Thursday, December 13, 2012

DPP: Day 12

 
Day 12 (aka 12/12/12):
 
As I've previously mentioned on this blog, my friend Sally and I love watching stupid movies. We love it even more if the stupid movies have Brendan Fraser in them.
(Seriously, how does he keep getting movie roles?)
We love it even EVEN more if we can eat Ben and Jerry's while watching a stupid movie in which Brendan Fraser is "acting."
 
So, it's not stretch to say that we were kind of excited when the stars aligned last night, and all of those marvelous occurrences took place.
 

 
Lsat night was the first time we watched it with subtitles. Why we have never done this before is beyond me. We learned who characters were, (did you know that the random dude who acompanies them on the trip was the warden?).
Maybe I should open this up for discussion.
Why did the mummy (Imhotep) take the eyes of the guy who had horrible vision? If we use logic (probably our first mistake), wouldn't he have wanted to take the eyes of, oh, say someone who doesn't need glasses? Like, anyone else in the cast?
Why was Imhotep terrified of the cat in the hotel room? Didn't Egyptians love cats?
Did Imhotep fall think Evie was Anak-sun-amun simply because she was the first woman he saw upon being brought back to life? Or was it because she read from the Book of the Dead?
Didn't the ancient Egyptians use scrolls?
 
What questions do you all have.
Let's hash this out.
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DPP: Days 10 and 11

Day 10:
I do my best to not talk about "busy schedules" and "being tired" and all of that other stuff on blogs or other social media outlets, because everyone is busy and everyone is tired, and I never want it to come across like I think I'm the only one with a busy schedule.
Because I'm not, and I understand this fact.
I typically don't think of myself as a person who gets overwhelmed easily.
(I've always abided by the fact that things don't seem as daunting when they're broken down into lists. Wonderful lists. Seriously, lists are the best).
However, even with the help of lists, I've been kind of overwhelmed lately. And I hate (HATE) admitting that.
Anyhow, that was neither here nor there, so now we move on.
(I'm awesome at segues, huh!)
All that to say - I've been working a lot. Yep.
And when I work a lot, that means I go kind of crazy, and I make stupid(er) jokes, and I am (more) ridiculous, and my hair kind of looks like the worst.
OK, I'm done.
Without further ado, here is my very special and creative photo from Day 10.
 
 
I call it: Girl with a stupid face.
OR - Girl who has grown impatient of waiting on people to count the registers so she can go home.
Are there any other possible titles I'm overlooking?
 

Day 11:
Do you know how much I love working on campus? Well, it's a lot.
I love the constant activity, all the energy from the students, being able to walk around a beautiful campus, and the list goes on.
Also - there's a Starbucks in my building. That's reason enough to love my job right there.
Anyhow, on a random trip to the Administration Building to drop off some super important forms (at least, that's what I told myself as I was carrying them) I saw that the fountain had frozen over AND IT WAS THE BEST THING.
I kind of just stared at it for awhile, but then a couple of people looked at me like I was weird, or something, so I moved on.
But why are frozen fountains so cool?
 
 
And thus concludes Days 10 and 11. If you made it through that entire rambling mess of a post you are a good person. Thank you for your patience.


Monday, December 10, 2012

DPP: Days 8 and 9

I've come to accept the fact that I will not stay current with blogging the pictures I take each day. I hope you all can forgive me.

Day 8:
I am pretty lazy when it comes to making lunch in the morning. If I decide to "make" lunch in the morning, it usually consists of me throwing 3 cheese slices in my bag in between pouring coffee and throwing on my boots. Occasionally I include some almonds. I mean, go big or go home, right?
Anyhow, in an attempt to not suffer through horrible lunches each day, I try to plan ahead (crazy, I know). So, last Saturday I made a batch of pasta salad, divided it up into multiple containers, and sat back to admire my stash of future lunches.
The rest of my day was filled with working at Coldwater Creek and being stuck in traffic. Hence the picture of pasta.
Can we talk about Quail Springs traffic for a minute? No, we better not. We'd all use language that we would later regret.
(Update: I ended up eating Monday's pasta allotment at 9:30 PM on Saturday when I got home from work. So, I'll be forced to make adjustments. I'm sure you really wanted to know that, huh)
 

 
Day 9:
This might just be the way my brain functions, but there is something so overwhemingly beautiful about coming together as a body of believers and singing hymns that have been sung by countless others through the ages. And when those hymns happen to be about the birth of our Savior? Sheesh. I get chills thinking about it.
I can't wait for Christmas Eve!
 
 
 
"Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born!"
 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

DPP: Days 5, 6, and 7

Here is another catch-up post. 

Day 5: 
My mom and I have always loved having December birthdays. It's an entire month of pretty lights and celebrations. How could it be better? Since December is all kinds of insane, typically birthdays are celebrated on days that aren't actually your birthday simply because there is a concert/party/event taking place on the actual birthday. 
So, at lunch on the day before my Mom's birthday, my Dad and I went to the house and ate a quick lunch and wished my mother a happy early birthday. We ate and chatted, and then my mother sent us back to work with hot coffee. Hooray! 


Day 6:
Even though I don't send out "real" Christmas cards (you know, the whole "so and so is up to this, this person did that, and I'm working on this!"), I still think it's fun to send snail mail, so why not send out mail at Christmas time? Ps - having Home Alone playing in the background is a wonderful idea if you're going to send out cards. 


Day 7:
On Friday evening, three hilarious ladies joined me for a night of cupcakes, Christmas-light-looking, and being silly. There will be a post on the evening to follow. But, in the meantime, here is a picture of two of the girls running through the tree lined entryway to the Devon building. 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Photo Project

You guys. I'm the worst. I've only posted one picture from the December Photo Project on this blog, and I didn't even label it!
Since I'm guessing it doesn't matter too much, here are the missing photos.

Hey, at least it's only December 5th. Maybe I'll be able to catch up soon?

Day 1: Breakfast with the parents
The rest of the breakfast isn't pictured, but my Dad made pumpkin pecan pancakes (yes, please!), and my mom made scramby eggs. Yeah, I know they're not technically called "scramby" eggs, but I still call them that. Oh, and then there were the pineapple slices with brown-sugared bacon on top of them. It took everything in me to not eat that entire plate.


 
Day 2: Piano and Christmas!
Every year at the beginning of December I say, "Mother. This is the year that we will do a piano duet for fun." You know what happens every year?
We don't do a piano duet.
Lame sauce.
So, I am bound and determined to play one with her this year. Hence the practicing of Christmas tunes.
PS - aren't the covers adorable for the music?
They are my Mom's pieces from when she was in high school.
 

Day 4: Late night M&Ms
Sometimes I come home from a 15 hour day and Sally, my dear roommate friend, shouts "I put a bowl of M&Ms on the table!" and then the trumpets ring out, and the lion and the lamb begin to play, and the people rejoice!
OK, none of those things happend, with the exception of me rejoicing.
That definitely did happen.
And I took this picture at 12:45 AM, so technically it should be Day 5, but it was still December 4th to me, so I'm just going to let that slide.
 
 
And that brings us to Day 5, which I have not taken at this point in time. So, I'm technically still behind. Oh, well.

This is the first year I have done the December Photo Project, and it has been so fun to look through everyone's photos to see a small glimpse into their days and the ways they celebrate the season.
 
 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thoughts and Things


It's Tuesday, but I keep thinking it's Wednesday.

It's the month of Christmas! I just thought I'd remind you.

I want to paint my nails tonight, and I want to paint them each a different festive color. Just because I can.

For the life of me, I cannot concentrate today even though I really need to. (Really) Can you tell?

I want all of my friends to be right here with me right now, because I miss them, and they're all the best, and they make things better.

I want a puppy.

I can't decide if I want a sequinny shirt for the holiday season or if that would make me feel like an 80 year old who is trying to be festive.

I think it would be cool if my boss said, "Hey, go home and bake all day. Just take pictures of what you bake and show them to us tomorrow."
Done-zo.

I also want a pet tiger. And then I would move to a state where it actually snows, and I would watch my pet tiger play in the snow. I wouldn't have to get out of the way if the tiger was running toward me, because we'd be the best of friends, and he would know that I am his friend and not his next meal.

 
 
 
Since today feels like Wednesday, will tomorrow feel like Tuesday?
 
This completely random post is brought to you by lack of this and lack of this. And the letter M.