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Capture the Magic
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
♦ 10/29/2008 10:05:00 PM 1 comments


Look who we found!

Mmm. Cotton candy!
Not exactly... artful, but Chilly asked me to get it as we were on our way back down from the top of the "ocean."
The underside of our Jelly
Jelly fish!
The Ferris wheel.


Candy Corn Acres was over in California Adventure Park. Isn't it so cute?
Saturday we hit California Adventure before heading over to the main park. Here we are at the entrance.
It's hard to tell in this picture, but all of those little blue lights are people holding their cameras up to record/take pictures of the fireworks. Maybe it's just me, but I found this hilarious.
This one and the next are pretty self-explanatory, I think.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
♦ 10/28/2008 10:31:00 PM 2 comments

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It's in the Rain
Monday, October 27, 2008
♦ 10/27/2008 11:31:00 PM 0 comments

Alishka did this over on her blog and I thought, why not. Only, like... most of my answers make no sense at all, but whatever. Also, there's like this Christmas thing going on. I don't even know. It's weird because I don't even have that much Christmas music on my computer in comparison to all the other kinds of music I have.

1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3 Player, or whatever on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.


If someone says, “Is this okay?” You say?
Hark! The Herold Angels Sing
(Becky Williams)

How would you describe yourself?
"God's Will"
(Martina McBride)

What do you like in a guy/girl?
"How Strong Are You Now?"
(Rascal Flatts)

How do you feel today?
"Winter Light"
(Tim Finn)

What is your life’s purpose?
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
(Martina McBride)

What is your motto?
"Life for Rent"
(Dido)

What do your friends think of you?
"My Story"
(My Turn on Earth)

What do you think of your parents?
"Do You Have a Little Time?"
(Dido)

What do you think about very often?
"I Love You"
(Martina McBride)

What is 2 + 2?
"If I Could Be Where You Are"
(Enya)

What do you think of your best friend?
"Forever Straight"
(Someday's Dreamers)

What do you think of the person you like?
"Orinoco Flow"
(Enya)

What is your life story?
"Christmas Waltz"
(The Carpenters)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"When You Call"
(Jenny Phillips)

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
"The Feeling is Magic" (gag me with a spork)
(Someday's Dreamers)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
"A Little More Like Thee"
(Mindy Gledhill)

What will they play at your funeral?
"It is Well"
(Jeremy and Adie Camp)

What is your hobby/interest?
"If You Could Hie to Kolob"
(Jane Fjeldsted Choir)

What is your biggest fear?
"All At Once"
(The Fray)

What is your biggest secret?
Breathe (2 AM)
Anna Nalick

What do you think of your friends?
"Girl in the Valley"
(The Secret Garden)

What will you post this as?
"It's in the Rain"
(Enya)

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Fly to Heaven
Friday, October 24, 2008
♦ 10/24/2008 02:00:00 PM 2 comments

Hello. Right this very second, I am on an airplane heading for this (cleary this is a scheduled post because, as far as I am concerned, there is no internet in the air).

Enjoy your COLD weekend!

well, that was sufficiently awkward
Monday, October 20, 2008
♦ 10/20/2008 09:30:00 PM 2 comments

Most Awkward Moment Ever. Sister and I took a quick jaunt over to the dollar store tonight because she needed some more bowls so as to have something with which to pop popcorn into (the bowls she normally uses are currently loaded with watermelon). We were wandering down the aisles when something caught my eye.

"Whoa. That's not something that belongs in Utah County. That belongs in San Fransisco or NYC," I thought. Sister concurred. What was it we found between the shelves? Yeah, a cross-dresser. This black guy with stubbly side-burns, a bright yellow hat, pastel purple shirt (with a dark green undershirt- the lacy kind), and light green pants (Sister adds he was wearing high-heels) was with some girl picking out headbands. Frilly ones. For him, I assume, because he was asking her if it would look OK on him when they got behind us in the checkout line. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I didn't want the Sister to miss out on this strange wonder, so I dragged her over a few aisles so she could see this guy, too. And then he saw us. "That is a really cute shirt," he said, looking directly at me. I think I gawked at him. Gaped, even. Then I stammered a quick "thanks." I mean, what do you do in a situation like that? I mean really? This is not something my sheltered self has oft come in contact with and I just did not even know how to react. It was so bizarre!

Then we get in the checkout line, Sister and I. And I see CD and Girl (well, heard mostly; I was trying not to look at this point for fear of staring) come up behind us and I just kept thinking in my heart "please don't talk to me, don't get in this line, please don't talk to me..." But, no.

"Where did you get that really cute shirt?"

And I gawked and gaped at him again, totally at a loss for words and noticing his purple lipstick for the first time before finally pulling out from the banks of my memory "Maurices."

"Thanks for telling me," he said, and the weird part is how exceedingly sincere he sounded.

I don't know whether to take this situation as a compliment or an insult. I mean, I've never had a cross-dresser compliment me on my choice of fashion before. I've never even been that close to a cross-dresser before (well, I may be lying here; it is hard not to be that close to people- closer even- when you are meandering the streets of the Big Apple during high tourist season, but I've never talked to one before and that's my point).

Anyway, he seemed, you know, really friendly and nice and all, but still. Weird weird awkward weird for me.

I just hope I never see some guy wearing walking the streets of Utah county wearing my clothes. I would never be able to wear them again.

Behold your little ones
Sunday, October 12, 2008
♦ 10/12/2008 10:30:00 AM 3 comments



Watch out for blood on some of the pages. Specifically mine. (Paper cuts. What a blessing.)

Seriously, though, it's a really nice manual. I'll be OK if I don't see it again for a while, though, because they filled up quite a bit of my time at work this summer.

Cozy
Saturday, October 11, 2008
♦ 10/11/2008 11:22:00 PM 0 comments

Let it be known thus: 9 shirts + 1 skirt + shoes, all for under $180! I can be styling again. My wardrobe has been lacking variety for a while.

Photo Tag
Friday, October 10, 2008
♦ 10/10/2008 09:54:00 PM 2 comments


Something about a fourth folder and a fourth photo... Umm. My pictures are still kind of a mess from when I wiped my hd, but... Meh.

Game Time!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
♦ 10/09/2008 08:54:00 PM 6 comments

What do you think, same cat or not?


Let there be no pursing of lips here
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
♦ 10/08/2008 11:51:00 PM 0 comments

Bad pun.

But, look! Handbagplanet.com (and you can click on that) is giving away a purse an hour! Who doesn't want more purses?

And now, off to bed.

The wonders never cease
♦ 10/08/2008 03:09:00 PM 0 comments

My job is awesome. I think I've mentioned as much at least once today already. But anyway.

So I accidentally hit the reset button on the switch to the computer. So while I was waiting for the computer to restart, I started looking at all the books in my office. It has sort of become a past-time of mine to try and find the oldest book in here. And some of these books are really old (and smell wonderfully, as such). So far the oldest book I have found is the New Testament from 1879. I found that one like my second day here. But I think I just found the second place winner. (True, I had to stand on a swivel chair to do so... maybe not the most brilliant idea I've had all day, but you have no idea what I would have been missing out on if I hadn't!) It's called The Dore Gallery of Bible Illustrations. I officially want this book.


(In honor of Halloween. It's creepy.)





















Abraham and Isaac










































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Title Page



Clearly not my best photography ever, but all I had on me was my phone.

Hallowed Ground, Sacred Journeys
♦ 10/08/2008 01:32:00 PM 0 comments


Dear world,


I am currently very, very excited about my job right now. This is Project 1, and was 6 years in the making. I am now acquainting myself with it and am sooo fascinated! We are now beginning to work on Project 2 (but I won't spoil it for you... don't even know if I am allowed to?) and I can hardly wait. Plus, I just found out I may get my name in the credits. How cool is that? (Not that anyone reads the credits except for me, but...)

A Better Bailout for our Economy
Monday, October 06, 2008
♦ 10/06/2008 12:44:00 PM 2 comments

Admittedly, I did not write this (hence why I am putting it in a block quote). Chilly emailed it to me today and I found it ingenious. Spread the word, let's get this to be a reality! (I may actually have hopes, dreams, and aspirations again if this could come to pass!)


VERY INTERESTING, HOPE THIS GETS TO THE WHITE HOUSE.


I'm against the $85 BILLION bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a 'We Deserve It' dividend. To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. Citizens, aged
18+.

Our population is about 301 million counting every man, woman and child. So,
200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up. Now, divide 200 million, 18+ adults into $85 billion - that equals $425,000..00 each! Yes, my plan is to give that $425,000 to every adult as a 'We Deserve It' dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So, let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every one would pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25.5 billion right back to Uncle Sam! It also means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife would have $595,000.00!

What would you do with $297,500.00 t o $595,000.00?

* Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved
* Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads
* Put away money for college - it'll really be there
* Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs
* Buy a new car - create jobs
* Invest in the market - capital drives growth
* Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves
* Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U.S. Citizen, 18 and older (including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehmann Brothers and every other company that is cutting back) and of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it! Instead of trickling out a puny $1,000.00 economic incentive.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U.S. Citizen!!

As for AIG - liquidate it.
* Sell off its parts.
* Let American Gen eral go back to being American General.
* Sell off the real estate.
* Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.
We deserve the money and AIG doesn't. Sure it's a crazy idea, but can you imagine the coast-to-coast block party?!

How do you spell Economic Boom? W-e D-e-s-e-r-v-e I-t d-I-v-I-d-e- n-d! I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion 'We Deserve It' dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington, D.C. .

And remember, this plan only really costs $59.5 billion because $25.5 billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy Birthday Mom
Sunday, October 05, 2008
♦ 10/05/2008 06:57:00 PM 1 comments


A preview of what will soon be over on my Creations blog.

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Nihongo wa tyotto muzukashii desu nee*
♦ 10/05/2008 05:50:00 PM 1 comments

*difficult enough that bismark may laugh at the way I try to put sentences together.

So, for those of you who are unaware, I am taking Japanese 101 (again) this semester. And we have this CD-Rom where we are supposed to do audio drills and practice and stuff.


I love it when the CD-Rom text translates things incorrectly. It just makes life better because they are supposedly the ones who are native to the Japanese Language. (Apparently "Kyoo ikimasu" now translates into "I'm going tomorrow," but I imagine if I try to mean it that way in class for the rest of the semester, the TAs and the teacher will all think I'm incredibly stupid.**)

**Kyoo: today
**Ikimasu: to go

♦ 10/05/2008 02:04:00 PM 0 comments

My poor little body is very tired of being sick. I don't know how much more of this coughing thing my lungs can take? I keep having to take cough medicine and even that isn't doing a whole lot anymore. Hmm. It must be Conference Weekend.

Meanwhile, Drawly is very not happy with me today because I didn't take him over to the Sister's to play with Buddy and I amn't playing with him (too sick!) So, in his boredom, he keeps jumping on the table and then he gets punished (spray bottle full of water)... And I end up feeling even more dizzy due to fast movements. I may give up and just let him jump on things for the rest of the day. Not like our table is very sanitary, anyway (Jorgen is such a slob. It's gross).

I have a project due in Calligraphy (it was actually due last week, but she doesn't dock us points for being late) and I keep messing up on it. I was trying to work on it during morning session today, and... hmm. I may give up on school now. I've already spent 6+ hours on this project, yet I have nothing to show for it. Except for a bunch of expensive, ruined pages (that paper was not cheap and I was hoping to make it last for the whole semester but I think it will not).

Also, yes. My knee is still hurty. When I bend it, it feels like it is on fire. When it is straight, it does not feel like it is on fire, but rather just constantly throbs. But, the x-rays came back normal, of course, just like every other x-ray I have had this year, so I must just be imagining everything.

What would you do with $1,000,000?
Friday, October 03, 2008
♦ 10/03/2008 05:40:00 PM 0 comments

Today while I was at work (granted, that wasn't long. Too sick!) the Nose started playing this interesting/fun game. Here are the rules:

You are given 1 million dollars (assume this is after tithing/taxes, etc.) What would you spend it on? Assume you and everyone you know have no debt. Investment is not an option, neither is giving to charities (assume this falls into the "etc." part).

I'm sick and dying
♦ 10/03/2008 05:40:00 PM 1 comments

I have another nasty, nasty cold. Like, seriously, I may die. My lungs will probably end up outside of my body by evening, that is how much I have been coughing (Chilly, do you still want me tomorrow?).

That being said, a meme.

1. What are your nicknames?
Endearing (no, people don't call me "Endearing," that would be weird)

2. What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?
Hello. Have you seen my movie collection (which by the way, is already slightly out-dated since the last edit)? Like I even remember.

3. What is your favorite scent?
Japanese Cherry Blossom, if I'm wearing it. Also Moonlit Path. Also Velvet Tuberose. But if it's a naturally occuring scent, I love the smell of roses (I swear I could smell roses on my way to work today. It was weird), rain, roast beef, old books, and Grandma's house (or Grandpa's).

4. What one place have you visited that you can't forget and want to go back to?
Hawaii. And San Fransisco. Love that place.

5. Do you trust easily?
Hahaha. You're kidding, right? Oh, wait, no. You're serious?

6. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
I probably over-think most things. Sort of a little hang-up of mine. Which is why I sometimes don't get a lot done.

7. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
I'm sick. Need I say more?

8. Do you have a good body image?
I really don't know.

9. What is your favorite fruit?
Peaches or nectarines or pineapple or watermelon (Greenriver Melons are the best ever), or blackberries, or raspberries... What can I say? I like fruit.

10. What websites do you visit daily?
Actually, I don't. Because I don't always turn my computer on these days. Too busy.

11. What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
School, apparently.

12. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
I... didn't really get tagged...

13. What's the last song that got stuck in your head?
"Oooohhhh I stuck my head down a little skunk's hole and the little skunk said, 'Well bless my soul! Take it out, take it out, take it out, take it out, remoooove it."

Yes, there is a perfectly logical reason for this.

14. What's your favorite item of clothing?
My fancy dresses.

15. Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
on occasion.

16. What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
If the owner couldn't be found, I would use it to pay off my camera bill this month.

17. What items could you not go without during the day?
Clothes.

18. What should you be doing right now?
Resting. Oh wait. I am.


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