Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PoP uP VidEO

I love random VH1 shows. Right now I am watching the top 100 songs of the 00’s. Awesome. And a commercial came up saying that VH1 is bringing back Pop Up Video. Do you remember that show? Oh I am so excited…except for one thing…it shows weekdays at noon while I am at work.

Other things on my mind:

Conference was great. The church is true.

I still don’t know what to do with my life. It stresses me out.

I will be in Boston in T-minus 3 days!

Monday, September 26, 2011


is here!! Ok, so it started on Friday, but I never got around to posting about this lovely day. Fall is my favorite time of year. I mainly grew up in Massachusetts and so of course fall is going to be my favorite. If I grew up somewhere else, maybe it would be different. Now I live in Arizona where there is hardly a fall. I am just excited that it will soon get below 100 degrees.

So lets pretend I don’t live here in the desert. What I love about fall in no particular order:

1. Leaves changing colors. Gorgeous! If you have never gone to New England in the fall then you need to do everything in your power to go.

2. Apples are at their finest. And in some places in this country you can actually go and pick them. And it is the time of year for apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, pretty much anything apple.

3. Along with Apples, Pumpkins. I will eat anything pumpkin, I love it that much.

3. Cooler Weather. I love the crisp, autumn air. When I start to feel it cool down I am reminded of all the great things around the corner (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas).

4. Speaking of Halloween. It deserves it’s own spot on the list. It is one of my favorite holidays. I know, I am a bit strange!

5. Fall attire. I love sweaters, jackets, etc. I always have. I am still drawn to them when I go shopping even though I am in Arizona, and I barely get a chance to wear jackets and sweaters. I will admit I still throw on a t-shirt and flip-flops mid-winter. Oh no, I have become a true Arizonan!

Ok I will stop there, but there are many more reasons why I love fall time. In two weeks I will be in one of my favorite cities in the nation, Boston. I am so excited to experience some of these things on my list in one of the top places to experience them!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Furniture Sale

The other day I was sitting at an intersection near my house and noticed this woman standing on the far corner. On this particular corner there is a furniture store and this woman was holding an advertisement for the store. There are always people advertising for different stores at this intersection so this is nothing out of the ordinary. But I couldn’t help but stare at this woman while waiting for the light to turn green. She was so still, and was leaning against the light pole. It seemed unnatural, most of these advertisers are twirling their signs trying to get your attention. But, I couldn’t blame her, it is 112 degrees out. I wouldn’t want to be there either. But, then I finally realized that this woman wasn’t really a woman, she was a mannequin! I had a good laugh out loud in my car. I apparently need glasses. Here is my new friend at the corner. I see her often and laugh every time.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

“I like your shoes”

Yep, that was the pick up line I got last Thursday. I was at my gym waiting for a class to start. I went up to the front desk to sign up for using the big gym to practice for my upcoming certification. I didn’t really pay attention to the guy standing next to me, a sales guy. He said, “I like your shoes.” Then he proceeded to hit on me asking me how often I worked out and if I came with someone. He said he noticed I didn’t have a ring, was I married? Boyfriend? Then he said he was Christian…I didn’t really get that cause I thought he said his name was Ray. Then I realized he was referring to his religion. Anyway, we talk a bit more…I am not really interested. The highlight was when he said he was 23. I said, “Oh, well I am 30.” “You’re 30!?” he says, “wow you look really good for 30!” How am I supposed to look, haggard??!!! Oh, wow. It was quite a funny way to be picked up!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Old people…

Love me! I attract them. Over the last 7 1/2 yrs I have been working at a nursing facility I must have built a magnet around me. They talk to me in line at the store or at the temple or church. It always makes me laugh. I love it! Old people love me, and I love old people.

Speaking of older people. I went to the temple the other night to do initiatories and met the funniest old lady working there. I have actually met her before and remembered how funny she was, so I was excited to see her again. Sister Horton is her name. And we got well acquainted. Every time I would step into her section of the initiatory she would just beam at me and say “fantastic.” She loved me! I couldn’t help but smile the whole time there just because of her. She is so animated as she speaks. I hope I get to see her again.

And speaking of the temple…I went there Saturday morning to babysit my 4 nieces as their parents went to a sealing. We walked around the visiting center and looked at the statues of Christ. We talked about the nail prints in his hands and feet. We also watched a video on the importance of family and how the temple is what allows us to be together forever. I felt the spirit so strongly being there with these 4 cute little girls. It was fun to teach them of Christ and talk about the temple. I got a little bit of a glimpse of what it is to be a mom. A worker at the visiting center asked me if they were my beautiful daughters. I sadly had to confess they were not mine. Smile  I am grateful they have wonderful parents that are already teaching them the gospel. I am grateful I get to be their aunt!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pre-date Date

So what is with men asking women, particularly me, on pre-date dates. This is what I call dates that are set up a night or two before the actual date that the guy has asked me on. I hate them.  My thought is, I already set up a date with you, not because I have interest, because I don’t even know you, but because everyone deserves a chance and now I can get to know you. But don’t ask me out before then! I don’t even know if I have interest in you, so I don’t want to spend all my nights with you. What if we go on this pre-date and I really don’t like you, but now I have a date with you set up already in a couple of days. It’s just not cool. And it just comes across like you are WAY into me when we don’t even know each other yet.  I guess it’s all relative though, because if I was instantly attracted to you, and we hit it off when we first met, then the pre-date date could be a really good thing. But in general, it is not a good idea. And it is not just me thinking this, I have consulted with many of my single friends, and none of them like it either!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My new obsession is…

watching reruns of My So Called Life. I found the series on my roommates netflix and starting watching. Oh the memories! It is so funny. I remember all the music and the styles and story lines. And actually a lot of the thoughts and points of view that the main character Angela have are so true. It is fun to re-watch as an adult. And Jordan Catalano aka Jared Leto is still so attractive!