Monday, August 29, 2011


Ok so a long time ago on the other blog I mentioned that sometimes I like to go back and look at pictures of myself, facebook stalk myself really.  It's fun.  It brings back really funny memories and reminds me of people and times that I love/loved.  So today while I was waiting for some reports to process I was passing time doing just that, looking at all of my pictures.  So I'm happily looking through, reminiscing, when I come across a nice video I have been tagged in.  I didn't know that videos were categorized with pictures these days, so this was a pleasant surprise, and a fantastic reminder of how ridiculous I am, because the pictures of me in my homemade "I love BSB" t-shirt at the Backstreet boys concert weren't good enough.

Please. Watch and enjoy.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Randoms of the day:
  1. When people send ALL of their emails with high importance (!) it makes me want to ignore them for a couple of days, just because. 
  2. Today I am grateful for how my hair has been treating me lately.  It doesn't seem to get dirty (I'm not going to go into how long I can go without a hair wash these days cause I don't really want a semi-published record of that, but lets just say it is kind of nice) and it's been requiring little morning maintenance, not to say it couldn't use more, but it requires little.  This makes me a little bit happier when I wake up to those rough mornings because I HATE doing my hair.  Hate it.
  3. A few of my favorites are leaving for good soon and that makes me really sad, that is, when I allow myself to actually think about it.
  4. Today everyone in my office decided to bring treats.  We have had cake balls, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake and chocolate milk, all before 10:00 AM.  It is a chocolate kind of day.  My favorite kind.  
  5. I had to use numbers in this post, because last time I made a list with bullets.  Maybe I should just stop making lists.
  6. Remember TGIF guys?  Remember when we all used to stay home (was that just me?) on Friday nights to watch great shows like Full House, Step by Step and Boy Meets World?  And then you would wake up on Saturday and watch Saved by the Bell?  Ahh those were the days.
And just for fun...
Don't pretend like you don't know the words.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Almost There

Well kids another Education Week has come and is almost gone and honestly I can not wait.  Just two and a half more hours...I can hold out that long.  Anyways, while working here this week I have come upon a few thoughts that apparently I feel like sharing because I've got some down time here and if I sit still for longer than a minute or two I fall asleep.  Blogging seemed like a good alternative, but I'm not so sure, either way I am committed now.  So, please feel free to skip this, but here are my current thoughts:

  • I love a walkie-talkie.  Love it.  Every time. You know what I'm talking about.  I want to buy all my friends walkie-talkies and force them to stay within about a mile range of me always so that we can use them all the time.  Does that not sound fun to anyone else?  (I realize that if I had a cooler phone I could just HeyTell people, but it just seems to loose a little bit of the magic that way) 
  • I love vanilla in my Dr Pepper.  That delicious bit of heaven has pulled me through some long hours.
  • BYU Catering stinks.
  • The bathroom here has a small mother's room within a larger mother's room.  I think that's weird.  And unnecessary.  I wonder if it's to give the mothers some privacy from the students that are always in there taking naps on the couches (also weird to me).
  • I like BYU and spending this much time on the main part of campus reminds me of the good times I had here.  And how old I am because I recognize no one around these parts anymore.
  • Also making me realize how old I am is the fact that my body can no longer handle the little amounts of sleep that I provide for it like it used to.  It's so needy.  Annoying. 

That's all I got.  Have a fabulous weekend everybody! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Move, Learn, Eat

Love these.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage=a trip of a lifetime.

I want to do it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rain or Shine

I may have mentioned before that I am not so much a morning person, but my friends, it is more true than probably any of you realize.  It's the getting myself out of bed that is really the hardest part.  My brain doesn't work rationally when I'm in that state.  So, in an effort to overcome my morning struggles I occasionally (and by occasionally I mean always) try to persuade myself into waking up by setting my alarm to a song that I love.  Obviously, I have to change the song often so that the novelty doesn't wear off and so that I don't start absolutely hating a song that I love because I start associating it with waking up.  I've lost a couple good ones that way.  Bad news, that.
Anyways, my song as of late has been Matthew Perryman Jones' Rain or Shine, which you can listen to right here:

I go through phases with this song every once and while.  I love it a little.  I've been waking up to it for a while now, and I wish that I could say that it helps me jump out of bed on time and bright eyed, but let's be serious, I will always struggle getting out of bed, but the fact that I feel like it puts me in a slightly better mood when I do, is still a success.