Thursday, February 25, 2010


I just had an interesting rule just instigated at work. So I work in the Woman's Issue Room in the Richards Building at BYU. Thats the PE building. All of my co workers are all majoring in something related to health or human performance or something of the sort. I, on the other hand, am majoring in Psychology, pretty much not related to the locker room. Already, I have a bit of a complex about this, right? When I'm walking around in my jeans and high heals, I just know everyone else is thinking "what's up with that girl? She clearly doesn't do anything athletic ever. How did she get this most desirable job on campus even though she didn't even know this place existed?" You want to know how?! I WAS IN A COMA! And when I told this very religious, do-the-right-thing, university that I couldn't do much else one year later, they made a spot for me at that job, and I've had it ever since.

Anyways, my point is that now I can no longer wear sweatpants or workout clothes to my job. I need to look nice-casual. Ok, I'm alright with that. Easy enough. However, I just figured out how to fit in. I just need to dress the part. Otherwise, if not dressed like I know how to move my body, I go to badminton and people wonder "Whats with this girl in jeans whos swinging a racquet around?" Instead, they think "Oh, this girl who obviously dumped a whole bucket of bleach on her head is dressed like she's trying to do sports, so because she's repetitively trying to hit something, she must be playing a game." Otherwise, I just look crazy.

So in my athletic-type locker room job, I liked to wear athletic-type, locker room clothes so I could blend easier. It was my little tarradiddle. Thats word of the day. I'm trying to expand my vocabulary. Look it up and then use it.

Thats all I want to be.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Life!

I feel like things are going so well. So well I'm afraid we're revving up for something really bad happening. Does that make sense to you? Can you talk me out of my worrying?

I don't know if I've ever been happier. Oh just kidding, I've had a great life, except for that one instance were my whole life plan got messed up, and if you don't count the fact that I can hardly stand up without tipping over. But really, you can't beat life behind the orange curtain. I think the only thing that can get better is if I had a really pretty horse.

I'll be going to Abu Dhabi and Dubai the end of this year (thats been a dream of mine for some time), my knitting is all turning out great (and I think I found my hidden talent. I gotta show you some pictures), and there was something else GREAT but I forgot it. Thats not so great, special thanks to the previously mentioned life altering event. OH!! I remember! And it totally relates. The BYU Alum. mag. is doing an article about head injury recovery and they recently took a picture of me! That's fun.

I'm graduating in April, my job prospects at my first choice job is looking pretty good (you can usually get your dream job if you don't have any expectations or require much money), I LOVE my volunteering (teaching horseback riding lessons at a residential treatment center), I couldn't be happier with my home, and when I don't have to shell out cash to the tow truck because I'm sitting on the side of the road, I love my car too. You know how they say "If the wife ain't happy, no one's happy. If the husband ain't happy, no one cares"? Yeah, well, in my family its backwards. Well Eddie is doing some great things these days, and he's happy, so I'm happy! Really, I'm a very simple person. You give me some See's Scotch Mallows and I can hardly contain my joy.

Anyways, back to Eddie's great things. He's making a film right now, and its hard to explain. When he's done editing it I'll post it here. But for now I'll show you some "screen grabs."

You might recognize some of the actors/resses. Again, I'll fill you in more when he's done filming and editing.

Please tell me someones not about to die.

We Are The World

Eddie found this (he spends more time finding cool things that I) and I really like it. Its a bunch of people who recorded this in there own homes and they put them together in a movie. I think its just great. Maybe even better than the real one?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

tik tok

Eddie is in the shower singing Ke$ha loudly and I don't think its weird at all... normally I would.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Space Ship

This is the first picture I have of something to come...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I decided that its about time to let it be known-- I can be a bit of a drama queen. I will admit it myself, and so if you are gossiping about it---zip it! I KNOW!!

I have a thing about dairy. I've been known to throw milk away before the expiration date because I think it "smells funny." It smelling funny would be a justifiable reason if it really did smell funny, but usually it smells fine, I just think all milk "smells funny." The other day (tuesday) I poured a bowl of cereal and then never ate it because I decided I didn't like the idea of the milk, which still hadn't expired. I even went so far as to try it and ended up dry heaving into the sink. I'm 98% positive the milk was fine, just my mind gets carried away.

ANYWAYS, I went to cooking class right after the episode, and our recipe included using heavy cream. Of course, I was naturally concerned about its status, so I made the teacher look at/smell it. I then informed the entire class that I had a ""'thing' about dairy, and that I was leaning over the sink just a short while ago." Then I started to pour the cream into the measuring cup and CHUNKS started coming out. I SCREAMED. Then the teacher told me to get over it, so I put it in my recipe, which I might add, was very good. Any tips on surefire ways to know if your milk has gone bad? Not involving smelling, because I have a way of converting all normal smell into rotten smell.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tone Deaf?

Earlier today I kept saying that I wanted to google a tone deaf test to see how that went. So, I finally did it, and I got a 61.7%. I really don't know the last time I got a "D" on any sort of test, but to be honest, I was surprised I did that well. According to the test, above 60% is "low-average." Really?? Me?? To be clear, I thought my score would be somewhere around 17%.

I watch Glee these days, and I was complaining to Eddie that the show made it seam like everyone has some musical talent if they try a little, and how I thought that that was a lie. It went right along with "honey, you can be anything you want to be." Ha. So Eddie's positive response was "Well, people can sing if they just really give it a try. You're the exception though. You couldn't." The best part is that that is not a result of having my motor skills screwed up, which messed with the muscles in my throat. Thats just how I I've always I'll always be. 61.7% That was a little miracle. Either that or my super good testing skills are returning after a 5 year hiatus. I would like that. That is what got me through Dr. Kearl's econ. class with flying colors. Yay for 61. Take the tone deaf test here and let me know how you did.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Knitted a Bird

I knitted this bird. I needed something to break up the monotony of my other knitting project, which I am very excited to show you. I'm 1.5 % done with it. Soon as I finished the second half of the second one, I will share it with you. But until then, I share with you my birdy. This might look like a little project, and thats the problem, its little. Little pieces are hard to attach to another little piece of a different color. And I think we all know that my fine motor coordination is not so hot (to put it kindly for my own benefit). This was from a pattern to make a mobile, and I was planning on making multiple for ornaments or something. However, I'm not so sure there will be any more. If there is, well, then we all know how good my college education is. By that I mean if I have anything else better to do I won't be making more, and I would consider a real job something better to do.

I present to bird!

I happened to hang it from my home made jewelry display thingy. I guess that shows how much time I've been putting into my previously mentioned college education. Thank you, tax payers, for making it all possible.