Kraft Macaroni and Cheese... I got the blues...

Granted, I watched far much more television than I probably should ever have, but I feel like I'm the perfect candidate to back the following statement. Do you remember all the awesome commercials and TV shows that use to play when we were kids? Let's see where do I start?

  • Breakfast cereals, fruit snacks, kool-aid/juice, and convenient foods. These were some commercials I actually didn't mind watching.

  •  So now let's be a little more obvious. Toys. Oh boy, toys! Where did all the awesome ads go that made the next big toy seem so irresistible? For some reason, Barbie always seemed so much more animated and entertaining than I ever could make her.

  • Holiday TV specials on TGIF! Hello, Step-by-Step? Friday night couldn't be more exciting...

Should I be embarrassed that I feel these things are so nostalgic and wonder? Regardless, I do! To end this post, I'd like to use a quote from my past, as well as many of your's I'm sure, "I don't wanna grow up, I don't wanna be big, I wanna be a Toy R' Us kid" forever!


Help needed? I've got it all figured out...

I am sick of saying I, me, my, mine, etc in every sentence or conversation. It's time for a revolution. Those words need to be taken away from this girl's vocabulary. It's now clearer than ever, I may possibly be egocentric. Not good. Not good at all.

For those of you wondering what exactly that is, the following is the direct definition from the internet:

"Thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered."

Good grief! Not appealing wearing that definition at all! According to Lucy on "A Charlie Brown's Christmas", the mere fact that I realize I need help, means that I'm not too far gone. 

So what's the plan of action? Well her advice was that I needed involvement, maybe by even being a Director of a Christmas play, but I'm not sure I can wait that long. Next, it's important that I learn to shut up and listen, because I've got to learn to take direction. I've got to have discipline. This one will be hard, but I have duct tape and super glue on hand, if necessary. Finally, I need to learn to ask questions and be able to have conversations that focus solely on the other person. The last thing I want to be thought of is a block-head. I think this is the start to the new and improved me... whew! I'm feeling better already!  

(For those of you who haven't caught on... I'm plugging another Christmas movie)

The official count down has begun folks!


an incurable case of inapproriate laughter

Yes, it is true. I can be the biggest pain in the butt you will ever know. I am pretty sure I'm bi-polar, with a pinch of pissy, a twist of crazy, and a heap of sarcastic. 99% of the time I'll tell you "I don't care", but 100% of that time I'm lying, because I have an opinion about EVERYTHING. I let very few people see me with my walls down, but when I do, I'll love them to the day I die.

With all of this, I have one thing that is constant no matter what... my incurable case of inappropriate laughter. I laugh at the most awful and inappropriate times. This weekend seemed to be no different for me, but I realized it must be genetic! My mom and me thought some of the funniest moments were while my aunt was driving the car ready to pull her hair out. Yes, I'm ashamed to say, it made it even funnier for us.

My memories are scattered with people who can appreciate these times and help contribute to the moment. This post is a simple thank you. Because of you, I have an overwhelming file of memories that I often return to.


Are you ready to be excited???

I have been wondering when they were going to come out with another GOOD holiday flick. I went searching on the internet this weekend and came across this....

I'm hoping it's a good one! You can bet that I'm going to be pounding the pavement to see it as soon as it comes out. Anyone want to join?


Yes I did...

Who says life is dull? Maybe they just need a different perspective. I have found myself experiencing and doing things that I never thought I would do, just by transplanting myself in a new environment. The following is a list of the things... and yes, I did every single one of them:

1. Found a Christmas movie I hated, which is extremely unusual for me. Snowglobe = Official killer of holiday spirit. (Yes, I realize it's September)

2. Disinfected, soaked, and bathed Dakota (my dog) after she rolled in a pile of maggot-infested fish. My gag-reflex was is hyper-drive! This of course was in the lot right next to McDonald's and Taco Bueno, which makes fast-food that much more unappealing...

3. Took Dakota to a dog park to socialize. The story ends with us being the only ones sitting in the "park". She didn't mind, she just walked around sniffing where all the dogs had previously peed.

4. While at the dog park, I called into a Christian talk radio to add my name to a petition to allow clergy to participate in 9/11 memorial ceremony. They seemed disappointed after I told them I didn't want to pledge a "$100 or $200 desperately needed gift" to support the cause. The radio announcer forgot to mention that part, obviously. Regardless, my name is now on this petition that is being sent to the Mayor of New York. Too much time on my hands? I think so...

5. Not only have I single ward-hopped, but I signed myself up to attend LDS Institute classes. Say hello to the new me? Nah... I'm still the same.

6. In an attempt to get Dakota some exercise, I dropped her off in a parking lot and drove around, with her chasing behind me. I, of course, thought it was hilarious watching her run, but realized how it probably looked to the late-night grocery shoppers exiting the store. Even with it being 11pm, I decided that it wasn't a good idea after I got several concerned looks. (I haven't returned to that grocery store either...just in case)

I'm sure I could go on and on with this list. It is very easy for me to find the negative in things, but I'm learning to appreciate the humorous situations I find myself in lately. Perspective, attitude, or whatever you want to call it, can make or break what we get out of life. I've decided that the only way I'm going to be happy is if I learn to enjoy the moments.


Love and/or Hate

Does day after day of sunshine sound wonderful to you? Well it does to me to, but it's so hot that my hair sticks to the back of my neck just walking from my car to the door. That being said... I still LOVE this weather.

I craved pizza tonight and decided to call Papa Johns. I was salivating at the thought of it, and scarfed it down after it was delivered, but now I'm sick even thinking about eating another piece. I'm almost certain I'm going to HATE the scale tomorrow morning.

I finally got my financial aid figured out for the 2011-2012 school year, but I have to take classes Friday night, all day Saturday, and during the afternoon on Sunday. This one, I'm torn on. I'm pretty sure once I get a life in Big D, I'll hate classes on the weekends, but at the current moment, I couldn't be more excited to start back into the routine of school again. 

These are the things that bring the most joy to my life:

Decorating for Fall

Decorating for Christmas

. . . And the best of all, STUPID humor (enjoy) . . .


Quick Note: Everything is Amazing and Nobody is Happy

I was having a moment today at work. Okay, it was more than that. I was freaking out because I couldn't get ANYTHING to work like I needed it to, when I needed it to. I remembered this clip my Aunt Elizabeth showed me a while back, and realized I am completely guilty of being a spoiled technology brat.

For a good laugh, check out the following clip: