Saturday, January 31


yesterday shannon and i saw the movie New in Town.

it ended up being good, but my oh my, it started off on the wrong foot.

they used the font papyrus for their opening credits.


i was about to lean over to shannon and whisper "did they have to use papyrus?" when she leaned over and said the exact thing to me.

i mean, seriously?! of all the fonts out there.
they had to choose number two on my worst fonts list:

1. Curlz MT
3. Comic Sans MS
4. Kristin ITC
5. Impact
6. Lucida Calligraphy

font friends: which ones make you cringe?

hi friends!

i haven't posted in forever; for that i am very sorry.

so last night i slept over at shannon's apartment. we were planning to go to bikram yoga (vigorous yoga in a 105 degree room) in the morning, so i prepped by drinking 7 glasses of water throughout the was great.

so let me tell you about bikram yoga. you go into this big room, and you're immediately sweating. it is one HUNDRED and FIVE degrees. you feel like you're going to die. so you go in and lay on your mat and breathe and wait for the class to begin. the next ninety minutes are filled with intense breathing and stretches and poses (my personal favorite: the bow pose), and 2 minutes into the class, everyone is completely wet with sweat. the ridiculous perspiration realeases toxins and helps you stretch better, or something to that effect. and at the end, the instructor was like "namaste." and everyone echoed her.

i felt like i was going to die, but at the same time, it was so invigorating. it's weird.

it's both torture and heaven.

i loved it.

Monday, January 26

"regarding my hair...can you PERM IT?"

yeah, that's right, i just got my permit, ladies and gentlemen.

DGAF permit oh nine
behind the wheel, here i come.

Sunday, January 25


please enjoy this little gem.

if you have seen the real music video by beyonce, you will understand our leotards and giant poofs.

Saturday, January 24

i had chocolate cake for breakfast

and now i'm waiting for all my single ladies to wake up.

Thursday, January 22

i hate when people say "OMG i just had a blonde moment," but...

i had two today.

n u m b e r o n e :

spanish class. 10:20 AM. finals week.

our desks are spread out so we don't cheat, and mine was pushed all the way to the front wall, right in front of this handmade poster from a first grade class that says "Congratulations! You've been caught being KIND!"

little children have signed their names all around this phrase, and there is glitter and happy faces and stickers. it's a nightmare. i have to stare at it every day. i have spent many an hour analyzing each and every sloppy 6-year-old signature and being disgusted at the crowded nature of this poster. looking at it is my only option while "mean miller" (she calls herself that) gives us apuntes.

and i hate it. i despise that poster more than anything in this world. besides the devil.

and of course, my face has to be one foot away from it for two hours while i take my spanish final.

why does she even have the poster? she never taught first grade. what affiliations does she have with this gross poster? i should ask her. i should also ask her to take it down before i rip it down in anger.

so i was sharing my disgust with my pal sherwin, who sits next to me.
he thought the poster was "cute." please, give me a break.

i was telling him everything i hated about it...
and this was one of my sentences:
"seriously, look at it. the kids have the weirdest names. look, it says 'guadalu P.E.' who names their child that?"

he stared at me like i just said the stupidest thing in the world.
"are you kidding me? that says guadalupe."

i looked again...and realized that guadalupe had just put the P and the E in her name on another line because there was no room.

so we laughed and he called me the dumbest person he had ever met...which is true.

guadalu P.E., i hope i meet you some day.

n u m b e r t w o :

mcdonald's. 6:30 PM. dinnertime with the family.

we were looking at the menu, and jason asked what increments the chicken nuggets came in. i scanned the menu, sure that i could help him out. i found the nuggests on the menu, and saw the options right below him.

"oh, they come in 3, 5, 7, 6, 8, and 9," i informed him, confident in my answer.
they accepted it for a second, and then my mom was like "wait, where do you see that?"

"number fifteen," i replied boldly.

everyone just kept looking for where i was getting this nugget information, and then i thought to myself "oh, it must be that they come in odd numbers...but why is there an 8 piece? hm, that's a lot of number options..."

and then i realized that i was reading the price...$3.57 for a 5 piece and $6.89 for a 10 piece.

i. am. so. stupid.

Wednesday, January 21

it was almost a good plan.

so carson and i were driving home from school, when i saw this kid from my history class walking home, about to walk up this giant hill. and he looked tired. and i felt compassion in my large heart.

so i told carson to turn around so we could give him a ride home, and while we're turning, we see another kid that carson knows, so we plan to get him too on our way back up the hill.

so we pull up next to the first guy (michael) and i roll down the window.
this was the dialogue:
"hey michael, do you want a ride?"
"no, i'm fine."
"where do you live?"
"at the top of the hill."
"oh so do we, we'll take you home."
"no, no, it's fine."
"come on, get in!"
"no, really, it's good exercise."
"michael. come on now. get in the car."
"i'm fine!"
as we were driving away, i yelled "last chance..." out the window...and he yelled back "i'm fine..."

alright then michael, i hope you got a lot of exercise...

so, we go to pick up the other kid...but he disappeared. literally. he must have ran into vons or something? we went home, our car deprived of poor children walking home from school.

so much for being good samaratins...

Monday, January 19

i think california is one of the only states

where you can go to the pool in january.

Thursday, January 15

here's my usual "i'm not dead" rant

i'm not dead.
just busy with life.

He must increase, and I must decrease.
john 3:30

Sunday, January 11

i am in the OC register!

there i am, in the first row, in the back, looking at the camera!

read the story here.

Thursday, January 8

woah, woah, woah, i've been tagged.

by kelly c'de baca to pick to fourth picture in the fourth file of my computer.
behold! here it is!
this was during the retreat for small groups at church.
we went to downtown disney one night, and found a phonebooth hidden among the hotels!
it was a little bit magical.

so melissa and i took a picture.
i tag shannon leith, cory tomlinson, megan abel, and sidney merryweather, jason leith, allison hibbard, carson leith, katie ravn, and anyone else reading this.
yes, you.

there's a first time for everything.

and tonight was my first comedy sportz match.

it was nerve-wracking,
...the adjectives are endless.

it was a good first show overall. i made some funnies. and some not-funnies. and some "hey, that was awkward"s. but i did it. i made it through my first show of many.

hey look, it's balto!

Wednesday, January 7

just kidding on the permit test...

i'm taking it in like a week or something.

but thank you all for your advice.

Tuesday, January 6

permit test and comedy sportz!

alright friends.

tomorrow. i take my permit test. please give me any tricks you have up your sleeve. meaning, advice.

secondly. thursday. comedy sportz. i will make my debut. it's at northwood, 7 PM. BE THERE and watch me make bad jokes!

comment as soon as possible if you have any permit test tips...wooo.

Monday, January 5

i WAS all for going back to school...

until my alarm went off at 5 this morning and i realized the extent of the end of winter break.
and i WAS trying to be positive...except i got TWO F'S on tests. TWO. that is not okay.

...only five and a half more months?

Sunday, January 4

Saturday, January 3

this will only make sense to my family, and a select few others.

today i was babysitting
and carson said "watch my trick!"

and he sounded EXACTLY like a certain 3 year old.
named heather.
circa 1996.

Friday, January 2

i am at the end of the teen road to safety.

today = my last driver's ed class! hoo-rah.
it was a good one today. we learned a lot about accidents and DUIs, and tried on beer goggles and had to perform sobriety tests. it was thrilling. and there were fun people in the class, so that made it not boring.

next step: permit test. wish me luck.

i have been listening to taylor swift's new album, and as much as i think she sounds nervous when she hits high notes, overall, she's really good. and her lyrics are straightforward yet creative. my favorites are "you belong with me" and "fifteen." plus her hair is to die for.

so go t.swift.

this was a very punchy post.

Thursday, January 1

oh eight, it's been great.

1) What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Made it onto Comedy Sportz, went to a dance, got an A+ in a math class, swam competitively/for a sport, got my wisdom teeth pulled (worst time of my life), was a mouse in Cinderella, you know.

2) Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I'm not super into resolutions, so I didn't make any last year. But this year I felt like I needed some, so therefore, I have a list.

3) Did anyone close to you give birth?

4) Did anyone close to you die?

5) What countries did you visit?
I stayed right here.

6) What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
An extremely consistent relationship with God rather than one that has dry seasons.

7) What date(s) from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Since no specific dates pop into my head, I guess nothing was that vital to remember...

8) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Comedy Sportz. If someone told me last year that I would be on the team this year, I'd laugh in their face.

9) Did you suffer illness or injury?
Pink eye? And I had a fractured middle finger in the beginning of the year.

10) What was the best thing you bought?
iPod touch.

11) Whose behavior merited celebration?
Weird question...well I commend my brother for going from possibly the lowest point in his life to the highest by learning to lean completely on the Lord.

12) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Weird question again...well Ryan in the response above- before he changed, that is. I was truly stunned and taken aback. That was an odd night.

13) Where did most of your money go?

14) What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Comedy Sportz, possibly going to Sri Lanka in July.

15) What song will always remind you of 2008?
Anything by those dang Jonas Brothers, because I looked past their overrated personas and found a deep appreciation and newfound love for their horribly tweenybopperish songs.

16) Compared to this time last year, are you: Wiser? Yes. Healthier? No, this time last year I was a water polo athelete, so I was in my prime. Richer? Nope.

17) What do you wish you'd done more of?
Shared the Lord with people I care about.

18) What do you wish you'd done less of?
I wish I'd done less of not doing anything.

19) How did you spend Christmas?
With my family, as always.

20) Did you fall in love in 2008?
Not legitimately.

21) What was your favorite TV program?
Jon and Kate Plus 8

22) Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Yeah, I hate the world.....the answer to this question is no.

23) What was the best book you read?
I don't remember when I read House on Mango Street last year, but that was amazing. The symbolism intrigued me.

24) What was your greatest musical discovery?
Ugh, fine....the Jonas Brothers.
They were and still are my guilty pleasure.

25) What did you want and get?
Well I NEEDED great Christian friends. And I definitely got them.

26) What did you want and not get?
A Polaroid camera.

27) What was your favorite film of this year?
I have four. Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Eagle Eye (just got back from seeing it at the doller theater...ahh so good!)

28) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was the big one five, and for the first year ever, I didn't have a party.

29) Which celebrity/public figure did you like the most?
Nicholas Jonas

30) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Laid back, simple.

31) What kept you sane?
I am a very sane person to begin with.

32) Who did you miss?
Jason, he went to college. And the house was lame without him.

33) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Lukewarm faith is a waste of time,
I need to spend my doing things of eternal significance.

34) What did you gain this year?
More friends!

35) What did you lose this year?

36) Who was the best new person you met?
Well I strengthened relationships with a lot of great people...Danielle, Cory, Vanessa, Emily, Jordan.

37) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Hello beautiful,
how's it going?
I hear it's wonderful in California.
I've been missing you,
It's true."
that got me hooked on the Jonas Brothers.

But then a serious one is-
"Heal my heart and make it clean,
Open up my eyes to the things unseen,
Show me how to love like you have loved me.
Break my heart for what breaks yours,
Everything I am for your kingdom's cause.
As I walk this earth into eternity."