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!!!


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!


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.


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


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.

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