Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alaska 2005

I was going through my old photos yesterday and I came across all these picture cd's from Sam's Club. I had no idea what was on them so I threw them in my computer and they were pics from my first summer in Alaska! I was so freakin excited! I put an album on my facebook account but thought I should record some of it on my blog as well. Rach probably won't be very happy cuz she can't untag herself on my blog.. haha. She untagged all the pics of her on facebook in the album. Sorry sister. :) WARNING: Picture overload.. with some stories to go along :)Our lovely little airport. You couldn't even go inside.. It was full of barrels This is the factory of Port Moller. Loved being out on a boardwalk like that :)The view of the port from our little plane. We really were out in the middle of nowhereThis is the American gang. We were the only white kids in camp.. I guess Riza (the girl in the middle) was filipino, but she grew up in CaliforniaUs and our fellow slimers. lol. The little man on the left side was the funniest man.. And he could move fast!
The only other girls who were our age. Jennie, who is a baptist missionary working over in Russia at an orphanage, and Riza who was going to school in California to become a nurse.
Terry and Bernard. These guys were my buddies up there. Rachael didn't approve... lol

These three were our favorite ladies. Annette is the redhead. She was a complete hippie. Told me she believed in listening to your body to know what was healthy for you... and then she pulled out a cigarette... lol. Sandy is the black lady. Rach asked her sooooo many questions. We had never really met a black lady before.. And Alicia is the sweetest lady in the whole world. Kinda a big sister to me up there

Rachael's version of a "shortcut". She took us tromping through an unknown field because she thought it would be faster than following the beach. I think I got bit. I was bleeding by the time we got out of there..

This is what they did to us on our last day. Threw us into fish tubs full of ice water.. They let it sit all morning so it was nice and cold.. lol. Rach tried to run but they caught her and threw her in.. she looked like a rag doll. Freakin funny! lol
Victor got a little evil and went to push me under. Terry was only too happy to help him..
Now I'm gonna go all sappy on you... That summer is the summer Rach became my best friend. We were always friends growing up, but had our own peeps to hang out with and in high school we really drifted apart. That summer worked miracles for our relationship. It was the hardest I've ever had to work in my life, but I loved it. It made me fall in love with Alaska. I wouldn't trade that summer for anything.

Monday, December 21, 2009

WTF

Seriously what is this world coming to?? I just got a friend request from a total creeper on myspace. I know, I know... what am I still doing with a myspace account.. only weird people are on there... blah blah blah. I honestly have no real reason for keeping it. Anyways i'm getting sidetracked. So this guy, Chris (that's strike numbero uno against him), added me as a friend. I go to check out his page and see what his interests are, things people say about him, all that jazz to see if i would want him as a friend. He has a total foot fetish! Like I wish I was kidding, but I'm not.. His about me blurb thing was all about finding women who were willing to send him pics or videos of their FEET crushing things... W.T.F.????????? I thought he was being funny... He wasn't. The only pics he had on his page where of female feet stepping on things. One was a pic of feet standing on a pile of bread, a roll of toilet paper, a can of peanuts, even one of a girl standing on a vibrator.. DISGUSTING!! People should just keep their fetishes to themselves. I mean seriously!!

Then this other friend request came through as I was checking out the foot dude's page. It was from a guy named Love Virus.. quite the catchy name. lol. Anyways the only pics he had weren't really of him. They were pics of a terrorist looking dude's head pasted on other photographs of people. Picutres he probably cut out of magazines..

This just confirms what I posted earlier about there only being losers left in this world. I mean really.. REALLY? Is this all that is left? I realize that myspace isn't the place to look for a decent guy, and I'm definitely not looking, but let's get real. My only options left are weird guys from my school who can't find a girl to date them because of hygiene problems or total creepers with foot fetishes... Looks like I'm gonna become a VAM after all.. Alaska here I come!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Realizations, random thoughts and other odds and ends

Thanksgiving Dinner. It only comes around once a year and most people are so excited for this occurance. I used to be one of them. I love the green bean casserole and.... that's about it. I came to the realization this year ( I know, it's taken me 22 years to realize this, but better late than never) that I do not like thanksgiving dinner. I had it three times this year. That's pretty norm for us and by the time the third one came around it made me sick just thinking about having to eat all of it again. I think mashed potatoes are plain and we eat them WAY too often. Sunday dinners, anytime we have a roast, and at every church function you attend that serves dinner. Turkey is okay, but it has no flavor. You can season the outside, but the bird is so dang big that by the time you get to the meat of it, you taste none of that flavoring. So you put gravy on it, but then it's just like any other meat... nothing special about it. Stuffing... I'm pretty picky about my stuffing. It's kinda hit or miss for me. I hate cranberry sauce. I have no idea what it even is. It's just a jello like substance that retains the shape of the can after you plop it on a fancy looking plate... That one just baffles me. And yams. We don't eat them in our family but I just have to say that orange potatoes with carmel and marshmellows is just about the m0st unappealing meal I can think of. Who came up with it? My grandma makes good rolls. But my family thinks they are to die for. I just don't get that. Every year it's this huge deal all about the rolls and who gets the leftover rolls.. Kinda ridiculous. I love the appetizers.. the dips and crackers and veggies. And i love the desserts... most of them. Okay one of them. Chocolate cream pie. That's it. No pumpkin, no lemon meringue, no banana, coconut or any other kind of cream pie. Weird, right? Am I totally unAmerican that I hate thanksgiving dinner???

Totally different random thoughts:
*I watched XXX: State of the union. Somewhat cheesy acting, but good action. There was a shootout within the first 5 minutes. I think all good action movies should have a shootout within the first five minutes to fall into this category.

* Stayed up and watched G.I. Jane for the first time. Loved it! I'm all for female empowerment and all that jazz. Only Demi Moore could pull off a shaved head and still look good... Hate her for that. :)

* My dad made grape jello the other night for dessert. We had roast and ..... big surprise...... mashed potatoes. I've never had grape jello before. It was quite pleasant with cool whip. Love that stuff.

* Sunday night I went to sleep and when I woke up on monday morning I couldn't stand up straight. I had done something to my lower back while sleeping. Who knew sleeping was so dangerous? I was hunched over like an old man all day and when I would stand up from sitting I did it like a pregnant lady, leading with my crotch. When I went to sleep last night, it hurt to lay flat, lay on my side... It was quite tricky finding a comfy position but don't fear... I found one! It was on my stomach with a pillow propping my hips up. So I basically slept with my butt in the air all night, and it was the best sleep I've had in a long time. I woke up in the exact same position. It was fantastic! And this morning... No Pain! YAY!


Those are all of my thoughts for now. This was a ridiculously long post. I didn't know I had so much to say! lol.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Online Dating

I should be writing my chemistry abstract right now... but I can't focus. I just keep thinking about this online dating site that I'm a member of. And I'm gonna be completely honest and admit that I have no idea how I became a member... It used to be the Aquarium on Facebook, and now it has become SpeedDate. I guess since I had the aquarium app that means that I wanted this one when it changed over... whatever. I thought hey, what the heck? right? It couldn't hurt any... All I've met so far have been weirdos. And that entire word should be capitalized just to add emphasis for how weird they really are/ creepy. It's speed dating. The site pulls up someone they think you would match with who is also currently online. You have three minutes to IM back and forth or you can choose to leave the date early and you have to give the reason why. Today I was on and I get some guy. Has a decent pic, probably wasn't even what he really looked like. We talked for maybe five sentences, he asks if I have a webcam. I reply no, he says damn and leaves the date. WTF??? Then this other guy wants to chat so we skip the whole three minute thing and start e-mailing. We e-mail back and forth for probably 15 minutes and then he asks if I want to play dirty. I didn't even know what that meant! I had to ask.. embarrassing when you think about. And yes, it is exactly what you think it means. What a jerk! No worries, I told him off. The nerve of the loser.. Jeez. I'm sorry but when did it become appropriate to proposition someone over an e-mail? And after only talking for like 10 minutes?! I'm not saying I want to revert back to Pride and Prejudice times, but come on! At least TRY to get to know me/ pretend to act interested before you hit me up for sex. This is my current opinion on all men. I have yet to meet a decent one who contradicts what I just wrote. Where's a Prince Charming when you really want one?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rexburg to St. George and everywhere inbetween

I haven't posted in awhile.. mostly cuz I haven't really been in a bloggin mood. But I have a feeling that this is post is going to be quite a doozy.. So here it goes. I am loving my girlies at Tuscany. I don't know what I would do without them and their crazy stories. They keep me sane most days. :) I got to have dinner with Crystal on Monday and I was so excited to see her! She is one of my besties from the summer semester and she was in town visiting. It was so good to catch up on all the gossip (I know, I'm a sinner... LOL) and just hang out. Texas Roadhouse always sets the right mood. We ran errands together and talked and laughed and it felt like she had never left.

Over this last weekend I went on a girls trip with my old roomie from Alaska and SLC, JODIE!!! It was SOOOO good to see her. I haven't seen her since I left last april! Over a year and a half. It's crazy! I forgot how much I love hangin out with her. I have to say that I am so grateful that she was with me cuz I think I would have freaked on one of the other girls if she hadn't been there with me. It was Jodie's friend's friend. Does that make sense? Anywhoo her and I kinda clashed. I think maybe I clash with alot of people... Food for thought I guess. Anways I made a grand discovery while we were driving down. Jode and I were talking about books and how the authors have to be brilliant to come up with the storylines that they do. I confessed to be completely uncreative. And then I had a brilliant thought. I am creative with reality. That is my new motto. So when I start to feel like retard because I can't choreograph a dance, or write a national bestseller, I just say to myself, "Amber, you are creative with reality. You look at things that are going on in today's world and you research and create something new and make it a better place." ( that sounds a little conceited but it's my blog, so really I can get away with it haha) And really, can it get much better than that??? I think not! LOL.

For halloween I was a mad scientist/groupie of the Spice girls. Doesn't sound like a good combo, and you probably didn't know I was the latter of the two unless you saw who I was with. That's right. The girlies were the Spice Girls, and I must confess to be very impressed with their outfits. They pulled it off very well. I helped with the hair. We went to a couple parties, danced, played games and pretty much rocked the night away. Of course at the end of the night we had to watch SpiceWorld.... I'm gonna have to say that that was probably a waste of two hours of my life, but what can ya do?

This post kind worked its way down from the most recent events, but that's because they were freshest in my mind. :) Can't really think of anything else to say... Peace!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pedestrians.

I think every walking student at BYU-IDHAHo is feeling suicidal today since they keep walking out in front of my car, which is causing me to feel homicidal and making thoughts like running them over with my car go through my head. They are acting as if they would be immune to being hit by a car. They probably think they are going to be protected by God since they are going to a religious school, like some girls think that God will be their birth control since they got married in the temple. The way some people think just astounds me. I really don't know what the kids are thinking when they walk in front of a car, and it's probably not that God will save them. That's just me being cynical... Is that the right word? Anyway I really did meet a girl once who thought that God would be her birth control and only let her get pregnant when the "time is right". I tried my hardest to set her straight and make her realize that biology would take over once she had sex, but I don't think she believed me. She was pretty set in her way of thinking. I walked away after wishing her the best of luck with her 12 kids that were on their way! I don't think she thought that was funny, but then again she wasn't exactly sane so I didn't really care. And now I sound insensitive. Hmmm. Oh well. Peace out


NOTE TO ALL GIRLS: If you don't want to get pregnant then you need to use a form of birth control. It really is common sense. Ok, that's all :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deke and The Many faces of Tater

I love my cat. I am one of those people who will probably be a crazy cat lady when I grow old. I'm looking forward to that day. lol. Funny story. I'm lying in bed with deke and a truck pulls in the drive. Of course the dogs are going crazy downstairs, which is pretty much the norm. But then deke starts growling at the truck! He crouches at the end of my bed where he can see out the window and he starts growling just like a dog! It was so freakin cute/ hilarious! He was mimicking the dogs I guess. But then the person opened the truck door and when they slammed it closed the noise scared deke so he ran under the bed. Not much of a guard "dog" but he makes up for it with all his personality and cuteness! Here are some pics


Just hangin out with mom, watching T.V. :) So freakin cute! One of his new favorite past times... Beaner won the fish at the Blackfoot fair.

So Handsome!

And Now the many faces of Tater. I haven't seen her is almost two weeks so she's probably changed ALOT, but these will do for now! :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

XoXo Carol Clark

Today is the one year anniversary of Carol's death. She was Chris's mom. I loved this lady. She was crazy and kookie and she definitely had her bad days, but she was the sweetest person. She was always trying to help out, even if her ways of helping weren't always... normal. I can't believe it has already been a year. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was down there at the fourth of july party, but at the same time it feels like so much has happened since then that it was years ago. Don't you hate that? When time becomes distorted like that? I know I didn't get to become a part of this family, but I loved them. My thoughts are with you guys. xoxoxo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Church. School. Need I say more?

BYU-Idaho is so dysfunctional! I realize that this is my second post of the day, but I have to vent! I went country dancing at the school tonight. Not my favorite thing to do, but I figure I should at least try to socialize. I get off work, head over to the girls' apartment and we just chill for a couple hours before heading over. I get inside, walk up to the table to get the stamp on my hand, and then I feel a tap on my shoulder. I turn to see some over-enthusiatic girl smiling at me. She kindly informs me that I can't enter because I have holes in my jeans. It's the new fashion and you can't even see any skin! I didn't get stopped because of my mulitple piercings, but because my jeans were breaking the honor code. I wear these jeans to class all the time and I have never been asked to leave and change. Only when I try and go to some extracurricular activity do I get accused of breaking the stupid code. She said I would have to go home and change my pants before I could come back. I so did not want to drive back to Rigby just to put on a different pair of jeans. Come on! I walked out to my car, completely pissed off and realize that all my books, wallet, phone, etc are locked in the girls' apartment and they were inside dancing. SOO I suck it up and drive home. I get changed and head back to rexburg. I tried singing in the car to make myself in a better mood. It wasn't until I found the song "I'm a bitch" by Alanis Morsette (sp?) that I finally started to calm down. I get back and the girl has the audacity to come up to me and say "Thank you, that was so nice of you to go home and change." Needless to say I just glared at her. If I had opened my mouth to give a reply she probably would have kicked me out of breaking the honor code with my language. If this school didn't have such a bomb zoology program/cheap tuition I would flip them the bird as I walked out. This school seriously tries my patience. It'll be a miracle if I graduate before they kick me out for insubordination or something equally ridiculous, like my multiple parking tickets. Don't even get me started on that subject. No worries, I wrote them an e-mail to let them know how I felt about this mandatory parking class they wanted me to take. PPLEEAASSE...Like that's ever gonna happen.

Alright, I've vented. Peace out :)

ZoOLOgY= Love of my life!

I'm totally in love with my major! I mean I know that's how it should be, but I always thought that it would be less exciting than it actually is.. weird, right? Who wants to major in something boring? Not me! Luckily it has turned out to be the best thing ever. I always knew that I loved animals and that I would fall into some profession that involved animals and now I finally know which profession that is. I want to do zoology. I don't care if I'm studying the animals in a zoo or in their natural habitat. As long as I get to interact with them and learn something new every day than it's all good! I want to be outside, not trapped in some building gaggin on the smell of antiseptic and constantly listening to dogs howling in the background. Besides dogs aren't really my thing. Some day (hopefully soon) I want to be working with all my beloved marine animals. That's right, my research is going to SAVE THE WHALES! Not sure how exactly, but I'll work the details out later. LOL. I get excited just thinking about being out on the water and studying them; learning all their habits and getting to see their personalities. I've fairly positive that when I land my dream job with some research group that takes me all over the world studying the different marine mammals in all their habitats, it will be the BeSt dAy of my LIFE. I'm bouncing up and down in my chair and feeling ridiculously giddy just thinking about it! Free Willy here I come!!!


P.S. These are the most beautiful creatures ever. Someday...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Graduate Road Trip

I went with the school up to University of Idaho and Washington STate University over this past weekend to meet with their graduate programs. It was so much fun hanging out and meeting new people. There were about 15 of us who went up. We left the school around 8 am on Thursday morning. I'm not sure how long it should take to drive up there, according to my dad it should only take about 7 hours, but it took us FOREVER! We didn't get up there until 6 pm! What is that, like 10 hours?! Not to mention the fact that the van I ended up in sucked. It shimmied from 0 to about 60. After that it was just a constant vibration. My butt went numb from the sensations. Not a pleasant feeling. I had my hands holding down as many things as I could because I can't STAND things rattling in the car. Anywhoo it was probably the longest drive EvEr. It might have something to do with the fact that we stopped every 100 miles or that our tire blew. It took us until 12:30 to get to Deer Lodge. It shouldn't take that long numbero uno. Secondly when we were done eating lunch one of the kids from the other van comes up to our driver and says, " It looks like your back tire is getting ready to separate from the car." To which the driver goes off on this long tangent of how the school takes such good care of their vehicles and the maintaince is top notch, blah blah blah. Within the next five minutes, no exaggeration, the tire blew. I was just lying down to take a power nap until we stopped AGAIN, when it happened. It sounded like someone was shooting at us. Now that thought didn't actually cross my mind, like oh crap! Someone is shooting at us! But if I had to describe the noise, that would be what it sounded like. The top of the tire had blown and it dented the entire wheel bed. It bent the exhaust pipe closed. We sat on the side of the road for about 30 minutes while the professors changed the tire. After that the vibrations miraculously stopped, major shocker there... Anywhoo five hours and multiple stops later we finally arrived. We had to stay up in Couer d'Alene because all the hotels were booked in moscow and pullman since it was homecoming week and there was a big football game. We got checked into our rooms and wanted to go find some good food. Jackie and April wanted Japanese food and since I have never had it I said I would give it a try. Unfortunately for us, the lady at the front desk was on drugs... She had no idea what she was talking about and we ended up walking about a mile into town before we found some gas station to ask directions. The man informed me that the only japanese place was three miles away downtown. Like I'm gonna walk three miles for food that I might not even like... yeah right. We find some chinese buffet (sounds scarier than it actually was) and end up with a semi-decent meal. We needed to go to Walmart later so we took a van and asked the front desk how to get there. Probably not our brightest moment taking directions from the same lady as before but they sounded pretty straight forward. No worries, we got lost. Dumb lady. She should be fired... We found it eventually after I made them pull over so I could ask someone else. The next morning we had to be in the foyer at 6 AM. Once we got to the U of I we went on a tour given by a pierced java junkie. He slipped in how much he loved coffee wherever he could. I think the entire tour was based on where all the coffee shops were located on campus. I don't think he realized what school we were from. lol. I got to meet with the wildlife and fisheries department and it was very informative. I actually get paid to go to graduate school. They pay for my tuition plus I get a yearly salary. Sounds good to me! Later we drove over the border to visit Washington State. This place is like it's own city. It's huge! Luck was with us when we decided to turn down a random road and found the student center. The man at the graduate help desk should also be fired. He sent all of us to the wrong buildings except Evan. I got good info about the vet program there, but only after I got sent to three different places. Nobody at the school knows were anything is! Jeez... Eric got sent to my zoology building which I never even got a chance to go see since it was on the other side of campus, but he got me some brochures so that helped a little. He never even got to his building. Matt got sent to the engineering building when he wanted the architecture building. But Evan and Jackie got the right one. But I'm guessing it's only because it was directly out the front doors of the student building. It was a very eventful and informative day. Well worth the swollen ankles from walking all day in uncomfortable shoes. The next morning we were supposed to leave around nine. But when Brother McBride took the van to get a spare tire just in case, he found out he had to have the brakes replaced. Yipee! So we had to wait around for the parts to come in. And then we got stuck with the same driver as before who decided it would be faster to go through Salmon to get home. I think that only works if you go the speed limit and you don't stop twenty times. We didn't get home until 8 pm! A crazy weekend but a lot of fun. I loved all the people that I got to meet and it was nice seeing the different schools and what they offer. Here's to finding one that wants me!!

P.S. Sorry it's such a long post. I had a lot to say :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Taytum Nichole Hobley aka My NIECE!

Here is the promised picks of miss Taytum Nichole! Love her to death. I think she is a very good mix of both Ben and Rach. But some of her looks, especially when she is waking up from a nap, are a dead ringer for her mama. It's kinda weird seeing a mini Rach but I love her and that's all that matters!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Idaho State Fair

I love the fair! It was this past week and it was so much fun... like usual! :) For some reason I just love fair food. It tastes so much better than regular food. I think the dutch oven cooking is probably my fave. And the animals! Oh my heck I love the petting zoo! I made my fam go through all the barns with me looking at the cows and horses (even though we have our own to look at everyday lol). Then we moved on to the petting zoo! I love the little goats! And this year they had some adopt a pet type thing set up and all they had were puppies! There were baby yorkies, boxers, german shepherds, beagles and my favorite... a basset hound! I don't normally like hounds because of how much noise they make, but you just couldn't resist this little girl's face! She had so much extra skin. There were rolls of it everywhere. And she tried getting a drink of water and her ears got soaking wet! How freakin cute! Needless to say it's a good thing my parents were there or else I would have come home with a cow, a mini horse, a pygmie goat and a basset hound puppy.. Not sure how i would have gotten them all home, or where the money would have come from to purchase said animals, but I would have figured something out! I love animals. That's really all I have to say on that matter :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Walmart--- Good vs. Evil

I have a love/hate relationship with Walmart. I hate their lines. They have 50 checkout stands and only 5 people working. It makes for a long wait surrounded by screaming children and frustrated parents. I love that the entire store is a smorgisborg (just sound that one out ) of everything. If I ever have to waste time while I'm running errands I just go over to Wally world and spend an hour browsing. The only bad thing about this, I always find something that I don't need/didn't realize I wanted. And then I have to buy it. Like yesterday. I go to Walmart to buy a pencil sharpener for my new eyeliner. Total sidenote: they should mark on the package if you are going to need a sharpener for the eyeliner. I haven't had a non-self-sharpening eyeliner since I was twelve. Okay back on track.. I go to buy a pencil sharpener. Twenty dollars, one book, two movies, a candy bar, and some chapstick (don't forget the pencil sharpener) later, I walk out of the store. HeLLo. I totally get distracted when I'm in there. I just see all these cool doodads and fun toys and I think I just have to have them! I actually put some things back before I got to the checkout stand. I had this hot purple hammer/screwdriver set thingy which I loved. But what the heck would I have done with it? Obvious answer: hang something up! But everything is hung up and my dad has every tool I could ever want/need. At least I realized this BEFORE I left the store! It usually doesn't even occur to me until much later that I really don't need these things. And even then I can't really bring myself to feeling buyers remorse... hmm. What does that mean?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Babies, babies, babies EvErYwHeRe

So Rachie babe is currently in the hospital sweating through major contractions as I type this... Maybe she got the epidural already... Who knows?? I am SSSOOOOOO excited for my sweet baby niece to get here! I can't wait to hold her and smother her with kisses! Can you do that to a newborn?? Or do I have to give gentle air kisses? I think she'll be tough enough to handle the former :) Rach has been having contractions since like Sunday night. Talk about long labor! But apparently those were just weak contractions. She was supposed to get induced this morning but the baby beat her to it and her water broke all on its own. Kinda gross if you think about it too intensely. I just have this image of like a water balloon in her pants bursting and going everywhere... Probably doesn't happen like that but ya never know right? At least until it happens to you. Yet another reason NOT to have kids.. Who wants an exploding water balloon (that really doesn't have water in it at all, but something much more gruesome) to go off in their pants?! But I'm glad that Rach felt the need to do this so that I can have myself a cute little baby to spoil without all the draw backs ( like losing more than half of my sleep time... that's a serious issue). I'll post pics once rach has popped this baby out!

On a less personal note, meaning I'm not related to them, it seems that everyone is having babies. My best friend Lacy is only a month behind Rach getting ready to give me a nephew! Yep, she said I could be an aunt! :) Cierra is having a baby, Jill is adopting (but a baby is a baby, right?), Beckii has a son and just found out she's pregnant again, my aunt just had a baby and everywhere I look I see pregnant people. It might just be the town I live in... Three of my friends had babies earlier this year and even more of my friends have had a baby within the last two years and are working on other. Did I miss the memo that it's in fashion to be pregnant? I feel like I'm not with the times or something. Oh well. If I'm creating a fashion faux pas by NOT being pregnant guess I'll just have to live with the humiliation... LOL. Just take pity on me and buy me some ice cream.. Chocolate please!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Brian Regan

So I have to admit to loving Brian Regan. I didn't used to be a huge comedy fan... crazy since I love to laugh! But anyhoo, I was first introduced to Brian Regan my second summer in alaska... I think. It was one of the summers in alaska. Anyway I was introduced to him and now I love him! I love a lot of comedians now. Jim Gaffigan, Christopher Titus, Jeff Dunham (the puppet guy)... And a few others. ANYWAYS (jeez I'm getting sidetracked) Brian is coming to SAlt Lake City in March!!! And I want to go! but I don't want to go alone, so I need someone who loves him and will laugh with me to come along! Any takers??? It would be a whole lot of fun!!! It is a Wednesday or Thursday that he will be there so you can even take a vacay off school and work!!! Sounds fantastic right?! Okay just let me know cuz I'm dying to see this guy live!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Work is sooooo HaRd :)

So most of my time at work is spent on the computer playing games, catching up on facebook, reading books, and coloring. That's right... coloring. Crayons, colored pencils, activity books... the whole works. I have an entire bin that has crayons, markers, tissue paper, hole puncher, and about a dozen coloring books. When I brought it to work my boss was shocked. He asked what in the heck I was hauling in and I kindly informed him that it was my craft box. To which he had no reply but to laugh. Usually after 3 works slows down quite a bit. I can go all afternoon after JAred leaves and not get one phone call. It will be nice to have all this free time at work once school starts so I can do homework... riiiight. I highly doubt I will get any homework done at work. But you never know. I might surprise myself. lol. Please enjoy the following pics of my beautiful coloring. Also included is a pic of what my desk looks like. It doesn't exactly make for a speedy cleanup if a client walks in the door, but what can ya do?! One time a client walked in and I was trying to clean my desk up so fast that I dumped my container of crayons over. Don't worry they went all over the desk and rolled off to spread themselves across the floor. The lady looked at me like I was crazy. That was the last time that I took the liberty of using my ENTIRE desk for coloring. Now I just pick the colors I want and use a small portion of the desk. :) Oh well. I got sidetracked with that little story. Enjoy!

































Monday, August 10, 2009

Random Thoughts...

Me and my sisters went down to logan this past weekend for the annual logan fair. Every year my uncle does a corn booth and the whole family comes to help shuck (sp?) corn and work the booth. It's fun to see the family and we have trade with all the other food vendors so we eat ourselves sick on yummy fair food!

Anywhoo me, Rach and Beaner are driving home and talking about all the people who have gotten married lately and all the people who are having babies. And it makes me crazy to hear about people who have JUST BARELY gotten married and are already trying for a baby! Hello people! Calm down, take a breather and just enjoy each other before you throw in a goo producing little person. I don't care what anyone says, having a baby just throws your whole life out of whack. These kids are only 19 years old and they only knew their husbands for like 6 months before they tied the knot. Get to know the guy a little better before you decide to have his baby... Jeez. If you are having to learn how to cook and how to work the freaking washing machine two weeks before your wedding you are definitely not ready to get married. Move out of the house, live a little and THEN get married.


On a completely different note, it was Deke's birthday on Saturday! He is one year old! I love my little man so much! He always brings a smile to my face! I can't believe how fast the past year has gone by. Can you believe it's already august?! It's crazy. A lot has happened in the past year. Definitely some hard times, but there has been a lot of good times too. Made a lot of new friends who I LOVE! I don't think I would have gotten through these past few months without them. It has definitely been a year of learning, but I'm happy with were I'm at now. And that's pretty much all a girl can ask for, right? Love ya!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Updates

So it's been almost a month since I've blogged! Crazy!! I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Can you believe that it's already middle of July?! So this is mostly going to be a post full of pics. This past month has been crazy fun! We had the surprise party for Stacey, boating trips, random chinese dinners, Crystal's goodbye dinner and a whole lot of other random things! Enjoy the pics!

Check out my reflection in Calaigh's glasses! Love it!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

MARRY ME MICHAEL!!!

So I have been watching The Bachelorette and I have to confess that I am totally in love with Michael! Like seriously, what a H-O-T-T-I-E!!! I laugh every time he is on. If Jillian doesnt' want him then send him my way please! MmMmMm.... He's good lookin, he can break dance, he's hilarious, he's spontaneous.... I want him! Or anybody who is EXACTLY like him would do too. :) I have watched the Bachelorette since it's first season and I have never really liked a guy. Of course I've thought some of them were cute, others were losers, but I've never really cared one way or the other, but if Jillian doesn't pick Michael, she is out of her mind CrAzY!!! Okay and now that everyone knows I'm obessed with the guy I'm gonna go. But first I have to say that Wes is a flaming pile of douche and should be sent home immediately! She's crazy that she can't see through him like that. Okay that's all.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fashion gurus

I went shopping yesterday and was assaulted by all the neon colors of the 80's aerobics gear that is now passing for fashion. It makes me wonder who is in charge of all this stuff.... stuff = fashion. No one wants to be seen wearing teal colored skinny jeans with a wife beater that has a rainbow peace sign. And if they do, they have a twisted sense of fashion. These particular items of clothing went out of style for a reason, so why bring them back??? And another fashion that has made an appearance is the cowboy/indian theme. Granted it took them longer to come back then the 80's, but still... Everywhere I looked I was either blinded by the colors or having a flashback to the old west. Leather fringe vests and shirts covered in Indian styled beading. Bleck!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Old age = Ditzy moments

So I've come to the conclusion that the older I get the more scatterbrained/ditzy/retarded I get. At the rate I'm going I'm going to be a drooling vegetable by the time I'm thirty! It used to be that Rachael had all the blonde moments, but i tell you what I think I need to be changing my hair color. Some examples: Last week gas prices went up to 2.50. I'm driving by the gas station and I'm thinking, man that sucks! It'll be three bucks by tomorrow! Because in my mind, the three dollar mark was coming right after 2.59. Hello Amber! This is not time, it's money. Then a couple days later I go to Hollywood Video to rent TrueBlood. It's a series on HBO; it's supposed to be really good. So I walk over to get the DVD. I pick it up, it says complete first season and I think great! So I take it home and plop it in the DVD player. And guess what? It was only for the last two episodes. That would have been great if I had watched the first 10 episodes already! Jeez... But in my defense the sticker with the barcode for Hollywood Video was covering up the part that said Disc 5 Epsiodes 11 &12. So now I have to take it back and see if they will let me trade it for the first disc without charging me. But I'm gonna guess it'll be a no go. We'll see. And yet another example. Yesterday I'm leaving church and I have to go to the grocery store on my way home. I was craving chicken and we didn't have any. So I'm driving down the street. There are multiple stop signs, and I stop for all of them. Then I get down to the main road. I stop, look both ways, no cars so I go. About halfway through the intersection the light turns green. And the only reason I noticed that I had just run a red light, is because it caught my attention when the light changed. It didn't even occur to me that I was sitting at a light. Or that I had to wait for it to turn green. I fully expect to receive a ticket in the mail sometime this week. Just my luck....

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fix me PLEASE!!!

Today I am feeling very much like my eggo is preggo. I woke up starving so I grab a salad to eat on my way to work cuz that's what I was craving. And now three hours later the smell of the dressing has me dry heaving. I'm having to breathe through my mouth so I don't gag. I actually had to set the garbage can outside just now so I could continue sitting at my desk. I don't know what my deal is. Lately smells have been getting to me like nothing else. I usually have a pretty strong stomach, but lately just the thought of some smells has me gagging. I actually threw up two weeks ago because of the smell of my Nilla wafers. What?! I can't remember the last time I actually threw up. I love Nilla wafers and usually eat them by the box. But at the moment just the thought of them is making my mouth water, and not in a good way. I wish I could just waltz into a hospital and say, "I'd like to get fixed please." The way you can take your dog or cat into the vet and get them "fixed". Wouldn't that be so nice? You wouldn't have any periods, you wouldn't have to worry about ever getting preggo and all the nasty side effects that come with being preggo. Feeling nauseous is just about the worst feeling in whole world. I hate it! It gives you a headache and makes you feel achy and tired and grumpy. This is pretty much just a pity me post. Thanks for reading if you made it all the way through. Love you guys.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Crazy Weekend

So I spent my memorial weekend down in salt lake with my friend Tara. It was a blast! It was a much needed vacay... even though I don't really work that hard. :) We babysat Ashley's dogs since she was down in Florida visiting her brother. It was a mad house! She has a rottweiller that is huge! I thought he was part Great Dane when I first saw him. Then she has a Golden Retriever and a hound. Add to that Tara's dog Phantom, he's a mix, and her little dog Sadie and her parent's Dautschand, Dexter, and it was crazy! The little weiner dog, Dexter, was trying to hump the golden retriever, Sage, who did not like that at all. Then Blue, the rottweiller, didn't like Phantom so they were fighting and chasing each other all over the house. Blue has a problem with drooling. It was disgusting. We had Ash's three dogs in the backseat of Tara's car and Blue would stick his head up front to be with us. I had to use my purse as a shield against his drool. It was running down my arm and everytime he would close his mouth it would splatter all over us. It was a very long car ride to drop him back off at Ashley's house. Needless to say I had to go home and change my shirt because it was covered in dog slobber. Tara and Ashley also adopted a kitten. He is only two weeks old and his name is Cartman. He is a persian so his ears are all squished to his head. We had to bottle feed him every couple of hours. But it was okay. Most places let us take him inside with us. We went to the Mayan for dinner. It was crazy how those divers would just leap off the rocks doing flips. I don't think I could do that. I can only image how that job interview would go. After dinner we went to layton and hung out with some of Tara's friends. Then headed down to Spanish Fork to a lodge where we played pool and watched movies. We did a lot of driving that night. :) The next day we slept in and then got lunch at Mimi's Cafe. It was really good. I got this turkey sandwich on ciabatta bread. I could only eat half of it because it was so big! Then we topped the meal off with a chocolate shake from McDonalds! YUMMY! That night we went to a bar. I know, I know. Bad Amber. Whatever, it was so much fun! It was this Irish pub and it had kareokee and dancing and it was so much fun! We danced the night away and sang along with kareokee people. It was a blast! I wanted to get up and sing but Tara wouldn't do it with me. Maybe next time... Monday I went out to Tooele and put flowers on Chris's mom's grave. I couldn't believe how many people were at the cemetary. Crazy. Then I went to a barbeque with Lisa and Bruce. They are a couple that I worked with up in Alaska. I love these guys! Their kids are awesome. Syd is going to be a senior this next year and Boon is almost 16 I think. He used to be annoying when I first met him. But now he just makes me laugh. I am going down to stay with them for a weekend in June and I can't wait. Overall it was a dang fun weekend. Hope everyone else had a fun weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Treasure Trove

I had a baby shower that I went to last night. So I'm at K-mart buying the little guy some clothes and of course I had to pick up some for Rachie's little girl... I love baby clothes! So cute how little they are! Anywhoo, I walk over to the Dollar Tree to buy a bag and tissue paper because it's cheap right? This Dollar Tree was amazing! I've been to dollar stores before, obviously:), but this one was awesome! They had an entire isle dedicated just to gift bags. They were bags that were so cute. You would of paid 5 bucks at Target or Walmart for bags that looked just like these ones. And the tissue paper was in bulk. Which I didn't need, but it was still a great deal. 20 - 40 sheets of sparkly or colored tissue paper for $1!!! SWEEET!! They had lotions that were name brands just in smaller size. And everything is really just a dollar! I hate those dollar stores where they charge you MORE than a dollar. Family Dollar is very guilty of doing this... I got a three pack of Spearmint flavored Certs for just a buck! I love Certs! And I got a four pack of Extra gum. It's a new flavor called Supermint. It;s definitely super... I think I inhaled when I went to put it in my mouth because I was choking for about three minutes afterward. Jennie was laughing her head off which made me laugh which made me choke even harder... Needless to say I was crying by the time I could breathe again. :) You could buy flip flops, kids swimming suits, preggo tests (not sure how reliable those would be, just sayin...) decorations for all holidays, lotions, makeup, food... It was seriously a little treasure trove. I want to go back! Just thought I would share so that you can all get in on the great deals. Love ya!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

X-men Rock!

So I just saw the new x-men movie, Wolverine and it rocked! I love Hugh Jackman. Did anyone else notice that we totally got a great view of his lovely behind??? Do you think it was a stunt double? I sure hope not. That man has got one fine lookin body. I'm not sure who played his brother in the movie, but I don't think I will ever be able to see another movie with him in it without viewing him as being evil. Kinda like I can't watch a movie with Glenn Close in it when she is trying to play a good guy because she is so totally evil from the movie 101 Dalmations. Some people are just born to play certain roles, like Hugh Jackman who was born to play the role of the hero, and a good lookin one at that. I'm going to see the new Angels and Demons movie tonight and I'm anxious to see if it is as good as the book. Probably not since I have yet to see a movie that can compare to the book, but I have my fingers crossed that one day it will happen. It doesn't matter if the movie is as great as the book because regardless Dan Brown is an awesome writer. He is one of the few mystery/suspense novelists that I actually like. That's all I have to say on that matter. LAter

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

OtTeR POPS*****

This is just a shout out to one of my favorite summer treats... Otter Pops! I used to eat these all the time when I was younger. Pink, Orange, Blue, Green.. okay they are all my favorite flavors. It had been years since I had eaten them until I started dating Chris. We used buy them by the box and finish it off within a week. We would just grab a handful of them and watch a movie and eat like 10 each! My favorite is when they start to get a little melted and you can just suck it right out of the plastic... My snowcone earlier tonight reminded me of them. I was eating my gummi worm flavored snowcone and I kept thinking 'what does this remind me of?' It tasted like something that I couldn't quite name. And of course it wasn't the snowcone it was reminding me of... duh. It took me about five minutes of wracking my brain before I finally remembered what it was. ANd then I couldn't stop smiling! OTTER POPS! They always bring a smile to my face. But now I feel the need to go out and buy a box. Maybe I'll hold off to see if the craving goes away... But I doubt that it will. I'll keep you updated. It's a totally random post, but I felt the need to share my love of otter pops with everyone so they might feel tempted to go out and buy some. You don't know what you are missing if you have never had an otter pop!

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

So tomorrow I will officially be 22! I think this sounds extremely old, but Rach thinks it sounds young. But since this is MY blog, we're gonna go with my opinion. LOL. Now that I'm starting to get on in years, or so some people think, I have to wonder why some people think I should have gotten married at the age of 18? They make me feel like I'm going on 40 instead of just 22! Funny story... I went to my FHE group for the first time a month ago and we had to all go around and introduce ourselves and tell them about our family. So I say that I am a twin and I have a little sister. The bishop asks me why my twin isn't in the ward with me and I reply that she is married and about to have a baby and that she just graduated. To which a girl in my group replies, "Do you feel like a total failure compared to her?" !!! Can you believe that?! I didn't until you said that, dumb jerk! So what that I haven't graduated from school yet? What makes her think that I WANT to be married and having a baby?! Some people are so close minded. It drives me crazy. Only in Mormonville, USA do people make you feel bad for making it to your twenties without getting married. And just to answer that question, no I do not feel like a total failure compared to Rachael. I like my life just the way it is. I'm excited to be turning 22 and still be single. I'm excited to see what this new year in my life will bring. I wonder what presents I'll get??? I love getting presents! That's probably the only thing that I like about Christmas... I know, I'm a scrooge.. oh well! So I don't really have anything else to post about my birthday since it hasn't actually happened... :) I'll let you know how it goes!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

SnOw CoNeS!!!!

So I had my first snow cone of the season and it was awesome! It could have used a little bit more juice, but the flavor was still everything I had imagined it to be! I love the green apple flavor. Rach says it smells like vomit, but trust me it doesn't. And it definitely doesn't taste like vomit! I tried a new flavor called gummi worm, it's a combo of green apple and blue raspberry and it was pretty dang good. I love that you can get such a yummy, cold treat for so cheap! I'm definitely looking forward to getting another one. It will just be one of many for the coming summer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Magic, Fantasy and Sci-Fi... I heart you!

So I am one of those people who loves the sci-fi movies and the vampire books. I love getting caught up in a different world when I'm reading. It makes life seem so much more exciting when you think about all the possibilities. Too bad it's all fiction. :( I like to daydream about some vampire prince coming into my life looking like some guy off the cover of a romance novel and sweeping me off my feet.... Just kidding! lol. But seriously, I think I would like to be young forever. Think of all the things that you could do! Anywhoo I'm excited to see the new X-men origins movie! Wolverine is hot! Okay so maybe it's more that Hugh Jackman is hot, but it's basically the same thing. :) That's really all I have to say. And now everyone knows that one of my quirks is the love of the impossible and unknown. Later!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Road Trip

I love road trips. Today me, rach, ben and beaner all drove down to logan to pick up beaner's horses. It wasn't really a road trip since it only lasted a day, but it was still fun. I love going for long drives with people that I love. Going on a drive on a sunny day and listening to music and laughing and taking in the sights is probably one of my favorite things to do. It started out that just bean was going to pick up her horses. But then I wanted to go because I thought it would be nice to go on a drive. So I called into work and requested the day off, which I got because I have a pretty cool boss. Then Rach decided that she wanted to go so she called ben at work to let him know. And then HE decided that he wanted to go so he got off work and the road trip was set into motion. So once it was decided that we were all going along for the drive we loaded up the horse trailer and took off. Of course we had to stop and grab some Wendy's for lunch. I love the fries with my frosty! Then we stopped at the gas station and picked up some water bottles and sunflower seeds. It isn't a road trip without sunflower seeds. Once we got to logan we loaded up bean's desk from my grandma;s house and headed to LaBeau's for a shake. I love their shakes. I was first introduced to this place down at Bear Lake, but now they have one in Logan! Then we loaded up the horses and headed back home. It was very uninventful, but still a lot of fun. I love hanging out with my sisters. We laughed the whole drive, listened to Totally Hits 2001 and reminisced about the old days and just had fun. Gotta love road trips!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Drivers

I HATE other drivers! I can't figure out where most people learned to drive. They are either swerving all over the road, they don't know how to use a blinker, don't know how to properly use their brakes or they are old and senile and shouldn't even be on the road! Like today, I'm getting off at the Rexburg exit and there is a Yukon in front of me. They did NOT know how to properly use their brakes. They would push on them and then let up, over and over, and then they were doing some kind of tap dance on them like they were trying to spell something out with morse code. If you are going to use your brake then apply steady pressure, otherwise take your stupid foot off the gas and let yourself slow down naturally! They should really teach people how to be courteous to other drivers in drivers ed. Everyday when I leave work I have to pull out of my parking lot onto the busiest street in Rexburg. There is a stoplight about a twenty yards ahead of where I have to pull out. Nobody ever lets me in! I have to wait until the light up ahead has turned green so that all the cars pull forward AND wait for the light behind to turn red so that no new cars pull up. And when the light up ahead turns red, instead of somebody stopping farther back so I can get my nose out there, they pull forward until they are kissing the bumper in front of them! How rude! It is so frustrating! And blinkers! I don't really care for blinkers. I hate the noise that they make. But I use them if there is another car behind because it's the courteous thing to do right? I hate it when someone doesn't use a blinker to show they are turning. If they aren't using a blinker then I have no idea why they are slowing down, which makes me ride their butt for going so slow. Which probably isn't the best thing, I know people hate people like me who ride their tails, but just go faster! And then we get to old people. I love my grandparents, but I seriously think old people are stupid. Literally. If you can't go the speed limit then get off the road. If you can't stay in one lane, get off the road. If you can't see over the steering wheel, get off the road. If you can't hear your blinker going off for the last ten minutes then GET OFF THE ROAD! This is a newspaper article from the USA Today to prove my point about old people:

Good morning, As you suit up and ride out today, keep in mind that driving is not a calling for all of your fellow motorists.A case in point is a 69-year-old German woman who, according to a Reuters report, was involved in three car accidents this week in less than an hour. She crashed into three cars while trying to exit a supermarket parking lot on a Baltic resort island. Then she accidentally stepped on the accelerator and sped across a nearby lawn, crashing into the house. As she was being taken to the hospital, the ambulance was hit by a truck, which wasn't really her fault.Miraculously, there were no serious injuries but it does give one pause. Even if you're not on a Baltic resort island, how do you avoid drivers like this unfortunate motorist?


Do you see my point?! Maybe I just suffer from road rage, but seriously... come on! Either get with the program or get out of my way!

Friday, April 17, 2009

35 Things I love/want to accomplish in life

So i totally stole this from another kid's blog, but I really liked the idea. His was about the 50 things he wanted to accomplish in his life, but I can't really think of 50 things I want to do so I'm throwing in things that I love too and reducing the number!

1. Work in Antarctica! I want to see the penguins and visit the south pole and help with all the research they do down there!
2. I LOVE Quizno's. I just had one yesterday and I could have eaten two of those YUMMY sandwiches!
3. Study abroad for a semester. I don't care where, I just want to use my passport again!
4. Get my Master's degree in Zoology
5. ChOcOlAtE!!! God's gift to me!
6. Go back to Scotland and travel the countryside for at least a month
6. Spend a summer backpacking in Europe and visiting all the famous restaurants. Especially in Italy!
7. See a Broadway play or musical in the Big Apple
8. Own a house on the beach
9. Skydiving! or Base Jumping... which one is less dangerous?
10. My kitty cat Deke! <3
11. Love reading a really good book. The one where you just lose yourself and it feels like you're living the story.
12. LOVE the smell right after it rains. Mmmm...
13. I want to be the BEST aunt in the whole world and spoil them crazy!
14. Visit every continent
15. Write a children's book, or ten
16. Love having friends that I can laugh with
17. ALASKA!!!
18. Save a homeless person. Give them the fresh start they need
19. Own a motorcyle and rule the road with it! lol
20. Own a home that is 100% Eco-friendly
21. SAVE THE WHALES! hahaha :)
22. Serve a mission when I'm retired
23. Learn to speak french and spanish
24. Become a gourmet chef in my own kitchen!
25. Become brave enough to sing in public
26. Learn how to salsa dance!
27. Raise my kids to always follow their hearts
28. Rescue as many animals as I can
29. Love snorkeling
30. Sea turtles- they're huge!
31. Live with no regrets
32. Die doing something amazing! Bungee jumping, boating, riding a motorcycle, etc...
33. Save the rainforest!
34. Love that my sisters are my two best friens
35. Make every person I know LAUGH!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SpRiNg TiMe!!!

It's finally here! I am so excited! Spring is my second favorite season (fall being the first). I love seeing all the flowers growing and the grass starting to green up. And the smell of the rain... nothing beats that. AHHH! I don't know why but today I am off the walls happy!!! Don't you just love that feeling, the one where you feel like anything could happen and that life is just freaking awesome?!? That's totally where I'm at today and I have to admit I L-O-V-E it! Rach brought me a chocolate frosty at work today. Thanks Rachie!!! Maybe that's why I'm so happy. Anyone who knows me knows that chocolate and ice cream are two of my FAVORITE things in the whole world! Jeez, could I use anymore exclamation points today? But I just can't help it! I'm sitting at work with my chick music blasting (softly, since I AM at work lol :) ), posting on my blog, which happens to be an addiction for me (if more exciting things happened to me, I would post more often), I'm wearing one of my favorite shirts, I'm having a pretty good hair day and my makeup is totally rockin! Sigh... Life is good!
Jennie, I know you are reading this, I love you! And I think you have a pretty good idea why I'm so excited! YAY!!! I'm grinning from ear to ear and laughing randomly at absolutely nothing and totally excited for what ever might happen. Life is just good. For everyone else who aren't in on the joke, just be happy that I'm happy. And know that I love all of you and I wish you were here at work with me so we could all laugh and jam out to chick music together! Peace out!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Props to Rach

So I just wanted to give a shoutout to my twin sis who beat me. She has graduated with her bachelor's degree in communications (boring!) and I still have about two years left. Oh well. But in my defense I have done a lot of fun things that I wouldn't have been able to do if I had been in school. I stayed an extra month in Alaska and spent the rest of the semester traveling. I went and stayed in san diego with a friend for two weeks, went to vegas for a week with my mom, spent time with the fam in utah and just enjoyed myself. I took night classes so I could work full time, went and spent a couple weeks with Rach out in california, worked at an exotic vet clinic in utah, got to live in salt lake city(love it there!) and spent three summers in alaska. I think I got the better end of things if I compared what I got to do to spending the last four years in school, but whatev. I am still going to school. I WILL get my degree, I'm just taking my time to get it done. Congrats Rachael! Love you!

On a side note, I am loving my job. I have the best boss. He is totally laid back, easy to talk to and he's pretty funny. It feels amazing to be working again! It's just nice to get out of the house. I'm looking forward to what life will bring. I get to spend this weekend with the fam for easter, I have a girls trip planned with some friends from salt lake, I'm going to Lake Powell in June and I am going to be the best aunt ever to my future niece who comes September 5th! And then I get to go back to school on September 10th and all my generals are done! Hallelujah!!! Now I get to focus on just biology and animals and I can't freakin wait! Life is good! I'm just excited to get back to living MY life. The single life is so the way to go. Or maybe I'm just being selfish?.... No Way! I deserve to have some fun and just live it up. So here's to me and my new single life! Toast!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life of a Single Girl

Okay so I first have to say that I did NOT get the job in Alaska... Bummer I know. But the very next day I got a job offer at Farmer's Insurance so I guess there's a reason that I'm staying around. I also found out that I got re-accepted to BYU-Idaho on the Fall/Spring track. So I start school on Sept. 10. I have to say that I am extremely excited that I will not be on campus during the winter. Parking is a nightmare. The whole point of people living on campus is so that they don't have to drive and can save gas money... Hello! I need a parking spot people!

Anywhoo... I have to say that I love Sex and the City; the series and the movie. They make it look so glamorous dating all different kinds of people and going to parties and staying out late. Wish I lived in Manhattan. Did you know that I am the last of my friends who is not married? It's ridiculous. And not only am I the only single girl, all my friends are now having babies (except Heather, YAY!). I am only 22 (almost) and I feel like an old maid! All of Brianna's friends who are only 19 are getting married. And that really makes me feel old. It's kinda depressing. It would be better if I wasn't going to a mormon school, but since I am I have to deal with it. I'm going to describe the dating life of a 22 year old girl at BYU-Idaho. First off any guy who is cool is married, soon to be married or seriously dating someone. Any guy who is a pre-mi (under 19) is only looking for someone to make out with before they go celibate for the next two years. And besides they are WAY too young for me. I tried the younger guy remember? It didn't work out so well. Then if the guy is a returned missionary he is going to be weird at least for the first year. And once they start getting serious they want someone who is under the age of 19 so that they can have a "young" wife... 18 is still legal. Then if by some miracle you get asked out it feels like you are at an interview. They ask you how many kids you want, if you want to be a stay at home mom (which I most definitely DO NOT), if you pay tithing on your net or gross income. It's more intense than a temple interview! And then of course there is the inevitable and dreaded question... "What is your major?" Can they not come up with a more original question than that? What does my major have to do with who I am as a person??? Being a biology major has nothing to do with the fact that I love to laugh and read and that purple and green are my favorite colors. Come on guys! So to sum up my choices here they are: I can date a married man (always tempting), hook up with a player, lie about my age or talk about having kids with some guy I don't even like. It's a rough life I live.

So if any of you know a man who does NOT fit into the categories mentioned above, who doesn't mind dating a girl my size, and is fun to hang out with, let me know. I think I'm ready to start dating again. Love you guys!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Today is a GREAT day! Because it is the holiday where you are required to wear green, my favorite color! And if you like to party it is completely appropriate to get smash-face wasted! WOOT! WOOT! Not that I'm going to be one of those people... I'm just saying. Anywhoo I find out tonight if I get to go back to Alaska and I have all of my fingers and toes crossed that it happens. Sorry that the last couple of posts have been so negative and cranky, but I assure you that I am 100 percent A-OKAY! So I'm just hangin out at Rachael's house, which I do almost every day. And her "lap dog" Fancy (who by the way is a 60 lb pit bull) is so spoiled. More spoiled than my Dekers! Yesterday we went to run errands and Fancy pants had to come along. She pouted in the back seat until I let her come up front and sit in my lap. It was one of the most uncomfortable rides ever. She is currently sitting on Rachael's lap as I type while Rach is trying to work on her computer. When she takes a nap Rachael wraps her up in a blanket to make a "Fancy Taco". Heaven forbid the dog is cold while she's napping! :) On a personal note I talked to my ex today and it was great! In the way that I now know without a doubt in my mind that I am so over him! Yay for me! I just had to share that happy news with you guys. Tonight I have my enrichment birthday party. Normally I don't do enrichment but since I have become a member of the board I'm kinda obligated to go. Oh well. It's going to be fun (I'm trying to think positive). We are doing a black and white theme with a taco bar and lots of chocolate desserts! Can't go wrong with chocolate! I'm just rambling so I'll end now and hopefully my next post will have happy news!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring Break

I wish I could claim that it was my spring break that took us to Montana to some super nice hot springs, but I would have to be enrolled in school to have a spring break. So we went for Bean's spring break to Fairmont Hot Springs. It was amazing. Two days of nothing but chillaxing in hot pools. We went into Deer Lodge and went to the old prison there. It was pretty cool. Bean was scared. She jumped every time she saw a doll posing as a character. I have to admit that i am extremely glad that I wasn't imprisoned back in the old days. They had this place there called the 'hole'. They would lock the prisoners in cells underground and only give them meals every three days for ten days. Crazy! Anywho it was a nice getaway.

This is totally off topic of spring break, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get to go back to Alaska this summer! I hope hope hope that it happens. I just need to runaway for awhile. I'm sick of being surrounded by people and stress. I just want to get away and have fun and not deal with people. I wouldn't do the dock staff which is fine, I would be the nanny for the kids. I love those little kids. I find out next week. I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Bachelor

Okay so I know that there are going to be about a million and one posts about the Bachelor, but I felt the need to give my opinion...

IT SUCKED!!!

I only started watching it when he had three girls left and narrowed it down to Molly and Melissa. And from the first time I watched it I could see how cute Melissa and Jason were together. I LOVE Melissa. Don't get me wrong, Molly is beautiful and sweet but there was just something about Mel. So when he picked her last night I was actually screaming. I was so excited because the guy had finally picked the right girl. And then the 'After the Final Rose' came on and I couldn't believe it! What a flaming douche bag to dump Mel on public television and say that he was still in love with Molly! I have to say she acted very ladylike. I would have kicked him in the gonads and kneed him in the face as he fell. I was pissed! I don't usually get this worked up over the BAchelor because the chances of it actually working are very slim. But this time it made me so angry. Maybe because I recently went through my own heartbreak... who knows. I'm happy that Molly got her prince charming back because it's sad that she had to deal with the rejection. But Jason does not deserve her! Okay that's all.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I L-O-V-E my kitty!

I know you probably don't want to hear about my cat, but since I have nothing to do during the day he is my little buddy and we do everything together. If I'm in the kitchen, then he's in the kitchen, if I'm outside then he has to go outside too. He sits on the rug in the bathroom while I shower and patiently waits for me to get out. And then he plays with wet feet while I brush my teeth. I smile every time I see him. He is 6 1/2 months old! I can't believe how big he is getting. He is going to be my little mountain lion! Rachael says I shouldn't call him my baby boy because it's weird, but he is my baby! So i am going to talk about him and tell all kinds of funny stories just like anyone else would about their baby. He is the most curious kitty in the world. I call him George some days just because he is so nosy about everything. The other day he saw flies up in my window but he couldn't reach, so I lifted him up and he attacked! Of course he caught them and then he ate them... kinda gross. This morning he was sitting under my curtains. They are sheer so he can kinda see through them and he would tilt his head all the way back so he could see behind him and then just meow. I guess he liked what he saw! So he starts twitching his tail which causes the curtain to move and then he thinks something is attacking him! So he starts attacking the curtain! I was laughing so hard. He is the cutest thing ever! I can't say no to his baby blues or his cuddly fur. When he is just waking up he gets the best look on his face with his fur all crazy and squinty eyes. It's a mix between 'hi mom' and 'why did you wake me up?' Okay you probably think i'm a crazy cat lady now but I love him.
Update on my life- So not much has really happened. I have an interview with a party rental company that sounds like a fun job. Fingers crossed for that one! I applied to even more jobs yesterday and I am currently in the process of applying for waitressing positions. Do they hire you if you have no experience??? This is totally off topic of jobs, but i love music! I know most people love music but it seriously makes me happy. When I feel angry or crazy or happy or sad, there's a song for everything! Wish I had more to share but since my life (social or otherwise) is nonexistent I got nothing else to say. Peace!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blah...

So I haven't posted in a long time (the tag doesn't count) but it's only because nothing has happened! My life has become BORING! I still haven't found a job, I have no money, and everyone I know is married, having children and buying new cars. Geez, when did my life start sucking?! Oh wait, I remember. But it was for the best. I even had one of my professors tell me that even though he only met chris once, he knew that I could do a lot better than him. That made me feel better :) Thanks Bro Waddoups! Anywho I'm going to go through my daily schedule so you can all see how ridiculous my life has become. I wake up whenever, eat cereal, watch a couple episodes of Dharma and Greg (love this show!), some days I shower- it really just depends on my mood, then I play with the dogs, take a nap with my favorite kitty, watch a movie, some nights I cook but mostly I just throw a corn dog in the microwave or eat cold cereal and then watch my nightly shows until I fall asleep. This would be nice day off, or even a really relaxing weekend, but to do it EVERY day is making me sick! I just want to work and make money and feel productive. My super sensitive sister told me that I'm not "totally" worthless, only kinda. That made me feel super great about myself! Thanks Rach! But seriously I really really really do not like my life right now. If I had the money I would just run away to some foreign country and hitch hike around. On a side note- I'm listening in to the guys sitting next to me talking about valentine's day and it is making me laugh! They are saying how ridiculous this holiday is ( which I totally agree, but only because I'm single, otherwise I love it) and they just said that St. Valentine (who the holiday is named after) was Catholic and celibate! So why is a day dedicated to lovers?! Okay back to me. Funny story about my dog Joe. My dad made choc chip cookies yesterday. We left them out on the counter on a rag while we went to a movie and when we got home she had pulled the rag off and eaten the entire batch of cookies! My dad was pissed! Needless to say Joe had to sleep outside. And now she is so bloated. She looks like she is getting ready to give birth to 15 puppies! okay well that about sums up my life right now. It's really not as bad as I make it out to be, I just like feeling sorry for myself! Haha! Later

I got Tagged

Bold the items you have done:
1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Been to the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
20. Slept on a train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked- Alaskans are so nice!
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run- Are we talking baseball or sex?
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied- I wish!
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie- Home videos count right?
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business-my sisters and i used to write our own books and sell them on the side of the road with lemonade.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Tied a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job- Rexburg Opinion Center sucks!
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a Bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating- Yummy fish!
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life- Do animals count?
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous- I haven't "met" someone, but I did see Genevieve in the airport one time!
92. Joined a book club- I would totally do this if someone had one!
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Visited Italy -

i tag heather, rachael, jodie and emily

Monday, January 26, 2009

Life Happens

So I don't really have anything specific to say. But I haven't posted in awhile and wanted to update so the avid readers of my stupendous blog, all three or four of you :), would know what's what in my life. I went down to Sin City last weekend for my great-grandma's 89th birthday bash! Talk about a long drive. If any of you read Rachael's blog ignore her if she tries to talk about how awful the drive was since she didn't drive AT ALL on the drive down and only for three hours on the drive back. It was a last minute decision to go since somebody *cough* rachael*cough* couldn't make up her mind if she wanted to come down or not. She decided at about 7 o'clock at night. So I ended up driving through the night because pregnancy apparently makes you really tired. An excuse if you ask me... Anywho it was a fun drive with the sisters. Bean provided the junk food, Rachael provided the gas, and I provided the driving services. We rolled into town around 5 AM. I was exhausted. Don't worry though, Rach woke me up at 8 because she couldn't sleep. At the party I saw about 80 people that I didn't recognize, but who all seemed to know me. Don't you hate that? When you go to a family function and everyone claims to know you and for all you know they could be some hobo off the street looking for a free meal! But the party turned out great and my grandma was very excited that everyone could be there. The next day we went swimming (in the middle of January!) and I got a tan line! It was pretty awesome! Then just us kids went out on the town. Okay me rach and bean only made it through dinner before we called it a night. We had been on the strip the night before and I gotta be honest when I say once you've seen it one time is enough. Not that I don't love all the sparkly lights but being around so many people is exhausting. Not to mention having to practically babysit Rachael. I forgot how much work she requires. She almost gave me a heart attack when she ran out in the street because she needed water from the Mcdonald's across the street.
Anywho I have moved back to Idaho to help my dad out with all the animals. It's practically a zoo there now. We now have three dogs, three cats, a rat, and two gerbils. It's fun, but crazy. Deke is finally starting to adjust. The first couple of days were a little rough. He didn't know what to do with the big dogs so he'd just puff up in a ball and freeze. Not very smart survival wise, but oh well. The other cats HATE him! Abby, the old one, just lies on her blanket and hisses. Missy goes into full attack mode when he comes into the room. He'll walk by the table to get to his food and she'll launch herself at him! My poor baby doesn't even have claws to defend himself! But it's slowly getting better. I love my singles ward! I know most people hate singles wards, but this one has all my friends from high school and it's nice because you don't have to go through the 'interview' process with the guys. That is basically my life in a nutshell. It';s a long post, but its been awhile. Peace!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

All About Deke


So most of you know that I have a super cute cat named Deke, but for those of you who don't I felt it was my responsibility that you know about the little man who is the love of my life! I adopted Deke when he was only three weeks old. He was abandoned by some mean lady who didn't want him or his brothers. I was doing my working interview at a vet clinic when he was dropped off and I just had to have him. It didn't matter that I wasn't allowed to have pets where I was living. Our first night together was a little rough because he wasn't potty trained. I finally ended up locking him in the bathroom with a litterbox. He is now going on five months and he is the fuzziest and cutest man ever! My life revolves around this little dude. He is a siamese mix so he has pretty blue eyes and the tan and gray markings. He LOVES to talk. He follows me all over the house just talking, talking, talking. If I'm in the kitchen he;s on the counter "helping" me cook. Mostly he just steals pieces of food and runs off. Decorating for christmas was an adventure because of course he wanted to "help" again. He thought that all the shiny decorations on the tree where his personal play things. He's very spoiled and didn't understand that they were not put there for him. And the garland was his favorite. He thought it was the best thing in the world to get all wrapped up in it like it was some kind of camouflage. He has more energy than any kid I have ever met. But I'm totally in love with him. I really can't tell him no. If he wants something he'll look at me with his head cocked to one side and just meow and it's the cutest thing ever so I give in. It's usually him wanting a drink of whatever I'm drinking or a bite of whatever I'm eating. He gets kinda gassy because of the people food but that's okay! LOL! Anywho I just wanted you all to know about the 8 inch man who rocks my world!!!