Friday, July 30, 2010

lazy friday....

today is my day off. i am not really going to be around the internets today but i had to get on to see if anyone wants to come see my apartment. oh yeah, we have an opening in my apartment and my roommate and i are desperate to get someone in here so we don't have to pay the rent. So...if you know someone who wants to live in UT county - but NOT in cougartown - send me an email. 

that's all.

now for some friday fill in stuff and then i am going to go and continue to be lazy on my day off. i love being lazy. sometimes. ;)

1. I'm going to be lazy and what not today. I am going to get some things done...but i have all the time in the world. :o)

2. I try to be full of adventure and daring.

3. Perhaps today you can make it a point to comment on my blog. I love commenters!

4. I would love to have a true adventurer’s spirit.

5. Compassion is super important to me.

6. sometimes you have to push to get over that "wall" no matter how difficult.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to not much really, chilling out probably, tomorrow my plans include getting things done that didn't get done Friday and Sunday, I want to teach my sunday school lesson!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday giggles

this is what we're giggling at while at work today. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wishes on Wedensday

I wish...

...that the burn on my thumb from doing my hair in some awesome curls no longer hurt

...that I could look like this when I dance

...that the weekend was here NOW. luckily for me it will be here tomorrow night. woo hoo!!

...that teleportation was possible.

...that I could be soaking in some rays right now.

...that I could instantly have long or short, dark or blonde hair. Like Tonks.

what are you wishing for today?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

yawning on Tuesday

I am yawning today. I even took something to help me sleep, was in bed by 10:30p and was sufficiently tired. I fell asleep quickly enough, but then some awful noisy truck drove by and it woke me up all rude like. After I fell back to asleep again (which was quick enough) I had the oddest dreams. I was fighting over a pair of shorts with my sister and my mom yelled at me about it...yeah. It was odd. I'm not sure where it all came from. All I know is I am sort of tired today and I wish I wasn't because I have THINGS to do today. Sigh. Anyways. It's Tuesday but for workness for me it is Wednesday and I'm just hoping the next few days go by quickly and that Friday is SLOW so I can truly enjoy my long weekend. That was an awful sentence and now the computer is fuzzy. sigh. I need a nap, or some chocolate.

okay, I'm done now. Ten on Tuesday y'all. Love it.

1. How do you take your coffee on an average day? How do you like your coffee if you’re spluging?
I don't drink coffee. As part of my beliefs, I have a testimony of the Word of Wisdom. I actually don't even like the smell of coffee or coffee flavored candies. blech.

2. What is your genre of books to read?
currently I'm on an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance kick. Basically, I read a lot of everything and anything that is good. I'm a fan of Angieville and other book bloggers which is where I get my recommendations of what to read. Do you have something to suggest?? Cause I'll probably read it...

3. Where do you want to retire, if you could go anywhere?
hmmm. I haven't really thought about this one. If I could pick anywhere? somewhere like Greece or Italy would be awesome. In reality? It will probably be somewhere close to family.

4. The 17-year-old you is told to write a 10-minute speech. What topic would you have picked?
hmmm....This is a toughie. I wasn't a big public speaker then, but it would probably be something on reading and enjoying it, OR about dance. That's all I did in high school: read and dance.

5. What word describes you best?

6. What is the next “event” that you are looking forward to? (ex.: vacation, moving, date, job change, etc)
two weeks from today I will be in VA with my family for a few days. I am VERY excited about this. I can't wait to arrive and see VA when it is GREEN!!!

7. Do you like to discuss controversial topics or do you prefer to avoid those types of conversations?
hmm. It depends on how well I can hold my ground on my view and how much I know about the subject as a whole. Otherwise, I just avoid it.

8. Would you rather add 4 free hours to each day, or add 1 extra day to the week?
Hmm. this is a toughie. Right now I think I want the 4 free hours every day. I need time every day, not an extra day to the week. Although, I wouldn't say no to it if that's what the universe decided needed to happen.

9. If you created a sports team; what would your colors and mascot be?
hmmm. I think I would create a team where the mascot was a gorilla. I've never heard of a gorilla mascot. And our colors would be Black and Green.

10. If you had to be a teacher, what subject would you teach?
Well, it just so happens that I am a teacher. I teach ballet. I love it and wouldn't trade it for any other subject in the world.

you know what? 10 questions goes by pretty fast. I'm a fan.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Morning Peeps

Good Morning Peeps!!!!

I've been at work for 4 hours now. Sometimes I love my work schedule and other times I loathe it.

Right now? Loathe. Mostly because it was another restless night of sleep for me and I am wishing it was already the weekend. I only work 4 days this week and I'm trying to make some fun plans for the weekend so I enjoy myself as much as last time.

In other news, I convinced SwingKid to take me to the Fiesta Days carnival so we could ride a Ferris Wheel and fulfill my summer romance dreams. (think Charlotte's Web when Charlotte rides the Ferris Wheel)

Except there was no Ferris Wheel. I was very sad and then mad. What kind of carnival doesn't have a ferris wheel? Seriously?!

Anyways. I'm probably going to have to wait until the State Fair. I know THEY have a Ferris Wheel. At least...they did last year. Maybe I'll get a fried twinkie again. yum.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in love...

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love.....

I'm a singin' this song today. I'm in love. Yay for Fridays. Even if I have to work this one...I'm still VERY glad it is Friday. Today is also a holiday weekend for us Utah folks. It's Pioneer Day tomorrow! Not that that means anything special for me. I don't get work off today (we're a national company. so no little state holidays for us), there are no big plans for tomorrow, and basically, it's just a weekend. I am SO okay with that!


Now for some Friday Fill-in stuff

1. I feel like it is definitely the weekend. I need to regroup.

2. I hate having to catch up.

3. Do you have any exciting festivities planned this weekend? SwingKid and I need something fun to do!

4. I like to be completely unique.

5. It's hard to know how much time will go by before my dreams come true.

6. I love when a younger sibling follows suit.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to nothing in particular. I have several things to get done, but nothing is set in stone, tomorrow my plans include basically the same as tonight. nothing earth shattering and different and Sunday, I want to catch up on some zzzz's before church!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

information overload

sometimes my poor brain seems to explode with too much information. how I wish I could have Professor Dumbledore's Pensieve and be able to put memories and other things in there so I can keep learning more and never forget anything. How awesome would that be?

Anyways, I feel like I should help spread the word so you are not (possibly) sad tomorrow. If you are like me and you use The Cutest Blog on the Block for your background you might have noticed a notice in the corner of your blog about having to get a new background. Basically, they've had to change their host for backgrounds and you'll need a new code for your blog's background. You can still get the same image, or get a new one! More information about the need for this update can be found on their blog here. Also, their server has been AWFULLY slow, but that should improve this afternoon (according to them). I'm currently looking at their site and I'll probably keep my owls (I love them lots) but then there's so many fun things. Sigh. I have addictive issues with changing my's way too fun.

Also. I currently love we heart it for fun and pretty pictures. It's a fun site and while not as awesome as flickr (as far as searching goes in my opinion) but the pictures are very pretty!

I read a book recently (not that that should surprise you) entitled Leaving Paradise. This book was recommended to me by Angie (read her review!). However, this book left me very raw and I haven't had to deal with raw emotions for a long time. In fact, I was quite the moody person on Tuesday and as SwingKid mentioned last night I was very "high maintenance" (his words not mine). Anyways. I haven't enjoyed dealing with the raw emotions and I definitely need to clean my reading palate. I have a few books on my shelf and I'm just trying to decide which one to read next. I think I'm going to go with the Mary Stewart one. :o)

Finally, I would love a "bad" Pensieve where I can put all the bad memories and then flush them down the toilet. Wouldn't that be nice? I can think of several instances where this would be absolutely beneficial for me. However, I'm sure that's not ever been in the "plan" but hey, a girl can dream right? good. I like my dreams. ;) peace out y'all.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

diddly squat

I have done DIDDLY SQUAT at the gym this week. I haven't been since Friday morning. I am an awful person. I am going to be a fat person if I don't take care of this NOW. I have told myself I am NOT ALLOWED to skip tonight. I WILL go to my cycling class and I WILL work hard and I WILL come home a hot, sweaty mess. Okay? Okay.

Moving on.

Last night SwingKid gave me half an ambien, took me on a drive, kissed me goodnight and left me to sleep away my not so good day. It wasn't a BAD day per se, but it was not stellar either. I fell asleep quickly and upon snoozing my alarm for 20 minutes this morning I woke up fairly refreshed. I could still use about 2 more hours of sleep, but for the most part I'm feeling much better.

Also. Today I hate my hair. I've changed the "do" 4x since getting to work 3.5 hours ago. sigh. doing my hair wet is never my favorite thing, but I didn't want to wake up at 5:30am to take a shower and blow-dry my hair. I had one idea of a hair do, but I just wasn't feeling it today. sigh.

Anywho - It's time to leave you. So I'm going to leave you with exactly how I feel today in three lovely pictures. adios folks.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Ten

well dear friends. It is Tuesday. I am very tired. I was sooo tired last night. So, I kicked SwingKid out at 10pm and got ready for bed. By the time I got into bed I couldn't fall asleep even though I was exhausted. Basically I had a very crappy night's sleep. I am tired this morning and I want a nap. :(

Anyways. Here's some Ten on Tuesday. loves.

p.s. It's a different version. Kinda fun.
For each of the following 10 categories, tell us which brand/product you use and why.
1. Cell Phone
My family is on Verizon. I just got a new phone - the Samsung Intensity. It's red and I love it.

2. Email
I'm a gmail girl all the way. LOVE IT!

3. Toothpaste
Colgate. I vary in the kinds within Colgate, but I love it.

4. Car
I currently drive Scuttle - the 2002 Toyota Camry.

5. Writing Utensil
hmmm. I love pens. Especially the bic pens with the finger grip at the bottom....oh! THESE ONES!

6. Lotion
I use Bath and Body Works lotion. I have several different scents depending on where I'm going, who I'm seeing and what I'm wearing.

7. Interior Paint
uh. I am an apartment dweller and I can't paint anything. So...I don't have a paint brand I use.

8. Soda/Drink
I drink TONS of water. When I go out to eat and it's a special occasion I will get a coke with lime (or diet coke with lime...depends on my mood)

9. Laundry Detergent
um...I use a cheap brand from Walmart. I think it's called Sun? I have no idea.

10. Medicine
I use store brand everything...unless I'm feeling exceptionally sick and really want the name brand to make me feel better.

one year ago

Monday, July 19, 2010

A case of the Mondays

Well friends, it's been a few days, yes? It's Monday and I'm definitely feeling it after my 3-day weekend. I apologize for not doing the fun Friday Fill-in-ness...but I didn't get online at all from  Thursday evening-Saturday morning. So, it just didn't happen! I was too busy changing the furniture around in my bedroom, vacuuming, doing laundry, visiting my old stomping grounds, swimming w/SwingKid, partying all night at a sleepover, and soaking in as much sun as possible. That's what happens when your new work schedule now gives you a 3-day weekend every other weekend. Ha. weekend was AWESOME. It was relaxing and yet I got just enough done to feel productive. I'm already looking forward to my NEXT long about 2 weeks. sigh. In the meantime, I'm getting into the groove at work and imagining myself here:


Happy Monday y'all.  :o)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I give up.

I give up on trying to post my weekend recap with pictures. Especially since this weekend has now come and gone. So: Reader's Digest version: Basically my holiday weekend was filled with the sun, fireworks attacking people, a BBQ, and a celebration of love. SwingKid and I have been dating for two years now and I'm not going to lie, I love that we've had this long courtship. There's just something about it that makes me happy.

Anyways, this last weekend was not so much filled with awesomeness - besides our laser tag date which was AWESOME. loved that. Especially the part where we got soaked in the rain. Saturday was a meh day, but I found a cute dress that is a...size 8!!! YAY!!! Sunday was pleasant and all is good in the world. mostly.

Overall, I am happy with my life. i think. I wonder sometimes, but then I look to how it could be different and that's when I realize that I really do love where I am in life. Life is good.

Anyways. Today is Tuesday (ps...I get a 4-day work week so basically i only have 2.5 more days of work. HALLELUJAH!!!) which means it's time for some Ten on Tuesdayness. Enjoy!!

1. What is the worst movie you have ever seen?
um. I HATED Drag Me to Hell I thought it was so not cool. I really wish I could have that time back....

2. Do you have a favorite Disney/Pixar film?
I'm a die hard disney fan. I love Disney Princess movies as well as Pixar everything. My hands down, all time favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid and my favorite Pixar movie right now is Up.

3. Do you have a favorite movie from the 80′s?
hmmm...80's movies are full of great clothes and awesome dancing, i love Footloose and Dirty Dancing.

4. Are there any movies you saw more than once in the theater?
It's not often I'll see a movie twice in the theaters; however, I did see Star Trek twice. Once in the regular theater and once at the dollar theater.

5. What is one city/area of the US (or country you live if you do not live in the US) that you have not seen but would like to see?
Well...there are lots of places I haven't seen. I would love to see New York. cliche? perhaps. but it's true.

6. What are your favorite toppings on an Ice Cream Sundae?
I LOVE hot fudge and/or caramel. From there it depends on my mood. although, these days ice cream makes me REALLY sick so I tend to not eat it anymore. sigh. I also like sprinkles. lots of sprinkles.

7. How many proms did you go to? What color was your prom dress? If you went to multiple proms, what color was your favorite prom dress?
I went to three proms. I went my sophomore year w/a good friend and then I went to two my senior year with my boyfriend (his and mine). My favorite dress was the one for his prom that my completely made over from a cheap dress from DI. Best thing ever.

8. Is there a sport or extra-curricular activity that you didn’t get to try as a child that you wish you would have? (e.g. gymnastics, piano lessons, ballet, etc.)
All I wanted to do was dance. And that's all I have ever done since. I do wish now that I had played the piano or something.

9. How many siblings do you have? Are you the oldest, middle, or youngest?
I have three. I am the oldest. We create the alphabet: A, B, C, and D. two sisters and one brother. :)

10. Do you feel like you fit in with your age group? Or do you feel younger/older than your age group?
I usually feel like I fit in my age group. I also feel like it's easy for me to switch between hanging out with groups that are younger/older than me. So...yeah. I just fit in. I think it comes with being the oldest. maybe.

Friday, July 09, 2010


Well folks. I didn't post last night, and for that I am sorry. The question now is, do you want a recap from the holidays with pictures or without pictures??

Anyways..It if finally Friday and I am much excited by this. This whole coming in to work at 7 am has been really rough. For example, last night I went to bed at 9:45pm!!! Sigh. Early to bed, early to rise. That's me!!!

Anyways, I'll try to post again later today with a recap from last weekend since this weekend is basically here - but I make no more promises. ;)

Friday Fill-In! we go!

1. Layers of sunscreen still didn't make a difference last weekend.

2. Sometimes I wish I had a lot of insight.

3. I'd be willing to bet hmm...I'm not sure what I would bet on right now. lame i know.

4. Sister B's cat scares the dog.

5. I'm fond of chocolate covered cinnamon bears. In fact, I could go for some right now.....

6. Sometimes I worry too much!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Laser Tag date night with SwingKid, tomorrow my plans include cycling, shopping, and cleaning and Sunday, I want to teach my lesson!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

catch me if you can

editor's note: i started this yesterday and meant to post it. and happened and I didn't. i'm sorry. So...pretend this posted yesterday. Although, I know I'm not going to be able to post again today. SO! a real weekend update probably won't be here until tomorrow. but at least it will be here!!

While my weekend was mostly relaxing, I really wasn't "around." I did check my reader a couple times over the weekend, but still ended up with a bazillion unread posts. I think I'm okay with that . Mostly. Gives me something to look at when I need a break at work - especially since I'm on a Facebook fast this week as part of my Day Zero goals. whew. Today was HARD, but I think it will only get easier. At least, it better....

So, I should really do a weekend recap, and I will I promise! However, I have pictures! (GASP! I know! real life pictures!) And they are so much fun and I want to share them with you oh so much, but right now I'm lazy and I don't want to get off my butt and go and get my camera. So...since it's Tuesday I'll leave you with a little Ten on Tuesday meme and then promise to post about all the fun that was had tomorrow. Okay? okay. loves.

1. If given the opportunity, would you choose a mediocre job that paid well or your dream job that paid poorly?
dream job. hands down. I actually do have my dream job - just another job to go with it too. My dream job definitely pays poorly. c'est la vie

2. What is your favorite thing about the 4th of July? (For the foreigners: What is your impression of the 4th of July?)
hmmm. I love how summery it is! It's everything that is summer personified into one big day. Most of all, I love the fireworks.

3. What’s the most random fact you know about American history?
um...I really can't think of a random fact right now. I'm not a huge history nut. at all.

4. What is the best fireworks display you’ve ever seen?
Well. I don't tend to remember the firework shows from years past. Except last year's awful one in cougartown. ugh. This year, I went to PG with SwingKid and his family (more deets laters!) and watched an AMAZING show. minus the part when the fireworks attacked the audience. but that's another story

5. Who taught you how to put on makeup?
my mom sort of did, and then i learned more when i was taughter by my ballet director and then my current roommate AF taught me even MORE. Now I'm pretty much awesome at my makeup. maybe.

6. Have you ever gone through a financial planning process? Tell us about it.
sort of. I currently use Mint to budget my finances. My parents were pretty diligent to teach me good budgeting skills as a kid too.

7. What was your favorite outfit as a kid? Bonus points for pictures.
hmmm. I can't think of my FAVORITE outfit. I don't remember clothes as a child. ha. I do remember wearing very 80s style outfits for a long time in the early 90s. I was awesome as a kid.

8. Do you prefer a beach, lake, swimming pool, or no water?
I've only been to the beach once. I think I would like it more if I could spend more time there. Otherwise, I love the swimming pool. Lakes seems way to icky for me. Unless it's some beautiful spring lake or something. maybe. nah, i still like pools better.

9. Do you recycle? If not, why?
at work we recycle paper and cans. i participate in this recycling.

10. What are your thoughts and feelings about the Twilight Saga?
well. i love the fluff of the books. the third book is definitely my favorite, and from what i hear it's the best movie as well. I hated the second movie and disliked the book. The ending is lame and cheap in the 4th book and if i was one of the movie directors i would rewrite the ending. especially since they've taken such liberties with the first two movies. sigh. i'm in love with MUCH better books these days.

Friday, July 02, 2010


Fridays are going to take a different turn around here. You work has decided to go to a 9/80 work schcedule. What does this mean? Well, it means I work 7a-5p Mon-Thursday. I then work 7a-4p on Fridays but every other Friday I get off. So, basically I get a 3-day weekend every other weekend. Sounds fun right? Well...waking up early is not so much fun y'all. Today wasn't half bad, but man alive I wish I could have stayed in bed just a wee bit longer. oh well.

That's all the exciting news I have. basically.

Oh! It's Independence Day weekend!! Are you so excited?! I have a 3-day weekend (we get Monday off) and I'm rather stoked about that.

Moving on....


1. When it's quiet I enjoy reading a good book.
2. some weeks go by in what seems like a month.
3. My heart is full of love.
4. I'm really excited for the month of July.
5. In the town where I was born is where I know currently reside! Imagine that!
6. His caring nature is something I really love about my significant other / friend.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to movie night with SwingKid, tomorrow my plans include cleaning, shopping, and the Farmer's Market  and Sunday, I want to celebrate our country's freedom!

two years ago