Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Have you been wondering what I have been doing with my newfound freedom?
If you think I have been going to bed late and sleeping in all day, you are so wrong.
I have actually not been able to go to bed late this ENTIRE week.
Why? Well, the answer could be one of two things. Or a combination of both.
1. It could be because I am used to going to bed around 11pm to wake up at 6:30am.
2. I am getting older and all my body wants to do is mimic the sleep patterns of a senior citizen.
No matter if I wake up at noon or 7am, I still want to go to sleep come midnight. Which is EARLY for me. I guess midnight is late for me now. Or if I fall asleep at 4, I still wake up at 7am.
Obviously, I have tried to go to sleep later and I have tried to sleep in, but my internal clock is getting the best of me and I don't want to give in. But, it looks like I have to.
I had an epiphany when the power went out on Sunday night. Back in the day, you could only work when the sun was up HENCE the saying, "early to bed, early to rise" and "the early bird catches the worm." I haven't really been a fan of these sayings mostly because I am the queen of the opposite. (Or at least I was.) But, these days - the days of electricity - who needs to wake up early? Who needs to go to bed early? Have you noticed that only OLD people make you wake up early? It's because they are still living on the notion that you can only be productive with your life if you wake up early. But then, if you do, you are so tired that you need to go to bed early stunting any work you may do after 10pm. Kirk is a prime example of this. He does his BEST work during the wee-hours of the night. It's quiet, it's dark. There are little to no distractions. I am the same way. I don't want to clean my room during the day. I would much rather do it at night. I feel like that is when my natural ADD is subdued and I am finally able to concentrate on what's important. I don't know why this is. But I do know that it's how I have been ever since I was little. I used to BEG my babysitter to allow me to stay up. In fact, I actually got her to let me stay up until 1am. Then my mom came home and she got in trouble. (Bad move to let the kid convince you to do anything. I've been guilty of that too. Karma.)
In all reality, I do feel somewhat more productive when I wake up early. I think it's because it's when most of the world is awaking up too and there are more interactions you could potentially have. At night, it is quite lonely. There are only a few people up and able to commune with me. Maybe I should create a movement to change the way we live. Let us be awake at night and sleep during the day. I guess what I am trying to say is let us all become vampires.
Halloween is coming.

Yes, I do have a slight obsession with YouTube lately. Can you blame me? Any song or video clip I could ever want is right at my fingertips.
Anyway, I found this gem and I love it so. Coldplay, you are my true love. Can I see you in concert soon? I bet you are magical.
Lost featuring Jay-Z

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

day man.

Have I ever mentioned the crazy WEIRD dreams I have been having lately? Must be the spirit of Halloween haunting me while I sleep because I am not usually one to wake up in the middle of the night from a nightmare. I am 23 years old dang it!
I did fall asleep watching Karate Kid (with Will Smith's kid) so that may explain the part of my dream where I went to China. That does not explain the part where we are flying back home and decide to fly off the edge of the world. That doesn't make any sense. Or the part where I kissed what I thought was a human but then it turned out to be a HORSE. Well actually, I was watching a few episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia... Charlie wanted a horse in one episode and in another Frank convinces Dee and Charlie that they ate HUMAN meat. So... actually that kind of makes sense.
Yes, this show is completely inappropriate, I mean BEYOND inappropriate. One episode in particular makes me laugh every single time I watch it, "Dee's Dates a Retard." Maybe the real problem here isn't my brain. Maybe the problem is the shows I am choosing to watch. They are affecting me in ways I never thought possible. But it's SOOOOOO funny.
But, let me be honest here, I don't want to stop watching these favorites. These are what bring happiness to my soul. So what if I depend on a television to bring me happiness. That's not bad right?
Shoot. I really need to find a hobby.

But for now, enjoy this song courtesy of It's Always Sunny. It's my new favorite.

I am not trying to get you to start watching this show because I will be embarrassed when you watch it and then stop because of how inappropriate it is. I don't want you to judge me either. So, I am recommending that you DO NOT watch it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

power outage

The power went out last night... around 2AM.
It was so strange. I was watching episodes of Scrubs and Kirk was working on websites or something and all of a sudden everything just shut down. Kirk and I sat there for a second staring at the darkness thinking that we must have done something to create this power outage. We immediately looked outside and realized that all the streetlights and buildings, except for the hospital, had no power either. Of course Kirk's response is that the world is ending or aliens are going to come and eat us. I haven't had a power outage since I was living in Washington... probably for about 5 years. I remember growing up, it was not uncommon for the lights to go out for days at a time and I thought it was SO cool. We would play games at night with flashlights and eat BBQ every night and the best part was, NO school. A kid's heaven.
The silence was getting to me. I was getting stir crazy. We couldn't do ANYTHING! How pathetic is that!? Kirk and I discussed how we probably would be the first to die in a situation like this because our skills are useless in a powerless world. Well, at least Kirk wouldn't be able to make a living making websites. Sad how much we depend on electricity these days. But, whatever, I am not ashamed. I am a true woman of the 21st century. Sue me.
Luckily, the power came back on within a few hours.

In other news, I officially resigned from my job in American Fork. I just could not do it. And I know in an economy like this, it was probably a dumb move. But, when I was to the point of tears every day or so depressed to go to sleep because I had to wake up the next morning to work... or when my ulcer returned, I just couldn't stand to work one more day there. It wasn't HORRIBLE. No one was particularly mean to me, it just made me feel unsatisfied with life. I need human interaction. That is what I have learned about myself. I am now going to confess that I really do miss Shade. I miss the girls, I miss the customers, I miss the craziness and the unorganization of corporate. I believe I can say that now.
Anyway, I am now in the market for another job. But this time, I'm looking for part-time because I am going back to school in January and I can't have a full-time job for that. :)

Also, this is my new favorite song. Natasha Bedingfield has the gift of making happy music. It's true.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

let's get physical here.

There I was.
INNOCENTLY browsing the world wide web. had an article about the top 5 most creepy workout music videos.
Two strong thoughts raced through my mind:
First of all, who on earth would even think of such a combination of topics?
And secondly, there is no way I'm gonna pass up THAT article. I am intrigued. (Just like I was intrigued with Sister Wives but THAT deserves its OWN post.)
As I began to watch all the videos, the title of the article started to ring true to my soul and I was becoming more and more creeped-out.
Then, this little gem came up.

Now, I know this may be hard for some of you to watch. I am feeling the regret set in... and I am mortified at myself for even POSTING such a video. But, I had to share my surprise.
Who would have thought that sweet Sandy from Grease or Olivia Newton John would choose to be in such a sketchy, BIZARRE video?!
I mean, do we REALLY need to watch her shower with her sweatband on? Or how about watch her coach 4 fatties to perfect physical form in a matter of minutes?
I literally had to pick up my jaw from the floor when I finished.
I had no idea that was the intention of the song when I would sing it whilst working out. It not only was disturbing but it raised more questions about what the song was actually about.
Innuendos anyone?

Monday, October 18, 2010

creepy crawlies. sickies.

Halloween must be upon us.
Today I experienced too many creepy things. TOO MANY!
A slug. 2 spiders. One bumble bee.
ON MY DESK. They were all alive.
How did they get there you ask?
My answer is Halloween put them on there. Logically.
Ok. I'll stop being dramatic now.

Alright, so remember when I got my current job? I was so excited. I needed a job so badly. SO badly. And now, I hate to say it, but I actually kind of dread going. I told myself that I wouldn't complain about it because no one REALLY enjoys going to work. But, when you start having panic attacks on your way to work, it's cause for concern.
I am so grateful to HAVE a job because let's be real here, it took me months to find one and I am so glad that lady friend, Cedar hooked me up!
But sadly, the 6:30 am wake up probably won't get old. And sitting a desk with not a thing to do may create a nervous breakdown. Oh, and the traffic... sigh. Last week, I may have had to excuse myself from my workspace to cry in the bathroom. It's ok though. I will get through it. Plus, I am starting school in January. I can handle it.

Remember when I went to South Carolina last week? Oh. My. Gosh. I was made for that place!
Want to see some pictures? Well, unfortunately I am at Kirk-face's house and therefore do not have photos saved onto his sweet sauce computer. BUT, if you go to MINDY'S BLOG POST you can see most of my awesome adventure. Yes, this is the lazy way to blog about my trip. I PROMISE I will do a better post about it later. It just stresses me out to post so many pictures.

Let us also discuss the following picture:
(one of my many favorite lines)
If you can name this movie, you get a billion points in my book. Trust me, you WANT to be in my book... with LOTS of points.
This is the FIRST PG-13 movie I watched and not only did I love this movie, it is also the first movie I have memorized all the lines of and have incorporated them into everyday conversation.
welp... gonna go watch a movie with my hun bunz. haha

P.S. Speaking of movies...
Three movies you and I should watch this all hallows season:
1. Edward Scissorhands
2. Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

summerville, sc

Greetings from Summerville, SC!
I'm up.
It's about 2:45 in the AM here in South Carolina and naturally my sleeping schedule is all sorts of out of whack.
So yes, I am awake.
Mindy will kill me because she says she is gonna wake me up at 10 (also known as 8 in the AM in Utah) tomorrow morning for fun things and boating! Of course my poor self is not used to such early hours these last couple of days... waking up at almost noon. Who do I think I am? Royalty?
I'm gonna have a rude awakening when comes Friday and I gotta wake up at good ol' 6 o'clock. Grand.
This place is awesome. I wish I could stay here in South Carolina. Buy one of the charming plantation homes and live right on the beach. I love the southern style. I think I was meant to be on the east coast. It just feels right.
We went to Charleston today and I love that little city on the ocean. I love that the buildings are no taller than the tallest church. I love how clean it is! And I love the outdoor fans. It's awesome!
Anyway, I'm just checking in, it has been a while since I have updated and don't you worry your lovely selves,
a fully-loaded update is to come with pictures and pictures galore!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

haunted forest.

Kham Udom was in town this weekend so naturally we went to the Haunted Forest in American Fork.
The experience itself was definitely worth the $20.
However, I did not enjoy waiting outside and having randoms come up behind me and breathe into my ear or invade my personal space.
My favorite part of the evening was going through a room that feels like it's spinning and it makes it VERY hard to walk straight...
Kham's response, "IT'S MOVING! IT'S REALLY MOVING!!!"
Haha... I am laughing out loud just remembering the moment.
I did not enjoy the loud noises, random dark rooms and the people I thought weren't real people... but then they were. Don't even worry, my throat hurts from screaming so much.
Also, not a huge fan of the chainsaws.
The evening was a blast! I am so happy I got to see my peeps from Sea-Town and finally go to a haunted forest that was awesome!

Kham, the mummy, and myself. We are really close.

Not really sure what this creature was... but he was getting a little grabby. Also, not a fan. What I am a fan of is Kham's eyes. Classic.

And what is a haunted forest without the Ghostbusters? Clearly, they were necessary. Don't mind our creepy eyes. It's all part of the experience.

The next morning I woke up from a HORRIFYING nightmare about a freaky clown guy trying to kill me while invading my personal space. Luckily, the police caught him and then I force-fed him cold hot dogs. That will teach him...
I think my subconscious is trying to tell me I can't handle the scariness of this place.
Like I said, worth your while!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

candy corn.

(Do you like my Halloween corner? I designed it myself. I wish I had more of those white pumpkins... I love them. Oh and that is 4 bags of candy corn... it's quickly being eaten away as I type.)
Just sitting here enjoying my caramel apple candle. It truly smells delectable. Ani thinks it smells like maple syrup and I am going to go ahead and call that accusation FALSE. If anyone knows maple syrup scents, it's me. I hate maple syrup purely because of the smell. I would know, ok?
Tonight I ate Costa Vida for the second day in a row because they have half pork salads with wheat tortillas and I think they are so good. I am still extremely full and I ate it at 5:30pm... it is now 9:30pm.
It is still feeling quite warm for the month of October. I'm not really complaining... ok, maybe I am. It's a little too hot for this time of year. I need to have an excuse to wear my fall coat and maybe start a fire in the fireplace... if I had a fireplace. Michael Buble is now serenading me with "Dream a Little Dream." Why does that man make me feel like I'm floating on a cloud dancing the waltz? I love him. I really do. I wouldn't be opposed to going to one of his concerts.
Tonight I tried to curl my hair with a straightener and I failed. I have pieces of curled tendrils and pieces of straight tendrils. That equals a fail. You will probably see pictures of my failed attempt and agree that I should probably never try it again.
Today was my unofficial last day of work at Shade. I have to admit I got a little sad about it as I walked to take the deposit to the bank this morning. (P.S. Ran into my friend Jeff O'Bryant who I have not seen in over 3 years. Seriously crazy.) I didn't realize how many friends I have made at the mall. Kind of funny. People at Chick-fil-A know me and my order... so what if I go there regularly? Or the people at Pretzel Maker... the mall office management. They have helped me break into Shade many a morning when I have forgotten my key. Ahhh memories.
Now Sam Sparro is blasting some "Black and Gold" and it is definitely getting me in the mood to go out... and get spooky. Yeah, I just said GET SPOOKY. I can achieve spookyness. Spookiness? Spookieness? I can achieve it. Can you?
Love Always,

Friday, October 1, 2010

sitting here with not a care in the world.

WOW. 3 blog posts in a day? I must be out of my mind.
It's Friday. My designated day off this week. Unfortunately, I am a kind soul and decided to help another co-worker out and take her closing shift tonight. Whatever... it's only 3 hours.
I have been feeling a bit of tension at work lately. I don't know who is involved or why I am feeling this way exactly. Maybe it's because Shade has yet to give us a date for the last day the store will be open. Or maybe it's because I still have to work a closing shift next week AFTER my 8-5 job. Whatever the reason, I can feel it and I can feel myself getting sucked into the tension. I am not a fan. I shall break the tension with a knife or maybe something that isn't so violent. Like a rubber band ball. Those are always delightful.
I am listening to my Pandora radio station. It has the following artists:
-John Mayer
-Florence and the Machine
-Vampire Weekend
-Earth Wind and Fire
-Sara Bareilles
-Ingrid Michaelson
As you can see, I am all over the place and I don't have a care in the world.
I originally decided to check out some blogs while my straightener was heating up. However, it's been a good 30 minutes since then and I am now making this post.
So I found a picture of a girl who was dressed as a candy corn. I have decided that's what I want to be for Halloween. I could probably make that... since I am an expert seamstress. Did I mention that I have had my Halloween decorations up since 2 weeks ago? I do what I want!
I can't wait until I have a house of my very own in a neighborhood where children run around going door-to-door asking for candy. And to have kids to dress them up in totally awesome baby television characters... like teletubies. HAHA. One year, my little sister Dolly was Dipsie (the green one, for all you fans out there) from teletubies and it was adorable. I wish I could find a picture of it.
One thing I am not too excited about this season is the scary movies that are coming out. It is actually making me very anxious because every time I watch TV, there is always a scary preview for a movie and try as I may, I can't stop the horrible process of it being embedded into my mind. I literally lay awake at night freaking myself out because of those dang commercials. I am such a wimp. Kirk totally wants to see a scary movie and I am so against it it's ridiculous.
Happy October.
It's gonna be a good month. I can feel it.

in OTHER news.

Kirk and I went to see "Easy A" tonight and I would have to admit that I fully and completely enjoyed the cinematic adventure we shared. It was truly magical.
(Kirk likes the above photo best. I don't know why.)
(This one clearly depicts the current scene more accurately. I'm not even ashamed.)

NOW, we are watching some creepy documentary about under water sea creatures that really should never be seen by human eyes. That's probably why we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean. The ocean is freaking freaky! Did you know there are crabs the size of trash cans? Not the kind of trash cans in your house. Those are puny in comparison to the kind in your garage which happen to be the ones I am referring to. This is unsightly and purely scary. I disagree with the existence of them. I don't know what that means. All I know is that it's gonna take a lot of convincing before I enter into any ocean bottoms. Since I regularly visit the bottom of the ocean. Kirk likes to watch boring and sometimes creepy documentaries and fall asleep to them. He's a romantic I guess. I personally feel as though that is a remarkable idea considering all of the boredom that ensues once that British voice starts to lull the soul. Hey, that rhymed.
I definitely got a large diet coke at the cinema tonight and I am reaping the rewards of it now. MEANING, I am wired and therefore am writing this completely relevant blog post. And apparently I am making a recent habit of creating RELEVANT blog posts.

Today, a lady came into Shade and showed me two of the exact same shirt and asked me which one was prettier. I stared at her for a quick second or twelve and then thought that this woman may indeed be nuts. This perplexing story ends with me choosing a shirt and explaining to the lady that the one I chose was more pretty than the other because it seemed to be a more vibrant shirt. It spoke to me of course. I think that's what she wanted to hear.
In retail, I learned to kind of make stuff up as I go. Customers come in all the time with questions that I would never expect to hear at any point in my life and I have to be quick and on the ball or else I lose the sale. Not to be confused with SELL. That is what people here in Utah say for both the word "sell" and the word "sale." I digress.
That is a reason I will put on my list as to why I will not miss retail. It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy that field of work. Don't get me wrong, I love retail. From the shopping end of course. And maybe one thing that I will miss about my job is the discount.
Anyway, I am off to watch an episode of "Lie to Me" with my honeybabes (what? Not so keen on the nick name? Well, wait until you hear what I REALLY call him. Only a select few know the truth. You know who you are.)
Ow vider zane.
That's Austrian for see ya.

it's october?

Seeing as how it was the last day of September approximately 17 minutes ago,
I believe a proper goodbye is in order.
And what better way to say au revoir (farwell) than with a song.
A song that inevitably will cause myself and others to dance (or in my case, fake a tap number) along.

Don't be scared to let your true Earth, Wind and Fire pride shine.
I assure you I am not afraid.