Wednesday, August 17, 2011

who's laughing now?

sometimes I really like being short

like when this Banana skirt hits me at the knees instead of mid-thigh
(or like when i don't have to worry about {almost} any guy being shorter than me)


bam!
(please ignore my bowlegged-ness and gross face. just focus on the skirt)

this is seriously the most comfortable skirt on the planet. if i could, i would wear it every day. not even kidding.

modal fabric was the best thing ever invented

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

things we all do


it's how i'm entertaining myself today. i don't think they all apply to me but some of them for sure do.

like all of these...

267. i check my phone every 60 seconds when i'm waiting for a reply to something important because i think i won't hear the notification go off

247. i get ready to say something during a conversation, then the subject changes

240. that split second when you've rocked too far back on your chair's hind legs and you think you're about to die

239. looking all over for something, then realizing you had it in your hand

232. when i realize i overslept, i jump out of bed like a ninja

231. i make up a dream in my head before i go to sleep

216. i always take a peek out of my 3D glasses, just to see the difference

214. i hate when i'm dreaming and i can only move in slow motion

212. i'm scared to close my eyes in the shower because when i open them, i don't want a killer to be standing there

204. i wouldn't know anyone's birthday if it wasn't for facebook

201. i never know what i should do when people are singing "happy birthday" to me

198. hearing your voice on video and asking yourself if that's really how you sound

197. when i'm sleeping at a friend's house and i wake up before them, i sit there staring at the ceiling for an hour

186. i wish music played during epic moments of my life, and not just in movies

185. i walk a little faster when i see a creepy van

183. laughing so hard with no sound coming out, then end up clapping like a seal

180. i say "nevermind" because i'm just too lazy to repeat myself

179. the "would you still be my friend if i looked like this?" game

176. sometimes when i'm walking, i try to keep my feet in the little square tiles

173. the mini heart attack you get when you slip on ice

172. responding to texts while half asleep, then realizing you make no sense

170. lying in bed wondering it it's worth it to get up and pee

167. i run like a ninja to get my charger when my computer is about to die

159. flushing the toilet in the middle of the night might just be the loudest sound i've ever heard

158. i text so much faster when i'm fighting with someone

156. automatically hit ignore when i don't recognize the number calling

154. yelling at the main characters in horror movies thinking they will hear me

151. thank you hand sanitizer for letting me know i have a cut on my hand

150. i open the fridge a million times thinking food will magically appear

149. i never stick my leg off the edge of the bed, no matter how hot it is because it would get eaten off

143. when i see "friend is typing..." i stop typing

142. i hate when i'm about to drive into my driveway and my favorite song comes on

141. i don't change in front of my webcam because i'm scared people will see me

140. i save song titles as drafts in my phone so i can remember to download them later

138. when i'm in the shower, i slant my arm in a way to make it look like water is coming out of my fingers

113. when i was little i'd watch the raindrops roll down the window and see which one "won"

105. i think of something, then laugh alone like an idiot

101. i'll see perfectly untouched snow and get the sudden urge to run through it

97. i type out what i really want to say, then backspace the whole thing

95. when i read a sentence in capital letters, the voice in my head yells

94. i get a mini heart attack when someone says "can i talk to you?"

86. i re-play my favorite song over and over again until i get sick of it and don't like it anymore

81. i text someone in the same room as me and stare at them until they get it

79. i still use my fingers to do simple math equations

77. i say "haha" after a text so it won't sound so serious

76. i try to accomplish a task before the microwave hits 00:00

73. i leave the bathroom door open when i'm home alone

64. i'll feel my phone vibrate when it doesn't

63. when i wake up in the morning, the first thing i do is pee

59. when i'm home alone i blast my music extremely loud

58. i hate when people don't know the difference between there, they're, and their

49. i'll zone out only to realize i'm staring at a person

48. when i finish a test, i won't turn it in until someone else does

39. when i go to sleep, i cover my feet in the blankets because i'm scared someone's going to grab them

38. i go crazy when there's someone in front of me walking slow

36. i have to sing my ABCs to know which letter comes next in the alphabet

34. i run up the stairs really quick after shutting the lights off in the basement

32. i step on a leaf on the ground to hear the crunchy sound it makes

30. when my computer freezes i click everywhere thinking it will make a difference

29. when i'm home alone i assume every sound i hear is a murderer coming to kill me

26. before i go to sleep, i think of all the moments i want to relive

21. my voice suddenly sounds great in the shower and i convince myself i'm an amazing singer

17. i imagine scenarios in my head that will never happen in real life

10. when i'm alone in public, i look at my cell phone so i don't feel awkward

9. i overhear funny conversations but won't laugh because if i do they'll think i'm a creep

4. i throw my phone across the room after sending a risky text

2. i smile at my phone like an idiot while i'm texting you


{if you actually read through all of these, i applaud you. you now know lots about me.}

Friday, August 12, 2011

what's your signature?


A little blog called younghouselove led me to this quiz over at ethanallen.com. we all know i'm not a hardcore design person but I have gotten better over the years. 


anywho..you just click on pictures and viola! your signature lifestyle appears before your eyes.


my signature lifestyle is
vintage

The results are in – your Signature Lifestyle is Vintage. Vintage is a visually engaging mix of color and texture. A masterful display of the art of juxtaposition. Its thoughtful, collected vibe springs from a peaceful coexistence of seemingly unrelated elements. An eye-catching interplay of sunwashed fabrics, distressed finishes, and bold and graphic patterns add an element of surprise to any room.













and you know what? I'll take it!!


just to be on the safe side i took it twice and i got the same thing. the pictures switch up every time so it's essentially a different quiz every time you take it. 2 for 2.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

suckfest 2011

After countless of trips up and down the stairs, a few elevator rides, 3 trips to the storage unit, a trip to D.I., a few trips to the dumpster, and a few hours cleaning, my room looks like this...


 and my half of the storage unit looks like this


{moving is the pits}

social faux pas?

Does anyone else think it's weird when someone tries to talk to you in the bathroom?

Like a public bathroom. where each of you are in your own stall. and they try to talk to you while you're each doing your business.

Just give me a sec and then you can talk to me.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I want to be

A person that doesn't suppress a kind thought.

A person that when you think of, brings a smile to your face.

A person that is never inconvenienced by a friend in need.

A person who can comfort on a bad day.

A person who's shoulder you can cry on.

A person you can lean on.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

my favorite shoes

My favorite shoes are by far Vans.

 {those top ones are pretty grody. I've had them for a while.}
{the bottom row have all been acquired within the last year}

It's really hard for me to go into a Vans store and come out empty-handed. Although it has happened, I always consider it an achievement when I'm able to walk out without a pair of new shoes. Especially after Katie taught me that I fit into a size 4 in kids which makes them only $20 a pop.

How many pairs is too many?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gonzalez-Bruce casa

is a disaster with the beginning of my packing.

 {this was Monday night}


{this is tonight's growing pile}


{Packing was the worst thing ever invented.}
{Actually, being homeless for 2 and a half weeks might take the cake.}

Thursday, August 4, 2011

big tuna

*Disclaimer: This is a super random post*

I like tuna. I get that some people don't but I think it makes a delicious and easy lunch.

Anyway, I just had a tuna sandwich and while I love it, every time I eat one I can't help feeling like one of those super nerdy kids that ate lunch by themselves in the cafeteria (which I totally was but that's a story for a different day).

Anyone else think the same thing? I have this weird stigma in my head attached to eating a tuna sandwich.

But I figured if Jim can do it then it must not be so bad.

earrings

I caught the crafty bug and made my own earrings. I used a mix of these tutorials


and


When I used tutorial #1, the earrings looked a little retarded.


So then I used tutorial #2, altering it a little bit so I didn't have to use as many circles.


The next attempt will include trying to make them a tiny bit smaller.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I love lamp

*Brick, do you really love the lamp or are you just saying that?*

*I LOVE LAMP!*

I'd been searching for a lamp I could use in my room for a while. D.I. is a hit and miss but hooray when it's a hit!

I got this lamp for $4 I think.



Then I went and bought some green spray paint and sprayed the crap out of it. I may or may not have gotten a little intoxicated out of it.

It took a few coats but then I ended up with this.

I would have preferred a more lime green look but oh well. You live and you learn.

I'm determined to make my next bedroom a real room and not a college dorm room.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In the month of July...

Some of my best blog ideas come when I'm half conscious. The only problem with that is that by the time I wake up I don't really remember all the witty things I'd planned on typing.

The problems I face, terrible, I know.

Anyway, I figured the reason I didn't post anything in July was because I was off somewhere too
busy having fun. And seeing how I only worked 12 days that entire month, it's a pretty good assumption.

So let's have a quick recap, shall we? If anything, just for my documenting purposes.

The month started off by the pool



and visiting Freedom Days in downtown Provo and being super Mexican by eating corn with mayo and chili powder


(and making Katie try it because it's not that gross)



It also included a visit to the zoo


and a baseball game with fireworks.

That was followed by a hike to Stewart Falls



and a trip to Texas to see my family.

Texas included make-overs,



house hunting, pool time,


and just general relaxing.

Then came the drive from Dallas to San Diego with some border patrol, rain storms, head nodding, and finally the sweet sweet feel of the ocean breeze.



Returning to Utah after that was a little hard but I consoled myself through watching Harry Potter, going to the end of an Owlz game to watch fireworks and heading back to the theaters to watch Captain America.

July was finished off by taking a camping trip up American Fork canyon and then having a smores lunch that Sunday.


Overall, a pretty good month.

Here's to August being a better month for the blog!