Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What's a girl to do...

...when she finds out her 'permanent' job at Target is really seasonal?

She quits.

I went into work last week and was surprised to find out that it would be my last week there. This was news to me, as I thought I was assured a solid position that wasn't supposed to end come Christmas. So I told them that I would not be working my last couple shifts. Who wants to work retail on Christmas Eve anyways?

Now, not to say I am devastated that I don't work there. I'm mostly angry that they never told me. And that now I'm back to not having any kind of job.

Oh how I'm becoming familiar with this square one phase of life. Any support/suggestions/job leads can be left in the comments section.

(PS I still love my life. HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!)

Woman, 88, yanks nude intruder's testicles

Ok. Despite the seriousness of the matter, I had to giggle a little bit when they show the name of the intruder (Michael Dick) for this news story.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Au Revoir

So I hope the Christmas day brought you good tidings of comfort and joy.

Now I'm off to CA to celebrate some wedded unions!!!

Have a great weekend, and just for kicks:

Two of my idols. In one picture. Love it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008



Merry Christmas!!!

Share the love.

this is our family's (ghetto) Christmas tree. it has grown on me...

Monday, December 22, 2008


Why is it that as I bounce from store to store during this holiday season, I only find myself wanting to buy other people's crap from the thrift store?
Seriously. Today I could've spent at least 50 bucks on other people's junk.
I didn't, because sometimes I have self control.
Or no money.

Either way, I call it a success.

Thomas Aquinas

Once upon a time I went to Paris for a semester. It was the best four months ever. Our classes were ridiculously easy and I spent my time wandering the streets of Paris, eating fromage, and pretending I was the French Medieval theologian/philosopher Thomas Aquinas.

One of our classes was taught by a French man named Frere Euvrard. He was It was a religion class of some sort-I forget the actual name of it-but it was enjoyable. We were all assigned an important person to research and present to the class and when I was given ol' Tommy I was excited.

The first thing to pop in my mind was, of course, dressing up like Tommy. It stems back from a long history of dressing up like historical figures, and I couldn't let the class down. It was hard to assemble the costume, as dressing up like an old bald man usually is, but it was even more difficult this time as I had very limited resources.

As you can tell, my effort was worth it and I was almost the mirror image of Thomas.

PS If you're looking for a good read, pick up the Summa Theologiae. It's only 3020 pages of Christian theology/philosophy.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Vanna's Choice

As you are all well aware, I'm pretty crafty.
(that is a joke)

Today I stopped by the local craft store to get some yarn for a knitting project. If you could only imagine my surprise/intrigue/wonder at the beauty of Vanna's Choice:

I had no idea Vanna White (letter turner extraordinaire on Wheel of Fortune, in case you didn't know...) had her own line of yarn?! Did you?
She is so talented. Pat Sajak is lucky to have her as his cohost.

And by cohost, I mean unecessary lady person.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


This morning I woke up to my brother calling me, asking me to drive him to pick up his car from the shop. Lovely, as always. So I rolled out of bed (literally) and picked him up and we made our way to the shop.

First off, I know its weird, but I love car shops. I used to work at a car dealership and my office was right next to the service station. So fun-minus creepy stories involving some of the guys who worked in the shop (lets just say a married man would frequent my office even after I turned down his offers for drinks-but thats a story for another day).

Anyways, point of this blog: donuts.

Since I was awake fairly early I thought I'd treat myself to some donuts. Yum.

These donuts were ok, but they made me remember a different time-a better time-when donuts were the center of my world.

Last summer I was lucky enough to meet up with some friends in the L.A. area and they introduced me to the most beautiful donuts of all: Asian Donuts.

It was getting late and we were driving through L.A. and I noticed a surplus of donut shops. Turns out most of these shops are owned by Asian people, and since we were hungry and the shops were open, we decided to venture in.

I will never love donuts quite like I loved that first batch of Asian Donuts. They were delicious. They were plentiful. And they were cheap.

(And you might just find a random man talking about Jesus and the pyramids at the table next to you)

If you're ever in L.A., make sure to get the Asian Donuts in the pink boxes. You will die.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pic of the Day

If my family ever makes an album, this would be the cover.
Until then, we Rock Band.

Toothpaste Power

I have a problem (or maybe more than just one).
Right when my toothbrush hits my teeth, I always get the urge to multi-task. I could be doing nothing for an hour, and then I'd start brushing my teeth, and then I decide I need to clean my bathroom.
So then I walk around, toothbrush in one hand, and doing laundry with the other. Or if I'm running late (because I was too busy doing nothing) I'll be brushing my teeth while putting on my shoes. Or brushing my hair (this is difficult). Or getting dressed.
This also means I end up brushing for a lot longer then two minutes.
I've tried focusing on just brushing, but I can't do it.
Crest is the best.

Best Combo Ever

Ok so I'm watching Law and Order right now. Big surprise.
But guess who is on this certain episode:

Dwight (you know, from the Office)
It is awesome.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


On my iGoogle homepage I have the National Geographic "Picture of the Day".

Most of the time it is a gorgeous shot of somewhere exotic. Or an old woman in a field.

Today I woke up to this:

And sadly, it was almost as though I was looking at a picture of myself.

Its ok. You can agree.

(ps the dark hair is gone Monday)

Friday, December 12, 2008

This is amazing. I just found it on the highly entertaining blog Smatchoo. Check them both out. Now.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Flaming Cheetos

Today the missionaries from my church came over for some lunch. While that doesn't really matter, it did force me to actually take a shower and fly by the grocery store to pick up something to actually feed them.
While I was slowly making my way through the aisles at the store, I decided what we really needed to eat were some chips. But not just any chips: Flaming Hot Cheetos. There's really nothing like them.
But naturally, when I decided to buy them, all I could think about was my good friend Dare-bear. He is an impressive man, and it seemed to everyone that for a period of time he survived solely on these cheetos, donuts, and Gatorade.

It was gross, but he did it.

So today is my shout out to you, Darren. Thanks for the memories. Cheetos will forever remind me of you.

Lady Robot

OK OK You need to watch this.

The girl robot can read, can identify objects placed in front of her, and she can tell a man to 'stop touching her' if he is trying to take advantage of her.

Maybe a little rad, maybe a little creepy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sleighbells Ring...

So a deer jumps through a classroom window...and then jumps back out.

Seems to me that one of those fourth graders is on Santa's naughty list.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Biggest Thanks

Dear Dick Wolf,

The moments I spend with you and your people are cherished in my life. Thank you for making it possible for me to watch 5 hours of Law and Order in a row without so much of a thought of changing the channel.

Dick, I just searched your name. I'll be honest. I had no idea you looked like this:

Good thing our love is deep.



I love Vegas.

A lot.

But let's just say I'm not too stoked on Vegas (and the Pioneer Bowl) for the fourth year in a row.

Oh my Cougs...


Meet Illeana Ros-Lehtinen

From reading her bio from the most reliable source on the internets (Wikipedia), I have come to learn that Illeana is a Republican U.S. Representative from Florida.

But, let's be honest, the reason I am writing this is because of her recent interaction with President-elect Barack Obama. Ros-Lehtinen was just re-elected and Obama called her up to congratulate her on this momentous occasion.

She hung up on him.


I can get how she would've thought it might have been a prank (like unto the Palin-Sarkozy phone joke) but really?

Then future chief of staff-er Rahm Emanuel calls to verify that it was, in fact, Obama, but she hangs up on him too!

Awesome, Illeana, just awesome.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime

Go see this movie.

It was beautiful in so many ways.
I loved it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm Grateful

I know I didn't post one of the 'I'm grateful for' lists on Thanksgiving, but there is one thing I need to express thanks for: I am grateful that nobody in my close circle has an annoying voice.

Today at work a lady was talking on her phone as she passed me. Her voice was bad. Obnoxious. You know those voices that make you cringe and hurt your ears and almost make you want to tear out your soul? This was that kind of voice.

It got me thinking about how lucky I am that no one I'm tight with has such a voice. I know its wrong, but I can't help myself. I admit it: I could not be friends with the nicest person in the world if their voice was hard on the ears.

So even though Thanksgiving is over, my gratitude runneth over for you and your soothing voices.

PS Janna I love your little kid voice.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Love me some Cupcakes

There is nothing like a freshly baked cupcake, am I right?

I haven't been adventurous enough to try making anything other than out of the box cupcakes, but my friend Becky is a cupcake QUEEN.

Check out her sweet domestic skills here.

And her new Utah Loves Cupcakes blog-dedicated to Utah and cupcakes!!

(I know it's not a cupcake, but this is a cake she made for a tailgate and I love it...She's so domestic)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Let's Talk Michael

Michael Jackson, to be exact.

One of my friends, the nicest/funniest girl in the world, is obsessed with MJ. Not just the normal "I love his songs and dance moves from the 80's" obsessed but more of an "I can tell you what his pet monkey's name is and more!" kind of obsessed. She also informed me that her whole family is like this and they discuss him frequently. I think this is weird. But maybe a little awesome?

Anyways, last night we were conversing about MJ, you know, like normal. She got me sucked into an interview done with MJ about five years ago by some guy from Britain. On youtube it is split into 8 parts (I think). After she sent me a couple of these clips, I ended up watching the entire interview. It's one of those things that you might not even want to watch, but you do because its soooo wack attack.

Now, don't get me wrong. MJ is (was?) a great performer. He has some classics that no one (ok I'm sure some people-like maybe Blake) can deny. My personal fave is Black or White (posted below for your viewing pleasure) and I know Ben's favorite is probably whatever he performed to become his high school's Mr. Russet.

But when you tear down all his musical ability, you get this:

I don't even know the correct way to describe him. But here he is.

From his interview (and my friend) I learned some very important things:
1. One of his children is nicknamed Blanket, because he is so warm
2. He hasn't had any plastic surgery...
3. His childhood pet monkey, Bubbles, had to go live with other chimps and MJ still occasionally visits
4. MJ cures cancer

YouTube won't let me post it here, so click on this for Black or White (featuring the one and only Macaulay Culkin).

God Be With You

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

June 11, 1917-December 1, 2008

It is my solemn testimony that death is not the end of existence. “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” Because of the risen Christ, “death is swallowed up in victory.”

"Life sometimes is a bucket of worms... just don't know what to do with them"
-Spencer and Stephanie Pratt's Nana
The Hills this week had the pleasure of an appearance by the Pratt Gma and boy, was it fantastic. And when I say fantastic I mean ridiculous and not really that exciting.
Audrina and Lauren 'made-up' from their fight and Audrina cried. Even when she hadn't planned to. I hate it when I don't plan on crying and then I do.
It was just packed full of raw emotion.
Spencer also referred to Stephanie's apartment as "janky".