Saturday, February 28, 2009

Clothes, glorious clothes

I haven't gone shopping in a long time. I'm rather proud of myself. But these are looking really nice to me...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Just my luck

I have a 3-day weekend ahead of me. To not worry about the musical, school, or teachers. I can quilt, talk to Nick, earn money from doing chores, and have fun with my family.

We got out early because it's girls basketball state this weekend. There was a student bus going to the game tonight. I was so excited to get out at 1:30! Then I heard it was moved to 1:20. I forgot my purse and homework because it was a crazy morning. But my teacher understood and I was able to manage without my purse, miraculously. So we were in our last class counting down the minutes. And because we combined schools, some of the students, including me, live 30 minutes away. And when we have early days like this, the principal won't let us out until the buses are here. Because I didn't have play practice, I was going to ride the bus home. My evil teacher told us she wouldn't let us leave until we got the intercom from the principal. Well he decided not to give us the intercom, and use the bells instead. But our teacher wouldn't let us leave at the bell. Well like 10 minutes later we start getting calls and texts from other kids asking us where we are because they've been out of class for a long time and they can't find us. Well we're not supposed to have phones in class, so we couldn't say this to our teacher but we started suggesting "can we see if people are in the halls?" and right when we went to the door, and teacher came and said, "you're still in class? we've been out for 15 minutes!" so we run out to the halls, and they're completely empty. Everyone is gone. I was worried about my bus, so I ran to my locker. A girl stopped me and said my bus had already left. Most of the teachers were gone too. All the kids in my class lived close-by to the school and couldn't drive me home. In a panic I called my dad asking me to come pick me up. He wouldn't be there for another 30 minutes, it looked like they were locking up the school, and it was freezing cold outside. My dad got upset because it wasn't my fault the bus left me, and he couldn't pick me up because my mom was using the only working car, and she didn't have her cellphone on her. Joseph was sitting all by himself too. I wondered if he had missed the bus too. But then his mom drove up. She saw me abandoned and told me they were going to go run errands in Q-town, and could drive me home after they were done. It was my only option. I only had my phone, coat, and Jane Austen collection book with me. I felt like an orphan child. I had no other choice. I fell asleep and read my Jane Austen in the car. And I ended up getting home at the time I would normally get home if it was a normal day. My friend noticed and mentioned how I've been having a lot of bad luck lately. But I did get home safely, and like all my other bad luck, it always works out in the end...

Monday, February 23, 2009


I am taking a sicky today. I slept most of the morning away. I changed my blog layout, and now I'm going to read my scriptures and Sense & Sensibility. I'll probably go back to sleep with that cozy blanket Nick made for me for Christmas. Maybe I'll watch North and South or some Jane Austen later.
Hopefully I will be as good as new tomorrow. In the mean while, enjoy these inspirational quotes:

Conscience is that still, small
voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort.
+ + Bert Murray

My grandfather once told me that there are
two kinds of people: those who work and those
who take the credit. He told me to try to be in
the first group; there was less competition there.
+ + Indira Gandhi

In matters of principle, stand like a rock;
in matters of taste, swim with the current.
+ + Thomas Jefferson

God grant me the courage not to give up what
I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
+ + Chester W. Nimitz

I don't have to attend
every argument I'm invited to.

+ + Author Unknown

Conscience is the inner voice that
warns us somebody may be looking.
+ + Henry Louis Mencken

The reputation of a thousand years may
be determined by the conduct of one hour.
+ + Japanese Proverb

For the human mind is seldom at stay:
If you do not grow better,
you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
+ + Samuel Richardson

I would rather be
right than President.

+ + Henry Clay

Roses are sweet, but music is too

All the girls around me got roses for Valentines. But I got this. Now I'm not saying I didn't want roses, those would've made me happy too - but this was more thoughtful. It is sheet music for the song "You and Me" by Lifehouse. I song I taught Nick to waltz to. To me it was thoughtful. He knows I love to play the piano and that I love this song. So instead getting expensive roses that had no thought put into them, I was completely surprised and happy with this. And I know he didn't spend a lot of money on it because he's putting half of all his earnings into his missionary fund (which is how it should be) and the other half (his spending money) is all going to coming out to my prom. I'm so excited.

I wouldn't trade him for any other guy. I'm practicing so he can hear it when he comes out. There aren't many guys like Nick. Who else would promise to call me everyday, and actually call me EVERYDAY no matter how busy he is?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Elinor and Marianne

Nick gave me all of Jane Austen's books in one for Christmas. So I'm finally starting to read the first book, Sense and Sensibility. I've seen the movie so many times, and love to play the songs on the piano. But honestly, I have never read any of Jane Austen's books. That's my new goal. To read all of them. They're so beautifully written. I'm only 2 chapters into it, and I relate with Emma the best. But this part reminds me of me (Marianne) & Tash (Elinor) so much:

Elinor, this daughter whose advice was so effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgement, which qualified her, though only [sixteen],...She had an excellent heart; her disposition was affectionate, and her feelings were strong: but she knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which one of her sisters had resolved never to be taught.

Marianne's abilities were, in many respects, quite equal to Elinor's. She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent. The resemblance between her and her mother was strikingly great.

Elinor saw, with concern, the excess of her sister's sensibility...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Book of Mormon

I've been reading the Book of Mormon everyday for one of my 10 hour projects for Personal Progress in Young Womens. I read 5 pages a day, and I started at the beginning of January. I'm at the end of Mosiah now. I've only skipped a couple of days so far and I made them up so I'm not behind. I've been so busy lately, I sometimes feel like I can't find the time. But even though timewise it's impossible, I somehow have been able to get everything done. It's kind of crazy. Seminary teachers speak the truth when they say if you read your scriptures before you do anything else, you will always get everything else done too. I believe what my seminary teacher said now.

There's so many little truths and things in the Book of Mormon that you forget about. It helps calm me down and when I'm having a bad day, I've noticed it will get better the second I say a prayer. Yes, reading 5 pages a day has helped my day to day life. It doesn't even seem like a lot to read anymore. I'm reading the New Testament for seminary too. I think I've read over 10 hours worth by now, but I'm going to finish reading and maybe start over again. My mind is able to focus on what it needs to instead of the gross yucky things people talk about at school. I'm able to tune it out.

Anybody else want to do it with me?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

new pants

I bought some new pants. I like the boyfit. What do you think?

Saturday, February 07, 2009


This is my favorite show right now. It's funny, without it being horribly vulgar.

Sean makes me laugh so hard.
Gus: Was that guy trying to help me? Because I feel really creeped out right now.
Shawn: Dude, he put you on the creepy train headed for creepy island where the creepy natives drink creepy nectar out of creepy coconuts...

I love the "Gus, don't be a __________" quotes from Shawn. He says one pretty much every episode. Here are few of them:

-Giant Snapping Turtle
-Rabid Porcupine
-Incorrigible eskimo pie with a gooey caramel ribbon
-Gooey Chocolate chip cookie
-Paranoid schizophrenic
-little girl

Shawn: Sorry Dad, this is like a genocide of color. Somewhere a rainbow is weeping.

Shawn: Wow... Dad. Tell me you're wearing that shirt because someone has to spot you from space.

We like Lassiter. He looks like a leprechaun.
Lassiter: I'm going to crack her like a bad back

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

American Idol 2009

I am in love with this show. I just wish it wasn't on Tuesdays. Because then I miss it because of mutual.
And it makes me sad when the people I liked at the auditions don't make it through Hollywood. But I love the singing. I get so excited about who's going to win. But I am SO glad I am not on the show. I could NOT handle that. Even though I like to sing. I'm so glad Bikini Girl is gone! She was a very "bad word". And she ruined it for the other 2 people in her group because she was horribly selfish, fake, and in her own little world. I love the blind guy though!!!

So for now I will just play the American Idol game on my Xbox 360. Anyone want to come over?