Thursday, February 28, 2008

I Feel Like I'm Talking/Writing About Myself Too Much

I've been tagged by Buffy. Stay tuned to upcoming posts find to out why she may or may not be in a huge amount of trouble...

Most embarrassing moment: Honestly-I can't think of one. That's not to say I don't get embarrassed---but, well I guess I don't. I do dumb things, feel sheepish...and then make myself forget they happened. To keep this entertaining though, I'll give you an example of something I remember. It all started my Senior year of High School (MVHS MVHS-the best!). I had just gone to my second class of the day and spent the next 5 minutes talking to my friend, Kim, about this REALLY hot guy in my 1st class. She kept trying to tell me something, I kept not paying attention, and as it turns out, she was trying to tell me that the really hot guy's cousin was sitting next to me. Awkward. I ended up going to a dance with him later that year. The cousin, not the hot guy. I don't think I ever talked to the hot guy...
Favorite foods: Didn't I recently answer this? Dead cow; preferably in steak form. Chocolate covered strawberries. String Cheese. Pink Lady apples. Mama's Chicken Stew.
Favorite vacations: Cokeville, WY; especially when riding horsies is involved. Park City. Scandinavia; summer of '01. DC with my friend, Vicki, to visit John and Ang and watch my favorite soccer players kick some Peruvian trash. Alaskan Cruise; summer of '07. Memorial Day weekends at PorterHouse in the Vegas. Trip out to NYC, just me and my dad; summer of '06.
Favorite TV shows: Biggest Loser! What Not to Wear. Rob and Big. Food competition shows involving cake and/or chocolate. Um...really, I'm captivated by Reality TV. It astounds me to see all the different types of people out there, what they will do with the whole world watching, how stupid they can be, or how's fascinating.
Three things most people don't know about me: (this is tough since everyone that reads this typically knows me quite well....)
1. I recently decided my new dream job (in addition to the wife/mother thing that continues to elude me) is to be a chocolatier.
2. The ocean absolutely terrifies me. Every aspect of it; the size, the things in it, the strength...all of it. Freaks me out.
3. I should have been a Psychologist, Therapist or something like unto that. Personality disorders are quite intriguing to me and I would've liked to learn more about them. Also, for some reason, people (both those I know and those I don't) like to tell me things; everything from secrets, to good news, to their frustrations. If I were a Psychologist I could get paid for listening!

Also, let's keep it in the family. I'm tagging the Eastern Dwellers.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Livers vs. Children

Which one is more important? I made a goal for myself to run a race every month. There are two reasons for this. One; having that schedule will keep me on track with running. Two; you get free t-shirts at races and I'm a sucker for free t-shirts.
Anyway, there are two races this Saturday (the 1st; I'm getting it taken care of early). One goes to benefit people with liver cancer, the other benefits children whose parents have been disabled in the job force (and as a result are probly getting workers comp and taking advantage of the system....). So, which one do I support?

Also, I've been tagged by my friend, Camille. I'm kinda excited cuz I've never been tagged before. I know, I'm a nerd. Here goes.

1. Secretary at a Divorce Attorney's Office; daily reminder of Jim Carey and 'Liar Liar.'
2. Malt Shoppe; way too much potential to make me fat.
3. Student Service Rep at BYU I.S.; made me "famous" in Provo (see Feb. 15th post).
4. Kitchen Worker in Nauvoo; I loved the ten minute dish-washer!

1. Sword in the Stone; Madame Mim is my dream role...if I were an actress. And a cartoon.
2. The Inheritance
3. She's The Man; I wanna be Amanda Bynes when I grow up.
4. Rudy. As a general rule, all sport movies are amazing, but this one is the best.

1. Orem, UT
2. Provo, UT
3. Nauvoo, IL
4. Phoenix, AZ

1. Buffy
2. Miranda
3. Mama
4. Facebook

1. Flank Steak
2. Red Potatoes
3. My mama's Chicken Stew

1. Orem, Utah with the family.
2. Nauvoo
3. At a beach, where it's warm and I can take a nap in the heat.
4. Playing soccer with my Flava of Love boys.

1. March 23rd; I'll be home, and Lent will be over. Hooray for chocolate!!
2. July 24th; Cokeville, WY! Best place to go on vacation.
3. My tax return. It's like Christmas in March!
4. Park City in August. Second best vacation, right after Cokeville. And, Mamma Mia will be in theatres by then. Hooray for musicals turning into movies!

1. Buffaluffagus
2. Nicole
3. Alison
4. Ana; yeah right. She doesn't actually blog...
5. Angela; I added one. It's my blog, my perogitive. I'll do what I wanna do.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Do You Know The Difference Between A Loaf of Bread and a Stick of Butter?

No? You don't?
-Well-we're not sending you to the grocery store.

What time is it?
-Ten to.
Ten to what?
-Ten to your own business.

Those are jokes that my Grandpa used to tell. Today would have been his 100th birthday! By the time I had any reliable sort of memory, Grandpa was pretty old, but I still remember him as being one of the most loving people, while simultaneously teasing everyone in sight.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, I watched my very first Star Wars movie this past weekend. Please don't ask how I made it to age 23 without ever having seen these-just accept it. Fact is, I always said that I was never really avoiding the movies, but for some reason or another they didn't manage to make it on my list of things to watch. Well, in the first minute of the movie I realized that I had, in fact, been avoiding these movies, albeit subconciously. Bother. As it turns out, it wasn't bad (episode IV)...I even kinda liked it, although I was completely unprepared for Obiwan to die so soon; I thought he'd at least wound Darth or something. Lame. Also, if you haven't seen the movie and I just ruined it for you, I'm sorry. But apparently there are 3 prequels you can go watch that he'll be in.

Anyway, the point of all this is to let everyone know that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Zac Efron are twins. Seriously-I could not stop thinking this for the whole movie. When Luke was trying to blow up the Starship (or whatever it was) I kept expecting him to break out singing "Bet on Me! Bet on Me!"

Friday, February 15, 2008

This Is For Buffy...

...and everyone else who reads this, so you can all see how famous I am. After 3 1/2 years of working at BYU Independent Study (best job ever!) I finally made it into an ad for Squared Magazine (you know, the free one that cirulates around Provo?) -despite my lack of "ethnic diversity." Let's be honest-it's probly cuz of the jacket. I am willing to sign autographs for anyone that requests it. My mama thinks I should be on a billboard.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I Love...

I have no boy to love in the form of an unrelated, potential husband sort-so here's a list of other things that I love.

-String Cheese. Seriously, I don't know how it took until 3 months ago to realize I love this stuff-but I eat it on a daily basis now. So good!
-Pink Lady apples. One time, my friend Emily and I thought it would be a good idea to do the apple diet. It wasn't-but I learned the Pink Ladies are the BEST apples ever!! I won't eat any other kind now.
-Reality TV. I know; I'm shallow, but I find the characters on these shows fascinating!
-Hannah Montana. I know; I'm a child, but at least I have something in common with my 3-year old niece. 
-Warm weather. AZ in February is fun.
-Going to bed at night after a long, busy day knowing I get to sleep in the next morning.
-Finishing a really intense work-out.
-Soccer. Playing and watching!
-Sunday dinner. (Incidentally, I'm having a hard time thinking of things for this list that aren't food...)
-The fact that I'm not in school anymore.
-My sister-in-law, Buffy. And, since I love her so much-I'm posting pictures as per her request.
This may not be what she meant, but it's my most recent soccer injury. 'Member how I love soccer? In case you were wondering, my ankle is not that puffy in real life.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I'm Tired

Here are some fun facts for you. It's Sunday and I'm relaxing and don't feel like coming up with my own facts-so I stole these off the internet.

An astronaut can be up to two inches taller upon returning from space.
-Well, I'm going to space now, cuz I really need to grow.

There are more organisms on the skin of a human being than there are human beings on the earth.

Lobsters have blue blood.
-So does my friend, Emily.

The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb. The survivor is the one that's born.
-Sharks are jerks.

Due to gravitational effects, your weight is slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
-This could come in handy to all women...

The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.
-I really think this is just cool.

Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
-Why can't Canada be the one to move away from us?

Starfish don't have brains.
-Huh, neither does my ex-boyfriend.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
-And this will be helpful since I come across quicksand so often... But really, who volunteered to test this theory?

North Dakota is the only state in the U.S. that has not had an earthquake.
-That's cuz it doesn't really exist. Seriously; have you ever been there? Do you know anyone that has? That's what I thought.

Hershey's kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyer belt.
-And they're my favorite candy. If you want to send me some, feel free. If you want me to send you some, comment---and I'll think about it.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube with a chocolate bar in his pocket and it melted.
-I wish I had a chocolate bar in my pocket right now...

Well, there ya have it. Random facts of the world.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


The Standing Ovation has lost all of its meaning and importance.

You know how when you go to a performance, the program has an outline of what is and is not appropriate behavior? Like; don't talk on the phone, don't clap between movements etc. Well, an outline of how a standing ovation works should be included.

People seem to think that just because a performance ends it deserves thunderous applause and an immediate jump to your feet. Then, because one person does it, everyone else follows suit. Now, this could be because they don't know better or because they just can't see the stage anymore and so have to get up to see what's happening. I usually fall into the latter category.

Here's the deal, folks; if a performance was incredible beyond words, if it moves or inspires you or otherwise prompts you to attempt feats of incredible skill then, by all means, please stand up and applaud. If the performance was good and you enjoyed it and are glad you went, please clap as loud as you want but stay in your seat! Your unnecessary standing ovation only increases the size of the performer's head when, in reality, it should stay the same---or even shrink. Trust me when I tell you that performers already have big enough egos; they don't need undeserved praise to make them feel better about themselves.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Two Completely Unrelated Thoughts

1. I usually hate Groundhog Day. I hate the stupid varmint that thinks he can tell the world if it will be Winter or Spring. However, I'm not in Utah anymore. Say what you want now, you rat-I don't care. AZ is warm; I played in 60 degree weather today. Ha!

2. I discovered a useless talent. I'm very good at raking rocks. How did I discover it? I spent the afternoon working at a home for Habitat for Humanity. Why is it useless? If you have to ask that then there's really no hope for you in life.