Friday, May 28, 2010

BYUB Morning Discussion

*warning - im not sure but the following post may seem a bit sacrilegious... but the conversation in question occured at BYU Broadcasting.... so its probably not.*

Background : Boss man, co-worker, and me are sitting here talking about KSL (Channel 5 in Utah, NBC) and how the church owns it. Boss man used to work there, so he was telling us all about it and how they don't play SNL and stuff. Then co asks how KSL can swing airing all the sessions of conference because that is 2 whole days and he can't imagine that the advertisements they show between sessions and stuff bring in a whole lot of revenue. Enter Conversation---

Boss- "Well think about it. What airs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the first place?
[dot dot dot... cricket cricket]
Me - "uh.. golf? maybe?
Boss - "Exactly, they don't get a lot of people watching anyways. Honestly, General Conference weekend probably gets more traffic than usual.
Co - "Well I just think to make a little money, since the ads are kinda lacking maybe the prophets and apostles should just start endorsing products....
[cue emily dyyyying with laughter]
Co continues - "Think about it. President Monson speaking, all of a sudden he pauses and says 'I could really go for a Dasani water right now. whips out a water bottle, takes a swig, and sets on the podium"
[cue emily/boss laughing harder]
Me - " or,  I just want to thank everyone for coming and remind you to drive home safe. And remember its best to be prepared, so stop at your nearest Chevron and fill up on gas today!"

And now I just keep picturing it, over and over and over again. It makes me smile/laugh everytime. Sometimes work is fun.

(I could really go for a Dasani right now)

Ok so maybe a little sacrilegious...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Virus or Power Outage?

How about both?! That is what my work day consisted of! First my computer gets this wicked virus wouldn't let me open anything but instead some um. less than good websites would kept popping up all over the place. no good* . Soooo what do you do when ur work computer has to be re-imaged... lunchtime! [nap in the park. yes please!]

I get back, not 5 minutes later, right after I got my new login and computer up and running.. power goes out. It was awesome! for those who don't know I work in a bit of a dungeon, no windows. Boy did my nickelcade flashlight keychain come in handy! We sat there in the dark for awhile, telling ghost stories until we were escorted out of the building, apparently BYU policy says you can't be in a building if the power is out. So what do you do when the power is out at work, there are about 50 people just standing outside waiting for the lights to come back? oh i know! Get the soccer ball, the kickball, and chalk you have stored in your trunk and play! It was like recess : ) 

And i definitely am glad that I was so prepared. About 15 minutes later we were informed that the power was not going to come back on and that we could all go home! Can life get better? I submit that it cannot! 

That was at 2:30. I wasn't sure what i was going to do with a free afternoon its been awhile, but an idea came quickly. Enjoy a little bit of this- -

and a little sun time here. 

Man was it a good day! sometimes technology backfiring can be such a blessing : ) I needed a relaxing afternoon! 

* I was going to say no bueno instead of no good. But I had a friend tell me yesterday that if I say that in Chile I will look stupid so I should stop. Apparently they don't use that phrase.

Note Glee also went Gaga tonight and i was haaaappy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

So Today.... [a photo documentary]

I have been feeling a lot like this..

and a little bit like this... 
and really really missing this.... 

But i did eat some of this... 
which made me do this
[smile.. not dye the hair]

im also currently listening to this
hitting my roof.. and it might is the best thing i have heard all day! 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Im not Afraid to Admit....

that sometimes I have very blonde tendencies...
Yesterday was an especially hard day for my brain. It just didn't seem to want to function correctly.

On my drive home from work I passed this sign.

sorry for the bad quality. cell phones man.. but in case you cant tell it says "Smoked Dog Bones $1.50"

And this is what went through my brian.
"Groooooss. who would want to eat that! Wait, is that even legal? yuck yuck yuck................
3 min.later (of thinking about how nasty that is/hoping i don't have to eat smoked dog bones in chile)
ooooohhhh.. DOG bones.. for like u kno. dogs..

Yes. i know. lets not even talk about the fact that I didnt consider that fact that people dont usually tend to eat bones. unfortunetly instances like this happen more often than not. But my next question is this. Why would they even adverise that? I mean really, do people drive down the road see that sign and immediately think. u know what, I think my dog would quite enjoy a smoked bone tonight, and for only $1.50 that is a freaking steal! yeah, i just dont think that happens.

Yesterday I also found out that I had simply forgotten to send a really important letter a month ago, had it all written, in my car. just never sent. And told my mom the wrong address to send my birth certifcate to, so that is currently lost somewhere in the mail. Awesome.
this blonde business i got going on here has got to stop.
see.. sometimes i even do have blonde hair.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend Recap

This weekend was quite lovely.
a few things i enjoyed.

finding my hidden talent and passion for longboarding
late night talks
playing with a cute 10-month old boy named Alvin (and watching him suck on everything, my knee included)
making new friends
knowing the waiter and getting hooked up at Applebees
playing DDR and winning the jackpot at the Nickelcade
wonderful sunday lessons that pushed me to be better.
coma naps

a few things I could have done without
only sleeping 2 hours Friday night
sleeping through all my Sunday night plans
the cheese in the movie "Did you Hear About the Morgans"
forgetting my camera on all my weekend adventures : (   im working on this, i need to document my life!

I cant even think of anything else i didnt like about this weekend, the list of likes could go on forever tho. not to shabby for emily. 

oh also. yesterday I decided that I am going to work on not partaking of things that are harmful for my body both physically and spiritually. ie. junk foods, candy, fast foods, then also things like excessive amounts of movies, hulu, music exc. Instead im going to be eating fruits, veggies, whole grains, chicken. etc -- and then spending more of my time running, being outdoors, hanging with friends, reading the scriptures etc. I think this will greatly improve the slight funk i have been in lately. : )

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just FYI

Piano music on the ipod and a lunchtime nap is the best way to spend an hour lunch break. It was rejuvenating, relaxing, simply glorious, and very needed.

This scripture is beautiful and may have just been the thing that got me through this week. It possibly might become my new favorite.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you; And he cannot bear all things now;nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours. And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea more." 
D&C 78:17-19

 ps- I really really want an old school Polaroid camera. I can just picture the possibilities and enjoyment that would bring! Fun huh? and the pictures just look cool and vintagy. Im in love.  

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mi Future Kitchen

One thing about being a college student is the occasional feeling of never having an actual home. I mean I have been living in Provo for the majority of the time the last 4 years, but still when I think of home, Washington comes to mind. Not only that but I have had 6 apartments the last 4 years, only living in one place for at the longest 8 months at a time. Because of this nomadish lifestyle I find myself thinking about my future house and how I plan on decorating it. I cannot wait to buy stuff and paint and decorate it all cute! I know it is going to be in a long long time but scouts motto be prepared right!? So today I found these pictures on this design blog and fell in love!

I love the crispness of the white and then the pop of the bright yellow and turquoise. It just looks so fresh and happy. I can just picture buying this yellow mixer 

and other yellow and blue kitchen utensils and whipping up culinary masterpieces!

Yeah. I want a house.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mondays, Scooters, Brothers & Birthdays

Reasons Why I Didn’t have a Case of the Mondays yesterday.

1 – I ate healthy all day long! Fruits, veggies, yum yum yum.

2 - I found a sweet park only a minute away from my work ! Perfect summer lunch time destination. Bring on the sun, blanket, book, swings, and picnics!

3 – New techno/electric Pandora station.

4 – I went to WINCO again. I have been 3 times in the past 4 days, slightly obsessed I kno. BUT I love grocery stores, I love cheap prices, and I love feeling like Im home- winco gives me all 3. Im so happy it opened!

5 – I went longboarding/razor scootering down the canyon last night. Justin and Dusty were on the longboards, I was on the sweet light-up scooter. I had never done that before but I definitely want to make it a weekly adventure. Starry night, smooth pavement, speed, so fun!

In other news its this little boys birthday today!

 I can’t believe my Oliver is 17, so old! Oliver is my favorite sibling when I need to laugh. I think he has the best sense of humor and the one that is most similar to mine so we can really get each other going.

We always joke that we are the same person, and make the same mistakes, and do the same things. That is probably why we are so close. I also love how laid back and chill he can be, and how he can always take a joke. Its awesome. I miss him so much and hope he has an amazing birthday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Life Can Be Good

I have had a lot on my mind this past week. Lately a lot in my life has been changing and I'm not so sure how I feel about it. I'm not a huge fan of change, in fact I try to avoid it as much as possible. But with all this on my mind I came to realize that their a couple things that always make me feel better when I'm worried, stressed, or just down.

First, the scriptures.
I made this goal to read the Book of Mormon at least one more time before I leave for Chile. This definitely requires me reading every night. I admit some nights I don't really want to, I would much rather just drift into a deep sleep and dream away real life. But once I start I instantly feel so so much better! It's just a peaceful, reassuring feeling. I just want to bottle up that emotion and keep it forever.

Second, this show. The Biggest Loser.

This show is the single most motivating/inspirational thing on tv. Like seriously. Everytime I get done watching it I just am so super motivated to go out and live my life. To take control of my situations and surroundings. And then I feel empowered, like I can do anything, especially if I put my mind to it. If these people can step up and lose hundred of pounds, and run a 5k when they can barely walk before, I can definitely step up and handle the silly little problems in my life. Not only are the contestants amazing, but the show definitely pushes me to reach my goal of becoming a personal trainer. Jillian and Bob are just so cool and not only do they help the contestants physically but emotionally as well. I want to do that.

Third, eating healthy.
Im a bit of an emotional eater. It's a problem. Luckily, nothing makes me feel better than eating a good fruit salad, a crispy apple, or even a nice salad. This is something I still need to work on, because i also do love my sweets. Its just important for me to remember how much better I feel after eating a healthy snack instead of one that isn't so good for me.

Fourth, working out.
Gotta love those endorphins. Plus what is a better activity to do when you have a racing mind. Its perfect to just blast the music and think for an hour. Not to mention how awesome I feel afterwards!

Fifth, playing the piano.
I don't do this enough. But those moments when Im sititng at a piano, completely focused on the keys and the music I forget all about everything else. I also love the feeling of working on a talent, and seeing the improvement, when I can finish a piece error free for the first time.

One thing I left off this list is running away. In all honesty that is usually what I do when I get overwhelmed or have to face something I don't really want to. I run away, I push it to the side and try to pretend like it isn't there. But im working on that, Im working on standing up to my problems and looking them square in the eye. This weekend I almost ran. I really just wanted to drop out of life and Provo but I didn't! and im pretty proud of that : )