Thursday, April 29, 2010


It's finally time for the much anticipated weekend trip to my friend Tony's cabin. It's basically going to be a reunion of high school friends, with some new friends thrown in. Shortly put, it's going to be AWE-SOME!!!

Hopefully it doesn't end up like the movie "Cabin Fever."
(which is a great horror movie, by the way)
To be safe I better take some bottled water and stick to mostly beer. If we do end up dying up there, and they make a movie about it... I insist that Miley Cyrus play me. .....I kid, I kid!...
I would best be played by Jena Malone. ;)


Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

'I like giants'

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road, turn out the lights, get out and look up at the sky
And I do this to remind me that I'm really, really tiny
In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me

But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene
In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
So grounded, and so humbled, and so one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

Rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye

When I saw Geneviève I really liked it when she said
What she said about the giant and the lemmings on the cliff
She said 'I like giants
Especially girl giants
Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
Regardless of their size'

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
And I'm smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole

So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

So I talked to Geneviève and almost cried when she said
That the giant on the cliff wished that she was dead
And the lemmings on the cliff wished that they were dead
So the giant told the lemmings why they ought to live instead

When she thought up all those reasons that they ought to live instead
It made her reconsider all the sad thoughts in her head
So thank you Geneviève, cause you take what is in your head
And you make things that are so beautiful and share them with your friends

We all become important when we realize our goal
Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
And yeah, rock and roll is fun, but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky

Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
And I don't wanna make her cry
Cause I like giants

~by: Kimya Dawson

Wildest Dreams







And all my wildest dreams come true.

The movie "The Imagitorium of Dr. Parnassus" was extrememly asthetically pleasing.


I was also EXTREMELY impressed at how well each of these actors continued with the same mannerisms as Heath Ledger! They all sounded and acted just the same.

I also read on IMDB that Depp, Law, and Farrell gave all the money they made from this film to Heath Ledger's daughter, Matilda.

That is super cool. Only adds to their hotness.
* drools *

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Present Tense

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift...
that's why they call it the present."
We all got a challenge at school last night. We are supposed to try and stay in the present, ALL DAY LONG. No reminiscing of the past, no worrying about the future, no fantasizing about things you'd rather be doing.
This is hard. I'm not even kidding... it's as hard as trying to meditate. When you really focus on trying to quiet your mind... that's when you really realize how noisy it is. My mind never stops. I think it's safe to say that I spend 85% of my day dreaming about things I would rather be doing, like travelling to a new place. The past, the future, but mostly, make believe. The only time I've noticed myself NOT fantasizing about other places... is when I'm going to other places.
It's so difficult to be here, bored at work, and not take time to zone out and analyze the past or contemplate the future.
If you think about it, we really do spend so much time worrying about a tomorrow, that truthfully may never come. Or worrying about a past event that we can not change.
Live for this second only.
At this second, I am listening to Radio From Hell. It's a commercial break. I am waiting for my oatmeal to cool down, and the scent of warm maple is intoxicating. I am sitting as straight as I can and trying not to hold my shoulders up (like I always do when I type). I can hear Bill and Randi discussing flowers in the room behind me. I know there is work I could be doing... BUT I am living in the now.. And now, I am typing in my blog.
I implore you.... Try it. It's quite an interesting challenge. Focus on everything that is happening to you and around you every single second. If your mind wanders, re-focus and bring it back to the now. It's supposed to be a 21 day challenge. -We'll see if I can do it for one day.-
(There is something significant about 21 days... I don't technically know why, but I imagine that's how long it takes to shift something in your brain, to re-wire your thought patterns. I'll have to look into that.)

I will end with some quotes from Buddha:

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”

“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy... is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.”

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”


Monday, April 26, 2010


Broccoli's Caucasian cousin.

You do not get the credit you deserve.
You are a fantastic vegetable, and I love you.


Side Note: There is a flower shop named "Call-A-Flower"

It is top on my list of most clever and ridiculous shop names. haha.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I swear, I do have things to write about... but just no time to write.
In my lack of free time lately I am having to take a hiatus from internet pleasures, such as blogger and facebook.
Please stay tuned, and I promise when I have time I will update with something fantastical.

In the meantime, please enjoy these pictures of adorable kitties:

(and alcohol consumption)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fluffy fun!

These videos just made my afternoon!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Songs I'm crazy about right now...

  • "Secret" -The Pierces
  • "Que Sera" -Wax Tailor
  • "Trouble is a Friend" -Lenka
  • "Let Go" -Frou Frou
  • "Ne Me Quitte Pas" -Regina Spektor
  • "Shut Up and Let Me Go" -Ting Tings
  • "Mercy" -Duffy
  • "It's Amazing" -Jem
  • "Breath" -Frou Frou
  • "My Moon My Man" -Feist
  • "Hotel Song" -Regina Spektor
  • "Just A Ride" -Gem
  • and everything by Nouvelle Vague

I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

Thank you Pandora.

Massage from a red head

My teacher showed this to us...

Monday, April 5, 2010

James Franco

James Franco is currently filming a movie in Salt Lake.
He is IN Salt Lake City RIGHT NOW.
It is taking all of my will-power not to run down to the set and attack him!!!

He is a very, VERY dreamy man.
*wipes drool off mouth*

Oh how I wish I wasn't so busy so I could be working on this movie with him!!!!


UPDATE: My brother is being an extra on the movie, and he just texted me to rub it in my face that he is currently sitting RIGHT in front of the beautiful James Franco!!!
I'm so jealous I could spit!

Overworked Easter

I haven't really blogged in a few days, because I have been SOOOO busy at work!! Partially because of Easter, and partially because we had a bunch of funerals for some VERY popular people. On top of that, they have decided that I am the only person they need to have in the office (as opposed to the usual two people). So I now open AND close the shop every single day. (Then have night school.) *heavy sigh* ...Needless to say, I've been working my ass off!

BUT, my least favorite holiday is over with. -whew-
Last year, I wrote a blog explaining why this is my least favorite holiday... basically the biggest reason is that, when I was little.... I was afraid of the Easter bunny. Yes, afraid. The concept just didn't make sense to me. I was also afraid of Santa Clause. If you ask me... I was a smart little cookie to not understand why these made-up characters felt they had the right to sneak into my house at night, AND judge me!

The only reason I like Easter is because it's another occassion that forces the family to get together. And it's always nice to see my family. I truly love them. Even my brother came!... which is RARE. It was very nice to have him there.
I was, however, disappointed that everyone took the lazy route... no one wanted to cook. :( Therefore my Uncle made the decision to get KFC. Yeah... K- F-ckin- C. I was not happy with this decision. So, I made Deviled eggs. You just CAN'T have Easter without Deviled eggs. Those things are fantastic!!!

But after everyone left, Mom totally made up for the crap meal by fixing me some sauteed veggies AND spaghetti squash! I can't even begin tell you how much I LOVE spaghetti squash!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! mmmmm.... Thanks Mommy! :)

On a random note: there is a scale at my Mom's house... so I braved it... I stepped on it.

I have officially lost 15 pounds since I got home from Washington.
15 Pounds!!!
I can't even believe I was carrying 15 extra pounds around with me last fall... no wonder I felt so heavy!!! I haven't even really been doing anything to loose it. Well when I was in Ogden I was going to the club and working out... but since I've been back in Salt Lake I really haven't had any time for exercising. I guess my Thai Chi class, giving massages on an almost daily basis, and being on a regimented eating schedule, has been tremendously helpful. The real reason I bring this up, is that I just CAN NOT believe how much I let myself go in Washington!!!
(I guess depression and laziness will do that to ya)

In Montana, I basically started gaining the weight because they were feeding us CRAP and I didn't really have any other choice but to eat their crap or starve. (or eat the food at the cafe' I worked at... still all crappy-crap-bad-for-you food. Beit still tasty.) The only time I got a GOOD meal was when Brad cooked me dinner. (he was lucky enough to have a kitchen in his cabin. And that boy can he cook!!! mmmmm)
ALSO... I was drinking waaaaaay too much. Way way way WAAAAY... too much. Yack.

Anyways, it's nice to be back to my regular size. ________________________________________

One other thing I want to mention is.....
*cough* Zac Efron *cough cough*
Yup, I said it... Zac Efron....

SOOO up until Saturday, I had not seen any movies he's in. Sure I knew he existed... who doesn't? He's all the hype with the female teens... ...And now I know why.

Blockbuster was having one of those buy 4 movies for $20 sells... So of course I had to pick some. I could only find 3 that I know I like (I got Role Models! Score!!) ... so for the fourth one, I bravingly bought "17 Again" without ever seeing it.
Then on Saturday, Leslie, Zrinka and I had a girls night in where we played drinking games to ridiculous movies, like Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. --Which was actually a way harder drinking game then I thought it would be.-- We decided it was the best opportunity to watch "17 Again"... to which I must conclude, the movie was absolutely adorable!! I loved it!
And thus, I am also now totally in love with Zac Efron. He is gorgeous, and dreamy, and just.... Yummy.

I mean, look at him!!! Seriously!!!

Well that's all for now.
Peace and Prosperity bitches!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My love song...

someone made a love song about ME!

Umm... Can I please live in this music video?!?!?