Friday, August 31, 2012


i saw a hilarious shirt today.

have a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

raise your hand if your name is jessica

me me me!
if you raised your hand, this song is for you.

don't you love hearing your name in a song!? i do.
ahh, the perks of having a common name.
that's all.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

the words of a seven-year-old

me: how old are you?
cole: seven.
me: are you in first grade?
cole: yep.
me: do you like it?
cole: no! i don't like it that much.
me: why not?
cole: because it's exactly like kindergarten, except they make you do more stuff! plus, the kindergarteners get to go home early!

i get it, cole.
they are making me do more stuff, too.
college is hard, yo. but at least i like all my classes and i care about what i'm studying now.
i picked the right major.

Monday, August 27, 2012

our biggest liz lemon-ism

me: there was free food on campus today for freshmen. i should have just joined a Ygroup instead of going to work. #sandwiches
kylie: ahhhhh that sounds so good. you should have been a freshman.
me: i could definitely sneak into a group. i blend right in. i don't have college student swag yet.
kylie: i think you have swag, but you could def tone it down if there are sandwiches involved.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


once i wrote this post about seasons.
and then emily posted this quote.
and i was so happy that someone said it more eloquently than i did.

i have favorite feelings.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

behind the scenes

just some cool pictures on a saturday.
i liked them.
and if you're the type who watches the bonus features after a movie, you might too.

Friday, August 24, 2012

my corner...

the first photo of my new abode.
it feels like a chick-flick or something... living in this cute old house.
like, am i really cool enough to be living here?

and when i say old, i mean old. this house was built long before electricity was invented.
extension cords everywhere.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


yesyesyesyes. finally a teaser! i have been waiting for this forever.
and now i just have to wait for september 4th.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

life aquatic

the song on the lake powell video i posted the other day came from "the life aquatic with steve zissou." that soundtrack is so awesome. that guy right there (seu jorge is his name) takes a bunch of david bowie songs, translates them into portuguese, and does his own acoustic covers of them! it's brilliant i tell you! the movie is good too. but i'm in love with every wes anderson movie so...

Monday, August 20, 2012

summer recap

i'm packing up. headed back to college in a couple days.

i was just sitting here thinking, "what the. i didn't do anything with my summer. i'm such a bum!" but not so. looking back, i realized it definitely had some major high points:

a trip to southern utah, read some good books (this and this were my favorites), worked (obvs.), the imagine dragons concert, skyped this guy i met at college until he headed out on his mission, i cleaned my room with magic, i made my first animation and it turned out pretty nice, got my eyes checked out and started sporting these babies, went to the mountains and caught 22 fish, watched all of downton abbey season 1 in one day, spent the weekend in wyoming with roommates, celebrated america, went crazy with a sewing machine, fell in love with andrew garfield, saw this greek guy in concert and totally loved it, played with a chalkboard wall, batman at midnight, redid our playroom (which included 12 hours of stenciling walls by hand), watched every olympic sport every day and loved every minute, saw 9 plays (including les mis!) in cedar city and st. george and logan, watched every episode of friday night lights and got a texas accent (that post is probably coming in a few days), and had a stellar week at lake powell.

all that and more! i'm not a bum and there is the proof.
summer 2012, you were weird and different but i liked you a lot.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

you knew there was a video coming

i didn't take a whole lot of video,
because honestly, pictures and video can't do that place justice.
it really is so beautiful and so huge. amazing. and so much fun. go there.

i would like to dedicate this video to
my awesome family, john wesley powell, and wes anderson.
and if you can name the movie the song came from, i'll be real impressed.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

home again

all that and more for 4 days, and i'm not even sunburned.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

on the brain:

taylor swift's new single (ever-ever-everrrrr... so stuck in my head), how i need to get on a different sleep cycle (hello, 9 o clock class every day this coming semester), that guy in nicaragua (remember him? yeah, so do i),


how i'll be wearing a swimsuit for the rest of the week.
lake powell here i come!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

southern utah

i spent most of the week in southern utah with my family.
we watched seven plays, les mis and hairspray being two of them. FUN.
we also swam a lot, since it was 115 degrees and all.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

actors can be singers too

harry connick jr as an actor? no thanks.
as a singer? yes please!
i owe it all to my roommate brooke for showing me this side of him.

check him out. this is another one of my favorites.

Monday, August 6, 2012

olympics, olympics, and more olympics.

i've been off twitter during the olympics, because i don't want to know the outcome of any events until i watch them in person. but here is what i would have tweeted so far:

- my thoughts are now being narrated in dan hicks' voice.
- dreamed about michael phelps last night. and the night before.
- i think my best shot at qualifying for Rio 2016 is rowing. i can be that short girl at the end of the boat who doesn't have to row.
- will and kate are LITERALLY the coolest people ever.
- can't believe 'douglas' is an anagram for 'usa gold.' mindblown.
- did you see sam kiss the vault? wish i was that vault. i will marry sam mikulak AND jake dalton.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


there are few things i like better than a summer night. tonight the air was such a temperature that you couldn't actually feel it on your skin, and the comforting (and loud) sound of crickets chirping away was the soundtrack. living in the moment isn't easy, but it all of a sudden becomes natural when you're looking up at a black sky, barefoot in the grass. it doesn't get too much better...

Friday, August 3, 2012

walden is my favorite filter

from a day trip to logan//a ticket from 2008 and one from 2012
kirsten loves chinese food//my bag = hermione's bag
at work after a much needed hair trim//peach (favorite fruit!) season is nearly here

Thursday, August 2, 2012

my whole week is summed up in these words:

sleep in.
friday night lights.

even though there has been minimal physical activity, the emotional activity has been off the charts.
olympics AND friday night lights at the same time?
geez people. waterworks over here.

life's about to get real busy, so i'm ok with this.
enjoying my last weeks of pure relaxation.