Thursday, June 30, 2011


So I feel really stupid about complaining in my last post, I'm sorry and just ignore it, I was just having a bad day or something. Anyway, I have a few things to talk about including my trip to the Salton Sea and something I get to do this weekend that I am excited about. I will hopefully have the post up tomorrow! Talk to you guys soon!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Balancing It Out

Random post time. I want to complain a little bit to get it off my mind but first I'll talk about a fun time to even it out. So yesterday was kinda fun. Me and Kenneth and Zach went to Boomers for a little while, I hadn't been there in so long. We got this package deal kinda thing where we got a round of mini golf and 20 game tokens. So we did the mini golf and the first time we kept score on the little card and everything and it was really fun! It was dark but the place stays open until late like 11 I think. So, I know this is wrong but we skipped the last hole and jumped over to the other golf course, it wasn't crowded or anything. On that one we just messed around, on one hole we all hit our balls at the same time and all three went in! It looked really cool. And we just tried to race through the course as fast as we could because we were going to pick up my sister from the airport at midnight and we wanted to eat something first. It made it funny and we laughed a lot.

Then we went into the arcade to spend our tokens and decided to make it a competition and see who could get the most tickets. Winner!! I beat them both haha suckerzzzz. It's so crazy because when you are little the toys you can get with the tickets seem like the coolest things in the world and you will try so hard to like save up your tickets and everything and then you realize that most of the stuff in there can be bought elsewhere with a quarter.

We left after that and decided to go to Sonic. I never go there because the closest one used to be about 45 minutes away but they built one in the next town over about a year or two ago. We were close though so we went and I got an Ocean Water which is what I always get when I get a chance to go to Sonic like on road trips or whatever. Then we went to the airport and picked Beth up. Her trip to Florida sounded so cool, I'm jealous, I wish I could go somewhere like that.

So here's my complaining, you can skip this part if you want and I'll keep it short. I spent all of last semester running myself into the ground. I would rush home from school, and do only homework until midnight and then go to sleep and get up and go to school and do it again. On weekends, I spent almost the whole weekend doing schoolwork. I would allow myself maybe one thing like hanging out with friends just for a few hours or go shopping with my mom or something. Even when my grandpa was in the hospital I would bring my schoolbooks and study there for hours trying to keep my mom and grandma company. I was just hoping that I would get to do something cool this summer. Anyway, I know I can't do all the stuff I wanted but I was hoping for some of it. It now doesn't look like I will be able to do anything except Warped Tour and we bought our tickets ages ago when the pre-sales first came out. There's just too many things we need to pay for instead. We did add one thing. We got tickets for the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. At least that sounds fun. I feel like a spoiled baby complaining, but I was just really stressed and thought it would be so good for me to get away for even a few days. Oh well.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Voice

Dammit! I wrote this whole post out and then it just randomly disappeared and went back a page. Lame.
Anyway, I was saying that I wanted to write a frivolous post about a tv show called The Voice. I don't watch much tv at all but I have been watching this show with my mom and it's really good, a lot better than American Idol which can get really boring at times. Anyway, the semi finals were last night and now they have two people left from each team.
From Team Christina I like Beverly just a little bit better than Frenchie. She has always been one of my favorites from the beginning. From Team Blake I like Dia a little better than Xenia. They both have the most amazing unique tone to their voices but Dia seems like she has a stronger direction than Xenia, who is just so young and the songs she's singing aren't doing anything for her. From Team CeeLo I like Vicki just a tiny bit better than the other guy, I can't remember how to spell his name. They are both so good, but Vicki just has a little more spark, she could win I think. From Team Adam I like both Casey and Javier but to be honest I think he made a mistake in letting Jeff go. He was really amazing, I wanted to see him sing again! I miss him. =(
Well the results are on tonight in a few minutes.
I also have been watching So You Think You Can Dance. This show has been my favorite forever, I've watched every season except the first two. This season is really really good, I don't even have a favorite yet really. Maybe I'll review it and pretend my opinion matters. We'll see. Anyway just wanted to write for a little bit, oh yeah! The Hunger Games is getting sooo crazy. It's so good but it's really intense. I've read the first book twice now because I was reading it with Kenneth and we finished and are now on the second one. I like being able to talk to him about it. There is one thing that has been bugging me the whole series and I hope it gets resolved the way I want it to because it is always there in the back of my mind. I need to finish that last book already.
Bye guys!

Monday, June 20, 2011

TAG Time!

I forgot what this tag is called, but I tag everyone ever and I got this from Lizzy (Don't Forget to Sparkle!) I'm following her and you should too!

   1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead?
    I don't know why but yes I think it's the cutest thing ever.

   2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress?
    Why would I wear a big poofy dress? If I had an occasion to I would I guess, but I don't know where I would wear one, besides my wedding and my dress was kind of poofy!

   3. Are diamonds a girl's best friend?
    A sad lonely girl maybe.

   4. Is your hair up or down today?
    Up, I usually wear it up and out of the way when I'm hanging around home.

   5. Do you straighten your hair?
    Yes, often.

   6. Favorite mascara?
    I did a whole blog post about it on my beauty channel, but I think right now I like Loreal Telescopic Explosion and Benefit Bad Gal Lash.

   7. Do you get your nails done?
    No, I hate having fake nails (I can't take out my contact lenses!) and I would rather not spend the money to have them painted when I can easily do it myself!

   8. Small or large purses?
    Medium. Large enough to hold stuff but not a pain to haul around.

   9. Jeans or sweats?
    Jeans, I wear them almost every day, they go with everything and are comfortable but still look nice.

  10. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that's uncomfortable?
     Sometimes I wear shoes that are uncomfortable like heels but only for special occasions. I'm really into being comfortable, but I don't want to look slobby.

  11. Do you text message a lot?
    Yes. I'm not glued to my phone, but texting is sometimes easier than calling.
  12. Whats your favorite color?

  13. Heels or flats?
    I love the look of heels but I have such a hard time walking in them. I don't know how women do it. If I do happen to wear heels, I cling to Kenneth's arm the whole time so I won't fall. I am getting better at it. It's really hard to find flats that are cute too.

  14. Would you ever leave the house without makeup on?
    Yes, but I don't prefer to. I feel better if I at least have under eye concealer on.

  15. Walmart or Target?
    I haaaaate Walmart.

  16. Do you think lip gloss is the best!?
    Of course.

  17. Do you own any big sunglasses?
    Yep, my favorite kind!

  18. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
    About an hour. That's if I shower, eat breakfast, dry and straighten my hair and do my makeup.

  19. Gold or silver?

  20. Do you like to wear dresses?
    Sometimes but I get cold easily. Especially where I live, it can be perfect weather for a dress during the day but it usually gets chilly at night.

  21. In the last 48 hours have you hung out with a guy?
    Haha yes. Last night I played basketball with Kenneth, Luke, Troy and Zach.

  22. Do you like to hold hands?
    I love it.

  23. What do you notice when you first meet a guy?
    Probably voice and hair.

  24. Do you like making eye contact?
    No, it makes me uncomfortable.

  25. Would you kill for chocolate?

  26. On a scale from 1-10 how fun is shopping?
    Depends on what I'm shopping for! Clothes or makeup= 10 but I hate shopping for groceries!

  27. Do you yell a lot?
    No, I'm usually pretty quiet, but sometimes I get loud.

  28. Do you wear sweatpants/pajamas to school/work?
    Nope. I don't mind if someone wants to wear sweats but pajamas? Come on at least make an effort to put some clothes on.

  29. Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy?
    No, I don't really have clothes that are unlike myself in the first place, but I wouldn't do it anyway because it makes no sense.
  30. What makeup could you not live without?
    Under eye concealer, eyeshadow primer and lip gloss/balm. I mean of course I could live but what kind of life would that be!? Haha.
  31. Do you fall in love easily?
    Yes, in a way.

  32. Do you have cramps?

  33. Do you think you have the bestest friend ever?
    It might sound cheesy but Kenneth really is my best friend, we do everything together. <3

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Family Time

"So they brought in like 100 strippers from Arizona."
"I guess we have better strippers there?"
"Wait, strippers to drive the cabs?"
"You know what this party needs? A hundred more strippers. We will NOT let this happen again."

I love my family. Ten seconds of any conversation would be the best 10 seconds of your life.

Grandpa's interment was really nice. We were outside, on top of a hill overlooking the ocean shore with the city behind it. The minister was great. My uncles and aunt flew in from NV and TX, a cousin from TX, a cousin and her husband from AZ, a cousin from San Fransisco. Along with those of us from here. The minister read the poem I wrote, I knew I wouldn't be able to read it without choking up and he did a REALLY good job, way better than I could do. I need to work on my reading voice I guess. Everyone complimented me a lot on the poem and some want copies of it, that made me feel good. It's always nice to have your work appreciated and I enjoyed writing it. It was really sad, but I think the fairly large gap between the time he actually died and now made it a little easier, I got all of my crying out before so I was sad, but ok. There were Marines there who gave him a gun shoot salute thing.
Afterward we all went to Grandma's and ate sandwiches and watched the picture DVD that Kenneth and my mom made of grandpa and the family. The next day they all came here and we had pizza. Everybody is gone now and I feel lonely.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bender vs. Australia

So we had a nice little BBQ yesterday. We invited 3 of our friends and my Grandma and my uncle who just came in from Texas for the interment on Thursday. That is what we are calling the funeral because it isn't really a funeral, we are just putting his ashes into the space. So altogether there were 10 people, not including my sister who was only there for a few minutes really.
We had a good time, all except for poor little Bender. My stepdad was giving food to the dogs and I don't really know what happened but all of a sudden Sam attacked Bender. Sam is a AmStaff/pit mix and my parent's dog and Bender is a chihuahua and he's mine. It's really weird because Sam is usually really mellow and he has lived with Bender since Ben was a puppy. I scooped him up just as my mom was pulling Sam off him and at first he seemed ok, just scared but then I noticed blood on top of his head. He has a pretty deep puncture there, but it is at an angle so the skin lays over the wound and didn't bleed much. I was considering taking him to the vet, but I don't think there is much they can do. The wound won't need stitches because of the angle, and he had a rough night but he doesn't seem to be in pain anymore. We are keeping it clean for him and he can't reach it to lick it or anything. The side of his face is a little swollen around his eye and cheek. Poor little guy.
We were talking about how all the deadliest snakes and other creatures all seem to live in Australia. Everyone decided to stay away from Australia except for Luke and me. I would still like to go there, I think the chances of my encountering one of those creatures in one visit are somewhat slim, especially since I wouldn't really plan to be bushwhacking my way through jungles and camping out in the outback. Although come to think of it, both of those options seem pretty fun too ;)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rambly - Dogs, Supernatural, new dress etc...

Hi guys, how is your weekend going? It is the weekend right? I'm not in school so I'm not very good at keeping track of days haha. So I went downstairs to get a glass of water and there was a big rabbit just chilling out there. I walked up to it and it let me get pretty close but then Chloe came outside and I yelled for it to run away and it did. There are rabbits in the backyard all the time and it's weird because we have four dogs! A pit bull mix, a American staffordshire mix and two chihuahua mixes.
Anyway, we went to the farmer's market again and it didn't seem to be as much good stuff this time but my sister got two saris and I liked the saris but I really was drawn to this maxi dress. Then I was like, "eh where am I really gonna wear a maxi dress?" so I got a similar one but short. It's pretty but I think it's in my sister's room and she is taking a nap so I'll have to get it later to take a pic.
My sister is obsessed with the TV show Supernatural. She is always asking me to watch it with her so finally this morning we watched the first episode. I thought it was pretty good, so we will probably watch some more. She wanted me to watch Vampire Diaries too but ehhhhhhh I dunno about that. Oh! I got my husband to read the first chapter of The Hunger Games with me last night muwahahahaha. He doesn't like reading but he knows the only way to really get better at it is to do it more often. So we read it together and he seemed to like it so far.
Chloe is such a baby!! She just sits there staring at me and crying until I pick her up and then when I do all she wants to do is lick my face and it's gross. Now she is done licking and curled up on my lap sleeping. She wants to be with me all the time, but it's ok, I don't mind being smothered. Kenneth is clingy and I am clingy and Chloe is clingy so it all works out. Bender isn't really clingy though so he gets annoyed at all the cuddling and usually sleeps under the bed unless he gets cold. Well, this was a completely rambling post but whatever. Bye!
PS: I think I might be going on vacation soon but I have no idea where yet and I also want to go to the fair! Is it here yet? I don't think so. I want to go bungee jumping.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Finished Catching Fire on to Mockingjay (NO spoilers!)

I really hate to admit it but its true. I'm obsessed. With these damn books. I read the first two Hunger Games books and am now part way through chapter 4 in the third, Mockingjay, and I only finished the second one this morning. I only ate one meal today and pretty much stayed in my room, wrapped in a blanket with my dogs and my Kindle. It's cold today which is lame...its supposed to be summer, or at least almost summer.

I keep having Hunger Games induced dreams. Most of them don't make sense, in a few of them I am only reading it. In the last one I was actually Katniss and I was walking around with Peeta, I don't know what we were doing, but then suddenly I was out of the games and traumatized from them. I was sitting on the ground, watching snow collect on my hand, which is strange because it doesn't snow here, and talking to my grandpa and cousin Josh. They have both been through wars, so I guess it makes sense that I would talk to them, but I haven't seen my cousin in years and my grandpa died 5 months ago.

I like the third book, but there is something I want to happen and it doesn't look like it will happen that way. But who knows. I seem like such a dork, and soon these books will be turned into movies and it will probably be like Twilight, where everyone hates them and people who like them still are looked at as moron tweeny girls who like sparkly vampires. Which I have one thing to say about. Okay, in the movie, Edward is all dramatic and says, "you have to see what I look like in the sunlight," drags Bella up the mountain and dramatically throws off his shirt and is like "this is what I am, a monnnnnnsssttterrrrr. Wah wah." And Bella is like um WTF? But in the book, he's just like casually, "hey check this out, I kinda sparkle, weird huh?" And she's just like "yeah. Pretty." And they don't make a big lame deal about it. And most readers were like ok, kind of stupid but whatever and continued on. I hope they don't make the Hunger Games movies stupid, I'm almost scared to see them because I'll be so upset if they do. Well, I just rambled on about nothing so I'm going back to do more reading hopefully, if I can continue to evade everyone else in the house.
I'll probably write a review or something on them when I'm done and I'll write SPOILERS in the heading so everyone will know because I hate spoilers.

Oh yeah, and my third blog is going about as well as I expected it to which means nothing at all is happening and no one cares but at least its there. At least I tried...or not. Why do I even do these things?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

High School and Other Stuff

I live right near a high school and they are graduating today. There are tons of cars parked up and down our street and I can hear all the commotion from the school, cheering and horns going off and random noises. I remember when I graduated I was so excited! We had the senior breakfast and I went with my friend Anthony and he had this really cool book thing. We passed it around to all of our friends for months and when it was your turn, you would write things in it, anything you wanted. Most treated it like a journal, but there was a cd of a song that described a friend's feelings for someone else, letters to each other etc. I spent some time looking through the book (everyone couldn't wait until it was their turn, or at least I couldn't) and then we went back to school to practice the graduation ceremony. Then I went back later for the actual ceremony. My gown was gold, our school colors were brown and gold (I thought it was pretty gross) and the guys wore the brown ones.
My school was so overcrowded, the girl that sat next to me at graduation, I had never seen before in my life. She was nice though and we kept fixing each other's hats because they kept tipping to the side. For some reason I always had this fear that no one would cheer at my graduation and since most of my friends were juniors I thought this fear might come true. I was happily surprised though! I could hear my mom and sister and uncle all cheering for me in the crowd and I could hear some of the seniors as well! That made my day. Plus by the time they got to my name, everyone was getting really excited because we were almost through so they were making lots of noise anyway.
I had always hated school. Hate hate hated it. So I was ecstatic to be finally finished, even though I still had to go to college. I don't really mind college that much. Of course I would rather be finished and doing something else, but there are always at least a few classes that I enjoy and I really try to learn new things instead of just trying to get through it like in high school.
So on Monday I had jury duty. I'm not even going to talk about it right now because it was so horrible and I feel like I want to keep this post positive so I might talk about it later. All of my plans for Monday and Tuesday were ruined. Anyway, last night me and my husband did manage to go out to dinner and it was nice, and then today I went to the farmer's market with my mom and dad. I got a pluot and was so excited (and hungry) that I ate it in the car. I don't know why I was excited about a pluot, but it was goooood. We decided we would go back Saturday with a little more money. I wanted some artichokes and flowers, there were these awesome flowers and they looked so cheerful that I just really wanted them for some reason. It was sunny out and nice and we were down by the beach and it was a pretty good day so I thought I'd share.

To anyone in high school, they all say that high school is supposed to be the best years of your life so make it true. Take chances, do what you truly want to do, make friends, pay attention and do well but make time to have fun. Find out what it is that inspires you, find out what you love. If I could go back I would change a lot of things and take my own advice. But I guess that's how it always is.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mosh pits and Fender Benders

Ok guys, we are going to talk about a little something called mosh pits. I understand the whole mosh pits thing, I really do. And if the music requires one, go right on ahead. However, there are a few things I can't stand during live concerts that have to do with moshing and here they are. 1. Moshing when the music clearly is not moshing type of music. Seriously people, do not mosh to Hey Monday. Do not mosh to pop music or anything similar, it's just dumb and you end up pushing little girls and people who don't want to be pushed. 2. Circle pits. Just don't. Remember the good old days when people didn't skip around in a circle? Seriously, you aren't even watching the band, you're just skipping around in a circle and it looks really dumb and not even fun. It's just annoying because everyone has to clear out the best spots front and center for you to skip around. 3. Getting violent in the pit. People talk about "oh come on stop all this lame push-pits and get brutal, lay someone out, punch someone in the face..." What the hell kind of fun is that? People don't go to concerts to get in fights and get punched in the face. It's lame. Ok I just needed to get that out.

My husband got in an accident yesterday in my car. He was driving home from work and some lady pulled out right in front of him. He slammed on the brakes but skidded into the back of her. There is a little damage but my car has some pretty bouncy bumpers so its not too bad. Some connector things broke inside the bumper and the piece that holds one of the headlights on broke too and there is a scratch mark. Hopefully the insurance will take care of it. We drove by where it was and saw the skid marks on the road.

And now without further ado, here is a pic of me after a little too much rum at the Memorial Day shindig hoedown hootenanny.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hunger Games and new ideas

Hey guys. So I finished the first Hunger Games book last night. Don't worry, no spoilers! I got about 85% of the way through (I know using percentages is weird but I read it on my Kindle) and I knew I wasn't going to be able to put it down until I finished. I accidentally stayed up until 2:30 am without realizing it! I absolutely loved this book. I don't quite like the writing style, there are lots of fragmented sentences that don't quite make sense, but with a storyline and character development like this, who cares? At first I wasn't sure about Katniss because she is so unlike other teen heroines, but I quickly came to love her. It is amazing that she can be so strong and tough yet have a loveable side and a vulnerability that makes the reader truly care about her story. I'm also totally in love with Gale and Peeta shhh. ;)
It had a great ending but there was something about the way it ended that I didn't quite like because it left some things hanging, so I ended up immediately buying the second one and devouring it. (I love my Kindle! How else would I be able to get a book at 2 in the morning instantly?) My eyes were flying over the words so fast that I had to force myself to slow down to make sure I was taking it all in. I didn't want to stop but I had to get some sleep. Anyway, I hope I like the second one as much as the first.

So I ended up going ahead and starting the advice column blog. I'm excited about it but I'm also not getting my hopes up about it working because every time I try to start some project I get all excited about it and it ends up not working, usually because no one cares.
I don't know, I'm kind of in a bummed out mood and I'm not sure why. But I like blogging. =) Maybe I'll go cook dinner and then settle in for another read-a-thon. Or maybe I'll take a bath with a Lush Bomb. Oooo, I love Lush bombs. Right now in my stash I have a Fizzbanger, Twilight and Butterball. Hmmm decisions...