Thursday, September 30

Funny Quotes

"Actually, I can put a price on how much I love my family. It's $105 one way."
~Heather, when we were talking about the expense of going home for Thanksgiving and how much we love our families.

Michelle: Aren't you going to make waffles?
Joey (On his computer): Is this not how you make waffles?
Joey: Sometimes I forget that there are things more important than the internet.

Me: It's not that hard, I already wrote it. It was 3 1/2 pages.
Michelle: How did you get 3 1/2 pages on that subject?
Me: It was double spaced.

Wednesday, September 29


"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half in agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you broke it eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant."
~Captain Wentworth's letter to Anne Elliot
Persuasion, Jane Austen

This is my favorite line from my favorite Jane Austen.
Just thought I'd share.

And now I look like a smurf

On Monday night, we all gathered at my house for FHE.
We filled up water balloons with water and paint.
Then we filled up the shopping cart that randomly appeared on my back porch earlier that day with our ammunition, and headed to the park to play capture the flag.

Pregame, we're all looking pretty clean.
Post game, we're all looking a little awesome.
Wow my shorts look a little too short!
But they were the only dark item that I didn't mind ruining.
No, we aren't dating. Although this picture looks like it.

Ugly faces.
All in all, the night was a complete success.

This is real fun, the Mormon way.

P.S. My body is still blue and purple.
3 showers and much scrubbing later, that stuff is still refusing to come off.
I would recommend using a more water soluble paint if you try this at home.

Tuesday, September 28

Some Good Links

1. I must have these books.
2. There are a lot of strange places in the world... I must see them all!
3. Guess what? You can make your own handwriting a font. Thank goodness. I've been waiting for that one.
4. My uncle wrote a book. And my mom helped edit it. (Seriously, crazy amounts of time spent with that book.) And now it's finally available on Barnes and Noble. Check it out!
5. Speaking of books, I ordered this one last week. Stunning.
6. I've been listening to a lot of Bach lately. Particularly this song.
7. I desperately want this lipstick.
8. General Conference is this weekend. I really recommend it.

That's all.


Every once in a while, someone knows just what you need.
Sometimes it's before you even know it.
I had a dear friend drop by last night with cookies because she loved me and thought I needed them.
I didn't really need cookies last night.

But I needed them this morning.

In this case, "cookies" are not just the Milanos on my nightstand, but the "love and caring" that comes from someone who's thinking of you.

My friends, there are angels among us.
Keep your eyes peeled.
You might miss them if you aren't careful.

Fanks, Jen.
For listening and acting.

Thursday, September 23

The ghouls are starting to arrive!

Autumn is finally here!
Autumn is my most favorite time of year. 
I live for it.
Especially in Utah.
It's deliciously windy and colorful.
The air is crisp and inviting.
I've pulled out all my tights!
And the Farmer's Markets are all over the place. 
It's simply superb.

PS Halloween! My favorite!

What's your favorite season?

Friday, September 3

Just a little update

Here I am.
Back in school.
Back in Provo.

There's a lot going on these days.

I moved into a new house.
I have 4 new roomies.
And 3 new windows that let in so much sunshine it makes me giggle with happiness.

I found a new major.
It's a permanent one, this time.
I mean it.
I was never absolutely sure about the rest.
But this one?
It's exactly what I need to be doing.
And I feel great about it.

I have a new calling at church that screams of too much responsibility.
But I have 3 amazing ladies to help me out with all the work.
I'm sorta excited about it.

And that's about it.

Post edit:
In response to the emails, the major is
Recreational Management and Youth Leadership with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation
and the calling is Relief Society president.

{For those of you who don't know, the Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world. It is for LDS women, ages 18 and up, and it's focus is building faith, strengthening homes and families, and serving others.}

Style Icon: Lonely Tourist Charlotte Charles

I found the first season of Pushing Daisies on the shelf in the living room of my new house.
So of course I immediately grabbed it and began watching episodes whenever I have down time.

And then I remembered...

I love Chuck.
I love her clothes.
I love her hair.
I want to dress like her forever and ever.



I am loving this video and this song.