11 December 2011

Love

Love is such a complex thing.  I’ve been thinking about love a lot lately.  What love is, what love isn’t.  Love is kind, love is unselfish, love is painful at times, but most of all, love is worth it.  It is worth having, it’s worth waiting for, and it is worth giving.

I love so many people in so many different ways.  I love my family of course, and I love my friends.  It’s something that I am so grateful for.  I don’t know what I would do without love in my life.

This last week I saw two kinds of love that impacted me deeply.  Firstly, my first and oldest friend, had her baby girl this week.  I am always absolutely amazed with these tiny little ones.  They are such special, powerful spirits.  It is amazing to me that I can feel so much overwhelming love for such a tiny person that I’ve never met before in this life.  It’s so powerful.  So tender.  The other experience is that I was able to attend a friend’s wedding.  It was really beautiful seeing these two begin their lives together.  They are so happy and they deserve it.  The officiator was who really made some interesting comments that really made the impact on me.

Confession: I have a secret.  I love someone.  This is not a particularly new development.  It is something I’ve felt for a while now.  It doesn’t change anything and I am not expecting anything.  I’m just truly grateful he’s in my life.  He is kind, smart (crazy smart actually), funny, caring, handsome, driven, and he is one of the best men I’ve ever met.  He doesn’t understand how amazing he is, but he’s absolutely choice.  I can only hope that someday I will be loved by someone like him.

I have had struggles with wondering when I will find “Mr. Right” and when it will be my time.  I have realized that it’s ok.  I don’t need (or want) to hear how “someday I will find him” or how “I should be patient and it will happen when the time is right.”  I get it that people are just trying to be supportive and give words of encouragement, but please, remember when you were where I am.  Would you want to hear that same sentiment for the 523,482nd time?  No, you wouldn’t.  I know that I will find him.  I have chosen faith, hope, and action instead of fear, discouragement, and disappointment. 

I love my life and the opportunities I’ve been able to have.  I love everyone who makes my life wonderful.  My Savior is my rock, and my family, friends and my little best friend Moe are the greatest support.  I feel so much love from all angles of my life, especially when I am having a hard time.  Thank you for everything and thank you for helping me have hope and helping me know I’m worth it.

30 November 2011

Wonderful Things

I have had a lovely last couple of weeks.

On 19 Nov, I had my 6 month vocal recital and sang “Practically Perfect” from Mary Poppins (my favorite song from my favorite show by the way) and it went amazingly! I really had the best time! I’ve discovered the trick to performing and not being scared to death and it is fantastic!

That same day, was the opening of the Mystery Theatre production I’m in. It’s called Wanted: Dead. I play a bounty hunter and it is a super fun role! In actuality, I had one of my top ten moments that night. One of the guests at the show came up to me and said, “Due to your general badassary, I think it was you.” It was a brilliant moment and it took everything in me to keep it together, but I did because I’m just that good.

I found a new musical that I have been listening to also. It is a little edgy but the music is fantastic! It is called The Wild Party. I bought the cd and the book of music, all in the same day… Yeah, I may have been slightly overexcited.

I had the opportunity to go to the local fire department to take some stuffed animals that my church group raised as donation for calls they go on where children are involved. It was really neat to see how thankful they were for them. It made me feel like all the work I’d put into the project and all of the donations were way worth it.

The night before Thanksgiving, I went to a karaoke competition with my friend James. It rocked, and I won prizes! Yay! First public karaoke performance and I won prizes! It was fantastic! I sang “All That Jazz” from Chicago. I just played it up all the way and it obviously paid off!

Thanksgiving was, of course, awesome. It’s not my favorite holiday because the traditional Thanksgiving food isn’t necessarily my favorite (Except for yams… I LOVE yams! It also helps that I make the yams and I have the BEST recipe ever! I’ve been perfecting that for years. Don’t mess with my recipe…). Also, I’m not keen on eating myself stupid until I feel sick. Nonetheless, I love my family and I love spending time with them, therefore I love Thanksgiving. Plus, it’s a four day weekend. Lovely!

I spent Black Friday doing a bit of shopping (Petsmart and REI = no lines), lunch with my sister, then hanging out with my friend Paul. We went geocaching which was so fun! We found a bunch of them, and one had this crazy metal machine thing.


I don’t know what it was, but we had to hike to it.

I don’t hike. Most of you know that, but Paul decided we were doing it. I told him hiking makes me cranky, but brave soul that he is, we went anyway. Paul learned something new about me on that hike. I prefer pedicures to hiking… And that’s saying something. He made it up to me though by taking me to get tea at a great little place. Then we grabbed a pizza at my cousin’s work made with blackberries and some other stuff. Kind of a weird pizza, but definitely tasty! Also this lovely soup. We talked books, nooks, and musicals. It was great!

I have my house almost completely decorated for Christmas and I have my tree topped with a mini Mary Poppins umbrella. It is all practically perfect!This week I’m back at work, but I’m still going off of the awesome of the last couple of weeks and my show is back on this weekend. It will be awesome. That’s all for now, but things are going great! I hope you all are too!

17 November 2011

You know who you are

There is an individual that I know.  Growing up, I was very close to this particular individual and loved them very much.  While I still love this person, I have lost virtually respect for them recently.  See, I have a history of being a big softie that takes people back time after time.  I have a tender heart (even though I try to look/act tough) and I get my feelings hurt easily, but I tend to let people get close to me again and again even after they have done things to be hurtful.  I do have a few things that are crazy important to me though, and those lines you do not cross.  One of them is:

DO NOT LIE TO ME!

 

I WILL find out and we may not be able to remain friends.  Sadly, this is the case in the situation at hand.  I have found out and, I’m not going to pretend that I’m not sad.  Frankly, I am hurt that you would cut me out like this.  I am hurt that you would then try to cover it up with lies (multiple).  I am hurt that you would think I am stupid enough to not notice.  Mostly, I am hurt that you have done all of this to the people I love and care most about in the entire world.  My family.  Even though I have a really hard time letting people back after they have lied to me, you and I have a long history.  We would have had a rocky recovery, but I think we might have been able to make it work.  You have taken those I try my hardest to protect and you have lied to them, and some of them have believed you.  This breaks my heart.  The fact that they don’t see you for what you are saddens me, but it isn’t my place to rat you out.  If I see you at a mutual event we are both attending, I will not stoop to your level.  I will be civil, and I will treat you with the same respect that I would treat a complete stranger.  Know that I will under no circumstances seek you out.  I will always be here for you if there is some unforeseen crisis in your life and you need me, but I will not be extending my hand only to have it slapped.  I feel like you have betrayed a bond that is precious, and that is unacceptable. 

I do want you to know, that I forgive you.  I forgive you, but I have to protect myself and the people who I trust and who mean the world to me, therefore I will not allow you to continue to be a presence in my life.  I am letting go of the anger and the baggage I have carried around with me over this.  I wish you happiness in your life with the people you have chosen as your family and friends.  I hope you’re happy with this life you’ve chosen and that it gives you relatively few struggles.  I hope you will be happy, healthy, and go all of the places you want to go in your life.  I will always try to remember the best of times, and I will try to forget the worst of times.  God be with you.

06 November 2011

I’ve been wondering…

Are people who are idiots born that way, or are they idiots because as a society we allow them to be?  I mean this in all seriousness.  I’ve met some people who just are about as clueless as they come.  Some of them are super nice individuals, but they just don’t seem to understand, retain, or care about things.  They can sound like a moron, and they don’t even seem to care!  I don’t get it!  Perfect example: On my study abroad to London, one girl asked (in a crazy loud voice in the middle of a busy tube station) why there was a musician playing “My Country Tis’ of Thee” because, isn’t that an American song?  Me:… Um, yeah.  It’s “God Save the Queen”, and we stole it from them… Of course this is also the girl who got left at the train stop simply because she just failed to get on the train with the rest of the group AND while visiting Paris, looked through a view finder on the Eifel Tower and saw one of the Lady Liberties and commented, I didn’t know you could see New York City from here!  Me:… *walk away*

Part of the reason I’m wondering is because I want to know if society needs a good solid slap in the face for letting people get that way and then interact with the rest of the population.  I’ve seen kids who play dumb to get attention from a parent, teacher, or friend.  I’ve seen teenagers and young adults do it to look more attractive (Epic fail by the way.  There is nothing sexier than smart as a friend once told me and I agree whole heartedly.) to someone they are interested in.  I’ve seen adults do it to get out of things they don’t want to do or pay for (I see this especially in the elderly.  It’s infuriating!).  Part of me wonders if we just encourage, or at least accept this behavior for long enough, that the individual will eventually stop trying because they know that the people around them will just allow it.

On the other side, there are some people who come from some great families with very smart people and they just seemed to get skipped.  They just don’t get it their whole lives.  Beginning to end they just float through life like it’s a grand merry-go-round and that’s all they need to know.

I don’t get it.  I’d be embarrassed if it was me.  I know there are times when I look like a moron and I’m not the leading expert on every subject.  We all have our moments when we are the idiot, but sometimes I think it’s a state of being for some people, rather than a moment in their life.  Give me your feedback please.  I’m curious what you think.

23 October 2011

Things I’ve Learned In The Last Year With Moe

One year ago today, I adopted my best friend, Moe.  Well, more accurately she adopted me.  I went to Petsmart with my sister to get some supplies for her dogs, having no intentions of adopting an animal, and came out with the best companion anyone could ask for.  I made a quick stop over by the adoption center and asked to hold this one particular kitty because she had crazy feet (extra toes!) and as I held her, she reached up and grabbed my hair pulling herself toward me and I was hooked.  She got to come home that day. 

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Truth be told, I had about a days worth of adopters remorse.  What was I going to do with a pet!?  What about when I went out of town?  How was I supposed to feed, play, clean, and love another little life enough?  I got really scared that I wasn’t going to be able to give her everything she needed because I worked full time, but she has been the BEST thing that has ever happened to me!  She made my house a home that I wanted to come home to after work.  She made me a happier person.

Things I have learned in the last year…

My sweet little kitty has a bit of an identity crisis.  She is convinced that she is a dog.  She likes to go for rides in the car, plays fetch (Her favorite game ever! She even has tiny tennis balls!), chews on shoes, comes running to the door when I get home to greet me, and she will sit on command.  There has to be a treat involved in the last one.  She’s smart enough to know she can get something for it.

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Patience.  I am not sure what her background was before she came to me, but she probably hasn’t had the best time.  She wasn’t even a year old when I adopted her, and she had already lost some of her adult teeth Sad smile.  I don’t know that she was abused, but I can’t help but think she wasn’t 100% loved either.  She can be a pretty jumpy and skittish so I don’t know what she’s been through.  She also bites.  A lot.  Most of the time, I think she is doing it to play, because she’ll bite and run.  She can bite pretty hard though so I’m not sure she isn’t traumatized from something before me too.  (The vet did say that polydactyl cats are prone to neurological disorders as well as immune deficiencies, so we are working on that with vitamins as well.  I hope that’s all her craziness is.)

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Warning: Overshare ahead.  I am very lucky on the hairball front.  In one year, she has had only one hairball ever!  It was totally gross, I’m not going to say that it wasn’t, but only one isn’t bad at all!  She also sheds very little.  Even when I brush her, hardly any hair comes out in the brush.  Hooray for that!

I now have a baby proof house.  She has opposable thumbs.  Yes, it’s true.  The configuration of her extra toes has given her the ability to open cupboards and drawers with her paws, which she does, so I had to put child locks on them to keep her out.  Nothing like coming home to find your kitten sleeping in the pots and pans.  That’s just unacceptable.  When that happens, every dish in that cupboard has to then be rewashed and that is a lot of work.  She does like to sleep in the drawer of the spare bathroom if I let her though.

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Cats love boxes.  She loves to sleep and play in them, but she also likes to chew on the edges of them!  I prefer this to chewing on shoes (see earlier reference) so she gets pretty much all of the cardboard boxes that she wants.

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Finally, I have learned that shoes are perfect “storage” places for cat toys.  If I ever take a pair of tennis shoes to the gym and forget to check them first, it’s a really good chance that when I put my foot in the shoe, I will find a toy mouse or a crinkle ball stashed away.  Also, dryers make great storage places!  Until the door is closed…  Good times.

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Overall, this has been an amazing year getting to know my sweet “Little Bean” and I look forward to many more to come.  We know each other pretty well now and we have gotten into a good rhythm for our daily routine.  There are still kinks to work out, and she is still a bit of a baby, but she is my best friend.  She makes me happy to come home, and I know she’s happy to be with me.  I love her so much!  Nothing beats kitten kisses and when she nuzzles her head on mine.  She’s a keeper, my pretty kitty!

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17 October 2011

25 Random Things aka Everyone's Doing It!

I was digging around on my computer and I found this OLD blog post from I don’t even remember when.  They are all still applicable except for a couple that I updated and #21.  I’m not sure what or when that was, but I’m back to not blushing all that easily.  Now, for your blog reading and enjoyment…

I’m pretty sure that only about 5 people read my blog regularly, and I would like to know some crazy, awesome, interesting things about all of you, so if you read this, you’re tagged!

Since I’ve been tagged about 25 times now, I figured I’d actually do the 25 random things about myself. So now, for the moment you have all been waiting for, here we go!

  1. I don’t like lima beans. At all. Ever. Eww gross!
  2. I had had 3 surgeries, all on my feet, by the time I turned 21.
  3. My all time favorite food is spaghetti
  4. When I was a little kid, I would run around saying lines from my favorite movies all the while, expecting everyone around me to keep up on which movie we were in.
  5. I love to dance. I believe it’s good for the soul. I never feel quite as happy as when I’m dancing. There are not words in existence to describe it.
  6. I want to live in London (or very near there) for at least a year.
  7. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Theatre – Costume and makeup design.
  8. I own my own makeup and hair styling business
  9. I am deathly afraid of haunted houses. Really, I am so petrified that I have a hard time even going near one I’m not familiar with.
  10. I work at a haunted house. (Ironic, I know. It’s ok though, because everyone there knows my haunted house rule: Don’t scare Tiff ever, ever, ever, ever, ever…)
  11. I taught nursery for my church calling (the kids are18 months to 3 years old for those who don’t know) and it was the BEST calling of all time!
  12. I love to sing, but I will almost never do it except as a character in a production of some sort.
  13. I can fit over $1.00 in random change (not all pennies) in my belly button.
  14. I am still friends with two people (outside of my family) that I have known since I was 1 year old or younger.
  15. I have celebrated 2 of my birthdays outside of the USA
  16. I have been to the original Hard Rock Café (and I have the tee shirt to prove it!)
  17. I had my first swimming lesson when I was only 6 months old.
  18. One of my favorite things in this world is dark chocolate.
  19. My favorite show I’ve ever been in is probably Peter Pan even though it will make me cry every time I see it/listen to the music.
  20. My favorite musical ever is Mary Poppins. I saw it twice in London (I bawled through it the second time) and once in Salt Lake City.  It made a deep impression on me.
  21. I do not embarrass easily although for the last couple of months, I’ve been blushing much more than I’m used to. It’s weird.
  22. I’ve been horseback riding four times in my life. One I was too little to remember, the second I had a GREAT time, my third the horse tried to kill me (several times) by breaking into a dead run, and the fourth time the stupid animal bit my thigh!
  23. I am afraid of spiders to the extent that I will put a shoe on top of a dead spider until I can get someone to throw it out for me.
  24. My bone density is 150% of normal for my age group. I have bones of granite!
  25. I’ve kept a journal ever night (with a handful of exceptions) since my freshman year at BYU.

14 October 2011

Baby Names

I have so many family members and friends who are having babies right now!  It is crazy to think about, but I’m excited for them.  (On a semi related note, I’m finding out about a startling number of new pregnancies via facebook.  That should come to a stop FYI.  Come on people, pick up your phone and make a call.  You know, it’s that method of communication we used for our close friends and family before the mass email/text/social media… Just in case you forgot… But I digress.) It’s kind of funny the way that works out.  I think just about everyone has names that they have totally nixed because of knowing someone named that or something, but I have observed that (mainly girls) get very possessive over names that they like.  I am no exception to this.  I have 2 baby names that I am dead set on (well, one that is a must, the other is just one that I really like).  I have had a couple of my girlfriends call me furious that a friend/cousin/neighbor “stole” their baby name!  I can’t say that I blame them.  I would be irate if that happened to me.  I would probably not speak to that person for a solid space of time in fact.  I have put it out there that I have dibs on these names because they hold a special place in my heart and I would hope that they would respect that. 

That all being said, I’m sure I would forgive the person who did it and, frankly, I would still use the name.  I do not care if that person is mad at me or anything else because it’s my name and I have made it crystal clear that I am using it.  If you choose to use it on your kid then YOU need to be ok with our children having the same names.  The people closest to me know my names and they know I’ve wanted them for sometime.

Ok, so that was a weird blog… Anyway, congrats to all of my expectant friends and to those of you who had your names taken, be bold and use them anyway!  I’ll support you!

12 October 2011

Ghostly Adventures

Last Saturday, my friend Paul called me up and asked if I would go do a photo shoot with him at the Salt Lake Cemetery.  I love doing photo shoots and sometimes even getting to be the model, so I was excited to go!  We got there, took pictures, and got a little scared then it was time to head out.  It was getting too dark to take pictures, so we decided that was enough.  Of course, that would have been too easy.  As we drove to the exit, we discovered that there were gates, and they were closed.  At first, I laughed at the irony of the situation.  Then, thanks to Paul reminding me that we were in a cemetery… at night… and the gates were locked, it got really unfunny really fast.  I may have panicked just a touch.  Actually, it was pretty much one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.  Good thing Paul kept a cool head and we found an open gate.  If it had been up to me, I probably would have jumped out of the car and ran full speed out of there!  I’ve never been so happy to leave somewhere, but the photo shoot was way fun and we got some cool pictures from it.  People probably thought we were taking bridal photos, so that’s kind of funny.  The last one is my favorite.  Great job Paul!  Let’s do it again soon!  Open-mouthed smile

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01 October 2011

The Risks...

Of transporting a pumpkin home by yourself. It had such a lovely stem/hat too! :(


28 September 2011

Look what the cat dragged in...

Ok, so there isn't actually a photo because I had a second of panic and instead of grabbing the camera, I was more worried about the giant leaf bug my kitty dragged into my bedroom and how to get it back out! It was big! I felt a little bad about how it came about meeting its maker, so I decided to do the humane thing and flush it instead of letting Moe play with it until it was dead. That was sure the adrenaline moment of the night though!

19 August 2011

What Have I Been Doing?

The last couple of weeks have been a little bit crazy in my life.  The first week of August I finished up teaching the last of the makeup classes at the kid’s theatre camp I teach at during the summer which was so sad!  The kids can be tough, but I really love doing it, and mostly they are awesome, creative, fun little people!  (No pictures because I wouldn’t want some random person posting pictures of my kids online)

The next day, I went to Wyoming with my mom for a weekend to participate in a 70 mile bike ride from Afton to Jackson.  My mom rode the entire thing!  She is such a trooper!!!  I could not be prouder of her than I am.  She had an awful bike and it was a hard ride, but she was determined to do it and she did.  Talk about enduring to the end!  My mom is the coolest!!!

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I had my extensions taken out which was about the saddest thing ever.  I miss them and I will put them back in POST HASTE!!!  Either that, or I’m cutting my hair short.  We’ll see, I go back and forth every day.

Then last week I was super busy running the Salt Lake County Fair.  “Fun!” you might say, “You get to work at the fair!”  You would be mistaken, however.  For me, fair time just means a TON of work, people constantly having me in the hot seat, fried food (that I try not to eat), dirt, and sometimes flaky employees.  Fairs stopped being much fun for me about 5 years ago…  This year I accidently intertied a kitten for 24 hours though.  That was exciting!  He was being given away and a teenage girl got him, then proceeded to tell me how she was NOT going to keep him.  In a frantic attempt to keep him out of the garbage or worse, I took him to my house.  Thinking he and my kitty might get along and be able to be playmates, I thought we would try it, but Moe was having none of that.  So the next day we found Shadow a new home.  He will be much happier with my friend Mary and her family.  What a cutie though!  His ears were way big for his head and he liked to play with the kitten in the mirror.  SO funny!

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This week has been a monster!  I was sick with a mystery something from Monday through this morning when I was miraculously healed!  Headache for 3 days, body aches, being freezing constantly, tired to the point of falling asleep in the middle of activities, and ending in a crazy fever this morning before I went and showered, slept for a few minutes and woke up completely well again!  It was so bizarre!!!  Don’t ask what I had because I have no clue.  It wasn’t pleasant though, so I don’t recommend it.

Wednesday night, I went out to volunteer at the youth detention center where my dad is a volunteer clergy person.  It was really cool.  I worked with the young ladies there and did a makeup tutorial/makeovers with them.  They are beautiful young women who haven’t had a lot of positive reinforcement in their lives (if any).  It was a little sad, but I felt really impressed to let them know that they are beautiful and that makeup doesn’t make them who they are.  At the end of the day, the makeup comes off and all that they have is what’s underneath, so they have to be good with themselves because that’s what matters.  Who knows, maybe I got more out of it than they did, but I’d like to think that maybe I made a difference to someone.

I also opened an account with Etsy!  So far, I only have one listing, but I’m pretty excited!  I hope people like what I make.  More to come soon, but if you want to check it out in the mean time, the address is tlcutie.etsy.com.

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This afternoon I went to lunch with my dear friend, and former roommate Reese and her DARLING son.  Sadly, I’m terrible and forgot my camera and  currently my phone camera is on she fritz and I am waiting to get my new phone with a working camera in the mail.  So no pictures there either.  I made friends with the wild toddler and convinced him that they need to move back to Utah to be closer to me… He’s probably forgotten by now, but it was great for that moment!  What a great little get together!  I’m so thankful for my wonderful friends!  Love you all!

So that’s my spastic August.  Still doing voice lessons, looking for a roommate, growing my flowers and tomato plant, and playing with the kitten, but those are the new and exciting highlights.  Hope it was as entertaining for you blog readers as it was for me!  Open-mouthed smile

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03 August 2011

Simplistic Version of the Constitution

My friend had this on his facebook and I pretty much agree.  We get into such an entitlement haze and it just isn’t reality.  Anyway, just some things to think on.

We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bedwetters.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That a whole lot of people were confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of Non Rights.

* ARTICLE I -- You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any form of wealth.

More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

* ARTICLE II -- You do not have the right to never be offended.

This country is based on freedom, and that means the freedom for everyone, not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots and probably always will be.

* ARTICLE III -- You do not have the right to be free from harm.

If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful. Do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

* ARTICLE IV -- You do not have the right to free food and housing.

Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generations of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

* ARTICLE V -- You do not have the right to free health care.

That would be nice but, from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in government run health care.

* ARTICLE VI -- You do not have the right to physically harm other people.

If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

* ARTICLE VII -- You do not have the right to the possessions of others.

If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen TV or a life of leisure.

* ARTICLE VIII -- You don't have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience.

We hate oppressive governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from going to fight, if you'd like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat.

* ARTICLE IX -- You don't have the right to a job.

All of us sure want all of you to have one, and will gladly help you in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

* ARTICLE X -- You do not have the right to happiness.

Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness -- which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

If you agree that a understanding of no rights is necessary to "Secure the Blessings of Liberty," I strongly urge you to refer this to as many people as you can, or link it from your own web pages. No, you don't HAVE to .... Nothing tragic will befall you should you NOT refer it. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to re-emerge in our society and flourish again. Thank you!!! "When all other rights have been taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect."

Thomas Paine.

29 July 2011

Piano on a bike…

Have you ever wanted to move your piano and thought to yourself, “Dang, I wish I had a truck to move this piano, but sadly, all I have is my bike and two good friends.  Well let’s give it a go!”?  Obviously this guy did.

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This is right outside of my office.  I wonder how it all worked out.  I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to do this.

25 July 2011

The things I would buy if I were independently wealthy…

I think this is the cutest!  I would wear it around all of the time.  It is, sadly, too expensive for me to get right now.  Sadder still, by the time I can afford it, they will most likely be gone.  This is life.  So I will continue looking at it and loving it from across the pond.

Image of Vintage Strawberry Mouse Handbag

Also, not for buying purposes, I wish I was in London this summer because they have this amazing exhibit happening!  Gorgeous!

18 July 2011

10 Things Guys Should Know About Girls

Recently, I have had some of my close guy friends tell me that it’s really frustrating to feel like they know nothing about women.  Or that as soon as they think they are figuring things out, it seems like girls change their minds.  As I’ve been chatting with them, I’ve felt really bad because I can only speak for myself and tell them the things that I like/don’t like/want/don’t want/etc.  It did, however, make me think about the things that I prefer or that completely freak me out.  So now, for your general education and insight into my mind, here are the suggestions.

1) Secret admirers may seem like a sweet thing, but in an extended time frame, they are really more creepy than anything.  To have a single rose anonymously sent and then later that day find out who sent it is TOTALLY endearing, but having a correspondence (especially if you are texting me repeatedly and I have no idea who you are) is creepy!  Nothing says stalker faster and is a bigger turn off then not knowing who is withholding their identity from me.  Who are you, what do you want, how did you get my number?  All thoughts that cross my mind.  And if you didn’t get my number from me, you DEFINITELY want to identify yourself.  I don’t take anonymous messages well.  Not coy and cleaver, it’s creepy.  If the issue is fear of rejection and you don’t feel brave enough to flirt with me and be upfront about your identity, maybe you should wait until you build up the courage.

2) Please forgive me in advance for my hormones.  Try to understand that I really have no control over them and that I REALLY, TRULY, do try to keep them as rational as possible, but it just isn’t happening sometimes.  I also do try to apologize for being a crazy person after I have regained my senses.  I know that I’m being insane, but in that moment (as totally weird as it sounds) when I am being mean and angry, I feel totally justified and completely validated in those emotions.  It’s not until later that I can look back and realize that they were not.

3) Chivalry is still important to some girls.  Myself included.  Don’t use text messages to ask me out.  At least not on a first date.  I want you to make the effort to show me that you actually want to spend the time with me.  There is nothing more annoying then a sloppy text message asking me on a date because it feels very cheap (not the money kind of cheap, the effort kind of cheap).  And please open the doors.  I think it is super sweet when a guy opens the door for me.  Even if we aren’t on a date.  I have a friend (you know who you are) who is married and he still opens the door for me when we are out.  A very attractive quality.

4) Don’t be afraid to show your personality.  I don’t have any problem when people are a little bit quirky.  I like seeing your character come through with the creativity of the dates you put together.  What isn’t attractive is when you are awkward and stiff as a board.  That isn’t fun.

5) When I present an idea to you and say the words, “what do you think?” I am not really asking for your input unless there is something DRASTICALLY wrong with it.  What I’m really asking for is your support in the matter.  Now that’s totally different from when I say the words, “what is your opinion on X-Y-Z?”  If I say that, then I AM looking for your opinion.  I know guys are problem solvers, but most of the time we don’t want you to solve our problems for us.  We are perfectly capable of doing it on our own, we just want you to genuinely listen to us, share our frustrations, and support us in our decision.  And as I said, if we want your problem solving expertise, we will ask you for it.

6) Don’t do a movie for a first date.  It isn’t a good place to talk or get to know each other.  Also, it’s pretty cookie cutter.  Mini golf or bowling are better alternatives to the movie.  Plus, then you don’t have popcorn stuck in your teeth.

7) Things don’t have to be expensive.  I like walks in the evening, a drive up the canyon, sledding and hot chocolate in the winter.  I don’t think dating or even hanging out with friends has to be expensive or complicated.  It can be, but that’s just not necessary.

8) I DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WANT TO GO ON A HIKE WITH ANYONE.  That should be enough explanation for that point.  But… There is a loophole for you nature lovers/hikers out there.  I do enjoy rock climbing and taking a walk on a paved trail in the mountains.  Those are totally acceptable alternatives.  Smile

9) I don’t like surprises when they come with absolutely no information.  I still need to know the terms on which we will be going out.  For example, I am a firm believer in dressing for the occasion.  If you want an activity to be a surprise in and of itself, please tell me, in no uncertain terms, what I should be wearing.  If it is a casual activity that requires closed toe shoes, I don’t want to be wearing a summer skirt and sandals, and if we are going to a dinner for your work, I don’t want to be wearing jeans, a tee shirt, and tennis shoes.  I want to dress appropriately for the setting and to coordinate (the style) with what you are wearing.  You can still make the activity a surprise, just don’t keep me in the dark.  I will probably not have fun if you do that because I’ll be too busy worrying.

10) Unless you know me pretty well, or have inside information, planning an all day string of activities for just the two of us may be dangerous.  There is nothing worse then being on a long date when you run out of things to say or there is that totally awkward point where you have no one else there to help break the tension and you have to continue doing that for another 3 hours.  Oh yes my friends, I have been there.  It’s not fun.

I could keep going, but I’ll keep it at 10 because that’s a nice round number.  Ladies, feel free to comment and let me know what you think.  Like I said, I can only speak for myself, but I have a lot of girlfriends and they talk so I have a fairly good idea that these are mostly universal thoughts.  If nothing else, they are a good base that you can go off of.

Damn You Auto Correct! Too Funny.

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13 July 2011

Improper Usage of the Word…

Case and point number 1:

UR is not, under any circumstances, an appropriate substitute for your or you’re!

It is infuriating! I will grant you that I am a little bit more neurotic about my text language (I mean really, I use commas) and I don’t expect that from everyone, but let’s use real English words shall we? No really, I insist. But that’s a soap box for another blog post entirely.

I would just like to take this short moment for an English lesson for those of you who slept through or decided you hated high school English classes (or any other English class growing up).

Your is a pronoun. It is possessive as in, “This is your coat.” It can also be used to direct, “The building is on your left.”

You’re is a contraction of the words you and are. That means that you may use this spelling when you are combining those two words. An example of this would be, “You’re wearing two different colored socks.” (see how that was used instead of saying, “you are wearing two different colored socks.”?)

There is a third usage. It’s not too common, but it can be confused in the spelling. It is yore. Yore is a noun. It means obsolete, of old, or long ago. Using it in a sentence may go something like this, “In days of yore, we had grand banquets.” Ok, so you may not actually say that, but it would work.

I know I’m not perfect in my spelling and grammar (I never can remember which then/than to use no matter how many times I learn it, so mostly I just avoid using it entirely.), but the you’re/your rule is an easy one. If it’s a one word thing, it’s your. If it’s combining two words, it’s you’re.

Most epic fail I’ve ever seen was on a film set several years ago we were shooting in a boys locker room (I know, there’s the first problem) and etched into one of the lockers was you’r. I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Sorry kiddo, wrong on both counts.” Super funny though! :)

05 July 2011

Happy 235th Birthday America!

Independence day!  I love it and this year was no exception!  Things got a little off track at the first of the day because of the weather (we were going to go skydiving, but wind/cloud cover/rain ruined that plan) so I cleaned my house, went shopping, and read a book.  It was very relaxing!  In the evening I hosted a BBQ at my house (you should be jealous by the way.  It was delightful!).

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Afterward we had chocotacos and watched Follow Me Boys

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Then we finished up the evening with the annual Cottonwood Country Club fireworks that are shot off across from my parents house.  Thanks for being born America!  I like BBQ’s and fireworks!

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The Facebook Poke

I totally stole this entire post from my friend Marcus, who is hilarious!  I take no credit whatsoever for writing this, but I laughed so hard I nearly peed.  Anyway, it pretty well sums up the facebook poke.  Read on!

“So I don't really understand what the Facebook poke is for. Facebook says it's a way to say hello to someone. Why can't you just go to someone’s wall and say hello?? And then what do you do once you have received a poke? Do you poke back? If so it could go on and on a long time.
Last time I actually poked someone in real life rather than the Facebook life they were not too pleased about it, I wouldn't exactly say it was a good substitute for saying hello.
For the past who knows how many months, probably like 6 months I have been in a poke war with someone. I will win. I will never lose. I think though it's more a question of who will die first more than anything.
I wish Facebook made it more clear what a poke means. Like a "Oi, I fancy you" or "I wanna marry you and have your kids" or "I wish you were dead and I could poke you with a stick". Makes more sense than a hello......”

03 July 2011

Sunday Summer Evenings

It's so nice living close enough to my parents to go over often. Today we had dinner, then relaxed in the back yard. My kitty was on a cable free to roam the yard and when I looked up I saw her watching my dad garden. It was so darling!


26 June 2011

Flowers

I did this last night. It's just a humble little garden, but I'm very proud of it. I also planted a tomato plant, some basil, and a couple of other flowers. Yay! Go me!


18 June 2011

Birthday-ness!

It's been a fun birthday week! I got to have dinner with an amazing friend, my coworkers decorated my office and were totally awesome on my actual birthday, then I had a family dinner. We went to the Spaghetti Factory for the 24th year in a row. It's tradition. I had probably one of my best voice lessons on my birthday too. Probably because I was feeling so wonderful! Everyone was so amazing that day! We should all try to treat each other more that way all of the time. It would be nice.

I got a super cute plant holder and a bunt cake pan from my parents. Sounds dorky, but I love it!

I also took my daddy on a date for fathers day. We went and saw X-Men First Class. I totally recommend it, but only if you've seen the others. It was awesome!

I watched Inception tonight, however, and it did not please me. I hated the lack of closure at the end. That's all I'm going to say. If you've seen it, you know what I am talking about. I am positive I am going to have messed up dreams now. :(

15 June 2011

Birthday Blog

It's my birthday and I feel so loved! All day I've had people telling me how wonderful I am and doing such nice things for me! I'm grateful for birthdays because we get to hear how loved and appreciated we are. I know I sure feel that way right now. And I truly feel that for my family and friends as well.

In other news, as of today I have blogging capabilities on my phone, so I, yet again, resolve to be a better blogger. This time it may actually happen! Here's to another AWESOME year! :D

20 May 2011

Love at first sight!

I saw this and LOVED it!  Someone please buy it for me.  That is all.

Image of Vintage Bluetit Handbag

15 March 2011

Men of the world!

Men of the world!  If you want to get married, date me.  Then go date someone else, and you’ll marry her.  I can’t tell you how much that’s happened to me.  It’s enough to make a person crazy… Just saying.  Now back to your regularly programed day.

01 March 2011

Just a couple of things…

First of all, how long do you keep telling someone things, and more importantly, believing what they tell you before you just step back and say, “Ok fine.  If that’s how it’s going to be, that’s just it.”  Sometimes I get so frustrated with certain people and I just want to turn off all of my phones, social media, etc. and sit at home watching a movie not talking to anyone.  And sometimes I DO!  I get so tired of putting so much out there and not feeling like it’s reciprocated. 

Secondly, in church on Sunday my bishop did a Q & A  which turned into a lot of questions on dating/flirting.  I may have gotten a little frustrated with some of the responses about how girls don’t flirt enough (OK, if I don’t flirt enough, NO ONE FLIRTS ENOUGH!  Just saying…), so I asked how we should be flirting since obviously I’m not doing it CORRECTLY (p.s. the answer was “if you’re flirting correctly, you’ll just know”  that guy may be black listed FOREVER on my list…).  Anyway after the class, a guy who I have been very interested in on and off for the last year-ish came up to me and said, “I think you flirt really well!”  …FREAKING REALLY!?!?!?  THEN WHY HAVEN’T YOU ASKED ME OUT, YOU MORON!?!?!?  AHHHHHHH!!!

I hate dating…  Strike that.  I hate waiting to date, and while I have no problem getting out there and asking guys, I’m a little old fashioned and I’d like to be courted so I do my very best to be approachable and flirty and the best me I can be and I’m just exhausted with the results, or lack there of, I’ve been getting.  I don’t mean to be whiney, but today I’m just a little bit frustrated.

On the up side, I cleared out my work email today and it is so lovely!  Next step, my personal email…

08 February 2011

WINNER!!!

I totally won tickets to a Valentine’s party on the radio this morning!  I am totally awesome!  And excited!  I am taking my Seester with me!  Hooray! Open-mouthed smile

06 February 2011

10 Days–Day 10

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

I am writing a book.  It is on the super down low, so I’m not giving out any details, but it is going to be AMAZING!!!  I’ll let everyone know when it comes out, then you can buy it and read it for yourself! Yay! So excited!Open-mouthed smile

05 February 2011

10 Days–Day 9

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- I want to be doing this… I really want this feeling again. Pure magic!  I’m actually going to start taking ballroom classes again I think! Open-mouthed smileDancesport '08 004

2- I am tired of winter… Need I say any more?wet foot

04 February 2011

10 Days–Day 8

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- Sincerity

2- A fantastic smile

3- Compassion and service

03 February 2011

10 Days–Day 7

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- Put downs

2- Excessive swearing

3- Bad/too much cologne

4- Dirty fingernails and any kind of bad hygiene.  If you smell bad, bad breath, just don’t have general good cleanliness.  Not an attractive thing… Just saying.

10 Days–Day 6

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- My parents are amazing people and I love them so much!Mom and Dad

2- My SEESTER!!! Need I say more?100_0829

3- My Jen… So many firsts with this wonderful woman!jen and tiff prom

4- My Grandma – What I wouldn’t give to have you back.Camera clear 217

5- Oh my goodness, Jeff is the best thing that happened to me in college.End of year '08 085

Ok, so there are 6. I cheated and I don't care. There are actually many more, but I'm going to stick with only cheating a little...

6- My awesome voice teacher who inspires me in every lesson and always makes me want to be better for me, not for everyone else around me… But that too. (Picture pirated from Facebook… ha ha ha! Pirated…)Gary-Pirate

10 Days–Day 5

I haven’t felt well the last couple of days, so being that this is slightly behind, I will be catching up a bit today.

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

Ok, so most of these are “wish I had” instead of “wish I hadn’t” because I don’t really regret most of my life.  The things I’ve done make me who I am.  Some of my decisions made the life lessons harder, but I’m still glad I have the knowledge that came from those experiences.

1- I wish I hadn’t let a certain ex boyfriend manipulate me to the point where I lost a lot of respect for myself and had to take so much time to rebuild my self-esteem.

2- I wish I had been less stubborn and self centered as a teenager and young adult.  I have such a great friendship with my sister now and I could have had it for much longer.

3- I wish I had taken more pictures in high school and my freshman year in college. 

4- I wish I had shown my love more/better to the people I’ve loved and lost.  I miss you!

5- I wish I had kept in touch with some of my best friends.  I have tried to reconnect with some of them, but it sure is harder to get back in touch than it is to stay in touch in the first place.

6- I wish I had taken more advantage of the opportunities I had all around me while I was in college.

31 January 2011

10 Days–Day 4

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

In no particular order…

1- Weddings

2- My kitty, Moe

3- Working out

4- Singing

5- New shoes

6- My friends and family

7- Summer

30 January 2011

10 Days–Day 3

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- Be my friend.  Truly, be my friend.  Friends are kind, they are truthful and they care about what the other is feeling.

2- An honest, sincere smile goes further than anyone can know.

3- Send me flowers for any occasion… Or for no reason at all!  I love, love, LOVE getting fresh flowers! Open-mouthed smile

4- Don’t smother me.  I need space and time to really win me over.

5- Stand for something that is worthwhile.

6- Kindness and  doing sweet little things for me is a great way to win my heart.  Also, kind words that build me up.  I need to know that I am appreciated.

7- Providing service to others you come in contact with (especially those who are less able to help themselves).  That is EXTREMELY attractive to me.

8- Let me know by your actions that you care.  Actions speak louder than words and I need to know that you want my heart by how you act.

29 January 2011

10 Days – Day 2

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- I majored in costume and makeup design, so if I give you advice on something fashion or makeup related, I actually know what I’m talking about.  You may want to listen.

2- I love to dance!  I would rather dance than do almost anything else.

3- I also love to sing.  I think I’m pretty good and other people have told me I am as well, but don’t think you’re going to see me on American Idol.  Really not my style.

4- I have a kitty named Moe.  She is AWESOME!!!  She has seven toes on each of her front paws, and five on each of her back paws.  Super cute, but she kind of walks funny.  Oh, she can also sit on command… My sister and I have trained her.

5- I love to watch movies and I am a self proclaimed film critic (let’s be honest, who isn’t?).

6- I would rather read a book almost always.  Books are like best friends!

7- I have only one sister, and she is the best sister EVER!  She is super funny and I love to spend time with her.  She’s my Seester! Winking smile

8- I do not like eating anything that comes from a pig.  I also really don’t like lima beans or chewable vitamins.

9- I have 97+ pair of shoes.  I have been told it is excessive. I. DO. NOT. CARE.  Shoes make me happy and I have every intention of buying more.

28 January 2011

10 Days (not necessarily in a row)

One of my friends is doing this right now, so I decided I wanted to do it too.  I think it will be fun, but I don’t want to make any guarantees that I will do it everyday because let’s not kid ourselves, I’m not the best at blogging regularly.  I will try though.  Smile

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

1- I do not know how to tell you what I need.  I want to tell you so much, but I do not know how to.  I want to talk to you, but it is so hard when you have so much that you need to tell me.

2- ANSWER YOUR PHONE!  For crying out loud!

3- It’s been a year and a half and I miss you desperately.  Even though at the time it seemed like such a pain, I just wish you would call me and ask for help with your email or something.  Some days I keep thinking you’re going to call until I remember that you can’t.  I miss you.

4- You are a marvelous mother! Your sweet little ones are so lucky to have you!  Some days I know you don’t feel like you are making a difference, but I know really you are.

5- I love you, I have always loved you, and I will always love you.  You mean the world to me and I wouldn’t trade you for anyone else.  Ever.

6- Where are you?  I’ve been waiting for you and, truth be told, I am getting rather discouraged.  Hurry up already please.  Thanks!

7- I wish you would get over yourself.  You are so stuck on being a diva and thinking that the world revolves around you that you can’t even see that you were being so absurd!  I miss you as a friend, but I will not change my standards to make allowances for your bad behavior.

8- I can’t fully express how much you have helped me.  You have been there for me as a friend when I most needed one and you have given me some of the best advice I’ve ever been given at one of my lowest points when I didn’t even like myself very much.  I am so grateful that God put you in my life to help me.

9- I’ve wished the worst on you, but now I just wish I could forget about you.  I want to forget about the things you did to me and the heart ache you caused.  I have forgiven myself and I have forgiven you.  I just need to find a way to forget about you now.

10- If you wanted to be my valentine, I would be totally ok with that… Just so you know.

05 January 2011

Random Update

So my computers have been having a bad time lately.  I had a desktop that was very sick.  Luckily, it has a lifetime service and parts guarantee, so I had to pay nothing.  Sadly, my laptop was not as lucky.  My AC port started shorting (I didn’t know what was happening though) and it fried part of my motherboard.  Boo… So I just purchased a new laptop since replacing it would have been pretty expensive anyway and it was an older system.  In any case, I have all new/healthy computers now!  Huzzah!  I will miss my old laptop.  It went with me to London, college classes, and many movies watched and edited, but it will be good to have my new one.

My camera also died in November (obviously not a good season for the electronic members of my family)!  This means that I am going to have to get photos from a variety of people one of these days.  I did get a new camera due to a recent holiday though.  Yay for parents!  Love them!  I can now document my life photographically again!

I have a new toy! I am now the proud owner of a Nook!  I LOVE it!  I am such a bookworm and I adore books.  There will never, in any other way be anything that can replace a book.  They smell wonderful (most of the time), they feel nice in my hands, they are warm and happy to me, but they are also easy to hurt.  I don’t like taking books to work with me because I’m always worried that I’m going to tear it or damage it in some way.  This is perfect!  Plus, I can get some books that are out of print!  It’s lovely!  I will continue buying books, but it is really nice having one book with 800+ books worth of information on it.

I have adopted a new member of my family also.  I have a sweet, wonderful silver-grey fluff ball who is my best little friend.  My new, favorite roommate is Moe.

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Sometimes she is a little demon, but mostly she is the best friend and companion I could ask for.  Sometimes, I think she even believes she is part dog.  She loves to play fetch, to go for car rides, she comes running to the door when I get home in the evenings.  I love it!  The first thing she does when she hears my alarm go off in the morning is come running to my door to meow at me until I get up and play fetch with her while I get ready.  She is my sweet little bug.  She is the most affectionate, loving kitty I’ve ever met.  She is also a little special.  She is bitsy.  She is pushing 7 pounds soaking wet, she has the most awesomely striking giant green eyes, and she is a polydactyl.  That means she has extra toes.  Instead of normal cats who have little kitty feet (5 toes on the front feet, 4 toes on the back feet) my little one has 7 toes on each front foot and 5 on each back foot.  She is the kitty equivalent of a Clydesdale.  She even walks kind of differently.  moe's paw

I love everything about her!  She sometimes sits behind me on the couch and messes with my hair.  So very funny!  She is also learning commands like “leave it” and “come here”.  She is also really good at taking her vitamins.  She’s such a good kitty!  Love her!

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Moe in the dryer

Moe on couch

Moe sleeping

In final news, I really want this:

drink me

I want it really badly.  Anyone who wants to get it for me would be loved FOREVER… Just saying.  Smile

 
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