Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I guess my new thing is babbling.

I started the new job today.. It was interesting and boring at the same time. Typical first day. :)

I made some delicious spaghetti and garlic bread.. I must say I love cooking lately. I need to do it more. I loved doing it while I was living out of my parents house.. I've made some good breakfast food as of late. I used to be really bad at breakfast food.. but I'm going pro. Ha. I'd like to take some cooking classes. There's a lot of recipes I want to try to make.. Now to the grocery store..

I had a fun night tonight with my mom. We went shopping to buy Rihanna's new album and bought some other stuff of course.. I'm really enjoying her new music. I also got Nelly's new album. Its great too because I didn't have to pay anything since I had a Target gift card. :) My mom bought some other stuff, mostly for Thanksgiving. I can't believe its going to be here already next week! Its crazy how fast time goes during the Holidays. We also went to Harmon's and the deli dude.. He started talking and I was not expecting that English accent to come outta his mouth. lol.

Lakers won. Again. That makes them 9-2. This makes me happy.

I sketched last night.. Well.. More like colored my sketchbook with abstract pastels. I forgot how relaxing it is for me to just lose my mind in the movement of my hands. Even if the end result isn't amazing, it does its job.

My Dad's second cousin died yesterday of a heart attack. She was younger than my Dad.. This scares me. And now I'm going to be depressing and say it feels like death season correlates with the Holiday season. :( RIP Stephanie.

I want to thank Lindsay and Sarah for responding to my religious post and for Lindsay's message on Facebook that had even more information in it.

OH, and I bought my Linkin Park tickets yesterday.. PreSale! I'm so excited.. February 25th. I haven't seen them in six long years because I missed them in '08. So I'm ecstatic about it.

I also saw these Bob Marley glasses at Target that I want...

I'll leave you with some Rihanna Complicated lyrics off her new Loud album..

Why is everything, with you so complicated?
Why do you make it hard to love you-
Why I hate it?
Cause if you really wanna be alone, I
Would throw my hands up cause baby I tried
But everything with you is so complicated,
Oh, why (Oh why)?

Monday, November 15, 2010


**First off, I don't mean any offense to anyone. I'm just curious and my mind thinks of these things.

Maybe I'm just incredibly naive and a wishful thinker.. but I really don't see how God can judge people so harshly..


(Concerning Outer Darkness)

32 They are they who are the asons of bperdition, of whom I say that it had been better for them never to have been born;
33 For they are avessels of wrath, doomed to suffer the wrath of God, with the devil and his angels in eternity;
34 Concerning whom I have said there is ano bforgiveness in this world nor in the world to come—
35 Having denied the Holy Spirit after having received it, and having denied the Only Begotten Son of the Father, having crucified him unto themselves and put him to an open shame.
36 These are they who shall go away into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the devil and his angels-
Can someone explain this to me? Do we really believe this? I don't. So, people who don't accept Jesus as their Savior, will suffer in Hell for their sins for 1,000 years during the millennial reign of Christ? Really? That seems like a really long time. And after, they will be resurrected and receive an immortal physical body and go to the Telestial Kingdom? Interesting.. My question is, can we mingle with the other people in all three kingdoms? Are we allowed to see those people? I've asked a missionary this before, and was asked "Why would you want to? There's a reason why there are three different kingdoms." OH. Yeah, okay.. Your thoughts?

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances." - Wayne Dyer

"We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that your's is the only path." - Paulo Coelho

"The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world." - Georgia Harkness

Friday, November 12, 2010


To my friend, Cheri. SHOUTOUT! :)

At the 30 Seconds to Mars Concert, September 2010

You're awesome. You listen to my bullshit everyday and tell me off when I need to be told off. Thanks muchly. :D

"What am I, chopped liver?" - Cheri Robinson

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So.. I got a new permanent job. I start next week. I'm happy about it. I'm thinking about getting a second job but I can't decide if I should or not. It would be nice to have the extra money with the Holidays coming up and everything. But then, the Holidays are coming up. So do I want one right now? I don't know..

I found this video last night.. I've never seen it before. I like it. It makes me laugh.

Yay for Lil Wayne getting out of jail.. now only if T.I. could stay out of jail for once..

"Hiphop ain’t dead it just had a heart attack." - Weezy

Monday, November 8, 2010


I've been told that I need to blog again.. I don't see the appeal anymore. I don't have much to say. When I do, I tweet about it, for the most part. I'm really not one of those people that lays everything out on the table for everyone to read. I'm a private person when it comes to the drama. Usually.

I'll give a short update..

I'm still living at home. I can't wait to get a permanent job that pays well so I can finally move out on my own again. It gives me such freedom. I am thankful I have my parents I can stay with and have a roof over my head, I am. I just love living on my own, I feel more like an adult that way I guess. I've been having interviews (while working a temp job) but no bites yet. I'm still going to school.. I've been looking at transferring though.. I don't know what I want to do. I'm always changing my mind and that's why its taking me so long to graduate or get anywhere. I was working towards a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography aka Ultrasound Technician.. but now I'm leaning towards Surgical Tech.. I think it'd be cooler.

I've been going to free movie screenings. That's really been fun. I love free stuff AND movies. Conviction starring Hilary Swank was pretty good. I liked it. Tonight I saw Morning Glory starring Rachel McAdams. It was a cheesy chick flick, not my cup o' tea. But it wasn't bad. Next week I get to see 127 hours starring James Franco. I'm excited about it.

There's still a lot of family drama surrounding my Grandma and her situation.. We're trying to get her into an assisted living facility. For those of you who need a reminder, she was given the wrong pills in her previous nursing home and almost died. We're working on a lawsuit and she's in a different nursing home currently. The family drama is really taking a toll on me. I wish I could fix it with the snap of my fingers. I wish it would go back to the way it was, actually better. The Holidays are coming up and its not going to be the same. It makes me sad.

I've made some new friends and reconnected with old friends and its been really good to me. Its helped me out a lot. I've been going out to new restaurants with them to try new things. We went to the Greenhouse Effect in SLC and they have delicious crepes but not so good coffee. Their service also sucks. We also went to Himalayan Kitchen downtown SLC and it was the best Indian food I've ever had. I need to go back there already. Its delectable.

I've been to a lot of concerts this year.. And I'm not finished yet.. I've lost count. Oh, and sports. Lakers are 7-0, still undefeated! 3 Peat. Raiders are doing better than they have in a long time. I'm proud of my Raiders license plate. haha.

I guess that's it for now. I don't know when I'll blog again. If ever. Follow me on twitter or facebook. :)

"A real friend is one who walks in when others walk out."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

happy birthday to me!

That's right! Its my birthday! I am 22 years old.. crazy!

“Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday.” - Stephen Wright

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

happy birthday jacob!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACOB!! Its his 3rd birthday today..

He's my cousin's little boy. Awe. He's so cute!

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." - Chili Davis

Monday, July 5, 2010

happy birthday grandpa boyd

My Grandma Jean and Grandpa Boyd

My Grandpa Boyd would be 79 years old today! He was amazing. I was only 7 years old when he died. But I remember he loved to joke around. He would always be playing with us kids and he'd always be the adult that would volunteer to go out and watch all us cousins jump on their trampoline in the backyard. He also taught me how to shuffle cards.. the easy way. I thought I was so cool cos I shuffled like Grandpa. I also remember gathering up paper to put in the fireplace and he'd build a fire for us. He loved to eat vanilla ice cream late at night too!

One of my favorite pictures ever, Grandpa Boyd as a cowboy


"No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a granddad pulling a baby picture out of a wallet." - Author Unknown

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

Happy 4th of July!!!

Too bad I have to work.... at least we are having a potluck.. and maybe we'll do some sparklers or something!

"Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people." - Abraham Lincoln

"Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice." - Author Unknown

Saturday, July 3, 2010

birthday wish list

My birthday is in just 5 days. Its Thursday, July 8. It has arrived so fast this year. I don't really want much. I have a list of things I'd like to acquire over the years to come but I don't necessarily HAVE to have them or anything. I guess I'm getting old.

So here's the list..
  • Tattoo
  • Horseback Riding
  • Royal Bliss CD (local)
  • New Tragedy CD (local)
  • Broke City CD (local)
  • Michael Jackson's This is It DVD
  • Dear John DVD
  • Supernatural Seasons (I have the 3rd)
  • Coupling Seasons (I have the 1st and 2nd)
  • Eminem's new album: Recovery
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by Randy Taraborrelli
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck paperback October 1992 edition
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck paperback February 1994 edition
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee paperback November 1988 edition
  • Betrayed by P.C. Cast
  • Chosen by P.C. Cast
  • Intermission DVD
  • A Thing Called Love DVD
Yes, mom. I want a tattoo. :) Don't kill me.

I'd also love to have a marble bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.. YUM! or even just a marble bundtlet.. I love it.

Don't forget to donate to WWF on the right side of my page!! Click on the gorillas. :)

"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much." - George Harrison of the Beatles

Friday, July 2, 2010

live and local

About six years ago, I would always listen to X96 Live & Local in my car when I was working for Marriott. I never blogged about some of my favorite bands that I heard.. So I thought I would because I have a love for them once again.

Broke City formerly named Broken from Salt Lake City, Utah
New Tragedy from Vernal, Utah
Royal Bliss from Salt Lake City, Utah
The Trademark from Pleasant Grove, Utah
Neon Trees from Provo, Utah - they put on an AMAZING show

Go check out their music! NOW!


Royal Bliss By & By lyrics

"If you wanna fly, then I'll meet you there.." - Royal Bliss, By and By

Thursday, July 1, 2010

a birthday wish..

So facebook suggested I donate my birthday to a worthy cause. So I am! Of course I'd love presents for my birthday. BUT I decided to set up a Birthday Wish page on Facebook for my friends to donate to World Wildlife Fund so if you'd like to help out (PLEASE DO!) you can click here to donate whatever you can.

I thank you in advance!!! My birthday is on July 8 so there's only 7 days to donate! I'll also post the link on my sidebar. :)

"Look deep into nature, and then you will have a better understanding of everything." - Albert Einstein

purple and gold

Lakers won the Championship!!! Yeah.. I'm a little late, I realize that. That seventh game was freaking amazing. I love it. I knew they'd win. I can't decide what jersey to get though.... I've been debating for about a year now.. Kobe.. or Fisher.. hmmm..

and I thought it was hilarious that Ron Artest thanked his psych. LOVE it. :)

Q. You’ve been involved in one of Phil Jackson’s threepeats. What are you going to say to him to convince him to come back?

KOBE BRYANT: He knows how bad I want him back. I’ve told him that. I’ve been openly blunt about that. Let’s go for it again.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

i love you grandma jeaner

So I went on hiatus again.. Not really on purpose..

My Grandma had a big scare two Saturdays ago.. Her nursing home gave her the wrong pills. They gave her 250 mg of extended release morphine tablets - that's a HUGE dose and she's not even taking those. They also gave her two different kinds of anti seizure drugs and she doesn't have seizures. These pills were supposed to go to another lady with the same name. My Grandma was wondering where her pills were because the nursing home hadn't given them to her yet so she went and asked. Then, the stupid nurse gave her the wrong pills. So frustrating!

She was on an antinarc drip and on oxygen for a few days. She was really out of it. Now, she's doing so much better. She was released and now she's rehabilitating at this other care center that seems really great. Its super clean and she has her own room. Hopefully after she's all better and back to herself, she can come home and live with us (my family) or assisted living. She's not bad enough to be in a nursing home right now. She has Parkinson's but she's doing really great. I love that lady so much.

My Grandma at The Old Spaghetti Factory for her birthday 2010

Here are a few more blogs about her.. One and Two and Three and Four and here are some from my sister's blog.

I have a few blogs set up for this week. But I think my blogging will be less than it was before. Just because its not as fun as it was before. Peace.

"Grandma serves kisses, counsel and cookies daily." - Author Unknown

Monday, June 14, 2010

music, futbol, work, car, fast cars, spider bites, lakers, and cats

I have been M.I.A. the past week. My apologies. I've been bored with blogging and really just didn't want to do it. Last Wednesday, me, Nic, and Tim (my sister and brother) went to the Real Salt Lake (soccer/futbol) game. After, David Cook performed. I love that man. I saw him about 7 months ago in Idaho in a little high school auditorium and loved it. He is amazing. It was a lot of fun. I'll post pictures soon, hopefully.

I love my job. I really do. When there's work of course, mostly.. I love the people there. It sucks that I'll probably never see most of those people again after August. I love doing the quality work, its so much better than being on the phones talking to the irate customers. My boss is pretty awesome too. Oh, the census is still hiring by the way. If anyone is interested. I love the downtime though too.. when there's work - it goes by a lot faster. But when there's not, we have a great time bullshitting. I love it. I'm beginning to look for another job though since this is over in a few months. I think I'll apply at Overstock.com because they are hiring for Quality Assurance people... but Convergys, I hear, will be having two projects in August... so who knows. I would just rather not go back to Macy's.. I'm sick of retail. But I'll go back if I have to..

Two Fridays ago, my car started acting up really bad. The clutch was going out. On Monday, I was taking it to the shop to get it looked at. My car decided it was only going to go less than 5 mph. So with only 2.4 miles left to go, it had to be towed. A few days later, a new clutch was put in. Now she drives amazing. Just like new... almost. Only $840 later.. haha. I'm just so thankful that I have this job with the census where I'm getting paid really well that I actually had the money to fix my car. Cos, I freakin' need my vehicle.

I have some new favorites now.. My favorite car used to be a Ferrari 360 Modena.. Now its a Ferrari F430 Black Miracle.. Its beautiful. I'm also quite fond of the new Dodge Challenger RT - I customized one online and it ended up being $37,500.. not bad.. hahaha. Right.

Ferrari 360 Modena

Dodge Challenger RT

Dodge Challenger RT

Ferrari F430 Black Miracle

Ferrari F430 Black Miracle

I woke up today with two spider bites on my back.. Gross! I've never had a spider bite ever before. They itch. I do not enjoy it.

One of my cats, Simba, was beginning to show cold symptoms a few weeks ago so we took her to the vet. She had to get a shot. :( And she's been having to take medicine until it is gone, and she doesn't like it one bit. She growled a few times. haha. But she's getting better so I'm really glad! :)

OH. And I'm incredibly upset Boston won tonight and they are up by one.. UGH! Come on Lakers!!!!!

I think that's enough updating and babble right now. I'll try to blog more. I am just really tired of it. Its getting sort of monotonous and I'm not sure I really want to do favorite movie mondays or wondrous art wednesdays anymore. Let me know your opinion. If anyone really reads this anymore.

“The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” - Eminem

Friday, June 4, 2010

dandelion fluff

The Dandelion.. It is french "dent de lion" and it means "lion's tooth". There are so many different names for it in different languages and they all mean different things. Its pretty cool.. The other day I was outside jumping on the trampoline. I got off and decided I wanted to go back in time to my childhood when I saw a dandelion fluff.. Who hasn't picked one of these and blown the seeds all over to make a wish? If you're one of those few who haven't, I insist you do! You are missing out. Or at least kick it to spread the seeds and make a wish like most boys do.

There's even a facebook group for it --
Making a Wish on a Dandelion Seed.

Or you can buy a t-shirt with that design on it here. How cool is that? There are also magnets.

So make a wish! :)

Will to Live

I think of all things that show a zest
For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
The little winged seeds from its white fluff ball
Settle and grow with no urging at all.
Settle in most unlikely places
And soon there's a crop of dandelion faces.

They are man's worst pest, but a child's playthings.
Sometimes I wish I had light down wings
Like a dandelion seed, and could settle at will
On a velvety lawn or a sun-spread hill,
And live with the eagerness and zest
Of the wanton little dandelion pest.



I picked a dandelion clock
And I held it near my nose
I blew the pretty fluff away
And counted up my blows

"It's one o'clock, it's two o'clock
I gave a great big puff -
"It's three o'clock, it's four o'clock"
Away went all the fluff

My dandelion clock was right
For mother called to me
"Come in and wash your grubby hands
It's nearly time for tea"

- Ivy Russell

Thursday, June 3, 2010

discussion of dem religion

Yeah.. no art on wednesday.. My apologies.. I just get so bored with doing the same thing and blogging in itself. I'm not even sure if many people read this. I feel like a lot of people don't.. Just some family members and a few friends. (Oh.. Lakers gonna WIN tonight!!!!)

I'm loving my new job with the Census as a Service Quality Assurance Monitor. I don't necessarily love the job itself - but when there is work, it goes by super fast. But I love the people I work with. We have so much fun. Too bad its only a temporary job until the middle of August and I'll probably never see those people again.

Some of my new friends and I were in a deep discussion about all things religion.. Mostly the LDS - Mormon religion which I am a part of.. sort of. If you can call it that. The thing is, I was baptized in the church so I am technically a member. I'm not active, meaning I don't ever go to church hardly ever. Maybe once in a blue moon and most likely because my brother will be talking in church. Or something. I'm not active because of many reasons..

I thought maybe if anyone does read this.. I could get some of your views on it. LDS members and non-members. I welcome all opinions. I was never hugely active in the church.. I guess I was the most active when I was in Young Women's when I was a teenager.. mostly because my friends were. I hardly ever went to actual class on Sundays, but I did go to the activities during the week. And I went to camp. It was fun. It really was. There was a point where I believed in all of it. I believed in it without even delving into the scriptures as much as I should have. I just believed it I think because I was a part of it and wanted to be included. If that makes sense..

SO. First discussion.. who knows if there will be any more after this..

But what is everyone's view on drinking (alcohol, coffee, and tea), drugs, tattoos, and sex before marriage? Are people going to Hell for it? What's your view?

"Religion? This is not religion, this is life." - Bob Marley

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

happy birthday norma jeane!

For those of you who don't know who Norma Jeane is.. well shame on you! haha. She's better known as Marilyn Monroe. Her given name was Norma Jeane Mortenson and then it was changed to Norma Jeane Baker (after her mother's last name). She had a crazy life. I love her biography -- its called My Story by Marilyn Monroe. It takes excerpts from her actual journal. Its really cool. Today, is her birthday. She would be 84 years old! You can learn more about her from her website.

I've done a few posts that include something about Marilyn Monroe, here they are if you'd like to read them.

To a reporter: "Please don't make me a joke." - Marilyn Monroe

--One of my favorite quotes and its really just heart breaking that she has to plead for that.

"There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights." - Marilyn Monroe

Monday, May 31, 2010

favorite movie monday

Aladdin starring Robin Williams

I used to watch this all the time! I have all of the movies on VHS and the first one on DVD. I liked all three of them in the series.

Aladdin: Wish fulfillment?
Genie: Three wishes, to be exact. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. That's all. Three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges or refunds.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"jody doesn't like george...."

Amityville Horror film (1979)

Oh.. I remember the first time I saw the (original) Amityville Horror movie. It was scary! I love it though. James Brolin was awesome in it. Now, the legendary house is up for sale once again and going for $1.15 million dollars! There's been a lot of renovating done to it though so it doesn't completely look the same. Here is the classified listing for the house.

Very eerie part from the film

Here's what it looks like now

Sgt. Gionfriddo: Maybe I am just chasing shadows.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

wondrous art wednesday

Nefertiti.. of course! I saw her in Berlin 2 years ago! She was in this beautiful room with her own massive glass case around her. She was amazing.

She was Queen Nefertiti. Married to crazy but brilliant Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). Look at the details of her necklace, of her crown, look how prominent she looks with the way she holds her head up. I LOVE Ancient Egyptian history. love. love. loooove.

"I will reveal the secrets behind these doors." - Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist

"It makes the heart to tremble when you open an undiscovered tomb." - Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist

Monday, May 24, 2010

favorite movie monday

I missed it yesterday.. I ran out of time! So here's to a favorite movie monday on a tuesday. :)

The Fox and the Hound starring Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell

I freakin' love this movie. Its a sad one. But its a classic Disney movie. I had it on VHS and I remember one day I wanted to watch it.. and it had been RECORDED OVER!! I was really, really upset. My mom had recorded some "dumb" show on it. Of course I don't remember what show was recorded over it, but I was devastated. haha. I was probably 7 or something.

Young Tod: Copper, you're my best friend.
Young Copper: And you're mine too, Tod.
Young Tod: And we'll always be friends forever. Won't we?
Young Copper: Yeah, forever.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

get well bret michaels

I love Bret Michaels.. I watched him on Oprah yesterday. Now he's back in some trouble with a stroke and a hole in his heart. But he's up walking and talking. He just can't catch a break. :( Read the story here.

GET WELL Bret!!!!!!

“I’m just appreciative to be here...and thank the good Lord or guardian angel or whoever’s watching over me that it didn’t take me out.” - Bret Michaels on Oprah

my love for jared effing leto

I had sooo much fun at the concert two Saturdays ago! 30STM was amazing! I love Jared Leto. He was so entertaining. He performs so well, I love how he dances, and what I love is that he makes jokes. He took song requests. He was a little sick but if he hadn't told you, you would hardly notice. I'm definitely going to another one of their concerts in the future. He completely involved everyone. I loved him and his pomegranate mohawk with blonde roots.

There was a contest for high schools to open for them. So there were 3 high school bands that performed one or two songs. They were okay. And then it was on to the highly energetic Neon Trees. They were pretty amazing. They're from Provo and I loved the lead singer's energy. He was hilarious. Then, it was Mute Math, which I didn't enjoy much. They bored me. They didn't involve the audience at all. Here are some photos from the concert, there's also some from the previous concert I went to (Cavo, Lifehouse, and Daughtry):

I also took some incredible videos. There are 7 of them.. Some from Daughtry.

And last but definitely not least, performing my FAVORITE song off their new album, This is War, called Hurricane.

"Let's get dark and sexy." - Jared Leto

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