Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stuffing Day

It's finally over! Our closing night was monday and it went really well (minus mic problems) and we had a packed house. I'm super glad I did the pit. Musicals are ALWAYS ALWAYS written in psychotic keys with either all flats or all sharps possible. Or in C with every accidental possible. I've played in 6 musical pit orchestras and have yet to be surprised by the difficulty of key signatures. Anyway, playing for Oklahoma has renewed my circle of fifths memory and when I went to SLCC orchestra last night it was cake. Six flats? Big whoop. Bring it on dawg.

Today I trimmed, thinned and layered Rachel's hair, then my mom dyed it. Hope fully it turns out well. It's making me scissor happy and I think I'll do something new with my hair. We'll see.

I"m seriously considering printing this out and pasting it to my forehead tomorrow. I'll be spending at my aunts house in Alpine with all of my dad's side of the family. I love thanksgiving, but I sure wish I was married with kids when people start asking "what I'm up to these days" I hate it when people ask me that! I think I'll try to constantly have some sort of food in my mouth so I can't talk. Andlike that will be hard to do for thanksgiving :)

I feel bad for vegetarians on thanksgiving. I bet half break free and eat some turkey. How could it possibly be resisted on such a holiday where it's the main event? I must admit though, stuffing and rolls are my favorite part. I'm not a pie person. Can't stand crust, and the only kind I'll eat is cherry or an apple pie made by Shell. I usually have 1part pie and 10 parts ice cream to drown out the pie. I'm odd. I know.

I hope you all travel safely, eat lots, have a good time with family and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget to be grateful!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Migraine, Migraine, Go Away

So sick of my head hurting right now. Makes me want to crawl in bed and die. frustrating!

Pit orchestra is going well, our performance is next thurs-sat and the following monday. Today the stage crew kept opening the back door and each time lowering the temperature by 10 degrees. By the end of the night, my fingers were so cold and stiff I was missing every other note. They brought in space heaters, but if you have them turned up to high, it starts to melt things and catch certain wood instruments on fire. I'll stick with being cold rather then risk life and instrument for some heat.

Tomorrow I'm taking a test/entrance exam for a job in south jordan. If I get it, pay starts at $14/hr. Sweetness! I hope I get it because I'm in so much debt and the collection calls are starting to come in. Happens when you don't pay them I guess. :)

So, I went to therapy this week for my second session. I am now one of those freaky people who can say, "MY therapist...blah blah blah". She tells me I'm supposed to let people know of my anxiety/depression instead of holding it in and telling people I'm fine. It will help me heal faster. So....I get anxious and depressed if you didn't already know. It's the reason I came home from my mission. But after the therapy, they may let me go back. There, do I fell better? Um......Not really. Maybe I have to tell people in person. So someone call me so I can tell you. Sheesh, I can't wait until this is over! Mid life crisis goin on. But I've been over/through the worst of it, so I really can't complain.

Whew, new subject. No more pouring out my soul.

So, yesterday Joecelyn got engaged, for those who didn't see on facebook. Ian proposed last night and sent a mass picture text to us all showing off the ring on her finger. It's insane how many of my friends will be married by next year. Man I need a husband just so I can say I'm married and in the loop. Forget the whole love, courtship garbage, any takers? I mean what kind of 22 year old female freak isn't married by now? I think I'll just plan on being single forever and then I don't have to worry about it any more. Did you see 27 dresses? I'm turning into that, just without the guy in the end. Too much pressure in our culture for marriage. Maybe that's why I go to a therapist.

Going to bed now to try and sleep off this migraine before the test tomorrow (getting up at 6 on a saturday is a crime) Enjoy your weekend!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Welcome my friend fall!

Last week I helped my sister set up her Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations. I can't wait to do ours now! Our family gets a little gung ho with Christmas decorations sometimes. either that or we don't even get a tree until Christmas Eve. That's happened at least 4 times in my life. Not this year! We have a fake Christmas tree so I can set it up whenever I want! Of course we'll stick up thanksgiving stuff as well.

I thought this was a cool idea for fall. Not sure where you could get the wheat though. Michaels perhaps?

Rachel found this creature online a while ago. I laugh every time I see it in my pictures folder. Id ecided to show it to you all. Tell me that doesn't make you laugh?

Here's a little thanksgiving treat idea. Get any kind of choocolate covered cookie, melt some chocolate or frosting and use a dollop to stick a marshmallow to it. Then cover the marshmallow with the frosting/chocolate and you've got a pilgrim hat! I need to find an idea for a pilgrim bonnet as well. I'll let you know!

Oh quick note, Shannon, if you still read my blog, you need to put comments on yours! I want to comment on all your cute Ideas and recipes but I can't! So fix it! (please :) )

So, I joined the Cyprus pit orchestra last week. They're doing Oklahoma and are in desperate need of strings so I joined. It's fun to watch these little (I mean LITTLE) kids doing a play. Pit always give you an interesting perspective. plus, because I'm Alumni I can come and go as I please and not have to be to every rehearsal. So nice. Matt Pugsley & Tim Platt are back doing it as well. Fun reconnecting with old high school buddies. The choreography is very well done and the actors are great. You should all come see it!

So I just got the twilight soundtrack and the new David archuleta album. Twilight, I love the linkin park song, but the others not so much. Most of the david songs are good and his voice is just perfect. I recommend it highly. I can't wait for the twilight movie to come out! I'm going to the midnight showing with Rachel and her friend is getting us in free because she works there. Stoked!

Well, I'm off to help my sister get her house cleaned a bit before her husband gets home from Samoa today and then I've got a lot of music to practice. Choir, Symphony and Pit stuff. Fun fun!


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Blast from the Past

One of my favorite bloggers ( did this, this past week and I loved it! I decided to do it for you guys and hope to see some of your own!

Most of these things are from elementary school for me. Do you remember Skip-it? I was PRO at this. I once went so far as to over count the counter. It had to start over. I loved it. Mine was of course, Pink

I have to admit, I still own my full collection of polly pockets to this day. I have about 15 and could never quite get rid of them. They were my all time favorite toy.

Did you guys ever play this game in MS-DOS? "One must fall" is what it was called, and I hear they have an actual online version you can play. I spent hours on this game and could never get quite as far as my brothers.

This one I'm sure you'll all recognize. NANO BABY MANIA!!! also giga pets. I owned one of each. I remember sitting in Mr. Gregorson's 6th grade class trying with all my might to keep this thing alive when I should have been learning how to do math. I adored these things, even if they did keep me up all night pooping and needing to be fed.

Treasure trolls! I think we had a treasure troll gang that would meet behind the relo's during recess. We thought our trolls were posessed and worshipped them in a way.

Who could go through life without lisa frank stationary? I had this picture on a folder that I kept for years.

I got this Barbie for my 12th birthday and still have it in a box somewhere. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

So you guys, try and remember all your old toys and favorite things as a child, find it on google and post it!!! Brings back a flood of memories I'll tell you what. Oh, and welcom to Kristi S. to reading my blog! I kind of posted my blog address in a public place (how more public can you get than facebook?) and got a wham of visits. So any lurkers or old friends, please comment!


Monday, November 03, 2008

Hair Bow How-To

This is per Toni's request and I have been super slow at putting it up. Sorry :P

The only way I could get Rachel to be my test subject was to let her use my computer while I did her hair. So don't mind my messy desk.

Pull hair into ponytail (is that one word or two? Hyphen perhaps?) and split into three sections. Make the center section smaller than the two outer sections.

Take the right side and make a loop and pin in place. Here's a video how to

It will look like this

Then loop the other side

Then roll the center piece up the same way as the sides. You're just rolling vertically instead of horizontal. make this roll big enough to pin over the elastic. And you're done! Takes practice to make it smooth looking and lots of bobby pins to stay in place if you have thick hair like my sister Rachel.


Well the election has crept upon us all. Oh wait, is that the same election they've been cramming down our throats in the media for months? Right. Two in the same. I forget.

I get the vote by mail option because I signed up online months ago, so I've already voted. Who knew all that 3rd ddistrict, judges and other mumbo jumbo would be included. How the heck do I know if a judge should be kept in office? And does Utah's Hogle zoo really need, what was it, 80 MILLION to renovate? seems a bit extreme to me, but then again I love animals.

Ok, off the political soap box. Just consider this reminder to you all to vote tomorrow. My motard brother says he's not voting because, " Why would I vote when I don't want either of them to win?" Um...BECAUSE WHOEVER WINS WILL CONTROL YOUR LIFE (in a way) Stupid brother. Most retarded reason not vote EVER.

My brother in law's dad died on halloween, so yesterday my brother in law flew to Samoa for the funeral and to see his family. Crazy time right now in our family. So all week Rachel and I will be taking turns staying with my sister. But then we all forgot that my dad will be in Texas for a couple days for work, and my mom hates being alone. Rachel and I will be stretching ourselves thin this week to help others-insert halo. Oh, also a Samoan family in ward just had their baby blessed a couple months ago, this week the 27 year old mom died of an unknown enlarged heart. Now the dad has 5 kids including a 5 month old to take care of on his own. It always takes someone you know to die to really kick your perspective of life into gear.

Have you guys heard Beyonce's new single, "If I were a boy"? I love it. She has such an amazing powerful voice, and the song is great too. Go to youtube and watch it, because it doesn't really make sense unless you watch the music video with it. Girls will love it. Guys, learn from it.

Off to make some carmel popcorn and some cheesy biscuits for my dad before he leaves. Ok, they're for me too, but I'll share. Sometimes I wish I didn't know how to cook. I wouldn't eat so much tempting stuff all the time. Such is life.