Wednesday, December 26, 2007

big wig

i have loads of happy things.
but the funniest is that i, absolutely and sincerely and because it will make a difference, just told
someone to drop my name.

in order to get a job!
i feel like such a high roller or something. who knew?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

i love it when people buy me lunch take two.

today was my mom. which is even more fun than my boss cause she's nicer.

does anybody need to use the drive-thru window? cause my power windows TOTALLY work.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

this is a picture of my birthday at the doctor's office.

Friday, December 14, 2007

i love when people buy me lunch

this is a picture of my name on a burrito.



jason saved the night when my car was being a scary monster and we got our matching scarves! i was so happy i bought him two scarves. and he was so happy he bought me two scarves. and now we both have two scarves and we match.

and i found amigo bear at the toys r us.
here's a picture of lydia and amigo bear at the slumber party for angelina.


amigo bear is a friend to everyone, but i bought him to be a special friend for master tedwin tedward iii. whose birthday is still a mystery to us all.

and kathryn bought me the most perfect of perfect fingerless gloves with a mitten hat. and they even match ALL of my coats!

and rennie and i are officially friends.

what a good day, eh?

Sigh....

Five reasons why I am so glad about Wednesday night:
One. I got to go on a date with Fran Fillerup....
Two. My secret dream is to have all my friends come along on my dates....
Three. Sometimes he laughs like my 11-year-old brother...
Four. We gussied up fancy style and everyone was so beautiful.....
Five. There was a delicious onion...
Five point five. I got the pale pink flower....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

"ma'am! ma'am! here's some more!"

jason and i are the same person!
we even both like cookies!!!!

i have resigned myself in my crazy life to not doing normal fun things.
i fill my weekends to the best of my ability, but it's hard to do normal things in the middle of the night, which is the only time that i have real free time.
but tonight i got to go shopping like a normal person and have loads of good fun at the same time. aren't nice people a wonderful thing?
tomorrow's going to be lovely too!!

also, i should give a shout out to the little boy who thought i was 15 and tried to sell me a little christmas tree so it would fit in my little house. i decided just to take the scrap branches home, but if you're looking for a small tree, i know where you can get a gorgeous one for $20.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

$$

oh do you know i have money in my savings account and not just in checking? money that belongs to me and i have no immediate need of? it's not set aside for anything in particular, just in savings being responsible.

doesn't that make you just sob with joy?

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Listening to: Udit Narayan, Alga Yagnik, Vasundhara Das - O Rey Chhori
via FoxyTunes

Friday, December 07, 2007

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

compliments i have recently received:
labibi said my flyers were "dead clever"
my boss wrote on my evaluation that he could turn over any project to me and i would get it done...right.
my students said i had beautiful spanish. (oh it's so not true, they've just never heard me speak before, but it still made me happy)
the break dancing kids came in and double dutched with us at jump rope practice. when they left they said i had "the happiest smile" and i told them they should come back next thursday.

and i just shipped a package to el segundo.
do you remember that song?
ha ha ha.
oh that was a funny time of my life.

Monday, December 03, 2007

humpty dumpty

"A Warrior of the Light sometimes thinks: 'If I do not do something, it will not be done.'

It is not quite like that: He must act, but he must allow room for the Universe to act too."

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Listening to: Aimee Mann - Humpty Dumpty
via FoxyTunes

Saturday, December 01, 2007

until then we'll have to muddle through somehow

rob invited me to play in the snow.  i should've been busy as a beaver and accomplished real things for projects and working and life, but i was so excited to be invited that i just went anyway.  i even sledded down the hill two times.  and i never sled.  and i made my first snowman ever (out of REAL snow)
did you know you really do just roll it around until it gets bigger and bigger until it's huge?!!  it's true.  just like in the movies and cartoons!  only ours didn't get too big and chase us down the hill and around the park.  cause we were at the bottom of the hill.
see below.
(we didn't have a proper camera, but quick thinking liz used her cell phone.)

and then tammie made us all hot chocolates with peppermint candy cane pieces in it.
today is such a happy happy day.

y ahora viene la viv!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

an apple and the moon

thank you, liza, for reminding me.
i knew i would forget to post my pictures.

aqui.
mercedes' daughters come to class with her. the other day joe was running an evaluation so i got to sit out in the hall and color with the girls.
they were using the stapler to make envelopes. this frightened me, but they demonstrated their "safe" techniques.
here's zaira's envelope.
and here's an offering from angie:
(that's an angel) and the inside:
(another angel!)
AND....
made just for me,
"it's an apple and the moon."



oh i adore children.
and the moon.
and children who intuit that i love the moon.
and apples.

i'm not ACTUALLY starving. it's just an expression

i always try to say thank you to people. it's become kind of like a game. i don't know if i can explain how.
i liked saying "thank you" to the lady sweeping the stairs at di.
i also liked the tone of surprise when she said "you're welcome."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

derriere la miroir

after a lovely fun morning of touring the university, i was working at the library.
my cart was gone so i had to wait for my boss to give me a new project.
he soon did.
it was basically to consolidate some items. specifically the items (item records) for the fine arts locked case copies of derriere la miroir.
i got to work and it was fine and fun and passed the time.
then my boss came around to tell me that he had emailed the lady we needed to get the books back to and told her that he had his "best woman working on the derriere thing." and i thought that was a nice thing to say.


and he also thought it was funny cause even though in french it means "behind," in english it means "behind."

Friday, November 23, 2007

la luna

so at my parents' house i can sit at the computer and watch the full moon rise.
:)

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Listening to: Carlos Vives - Gallito De Caramelo
via FoxyTunes

techno-fascinated.

am i

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Listening to: The Kings of Convenience - I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
via FoxyTunes
it's seriously getting almost creepy.
every third car in the state CAN'T have my birthday for the license plate. it's impossible.
unless...
maybe i'm being stalked...
by a group of people...
and they all have my birthday for the license plate as code so they can know they're on the same team...?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

i haven't kept enough of a comprehensive tally for ocd to allow me to give you examples, but i have been seeing my birthday ALL OVER the place lately. and that's always nice.

Monday, November 19, 2007

like you sure could use some rest.

can i tell you the nicest thing that happened to me today? well, first my boss gave me a $0.50 raise and put a note on my check that said "thanks for taking care of me." (which is only the littlest bit weird. eek.) and that was nice, but then the big sign in the window had fallen down and i wasn't doing anything so i decided to get out the step ladder and fix it. only i'm just not very tall. so there i was in the front window just obviously NOT fixing the sign and these two army guys came in and put it up for me. and it was so nice. and then after they left it fell again and tara and i just decided to leave it until the boys came in to work, but the army guys came back! and laughed and asked for the ladder and fixed it. and then he came back again and gave us his card and said if we ever needed help just to call him cause he's usually nearby. how nice! and once, when i worked at CAIL in ft. douglas my car got majorly stuck in the snow and i was following my mom and she just left me cause she didn't know i was stuck and i didn't know what to do and then suddenly there were four army guys pushing me up the hill.

isn't that nice? and it was sunny today. and i got to eat lunch with kathryn which is always so much gallons of fun and i practiced and it's really funny. and

and my grandma gave me dolls.
and

and two people so far have volunteered to help with my classes. and



i just think people are a nice thing.
oh! when i go out to my parents' next i'm going to post some super awesome pictures. don't let me forget.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

grand

don't you think that's a nice word? so much more... _?_ than "great".
as few of you know, i have lived since august on the edge of the grand canyon.
while this may sound like prime real estate, it's not.
parking is a pain and i just think the life of my tires was being rapidly eaten away. until today. today i didn't drive but walked to work and noticed that the 2 ft. deep pot holes i have been avoiding with mediocre success have finally been filled!
it was happy.

then i was working.
and my sister didn't want to wait for free chipotle so i was all alone. but then rennie was online and she wanted me to come meet her and on the way i found kathryn and there we all were in the middle of real life and it was great...grand even though we chickened out of chipotle. so we went to the london market and got some wonderful goodness and met all of our needs.
and even though i might have wasted some of everyone's time, i was grateful cause i was otherwise sad.

and look! they have special drinks for me in the england:

Friday, November 09, 2007

labibi

my happy thought for today is people who are AWESOME.
i guess maybe it's my place to introduce labibi. labibi hails from diverse lands and times, speaks multiple languages and is just basically me if i were superhumanly-talented, beautiful, super amazing and goodness incarnate, which i'm not. which is to say that labibi and i share far too many quirks to be coincidental and our brains work very similarly, but she's a lot cooler than me.
labibi is one of one original member of my jump rope team and saves my life on a daily basis.
at the risk of my happy blog becoming a labibi blog, which is basically the same thing anyway, bienvenida a la blog, bib.

know and be known

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

there were never such devoted sisters


it's the jenjilyn's birthday today.
she's finally 21 so we can go clubbing together.
cause we're like that.
a lot.

jenj has 2 blogs. but they're secret and she never writes in them because she likes to make me sad.


happy birthday jen!!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

...probably

ok.
  • i love india night.
  • i love working at the library.
  • i love working at the library with people who organize india night so i don't have to go to the union for tickets after all.
  • i love when my mom sends me text messages.
  • i love getting packages.
  • i love getting packages full of clothing.
  • i love not having to pay for clothing because my mom likes sale prices.
  • i love free lunch even if the creepy guy at the ups bought it.
  • i love not being tired even though i'm exhausted.
  • i love jump rope teams.
  • i love closet jumpers and open jumpers too.
  • i love chocolate. mmm.
  • i love long naps and not working.
  • i love lots of people.
  • i love book tape.
is that strange? i really do. i really want to buy a roll for my own. but then i would probably use it on everything and then when i really needed it i wouldn't have any. but who "really needs" book tape anyway?
  • i love play dates.
  • i love ted and his cute little blue crib that's almost there but won't arrive til monday because tomorrow is saturday and no one should have to work on saturday.
  • i love books and reading them.
  • i love spanish and speaking it and reading it. en voz alta.
  • i love playing music and lunching with ren.
  • and so on.


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Listening to: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
via FoxyTunes

november? november?!!

so.
i just want to say that i was pleased to notice this new feature of comment emailing because i always hate when i comment on something and then my newsreader is no longer effective because it won't tell me when other people have commented.
so if you comment, be sure to click the "email follow-up comments to" box so you'll know when i shoot you back a witty reply.

or if someone else says something.



or if i say something not funny but trying to be





which is pathetic.
and i need to stop this train of thought because this is a happy blog.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

and india night is this weekend.

research on chemical intermediates

i got a new job...uh...task at work today. i now get to do a little check in.
i love new things. it's so energizing. and i need energizing since i'm here all day today to make up for having slacked off yesterday AND friday.
i even get to put the stickers on!

also in the happy vein is hairspray.
now. i'm not huge for movies (though i once was...) especially new movies, but sometimes you really need to watch a film.
i don't have a television, nor do i have much normal social interaction, so i don't normally hear about movies. i had, however, heard of a film called "hairspray". i knew nothing of it save that my receptionist at work mentioned watching it frequently and encouraged me to see it. she never told me what it was about. yesterday she said she had dressed up like the girl from the show for a halloween party. "...you know, like sixties and my hair went whoop..." so now i knew sixties and that it could inspire a halloween costume, of which i am in dire need. i had been feeling a rare desire to watch a movie all day, but i had thought of "riding alone for thousands of miles" (which i still need to see, if you're interested) but now with the promise of costume ideas and knowing that if alyson liked it, it would be slightly silly, i decided i needed to watch "hairspray."
i was happily surprised to discover that this particular silly movie was a musical.
it was just like a dcom! it was great. i thoroughly enjoyed myself. and poor miles was such a good sport to come along (even though i think he immediately regretted his offer to keep me company.) he even felt the need to speak in musical for the whole ride home. it was funny. i was laughing.

still no costume, but that was such fun adventuring i felt it deserved a post.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

sisters

Sisters
Sisters
There were never such devoted sisters

Never had to have a chaperone "No, sir"
I'm there to keep my eye on her

Caring
Sharing
Every little thing that we are wearing

When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome
She wore the dress and I stayed home





what?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

brown paper packages tied up with string

small children who graciously open doors for everyone.
babies who smile and giggle when you say hello.
slow mornings and willing participants.
productive co-workers who like to stay busy.
hot chocolate.

sisters and canceling school.
people who realize not everything should be your responsibility.
not working.

sleep.
food.
eating food.

new tricks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

a post for tr, who may or may not make me banana bread and may or not join my jump rope team of bouncing bakers

driving with the windows down as radiohead sings the autumn wind blowing autumn leaves in the sparse autumn warmth.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

baked goods

so people tell me i should write and they're not wrong. so i am writing.
i made a peach pie for my half birthday. i love peach pie and sometimes i'm not so humble, so i'll just tell you right now that it got rave reviews.

and requests for seconds.

Friday, October 12, 2007

vivian therese smith

makes me happy

and organized spontaneity
and ginger tea
and too expensive snickers ice cream bars
and people who let you come over even though they are sleepy because they know you get lonely when your roommate goes to sleep

and british accents. and british people. and and and

Monday, October 01, 2007

the new radiohead album comes out on my birthday

and even though sam thought i was 19 or 20, i'll be 23.5
so there.

and it's one world cafe style, so that's pretty sweet.



hopefully more good news is on the way.

Friday, September 28, 2007

i am holding half an acre

two thoughts.

don't mistake this, this IS a happy thought:
i keep forgetting; i actually have 4 jobs. which is to say that i get 4 paychecks. so that's nice.
(i just got one today. NOT just a letter, kathryn, a check!)

and the soap dispensers in the bathroom at the lib say "gojo" on them and i always think that they are cheering for me. sometimes i go in and wash my hands just to get a self-esteem boost. silly.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

sleeping is giving in

i went to the lcd soundsystem/arcade fire concert last night.

it was, believe it or not, wonderful fun.


and the moon!
i spent probably half the show facing the "wrong" way so that i could say hi.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

up to zero

i have a jump rope team.  it's kind of an amazing thing.  it makes me really happy.  i feel really spoiled.  

Friday, September 14, 2007

be my singing lesson, be my song

jump rope teams. for reals.
no way! i have cool friends.

free lunch from the new chipotle AND a cookie.


celestial phenomena. clouds are kind of the greatest things.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

mirror in the bathroom.

free haircuts!!!

who knew?
and gardens. oh gardens.
hmm.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I suppose this is how airguns go

i love talking to jo at work.
it doesn't happen all the time cause she's HEAD of shipping and that's a lot of responsibility, but sometimes on her lunch break or if she's been put on hold she comes and talks to me.
it's great fun.
jo is full of quotable quotes. effortlessly.

happy august 16.
just for no good reason.
unless it's your birthday, and that's a GREAT reason.

i'm listening to a song that i don't like, so catch you later.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

joannimal?

when the high-pitched whine of a leaf blower sings along to spoon driving with the windows down on a sunny afternoon
when the lovely and talented get together to share their talented loveliness
and the indefinite unexpectedly pulls through



also mint biscuits and free cds.

Monday, June 25, 2007

'liza makes me happy.

indeed.

and here's why.


liza's the friendly photographer who took pity on my poor camera-less state and drove all the way to the slc to go see my garden with me.


plus, she has awesome sassy-cute hair.

Friday, June 22, 2007

breaking news

this just in: i just saw my birthday printed on the spine of a book in the library.

i'm totally famous.

(nevermind that it was Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids.)

Monday, June 11, 2007

to russia, my homeland

today was a day for free things.
i walked to work so that didn't cost me any money. when i got there i checked my email and discovered that they were giving away some painting supplies. i said i would be interested, if no one else was, and they said i could have the finishing wax (which is what i really wanted.)
then i ran some errands. then i went to my other work and this guy came in with a box of stuff. it didn't surprise me too much; people are always bringing stuff in to my work. but then j.j. started taking stuff into the office and asking me if i wanted ice cream. of course i wanted ice cream, but was it a joke? what was the catch? what was he driving at? turns out the guy was j.j.'s friend who works at some kind of organic food store. they were getting rid of stuff that was going to expire in 14 days so i got free raspberry sorbet AND free free-range eggs. then i got free dinner, dessert and a concert at my gma's.
and then i came home and my roommate had made cookies. she said i could have one.

nice.

Monday, June 04, 2007

snow day

they are closing the lib today and tomorrow.

cause it's too hot!!!!

yippee for summer

Friday, June 01, 2007

stripped of all my cares

so i was in boston.
for a month.
it was lovely lovely lovely.
while i was there i helped my sister make puppet to help the primary kids in church sing louder.

i call him oscar. (with the spanish pronunciation, of course. it just doesn't work if you call him oscar like oscar mayer wiener.)

oscar likes to drive us to the park.
but, oscar, how can you drive when you don't have any eyes?! ...silly oscar.



here's liz and oscar discussing serious primary matters.



oh, liz and oscar are such friends!



and here jordan is trying strangle oscar in the window.
i guess jordan and oscar are not such friends.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

more pictures

kai made the baby peas a playground.
it's very nice.



but it might be just a little big for them right now...

Friday, April 20, 2007

more baby pictures

they're getting so big!




(this one's flandro jr.)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

easter

decoupage eggs
fancy food
mini skip-bo express
'happy easter' thunderstorms in the middle of the night
2 days til my birthday

Saturday, April 07, 2007

i got my first sunburn of the year.

and the garden is close to planted.



and i got a post-dated birthday card.
but i can't open the gift til the big day.
more on this later.

Friday, April 06, 2007

it's hard for me, but i'm trying

so. apparently i'm on this midlake kick and so i've been listening, (um, that's the definition...)
anyway. so just the other day i was thinking that sometimes the music goes all 70s folksy. and then i had that song in my head so i put it on the blog then i saw that the link wasn't working so i went to fix it and i couldn't remember if it was the .net or the myspace so i went to both to choose and on the myspace he was all like "...The sound is something more related to 70’s folk rock but not in a gimmicky way, hopefully."
so that made me feel good.

cause you know when people ask what kind of music you like and you say "i don't know" and they think you don't listen to music?
or like you talk about a band and they don't know it so they ask what kind of music it is or what it sounds like and you have to say "i don't know"?

and then in survey of jazz you just were crap at quotes, but then in the middle of the night, years later, you're listening to christian mcbride at your friends' house and suddenly you're like "oh wait. that was a quote." and it totally was and your life is complete?

not quite that good, but a similar feel.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

and then...

i was talking to my professor cause my other cancelled class and i got to go to work late. and i came out and there under the bridge were all the wishes just waiting and i took some.
outside the library there was someone playing guitar and christina offered to put her change in his case.
i walked out and it was warmer outside than inside .
and there was someone playing air guitar on his ipod. (the ipod was the neck.)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

i feel a little guilty

they give me money to talk about things i love.
they give me money to make friends.
they give me money to eat their food and fresh fruit.
they give me money to sit comfortably and bask in the je ne sais quoi of a home, the one thing my hostel lacks.
they give me money to energize and cheer my day.

i'm starting a garden fund.

for liza

i am happy today because i have a new favorite song.
i am happy today because while i was working i saw my birthday. it was a colloquium for medieval studies.
i am happy today because several books i inventoried were published at duke university, where i was born.
i am happy today because it is thursday and i don't have to teach at the college.
i am happy today because i am happy.

Friday, March 23, 2007

pretty good year

today is a great day.
it's been a great week.
it's been a crazy week.
i'm not at all ready for school to come back and real life to go on as if this week had never happened.
beloved? fences? days of awe? have i read these books? no. (well, i read beloved, but i'm not ready for my presentation on monday, now am i? no.)

so. what started this week of greatness? i think i need to go back to last week, friday, the 16th of march. friday is as friday does and began this friday, as all fridays, at work. then i went to class, but then i went home. my sister picked me up and drove me to provo. we bought too expensive, but delicious, alfredo pizza and met my parents.
then my mom and sister and i went to div com.
then i went with jo and bells and todd and kev to the malt shoppe for shakes.
then i got to talk to carly and to jo and i slept over in the prov. then carly made breakfast and lexie took me to paul mitchell the school and i got my hairs cut and then i took the old familiar walk to the bus and i rode home.
once at home i changed my clothes and took myself to the slac to have another go at being inspired by andy warhol. i confess, i did not succeed. but bill viola (what very little i saw) was strangely too much for me.

sunday julia spoke in church so i got to see her and really everyone, which was so wonderful.
then monday i worked and learned a little about web design. and was offered a garden.

it was an offer i couldn't refuse.
and all this week i have been reveling in my good fortune and the unexpected goodness that comes with it.

tonight my good week continues as i'm heading to the prov once again to see jo and kev and esther dance.
and tomorrow is holi!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

one of those days

today i really did hear the sunshine beating down in time with the rhythm of my shoes.
of course i was walking around when i should've been working, but it couldn't be helped.

my paper is done. i turned it in. it's not great. but it's ok.

i wasn't tired today. it was odd. but it was nice.

for tomorrow i have to read "young goodman brown" and "a rose for emily".
luckily, i already read "young goodman brown" so i can actually eat dinner tonight. i'm so excited. i think i'm going to make alfredo pizza with artichoke hearts. (oh! remember the pizza from jo's birthday? i could really go for some of that right now...) and also i'm going to make regular pizza cause some people don't like alfredo pizza (but i do. i love it.) and also i'm going to make soup cause i bought leeks for st. david's day and i better eat them or won't you feel silly?

also, i'm going to start writing a novel.
i'm not sure about if this is a good plan, but it sounds like fun.
i decided we should drink tea over at the new london market bakery and tea shop, but my inside sources say it won't be open until easter.
do you go on walking tours? i do. i don't mean to, but i seem to do a lot of them. in spain we had all these assignments where we had to walk around madrid and take pictures of places like cafe gijon (that was the most expensive and least worthwhile orange juice of my trip, i tell you what)
and in salamanca we got to walk around in unamuno's house (i have a secret crush on unamuno, who knows why)
and i decided as i talked at scott who wasn't responding that i would like to have a walking tour dedicated to me. even if i was only co-author of our book. we will have to be sure to take lots of pictures of our deep discussions and our familiarity with the tea shop. maybe we'll get a discount. afterall, since we are ensuring a long and prosperous future for their business by writing our book in their shop, they kind of owe us.

there are crocuses blooming in my parents' yard and tulips blooming in their not-dirt on the counter. my sister sent me pictures.

i don't have plants. it makes me cry.

i'm so glad it's thursday. can you tell?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

how i adore life... i cannot ask for more

i always know things aren't good when i haven't posted here in a while. it means i'm being ungrateful. so.
what makes me happy?
today i was happy because of birthdays.
i think birthdays are so much fun. just always. fun for all. at all times.

friday i went to a karaoke birthday party for the awesomest ever becky jean.
i wasn't excited at first because i don't karaoke. but it was tons and gallons of fun as it always is over at the lovely ladies' on the left.

then i spent the saturday at my parents'.
then today was march 4, 2007.

do you know fran in my ward? i do. he's very nice.
fran's birthday was today.
he says it's easy to remember because if you say it out loud ("march fourth") it sounds like "march forth (...and conquer the world)"
i say it's easy to remember because it's my little sister's 4 month birthday. (along with my unusual skill at remembering birthdates.) that means today was my sister's golden month birthday (4 months old on the 4th)
so that's fun.

in honor of fran's birthday i kept myself awake in sacrament by making a fortune teller. then, while filling out my tithing slip, i realized the very best thing EVER about today:

it's a math problem!!!
(03.04.07: 03+04=07)
i think we should all start paying attention to this phenomenon. i'm just glad i haven't missed my chance (like my real golden birthday. i was only 10 so i didn't properly appreciate the coolness of it.) just you wait, kids. 04.10.2014 is going to be one rockin birthday party for me.


so the moon is full and i thought the weather was relatively comfortable today.
also, i had some success in the darkroom tonight, so i feel better about life there too.

i straightened my hair and i may be able to put off my haircut for another week or so, so that's excellent.
my credit card cycled so i can finally put some plans into action and get working on my summer of fun.
anything else?
i got to spend friday afternoon with the lovely and enchanting kathryn. we were stopped by a charming indian woman who asked to use kathryn's phone and then walked off with it. luckily she wasn't going very fast and we were able to keep up.


happy march, children. it's a month of kites. let's work on that too.

Monday, February 19, 2007

my kind's your kind

i have such great friends.
i have been locked in my house ALL DAY today trying to catch up on reading.
i'm feeling psychotic and ill and cut off from the world when, suddenly, jana b. calls me just to make sure that i took enough of a break to see the moon make his glorious 9% of full debut.
it was, as she said, a beautiful moment that must be shared.

i love love love life!




oh.
and i hate raisins and i don't really like raisin bran, but whoever you are that left raisin bran at my house after the party-- thanks. i'm eating it as catharsis and also proof of my frenzied brain.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

i was so happy today.
it was a lovely sunny day. it wasn't super warm, but just enough to give you hope.
when i drove to work the sun was still high enough to not be in my line of sight. i was ecstatic.

someone tried to take that away from me today. and i let them.
why?

but rock that taylor joAnn candy shoppe and i got it back.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

countdown to awesomeness

funny face:
The image
if you don't come to my party.


The image
if you do.


1day left!!!

a midnight snack buffet.
february 9, 2007
show up at 11pm. not (too much) before, and, seriously folks, not after.
you must
come dressed to the nines . (we'll have a bouncer at the door)
you must
bring your favorite midnight snack to share. (and be willing to share. no hogging the graham crackers and milk.)

come. come dressed up. come bearing food.
all are welcome.
(provided they come dressed up, with food.)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

jer:



BAD Jer on Vimeo
if you don't
come to my party.






GOOD Jer on Vimeo
if you do.


2 more days.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

book:

if you don't
come to my party.











if you do.


3 more days.

Monday, February 05, 2007

dessert:
The image if you don't come to my party.

The image if you do.

4 more days.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

kite:
sad kite if you don't come to my party.

happy kite if you do.

5 more days.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

beating down

something happened to me today that hasn't happened in a long time: i received warmth and not just light from the sun.

i have often thought, and said, that winter is only worth anything because of its symbolism. with this mentality i somehow make it through each winter. (well, that and chanting death cab's "i don't mind the weather; i've got scarves and caps and sweaters. i've got long-johns under slacks for blustery days." like a mantra.)

so today as i stepped out of my house completely bundled i didn't notice the minor dripping from the roof, until i realized that it wasn't dripping into a (truly lovely, even to me) ice sculpture in the grass, but into a puddle. my heart quickened and i looked over my shoulder at the sun as he slowly made his way west and said hello. then i looked back and saw in the grass the familiar green color that my eyes have missed for so long. it's a peculiar green, a different green than just grass green that i can't describe to you except to say that it only happens when the sun is happy. i made my way to the parking lot and realized that i was slipping in slush and not on ice.
then in the car (thank goodness for my over-eager magnifying glass-like windshield) i was honestly hot and spiritually revived by what i can only imagine was a much needed dose of vitamin d ("the sunshine vitamin").

"how i love all of the very simple things of life..."
thank goodness for sunshine in january.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

instead of a cigarette lighter it has a lipstick

so, did you know that the umfa is my birthday?

(in case you missed it, allow me to enlighten you:
=
)

not that i have any particular affinity for the umfa above other museums, but still, any museum is "cultured" and besides, it's much better than having like, say...an office max for your birthday, right?





i mean, that would be like being told you're a brown crayon.

9months old. lookie at me!

Monday, January 08, 2007

it's a good thing i like all colors

brown?
brown?!

brown would seem to be the color of my life.
chocolate
brown carpet at home (hides dirt, says mom)
brown eyes
brown hair
("if you think having brown hair and wearing glasses makes you invisible,
well you are
...
...right.")
brown socks, brown sweater, brown gloves, brown hat
and now this:






What Color Crayon Are You




You're a Brown Crayon. You are down-to-earth crayon. You like this that are natural and wholesome. You, like Orange, can also stimulate appetite. You are a friendly color. All the other crayons can depend on you for anything.
Take this quiz!







Saturday, January 06, 2007

comfort ye

can i just tell you two things that i love?
jalapeno chips
my mom (she buys the expensive chips so i won't)
sawadee
that big beautiful moon peeking over the mountains to say hi to me
jenny, julia, joey, jana, erica and lindsey
totoro
clean clothes
saturdays with nothing to do
school (at least until it starts, eh?)