Saturday, February 27, 2010


So, today I was sitting around in the living room and saw the big black case with movies in it, so of course I had to start looking through it and see if there were any movies I was interested in watching on a long Saturday with nothing to do. As I was flipping through I saw a lot of great movies, but stopped when I came across LoTR. I admit that I have only seen the first two movies because the library back home messed up the case/DVD for the third one, but after seeing the first few minutes of that one I decided to have a little marathon and watch all three movies! I'm finishing up the first one now, but they're so good how I could resist watching all of them at once?!


As you should have noticed, I have changed my layout for March. I am Irish and usually do celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with corned beef and cabbage, but we'll see what happens this year. Since yesterday I have been thinking about creating my own layout for the blog that could be more of a permanent one and I might make a new one every so often, but this way I have more creative license and can choose my themes. Maybe if I get good enough at making backgrounds and you like mine I would be willing to make one for you, but that will probably be in the distant future and I'll post more about it if and when that happens! I can't believe February is practically over. Two months have flown by so quickly!

Friday, February 26, 2010


Since my last post was about food, I thought I should make a post about my favorite drinks.

Water - Pretty much the best stuff on earth. When I started "dieting" and exercising a little over a year ago I attributed most of my success to drinking the right amount of water each day. It also helped that I had stopped drinking soda which had all those lovely extra calories. I got off track with my dieting but have kept off 30 pounds and when I am doing everything that I should I lose all that cottage cheese on my legs! Woo Hoo! When I first got to Arizona I quickly realized how nasty the tap water is. I soon bought a brita water filter and some vitamin C tablets to help with the taste and now I drink it all the time!

Italian Soda - I had this for the first time at my friend's party in Arizona. I had strawberry flavored italian soda and it was pretty good but I don't have a real strong opinion on it yet. I want to try some other flavors soon.

Juice - I haven't really had any in a while but I'll pretty much drink any flavor of juice, and I prefer to drink it with breakfast.

Soda - I used to drink soda all the time, but recently have stopped. I will drink it every once in a great while now. It just tastes delicious. My favorite flavors are grape, orange, and lemon lime.

And to top it all off, I love root beer floats! That's all for now! What are your favorite drinks? Is there anything you think I should try?

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Since moving to Arizona there are several new foods that I have tried, and I wanted to share some of the goods and bads with you.

Fried Eggplant - Before I moved to Arizona I had NEVER tried eggplant and wasn't even remotely interested in it. So, the first Sunday that I was in Arizona I was invited over to a family's house for lunch and that was the main part of their meal. I actually found it to be rather delicious. I'm not sure the exact recipe they used, but they got the eggplant from their own garden and it was magnificent!

Blood Oranges - I don't really know how to describe these. If you could have seen my face when I first tasted one you probably would have laughed all night long. Ick!

Tangelos - Delicious. Enough said. Haha.

Funeral Potatoes - Okay, so I have tried 2 variations of this and the more simpler one was amazing, but the first time I tried the more complicated version I thought it was disgusting.

I'm sure there are many other new things that I have tried, but I can't remember them all right now, and I figured this was a good start of a list. I'm sure over time there will be plenty more things to add. :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I genuinely try to be a nice person, but there are times when I probably cross the line, and don't always apologize to the person for it. Most of the time that I get upset with people it is because they did something that I would never expect from them or they did something that I know that they know is wrong. Sometimes I'll then go off and talk to someone else to vent about how I feel about that person's actions and I've decided that I believe that to be wrong as well. I realized this mostly last night when I was talking about someone that is so very important in my life and although I wasn't happy with their actions, I was practically doing the same thing and judging them by being upset about their actions. I always felt that it was sort of a duty of mine to help keep people aware of their weaknesses, but then I saw that that usually ruins relationships with people and it's really not such a great idea. Do you think that it's more of a personal journey to realize your weaknesses or are people just too hypersensitive about that topic or is there some other opinion you have?

Saturday, February 20, 2010


(Picture coming soon)
I have been uber stressed out lately and almost went into the hospital for it. Anyway, tonight stress started to build up again, especially after I went to buy some food other than ramen (I've pretty much lived off of Ramen and Mac & Cheese for 19 years) but I didn't realize that I wouldn't be able to use the checks I had, so I pretended to not be stressed out about that while heading home. Then, I got off the light rail and after finishing about half the walk to the apartment I looked over my shoulder and saw a rainbow and got so excited and happy. Seriously though, I was like jumping up and down and I ran ro get my camera, which unfortunately didn't take very good pictures of the rainbow, but all well. The rainbow is a reminder that God does keep his promises and loves us.
I love Patriarchal Blessings! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Anyone who knows even the least bit about me knows that ever since joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have wanted to serve a full time mission. Over the past several months that I have been in Arizona a lot has happened that has made me think that it might not be part of God's plan for me to serve a mission, but not to get married either. Well, today I randomly decided to watch videos on youtube of people opening their mission calls and it got me all emotional and wanting to serve a mission again. This also explains a certain line in my patriarchal blessing. Let's just say God know how bipolar I am. :) Anyway, I have decided I am going to try to prepare just in case I do go, which would be in less than 2 years! I want to get on the sleeping schedule and whatnot and get better with scripture studies and planning my days and prayer and everything. I also have PMG which will probably be a main tool for me to study with soon. Not only do I believe this will be great preparation for a mission, but for life as well and it will hopefully help me get better with other areas in my life that need to be worked upon!

I love missionaries! <3

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I haven't posted in a while and I think it's mainly for two reasons.

1. My life has become crazy busy with my intense classes. (Mostly Calc III)

2. I have been overwhelmed by so many topics to write about.

Anyway, I'm keeping this short because I'm exhausted and not feeling all that well. I'm going hiking and roasting hot dogs tomorrow. Commence your jealousness.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


There are several types of marathons that I am involved in. The first one is a Lost marathon. I had only seen the show once or twice before this past weekend but I am almost through the entire first season. I haven't really decided my feelings towards the show yet.

Also, I have REALLY been wanting to run in a marathon since I started losing weight. The only problem is I'm at a point where I've kind of stopped working out and I need to get back on that. I also hate running outside where way more people can see me. Maybe I'll get over that one day or when I get better at running I'll try to find someone to run with.

I also just got finished a marathon of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show is okay, but it's not one of my favorites.

Anyway, I am sure there are other types of marathons I am involved in, but I'm way tired and there is nothing I can do about that except go to sleep. Farewell for now! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Dear Mr. Calc III Professor,

As of joining your class I have noticed your "different" teaching pattern. You talk about the stars, and outer space, martians, and cake. Now, don't get me wrong, I am an avid lover of math. If all else goes wrong, I know that I can turn to my math equations to calm and comfort me. The only problem with this is that since joining your class I have had a hard time doing anything at all to comfort me or even do fun activities. I am constantly thinking of planes and how they relate to eachother and when I look at the stars I picture a big box in the sky with vectors and I can't seem to get the word parallelpiped out of my head. Oh, and your jokes are funny sometimes, but next time I bake a cake I'll be thinking about planes. Get it? PLANE Cake! Yeah, exactly. Anyway, I have to get going because I am in need of studying for your ridiculous testa and quizzes. I'm a bit lost, but I know I'll catch up.... eventually.

See you soon,

Mixed Messages

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Have you ever had a moment where you met eyes with someone else's eyes and had a moment of complete joy? When you knew everything was perfect and would be alright? Where you remembered everything that was ever good in your life?
I had one of those moments recently, and it was pretty darn amazing. I'd like to hear if you have had this experience as well. :)