Jan 30, 2010

papajohns.com is quickly climbing my most-visited-sites list...

wull! you don't have to talk to anyone and pizza just comes to your house!

And anyway, I've been missing my papercut, calloused, ink-stained hands

It feels good to leave my house in the morning with a stack of huge blank white paper and come home 8 hours later with letterpressed wedding invitations

Jan 29, 2010

A question for my fellow adults

Where should I keep my social security card?

Jan 28, 2010

It's not as fun as it sounds

All I've eaten today is sugar

So I know what day it is, of course

I want about 7 calendars every year. Wull! There are so many great ones! This one came in the mail yesterday and I love it. (well, I wish the week started with S, but sides that I love it.)

And this one I ordered many months ago and am so happy to finally have out by my desk. It makes me happy and everyone loves it. You can't tell how solid the printing is, but every person that sees it, comments on its beauty, so take our word for it. (or buy your own, silly.)


Last weekend looked a lot like this:

and this:

and this:

Yeah, those are boyfriend jeans.
Could there be anything more worth the awful, snowy roads on the drive there?
I don't think so either.
More of Bec's awesome yellow party here.

Jan 26, 2010

Things I like eye contact too much for:

New York City
Public transportation
The gym

Jan 20, 2010

well i'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones i love

I lost my edge. Did I ever have one? I'm not sure. I think I've at least been close to having one at times. I don't even know if I want one for sure, but sometimes I just feel so predictable ya know? Anyway, if I did have one it's gone. But maybe people expect me to have one, so that's the surprise? Don't worry, I don't know what any of this means either. But I do know that I've been doing this lately and I kinda like it so you might find me there from now on, who knows. And I do know that I've been listening to Pearl Jam for about an hour now and it's making me miss my brothers. Even though I saw one brother today for a second (I liked your shirt today, Matt, I forgot to tell you). And now for the 4th change of subject in this single post. I've been thinking a lot about everyone I love lately and life in general and how it's just pretty tough no matter which way you do it. And also how good it feels to care about people and let people care about you. I have a hard time letting things go. People, events, periods of time, circumstances, etc. change in general is hard for me and I hold onto things that are maybe bad for me but it's hard for me to let go of something I've spent the time adjusting to and figuring out my place in. I'm being vague because I'm not sure I want to be clear. Point is, I'm trying to let go of things that are done and over without losing the part of me that was defined within them or the caring I developed for anyone or anything and it's kinda hard but it's the only way to get anything done in the here and now I think. So here's to that. Being more adaptable and present but equally sentimental and sincere. Seriously though, you should probably go listen to the new Pearl Jam.

Jan 14, 2010

it could happen to you

Sometimes I convince myself it's a viable option to take a break from life, just for a couple months or so while everything in my current sitch is frozen and then come back to my life and have it resume as usual. Like just take a really long sleep on a beach or be a very crafty hermit or go to Fish Lake and write a book or travel from sibling's house to sibling's house organizing their kitchens and playing with their kids. Things like that. And obviously time/money don't exist and my body doesn't need food to survive but if I want to eat, I can and I wear the same thing the entire time because it's the most perfect, easiest, grayest outfit and it's always 67 degrees, sometimes with a breeze, sometimes with a hot, hot sun.

Jan 12, 2010

i'm sick of wearing boots every day

i don't know what to do about it

It feels like the first time

Watched Episode 1 again tonight. I'll probably never stop telling you how much I love this show. Please come watch it with us and our new neighbor!
P.S. Brandon knows all the best stuff to love

Jan 11, 2010

really everyone?

This is a top story on CNN? No one's ever seen a movie they wanted to be a part of before? And most importantly-where's this theater that lets you eat a whole pizza in it?

Jan 10, 2010

show em what yer'n legs are doing

basically what sunday evenings look like round these parts:

It all started with these attempts to show Shayna the "sleeping bags for my feet" she gave me so that I don't lose mine toes in my bedroom. Isn't she sweet? I know. Why didn't we just move the computer so we didn't have to jump? Cuz would that have been any fun?

2010 is universally flattering

I didn't even know 'colors of the year' existed. But of course they do. And anyway, pantone recently told us that the color of 2010 is turquoise. Which only makes me happy. Becca taught me long ago that there isn't anything that wouldn't be improved with a dash (or a ton, whatever) of a good turquoise.

Same goes for last year's sunny yellow.

Mostly I just want these guys's jobs. Right?

city center

some kinda cool stuff at the new city center in vegas. which is, apparently, the center of the New World? Who knew.


{i just bought this. some day i'll do some thing cool with it.}

Jan 8, 2010

can't believe/am so happy it's already Friday

things i've done this week that are a little surprising:
applied for a passport (well almost, i filled out the form)
became a part of the bone marrow donor registry
joined a gym
applied to be a contestant on wheel of fortune
ate a ton of fish
started using google reader

i kinda like this year so far.

Jan 5, 2010

Places I went in 2009

Henderson, NV - II
Portland, OR - II
Moab, UT - II
Pinedale, WY - II
Florence, OR
Boise, ID (on the way to and from Florence)
San Diego, CA
Pewee Valley, Kentucky
Nashville, Tennesse
Cedar City, UT
St. George, UT
Monticello, UT
New York City, NY

*It only made the list if it's at least 3.5 hours away and I spent at least 8 hours there. I think that's fair? So...15 trips. That makes me feel good. 1.25 per month. Sounds about right.

Jan 4, 2010

kitties and the internet

Sometimes my internet starts going all sluggish on me and I wonder why and then I look up and see something like 46 tabs open. Absurd? Yes. True? Absolutely. I'm excited to see if I burn myself out before the weddings happen or if I'll just love it all the way through.

Hey! Look who we just found! Lucille! We've been looking for her all night! She's so puffy! (and a real great shade of gray)

Does anyone have a million paper lanterns sitting around? That I could borrow for one day in March?

Maybe in white or any shade of green or blue? Doesn't hurt to ask before I order like 70 of them, right?

Anything to deter reality

I don't want to go to sleep but I can't keep my eyes open so I'm gonna try this as a distraction for a minute. Funny cuz we were just talking about how babies resist sleep and how silly that is of them. But babies don't have real lives to get back to in the morning so that's the difference. I liked Las Vegas, the actual city, more this trip than I have in probably 3 years. So that was nice. And I liked Avatar but not as much as Fantastic Mr Fox round 2 or UP round 1 but maybe the same as Julie & Julia round 1, except I want to see J&J again and I never want to see Avatar again so that may be saying something. I bet I have a lot of stuff here that could work into the decor of Liz's wedding. Like that bird cage right there could totally hold cards on the gift table. These are the things I'm thinking, it's not hard to know. It kinda bothers me how much time I require to feel comfortable and natural around someone, cept for the fluke people that it happens quickly with. I can't believe those guys sent us flowers, that was so nice of them. Our house is still Christmasy which doesn't bother me. "Make a ninny of him/her self" is my new favorite phrase. I'll probably just wear my new gray shirt I've been wearing for 4 days again tomorrow, already worth the $12.75. I'm cold, my hands and my nose especially. I've got quite the scar brewing on my finger from that dumb cut. Heather's bringing kitty Lucille home tonight to be our pet. I hope we get along and she doesn't leave hair around. I wanna go to California.

Jan 3, 2010

I never want to eat again

Jan 1, 2010

2010: Be Better

In an attempt to not be endlessly depressed about my lack of progress, I've decided to give myself a fairly versatile motto for 2010. This way I can keep working on this and there are lots of ways for me to feel successful about fulfilling my new motto also. Like I could totally be better at vacuuming my room or at eating all my yogurts before they expire, stuff like that. Or I can get real serious and be better at loving people or whatever. It's kind of my way of putting off deciding on real goals and then just applying them retroactively to my motto to feel good. Like adding things to a to-do list after you do them, so that you can cross em off. It's nothing new around here. So that's that, I'm glad I took that 30-minute shower to think about my life and get everything all figured out.

BTW, Vegas is pretty bad at New Year's Eve but really good at fireworks, so I forgive it.