Tuesday, December 23, 2008

freeeezing but ready for Christmas!

the presents are all wrapped and ready to go (my last one came in the mail today, i ordered it two weeks ago but i was rather nervous when it didnt arrive right away!)

tomorrow me and mom will grocery shop real early in the morning, ill make the gingerbread house, probably nap (due to the early morning), take the dogs for a walk, and then get ready for the Christmas Eve service and party with my beloved Olivia and all our traditional Christmas Eve friends! so fun! I'm really excited to give my presents to everyone and for the day of Christmas, it's always so fun to all be together and to have time off just to be and enjoy eachother. Uncle Dan, Josi, and Lukey are coming in the late afternoon for our dinner, Cammie will come in the early afternoon, and even Nicodemus will be with us for all the fun! i think it will be a nice relaxing few days, I'll just be sad when its over!

poor kekseys getting her wisdom teeth out tomorrow. What a bummer way to spend Christmas!

today i made stiry fry and tofu and it was SO good i ate it for lunch and dinner! i quite impressed myself and am beginning to think i can cook better than i thought!

ok bye for now, Merry Christmas! Jesus is the best!

Friday, December 19, 2008

two posts in one day?! what?! well, i had some time. and kelsey hates it when i go so long without posting, so im making up for it now. annnd in honor of it being about one year since i did this exact same survey, here it is. i cant believe ive kept this blog for 2 years! im kinda awesome!

1.The status of you and the last person you texted?
my momma, telling her i think im getting sick. this is true. stuffy nose for 2 days, thought it was allergies...but now my throats all sore so i think its actually that cold thats been going around...time for the vitamin C and echinecia!

2. What's bothering you right now?
that im getting sick but tomorrows girls day! i cant be sick on girls day! arg!

3. What's the closest green thing to you?
oh you know, the super cool ornament-thing i made, it has green yarn in it.

4. What is in your wallet?
reciepts. cards. disneyland pass! etc...

5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop?
this computer is Miss Audrey Hepburn as featured in Breakfast at Tiffanys. work computer is the beautiful and lovely Edward Cullen.

6. Background on your cell phone?
my Bella with her tongue sticking out sleeping...shes the cutest stinkin dog ever!

16. Listening to?
"The Walrus" classic rock station here at work...oh hooray right now its on commercial, radio commercials are my favorite:(

17. Have you ever kissed anyone named Chase?
still havent actually met anyone named chase.

18. What do you smell like?
probably Marc Jacobs. Daisy cause im cool like that

19. Eating?
drinking green tea and about to eat a banana

20. What's your favorite thing to have on your bed?
its still a bella and lola. also my heating blanket. also my body pillow for cuddling.

21. If you could change something in your life, what would it be?
still wish i was done with school. wish i wasnt living at home. wish my dogs wouldnt bark and pee in the house so much.

22. What do you wear to bed?
summer just old band shirts and panties, winter i bundle cause its so stinkin cold sweat pants, t shirt, sweatshirt, hat, socks. and i have 3 blankets and a heating blanket...but usually the socks and sweatshirt get too hot by 2am when my room gets warmer so i strip em off. its quite the process not heating your house.

23. Do you remember your dreams?
still not very often, but when i do they're usually really fricken weird...like the other night i had a RANDOM dream about making out with some guy i havent thought about in years, some guy i kinda dislike even...it was really weird and i woke up being all grossed out.

24. Who will you sleep with tomorrow?
no more bella and lola, they have to sleep in their own bed now. now i sleep with a body pillow and the echos of lonliness all around me (sigh;)

25. Have you ever been gambling?
just went last weekend! but im smart and let lovely boys pay for me to gamble in exchange for my body. PS im totally kidding.

26. What's something you wish you could understand better?
French. how to play craps, seriously i dont understand that game.

27. What did you do last night?
baked some low cal fudge, drank some spiked soy nog with annie and jordan, watched step brothers with annie, hung around with annie jordan and jessie and Sparky! the newest addition to the family!

28. Who do you miss?

29. Who is the last person you hugged?
annie, saying bye last night

30. Do you keep up with MLB standings?
at least now i know what that means, NO. sports are a waste of money and time.

31. Who was the last person you went somewhere with?
i went with mom, brother, annie, jordan, bella, lola, and Sparky to the Forum where Bella pooped in the Bed, Bath, & Beyond. then we got ice cream. it was a good night.

33. Have you kissed anyone on your top friends?
why yes, yes i have

36. What was the last thing you drank?
green tea

37. Where were you at noon yesterday?
at home getting ready to go face the crowds shopping..although i wasnt aware of the crowds when i commited to going out, it was painful.

38. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
annies mom actually. i miss her.

39. Do you like someone right now?
YES! will the real edward cullen please figure your crap out and ask me out, PLEASE.

40. Are you bored?
nope, just waiting until work is over so i can move on to the next activity.

41. What is the last movie you watched?
Step Brothers. dirty, but like 1/2 of it is funny and me and annie could hardly contain our laughter.

42. Name three drinks you regularly drink.
water, tea, diet coke?

43. What are you excited about?
Christmas! Olivia coming! Paris! Cancun!

44. Do you want someone you can't have?
story of my life

45. Who was last to slap your butt?
actually, a Finnish boy in Vegas. but its ok because annie made him and i did look extremely attractive that evening.

46. Where was the last place you went?
well, i walked to the deli down the street today to get the best sandwich of my life! Holiday Harvest: warm turkey, cranberry, stuffing, melted cheese (im feeling that), on squaw bread: seriously SO GOOD!

47. What's on your mind right now?
going to CVS to get anti-sick meds. i hate getting sick.

48. Have you cried recently?
i think last week i cried like 5 times about an assortment of things, it was a crazy week

49. Do you want to be in a relationship right now?
i really do.

50. And why?
because boys are so fun and i learn a lot about myself from them and im very loving and like to make other people feel loved and happy. and because im so fun i think i deserve someone! arg!

what i accomplished at work today, and also my green item from the survey. amazing.

Its the Little Things

Heres some random things that have been on my mind lately, enjoy:

a) last week i made friends with a bee and i havent stopped thinking about him since. he landed on the front window of my car right in my eye line! we became friends immediately because id never seen a bee that close before. After we discussed how cool he was, I politely told him that i needed to drive now and that it would probably be wise for him to fly away. But he didnt! he stayed with me while i drove to the store, and then stayed while i shopped, and then drove all the way home with me! by now we were getting along fabulously, but i noticed he was flapping his wings as much, and his little feelers werent moving much either. I began to get concerned. When i parked and went home for the night, I said goodnight and told him I hoped he made it through the night. He was gone by morning.
for some reason it made me really sad. i made friends with my little bee and then he either died or flew home, im pretending it was the later. anyway, it was a fun evening making new friends.

b) i flossed my teeth last night for the first time since my dentist appointment...about 6 months ago. they always beg me to floss because apparently i have beautiful teeth but bad gums (hereditary) so i have to floss and then ill have perfect teeth! but i dont, because it always hurts a lot and smells and its absolutely disgusting and i cant handle it. so i finally broke down and bought those little floss swords (dentist said that was better than nothing) and stuck them in my side table drawer with a post it on my lamp to remind me. so they've been in there for 2 weeks and last night was my first time trying them. Good Lord is HURT. and it smelled and was disgusting of course, but i stuck through and did all my teeth. i wont bore you with the details, but lets just say blood was involved and my mouth hurting almost kept me from falling asleep. this morning it STILL hurts and specifically two of my gums are all swollen and sore. now i have two choices, i could either say, "hey! this is why you need to floss more! it wont hurt if you do it all the time!" OR "this is why you dont floss!!! it hurts like a bitch!!!" as of right now, im taking the second route. but hopefully when the swelling and soreness subsides, ill try again. my mouth still hurts, this sucks.

c) everytime i get the guts to ask the beautiful boy who sometimes work here out for lunch, hes not here! last week i even walked back to his office, but he was gone in the bathroom or something. today i came ready to do it, but he hasnt showed up yet and now that its 10a i dont think that he will. it took me AGES to work up the courage to do it, and now here we are. arg.

d) tomorrow is my girls Christmas Exchange! Im SO excited! Me and cassie and annie and jordan will be having lunch together and then all traveling up to Kelseys for an evening of fun! we'll be going out for a semi nice dinner (yay!), driving around looking at lights and probably drinking a special christmas beverage and playing our Christmas Carol singing game, and then back to Kelseys to sit by the fire and have yummy kelsey dessert and exchange our secret santa ornaments. SO FUN! seriously, you wish you had fun girl friends like us.
"Seriously, sometimes I wish I was someone else, just so I could be friends with us.

e) I've been REALLY enjoying Christmas this year! last year kinda sucked because we were supposed to go to New York as our big Christmas present and one week before the trip the rents informed us we werent going, which totally sucked! This year i have all this time because im still only working 1 day a week, ive been spending time wrapping my gifts in fun ways, making ornaments, spending time with family and friends in town, making gingerbread houses and drinking soy nog, singing christmas carols, and even baking! last night i made some low cal fudge (i think its so yummy!) and next week im going to try and make some low cal chocolate chip cookies. its so funny to me how fussy people are with their foods and beverages. i think ive gotten so used to lactose free, meat free, and low calorie foods that whatever i eat in that catagory, i usually like. i have to choose, either NO egg nog or get used to soy egg nog, and after for many years i just prefer it now. same with fake cheese, low calorie desserts, etc. i guess its a good thing...but then when i do pay for actual food, if its not good i get really pissed. what are you serving me, cat?

f) i love crafts! i made a little ornament and today im going to work on a big one. the gingerbread house and my gift wrapping is just the funnest ever! i have some other projects in the words as well, headbands, stamps, stencils, and sewing. oh i also need to make my scrapbook for Europe before i go to Paris and have a whole nother pile of tickets and pictures to scrapbook! SO EXCITED!!!

this is my life:
  • Vegas in December
  • Paris in January
  • Cancun in February
  • New York in March/April
  • Oregon in May (hopefully!)
i love my life!
ready for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


soooo me and annie spent Saturday doing fun Christmas things. We went to lunch at sushi and then the grocery store to buy supplies to make home made gingerbread houses! we had a wonderful time listening to Christmas music, making the houses, and drinking egg nog with rum for the afternoon. then we went to my house to make crafts! we made ornaments, so fun! by then it was about 6pm and my dad asked me, "what are you girls going to do tonight" he furthered by reminding us it was a Saturday night and we were young and single...so Annie half jokingly said "we should go to Vegas!" apparently it only takes 4.5 hours to get there (longer if Annie drives) and to stay at the Excalibur which is pretty nice its only $60/night. so we booked our room right then, packed our bags, and peaced OUT!

we arrived around midnight and i got showered and all fancy shmancy and ready for a night out! by about 1am we were at "Dicks Last Resort" watching an amazing band and watching everyone already drunk and being really funny. within 30 minutes of being out we got hit on by some Canadian boys and a Finnish lad. the bar closed so we went to another bar in the casino...and then over to the Luxor...and then the Monte Carlo...and then New York New York...all with our new boyfriends in tow. needless to say, it was a lovely night.

ive never been treated so nicely by a boy, it was weird to say the least. he was just really sweet with me and kind and genuine. and i acted like a real lady and we just had a nice time together! and i looked so pretty and everyone kept looking at me and it was such a confidence boosting weekend! out of all of trailer park Vegas, we managed to find the nicest guys EVER and had such a wonderful time!

other: i played craps for the first time (won $20! but then lost it;), tried vodka redbull for the first time (love it, but i couldnt sleep for like 12 hours afterwards soooo), got snuggled by the best cuddler EVER, got to kiss a boy, felt pretty, didnt go to bed until 6am, had a BLAST!

so we all slept for 2 hours (really i didnt sleep, but i watched everyone else sleep, damn vodka redbull!) and then tried to find breakfast somewhere to make ourselves feel a little less haggard, and then it was time to go. we had such a nice time together but we didnt exchange information or anything like that, im pretty ok with it, but it would have been nice to be friends on facebook or something, owell. it was 12 hours together, we arent going to get married or anything anyway, but still, we had fun together and its weird to just say goodbye forever. owell, if ive learned anything from my travels, its how to say goodbye forever and learn to be ok with it.

so thats Vegas. so much fun. a lovely canadaian boyfriend for 12 hours. pretty. annie and i are crazy...but you SO wish you were there too.

me and annies gingerbread village. which fell apart an hour later. but it was still fun!

my favorite picture ever

PS: as always, more pictures of Christmas fun and Vegas on facebook.


Friday, December 12, 2008

craziest week EVER!

i cant believe i havent written in so long! sorry kelsey! things have been CRAZY all week!!! if you get bored, be sure to skip to Thursday, a CRAZY day.

-Sunday i worked alllllllll day on my take home PE final and it totally sucked, but my final was good so yay!

-Monday i went to school and turned in my final at the crack of dawn, i parked in the faculty parking lot just to piss you off granny. then i did NOTHING the rest of the day because i was real tired from working hard all weekend. it was wonderful actually, i napped and played with my doggies, and did things on my computer, and watched the BEST movie called Iron Jawed Angels. i rented it because it was by HBO (they make great movies) and had an amazing cast and was about the woman suffrage which i didnt know a ton about, and it was nominated for a lot of awards and won some too, and seriously it was SO good. i couldnt believe all of that happened for real, and those women were literally giving their lives so I could vote! it was incredible. Hillary Swank, Angelica Houston, and Patrick Dempsey. go to Netflix right now. do it. do it now. it made me cry it was so good!

-Tuesday i did more final work on my final lesson plans and prep for my math final. Annie went home sick so i did this all at the office and then came home and worked till real late again, so sleep deprived:(

-Wednesday got up kinda early to hit the math lab before the math final with my girls, we studied lots and i managed a B+ on that sucker! which means my final math grade is a whopping AAAAAAAAAAAA. my first A in math EVER!!!!!!! even though i worked real hard EVERY year!!! i promise you can do it friends, i did! and im the WORST! then i went to work for sick annie again. watched another movie with mom called The Savages with Laura Linney and Philip Seymoor Hoffman, it was really good but sad. i liked it. while watching i bought ALL my christmas presents. i pretty much rule. why does anyone go christmas shopping any other way?!

****Thursday met with Alyssa and we bought tickets and booked our hostel...for...um...PARIS, FRANCE. yeah, since i missed it over the summer due to the flu (see my Europe blog), and since the tickets were REALLY cheap, and since Alyssas never been, and since we both had enough $ to go...we did!!!! so peace out from January 6-15th. I'll be living it up in Paris, freezing my ass off, but having the time of my life with my dear friend in beautiful Paris!!! your so jealous and you should be, anyone who gets tickets from San Diego to Paris for $790 is someones to be envied! (also, im awesome.)

the rest of the day was spent running around town buying craft supplies because im finally on break and have time to do all this fun stuff! yay!

BUT THEN i came home and found out my brother almost died in a car accident that night!!! he was driving south on the 5 off Genesse when his fast lane stopped suddenly, so he swerved left to miss the car in front of him and clipped it a bit, because he was going 60mph it flipped his car and he rode down along the wall of the freeway with the car on its side scrapping the top of the car along the wall, breaking all the windows and dash, the entire car was totaled. a complete wreck. he had to finish breaking the window so he could climb out. yeah, he climbed out. he has nothing but a sore body and back. the other car was just nipped a bit in the back. 2 fire trucks, 2 ambulances, and policeman later, dad picks up brother at a nearby gas station and hes fine!!! seriously a miracle.

Today: just at work working on Paris stuff, Christmas stuff, and suprisingly work is kinda busy which is strange for a Friday. its SO nice to not have homework or studying to do, the best feeling ever!!