Archive for August 2012

i have never been as excited as i am right now to be getting on an airplane.
(have i mentioned how much i hate flying? oh because i hate flying. my stomach and heart are already doing summersaults just think about it.)
this "vacation" couldnt have come at a better time.
things with work, apartments, weather, and wedding dresses just aren't working out here in rexburg right now.
and i miss my family.
and im all stressed and anxious and stuff.
therefore, i can not wait for it to be saturday at 5:41 so that i can be (safely) on the ground (and not in the air) in chicago.
that is all i want right meow.
but until then, were being punk rock with NOFX and crafting.


"I like to see people reunited, maybe that's a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone..."
                                     Jonathan Safran Foer


Just watching the Little League World Series.
and it is so great.

have you ever done something really late at night
and only got an hour of sleep before you had to be up again.
and you're pretty sure it didn't in fact happen but it was all just a dream
until you find pieces of corn husk in your purse and scratches on your arms and legs?
yeah, me neither.

im trying to do this more often.
because sometimes not saying anything, is almost just as not nice as saying something not nice. ya feel me?
im also trying to do something nice.
which is sometimes hard, especially when your room mate asks you to stand on a chair over them and look down their throat. 


i have been asked to be part of a collaborative "rexburg fashion blog."
i dont know how i feel about this, since they mainly want me to do outfit posts.
and i haate being photographed.
like seriously, i am so awkward.
but im considering it.
so you might be able to find me some where else on the internet...!
this came about by me running into the same two girls EVERYWHERE i go in rexburg.
DI, taco bell, panache, the bike path behind kmart, snoasis, even yesterday when i tried to go to the water slides!
(which was a joke and a half. i got there stoked off of life to be going down my first water slide of water slide season, now that its almost over. ugh. and the lady says "its your lucky day, today is half off." i said "sweet! whats the deal?" and she replies "oh the lazy river and the water slides arent working today."
waaaah waaah.
she was wrong in so many ways by saying it was my lucky day.
what the lady was basically telling me was that i could pay $3 to fight toddlers for the kitty pool and the "climbing wall." )
anyways, these two girls are adorable and have a pretty strong internet presence. so it would be fun to "work" with them.
time will tell.
but thats that.

i feel like this week is going to go by the slowest of all weeks ever to exist.
and thats ok, because i have a lot to do.
but come saturday, i will be the happiest girl on earth.

happy sunday.

im listening to this:
the lower lights
(this song is soo cool by them. its the only video i can find of it, but if you like banjos and things, give it a listen)

and reading this:
The Three Rs of Choice

This photo just about killed me:

ive been reading into the wild.
this book does something to me.
good things
like, it makes me feel all adventurous and stuff.
but it also does bad things.
like makes me feel all adventurous and stuff...

"You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living."
-Christopher McCandless


this is from a real book. 

happy friday

(remember when tgif meant a night full of family matters, step by step, full house and boy meets world? those were the days.) 

have you seen the national geographic photo contest winners yet?
pretty cool stuff:

more here.

throwback thursday

i watched the little rascals last night/this morning.
i forgot how funny the movie is.

work work work.

sometimes, when we are working and waiting for files to compress, encode, transfer etc. we multi task.
I present the being on hold (phone to the shoulder) while reading out loud.
we have come to find out that sometimes, 
reading out loud is the best option when youve been staring at computer screens all day.

feel free to join us next time for some love sonnets by Pablo Neruda, read in a real spanish accent!

"Says he came from down in Texas
Playin' out since he's fifteen
You can hear a little Chicago
And a lot of New Orleans
He can take you on a freight train
He can take you down the alley
He can take you to the church
He can walk you through the valley

And if you ask him
How he sings his blues so well
He says
I got a soul that I won't sell
I got a soul that I won't sell
I got a soul that I won't sell
And I don't read postcards from hell"

today has been full of frustrations and disappointments.
i just spent the last three hours of my life on the phone.
my co-worker found this extremely funny, and documented the whole thing.
at least i learned that i dont understand indian accents as well as i thought i did.

(i wont show the in between photos. there were plenty of faces being made between the lip biting and half smile shown here that never need to be seen by anyone.)

Very few people will understand what this actually means,
but i am currently watching 500 days of summer...

And this is one reason why i love Tina Fey so much:
"Every girl is expected to have caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall [butt], long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, and the arms of Michelle Obama. The only person close to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling." - Tina Fey

i just organized my books.
not alphabetically,
or by author,
or era,
but by color.
and it doesnt make any sense.


the 3:38am cant sleeps.

oh yeah, and plants make for really good company.


i need this: ( i ll take that rug too)

 since i plan on seeing all of these states through the windows of an old rv, i feel like i need this:

(you stick pins in the places you've been)

and after im done seeing all of the states, i need to see all of the countries. (duh)
so i ll need one of these also.
(same thing with the pins on this one)

pow wow

we went to fort hall today for the pow wow.
for some reason i was nervous to take pictures.
and my camera is stuck on some "effects" setting that i dont know how to get off.
best parts for me?
the drum circles:

the children. they were sooo adorable:

the dancing/ fabrics: (the red and turquoise combo is my favorite) 

the chiefs, tribal princesses, and queens:

though these crappy photos dont do it justice, this was probably one of the coolest things ive experienced in awhile.

i want to live here:

if you're looking for a good time on a friday night is a quiet town during the summer break when almost no one is around, do the following:
go to McDonalds (rare occurrence) with a best friend, in attempt to escape/watch a storm that never showed up.
then, go to KFC and watch the taping of what cold potentially be a good tv series about  the least visited food places in Rexburg, if only the videos went from the phone to the internet.
watch the olympics, just long enough to feel really bad about your muscle content compared to the women running.
then, have an in depth conversation over Project Runway with your straight male friend. (this could get intense and opinions will be expressed)
proceed to go running. aim for 6 miles, but since it's friday and you ate the before mentioned McDonalds and it made your stomach feel weird, only run 4.
once you've showered and are feeling good, if you're seeking to know what it would feel like to craft on crack
turn on some Gogol Bordello and glue, cut, sew, etc.
and bam.

i am currently reading Dr Zhivago. This has sparked an interest in Russia.
i want to go there.

a little bit of heaven

today all of my friends were in a different state or climbing table rock.
so i figured if the ones climbing table rock were doing a fourteen mile round trip hike,
i should do something too.
so i rode my bike to the warm slough.
20 miles round trip and it was pretty close to heaven.
(this has become my favorite thing to do, and today was no different.)
i sang as loudly as i could.
i listened to nature.
i said hello to every dog, horse, and cow i crossed.
the country folk tipped their hats and waved.
i tried to identify as many plants as i could.
i enjoyed the summer sun.
and the beauty that idaho has to offer.
it was a good 'ole time.
if every day was like today, i would be ok with it. *

*but including a certain someone, duh.

real quick;

- Walgreens (of all places) just got a whoooole bunch of cacti and succulents in stock.
someone hold me back.
- I am so lucky to have a job where i can watch Lollapalooza live from Chicago via the Youtube all day.
-This morning when i was in that state between awake and sleep i said out loud "my feet are smarter than any engine." (so glad i dont have a roommate right now.)
-I have been asked to take a lunch break while at work in order to insure that i am eating. but i dont really know what to do during the break. i already get to read books all day. it only takes me 10 minutes to eat, so i still have 50 mins left...(my life is so hard, i mean look at the kind of problems i am facing.)
-My co-worker is gone for two weeks, therefore i am the only one in our office meaning i can put the temperature to 76 degrees and no one will complain! ( it is usually at 67 and it gets so cold it literally makes me feel sick)
-I would say i have been so lucky lately, but really i have been so so sooo blessed.

For serious.

are we there yet?

100 more days from today.

im going to make a statement.

you know, there aren't a lot of things that i dont like in life.
right now i wish i could punch 1408 miles of distance in the face.
but other than that, life is pretty good.
but one thing i do not like is cats.
i said it.
and i do not apologize to any one who i might have offended.
this is not funny to me:

this is not "cute":

and this is not "precious!" as stated on the website i pulled it from:

I do think this is funny:

And this is "cute":

And this is "precious":
when, why, and how did cats take over the internet?

call me biased.
because i am.

don't worry,

i am still lusting after other peoples motor homes.
but now i'm drooling over the insides of some of them:

(this first one being my favorite, but i will gladly take any one of them)

woof. i know. talk about home sweet home.

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