Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

words can't describe this

change of plans

So I'm no longer moving to Georgia. Now I'm moving to Wyoming. I went up there to job hunt yesterday and got the call today that I got the job I wanted. I have to be there Thursday (as in two days from now!) to get fingerprinted and take a drug test, and then I start Friday. I'm going to be working with handicapped people, specifically a married couple who have Down Syndrome. They're high functioning, so I basically just need to supervise and plan activities. (Last weekend they went to Yellowstone!) I think this will be a great way to get to know the area, so I'm excited about that.

So yeah. This is a big change and it happened really fast. I made the decision a week ago and everything just kind of fell into place. Yay!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Q of the Day

Q: What amendments should be made to the U.S. Constitution?
A: O.k., so I feel like admitting this may possibly qualify me for an appearance on the Jaywalking segment of The Tonight Show, but I'm not entirely sure of what an amendment is. I mean I know they give us the right to free speech, to bear arms, provide a limit for Presidential terms, etc., etc., but I don't know what would qualify something to be an amendment to the Constitution as opposed to being a federal law. So instead of listing what amendments I would like to see made, I'm just going to list what laws/things I would like to see enacted. Some of these may qualify for amendment status, who knows. And yes, I know some of these would require lots of money and are not in any way realistic.
  • Legalize gay marriage.
  • Harsher penalties for people who abuse animals and children.
  • A ban on inhumane factory farming.
  • Rehab instead of jail time for first and second time drug offenses. (Unless they're trafficking or cooking meth or something like that.) And not the Lindsay Lohan version of rehab!
  • A complete revamp of the public school system.
  • Get rid of Monsanto and other like companies.
  • Ban reality t.v. unless it's educational. (Yes, I know I watch it and I'm a hypocrite!)
  • Make every student in junior high and high school do a challenge day.
Alright, those are just a few. Basically I would just like for people to not be jerks and not do mean things.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Q of the Day

Q: Would you stop eating all junk food to live 5 years longer?
A: Hellz no!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Table Topics

I was discussing blogging with some friends last night and realized that everyone likes something different and I can't please everyone. What Emily liked, Betsy didn't like and vice versa. I also realized that I've run out of things to blog about. Fortunately, I then remembered that a year ago I bought Table Topics and the cards are perfect blogging prompts. So here's the deal: I'm going to answer a question each day (theoretically) and it would be awesome if everyone would answer the question in the comments section too, so that we can all get to know each other better. Here goes:

Q of the Day: What kind of business would you love to start?
In a dream world, I would like to be a writer and start a multi-media empire in which I write wildly successful books, movies, tv shows, etc. However, in the world of reality I realize that probably won't happen, so my more realistic dream business is a catering company. I love to cook but I also want the flexibility that you don't get from being a chef in a restaurant. Catering would be a ton of hard work, but I think it would also be really rewarding. I just want to do something creative. I don't get near enough creativity in my every day life. Plus, I've also been told I'm good with my hands. Hehehe. (In case you couldn't tell, that was a lecherous hehehe!)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

how technology has ruined me

  • My attention span is teetering on the verge of extinction. If your story is longer than the length of a sound bite, I lose interest.
  • I asked a friend the other day how he knew this other person and he said "Through my friend, Hunter." I assumed he was referring to some new social networking site called He was not.
  • As I'm going about my day, I always have my own personal soundtrack going in my head like on The Hills.
  • It used to be that the first thing I did when I woke up was go to the bathroom. Not any longer. Now I pick up the laptop laying on the floor and before I even get out of bed, I check my email.
  • Checking my email is also the very last thing I do before going to sleep. See that list of books I've read this year that's over on the sidebar of my blog? It's never updated because I never read before going to bed anymore.
  • My thoughts now come in 140 characters or less, despite the fact that I never update my Twitter.
  • Nothing happens without me thinking about how I can turn it into a blog entry.
There's been research that says that the brains of today's children are being wired differently than ours were, due to today's technology. I'm pretty sure that my brain is starting to rewire itself as well and that's a little frightening!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

more randoms . . .

  • Have you seen "If You Really Knew Me" on MTV? Wow, this is one of the most touching and uplifting t.v. shows I have seen in recent history. Last night's episode had me sobbing.
  • It's once again Shark Week and I could not take my eyes off of these Top 10 Shark Attack Videos. I didn't know if I'd even be able to make it through the first clip without being traumatized, but then I ended up being mesmerized and had to watch all of them. There's one of a guy who kissed a shark and it bit his lips. He's an idiot.
  • If you have kids or ever plan on having kids, or if you are ever around kids, you must watch this TED talk about creativity. There's also a second follow-up talk. This guy is awesome.
  • I haven't even graduated yet, but the alumni association is already hitting me up for money.
  • I am loving this insane rainy weather we're having. Well, except for around 4:30 this morning when the crazy loud thunder woke me up.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

some stuff

  • 27 days from now I will be on my way to Georgia.
  • I'm still obsessed with Veronica Mars and still plan on telling you exactly why you should watch this show. In the meantime, I am getting people hooked on it one person at a time.
  • In the case of my sister in-law, I'm getting her hooked, then taking the DVD's with me when I return to Utah. Sorry about that and I hope you found them at the library.
  • I have discovered the joys of Luxe Lavender nail polish.
  • I have also discovered the joys of coconut M&M's. In addition to being delicious, they also have a lovely color scheme of brown, green and white. They make me want to decorate something in those colors.
  • Some friends are throwing a going away party for me and I am extremely concerned that no one is going to show up.
  • Did you hear about the two-legged lamb?
  • I'm sad that I only get to hang out with my co-workers (the ones that don't irritate me) for a few more weeks.
  • "Cold Hearted Snake" by Paula Abdul is playing in my iTunes. I love shuffle.
  • I just bought this and this.
  • I'm selling my freezer. It's a 21.1 cubic feet Gibson. Any takers?
  • I'm also willing to sell just about anything I own because I don't want to haul it with me across the country. Email me if you want something, anything.
  • It has been brought to my attention that no one has heard of any of my songs of the day, except for when I'm all excited about discovering a new song that everyone else has apparently already heard and loved. Sorry about that. It's because I choose to educate myself musically instead of allowing myself to be force fed music by the radio stations. No, not really. I just hate having to switch stations all the time to avoid listening to commercials. So basically, it's because I'm lazy and would rather just push play on my iPod.