Sunday, March 18, 2012

I've been tagged

Brittany and Shaundra tagged me.... Thanks Ladies

#1: Post the Rules
#2: Post a photo and 11 random things about you.
#3: Answer Questions
#4: Ask Questions
#5: Tag

I'm sexy and I know it!
#1: I like washing my hands in cold water.
#2: I bite my lip when I concentrate (very bad habit).
#3: My feet are always cold and my hands usually are too.
#4: I have the smallest bladder and I am constantly having to go to the bathroom.
#5: My favortie TV show is 'Parks and Rec' and everyone should watch it because it's amazing.
#6: I love fried zucchini (also it took three tries to spell zucchini correctly).
#7: Sometimes, when I'm alone, I sing into my hairbrush like it's a microphone.
#8: I don't mind warm beverages.... like when your soda or water gets warm. I actually kind of like it.
#9: My love language is Acts of Service.
#10: I always have two hairbands (pony-holders, elastic bands, etc.) on my wrist.
#11: I cannot tolerate spicy foods (not even mild things like cinnamon bears or hot tamales).

Brittany's Questions

#1: Who is your greatest hero? 
My mom

#2: What is your favorite dessert? 
Chocolate covered strawberries. I will eternally temporarily love anyone who brings them to me.

#3: If you could go anywhere, and not worry about cost, where would you go?
Disneyland (ALWAYS), but also The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (super into roller coasters)

#4: What's a phrase that you use all of the time? Did you pick it up from someone?
Ain't no thang! (from Rochelle)

#5: What is the most important quality in a friend?
Honesty; being straightforward is always the best approach with me. I'm a big girl I can take it.

#6: What is your favorite animal and color?
I have a dog. His name is Doc. He is afraid of people, places, and things. I love him LOTS! He is my favorite animal. As for my favorite color, it's blue. 

#7: What's your favorite thing about yourself?
My ability to change. I love that I can keep growing and changing as time goes on, and that I don't have to always be the same person I once was. Nothing about myself makes me happier than knowing that I can do anything and be anyone, as long as I work for what I want.

#8: What's something you fantasize about receiving in either your parent's or grandparent's will?

I want my parent's movies and books collections. I want my Grandpa Turley's super cool hat.

#9:  What's your go to snack?

#10: What is something you are thankful for that isn't one of the norms like friends, family, education, or 
I'm thankful for music. That might be "one of the norms", but I find that music is never normal. Each song conveys such an individual and beautiful message to the listener, and I never cease to be amazed at how much of a variety of music there is. (This applies to everything but country music... which I hate. Sorry)

#11: When it comes to ordering a frosty do you get Vanilla or Chocolate?
Chocolate, no question.

Shaundra's Questions:

#1: When was your earliest memory? How old were you?
I remember running down the street everyday when I saw my dad's car coming home from work. I think I was four.

#2: What is your dream vacation?
Everything is paid for, I can invite whomever I want. We start at Disneyland then make our way across the U.S. to DisneyWorld, also the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Then when we are done there we jet over to Europe for a bit and then down to Australia where I find an amazing guy who I marry and then he and I go honeymoon in Hawaii before making our way home to Utah. (I just made this up, but it's my dream vacation now)

#3: What is your favorite book? Why?
I read more than the average person and because of this I am incapable of choosing a favorite. However, the Harry Potter series definitely holds a special place in my heart.

#4: If you could bring one thing with you for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Bill Gate's credit card

#5: If it was one season year round, what would you want it to be? Why?
Spring: not too cold, not too hot. Also it's the most beautiful time of the year.

#6: How did you get your name?
My parent's gave it to me.

#7: What would you say is the theme song of your life?  
Something sung by Ingrid Michaelson.

#8: What relaxes you when you are stressed?
Music. Playing the piano, singing, listening to music. It all helps.

#9: Who is one of your heroes?
My mom.

#10: What is a characteristic that you want to develop?
Tact :)

#11: If you could accomplish one great thing your entire life, what would it be?
Living my life in a way that helps other people's lives be better.

Questions from Me:
#1: What inspires you?
#2: What is your daily routine?
#3: Who is your favorite actor? Actress?
#4: Can you roll your R's?
#5: What is your least favorite thing to do?
#6: If you could have an endless supply of one food, what would that food be?
#7: What are your top three guilty pleasures?
#8: What is something you think about often?
#9: What are you wearing right now?
#10: City or country?
#11: What are your top visited websites?

I'm tagging:

That's it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

She's Crafty!

Sometimes I am organized and crafty. This week was one of those times. Observe:

I organized my ENTIRE room! It looks really good!
I drew this lion using chalk
I helped Rochelle and Becca make our Hunger Games T-shirts (NEXT WEEK!)
While making T-shirts I spray-painted my hand gold! (Looked really cool, felt very painful)
I painted this bucket so that it was no longer a jack-o-lantern
I took an old T-shirt and made it this piece of art.
I made these name banners

Along with these things I had twenty hours of class, took two tests, had pie night, did all my homework up until next Tuesday, painted my nails, cooked a whole chicken and made some homemade soup, went shopping, GOT A JOB!, bought my mom a massage for her birthday, learned about my future husband, read "Gables Against the Sky" and a whole bunch of other stuff.

I'm feeling very accomplished. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Favorite Present

Today was my 19th birthday! And even though it was a long and somewhat tiring day I had a lot of fun.
I woke up early and went to class, had a job interview (which I think went really well), went to more class, went out with my mom and Rochelle, and then came home to a little party that my amazing friends in apartment 228 had planned for me. It was a really great day and I got a lot of fun stuff.....

... but my favorite gift was a phone call.
In the middle of my party I got a call from a number I didn't know and when I answered the lady on the other line said, "Hi! It's Sister Leavitt. I'm calling to wish you a Happy Birthday!" And because I don't actually know anyone named Sister Leavitt, I was a little curious as to why she would be calling me. Apparently she picked up on that because she proceeded to tell me that Elder Dowd was serving in her area and had asked her to call and tell me Happy Birthday for him. She told me that he was doing great work up there and that he kept everyone smiling and that he wanted to let me know that he loved me and was thinking of me on my special day. And even though I got a lot of love for my birthday, this phone call from an absolute stranger meant more to me today than anything else.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Personal Princess Placements

Recently I have been involved in quite a few discussions on the extremely important topic of .....

Disney Princesses

Ok, maybe not too important, BUT I actually am very opinionated on this subject (like I am with most things) and so I thought, "Where better to put my opinions down in writing than on my blog!" So here are my personal rankings and reasons behind each one of the official Disney Princesses:

#10-Snow White (Sidenote: This is only for Disney's interpretation; not for 'Once Upon a Time')
First off: her voice.... I don't understand how a human being can talk like that for extended periods of time, but it is CRAZY annoying and sort of freaky. Secondly, her story line: she goes off into the woods with a stranger (who tries to kill her), talks to animals who don't talk back, goes into someones house without permission and then proceeds to clean it (which I'm pretty sure is illegal), then accepts an apple from a creepy old lady (which does kill her), and then after being reawakened runs off with her Prince who she has literally spent five minutes with and has never had a real conversation with. All of this is stupid to me and I see no moral taught by her, except for if you are pretty and can clean and cook, seven men will let you live with them.

One time when I was eight or nine we went to Disneyland and they had a character quiz to tell you which Disney character you were most like...... mine was Maleficent. So I'm pretty sure I'm destined to not like Sleeping Beauty much.
Reasons why I don't like her: She talks to animals that don't talk back (in other Disney movies the animals talk, which is weird, but makes it seem less crazy that the people are talking to them). She falls for the pick-up line "We have met before, you said so yourself: 'Once upon a Dream'" which I find super creepy. She pricks the spinning wheel! Why?!?!?!?! I don't get it. And she is saved by a kiss, which I just don't like.
Reason why I do like her: She is inspired by Audrey Hepburn. She walks around barefoot singing to herself. And she grew up in a cottage with three old ladies! (Kind of jealous)

The only reason that she ranks higher that Aurora is because the animals she talks to talk back (for some reason this really matters to me) But other than that I don't like her too much. She does clean quite a bit, and as a bit of a neat-freak I do appreciate that. However, her Fairy Godmother does all the work; all she does is go dancing and then puts on a shoe.

Bad Things: Scandalous clothing, runs away from home, marries a hooligan from the streets, kind of snotty, "A Whole New World" (if you would like an explanation of this reason I will tell you in person)
Good Things: She owns a tiger.

Ariel is a hoarder. (Who needs twenty thing-a-ma-bobs?) She is also half-fish, half-skank. She sells her soul to the devil. She runs away from home. She brushes her hair with a fork. She is kind of a stalker. Her best friends are a fish, a seagull, and a crab. However, I like her spunk. She knows what she wants and goes for it, which I actually like a lot, even if I don't approve of her methods.

Did you know that Giselle is not one of the official Disney Princesses? She was going to be until Disney realized that they would have to pay Amy Adams royalties for using her likeness. Interesting, right? But I think of her as one, so she makes the list. I really love Amy Adams. A lot. And I think that's why I like Giselle so much. She starts off like the cliched damsel in distress, but ends up saving her true love herself. (Question: Patrick Dempsey or James Marsden? I am so conflicted as to who I like more.) 

Or "tee-Hana" as my good friend Brighty calls her. She works really hard and is so focused on her goals, which I admire. But she also shoves off important aspects of being a human being, like love and friendship, to do it. However, she is super soulful and I LOVE that!!!!!

My #1 favorite Disney song is "Just Around the Riverbend". My #3 favorite Disney song is "Colors of the Wind". That may be why she ranks so high on my list. Because she is kind of scantily clad, she talks to animals that don't talk back AND trees that do (both disturbing and wrong), and she has this magical ability to understand English. But she also has a legitimate relationship with John Smith that goes on throughout the entirety of the film. She jumps off mountains and canoes off waterfalls which is super Bad-A! And she loves her people so much that she let's her love go. Also she has that cool tattoo and says "Wingapo" and is beautiful and is in-tune with nature and stops a war.

She does run away from home and lies in order to join an army where she earns everyone's trust under false pretenses, BUT she does it to save her father. Also, she kicks butt and has a dragon. 'Nuff said.

Top Five Reasons Why I Like Rapunzel SO Much:
5) Her main goal in life is not to find a man. True, it is just to go see some lights, but still....
4) The music is SO good! One of my favorite soundtracks ever.
3) She has some attitude. Not too much, but enough to make her really cool.
2) She saves the day, and is the magic, and is capable of doing things for herself (for the most part)
1) Flynn Rider a.k.a Eugene Fitzherbert a.k.a ZACHARY LEVI a.k.a My Ultimate Celebrity Crush

Belle is my all-time favorite Disney Princess because
-She reads. A lot.
-She has brown hair and brown eyes.
-She is somewhat of an outsider, despite being very beautiful.
-She wants "adventure in the great, wide somewhere". Not a diamond.
-She sacrifices her future because she loves her father more.
-She is clever and headstrong, but still friendly and caring.
-She is a teacher. (remember when she teaches the Beast to read?)
-She falls in love with the Beast because of who he is not what he looks like.

But mostly I think I like her because I relate to her the most.