quote of however-long-I-feel-like:

Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars.

Suppose we have.

Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones.

-Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

orem library!

why i love the orem public library: 

okay, the gorgeous and HUGE puppet theater. 

i feel like this *might* be hercules. reyna, help me out here.

something from arabian nights, i'm sure. 


and the creepy guy on the bus. buhh...

now, my favorite part of the stained glass is on the other blog. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010



I found that list of goals I made over the summer!

it's funny to see how my views change.

  1. read patriarchal blessing once a month
  2. buy books from the library
  3. finish season 4 of x-files
  4. review my hebrew vocabulary
  5. sort though clothes & get rid of old junk
  6. go to bed before 11 pm
  7. wake up before 8 am
  8. volunteer once a week
  9. attend the temple once a week
  10. finish my homework the day it's assigned
  11. apply to byu jerusalem center
  12. go to salt lake once a month
  13. study spanish an hour every day
  14. read el libro de mormon
  15. weekend bagel runs
  16. do all of my visiting teaching
  17. go to general conference
  18. help alexia
  19. ride my bike more
  20. go jogging
  21. keep up my blog
  22. travel once a year
  23. study five languages
  24. take kids to the library every weekend
  25. sunday picnics
  26. family home evening
  27. express love and gratitude daily
  28. have a family book club
  29. take daily pictures
  30. learn how to fix a car
  31. learn a musical instrument (i'd even settle for the harmonica)
  32. regular family temple trips
  33. talk things out
  34. hug
  35. adopt a child
  36. lockers
  37. family council 
  38. sundays are holy
  39. take art classes
  40. have a library
  41. index my books and keep a record of when i last read each book
  42. live in a foreign country for a year
  43. be a missionary
  44. meet all of the living apostles
  45. open a shop
  46. keep my tumbling skills
  47. go raw for a month
  48. cut off technology for a month
  49. swim great barrier reef
  50. create my own charity
  51. run a marathon
  52. raise kids to be bilingual
  53. build an igloo
  54. ride a camel
  55. see aurora borealis
  56. go skinny dipping
  57. get some henna
  58. own a motorcycle
  59. attend a temple dedication
  60. see nessie

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 18 1/2.

I really just like my shoes. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Volume Two!

Lurve, Love, Amor, Al-Hubb, Ahav, and any other way you want to say it.

I am so in love with Zooey Deschanel. She & Him Volume Two = obsession.

A review: "Though Ward is a master instrumentalist, Deschanel's vocal affects and childlike rhymes sometimes veer into twee overload; she can seem too in love with her own adorability."

Who cares? I'm in love with her adorability.
If you can't sleep: 
If the world is cold, but the sun shines the same
Shut your eyes, there are bluer skies
For you're embraced in my heart
Goodbye shadows

I'm not a prophet, old love is in me.
New love just seeps right in
And it makes me guilty
Why do you look like this?
Not all that bad.
I'll see you sometime
Sometimes lonely isn't sad.
Don't Look Back:
Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone  
But I never had yours.

Ridin' In My Car: 
And I can't find no true love
Oh baby, it's so hard
And I still think about you
Every time I'm riding in my car

Lingering Still:
I like to mean what I say
But it doesn't always come through
Cause if I say it all again again again again it doesn't make it more true.

And the world's like a science
And I'm like a secret.
And I saw you lingering still
I saw you lingering still.

- More to come!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I just watched Penelope, and it was love.

remember how i love him? and he has an accent? and he loves penelope even with her piggy nose? 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

tat. pt. 1

look how real that seems!

who doesn't want a finger light saber?

ow. ow. ow. ow. but creative.

i love it.

i just really love that picture. 

get this. this is really a blank polaroid tattoo. you get to draw in whatever you want!


i lied. new favorite: 


Sunday, March 14, 2010


Calvin, that's for you.

Friday, March 12, 2010


okay guys. how do i get rid of these weird dreams? they're fun, but throwing off my sleep schedule. yesterday i had a nap nightmare of this woman with a beautiful victorian home. it had my dream library. i was sold. she showed me her favorite book. it was a fairytale with the most amazing pictures. however, one of the gremlins in the book came to life and started pulling me into the book. i slipped from his grasp and started running. i got to the end of the street, but his super extending arms grabbed me and pulled me in. i tried holding on grass, cement, anything and everything around me. but it was no use.

and last night was just odd. horses do not belong at the dinner table.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

march is going by so quickly!

 In twenty days, I will no longer be a teenager. Weird. How's that list coming? My twenty before twenty in twenty (cool!). Let's check!

Here's the original list. In bold is my progress.

1. keep up a 365 project. - this one's actually going strong. whoo!
2. run a 5k.  - eh... i can walk a 5k. but my lungs aren't letting my exercise regimin continue as planned. 
3. go to a concert. - if i were in texas, i would be able to be inducted to the concert world by the queen, zooey, herself. but i'm not. 
4. go raw for at least a month. - i think i'll be able to do it. i'm actually starting in april after my percy jackson blue food birthday. 
5. make a skirt. - i've got the fabric. be excited guys. 
6. create a painting/drawing that i'm proud enough of to frame. - not happening. 
7. become proficient enough in a language for natives to understand me. - spanish is progressing. so is arabic, but it's just so disheartening. 
8. get another stamp in my passport. - definitely not happening before i'm 20. 
9. go on a non-family road trip. - did my class trip to moab count? 
10. go without any make up for a week. - i actually did this last week. it was great. but i don't think # 12 will be successful if i keep it up. 
11. bake a loaf of bread from scratch. - reyna says she'll help me with this one. 
12. ask a boy out. - attractive, available, awesome boys, where are you? 
13. wear nothing but skirts and dresses for a month. - i'll probably do this one in florida. 
14. look good in a leotard again. - bahahahahaha! 
15. get paid for photography. - we'll see how this goes.
16. learn how to whistle. - i'm still challenged in this area. 
17. take an art class. - this is happening over the summer. 
18. finish memorizing the Living Christ. - i gotta go find my copy. 
19. stay up for 100 hours straight. - i don't dare try this till school is out. i don't do so well when i don't sleep. 
20. get married    a real goal... hm... let's see... own a pair of skinny jeans. 

There. Done. 


Seriously guys. My dreams have been so good lately! Last night it started out as me being a dog. Then I was eating this chocolate. (It was a white chocolate reese's peanut butter egg. So Good!) 

And then! It suddenly transformed into this wicked awesome remake of Aladdin! So cool. I need to talk to Disney, for reals. 

I was a Genie. It was great. Now I need to go back and finish that series that Reyna introduced me to, Children of the Lamp, I believe? 

-I'll do some real blogging later.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

march music.

my dream about andrew bird was possibly because i was listening to this song. 

he whistles (i can't), plays the violin (can't do that either), takes artsy pictures, and he sings. basically, it's love.

oh, and listen to this song. because i said so. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

happy march!

10 things that make ME happy.

  1. finding music that connects. or, adding another to my list of soul songs. 
  2. showers. hot, steamy, carefree, long showers. time cannot touch me when i'm showering. 
  3. webcomics. here here here and here.
  4. photography. especially when pictures turn out how i want them to. or when i get a surprise shot. 
  5. feeling pretty solid in a language. i was buying fabric today, and overheard a conversation in spanish. i understood every word. it was great. having four different ways to say "no" run through your head is not so fun. especially when you forgot how to say it in spanish. (hint: it's the same as english) silly semitic languages. 
  6. having epic dreams. last night i dreamt that andrew bird was staying with us. awesome! two nights ago, i was the captain of an army that was gathering in the hubble (hbll). we were preparing for this awesome real/pretend battle (with swords!) between us and the U. let me tell you, i slaughtered them. i got all crafty and motivational. and i only attacked guys for some reason. but i beat every one. if we were in battle, you'd definitely want me as your leader. i'm better than william wallace. 
  7. president hinckley. listened to a talk from him last night. and he just makes me happy.
  8. movies about animals. or giant robots that are meant to kill humans, but learn to be good instead. i'm lookin' at you spirit: stallion of the cimarron and the iron giant
  9. the smell of lake water/mud. i kept walking past the rb today, and i couldn't peg the earthy smell till a few hours ago. always good times playing in the dark, muddy sand. 
  10. hummus. i have gone through an entire bowl that i bought at target in 2 days. so so so good. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

whoop whoop!

BAM! that's right suckas. 95% on my Arabic midterm. 

Oh, and I went on a photography/camping trip to moab last week. Kinda boring, really cold, but overall good. 

oh, and i love silhouettes. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

flower child.

i <3 rockie

is it bad that i can't wait to start lactating?

why? check this out. it makes me feel good about people.

also, this guy is cool. here's his project.

i'm going raw next time i go grocery shopping. found some nifty websites.

and a co-op!?!?

this should make it easier!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

random things i've found

because my lungs won't let me sleep.

a blog all about an asian girl eating random food. Here!

most bloggers are mormon and think that everyone wants to know that their kid started eating bananas.

people need more pictures. without them, i'm not going to read your blog. the end.

Daria is coming to DVD!!! Whoop Whoop!

a blog that reinforces the idea that my children will NEVER play World of Warcraft.

some awesome monster sketch sculpture things.

(a picture, so i'm not being hypocritical)

time to eat cereal and head back to bed.

Monday, March 1, 2010

happy march!

So, I decided to make Mondays in March a way to share happy (yes. i'm using it as a noun.) with other people and to remind myself that life is good. 

Joey will be first. Here's his longer than ten, but shorter than twenty list of things that make him happy.
  1. waking up rested.
  2. cream soda.
  3. drawing.
  4. friends.
  5. family.
  6. friends that are family.
  7. a good story.
  8. a story so bad that it's hilarious.
  9. natural reciprocity.
  10. feeling the spirit.
  11. laughing.
  12. a new outfit.
  13. oatmeal creme pies.
  14. a compliment from someone i admire.
  15. being forced to count my blessings. :)
  16. phone calls from loved ones.
  17. jones soda.
  18. good music.
Well, that's Joey.