Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I suck. I'm sorry. I keep meaning to blog about my trip (which was like 2 weeks ago now) but my camera and I can't seem to connect with my computer. I'll try to post it sometime soon...but I make no guarantees (ps. that is a weird word). Maybe on Friday on my day off? Unless I'm too busy gallivanting around the state with SwingKid (which is the plan!).

Anyways. Today's Ten on Tuesday is a little...different. But Awesome. Now. Remember how my camera and I aren't connecting well? So...these pics are either a)old or b)from the internet. :o) enjoy!!

For each of the following, take a picture. This is a chance for us to get a literal glimpse into each other’s lives. Feel free to skip a question if it doesn’t apply to you or it’s too personal. You can include explanations if necessary.

1. Your House
This isn't my particular building, but I live in one EXACTLY like it next to this one. I love my apt/condo thing. It's awesome.

2.  Your shower
Pretty normal. This is from a long time ago...but is still my shower.

3.  The Inside of your refrigerator: Yeah. So not happening. here's a pretend version of my fridge:

4.  Your pet:
I have no pet. Bob the Fish died a long time ago. So no pet.

5.  Your favorite pair of shoes:

these aren't EXACTLY mine...but I have a pair that looks exactly like them and I love them. They are my favorite shoes. Such a smart purchase. i need more colored heels in my life. Like yellow. or Green!

6. The most comfortable seat in your house.

um. my bed? yeah. there's not really a "most comfortable seat" in my house right now. Someday I will have a better couch than my $20 craigslist find.

7.  Your favorite cup or coffee mug.
Well. I don't have a favorite cup or coffee mug. Well, I do. But it's sooo normal it seems lame to put it up here. glass. Not very tall. Awesome. the end.

8.  Your Laundry Room:
I LOVE my laundry room.

9.  The view from your office chair:

Legally, I'm not allowed to show you this. Basically - it's a normal office. The end.

10.  Your spouse/significant other/roommate.
 Since I'm anonymous and stuff I can't really show you his face, but here's a pic from his outside his apt. from the 5th of July (when we celebrated the 4th!) with sparklers. I love sparklers and SwingKid! :o) YAY for LOVE!

well hope you enjoyed that. Sorry if you felt it was lame. I'm kind of in a lame blogging rut. I need to get out of it. I will try to have adventures so I can post fun things. Until next time....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


So random story - it totally relates to my post title. While in DC with my dad and brother we walked down Pennsylvania Avenue and walked right past the DC post office (the original one). On the building were some roman numerals. I knew that they signified the year the building was finished and asked my brother (he's super smart) to figure it out. Well, I guess he's not so much a roman numeral kind of guy. Lucky for him I remember 6th grade math like it was yesterday and after standing there for a minute or two while my dad dealt with a homeless peddler trying to sell a map, I figured it out! I felt so smart. :o) Anyways. So today's post title represents the number 10 for Ten on Tuesday! awesome right?

Before I get to the Ten on Tuesday greatness you should know that SwingKid left me this morning to go camping at Capitol Reef. This however, will allow me to do at least 3 things. 1)get back on the exercise bandwagon so when he's back I can't be swayed to just go spend time with him instead of cycling or running or weight lifting or whatever. 2)finish my quilted duvet cover. it's going to look awesome. pictures to come. promise. 3)write about my vacation! Seeing how my favorite summer show has ended, my favorite fall shows haven't started yet and the boyfriend is out of town I'll have some downtime to write up everything I did and include pictures! woo hoo! So look forward to that tomorrow. Okay? OK!

and NOW the moment you've been waiting for...the College version of Ten on Tuesday. loves.

1. Where did you go to college?
I went to Brigham Young University. loved it.

2. What did you study?
I majored in Dance with a Ballet Emphasis. I also got a Business Management minor. It all worked pretty well for me.

3. Was college really all that it was cracked up to be?
Yeah it was. I really enjoyed it. I had different experiences than expected, but I think that was the best part.

4. How far were you from home?
for 4 years I was 20 minutes from home. Then my family moved to VA and suddenly they were 2,000 miles away for my Senior year.

5. Did you have the same roommate all four years?
Nope. I moved in with someone I knew my first year. She got married and I stayed at that apartment for 2 more years until I moved in with someone else I knew. I stayed there for a summer and moved in with another girl I knew. Then I moved somewhere ELSE for a summer where I knew half of my roommates. That fall I stayed, everyone I knew left and I got 5 new random roommates. they were awesome though. loved that year. When i moved again most recently I didn't know anyone but I'm okay with that. It seems to work out for me.

6. Where did you order food from at 2am?
I never ordered food at 2am. I don't think I was ever up that late AND hungry.

7. Did you date in college or were you tied down?
Oh I dated. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots. Then I met SwingKid. Happiest day ever.

8. Funniest drunk college moment?
seeing as how I went to the #1 stone cold sober university of the nation and i've never, ever even tried alcohol...this question is null.

9. Did you make it to class on time?
Always. I don't think I was ever late. If you were late for a dance class you were in BIG trouble. That tended to overflow into my other classes.

10. What was your favorite class in college?
Hmm. I loved my choreography classes. My dance classes were pretty awesome. I also loved my writing for the humanities English class. I have lots of favorite classes that I would totally take again.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

i'm baaack!

hey guys! i'm back from my awesome vacation and I have loads to tell you and all sorts of awesome pictures. However, work is crazy busy and tonight I have auditions for the ballet company I direct SO you'll have to wait a day or two in order to get all the juicy details.  don't die or anything!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

where i am....

so yeah. vacation is awesome.

what would you do if YOU were in VA right now? Need some ideas? Here's a great website!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vacation Day 1

So right now I am just getting off the airplane and I'm off to go shopping with my mom and sisters! Woo hoo!! I love shopping and I am in dire need of a few basics, so this will be awesome. 

Normally today would be Ten on Tuesday day. However, seeing as I am writing this and scheduling the posting (love this feature btw) then I encourage you to hop on over to Roots and Rings where Ten on Tuesday originates and read the posts I always link to and maybe participate yourself.

Even better...you should comment and guess how I would answer the questions. Now that sounds awesome. Hope you're having as much fun as I am right now! :o)

Monday, August 09, 2010

It's Monday!

and I was off and running early this morning. I have a lot to get done today at work before I leave for VA tonight. I'm all checked in with the airline and I've printed my boarding passes. I'm getting uber excited to go see my family. It's been 2 months since I've seen Sister B, and 8 months since I've seen the rest of my family. Needless to say this week will be fabulously full of awesome-sauce. WOO HOO!!!

If I have time at work today I will set up a few posts for later this week to post while I'm gone so you wont' miss me too much....but I make no gaurantees. I'm not taking any sort of laptop with me, there will be plenty of computers to access while in VA, but I'm not really planning on staying on top of my Gmail,  Facebook, Twitter, or Google Reader. I'll try to deal with it all when I get back, but it will be slow going.

I think that's it. Basically I won't be on the internets for the next 5 days. Don't miss me too much okay? okay. :o)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Fridays free my soul

Sigh. I love Fridays. I really do. Today, even though I have to work, I am excited that it is Friday. Tonight I have several things planned. I have a HUGE to-do list before my vacation that I leave for Monday night. On Monday night I leave to fly to VA to see my family and hang out and enjoy SUMMER one last time before ballet classes start up again. I'm rather excited. It's semi-quick, but will be fun regardless. :o)

1. Life is a roller coaster and I love it. Somedays.

2.Sometimes you just have to keep going.

3. My last text message (or IM) ended in these three words: thanks love. bye.

4. Pasta with alfredo sauce is what I'm thinking about for dinner sometime soon.

5. On the 1st day of August I slept in and taught Sunday School at Church.

6. I have been described as lively and energetic.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting my nails done, tomorrow my plans include several different tasks to clean my apt. and Sunday, I want to take a walk!

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Tuesday Ten

note from the editor: This was SUPPOSED to post on Tuesday. It really was. I had EVERY intention of it going through. I'm not sure what happened. Sorry y'all. So I guess it can be...Ten on Thursday! :o)

You guys. I fail at trying to sleep. I was in bed just afte 10:30p (with the lights off around 10:45) and then it took me AT LEAST an hour to fall asleep. It was the worst thing ever and I thought I was going to die when the alarm clock went off this morning. Never mind that I had odd dreams about the ballet studio I teach for and what not. Sigh. Today has been semi-long and I am definitely looking forward to the toddler birthday party that is tonight. Little kids are just SO MUCH FUN!

Anyways. It's time for Ten on Tuesday. you know the drill.

1. What is your current favorite television show?
Well. My favorite shows are not on right now because it is summertime. I LOVE the cake shows on TLC and the food network though. They are fun to watch. However, they always make me want cake. Mmm...Cake.

2. Apple juice or orange juice?
OJ. I love a tall glass of OJ in the mornings. Wakes me right up. I won't say no to Apple Juice though. It's yummy too.

3. It’s Shark Week on Discover Channel. Do you watch? Why or why not?
negatory. I do not need to scare myself silly with shark shows.

4. What are the non-blog websites that you visit regularly?
Facebook, Twitter, Woot, and...the comics.

5. What is your favorite way to prepare green beans? Asparagus? Potatoes? Carrots?
I love steamed green beans. Asparagus is amazing grilled. I have a killer mashed potoato recipe that I enjoy but I love potatoes regardless of how you cook them and carrots....carrots are good no matter what you do to them.

6. What is your favorite flower?
I love fresh flowers, but my absolute favorite is a Gerbera Daisy. SO PRETTY!

7. How do you feel about handkerchiefs?
Well. I don't use them. At all. I have one or two? maybe? but I really am "meh" on the whole issue

8. If you could only shop at 3 stores for the rest of your life, what would they be? (You probably should include a grocery store.)
hmmm.This is a toughie. I'm going to go with my favorite local grocery store: Macey's, DownEast for their super cute clothes and Target for everything else I need because they are nicer than Walmart.

9. If you could only use wine for one purpose for the rest of your life, which would you choose? To cook with or to drink?
hmm. I have never had a glass of wine. I guess cooking. I used it once in a recipe and it was good, but i have no other purpose for it in my life. so that's easy.

10. What’s your bedtime?
Well. I TRY to start getting ready for bed around 10p (change into pj's, read scriptures and whatever fiction novel i am reading and brush my teeth, etc.) and lights are out usually by 10:30p. This is pushing my ability to wake up at 6 am for work...but i can do it. Most days. My body has been rebelling as of late though and hates sleeping. Stupid body.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Stormy Wednesday

I woke up to awesome thunder early this morning. I then promptly snuggled deeper into the covers and fell asleep to the sound of rain and thunder above me. sigh. It was wonderful.

THEN at work this afternoon another storm seemed to be coming towards us from the North. Alas, it skipped us and went more westerly rather than southerly. sigh.

Anyways. Enjoy your Wednesday. I'm going to get my hair done. Best way to spend a hump day night in the whole wide world.

The following is how I feel about today:


Pretty no?

Also. Be sure to check out the {x} year ago links below. Crazy things happened one year ago today. So yeah. check THAT out.

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Monday, August 02, 2010

Mondays are full of hangovers

I did get sleep this weekend. But I definitely feel the wake of being up late basically every night from Thursday to Saturday. Basically I feel hungover. Not that I know how it really feels, but I'm going to pretend.

Yesterday I went to bed early, but then I just couldn't fall asleep. It was so sad. So I'm feeling slightly tired. (why is it I never sleep well on Sunday nights? ugh.)

This week should be full of fun though. I have a birthday party, a hair appointment, a nail appointment, and one last weekend before I see my family! I leave one week from today to fly to Virginia for a little vacay with my family! I am so excited! We're going to go shopping, visit some sites in DC, see Inception, play at the water park, take family pictures and just have SO MUCH FUN!!!

So yeah. Definitely looking forward to the next week being OVER. I am so done with it. I am also done with August. August is a blechy month. Seriously, whoever invented August should be shot. September is just so much better. Can we have two Septembers this year? Please?

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