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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Harry Potter, Harry Potter - ooooooh!

Tonight is the night when Muggles and Wizards alike will gather together to witness the first half of the final installment of their hero's tale, HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS.

I. Am. Pumped.

Already got my costume ready. I may or may not have just worn it around last night just for kicks....I got my midnight ticket. I got a group of awesome people to see the movie with. I am ready. Bring it on, Voldemort!

Please enjoy the following:


I am so glad I got to be a part of the Harry Potter generation. So endlessly glad :)

Monday, November 15, 2010


I recently discovered that, since I've been in school, my hobbies have kind of disappeared to the back burner. So I decided to record here all the things that I normally do. Then, when people ask what my hobbies are, I can just send them a link with the disclaimer that many of these things I do not do currently, but have had or currently have an interest in pursuing.

A list of my hobbies:

Drawing (particularly cartoons and anime)
Movie-watching (I still do this one quite a bit)
Writing - stories, screenplays, etc (I get to do this one for school right now, so that's fun)
Sewing (I have recently taken this one up again to create my t-shirt quilt)
Video game playing (only when I am on vacation or have a long flight/drive ahead of me)
Making movies (I also get to do this at school :)
Dancing - ballroom, country swing, and others that I have yet to learn)
Napping (I do this rather regularly too. I'm very good at it. In fact, I may go do it right now...)
Play watching - I adore plays. I could watch a play every day if time and the world allowed it.
TV watching, but only select shows. Right now I only watch Doctor Who and Bones.
Singing - I used to take voice lessons and I performed in choirs but haven't seriously since high school.

Well...that's it I guess. I guess I have lots of interests. Sometimes I feel so bland, but I guess that's just because when I'm in school, that takes up all of my hobby time.

P.S. What is a hobby horse?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My life right now in a nutshell

I wake up, usually at 6 or 7 AM depending on how much homework I didn't do the day before.

I eat breakfast. Cheerios or Oatmeal. Healthy.

I shower, do my hair, put on my makeup, and then get dressed. Not to brag, but I almost always have great hair - I finally figured it out.

I am usually running about 15 minutes late by this point, so instead of making a full lunch like a should, I grab a granola bar and plan to pick up a bagel or something later.

I walk to school. I rarely drive because I only live 10 minutes from campus and there is never any good parking open on campus.

I go to my morning class. To be honest, I'm usually bored in either of my morning classes. Neither of them are extremely challenging for me, so I tend to coast through rather than learn all that I can...oops...

Then I go to work. I LOVE MY JOB! Sometimes the material I'm editing is a bit dry, but the people I work with make up for it every day.

After work I go to another class. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays this class is really long but fun. On Tuesdays this class is short but boring. I tend to sleep through my Tuesday afternoon class.

After class I walk home. On every day but Tuesday it takes me about 15-20 minutes. On Tuesdays I have to walk all the way from the Tanner Building to my apartment...that takes 30 minutes. It's getting cold now so that walk is going to become more miserable.

On Fridays I work all day. Sometimes we have donuts.

On the weekends I usually do something fun. I've been helping out on film sets recently, but sometimes I get to go to plays or see movies or just play with friends. Weekends are my favorite. I don't think I'm alone in feeling that way.

On Halloween I was Mario. On Thursday night, the Harry Potter 7 premiere, I will be dressed as Tonks. I adore dressing up.

On Sundays I drive to my parents and I work on my T-Shirt quilt. It's going to be awesome.

Then I repeat the above activities. When people ask me if there's anything new in my life, I usually reply in the negative. There isn't anything new. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything good. There's lots of good. Sometimes I do want to mix things up a bit. It can get a little boring....but I still love it. I am looking for new things to do though. If you have any ideas of hobbies I can take up I would love to hear them :)

Sorry for the lack of cleverness in this post. Normally I am infinitely more clever and excited...just, you know, read some of my funnier stuff.

Or, if you really want to laugh, please enjoy the following video:

My roommate Katelyn and I watched it probably ten times the other night and laughed our heads off. Literally, our heads were rolling on the ground with laughter while our bodies remained on Katelyn's bed, also rolling around with laughter. Then again, it was like 2 in the AM, so that could explain it. Still, a brilliant piece of human observation, this video :) Hope you enjoyed it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The things I love

My mom - she's everything I want to be.

Popsicles waiting for me at my parents house.

My papa - he teases me for still loving "A Little Princess" but doesn't realize that I love it partially because of him.

Good television. By good, I mean television that makes you laugh, feel, love, and be better in just 45 minutes.

Good movies. By good, I mean they do everything a good TV show does but on a slightly elevated, higher risk way.

My job. I could spend all day (and often do) with the people I work with. They are some of the best friends I will ever have. They could kick Chuck Norris' butt (no offense Mr. Norris - they're just that cool)

Movies that make me cry. I used to abhor movies that made me cry, but I think I have come to understand the cathartic nature of it. Or perhaps it's since I've begun writing that I've realized exactly how hard it is to write something that connects with someone on a deep enough level that they end up crying. I just watched "Stranger Than Fiction" and found myself crying at the climax - it was one of those good movies.

My brothers. I am bits of all of them and I owe them more than I can ever repay, including all of my favorite music.

My sisters in-law for so perfectly matching my brothers and being awesome women, strong and smart and funny and amazing mothers.

My roommates. They not only put up with my down days but love me through them.

My iPhone. Special thanks to my brother Danny who always thinks of others before himself and decided to send me his iPhone without telling me, thus causing the biggest and best surprise in recent memory. Plants vs. Zombies rocks, by the way. And Cut the Rope. If you have an iPhone, get those two games at least.

Gareth, My MacBook Pro. Named in honor of my British summer. Gareth came in and saved me when Sophie, my HP notebook who is awfully ill right now and doesn't seem likely to make it, fell off my bed. Yes, it was my fault Sophie fell. I cannot tell you how guilty I felt over it. She's like a family member - I seriously almost cried. I felt nauseous even thinking about getting a new computer. Gareth made the transition much smoother than I could have expected.

People who have no inhibitions. Today my friend Dustin and I were approached by a woman who wanted our advice. You see, her son had bad acne in high school and took Acutane, which at the time was in its testing period. His skin was cleared up, like a miracle. This woman saw a young man in the BYU bookstore who also had terrible acne. She asked Dustin and me if it would be too invasive to suggest Acutane to him. She proceeded to tell us how they were worried the drug would make her son impotent but he has six kids now so it must be safe. She then commented on how Dustin and I were studying together and how great she thought that was for dating couples. She said she took three classes with her husband when they were at BYU and studying together just proved that what they had was not simply infatuation. So now at least I know I'm not infatuated with Dustin - we could totally get married and be just fine. There's just the whole dating thing we'd have to do first. I love this woman for her uninhibited candor. Priceless.