Saturday, June 25, 2011


I don't even remember the last time I turned on my computer.

I've actually been blogging, what little I have done, from the family computer.

I'm sorta taking a break from life I think. I'm ok with that.

I've had little stress.

A break from tons of technology.

And I've actually taken a break from reading also.

For the first time in my life, I don't feel the need to be learning something all the time, or being attached to my computer.

Instead, I've been catching up on my TV watching that I don't get to do when school is in session. I know TV isn't the best use of my time, but I really do enjoy it, and sometimes I do my best thinking after I watch a particularly interesting show; I don't do mindless entertainment.

Starting tomorrow, I will be house sitting for a week. Drop in, stop by for a swim, come enjoy summer with me.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Road Trip :)

As you may know, most of my friends are in Siloam for the summer working at camp. I miss them terribly.

Yesterday was Kyle's birthday, so I thought I would be a super nice friend and make him an awesome guitar birthday cake and drive up and surprise him.

Things did not turn out as planned. The cake was a total disaster. I made a guitar out of chocolate for the top, and it broke in half before I got there. I put the cake in a box in hopes that it would survive the hour and a half drive. The cake smashed into the side of the box and eventually broke the box and had a huge gash in it. Needless to say, the cake was ugly. Thankfully, I had a picture of the before so that my culinary abilities remained in good standing with everyone.

I miss Kyle so much, in the last year we haven't got to see much of each other. Between work, school, and a bit of a controlling relationship on his end, there just wasn't a lot of time. Last night he told me that was all going to change this year, and I really hope he's right. It's nice having a stand in big brother around since mine moved away.

I also have missed Devin and Chelsea so much in the last few weeks. Home just isn't the same without them. Plus with everyone being gone, I spend a lot of time at home. Normally, that isn't a big deal because I am SUCH a homebody, but lately it's really gotten ridiculous.

One last thought for the day, last night when I was driving home, I decided, stupidly, to come home the back way from Siloam. That included an hour of driving with no cell phone service, alone, pitch dark, though the woods. I. Was. TERRIFIED. Seriously, I'm almost positive that I've never been that scared in my life. I'm starting to think that I watch way too many shows about criminals, but I find it all so fascinating.

Oh, and I've recently discovered that there is nothing more attractive that a guy wearing a shirt an tie with a bulletproof vest. Seriously, I watch too much Criminal minds.

Friday, June 10, 2011


I went to go see Hairspray for the first time at the Alma PAC tonight, and it was amazing! The cast was perfect, the lights and the music and costumes were great, so if you get a chance to go see it, do it! They are playing two shows tomorrow and one on Sunday.

Kyle Boggs, my sister's best friend is in it and he was adorable. I'm not so secretly hoping that they get married. Just sayin'.

On another note, I'm falling in love with the sounds of Ben Rector all over again. Seriously check. Him. Out. You will be asking yourself why this guy isn't on the radio.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Your Life Sounds Like A Movie"

That is what Mr. Draper said on Sunday morning. I'm glad I got to work with the Drapers in the nursery this weekend, they are so nice, and their kids are precious. I never know why people walk in and out of my life, but I find the whole process fascinating. 

And I think he's right. Maybe I'll write a book and make lots of money one day. Or maybe I won't make any money but I'll write it anyways. 

In other news, this is what my life has looked like lately. A gazillion episodes of Numb3rs ( one of the best shows ever, and the entire 6 seasons streams right on my TV through Netflix), a dinner date with my two favorite middle aged women whom also happen to be my classmates, random conversations with people at Walmart, taking a break from reading and brushing up on Guitar Hero ( I have a date to play with an adorable 10 year old this week), and movie nights. 

Yesterday at dinner I also began thinking about something that has always fascinated me. The need for people to place other people into relationships. The two women I had dinner with, Jennifer and Sherrie, spent much of the time talking to me about my "love" life or lack thereof. They flirted with our waiter for me, and by the end of the night were suggesting that I go on a date with a 38 year old man. Now I know that I'm an old soul, but really? I know they have the best of intentions, really, as does the rest of the population, but I think every girl wants to be "that girl" once in her life. 

You know, the girl that a guy finds interesting enough to ask out without prodding from someone else (ie a blind date). That girl that a guy stumbles over himself when he talks to her or ditches his friends to spend more time with her. 

Maybe I watched too many Disney movies as a kid or read books about too many beautiful heroine who were  courted by young handsome men, but I'm a romantic, and I can't help it. 

In the words of James Oaks, "This is the year" again. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Times Like These...

That I wish I had someone to hang out with on Friday night.

I want my best friend to be here instead of gone for the summer.

I wish Brittainy still lived 5 minutes away.

I wish things hadn't fallen apart with Cameron and I.

I wish I was married so I wouldn't have to eat meals alone or scramble to try and find someone to go do something with me tonight that I promised I would be at, but now I might chicken out because I can't stand  the fact that I might run into Cameron with his girlfriend, especially since I've already seen him today once.

I wish my grandpa was still here.

That life was simple instead of complicated.

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