Monday, February 28, 2011
Random Fact: The pink triangle was used to complete the Star of David during the Holocaust for gay Jews. If they weren't Jewish, they would just have a point-down pink triangle badge. Now when turned point side up it is used as a gay pride symbol. (Opening of vid: down, closing:up)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Now... I have lived in disaster zones before, and these pictures are not to judge. They are just to show that I should be able to handle a little painting disaster, but it still makes my skin itch.
|Roomie's side our freshman year. Love her, but loved to clean up for her too.|
|Sophomore year of college, loved the beds in the living room for sleepovers, but it gave me hives occasionally.|
|Living room before repainting. It was really dark.|
|New paint in the living room. Barefoot Beach is the color. Still haven't put up the crown molding yet.|
|Hallway before. Same dark color.|
|Hallway after. Country Beige. Replacing the trim soonish.|
So... I guess try painting, or not painting, or, just try not stressing over the disasters that occur in a house over time.
Monday, February 21, 2011
My favorite entry overall has to do with her rant about grammar, specifically in which every time someone spells "a lot" as one word (alot) she imagines this monster creature to help make up for her Grammar Nazism.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The first secret is Jetblue.
They are by far my favorite airline. They have in-flight entertainment in the back of every seat including an awesome trivia game where you compete against the people sitting around you. The other awesome thing? FREE in-flight snacks. That hardly ever happens any more. Other amazing ammenities? They offer extra legroom to every customer and every seat has the same pricing. And, here's the kicker, every first checked bag is still free. That does not require a special credit card. It does not require any sort of membership. It's just standard. Jon and I signed up for the Trueblue club and get emails about discounted flights. From one of those emails, we bought tickets to Long Beach, California, so that I can go to Disneyland for the first time. How much did we spend? $79 each way. Such an awesome deal. Jetblue, we love you!
|Our plane to Singapore in 2009|
|Look at the awesome seats on our 19 hour flight. The phone looking thing was a remote for playing the video games on the screens. And rather than leaning back, the seats slid forward and then leaned back.|
The other secret is one that I just discovered. It's called Air Fare Watchdog. You sign up for free and get emails when there are cheap flights from any city to any other city that you select. I've signed up for SLC to SAN and SLC to DTW notifications. The other fun option that they have is "fares from a city." I signed up for SLC because that's where we live, so once a week I'll get a list of discounted rates to a random assortment of cities around the world. It's pretty fun. I already found a flight that I am sooo considering to book. $310 to Detroit from Salt Lake. That's less than half of the regular price.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you know all about the letter to the editor that this girl michelle peralta wrote the daily universe concerning byu's "idol worship" of jimmer fredette.
Letter: Idol worship
pirates of the caribbean was brought up and everyone was bashing it saying that it stopped being good after the first movie. well, clearly they haven't seen the preview of the fourth one! it's all about johnny depp.. so how could it possibly be a bad movie? exactly. it can't be!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
|Wearing our matching Detroit shirts. We love to represent.|
|I tried to find one where they all had Ohio shirts, but it was impossible. Feel free to replace this one if any of you have one.|
I don't know about the Ohio girls, but I know that in my experience people have knocked the Midwest a lot. I've had people tell me it's the middle of nowhere. I've had people say to me, "I'm sorry you had to live there," when I told them I was from Detroit. Honestly, I'm fed up with people knocking the Midwest. You cannot talk crap about it until you have been there. I don't make fun of Nebraska even though driving through it is probably THE most boring thing to do ever. So, I guess what I am trying to say this week is, give the Midwest a try.
If I were going to be even more passionate I would say, give Detroit a try. I just wrote a post yesterday on my blog about my love for Detroit and the way that the Chrysler Super Bowl commercial really rang true for me. Rather than just reposting that here, I'll let you go there to check it out. Looking for a summer vacation for this year? Think about trying Michigan, and if you need some tips of the best spots to go, just ask me, I know quite a few. From the bottom of the glove to the tip of the top pinkie, I love my home state.
Monday, February 7, 2011
A few months before my accident I was able to go to Liberty Jail. It was such an emotional experience being in the same place Joseph was when he felt some of the same things I do right now. His pain must have been so much greater, after all the good he had done to then be made a prisoner while all of the saints, his family & friends, were being tortured, raped, & murdered. But, even he, a worthy Prophet of God, was so hurt & pained he cried out with total despair, "Oh, God, where art Thou?...How long shall thy hand be stayed?" A painful feeling that has tagged onto my heart these past few days.
There is a song from the musical, 'Prophet' about Joseph's life that has been a huge comfort for me since highschool. I listened to it for the first time in a while today, & it again poured in a peace that I have long been without. I am not perfect- not even close. Sometimes I feel grateful for this accident. Sometimes I cry for hours wishing I had my old life back. Sometimes I feel so sad & alone & other times I feel God crying right along with me. I don't have all the answers, & I still am devastated over all that has occured. But, for this moment I am comforted & I suppose that's how anyone get's through trials in life--moment by moment. And that it why I love the Lord's response to Joseph's prayer; "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment...and then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes."
"Though thine afflictions seem at times too great to bear, I know thine every thought & every care. And though the very jaws of Hell gape after thee...I am with thee. Know my child, My kindness shall not depart from thee."
And with that message, I have a few hours of comfort.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
this that i am about to show you all is a humorous rendition of a number of hit songs in a musical arrangement that is incredibly appealing to me personally.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
|Me holding my little Rainbow. Notice that my finger is sticking out of the mouth.|
|Jon with his first catch of the day.|
|Jon and Curty being goofballs with their fish.|
|An eagle stealing one of our fish. The kids we were with threw the fish over there when the noticed the eagles circling.|
|Jon looking in his fishing hole. It was so warm and clear that day that he could see the fish swimming around.|
And... since we all love youtube, here's a hilarious rendition of "Ice Ice Baby" about ice fishing. I love that their accents are soooo Canadian and that they specifically mention putting on their Sorelles.
So, give it a try. But... maybe not this week. The temperatures aren't supposed to break 30 for a couple of days, so maybe wait til it's a little bit warmer.