Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
My mom was telling me about a DVD about the star of Bethlehem. It is about a Christian man who wanted to know whether or not the star was a real phenomena that could be scientifically proven. Upon researching, he discovered that yes indeed that really occurred. There is a mathematical equation or some sort of mathematical pattern that the stars follow. Which means you can chart any day in history and figure out what the stars looked like.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
-I work in an office with no heat...except two space heaters
-Our internet isn't working consistently so every time I attempt to DL or UL files my computer freaks out- not to mention that switching from one page to another takes eons.
-Each time my internet goes down (upwards of 12 times a day) I have to ask a crotchety old man with long eyebrows who smells like crotch to go and fix it.
-The repair men who come to fix our computer are idiots who call me Sarah and Stacie because they don't dare ask me my name.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
1. Egg nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate. Sometimes I like it with peppermint. I always like it with cream on top.
2. Do you wrap presents or bag them? Depends on the gift. I bag things that are hard to wrap or obvious when wrapped i.e. jewelry, compact discs
3. Colored Lights or White? Both, but not blue lights
4. Do you hang mistletoe? My parents do from the light in the living room.
5. When do you decorate? I helped to decorate my house with my roommate on Monday.
6. Favorite holiday dish? can peppermint ice cream count as a dish?
7. When & how did you learn about Santa? I am sure my older siblings told me when I was quite young. It wasn't a re memorable moment in my life.
8. How do you decorate your tree? hmmm... with my hands. what do I decorate my tree with? ornaments. what is this question asking?
9. Snow...love it or dread it? Love for about two or three weeks then I am ready for spring and flowers again.
10. Can you ice skate? yes. can I skate well? NO.
11. Do you remember your favorite gift? I did get a doll that was life size. This doll was awesome, but it is also a contributing reason I have a hard time with remember my rights and lefts. Here's why: she had on a black outfit with hot pink and hot green squares. One hot pink was on the left side on the top and the other square was on the right side on the bottom- vice versa with the greens. Anyway, I was learning my rights and lefts at the time.....needless to say I thought that the right and left sides were different depending on the top and bottom of your body. Does that make any sense?... It does to me.
12. What is the most important part of the holidays? Most important remembering Christ and being more charitable. Close seconds: spending time with family & friends and giving gifts.
13. Favorite holiday dessert? plum pudding. worst holiday dessert: fruit cake Jim Gaffigan knows.
14. Favorite memory? My sister and I used to sing Christmas songs in our most beautiful and grown up voices. What was our microphone? the vacuum.
15. Do you have a special ornament? Special, IDK, but my favorites are the ones that look like icicles. I used to put them in my ears when I was little and wear them as earrings. not sanitary, but I survived.
16. What do you do on Christmas Eve? eat and watch Christmas movies with my family
17. If you could have anything for Christmas this year what would it be? a trunk full of benjamins
18. What do you do for neighbors and friends for Christmas? cards...nothing
I tag Becky, Heather, Marianne, Andrea, and Leatha
Monday, December 1, 2008
Quick story: I slept at my parent's house last night. Before going to bed my dad called me into my parent's room and said "Stace, turn on the light" I did. My parent's were snuggling closely in the middle of their bed. Then my dad said, "This is what married life is all about." I pretended to throw up and went downstairs to bed. They make me laugh :D
Two shout outs: Happy B-day Lynnie and Congrats on the baby blessing Shine-FinALLY- sorry I couldn't make it :(
Monday, November 24, 2008
I was researching online: http://www.powwows.com/gathering/general/469-true-origin-thanksgiving.html
The first settlers were dying from disease and enslaved Squanto. He taught them how to work the land (grow corn and catch fish). He also helped them create a peace treaty with a nearby tribe Wampanoag. In celebration of having their crops produce they had a feast mostly a brew of ale, but that was never called Thanksgiving.
Here is how Thanksgiving got its "official" title: (all documented by government records)
Basically the Puritans thought they were the chosen people and mass murdered hundreds of Natives. They gave thanks to God and celebrated. Here is an account from an article:
In the midst of the Holocaust/Genocide of the Red Man and woman, Governor Dudley declared in 1704 a "General Thanksgiving" not to celebrate the brotherhood of man, but for:
[God's] infinite Goodness to extend His Favors... In defeating and disappointing.... the expeditions of the Enemy [Indians] against us, And the good Success given us against them, by delivering so many of them into our hands...
And as you are eating turkey and giving your praises to God, keep this image in your head
"To see them frying in the fire, and the streams of their blood quenching the same, and the stench was horrible, but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice to the great delight of the Pilgrims, and they gave praise thereof to God."
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Two years ago today I went to a Chakra class in the morning and in the afternoon I went to Dancing Cranes with my mom. I checked my phone in the parking lot of Dancing Cranes. I had about 15 missed calls and finally my dad left a vm telling me the sad news. Sorry to sound cliche, but I was in the parking lot looking up at the world spinning and I was standing still- like in the movies. That really happens. So, in memory of Grandma Joan here is Winnie the Pooh because she loved him....and because she sort of looked like him toward the end of her life.
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever" -Winnie the Pooh
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
-Scrubs (never watched the last season because it got sort of lamo)
-A man among wolves (only seen one episode last week and thought it was pretty cool)
-Flight of the Conchords
8 favorite restaurants
-Thai Chili Gardens
-The Indian Palace
-I can't remember the name, but it's the Cuban joint in Lindon
8 things I did today
-watched Half Alive on youtube
-gave a massage
-at midnight I started John Adams part one (HBO series)
-clipped my fingernails
-talked to my mom
-had a dance party with myself in my office
-caught the neighbors using our outside power outlet (okay that was yesterday)
-bird watching mostly seagulls
8 things I love about fall
-the autumn shift (the earths physical shift changes our shift)
-the mountains specifically driving or hiking through canyons Provo, Payson, and Lambs
-not washing or styling my hair as much: hat season
-drinking hot drinks
-there are certain songs and artist that I categorize as fall music
-baking more often
8 things I wish for
-become independently wealthy so I can feed the poor and cloth the naked and some other stuff...
-meet and marry Ray Lamontagne
-travel to all seven continents
-superpowers specifically invisibility, time travel, to fly, and breathe underwater
-flourishing business The Peaceful You (look for it and don't try to steal my biz name)
-longer days and less responsibility
-longer and thicker eyelashes
8 things I look forward to
-Everything in my previous list coming true. Everything in its own time :)
I tag Marianne, Heather, and Brinn
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
My senior had more travesties: I didn't make the tennis team, so I became the self appointed tennis manager. I didn't get asked to Homecoming. Instead, I went to get a concert with one of my friend's mom. I applied to be the Debate/Drama sterling scholar (I was the only applicant) and they asked one of my friends to be it instead. Not to worry, I was the Family and Consumer Sciences sterling scholar. Last big bite, I was president of the Key club and I was told by the organizer that the scholarship was "pretty much mine" and then it was not awarded to me. Never tell someone that something is "pretty much theirs" if it isn't:( All in all, it was a hard year for me, but things worked out- just as they do now.
By the way: don't the images give it such a dramatic flare? Also, the words in blue are the secrets of great leaders- so keep it on the low down.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
1. Really cute kids
2. Perfect weather days
3. REM sleep with fantastical dreams
4. Laughing until tears
5. Winning in Scrabble
6. Ray Lamontagne
I went Ray Lamontagne's concert last night. I was smiling ear to ear the entire show. I was on the front row. I thought my heart might jump out of my chest at any time and join him up on stage. There is something so easy and gravitating about his presence. I love the way he dances too. I could go on, but I won't. I wanted to meet him (like I met and hugged Damien Rice after his show) but I thought I would leave my stalker self at home. I lied, truthfully we didn't have the time to stalk. Anyway, to sum, if you don't know Ray Lamontagne check him out. You will not be disappointed. He is one of those artist's that I think everyone will enjoy.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I went through Lamb's canyon. I had never heard of it before. Anyway, its a really exclusive area. There were two abandoned turn of the century homes that I tried to "break" into. I just wanted to take a looksy. They were heavily secured. I am talking big heavy metal vaults for doors. But one interesting thing is that there was toilet paper in one of the outhouses. Weird...
We went to a park and sat under the prettiest yellow tree enjoying the ducks, the water, the photo shoot..? In the distance a tree or two away were two adult women taking glam shots of each other.
For the record, this is not an image from PC- I just added it for ambiance.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
We arrived at the concert when Dashboard started. The nice thing about Dashboard is that every song they sing is a hit. It is fun to sing along. What is more fun is looking at Chris Carrabba oolalala.....
My favorites were Hands Down and Vindicated. Chris is a different performer these days. I have seen him about three times it's interesting to see his progression as a performer. He is more confident, quirky, and from what I gather, himself.
Okay, I'll admit I was a bit nervous to go to a Panic at the Disco concert. Because look at them. However, rest assured that they are actually really talented and normal, aside from the 16 year old emo fan base. Keep in mind this assessment is coming from someone who listens to folksy, mellow music.
The lead singer was born in Utah and raised Mormon. I could sort of tell- which made me happy:) He is really talented- he would go from instrument to instrument throughout the same song. He plays guitar, accordion, cello, piano, and drums. Also, I am really impressed by his vocals. His range is unbelievable. (Musical talents- another reflection of a Mormon) I am not going to go out and purchase their albums, but I have a new respect for their sound and talent. Also, some members of the band are as young as 21. Overall, they put on a good show with one major exception NO ENCORE. I have been to a zillion concerts and they were the first to not give an encore.
We took two people home from the concert. They were high on life and other substances. Anyway, we dropped them off at 7 eleven. They both very openly announced that they were going to have some sexy time and off they went into the bathroom together.... Okay gross. Who does that in a 7 eleven bathroom? At least go to least step it up to grocery store bathroom.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
1. I started recycling my plastic bottles because I only drink Arrowhead water (separate issue) So I felt pretty guilty knowing how many plastic bottles I have used in the past and not recycled. Now, I practically dig through every garbage can (public or private) so I can collect all the plastic bottles and recycle them. Ironically enough, I haven't actually recycled one bottle. Rather, every bottle I have ever collected is my car or in my room. I am a real saint.
2. I get really nervous to answer the phone. (More nervous now that I lost all my contacts because I don't know who is calling me anymore). I usually don't carry my phone with me, but when I do have it I see who is calling, wonder what they want, check the vm, and then muster up some courage to call them back. Hello, my name is Stacie and I have a Phone phobia.
3. I like leaving the lights on, but have an internal struggle about the electric bill and wasted energy. I just like coming home to a light on. I blame this quirk on Grandma Joan. My roommate bought me a really cool night light which is in our bathroom and that seems to help.
4. Apparently, I cackle after I say something funny. I am pretty upset about this one because I didn't know about it until a week ago when someone pointed it out. This person told me that he/she promised never to say anything about it, but couldn't handle listening to my cackle anymore :(
5. When I see a zit or blackhead on myself it has to be eradicated immediately- no exceptions.
6. I love music. I love sharing music. When someone talks when I am showing them a song I, want them to shut up- not because I want them to listen to the music, but because I really want to listen to it. I start to disengage from conversation and tune them out completely. It's true.
7. If I pop one knuckle I have to pop them all. Followed by neck and back pops. Ending with a few shoulder and neck stretches.
I tag Heather, Shannon, Stacey, and Leatha.
I recently saw a movie that captured the raw side of humans. Everyone was forced to depend on each other because they couldn't see. This movie really got me thinking about how we are all the same, but we try so hard to be different and be better than our neighbor. Societies create boundaries. We build homes to keep us and our things in. Then fences to keep others out. Sometimes, for the really exclusive, gates around the community. In my Utopia, we embrace our sameness. No gates. No fences. No fear.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Three HUGE issues with that comment:
1. Indecision: Sure, we all face it everyday. My political views change too, but that shouldn't stop anyone from voting. Where is the sense in that? You have approx a month to form a solid opinion.
2. Actually Voting: Some people don't vote because they think it is too task intensive. Register. Take time from work to go. Pick up a pencil. Mark your chosen candidate. Yes, you are lamo, if you are complaining. Register now- so you don't freak out the day off.
3. My vote doesn't really matter: You may be right in the big scheme, but your vote matters to you. How can anyone sit back and do nothing? It reminds me of Andy from the office "Andy Bernard does not lose contests. He wins them. Or he quits them because they're unfair."
In summation, you have lost all credibility in my book if you complain about how things are and do nothing to help. Give the bird back it's flight, use your American mouth.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Why do women believe in the idea that there is only one way to be something. For example, where does it say that a successful woman is a rich working woman? and sexy woman is tall, blonde, and skinny? If you have bought into these ideals STOP NOW. Replace those beliefs with new ones. Love yourself completely.
A good first step on the path to loving yourself is to write your body a love letter. http://www.blogher.com/letter-my-body I know, it sounds sort of lame at first. However, if you step back and consider that your body is divine. You are the ruler. You command your body and it is obedient. You control your movements, your health down to each cell literally, and you control your thoughts. This is a great deal of power. Let us all be more responsible with that power. Let us create happy thoughts especially about our bodies and body image. Furthermore, say thank you to a divine creation.
Friday, October 3, 2008
As I was thinking of a title for my blog, I thought to myself, why am I starting a blog? I am not a mother or a wife. But I AM young and having an awesome good time being in the flower of my youth! So here's for cherishing and basking in my youngness!