Wednesday, June 27, 2012

true or false?

i just watched the entire first season of downton abbey in one sitting.

i'll just tell you: it's false.
i have 2 more episodes left.
so in about 2 hours it will be true.
i finally know what all the fuss is about.
and i just want to punch thomas and o'brien in the face!

Monday, June 25, 2012

just because

Saturday, June 23, 2012

fish lake

i've been at fish lake all week.
fishing. relaxing on the boat. reading. eating. getting kinda sunburned.
good week.

here's a short little video of the trip. you can watch last year's video HERE.

this week...

i read that. on a boat. shiz got pretty real out there.

more on what i did this week to come.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

these are them

it was time to get new specs.
astigmatisms change. who knew?

"oh my cuss... is... is she blind?"
"i think she may have an astigmatism, or a cataract of some form.
anyway, her eyes don't see well."

-fantastic mr. fox

so many good lines in that movie. it's full of hidden gems.

Monday, June 18, 2012

good things

mini pancakes.
new glasses.
blue otter pops.
missionary emails.
june nights.

those things made me smile recently.

have a good week everyone. monday is over.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

i spent most of my weekend locked in my room drawing this:

i have always loved the credits on tangled, and i thought it looked doable. so here it is.
it's my first real animation! hand drew it all in photoshop with my art tablet, animated it in motion, and put it together in final cut. it's kinda supposed to be rapunzel and flynn...

but really, it's me and zachary levi.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

harry potter re-make

this is what i have been doing for the past 3 hours or so:

3 hours of work for a 9 second product.
that's just how it goes when it comes to making graphics, i guess.

it's far far far from perfect. far from adequate, really.
but it's my very first attempt at creating something from scratch in After Effects! so cut me some slack.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


i finally went to see avengers. loved it, obviously.
and this is pretty much what's been on my mind for the past couple hours:

i have always been the most loyal ironman fan. always.
i don't know what has come over me. and i don't want to say anything i'll regret later...
but if at this very moment in time
captain america and ironman were fighting for my attention,
i'd pick captain america.

*note: ironman does not equal robert downey jr in this scenario

Monday, June 11, 2012

sunday night... skype night

chase is in a later time zone than we are.
he fell asleep during one of our hang outs.
but we still like him.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

my sounds today

i had a lazy day today. so lazy.

kinda cleaning my room, kinda snacking, kinda watching some 30 rock,
kinda thinking about what a cute couple me and josh hutcherson would be... "joshica."
before i knew it, it was 5:30pm and i was still in my jammies.
one of those days, you know.
it's ok to have days like that sometimes.

here's what was on repeat:

four winds - the killers
kristofferson's theme - fantastic mr. fox
mr. saxobeat - alexandra stan (my jam. no shame.)
daylight - matt & kim
wishery - pogo
blood - the middle east
back in time - men in black 3
tokyo - imagine dragons (obv.)

Friday, June 8, 2012

i think i'll catch up on my correspondence

i wrote lots of letters today.
18 pages, front and back! (name it...)
actually it was like 9 pages front and back.
lots of friends who live far away right now.

i love getting mail. i love sending it too.
i love the thought that someone took the time to write on some paper just for me.
and i love that tiny feeling of doubt that you get when you drop a letter in the mailbox.
you just have to have faith that your letter will reach that person
and not get lost or forgotten on the way.

emailing and texting are good.
but there's nothing like opening the mailbox
and seeing your name handwritten on a beaten-up envelope.
i love it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

i liked it

We are not diminished when someone else is added upon. We are not in a race against each other to see who is the wealthiest or the most talented or the most beautiful or even the most blessed.

Obviously, we suffer a little when some misfortune befalls us, but envy requires us to suffer all good fortune that befalls everyone we know! What a bright prospect that is -- downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment!

Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image. So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind. It is a happy way to live.

-Jeffrey R. Holland

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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Monday, June 4, 2012

some recent intagrams

1:: jamie's birthday balloons. 2:: i made german chocolate brownies for mama's birthday. YUMMY.
3:: my pirate legos. so cute. 4:: the breakfast of champions.
5:: i'm into the glitter polish right now. 6:: little stack of letters.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

spin pins

they work.
and they don't get stuck in your hair like i thought they would.
so cool.
i recommend them.