Saturday, January 30, 2010


How freakin cool is this!?!!?! I want one!!
Check out the ipod coffee table too.
haha awesomeness!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Brand new pair of rollerskates...

Words can't express how much I love this video!!! I LOVE this song, and as I was searching for a video of it, I came across this one, which was apparently done for a school project in the 70's. Love love loves it!!!


So I've had a few people telling me that they can't leave comments on my blog. I don't know why that is... You should be able to, even if you don't have a blogger account; you can leave a comment as an anonymous person, and then just tell me who you are (if you want to).
I'll try and look into it, and see if it's something I did... Until then, you can continue to give me your feedback via facebook or in person, which I find is what most people are doing.

And if anyone knows what the problem might be, please let me know. Sanks!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tim Burton, how I love thee, let me count the ways...

FREAKING EXCITED for this movie!!!
Everything Tim Burton touches turns to awesomeness!
Alice in Wonderland has ALWAYS been one of my very favorite stories! I absolutely love it!
And now Tim Burton gets his hands on it!!!??? YES PLEASE!!!
and in 3-D!?!?

And for the rest of you Tim Burton fans out there,
here is a link to a website that is always posting Tim Burton updates...

According to this ^ website,
there is a rumor bustling about that Burton wants to get his hands on a re-making of
"Sleeping Beauty" !! (another one of my favorites!)
Only he wants to tell it from MALEFICENTS point of view!!!!
Again, YES PLEASE!!!

For those of you who don't know me very well, let me tell you a little known fact about myself.
I am a creepy person.
I love cemeteries, ghosts, zombies, dark stories, etc. etc.
Growing up, I watched Disney movies... as all kids do.
Only instead of falling in love with the
princess's, hero's, etc.
I fell in love with the Villians!
I LOVE Cruelle Deville!
I love Maleficent!
I love Ursula!
I love them all!
-except Scar... I never liked Scar...except his sarcasm-

I don't know why... it's just how I am.
So to hear that a disney story is going to be told from a Villains point of view,
that just makes me giddy!
Let's hope it really happens!
Next I want a movie about Cruelle Deville!
Screw the fur coats and the dogs...
Let's tell a different tale,
one about her life before becoming obessed with fur coats.
[Cause she's my favorite!]

"If she doesn't scare you...

no evil thing will."

Fiona Apple singing Sally's Song??? Loves it!

I can't believe I don't own this the Nightmare Before Christmas album!!! WTF!?! Guess it's cause I just downloaded all the songs and burnt my own cd.
However, thank you to good old Pandora for helping me discover the secret tracks on it!! I love this song! I love Fiona Apple! And I especially love this version of this song!!!

I look like Christina Applegate

I've been told numerous times throughout my life that I look very much like the actress Christina Applegate.
(from Married with Children, Anchorman, The Sweetest Thing, etc.)
I've always thought there was a resemblence but not a huge amount. Then this week, on facebook, it was apparently the fad to change your profile picture to an actor/actress that you look like. So I went and found this picture of Christina Applegate... and it's the first time I've looked at her and thought, "Holy sh*t!! That does look like me!!"Don't ya think?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Balance is everything.

First off, I want to say that after all of my searching, I finally found an apartment!!! And it's adorable! Plus, it's in a perfect location! 100 south 600 east. So my stress level has decreased dramatically and I can get back into harnessing my chi.
So if anyone feels like celebrating with me by lifting boxes this weekend... I'd be oh so happy to have your help! ;)

Secondly, I am still totally loving school!!! It is so awesome! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my teachers! I also love that the classes are small, so I'm developing a nice intimate relationship with my (three) teachers and my (3-5) classmates. Everything we learn is still super fascinating to me, which makes it so much easier to stay focused!

Recently, we've been learning that balance is EVERYTHING! As you should know, it is important to have balance in every aspect of life...mind, body, and spirit. But more specifically, we've been learning about posture. Posture, I've learned, is INSANELY important to our health and well being, I never realized just HOW much it affects us. Our bodies are built in, and are meant to remain in, complete balance. Unfortunately, we have this vicious little thing called gravity who is working against us when it comes to good posture. We go our entire lives trying to fight gravity, to maintain that balance...and we all fail. I mean, really think about it... whenever you become off balance anywhere in your system, something, or many things, are directly or indirectly effected by it.

[Side note: I have a very hard time differenciating between Affect and Effect. I know that Affect is a verb, and Effect is a noun... but its still tricky for me, so don't judge my misusage.]

Let's take for example high heels. Ladies, take notice in the difference of your stance next time you put on your high heels. For an example, place your hands on your anterior and posterior lower abdomen (in other words, your front and your backside of your waist), feel the difference in how your pelvis sits when you stand flat footed and how it feels when you lift up on your toes. The pelvis dramatically tilts forward, your gluts stick further out, as does your chest, therefore creating almost an entirely different framework from your original. Remember, that we are built to remain balanced, just on our main frame. When you put yourself in these trechorous high heels, and tilt your pelvis like that, it puts your entire frame off balance. This causes your sacrum, (which is the large, triangular bone at the base of the spine and at the upper and back part of the pelvic cavity) to push forward in towards your organs... therefore pushing your organs to the front of your body, causing you to form a "pouch." If you wonder why you can't get rid of that little front pouch in your lower belly, and you wear lots of high heels, well thats why. And I won't even get into the internal effects it has. And that's just ONE example, and without mentioning the increased curvature in your spine! (the ladies from sex and the city are screwed)
Here's a link to a related blog that I cam across when looking for a photo of Lordosis, this blog is great!

So, ladies, I wouldn't ever recommend wearing these:


Since learning of this, I find myself constantly taking note on my posture. Always trying to make sure that I am sitting upright, that my shoulders are pulled back, and when I stand I am not locking my knees. I WILL slowly correct my posture one day at a time.

On a sad note; we also talked about Scoliosis in class, to which I learned...... nothing. No I'm kidding; what I learned, is that still to this day, doctors do NOT know what causes Scoliosis... there are only theories. *sigh*

Another story I'd like to share, happened the other night in Swedish Massage. My teacher couldn't be there, so he had the Energy Essentials teacher sub for him. When discussing different massage strokes, I started getting a muscle spasm in my shoulder. After trying to ignore it for so long, I finally complained about it, asking the teacher what I could do. (it was spasming so badly that my classmates could see it!) She came over and used compression on the twitch with her left hand, and with her right arm she hugged my head and pulled it to the right. After trying compression and traction for a minute she suddenly gasped as if she found something... something big and/or painful. and then she said:
"WOW... wow... what is in here??.... It's so strong...."
Then she stopped, and looked me right in the eyes and said, "What can you not let go of?"

What can you not let go of?....
What can you not let go of?......

That sentence has been resonating with me ever since. I know what I can't let go of. I know there's more then just one thing that I can't let go of. I am also aware that there are very strong emotions that I am storing in my muscles. (did you know we all store emotions in our muscles?) But the mere fact that after touching me for less than 2 minutes, she could feel that I was holding on to something, ....something big. How crazy is that?! BIGGEST goal for this year... is to let go. To let the past lay. Leave it where it belongs.... in the past. Focus on the present, and the future.

I know, I have a lot of goals for this year, but this one is the biggest (this, and graduating school, of course) I intend to have energy work done to cleanse my chakras to help me with this. I am very VERY excited to learn more about energy.

Well that's all for now. Prepare for my blogs to become very school oriented, since that is majorly what I will be thinking about for the next year or so. :)


Saturday, January 16, 2010


The cycle of negative stress:
Stress > Strain > Distortion > Compensatory distortion > Pain > Exhaustion > Death.
(I love my Theraputic Wellness class!)

I could really use an assistant right about now.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Our bodies are insane!

Side note: don't you just love the "side-effects" of all these crazy drugs out there today! For a good example, check out the side effects of Seroquel:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; increased saliva production or drooling; increased sweating; memory loss; menstrual changes; muscle pain, stiffness, or weakness; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, aggressiveness, agitation, depression, exaggerated feeling of well-being, hallucination, hostility, impulsiveness, inability to sit still, irritability, panic attacks, restlessness); numbness or tingling; persistent, painful erection; seizures; severe or prolonged dizziness or headache; shortness of breath; swelling of the hands, legs, or feet; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, increased thirst, hunger, or urination; unusual weakness); tremor; trouble concentrating, speaking, or swallowing; trouble walking or standing; uncontrolled muscle movements (eg, arm or leg movements, jerking or twisting, twitching of the face or tongue); vision changes.


I've always wanted to start a letter with a side note... or a 'p.s.' and you know what, it felt as good as I thought it would. SO it's late, this is pretty much the only time I have to do anything, after work and school. In other words, I'm gonna try to keep this short. Try.

So, 100 posts in almost a year... for someone who loves to write that doesn't sound like much. I could do better. But not this year... this year I won't have time for much of anything besides work and school. Oh did I say that already? I'm starting to finally come to the realization that I literally am going to be busy for the next year!.. 12 months!... wow. But I love it. I love what I am learning about SO much, it really is so fascinating! Our bodies are insane! So detailed and intricate... and just plain wild! Now I just need to get better at exercising my memorization muscle. (Anatomy is freaking complex!!!)
Speaking of school, I now know how to give back and leg massages! So whenever I get my table, hopefully very soon, I'll definitely be needing to practice on people!... on the weekends of course. :)

On a sad note, if you haven't heard, the place that I've been in for only two weeks.. Is going to raise our rent by about $300!!....SO I already need to leave. Long story short, when I went to sign the lease, it was brought to their attention that the girl who lived here before me (Alice) hadn't paid rent for the last three months... they didn't tell Chelsea cause it was being taken out of some weird apartment fund... etc. etc. they will be raising the rent.

Therefore, I am once again looking to move. This moving sh*t is exhausting. But I do love a new beginning... Then again, every breathe is a new beginning.
Hopefully I'll find something closer to work and/or school. I know the place across the street from my work is renting, and I've spoken to the guy, but he's not sure if the people will be out this month. But man I would love to get up and just walk across the street to work!!!
{So if anybody out there hears of anything... let me know!}

Well that's all I have time for now. Peace be with you all. And my thoughts go out to the people of Haiti in their severe time of need.

Crystal Ann

Thursday, January 14, 2010


WOO!!! It's my 100th post!!!
(did the title give it away?)

I feel this picture says it all.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Grammy June

Around this time last year, my very sweet, precious, wonderful Grandmama passed away. I was so very close to my grandma, as we lived with her while I was growing up. She helped my mom raise me, since my dad passed when I was 5 months old. Mom would sleep in late, so Grandma was the one who would get up with me before school, fix me breakfast, and get me ready. She's the one who built me all those intricately detailed, mansion sized dollhouses, that I absolutely LOVED!!! She sewed me and my dolls clothes to match; taught me different Norwegian words, which may, or may not be part of the actual Norwegian language; and also made everyone themed sweatshirts for every holiday. When I got older, our hang outs changed to having a rum and coke (or a white russian) with her, and reminiscing about the past.
I've been thinking of her a lot lately, and also finding myself singing this same sweet song that she used to always sing, "Que Sera Sera."

I love you my Bestemore! And I miss you tons and tons!!! I hope you are up in heaven having a cocktail with Grandpa and smiling down at all of us, who are still stuck on this plane of existence.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New dawn, New day, New life...for ME,

and I'm feeling goooood...!!!

When I was younger, on New Year's day, I would make a list of all the people I kissed the night before. (This was of course after many years of no kisses) I remember at my first big party, I got kissed by SIX different guys at midnight!!! My ego grew a little bit bigger that night.

This New Year's Eve was a a blasty blast!!
I consistently carried a bottle of Pink champagne around the whole night.
Too much Champagne?
I think not.

Happy 2010!!!
"Everytime we draw a fresh breathe is a new beginning."

This year is about re-connecting my spirit to the earth. It's about taking a true breathe of fresh air, and rediscovering my soul. Cleansing and refreshing.

Well at least that's what I'm aiming for. Today was my second day of full time at work, and my second night of school, therefore I have officially gone to each one of my classes. To which I must report: I could NOT be happier with my school choice!!! I LOVE my teachers and my classes so much!! I can't even believe how passionate I am with everything I am already learning and going to learn.
My lessons and experiences this year are definitely going to be some of the most important and influential of my life. I can feel it. I know that I am going to dive deep into these studies and truly find myself through my journey of learning. I will, you see, be learning about the human body. Every single thing that I learn this year can, and WILL, be applied to my daily life.
In my Theraputic Wellness class today, we spent an hour and forty five minutes discussing stress. What causes stress, good stress and bad stress, how to deal with stress, what stress does to the body...etc. It is fascinating to spend this amount of time discussing topics that every single human being in the world can relate to.

Then we have my Tai Chi class... I'm not ready to discuss that one fully yet. Today's beginning "lecture" in itself felt like a spiritual journey; even including a ten minute meditation session. My teacher is so full of energy and so vibrant, but at the same time so cool and so calm and complacent. He teaches barefoot... in fact, he's always barefoot. A truly powerful person. And a truly powerful class.

I can feel my energy shifting already. Though I'm back in an old place (i.e. salt lake), I am actually, really, in an almost completely new place. Get it?

Well that's all I have time for now. Even though I will be getting less sleep and less free time, I am ecstatic to watch as this following year pans out.

I am high on life.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SUPER short update....

I have been oh so very busy lately, what with the holidays, and starting school, etc... BUUUUT I have been slowly working on a blog for ya'll, with my insight into this wonderful new year that is upon us! ... so please stay tuned!! (and be patient)

Here's a quick list of AWESOME things:
  • Work giving me full time again... PLUS benefits!!!! :D
  • My roommate
  • My apartment
  • SCHOOL!!!!
  • My precious pussy! --Thats my cat of course! ;)
  • My life!
  • oh... and Avatar in 3-D!!