Jul 30, 2008

i miss this OR how is this not #1?


in case anyone was wondering, there are 220 people in our ward. 53 of them are male. 167 of them are female. it's a good thing we have stained glass windows and gold trimmed ceilings.

Jul 29, 2008

jimmy crack corn

i'm thinking about buying this shirt. because it's cute. and because it's for charity.
i've been using the library a lot lately. mostly for my mom, but still, it feels good.
no, i don't think i'm going to stop eating pirate's booty any time soon.
i've got like 800 productive hobbies locked up in my head, so if anyone needs one, just ask.
i don't think i'm going to cut my hair after all.
it's still sad to me that no one can ever feel, exactly, how another person feels. that'd just be so helpful when it comes to the proper feeding and care of others.
the gears on my dear bike aren't working properly, as of last night, can you help me?
i printed a (like, really) cute baby announcement but it's still a surprise for some people so i'll post it later.
i signed up to be a print monitor for fall semester too. so, you know where to find me on mondays for 5 more months.
megan got a bike. that is great news for both of us.
this girl is getting sealed and blessed. more great news.
the same day as the avenues street fair i was going to sell things in. semi-bummed news. (but not enough to make it less than GREAT news.) anyone wanna work a booth for me?
that's right, we are so hip. we even have our own website. it's all i ever meaned.
that's enough for now.

Jul 26, 2008


one of the great things about having high-waisted things be in style right now is that lots of clothes that I used to think of as "too small" are now just "really hip". so that's nice.

Jul 25, 2008

bagpipes and fireworks

i can't think of two better bookends for a day

Jul 24, 2008

Jul 23, 2008

please bless this is as wonderful in real life as it appears in this picture

We'll find out tonight! 

the morning after

nothing dispels the beauty of a summertime rain/thunder/lightning storm quite as quickly as getting into a hot and moist car the next morning

Jul 22, 2008

Jul 18, 2008

this is how my heart behaves

Last night we saw Feist at Deer Valley. I had sky-high expectations and was fairly apprehensive about them being met and i was a bit sad that it was costing me an Andrew Bird to see a Leslie Feist. BUT, once we were there on our blankets with our fine bread and cheeses, fruits and dips, and Hansen's sodas, I felt pretty good about the decisions made. She is teenie. Her voice is incredible. I wanted more from the show than I got (like, maybe, Brandy Alexander and Inside and Out and something not on her albums that was just for us, and i don't know-fireworks? or sequins?). I'd say I'm 74% satisfied with the experience. Which is kind of disappointing but I'm not as disappointed as this is sounding. So don't cry for me. Anyway, she was wearing a fedora. And I liked it. Which tells you something about how cute she is.

Once the front areas were filled with people I mostly just watched the graphics on the back of the stage. They were done by these two girls, one of which was dressed in the best black/brown combination outfit I've ever seen. They were doing paint/paper/whatever art up on this table and it projected to the stage.

I took some videos of them, the sound isn't awesome so you might just want to mute them. But the timing with the songs is kind of cute, so maybe don't mute them. Just check out how cool those things are! They moved their hands so slowly. And were doing the most simple things ever but it was bomb:

And then I bought a t-shirt because I loved it and it's the 50/50 goodness kind that you just should never resist. And then I wore it to work the day after the concert without any shame. And then i took lots of pictures trying to show it to you. And then I made a collage of them. Still, shameless:

{If you're kind of confused because you thought for a second, a while ago, that I was maybe getting tan but now I'm white again, or because you don't understand what my hair is doing—you're not alone. I don't get it either.}

Jul 17, 2008

you know?

i wish numbers had upper and lower cases so that if you wanted to yell a number you could do that without spelling it out in caps lock or putting a bunch of !!!!! after it

Jul 11, 2008

sender: cora

these days, my personal dilemmas are often explained/advice given over the 'ol textas machine. and that's okay with me, as long as these gems keep filling my inbox:
"Care. less. Say things like 'think i care'. it'll drive him nuts."

Jul 10, 2008

governors: they're just like us!

two nights ago, we were walking back from sawadee to my house and we saw governor huntsman and his family out walking. it just makes me feel good to see people actually existing and doing normal things like walk. 

better late than never

sometimes i forget how much i love sufjan. which makes me very sad. to help you all avoid that same tragedy, here's a somewhat patriotic song to enjoy:

which, naturally, led me to this video. incidentally, animaniacs is also something i often forget about my love for. don't let that happen to you:

Jul 9, 2008

not wearing them just isn't an option

I love these shoes but they inevitably pool around my ankles, usually by the time I reach my front door in the morning. Just let them be? Or is there some secret 'rub honey on my calves the night before' trick I should know about?

Jul 8, 2008

the DMV makes me cry

i know, i know. add it to the list.

Jul 7, 2008


that's right

Who's Jess Csincsak? Oh, just this guy. I'll post Graham's when he accepts it.

Jul 3, 2008

Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations

From John Adams to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776: "It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one end of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Day's Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not."

Jul 2, 2008

chubby is my new favorite word

go ahead, try it. CHUBBY. see? it's the best.

dear utah,

you're hot. get air conditioning. 

Jul 1, 2008

dream of a weekend OR congratulations OR i have really pretty friends

Why can't you click these to make them bigger? I don't know why that is happening. I want you to be able to. I'm so sorry.

i'm over being embarrassed about this

i usually get 1 cold sore a summer, and 1 cold sore a winter. but for some reason i've had like 17 this year. nate says i need evaluate my life and eliminate the stress causing them. he's probably right. but until then i'll just keep overdosing on lysine and spending $17 on this teenie tube of magic.