Saturday, August 29, 2009

Uneven things...

do they really bother you too?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald

". . .I realized why it is so much easier for a man to adjust himself to new surroundings and people than for a woman. Men are so much less demanding in friendship. A woman wants her friends to be perfect. She sets a pattern, usually a reasonable facsimile of herself, lays a friend out on this pattern and worries and prods at any little qualities which do not coincide with her own image. She simply won't be bothered with anything less than ninety per cent congruity, and will accept the ninety per cent only if the other ten per cent is shaping up nicely and promises accurate conformity within a short time. Friends with glaring lumps or unsmoothable rough places are cast off like ill-fitting garments, and even if this means that the woman has no friends at all, she seems happier than with some imperfect being for whom she would have to make allowances.

A man has a friend, period. He acquires this particular friend because they both like to hunt ducks. The fact that the friend discourses entirely in four-letter words, very seldom washes, chews tobacco and spits and random, is drunk a good deal of the time and hates women, in no way affects the friendship. If the man notices these flaws in the perfection of his friend, he notices them casually as he does his friend's height, the color of his eyes, the width of his shoulders; and the friendship continues at an even temperature for years and years and years."

sooooo much truth, it's killing me

not only do I love this book and this writer because she is real and honest, but also because she can be asolutely hilarious when writing about things that were really hard for her.

and.... she wrote some books that were part of my favorite list as a child... Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle anyone??

b day my b day

waffle ice cream breakfast
pedicure with the sisters
a movie I loved (surprising)
Reagsters (surprised)
a nephew
a visit from a poodle (even more surprising)
the said nephew and poodle
dance party
wonderful wonderful wonderful friends
some very kickin' spandex
more cake
nice notes
a friendship's new beginning
two emails from missionaries
almost my whole family
not one but two packages from my roommate KK
visits from unexpected(s)
Ingrid Michaelson tickets (thank you Lauren!)
peaches and home-drawn pictures
a homemade shirt that is brilliant!
a mother
a father feeling better
heartfelt texts and calls

A big thanks to all who contributed to was wonderful.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some day I will.....

Japan, California, South Korea and Denmark

The 4 locations of Musical Roads

It's only all I've ever wanted....

Thought for Reagan, a sister in want....

Ari, in reference to this post you did, I would like to tell you that it's not as impossible as it seems.

1. Red Lipstick, if I can do it, you can do it....
(oh ya and check out this amazing night Jo did for us, hence the occasion to wear red lipstick, you'll love it)

2. You've already proven you can do this one. What is up with saying you cant?!

3. We all know you've pulled that one off before. And might I say you did so in quite a classy manner.

4. I've still got those purple high heels in the closet you bought and wore once upon a time.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mother Teresa

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”

(something I hope to live by this next semester...)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I need something magic

to happen...

to me.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Florence Nightingale

"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better."

Not only is her name absolutely poetic, but she is too.

And now we have our own little Flora in the her.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Our awesome Relief Society from my singles ward participated in the parade for the Highland Fling on Sautrday....needless to say we were pretty awesome!
We had a SINGLE float....

"Single Ladies" was our main song

and THANKS to Brother Beal, we had a driver who wasn't ashamed to be support us in our great cause.