"cause this is thriller, thriller night..."

October 30, 2009

wishing you all a very happy halloween weekend!

and at 12:01 am on halloween night...
(although i guess that would make it the morning)
why don't you check into your local radio stations;
you may just hear a christmas song or two,
or three
or four
and now for the next two months,
i definitely know what i'm listening to!

It's That Time Again...

October 27, 2009

my nose is as red as those cherries,
my ears are as cold as icicles,
my fingers are frozen stiff,
this can only mean one thing...

it's snowing for the first time this season my friends,
and unlike many of my fellow classmates who groaned as they walked to and from classes across campus today,
i couldn't have had a bigger smile one my face.
and that definitely kept me warm inside.
(plus i bought mini marshmallows last night while i was at the store. oh. my. can i just applaud my perfect timing?)

Least Expecting It...

October 23, 2009

once upon a time, there was this boy.
and he was not always very nice to me.
(admittedly, sometimes i wasn't very nice to him either)

but then one day i was having a really, really bad day -
like the worst day of all days -
(kind of had to do with that goodbye i was talking about last time)
but this boy (the not so very nice boy) noticed.
and even though he didn't have to,
scratch that.
even though he probably didn't want to -
he took me to go get fix and mix frosties.

and that's my story. it's not fabulous, but that moment was.
i realized that the littlest, tiniest, minute things matter.
"your hair looks nice"
"would you want to go out to lunch on saturday?"

and those who may seem like the
last person in the world to care,
can make all the difference.

now i have a new friend.

*photo via papertissue.
hoping that's what a snapshot of my upcoming weekend will look like, too.

Meet Joe Black.

October 20, 2009

my plans tonight:
1. procrastinate french homework.
2. enjoy the rainy weather.
3. say goodbye to my best friend.
4. probably cry a little too much after that.
and then...
5. watch meet joe black.

for those of you who haven't seen this movie,
let me take a moment and say:

this movie is amazing.
and if you faithfully devote yourself and sit through the entire
three hours,
you'll watch the last five minutes feeling so happy to be alive.

Yes, We Take Pretty Pictures.

October 16, 2009

My darling friend Mandy got some friends together.
Designed a photo shoot.
And these were the results.

She did a fantastic job throwing everything together
& i think that they turned out absolutely, fabulously well!
(if you want to see more, you can catch them over here.)

I hope there will be more photoshoots to come (hint, hint Mands)
there is nothing better than being a girl on days where you get to go take
pretty pictures.

love always.
& have a happy weekend.
(i know i'm most definitely in need of one.)

The OC

October 15, 2009

Confession: I am still in love with Seth & Summer from the O.C.

but personally...i've always thought the spiderman kiss was kind-of overrated.
(unless i were kissing Adam Brody in the pouring rain...
that would make it an entirely different story)

Thank You Mr. President (& a BIG thanks to all my friends)

October 13, 2009

my dad just sent this to me -
and it made me laugh.
today is a much better day.
(ps. sorry if this picture doesn't fit your political views...
but you have to admit, it's pretty funny)

& pps. dear blogging friends,
you are so kind. i never thought that people i don't even know
would have such an impact.
thank you for your kind words and your inspiring thoughts that i love to read daily.
you make work (and life) so much better.

Mascara Mess Monday.

October 12, 2009

Today has been a good day.

besides just a few trivial things:

waking up late, missing Eng 201
(aka the one class that will truly be the end of me)
my tendency to blush WAY too
easily when my french professor calls on me.
already being bright red after running to
class in a coat in 70 degree weather
(thank you unpredictable utah)
food poisoning half of my friends and family last night...
(i can. not. make. chicken.
although, if i remember right -
i got a B in Foods in high school...
who gets a B in the easiest class ever? i do.)
missing breakfast with the love of my life.
realizing i have to say goodbye to that person in 8 days.
being late for work.
waking up realizing i won't see my parents again until christmas,
and they won't be back to the US of A until next year.
wanting to just cry and eat cupcakes.
and yes, being so overwhelmed with school, work, life i now have a mascara mess to deal with too.

but other than that....
i really think that today has been a really good day.

Jim & Pam's Wedding.

October 8, 2009

i think i am way too excited to watch this tonight.

Mean Girls.

I have two points I'd like to make today.

Numero Uno:
Why is it that one of the most basic lessons our parents taught us as children, seems to be one of the hardest for others to follow?
WHY can't we get along?
WHY don't we treat others kindly?
Why must girls say really mean things intentionally just so it can get back to the person they are talking about?
(i promise this is just theoretical...sort-of.)
But honestly, what happened to just being nice?
Some say it's "too fake"
Others may say "they don't deserve it"
I say, that's a nice excuse.
But being nice - no matter who or what your circumstances may be - it matters.
and it counts.

Numero Dos:
I could go off for HOURS on this one,
but instead...
let's look at what this darling girl once said:
(because i couldn't have said it better myself)

"Ode to the Oblivious Female:
Oh oblivious female, your plight is getting old
If I am with him, holding his hand, walking side-by-side, laughing with him and hugging him, I am his girlfriend.
Do not ask him out.
Thank you for your time."

and thank you, for yours.

Anne Frank.

October 6, 2009

I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was in the 7th grade. I have never forgotten what it felt like to identify myself with a young jewish girl who lived long ago.

i ran across this video today, which was just found and released.
it is the only known video that we may have of her.

after watching the brief 25 seconds caught on tape, i was reminded of the way i felt as i first read the words she once scribbled across a page,
not knowing how they would inspire generations to come.
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
despite her situation, she believed that - and inspires me to do the same.

(if you haven't read her diary yet, you really, really should.)

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

October 2, 2009

So i made my visit to Barnes & Noble yesterday,
I even skipped class because I was so excited to take all of you up on your suggestions...

and then i saw this:
"pride and prejudice and zombies."

as heaston would say, "what is going on..?"

K. It's weird. But I must admit, I am kind of intrigued at the same time and I kind of want to see what it's all about...In fact, yesterday at the bookstore I opened up Pride & Prejudice & Zombies for a moment and read over this oh-so familiar opening line:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged....
That a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

Apparently, the novel uses about 85 percent of Austen’s own words.

has anyone heard of this?
better yet - has anyone read over them?
it might be a fun halloween read,
and i'm kind-of dying to find out what it's all about.

no pun intended.
at least not really.

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