Thursday, April 29, 2010

more poking fun...

at karl rove.
hey, it was all in good fun.

the group.

aaron conversing with a vietnam war veteran.

this was actually a really fun experience. at first i just went more as a joke, but i ended up getting to talk to some very interesting people. a lot of people supported us and talked to us about their political views. 
except for the guy handing out republican flyers. hannah told him she was "here for peace" and he said, "well i'm on the other side."
hahah, i thought that was hilarious.
in other news, i move out of my adorable little loft tomorrow.

[all decorated for my birthday]
i am going to miss this little place. it holds a lot of memories.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


today karl rove came to logan.
i am not a huge fan of karl rove... so of course i was totally down
for some peaceful protesting. 
most of the people who came to get their book signed were rather friendly
[except the guy in the truck who said "f*** you hippies!" and gave us the finger].
there were actually quite a few protesters there as well.
all in all it was a pretty good day.
and i really do think karl rove is voldemort.

Monday, April 26, 2010

oh my goodness..

i cannot wait for this!!
i have camped out every year for the midnight showings of harry potter... and this year is no exception.
i'll probably dress up as hagrid.

new friends.

my dog kiara has a better social life than i do sometimes.
she is constantly playing with other dogs or getting to go places with them.
this last week she met moose:
and they hit it right off. 
it's pretty sad that kiara has a better social network than i do,
but i suppose i can see why.
she is definitely an incredibly cute little girl.
who i am going to miss living with...terribly.

kiara and her best friend penny.

penny, bella, and kiara on a trip to the dog park about a month ago.

and of course we can't forget about her best friend, nesta prime.


highlight of this weekend was seeing yeasayer live on friday.
they are pretty much my obsession as of the past few months.

hannah and i getting excited during the show.
i highly recommend them.
other highlights from the weekend:
-singing titanic with hannah on my front porch
-sunday barbecue with hannah, adam and sheriff
-staying up far too late
-seeing scott [my favorite friend from kaysville... oh yes]

it was a much needed weekend, seeing how this week is going to be very long. i have less than a week to be moved out of my house, a final to study for, work, and spending time with my lovely friends, especially the ones who are graduating so soon!

all is well.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

love your mother earth.

happy earth day!!
i hope you spend this awesome holiday outdoors!
even if it is rather dreary here in logan..
earth day is an excellent holiday to make goals to be green!
look up ways to reduce, reuse, recycle or to conserve energy,
or go plant a tree!

angel's landing, zion's national park march 2008

have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


today adam came over to show me what he had received in the mail:
it was very bittersweet.
of course, i made him try it on, and then teared up a bit as i took this picture.
i have a lot of friends graduating this semester.. it's a bit surreal!
and we've had a lot of great memories and times i will never forget!

story of our lives: me bugging adam in the car..
this seems to happen all too often.
adam is such a great guy...lucky for me he will be around logan for awhile, so i don't have to miss him too much yet!
it's going to be bad when he does go though. 

i've had way too many good memories with this kid.
he's a bamf, [and yes he knows he looks like jack black. just don't tell him that.]
there's 2 weeks left with this kid, and i don't know what i'm going to do.
he's been around a LOT the past year and my house is going to be so empty without him!

[he will kill me for putting this up,
but i'm going to anyway.]
ryan has the most hilarious sense of humor. and he's very good at putting up with all the girl drama in the house.

snowshoeing with soren.. an epic adventure!!
holy cow it's going to be so sad when this kid leaves. he's probably one of the kindest people on this planet. it doesn't help that he's insanely cool, and an amazing salsa dancer too. soren and i met when he was wearing an "inaviate" shirt, and i thought it was cool he had heard of them, since not many people have. it's a good thing i went over to say hello to him, because we've had so many fun times since!

us youngin's with soren and ryan, the soon to be usu grads
festival of colors 2010

needless to say it's going to be a somewhat dreary start to my summer.. having to say goodbye to 2 of the 3 coolest boys around. now if only i could get my butt in gear and graduate too...

Monday, April 19, 2010

la musica.

music i've been obsessing over as of late:
tokyo police club
and prepare to feel the sudden urge to dance around.

plants and animals
i only heard of them yesterday, but i've already listened to this song about 50 times. 
their other stuff is really good also.

the decemberists
i've always loved them, but their song the engine driver has fit my mood perfectly over the past couple days. love them.

manchester orchestra
another band i've always loved.
this week i can't stop playing badges and badges on repeat.

in case it isn't fairly obvious, i don't know what my life would be without music. it is easily my favorite thing in the world.

a warm weekend.

this weekend was fabulous.
it was the first really warm weekend logan has had since probably august. so naturally, i spent basically the whole weekend up the canyon.

saturday afternoon was spent rock climbing up the canyon with ryan [who is belaying me in the picture above..good job ryan], odin, tony, aaron and doug.
saturday night was spent CAMPING!

aaron, hannah, soren, odin and i
[we slept under the stars!]

camping with your best friend = win.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

here's to happiness.

i'm really not one to let life get me down.. i love to see the good in everything
[almost to the point of being obnoxious and unrealistic.. but hey, i'm ok with that]
but this week had a lot of downs. 
i do not like to mope. at all.. but that is all i wanted to do this week. mope mope mope!!!
it is a very good thing i had some pretty amazing friends around to keep me busy.

we jumped on the trampoline... a lot
[yes that is me flyyyying!]

laid out in the sun and made funny faces
[also wrote on ourselves in permanent marker as you can see]

took a lovely truck bed ride to smith's.

-played soccer in the park
-ate lots of delicious food
-stayed up late with my favorite people

all is well, really. i have amazing friends!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

i can't believe i hadn't heard of this until recently...

considering pink floyd is one of my all time favorite bands, and a family favorite, i was really surprised to hear of a band who covers the ENTIRE dark side of the moon album [my favorite album, by the way].
and now i am obsessed.
it is fabulous.
since giving it a listen a week or so ago, my favorite thus far is their cover of money.
i love it.

check out my ink..

hannah and i get bored sometimes...
this is true.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Everyone has their obsession
consuming thoughts
consuming time
they hold high their prized possession
it defines the meaning of their life

You are mine

They're our objects of affection
that can mesmerize the soul
there is always one addiction
that just can not be controlled

You are mine

"thanks for the best time of my life"

today is a hard day.
the other 364 days have passed in a blur. .
a blur of nothing notable, no physical or emotional pain.
i am a rock
no one gets inside these walls except me.
i have been this way for one year.
each day i wake up and miss him, in the back of my mind.
today, however, is different.
it's the date of his death, exactly one year later.
when things like this happen to you, people say, "after one year
it gets easier. after one year you start to forget."
i always wondered, "what if i don't want to forget?"
and then i wonder, "will it get easier?"
will i be able to go a day without seeing his face in a stranger who passes me on the street?
or hearing a song that reminds me of him?

365 days later.
it has been 2 years.
the past 364 days have passed in a blur..
it's as if i have felt nothing.
i am a rock
no one gets inside these walls except me.
by now i know i've been through a few breakups since him.
a few attempts at fooling myself into thinking i'd found someone who was just like him.
of course i haven't. why do i bother?
and yet, feeling heartbroken is preferable to what i feel today.
april 14, 2010. 2 years.
they say the healing process gets easier. 
i don't believe them. 
it's 1:08 am and all i am thinking of is the squealing of the tires
and the phone call telling me he was gone.
i am thinking of the way my legs buckled and my heart stopped
and i wondered if it would ever beat again.

when things like this happen to you, people say, "after one year
it gets easier. after one year you start to forget."
i don't believe them anymore.
adam garrin smith
"i know you stay true when  my world is false"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

rainy tuesday.

i love the rain.
this morning i took a walk, and a bike ride, in it.
anything is better than snow in my opinion.
and the fact that it's rainy means that it's finally april weather.
after april weather comes may sun.
yes please.

rainy days make me want to listen to the postal service, and sit
curled up in a blanket watching movies all day.
[not good for the last 2 weeks of school. at all.]

Sunday, April 11, 2010

quote of the week.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. 
-Douglas Adams