Friday, October 31, 2008

So far Bryce and I are 2 for 2 in dominating pumpkin carving contests. This year's winner is a small fish-beast being overtaken by a large fish-beast. Bryce carved the large beast and I carved the small one. Camie and JD grew the pumpkins in their backyard and let us carve some at their exciting Halloween party. (The party was mostly made exciting by Jamie's pumpkin, which fought back and wounded her finger, in a most savage fashion.)
That is my understandably distressed pumpkin #2.
Upon seeing her friend, small fish-beast, in peril, Pumpkin #2 Projects the Bat signal on the wall to call for help. This is her only special power.
This was the sky this morning, looking pretty forebodingly Halloweenish. I will be so happy when it is tomorrow because there will be no more Halloween for a while, also Halloween candy will all be very cheap, plus there is a BYU game. Yay for the day after Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Candy Water

I know water is really good for you, but since I have discovered "Crystal Light on-the-Go packs" water and I have rejuvinated our relationship. They have a new Cherry Pomegranate flavor. Normally I think Cherry things are gross, but in this case the Pomegranate balances it out and it is delicious. You can get some here, (which happens to be where I stole the photo from.)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dreams I had this weekend:



Wa haha I pulled a fast one and did a blogpost on them anyway! I am kind of weirded out that my first thought was about the blog though. I know psychologists poo poo dreams these days, but what do you think my dreams mean?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Smelly
I decided to make my own arifresheners based on this post. They are easy to make and don't require any electricity, I think they are pretty too. (You know, as pretty as sticks in a jar can be.) Essentially, they are just jars of smelly oil, with sticks that work as a time release mechanism. They suck the oil up and block the opening of the jar, that way the only smell comes from the perfume evaporating from the sticks. (Otherwise your house would be opressively smelly.) I ran into a few problems though. I tried using bamboo skewers, which are cheaper, but they did not draw the oil up very well.

Another problem was that I could not find lemon essential oil anywhere! I wanted three air fresheners, Lemon, Lavender and Cotton scents. (I wanted those scents because they blend together so nicely.) I finally found some at this site. I recommend them, good service, fast shipping and the cheapest prices possible. :) I bought Pure Lemon oil here and mixed it with baby oil for the air freshener.

Problem three, I am the only one who gets worse at opening child-proof bottles as I get older? It took me about 5 minutes to force the Baby oil bottle open, but I did it and without a hack-saw.

So far my house has not gone up in value because of these air fresheners, and the pope has still not come to visit, but they make me happy anyway.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nobody ever tells me what I want to hear





Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween is Coming
As is my tradition, I made pink cookies for Halloween. I actually dislike Halloween very much. This stems from the fact that I am a namby pamby pansie. I don't know what it is, but scary movies, uglyy decorations, yucky body-part food and that plastic-mask nasty Halloween smell, all bring out the wimpy baby in me. Now you know my shame. :(

I slept in my sister's room (my little sister's room) after I saw "The Ring". I couldn't go to the bathroom at night after I saw "What Lies Beneath". I still have bad dreams about the made for TV, live action "Snow White". The sad thing is I didn't really watch any of these movies, I just heard them with my eyes clenched tightly closed. I admit it: I am a baby. Halloween constantly reminds me of this baby-hood. Everyone is always wanting to watch scary movies around Halloween and somehow I always end up agreeing to it. And I always regret it when I can't sleep at night.*

So I make pink cookies because they are everything Halloween is not, pretty, aromatic, friendly and not rotting.
Speaking of rotting, this is my coat. Two years ago I ripped it whilst jumping over a fence. The rip is bigger than my hand, and most of you know that makes it a sizeable tear. For a year I looked at it sadly, because I really like this coat. One year ago Tara said, "Hey I bet you could put a cute patch on that and it would be great!" For a year I looked at it guiltily and thought Tara was right, I should really get around to fixing it, because I really like this coat. This winter will be different though! I have finally got around to patching the tear and now I am kicking myself for not getting around to it sooner! Behold:
I am pretty proud of this patch, I can't stop looking at it! (Which is embarassing considering it is on my hindquarters :$ )

*note:
I saw "IT" and I was actually not scared. I did, however, regret watching it because it was an abysmal waste of time. Anyone who has seen "IT" knows what I mean.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prop 8

Proposition 8 will be up for the vote on November 4th in California. I am registered in California and will be voting yes on the proposition. I have found that many people do not know very much about the issue. Many people feel that voting yes will discriminate against homosexuals. Prop 8 will not diminish the marriage-related benefits for civil unions which are already protected by law. Voting yes will allow parents to teach their children about marriage in the way they see fit, without state interference. It is a highly personal issue for many people and that should be respected on both sides.

Many people feel like the definition of marriage does not matter. Bryce’s mom made a good point about this: In tennis two men cannot play together in mixed doubles. This does not prevent two men from playing together, it is simply not called mixed doubles when they play because it is a different combination than occurs in mixed doubles. 

By calling their union something different than marriage the rights of both sides are retained. Gay people can still be together and have tax, visitation and inheritance rights. Homosexuality will not be taught in school and parents can explain it to their children in a time and manner that fits with their religious beliefs. Whether you plan to vote yes or no, please be informed. You can read more here and here. If you disagree with my vote I hope we can still be friends. 

Friday, October 10, 2008

Writing in Books
It wasn't until I was a sophmore in highschool reading, Lord of the Flies, that I realized it was possible to write in books. I filled the pages with notes, ideas and pictures; overjoyed at my newfound freedom. By the time I was a sophmore in college things had quite regressed. Observe the modified diagrams from my biology book:



If I can bring a little joy into my humdrum Biology book, it makes me feel as though all my hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'. Bless you all.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Smooshy Sushi










Good thing it was General Conference this weekend. It gave me plenty of things to ponder while laying around :P

Monday, October 06, 2008

Googled
Yeah! I'm on Google! Someone from Canada found my website by googling "My Baby has huge hands". I googled it too to see what came up. If you think the original search was exceedingly odd, check out the one that's a couple below mine! Yikes!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Strange things are afoot 
at the Circle-K
I am currently reading Bass Guitar for DUMMIES. In chapter 2 I stumbled upon this image. Supposedly this guy's name is "Patrick Pfeiffer"an allegedly excellent bassist. I think there is something more sinister afoot here. I think this is evidence of a Spaniard Cloning Scandal. "Patrick" is the clone genetically engineered for bass playing, and below we see his two brothers:
"Pao" who was specifically engineered for basketball, and "Pete" who was specifically engineered for impersonating a llama. I have never been a fan of Gasol and now I know why. Something sinister is going on.