"...Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pinterest-edly Interested.

It's time for some confessions... or one in particular at least.

i LOVE pinterest. 

I mean really guys... I love it. I've found SO many AMAZING recipes which I'm super excited to try this summer. I'm gonna have to do a lot of gym time this summer... just saying. 

But in other things Pinterest here is some FoOd for ThOugHt

Ain't that the truth... be honest. It's true. 

Also true... games are not the way to go when getting a man. 

Rachel Scudiere this reminds me of you. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012


My sister sent me a text message today that read,

"Nothing is out of the ordinary." 

1. Sometimes these are the best kinds of days. 

2. Never draw your own eyebrows... really. NEVER. You are beautiful just for being you. 

3. People don't love you for what you have or don't have--they love you for who you are. (Little wisdom I picked up on TLC the other day). 

4. Optimism:  it makes a  difference. 

5.  I'm rubber you're glue... isn't it sad that *attitude* is stuck to you? 


6. It happens. It's OKAY.   

7. Some films... are a requirement. Don't like it? 


"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

and then this flip thing happened...

... I ended up babbling on my blog when I should be brainstorming an outline for my term paper on the relationship between US House members and their districts-- credit claiming, presentation of self, roll call votes, vague issue stances, descriptive representation, minority majority districts, and bla, bla, bla... 

And I'm seriously so over it!

But here's the kicker... I can't be over it because I still want good grades. 

Good grades + no desire to do any work = struggling senior 

I know, I know... it's scary.

Okay-- deep breath. I'm going in--time whip out a ten page paper by Friday.

Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.  ~Zig Ziglar

Friday, March 30, 2012

Elevator Love

I had one of those awkward elevator experiences today--what is it about elevators that lead to a heightened sense of social norms?  It's like the Bermuda Triangle for all things uncannily awkward and uncomfortable.  

Let's be honest, this is a safe place after all. Those thirty seconds before the elevator doors open you survey the hallway--no one around... the doors slowly slide open and YES, no one inside. It's gonna be a great ride.

Today it was just me and one other dude... He wanted ten and I wanted eight. Thank goodness I was getting off earlier right? WRONG (I yelled that in my best Gene Wilder/Willy Wanka voice). He wanted ten and I wanted eight--- I had to ride with him the WHOLE time I was on the elevator.

And then... just as any serious awkwardness was about to be avoided---WAAAHMMMO.

I get off the elevator and suddenly I say, "Thank you!" In a super chipper voice. 

Thank you? Thank you, I say! What the? Why? 

I think it was some sort of delayed reaction from when he asked me what floor I wanted... I'm not really sure why or how it came out of my mouth but it did. And those elevator doors slide ever so slowly closed... separating us each with our own piece of awkward. 


On the upside... it wasn't as awkward as say.... this

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sentence First-- verdict afterwards

But seriously... every now and again we all deserve a little panic-freak-out-oh-my-gosh-what-am-i-supposed-to-be-doing-with-my-life-and-how-could-i-possibly-be-fit-for-this-thing-they-call-adulthood (side note who is they anyways?).

The important part is what you do after the panic-freak-out-oh-my... well, you get the idea. Often times it feels like life delivers the sentence before the verdict and it drives us CRAZY. However... I've had a thought about that. If life delivers the sentence first that means the verdict is still in our control. This is DEEP-- I know. Sentences don't matter one bit.

So--just remember...
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. 

but I know that you, me, and we are totally up for the task. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Child of Light

Hello blog-sphere,

Life has been such a whirl, I almost forgot you were here... well I'm back. Hopefully I'll have something to contribute that you all will find worthwhile. Stop by, leave a warm fuzzy on my comment box. They make my day.

Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorite movies of all time. And at one point in the film Evelyn--one of the main characters--shares this nugget of wisdom.

"Someone helped put a mirror up in front of my face... and I didn't like what I saw one bit.

You know what I did?

I changed."

Pondering over what the sabbath day should be for me, this quote came to mind. Sunday is a dy for reflection and renewal. We have the opportunity each Sunday to partake in the sacrament. We are able to renew our baptismal covenants, reflect on our lives--figuring out what we want to change. We get to REPENT and strive for improvement with a loving Savior's help.

Goal: make each Sabbath day a time of reflection and repentance.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"I want to be all used up when I die."

Sometimes creating ourselves is half the battle.