Wednesday, December 31, 2008

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

Firstly, I'm annoyed with a few things.

1- 47 wolves have already been slaughtered this year that are ENDANGERED. Yes, Sarah Palin has a hand in it, always. Ugh.

2- This is what I read in one of my emails today from a great organization, "Massive red cliffs cut by the winding Colorado River make up the awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon. Big horn sheep grace the outcrops, and bald eagles dot the skyline. But, unless we take action right now, that magnificent view will include drilling equipment and mounds of toxic mining debris. In the last days of his presidency, President Bush has pushed through a deal to permit uranium mining at the edge of the Grand Canyon." Stupid Bush and his idiotic plans before he gets out of office! So hopefully, Obama will make this one of his top priorities. I LIKE the Grand Canyon! Geez...

3- Israel and Gaza. From CNN today: "Israel has moved tanks to the outskirts of Gaza and called up at least 2,000 army reservists, sparking fears of a ground incursion into the Palestinian territory. The Israeli military says it is targeting only Hamas militants. But Karen AbuZayd, the commissioner-general of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said 20 to 25 percent of the casualties arriving in Gaza hospitals appear to be civilians, and she said the bombardment is not turning the people of the territory against Hamas.
"Hamas is not the one being blamed. It's still Israel, America," she said." --I thought that was interesting.. But hopefully this ends soon, Hamas has said they are ready for peace. Here is the full article.

Here is something pretty neat though! The Times Square ball has doubled its size and is FOUR times the mass of last year's crystal ball! You can watch the video below to learn more!

Happy New Year!!! I will have to do a post later about what I've done this year.
"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning." -Albert Camus

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tag! You're it! Picture ABC's!

My awesome sister tagged me, so deal with it! Haha. I think this one is pretty fun! And. Here. We. Go.

A--Attached or Single: Single

B--Best Friend: My sister Nikki

C--Cake or Pie: Cheesecake
D--Day of Choice: Thursday

E--Essential Item: cell phone or computer..

F--Favorite Color: Orange

G--Greatest Accomplishment: Learning to paint with oils, I guess.. I don't know?

H--Hometown: Sandy, Utrecht
J--January or July: July, my birthday!

K--Kids: Gotta love 'em! :)

L--Life is incomplete without: Family and Friends

M--Marriage Date: Nonexistent

N--Number of Siblings: 2

O--Oranges or Apples: I like both..

Q--Quotes: I always have a new quote for each blog, so you'd think you'd know by now, I love quotes. Some of my favorites: "Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all." - Bob Marley
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." -James Dean
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot." -Marilyn Monroe

(My 3 favorite people)

R--Reason to Smile: Christmas!

S--Season: Fall

T--Tag 5 Friends: Mom, Jen, and whoever else wants to do it. I'd love to read everyone's! :)

U--Unknown facts about me: I can curl my tongue 3 different ways.

V--Very favorite store: Probably World Market.. If I had a lot of money, I could spend all my money there.

W--Worst habit: Always wanting to travel

y or Ultra Sound: X-ray

Y--Your favorite food: My Homemade Salsa
and Spaghetti

Z--Zodiac: Cancer
Christmas Long Ago
A Christmas Poem by Jo Geis

Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
Sound of sleigh bells in the snow,
That was Christmas long ago.

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee,
Icy-window filigree,
Sugarplums and candle glow,
Part of Christmas long ago.

Footsteps stealthy on the stair,
Sweet-voiced carols in the air,
Stocking hanging in a row,
Tell of Christmas long ago.

Starry nights so still and blue,
Good friends calling out to you,
Life, so fact, will always slow...
For dreams of Christmas long ago.

Monday, December 8, 2008

To Sum it UP.

So.. I've been working at Macy's for the past week and I'm a floater.. Its alright. My feet kill though. :( I've been working in Juniors mostly, but yesterday I worked in Fragrances.. Ugh. Don't get me wrong, I do like perfume.. Especially the Britney Spears Fantasy and Juicy Couture.. Those are great. But I'm allergic to some of them so unfortunately it made me get a bad headache and scratchy throat.. Hopefully, my manager or someone can get me into a different department next week.. Because next week I'm supposed to be in Fragrances all long week! Yuck!

I've been babysitting for these nice people in Sandy for the past couple months. It has been a lot of fun playing with this really smart, cute 2 year old boy! I babysat him again today, and he just keeps surprising me because of how smart he is! He knows his colors, his shapes, his numbers, he knows what letters are what, he knows tons of words and can make full sentences. I love watching him. We watched Frosty the Snowman today and played with his toys.

Not much else to say, really.. Although, I did figure out I have some money to spend on Christmas, which is so exciting!!! I was afraid I wouldn't have any.. But I do! My family and I put up our Christmas tree and decorations Thanksgiving weekend, that was fun. I really want some Starbucks right now.. Its snowing today! Which is good and bad.. I also have blisters on my feet from working in heels.. I need better shoes for work, and shorter pants that won't drag without heels. Hopefully I can do that today! I leave you with a Winter Poem..

by Linda A. Copp

Snowflakes spill from heaven's hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand.
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling Gently on a winters night.
Graceful beauty raining down
Giving magic to the lifeless ground.
Each snowflake like a falling star
Smiling beauty that's spun afar.
Till earth is dressed in a robe of white
Unspoken poem the hush of night.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ashley got a job!

Ashley got a job, Ashley got a job, Ashley got a job.. HEY HEY HEY HEY! :)

So I got a temporary job.. at least its something! :) Finally, some source of income. Hallelujah! Not much else to blog about today but I had an interview and I got the job! P-A-R-T-Y!!! haha. So its time to celebrate! I go for orientation tomorrow. Oh joy!

Happy Week to all! I would like to go see the Lights downtown though.. and shop tomorrow! I need black clothes for my job.. And I don't have a ton of those right now.. :(

I would also like to add to my Christmas List.. I want to go to Britney Spears' concert here in April! If only I had the 100 dollars right now before its sold out! Ugh. Hopefully..

Oh, and Britney's new CD, Circus.

I would also like T.I.'s CD. Yep Yep..

That is all for today. Boring, I know. :)

"A thing is something." - Timmy Elkington (my awesome brother, age 11)

Monday, December 1, 2008

All I want for Christmas...

So the other day, my family and I put up our Christmas tree and decorations. It was a lot of fun. 'Tis the season! :) Now we just gotta put some lights up, go shopping, and definitely make some Christmas Sugar Cookies! Yum!
My sister, brother, and I had a lot of fun yesterday! We played some basketball, went for a walk at the park and played on the playground. We took some pictures but I haven't uploaded them yet. We've also been reading A Wrinkle in Time, which I love. I haven't read it since elementary and Tim's doing his book report on it this month. So we've had fun with that too!
I'm really upset about Mumbai. I've wanted to go there for a very long time and I'm glad its over. Its scary and I'm a hopeful person, I want it to be all "okay" in the end. The Dow dropped a lot today. :( 680 points. Ugh. Obama announced more people in his cabinet! That's very exciting!

Christmas at Rockefeller, New York City ~ I wish I could go there this year! I love New York.. I miss it. :( :( :( If only, I had the money to go!

So anyway, here is my Christmas list:

There's not much I want for Christmas this year..

What I would love is that Bob Marley hoodie I've wanted for a long time that I just can never seem to get money to set aside for it.

I would like Batman: The Dark Night DVD too..

And 3:10 to Yuma DVD..

Oh, and David Cook's Album!

And any art stuff and clothes really.

I would also love to go to Festival of Trees this year, I haven't been for a long time.

Oh, and most importantly, a JOB! I do have an interview tomorrow though.. so HOPEFULLY I get one soon!

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. " - Norman Vincent Peale
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