Tuesday, December 20, 2011

too many to count. :)

Remember how I couldn't decide what to blog about? Now I have a whole big list of things to say. I would make this really fancy and spend a ton of time on it, but alas, I'm going to a movie in approximately two hours. Ha! 

First: I wrote this in my journal on sunday and it seemed like a good thing to share, especially with my seminary buddies. 
Spiritual Death and Spiritual Rebirth. To be truly converted to Christ, and be able to really come to know Him, we must have a spiritual death. And from this death comes a rebirth. Once you know your lowest low, you can rise to you highest high and be forever converted to the gospel. Everyone has a conversion to the gospel, whether they grew up in the church or not. At one point or another, each and every member has a conversion and is able to come to know the Savior and the Heavenly love that surrounds them at all times. 
This this spiritual rebirth is generally when a lot of people, not all, but a lot, have their conversion. A conversion is that moment when you think to yourself, "This is the GREATEST feeling EVER. I don't know where I would be without this church and I know, without a doubt, that I never want to leave it," and make that silent vow to never sin again. We all make this vow at one point, be it at Girl's Camp, Scout Camp, EFY, or possibly even on your mission. And this vow, is going to be broken. None of us are perfect yet. That's what we are here for. We are here working towards perfection so as to enable us to live with God and Jesus Christ once more.
Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those who have a gradual conversion. These are those who can't necessarily chalk up their surety of the gospel to one significant moment, but are still able to proclaim to others that they know the truthfulness of the gospel and believe in Christ. This type of conversion is just as wonderful as the big moment conversion, maybe some could perceive it as more wonderful, as this conversion gives more little memories that taste so sweet (yes, memories have flavors, think about it. There are sweet memories, bitter memories, salty memories, etc.). The only thing that really matters is that WE ARE CONVERTED. Most important part. 
Now, if you've had your conversion, and have gone on to lose sight of your goals and your spirituality has dipped down, don't fret. That's what repentance is for! Once you're able to rediscover that desire in your heart, you've taken  the first step towards getting back on the path, which is a great little metaphor for life, when you think about it. Paths can be smooth, bumpy, rocky, there could be thorns, and other various adjectives that are often used to describe paths. Life is the same way. 

It doesn't matter how you get there, as long as you get there.

Second: This is a baby one. But really not, as it pertains to my future... I was officially accepted to UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY!!!!! I'm now an Aggie! I'm sooooooo excited. So so so excited. I can't wait! :)

I'll work on the other subjects, they have pictures and things. :) Plus, I'm super tired. Ice skating takes a lot out of you, especially when you can't do it. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

caught in limbo.

I've been feeling the urge to blog lately, but I can't decide what to blog about. 

I can easily say that I feel caught in limbo. With boys, with friends, with school, with life in general. 

But at the same time, I feel completely at ease. 

I suppose I'm feeling the need for a change. 

Change. Change. Change. 

I took the first step towards college today. I applied for USU, the college I plan on attending. Maybe this will bring about that change I was talking about, maybe not. 

I think it's time for a bowl of Tillamook's Grandma's Cake Batter Ice Cream and then I'm off to bed. :) I'll blog again when I have a specific idea in my head. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

attack of the teenage quotes.

uhh, what a dumb! I promised quotes for every post and didn't put any in that last. so, here are a few, enjoy! :)

Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can.
           --Thomas Carlyle

                                         First say to yourself what you would be;
                                         and then do what you have to do.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
       --Albert Einstein
       Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember,  you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.                                                                              -- Harriet Tubman                 

give it all you've got.

Okay, so there's this girl in my seminary class who just... is absolutely inspiring. I've actually been kinda stalking her blog since the middle of the summer, and she ended up in my class! random! but anyways, here is a specific post of hers that I think everyone in the world should read....here. She's crazy awesome.

Other than that, senior year has been crazy! like, absolutely nuts. I feel like I'm a totally different person already and it has only been about a month? Everything has changed. Some for the good, others, not so good. Sometimes I feel like I don't do anything right. And other times, I feel like I'm on top of the world. I get hormonal sometimes, and I say things I don't mean. but, that's life. and you just gotta take the hand you've been dealt, and give it all you've got.

maybe a new motto? give it all you've got? catchy. has a nice ring to it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

here we are.

So, today was just another day at school, I learned a whole bunch (as always) and some things were completely just... odd. To say the least. Creation Myth? Look it up. Goddess' are born from cut off genitalia. Always fun, right? Anyways, that was Mythology and after that, I did something... completely rude. I told my friend she was being really judgmental and then I walked away. I felt horrible for a little bit, but I guess everything was pretty okay after we had both had about an hour apart. So then I went to Seminary. And that's where the fun began.

I walk in and sit down with my scriptures and everything, and my friend Tori comes in to join our class for the day, and class starts, no big deal. Well, my teacher has this thing during devotional called "G.I.A." which stands for Gospel In Action. And usually there are about 3-ish people who volunteer to be written on the board as for sure going to share. But today, there were about... seven? Or maybe more. Either way, I felt the Spirit so strongly during each and every one of them, and I thought back to last night. While I was doing my homework, I had this thought that I should stop and read my patriarchal blessing, but I didn't and just kept doing my homework. Tori talked about heeding the promptings of the Spirit. This past weekend, there was alot going on in the family department, and three or four people talked about their family. It was unreal how everything that other people were sharing, had something to do with the things that had been happening in my life lately. Then we went over some business type things, and Brother Christiansen started his little mini lesson for the day and we talked about how one person can make or break a seminary class. My sophomore year, during first semester, that person was a senior named Charles Thurber. He was amazing and shared almost every single day, his spirit was insane... he was just one of those guys that you can see going on a mission and totally rocking it. He helped me so much and in so many ways, that I can't even think of them all. But anyways, during that sophomore year, I promised myself that I would be that senior someday. 
I'm a senior today, and I have already broken that promise. I haven't gotten up to share at all this year. I've been totally slacking on scripture reading and prayer, and as a result of that, I feel that my life has been crazier than it should be. This weekend, I'm going to make a significant effort to turn things around and become that senior again. And feel that I am in the position to help others, and share the things that I have learned. 
Also, I want to start ending each post with a quote or two, so here are a few... couple. :)

                    "God works in mysterious ways, but so does the devil,".

   What is the use of living if it be not to strive
   for noble causes and to make this muddled world
   a better place to live in after we are gone. ---Winston Churchill

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oh the crazy life.

So, school started and man! Life has been going non-stop. I decided that today I needed a nap and definitely needed to blog. So here it is!

Senior year. Oh my heck, terrified much? Scares the poop outta me, to be perfectly honest. Classes= pretty hard. Homework= everyday of my life! Social life= still there, better than the summer, but sometimes I still feel like this... "Social life? What's that?" I don't want this year to end, because then I have to grow up and move on. I know this is what I've been waiting oh so patiently to happen, but I don't want to anymore. Now that I know more accurately about what happens and I can imagine some consequences, High school seems pretty good to me. That said, I can't wait to get out into the real world and be part of it, experience it, love it.

Anyways, I really should stop blogging and get on to my homework! Calculus awaits!

Au revoir!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

crazy day.

I know, I know. I already posted today, but there have been some events that can't go unblogged about.
First, SYTYCD Finale tonight! Melanie won! I've loved her since the very beginning and I was incredibly excited for her. She is fantastic.
Second, I talked to my brother for a bit, who lives in North Dakota. He has lived out of state since... about May-ish? Possibly even June... but that seems like it hasn't been as long as it seems! haha. Either way, he was in Wyoming for a spell and that wasn't too bad, since he was only a few hours away and we still saw him (and his wife, Dana) every couple of weeks. No big deal. THEN, he moved to good ole Ray, ND (which is the middle of no where) and I haven't seen him in FOREVER. He now lives... 13 hours away? Something of that magnitude. He lives HALF A DAY AWAY. And I didn't realize how much I missed him until I talked to him on the phone. Oh my cheese. I did NOT like that feeling. Although, it reminded me of a few little things:
*My brother genuinely (sp?) cares for me and my well being.
*My family is getting older. And that makes me kinda sad.
*He only wants whats best for me.
*Even though my brother is stubborn and smacks me around, I love him to bits.
*I can't wait until he moves back to Utah.
*If it so happens, I can't wait to spend all of next summer with him and his wife and their puppy, Fritz.
{Here's a picture of him. He's a bit bigger now, but I've always loved this picture. :)}
He's a cutie! Annoying at times, but so cute that you forget about that stuff. And he loves to cuddle!

Next, I was going to take my grandma and my sister to their homes when my grandma discovers she has lost her keys. She and my momma had gone to a viewing earlier and she thinks that is the location of the lost keys. At this point, it's like... 9 PM ish. But she calls the Walker Sanderson Mortuary people and they agree to meet us over there to look for the keys. We hussle on over there and they let us in and my grandma retraces her steps and such, and we see the dead guy still in the viewing room in his casket... it was a little on the creepy side, simply because I wasn't expecting that in the least and it was just a smidge awkward. Anyways! My sister goes back out to look in the car and junk. The mortuary man goes to look in the office. And my grandma and I just sorta chill in the hallway as I try not to think about the dead person who is only about 100 feet to my right. Then, my grandma starts feeling around her pockets and stuff and realizes that her keys had fallen into her pants and gotten stuck there! Her keys were with her thee ENTIRE TIME. And we made the mortuary guy come and let us in and everything. She, of course, starts laughing like a crazy lady, and thanks the man for coming down at that hour and junk and we make our way to the car. It was crazy sauce. Sooo soooo funny. It was so great.

Then, we had a discussion about how my cousin's husband is a mortician and what they do and stuff. And how it takes a certain type of person to be able to do that. And then we discussed cremation vs. preservation/burial. I still have a few questions about it, but I gotta save those questions for some select people. ;)

Then, I came home and got a popsicle and brought it down to my room with me. I was going to let it thaw a smidge so it was more enjoyable. But then... I started blog stalking people I don't know and I COMPLETELY forgot about my poor astro pop. And it was super melty. I tried to open the top and eat it like an otter pop, but then it started leaking out the bottom and was an awkward mess. It actually got on my blanket, but I licked it off. Gross, I know. But it was an ASTRO POP for heaven's sake! And I was already having to throw away the most-ness of it. It was quite the depressing moment. But! then I realized that I have yet to furnish my new night stand with it's own bottle of yummy hand sanitizer and I picked my bottle of "bat bite apple" pocketbac from last fall and tried it out. Mmmm, good choice. :)

Wells, since it's approximately 12:53 AM and I am going to LAGOOOOOON with the 'rents tomorrow, I better get some sleep. :) So they don't think I'm so incredibly lazy... I just stay up later than the rest of the world! ... than the rest of the Orem/Provo area. :)  
P.S. [They want to combine Orem and Provo since Provo isn't "big enough" and I think that if they do that, the new name should be "PROM". Clever, right? HA, not in the least. I just made that up in my little sleepy brain.]

Either way, Good night! Sweet Dreams! Don't let the bed bugs bite! (don't be fooled, bed bugs are legitimate and very real)   :)

I copy Ruth, who copied a girl named Meg.

So, there is this lovely lady named Ruth, here's her blog-->chapped lips and chapstick and I'm stealing this from her. I've also seen this done as a ten day challenge, but it seems like a lot more work to stretch it out over ten days. Plus! I definitely won't remember to do it everyday. Therefore, single post!

Ten things I wish I could say to ten different people:
1. I wish we were as close now as we were when we were younger. Then my life would be magical.
2. I can't even imagine my life without you, how can you be that far away? It seems impossible.
3. Sometimes you really bug. Just sayin'.
4. I have thought you were incredibly attractive since the first time I saw you. That's all.
5. I think you're SOOO insanely funny and I feel privileged to be one of the close friends.
6. [This is for Robert Roldan, I'm not ashamed] You sir, are so amazing. Have you seen yourself dance? Oh my! I can't take my eyes off you! If I could spend an entire day with you, my life would be complete.
7. I wish we were still friends. I still think about you guys ALL the time. All the time.
8. I hate that I screwed that up so badly. Worst.
9. Sometimes I just don't understand how you can be like that. But, I love you all the same.
10. I wish I could fix everything. Or at least make you see what I see.

Nine things about myself:
1.I HATE it when people touch my back. So don't.
2. I've never seen a legitimate horror/scary movie, and don't REALLY ever plan to.
3. Getting caught in rainstorms? My favorite thing.
4. I have long hair, and I never want to have short hair ever again. I hated it.
5. So You Think You Can Dance? is my all-time favorite show.
6. The Great Harbor Rescue & You Are Special will forever remind me of my childhood.
7. I LOATHE getting sunburnt.
8. I'm the youngest of four kids, but I have seven siblings. (My in-law siblings are just as much family as the blood-y's)
9. On Thanksgiving I always have to have whipped cream on my turkey. Don't say it's gross, you've never had it, have you? Try it sometime. It's yummy.

Eight ways to win my heart:
1. Serenading me with a select few songs wouldn't hurt.
2. Be my best friend.
3. Be a Gentleman
4. Encourage me to be a better person.
5. Cuddling? Always a good idea.
6. Respect the women who are already in your life. If you don't respect them, you won't respect me.
7. Kissing+Rain= Perfection.
8. Like the names that I already have picked out for my kids. And don't insult them.

Seven things that cross my mind alot:
1. I hate that I'm growing up, I still feel so inexperienced.
2. Boys.
3. My family.
4. My friends.
5. Mistakes I've made.
6. The future.
7. The past.

Six things I do before I fall asleep:
1. Brush my teeth.
2. Comb my hair.
3. Lay in my bed and find a comfortable position.
4. Turn off my lights.
5. Look at the glow stars on my ceiling.
6. Replay the day and think about the next day.

Five people who mean alot (in no particular order):
1. I'm gonna lump my whole family into one...
2. Chels
3. Clayton
4. A few particular Young Women's leaders.
5. Lucas

Four things I'm wearing right now:
1. My cat socks that I bought at the dollar store.
2. My bracelet with my sun bead on it.
3. A white v-neck.
4. A bra! Always a must. haha.

Three songs that I often listen to (currently):
{Imma skip this one for now, since lately I haven't been listening to music really}

Two things I want to do before I die:
1. Get married.
2. Have babies.

One confession:
1. I don't think I'll ever be done with you. I can't make myself un-like you. It's impossible.


a quick book post. :)

So I was looking for a short book to quickly get through for my summer homework and I came up with:

Death of a Salesman by: Arthur Miller
This book made me a little bit sad, simply because the dad, Willy, is getting old and just starts losing it. And it's just not something I enjoy; watching people deteriorate like that. And his sons, Biff and Happy, don't really help him at all. But! The main theme of the book is not about Willy, it's about Biff. He is middle-aged and still hasn't settled in a job. But he realizes that it's because he hasn't been doing the things that he wants to do, for himself. So, the moral of this story, is to do things for yourself and do things that you love.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A billion and a Half BOOKS to tell you about...

Okay, so I guess it's been a while. Not only since I blogged, but also since I blogged about the books I've been perusing. The last book I told you about was Wuthering Heights, which took me FOREVER to read (forever for me, prolly about average for most) Anyways, since then I've read five and a half books. And I think I'll just do one super long post about the five of them. Hope you're cool with that! :)

First: Tangled by Carolyn Mackler

Basically there are four kids who all go on a vacation to the same place and from this vacation their lives all become "tangled" together. It's split into four parts, each part is narrated by a different person, and it is not as annoying as you might think. I quite enjoyed this book and I really loved it. It could possibly be a little graphic for young readers, so just be aware. 

Second: The Life of Glass by: Jillian Cantor
This book is about a girl's life leading up to and after her father dies. No worries, her best friend is there by her side the whole time, except when he's being a total hobo because he's found himself a girlfriend. Anyways, it's quite a good book. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did, so it might not capture you right away. It's worth the read. :)

Third: In the Company of Crazies by: Nora Raleigh Baskin
This book is about a girl who gets sent to a boarding school of sorts where she's the only girl and blah blah blah. It's kind of a lame book, but I kept reading solely because it's super short. Like, about 100 pages. 

Fourth: Going Bovine by: Libba Bray
This is about a boy who discovers he has mad cow disease. Crazy, right? No really, he's basically going crazy. But honestly? I sorta loved this book. I like that there was a mixture of real and fantasy. Even though you sometimes couldn't tell whether it was real or not, I still absolutely loved it. It's pretty kid friendly, but not so much written for kids that you can't stand to read it if you're not a wee little one. 

Fifth: Going Nowhere Faster by: Sean Beaudoin
This is about a boy who lives in an extremely small town and works at the only video store. He also thinks that someone is trying to kill him. But, no big. No one believes him. His parents are also a little crazy and organic. I really liked it, if my opinion means anything at this point, because there have been very few books that I don't like. But I suppose that may just be because I like a lot of things. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just your average Thursday.

GUESS where I am right now? Outside. Listening to the rain and thunder. Whilst blogging. This could possibly be thee best idea of my life. I love the rain. So much, that I'm going to name my daughter after it. As well as my best friend. It's a twofer, you see. That name. But it'll be spelled Raen. The middle name is negotiable, I suppose, but I would like it to be victoria. Just because I like that name so darn much! Shall I explain a little? Because if you know me, my best friend's name is Chelsea. Well, her middle name is Rae and like I said before, I love RAIN. Therefore, smoosh two of my favorite things together into a name for someone that I'll someday see almost everyday and I get a THREE-FER out of that one single word. Awesome, right? 
(Oh, in-case any of you are worried about my electricity and the rain, I'm sitting on our covered porch. No big.)

Another thing I feel like I need to blog about would be... Clayton!
He's my best man friend in the whole wide world. He's the person that is myself, but in the opposite sex form-ness. We think so much a like and we love the same things. And I love this kid to death (or really, to life, because if I loved him to death, that would just be depressing). If I could ever not grow up, I would spend my time with him. He is so accepting of all my ocd and loves when I do things for him just because. When I think about how my life would be different had I gone to MV and not Timp, I think of how I prolly would never have met him. How crazy is that?! And then I think about how in another dimension, maybe we aren't friends, and that just seems incomplete. I feel so grateful for his friendship every time we talk, and I can't believe I was that close to not meeting him. If I hadn't been such a germaphobe that one day in Chemistry, we might have never been friends. Praises for H1N1! Long live the Swine Flu! (but not really, that's just icky to want more sickness in the world).

I sometimes feel like my life is severely less exciting than the lives of those other people in the world who are my age, but I wouldn't trade the people in my life for anything. Each of us are a product of all the people around us. If I were to have not met one single person, I could have been an entirely different person myself. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday Night Fun!

I've actually read a couple books since Wuthering Heights, I just don't want to talk about them right now. Anyways, last night, well really yesterday. I sat on my couch basically all day, in pain. And so by the time it was getting to hanging out hours, my parents were on their way out to their own shindig and my mom said I really needed to get out of the house. So I texted all my friends that I generally hang out with and some that I haven't seen in months!, and all of them were a) babysitting b) working c) had plans with family. Then LUCAS! texted me back and was free! Super exciting. So I went and picked him up, and then we made our way to Jamba Juice! Weellll, one of those friends that I mentioned before? Worked at Jamba and I didn't even know it! So that was a fun time. Anyways, after we had gotten our smoothies, we went to Windsor Park and were swingin' away! Then we noticed all these NASTY, HUGE beetles. Everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Apparently they are called Cottonwood Stag Beetles and they look like this:
Yuck. Lucas of course was playing with them and I screamed every time they came anywhere near me. What can I say? Bugs are bugs and I especially hate them. There are few bugs that I would ever play with. One of which is the bug  that looks like a leaf! Just like this guy->
Now those, those are cool bugs. Anyways, then we went to the playground and we were pirates for a little bit, then I decided to lay on the bridge and it was a little sprinkle-y. We were both like, enh. It's not bad. Then, all of a sudden, it was like, BAM. Pouring rain! So great. I love the rain! And so of course I walked at my naturally slow pace back to the car! I ended up getting super soaked. No big! We got back to the car and we decided to go back to my house. And then, by the time we got to my house, the rain stopped. lame. So we went inside and watched a "scary" movie. It was Poltergeist, made in 1982. It was more funny than scary and an all around good time. Here's the cover for ya:

     Anyways, good times last night! Just felt like I should blog about it. As my blogging might come in handy some day. :)

P.S. You should definitely watch Poltergeist. Please do.
P.P.S. HAPPY SHARK WEEK!!!!! You should for sure try to get in at least three hours of shark week watching. I would think you're super cool if you watched it as much as I did, but most people have a life. So, no big if you don't. But you should try, sharks are thee most magnificent creatures.
Just look at him! He's so cool! Sharks are so great!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Not your average love triangle!

book #9- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Not the cover of the version I read, but this is definitely my favorite. I really like it, my kinda style. :)

Wuthering Heights is not just a love triangle, it's one big hot mess. Everyone's in love with everyone and it's crazy. And the weirdest part? They're pretty much all related. The book is basically Nelly (the housekeeper/nurse... lady) telling Mr. Lockwood (a tenant at the Grange) the whole story of Heathcliff. So really, you're reading it almost as if Nelly is telling the story to you. The beginning of the story is when Heathcliff is a little boy and comes to live with the Earnshaws and ends pretty much when he dies, so it's a pretty long stretch of time that gets put into one book. I don't really know how to summarize it, mostly because so many many things are going on at the same time and it's all just a crazy mess that you can't summarize without spoiling the whole thing. I think I would recommend this book. It's definitely interesting. If the romance doesn't do it for ya, then learning more about the culture from that time period might! It certainly was fun for me to learn about. And I asked my dad sooo many questions about what they did and such, it was great. Anyways, my next book is The Grapes of Wrath, which is set in the depression...? I believe... so hopefully it's a good one.

(Sorry everything is so gray and dull! But I reaaaally liked that cover!!!) 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

One of the few books that I've started and never finished...

Book #8: The Catcher in the Rye by: J.D. Salinger

This book. I could not even read it. It was so incredibly boring that I just had to stop. I mean, I've read boring books before (the old man and the sea) but I only read those because it was absolutely required as it was a class read book. And this? I made it to page thirty before completely giving up. It was basically about this kid who complained about everything and everyone around him. Thend. That's all that happened in THIRTY pages! So, I quit reading it and am now in the midst of Wuthering Heights. Which, needless to say, is a much better book. Also, prolly needless to say, I don't recommend this book. At all. Not even a little.  Have a good day!

Be kind to one another!

Of Mice and Men

book #7?: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

So Lennie and George go from farm to farm to work. Mostly because Lennie is mentally handicapped, from what I gather, and just makes mistakes that happen to make other people angry. Also, Lennie really likes to pet soft things and always seems to kill them... oops. So it begins with them on their way to yet another job and George is really just fed up with Lennie by now. But he still keeps him around and looks out for him. They get to the farm and George tells Lennie not to talk to anyone so they don't realize what's really going on. Anyways, there are puppies, talks of dreams, makin' money, and so forth. There is also this really... promiscuous lady who is married and she ends up dead... anyways! There is a commotion and George ends up killing Lennie in the end. Sad day, right?

I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book, actually. It was really quite boring, it had an excessive amount of swearing and I just didn't see much of a point to the book as a whole. I slogged my way through it, simply because I had to read four books off the AP reading list for my summer reading or whatnot and it was only about 100 pages. Although, it is a classic and maybe you could get more out of it than I did. Maybe I just missed the message?

P.S. I actually wrote and published this post when I realized that I had put the wrong author... umm, it was only really depressing and made me feel dumb because, well, look at the picture of the book that I used... the authors name is bigger than the title. Oopsie!

Just a little post about my day.

So many things have been going through my mind lately, and somehow when I got on my blog approximately three hours ago? I just so happened to start blog surfing. It was great and fun and I discovered that this person I've always admired from mostly afar has a blog. It just so happens to be a boy! yes, boys are often the objects of my admiration. And he was talking about how boring his blog is and blah blah blah, which was really weird to me because I was laughing OUT LOUD at his blog. Is that how my blog is when I talk about things other than books? I mean, I guess it could be like that when I talk about books, but not as much, since I'm talking about the fake experiences of people who don't generally exist... since I mostly read fiction.

This summer I've spent a lot of time alone, as it's the first time I've been the only one living at my house besides the lovely people who made me. This alone time is what I always thought I wanted, but honestly? It's a little lonely. I've found that I talk to the dogs much more than I ever have before, does that seem more abnormal than usual? But on the bright side of this loneliness, I've been able to reflect on my life a whole bunch and figure out a little bit more of who I REALLY am. I don't know that I can put into words the things that I've learned quite yet, but I'm working on it.

Another thing that's developed this summer, is that I seem to absolutely have to write everything down. Really. I get upset when there isn't paper and writing utensil nearby. Not that anyone else really knows how upset I get, but on the insides, I'm upset.
ANYWAYS, now that I've blogged about basically nothing, Imma go buy some milk so I can finally have my long awaited mac and cheese! Which is depressing, as now that my parents have bought it for me, I'm starting a cleanse on monday. And I can't eat normal pasta or milk. So... yeah, but it will be there for me when I'm done! :D

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The madness is coming to an end.

book #6: Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison by: Brandon Mull

So, this is when everything comes together. It's the end of the Fablehaven Series, and everything has been leading up to the ending of this book. It's crazy sauce what happens, andit makes perfect sense. I don't think it really needs a summary, as you wouldn't read this book without having read all four of the other books. So hopefully you've made it this far! As always, I recommend this book!

Lions, Tigers, and... Dragons? Oh... my?

book #5: Fablehaven: Secret of the Dragon Sanctuary by: Brandon Mull

So, I find these dragons to be a smidge weird-lookin'. But you know, not really my place to say anything. And... that has nothing to do with the contents of the book. So, the gang is led to a place called Wyrmroost. It's a dragon sanctuary, no big. Just a place filled with dragons that paralyze you with fear if you look at them, unless you're a dragon tamer. Which are super special people, by the way. And if Seth and Kendra hold hands, they become one, it's super cool. Which reminds me, in one of the books, I don't recall which one, they go to the Lost Mesa, which is another secret preserve like Fablehaven and recover another artifact. Strange that I forgot that. Anywho, before they go to Wyrmroost, they have to find a unicorn's third horn (they have three throughout their entire life, just a side note) as that's the key to get in to Wyrmroost. The closest one just happens to be the heart of Grunhold, which is where the Centaurs live at Fablehaven, and just a clue, they are all super jerks. They wouldn't let them borrow it, but they got the horn anyways... no spoilers as to how! They make their way to Wyrmroost and have a limited amount of time to get what they need and get out. Kendra meets a fairy dragon (his egg was cared for by the fairy queen... it's explained in the book) and he helps throughout the rest of the series. They make it out alive and they got what they went there to get... which was the key to the artifact at another secret preserve... which I didn't mention... but anyways, crazy things happen towards the end of this book that will just make you crazy.

My recommendation stays the same, I recommend this boooooooooook! The things that go down in this book, are nuts. Romance transpires, friends are lost (lost in the way you lose the keys not lost as in lost forever, I think...) and interesting twists are made in the plot. I seem to be forgetting a lot in my summaries, which is either good, so I don't ruin the book; or bad because you'll get confused because I told you about the wrong things. But I hope you enjoy!

Dark times are among us, my friends.

book #4: Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by: Brandon Mull

In this book, Kendra and Seth are obviously back at Fablehaven, since that's where all the action is. But this time, something is amiss. Seth is the first to notice that some the the fairies are turning dark and  a few even attack him in the yard. Gradually, more and more creatures of light are becoming dark. All in all, a shadow plague has struck Fablehaven. The creatures are turning evil and they can't figure out what is happening. One night, as the brownies who fix things around the house, turn evil, they basically attack and try to kill all the Sorenson's. They get out and somehow make it to the shrine of the Fairy Queen. Which is the only safe place in all of Fablehaven that can't be harmed or touched by the Shadow Plague. They chill there for a little, and then they develop a plan. Oh! Did I mention that they brought Patton Burgess back from the past? He can only stay for three days, but that's just long enough to cure the shadow plague and for him to get to know the situation and the people who will be fighting the battles that he definitely helps out during, even though he's deader than dead. So, like I said, they hatched a plan, a crazy plan, that definitely worked. And they saved Fablehaven, once again. 

Well, that summary was a little shorter, just because I don't want to give away the adventure. This adventure just so happens to stay on the preserve for the most part, but it's still a great one. I think my recommendation is a little bit redundant at this point, because if you've come this far in the series, you can't stop yourself now. At least, that's my hope. :D But, just for the sake of saying it, I recommend this book! So read it. Now. Go. Read. It's definitely worth it. 

Now there are artifacts to protect, eh?

book #3: Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by: Brandon Mull

So in this book, the craziness really begins. A man poses as a friend and happens to get Seth and Kendra to steal a demon from a safehouse. This demon has to be fed to be moved and if he bites you, he will kill you. He just keeps growing and growing, and eventually, he's going to kill you. He's an interesting demon, and I forget his name. So anyways, the kids realize he's with the Society of the Evening Star (which, I don't think I've mentioned yet, they are trying to destroy all the preserves-like Fablehaven- so that all magical creatures/demons/general magical hobos can run free, not good) so they flee back to Fablehaven ASAP. To get there, a woman named Vanessa shows up, who they've never met before, and races them to the preserve. Once there, they meet Coulter and Tanu. A little introduction? Vanessa is a mystical creature trapper and has a billion and a half animals of all sorts. Coulter is a magical relics collector and expert, he has amulets and such out the kazoo and has this nifty glove that makes you invisible, if you don't move, that is. And Tanu, he's a potion master, which is slightly self-explanatory, but something cool, he has a potion that can turn you into like... a mist? if that's even a good way to explain it...anyways, he's a pretty chill dude. So yeah, those are the specialists that were sent to help the Sorenson's find one of the hidden artifacts or rather protect it... I wouldn't want to give away too much, so I'll just say that Seth saves the day eventually, and they get the artifact and it falls into the hands of someone who they think is a friend, but may end up actually being the foe. You'll have to read the whole series to find out if The Spinx is the good cop or the bad cop. 

Just as the first book, I for sure think you should read this book. It's filled with even more magical creatures that just drive me crazy, and I really wish they were real! But unfortunately, they probably aren't. Only in my dreams I guess. The adventures really begin in this book and the writing isn't noticeably juvenile in this installment. In the first book, I could definitely tell it was written for kids; but in the second, I was able to just read, and not be distracted by the writing style. Definitely an upgrade. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This is just for Arynn.

Look Arynn, do you see me blogging about you? Well here it is.

     Here's the Story:
     Last night, I was gearing up to whip out a few more book posts, when my mom yells down to me, "Will you take Fritz on a walk?" And I immediately said, "No, I don't want to,". But then I felt bad and said, "Just let me pee!". So I quickly urinated and slipped on my flip flops and got a leash. We began our little excursion and Arynn texted me back! to let me know that she could move the feathers that she put in my hair. And I was like, well, I'm here. She lives like two seconds away from me and Fritz and I were right next to her house when she responded. So Fritz was babysat by one of the little neighbors and I went on in to get the feather surgery done. Arynn put them in so good the first time that it took her about 50 unsuccessful tries and like, ten minutes to not get them out of my hair. Then her dad gave it a try, and he got them out eventually and won the contest. Then she got the feathers moved and joined Fritz and I on our little jaunt. We walked around the block and then ended up back at Arynn's to then sit on the grass for a long while. It was a lot of sitting and attacks from her little sisters, but was rudely interrupted by the sprinkler's not getting us wet. Turns out they were the sprinklers in the bushes. But at that point, I was pretty done and Fritz was getting antsy. So we then made our way home. I woke up this morning and gave Fritz a bath and it was then that I noticed all these little red dots all over and billions of bug bites. And I then proceeded to curse Arynn's name for a few seconds. Not that it was her fault at all, but still. I was in her company so she obviously had something to do with it.

There. There you are Arynn. I blogged about you. thend. (the+end=thend.)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fairies and other magical creatures? Sign me up!

    Can I just share my biggest peeve about blogger? "tab" does not tab inside the little (not really little) typing box! It tabs onto the next [clickable]/[type-able space] place. Drives me bananas. Literally. And I hate bananas. 

book #2: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

It begins with two kids, Seth and Kendra, being shipped to their elusive grandparents house which is in a place called Fablehaven of which the grandpa is the caretaker of, while their parents go on a cruise that was left to them by the kids' other grandparents. From the beginning, there were only a few rules set in place. Mainly, don't go into the forest and... I feel like there was another one that I just don't remember. But the forest rule is apparently the only important one. Anyways! Don't go into the forest. Which you would think is a pretty simple rule, as there is a swimming pool and a fabulous garden to relax in, no big right? Wrong. Seth, is an adventurous young lad and he just absolutely has to go into the forest, then he meets Myrtle, a witch who lives in a shack. Meanwhile, Kendra uses keys given to her by her grandpa to eventually discover a secret journal that says nothing but Drink the  Milk. What milk? You may ask. The milk that is set around the yard and such in pie tins. Kendra of course drinks the milk even though it makes her a little nervous and BAM! The butterflies and other various flying insects are really fairies! AH! Crazy sauce. And other things, like goats? are really satyrs. All the animals appear to be different and more... non-magical looking, unless you drink the milk. It turns out to be milk from a magical cow, named Viola. But anyways, once the kids both find out about the magical-ness of Fablehaven, things get a little crazy. Magical adventures ensue. I won't give anything else away. :)

How's that for a summary? It's not an actual summary, as I left out a whole bunch, because I want you to read the book! There are SOOOO many more surprises that will just drive you crazy. And onto my opinion! I really was a little unhappy with this particular book. I liked the concept, but personally, I could tell it was written for younger readers. I only read the second book because I wanted to see what happened next. So, it was obviously good enough for me to want to know more. I have a friend who also read this book but didn't read the rest of the series, and she said her reason was that she likes reading books that are in her age range, if that makes sense, so she didn't want to go back and read the rest even though I told her the rest was even better. Which I completely understand. I feel the same way about the whole age range thing, but I figured that it might get better and less noticeable, and like I said, I was invested in the story. No reported romance in this book, so if you can't handle fantasy that isn't of the romantic sort, you're out of luck in the first of the Fablehaven books. 

I definitely recommend this book. I think that if you are in the mood for a great series that will take you somewhere else and on a definite adventure this is the book for you!

Stuck in a fantasy land? This is where your dreams become a reality!

  Preface: I have a sister, who likes to recommend some books to me. And then I read them. The first six of the bookiness posts shall be about the books that she told me to read. 

I wrote the whole post in lower case, don't judge me. I just felt like it. It was actually a slight struggle for me to keep up but once I decide to do something like that, it's gotta happen. Even if it goes against all the OCD fibers of my being. 

book #1: Austenland by Shannon Hale

Here is a little visual stimulation of le book. :)
     it's about a girl, jane hayes is her name, who is in her... late twenties? i feel like that's how old she is. and she has a not so awesome sort of love life, which her mother tries to make more awesome, but just fails and makes things worse. this jane hayes loves loves loves! mr. darcy from Pride and Predjudice and it's a secret fantasy type love and she watches the movies over and over and all that jazz. anyways, her mom forces her to go to lunch with a super old lady relative because she was "close to death" and she wants to inherit some money from her. greedy much? ;) so the mom goes to freshen up or something of the sort and the not so old lady and jane have a little chat. they talk about mr. darcy or something to hint that she is obsessed and that's that! later on the old lady relative dies and jane's inheritance is a ticket? or something of those sorts to a place called Austenland. it's a place where you go (in england) and live like someone in Jane Austen's books. there are actors and the sort there and there is no technology and stuff. even the attire is jane austen. then romantical type things happen and that's as far as i'll go with that particular sub-subject. :D 

    wells, there is a short little summary in the words of me. my opinion of the book? i really loved it. a whole bunch. i read it on a sunday afternoon and therefore, it's a relatively short book. it moves pretty quickly and keeps your brains engaged in the story. it's very easy to get to that point where you feel like you're in the story, rather than reading the story. like the pensieve in harry potter? just like that. 


    i highly reccomend this book. and i hope that you read it and tell me (in the comment-type fashion, yeah?) how much you either liked or loved or possibly even hated? the book. :) 

Friday, June 3, 2011

A day of swimming and dancing!

So today I went SWIMMING!!! With Dana! My favorite sister-in-law! (And only sister-in-law) It was a fabulous time and we talked about the greatest things! And, on the insanely plus side, I didn't get another sunburn! Which seems to be happening to me alot lately, so I was pretty proud. The only downside to swimming, is that no matter the length of actual swimming-ness, I'm always always ready for a nap after. :) good thing swimming is mostly a summer type activity! ;)
In other news, I went to the Graduation Stomp tonight! And I wasn't really in the mood to dance my soul away, but still. I had a lot of fun, because I hung out with Lucas' cousin, Brian! Who lives in California, a fact that is slightly depressing, as I think he is a pretty chill guy! Even though he invaded my personal space, just a little. ;) But it's not his fault I have a huge personal bubble! haha. And we slow danced and he told me stories and such. He's fun. :)
So yearbook day! Was so dumb, long story! I had to wait in the fine line TWICE! For something stupid that I paid like ten years ago, on the first day of fine paying. Then I finally got my yearbook, and people signed it, since that's what yearbooks are for! But it was interesting who like, sought me out for me to sign their yearbooks. Unexpected, to say the least.
So, I'm thinking of cutting my hair, but I'm really hesitant to even think about it, because the last time I CUT my hair, I cried for like, three days. It's sort of like a safety blanket for me. And I feel naked when I even put it up! If I did cut it, it would be like, really short. Around my chin-ish. I don't think I will actually do it, because I've been growing my hair out for two years, but still. Just a thought. A maybe.
Well, I think I may be done with this post, as it is currently 1:30 in the a.m. I just figured I would blog with all my caffinated... caffeinated... CAFFEINE-INDUCED energy, as I would hate to awaken my parents at this hour. And I don't have to wake up for school anymore! :D yay!
anywho! thanks for reading my jibber jabber! I hope your night is fantastic.
P.S. I almost forgot! I am quite a fan of this band, The Bigger Lights, and their guitarist, John Kendall Royston, just released two solo songs. And they are fabulous. I am thoroughly impressed! He is fantastic.  

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

End of Year! The end is NEAR!

So, I just discovered that I got 86/100 on my math final. Which is really good for me. For math. Since I slightly fail at math. I mean, I don't super suck, but I'm not phenomenal either. So, yay for me! And I totally aced my english final, but no big. haha. I didn't expect it to be hard. At all. Which is just about how it was! 
In other news, kinda, I have one more day of school. The end. And really, it's just yearbook day. So, I don't even have to be there for the whole day! It's actually quite exciting. I love love love the end of the year. I'm so unreasonably excited. Since all I do during the summer, really, is sleep and chill around the house. But hopefully this summer might be different. Maybe I'll chill outside. A little. But if I do, I really hope I remember sunscreen! It's not even been sunny and junk that much, I've gotten sunburned TWICE. It's actually quite annoying, but it's my own fault. :) Oh well! Maybe for once I'll go back to school with a tan! 
So I'm watching this great movie, called What's Up Doc?, and it's super funny. It's old and surprising how funny it really is. I just love it. 
yeah, I really had a lot less to say than I thought. PEACE!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Le Prom among other events.

So, it was requested that I blog about prom by my solitary follower, RUTH! Who I love dearly, and I miss her quite a lot. Now I just have Brett, her brother. Who isn't Ruth, but he's better than nothing ;) (Just Kidding! I love Brett too!)
ANYWAYS! Prom, it was a night filled with wonder and fun times. I would put pictures up at this very second, but I'm strugglin' with electronics tonight. And all weekend, let's be real. My dress was an eggplant-y purple color and it went right about to my knees or just under, I guess. And it wasn't like all flowy and junk, just kinda shapely. And it had a ruffle! on one side of the neckline. So, ya know, it was great! And my hair, which was a struggle to do, was curled and in a side ponytail and all pretty and junk. Then! My date! One of my very best man friends! Clayton. He was wearing your standard tux with a lavender checkery bow tie and vest. Which you wouldn't think worked, but totally did. Kinda. haha. It was dark, so no big! My corsage was ginormous so I kept getting stuck, hitting people with it, etc. I took it off while I was eating my delish Sizzler steak, because I didn't want it to become super dirty and junk. And Clayton's boutonniere had purple orchids! Which I super loved, OH! They also perfectly matched my dress. And the ribbon matched my black sparkly nails. So yeah. Oh! I suppose my day date could be important and useful knowledge! (useful? really?) So, we started out at Trafalga and went mini-golfing there, which was quite fantastic, as I super sucked at it! It was my first time and they made me go first, so obviously I hit the ball suuuuper hard and it went like, three holes away! But I got it back and I didn't have any more accidents of the sort. But, everyone in my group hit their heads on each other at least twice and I got nothin'! So, it was a consolation. Not really? But that's what's coming to my mind at the moment. So, after trafalga, we went to the dinosaur museum at thanksgiving point, which was great, because I looooove dino's! And I was wearing one of my MANY shirts with dinosaurs on it. And we watched them feed a fish who's name I'm forgetting, but it has three letters in it.... Ger? Geb? Something like that. And guess what they fed them?! LIVE GOLDFISH! Which was slightly sad, but it was okay because the one we liked best was the last one to get eaten. It was pretty legit. I think we may have named him elusive? So yeah, then we all went home and got ready and junk. Then we went to Sizzler for dinner, which was totally a joke when I suggested it, but everyone was like, yeah let's go there! Then to le prom!
At the prom, we walked in and stood there for a little, then danced the slow dance, then stood there some more and kinda danced, then just stood there, danced the slow dance, and that's pretty much how most of the night went! haha, we were all super tired, but it was still super fun, in my opinion! And then. The goodnight. SO FUNNY! Lucas wouldn't drive away, so Clayton and I just kinda stood there and were all awkward and then finally we did an awkward hug and Lucas started to drive away. But then! Clayton chased them and almost jumped on the back of Charlotte (Lucas' van) but Lucas sped up and stuff. It was super great! And I was like, that was the fastest he's driven all night! (which is only kind of a joke) And then it was over and I went into my house and stuff. I was pretty beat and I just went to bed. haha.
Then! Two weeks later, so last weekend, it was MORP! I asked Lucas and our group went as 80's. For that day date, we went up the canyon and played Frisbee in the wind/rain (OH! Lucas couldn't come to that, because he sings like an angel and had some state choir festival thing type deal but I still went and had a good time, but I still wish he could have come and such) then after we were all super cold and done with Frisbee, because we all sucked, we went to Amanda's house and played a game then went home and such. Got ready. Ate dinner at Chelsea's house! Then half of the group left to get some stuff they forgot....? And the rest of us just chilled and played spoons, which I didn't lose at! Then we went to the dance and actually danced this time! And we were all super sexy dancers and stuff. And it was a blast and such! Then we chilled in the parking lot after it was over because we were waiting for one of the girls in our group who is on Pack and had to clean up. And we had to then listen to all the dumb lacrosse players be stupid and loud in the parking lot because they think they're cool but really they suck. Then I drove Lucas home and went to bed! haha. So those are summaries of the two dances I went to in the last month!
Last night! I watched Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. And like, I'm not a super crazy fan of bieber, but he's alright. I acquired his music last summer and went through one of those phases where I listened to it for like a week or two, then I stopped and took most of it off my ipod. But I watched that documentary type movie last night and I came to have a certain respect for JB. Sure, he's cute. And I think he has a pretty decent voice. But mylanta! It made me realize how much his life kinda sucks. He doesn't get to be a kid, he has to sometimes not talk for 3-7 days at a time to rest his vocal chords and stuff, be chased by girls who don't even really, like REALLY know him, he's claimed by millions of girls who all want to marry him, etc. How would that be? Crazy. Although, he does get to meet tons of people, travel all over, and give back. Which are basically the only upsides. HA! But yeah, ever since then I've been listening to his music again, sad, but true.
In other news, there are 7 days left of school. Yes, 7. I'm so fetching excited, you don't even know. I used to be like, I love school! Summer sucks! Now I'm like, Dude, school? Super suckssssss, let it be summer already!!! Summer is the highlight of my year, and I'm kinda sad that this is pretty much my last summer to just chill and be insanely lazy for three months straight!
I finally finished my online P.E. class that I've been trying to get done since August of '09! Super great, right? Sad that it took me so long, but great that I finished! I just never did any of the stuff because I always forgot as I didn't have that going every other day reminder. But I'm done! And I bought myself a celebratory Slurpee. It was delicious!
So it was super sunny and a generally great weather day yesterday, right? I went and laid out for a while and got nothing. Then, I went walking with my mom and I got sunburned! And I was wearing a V-Neck! And sunglasses! The sunglasses burn is only kinda there, but my chest is a freak show! And I'm really upset about it, still. But at least I didn't have a part in my hair, so that's a plus. Curse my ghostly white Scottish skin!
So, I believe those are about the biggest things that have happened recently. Besides my car accident... haha. Which is more funny than anything else. I ran into a UTA bus and now don't have a car. That's pretty much the gist of it. No tickets or anything, so it's all good! I prolly could have fixed my car, but it would have cost more than the car is even worth, so we just donated it to kidney kars. So, yay! My sad day of no car-ness will benefit someone who's sick!
That's about it for now, so I think I should maybe do some math homework? Maybe. Prolly not though. :)

Thend. (the+end=thend)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

PJS! Woot.

     So, in rather epic news, I may just be getting my very own laptop, which just happens to be a macbook. While its a slightly older model and blah blah blah, I'm still hecka excited. And my iTunes would be put on that computer and hallelujah chorus'.
     First official day of February and therefore, PJS. Look at how good I'm doing already! I feel pretty accomplished. Even though this hardly counts as journal writing, I'm still writing about my life, right? I'll write in my journal later. Ha! Maybe i'll start a digitalized journal when I have my own computer? ;) We'll see.
     I went to the varsity boys bball game tonight, and we won! HOLLA! It was against West Lake and we dominated the entire time. Soooo, we rock. Nuff said. And now I'm just chillaxing to some T. Swift. woot. Who, while sometimes slightly depressing, I still enjoy. Quite a lot. :D
     I think I might just keep this post mostly short, since I still have to study for a quiz in government tomorrow... haha! It should be pretty easy, since we can use notes, which I TOTALLY took.
           Shazam and Shalom.

Monday, January 31, 2011


     I recall wanting to blog about something the other day, but I don't remember what the event was? And I couldn't get on to ma blog at that time because I was on the spazzy computer which is now kaput. Dead. Morte. Ended. And I'm slightly freaking out, because my precious iTunes is on that computer. Which has HUNDREDS of dollars worth of awestastic music on it. Soooo, hopefull my dad can get it onto the G drive or what-have-you like he said he might be able to. And therefore making me able to access my iTunes from any computer on our network. Yes, my house has it's own network since we are a very computer savvy type. Weeeellll, sorta. So yeah, computers, while very valuable and knowledge increasing, kinda suck at the moment. (obviously not the one I'm currently using though, right? ;) )
     In other news, I found a dress for prom. And guess how much I paid for it?! $16. that's right, $10+$6, the big 16. Heckaaaa! I found it at Dress Barn, which, I know, is an olderly type "lady" store. But it's actually, in some people's words, "a freakin sexy dress" on me. I went into that store with absolutely zero intent of finding anything I liked whatsoever, much less finding a shtealin deal for a prom dress that I absolutely love and cannot wait to wear. All in all, BEST SATURDAY EVER. Nuff said.
     In other other news, I got my Young Womanhood Recognition yesterday. Woot woot! A pretty epic happening I hear. I mean, it was pretty awesome for me, but I didn't realize how awesome it was for me for other people. If that makes any sense to someone who has their sanity and normal thinking patterns. :D I mean, all the... we'll say, Mom Ladies, in my ward were coming up to me at the end of sacrament saying congratulations and all that jazz and I was just like... uhhh, thanks? haha. This is awkward, let's stop. And luckily only one of them hugged me, otherwise I would have moved faster and stuff. I don't like unwarranted hugging. Not especially. I mean, from people I know and like? Sure! Hug away! People I barely or don't even know? Not so much, please keep your hands to yourself. Kids, on the flip flop, enh. They're kids! I don't mind 'em. Unless they suckaroo and are the spawn of satan. Then they gotta keep their yucky selves away from me.
     It's february! And do you know what that means? PJS! Wahoo! Prayer, Journal, Scriptures. I have to try my very darndest to Pray, write in my journal and read ma sccriptures every single day of february. It's a tradition of the grand ole' Timpanogos Seminary. One which I believe I proudly upheld last year? maybe? in either case, one which I will strive to complete this year, as I sorta suck a little bit lately. In my opinion, that is.
     As much as I would love to keep talking... typing to no one about my somewhat lame life, I have a moun'in of homework to do and must attempt to climb my way to the top of it. (moun'in=how people from utah say mountain. Object and think we're just lazy? You try living in a place where everything is named after a freaking mountain. You'll end up dropping the 't' too.)