Wednesday, December 29, 2010

it's so fluffy!

I didn't get a pillow pet for Christmas.  Not that I asked for one, but everyone else did.  They are fluffly.

Christmas was a perfect lazy day with the fam.  I have to admit, I enjoyed having Christmas morning without a bunch of little kids.  I love having them around and I'm so glad we had a full house the rest of the week, but sometimes the peace and quiet rocks my world.  It's been a fun break, but I need to start getting ready for school next week.  Teacher's think they're being nice when they give you homework.
Mom's here, which I love, but she's got to leave tomorrow to see my new nephew!  What a doll.

Sorry for my last dramatic post.  Here's the quick version.  Last Tuesday night my car was broken into.  They took my purse which basically only had my wallet--driver's license and credit card--in it.  I surprised myself because I never really freaked out.  I cried once, but it was because I felt violated.  For a few days (actually, still), I was afraid to go out at night by myself and I'm a bit distrusting of people who are probably perfectly nice.  The hardest part for me was not having a license.  Or car, I guess.  I finally got my window fixed, a new wallet, a new license, and a new card, so I am good to go.

News.  I bought my first Christmas tree!  I've been way too excited for college lately (even though I still need to be accepted...) and everytime I go into a store I have visions of what my apartment will look like.  Seriously, Pier 1 is the worst.  I've been resisting buying everything I see because I have no where to store it, but I saw this little white tree at Target for four dollars so I snatched some ornaments and beads and I'm set for next year.  I'm hoping my favorite Kar Kar Pants and I can live together cause our home would be bomb.

I thought I'd post some reviews on some great Christmas presents I got.
- MacBook Air: 64GB Flash memory, light as a feather, and super fast.  It pretty much rocks.  No CD drive, and not very many other ports, but I'm feeling like this will be just fine as soon as I get an external drive.  Also, just found out that you can buy Photoshop online and download it, so that helps too.
- Crocodile Chia Pet: Perfect.  It just needs to sprout soon.  Apparently the seeds (not sprouts) are good for you.  They look nasty.  Buy vitamins.  It came with a free deck of Chia Pet cards.  That might be my favorite part of Christmas.
- Hair Biscuit Solid Shampoo from One Bath and Body.  I thought it might dry out my hair, but it's amazing!  You rub the bar over your hair a few times and it lathers up so nice.  I got a bath fizzer too, but have yet to try it.  For real though, try it.
- Mustache Bandages.  I know.  I almost cut myself on purpose just to use one.
- Russian Language Map:  I'm learning my alphabet!
- Everything else.  People were so nice this year.  I didn't really ask for anything this year.  I got everything I needed and way more than I ever wanted.

Favorite presents I gave:
- Everything.  I rock.
- Mustache frames & pictures
- Flashing Christmas light earrings
- a DI trip
- Pei Wei
- snazzy crafts
- love:)


Here's some post Christmas/still Holiday love:

p.s. Hopefully I'll have some pictures soon.  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

safety dance

Last night something sad happened and even though I feel violated and am having the occasional panic attack, I'll be fine soon.
I'm not a big fan of losing freedom, but setbacks happen, and I know it could have been a lot worse.

So, while I'm taking deep breaths, I'll leave something that I love because it reminds me of Christmas dance recitals every year at Pam Nobles Dance Studio.

Friday, December 17, 2010

hips don't lie


Have you ever heard of Zumba?

I was always too afraid to try it until my friend took me a few weeks ago.
Now, I'm hooked.
It's an amazing workout and you have no time to feel silly.
And it's dancing.
It's perfect!

I keep reaching for my long hair and it's not there.  
I love it.

At my school, the Men's Combined Choirs sang this song:
It was amazing.  
Even more amazing than this.
Though, I'm pretty sure they copied some of the choreography:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

now or never

I thought this was too adorable.

Today was a huge day.  

I went from this:
(maybe plus an inch of hair, Oct. 2010 at Thriller)

to this:
(yes, I'm wearing the same shirt)

Maggie & Hannah joined in the fun too:

the pile:  mine's third from the right.  Hannah is first on the left and Maglight's is next to hers.

10 inches are gone and it feels oh so good.
I needed me some bangage again.
I was so surprised at how much hair I really had! 

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here's some love I don't think I've included yet.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

forever


Yesterday I found out my family's little dog Cosette had a tumor that was causing her pain and needed to be taken out.  I'm so sad she was hurting, but I'm so thankful for modern medicine!  As far as I know, everything is great now.  

The other night as I was trying to find something to do other than homework, I decided to do a little blog makeover.  I picked ab initio for my new title because it means from the beginning.  For me, every day is a new beginning because I'm constantly learning something that helps me grow.  Hopefully it will be fitting as I leave for school next year, as well.  
I should also mention that just in case you ever see a weird title on this blog, they always are song titles or some from songs. 

My school's Christmas dance was on Saturday at the U of U.  It was fun, but honestly I could've done without the dance.  If you know me at all, you know I love to boogie, but high school dances suck.  My date and I rolled our eyes at each other every time a new song started and eventually, our only entertainment was watching how crazy other people were.  I probably had the coolest date there.
For our day activity we went bowling and I totally owned the second game-- 138 points, baby!  Then Saturday night we had dinner at my house and partied at the dance.  
Don't you hate it when you're really excited for something and you just get letdown after letdown?  The silly part is, is that this time it was all about me and if I had really taken the time to sit down and think about my decisions (Mad Cow Disease), I might have felt better.
Overall, it rocked my socks.  I didn't take pictures because that would be normal, so as soon as I get them from the fam, I will show you the glory.  

This morning I went shopping for Guadalupe at 6 am.  Woot.

Here's todays song.  I'm not ashamed at all to admit that I first fell in love with it after watching Raise Your Voice, and that I still love both.  It's pretty much my dream to sing The Messiah one day.
This is an awesome video, too.  Enjoy!


Also, I am so attracted to John Corbett.

Monday, December 13, 2010

flashback


I'm probably the only person in the world that loves these songs.



if i could marry this song, i would.

Straight No Chaser - This Christmas

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His voice is so delicious.




Please check them out.  They're old, they're hot, and they're really good.

baby, it's cold outside


This was just another crazy Christmas song until I heard these versions:





Hopefully, I'll have some fun things to show in the next few weeks.
This is my favorite favorite time of the year:)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

the plan

It's always been that I'll go to some far away school, blah, blah.

This year, I decided the plan was to start off slow (by slow, I mean in-state) and then see where that takes me.

Now, I'm wondering.  I'm only applying to one out of state school for now, (I lied, there's two.  But it's Tulane and that's only cause it's free and there's no essay.  Woop.)  And it happens to be on the other side of the country.

What happened to the plan?  Why can't it make up its mind?  I mean, why can't I make up my mind?

I  know that one day I'll decide.  I know it'll the right decision for me, right now.  I'm just too impatient to see what I'll do.

Now, it's a waiting game.

Speaking of waiting... When did it become DECEMBER?  I love December and it seems like I've waited all year long and now it's here!

To celebrate, this is what I love about this month:
- Countdowns.  So far I have a paper chain with things to do every day, an Santa face/beard to put cotton balls on every day, an advent calendar, and my own calendar full of things to do.
- It's so close to my birthday!  In 39 days I can register to vote.  And trust me, that is the first thing I'm doing.
- Guadalupe.  I love fundraising, hair cutting, shopping, kids, and serving.  I love Guad.
- Christmas music.  'Nuff said.  I'll be posting my favorites throughout the month.
- Sparkling drinks of sorts.  Yum.
- Love.  Yeah, I just love it.

To kick off this love-filled month, here is one of my very favorite songs, by one of my favorite men, on one of my favorite Christmas album.  :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

shameless plugs

I hate them.  I love them.  (visit danegeld.org!)

My bff Justin's brother Cory is cool.  He's also cousin Cam's bff.  For those of you who wouldn't have seen this on the book face (hey, sisters), Cory is in a competition for a Super Bowl commercial for Doritos.  If you watch it, he gets votes and it may be on tv!  If it doesn't come up, search for "The Woodchipper (Alt)" in the gallery.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

tuesday's thoughts

First of all, let me just say that I do not approve of how scandalous Glee is, BUT Darren Criss is a BABE.  He may be gay in the show, but that does not change a thing.  His voice is gorgeous, his face is gorgeous, his huge eyebrows are gorgeous, and even though I adored the fro, his hair is gorgeous.  He makes Katy Perry look good.

Anyway, I had quite the interesting dream early this morning.  (Also, last week I dreamt I met Lauren's mom and she cut my hair.  Weird.)  In my dream I was at some school carnival thing, but it was in Florida at my old school.  So, I was walking around and some girl from here walked past me and was like, "Erin, there's a sushi booth over there, you should go get some."  I do love my sushi...  I went to get some and each ingredient of the roll was on a skewer.  When I noticed it was shrimp (uncooked shrimp), I asked if I could only get half a skewer, but the middle-age couple running the booth said no because they'd have an odd number of shrimp.  So, I took it and told them my mom would eat it.  Behind their booth was a huge pool that was really an ocean.  Or an ocean in a pool.  Kind of.  For some reason I went swimming with this guy (something to do with learning about sushi, maybe?) and towards the middle of the ocean pool I noticed little fishies swimming and nibbling.  I freaked out when I saw a larger one (because of that one time I swam with a shark), but the man assured me I was fine.  Then, we were at the edge of the ocean pool and and felt some pricks on my foot.  My leg was lifted up and there was an ALLIGATOR on my foot.  It never clamped down, so my foot was still intact, but I had to go to the hospital to get a treatment or something.  The point of all this is that, in my dream, the first thought I had was that I needed to blog about my alligator a.s.a.p.  When I woke up, I still thought that.  Until I realized my foot was as unscarred as ever.  


This is what the homestead looked like when I left for school this morning:

Most important things I learned this week:
1) I have a different schedule than the rest of the world
2) Cinnamon fixes everything

I really wish you could do college applications in person.  I mean, I love to write, but at this point an interview to talk myself up is sounding pretty good.  Maybe I just won't go to college.  Narf.

Night!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

futile devices

Sometimes, I like giving advice too much.  I don't shove it people' faces, but there are times when I feel like my almost eighteen years has given me enough experience to share my opinion.

Sometimes, I don't know if I should be frustrated with myself, or others.

Sometimes, I'm jealous.

Sometimes, I'm ready for the weekend and for fresh starts.

Sometimes, Sufjan fixes everything.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

love is all you need.

I've had a draft of my video blog sitting there for five days because it won't upload.  Boo.

All evening my jaw has been really tight and stiff.  Who knows why, but it's allowed me some fun searching for remedies.
1) ice cream
2) mint & chamomile tea (together, of course)

BTW, neither really worked.  Any suggestions besides sleep?

So I'm avoiding homework, as usual, and I go to the store to buy a toothbrush (because the one the dentist gave me hurts my gums; go figure), and I see the cutest thing in the whole world.

A man.

Yep, that's it.  

Narf.  So, I see this guy dressed up like he'd just come home from work, shirt un-tucked, and carrying a basket containing diapers and various other items.  I walk past the pharmacy and hear him ask a girl behind the counter, "and the... pore strips?  Where can I find those?"  She giggled and directed him right around the corner.  She even promised him that's where he'd find them.  I walked past that aisle on my way out and saw him examining different packages.  It was darling.

Now, I hate to be the one who always gets sentimental (because most of the time, I am the only one), but I loved that.  I'm excited for that.  

This week is end of term.  This week sucks.  Next week rocks.  That's just how it is, and I need to get used to that and just work.

It snowed today.  It came about halfway down the mountain and was gorgeous.

The dance was Saturday and it was a blast.  Justin and I are too cool.  This Saturday I'm having a Halloween party, just to break out my three strobe lights.  I love this time of year :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

i'm only productive when i procrastinate.

stay tuned: video blog coming soon!

this should be fun.  

Monday, October 18, 2010

seven swans

I love Fall Break. 
I'm sad it ended.  It's good, though, because I need to start working hard again.
It's a busy week and I'm excited.  Nervous, too, but mostly excited.  :)

some randoms:
i get this a lot...

& this gets funnier every time.

please enjoy some sleep for me while i work on my statistics term project.
thank you and good night!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

some adventures.

(antelope island, 10/9/10)

(thriller, later that night)


do you ever get really hungry late at night?  me too.

Monday, October 11, 2010

not alone

Because I'm feeling too lazy to put pictures up tonight (although, I am one step closer), and because it's late and I still have math homework that will make me cry, I decided to post some funny things I found when I was looking through old posts on our family blog.  These are almost three years old, which means they're pretty hard to read, but still cute. 



I said:
"In 10-15 years... 
I'll be in the kitchen cooking, with a ton of little kids around and a baby sleeping by the counter. And I got a glimpse of that tonight. It'll be fun."  I have no idea what this was referring to, but I suppose it's still true.  I just don't think I want to know how many "a ton" is.

"Got our spring pics today, returned them to the office immediately.  Thanks for thinking I'm so cute."  I don't remember what these looked like, but that's probably a good thing.

"Out here scones are the fried dough stuff. Have had them for dinner several times. Very yummy, but not what you expect."  I forgot about this, but I guess I had a scone epiphany.  I'd only really eaten a scone as in the dense cake thing filled with yummy stuff and baked.  My fried mind was opened.  

I remember not knowing if I was going to continue to live out here after ninth grade.  I can't imagine what it would have been like if I had left.  

All of my siblings look like each other, but not enough that you can say two of us look more alike.  Make sense?  Anyway, I always felt like I didn't look like any of them, but we had a huge discussion after I posted a picture that I look like my second sister.  And I'm really glad cause she's gorgeous.  As are the rest of my sisters, of course.  :)
(sometime in 2008)

"I hate Geometry... But our class is fun.  We just started areas of polygons and stuff (I swear you think you're done with those shapes and then they come back to get you 723095720957 times as bad!) and my teacher Mr. Wilkinson was talking and he put a picture of Utah on the board and asked us what it was. My friend and I yelled "utah" and he said, "No, it's a oh-my-hecktagon!" So, that was funny. Then we were talking about the rootword deca and he was naming off things with 10, and then he was like "what about a deca cards?" And then... we were listing off 90-
gons and 17482-gons and 15-gons and this one kid said "I just wanna know where they all went." It's funny."  Self explanatory.  But funny, because my dear cuz who's in this same class right now told me they talked about this the other day.  

"Watched some game shows this morning and there was a girl named Barika. Mom could have named Marika after Uncle Barry and had the best of both worlds!"  HAH.

Then of course there's the annual disscussion on the division of my time across the world to see the fam.  Which reminds me it's that time again.  Who wants me for Thanksiving?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

frankly mr shankly,

this week:

- i hurt just a little
- i'm avoiding the scale for a few weeks
- i'm being put in hard situations, and i'm trying to figure out how to make everyone happy
- i'm trying to not think about their stupid club
- college?
- general conference was amazing
- i love seminary
- i'm listening to tantrums and feeling sorry for all the times my mother dealt with me
- i'm trying hard to help others
- i love free singles on iTunes
- i'm trying to remember that people love me too
- i'm wondering what he's thinking
- is pretty busy, but pretty great.

I love: love.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

outsourced

There's this girl, and she knows what this poor piece of machinery feels like.
On days she doesn't feel quite right she drinks Dr. Pepper or Diet Mtn. Dew.
Some days that's the only day she can tell something's wrong.  (Good job subconscious.)
She loves this quote from Gilmore Girls:
"Why did you come here?"
"Because you didn't say goodbye."
(Season 2, episode something towards the end)
She hopes she can use it one day.  It sounds awfully romantic and peaceful.
And one day, if this girl gets married in the winter, she's going to wear a sweater like this:
One day, she'll have loads of fun altering clothes like this other girl.
This girl likes to announce to the world every time she has to pee, and she doesn't plan on stopping.
She'll learn that life is life and math homework doesn't do itself.  
And she'd like you to know that she has to pee.  Right now.

Thank you.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 30: your reflection in the mirror

Dear reflection, 
Clean your mirror, please.
Stop worrying about things and embrace the hot little freckle that popped up above your lip.  
Dream big, there's something out there just for you.
You need a trim, but your hair looks spankin' good right now.
Put some lotion and fancy perfume on, brush your hair, and go.
You can do this.  
Don't let people tell you different. 
Don't let them bug you.
Love, Erin

p.s. Good choice on the glasses.

full moon.

Day 29: The person that you want to tell everything to.
Oh geezlecakes.  I've kinda been looking forward to this one.  Kinda.  


Dear you, 
You don't know it, but I, uh, kind of like you.  But I'll never tell you, so don't worry about it.  I decided not to do anything about it, ever.  Or at least for a long time.  I'm really not opposed to trying at some point, but I am so not ruining things at this point.  But you're great, so let's be cool.
Love, Erin
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We beat Bountiful tonight.  It rocked, but I'm tired.  Night, world:)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Carol

Day 28: Someone that changed your life.


Dear Liz Lemon, 
Oh you.  Guess what?  You like pilots.  I like pilots.  We're a match made in heaven.  You make me happy when I'm sad and you make me laugh until I cry.  This is how you made my night.  Tonight.


"you sound weird.  do you have a beard?"
"black bachelorette  parties"
"it ok, don't be cry"


I missed you, thanks for coming back.


Love, Erin

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 27: the friendliest person you only knew for a day

Dear Miguel & Jose, 
You guys rock.  You were pretty too, because you're from Colombia.  Too bad you're probably jerks...  That one day was great though.  Thanks:)
Love, that white girl

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

do you remember?

Ooh boy.  The dear cuz and I just had our first annual 21st night of september dance party all because of this.  Too great.  I will definitely be taking this to college, along with this.  I can't wait.  


Day 26: The last person you made a pinky promise to.
Dear you, 
I hope I kept my promise (& you too) because I don't remember it.  This just means I need to provide the pinky more often.  Deal.
Love, Erin

Monday, September 20, 2010

five years time

Day 25: A person you know is going through hard times.
Dear Self, 
You're getting selfish with your letters, but there's a reason.  You can do hard things.  You really can.  You're still allowed to get advice (Mom...), but you're getting better at making these decisions, even if you don't know it yet.  You made a choice today (with some help), but I think you'll be happy with it.  The rest of this little piece will fall into place, with a little research.  Now, you're wasting time, but today you have an extra hour, so relax a bit!  
Love, Yourself
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You'll be going picture crazy soon-- don't worry.

Friday, September 17, 2010

i work hard.

That's kind of a lie.  At least right now.  I blame others for my lack of productivity (not in a crazy way, of course).  Also, I hate Times New Roman, but I'm using it as a sort of punishment. [edit: it doesn't even show up in this format.  score!]

day 24: the person that gave you your favorite memory
Dear Mom,
You've allowed me to do most of the things I've done in the last 18 years (why not count the womb?), so I believe I have you to thank for all the good things I've experienced.  Also, you're my mother and I love  you and love spending time with you.
Love, your babygirl

Thursday, September 16, 2010

bananas

Day 23: Someone who makes you laugh really hard.
Dear best friends, 
We always have the most hilarious times together.  Last night, for example, was the greatest night so far this fall.  Oh goodness.  I think I may be the one of the group that has been the most excited to move on, but it's these things I experience with you guys that make me realize how lucky I am to be right here, right now.  I think when we're old and grey we'll be hanging out and driving around just like we do now.  Is it legal to do those things when you're old?  Narf.  I love y'all so much!
ErChap
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random thoughts:
- the school tissues are really awful if you're really drippy.  I guess it's time to bring the pocket pack.
- after taking my pills for the night (geez, I sound old.  an acidophilus cap, an ibuprofen, and a decongestant), I realized I've taken three different decongestants in two days.  just exploring my options.  
- my lips hurt really bad.  this happens when I'm too lazy to carry chapstick around for a few days and I regret it every time.
- I've been seeing tons of cute love/wedding things and I think it makes me less sad now than it used to.  It's just sweet and slightly scary because I realize how close I am.
- I still crave his approval.
- college...
- I have a new freckle above my lip.  I love it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 22: someone you want to give a second chance to

Dear Rivers,
When everyone was criticizing Raditude I stuck by your side.  Granted, it's not your best work, but I enjoy it.  The time for a new album has come again, and I was not impressed with your single.  I don't like Lost either, but I'm willing to overlook all of this and wait until Hurly comes out to scrutinize.  Please don't let me down.
Love always, ErChap
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My face hurts.  I got hit with a full can of Mtn. Dew.  It was hilarious, and still is as long as I don't touch my face.  


I know this is old news, but it's still fun, especially since I kind of know the guy. 
i should be studying...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 21: someone you judged by first impression

Dear JR, 
When I first met you, I really didn't like you.  I don't feel embarrassed about saying this now because I kind of said it to your face in that letter I wrote you right after you left on your mission.  I didn't hate you, I just didn't know you.  I've never been into the whole jock thing and the fact that I didn't really like your friends didn't help either.  Now, I've had a change of heart.  We're kinda friends and I definitely like you now.  You're a great guy and such a good example.  If I had noticed this earlier we could have been best friends by now!  I hope you're loving FL (are you even there yet?) because I do.
Love, Erin
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You know what I do hate?  When photographers make their websites so hard to maneuver.  All I want is to look at all of your pictures really fast.  


I've had a stomach bug for the past few days and I am way over it.  I don't like not being able to focus on things.  


Lots of pictures still to come...

Friday, September 10, 2010

ohmagoodness.

Two words.  State.  Fair.  
When I love something, I love it.  And I love the State Fair.  Any fair, actually.  I'm a self-proclaimed fair nerd.  To me, it's magical.  The lights, the people, the random booths, the rides, the music, and the food.
You better believe I ate a frozen yogurt, funnel cake, and kettle corn.  You better believe my side ached after the Imagine concert.  We were dancing maniacs.  You better believe I rode the Starship 4000.  The Gravitron was my favorite ride at the Seafood Festival, so I was super excited to be able to ride it again.  I'll post pictures tomorrow when I recover from my sugar high.  
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Day 20: the person that broke your heart the hardest


Dear self, 
Yeah, you know what you did.  It's ok, I'm over it.  It's all part of life and love.  You really are great, so don't worry about things too much.
Love, Erin




Yep.  Even though it's true, that's all I got.  
Thank you Ellen for today's awesome song.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 19: someone that pesters your mind (good or bad)

Oh you.  I'd like to think we're best friends.  It's not you, it's your girlfriend.  Why are you with her?  Not to pry, but I don't see it.  Anyway, I'm just curious about you.  You're still so mysterious, I just want to know everything about you.  I hope you let me in one day, I think that would work quite well.  See you soon.
Love, Erin 
(I just realized that this applies to a few boys in my life, so something ought to work with one of them...)
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Thanks to my friend Daniel, I'm re-watching all the seasons of Gilmore Girls.  I'm about to finish Season 2 which includes some of my favorite episodes.  They reference things I love like: Florida State, Franny and Zooey, Star Trek, and such.  More importantly, it's the season where Rory falls for Jess.  I love Jess.  He's just enough of a bad boy to make me swoon.  Mmmm.  Drool with me, please. 

miguel.

I'm having to take a couple days in between posts to sit and think about my decisions.  I've been kind of emotional lately (deep inside, I haven't gone crazy on too many people) because there are so many different things in my life right now.  So, in an effort to stay calm and collected, I'm taking it slow.  


I just killed a huge spider.  Like 4 quarters big.  I dropped my Statistics book on it.  Now, I can't sleep.


Homework is good... Mornings are nice... I will not fall asleep at school... I can survive on just a few winks... The weekend is closer than it's ever been...  (my daily mantras)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 18: the person that you wish you could be

Dear future self, 
You rock.  You used to suck, but you've got it down (mostly).
Send some good thoughts to your past self, so you can figure it out fast.
Love, Erin right now
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Seriously I've been thinking about this for days.  It even took me four days to write and that's all I came up with.  


I finally saw Inception today.  Holy.  Yeah, we'll have to talk about that when I'm not half-asleep.  So great!


Mmm, homework time.  Don't judge.  

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 17: someone from your childhood

Dear Patrick (?),
Dude.  You suck.  You beat me up with pine cones when I was in 2nd grade.  Good thing I wasn't attracted to red heads then.  I do wonder where you are now though, because I guess you're around 20?  Anyway, thanks for some interesting times.  It's all part of growing up.
Erin
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I'm about to ignore my homework and take a quick gas/wal-mart/DI trip, so wish me luck!

While I was looking for inspiration, I came across this guy who collects flight attendant outfits.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 16: someone that doesn’t live in your state/country

Dear Future Husband (haha), 
You're gorgeous.  You have an accent.  I like it.  Have you decided where we should live when we get married?  I don't care either, but I've always loved not being in America.  Ok, deal.  When we have children, I hope some are tan like you and some are albino like me.  It's only fair.  Remember our summer house in France?  Let's sell it in a few years and get one in Thailand.  
Thanks for dealing with me when I insist on buying a Pashmina for each one of my girls.  Sorry my friends won't leave you alone.  They think you're hot too.  We secretly talk about you (that's why the phone bill is so high).  
Can I be the flight attendant on our private jet?  I have the perfect outfit.  Also, can we get an upgrade on the lavatory?
Hey, get back to work, I want you home soon.
Love, your adoring wife
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Oh boy.  Anyway, I don't have the perfect flight attendant outfit yet, but I will!  We're having a Community Workers themed bee day party and I'm gonna rock the sky.  (This keeps getting worse)
School is school.  I love Psychology, though!  
I'm not going to the VW concert tomorrow and I'm ok with it.  Way too tired.  
Do you ever have problems with the other best friends of your best friends?  Yeah, me too.  I try not to, but it's a problem.  All I'm asking for is peace.  Thanks.


Listening to: Can't Help Falling in Love- Ingrid Michaelson

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 15: person you miss the most

Dear Dad, 
I miss you.  I feel like some people try to convince me that I never really knew you.  I did.  I know it.  I just wish I knew you more.  If I can ever get myself into shape, I'm know I'll be able to get to know you more.  And of course, we'll have forever  Anyway, I love you. 
Your babygirl.
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I love old people.
And I think pilots are very attractive.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 14: someone you have drifted away from

Dear you, 
I miss you.  I miss all the funny things we did and the time we spent together.  I can't believe you're getting married!  I promise I'll try my hardest to be there because we definitely need one last party before you're a married woman!  Never forget me, please.  I hope you get everything you need and want in life.  I'm here anytime you need me.  I love you!
Your bff, Erin
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Thursday night I saw:


Him.

It was great.  Beyond great.  Zooey is gorgeous (and so is he) and I just want to be her.  Even with sweat, weed, and drunk people, it was amazing.

The first week of school was tolerable.  It doesn't feel right yet, but I am really excited for senior year!  The only thing I'm worried about is losing friends.  I'm not planning on it, but if it has to happen, I'll just have to find more friends.  

I'm watching the Shakespeare Retold series on Netflix and it's really funny.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 13: someone you wish would forgive you

I'm sorry for what I've done and what I'll do.  We have a hard relationship, but it's great.  :)  It's hard for me to say sorry sometimes because you seem so much better than me.  Remember when you asked me what was wrong?  I was jealous of you.  Just feeling sorry for myself.  I do love you though, never forget that.  And I do hope everything works out with your friends, sometimes I just need a little me time to get over myself.  Let's party.  Or ignore me, either way.


Loves.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 12: the person who has caused you the most pain in your life

Dear Childhood Dentist, 


Ouch. Yeah, I don't care if parents couldn't come back with patients because of "policy."  I'm not sure if the multiple times you scraped my gums were on purpose or not.  The office smelled bad.  Like death.  The clowns on the walls were scary, not funny.  I was scarred.  The only good memory is the sugar free gum you gave me.  But it usually tasted bad and only had two pieces anyway.
At least my teeth look good.


Love, Erin Chapple

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 11: someone who died

(I randomly picked an obituary from this past week: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?n=mae-sherwood&pid=144852920)


Dear Mae Sherwood, 
I love your name.  It combines two very good bands and it's pretty.  I want to use Mae as a middle name for one of my future daughters.  You sound like a fantastic woman and I bet you loved telling your love story.  Can you teach a sculpting class in heaven?  I'd love to learn.  
Love, Erin
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Holy, first day of school.  Last first day of high school.  
That rocks.  It was fun, I guess.  I got some homework, talked to people, ate lunch and got sick, had a blast (I think) in Newspaper. I need to buy a new calculator because apparently you need a super spiffy one for Statistics.  

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 10: someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to

Dear you, 
Can we please talk more this year?  I know it's not as easy as it used to be, but it'd be grand if we could get past our differences.  Even though it's not awkward, I feel like we just make small talk most of the time.  I think we'll be able to make up for lost time, but it'll definitely take more than a day.  Soon, we'll be on our own and it'll (hopefully) be easier to take time for each other if we need to.  Life is too weird.  Love you, miss you.  Talk to you soon. :)
Love, me
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Things that bug me today:
* ridiculous nicknames (esp. on children)
* sarcasm
* people not believing in me
* that look


Things I love today:
* it's gorgeous outside
* temple!
* relaxing/organizing/homeworking on my own
* talking to my mommy (it's actually been a while...)


And for some viewing pleasure (because I don't think I've shown my siblings yet): my final history project and lovely editing skills.