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Sunday, February 15, 2009

10:14PM - Wishcraft

If anyone is floundering in their life, trying to decide what to do to be happy, I recommend the book Wishcraft by Barbara Sher. I got it from the library, but you can get the new edition on March 24th in a bookstore. It's been printed several times, but the first time was 30 years ago. Happy birthday, Wishcraft!

Friday, December 5, 2008

3:29AM - HP giveaway

Nifty contest. You can win lots of HP computer stuff if you link back to them via twitter, Facebook, something else I can't remember, and your blog. Here's the link.


Friday, August 22, 2008

6:35PM - Update for the summer

Life is SO good!

Monday, March 17, 2008


Gee golly, it's been SIXTEEN WEEKS since I last posted! I suppose I owe all y'all an update...

Let's see...in the last four months, we selected a date for the wedding. And a place. And I'm making him do the honeymoon by himself 'cause I'm too cheap to plan a good one. Um...and...I'm moving...oh, goodness, I suppose you'd like particulars. Okay, we're getting married May 24th here in Denver at the Temple. We're going to Arizona and Texas for our honeymoon and...um...afterward I'm moving to Provo while he's in school. We'll see how life in the bubble is for me. He's already used to it, inasmuch as one can be used to BYU when you're from another state, but I'm convinced I'm either going to love it or hate it. I'm a bit worried that I'll hate it completely, but I expect having my husband to live with will make it bearable. Who knows? Maybe I'll grow to love Utards. And I'll have my cousin there. And my niece, when she gets back from her mission.

Oh, and I should be graduating this Spring, so I'm praying really, really hard that I pass ALL my classes this semester so I can consider myself muy intelligente, however temporarily that may last.

I'm in a kindergarten doing my field experience and because of the teacher-person I have, I didn't get assigned until this last week and I have to do 80 hours before the end of the semester, so I'm very busy. But I am having a lovely time refreshing mi espanol en la classe since it's a dual-language classroom. I'm probably not supposed to speak as much Spanish as I've been doing, since the children really need to work on their English because they speak Spanish at home. I've learned the word "cebra", though, so I know at least one of us is improving intellectually. I'm actually getting very good at doing "most displeased", so I'm doing quite well in this placement.

And I had a great experience with an entrepreneur seminar-type thingy at school this last Thursday and I'm having a great time learning more about the things they taught me that day and -whoohoo!- I now have very wealthy contacts! Way to go me! Now I just have to get working so I'll have something for them to help me with before they forget who I am.

I suppose life is looking up. How pleasant.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

10:35PM - I chose one. Curious, that.

I'm back from visiting in Provo and I've managed to come back engaged. Isn't that odd? I never thought anyone would propose to me, let alone that I would accept. It's mind-boggling.

Current mood: chipper

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

2:42PM - Cuh-ray-zee Lyf

Sorry everyone! I've been very absent lately. I'll fill you in on everything you've missed so far in my life:

Nothing. I'm still in school. I'm still short and pudgy and freckly and wild-haired. But I have discovered a lot of friends, most of whom thought we were already friends when I decided they knew (or at least knew of) me well enough to be considered as such. I still go to MST3K nights at my friend Katie's, so I always get at least one social occasion in every week, and I'm actually talking to people at church meetings and activities, which makes me feel human again. So I'm doing alright, even if I am far away from Owen *sniff!*, who is wonderful and so kind to me. Thanksgiving is coming, though, so I'll have time to visit him for a few days and drive back to Denver with him. Also, my brother and sis-in-law and niece are going to stay with us for the holiday and they're bringing their kitties, so I'm really psyched. They're still young, too. One's a runt and one's got a gimpy leg, so that makes me even more ooey-gooey over them. But before I have any of the fun stuff happen I first have to get through this week and the nastiness of next week, which will be made worse by my current procrastination of the music history paper I want to turn in before fall break (i.e. a week from Friday). The scary thing is that I'm not taking it seriously because I honestly believe that I can knock it all together in one session and that I'll just stress over little things if I give myself too much time. Goodness, I hope I can find some sources somewhere...Oh, and I'm going to a game night Saturday (they only invited me because I say shocking and funny things) and a long set of workshops on Gregorian chant and the like for extra credit for the aforementioned music history class. And did I mention I'm in a cooking class? I think I did, but I shall reiterate here: I'm in a cooking class.

Yep, that's about it. Sorry for the delay in posting. I'll have to do a voice post soon, too, but I have to think of something to say first.

Current mood: just got new Lucky jeans

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

1:23AM - Hanging around avoiding homework

I think I did alright-ish on my music history test. I really hope it's good enough to get me to do well in that class.

However, I have something much more important to say to you all:


For those of you who don't know, I was/am going to be Miss Swan from MadTV for this year's Halloween parties.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

5:20PM - If wishes were fishes...

I fervently wish I were much more beautiful.

Current mood: wistful

Sunday, October 14, 2007

7:16PM - Time for an overhaul

It's time to rethink my list of things to do before I die...here's the new list:
Get a load of this!Collapse )

Friday, September 28, 2007

11:25PM - The newsiest news you'll ever newsread

Boy, was 50's lingerie ugly.  That's all I'm sayin'.

Two days ago there was a shooting across the street from my mom's school, so they had to have another lockdown with the kids.  The kindergarten and preschool teachers were going nuts because they were only used to having the little kids for a few hours, not all day.  I'm glad the guy didn't go into the school and start shooting.  I don't think he meant to shoot the guy in the face...someone on the news said something about the gun misfiring, but the horrid creature took that risk when he took a loaded weapon into a store to rob it.  And he hit the wife in the face (not with a bullet, just with the gun or his fist or something).  Thank heavens their baby granddaughter was in the school when it happened.  Often they would have her in the store with them, so at least she wasn't exposed to seeing that or experiencing violence herself from the guy.  And now they know who the guy was who did this.  The dummy had gone there regularly before so they recognized him, and he was caught on security cameras.  The poor people have been robbed 8 times before, but this was the first time anyone used their gun.  Inner-city existence can really stink.  The students and teachers are going to pay their respects next week, I think.  It's a pretty small community in a lot of ways.  Oh, and the guy who got shot is going to make a full recovery.  So that's my excitement for the week. 

Current mood: okay

Sunday, September 23, 2007

4:42PM - Update on angry preacher man

I never did update you on that man who was bashing my church.  The missionaries in the area where he's doing that downtown asked their mission president what to do (which is understandable) and he replied that they should just pray more.  Well, they did and now they're having more success in that area than ever before.  So I guess this situation was really a blessing, and I should have had faith that there's really nothing to worry about because God's purposes will not be frustrated.  Makes me feel better, anyway.  I was so sad that other people weren't going to get to be as happy and at peace as I am because they wouldn't find out their potential and great worth to God.

Monday, September 17, 2007

9:18PM - A Jay Leno Headline

Current mood: amused

Friday, September 14, 2007

1:38PM - Too short for my size

I think I want to look taller.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

8:51PM - Pretty envy

These Zwinky women look so much better than I. Then again, they're also huskier than I (at the shoulders at least). I think I'll get plastic surgery so I can look like Sailor Mars. That's possible, right?

Current mood: contemplative

3:03PM - Boring update

I just came from my cooking class. The food was really good. And my new knife rocks.

And I just discovered that I need to gather a bunch of junk from my old ECE classes and dump them into an online portfolio. And do it all really soon. But I can't do it tonight because I have places to go, including a kickboxing class which should bring on some fatigue but no soreness 'cause I seem to be immune to getting sore. Guess I'll have just enough time to do my AMT tonight for math before going to bed. Golly I hope I get going on my homework right away tonight.

Current mood: complacent

11:01AM - Yesterday

Yesterday I saw a man with a crowd of about 100 people around him and he was shouting and holding what looked like a Book of Mormon. It dismayed me to think that so many people would gather to hear someone say mean things about the church I go to. I was sad that there wasn't anything to say to make things better, so I just ignored him and walked to my car. It must really kill him that there's freedom of religion in this country.

On the bright side, I get to cook today! And eat! And be generally happy, which is lovely.

Current mood: happy

Sunday, September 9, 2007

12:28AM - Hair-raising idea

I think I want to be a pure dark brunette again.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

12:15PM - What Do You Have To Say? - Writing: Makes Me A Better Writer

What's been your biggest influence in making you a better writer?

I'd have to say my biggest influence has been my family and upbringing, which seems a silly answer, but it's true. I grew up going to the library all the time and my family read two and with me a lot. My mom was probably the biggest influence person-wise because she helped me at home with my assignments and it's much easier to learn one-on-one with someone you trust than in a group setting with people you only know publicly. It helps that she's an excellent writer, too. Education is also really important to my family so that was a big motivation since the world becomes so much richer when you have words to identify your experience and the experiences of others.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2:40PM - Shocking or mocking?

There's actually a girl in my class who weighs 93 pounds. That's...too skinny. My niece is the same height and I highly doubt she weighed under 100 lbs. It makes me feel very...hefty, though.

Current mood: fat

Monday, September 3, 2007


Sorry it's been so long. I just want to say how cool Skype has become now that I've changed my interface to the color pink.

And how boring music history is.

And how wonderful it is to shop for things you're going to get for free (which is what I'm about to do today if I can drag myself away from my lecture recordings).

Current mood: bouncy

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