Monday, March 31, 2008

Some Things Else

1. My computer did an automatic download of Safari (another web browser) the other day and I'm using it for the first time right now. I can't say officially, because I've been using it for about 45 seconds, but I really like it! It looks like you're working on a Mac, and I think it works faster than Firefox. Just thought you'd like to know.

2. Mike accidentally deleted my iPod last night. He clicked "yes" on something that popped up when it was plugged in to his iTunes (and in his defense, the box that popped up said something that did not at ALL sound like "would you like to delete everything on your iPod and replace it with everything in this iTunes right now?") and that's exactly what happened--it synced my iPod with his iTunes, thereby deleting all the music that I had on there and replacing it with his. Sad, sad day. Even sadder is this: I tried to plug it in to my iTunes to put that music back on there, but it won't recognize it because it's synced to another computer. So I tried to sync it to mine, but it won't let me because there are songs on my iPod that are not authorized to play on my computer. But I can't delete those songs off there because my computer won't recognize my iPod... so I have a wonderful catch 22. Which isn't that bad, really--it just means that I have to plug it in to Mike's parents' computer to fix it. This is slightly more difficult than it sounds, however, when you take into account the fact that Mike's dad is writing a symphony and is on the computer a LOT and for very long periods of time together. Soooo we'll see. I'll let you know how it ends up.

3. I don't remember what it was but there was something else I was going to say. I guess that'll be all for now then. The end.

P.S.

I think I must win some kind of record for most posts in one day. And by one day I mean one sitting, because my first blog was technically on Sunday and all the rest on Monday. But still--I win. That is all.

8. Zzzzzzz.....

I have to go to bed now, I'm so tired. So this shall be the end of my updating for now. Have a wonderful day everyone!

And remember: There's a gallon of Mike in everyone's refrigerator.

7. What else is there?


It's Mike's birthday on Wednesday! And if you want to give him a great birthday present, go comment on his blog. He would be very excited. :)

6. Superhero Night

For our girls' night on Friday, my roommates and I dressed up as superheros. Not specific ones, you understand, but ones we made up ourselves. We went to Classic Skating, which we got discounted because they closed at 10 and we got there at 9:25, thinking they were open later. We got heckled by some 14 year olds, we almost killed/got killed by many small children who were zooming about recklessly on their scooters (which I don't think should be allowed when there are people perched precariously on skates), Megan fell down, and we generally had a fantastic time.
Then we went to visit Lili, who was supposed to go with us but had gotten her wisdom teeth out that day and therefore was unable to, and we hung out at her house for a little while. We were all (especially Jennie) very starving at that point, so we rounded up the male troops and met at Denny's, where we got soooo many confused looks and questions. We noticed that girls never asked us why we were dressed up--it was always the guys who asked, even if they were with girls. Fun times.
There were lots and lots of pictures, of course, but I haven't saved them to my computer yet, and since I am, once again, just too darned lazy to do so, here are links to my roommates' Facebook albums wherein you can see all of the pictures.

Megan
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2159777&page=2&id=17802938

Jennie
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2172011&id=17821775

I hope those work for you. If not, well, you'll just have to wait until I get around to saving them on my computer and then posting them here. But there are some pretty amazing pictures, I'm not gonna lie. We are great.

5. Right? Am I on Number 5 Now?

the Oriental Gardens room

This is the hotel room that Mike and I got for the last couple days of our honeymoon! I am so excited about it. I think it looks amazing.

I originally wanted the Romeo and Juliet room in one of the Salt Lake locations, because it looks the most like a normal, really expensive hotel room--but it costs like one too. It's the most expensive of all the rooms at all the Anniversary Inn locations, and more than twice the amount of the room we got.

Also, I felt like it would be a shame to go to the Anniversary Inn and get a room that looks so much like a normal hotel room. Isn't the point of going there to get some crazy themed room that you would never ever want to stay in for more than a few days? I thought so... so the Oriental Gardens room ended up being a much better option. I'm really excited about it.

4. You Would Not Believe the State of My Planner

Well, you might, really. But I don't.
I was going to take a picture of the last few pages so you could see, but the batteries are dead in my camera and I don't think I have any new ones; in any case, I wouldn't get up to get them even if I did. I'm so tired right now, and to be honest I don't know why I'm blogging because I have a lot of homework that I needed to do for tomorrow and haven't done yet. But I'm too tired to do it, and updating my blog is something that was on my list of things to do anyway... even though it's not a priority, it's something that doesn't require a lot of concentration, so I can at least cross something off the list now that I've done this.
I will take some pictures tomorrow, though, either with Mike's phone when I see him or once I get some new batteries or something. And then you will have great pity for me, because I have been so ridiculously busy it's out of control. Planning a wedding is crazy, and school has been very busy as well, so it's double crazy. I sure cannot wait for this wedding to be over!

3. Speaking of Exhaustion...

The last few weeks have just been unbelievable. I did a marathon babysitting gig on Thursday and Friday of this past week--I watched Cillian from 8:30 to 2 on Thursday while Dan and Candice were on a field trip with Kennedy, and then I watched him again the next morning while Mia had her surgery. I had to be there at 6:30 in the morning, so I just spent the night on Thursday--and since Mike and I hung out with them Thursday after the babysitting was over, I pretty much spent two days straight at their house. Here are some pictures from babysitting Thursday and then when we went grocery shopping with them at Target.
Cillian was making really funny faces, so we kept taking pictures. There were tons more.



after the girls and Dan and Candice got home from school
hanging out at TargetMike came and joined us after he got off work

Friday morning I was crazy tired. I woke up at 6, got Kennedy ready for school, and then took her at 8. Doing things with a baby, I have discovered, is ridiculously more difficult than it seems like it should be. Like getting in the car. Whoa dang. After we dropped Kennedy off I fed Cillian his second breakfast, and then I got to take a nap!! I'd been looking forward to that part of the day ever since I woke up. He always sleeps from around 9 to 11, which was wonderful because it meant I got to sleep then too. One of the best naps ever, even though I was absolutely dead when I woke up. All in all, a pretty crazy couple of days.

2. Dafni's Bridal Shower

...was like two weeks ago and I never wrote about it. Just kidding, it was actually a week ago. But I still didn't blog about it.
Anyway I took a lot of pictures because I figured my mom, at least, would want to see them; and since I don't see that Dafni has posted them on her own, I shall go ahead and post them on mine.








Sorry a couple of them are sideways. I didn't notice before I uploaded them, and I'm just too darn lazy to fix them. (In my defense, it is a rather long process, and Blogger takes forever to upload pictures sometimes.)
The shower was a lot of fun. The theme as far as decorations was the beach, as I'm sure you can tell. The theme as far as presents was movies. Each person was assigned a movie on their invitation, and we had to base our present on that movie, and then as Dafni opened the presents she had to guess what movie they were from. So from the person who had The Italian Job she got a little cast-iron Mini Cooper and a gift card + job application to Olive Garden... from the person who had Pretty Woman she got some different colored condoms, some strawberries, some floss, and... I don't remember what else. From the person who got Lady and the Tramp she got all the things to make spaghetti... And so on. It was really cute.
We also played the game where we each had a movie star's name and picture taped to our backs, and then we had to figure out who we had by asking the other girls yes or no questions. I had Jim Carrey and it took me SO LONG to figure it out. I was the last one, actually, to get mine. Some of the others were Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger (Dafni's), Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Matt Damon, and Tom Hanks. There were others but I don't remember them. I've heard of it a million times but I'd never played it until then, so that was fun.
There was also a game where we each had to put our hand into a box and feel around to guess what the objects were that were in it, and then we got prizes for those who got the most right. Dafni got to keep all the stuff inside, some of which was of course things like condoms, lubricant, thongs, etc. Watching Dafni pull those things out is HILARIOUS--she gets soooo embarrassed and tries to hide them, and then of course everyone makes her show them, and it's really funny to watch. Goooood times.
Well I think that was it. We ate and sat around and talked and then I took a couple of her friends down to Salt Lake with me, which was nice because I was absolutely drained that day, completely exhausted, and the drive home from Morgan is really long so it was good to have company for half of it.
Yes well. The end!

1. It Snowed Today

It was snowing this morning when I woke up. It was snowing when it was time for church. It was snowing after church when I went to Mike's house.
Weirdest, weirdest weather this year. And I just want it to be spring already! I wish I could know that this ridiculousness wasn't going to happen on my wedding day! :|
I wore my ugly brown boots with a flowy skirt. It made me happy. (Unlike the snow.)

Holy Updates Batman

It has occurred to me that I haven't written a real blog in a while, and I have lots of things to catch up on that I should have blogged about a long time ago. And just to be annoying, I am going to do each of them in a separate post. :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Arghh!!!!

I got this email forwarded to me today. It makes me want to pull out my hair.
Allah or the Lord Jesus Christ?
A Bit Scary [see note at end]This is very interesting and just a bit scary .The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races!!!Allah or The Lord Jesus Christ? .. By Rick MathesLast month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their beliefs.I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video.After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked: "Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declareda holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven.If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?"There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied,"Non-believers!"I responded, "So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah havebeen commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct?"The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of "a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar."He sheepishly replied, "Yes."I then stated, "Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope John Paul commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering allProtestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!"The Imam was speechless!I continued, "I also have a problem with being your 'friend' when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question. Wouldyou rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with me?"You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame.Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the 'Diversification' trainingseminar were not happy with Rick's way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslims' beliefs.In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. To elect the President! I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with
the Liberal justice system, liberal media and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us send it on!Please pass this on to all your e-mail contacts.This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known leader in prison ministry.The man who walks with God always gets to his destination.If you have a pulse you have a purpose.[We may not have to wait 20 years, Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president,was born a Muslim!!]

Okay seriously. Barack Obama was not "born a Muslim!" His father was a Muslim--an atheist by the time he met Barack's mother--and his family was not religious when he was born. He's been a Christian for many years, and people really need to shut up about this.

And as far as all that other crap, well, all I have to say is that I LIVED with a Muslim girl, and she never tried to kill me. And before anyone asks, she was very active in her religion. And a really, really nice person.

Have any of you ever been attacked by Muslims? I can almost guarantee you've all known or been in close contact with one at some time, whether at work or at school or somewhere else. Stop being narrow-minded, discriminating, and ignorant! It's out of control! Why can't people accept that other people believe differently than they do, AND that those people can still be good people?

And you know what, let's not even mention the fact that if that scenario above had really happened, no adult who'd been a member of his church for years would be that cowed by a silly Christian asking him demanding questions. Are you kidding me? If he's still a member of that church, clearly he believes in it, which means he's not going to respond that way when someone asks him about his faith! Gah!

also, a response I saw somewhere else:
Third-party accounts of the events in question paint a significantly different picture than the one offered by Mathes. Tim Kniest, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections, told the Lee news service that the training session in question was for prison volunteers and took place in a corrections facility in Fulton, MO. However, according to Kniest, prison officials' recollection of events that day differ from Mathes' in several aspects:

* Religious leaders representing faiths followed by current inmates were invited to present.
*The presenter on Islam was not an Imam, but rather a Muslim inmate who was pressed into presenting after no Imam could be arranged.
* Prison officials confirm that the Muslim inmate was asked a few questions that he was unable to answer, but none along the lines of those suggested by Mr. Mathes.

Mathes, however, maintains that his is an accurate account, using the facts he knew at the time, and did go into some more detail making the encounter seem less antagonistic than his original account:

"...the inmate was introduced as an 'Imam'. Mr. Kneist was not there to know what was said or not and cannot disprove that what I wrote wasn't said. [I would just like to point out that Mr. Kneist did not say HE was the one who remembered it differently. He said prison officials, meaning the others who were there, said it.] In fact when I said, 'I have a hard time being your friend when your faith says to kill me to go to heaven.' everyone burst out laughing. When his presentation was over and it was time for a break, we all felt sorry for the inmate including my self. In fact I gave him a sign and said 'Salaam' and he responded with a knowing smile. Knowing that there wasn't any animosity between us.

"I really asked the questions I needed to know the answers to and he did not respond as I thought he would have. I expected him to defend this "jihad" thing as rebel Muslims using religion to cloak their evil deed in.

"His silence leads me to conclude that either he was ignorant of his faith, was caught off guard and speechless, or agreed with my premise and conclusion (which I think he was).

"I am getting 24 emails in favor of the article to 1 against. We all agree that there is a "simmering volcano" in the Muslim community."
* Religious leaders representing faiths followed by current inmates were invited to present.*The presenter on Islam was not an Imam, but rather a Muslim inmate who was pressed into presenting after no Imam could be arranged.* Prison officials confirm that the Muslim inmate was asked a few questions that he was unable to answer, but none along the lines of those suggested by Mr. Mathes.
Mathes, however, maintains that his is an accurate account, using the facts he knew at the time, and did go into some more detail making the encounter seem less antagonistic than his original account:
"...the inmate was introduced as an 'Imam'. Mr. Kneist was not there to know what was said or not and cannot disprove that what I wrote wasn't said. [I would just like to point out that Mr. Kneist did not say HE was the one who remembered it differently. He said prison officials, meaning the others who were there, said it.] In fact when I said, 'I have a hard time being your friend when your faith says to kill me to go to heaven.' everyone burst out laughing. When his presentation was over and it was time for a break, we all felt sorry for the inmate including my self. In fact I gave him a sign and said 'Salaam' and he responded with a knowing smile. Knowing that there wasn't any animosity between us.
"I really asked the questions I needed to know the answers to and he did not respond as I thought he would have. I expected him to defend this "jihad" thing as rebel Muslims using religion to cloak their evil deed in.
"His silence leads me to conclude that either he was ignorant of his faith, was caught off guard and speechless, or agreed with my premise and conclusion (which I think he was).
"I am getting 24 emails in favor of the article to 1 against. We all agree that there is a "simmering volcano" in the Muslim community."
Oh, good. The fact that 24 people to every 1 are just as ignorant as that guy is supposed to make me feel better.

And a SIMMERING VOLCANO? Really? Yeah, you know, I can just see it: all the Muslims who live in America are secretly just waiting, biding their time, until the time is right--and then all of them, our neighbors and friends, are going to burst out of that volcano and blow everyone else up! How did we not see this before?

Ugh. Okay, that's all. Seriously. I'm just tired of people being stupid.

Monday, March 24, 2008

speaking of which...

anyone know Kristina's address?

Of All The Random.

Yesterday I ran into Kristina Hoffman in Morgan Utah.
I went up there for Dafni's bridal shower. I was talking to my mom on the phone, and when I pulled onto their street we hung up, and I was getting close to their house when I saw some people walking on the side of the road. Sister missionaries, I thought. How fun. And then I saw the sister missionaries waving. And yelling. And finally I recognized Kristina.
So I pulled into the driveway where they were standing, which was right next door to Dafni's house (which is actually Brandon's mom's house), and got out of the car and we talked in very high pitched voices. She had actually just talked to Dafni, who told her that I was coming--I think Brandon's aunt, who also lives in that house, isn't a member, or she's inactive or something, so the missionaries had gotten a referral to go there, and imagine how surprised Kristina was when Dafni opened the door! (They've met before.)
So anyway. We're standing on the side of the road catching up, and then a convertible full of Dafni's friends from Idaho pulls up, and of course I know some of them too, and then Dafni comes out and is yelling to me from next door, and it was just really crazy! Kristina took a picture but I wish I had taken one with my camera too because I forgot I can't just go over to Kristina's apartment and get it now. Oh well. You'll just have to take my word for it that it happened.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Contents of My Purse

I saw this on Lili's mom's blog and I liked it, so I'm going to do it too. Plus I need some new posts, cause it's been a while since I had real ones.

cell phone and earpiece (when I know I'll be talking to my mom)
jump drive
wallet (a pocketbook, really)
planner
pens
receipts
at least one kind of lip balm
bobby pins
camera
Orbit gum, usually peppermint
book--right now, Eats, Shoots and Leaves
a small bottle of Excedrin
a water bottle if I have one
mascara
my iPod
a small clippy thing
tweezers
my car keys
checkbook
a bottle of St John's wort
whatever lotion I'm wearing that day


This stuff changes as I switch my purses, but those are the basics. The end!

stress and irritation.

I'm really stressed right now. Not right this minute particularly, but for the last week or so in general. We're looking for somewhere to live and (while we did make more progress today than we have so far) we're still not finding the perfect place, or even a good one. This makes me nervous. And it turns out that living in a college town makes it really hard to do this; no one cares much about taking care of tenants/prospective tenants, because they know there's basically an endless supply. We found out today about another expense we hadn't known about, and it's a fairly big one. I'm working really hard to not stress about this, because I know we're going to be fine, but it's just not nice having things like this dumped on you. We've decided something that I know is going to make people freak out, and I'm really not looking forward to that. We're thinking we should sell Mike's car, but we don't know for sure what our living situation is going to be, so that makes it difficult to make a decision on that subject. We're making changes to the wedding plans that are meant to make things a lot less stressful for us, but I'm also nervous that changing these things will ruin everything. Also I'm very tired of living in this tiny apartment and walking home from a block and a half away at night. There are just endless numbers of things to think about, and Mike and I are doing pretty well most of the time as far as keeping cool and not freaking out, but tonight I guess my cool has just slipped a bit.

Also. I am going to bed soon, so I left my room to go get some water, and as I left my bedroom I heard all the people in the front room start saying my name. This was slightly disconcerting, so I stopped to hear what they were talking about, and I discovered that a certain boy from our ward, whose name I shall not mention because I am going to say mean things about him, did not know that Jennie, Marci, Megan, Lili, and Whitney had a roommate named Miri. Now this is a boy who's been in our apartment many times. I have watched movies with groups when he was there; I have walked in the front door countless times when he was sitting on the couch and said hello to the people in the living room; I have walked home from church with my roommates when he walked with us; I have actually exchanged words with him, and yet he somehow does not know that I exist. This shouldn't bother me, really, because in all honesty I couldn't care less what he thinks. But it's just a very strange thing to see someone quite often and know perfectly well who that person is, and then find out that they don't even know who you are, even when prompted! It's not like I expect him to randomly think of me and ask how I am or anything. I realize that, since I've been dating Mike, I haven't exactly been social. But when my roommates are talking about me and he still has no idea... well that's just plain stupid.

In case you're wondering, I am sufficiently annoyed about this that I did not go to the kitchen to get water. I filled up my cup at the bathroom sink.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ah, the Sadness...

"geourgoues"

this is a word i saw today. in case you can't tell, it's supposed to be "gorgeous."
and i just had to share.

Tagged by Christine

If money, time, and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who?

1. I'd go to Israel with my mom, Miki, Talia, and Dafni. Then I'd go another time with my whole family (meaning including the men).
2. I'd go to Europe with Mike, especially England, Ireland, Italy, and Austria.
3. I'd go on a roadtrip with my roommates to Disneyland.

When was the last time you cried?

I think last Thursday.

5 things you were doing 10 years ago - 1998

1. getting braces (and hiding out in the bathroom after orthodontist appointments because I was too shy to walk into class late and have everyone's attention on me)
2. being a library aide
3. reading all the time (and I do mean all)
4. hating my hair and junior high
5. discovering ankle socks and carrying a Teletubbies keychain on my (very functional) purse

5 things you were doing 5 years ago - 2003

1. graduating from high school
2. working at my first job ever, the movie theater
3. using a Hello Kitty Nokia cell phone that my dad picked out
4. driving Dyann, Sam, and my siblings from early-morning seminary to band practice before school
5. applying to BYU (and refusing to apply anywhere else, because I told my parents this was where I was going)

5 things you were doing 1 year ago - 2007

1. celebrating four months with Mike
2. quitting Toys R Us and working at the day care again
3. recovering from Fall 2006: The Semester From Hell
4. reading Louise Rennison and Stephenie Meyer
5. getting ready to go to Mesa with my roommates

7 of your favorite hobbies
(these are not necessarily in a particular order)

1. spending time with mike
2. watching movies (especially Disney and musicals)
3. listening to music
4. reading (and crossing books off my reading list)
5. hanging out with friends
6. going home to see my family
7. playing games with the Shortens after Sunday dinner

5 favorite foods

1. potatoes
2. breads
3. pastas
4. Mexican food
5. Indian, Chinese, Israeli, and Italian food (yes I'm cheating)

5 places you've been

1. Chicago (meeting a Nobel Prize winner)
2. Las Vegas
3. a wedding at the Navy and Air Force bases in Pensacola, Florida (or somewhere around there)
4. the Alamo and the bridge/stage in San Antonio where parts of Miss Congeniality were filmed
5. the Hoover Dam

5 favorite memories

1. holiday traditions with my family
2. my first dates with Mike
3. doing outside things in the summer... flying kites, riding bikes, taking long walks, reading at the park, laying out and getting a ridiculously hot tan
4. all my crazy memories with roommates and friends, especially at Glenwood
5. believe it or not... marching band memories. the only good ones I have from high school.

5 people you wish you could meet/see again
(again, in no particular order)

1. Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyke, and Jimmy Stewart. and both the Hepburns. but especially Katharine.
2. Ender, Will, Jonah, Savannah, and all my other day care babies
3. Stacy and Clinton
4. the Mesa family
5. my family in Israel

The end!
And just for the sake of doing it, I think I shall tag some people. Do with this what you like.

Tagged: Dafni, Mike, Liz, Miki (and Anna if you've got your blog going)

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Weather is Stupid.

It's sunny outside.

I was very happy about this when I looked out my window. So happy, in fact, that I would have been willing to lug all 8000 of my textbooks around so that I could go do my homework outside, where it is sunny... except for the fact that it's still freezing.

Of all the ridiculous weather we've been having! Bright, deceptive sunshine that makes you think it's warm when it's really 37/feels like 31... Snowing when it's sunny and warm... A week of 50-degree weather followed by random snow one night...

I want spring to finally come for real. I'm done with winter. Seriously.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ahhhh!



So Mike and I were just talking about how creepy this guy is and Mike said that he looks like the kind of guy that you'd see this video and then later you'd find out he was a cannibal or something. Unbelievable.

Llama Llama Cheesecake Llama!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Megan just showed me this video and wow.




Also I feel obligated to post hilarious things on here now that I know this is what Liz does for entertainment at work. :) (Liz is Mike's sister, about to be my sister in law, and she works at the Provo library.)

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Love Giant Journaling!

I haven't done it in so long! For the longest time I was in kind of a creative block, where even when I really wanted to giant journal I just couldn't think of anything to do or any creative page ideas. But I started doing wedding pages a little while ago and maybe that unblocked my creativity or something, because I've been a giant journaling fiend the last few days! And I just took some pictures of my favorite giant journal pages, so here they are.

In other news, I have just discovered the amazingness of Iron Chef, and all I can say is oh my goodness. So dramatic! And actually really interesting! I had heard of it but I'd never seen it before tonight, and I actually didn't even know what it was besides a cooking competition. Wow.

(And p.s.--watching them cook rabbit is pretty gross.)

this is how I take notes for General Conference now and I love it because it's fun to do and then the notes are somewhere where I'll actually look at them again.



Friday, March 7, 2008

Posting!

I was told tonight that I need to post on my blog more often, soooo here I am posting! And what I shall post about is this:

It is very hard for me to keep one train of thought lately. For example, here is what just went through my head about ten seconds ago, right after I wrote "here I am posting!" I thought

-maybe I should post about all the things I have been doing today
-I never finished emailing Mandy pictures
-I need to email the ebay kid
-did I make my credit card payment?
-I want to put on a movie

I keep getting online to do things and then getting distracted by 1500 other things that I either already needed to do or have just distracted me. For example. Tonight I got online to make a credit card payment and download the picture Dafni emailed me so I can do her invitations. Then I realized I needed the pictures from the invitation in separate files, so I got on Facebook to just get them from her account. Before I did that I got rid of a bunch of stupid requests, took a quiz to see which Jane Austen heroine I am (the answer is Fanny Price from Mansfield Park, which I haven't read), wrote on Christine's wall (which I've been meaning to do since yesterday morning when she wrote on mine), read Miki's posts on my wall (and promptly forgot to respond to them, which I just realized), and posted on Brandon's wall because I saw it was his birthday. THEN I got to the pictures.

I think my brain has been overloaded with all the wedding information going on in my head lately. It's been a little crazy.

On the bright side though, I think I've finished the invitations! And hopefully we will be printing them off this weekend. We already bought the envelopes tonight and I also realized that one of us is in regular contact with at least half the people on the list so we could hand deliver some of the invitations thereby saving on postage, which means that all the invitations should be out by the middle of next week and we won't have even spent as much as I thought we were going to! This is good news. :)

I feel like I should post something funny now. Let's see what I can come up with...

OH before I do that I just remembered that I need to call the temple tomorrow and see if I can change back the time for our sealing that I have already changed once (in addition to changing which room we were in once--this temple is totally going to ban me from ever being married there again. ha ha that was a joke.) and this isn't really something I needed to post here but mostly I'm writing it so that I won't forget in the next three seconds while I'm looking for something funny to post.

something many of you have seen before...



and I apologize for this one but I just think it's too darn hilarious. I already edited it a little bit.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Thoughts

You know, I've just thought about something. Maybe Hillary never really had a chance at this presidency. I mean, do you really see the people of the United States voting for a woman to be their president? I hate to say it, but I don't. In my head I've been thinking that Clinton and Obama were kind of equal in their "first"ness--she'd be the first woman president, he'd be the first black president, so either way it'd be something cool for our country. But let's be honest--it's not like that. Sure, Barack Obama is black, but that's not going to affect anyone's vote. No one's going to say "a black man can't run our country," because hardly anyone believes that anymore. (At least not a significant number--maybe just some of our really racist grandparents.) But we all know that people still think women can't do this stuff as well as men, and Obama is still a man. In the work force women still get paid less (like 30% less) for doing the same work that men do. For all our feminism and equality and "progress," I think we're still a pretty sexist country, and I don't see that getting put aside for people to elect our leader. People don't respect Hillary Clinton (example one: the fact that we call her Hillary, when we call all of the male candidates by their last names). It's completely unfair, and for that reason I hope she wins.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

THE DRESS HAS BEEN CHOSEN.

First, I would just like to say that the search for bridesmaids dresses is by far the worst thing I'm doing right now; and I just mean worst in the sense that it's ending up being really hard to find just the right thing that will work for everyone. Quite a big pain.

I also thought I would post a picture of my wedding dress, because I have finally decided what I'm going to do. My mom suggested that Dafni and I could share our dress a while ago, and at the time I didn't care much for the idea. But I thought about it a lot and it grew on me, and finally I decided that I'm going to do it.

Here's why this plan is working for me: first of all, I LOVED this dress when I tried it on, and that's why I suggested it to Dafni in the first place. Megan found it at Allyse's and it was one of my favorites for sure. Also, it was ridiculously cheap when Dafni bought it, which means it'll be amazing when we split the cost. This means that some of the money that was meant to go to the dress can go to other things, which will be really nice. And I'll get to keep it afterward, which was definitely a requirement for me because I am sentimental like that; and it turns out Dafni's not, because she was planning on renting a dress anyway, so this works out perfectly.

The only really good picture I have of the dress is one of Dafni in it, so here it is. She'll probably get mad at me for posting it. :)

Forever 21 Online Shopping...

Megan found this shirt and we both think it is disgusting, so I hope no one likes it because I am posting it here to make fun of the ugliness of it.