Monthly Archives: March 2010

I’ve been listening to some new music lately…not necessarily new to the music scene…just new to me! is a great site! I discovered it a few weeks ago and I’m hooked…go check it out!

Anyways…here’s one of the artists I’ve discovered recently…

The Ting Tings…one of my favorite songs of theirs is “That’s Not My Name”….click HERE to listen to it (and other songs by them)! And HERE’S a link to the lyrics!

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Crazy Dreams

So I always have crazy dreams…that make no sense…so here’s what I can remember from my dream last night…

[this will be very jumpy and hard to follow…so don’t try to understand any of it…because I don’t even understand it all]

At one point I was taking of Preston’s bandages because Sarah was busy and I really wanted to…..Preston was in the other room and I was with Raspbana sitting on someone’s bed and Sarah was in a different room doing something. Preston wanted his bandages off, so I went and took them off because Raspbana told me I could after I begged her….and as far as the bandages go…I’m not talking band-aids. I’m talking those ace bandages…the ones that wrap. He had one on each leg between his knee and ankle…and he had two on each arm…..and for some reason I really wanted to take them off….I dunno. He wanted them off so I helped him out, apparently!

oh and just FYI this whole dream takes place at girl’s camp……

at one point in the dream I’m at Disney World with Shell, Natalie, Clara, and Lucas. Natalie and Clara want to go on this one ride but Lucas can’t go so Shell said she’d stay behind with him and I can take the girls. So we get tickets and then walk up to the entrance of the ride. On the large walkway to the entrance, there’s statues and stuff you can take pictures with, so we try to get pictures but everybody is not letting us take any, so we walk over to our friend Hannah Montana and start talking to her. (yes. Hannah Montana.) Apparently we’re close friends or something because it turns out we’re the only one that knows her secret about her double life! It looks like I’m quite special in this dream! Anyways, this lady walks up that runs the ride and asks for our tickets and then the 4 of us (me, Clara, Natalie, and Hannah) get scared because we think this lady know Hannah’s secret so we run! That’s all I remember from that part…odd…i know.

Another part of my dream, I was at my apartment (apparently I have an apartment) (in the dream it was Cox Apartments…the ones I’ll be living in at BYU this coming year…but it’s funny because I don’t even know what they look like yet I’m having a dream about it…anyways), and it was really small. I had just moved in, and I had 3 roomates…Natalie, Clara, and Sarah Nicholas. And apparently my apartment is at girl’s camp, because this whole dream was taking place at camp. So the 4 of us (that lived there) were watching TV (I can’t remember what we were watching), and then a bunch of girls from the stake come in for some activity and Clara decides that she wants ice cream. But I tell her we don’t have any since we had just moved in. But then all of a sudden my friend Alyson Paxman (where’d she come from??) tells me that she bought ice cream and it’s in the freezer…but then I tell them we don’t have any bowls so I start looking for a cup and I find styrofoam bowls, so we used those. I started dishing up the ice cream, and then Sarah informs me that I better not be getting ice cream for everyone because they don’t live here. So I dish up ice cream for Natalie, Sarah, Clara, and I, and then Clara says that we need sprinkles. So I go to get sprinkles and then I start crying because all my sprinkles are gone. So Sarah comes and gives me a hug and pulls a thing of sprinkles out of her pocket, and says that she has some! So the 4 of us eat our ice cream while everyone else just stares at us…that’s all I remember about that.

OH and another part… Shell’s bed was at camp…and it didn’t look anything like her bed in real life….it was way different. It was a twin bed with eeyore sheets and an eeyore pillow and an eeyore comforter. So Raspbana and I were sitting on the bed and so was someone else I don’t know. We were playing some card game, I don’t know which one, and for some reason I had to go somewhere and when I got off the bed, Raspbana picked up the pillow off the bed and said “oh look! read this quote under the pillow!”…and that’s all I remember about THAT part…

That’s all I can remember for now….crazy…I know…

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The Point…it’s there.

It’s to the point where I need to answer my cell phone EVERY time it rings, regardless of if I recognize the number or not.

It’s to the point where I need to be ready to go in an instant.

It’s to the point where I need to stop praying that something bad won’t happen…and start praying that something bad WILL happen…that way something GOOD can finally be done.

It’s to that point.

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Caramel Apple Cookies

For Cookies:

1 cup sugar

½ cup butter or margarine, softened

½ cup shortening

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

Red food color

About 24 wooden sticks with rounded ends

For Caramel Glaze:

1 package (14 ounces) vanilla caramels

¼ cup water

  1. Heat oven to 400º
  2. Beat sugar, butter, and shortening.
  3. Stir in vanilla and eggs.
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Stir in food color to tint dough red.
  6. Roll dough ¼ inch thick on lightly floured surface.
  7. Cut with 3-inch round or apple-shaped cookie cutter.
  8. Place on cookie sheet.
  9. Insert wooden stick into side of each cookie.
  10. Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  11. Cool 2 minutes.
  12. Remove from cookie sheet to were rack.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Spread top third of each cookie (opposite wooden stick) with Caramel Glaze.
  15. Hold cookie upright to allow glaze to drizzle down cookie.

Caramel Glaze:

Heat caramels and water in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. If glaze becomes too stiff, hear over low heat, stirring constantly, until softened.

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Green Hair

So my post today has nothing to do with green hair.


So this is the first season I’ve been watching American Idol…and I’m loving it!
Siobhan Magnus…I love it when she screams! It’s just what she does….love it!




Crystal Bowersox…..I always love hearing her sing. And the fact that she plays the harmonica (my favorite instrument) is amazing!!!

These are two people who I would DEFINITELY buy their album!


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Dancing With The Stars

Okay it’s time for everyone to go vote for Evan Lysacek!!!

Go to to vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Downtown with Ikpeaku and Lukie

Pics from the 19th…we went downtown…Luke LOVED the waterwall!

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The Houston Zoo

We went to the Zoo on the 18th….here’s the pictures!

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I have a ton of pictures I’ve been wanting to post…but I don’t know why I haven’t! Oh wait, I know….it’s obnoxious because the thing is being weird! I know…that’s so specific…but I’ll keep trying. I have pics from the zoo and from the waterwall/downtown……be on the lookout! Hopefully I’ll get it down tomorrow!!!

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Today the girls were with their grandma all day…so it was just Lukie and I! We went downtown with my friend Ikpeaku and had an absolute blast! We helped her out with a photography assignment. She needed pictures of buildings downtown…so we drove around a lot…..AND I DIDN’T GET LOST! I REPEAT! I DIDN’T GET LOST! That has never happened. I actually knew where I was! It was amazing.

(BF2, it looks like I’m ready for our next date, I see. Just no more illegal picnics…)

So we went to the waterwall today…Lukie loved it! Ikpeaku and I had fun just watching him run around. We were there for like an hour…it was such a beautiful day!!!

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