitting at home the other day, just reading away when a name popped into my head. first and middle! it has sentimental value, sounds good, AND it's a boy's name!!! go figure! again, i'm not going to give it away here....i don't want anyone stealing it even if it is slightly common.

have you thought of kids' names before? if you were to have a kid tomorrow (boy or girl) what you name them? if you care to...share, i know i'm to selfish to share my names, but i'd love to hear yours!!


Hard to believe the weekend arrived so fast. I think it has something to do with the 3-day weekend I enjoyed so much last weekend. How I wish EVERY weekend could be a 3-day weekend at times....but I guess I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I do when they actually come!  :-D

1. It's cold and creamy. cream.

2. I love them, SwingKid despises them, I'm talking of: tomatoes.

3. My favorite health and beauty product is good ol' facewash.

4. I could use a nice long ride.

5. Well, first of all it's FRIDAY!! Second of all, I'm going to PARTAY! and Third of all, the show is in 2 weeks...just a little nervous!!.

6. SwingKid and myself; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was private thank you very much

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to BU2 closing social pool party at my apartment. woot!, tomorrow my plans include shopping with Roommate L, she is in MUCH need of some color to her closet and Sunday, I want to enjoy the last day of May!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

from hate to love

so...last week i proclaimed my strong hate for Wednesdays. Today, I proclaim my love.  See, I think it's because this week is only a 4-day work week. (Hallelujah!) Which means today, while being Wednesday, only feels like Tuesday, and then tomorrow is Thursday, and I Love love LOVE Thursdays. should be a good day.

Park City on Monday was pretty fabulous. I had a wonderful time walking around with SwingKid in the sunshine, stealing kisses on the street and in the department stores, modeling clothes and shoes for his opinion and I made some great purchases! I bought some suit shorts that are really nice, comfy and were cheap to boot! I also got some new sandals (a summer must), a fossil watch that's adorable, and an arm band for my phone and keys when I go running.

Last night SwingKid and I went running.... 1.5 miles. I thought I was going to die, but at the same time it felt REALLY good. I'm hoping to do the same run again later today. Go me! 

All things considered, life is pretty great right now. And now I'm headed to institute. I haven't been in ages because of work...but I'm excited to go today! :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Yes or No

Saw this from Jimmy the Fish on facebook...stole it for a post. ;)

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. -- and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming nothing is exactly as it seems we goooooo........

Kissed any one of your Facebook friends?--- YES
Been arrested? --- NO
Kissed someone you didn't like? --- NO
Slept in until 5 PM? --- NO
Fallen asleep at work/school? --- YES
Held a snake? --- YES
Ran a red light? --- YES
Been suspended from school? --- NO
Experienced love at first sight? --- YES
Totaled your car in an accident? --- YES
Been fired from a job? --- YES
Fired somebody? --- NO
Sang karaoke? --- YES
Pointed a gun at someone? --- NO
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? --- YES
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? --- NO
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? --- YES
Kissed in the rain? --- YES!!!!
Had a close brush with death (your own)? --- NO
Seen someone die? --- NO
Played spin-the-bottle? --- NO
Sang in the shower? --- YES
Smoked a cigar? --- NO
Sat on a rooftop? --- YES
Smuggled something into another country? --- NO
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? --- NO
Broken a bone? --- NO
Skipped school? --- YES
Eaten a bug? --- YES
Sleepwalked? --- NO
Walked a moonlit beach? --- NO
Rode a motorcycle? -- YES
Dumped someone? --- YES
Forgotten your anniversary? --- NO
Lied to avoid a ticket? ---- NO
Ridden on a helicopter? --- NO
Shaved your head? --- NO
Played a prank on someone? --- YES
Hit a home run? -- NO
Felt like killing someone? --- YES
Cross-dressed? --- YES
Been falling-down drunk? --- NO
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? --- YES
Eaten snake? --- NO
Marched/Protested? --- NO
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? --- YES
Puked on amusement ride? --- NO
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? --- NO
Been in a band? --- NO
Knitted? --- NO
Been on TV? ---NO
Shot a gun? --- NO
Skinny-dipped? --- NO
Caused someone to have stitches? --- NO
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? --- NO
Ridden a surfboard? --- NO
Had surgery? --- NO
Streaked? --- NO
Taken by ambulance to hospital? --- YES
Passed out when not drinking? --- YES
Peed on a bush? --- YES
Donated Blood? --- NO
Grabbed electric fence? --- NO
Eaten alligator meat? --- NO
Eaten cheesecake? --- YES
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? --- NO
Killed an animal when not hunting? --- NO
Peed your pants in public? --- NO
Snuck into a movie without paying? --- NO
Written graffiti? --- NO
Still love someone you shouldn't? --- NO
Think about the future? --- YES
Been in handcuffs? --- NO
Believe in love? --- YES
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? --- NO

Sunday, May 24, 2009

drip drip drip...

where is my sunshine? i was SO looking forward to basking in the sun this weekend, and what does it do? rains. GO FIGURE!!! oh well, SwingKid and I went up the the "Castle" on saturday in the early evening. it was overcast and absolutely GORGEOUS!

Today it has pretty much rained all day long. I was hoping for a sunny memorial day, but right now it's looking like there's more chances of rain. which sort of sucks! SwingKid and I have plans to eat crepes with his family in the morning (mmm....crepes) and then go up to Park City (shopping yay!!!) and also explore "Historic Main Street." I am rather excited about our little trip. I wish I could really go out of town, but that just wasn't going to work out. Oh well....I'll survive I suppose. At least, we hope I survive.

So far, it's been a fairly decent weekend. Let's hope it continues in that vein! 


Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday FUN!!!

Oh man...Friday couldn't get here fast enough! I am so super glad today is Friday friends, so happy.

1. Moving sucks. I have to do it in August and I am NOT looking forward to it.

2. I love anything that is free.

3. My best quality is my optimism. Just ask SwingKid, he LOVES that about me.

4. Don't ask for details...I won't give them to you.

5. In nearly 10 years, I'll be nearly 10 years older than i am now and that's a scary thought. Also, I hope to be married...or something.

6. Food (ice cream) and a good night's rest is what I need right now! 

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to DATE NIGHT!!! (we're going ice skating!!), tomorrow my plans include teaching, rehearsal, and some time in the sun by the pool and Sunday, I want to try something new!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Boyfriend Win....

SwingKid won big last night. I was doing my cleaning checks. Hating every minute of it. He texts me as he's getting off of work to see how things are going...only so-so I say. He asks if I need him to stop by to give me a boost. I told him that would be lovely. 2 minutes later he's on my doorstep. :-)

SO. MUCH. WIN!!!! :-) I then finished cleaning and went to bed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Hate....

So....remember how i LOVE me my Thursdays? (I seem to express this sentiment quite frequently...) well...currently I hate wednesdays. Awhile ago I talked of my love/hate relationship with this particular day of the week, but right now I just HATE it.

Reasons why I hate Wednesdays this week...

  • it's a long day, especially today where i'm working 8 hours
  • i teach my least favorite ballet class (only partly their fault)
  • no SwingKid due to that stupid double shift
  • It's the freakin' middle of the week. furthest from the past weekend and yet...not quite the current weekend.
  • there's no Roommate R to take away the pain
  • tomorrow is cleaning check day which means i have to do cleaning checks tonight. :P
that's just a small list...but truly, I'm not happy it's Wednesday and I can't WAIT for tomorrow to be here, let alone the weekend! :-)

Monday, May 18, 2009


i'm working a lot this week. a lot. :-) so you may or may not hear from me most of this week, it sort of depends on what happens this week.

let's recap the weekend shall we?

Friday was FABULOUS. SwingKid and I made dinner and then made our way up to the movie theater. We had wonderful seats for Star Trek. and man oh man, that movie was INCREDIBLE!!!! I loved it SO much. Never mind that i got home late friday was SO worth it.

I woke up Saturday after only getting 5 hours of sleep and then spent 9 hours at the studio doing pictures and running rehearsal. I came home and was pretty much a walking zombie. I ran to the grocery store, picked up the essentials (including some much deserved ice cream :o)) and Last Chance Harvey and went to my room to relax and chill. The movie was fabulous, the ice cream perfect, and I was in bed and asleep shortly after 10pm.

Sunday was sunny and beautiful, especially after about 10 hours of sleep. :o) Church was fabulous and I spent part of my afternoon cooking some food so I don't have to cook later this week. I also spent some time outside reading my latest book and followed all of that with dinner with SwingKid's family. So much fun. I played tag w/his 6-year old nephew (i hadn't played tag in AGES) and also held his 3-month old niece for part of the evening. It was a very pleasant evening and I greatly enjoyed myself. We went to his ward prayer where I met his Bishop (who was EXTREMELY eager to meet me, come to find out SwingKid has told him lots about me. i did not know this prior to meeting his bishop...) and then we watched the season finales for Castle and Big Bang Theory, two of our favorite shows.

so...there you go. Work has been pretty eventful today, which has kept things busy, and that's always nice.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Freakin' Friday. FINALLY!!!!

It's a quote version of Friday Fill-Ins....but I made my own. for all of them. how is one s'posed to know these???

1. If we had no winter then there would never be snow - and I'm okay with that.

2. SwingKid... a perpetual astonishment.

3. If I had my life to live over I don't know if I would do it.

4. So much can happen inside of four and twenty hours.

5. If you've never been thrilled then you've never lived.

6. To be interested in the changing seasons is to live life to the fullest.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to DATE NIGHT!!! (dinner, movie, SwingKid...what more could a girl want?), tomorrow my plans include ALL DAY LONG studio rehearsal. ick and Sunday, I want to make cookies. mmm....!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


it's been a long-ish week. although, i feel like today is going to be the longest day of them all. i've been asked to pull some extra hours for the rest of this week and most of next week b/c of some people going out of town in my department. :-D While this is all happy and stuff b/c of the extra $$ also means more time sitting at a computer. :P ah well...thus is the life right? right.

in other news SwingKid has won boyfriend of the week award. He stopped by not once, but TWICE spontaneously to see me. Add that to the fact that he's texted me and emailed me some fun, random things he's definitely deserves said award. Tomorrow night is date night and I'm rather excited about it. :-)

anywho...enjoy your thursday! I know i will...i LOVE thursdays.

Monday, May 11, 2009

to my friend...

Today is my good friend, chillygator's birthday. She is fabulous. Don't believe me? go to her blog...where she talks of fun things with pretty pictures that she takes herself. (she is FABULOUS!!)

Chilly and I met through a series of crazy circumstances, (read: the internet and breakups) but have grown closer together over the past year or so (can you belive it's been a year chilly?!). She's a great person, friend, and lover (actually, i'm not sure about that last part - but i'm pretty sure she is...).

Chilly likes to travel the world and is currently celebrating her birthday in Prague and Europe (JEALOUS!!!). If you want to make her day even more fabulous than it already is, stop by her blog and comment, take her to some fabulous broadway show, or take her out for pizza. :-)  


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I seriously have the best mom in the world. She has been there for me so many times. She's always willing to listen to me complain, or to listen to me bragging about how Utah is currently better than Virginia for Reason X. :-) My mom sends me packages to make the rainy days into days filled with sunshine. She laughs with me and cries with me. She has been a great rock and foundation for me. 

Best of all, she makes funny faces with me. :) I love you Mom!!!

Friday, May 08, 2009


mmmm....friday. love it. seriously, love it.

1. Apples are to oranges as pizza is to chicken cordon bleu. totally not comparable - but both favorites of mine.

2. bring on the sunshine and summertime! and that's all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear the ocean calling my name...if only.

4. capture the flag. one of my FAVORITE summer evening games to play

5. Do what you want to do, but i'm not going to listen.

6. off he went and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with soapy water and a sponge.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doubling with bassbob!, tomorrow my plans include finishing choreography and FINALLY finishing moving my room and Sunday, I want to celebrate mother's day and eat yummy food!

Thursday, May 07, 2009


I LOVE Thursdays. They are great days. It's right before the weekend, so work goes by fast because the office is busy. (i get phones calls from dentist offices, and most dentist offices are closed on Fridays, so Thursday is the day before the weekend for them. thus us being busy.)

Also, I teach an advanced ballet class on Thursday nights and I really like said ballet class. I have a good report with those students and I just plain love being with them.

On other news...SwingKid and I were brainstorming ideas for our double date with Bassbob and his GF tomorrow night. during said brainstorm...SwingKid sent me the following email:

there's icescream.
there's ice skating
ice sculpting, though we'd need a chain saw
I'll keep thinking

(that was a poem)

he he he. wasn't that cute? a poem...about ideas that are all "ice" ideas. i love it. :-) just about as much as i love him.

And on that note...i hope all y'all enjoy your fabulous Thursday!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bliss List

Write a five-item list of the things that bring you bliss.

1.  seeing the lights go on in my students' eyes during class

2. walking down the street hand in hand with SwingKid

3. knowing that I don't have to worry about school anymore

4. getting sweet little text messages throughout the day from people who love me.

5. singing along with my music at the top of my lungs with the windows rolled down.

What's your Bliss List?


love the sunshine

love running....hate my knee and ankle that i rolled while running (it's not swollen, just a little sore)

love SwingKid....hate hard challenges

hate the Atonement

love my my dad

hate sitting at my new job

love teaching junior company (BU2!!!)

love being done with school...

love my own room....(for now).....hate moving(from one room to the next)

love the sound of my queen size bed....hate having to find an apartment

hate covering the front desk (boring) watching people from the window

hate the constant train of thought going through my head.....

Friday, May 01, 2009's friday??

well, after working some CRAZY hours this week, learning TONS and still having a sore's finally friday. :-)


1. The first rule of working in an office and getting along is having an inside joke AND lots of chocolate :-).

2. i have never tried clams.

3. When I think of carnivals I think of cotton candy, lots of kids, and litter everywhere.

4. Gerbera Daisies are my favorite spring flower.

5. Things on my desk include So many things...seriously it's more like, "what's not on my desk" right now.

6. getting a new book to read makes me wanna snuggle up under the covers and just READ!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the gallery stroll on center street (last month we missed it tonight we're going fo' sho'!), tomorrow my plans include dancing, rehearsal, teacher meeting, and possibly spray painint some hula hoops and Sunday, I want to meet some new peeps in my ward!