Holy dirty dead creature batman...

So, there I was, minding my own business, getting dressed after taking a shower. I went into my laundry room to get my freshly dried (and by freshly dried I mean I threw the clothes in the dryer 2 days ago) sweatshirt. Now, mind you, I shower with my contacts in, and when I wash my face, they tend to get twisted around a little in my eyeball and my contacts are such that they have to be sitting the perfect direction on my eye or my vision is a little blurry...dang astigmatism) So, I am fumbling around in my dryer looking for my hoodie and I'm pulling clothes out and I grabbed one of my shirts and there was this crunchy little brown thing hooked on it. At first, I thought it was a pine cone. But, as I picked it up, it was no pine cone, IT WAS A FREAKIN DEAD BAT! Ya, a bat, in my dryer, on my clothes. So, I toss it back in the dryer and run to my kitchen where I promptly called my parents...it's just instinctive, I don't really know what I expected them to do. So, I'm freaking out on the phone trying to decide whether it really was a bat or a pine cone ... I'm sure you can imagine the scene. Needless to say, it wasn't a pine cone, there was a real dead bat in my dryer. I have no idea how it got there and I just pray that it was an orphan and that I've seen the last of it.


Things that have made me happy this week...

*pajama pants - Sarah, I slept in my jeans one day and I thought about you when I woke up, sorry.
*Mucinex - DESPISE the commercials...love the medicine!
*my mom...nothings makes the flu more bearable than a mother who pampers you through it all!
*Jessie for making my bed for me every night and every morning and emptying my snotty tissue garbage can!
*losing 14 lbs!!!!!
*signing the loan agreement for my car!
*paying the first 2 months worth of insurance for my car!
*selling my old car!
*my pink slippers with sparkles on them
*getting my clothes that I ordered in the mail and having them fit PERFECTLY!
*Bones - mostly for Agent Booth...he's my new Edward Cullen.
*talking to Rodney today...that's always nice.
*talking to Sarah yesterday...I don't see her enough!
*for not breaking out with a huge Mt St. Helen's zit on my face...it's awful to be very sick...it's way awful to be very sick with grody on your face.
*dental floss
*Better Than Sex Cake...yum!
*Norwegian Hand Cream
*FINALLY applying for a job. A real job in with benefits away from Nauvoo and where I could live away from Nauvoo with benefits and away from here...with benefits...


This is it...

So here are the pictures of my actual new vehicle! I am pretty excited about it...only 13 more days until I will actually see it and drive it in real life!
One other thing...for those of you that knew my roomate Murph and happen to read my blog and haven't heard it already, she is 2 months pregnant! She called me the other day...she lives in Boise where her husband has his dream job so she thinks (but doesn't hope) that they will be there for a while. She is doing really well.


Movin' on up...

Well friends and family... I am writing for two reasons: First, I have a cell phone now so I can communicate to the outside world once more. Also, I have a new car! Well, I don't actually have it and it's not actually a car. It's a 2006 Ford Escape, and I think it might look something like this picture. My Uncle Clay actually got it for me today, and I will be picking it up on my trip to Utah/Idaho in a couple weeks! I am very excited to be rid of my awful Ford Focus. Don't get me wrong, I love my car...but I am so very much done with it. It will be nice to have an upgrade!


Kindred Spirits...

This is not the most earth shattering blog ever, but it was such an exciting situation, I just have to share it. As I am sure all of you know, at least those of you that have read my last 2 blogs, that I am a lover of the Twilight book series. I stayed up till 2 am last night to finish the 3rd book. So, today I am working at the fudge factory and these two ladies walk in and I get up to go wait on them (sorry, I forget sometimes that I give very unimportant details when I'm telling stories) and i notice that one of the ladies has on a shirt (oh shut up of course they obviously had on shirts) but she had a jacket over it so all I could make out was "I...Edwa...Cull..." I got all excited and asked her what her shirt really said and, as you may have guessed, it said "I love Edward Cullens!" I was so excited! I started blabbing on and on about how I had just finished the 3rd book about 8 hours ago and I was just absolutely head over heels and then they were freaking out because they LOVE him and the books and they have Twilight parties...they celebrate Bella's birthday, they give each other 'Bella' perfume from Avon, they make shirts (example: I love Edward Cullens...Vampires are Forever...etc...). It was so funny to be just going on and on with these two ladies (they had to be in their late 40's which makes it even funner that I was excited with older women and not 14 year olds!) We were talking about how excited we were for the 4th book and it turns out that we all had birthdays really close to August 2nd (that's when the last book comes out) so that made it even more exciting. I was just so happy to have someone to be excited with in person... well, my mom reads them, but she just isn't as giddy about it as me and these ladies were. Anyway, it was just a really fun little 10 minutes or so and it was good to know that I am not alone in my childlike obsessions...


Tags the game...

Well here is a fun little thing Alanna 'tagged' me to do. I have nothing exciting to blog about so here we go...

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the game the player tags 5 people, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

10 years ago:
I was a Jr in High School. I worked at the Red Brick Deli as a waitress and I loved it. I had just bought my first car.... Ford Escort Extended Cab!!!!

5 things on my to-do list today:
1) shower
2) put my christmas decorations away
3) find my list of phone numbers that i fortunately got from my broken phone before it died
4) do some laundry
5) read Eclipse

Snacks I enjoy:
Right now I have a love for chips and salsa. I really like cheese and pretty much anything salty.

What I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire:
move...buy a house...travel...buy a new car... pay of my student loan and credit card bill

3 of my bad habits:
1) procrastination
2) talking bad about others
3) making fun of people who aren't witty enough to fight back

5 places I have lived:
Nauvoo, Illinois
Macomb, Illinois
Rexburg, Idaho
OH how pathectic...only three places!

5 jobs that I have had:
early morning janitor
one of those annoying people who calls you on the phone and asks you to take surveys
manager of a local pizza place

5 things people don't know about me:
1) I am afraid of the dark
2) I have seen a rated R movie
3) I am in love with a fictional 17 year old vampire..oh...i suppose everyone might know that
4) I really am going to move in May
5) I really really am going to move in May...no matter what!

5 people I tag are:


Thats Mrs. Edward Cullens to you....

So, I have been reading the Twilight series and may I just say that I absolutely love them! I am about as corny as one of those posters your high school library has with Garfield on it thinking to himself "Reading...it's out of this world!" I truly get swept up and so involved in what I am reading that I feel like a reality!
Point in case - I am madly in love with Edward Cullens. Sure, he's fictional, 17, in love with Bella, and...what else was it... oh, a vampire...but that doesn't mean anything, right? I find myself throughout my day suddenly...smiling...and it's because I am thinking of him. It's borderline pathetic...no...it's crossed the line and is full on the most pathetic thing in the world. I am going to recommend this book to everyone ever. But, I don't think you will enjoy it as much as I am if you are A) a boy or B) married. And odds are, even if you aren't a boy and you aren't married, you still might not like it as much as me. I think that is mostly because there is something in the back of my mind that longs to find an Edward. Maybe...someday, sometime, somewhere...**sigh**


I got this blog idea from Alannas roomate Katey's page. I thought it was fun and I hadn't written a blog for a few days and while this probably doesn't count as a blog, it will give you a glimpse into my completley boring life. You are supposed to google image search the answer to the following questions and then post them for all to see. Here you go:

1. Your favorite animal...

(it's sort of funny that this came up for Pekingese because this is exactly what my little Pekingese dog looks like, we keep his hair short because long dog hair is ridiculous)

2. What is your favorite food...

3. A place you would like to visit...


4. Your favorite object...

5. Your college major...


6. A bad habit of yours...

(I have a tendency to judge people before I get to know them...bad I know)

7. Your 1st grade teachers last name...

(Leonard...I have no idea who this is...well, Leonard I guess)

8. Name of a past pet...

(I had a rabbit named Merlin)

9. Where you live...

10. The age you will be on your next birthday...

11. Your favorite place...

(I'm not lazy, I just love my bed)

12. Your middle name...

(It's not suspension and not systems...)

13. Your favorite color...

14. Your favorite holiday...