Mar 26, 2009

Posting Frenzy

Don't worry, this will be a quick one also. In fact, I was going to wait and post this on my quote time for April, but I just can't keep it to myself. I'm reading "Antsy Does Time" by Neal Shusterman, one of my favorite authors.. because he is constantly writing about moral dilemmas. Anyway, in this book the main character, Antsy, is talking to one of his classmates who decides to tell Antsy he only has 6 months to live. In the following, Antsy is describing what he's always thought about death.

"Option one: It turns out you're less of a miserable person than you thought you were, and you go to heaven.
Option two: You're not quite the wonderful person you thought you were, and you go to the other place that people these days spell with double hockey sticks, which, by the way, doesn't make much sense, because that's the only sport they can't play down there unless they're skating on boiling water instead of ice, but it ain't gonna happen, because all the walk-on-water types'll be up in heaven"

He continues, but that's the most quotable part of the section. Anyway. Good author! My favorite of his so far is "Unwind", but if you're going to read it, be prepared to be a little creeped out. He takes strange situations and tries to make them normal. Actually, he's pro at making them seem normal.. so it will mess with your emotions a little. :) Good times.

Mar 24, 2009


Hi again!
I didn't want to post too soon after that last one.. cause I think it was probably my most useful post so far. However, it's been brought to my attention that not all of my followers are LDS! If I ever mention something church-related that you don't understand or want to know more about (i.e. Baptisms for the dead), I would recommend contacting your local LDS missionaries. If you aren't a people person, then I would recommend visiting the following websites: gives some good explanations of our basic beliefs, and can give you more details. Hope I've helped!
p.s. The stake talent show was last night. I think it was the best we've ever played! Right before we played, I was adjusting the mic stand and it smashed the stretchy skin between my thumb and pointer finger.. pretty painful, but I didn't get blood on the drum, and I think I played better! Yay.

Mar 23, 2009

Another List

About a week ago I had some friends over at my house. My friend Maddi and I were all sorts of bored, so we went into my family's crawl space to have a look around. Lo and behold, we found many things to occupy our attention. Among those things was the most amazing list I'd ever seen. It was entitled "Bean's Awesome List of Stuff to Do". My brother's friend, Bean is hilarious, which you can observe if you continue reading. So Bean, if you're a reader (which I doubt).. many thanks for this incredible list that I'm sure I will use many, many times. Here it goes!
*should be done before any of the following activities
Balloon volleyball (air)
Baptisms for the dead
Bike Ride
Board Games
Bob for apples
Bubble-blowing contest (soap or gum)
Build a snowman
Burn CD's
Butt-balloon popping game
Buy Bean random (but still cool, good, and most likely expensive) gifts
Call Bean* (most important)
Candlelight dinner
Candy Bar games
Card games
Chalk people
Chug contest
Climb Mt. Olympus
Dance (or walk, and/or sing) in the rain
Donut Falls
Dot game
Drag State
Draw a picture
Draw comics or comic books
Dress up ridiculous date
Drink from a fire-hose
Drive around
Eat breakfast foods for any other meal
Eat cereal by candlelight
Eating contest
Eat various fruits with whipped cream on them
Endure to the End
Film your own movie
Finger paint (actual or edible paint)
Fix Bean's car
Flour-penny ind
Fly Kites
Follow random people in their car
Football (tackle, touch, or flag)
Formal date for no reason
Freeze cars
Give Bean random (but still cool and good) gifts
Glow Sticks (use them for anything, it's fun)
Go caroling, even if it's not Christmas
Go for a walk
Go to a cabin
Go to a concert
Go to a lake
Go to Europe with Bean (girls only)
Go to the mountains
Go trick-or-treating, even if it's not Halloween
Hale Center Theatre
Halo tournament
Hockey (street, field, ice, or broom)
Hot air balloon ride
Hot tub
Ice skating
Jell-O wrestling or fight
Jet skis
JUG ((Hi, Celeste here. I can explain this one if you're really that interested))
Kick ball
Kidnap your date
Lift weights
Look out (and make out) spots
Magic tricks/show
Make and host a game show or talk show
Make a practical joke video (like Candid Camera, Jamie Kennedy Experiment, or Punked)
Make Candy Bars (see below)
Make cookies, brownies, etc. (preferably for Bean)
Make dinner (see above)
Make homemade ice cream (see above)
Make Out (see above) (boy/girl only please..)
Marshmallow Fight
Movie (house, theater, drive-in, outside projector, in a pool, etc.)
Mud wrestling or fight
Night games (capture the flag, sardines, hide and seek, etc.)
Nintendo (suckle, etc.)
Nutty Putty Caves ((Celeste again.. apparently this has been shut down. soo.. don't plan on going)
Off-Broadway Theater
Paint a picture
Pajama Party
Parking Lot Dance
Pillow Fight
Pimp Date
Play around in a store (hide and seek, etc)
Play computer
Play "Name That Smell"
Play on a playground
Play chess downtown
Play tag (any variation)
Play with little kids
Puppet show
Put cars on blocks
R C Willey (free hotdogs, pizza, and drinks)
Read a book
Reenact the war in heaven
Ride a tandem bike
Roast Marshmallows
Run through Sprinklers
Saran Wrap cars
Scavenger Hunt (objects, video, audio)
Sculpt stuff (play-dough, mashed potatoes, etc.)
Sing songs (karaoke, guitar, piano, etc.)
Sleep over
Snowball fight
Stretchy stuff
Surprise people with breakfast in bed (early)
Take Bean on a date (girls only)
Teen Olympics
Tell ghost stories
Tell jokes (about ducks)
The random people what they're doing (i.e. "you're walking around carrying a plastic bag with things in it that you probably purchased at the local convenience store!" or "You're mowing your lawn" or "You're walking your dog!" etc.)
Temple Square ((I've always wanted to do this some time other than the winter)
Theme Date
Timpanogas Cave
Toe paint
Toilet paper people
Ultimate Frisbee
Wake Boarding
Water-balloon volleyball
Work out
Wrestling (real or "professional" with made up names and stuff... i.e. El Ni~no)
Write a song
Write Bean a letter on his mission (or any other missionary)
Welp, that's all. I suggest printing this off, because I don't know about you, but I always find myself trying to think of things to do. Yep. Hope you enjoyed it!

Mar 3, 2009


So, I'd say the Talent show went fairly well...
We made it to the Stake talent show! Hooray!
So.. for those of you who missed it... you have another opportunity to show your support!
And Adam.. Nope! I actually borrowed Richard's.

Mar 2, 2009

Charm. or March... mixed up.

Happy Green Month!
I like March. I like it for the same reason I like February! It's almost my Birthday!
One month from today, I'll be 19! That's pretty exciting. I'm ready to get out of my teen years.. even though I'm sure I'll miss them later in life.
So tonight Eric, Chelsey, and I are playing in our ward talent show. We're playing the Wedding Song by Colors. We struggled to come up with a name for ourselves.. so we decided on "A Girl, a Guy, and Another Girl." I'm proud to admit.. this was my idea. haha. Unfortunately, I think they decided I'm the "other girl". I can understand, though, which makes it even more sad. I'm playing the djembe, which Jason so proudly pointed out I was pronouncing wrong.
I'm excited though! I get to show off my rhythmic skills and sing at the same time. Woohoo!
I'm going to start painting the wall today. I've drawn the design, which I think is the easy part. I'm really nervous about painting.. cause it's never been my forte. I'm definitely the kind of person that needs an eraser.
I've started to do things that really scare me. It's so exciting! I have played the piano and sung along (loudly) while other people were listening. I'm playing an instrument I can't pronounce on stage. I'm painting my wall! I told Katie I'd go skydiving with her! I'm talking to strangers.. and I'm even starting the conversations! It feels good. I'm very happy.
Also, I've been exercis(z)ing more. (Spelling is more difficult lately.) My mom got the wii fit for Valentines.. and it all started with that. I just want to run, jump, skip, hike.. do everything! That also feels good.
I want to start cooking more often. I want to find my own recipes. I want to learn all my mom's recipes. I want to do more Mom stuff.. like.. cleaning, crafting, serving, cooking, sewing.. etc.. I just want to get better at all those things.
All in all, I'm really happy with who I am right now.. even though there are still things I need to work on. I think if there weren't things to work on, I would be very unhappy. :)
That's all I've got! Have a wonderful day/week/month/year/decade.. etc.
  • Daily Scripture Study
  • More Cooking
  • More Cleaning
  • Smile more!


"You know, when you stop being frightened, time really is on your side. And you can just go on being you. "--J.D. on Scrubs.