Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coffee shops

You know, coffee shops are actually really nice places to hang out. Until this year I hadn't ever been in one. It's not that shocking, seeing as how I'm Mormon. You know, the whole no coffee thing.
Should I call coffee shops cafe's? I have no idea.
But anyways, my friends and I went there for an informal meeting today, like we've been doing for a while. They have such a relaxing feel. Like a library, but without little kids. And more seats. I really enjoyed it.
In fact, they're a lot like I imagined the little bookstore I planned on opening when I was younger. Yes, I wanted to have a small business. I still think it would be fun, but my realistic side won't let me get into such an iffy career. I need something a little more dependable. Too many small businesses fail too often. It's kind of sad really. Crushed dreams and all that.
So I'll keep this little bookstore in my imagination. Who knows, maybe I'll be very successful (or my future husband will be) and I'll be able to have a mini library room for myself. Or a bookstore.
The likelihood of that is very, very tiny. But it's fun to dream.
That's what life's all about, isn't it?
At least for this girl it is.

So, completely changing the subject... (it's my specialty) I noticed that I have another follower. Congrats for joining the crew! Honestly, I'm floored that anyone even clicked the little button to follow. I'm not sure why anyone but blood relatives and very dedicated friends would want to pay attention to my random ramblings... but I'm flattered. It makes me smile.

Yesterday I looked through a Seventeen magazine with a few of my friends. The same ones from the coffee shop-cafe. We like to make fun of the adds and horoscopes in silly magazines. And the crazy eyeliner. Did you know that the model people are wearing crazy shades like bright orange eyeliner? And really thick too.
I think they look like aliens. Seriously, it's a little freaky. Very futuristic. I was hoping to miss the futuristic fashion by a couple hundred years, so I hope it never catches on with anyone outside of a magazine.
But anyways, my real story. I was surprised to discover that I actually read some of the articles! It was an edition on hair, and I found some of the style ideas cute. And I was feeling a little wave/curly hair envy. Mine never turn out very nice. So I felt like I should give Seventeen a small congrats for adding something in their magazine that I could actually take seriously.
*small clap*There, I'm done. If you read this whole post and understood it, congratulations.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jr. Miss

So quite a few of my friends preformed in Junior Miss last night. Of course I went to encourage them, even thought it was four hours of watching girls do a fitness routine, self expression (answer a question) and talent. All of my friends did a wonderful job, and one even got second place! I'm very proud of all of them, they all looked beautiful.
But, I have to make a side comment to the night that makes me giggle. The program changed its name this year to Distinguished Young Women. Imagine saying that in a snooty British accent. Now you see why it makes me snicker. No one but those running the program call it by its true name, a testament to the fact that people are stubborn when it comes to change, even the little things. Humans are so silly.
As for the rest of my life, everything is going well. In my Lit class we are reading two dystopian novels, so of course both of them are going to be on the depressing side. My teacher has a... dark sense of humor. But not like evil dark. I'm not sure exactly how to describe him, so I'll stop trying. Anyways, we are reading The Handmaids Tale and Brave New World. So far I'm part of the way through The Handmaids Tale. It's not my type of book at all. I'm not into the whole "life stinks because the world is a big, fat mess" type of book. Well, now that I think about it, it's more that the government has become too controlling, not chaotic. But still. Not my favorite book.
I just tell myself that it's a good experience and that it's good to broaden my horizons.
It's strange, because this school year is quickly reaching it's end. Yet.... it snowed last night. In March. Mother Nature just LOVES to play games with us up here. Luckily the snow has all disappeared, but it will probably snow again before spring officially happens. But my tulips and daffodils are starting to peek up, so that's a good sign. It's going to be very sad to leave my garden when I go off to school. I just managed to get all the plants that I wanted planted last year. Except for some more bulbs. I would love to plant some crocus this fall, but I will be long gone. Sad.
So a few of my friends and I have been watching this BBC tv show called Merlin. It's a little on the cheesy side, but we all three love it. It takes the legends of King Arthur and Merlin and mixes them all together, throwing in some new stuff along the way. I've always loved Arthur's story and it's fun to try and guess what's going to happen in the next episode. We've taken to watching a few every weekend since we have to use a disk since none of us have BBC. Though I've heard it's on the Sci-Fi channel too, which makes absolutely no sense. It's all about magic in old medieval times... and its on a channel dedicated to futuristic sciencey stuff. Hm. Whatever floats they're boat I guess. So if your ever in the mood for an adorkable guy, go watch Merlin. He's pretty funny.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dramatic Entrance.... sort of

So yesterday I gave blood. I think its a wonderful thing to do. It makes a difference in a small way compared to the world, but a big difference to one person and their family. And in my mind, its the individuals who count.
Ok, so back from my blood rant. (I promise, I'm not a vampire. Promise.) Apparently my blood pumps really slow. Like really slow. It took me 14 minutes. Yikes. That's a long time to sit there with a needle stuck in your arm. By the time they filled up the little test tubes my arm was freezing and starting to look purple. I tried to not freak out. I succeeded.
I felt fine..ish for the rest of the school day. Tired and cold, but not terribly sick. Until about the last 45 minutes of school, then I started to feel awful. So I went straight to bed after school and stayed their until dinner.
So here's how it happened: My little sister Jenna came downstairs and told me it was time to eat. I slowly climbed out of bed and went up the stairs. Standing in the kitchen I decided it was time the little red bandage/gauze thing came off, it was driving me insane. So I took it off. They gave me a little alcohol patch to clean off the iodine underneath the gauze and I started having serious issues opening the package. I ripped it open but I couldn't actually open it. I was feeling really dizzy and it kept getting worse, so I said so and leaned against a near by wall.
The next thing I know my mom is helping me roll over and saying "No she is not alright!".
I was very disoriented for what felt like a long time. I ended up crying and all my other siblings sat at the table in mute, frozen horror.
Needless to say, I did not feel very good.
I skipped school today. I was still so pale that the first thing Mom said when I came upstairs for breakfast was "You are NOT going to school today". I'm never going to argue against a statement like that, so I didn't say anything. I was really pale. I looked half dead, and felt it too.
Luckily this story has a happy ending. I feel perfectly fine now. Ta da! It's amazing how quickly the body can heal itself.
Now that I have experienced fainting I NEVER want to do it again. I wouldn't recommend it, as romantic as it might sound to some. Its stinkin' scary when you wake up.
To say the least, it was a dramatic night.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break

I had a wonderful break. We went to St. George, and the weather was AMAZING!!! Coming home to the cool weather was kinda hard. But the tulips and daffodils in my garden are coming up, so spring is on its way.
We went and visited BYU's campus on the way home, and it was kinda scary to realize that it was going to be my home in a few months. It freaked me out. Luckily my classes are all right by the dorms I'm planning to stay in, so it won't be too hard to get places.
In honor of spring I added a few flower pictures to this post. And I have finally figured out how to get pictures to stay on my blog! I've had serious issues the last few times I've tried.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I have registered for classes! Yay! Its a good feeling. Or, at least my summer term classes. I can't for fall term yet.The one good thing about summer term is that I will probably only be taking three classes. That way I'll have time to work. Going to school for summer, fall and winter semesters will be hard, but it's what I have to do to go to BYU. It's going to be fun though!

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's a sad, sad day

So, my friends and I were planning on going to see Beastly tonight. It's a movie that is based on beauty and the beast. That, combined with my favorite actor Alex Pettyfer, would make an epic movie night. You ask, then why is this post titled "it's a sad, sad day"?
Because the two theaters within reasonable driving distance don't have it. The closest one is like 45 min away.
Very, very, very sad.
The only thing that helps, is that last weekend we also went and saw a different Alex movie, I am Number Four. I really liked that one.
I guess its good that I'm saving money.
Farewell my friends.