Thursday, December 30, 2010

this is not a trend

but i've actually just found my husband! great news huh??
This is a picture of him.

Yes, I am marrying Zachary Levi.
There are my very good reasons:
      (for this exercise, let us pull from the last post)

1. My brothers like Chuck. Check!
2.He looks extremely fit. And I have seen pictures of him at a basketball game. (yes, yes i know; Papa- papa razzi.)
3.... Yes. I don't think this one needs further explanation. Hello?! He is the funniest ever.
4. He is quite charming. Quite quite. Just look at his charming face.
5.I just bet he reads. I bet he just finished The Hunger Games. ... And plus, he has to read scripts like 24/7... so we know he can do it. I can get him the rest of the way.
6. Oh yeah. I seem to remember this happening in Chuck, kind of a right of passage thing where he takes charge of his life and etc etc? Right (Sorry, Zachary, I've not been the loyalist of followers).

And these are all of my other reasons.

1. He can sing. (check out the song "Terrified" by Katharine McPhee. Yeeeah boy.)
2. He is a self proclaimed Nerd (see photograph) as well as what he calls a "Dis-nerd" meaning that he watches and loves Disney movies (specifically referencing Newsies.)
3. His favorite Disney movie is Alladin. And I love Alladin. Perfect.
4. He is a Christian, I am a Christian, we will have similar belief codes. Perfect. (See? I'm only half kidding, I really do think we should get married).
5. I bet he would watch "The Sound of Music" with me and sing to me the parts of Georg... or Gaorg. I have NO idea how to spell that. Gayorg... whatev. Captain Von Trapp.
6. His last name is also a blue-jean.
7. And finally...

He is actually, literally a Disney Prince. This is every little girls dream. 
Do yourself a favor and go see
...while I go become Mrs. Levi.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

dear husband,

hello. how are you today? My friend Jenna  just got engaged last week. And that got me to thinking: I wonder how you got to me, because I'm becoming increasingly aware that I might be a tad bit difficult kind of a girl when it comes to you fellas.

Most likely, I am guessing it was through one or more of the following paths
1. through my brothers
   If you like them, and if they like you, you're way more than 50% there.
2. through espn
   I like a man who likes, watches, and plays sports.
3. through humor
   make me laugh. make me really laugh, and you're nearly there.
4. through your charm
   if you've got enough of this, all the others might be overlooked. might.
5. through books.
   I am an English major, after all.
6. "be a man" (right kelle?)
    Be in charge, be confident, be just you.

This is, of course, in addition to your millions and your dashing good looks.
so... I bet I really like you . And I bet it was through all of these things that you got to me, huh?
Mmkay, husband, see you soon? I hope? Because, I've gotta tell you, I'm not such a fan of this waiting and waiting and waiting in suspense.
I'm not necessarily opposed to this being you. Just sayin.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

we wish you a merry christmas...

....and a happy new year!

"At this time of Christmas, this season when gifts are given, let us not forget that God gave his Son, and his Son gave his life, that each of us might have the gift of eternal life." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali

We watch American Ninja Warrior pretty religiously now a days.... (see below)

I think that Jenna's Sam should train for it. I would mos def by a ticket to Mount Midoriyama to see that.

since these men are the greatest athletes ever of all time (obviously) please enjoy some quotes by famous athletes/Vince Lombardi. I LOVE sports quotes, they are raddest.

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vincent Lombardi
American NFL football coach.

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
Shaquille O'Neal
American basketball player.

This is Brian. I picked him from the very first time I saw him. Because hello! He's a ginger with the world's best mustache (and I hate mustaches, so this is a big achievement).

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!
Archie Griffin
American football player and two time Heisman Trophy winner.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi
American football coach.

Just so you know, American Ninja Warrior does not even hold a candle to the original Ninja Warrior. The original is just that cool. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Finals!

You're almost there.
The end is in sight.
Two more days.
You can do it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I love Christmas. Today's "Big Picture" was entitled "Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas". Okay, for your information, Jimmy Mathis' version of that song is one of my FAVORITE Christmas songs ev.ver. (There's a tree... it's sturdy... a sturdy tree that doesn't mind if it's snowing... it's in a's sturdy, a sturdy tree...)
This is one of the pictures. It reminds me of the updated "Miracle on 34th Street" (my favorite Christmas movie). And I do believe that Santa was once a redhead - check out the tips of his 'stache. 
                                (Okay, a man just entered the ASB lobby and mooed at another man. Weird.)
Christmas is coming and I am so happy about it! I went to a party with some London-ers last night and it was just the ticket to sooth my sad sad heart. 

On a more sober note, I have spent the morning reading about the Elizabeth Smart/ Brian David Mitchell case. If you are not familiar with it, here's a link to the story. 
I was 12 when Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped.She lives in the Salt Lake area, her cousin went to high school with me.  I vividly remember the day that she was found and returned home. I don't pretend that I know at all what she went through and I don't mean to be dramatic and say that what happened to her affected me like it must have her - I can't imagine. I just know how horrifying the ordeal seemed to me. I remember feeling afraid to sleep alone in the basement, and remember feeling so sorry for her little sister, watching the tireless efforts of her mom and her dad. What happened to her affected the community at large, and I think that how I felt echoes the fears and concerns of all the girls that were her age when she was kidnapped.
I just want to say that I am so happy for her! She has said that she can finally move on with her life, and I have to say I believe it! She is serving a mission for the LDS church (which was interrupted by the trial, so she gets to go back to France for a few months) and she looks happy. I pray that she'll be blessed to leave this behind her and that her life will now continue as normal as anyone's. 

OKAY happy christmas y'all!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I have been missing London like crazy today. I was reading through my journal last night and this is what I wrote the morning that I left to come back home:
"I decided a while ago that I was leaving my heart - a little chink of my whole heart - here. In Hyde Park and Palace Court and Queensway and Bayswater and Whitely's and Tesco Metro and Pizza Hut."
And for some reason today it just - wham! - hit me that I still miss it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

gotta love finals week

Wherein my diet consists of:
A. an assortment of holiday cookies from (presumably) smith's bakery
B. a box of cheez-it's
    (ahaha! It just occurred to me that they probably had a heck of a time trying to get the word "ZIT" out of their products)
C. a month old box of good & plenties

... this is what I ate today. And my mom even sent me with Asparagus.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I find this a good time to remind everyone that I have been here.
And to say Happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Mum

Christmas last year. ... We look kind of weird, right? I can't figure it out...
It is my mom's 32nd birthday today! (disregard that she was 12 when I was born. She is just still so young). I bused home today to meet my mom, my aunt, my cousin, and my grandma for a little Birthday lunch. We even got her a free piece of chocolate mouse (how do you spell that? I went back and forth). The waitress was mean, but I drummed up some courage to get a free dessert for her. So, in honor of today I thought I would tell everyone a little about my darling mom.

The fam in Hawaii this summer. And Jony has grown probably 2 or 3 inches since then.

  • I love her so much. I call her so much. I rely on her so much. I think the world of her and admire so many things about her. For example:
    • She is so good at basically everything she does. I am not lying. Find a craft, she can do it.
    • She is a good friend. To me and others. She is always talking to people and asking them about themselves, making them feel at ease. 
    • She is a very good teacher. Right now she's teaching Sunday School to the 16-18 year olds at church. And she has 3 brilliant children, am I right??
Now you see where James gets it??

And...Mom's New Year's Talent. I'm proud.
These are from the (in)famous New Year's Eve Party. ... Yes.

  • My mom gave me a great appreciation and love for books and reading. Hence, I am where I am today: an English major and at BYU.
  • The following are traits I inherited from my mom
    • A little bit of perfectionist-itis. It comes in handy from time to time.
    • A little bit of basically nothing can make me cry in public. 
    • A little bit of my love for reading. 
    • A little bit of independence and the ability to be a leader.
At Buble last April. 

  • My mom is a terrif mother (and daughter, sister, wife, neighbor, etc etc) I mean, seriously guys look at my brothers! They are fantastic fellas. And I have yet to walk in front of a moving bus, so I think I absorbed a thing or two from her teachings as well.
  • Some little known facts about mi madre: A spider once bit a hole through her eardrum in the middle of the night. Ouch. She and mi padre were high school sweethearts. She went to BYU for exactly 1 year (freshman in college). She seriously loves chocolates. Seriously. Her favorite movies are How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days and If A Man Answers (I believe. Am I right?). She loves all things that are for babies or little kiddies (books, toys, shoes, clothes). My kids are going to just adore their grandma.
  • She is really my best friend. My constant. I have no secrets from my mom. Absolutely 0. (except that I once got my friend's car towed. And now that's out of the bag as well). She is always there for me when I need her, always with a sage word of wisdom and advice. 
At James' Homecoming, 2008.

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln.

Mom, I really love you! I hope your birthday was grand.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tuesday's christmas song

The Christmas song today is a crowd favorite. The Carpenters are usually not my cup of tea from January through October. But, for two special months, I love them as my mother and all teens from the seventies do.
This is their rendition of sleigh ride. It's always been one of my favorites. So, indulge my friends in the sultry croonings of Karen and Richard Carpenter.

Monday, November 29, 2010

this holiday...

I will now start to give a Holiday Song of the day. And the song will be in my player. 
Today's song "Last Christmas" by WHAM! This is a great song. Me and Jenna were discussing it's verities last night. It's an upbeat Christmas song with a slightly vindictive and bitter lyric about past loves, that finishes sweetly with hope tinged with, once again, vindictiveness .

Welcome back from your Thanksgiving Holiday travels. I hate coming home from holidays. This holiday was grand. 
My madre came all the way to Provo on Tuesday to get me (because remember how we were going to have the worst storm in 30 years? What a crock.). 
Wednesday night I went to my good friend Erika's house for a small gathering. It was quite fun. 
Thursday was Thanksgiving (hoo-rah!). We spent it in Heber this year. My Grandma Hicken makes the world's best mashed potatoes. And the mashed potatoes happen to be my favorite part of the meal. Bonus.
Friday we went to this crazy little movie theatre downtown and saw 
Which was very good (Sean Penn won me over and Naomi Watts has excellent hair), the political agenda just about slaps you in the face tho. There is no attempt to hide the fact that one side of things is being made the villain. Still a really good movie.
Saturday I went to the game. You know what game I'm talking about. And, though I did wear red I can say, with my fairly level head, that Wynn is the most terrible quarter back I've ever seen at the U and Heaps did a wonderful job. He was great. BYU played better in my opinion. But the U did win. The U had a good 4th, and is channeling the "comeback kids" spirit.
Yesterday I went to church at home. I saw my dearest KellTay. Can't wait to be back with her for the Christmas holiday. Also, it snowed all day in the 84121 yesterday. I want it to be like that forever... until February 15. 
So that was my holiday.
 I want to go sledding.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


*hit the play button on my music player before starting this post. just do it.*
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm headed off to Heber in just a while to have the best Thanksgiving dinner on the planet (fact) but I am just laying in bed now and thinking about all the things I'm grateful for.

  • Opportunities. I am amazed at how much lays in front of me, right at my fingertips, and all I have to do is reach out an inch and take it. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to go to school, to do what I want to do, to choose what I want to learn. There are a lot of people in the world who don't have a fraction of the opportunities I have. And I truly am thankful for them.
  • Words. And under this heading fall some of the most important things in my life. Books, scripture, the ability to write. The power that the right words have over me is unmatched by anything else in the world.
  • London. I will never stop being grateful for the time that I spent there and most especially the people that I met. You changed me! I can still walk down Palace Court and through Hyde Park in my minds eye, and I hope I always will be able to. 
  • My family. My mom's wonderful example and friendship. My dad's constant guidance and love. James' quiet strength and constantcy. Jony's good heart and love of life. I adore my family. And Wilson. Wilson is the special boy who everyone loves and who loves everyone. If there is ever a terrible fire, my parents have my permission to save Wils before me. I have longer legs than he does - chances are I'll make it out alive.
  • All of the people I've met that have changed my life. I heard a quote - probably at church I think - "We are the sum of the people that we meet." And while I don't think that's all there is to a person, I think it is true. Most of me is from the people I've met. London. Roommates. High School friends. People from Work. Arlen. Bryson. Family. I know I'm who I am today because I knew you. 
  • Musica. I love music. I'm going to geek out a little here and say that I love Broadway. It is way more fun to sing than most of the radio. Hymns. Choir songs. Carrie Underwood. Whitney Houston. T Swift. Muse. Fall Out Boy. James Morrison. Enrique. Ingrid. Chicago. Christmas albums. Mo Tab.
  • Change. There has been a common thread through many of these things. I am thankful that we don't always stay in the same place. Even if the place is comfortable and pleasant. Change is what makes life interesting, it's what makes meaning and adventure out of the mundane. 
Sorry. That is super long. But I'm feeling sentimental today. I'm thankful for all of these things. I'm thankful for the concept of gratitude. One time, in my first semester of Freshman year, cultivating "an attitude of gratitude" (not my fault that it rhymes so nicely) changed my life. I'm grateful for that. Okay, big one:
  • I'm Mormon. For me, this equals Jesus Christ is the biggest part of my life. I am grateful for Him. Words (words, that I rely on, that I love so much) fail me when I try to explain totally why. But it's because I feel His presence "when I'm in my own Gethsemane, He knows that place" and I have learned about his undying, unyielding, complete love for me. I'm His little sister, and my favorite way to think of Him is as an elder brother. A brother that will walk with me all the time, who will sit up with me at night when I'm scared or sad or lonely, who will come with me to the toughest test I have to face because He already has.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope your days is full of thanks too!

And now we get to fully embark on the Christmas season! Hoo-rah!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

happy holidays

Let the holidays begin! I am so sorry for everyone who is traveling today.
I think all of this "biggest storm in thirty years" stuff is really cool! I guess it's because I'm safe and warm inside. Since it's Thanksgiving week, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to take that to "I'm grateful that I'm safe and warm inside".
I'm home. In Salt Lake. Listening to Christmas music with a pine scented candle burning and a Christmas tree lit up in the next room. Sound nice? It is.
I'm putting off writing my paper. I write probably 2 sentences and then play a game of hearts, jump on facebook (it's one of my two days this week for facebook), or check my e-mails or my googlereader feed.
I'm so happy today. Work was fine. Toby Bushman, where ever you are, I really hope you get your scholarship. Please never call me again. Mom picked me up after work, we made our tradition Brick Oven Pit stop, and then shopped our way home to the 84121.
Ooooh, it is so intense outside.

Saturday, November 20, 2010



Friday, November 19, 2010

this is the most important movie you will ever see back up in a library

* I will add pictures when I get home*

I am so tired. It was so worth it. I LOVED it, and I know I said "The sixth one is the best one they've made" and if I say it again about the seventh it is just going to look like I think every one is better than the last... (which, with the exception of the surprisingly terrible third, is kind of true)... but it IS. It's the BEST so far. And I can only assume that it's going to get even freaking cooler.

  • Disappointments (few)
  • They didn't show the sign in front of Lily and James' destroyed house. That is one of my absolute favorite parts of the 7th book and of the series. (someday I'll do a nice fat post about them).
  • Harry and Ginny kissed. Ew. Always ew they are so weirdy.
  • Harry and Hermione kissed semi-nude. EW. Wrong, stupid, unnecessary. Weird. (A Clue to the people who make this stuff up, if it wasn't in the book, do you really feel the need to add it in to the movie? Don't you think the books did well on their own? No, no, I guess you just know better... Everyone in the world hated that part. I guarantee it.)
  • No Dean in the basement of the Malfoy manner.
  • Bill Weasley = not hot.
  • No Wireless radio show with Lee Jordan and the Twins.

  • ... I can't think of the word that is opposite of disappointments right now. But those:
  • The very first scene where Harry, Ron, and Hermione (hereafter referred to as "The Trio") are getting ready - like they know exactly whats coming and how serious it is. LOVED.
  • It was funny! I love when they accentuate the funny. Specific instances:
    •   The polyjuice thing at the very beginning.
    •   The haircut thing.
    •   The Ron/random "wife" kiss thing.
    •   Fred and George are funny I love them - the "Saint-like" part.
    •   Ron. Ron is so funny and so sweet.
  • Ron's "Like hell!" in the Malfoy manner.
  • Similarly, Ron's wipe of Hermione's cheek and his "You're the best with spells, you do it."
  • Hermione's actually believable acting 
    •   Specifically, the being tortured by Bellatrix.
    •   She kind of reminds me of Keira Knightly? 
  • Dobby.
    •   Jenna = bawling when he died. I thought this was really funny. (Jenna, not death).
  • The SUSPENSE. I have read this book, and since I have a crazy memory for books, I remember it well. I still got nervous. Nice work, WB.
  • The fact that they all are better actors - ALL OF THEM. (The Trio)
    •   The yelling scene before  Ron leaves.
  • The amount of direct lines from the books (or... semi-direct)
    •   Ron's "Cause we've never done that before" at the beginning. Funny Ron, you are so funny.
    •   Ron's first line when he comes back "Are - you - mental?!"
  • All the scenes from LONDON
    •   I knew EXACTLY where they were in the theatre district. If you didn't notice, they are walking right by that "Ripley's Believe It or Not" museum.
  • Kreature (specifically the part where he tries to attack Mundungus with a long fork).
  • Creep-tastic Bathilda Bagshot. Niiiiice.
  • The retarded dancing scene. I thought it was going to be way dumb, and it was for the first 5 seconds, but then it was just really funny and sweet. They are best friends and Harry was trying to cheer her up. I loved it.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, you may now join Rupert on the "You deserve to be playing this part" team. Bravo. (Except the kiss. You should have protested)

I tried so hard to keep my original pictures in my head and I think I've got most of them. I love Harry Potter! And you stupid idiot kid (basically... the only kid I heartily dislike) are an imbecile for saying "HP 7, not so great" just to get a reaction. My dislike of you increases.

*This is all I can think of at the moment. I may add more. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

final status

okay - DASH whatever else I said earlier about "not being excited" (rubbish). I am so thrilled! And so excited! And having Rio for supper! It's all going to be really good.
See you later.
(I tried to use British colloquialisms. just pretend that it worked mmkay? grazie!)

reasons why today is bomb-diggety

One: Harry Pottah is tonight. (You want to know a secret? I am not overly excited... weird. I don't know where this is coming from. Hm. Maybe I'll get more excited as the day goes on. Updates to follow...) P.S. I am way not going to make it. I am currently at the sacking of Trelawney in book cinco. Still. 
**Successfully excited. YES! Due to the fact that Quasimoto came through for me, and that I am currently listening to my absolute favorite chapter in HP - "Snape's Worst Memory". Love it.**

Two: I have been sleeping for hours and hours every night so I am feeling refreshed and lovely. It's missionary week this week for my work, and we are supposed to observe the hours of missionaries (aka bed at 10:30, up at 6:30.) I am rocking at the going to bed at 10:30 part.

Three: I have decided to not check several times a day, every day. This is because I get my hopes up for snow, and am always disappointed. "I type in the zip code, I wait impatiently as it loads, and then my breath catches in my chest as I wait for three little words: you've got snow." Unfortunately for me, my life is not like Meg Ryan's life and the precipitation levels do not depend on Tom Hanks being a baller. "If only" (double whammy).Whatever.

Four: I am smoking my homework load. Seriously, I am not behind, and if I keep on top of things especially over Thanksgiving break, I am fancy free and easy for the rest of the semester. suckahwhaaat?

IMPORTANT NOTE: If I check any blogs in the evening, I have nothing to check whilst at work. So, my blog stalking list needs some fattening up. Anyone have a coolie blog they think I would love? Let me know, por favor. Grazie. 

Additional note: I have the cutest writing on my blog for the headers you know? Only it has disappeared for the last week. And then, just now, it is back. What is going on? Anybody? Bueller? 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

i hate wind

i absolutely bloody hate wind. oh my gosh. AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
If a nice fat snowstorm comes out of this, I will consider the day not a total irritant. otherwise...
i will continue to hate wind more than any other weather that ever could be. i hate it. it serves absolutely 0 purpose (unless it is bringing a snow storm in. and i'm going to check and bet that it isn't. it's just blowing because its foul and stupid and to spite me. I HATE WIND.)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

baby baby baby oh

*Y'all know, I love the Biebs. But really, really? The boy is sixteen. I will read his biography when he has lived for another decade or six.

Friday, November 5, 2010

finished! Goblet of Fire whaat?

I love it! I will now share some of mi favorite parts. Mostly from the last part cause it's bomb.

Page 43
"What are we doing here? Has something gone wrong?"
"Oh no, Ron," came Fred's voice, very sarcastically. "No, this is exactly where we wanted to end up."
(If you have ever heard Jim Dale say this, you probably think it is one of the funniest things in the world too! Also, Fred is my favorite of the twins. Sad huh?)

Page 216
Moody swept the dead spider off the desk onto the floor.
"Not nice," he said calmly. "Not pleasant. And there's no countercurse. There's no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he's sitting right in front of me."
(I have always loved this part. Ba-BAM!)

Page 354
As he soared upward, as the wind rushed through his hair, as the crowd's faces became mere flesh colored pinpricks below, and the Horntail shrank to the size of a dog, he realized that he had left not only the ground behind, but also his fear.... He was back where he belonged....
"Great Scott, he can fly!" yelled Bagman.
(also have always loved. the tension just disappates. genius writing.)

page 407
"He sounds exactly like Moody," said Harry quietly, tucking the letter away again inside his robes. "'Constant vigilance!' You'd think I walk around with my eyes shut, banging off the walls...."
(Another one where I seriously L. O. L. ed.)

page 604
"What made you think he'd really stopped supporting Voldemort, Professor?"
Dumbledore held Harry's gaze for a few seconds, and then said, "That, Harry, is a matter between Professor Snape and myself."
(I know what it iiiiis!)

page 665
If ever Harry might have released his wand from shock, it would have been then, but instinct kept him clutching his wand tightly, so that the thread of golden light remained unbroken, even though the thick gray ghost of Cedric Diggory (was it a ghost? it looked so solid) emerged in its entirety from the end of Voldemort's wand, as though it were squeezing itself out of a very narrow tunnel.... and this shade of Cedric stood up, and looked up and down the golden thread of light, and spoke.
"Hold on, Harry," it said.
(I literally teared up here. I love Cedric.)

page 679
At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore's face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye Moody was more terrible than Harry could ever have imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore's face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dubmledore as though he were giving off burning heat.
(Man, Dumbledore is boss.)

page 696
"And he was right -- he could touch me without hurting himself, he touched my face."
For a fleeting instant, Harry thought he saw a gleam of something like triumph in Dumbledore's eyes.
(So, not a favorite part, but - WHAT? Why triumph? I don't get it. Anyone have any brilliant thoughts?)

page 708
"You are blinded," Said Dumbledore, his voice rising now, the aura of power around him palpable, his eyes blazing once more, "by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you always have done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"
(Once again, Dumbledore = most boss)

page 713
"Severus," said Dumbledore, turning to Snape, "you know what I must ask you to do. If you are ready.... if you are prepared...."
"I am," said Snape.
He looked slightly paler than usual, and his cold, black eyes glittered strangely.
(Ba-BAM! Snape is also boss. He is so rad. I have been thinking about this, about how many stories he would have to keep straight and how smart he would have to be to do so etc. yeah, Snape is bomb-diggety.)

page 718
"Knew he was goin' ter come back," said Hagrid, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione looked up at him, shocked. "Known it for years, Harry. Knew he was out there, bidin' his time. It had ter happen. Well, now it has, n' we'll jus' have ter get on with it. We'll fight. Migh' be able to stop him before he gets a good hold. That's Dumbledore's plan, anyway. Great man, Dumbledore. 'S long as we've got him, I'm not too worried."
Hagrid raised his bushy eyebrows at the disbelieving expressions on their faces.
"No good sittin' worryin' abou' it," he said. "What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does. Dumbledore told me wha' you did, Harry."
Hagrid's chest swelled as he looked at Harry.
"Yeh did as much as yer father would've done, an' I can' give yeh no higher praise than that."
Harry smiled back at him. It was the first time he'd smiled in days.

page 724
"Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make the choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."

*pages from the American paper back edition
So, now I will start on numbah 5. I love HP. Can you tell?
P.S. Exactly TWO WEEKS!!


Ten months later, and even though we don't hear about it every day there is still a lot of terrible happening in Haiti. There have been widespread outbreaks of cholera and thousands are still homeless. They're far from "in the clear". Keep them still in your prayers and try to help out however you can.

This is Misthaki Pierre, who lost his mother to cholera on October 29. He is now an orphan.

I am so grateful today for how I have been blessed.

[picture from The Big Picture]

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

room of requirement

sometimes, BYU campus is like Hogwarts. 
Like when I discover a secret bike rack, hidden on the side of the JKB. I have walked past it almost every day for nearly 3 years. And I have never seen it.
*This is not the rack in question. It is on BYU Campus, however.
Only 17 days! And I am not even to the first task yet. Don't worry, I'll do it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

monday at the info desk...

and I have a sneaking suspicion that I wore this very vest last Monday as well. What ev right?
I'm going to schedule a hair cut today (it's been since April. I might have a few split ends).
I read 0 Harry this weekend. Still in book 4. Bad!
I started to Bring It (lean status) this morning. Hoo rah!

That is all except I want it to snow right now. Have a happy Monday. I really like being Mormon.

And oh, my gosh. This woman just sped past me on a Hoveround. I have never seen anyone move that fast in one of those before. It took her less than 10 seconds to cross the ASB lobby.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.  You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? J.B. Priestley

So here it comes. Half of you are going to hate me, and half of you know exactly what I'm talking about.

I love snow. I love snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes. And silver white winters (that melt into springs, but that part's not important just now). I love the sound it makes - it makes the air thick and quiet. I love that when you step on it, the sound is halfway between a door hinge and a groan. In fact, I really agree with Lorelai

Just to prove my point, we have some snow quotes. 

"And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow."
Roy Bean (check out this guy. he is the raddest baddest thing you will ever see. here's a sneaky peak to get the party started)

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."  John Ruskin

"Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns. It's late afternoon - the sun is just setting (a cold yellow colour) behind some colder violet hills, and I am up in my window seat using the last light to write to you." 
— Jean Webster (Daddy Long Legs)

"A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere." 
— Nathaniel Hawthorne (this guys is bad-aye.I like him a lot.And he seems complimentary to snow right here. bravo, nate.)

The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.  e.e. cummings (this is for all y'all who don't like snow. and it is not really negative toward snow, it just shows snow in all its thugness. Snow don't care. Snow does what snow wants to do. Bad-aye number 2.)

And finally: Watch this. I bet you a dollar it's worth-while. ... but I haven't watched it yet. 

*P.S. I am starting #4 today. Yikes. I am Speed Racer through the binding.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

status update

i will finish hp #3 tonight. BAM. what did i say? I can do nothing if not read.

it is snowing as we speak. YES! I am thrilled. I love snow. I cannot wait for Christmas season to start... in exactly 6 days. (hey if KOSY and FM100 say "yes" who am I to disagree? better yet, who are you to disagree. yeah. just as i thought.)

Monday, October 25, 2010

snow, por favor?

I use Spanglish on a day to day basis. 

I am sitting here at work and all I want to be doing is reading HP, baby. I am determined to  finish the series by movie 7... and I am in book 2 right now. Don't worry,  if there's anything I can really do and do well, it's read. Maybe I'll stop at book 6 though. I won't be left as unsatisfied with the 6 month intermission.

I wake up every morning lately in just the worst mood ever. It gets better as I walk to school. But what IS that? Anyone? Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?

It is going to SNOW this week. What the nuts?? Huzzah. All you Ebenezer Scrooges' out there, listen up. "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year." Yeah. How does it feel, chewing your words? 

The best thing just happened to me. The nicest man came by and just talked to me for 5 minutes. I really liked him. He was nice and just asked me the general questions, where are you from? what's your major? when do you graduate? He was nice. He made my morning worthwhile.

There is a song that is played in the ASB lobby video every day. I really like it and I can't find who sings it. It's probably a local band (like the one that I fell in deep love with this Friday). If you've heard this song, let me know!
"You've got that sunshine, you've got that golden heart ....
You've got that mbldevm, you've got that southern charm..."

I feel like I should put a picture on this post. Pictures keep people interested. This is a picture from Friday (after I fell deep in love at a different partay. I am your party-people.)
(I am many things. Carmen San Diego. A French Fashion Model (Flattering). Surrounded by Asians/people-who-wish-they-were-Asian. A detective. I was going for the last one, but I left my Great-Mouse-Detective pipe at home).

My book is due back at the library today.

We need to change our Brita filter today.

I am Clarissa Dalloway.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

a man in a band

tonight, i remembered that i totally need to marry a man who plays in a band.

*p.s. i have been here. to the cavern. in liverpool. righteous.

... yeah.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

deathly hallow what???

there are 28 days left. yeeeeah boy!

also, the bell tower is going to play the hp theme. cause Quasimoto is that coolie.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

jet dry in my shake??

This is funny. This week, I made a chocolate breakfast shake:
With scoop of my herbalife nutrition powder:
Which I had been doing for the week previous.
Rewind a day, and we had had a jet dry mishap in our dishwasher. Jet Dry EVERYWHERE. The next day, when I made a shake it tasted funk. So, I got mad at the jet dry and poured my shake out. The next morning - same thing! What was going on, I wondered, we fixed the jet dry sitch, didn't we?? 
 I made my chocolate shake without the powder and it was normal. My herbalife must be going bad I surmised.

That night, Mikelle came home and asked me "Why do you keep putting my shake mix on your shelf?"
Well, of course, I had not been... 
... or so I thought. 
"Yes, this is my mix." says Mikelle. "See, it's Pina Colada."
I  had been putting Pina Colada Herbalife in my chocolate shakes!!!!
I had been using Kelle's mix; since it is the same color as mine I thought it was mine. How funny is this?? Funny.
Moral of the story: never make a choco-pina colada. They are dirt-nast.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

cat on a hot tin roof

"I'm not living with you! ... We occupy the same cage, that's all."

Monday, October 11, 2010


Welcome to the second week of this great month of Octubre! After a... let's just call it like it is, shall we?... hellish first week, I have made some goals for the month.
  • Exercise - specifically yoga
  • Eat breakfast every day
  • Eat fruits and vegetables 
  • Spend $0 
  • Pay a friendly visit to my College Counseling/Career Center
  • Exuberance
In other news, things are becoming clearer to me. Isn't that so nice?  
We took the color test at my apartment this weekend. Try and guess what my colors are. I loved taking the test because it kind of... reminded me what and who I am. It is really a coolie thing - check it out if you get the chance. Basically, everyone you know is a mixture of 4 colors. Red, Yellow, Blue, and White. (I myself am 17, 15, 8(can't actually remember this number), 3). 

Kelle is 26 and Kimmy is 0. And that's all I remember. 
We were reading HP (book 1 yeeeah) and we can't decide what Neville is. Because in book 1, I would say White all the way. But in book 7 remember how take charge Neville is? So rad. So what are your thoughts? What is color is Neville?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

i wish you could hear what i hear

because it's the sound of rain on my windows and window sill with the window wide open.
and the smell is gorgeous.

I love that it's autumn.

(P.S. I feel so much better thanks in huge huge part to this. having a bad day? take a gander.)


I am in the worst mood of my life lately! What is up??
So, instead of talking about the reign of terror that I have been creating, I will post some over due pictures and say some things I am glad about. capisci?

Big News:
I finally like Provo. I mean, there are still things that I am like "Ooooh, my gosh." But aren't there things like that were you live too? At least a couple?

My newfound appreciation for the city comes from (ironically) the mountains. I used to deplore them - they are not like my mountains very much at all, you see. But, the leaves have already started to change and it's been stormy and cool and...

visual aids: (seriously, are not doing it justice. it's sublime)

Also, here is a little photo of the girls of 218. It was Mikelle's birthday - can't you tell by the ecstatic joy on her face?