Monday, October 27, 2008

Too much exposition

Ok Jenna.
And everyone else.
My Facebook status' can be a little ominous sometimes, I know.
And I can also be over-dramatic.
Or just impatient I suppose, in this case.
In brief, to at least satisfy some people's craving for info, I got some bad news yesterday.
Kind of.
It's bad in a sense that something could turn out very badly.
Or everything could be ok.
And since it involves something extremely important to me, I just can't feel very optimistic about the whole situation.
But you know, i've got to just wait it out.
See what happens.
All that jazz.
In the meantime, i'm fasting until I get a phone call back with hopefully good news.

On a lighter note, work is going well.
I'm meeting more people, and I think my "stalker" really is just trying to be friendly I guess.
I think he for sure has some kind of mental disability since he was playing peek-a-boo with me with his hat today, so i'll just try and be nice and be friends.
Even if the staring and smiling does kind of creep me out.
My legs are starting to hurt super bad towards the ends of my shifts and i'm hoping that goes away soon.
I've just been so lazy for the past few months, my muscles have totally atrophied.
I hope I get my own register soon though.
I just feel like it must be so boring for the people i'm training with!
I learn really fast, i've already memorized most of the main codes.
I know how to do almost everything.
I hardly ever have questions or concerns.
I just to the whole thing while my "trainer" just stands behind me and loads stuff into carts.
But oh well.
I'm sure all the extra help will pay off.
I don't want to like, freeze as soon as I do actually have a register of my own.

If any of you have a Sams Club membership and love Harry Potter!
They're selling a special anniversary edition of the first book, and even though it's just the first book, it's SO nice!
I couldn't help myself and bought one.
It's a good size, hard back, with a new picture on the cover.
The pages are like super nice.
I'm not sure what they're made out of.
It's like a nice paper/plastic combo.
Anyways, there's a color picture inside and J.K. Rowlings original drawing of Snape, and maybe i'm just a Harry Potter fanatic, but I love it!

Anyway, i'll stop trying to sell stuff to y'all.

I'm not sure if i'll see Brad anytime before Wednesday, which pretty much REALLY sucks.
I haven't seen him since last night, and it already feels like so long!

Well, what else can I say?
So i'm hoping that paychecks go out this week and not next week, no matter how small mine might be.
Especially since I haven't paid tithing all year!
And, well, I obviously need to do that soon if the whole Temple Marriage thing is gonna work out.
Besides about 200 in tithing, i've got two speeding tickets (Yes. I said TWO. Am I not the most unlucky driver ever?!?!), a car insurance payment in a little over a week, 200 for rent, and gas money since i'm almost empty!
I don't even know what i'm going to do.

Brad, maybe we SHOULD invest in that vending machine!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cause another day without you is another lifeless one

Brad and I drove two and a half hours out to Twin Falls to see them last night.
We stopped by the Twin Falls Temple for a bit.
And we got some Mickey Ds.
But then the concert started.
And it was absolutely incredibly amazing.
Sure, the concert was in this little shed off of some dirt road in this podunk town...
And sure the first band that played was just not good...
And sure the whole place smelled like yucky fish...
But Brightwood was SO GOOD.
Like, I felt like I was listening to their CD.
And because it was such a small "venue," we were up close and personal!
I mean, Brad and I TALKED to Stephen!
And I shook his hand!
And he asked us what our names were!
And we stood in their midst!
And I got my CD autographed by all four of them!!
It was incredible.
Beyond incredible.
And they even played "Sit Still."
Which, well, you know, is my favorite song of all time.
I would have liked to stick around afterwards and chat with them, but it was pretty late, and both Brad and I had to wake up early, so we left.
We drove home listening to Brightwood, my head still spinning from them and all their amazingness.

P.S. We had to turn onto KIMBERLY road to get to the street the concert was on!
Sweet, right?!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wanna be in my club?

So, technically, today was my first day of work as an associate at Sams Club.
I'm a cashier, though still in the whole "orientation/training" process.
6/12 hours a day for three days of endless paperwork and trivial quiz-type computer things.
But hey, at least i'm getting paid training!
Anyways, hopefully I will start ASAP.
I spent my last two dollars today.
On a very delicious chocolate milkshake in the Sam's Club cafe, by the way.
I would recommend them.
Anyways, I had 22 dollars this morning, spent 20 on gas (which I paid 2.99 for but of course was down to 2.97 by the time I was driving home) and then the two bucks as my pseudo-lunch since I hadn't eaten anything at all.
Anyways, I get free membership to Sams Club, which I included Brad on, and I get 10% of all produce, which is good because I need to eat more fruits and veggies anyways.
All in all, I think I will like this job.
Most of the people are pretty nice, the food in the cafe is yummy, and I love shopping at Sams/Costco type places, so a free membership will be nice.
I can also get life insurance and health insurance and all that jazz if I stay for a year, but I don't know if I will.
Once I move to Rexburg, that's be a 30 minute commute.
No fun.
Though I could always just transfer to Walmart in Rexburg.
it's a bit of a pay decrease, but you can't get much lower from 8.20 anyways.

Other than that, life is wonderful of course.
The wedding announcements are officially printed out, my mom should be getting them on Friday, and everyone should start getting them in the mail next week!

Brad is here doing his homework.
He probably should have stayed at his apartment to do it.
He always gets so distracted over here.
I guess we just can't stand being apart for very long!
Anyways, I think i'm going to watch some more Boy Meets World episodes while Brad works.

P.S. I'm seriously craving ice cream, but we have none.
And we have nothing to make shakes or smoothies or anything.
And I have no money.

I've had the weirdest and STRONGEST cravings lately!
It's kind of annoying.
I dunno.
Anyways, I am going now.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm Alive

I haven't blogged in a few days.
I know.
I guess not much has really happened.

I finished designing the wedding announcements and getting MY list of addresses, so hopefully those can be in the mail soon.

I finally got around to charging up my palm pilot, so i've been playing Village Sim like crazy.

Jenna and Travis were in town this weekend.
It was nice to go out to Craigos with them, though poor Riley broke her collarbone.

I spend pretty much every available moment with Brad, obviously.
39 days, man!

I tried to go to church today, so I showed up at the building at the right time and not only did I not see any singles, but the family ward that was also meeting had no idea where the singles branch met.
So I ended up sitting on a couch and reading the Joesph Smith book for a good hour and a half before finally just going home.

It hasn't been TOO cold this week, which is nice.
If it stays like this for a while, i'll be ok.

I can move into Brad and I's apartment in exactly one month!

Sams Club hasn't called me back and i'm starting to get a little worried.
I'll call tomorrow and see what's up.

I saw Barcelona on Friday and they were AMAZING.

Brightwood this Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you sense my immense excitement?!

There is NOTHING to cook in this house, and nothing to even cook with!
There is one saucepan.
One spatula.
About 12 mixing bowls.
And a George Foreman.
The kitchen depresses me and I can't wait till I have one of my own!
(That I would share with Brad of course. Lol.)

I made this pasta for lunch that wasn't half bad, considering what I had to work with.
I cook up some angel hair pasta in just some boiling water and salt.
Then poured in some olive oil, some lemon juice, and this rosemary/garlic mixture that Karen had in the cupboard.
Good enough to eat, not good enough to feed to anyone but yourself.

My car needs new windshield wipers.

Anyway, i'll stop boring you with my mindless babble.
I'll try and think of more interesting things to blog about, yeah?
Till then!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Too Tired

I'M not very tired, but boy are my eyes tired!
I guess after spending the morning reading paperwork, then watching two movies with Brad, looking at his laptop screen, watching actual TV (which I never do) and now going on my lappy, my eyes have had some serious strain on them today.
Not to mention I slept in them last night, though not really on purpose.

Anyways, I won't write much.
Just that as soon as my drug test and background check go through, I will officially be working as a part-time cashier at Sam's Club.
While I would have liked to work full-time (more moolah!), it's probably better this way.
They didn't have any full-time open anyways.
And I really do like having a lot of extra time to work on wedding stuff and be able to just hang out with Brad.
So i'm sure part-time will be good.
I mostly just need this job right now to pay off that darn speeding ticket!
If it didn't exist, I would have enough money to last me till i'm married.
But oh well.

Anyways, that's about it.
I might post a couple more pictures tomorrow or something.
We'll see.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Ok, to satisfy the impatience of my relatives, future relatives (Jenna), and my besties, here's a couple of the engagement pictures.
As suspected, I hated about 90% of them, but some of them were actually pretty cute.
I didn't want to put up a whole lot, so here's a little snack.
And obviously, Brad and I have fun photoshopping.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Jenna tagged me.

8 TV shows I love to watch

1. Boy Meets World. I've seen every episode of this show more times than I can count and I still love it with all of my heart!!
2. The Office. I'm a little ashamed of this one for two reasons. First, it's actually really dumb. And second, EVERYONE likes it. And I tend to hate conformoty. Lol. But, I love Jim and Pam. They are the reason I watch this show!
3. Smallville. Not only is the show just amazing, but Tom Welling.... oh baby.
4. Law and Order:SVU. You wouldn't think that I would enjoy watching a show about detectives looking for rapists and sexual abusers, but it's just so intense and good!
5. House. I think I mostly like this show because i'm a bit of a hypochondriac, so I get to see all these symptoms for really weird and out there diseases. And then I convince myself that I have these diseases. Lol.
6. Monk. Though I don't watch TV like, ever, I do like to watch this show when I get a chance. Monk is just freaking amazing!
7. Psyche. Absolutely hilarious. Enough said.
8. I don't watch enough TV to choose an eighth one!

8 Things that happened yesterday

1. I sat around.
2. Cleaned my room.
3. Ate a Lean Cuisine.
4. Almost froze to death.
5. Registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond with Brad.
6. Had some Pita Pit.
7. Tried to watch a movie.
8. Made out. Lol.

8 Favorite places to eat

1. Mimi's Cafe. They have the most amazing Bran Muffin my taste buds have ever encountered.
2. McDonalds. And i'm not ashamed. The Big and Tasty is my favorite hamburger, their fries are totally yummy, and McFlurries are way good.
3. Red Robin. They have this Teryaki Chicken Sandwich thing that is to DIE for. You can't go wrong with chicken, teryaki sauce, and grilled pineapple.
4. Olive Garden. Salad and breadsticks.
5. Home Town Buffet. Because seriously, you are ALWAYS bound to find something you like.
6. Golden Corral. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY rolls!!! Seriously!
7. Carl's Jr. Not only are their burgers and sandwiches totally worth the 5 bucks you have to pay for them, but I got fat off of their chocolate shakes, with how delicious they are.
8. Del Taco. While it's not REAL real Mexican food, I have to say it's better. Everything is so good, and really cheap too, so you can eat a butt load and spend less than 5 bucks!

8 Things I am looking forward to

1. November 26th. Wedding day. :D
2. Thanksgiving in Vegas with all my close friends and family.
3. Finally living somewhere for more than a couple months AND having it be a place that I can really call my own!
4. Having children? Lol.
5. The Brightwood concert next week in Twin Falls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6. Next summer! No more snow!
7. Living with Brad forever!
8. Winning the lottery and buying a seat on the Virgin Galactic space flights.

8 Things on my wishlist

1. Lots of money
2. A new car. Mine is pretty much crap.
4. A way to control the weather.
5. Romney in the White House.
6. For my little sister to seriously stop stealing my clothes. I know that sounds so lame, but she takes the things I need! Like my leggings, that I would REALLY like to be able to wear under my clothes since it's so freaking cold up here. Or my favorite scarf. I mean really, the coldest it gets down there in DHS is like, 50 degrees!
7. Gorgeous children. Though I don't really have to worry about that. :)
8. Winter clothes. I wasn't exactly planning on living in Idaho during the WINTER.

8 people I tag

1. Michael
2. Laura
3. Sara
4. Kevin
5. Ernesto
6. Anna
7. Jeni
8. Nicole

It isn't too hard to see we're in heaven.

Man, eff long engagements.
I don't know how people do it.
I can barely wait the month and a half that I have left to marry Brad!
I just want to wake up next to him every single morning.

In other, still related, news, Brad and I registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond yesterday.
I know that people hardly ever actually get things off of their registries, but it's still tons of fun to just pick out what you want and imagine what you want your home to look like!
Plus, it really does give us, or more me since Brad doesn't care, ideas about what kind of things we both like and need.
Which is good.
Also, we had put a deposit down for an apartment in University Courtyard, but they only had unfurnished ones left.
However, we got put on a list for a furnished one, and sure enough, we got one.
Which is good, because the extent of my furniture is two pink lamps, some kitchen appliances, and, umm... that's about it.
Brad has even less than me.

Well, we had the first snow of Winter today in IF.
Which I was not so thrilled about.
Have I mentioned that I truly dislike snow?
Sure, it's fun to play in sometimes and maybe look at.
But I HATE the cold.
I hate when it gets everything wet.
And icey.
And you slip on your butt.
And it leaves the streets looking all nasty.
As well as all the cars.
And I could go on and on.
But I might as well stop complaining and just try to get used to it.
I've got to live in Idaho for at least another year, which means lots and lots of snow for me to acclimate to.

I think I left "Hairspray" at my parents house.
I'm gonna give my parents a list of the crap I left behind and see if they can bring it up with them when they go to Utah in the next couple weeks.

I think that's about it.
I've just been babbling.
I have nothing else to do but blog.
But i've run out of ideas.
Maybe i'll finish "Heroes" season 2, so I can start watching season 3.
Hopefully Brad will get here soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Put your hand there, tilt your head, turn around, look up...

Have I ever told you how I don't like taking "professional pictures"?
You know, the kind you actually pose for and try and look good?
Ever since I was in elementary school, I think starting with my 5th grade school picture, I have looked like crap in every formal picture i've tried to take.
This includes every school photo AND my senior picture.
Pictures for dances, including senior prom.
Those cheesy pictures you take at the mall with your friends.
Pictures to be put in the programs for the three plays I was in.
Pictures for freaking girls camp!
And those aren't even formal-type settings.
Those are just pictures where you have to stand/sit there and smile.
And smile.
And you hold your stinking smile for like, half a minute or more before the camera finally clicks.
And then you release.
And you feel like an idiot for smiling at some little machine for a minute.
And me, well, I discovered something a little while back.
If I can make myself laugh, my smile looks more natural and these pictures can actually look ok.
Problem is, when you're taking an engagement picture, and you're standing in an awkward position in a tree for a few minutes, and you're trying to have a real smile....
You don't want to be up there laughing for no reason while everyone looks at you like you're either insane or there's some squirrel in the tree tickling you.
Which brings me to the whole reason for this blog post.
Engagement pictures.
Brad and I had some taken yesterday.
And while it was totally sweet of the girl to take them for us, I just don't enjoy these kinds of things where you stand in one position forever while someone with a camera is getting closer and farther away from your face and you have to keep holding your smile and your leg starts to shake because it's cold outside and you can't move because the picture hasn;'t been taken yet and you're trying to not let your fiance know how much all of this bugs you because you know he wants these nice pictures taken and took it upon himself to even set up the little photo shoot and....
Long run-on sentence.
Anyways, I had come full of crazy random ideas of things to and chickened out on bringing them up.
I just feel like they would have worked better in a more casual setting, I guess.
What I really want is to just run around the park and do stupid, dumb stuff and just play while someone just snaps photos of us really quickly, like we were all just friends hanging out at the park, and one friend pops out their camera and starts snapping pictures and it's all fun and funny and easy and...
I'm starting to sound dumb.

I'll just stay positive.
I'm sure some of the pictures will look good.
And everything will work out and be fine.
I don't know why i'm even worried about this stuff.
Maybe it's because I want someone to open up our wedding announcement and smile and possibly laugh a little at our silly pictures, then open up our wedding announcement and be all "Oh. This picture looks pretty forced. Hmm."
I'll shut up now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hair dye, Doritos, and Mel Gibson.

One of the first big things that made me realize that I was in love with Brad was the fact that I never get tired of him.
I could hang out with him every second, of every day, and do absolutely nothing the whole time and never get bored.

Today was tons of fun.
Brad drove down to IF and we chilled for a little bit before heading over to Walmart.
There, we bought hair dye for me AND hair dye for him, a couple new flavors of Doritos, a five dollar movie, and cheddar cheese rice cakes..
Pretty much 4 of my favorite things ever.
Though the rice cakes were for Brad, since I got him addicted. :)

Anyways, then we came back and messed around online for a bit.
Ate some of the Doritos, (we ate the 4 Cheese ones, which weren't half bad).
Then we put in "What Women Want," which is the move I had just bought.
We cuddled and watched the movie and Brad would kiss me whenever people were making out in the movie, which was pretty funny.
Then the next half hour or so is TMI for my blog.
Then we dyed our hair!
Mine's a little darker than I wanted it to be, just a medium brown, but Brad's looks so good!
It's a dark brown and I think it makes him look younger.
Then Brad was working on some school stuff until around 10, when he had to leave and go back to Rexburg to work on a group project.
It's always sad to see him leave, but i'll see him again tomorrow, and after November 26th, i'll see him every day and night forever!
And i'll never get bored of him!

In other news, my mom called me with some way exciting news.
We had a random conversation one time about cake toppers, and I had mentioned how cool it would be to have a Barbie and Ken on top of my wedding cake!
And alas, she found the perfect one and it came in the mail today!
I'm so stinking excited, you have no idea!!!
The best part is, it's actually a Christmas tree ornament, so we can keep it afterwards and put it on our tree every year as a little reminder of our wedding.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mix CD or Jigsaw Puzzle?

Not that many people actually read my blog, but in any case, sorry for not updating for a few days.
I was in Utah all weekend with Brad, staying at Jenna's house.
And Brad wrote all the details in his blog.
So i'll spare you all the details for fear or repetition.
And my plain laziness.

So anyways, happy news!
I got my camera back yesterday!!!
So expect billions and gillions of pictures to appear on my Facebook and on here!

Rather than looking for jobs today, which I know I SHOULD be doing, i'm going to do something else.
Wedding stuff!
I'm gonna head over to Michaels in a bit and look at some stuff for my mom.
Then I might head over to the post office and check on postage for my two invitation ideas.
Then I dunno.
I'll just see where the wind blows me.

The one thing that sucks:
I HATE doing things by myself.
I know that seems contradictory to my general nature, because i'm usually rather independent.
But when it comes to driving places and doing things, I just don't like to do it alone.
This may sound lame, but my dad took me to the dentist last month, and he wanted to just drop me off and pick me up later, but I hated it.
I made him go inside with me and help me check in.
THEN I let him leave.
Which still wasn't fun.
I don't know why I can't just be normal and be an adult, but I just can't!
That sounds bad considering i'm getting married in 7 weeks, but oh well.
That's what Brad is for.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Time Square can't shine as bright as you.

I was going to blog yesterday, but I was so busy job hunting/driving to Rexburg/hanging out with Brad/watching Smallville that I completely forgot.
Not that there is much to write anyways.
I'm engaged.
I'm the happiest i've ever been.

Yesterday, after I got back from Rexburg, I was sitting in my room at my desk, looking out at the park that is outside my window, listening to Brightwood, drinking cold light lemonade, and spinning the ring on my finger and I think that the euphoria I experienced at that precise moment was indescribable.

I'm heading into Utah for the weekend.
Going to a mission reunion with Brad.
Who knows, maybe i'll see some missionaries I recognize!
Then we're watching conference at Jenna's house in Orem.
Should be a pretty fun weekend.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

These are the best days of our lives

So yeah, as i'm sure half the world had heard by now, Brad and I are engaged!
And since everyone and their mom's (literally!) has been asking, here's how it all went down:

I'm chillin in my room in Idaho Falls.
I was a little tired of unpacking and what not, so I was just sitting on my computer and texting Brad.
Well, he asked me if I wanted to go to dinner tomorrow night at Carinos, so I said yes.
Then, turns out, he forgot he had a frisbee game tomorrow night, so he decided to drive out to IF tonight for dinner.
So, he comes and picks me up and we drive over to Carinos.
We ate way yummy food and just kind of held hands and enjoyed each others company.
After we left, we stopped by the Idaho Falls temple and decided to walk around the grounds.
We come to this little bench that is actually kind of randomly placed in the middle of the grass, and we sat down.
After I made some comments about how the bench made my butt cold, Brad asked if I remember when we first met.
So we exchanged our perspectives on the meeting and what we thought of each other, which was kind of funny.
Then he just ups and gets down on his knees in front of me, told me he loved me, pulled a ring out from his pocket, and popped the question.
Obviously I said yes and then we proceeded to kiss.
Then we came back here and just hung out for a few hours.
Took some pictures.
Texted 80 billion people.
Kissed. A lot.
And he left just a few minutes ago.
I love my fiance.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well, I got into Rexburg yesterday around 7ish.
Hung out with Brad in the Hinckley as he was doing church-related things.
Then went and saw Eagle Eye, which was actually pretty good!
Though I was expecting it to be.
Then came over to Ana's, stayed up till after 3 talking, then finally fell asleep.
The big plans for today:
Lunch with my brother.
Take Ana to get a new battery for her scooter.
Go by my storage unit and get out some things i'm gonna wanna take with me to my new place.
Then head down to Idaho Falls and move into my room.
I'm pretty excited.

Oh, p.s. ALWAYS watch your speed.
Even when you don't think cops are around.
Because they might just be lurking there, undercover in a cute little muscle car with racing stripes.
And they might just pull you ever for going 101 in a 75 zone because you were too busy listening to Harry Potter to notice the speedometer.
And they might just give you a $232 speeding ticket.
And you might just have to tell everyone who reads your blog not to spill the beans to anyone, because a speeding ticket is the last thing you'll want your parents to hear about as they're helping you pay for and plan your wedding.