Sunday, August 30, 2009

not too shabby

Yesterday was one of the best days I've had in like 2 weeks. I slept in, we got a new old car which I love with all my heart, washed the new old car, got a twist ice cream cone from Macey's, got a homecoming dress, played at Nicole's house, got a picture of a New York license plate, watched cool stuff on food network, and did zero homework. Not bad at all. I can feel fall coming on. I'm excited; I am a big supporter of fall/winter clothes. One of the only things I don't like about fall is how yucky our yard looks. On friday, my mom pruned all the bushes, so our once-exotic yard now looks like a barren wasteland. I'm not really a fan of brown grass. It's ok, the coats, jackets, sweaters, and scarves make up for it.
By Jessie

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The hassle of headlights..

So while i was driving Jessie home last night, i looked down at my mileage, and screamed [sure scared jessie]. i had been waiting for my mileage to get to 100,000 because i wanted to take a picture of it for my mission brother. but when i looked down, it was already past 100,000. so i pulled over and took a picture. about 30 seconds after i started driving again, i see flashing police lights in my rearview mirror. fannntastic. so i pull over and roll down my window, and he comes to talk to me and asks me a few questions. then he tells me to turn my headlight switch thing one more turn.. i forgot to turn my headlights back on after i pulled over to take a picture of my dash. it was the worst. he was nice though and said to just remember to keep them on, because usually it's the drunkens that forget to turn them on. being pulled over is not a favorite. jessie had a good laugh about it though.
by nicole

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Everywhere You Look (everywhere), There's a Heart (there's a heart)....

After school today I went to Nicole's house.
She didn't let me watch one of my favorite shows (which I hadn't seen forever).
Full House. Yeeeah boy.
This show is basically the essence of the late 80's to the early 90's.
I just love that classic family.
Danny Tanner: Talk show host and clean freak. Father of 3
Donna Jo "D. J." Tanner: the oldest
Stephanie Judith Tanner: the funny one
Michelle Tanner: the adorable one
and of course
Jesse Katsopolis: the cool uncle, rocker, awesome hair
Joey Gladstone: the cool not-uncle, comedian, impression master
and let's not forget the great additions to the Tanner household
Kimmy Gibler: the slightly creepy neighbor, bff to D. J.
Aunt Becky: married to uncle jesse (lucky), talk show co-host, mother of twins (nikki and alex)
oh, and steve. yeah steve. the boyfriend. we love steve.
I should start recording this show again...
too bad i have school so i can't watch it now.
By Jessie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

on the radio

watch this please.

i wish she was my elementary music teacher...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

regina, i love you.

You went into the kitchen cupboard
Got yourself another hour
And you gave
Half of it to me
We sat there looking at the faces
Of these strangers in the pages
'Til we knew 'em mathematically
They were in our minds
Until forever
But we didn't mind
We didn't know better
So we made our own computer out of macaroni pieces
And it did our thinking while we lived our lives
It counted up our feelings
And divided them up even
And it called that calculation perfect love
Didn't even know that love was bigger
Didn't even know
That love was so, so
Hey Hey Hey
Hey this fire it's burnin'
Burnin' us up
Hey this fire it's burnin'Burnin' us..
So, we made the hard decision
And we each made an incision
Past our muscles and our bones
Saw our hearts were little stones
Pulled 'em out they weren't beating
And we weren't even bleeding
As we lay 'em on the granite counter top
We beat 'em up
Against each other
We beat 'em up
Against each other
We struck 'em hard
Against each other
We struck 'em so hard
So hard until they sparked
Hey this fire it's burnin'
Burnin' us up
Hey this fire it's burnin'
Burnin' us up
Hey this fire it's burnin'
Burnin' us

I love "The Calculation" by Regina Spektor.
I love how all of her songs are a totally unique story.
Most artists always write their songs about love or relationships or what have you.
Regina is so unique, and her songs make me glad.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

goodbye so soon...

today is the last day of summer vacation.
here's what i'm not excited for:
getting up before the crack of dawn for early seminary,
lame sauce teachers/boring classes (i predict US history with kurtz will be the pits),
driving in snow,
wanting to stay up late, but not being able to,
those few days at the end of the term when i want to hide in a cave,
AP calculus

here's what i am excited for:
my radio show,
lunch time,
cool classes,
seeing all my friends every day
whew, cons outweigh the pros...
oh well, a jedi's gotta do what a jedi's gotta do.
i think this summer was a great one though!

dark knight

kirsten and i watched the dark knight last night.
i forgot how flippin awesome that movie is.
the joker is craaazy bad.
p.s. i have a really huge thing for heath ledger

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Grief Counseling

"It feels like someone has taken my heart and dropped it in a bucket of boiling tears.
And then at the same time someone else has taken my soul
and is hitting it repeatedly with a frozen sledge hammer.
And then another person is punching me in the grief bone over and over again.
And i'm screaming for help but no one can hear me...
because i'm so terribly alone."
-Michael Scott,
Grief Counseling

Monday, August 17, 2009

here's what i like

these comicsare ridiculously funny.
they're called zits.
they're about a 15 year old boy named jeremy,
his interactions with parents and friends,
how he deals with school, girls, and his band.
i can totally relate to this kid.
and i know my mom relates to jeremy's mom...
{i'm not sure if that's a good thing.}
they made me burst out laughing
in the middle of the bookstore today,
so that must mean they are pretty dang hilarious.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1:18 am?

this is what i do when i can't sleep:
look out the window and try to see the meteor shower.
get tired eyes
listen to my "songs that remind me of 10th grade" playlist.
get tired ears.
get a text from zach perhaps? yes.
text him for a while.
phone dies.
try to get comfortable.
get really hot.
why am i wearing this hoodie and sweat pants anyway?
(even if they do make me feel like a champion)
take off a few layers.
still can't get comfy.
get on la computadora.
find a cool picture of a fish
(taken by me, edited by kylie)
decide, "hey maybe i will blog"
then i blog.
the end.
this is shaping up to be an awesome night for jessie.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Conflict Resolution

Today I found a bloody glove in my desk drawer,
and Jim Halpert tried to convince me I committed murder.
I think he may be the real murderer.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Design Star!

Design Star is the best show. evaaa.
Dan is the best.
talent, people skills, and rugged good looks.
i mean, just look at his room!
this was the individual challenge.
$1000 only shopping in a grocery store
and he created this masterpiece.
i love dan.
also, design star.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"you know, in ancient rome guys used to chew basil before the prom to get rid of bad breath.."

we made this fabulous pizza yesterday.
it was like straight up italian.
diced tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
two hours of peeling tomatoes was worth it,
but i'm never going to smell another tomato again in my life.

"they didn't have prom in ancient rome.."
"are you sure?"
"oh... i thought they did"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

sorry ky.

kylie was a little irked there were 0/30 photos of her.
here you go...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

30 pictures.

I saw this on Kylie's friend Michelle's blog. I thought it was rather awesome, so I'm doing it.

30 pictures
#1. a picture of you in your room me and nicole in my room. this is the weekend she stayed at my casa.
#2. a picture of you with someone you don't like

this is us with an actress. not that i didn't like this particular actress. i just hate with a passion those "meet-the-cast" things after plays.

#3. a picture of you very drunk

me and eryn drunk on our beverage of choice: milk.

#4. a picture of you in daylight

obviously, it was some bright daylight


#5. a picture of you on your favorite holiday

as you can see, christmas is my favorite holiday

#6. a picture of you in one of your favorite outfits

my hogwarts outfit is definitely a favorite

#7. the youngest picture of you in digital form

december 2001. 8 years old.

#8. a picture of you making a goofy face at the camera

i think goofy is all i'm capable of

#9. a picture of you eating

those icecream cones from the zoo are to die for

#10. a picture of you being yourself

that's me.

#11. the most recent picture of you

this was just a few days ago

#12. a picture of you being ridiculous

me and kirst...are ridiculous. most of the time.

#13. a picture of you showing off a new haircut/color

well, i never color my hair. but these were new 6th grade bangs. haatttt.

#14. a picture of a time that's over, but you wish it wasn't

the cabin!!!

#15. a picture of a time that's over, and you're glad it is

7th grade was basically the worst


#16. a picture of a time when you were anything but happy

i was really sunburned. i hate that.

#17. a picture of a time when you were nothing but happy

happiness is being 5 years old.


#18. a picture of you when you were a different person than you are now.

i know i've changed since then. they have too.

#19. a picture of you with someone you love

my family, of course


#20. a picture of how you'd like the world to see you

this picture isn't the best representation...but i hope the world sees me as a successful hotel tycoon.


#21. a picture of you when everything was changing

yeah, everything was changing

#22. a picture that makes your heart hurt

ahhh. kittens.
#23. a picture that makes your heart smile
all things harry potter
#24. a picture of how you'd like to spend each day
at the beach. with nothing to worry about except how much sand there is in your swimsuit.
#25. a picture of the best day of your life
i don't know if this was THE best day ever. but the days like these always have been the best.
#26. a picture you didn't know was taken

thanks to nicole for this one
#27. a picture of you with make-up

well, this was the first day i ever wore make-up. 12th birthday party
#28. a picture of you in formal wear
#29. a picture you couldn't leave out

this picture just brings joy to my soul for some reason
#30. a picture of just you
yeah, it's just me.